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Overview

One of the most versatile tours we offer, The Grand East visits cosmopolitan cities like New York, Toronto, and New Orleans, historical places like Colonial Williamsburg or rural Amish Country, and state-of-the art places like the Kennedy Space Center which exhibits modern space-age technology.

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive in New York City and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet with your Tour Director in the evening.

Depart New York for historic New England. Travel along the Long Island Sound to Boston, MA. Enjoy a walking tour along the Freedom Trail and the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill, steeped in history, which contains one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods.

This morning travel through the rural New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont on your way to Canada. You will pass through small picturesque villages and the White Mountains, particularly beautiful during the fall foliage. You’ll cross the international border to enter the Canadian province of Québec. Perhaps visit an authentic maple farm and this evening, take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French Canadian cuisine (optional).

Begin the day with a tour of Québec City, the French capital of the province and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Québec Provincial Parliament Building and the Citadelle. Then enjoy a walking tour of the walled city, where you will see the Chateau de
Frontenac, as well as unparalleled views of the Saint Lawrence River. Then you may want to enjoy a delicious pastry, baguette or candy treat
or, if time allows, may we suggest a visit to Rue du Tresor before departing to Montréal. Upon arrival, go on a tour of Old Montréal, the area known as the “Vieux Port,” with stops at Place Jacques Cartier & Notre Dame Basilica.

Depart Montréal for the capital of Canada, Ottawa. This vibrant city of parks and flowers boasts one of the most impressive parliament
buildings in the world. In the afternoon, continue along the 1,000 Islands Parkway to the largest English-speaking city in Canada, Toronto, located on the shore of Lake Ontario. Join an optional
excursion on the St. Lawrence River which explores the magnificent scenery on a relaxing cruise.

Begin the day with a drive through Toronto’s impressive collection of modern skyscrapers, most notably, the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest free-standing structure (1,815 ft. /553 m). Do you dare to stand on the glass floor located more than 300 meters above Toronto
(optional)? Continue along Lake Ontario, crossing the Well and Canal, before arriving at Niagara Falls, where you will be amazed at this natural wonder. Stroll along Table Rock, see the unique Floral Clock and view the thundering water of the Horseshoe Falls. Later, take an optional tour on the renowned Horn blower Cruises boat ride at
the base of the Falls

Today ride through the rolling farmland of upstate New York, known as the Finger Lakes Region, and enter the Keystone State of Pennsylvania. This afternoon, visit the historic Gettysburg Civil War National Battleground, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil. This is the place where President Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. Travel along the Susquehanna River to Amish Country.

Travel through rural countryside to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visit an Amish Museum and see their 300-year-old tradition of simple living (admission included). The Amish people live in a world that stopped in the mid1850s. They use no electricity, mechanical
devices, nor modern equipment. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or stroll the banks of the Potomac River.

Depart this morning for Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. Walk along the Duke of Gloucester Street to visit some of the impressive public buildings, colonial houses and the college of William and Mary. (admissions not included).

Travel along portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway/Mountains before entering the breathtaking scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains and National Park, before arriving in Gatlinburg in the afternoon and explore some of the unique restaurants on main-street, during this evening leisure time.

Continue today through Knoxville, the state’s third largest city before you arrive in the early afternoon in Music City USA, Nashville.

Travel across the countryside and arrive in Memphis, the city known for blues music, cotton and home of Sun Records. Take a city tour including Beale Street, the heart of the blues music scene. This afternoon, fans of “The King of Rock and Roll” have the opportunity to tour Graceland, former home of Elvis Presley (optional).

Today’s tour takes you to Mississippi, the Magnolia State. Pass through Jackson, the state capital, and continue to Louisiana and New Orleans, the home of the infamous Mardi Gras celebrations. Tonight, immerse yourself in Creole culture on board an authentic Mississippi Riverboat dinner cruise and enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland jazz band (optional).

A full day at leisure to take in the French flavor and grandeur of New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter with its trademark wrought iron balconies overlooking the narrow, cobblestone streets. Stand atop one of the infamous New Orleans levees and gain the perspective of how these unique feats of architecture guard the city

Travel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Mobile, AL to the city of Pensacola. Visit one of the top 10 rose gardens in America at the Bellingrath Home (admission included). Visit Pensacola Beach, walk along side the swaying sea oats, dipping your toes in the warm waters of the emerald green Gulf of Mexico.

