Day 5 Bar Harbor - Portland - Bethel
We head through Maine to Portland, a historic seacoast town, for time to explore and take lunch at leisure. You may like to take this opportunity to board a boat for a narrated cruise through Casco Bay, home to lighthouses and forts, seals and seabirds. We then head inland to Bethel and stay at the Bethel Inn (3T). Please note: 2018 departures will stay in Meredith at the Inn at Mill Falls (3T).
Day 6 White Mountains
Spend today on our journey along roads that wind through the spectacular White Mountains. First stop is Cannon Mountain where you will take the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway for incredible views of the surrounding scenery, before finding civilisation again in the town of North Conway, home to nearly one hundred stores, fine art galleries and factory outlets. We return to our hotel.
Day 1 London - Boston
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and a direct, scheduled Virgin Atlantic flight to Boston Logan Airport. On arrival we transfer to the Boston Sheraton Hotel (4T), with the rest of the day at leisure to relax or explore the fashionable district of Back Bay.
Day 2 Boston
A guided tour takes us to Boston’s historic sites and architecturally important neighbourhoods this morning. We explore trendy Back Bay, historical Copley Square and charming Beacon Hill; and travel along the Freedom Trail to discover some of the moments that shaped the American Revolution, including the rebellious Boston Tea Party which roused the colonies into action. We also see the house of Paul Revere, who alerted the Lexington Minutemen of the imminent arrival of the British in 1775, and visit the Old North Church where lanterns were lit on Revere’s signal, igniting the Revolution. Your afternoon is free to explore or join an optional excursion to see more of Boston, including Harvard Square, the Mapparium and the JFK Library and Museum.
Day 3 Boston - Ogunquit - Bar Harbor
Depart the city of Boston for the Maine coast, where we walk the Marginal Way, a mile-long, paved footpath along Maine’s beautiful coastline from Ogunquit to Perkins Cove, a safe harbour for the town’s fishing boats and home to seafood restaurants, lobster shacks and quaint shops. We continue to the coastal town of Bar Harbor, and check in to the Holiday Inn Bar Harbor Regency (4T) for two nights.
Day 4 Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor
We spend our morning discovering one of America’s oldest and most beautiful national parks. Acadia National Park covers much of Mount Desert Island and is the first spot that sunlight hits America each morning. We travel along the Loop Road to view Frenchman Bay Overlook, Sand Beach, Jordan Pond House and Mount Cadillac, the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast. The stunning, rugged and forested landscape is home to an abundance of plant life and wildlife which includes moose, bear, raccoons, bald eagles and peregrine falcons. We return to Bar Harbor to spend the rest of the day exploring this picturesque town.
Day 7 Bethel - Montréal
An early start today as we head across the Canadian border into the province of Québec. On arrival in Montréal, there will be time to purchase lunch before an afternoon sightseeing tour that includes Old Montréal and Mount Royal Park, the city’s highest point with fantastic views of the city. Starting as a mission colony of just 50 settlers, it has grown into a prominent city with three million citizens and a multitude of cultures; however the French roots and British influences still shine through as you explore this fascinating metropolis. Afterwards, we check in to Le Meridien Versailles (4T) for a two-night stay.
Day 8 Québec City
We enjoy a full-day excursion to Québec City. The perfectly-preserved, fortified Old Town offers plenty to see, with houses of English and French origin, soaring church spires and the beautiful Place Royale, and the luxury Château Frontenac hotel which has welcomed many famous guests including Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt during the important Québec Conferences of World War II. There will be time to explore at leisure before we return to Montréal.
Day 9 Montréal - Ottawa - Toronto
We depart for Ottawa, to take a short orientation tour of the vibrant capital that has some of the world’s most impressive parliament buildings. Enjoy lunch at leisure before we travel along the 1,000 Islands Parkway to the city of Toronto located on the shores of Lake Ontario. On arrival we check in to the Chelsea Hotel Toronto (3T) for two nights.
Day 10 Toronto
This morning, a local guide takes us on a morning orientation tour of Toronto. The city has a fine mix of museums and architecture that can only show some of the many cultures that have shaped it - with more than 140 languages spoken by a population of about 2.8 million people, it has grown quickly in the last 225 years and is considered one of the most liveable urban places in the world. Amongst the gleaming skyscrapers is the 553m CN Tower, and there is an optional excursion to ascend this great landmark during your free afternoon, for views that can go on for over 100 miles.
Day 11 Toronto - Niagara Falls - Syracuse
Spend this morning at the mighty Niagara Falls - take a walk along the banks and experience the incredible sound of 750,000 gallons of water pouring over Horseshoe Falls. Optional excursions allow you to enjoy this phenomenal attraction from a boat, a small plane or helicopter. This afternoon we head back across the US border and on to the Genesee Grande (4T) in the city of Syracuse.
Day 12 Syracuse - New York
Today’s journey continues through New York State to New York City, where we check in to the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel New York Times Square West (4T), for a two-night stay just steps away from the Broadway theatre district. This evening you have the chance to take in the atmosphere of New York at night with an optional excursion in Greenwich Village and a tour of Manhattan Island, including the lights of Times Square.
Day 13 New York
This morning’s tour of New York takes in sights such as Central Park, Rockefeller Plaza, Times Square, 5th Avenue, Broadway, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Chinatown, the Financial District. Conclude at the poignant National 9/11 Memorial & Museum - the renowned site documenting and remembering the events on that day. The rest of the day is free to explore this iconic city, which played such a huge role in American history. You may like to take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, or view Manhattan from the skies by helicopter, on an optional excursion.
Day 14 New York - In flight
Time to explore further or take an optional excursion to Harlem. Later, we transfer to New York’s JFK Airport for a direct, scheduled Virgin Atlantic flight to London.
Day 15 London
Arrive at London Heathrow Airport where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.