The Grand East


Day 1: New York- Boston
Depart NYC for historic New England. Travel along the Long Island Sound to historic Boston, MA. Enjoy a walking tour along the Freedom Trail which begins at the Boston Common and winds beside the State House, King’s Chapel, the old South Meeting House, the Boston Massacre site and the fronts of many taverns and pubs where America’s “Founding Fathers” toasted freedom. Walk the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill, steeped in history, which contains one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Motorcoach tour commences. Joining passengers meet in the lobby of the hotel at 07:30 hours for a 08:00 hours departure.

Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: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 6: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 7: 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, nor modern equipment. In the afternoon, continue to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C

Day 8: 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 9: 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 10: Roanoke-Blue Ridge Parkway- Cherokee/ Ashville
Travel along portions of Blue Ridge Parkway before an afternoon arrival in Cherokee, the heart of North Carolina.

Day 11: Cherokee - Great Smoky Mountains-Nashville
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Stop at the Mountain Farm and Museum to explore the life of an Appalachian farmer. 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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.




Day

City

Hotel Name

01

BOSTON

Holiday Inn Brookline

02

QUÉBEC CITY

Hotel Universal

03

MONTRÉAL

Comfort Hotel Downtown Montreal

04

TORONTO

Bond Place Hote

05

NIAGARA FALLS

Best Western Cairn Croft Inn

06

AMISH COUNTRY

Holiday Inn York

07-08

WASHINGTON, D.C

Omni Shoreham Hotel

09

ROANOKE

Holiday Inn Tanglewood

10

CHEROKEE/ASHEVILLE

Brookstone Lodge

11

NASHVILLE

Guesthouse International

12

MEMPHIS

Sleep Inn Memphis

13-14

NEW ORLEANS

The Blake Hotel New Orleans

15

PENSACOLA

Hampton Inn Cordova Mall

16

ORLANDO

International Palms Resort I Drive


PRE & POST HOTELS

PRE / Manhattan Times Square POST / Deauville Miami Beach
For details refer to the online F.I.T. Tariff at our website.

IMPORTANT NOTE
This tour crosses the U.S./Canada border. Passengers should obtain relevant visas for both nations prior to travel where necessary.
• Welcome reception 
• Guided walking tour of Boston’s historic Freedom Trail 
• Travel through Vermont & New Hampshire & visit a quintessential New England town 
• Guided tour of Québec City 
• See Niagara Park’s Floral Clock with 16,000 flowers & Westminster Chimes 
• Tour Gettysburg National Military Park
• Visit to Amish Farmhouse & Museum
• Comprehensive city tour of Washington, D.C.
• See the Lincoln Memorial & “go back in time”
• Visit the Great Smoky Mountains
• Tour Nashville & 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 & gardens; Bellingrath
• Tour Kennedy Space Center

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