USA & Canada Express

An overland adventure through Canada and the USA. Visit New York, Niagara Falls, Quebec, Montreal, Washington, Boston and Acadia and Algonquin parks.

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Visit some of North America's most mind-blowing destinations

This overland adventure looping through Canada and the USA, features some of North America's most celebrated cities. Begin in pulsating New York before getting a taste of American history in Washington DC. Feel the roar of Niagara Falls, hike through Algonquin National Park and become a Francophile in Montreal and Quebec City. Travel south back over the border for a short stint in New England, seeing the best of Boston, feasting on seafood in Cape Cod and coming to rest in coastal Connecticut. Great parks, exciting cities, delicious regional cuisine and a whole lot of adventure - experience all this and more during 15 days of fun.

  • Catch a baseball or football game in Boston
  • Go whale-watching in Cape Cod
  • Hear the roar of Niagara Falls from both the US and Canadian sides
  • Practise French in Montreal
  • Take a bite out of the Big Apple
  • Talk politics in Washington DC
  • Try poutine in charming Quebec City
  • Watch sunset from a kayak in Acadia National Park

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    New York, United States
  • Finish:

    New York, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 13
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Camping (with facilities) (10 nts), Hostel (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Acadia National Park, Algonquin Provincial Park, Niagara Falls

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    882kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please note this trip departs on Saturdays from May 2013

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Day 1 New York

Arrive early to explore some of the delights of the 'Big Apple'. New York is one of the best cities in the world to ditch the guide book and just explore!

Days 2-3 Washington DC

Call into the historical city of Philadelphia before continuing to Washington DC. Take a stroll through this iconic city, admiring the world-changing White House, the massive Washington Monument and the elegant steps of Capitol Hill.

Day 4 Niagara Falls

Feel the mists of Niagra falls and get an up close look at this ecological marvel on an optional boat ride.

Day 5 Toronto

Cross the border into Canada and perhaps head to CN tower for views of the city or catch a Maple Leafs ice hockey game.

Day 6 Algonquin Provincial Park

Encompassing swamps, forests, cliffs and beaches, nature lovers will delight in the scenic charms of Algonquin Provincial Park. Take the opportunity for further exploration of this area by jumping in a canoe for a paddling adventure.

Days 7-8 Ottawa/Montreal

Venturing through pristine wilderness, reach Ottawa. A visit to the Canadian Museum of Civilization is recommended. Soak up the French atmosphere of Montreal, a unique Canadian city. Perhaps take a trip to the top of Mont Royal, explore the eclectic Plateau district or polish up on French-speaking skills.

Day 9 Quebec City

Journey into the heart of French Canada and explore cobbled alleyways in the walled historical area of Vieux Quebec. Stroll the Terrasse Dufferin (Dufferin Terrace) for beautiful views of the Saint Lawrence River and sample poutine, a delicious local dish of fries, topped with cheese curd and gravy.

Days 10-11 Acadia National Park

Back in the USA, see Acadia National Park's craggy mountains and wildlife-studded fields at their best with an optional sunset kayak tour, or slip into comfortable shoes and hit one of Acacia's hiking trails.

Day 12 Boston

A sporting mecca and the host of one very famous tea party, Boston is a city with some serious character.

Day 13 Cape Cod

Visit Plymouth and see where at all began at the site of the first pilgrims landing in America. In Cape Cod, take to the seas on an optional whale-watching boat trip or enjoy a seafood lunch and some saltwater taffy.

Day 14 Clinton

Call by Mystic, an old New England fishing village, and then continue on to Clinton for the night.

Day 15 New York

Broadway shows, Central Park and the Statue of Liberty – end the journey with some essential New York experiences.
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