The Grand East

Trip Itinerary

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Day 11

Roanoke - Blue Ridge Parkway - Gatlinburg

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

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).

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).

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).

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Prices, Dates, Hotels & Conditions

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The final price you will pay for this tour is that displayed in USD. Prices converted in other
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DEPARTURES 2018 PRICE FROM
(19 DAYS)
PRICE FROM
(17 DAYS)
MAR 31 2498 2463
APR 14, 28 2498 2463
MAY 12, 26 2365 2271
JUNE 9, 23 2365 2271
JULY 7, 21 2365 2271
AUG 4, 18 2365 2271
SEP 1, 15, 22, 29 2498 2463

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 W New York Lexington
2 Boston Marriott Quincy
3 Quebec City Hotel Universel
4 Montreal Gouverneur Hotel Place Dupuis
5 Toronto Bond Place Hotel
6 Niagara Falls Best Western Cairn Croft Inn
7 Amish Country Hotel Genetti
8-9 Washington D.C. Washington Hilton
10 Roanoke Holiday Inn Tanglewood
11 Gatlinburg Edgewater Inn Great Smoky Mountains
12 Nashville Inn at Opryland
13 Memphis Guest House at Graceland
14-15 New Orleans Hilton New Orleans
16 Pensacola Hampton Inn Cordova Mall / Courtyard by Marriott
17-18 Orlando Radisson Celebration Resort

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: New York, W New York Lexington
POST: Miami, Residence Inn Miami Surfside

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

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