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(Tour code: EFC20)

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
  • Niagara Falls & Icewine vineyard
  • Professional photography masterclass
  • Toronto & Montréal
  • Quebec City & Boston
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
What’s Included
  • Mount Washington Cog Railway
  • Selected Breakfasts
    12 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
  • Total Group Porterage on selected departures
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Grand Tour of New England & Canada in the Fall 2020Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Toronto

London to Toronto

We board our flight from London to Toronto, beginning our vivid Grand Tour of Canada and New England. We check into our hotel and have free time for dinner. The following morning we explore Toronto, a multicultural melting-pot with an inviting, laid-back atmosphere.

Our guided tour takes us to some of the city's most famous landmarks, 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 after we've visited a local ice-wine vineyard.

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 their unique taste. After lunch, we continue to Niagara-on-the-Lake, before returning to Toronto.

Day 4 Montreal

Onwards to Montreal

Today we board the train to Montreal, arriving in the afternoon. Our hotel for the night is the Novotel Montreal. 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.

Days 5-6 Quebec

Discover Québec City

This morning we transfer to the station for the train to Québec. Upon arrival, we check into our hotel, and the rest of our day is at leisure.

On Day 6, we embark 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 Québec, we board a coach for the journey across the border into Northern USA, arriving in the Vermont town of Stowe. This picturesque town is one of the most ideal places from which to view the breathtaking fall foliage that is a true highlight of our tour. 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 new-found 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

Today, we board a coach to North Conway, a year-round resort village on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. On the way, we stop off for lunch, and then continue to the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, where we take a tour. We also have a tasting of the frozen treat, which is today enjoyed throughout the world. Upon arrival in North Conway, we check into our hotel for a two 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.

*Steam-hauled where possible. On occasion the three mile trip is made with a bio-diesel locomotive.

Day 11 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 12-14 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.

On Day 13 there is free time to explore Boston further before transferring to the airport for the flight home, arriving on Day 14.

Please note that outside of the main fall season (mid September - mid October), the fall foliage is unlikely to be as visible, however the attractions of the area are delightful at any time.

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.

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 UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Flight from London to Toronto and from Boston to London
  • All rail and coach travel as described
  • Porterage included throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 12 nights' hotel accommodation, including 3 nights at the 4-Star Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, 1 night at the 4-Star Novotel Montréal Centre in Montréal, 2 nights at the 4-Star Hotel Chateau Laurier in Québec, 2 nights at the 3-Star Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, 2 nights at the 4-Star North Conway Grand Hotel in North Conway, and 2 nights at the 4-Star Revere Hotel in Boston

Delicious meals included

  • 2 breakfasts


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Guided tour of Toronto
  • Excursion to Niagara Falls, including ice-wine vineyards
  • Guided tour of Montréal
  • 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

Enhancing your Holiday experience:

  • Upgrade to World Traveller Plus from £400 per person each way


Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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