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Freedom + Falls

  • Code #XEB
  • 13 Days
Duration
13 Days
/12 Nights
Availability
May,2017-Sep,2018
Group Size
Max 50
Departure City: 
New York Area
Ends in: 
New York Area
Accommodation
Hotel

Trip Overview

Hit all the iconic cities on an incredible journey around eastern USA & Canada. Get your fix of history visiting Independence Hall, the capital's iconic monuments, and the famous Freedom Trail sites in Boston. Get multicultural in Toronto and Montreal, and taste your way around the region from deep-dish pizza to cheesy Canadian poutine. And if that's not enough, there's also the stunning Niagara Falls, for a dose of Mother Nature at her most impressive.

Included Highlights 
  • Chicago 'Bike Hike' tour led by a local guide
  • Niagara Falls 'Hornblower' cruise
  • A visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland
  • Iconic deep-dish pizza dinner in Chicago
  • City tour of Philadelphia - Liberty Bell, Reading Terminal Market & 'Rocky' steps
  • City tour of Toronto
  • Relive the revolution on Boston's historic Freedom Trail
  • Farewell group dinner in Boston
Treknical Details

Interests

Cities
Large Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 50
Budget Lodging
2 Nights
Hotel
10 Nights

Food & Meals

  • 12 breakfasts & 2 dinners included

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader and driver
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi on board

Essential Information

  • We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.
  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).

Resources

Freedom + Falls
Download Trek Tips
New York
Download City Guide

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from.

You will meet your tour leader and group at 18:00 hrs in the hotel lobby on day one. Full details will be sent with your final documentation. If you would like to book additional nights before your tour please request at the time of booking.

Today is an arrival day and at 18:00 hrs you'll meet your tour leader and the Trekkers who'll be your travel companions for the next 14 days. Before all the formalities and your first dinner as a group, make sure you go and explore the vibrant city streets of one of the world's most iconic cities. Grab a coffee over on the cool side of the bridge, Brooklyn; or simply marvel at all the lights and billboards in Times Square. With some of the most densely packed shopping, entertainment and nightlife districts in the USA, it's the city that just keeps on giving. There's a reason New York City is loved the world over and you're about to find out, so don't waste a second.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

Meals paid locally

Optional Activities

Century 21 department store FREE
East River & Hudson River Waterfront Parks FREE
Ellis Island US$18-$22
Historic Battery Park FREE
South Street Seaport tall ships US$12
Statue of Liberty US$18-$21
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge FREE

In between the bright lights of NYC to the north and the grandeur of the capital to the south is Philadelphia; but don't underestimate this often overlooked city, it definitely punches above its weight. Speaking of which, you may recognise Philadelphia from one of the most iconic movie moments in the award-winning movie Rocky. Yes, you will have the opportunity to run up the steps and take a picture at the top; it's pretty much a rite of passage for first-timers in Philly. See the Liberty Bell and pay a visit to the Reading Terminal Market where you'll find heaps of stalls serving up some of the best grub in town. Might we suggest tucking into a Philly cheesesteak for the ultimate foodie experience, they are mouth-wateringly good! Your next East Coast pit stop is in America's capital, Washington DC. There's no better way to discover a city than with the help of a local expert, so we recommend taking an Urban Adventures tour of the city monuments so you can get your head around the city's history. See the epic buildings of the Smithsonian Museums and the one and only White House. Then in the evening Georgetown is calling, so head there for a couple of drinks after a day of history and culture!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

Philly cheesesteak US$10

Heading northwest into Ohio, you and your Trek gang roll into Cleveland. Not just a character in Family Guy, but one more cool city just waiting for you to explore! In Cleveland grit meets sophistication and here you'll find some top restaurants and great nightlife. The highlight of your time here will be an included visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where you can learn about the evolution of a musical phenomenon, oh and did we mention that you'll find Michael Jackson's sparkly glove inside? Awesome!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

Breakfast included

Optional Activities

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame US$24

You're in the 'Windy City', the home of the Magnificent Mile, steely skyscrapers and North America's tallest building, the Willis Tower. The moment you arrive you'll be itching to explore and the best way to do it is on two wheels! We've included a 'Bobby's Bike Hike' tour so you can make sure you don't waste any time in seeing all the sights of this awesome city. Build up an appetite as Chicago's also the home of delicious deep-dish pizza, and we couldn't let you leave Chicago without a meal on us. You'll also witness one of North America's five Great Lakes, Lake Michigan. Spend some time down by the lake on one of the many city beaches, the most popular being North Avenue Beach, where you can enjoy views of the cityscape whilst working on your tan.

