9 days from
- Trek Code:
- USA / Canada
- Budget Lodging
- Age Range:
- > Visit the Finger Lakes & Niagara Falls
- > Explore the sights of Toronto & Montreal
- > Hit the highlights on Boston's Freedom Trail
The best of Northeastern USA & Canada can now be enjoyed year-round. Head out of New York and get ready to hit the wineries of the Finger Lakes before experiencing the full force of Mother Nature at the legendary Niagara Falls. Get cultural in Montreal and extreme in Stowe, then travel to Boston to walk the famous Freedom Trail. You'll stay in city centre locations so you're never far away from all the action as you explore the stunning wonders of Northeastern USA. Hold on to your hats and keep your camera batteries charged!
- Tickle your taste buds on a Ben & Jerry's tour
- Relax in the Finger Lakes & nearby vineyards
- Sightseeing & culture in ultra-trendy Toronto
- Soak up the European atmosphere of Montreal
- Swimming & hiking in Stowe's great outdoors
- Boston's rich history along the Freedom Trail
- Behind the scenes tour of Harvard University
- Experience the mighty thunder of Niagara Falls
- Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
- Private transportation with free Wi-Fi (USA only)
- All accommodation - 5 hostel & 3 motel nights
We use a combination of hostels, hotels and cabins on the Northeastern BLT. Most cabins are multi-share rooms sleeping 4 to 6 people with shared facilities and hostel nights are arranged on a single sex multi-share dorm basis, subject to availability. Where possible we will keep the group together and try to accommodate couples; however twin rooms cannot be guaranteed. A sleeping bag is not required on this trip.
You can now check your email and update Facebook, Twitter and TrekAmerica Live while on the road with our wi-fi enabled vehicles. (Maximum 5 users at a time. Fair usage restrictions may apply. Only available in USA).
Our Northeastern BLT Trek Tips include all you need to know about this Trek. They contain all the trip details, plus information on everything from visas to spending money and what to pack.
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Our tours are aimed at young international travellers from around the world, aged 18 to 38, all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.
Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are food, drinks and optional activities. Take a moment to add up all the costs of doing it yourself, and it soon becomes clear that a TrekAmerica trip offers fantastic value for money!
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Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!
There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the most popular activities for this trip which can be arranged via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note all costs are subject to change. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.
- > Jet boat ride - Montreal CA$67
- > CN Tower - Toronto CA$32-$44
- > French cuisine - Montreal CA$varies
- > Maid of the Mist cruise - Niagara Falls US$15 (CAD$21 for Canadian side)
- > Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market - Boston US$FREE
- > Wine tasting - Finger Lakes region US$6-$30
- > Baseball game - Toronto from CA$25
- > Snowshoeing - Stowe (winter only) US$20
- > O'Noir restaurant in the dark - Montreal CA$35-$50
- > Skiing - Stowe (winter only) US$120-$150
- > Mountain biking, Stowe (summer only) US$40-$70
- > Ice Skating - Stowe (winter only) US$15
As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.
Day 1: New York Area & Finger Lakes
Departing the big city you make your way towards the Finger Lakes - we're pretty sure you're going to love it here! You'll find an abundance of vineyards and award-winning wines, you won't know where to start. This is a great introduction to New York State and perfect first day of the tour.
Accommodation: Motel included
Day 2: Niagara Falls & Toronto
First up today is the truly epic sight of Niagara Falls. Made up of three waterfalls this mighty natural wonder will blow you away at its sheer size. The noise it makes is pretty immense too, what it lacks in height it definitely makes up in volume! Bordering the USA and Canada, the best way to see the falls is to take the optional `Maid of the Mist' cruise - prepare to get wet as you get a truly awesome perspective of the falls up close and personal. Then it's time to travel cross Rainbow Bridge and into beautiful Canada.
Toronto is where all the trendy people are at, with high-fashion stores and cosy cafes on College and Queen Streets, there is no shortage of cool places to hang out. View the city from above with a trip to the top of the CN Tower and gaze across the beautiful Lake Ontario. Toronto is the city that everyone wants to be seen in and you'll find an eclectic mix of cultures here. You may even spot a celeb or two as they too can't get enough of this awesome city.
Accommodation: Hostel included
Day 3-4: Montreal
Expect a little European flair, as Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world (beaten only by Paris). Museums, galleries, eateries and clubs make up a cocktail of the best bits from both continents and we promise you you're definitely in for a good time here. Don't miss out on the `Underground City' including 30km devoted to all things retail, or an adventurous jet-boat ride on the river. Ever eaten your dinner in complete darkness? Well, now you can with a visit to O'Noir, a restaurant where you eat in the pitch black - make sure you don't wear your best clothes, it's sure to get messy.
Accommodation: Hostel included
Day 5-6: Stowe
If 'Chunky Monkey' and the 'Phish Food' mean something to you, then you're going to love Stowe as you enjoy an included tour of the one and only Ben & Jerry's ice-cream factory. During the winter, this 'Ski Capital of the East' puts on an incredible winter spread, but remains a highlight during summer months. With hiking, biking and swimming on offer, this really is an adventure lover's playground.
Accommodation: Motel included
Day 7-8: Boston
Head to Boston for a slice of history starting with a walk along the Freedom Trail and a stop at some of America's historical hotspots. But Boston's not all about the history, we've laid on a trip to Harvard University to see the brains of America hard at work. Sports lovers rejoice as Boston is famous for its baseball and football teams, so try and catch a game to experience the real America. A trip to Boston wouldn't be complete without a trip to the famous 'Cheers' bar for a cheeky beverage.
Accommodation: Hostel included
Day 9: New York Area
Head back towards the 'city that never sleeps', New York. For a storybook ending to an incredible trip, we highly recommend adding on a night or two to explore this incredible city. There's so much to see and do here, from a trip to the top of the Empire State Building, to a shopping spree along Fifth Avenue, the opportunities are endless. If you really don't know where to begin why not take a city tour with Urban Adventures?
This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.
Day 10-11: New York (NEW YEAR SPECIAL DEPARTURE ONLY)
Our 22nd Dec departures will spend 2 extra nights in New York at the end of the trip, finishing on 1st January. The extra nights will be in a centrally located hostel and the group will use public transport. (Please note this departure is only available for passengers aged 21 and over).
Please note the minimum age on the 22 Dec New Year Special departure is 21.
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- Pay your balance in instalments or in full 8 weeks before departure
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- You must have adequate travel insurance to join this trip. See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.
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For 8 or more travellers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic 'Trek' style of travel. Can't find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our traditional trips, or even create a bespoke itinerary. We will work with you to plan your adventure and with the benefit of our in depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your budgets and bucket lists!
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We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.
Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.
NEW YORK AREA - HILTON NEWARK AIRPORT (2016 departures)
The 4 star hotel offers free airport shuttle and many onsite amenities including fitness room, indoor pool, spa.
Twin share: per person per night Matched with another traveller of the same sex. Full room: per room per night Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.
TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.
We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.
Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on 0208 682 8920 or click below to request a flight quote by email.
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Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.
TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.
See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.
If you're spending extra nights in our gateway cities before or after your trip, then make the most of your time by pre-booking a unique city sightseeing tours or experience before you go.
- NEW YORK
- Choose from unique city tours led by local experts who are dedicated to taking you behind the scenes, flexible hop on hop off bus tours or a range of unique city experiences.
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