Boston - New York (216 miles)
We will depart from Boston toward New York City in the morning. Upon out arrival in the Big Apple in the afternoon, we will check into the hotel and have some time to relax. All guests will have the option of going on a night tour of the city.
New York, NY
The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Cultural Capital of the World... whatever you call New York City, its impact on worldwide culture and business is undeniable. Seeing this famous metropolis is something no one ever forgets!
NYC Night Tour
First we will visit Rockefeller Center(15 mins), before moving on to Times Square(30 mins), and then our last stop, an observation deck in New Jersey(15 mins), offers romantic, panoramic views of New York City.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday Inn or similar
New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC (203 miles)
Today, we will drive to Philadelphia to see Independence National Park, the location of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Afterwards, we will continue on our way to Washington DC to visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial. We can also take some photos of the exteriors of the White House and the US Capitol. Then, we will visit the National Air and Space Museum, followed by a Potomac River Cruise, during which we will see the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. (If the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum instead)
One of the most historically significant cities in the United States, Philadelphia was the first capital of the U.S.The City of Brotherly Love draws history buffs and lovers of culture from all corners of the globe!
Independence National Historical Park
This National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania serves as a way of preserving important Revolutionary War sites for future generations. Called "America's most historic square mile," this 55-acre park in the "Old City" district is not to be missed.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.
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.
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
Potomac River Cruise
The Potomac River runs along Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States of America. Visitors to this famous locale can opt to see many of the area's most historic landmarks and memorials in a unique way.
If the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.
Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (2-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
This iconic obelisk is a memorial to the commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary army and eventual the first president of the United States of America, George Washington. The massive stone structure began construction in 1848.
World War II Memorial
One of Washington, DC's many monuments and memorials, the WWII Memorial pays homage to those who served in the US military during that conflict. It was opened in 2002.
Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a memorial to the third president of the United States. The impressive building is neoclassical in design and has been standing since 1943. It sees more than two million visitors every year. It's only available during the Cherry Blossom time.
Opening Hours: 24/7
International Spy Museum
Dedicated to all things espionage, the International Spy Museum houses exhibits and collections that detail the history of spying. It features many informative films and interactive activities, like Spy in the City, an GPS-based scavenger hunt.
Admission (Optional): Adult $21.95; Child (3-12 yrs) $14.95; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15.95|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton /Radisson/Wyndham/Shippen Place Hotel/ BW Premier Harrisburg/Four Points/Crowne Plaza/ Courtyard/Metro Points/ Tremont Plaza/Holiday Inn or similar
Corning - Niagara Falls (146 miles)
Driving through the hilly countrysides of Pennsylvania and New York state, we will enjoy the rural scenery as we head north to visit the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY. We will then continue on to Niagara Falls, NY where we will take the famous Maid of the Mist boat ride (No boat operation in winter), if time is available, guests will have chance to take the impressive and exciting Niagara JETBOAT (JetBoat tour will be closed under tough weather or river icy condition). Then see the Adventure Movie. Guests can then choose either to stay in the Falls Park for self-exploration or have an in-depth tour that includes visits to the Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara..
Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. The population was 11,183 at the 2010 census. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community.
Corning Museum of Glass
This museum in western New York is dedicated to the history, art, and science behind glassmaking. Its collection contains more than 45,000 objects, some of which date back millennia. It was founded in 1951 and sees 400,000 visitors annually.
Admission (Optional): Adult $19.50; Child (Under 17 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $16.60|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 40 Minutes
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 Adventure Movie
(Optional if time permits)
This movie, which guests will view on an impressive 45-foot-wide screen, tells the history of human interaction with the falls, focusing largely on the "daredevils" who have crossed, boated, and even jumped off them.
Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12|Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am - 4:30pm, Time vary seasonally, Closed January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Maid of the Mist
This famous boat ride gets passengers up close and personal with the Niagara Falls! The Maid rides right into the mists thrown up by the roaring cascade as the Niagara River tumbles over the edge of the falls.
