New England & Canada in the Fall

Overview

New England & Canada in the Fall

Explore Boston, Cape Cod, Salem, New Hampshire, Vermont, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City and Toronto on this exciting 11 night escorted tour.

What's Included:

  • Return flights from Bristol
  • 10 nights room only in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage

Holiday Highlights:

  • Prime hotel location in Boston
  • Boston, including the Freedom Trail and Quincy Market
  • Explore coastal Salem - home of the infamous Witch Trials
  • Explore Franconia Notch State Park in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
  • Drive along the Kancamagus Highway to witness the splendid fall foliage
  • Free time in typical New England towns such as North Conway and Stowe
  • Visit Montpellier, Vermont’s capital and the smallest state capital in the USA
  • Visit Morse Maple Farm
  • Enjoy the scenery and four contrasting cities on Canada’s Maple Leaf Trail
  • Explore French-influenced Montreal
  • Quebec City, the only walled city in North America
  • Visit Ottawa, Canada’s elegant capital
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the famous Niagara Falls
  • Tour of Toronto, Canada’s premier city

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Boston

Depart on your flight to Boston in Massachusetts today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel in downtown Boston.

Day 2: Boston

Today you'll discover the city that is known the world over for the political protest over the Tea Act of 1773, the Boston Tea Party. Your morning is spent following parts of the famous Freedom Trail to the Granary Burial Ground. You'll see Beacon Hill, Quincy Market and the home of Harvard University, Cambridge, too.

Day 3: Boston - Cape Cod

You can see more of Boston at your own pace today. However, if you'd like to join an organised excursion, you've the option to visit beautiful Cape Cod.

Day 4: Salem - New Hampshire

We're going to head north into New Hampshire today, but not before a guided walk through Salem, location of the Salem witch trials of 1692. A local expert will bring to life this dark period of history, when more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft and innocent lives were lost. During October, Salem hosts one of America's biggest Halloween celebrations, so there will be lots going on if you visit at this time. Later we'll drive along the scenic Kancamagus Highway. Known as 'the Kanc', this beautiful stretch of road is one of the best places from which to see New England's exceptional fall foliage. You'll be amazed by the sheer scale of the spectacle as you take in views of towering mountains, hillsides and valleys swathed in a kaleidoscope of blazing colours. We're going to spend the night in North Conway, a village nestled amongst the White Mountains.

Day 5: Vermont

You've plenty of opportunities to soak up New England's glorious scenery today on a leisurely drive through the White Mountains and Franconia Notch State Park. When we reach Vermont, we'll make a short visit to Montpelier, the smallest state capital in the USA. We're going to visit Morse Maple Farm to see how maple syrup is produced, and if you wish, there's also time to visit the impressive Vermont State House. Later, we'll drive to Stowe for an overnight stay​.

Day 6: Montreal

A journey by road takes us through the beautiful Vermont countryside to the Canadian border and on to Montreal. This bilingual city occupies an island at the junction of the St Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers and has a real cosmopolitan feel. On arrival, a sightseeing tour will introduce us to the cobbled streets and 17th century buildings of Old Montreal. We'll also step inside the city's most famous landmark, Notre-Dame Basilica, to admire its incredible décor of carved wood, sculptures and stained-glass windows. The city boasts a great selection of fine restaurants and open-air cafés, which are easily accessible from your hotel. Or, if you fancy a spot of retail therapy, take a stroll along Catherine Street to discover well-known stores and upmarket boutiques.

Day 7: Quebec City

You're heading off to Quebec City today, the heart of French Canada and the country's only walled city. Standing on the St Lawrence River, it is an enticing blend of winding cobbled streets, ancient churches, Norman-style houses, stone buildings and public squares. Your tour will introduce famous sights including the magnificent Château Frontenac, which towers over everything, the Citadel and Plains of Abraham. If you want to take a stroll, the clifftop boardwalk offers spectacular views across the river.

Day 8: Ottawa

Our destination today is Canada's capital city Ottawa, where we'll take a tour to tick off the sights. Located on the Rideau Canal, its main attractions include the Parliament Buildings and the grand Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel. At the heart of the city, the historic ByWard Market is full of shops, stalls, boutiques and restaurants – a fabulous place to grab a bite to eat. We'll stay in the city overnight to give you plenty of time to explore.

Day 9: Toronto

This morning we're going to travel to Toronto and discover its highlights on a sightseeing tour. The 1,815ft high CN Tower dominates the skyline and is one of the world's tallest free-standing structures. If you wish you can ascend the tower for spectacular far-reaching views.

Day 10: Niagara Falls

Today you'll experience one of Canada's most iconic natural wonders as you head to the awesome Niagara Falls. The falls are a breathtaking sight no matter how you view them, but the chance to fly over them on an optional helicopter ride is hard to beat. As we head back to the hotel, we've time to stop in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, overlooking Lake Ontario. This is often described as one of the 'loveliest towns in Canada', so see if you agree. ​

Day 11: Toronto - UK

Enjoy a little more free time to explore this fascinating city. Perhaps head to the Distillery District to browse the Victorian warehouses converted into galleries, studios and boutiques. You could even enjoy brunch in one of the lively cafés before we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Day 12: UK

You'll arrive back in the UK today.

Hand Picked By

Clare Hughes

I’ve been fortunate enough to experience many escorted tours so I know what the perfect ingredients are to create the perfect itinerary. I know that your trip with Travelsphere will be planned to perfection, with many excursions included and opportunities to experience local culture and cuisine; they also give you an opportunity to explore for yourselves. Travelsphere takes customers to all corners of the Globe; not only does the Tour Manager enhance the experience, the use of Local Guides really brings the destinations to life.

Clare Hughes

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departure dates September 2020 - October 2020
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 11 nights
  • Departure Airport: Bristol
  • Guide Price: From £2,648pp
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