Drive a combination of two countries in this North American cocktail of iconic cities, blended with beautiful scenery and topped off with some good old Americana. New York, New York is our start and end point followed by the contrasting quaintness of New England. Enter French speaking Canada and the beautiful Québec City and cosmopolitan Montréal. Toronto and Niagara Falls are next before returning to the USA with a visit to Gettysburg, the most famous Civil War battleground. The capital Washington DC is of course on the menu, as well as Philadelphia where the nation’s Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.
• 14 nights’ accommodation
• Car hire (Intermediate car, fully inclusive package) from Day 3
• A personalised Roadbook containing essential travel information, hotel vouchers and customised day-by-day route maps.
Day 1 – New York
On arrival in New York transfer independently to your hotel. It is recommended that you do not pick up your car until Day 3, as parking can be expensive in New York City. Overnight New York.
Day 2 – New York
A full day is yours to explore this exciting city filled with people, famous sights and skyscrapers. See the Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Rockefeller Centre, the Empire State Building, the United Nations and much more. Overnight New York.
Day 3 – New York to Cape Cod (440 km)
Collect your car this morning and drive east through the coastal towns and villages bordering London Island Sound and pass through Connecticut and Rhode Island en route to the rustic charm of Cape Cod. Overnight Cape Cod.
Day 4 – Cape Cod to Boston (130 km)
The heritage of colonial America is revealed today as you visit cities founded by the Pilgrims and the Puritans. In Boston, you can visit the haunts of the revolutionary patriots who stoked the fires of democracy throughout the Colonies. Overnight Boston.
Day 5 – Boston to Bar Harbor (550 km)
Driving north along the Eastern Coastline, pass through Salem – the site of the most infamous witch trials in the United States – and the historic port city of Portland, Maine. Continue to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Overnight Bar Harbor
Day 6 – Bar Harbor to Québec City (480 km)
Journey across the Appalachian Mountains and past Moosehead Lake before crossing the border into the French-speaking Province of Québec. Travel through rolling countryside toward Québec City. Overnight Québec City.
Day 7 – Québec City to Montréal (260 km)
Enjoy some time in the romantically medieval Québec City before driving to the chic Montréal. Overnight Montréal.
Day 8 – Montréal to Ottawa (198 km)
Today drive to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. Overnight Ottawa.
Day 9 – Ottawa to Toronto (440 km)
Drive to Toronto and enjoy time in this thriving city. Ensure you pay a visit to the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest free standing structures. Overnight Toronto.
Day 10 – Toronto to Niagara Falls (141 km)
Continue to Niagara Falls and enjoy the thundering Falls. Why not take a boat cruise to see the Falls up close? Overnight Niagara Falls.
Day 11 – Niagara Falls to Gettysburg (562 km)
Enjoy the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York en route to the state of Pennsylvania. Continue to the most famous Civil War battleground, Gettysburg. Overnight Gettysburg.
Day 12 – Gettysburg to Williamsburg (426 km)
The dramatic Blue Ridge Mountains are contrasted by the rolling green Shenandoah Valley. Follow the crest of the mountains to Charlottesville, home to multiple US presidents including Thomas Jefferson. Pass through the state capital of Richmond as you drive eastward into Williamsburg. Overnight Williamsburg.
Day 13 – Williamsburg to Washington, D.C. (280 km)
Explore the grounds of Colonial Williamsburg, faithfully restored to create an accurate impression of the 18th-century Virginia capital. Then enjoy the verdant landscape of the Old Dominion as you drive north to the nation’s capital Washington, D.C. Overnight Washington.
Day 14 – Washington, D.C.
A full day to explore the monuments and museums of this grand city. The views from the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and Capitol Hill provide unforgettable images of the city. Overnight Washington.
Day 15 – Washington to New York - end of tour (390 km)
Visit Independence Park in Philadelphia on your return to New York. On arrival in New York your tour comes to an end as you return your hire car.Want to alter anything?
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