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The Grand East

Duration:19 days 18 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours USA
Tour Activity:Discover all America
Tour Region:Across all USA, Capital Region, Mid-Atlantic Region, New England Region, South Region, Canada

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Tour Information

The Grand East tour begins and ends as follows:

Duration 19 Days - from New York to Miami
Duration 19 Days - from New York to Orlando
Duration 17 Days - from New York (Day 1) to Orlando (Day 17)

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Tours and holidays in Usa - New York Arrival

Day 1

New York Arrival

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

Tours and holidays in Usa - New York - Boston

Day 2

New York - Boston

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 neighborhoods.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Boston - New England - Quebec City

Day 3

Boston - New England - Quebec City

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).

Tours and holidays in Usa - Quebec City - Montreal

Day 4

Quebec 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 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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto

Day 5

Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto

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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Toronto - Niagara Falls

Day 6

Toronto - Niagara Falls

Begin the day with a drive through Toronto’s impressive collection of modern skyscrapers, most notably, the CN Tower, 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 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 Maid of the Mist boat ride at the base of the Falls.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Niagara Falls - Gettysburg - Amish Country

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. Travel along the Susquehanna River to Amish Country.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Amish Country - Washington D.C.

Day 8

Amish Country - Washington D.C.

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

Tours and holidays in Usa - Washington D.C.

Day 9

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 simply walk the banks of the Potomac River.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Washington D.C. - Williamsburg - Roanoke

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).

Tours and holidays in Usa - Roanoke - Blue Ridge Parkway - Gatlinburg

Day 11

Roanoke - Blue Ridge Parkway - Gatlinburg

Travel along portions of Blue Ridge Parkway before an afternoon arrival in Gatlinburg, the heart of Tennessee.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Gatlinburg - Great Smoky Mountains - Nashville

Day 12

Gatlinburg - Great Smoky Mountains - Nashville

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Continue through Knoxville to Nashville, capital of Tennessee and home to country & western music. Bring your boots and join your fellow travelers at the Wild Horse Saloon, where you can kick up your heels and give line dancing a go (optional).

Tours and holidays in Usa - Nashville - Memphis

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).

Tours and holidays in Usa - Memphis - Jackson - New Orleans

Day 14

Memphis - Jackson - New Orleans

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).

Tours and holidays in Usa - New Orleans

Day 15

New Orleans

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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - New Orleans - Gulf of Mexico - Pensacola

Day 16

New Orleans - Gulf of Mexico - Pensacola

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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Pensacola - Orlando

Day 17

Pensacola - Orlando

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 16:00 hours.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Orlando

Day 18

Orlando

Day at leisure. Revitalize by the pool, take a hot air balloon flight or visit one of Orlando’s attractions, such as Disney World, Sea World, or Universal Studios (admissions not included).

Tours and holidays in Usa - Orlando - Kennedy Space Center - Miami

Day 19

Orlando - Kennedy Space Center - Miami

Visit Kennedy Space Center, home of America’s space program (admission included). Continue to the cultural melting pot of vibrant Miami Beach. Your tour ends here.

For passengers leaving the tour today in Orlando, tour ends upon check-out from your hotel in Orlando. The Grand East tour concludes on arrival at the post tour hotel at approximately 18:00 hours.

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DEPARTURES 2017 PRICE FROM
(19 DAYS)
PRICE FROM
(17 DAYS)
APR 1, 15, 29 2494 2459
MAY 13, 27 2341 2234
JUNE 10, 24 2341 2234
JULY 8, 22 2341 2234
AUG 5, 19 2341 2234
SEP 2, 16, 23, 30 2494 2459

YOUR ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR INCLUDES
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT INCLUSIONS
- Welcome reception
- Guided walking tour of Boston’s historic Freedom Trail
- Travel through Vermont and New Hampshire and visit a quintessential New England town
- Guided tour of Quebec City
- See Niagara Park’s Floral Clock with 16,000 flowers & Westminster Chimes
- Tour Gettysburg National Military Park
- Visit to Amish Farmhouse and Museum
- Comprehensive city tour of Washington DC
- See the Lincoln Memorial and “go back in time”
- Visit the Great Smoky Mountains
- Tour Nashville and have time to enjoy the Honky Tonks
- Memphis city tour including the Lorraine Hotel, site of the MLK assassination as well as Beale Street, famous for the Blues clubs
- Visit one of America’s most famous home and gardens: Bellingrath
- Tour Kennedy Space Center

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1 New York Lexington Hotel
2 Boston Marriott Quincy
3 Quebec City Hotel Pur Quebec
4 Montreal Gouverneur Hotel Place Dupuis
5 Toronto Bond Place Hotel
6 Niagara Falls Best Western Cairn Croft Inn
7 Amish Country Wyndham Garden York
8-9 Washington D.C. Washington Hilton
10 Roanoke Holiday Inn Tanglewood
11 Gatlinburg Edgewater Inn Great Smoky Mountains
12 Nashville Clarion Nashville Downtown
13 Memphis Guest House at Graceland
14-15 New Orleans Staybridge Suites New Orleans French Quarter
16 Pensacola Hampton Inn Cordova Mall / Courtyard by Marriott
17-18 Orlando Radisson Celebration

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: New York, The Lexington New York City
POST: Miami, The Hall Miami Beach

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

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
- Tour & have dinner at a Canadian maple farm
- Night tour of Montreal and a classic French Canadian dinner
- Maid of the Mist ride with lunch at Niagara Falls
- Washington Monuments at night with dinner in fashionable D.C.
- “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route