Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

The Grand East

USA & Canada
  • Duration: 21 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGKGE

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
From spectacular Québec and historic Montreal, to the music city of Memphis, this fantastic tour will introduce you to the grand east.
PRICE FROM ? £3349 per person
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Itinerary

21 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1

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

  • Day 2 - New York - Boston

    We depart NYC 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 neighbourhoods.

  • Day 3 - Boston - New England - Québec City

    This morning, we travel through the rural New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont on our way to Canada. We will pass through small picturesque villages and the White Mountains, which are particularly beautiful during the fall foliage.

    We will cross the international border to enter the Canadian province of Québec.

    This evening, take the opportunity to sample some of the celebrated French-Canadian cuisine (optional).

  • Day 4 - Québec City - Montreal

    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 Château de Frontenac, as well as unparalleled views of the Saint Lawrence River.

    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, take an optional tour of Old Montréal, the area known as the 'Vieux Port', with stops at Place Jacques Cartier and Notre Dame Basilica.

  • Day 5 - Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto

    We 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, we continue along the 1000 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.

  • Day 6 - Toronto - Niagara Falls

    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 structures (1,815 ft. /553 m). Do you dare to stand on the glass floor located more than 300 meters above Toronto (optional)? Expect fantastic views!

    We continue along Lake Ontario, crossing the Welland 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 Hornblower Cruises boat ride at the base of the Falls.

  • Day 7 - Niagara Falls - Gettysburg - Amish Country

    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.

    We travel along the Susquehanna River to Amish Country.

  • Day 8 - Amish Country - Washington D.C

    We 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 mid-1850s. They use no electricity, mechanical devices, nor modern equipment.

    In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

  • Day 9 - Washington D.C

    Enjoy a city tour with highlights such 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.

  • Day 10 - Washington D.C - Williamsburg - Roanoke

    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).

  • Day 11 - Roanoke - Blue Ridge Parkway - Great Smoky Mountains - Gatlinburg

    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 on main-street, during this evening leisure time.

  • Day 12 - Gatlinburg - Great Smoky Mountains - Nashville

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

  • Day 13 - Nashville - Memphis

    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).

  • Day 14 - Memphis - Jackson - New Orleans

    Today’s tour takes us 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 aboard an authentic Mississippi riverboat dinner cruise, and enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland jazz band (optional).

  • Day 15 - New Orleans

    Enjoy 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.

  • Day 16 - New Orleans - Gulf of Mexico - Pensacola

    We 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 and walk alongside the swaying sea oats, dipping your toes in the warm waters of the emerald green Gulf of Mexico.

  • Day 17 - Pensacola - Orlando

    We 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!

  • Day 18 - Orlando

    Enjoy a day at leisure! Revitalise by the pool or visit one of Orlando’s attractions such as Disney World, Sea World or Universal Studios (admissions not included).

  • Day 19 - Orlando - Kennedy Space Centre - Miami

    Today, visit the Kennedy Space Centre, home of America’s space program (admission included).

    We continue to the cultural melting pot of vibrant Miami Beach, and the hotel for our final night.

  • Day 20

    Transfer to Miami Airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.

  • 21

    Arrival in the UK.

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Accommodation

You will stay at hotels such as:

* The Dylan Hotel, New York City

* Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline, Boston

* Hotel Universel, Quebec City

* Gouverneur Hotel Place Dupuis, Montreal

* Bond Place Hotel, Toronto

* Best Western Cairn Croft Inn, Niagara Falls

* Wyndham Garden York, Amish Country

* Washington Hilton, Washington D.C.

* Holiday Inn Tanglewood, Roanoke

* Edgewater Hotel & Conference Centre, Gatlinburg

* Inn at Opryland, Nashville

* Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown, Memphis

* Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans

* Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola, Pensacola

* Grand Hotel Celebration, Orlando

* Hilton Garden Inn Miami South Beach, Miami


Please note: due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be 21 years of age or over.


All hotels are of European minimum 3-star standard

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