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Highlights of Eastern US & Canada

The best of North USA & Canada!

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Group Size: Max 54

Trip code: CTKN

Duration: 13 days

8 USA & Canada locations
Twin rooms
Bucket list adventures

Northern America and Canada are where it’s at! Get wet and wild at Niagara Falls, soak up the smarts at Harvard Uni, feast on poutine in Montreal, get down in Detroit’s jazz clubs and sup the local beers in Toronto’s micro-breweries. With more art, culture, food and nightlife than you’ve seen all year and a ready-made group of mates, this is 13 days of non-stop incredible.

Trip highlights

  • See Niagara Falls from its thundering base, on a river cruise
  • Visit Harvard University and walk Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail
  • Soak up the French-chic in Quebec’s walled city
  • Hang with the hipsters in Montreal
  • Go large in Toronto, where the nightlife’s off the scale
  • Tuck into some of the famous deep-pan pizza in Chicago
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What's included
  • 12 nights’ accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts & 4 dinners
  • Group leader
  • All on-trip transport (coach)
  • Time Out Market dinner
  • Freedom Trail
  • Harvard Tour
  • Walking tour of Quebec’s Old Quarter
  • Montreal Tour
  • Toronto tour
  • Niagara Falls cruise
  • Chicago Tour
  • Chicago deep-pan pizza
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • Some meals
  • Optional activities
  • Airport transfers
Further trip information

Day 1: Boston. Welcome to Beantown! Head to your starting hotel and meet your group. We’re heading to the famous Time Out Market tonight - don’t miss the lobster rolls!

Day 2: Boston. Soak up Boston’s rich history today on the Freedom Trail. Next up it’s a student-led tour of the one-and-only Harvard University. When the sun goes down, head to one of Southie’s atmospheric dive bars.

Day 3: Boston to Quebec City. Make tracks for Canada today through the Maine Wilderness (keep your eyes peeled for moose!). Our destination is Quebec, where we’ll arrive late, before making our way into town for a brew and a bite to eat.

Day 4: Quebec. Take a guided tour of Quebec’s beautiful walled city today. This afternoon check out the river boardwalk, Parisian style bistros and soaring churches. The nightlife is pretty lively here, so get ready to go large this evening!

Day 5: Quebec to Montreal. Travel on to Montreal. We’ll take a tour of some of the highlights, including Mt Royal for views to die for. Then explore the Old Town, kick back with a coffee, or try out your French with the locals.

Day 6: Montreal. Today’s yours to enjoy Montreal’s French-chic. Visit Clark St Mercantile for independent clothes shops, Little Burgundy for hip bakeries and the Latin Quarter this evening for speakeasy style bars. Pick up a bowl of poutine for the perfect post-beer snack.

Day 7: Montreal to Toronto via Rockport. Head to Toronto with a stop en route in Rockport, where we’ll take a cruise through the fairy-tale landscape of the Thousand Islands. See some of the highlights of Toronto when we get there, on a guided tour.  

Day 8: Toronto. Catch a baseball game, visit Gallery 44, join a brewery tour, or do some people-watching in Toronto Park. After dark, get the LOLs in with a comedy improv show then throw yourself into Toronto’s epic nightlife.

Day 9: Toronto to Niagara. Leave the city behind today and head for the best-known waterfall in the world! Experience the Falls’ thundering power close up with a boat cruise that takes us right to the base. Get ready to get a little wet while ticking this one off your bucket list!

Day 10: Niagara to Detroit. Head back over the border to Detroit. The home of Motown’s a great place to catch some live music, so pick up a set at one of the atmospheric jazz clubs tonight.

Day 11: Detroit to Chicago. Head to the ‘Windy City’ for sports, street-food and world-class public art. Take a city tour covering some of Chicago’s most important sporting and historic sights.  Tonight, we’ll head underground to a back-room blues club.

Day 12: Chicago. Head to Navy Pier, tuck into a Chicago-style hot dog, visit the 360 Observation Deck, hire a bike, or take in the city from the Riverwalk. Loosen your belt tonight – we’re going out for some of Chicago’s famous deep-pan pizza - yum!

Day 13: Trip end. Pack your bags and say goodbye to your new friends – your North American adventure has come to an end. See y’all again soon!

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Arrival information

Our trip kicks off in Boston on day 1. Arrive into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and make your way to your starting accommodation. There are no activities planned until this evening, so arrive at a time that suits you.

The trip ends on day 13 in Chicago. You can either make your way to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), choose to stay on longer in the city, or continue your travels around America.

Accommodation & meals

Accommodation

12 nights’ accommodation is included on this trip, with 10 nights in comfy hotels and 2 nights in hostels. Accommodation is on a twin-share basis. If you are travelling with a friend or partner, make sure you let us know so we can place you together.

Meals

10 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included on this trip. You’ll need to purchase the rest of your meals and snacks and drinks yourself. It’s a great opportunity to sample the varied local cuisine and to eat where and when you like.

Minimum age & eligibility

You’ll need to be a minimum of 18 years old to participate in this trip. This trip is designed for 18-39 year olds.

British passport holders can enter the USA for up to 90 days without a visa. You’ll need to apply online for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) though. You’ll need a separate ESTA for Canada as well (visa not required for British citizens).

If you’re under 21, you won’t be able to enter bars, clubs or other establishments where alcohol is served. It’s recommended that even if you are over 21, you always carry a valid form of ID.

Please note: Visa, passport and entry restrictions can be subject to change. Always check foreign travel advice before your trip. 

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Healthcare
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.

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