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Trip Overview

Travel from Canada’s largest city to America’s Nations Capital on this 13-day journey. Travel by way of VIA Rail and Amtrak to visit several amazing and historic cities across Eastern Canada and the United States. Visit the majestic Niagara Falls, stop in Canada’s Capital of Ottawa, and enjoy the diverse culture of Montreal. From there you will head to the bright lights of New York City! After taking in all of the wonderful and fun of New York you will continue on to Philadelphia before ending in Washington, DC!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour in Toronto, Ottawa*, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.
  • Experience a full day at Niagara Falls and its attractions
  • Explore the heart of Montreal on a city tour**
  • New York City CityPASS®***
  • Visit the National Constitution Museum while in Philadelphia
  • Experience Washington, DC's iconic sights after sunset with the Monuments by Moonlight Tour
  • Admission to the Newseum, the International Spy Museum or the Crime Museum while in Washington D.C.

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way VIA Rail from Toronto to Ottawa and Ottawa to Montreal in Coach accommodations
  • One-way Amtrak® from Montreal to New York on the Adirondack®; New York to Philadelphia to Washington D.C. on the Northeast Regional in Coach accommodations
  • 12 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 5 meals included (4 Dinners and 1 Lunch)

*Hop-on/hop-off tour of Ottawa is seasonal from late April to mid-October. Admission to the Canadian Museum of History will be included in the off-season.

**Heart of Montreal tour operates daily late March to early November and on specific weekdays in the remaining months. Montreal Space for Life package with admission to Montreal Tower will be included during the off-season.

***New York CityPASS includes: Empire State Building Experience, American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Top of the Rock Observation Deck OR Guggenheim Museum, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island OR Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and 9/11 Memorial & Museum OR Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN TORONTO
Welcome to Canada! Transfer on your own to your centrally-located hotel and start exploring the city. If you're interested in sampling some tasty, local cuisine, visit Maple Leaf Square, where you'll find many great restaurants. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 2 TORONTO
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing! Your hop-on/hop-off bus tour will feature top Toronto sights, such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, Toronto Harbourfront, Eaton Centre, and Chinatown. You can hop on and off at any location to scope it out at your own pace. Admission to the CN Tower is also included today, where you will enjoy stunning views of Toronto. This evening, enjoy your included dinner at a popular, local restaurant. (Overnight in Toronto) D

DAY 3 TORONTO > NIAGARA FALLS > TORONTO
Get ready to get up close and personal with one of the natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls! You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning and taken to the Falls for a full day of sightseeing. Highlights of your day include a meal overlooking the Falls, a boat tour on the ultimate Hornblower that brings you as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist. Also enjoy free time to explore Niagara-on-the-Lake, and a wine tasting and winery tour. After your full day of discovering all Niagara Falls has to offer, your bus will drop you back off at your hotel for a nice relaxing evening. The Hornblower is open seasonally from May to October, weather permitting. (Overnight in Toronto) L

DAY 4 TORONTO > OTTAWA
Take advantage of your last morning in Toronto before boarding VIA Rail's corridor service to Ottawa early this afternoon. Enjoy your relaxing train ride and take in the majestic scenery along the way. After your arrival in Ottawa, transfer on your own to your hotel, check in and then begin exploring the city. (Overnight in Ottawa)

DAY 5 OTTAWA > MONTREAL
Discover Ottawa on an exciting hop-on/hop-off tour. You will have the opportunity to see some of the city's hot spots, like Parliament Hill, the Prime Minister's Residence, Rideau Hall, ByWard Market, the National Gallery of Canada, and so much more! This evening, you'll transfer on your own to the VIA Rail station for your train east to Montreal. When you arrive, you can check into your centrally-located hotel and enjoy a good night's rest. The Ottawa hop-on/hop-off tour operates seasonally from late April to mid-October. A museum admission is offered during the off-season. (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 6 MONTREAL
Bienvenue a Montreal, the largest city in the province of Quebec. There is so much to see and do here! Your Heart of Montreal City Tour will give you the opportunity to fully explore Montreal and discover what makes this city so special.
Tour highlights include Old Montreal, the Olympic Stadium, Montreal Harbour, City Hall, Our Lady Queen of the World Cathedral, Golden Square Mile, and many more popular hot spots. Tonight, enjoy your included dinner at a popular local restaurant. The Heart of Montreal City Tour operates seasonally; Montreal Space for Life package with admission to Montreal Tower is included during the off-season. (Overnight in Montreal) D

