Boston - Newport - New Haven (162 miles)
In the morning, guests will be picked up in Boston. From there, we will begin our journey by driving to Newport, RI, to visit the Breakers Mansion. Afterward, we will go to New Haven, CT, to visit the campus of Yale University, one of the oldest educational institutions in the country.
Newport is a high end New England seaport town, extremely popular among the mega-rich of America. Travel along Ocean Drive to get beautiful scenic views and see the magnificent Breakers Mansion. It is a short drive from Boston.
The Breakers Mansion is the largest and most opulent of the famous and historical Newport Mansions open to the public. Built by the Vanderbilt family at the turn of the century, this "summer cottage" stuns and amazes.
Admission (Optional): Adult $21; Child (3-12 yrs) $7; Senior $21|Opening Hours: Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas
New Haven, CT
New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. Besides, New Haven is the home of Yale University.
Founded in 1701, this world-famous university is the third-oldest in the United States. This Ivy-League school is consistently ranked as one of the best institutions of higher learning in the entire world, and admission is extremely competitive.
Standard Hotel: Days Inn or similar
New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC (203 miles)
Today, we will make our way to Philadelphia, where we will visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. In the afternoon, we will continue to Washington, D.C., visiting the White House, the US Capitol, and many of the city's famous monuments and memorials.
One of the most historically significant cities in the United States, Philadelphia was the original American capital. The City of Brotherly Love draws history buffs and lovers of culture from all corners of the globe!
One of Philadelphia's most famous landmarks, Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the USA.
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm
The famously cracked Liberty Bell is a sign of American Independence and spirit. Located at Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia, PA, this symbol of the American Revolution was crafted in 1752-- more than 250 years ago.
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm
The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.
National Air and Space Museum
One of the Smithsonian Institute's museums in Washington, DC, the National Air and Space Museum chronicles the history of flight. From the Wright Brother to Buzz Aldrin, the exhibits at this museum explore all of humanity's air travels.
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 7:30pm, Open daily except December 25
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.
The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.
The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns.
This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
also named President Museum. The Washington, DC arm of this worldwide phenomenon is a sight to behold. Amazingly and sometimes eerily lifelike figures line the halls of this art museum in the form of celebrities and politicians both famous and infamous.
Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Fri - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
Standard Hotel: Sleep Inn or similar Upper Marlboro, MD
Washington DC - Niagara (307 miles)
Today, we will drive north, on our way to Niagara Falls. Upon our arrival, we will be able to see the Illumination of the Falls in the evening.
Niagara Falls, NY
Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.
Niagara Falls Illumination
For more than 75 years, visitors to Niagara Falls have been able to enjoy a nighttime illumination of the impressive American and Horseshoe falls. Every night of the year at dusk, visitors can experience the falls a new way.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $6; Child (Under 11 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $6|Opening Hours: Daily 8:00pm, Varies Seasonally
Standard Hotel: Days Inn or similar, Batavia, NY
Niagara Falls - Toronto (41 miles)
In the morning, we will head to Toronto, ON. We will tour this scenic city, stopping at the CN Tower, Casa Loma, Toronto City Hall. This is also where we will spend the night.
The capital of the province of Ontario, Toronto is the largest city in Canada. It is perched on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario. This historic city combines modern innovation with traditional Canadian culture and style.
Most recognizable landmark and the tallest building in Canada. Enjoy panoramic views through glass floor observation decks and see why this structure was recently nominated one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Admission (Optional): Adult $36; Child (Under 11 yrs) $30; Senior $36; updated by vicky|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Jan 1 - Dec 31 8:30am - 11:00pm, Closed on 12/25
Toronto City Hall
This unique building complex is one of the most famous in Toronto, and also the home of the city's municipal government.
Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise
Featuring Toronto Island parkland and waterways, Queens Quay Terminal, Toronto Island Airport, Harbourfront Centre, CN Tower, Rogers Centre, HTO Park, Sugar Beach, Redpath Sugar Refinery, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre and the fabled Gibraltar Point Lighthouse.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child $17; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $22
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Just south of the CN Tower in Toronto, you will find Ripley's Aquarium, opened in 2013. It is divided into nine galleries, each themed after a specific marine environment, showcasing the diverse animals that live in each.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or Similar
Toronto - Thousand Islands - Ottawa - Montreal (347 miles)
In the morning, we will visit the Thousand Islands Region, where we will take a Boat Tour of the area. From there, we will proceed to Ottawa, ON to visit Parliament Hill. Finally, we will head to Montreal, QC. Here, our tour takes us to the St. Joseph's Oratory and Old Montreal. We will spend the night in Montreal.
Thousand Islands, ON
An international tourism destination situated between Canada and the United States along the St. Lawrence River. The region takes its name from the more than 1,000 islands that dot the lakes and rivers along this international waterway.
Thousand Islands Cruise
In the Saint Lawrence River between New York and Ontario, there are 1,864 islands. This picturesque landscape has been a vacation destination for more than 150 years, and with good reason. The attractions include lighthouses, museums, fishing, and diving.
Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (4-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $27|Opening Hours: Apr 1 - Oct 31
Located on the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario, Canada's capital city is also its center of technology and politics. This historic city features many museums, art galleries, and performance centers as well as other attractions like the Rideau Canal.
Parliament Hill, located on the banks of the Ottawa River Canada's capital city, is home to the Canadian Parliament. The gorgeous location and dramatic architecture make this a huge tourist location-- more than 3 million people come every year.
Montreal, Quebec is the second-largest city in Canada, and the center of French Canadian culture. Called "Canada's Cultural Capital," Montreal offers much to see and do, whether you are looking to explore history or the arts.
The neighborhood in Montreal, Quebec known as "Old Montreal" is the oldest area of the city, with some structures dating as far back as New France settlements. The area contains many museums as well as sightseeing opportunities.
The Notre-Dame Basilica-Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec is the oldest parish church in North America, founded in 1647. It is also the first to be elevated to the rank of basilica. Visitors also come for its impressive neoclassical architecture.
Admission (Optional): Adult $6; Child (7-17 yrs) $4; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $6
Standard Hotel: Welcome Inn or Similar
Montreal - Quebec - Boston (450 miles)
Today, we will drive to Quebec City to visit the city's Historic District. In the evening, we will arrive in Boston, where the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
Quebec City, QC
Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. It was founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, and some of the architecture in Old Quebec dates back centuries. The Chateau Frontenac is the most famous landmark.
Historic District of Old Quebec
This UNESCO World Heritage Site traces its history to 1620 and the establishment of the Saint-Louis Fort. Old Quebec is known for its architecture and its value as a testament to the impact of colonization.
Citadelle of Quebec
This fort has been an active military installation for almost two hundred years. It sits on a key bend in the St. Lawrence river and was originally intended to guard against an American invasion of Canada.
This impressive and breathtaking Second-Empire-style building is home to all of the governmental functions of Quebec. Construction on the imposing building took ten years beginning in 1877. The buildings is surrounded by statues of famous Quebecois.
The Place d'Armes is a public square in Quebec City. At its center stands a large Gothic fountain, which was made as a tribute to the arrival of the Recollet Franciscan monks, the first missionaries to come to the area.