Travel along the Florida panhandle to Ocala, known for thoroughbred horse ranches. Continue through central Florida, heart of America’s citrus industry, and on to Orlando, America’s family playground. For passengers leaving the tour today, tour ends upon arrival at Orlando at approximately 18:00 hours.

Inclusions

+ 1 complimentary breakfast*
+ Welcome Reception where you will meet your fellow travelers
+ Retrace the start of the American Revolution by experiencing Boston’s historic Freedom Trail.
+ Travel through Vermont and New Hampshire, visiting a quintessential New England town.
+ Tour UNESCO world heritage sites of Old and New Québec City
+ Feel the mists while taking in the natural wonder of Niagara Falls
+ Walk the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg: the most decisive battle the American Civil War.
+ Get an up-close taste of Amish culture at traditional farmhouse museum in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
+ See the seats of power of American Government with a grand city tour of Washington, D.C.
+ Stroll the National Mall witnessing its iconic Monuments Memorials.
+ Drive along picturesque byways crossing the Great Smoky Mountains.
+ Go Honky Tonkin’ and enjoy American music during a tour of Nashville.
+ Take in more American music culture walking down Beale Street in Memphis, home of the Blues.
+ Get a hands-on taste of Southern charm of the American South at the Bellingrath Estate and the Bayou Boardwalk.
+ Dip your toes in the crystal clear and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico in Pensacola.
+ Witness first hand the ingenuity of the American space program at the Kennedy Space Center.

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

Hotels Used OR Similar
New York - City Hyatt Grand Central
Boston - Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline
Québec City - Hotel Universel
Montréal - Best Western Ville-Marie Montréal Hôtel & Suites
Toronto - Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Niagara Falls - Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel
Harrisburg - Four Points by Sheraton York/Wyndham Garden York
Washington, D.C. - Washington Hilton
Roanoke - Holiday Inn Tanglewood Gatlinburg Edgewater Hotel & Conference Center*
Nashville - The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel
Memphis - Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown
New Orleans - Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Pensacola - Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola
*Complimentary breakfast offered by a hotel may be discontinued at any time with or without notice.

ALL DEPARTURE DATES ARE GUARANTEED TO OPERATE.

EXPERIENCE MORE ( OPTIONALS )
+ Dine at a traditional Canadian Maple Sugar Farm
+ Enjoy the renowned cuisine of Québec amidst the old world charm of Montréal’s historic district.
+ Take in the Toronto cityscape atop the CN Tower, the largest freestanding tower in the world.
+ Experience Niagara Falls “up close” experience with a boat ride under the falls followed by lunch atop the Skylon Tower.
+ Capture the stunning lit up landmarks of Washington, D.C. with a night tour.
+ How about a little bit more country at Nashville’s Country Hall of Fame and experience music production first hand at Studio B.
+ Travel back in time by exploring Elvis Presley’s eccentric estate, Graceland. 
+ Immerse yourself in Southern history and hospitality at an Antebellum Estate and Plantation.

IMPORTANT NOTE
This tour crosses the U.S./Canada border. Passengers should obtain relevant visas for both nations prior to travel where necessary.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have quoted rates for tour ending in Orlando for 17 Days/16 Nights. This tour can also end with 2 additional night stay in Orlando 19 Days/18 Nights at a supplement cost. OR in Miami with additional night stay 20 Days/19 Nights at a supplement cost. Rates available on request.

Please note that the prices are starting from and that upon sending a new request with specific date we will send the applicable rate and availability.

Program Touring / Guide

Escorted Experience

Trip Highlights

New York-Boston-Québec City-Montréal-Toronto-Niagara Falls-Amish Country-Washington, D.C.-Roanoke-Gatlinburg-Nashville-Memphis-New Orleans-Pensacola

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20 Apr, 2024

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04 May, 2024

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18 May, 2024

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01 Jun, 2024

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29 Jun, 2024

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13 Jul, 2024

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27 Jul, 2024

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10 Aug, 2024

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24 Aug, 2024

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31 Aug, 2024

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14 Sep, 2024

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