DAY 7 MONTREAL > NEW YORK CITY
This morning, transfer on your own to the Amtrak® station in Montreal and board the Adirondack® for your trip into the United States and onward to New York City. Enjoy the lovely views as you venture through scenic New York State. Take this time to rest up for your exciting tour of the Big Apple tomorrow. You will arrive late this evening at New York's Penn Station and transfer on your own to your centrally-located hotel. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 8 NEW YORK CITY
Welcome to New York City, the first capital of America! Explore the Big Apple with your included CityPASS®, which gives you access to many of NYC's top attractions, including the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Top of the Rock, and the Guggenheim Museum. Your hop-on/hop-off tour bus pass will take you right to many famous landmarks, including Times Square, Battery Park, and the Brooklyn Bridge. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 9 NEW YORK CITY
Continue using your CityPASS and your hop-on/hop-off tour bus ticket to explore more of New York City! Head uptown to the Museum of Natural History. Stroll through the lovely Central Park or take the ferry out to Liberty Island for an up close and personal look at the Statue of Liberty. Tonight, you'll enjoy a real treat at The View Restaurant & Lounge, New York's only revolving restaurant, which offers stunning views of Times Square! (Overnight in New York City) D

DAY 10 NEW YORK CITY > PHILADELPHIA
This morning, wake up and transfer on your own to Penn Station for a short trip on the Northeast RegionalSM to the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia! After you arrive in Philly, enjoy a hop-on/hop-off tour of this fascinating and historic city. Stops include the Betsy Ross House, City Hall, Reading Terminal, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and many more. Your day also includes admission to the National Constitution Center, an interactive museum that features exhibits and theatrical performances about the nation's governing document, the Constitution. (Overnight in Philadelphia)

 

DAY 11 PHILADELPHIA > WASHINGTON, DC
This morning you will transfer on your own to the 30th Street Station and board Amtrak to Washington, DC! After your arrival at the picturesque Union Station, you will transfer on your own to your hotel. Drop off your bags and let the sightseeing begin! Your multi-day hop-on/hop-off trolley tour of the Nation's capital will include stops at The White House, the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, and many more great sites. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 12 WASHINGTON, DC
Continue to use your hop-on/hop-off trolley tour ticket to get around the city and explore any sites you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. Admission to one of the following top DC museums is included today. So, take your pick of the Newseum, the International Spy Museum, or the Crime Museum. All three of these are extremely fascinating, so no matter which one you choose, it is sure to be a remarkable experience! Tonight, board a trolley for your Monuments by Moonlight tour, an experience you will never forget. See famous monuments, like the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the WWII Memorial, by moonlight. Tonight, enjoy your included dinner at a popular local restaurant. (Overnight in Washington, DC) D

DAY 13 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN WASHINGTON, DC

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa, a 4 star hotel located in downtown Montreal, is within walking distance to the Bell Centre and Crescent Street and just a few minutes from the Casino and other major attractions. Our hotel in Montreal is proud to offer accommodations and amenities that make you feel at home, all in a fantastic Montreal location.

Renaissance Montreal Downtown

In the heart of downtown Montreal, steps from the iconic Place Ville Marie and the shopping hub of St. Catherine St, a design adventure awaits you. Featuring splendid rooms and a lobby inspired by local street art, this sophisticated hotel with its eclectic flair perfectly blends business with pleasure. Enjoy modern pan Asian cuisine in our refined restaurant,

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is located in downtown Montreal, just minutes away from shopping, nightlife and great restaurants.

