1st Day: We will be heading up through Virginia and West Virginia, on our way to the Pittsburgh area. Evening is free for your enjoyment.
2nd Day: This morning we will head to spectacular Niagara Falls. Upon arrival we will check into our home for the night. This evening we will visit the Skylon Tower – Niagara’s most famous landmark, next to the falls. Enjoy the ultimate in buffet-style dining, in the Summit Suite Dining Room. Admission to the Observation Deck is also included. From the moment you hop aboard one of the “yellow bug” elevators, and glide smoothly to the top, you will agree that Skylon is the only way to experience the majesty of Niagara Falls. When you reach the Observation Deck, 775 feet above the falls and the Niagara Gorge, the awe-inspiring, panoramic view will take your breath away. After our visit to the Skylon Tower, we will go to the falls, where you can enjoy a breathtaking nighttime view of the Falls, with the beautiful colored lights. (CB, D)
3rd Day: This morning, we will have a guided tour of the Niagara Falls area. Some of the sights you will see are the Canadian and American Falls, Floral Clock, Horticultural Gardens, Welland Shipping Canal, and much more. After the tour, we will head to Toronto. Upon arrival we will enjoy a guided tour of the city. Experience the diversity and excitement of Toronto. You’ll travel along the lively streets of Toronto, as you see world-renowned museums and attractions, dynamic neighborhoods, amazing waterfront, and magnificent architecture. Some of the sites you will see are: CN Tower, Harbourfront, Financial and Theatre Districts, Chinatown, City Hall, Casa Loma and more. (CB)
4th Day: This morning we will head to Kingston, Ontario, where we will have a beautiful scenic lunch cruise of the Thousand Islands area. Enjoy a three course meal, live music, and entertainment on this 3-hour cruise to the heart of the Thousand Islands. We’ll cruise by small cottage islands and grand estates that attract visitors from around the world. After cruising the Thousand Islands, we’ll continue on to Montreal and our home for the night. Dinner is included this evening. (CB, L, D)
5th Day: After breakfast, enjoy a complete, guided city tour including stops in the Old Port Montreal district, Ste-Catherine Street, St-Helen Island, Mont-Royal, St-Joseph’s Oratory, Place Jacques Cartier and Notre Dame Basilica. The church’s Gothic Revival architecture is among the most dramatic in the world; its interior is grand and colourful, its ceiling is coloured deep blue and decorated with golden stars, and the rest of the sanctuary is a polychrome of blues, azures, reds, purples, silver, and gold. It is filled with hundreds of intricate wooden carvings and several religious statues. Unusual for a church, the stained glass windows along the walls of the sanctuary do not depict biblical scenes, but rather scenes from the religious history of Montreal. It also has a Casavant Frères pipe organ, dated 1891. Lunch will be on your own. Travel to Quebec City where you’ll be introduced to both the historic and modern secctions of Quebec with your guide. Discover its European flavor, French foods, language, and fashions! Check into your downtown Quebec hotel for a two-night stay. Dinner tonight in a local restaurant. After dinner, you will be free to enjoy the boardwalk, as it comes alive with street performers, entertainment, and artists galore! (B, D)
6th Day: After a full breakfast at the hotel, we depart with our local guide to tour Quebec City and the surrounding area, including “Place d’Armes,” Parliament, Cape Diamond, Joan of Arc Garden, Grande-Allee, Chateau Frontenac, the Artist’s Alley, the Plains of Abraham, and a walking tour of Place Royale. Lunch will be on your own, with time to shop in Old Quebec City. After lunch, we’ll continue our sightseeing tour to the Beaupre Coast. We’ll also visit the Ste. Ann de Beaupre Basilica with numerous artistic masterpieces – paintings, mosaics, stained-glass windows, stone and wooden sculptures, Montmorency Falls (1 1/2 times higher than Niagara Falls), Chez Marie’s Outdoor Breadovens, The Albert Gilles Copper Shop, and much more. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening. (B, D)
7th Day: Breakfast is included at the hotel, and then we’re on our way to the scenic Rutland, Vermont area. Photo stops will be included at some of Vermont’s most beautiful vistas along the way. Evening is free for your enjoyment. (B)
8th Day: Today, we head to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We will be passing through the beautiful Pocono Mountains on the way. Included tonight will be an Amish Feast. (CB, D)
9th Day: Board the coach for our return trip via Washington, DC, and a riding tour of our Nation’s Capital. Arriving home approximately 8:30 PM. (CB)
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