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New York, Niagara Falls and Eastern Canada

12 days From £2,575 per person

A North American trip of a lifetime

2023 Tour code: QNN23

About the tour

Visit the Empire State Building and enjoy magnificent views across New York, take an organised excursion on foot or by boat to experience the Niagara Falls and if you're feeling adventurous, ascend to the world's highest public observation deck at the CN Tower in Toronto.


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Day 1 - London to New York

Begin your holiday by flying from London to New York, arriving in plenty of time to check into your hotel and head out exploring, if you'd like.

You could choose to take in the high points of the city's nightlife. A lively bar culture, a range of jazz clubs and live music venues and a huge selection of Broadway and off-Broadway theatre options make it easy to see why it's known as 'the city that never sleeps'.

Another option this evening is to explore Manhattan's world-famous Chinatown for world-class cuisine, whether you're looking for street food or a more formal sit down meal.

Day 2 - New York

You're free to continue exploring New York. With some of the most famous sights in the world, you won't be short of things to add to your 'must see' list.

You could begin by taking in the Statue of Liberty, exploring Central Park or with a visit to the top of the Empire State Building - or one of the many other viewing platforms for breathtaking Manhattan skyline views. You might also want to explore some of the city's famous museums and art galleries, such as the Guggenheim or the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Day 3 - New York to Niagara Falls

Transfer to the Penn Rail Station to board your Amtrak rail service from New York to Niagara Falls, taking your first steps into Canada as you do so.

Travelling on the Maple Leaf Route towards Toronto, you pass some stunning scenery en route. Sit back and enjoy views over the scenic Hudson River Valley, New York's wine country, the rugged gorges of the Finger Lakes and the national forest surrounding them.

You may also catch some majestic views over the Niagara Falls before you alight, as a preview of tomorrow's tour.

Day 4 - Niagara Falls

Nothing can quite prepare you for the jaw-dropping sight that greets you on your first encounter with the mighty Niagara Falls. A group of three spectacular waterfalls on the border of the USA and Canada surrounded by awe-inspiring vistas, there's no sight like it on Earth.

You could opt to explore by foot, seeking out the best views using the area's popular and extensive network of walking trails. Alternatively, opt for a boat tour on the open-decked Hornblower to experience the power of the falls up close - or combine both options for an unforgettable day out.

Day 5 - Niagara Falls to Toronto

Continue your rail journey on the Maple Leaf Route towards Toronto, Ontario's sprawling and cosmopolitan capital on the shores of Lake Ontario. Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, and exploring its streets for new tastes from all over the world is an absolute pleasure.

You'll find a host of great Asian spots in the city's Chinatown, whilst Greektown, Little India and Little Italy offer plenty of other options. Whether you're looking for cheap eats or a multi-course tasting menu, Toronto offers a deliciously diverse food scene to explore.

Day 6 - Toronto

Discover the highlights of Toronto today with plenty of time to explore the city on your own terms.

A hop-on, hop-off bus tour is a great way to introduce yourself to the main sights and allows you to build your own city tour based on your preferences. You could visit the CN Tower, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Royal Ontario Museum, the city's beautiful harbourfront and many other attractions besides.

Other options include you exploring the historic Distillery District, taking a ferry to the Toronto Island Park or spending your time amongst the city's cosmopolitan museums and art galleries.

Day 7 - Toronto to Montreal

Leave Toronto behind and board your train to the historic city of Montreal. After checking into your hotel, why not head out and see what the second-largest French speaking city in the world has to offer?

You could make the most of the city's Francophone heritage with a visit to one of many chic French restaurants and bistros. Alternatively, spend some time in Montreal's famously beautiful green spaces like the unusual Botanic Garden and Mount Royal Park, set on the hill from which Montreal derives its name.

Day 8 - Montreal

Find out more about the heritage of Montreal with a local expert-led city tour. One of the highlights of the day is a visit to Old Montréal, an area of immaculately restored buildings and pretty cobbled streets brimming with charming eateries, and some of the best examples of 18th-century architecture in North America.

Continue to the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica, Olympic Park, Mount Royal and McGill University. If you have time, you could find out more about life in Montréal past and present with a visit to the McCord Museum.

Day 9 - Montreal to Québec City

Board your VIA Rail service to Quebec City, where you spend two nights. The city offers a pervasive European ambience, where a blend of relaxed café culture, sophisticated French cuisine, stunning architecture and hundreds of years of history come together to create a city quite like no other.

With some free time before your tour tomorrow, why not explore the city's European-esque sidewalk cafe scene? Or, if you're looking for something explicitly Canadian, head off in search of poutine, French Canada's well-loved cheese, fries and gravy-based delicacy.

Day 10 - Québec

Get to know Quebec City with a morning sightseeing tour, which offers fascinating insights into the city's contrasting historic and modern sides. Your local guide takes you to the Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, the Fortifications, the National Assembly, Place Royale and the Basilica, among other important landmarks.

With some free time this afternoon, you may wish to visit Parliament Hill to see the Louvre-inspired Parliament Building and Fontaine de Tourny, the dramatic waterfalls of Montmorency Falls Park, or Wendake, the capital of the Huron-Wendat First Nation.

Day 11 - Journey home

Your holiday draws to an end as you board your flight back to London.

Day 12 - Home

Today you arrive back in the UK.

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Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


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