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Reflecting the confidence, dignity and style of Canada's capital city, Fairmont Château Laurier stands as a testament to this dynamic, thriving city. Located next door to the Parliament Buildings, the landmark Fairmont Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa is a magnificent limestone edifice with turrets and masonry reminiscent of a French château. This luxury hotel in Ottawa enchants guests with its charm and stateliness.

Lord Elgin Hotel

One of the Ottawa’s finest hotels and ideally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa - directly across from Confederation Park and the National Arts Centre. You'll be steps away from the Rideau Canal, Ottawa Convention Centre, Parliament Buildings and the Ottawa Rideau Centre. Lord Elgin's Guestrooms reflect Ottawa's elegance. From the tall picture windows, bold tulip inspired artwork, to Biedermeier style luxury furnishings, you cannot help but feel pampered.

Eaton Chelsea Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, guests are within minutes of the city’s best theatre, shopping and attractions. You will never run out of things to do in a city that is home to more than 80 cultures. After a long day, unwind in an elegant Signature Club guest room.

Fairmont Royal York

Toronto’s landmark hotel, The Fairmont Royal York has everything you need for a memorable stay in Toronto – opulent surroundings, a knowledgeable Concierge team, fine dining, exercise facilities, plus so much more. We’re conveniently located across from Union Station at 100 Front Street West within the financial and entertainment districts.

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Located in the financial and entertainment districts, the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Sheraton Centre Toronto is connected to PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services. Shopping, theatre, world-class dining and Toronto. Experience utmost comfort and style in an urban setting.

Affinia Manhattan Hotel

Staying at the Affinia Manhattan puts New York City at your fingertips. Just steps from Penn Station and most subway lines, it’s easy to explore the city’s most exciting neighborhoods and attractions; Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and Fifth Avenue shopping. Or kick back and relax in your luxurious room. The comforts of technology await, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet.

Holiday Inn New York City Times Square

The brand New Holiday Inn New York City – Times Square is located in the heart of Midtown-Times Square, steps away from New York's best and most amazing attractions and shopping.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is an upscale moderate hotel that’s just completed a $160 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting space. The hotel is just steps from the excitement of the Broadway theatres, prestige of Carnegie Hall and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue - this location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer.

The Roosevelt Hotel

For a classic New York City hotel experience, none of the other hotels in New York City comes close to The Roosevelt Hotel. Opened in 1924 at the height of the Jazz Age, the "Grand Dame of Madison Avenue" continues to impress guests in its prime location at Madison Avenue and 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E Penns Landing

Our new hotel in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia is renovated with all the comforts of modern life in the birthplace of America.

Holiday Inn Express Midtown Philadelphia

Visit the Holiday Inn Express Midtown and surround yourself with a convenient, clean and comfortable atmosphere in downtown Philadelphia. The Midtown location is within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and unique boutiques. It takes minutes to walk to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where you can visit the nearby Reading Terminal Market for a quick lunch! This hotel is just a short walk to Philadelphia's historical sites; The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, National Constitution Center and Betsy Ross House.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Discover one of the premier hotels in Philadelphia when you stay at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. This hotel in Philadelphia commands a towering presence in the heart of America's original capital.

Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Plan your stay at the Courtyard Marriott Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol, with an ideal location, just one metro stop from Union Station - the transportation hub our National's capital.

Courtyard Washington Embassy Row

Elegant comforts and attentive service are found inside the Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, a prestigious hotel conveniently located in the inner circle of Washington, D.C.

The Mayflower Hotel (formerly Renaissance Mayflower Hotel)

The Mayflower Hotel has matchless classic elegance with an abundance of modern conveniences.

Phoenix Park Hotel

Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the luxury of Irish country estate in the heart of Washington, DC's Capitol Hill. With traditional oil paintings, opulent marble staircase and traditional décor. The Phoenix Park Hotel also embraces the charisma and magic of one of the most established dining and entertainment restaurants in the area, The Dubliner.

The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown

Located directly across from the Washington Convention Center, this Renaissance Downtown Washington, DC luxury hotel is ideal for experiencing the history and culture of the nation's capital.

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Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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