Fall Colours of New England and Canada
See the sensational Fall colours, plunging Niagara and some of North America's greatest cities as we journey from glittering Manhattan to Toronto's 'Maple Leaf Trail' and Quebec, and from stunning Vermont to coastal Maine and Boston. Join us to discover North America at its stunning autumnal best.
- Enjoy time in mesmerising New York City
- Spend two nights in the shadow of Niagara Falls
- Visit pretty Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Enjoy a short stay in sparkling, waterfront Toronto
- Historic university seat Kingston is gateway to Thousand Islands
- Join the 'Maple Leaf Trail' to present-day capital Ottawa
- Stay in stylish, sophisticated Montreal
- Discover historic Quebec City, overlooking the mighty St Lawrence River
- Take in beautiful views on a 'Fall Foliage' drive through the stunning New England countryside
- Discover coastal Maine's Portland and Kennebunkport
- Explore historic, elegant Boston
- Follow the Pilgrims' footsteps at Plimoth Plantation
- Head to Cape Cod for a wonderful whale-watching cruise
- Complete the holiday with a visit to Newport, Rhode Island
- 14 nights' room-only accommodation in a series of good-quality hotels in Hasbrouck Heights (2 nights), Niagara Falls (2) Toronto (1), Ottawa (1), Montreal (2), Jay Peak (1), Bethel (1), Boston (2) and Hyannis (2)
- Return flights to New York
- Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
- Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
- Single rooms are available for a supplement
New England and Canada Fall Colours Touring Hotels
The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea/coffee making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.
Holiday Inn Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey (nights 1 to 2)
Across the Hudson River from Manhattan, this popular hotel has a choice of restaurants including a steak house, and also has a fitness centre. All rooms are spacious, and have TV and coffee-makers.
Doubletree Niagara Falls (nights 3 to 4)
Just a short walk from the Falls, this friendly hotel offers a whole host of leisure amenities including an indoor swimming pool, a spa and a sauna, as well as restaurant and a coffee shop.
Eaton Chelsea, Toronto (night 5)
Centrally located in downtown, with the Eaton Centre and many of Toronto s popular entertainment venues and restaurants within walking distance, this bustling hotel offers a choice of restaurants including a bistro, a food court and a popular pub. Other facilities include an indoor swimming pool with an outside terrace affording stunning city views.
Radisson Hotel Ottawa, Parliament Hill (night 6)
Less than a 10-minute walk from the grand Parliament Buildings, this contemporary hotel has a welcoming restaurant and a fitness centre. The guest rooms are modern, and offer tea- and coffee-making facilities and TV.
Sheraton Centre, Montreal (nights 7-8)
Centrally located just a few minutes walk from Rue St Catherine, the main shopping and dining street in Montreal, this hotel has a restaurant and a large, airy cafe/bar, as well as an indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool and a gym. All rooms are comfortable and very well-equipped.
Hotel Jay, Jay Peak (night 9)
Located in the mountains, with excellent views, this hotel has a swimming pool, a coffee shop and several restaurants and bars. Each room has a TV, a telephone and a coffee-maker.
Grand Summit Resort, Bethel (night 10)
This impressive hotel combines quality and service in an unequalled mountainside location near the Maine village of Bethel. In addition to its well-equipped guest rooms, this comfortable hotel has a restaurant, a mini-market and a pool area.
Element Boston Seaport, Boston (nights 11 to 12)
Located in the thriving Seaport district of Boston, and within walking distance of the busy harbour area and its restaurants, this sleek and modern hotel has an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a pretty courtyard area. Each room has a kitchenette and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Cape Codder Resort and Spa, Hyannis (nights 13 to 14)
This large complex has lots to offer, from deluxe bedrooms to a choice of four restaurants (some with live entertainment) and an indoor wave pool.
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in conveniently located, alternative hotels of a similar standard.
*Low deposit of £75 per person applies to new bookings made between 7th February and 31st March 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. The customary gratuity for a coach driver or Tour Manager is about $5 per person per day. It is normal to tip 15-20 per cent of the bill for a taxi or in a restaurant, and to leave a dollar or so per drink in a bar. Gratuities on board Holland America Line ships are not included in your holiday price, and are automatically charged at a cost of $11.50 per person per day.
Passports and visas
When travelling to the USA, British citizens require passports with an integrated chip (shown on the front by a small rectangular symbol beneath the word PASSPORT), valid beyond the return date from the USA. Visas are not normally required for entry, but visitors must apply for an ESTA online with US Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.cbp.gov/esta . The current charge is $14 for British Citizens. British subjects and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested should consult the US Embassy as a visa may be required. Note too that if you have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011, or have dual nationality with any of these countries, you do require a US visa and cannot travel on the Visa Waiver Program. Please note an ETA is not required for Canada.
Departure dates and fall colours
This tour covers a large distance, from New York and as far north as Ontario and Quebec in Canada, and so Fall foliage will naturally vary. On early departures, leaves are more likely to have turned in the northern areas covered, whereas on later dates it is the more southern areas that will be most notable, with leaf-fall having already occurred further north.
Please note there is a US$6 per person charge to cross the border from Canada to the USA. This is payable in cash at the border crossing and is not included in the tour price.
Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.
Sightseeing flights by helicopter are weight controlled and balanced. Please contact us if you wish to book a helicopter flight and your bodyweight exceeds 250lb. (In such cases, a seat may have to be left empty, and some companies may charge a premium.)
On your flight
All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.
You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Changes to your hotels
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
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