12 days departing NEW YORK CITY from

Style: Discovery
Destination: USA / Canada
Tour Code: PNX

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Trip Overview

Share the pioneering spirit of the early settlers as you follow Native American trade routes and discover the New World for yourself. Explore the cosmopolitan and historic cities of Northeastern USA and Canada, as well as small country towns such as the Finger Lakes. Experience a real blend of cultures, from the colonial history of New England to French influences in Canada. You'll also enjoy a whole host of natural wonders along the way, from hiking on picturesque trails around Stowe, to an included wine tasting amongst the stunning scenery of the Finger Lakes, and an included catamaran cruise at Niagara Falls.

Included Highlights
  • Wine tasting amongst stunning Finger Lakes scenery
  • Niagara Falls Canadian `Hornblower' scenic catamaran cruise
  • Experience the multi-cultural buzz of Toronto
  • Walk the narrow lanes of Montréal
  • Explore the unique walled city of Québec
  • Hiking opportunities on the trails surrounding Stowe
  • Discover charming New England
  • Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston
Guaranteed departures

All departures of this tour are guaranteed, so once you've booked you can be sure you're going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.

Tour Facts and Features
Accommodation: 10 hotel nights and 1 lodge night in twin share accommodation. For your own room request our optional Solo Sleeper (see 'Dates and Prices' tab)
Transport: All transportation by private vehicle
Meals: All meals paid locally
Guided: Services of a professional tour leader
Group size: Maximum 13
Age range: 16+
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi available in your vehicle (USA only). Maximum of five users at one time.

Grand American Adventures vehicles

You'll travel in air-conditioned private vehicles, which offer great flexibility and guarantee to get you further off the beaten path. Our upgraded fleet of vehicles in the USA ensure an enjoyable travelling experience and are fully equipped with:

Extra-large windows for better viewing
Wider seats with additional leg room
6'3'' interior height for added comfort
Full-height electric bi-fold entry door for easy entry / exit
Overhead luggage racks, reading lamps and a TV screen
Wi-Fi in the USA (excluding Alaska)

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Trip Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.

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Optional Activities (paid locally)

Our optional activities offer the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip which can be arranged once you are on tour via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.

  • Jet boat ride - Montreal CA$67
  • CN Tower - Toronto CA$32-$44
  • Citadelle museum - Quebec CA$16
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market - Boston US$FREE
  • Baseball Game - Boston from US$20
  • Montmorency Falls (cable car) - Quebec CAD$16
  • O'Noir restaurant in the dark - Montreal CA$39-$47
  • Ghost walking tour (Old Town) - Quebec CA$20
  • Mountain biking, Stowe (summer only) US$45-$60
  • Hockey Hall of Fame - Toronto CA$18

Day 1: New York City

Welcome to the 'Big Apple', the city that never sleeps on the bustling island of Manhattan in New York State. This city needs no introduction and there's plenty to keep you entertained ahead of your welcome meeting at 18:00 hrs in your hotel. Wander around on foot, explore Manhattan and Brooklyn on a cruise, or simply grab yourself a central Manhattan view for a spot of people watching to acquaint yourself with this lively city.
Accommodation: Hotel included I Meals: Paid locally

Day 2: Finger Lakes area

Leaving New York behind, you make your way towards the beloved Finger Lakes, a beautiful forested region filled with lakes and inland waterways - some of the deepest in USA. The area is also New York State's largest wine producing region, with over 100 vineyards located around the lakes. A wine tasting experience at one of the vineyards is included, and there's also a chance to take a dip in the cool waters of one of the lakes.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 3: Niagara Falls - Toronto

You reach the Canadian border, stopping to feel the thunder and bask in the spray of one of North America's best known natural attractions, Niagara Falls. These famous falls are located on the Niagara River, which drains from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, forming the border between USA and Canada. There are two major falls - the American Falls and the iconic Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls. The Horseshoe Falls has a drop of 53 metres (173 ft.) and the American Falls has a drop of between 21-30 metres (70-100ft.). You can enjoy an included cruise on the 'Canadian Hornblower', which takes you right up to the base of the falls. Afterwards, continue along the shores of Lake Ontario to Canada's largest city, Toronto.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 4: Toronto

Enjoy a free day exploring the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, which has a city population of 2.5 million and a metropolitan population of over 5 million, making it one of the largest cities in North America. Those with a head for heights and a passion for panoramic views can head up to the observation deck at the top of the CN Tower. When completed in 1976 it was the world's tallest tower with a height of 553 metres (1815 ft.) - a status it held for 34 years. For a taste of this truly multicultural city, we recommend a lunch of dim sum in Chinatown and dinner in Greektown, or taste your way through Kensington Market. Take the opportunity to visit the key sights in between - such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario or the Hockey Hall of Fame. There is so much to do here, you won't know where to start!
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 5-6: Montreal

