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2018 Itinerary

33 Day Itinerary (Vancouver > New York City)

  • Tour Code

    EPUK

  • Departure City

    Vancouver

  • Duration

    33 Day

  • Return City

    New York City

  • Day 1 Arrive Vancouver

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Vancouver International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
    Overnight Stay: Westin Bayshore

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Vancouver – Kamloops

    Make our way out of Vancouver following the fertile Fraser Valley. Pass an abundance of rural scenery and travel through lush countryside before reaching the peaks and valleys of the coastal mountain range. This afternoon arrive at your Kentucky style inn by the Thompson River.
    Overnight Stay: South Thompson Inn

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 Kamloops – Jasper

    Continue your journey into the soaring, rugged snow-capped mountains. Marvel at the beauty of the glaciers, lakes and forests sitting at the foot of these grand mountains. Pass the towering 3954 metre Mt. Robson before arriving into Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife. You're Invited: This evening we journey to the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner (Jasper Stables dinner is seasonal and may not be available on early and late season departures, enquire for details).
    Overnight Stay: Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 Icefields Parkway – Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Lake Louise

    Enjoy a guided walk through the stunning Maligne Canyon. Depart Jasper and travel along the breath-taking Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Enjoy breath-taking mountain scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. Make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, where you’ll climb aboard the mighty ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. Finish the day at the famous ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’, the beautiful Lake Louise where we will stay in one of the Rockies most stunning and historic properties.
    Overnight Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 Lake Louise – Banff

    Bid farewell to Lake Louise and make your way to Banff. See the glacier fed Emerald Lake and the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River. On arrival into Banff enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls.
    Two Night Stay: Elk + Avenue Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 6 Banff at Leisure

    This morning you will have breakfast with one of the best views Canada has to offer. Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views and enjoy a sumptuous buffet. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions. Why not discover more of all that this beautiful town has to offer.

    Discover More: Partake in an enjoyable outback dinner and wagon ride, special opportunity to spend time with magnificent wolfdogs, take a breath taking helicopter flight over inspiring mountain scenery, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 7 Banff – Sun Peaks

    Make our way out of the beautiful Banff National Park, travelling through Alberta and into British Columbia. Enjoy glimpses of the soaring mountains as you make your way through the three spectacular national parks of Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Late this afternoon we arrive into the ski resort town of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: This evening our highlight dinner experience involves an authentic Fur Traders presentation and feast.
    Overnight Stay: Cahilty Hotel & Suites

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 Sun Peaks – Whistler

    Today we travel along the scenic Duffy Lake Road and through the historic farming village of Pemberton to the charming alpine resort of Whistler. This evening you are free to explore the village's cobbled pathways and plazas.
    Overnight Stay: Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites

    Discover More: Undertake a bear viewing tour with a local expert (seasonal option) or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 9 Georgia Strait – Victoria

    Travel along the Sea to Sky Highway following the rugged coastline with views of Horseshoe Bay on your right and forested parks and mountains on your left. Stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before boarding the BC ferry and cruising through the Georgia Strait to Nanaimo. Drive south along Vancouver Island to Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city.
    Two Night Stay: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

     Discover More: Culinary dinner tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 10 Victoria Sightseeing – Butchart Gardens

    This morning visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showplace of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. Afterwards enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Beacon Hill and residential areas.

    Discover More: Discover Victoria tour, or go whale watching (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 11 Victoria – Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Transfer to the BC ferry and cross the Georgia Strait. Head to Vancouver’s Canada Place Pier to board your cruise ship. Check into your comfortable Outside Stateroom (upgrade to Balcony Stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Holland America Cruise Ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 12 Cruising the Inside Passage

    Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the world’s most spectacular waterways passing forests of spruce and hemlock, mountains, islands and inlets.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 13 Tracy Arm Fjord – Juneau

    This morning we cruise into the spectacular Tracy Arm, a narrow 56 kilometre long fjord which is one of Alaska’s most dramatic glacier settings. The panorama of 7,000-foot mountain peaks and nearly vertical rock cliffs is astounding. In the afternoon arrive into Alaska’s scenic capital city, Juneau, perched in a beautiful setting at the foot of Mount Roberts.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 14 Skagway

    Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was an untamed town controlled by organised criminals. Today the town retains its gold rush character and its colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. For a truly memorable excursion, take an optional ride on the narrow gauge White Pass and Yukon Railroad (shore excursions are at own expense).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 15 Glacier Bay National Park

    Early this morning your cruise ship enters the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park, where thirteen spectacular glaciers flow from surrounding mountains into the waters of the bay. A National Park Service Ranger will help you spot wildlife, while pointing out sights and explaining glacial activity. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to see a pinnacle of ice ‘calve’ or break away from the face of the glacier, and with a thunderous boom land in the bay.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 16 Ketchikan

    Welcome to the salmon capital of the world! Part of the town is built along a steep hillside and part is built on pilings over the water, where bald eagles watch from waterside perches. Rich native history and an outstanding collection of totem poles makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 17 The Inside Passage

    Today is a day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck with a drink and watch unmatched scenery glide by as you travel south through the Inside Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 18 Vancouver – Boston

    Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver Airport to board your flight to Boston (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 12:30pm).
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 19 Boston Sightseeing

    This morning is free for you to explore Boston. In the afternoon we are joined by a local guide for a walk along the Freedom Trail. Follow this journey through history which tells stories of the American Revolution which began in Boston. Visit the interesting sights of Boston Common, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner.

