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Explore some of Canada and New England's most famous cities

Experience the fiery vibrancy and spectacular colours of Canada and New England in the Fall on this tour. Wander through magical Stowe on an autumnal stroll, gaze at the inspiring waters of Niagara Falls and explore some of Canada and New England's most famous cities.

  • Nature Walk in Stowe
  • Mount Washington Cog Railway
  • North Conway Scenic Railroad
  • Niagara Falls & Icewine vineyard
  • Mont Tremblant and The Laurentians
  • Professional photography masterclass
  • Toronto, Montréal, Quebec City & Boston
  • Sugar Shack Experience in Montréal
  • Lunch at Niagara-on-the-Lake
What’s Included
  • Mount Washington Cog Railway
    North Conway Railroads
  • 13 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

Grand Tour of New England & Canada in the Fall 2018Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Toronto


Your tour begins in Toronto, a multicultural melting-pot with an inviting, laid-back atmosphere. Toronto airport is the closest to our hotel, just 16 miles away. On Day 2 we start exploring on a guided tour takes us to some of the city's most famous landmarks, including the CN Tower, before an afternoon to explore at your own pace.

Day 3 Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls & The Ice Wine Vineyard

Our excursion today is to the iconic Niagara Falls, truly one of the natural wonders of the world. Experience the awe-inspiring power of the cascading waterfall from the viewing area before we visit the local ice-wine vineyard. Here at Niagara, the delicious ice-wine is produced using grapes that have frozen naturally on the vine in the freezing temperatures. The grapes are then picked and pressed before thawing to develop the unique taste. We continue to Niagara-on-the-Lake for a delicious lunch.

Day 4 Montreal

Onwards to Montreal

Today we board the train to Montreal, arriving in the afternoon. Our hotel for two-nights is the Le Saint-Sulpice. We embark on a guided tour of this charming island city, which takes in the stunning Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica and the bustling Bonsecours Market, which is flanked by rows of autumnal-coloured trees.

Day 5 Tremblant

Mont Tremblant & the Sugar Shack

Today we visit the famous resort of Mont Tremblant in the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains. With walls of redtopped trees ascending up the rocky mountain face, the area is visually spellbinding at this time of season. Take some time to explore the charming resort town and wander under the delightful canopy of dappled oranges and browns. Later at dinner, we enjoy a Sugar Shack experience, trying some of Canada's most famous foodstuff, Maple Syrup.

Day 6 Quebec

Discover Quebec City

This morning we transfer to the station for the train to Quebec. Upon arrival, we check into our hotel, before embarking on a guided tour of this French-speaking city. Our tour takes us past some of the city's most iconic landmarks, including the elegant Château Frontenac, a stunning castle building that is now a stylish hotel. Perched on a promontory, the wonderful castle building is truly awe-inspiring as it peaks above the vibrant carpet of orange and red treetops.

Day 7 Stowe

Into the USA

After a leisurely morning spent in Quebec, we board a coach for the journey across the border into Northern USA, arriving in the Vermont town of Stowe. Our hotel for two nights is the Green Mountain Inn.

Day 8 Stowe

Fall Colours of Stowe

Today is truly the highlight of this wonderful tour. This morning we are joined at our hotel by a renowned local photographer, who will provide a presentation on their work and offer a hands-on photography lesson on how to take fascinating and memorable pictures. We then embark on a wonderful nature walk through Stowe and into the surrounding hillside, accompanied by a local guide. The guide will provide us with a talk on the local flora and fauna and there will be opportunities to stop en route and use your newfound photography skills. The walk passes under a canopy of fiery-coloured tree branches and the view from the hill across Stowe is breathtaking.

Day 9 White Mountain National Forest
White Mountain National Forest

Route to North Conway

The morning is at leisure in Stowe, why not take another walk through the surrounding wilderness and enjoy the stunning colours? In the afternoon we board a coach to North Conway, a year-round resort village on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. We check into our hotel for a three night stay.

Day 10 Mount Washington Cog Railway
Mount Washington Cog Railway

Mount Washington Cog Railway

Today we enjoy a journey on board the charming Mount Washington Cog Railway - the world's first cog railway system. It opened in 1869 and climbs an astonishing 6,228ft (1,898m) up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Eastern States. We stop at the summit briefly to enjoy the fascinating panoramic views of the surrounding mountain range before descending by rail to the Visitor's Centre, where we enjoy an informative talk on the history of the line .

Day 11 North Conway Scenic Railroad
North Conway Scenic Railroad

The North Conway Railroads

Today we board North Conway's Scenic Railroad for a round trip aboard the 'Notch Train'. The route has stood for over 132 years and we pass some of the finest fall scenery New England has to offer. The experience is breathtaking at this time of year as we pass through Crawford Notch. Take time to marvel at the panoramic mountain vistas and the sea of rich oranges and browns. A live commentary is provided on board giving an insight into the train's long history and its importance to the local area.

Day 12 Boston Harbour
Boston Harbour

To Boston, via Salem

We leave North Conway by coach today, bound for the bustling hub of Boston. Along this scenic journey, we stop in the historic town of Salem, made famous by the infamous Salem Witch Trials, one of the darkest periods of America's history. On arrival at Boston we enjoy a quick orientation tour before we check into our hotel for a two-night stay.

Days 13-14 Boston Public Garden
Boston Public Garden

Exploring Boston and Home

Today we embark on a guided sightseeing tour around the heart of Boston. Our tour takes in the ever-popular "Freedom Trail", one of the most famous routes in the city that takes in the city's most iconic landmarks. The tour concludes in Quincy Market. The Marketplace provides a great place to find yourself some lunch, with a wealth of wonderful produce available. Your afternoon is at leisure to explore Boston further, before we enjoy a farewell lobster (or alternative) dinner at a local restaurant.

On  Day 14  our tour comes to an end and you are free to begin the journey home, or continue sightseeing at your own pace. Boston Logan airport is approximately 6 miles away from your hotel in the city.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Recommended Airport Arrival

For this tour, we recommend you fly in to Toronto Pearson (airport code YYZ), which is approximately 16 miles from your first hotel. Our recommended departure airport is the Boston Logan Airport (BOS), which is approximately 6 miles from your final hotel in Boston.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional Tour Manager from start to finish
  • All rail and coach travel as described

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 13 nights' hotel accommodation

Delicious meals included

  • 3 meals including a delicious Sugar Shack experience, a lobster (or alternative) dinner and lunch at Niagara-on- the-Lake


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Guided tour of Toronto
  • Excursion to Niagara Falls, including icewine vineyards
  • Guided tour of Montréal
  • Visit to Mont Tremblant and Laurentian Mountains
  • Guided tour of Quebec City
  • Professional photography masterclass
  • Nature walk through Stowe with a local guide
  • 2 heritage rail journeys in New Hampshire
  • Guided tour of Boston along the Freedom Trail

Not Included

  • Flights and Airport Transfers
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