Ottawa/Montreal - Boston (661 km)
In the morning, guests will be picked up in Ottawa or Montreal. Then, we will drive to Boston, MA. When we get there, we will visit the campuses of Harvard University and MIT, two of the most prestigious universities in the world. After this, we will head downtown to take a cruise on Boston Harbor. Later, we will explore Quincy Market before checking into our local hotel for the night.
Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.
Beacon Hill is the name for the neighborhood in eastern Boston between Cambridge Street and Beacon Street. It is a historic neighborhood that has evolved into one of the most exclusive and desirable locales in the city.
One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Tourists come for both history and the architecture.
Admission (Optional): Adult $13; Child (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 60 yrs) $13
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research university known the world over for its highly selective and intense academics, and MIT alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars.
Opening Hours: Sat - Sun Mar 1 - May 31 11:30am, Sat - Sun Nov 1 - Nov 30 11:30am, Mon - Fri Jun 1 - Aug 31 11:30am, Mon - Fri Jun 1 - Aug 31 1:30pm, Fri & Sat 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, Sep 1 - Oct 31, Sat & Sun 11:30AM, 1:30PM
Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.
Boston Harbor Cruise
Departing from the Boston waterfront just outside the city's famous North End, Boston Harbor Cruises offer everything from whale watches to history tours to speedboat rides on the water to late-night dinner and dancing.
Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (5-12 yrs) $19; Senior (Over 60 yrs) $22|Opening Hours: No service on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn or similar
Boston - New York - New Jersey (312 km)
After breakfast, we will leave Boston for New York. When we get there, we will take a Statue of Liberty cruise to see the Brooklyn Bridge and Ellis Island. Then, we will walk through Manhattan to see Wall Street, Ground Zerom and One World Trade Center. In the late afternoon, we will visit Times Square, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum, followed by some free time to stroll around, go shopping, or enjoy dinner. Afterwards, we will drive to our hotel in New Jersey.
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!
One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center is the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in New York City. Once completed in late 2013, this will be both the tallest building in New York and third-tallest in the world.
Admission (Optional): Adult $37; Child (6-12 yrs) $31; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $36|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 10:00am
Called "The Crossroads of the World," this major intersection in midtown Manhattan-- where Broadway hits Seventh Avenue-- is a world-famous icon of both New York City and the United States. It has appeared in countless forms of media.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
These museums have been wowing spectators the world over for more than 200 years. The wax sculptures are detailed and incredibly lifelike-- so much so, in fact, that when Ozzy Osbourne sat still on a couch, visitors thought he was wax.
Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (3-12 yrs) $29; Senior (Over 60 yrs) $32|Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 9:30am - 10:00pm, Fri - Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium has been shocking and wowing spectators since 1939. This museum of oddities contains over 500 pieces in 18,000 square feet, and also features live sideshow performances throughout the day.
Admission (Optional): Adult $31; Child (4-12 yrs) $22; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $31|Opening Hours: Mon - Wed Jan 2 - Mar 8 9:00am - 11:00pm, Last admission 10;00PM.Time are subject to change without notice., Thu - Sun Jan 2 - Mar 8 9:00am - 1:00am, Last admission 12.00 midnight.Time are subject to change without notice.
Statue of Liberty Cruise
This world-famous statue in New York harbor is best known as a center of immigration in the United States. Dedicated in 1886, it has served not just as a symbol of New York but of the country ever since.
Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (4-12 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 60 yrs) $29
Standard Hotel: Days Inn or similar in New Jersey
New Jersey - Washington DC (579 km)
After breakfast, we will drive to Washington, DC. When we arrive, we will stop to take photographs outside the White House. Then, we will take a Potomac River cruise. Later on, we will pass the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. After taking photos at the U.S. Capitol, we will have dinner, then head to our hotel in Philadelphia.
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.
Arlington National Cemetery
This military cemetery spans more than 600 acres in northern Virginia on the border with Washington, DC. It contains the graves of Presidents Taft and Kennedy as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Opening Hours: Oct - Mar 8:00am - 5:00pm, The guard is changed every hour on the hour Oct 1 through Mar 31., Apr - Sep 8:00am - 7:00pm, The guard is changed every half hour from April 1 through Sept 30.
This building gets its name from the geometric shape that it resembles. It is the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense. Though it looks austere, it is nonetheless impressive given its immense size and design.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 3:00pm
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 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.
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.
Standard Hotel: Holiday inn or similar
Washington. D.C - Philadelphia - Montreal (959 km)
After breakfast, we will drive to Philadelphia, where we will take a special double-decker bus tour to do some sightseeing. Then, we will drive to Montreal, stopping on the way for some duty-free shopping.
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!