    Discover More: A fun way to uncover more of Boston is by taking a unique Boston Duck Tour, or see all that the city has to offer on an informative Old Town Trolley tour and cruise (additional cost).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 20 Boston – New England – Montreal

    Travel through the states of Vermont and New Hampshire, passing through small villages and the picturesque White Mountains, which come alive during the autumn foliage. Pass into Canada and the French-Canadian province of Quebec. We continue our journey to the quintessentially French city of Montreal. Montreal is a slice of old Europe mixed with contemporary design, where rich history and culture meet chic modernism. A simple stroll can lead you past 18th Century facades of old Montreal in one step and glittering skyscrapers and modern sculpture in the next.
    Two Night Stay: Marriott Chateau Champlain or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 21 Montreal Sightseeing

    Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, viewing the Olympic Complex, Notre Dame Cathedral, an intricate and historical basilica built in gothic style, then soak up the fantastic views of the city skyline from the parklands of Mt. Royal. This afternoon is at leisure to explore this historic and vibrant city.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 22 Montreal – Quebec City

    Continue along the picturesque St. Lawrence River and follow the scenic “Chemin du Roy” (King’s Road), the oldest roadway in Canada before arriving at a traditional Quebecois Sugar Shack. You’re Invited: Enjoy French Canadian country charm and hospitality and learn how to make maple candy, then partake in a delicious French Canadian lunch that showcases the local country cuisine. Visit Deschambault, a quaint village along the St Lawrence River, then follow the historic “New France Route” to Quebec City, the UNESCO World Heritage Site spectacularly perched atop Cap Diamant. French is the primary language in this unique city, founded in 1608 as a trading post. Arrive into Quebec City in the afternoon and meet our local guide for a tour of The Plains of Abraham, the Citadel and Parliament buildings. You will then embark on a walking tour within the walls of the Vieux Carré (Old City) and visit Lower Town. This is truly a remarkable city, every building in Old Quebec tells a story and every square exudes the spirit of New France with a history dating back many hundreds of years.
    Two Night Stay: Clarendon Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 23 Quebec City

    Spend the day exploring the quaint streets, ancient buildings and getting to know the local food and people.

    Discover More: Savour the local cuisine while uncovering local gems on a gastronomic walking tour, or take a spectacular helicopter flight over the city and picturesque countryside (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 24 Quebec City – Ottawa

    Leaving old-world Quebec behind, we drive through rolling countryside following the St. Lawrence River to Canada’s national capital, Ottawa. You’re Invited: Travel to a First Nations camp on Victoria Island where you will partake in an informative tour of the Native village, then witness a vibrant and interactive performance of traditional styles of Pow Wow dancing.
    Overnight Stay: The Westin Ottawa

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 25 Ottawa Sightseeing – Toronto

    This morning our local guide joins us for a tour of Ottawa, famous for its stately boulevards, imposing buildings and tulip filled gardens during spring. See the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the National Gallery. We view the residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Rideau Canal. Travel through the beautiful Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River and along the shores of Lake Ontario to Toronto.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 26 Toronto

    Start the day with a journey to the top of CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in the Americas, for some spectacular views over Toronto. Travel up University Avenue to take in the sights of Ontario’s Parliament Buildings, Queen’s Park and museum row. Visit Canada’s majestic castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. Enjoy a tour of the castle and free time to explore the magnificent gardens. The afternoon is free for you to explore this modern city.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 27 Toronto – Niagara Falls

    Visit the historic and beautifully preserved village of Niagara-on-the-Lake before continuing our journey to one of the most spectacular natural sights of North America, Niagara Falls. A highlight today is a thrilling cruise which takes you through churning waters past the American and Bridal Veil Falls and into the inside curve of Horseshoe Falls. Get up close to one of the most incredible waterfalls in the world and feel the mist washing over you on this magnificent cruise. Afterwards enjoy some free time or take an optional helicopter ride over the falls.
    Overnight Stay: DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa

    Discover More: Experience a spectacular helicopter flight over the falls (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 28 Niagara Falls – Lancaster

    This morning we cross the border into the United States and journey through the countryside of Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Mountains. Make our way to the quaint and attractive Lancaster County, home to the religious Amish and Mennonite communities who are known for their simple and traditional lives largely void of modern conveniences. This evening savour an authentic, homemade Amish feast prepared in the traditional ways.
    Overnight Stay: The Inn at Leola Village or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 29 Lancaster – Washington D.C.

    You’re Invited: Experience the way of the Amish on a tour through a local village. We are joined by a local guide for a tour around the Amish countryside to learn about the culture, faith and traditional way of life. Continue to the world’s most powerful capital, Washington D.C. home to some of the nation’s finest national treasures.
    Two Night Stay: Renaissance Dupont Circle

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 30 Washington D.C. Sightseeing

    Enjoy a city tour viewing such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the John F. Kennedy Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums or historic & cultural sights.

    Discover More: Discover some of America’s most famous sights and monuments by night (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 31 Washington D.C. – New York

    Leaving the city we travel north to Philadelphia, the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ and the birthplace of a nation. You will have free time to explore the Independence Mall area on your own and see the award-winning National Constitution Centre or the Liberty Bell. Continue our journey to the exciting and vibrant New York City. A visit to the bustling and iconic “Big Apple” is a must on any trip to the USA and this thriving city will no doubt live up to its reputation. Wonder at the concrete metropolis of sky scrapers, shops, bars, restaurants, boutiques, iconic and historic sights mixed with the style and culture of the people as you soak up the New York atmosphere.
    Two Night Stay: New York Hilton Midtown

    Discover More: Board the elegantly appointed Bateaux New York and cruise down the Hudson River while enjoying dinner (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 32 New York Sightseeing

    Discover New York City at your own pace with an included Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour. Your ticket will allow you to explore over 50 stops throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, from The United Nations to Times Square, from Harlem to Battery Park.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 33 Depart New York

    Transfer to New York International Airport to board your homeward flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

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