Travel from Ontario to the French-speaking province of Quebec and Canada's cultural capital, Montréal. Well known for its music, museums and avant-garde artistic flair, Montreal is one classy city. In the Summer, you can often enjoy free city festivals. Montreal hosted the 1976 Olympic Games and it's possible to visit the stadium, which is the largest in Canada. Soak up the atmosphere of the narrow lanes, quirky cafés and world-class shopping, or scream across the Lachine Rapids on an extreme jet boat tour! Why not try a classic local meal of poutine - cheesy curds on top of thin French fries, topped with thick Canadian gravy? You'll quickly realise why this is a favourite with locals and tourists alike. One of the highlights in the city is an optional dinner in the dark at O'Noir restaurant, where you eat in the pitch black for a unique culinary experience.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 7-8: Quebec City

Continue your journey of historic discovery by spending a day exploring the streets of North America's only surviving walled city, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quebec City. Founded in 1608 on the banks of the St Lawrence River, it's one of the oldest cities in North America and as a major French-speaking cultural centre, arguably one of its most European. Strolling around the Old Town feels like stepping back in time and there are many important and iconic places to see, including Place Royale, Plains of Abraham, Place d'Armes, the Chateau Frontenac Hotel and the old city walls. Along the way, you can check out some of the local delicacies on sale. Just 8 miles (12km) from Québec City are the mighty Montmorency Falls, which are higher than Niagara Falls and well worth a visit. To see another side of Quebec, why not try a ghost walking tour where storytellers lead you through the streets of the Old Town by lantern, recounting the hangings and hauntings of days gone by?
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 9: Stowe

Perhaps better known as a fantastic winter destination, in summer visitors can head out hiking or mountain biking on the surrounding trails which the area is so famous for. You can also wander the stores for handicrafts and sample the local cuisine. With a half day in Stowe, you'll certainly have enough to fill your time.
Accommodation: Lodge included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 10-11: Boston

In Boston, retrace the steps of the nation's forefathers with an included tour of the Freedom Trail or stroll the shops and stalls of Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Harvard University is nearby and as the oldest institution of higher learning in America, has plenty for history buffs to enjoy. After all this exploring, why not hit the waterfront for a traditional seafood dinner?
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 12: Boston - New York City

Saying goodbye to Beantown, you make your way back towards `the city that never sleeps' for the end of the tour.

This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

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  • Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
  • We charge no credit card fees or hidden surcharges
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  • Prices are land only. Call 0333 999 7965 for a flight inclusive quote (UK)

Solo Sleepers Optional Solo Sleeper

There are no forced supplements for single travellers. Accommodation is based on twin-share, so if you're travelling on your own, you'll share with a fellow passenger of the same sex. However, if you would prefer your own space our Solo Sleeper Option can be requested from per person. This will guarantee you your own room for every night of the tour. The number of single rooms we can offer is limited, so it's best to book early. Simply select the "Solo Sleepers" check box on the booking form or request over the phone.

Important Notes

We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation

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Private Departures

Why not arrange your own Grand American Adventures departure? For groups of 8 or more, we can offer tailor-made private departures for any of our published tours enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our style of travel at special rates. Tailored itineraries and departure dates can be chosen to suit your needs. (Subject to seasonal/operational restrictions).

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Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place

Hotels Before and After your trip

Tours begin and end at our designated hotels listed below in the departure and arrival cities. You can book additional hotel nights online or contact our sales team.

Skyline Hotel


Located in the Hell's Kitchen district, this hotel offers an indoor heated pool with great views of the Manhattan skyline and is just a short walk from Times Square and other city attractions.

  • Full room: From  per room per night
      Based on single, twin or double room.

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Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our travel destinations.

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We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on +44 208 682 8921 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

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Travel Insurance

At Grand American Adventures we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday.

Travel Insurance

We recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. You MUST be covered by insurance that includes adequate coverage for baggage, medical expenses and the cost of repatriation. We can offer you a comprehensive travel insurance policy which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed.

See our insurance page for more information.

City Sightseeing Tours

If you are spending extra time in our gateway cities, you can now plan in advance by pre-booking unique city sightseeing day tours in addition to your trip.

New York City Tours


All city day tours are operated by local experts who are dedicated to take you behind the scenes so you know it like a local! When booking your trip, simply select your chosen city tours from the Tour Extras section on the online booking form.

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