Subject to the season and weather
Admission (Optional): Adult $19.25; Child (6-12 yrs) $11.20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19.25|Opening Hours: May - Oct|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
Jet Boat Ride
These exciting boat rides take passengers on a thrilling trip down the Niagara River! This 45-minute round-trip ride zooms through the Niagara Gorge, and even takes passengers to the famous Whirlpool rapids, all of a custom-built jet boat.
Replace Maid of the Mist during winter (Nov - Apr)
Admission (Optional): Adult $66; Child (4-12 yrs) $56; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $56|Opening Hours: Daily 8:00am - 6:00pm, Times Vary, Closed January 1.|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour
This interesting and exciting fuller tour of the greater Niagara area takes guests to sights they otherwise may not see, such as the impressive water formation at Whirlpool State Park or the historic Old Fort Niagara.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs, including $13 of the Old Fort Niagara admission ticket) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs, including $13 of the Old Fort Niagara admission ticket) $22; Tickets to Old Fort Niagara & Whirlpool State Park included|Opening Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
Whirlpool State Park
Whirlpool State Park overlooks the Niagara Gorge. Have a picnic in the field above before hiking below to see the whirlpool up close. The park includes hiking and biking trails, fishing spots, and a playground.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 7:00am - 6:00pm, Open Year-round, Dawn to Dusk
Old Fort Niagara
Standing on a bluff above Lake Ontario not far from Niagara Falls, Old Fort Niagara has dominated the entrance to the Niagara River since 1726. The colorful history of the site began even earlier, and continues to the present day.
Opening Hours: Jan - Jun 9:00am - 5:00pm, Jul - Aug 9:00am - 7:00pm, Sep - Dec 9:00am - 5:00pm
Deluxe Hotel: Adams Mark/Radisson/R.I.T/Rochester Plaza/Park Plaza/Holiday Inn/Clarion Hotel or similar
Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls Canada - Toronto (83 miles)
We will proceed across the Rainbow Bridge
that marks the border between the US and Canada. Once on the Canadian side, you will also watch a dramatic 45-minute IMAX film
, and will ascend the Skylon Tower
to view the Falls from above. The tour will then depart for Toronto, ON
. There we will visit the Toronto City Hall
and CN Tower
. Next, Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise
offers gorgeous views of the city and vicinity from the waters. We will have dinner in Chinatown
. If time allows, we will additionally visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
. We will have dinner in historical Chinatown
When the Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise is closed, we will visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and Casa Loma instead.
Niagara Falls Canada, ON
Known and loved for both their power and their beauty, the Niagara Falls offer an experience unlike any other. More water tumbles down from the Niagara River every minute than any other place in the world.
This observation tower on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls offers a bird's-eye views of one of the world's favorite natural wonders. The tower stands 520 feet from street level and 775 feet from the bottom of the falls.
Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (3-12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15; tax included|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
The Rainbow Bridge across the Niagara River connects Niagara, Ontario to Niagara, New York. It is an international landmark and impressive architectural feat. In addition to private vehicles, pedestrians and bikes can cross the bridge for a small toll.
Niagara Falls IMAX
This amazing movie experience, presented on an unbelievable IMAX screen, chronicles more than 12,000 years of history and examines human interaction with the falls from ancient time through the people-- like you-- who come to see them today.
Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (6-12 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15
Skylon Revolving Restaurant Lunch
The impressive Skylon Tower, jutting into the air above Niagara Falls, features the Revolving Dining Room, a one-of-a-kind eatery the makes a full revolution every hour. Sitting just below the observation deck, guests can enjoy views and food!
Admission (Optional): Adult $45; Child (3-12 yrs) $39; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $45; tax included
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.
Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise
Lake Ontario Cruises offer gorgeous views of the city of Toronto from the waters of Lake Ontario, one of the famous Great Lakes of North America. See the city of Toronto and the surrounding area in a new way!
In winter time, customers will visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and Casa Loma instead of Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise
Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (3-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28
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.
Toronto's CN Tower is a Canadian icon and one of the most recognizable North American buildings. Made entirely of concrete, this massive monolith was the tallest structure in the world at the time of its completion in 1976.
