Get the most out of your trip to United States East Coast by also combining a visit to Canada for your tour. This holiday package covers the United States cities of New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Corning, Niagara and Boston, and the Canadian cities of Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec. You also get to enjoy high flexibility with this package, as it excludes all meals and admission charges.
Upon arrival at New York airport, our local representative will meet and welcome you.
Iconic New York
Start your tour with a visit to Wall Street where the New York Stock Exchange is located at. You will also see the Old City Hall and Charging Bull sculpture. Continue on to One World Trade Center where a panoramic city view awaits, before viewing the city from a different perspective by joining the Liberty Cruise. The relaxing ride through New York Harbor will showcase Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island. The other iconic New York sights you will visit are USS Intrepid, United Nations, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and Times Square where you have a chance to explore Ripleys Believe It or Not!.
En route to Washington, stop by Philadelphia and visit the Independence Hall where George Washington was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and Declaration of Independence was adopted, and Liberty Bell Center which is a symbol of freedom. Upon arrival at Washington, proceed to visit Washington’s landmarks; Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Capitol Building, Madame Tussauds President Wax Museum, White House, Lincoln Memorial; before taking the DC Harbor Cruise through Potomac River and view The Pentagon, headquarters of the country’s Department of Defense.
En route to Niagara, pop by the Corning Museum of Glass at Corning where you will have the opportunity to see a Hot Glass Show. Upon arrival at Niagara, be introduced to the history and lore of Niagara Falls, the collective name for the 3 waterfalls that straddle the border between US and Canada, in the Legends of Niagara Falls movie.
See the falls explored on screen in Legends of Niagara Falls at IMAX Theatre, before taking the famous Hornblower Niagara Falls Cruise which will bring you into the heart of the falls. Have lunch with a spectacular view from the top at Skylon Tower. Head to Toronto where you will enjoy a Toronto City Cruise on Lake Ontario then experience the first glass floor in the world at CN Tower. The other popular Toronto sights you will see are Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Toronto City Hall and Toronto Chinatown.
Proceed to Kingston where Thousand Islands is located at. Join the Thousand Islands Cruise as it brings you to explore St. Lawrence River, Thousand Islands and the beautiful surrounding scenery. Continue on to Ottawa, capital of Canada, to see the Parliament buildings and Centennial Flame, as well as enjoy photo-taking and lunch at your own leisure. End the day at Montreal where you will visit the imposing Saint Joseph’s Oratory and Montreal Chinatown.
Get a comprehensive understanding of the French- speaking Quebec by joining the Old Town Quebec In- depth Walking Tour and enjoying an authentic French meal at one of the most famous restaurants in the city. En route to Boston, stop by the Canadian Duty-free Shop where you can purchase local products such as ice wine, maple syrup and smoked salmon. Upon arrival at Boston, you will have the chance to enjoy a lobster dinner.
Take a visit of Harvard University, US’ first institution of higher education, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, more famously known as MIT. You will see Trinity Church Boston, before taking the Boston Harbor Cruise to learn the history of the Boston waterfronts and see the beauty of Boston Harbor. Continue on to Quincy Market, Boston’s historic market where you will find local specialties and souvenirs to bring home. Take departure transfer to Boston or New York airport for homebound flight.
Statue of Liberty
New York and Philadelphia have a humidsubtropical climate, with New York’s average temperature being 12.85 °C and annual rainfall 1174 mm, and Philadelphia’stemperature 13.25 °C and rainfall 1053 mm.
Washington’s climate is dry-summer subtropical, with temperature of 13.15 °C and rainfall 1036 mm, while Boston has a hot summer continental climate, with temperature of 10.75 °C and rainfall 1111 mm.
Corning, Niagara, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec have a warm summer continental climate. Corning has an average temperature of 6.45 °C and annual rainfall of 948 mm, while Niagara’s temperature is 8.65 °C and rainfall 887 mm. Toronto’s temperature is 8.3 °C and rainfall 785 mm, Kingston’s temperature is 6.9 °C and rainfall 925 mm, Ottawa’s temperature is 6.0 °C and rainfall 868 mm, Montreal’s temperature is 6.4 °C and rainfall 975 mm and Quebec’s temperature is 4.8 °C and rainfall 1101 mm.
The seasons in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Niagara, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec and Boston are as follow:
- Spring – March to May are months when the cities enjoy cool and mild weather which is good for walking around. Washington’s National Cherry Blossom Festival usually takes place in March. This maple harvesting season also allows you the opportunity to be invited by Quebec’s maple sugar shacks to watch as the maple sap is boiled into syrup and other tasty treats.
- Summer – June to August is the peak tourist season for New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Niagara, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec andBoston. This is the best time to see Central Park at its most vibrant; flowers are in full bloom and people are sunbathing, walking and enjoying horse carriage rides.
- Autumn – September to November bring about the colors of autumn, and in New York city, Central Park is a popular spot to enjoy the fall foliage. When visiting Niagara, it is recommended to prepare clothing that can be layered because temperatures can be unpredictable.
- Winter – New York is covered in snow from December to January, Washington from January to February, Philadelphia, Niagara, Toronto, Kingston and Boston from December to March, while Ottawa, Montreal and Quebecfrom November to March. During winter, Niagara Falls may freeze and the cold will be sharp due to the wind-chill. The Canadian cities also experience biting winds and snow. Sidewalks will be icy, so it is recommended to have proper footwear.