Admission (Optional): Adult $43; Child (4-12 yrs) $31.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $38.50; tax included|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Jan 1 - Dec 31 8:30am - 11:00pm, Closed on 12/25
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.
around Jan - Mar, visit Ripley's Aquarium when the Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise is closed
Admission (Optional): Adult $39.55; Child (6-13 yrs) $27.40; Child (3-5 yrs) $13.56; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27.40
This century-old Gothic-style house in Toronto was originally the home of financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. Today, it serves as a museum that showcases the history of life in Toronto and what life was like in the early 1900s.
around Jan - Mar, visit Casa Loma when the Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise is closed
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (4-13 yrs) $20; Child (Under 4 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25
One of the largest Chinatowns in North America is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Toronto contains several Chinatowns. This one is the oldest, dating back to the 1870s, and the historical area features many authentic groceries, restaurants, and shops.
Toronto Chinese Dinner
Treat yourself to a specialty dinner in one of the largest Chinatowns in the Western Hemisphere! Freshly-cooked meats and vegetables decorate the windows of the esteemed restaurants, from whole cooked ducks to beef ribs and so much more. Enjoy!
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (3-12 yrs) $30; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30
Deluxe Hotel: Crown Plaza Toronto Airport/ Four Points by Sheraton Mississauga Meadowvale/ Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport/ Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel or similar
Toronto - Thousand Islands (Summer) - Ottawa - Montreal (362 miles)
In the morning, we will leave Toronto for the Thousand Islands (Summer). Here, we will take a Boat Tour (Summer) of the area that will pass by some of this beautiful archipelago's most famous landmarks. Then, we will continue on to Ottawa, ON, where we will visit Parliament Hill, the center of Canadian government. From there, we will journey to Montreal, QC to see the Olympic Stadium and Tower and Old Montreal. This is also where we will spend the night. (In the Winter time, we will not go to Thousand Islands, and we will go Ottawa directly from Toronto in the morning.)
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 addition to taking in the scenery, passengers on boat tours of this area can learn some of the history of the region-- which was once home to pirates and bootleggers-- and enjoy views of some famous spots.
From 2018-04-01 to 2018-10-31
Admission (Optional): Adult $27.50; Child (3-12 yrs) $13.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27.50; tax included|Opening Hours: Apr 1 - Oct 31
Thousand Islands Cruise Breakfast
Guests on the magnificent boat tour of the Thousand Islands Region in the gorgeous St. Lawrence Seaway can enjoy a continental breakfast unlike any other. As the boat takes you to some of the famous sights, enjoy a hearty meal.
From 2018-04-01 to 2018-10-31
Admission (Optional): Adult $11.50; Child (3-12 yrs) $9.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $11.50
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.
Olympic Stadium and Tower
The "tower" portion of this Stadium, which was originally constructed for the 1976 Olympics, is the tallest inclined tower in the world, stretching 574 feet into the air. This enormous building has a capacity of 78,322.
Admission (Optional): Adult $23.25; Child (5-17 yrs) $11.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $21|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
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.
Deluxe Hotel: Gouverneurs/Des Seigneurs/Le Dauphin/Holiday Inn or similar
Montreal - Quebec - Boston (553 miles)
Our tour of French Canada continues today with a visit to Quebec City, QC
, one of the oldest cities in North America. In addition to touring the city, we will visit the Place Royale
. We will also get a chance to take pictures at Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec
, the famous Chateau Frontenac Hotel
, and the Parliament Building
. After the conclusion of our tour, we will head back across the border to the departure points in Boston. Please see "Departure and Return" for more information.
*Quebec tours are not available from Dec 20 to Mar 16.
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.
Place Royale is a historic square located in the Lower Town area of Old Quebec. It was established as a trading post by Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec City, and is now an important cultural site.
Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec
The first church in North America north of Mexico to be elevated to the status of a minor basilica, Quebec City's Notre-Dame Cathedral is a neoclassical church originally constructed in 1647, although it has been rebuilt twice due to fire.
The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is a famous grand hotel and a National Historic Site of Canada. The hotel, which is essentially a castle, sits on a hilltop in the city, and is perhaps the most-photographed hotel in the world.
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.
Old Quebec Tour
Drive around Quebec City in a comfy bus and tell you about the history. The Old Quebec Tour will offer you a informative and interesting way to explore the city.
Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12