Accommodation

Hostel included (quad share)

Meals Included

Breakfast (x2) and dinner (x1) included

Optional Activities

'Bobby's Bike Hike' US$35
Baseball game from US$20
Blues clubs from US$6
Museums US$20-$50
Willis Tower US$22

Next up is the mighty Niagara Falls, a real sight to behold. Never before will you have witnessed so much water pounding down! Once in Canada it's time to get wet and wild on an included cruise that will take you closer to the falls. You'll cruise on past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the Horseshoe Falls, for a truly mind-blowing experience.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

Breakfast included

Optional Activities

Cave of the Winds tour US$14
Zip lining US$50

Get ready, you're in for treat as you make your way to Toronto. This is your first Canadian city and boy does it deliver! There are over 140 languages spoken here, making Toronto one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There's a reason people from all over the world settle here and that's because it's awesome! First things first, your tour leader will provide you with a short city tour and then it's your turn to explore. With so many cultures here, that can mean only one thing: the food is going to be incredible! Head to Little Italy, Little India or Chinatown and stuff your face with all kinds of tasty treats. Head to Kensington Market for some vintage shopping or for the designer names, Toronto Eaton Centre is the place to be. The locals love their city and we're pretty sure you will too!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

Breakfast included

Optional Activities

Baseball game CA$20-$50
Bike rental CA$15-$35
CN Tower CA$35
CN Tower EdgeWalk CA$175
Ferry to Toronto Islands CA$8
Hockey Hall of Fame CA$18
Toronto Zoo CA$28

Creativity and culture thrive in this vibrant Canadian city, and you've got two days to get to the heart of what makes this place tick. Blessed with one of the most exciting food scenes in North America, we would definitely urge you try poutine, a firm favourite with just about everyone! A local dish of cheesy French fries, topped with thick gravy. our mouths are watering just thinking about it! From the old to the new, Montreal's architecture is phenomenal so wander around taking it all in. For a different perspective of the city, albeit a slightly blurrier one, why not take on the Lachine Rapids by jet boat for some serious watery fun?!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

French cuisine CA$varies
Jet boat ride CA$67
O'Noir restaurant in the dark from CA$39-$47

You're in for one more slice of American history, Boston style. You'll start with a tour leader led walk along the Freedom Trail, which is a great way to see the entire city, both old and new. As you visit 16 historical sites you'll discover the history associated with Boston and the American War of Independence. Fear not, Boston is not all about the past. Witness the brains of America hard at work with a visit to the famous Harvard University or grab your Trek mates and head to a baseball game to see the famous Red Sox in action. This city is famous for its Atlantic seafood, so treat yourself to a bowl of creamy clam chowder, you deserve it!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

Breakfast (x2) and dinner (x1) included

Optional Activities

Baseball game from US$20
Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market FREE
Visit the famous 'Cheers' bar FREE
Walk the Freedom Trail  FREE

You're back in the 'Big Apple', the city that never sleeps! If you ask us, there's no finer way to end your two week Eastern road trip. If you don't want your North American adventure to come to an end, why not stay a few extra nights and see more of the New York's amazing sights, from Central Park to Fifth Avenue!

This tour ends 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.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00hrs

Meals Included

Breakfast included

Optional Activities

Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Mall US$your limit
We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

NEW YORK AREA - HILTON NEWARK AIRPORT

1170 Spring St, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

The 4 star hotel offers free airport shuttle and many onsite amenities including fitness room, indoor pool, spa.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £76 | US$108 | Eur91 | AU$136 | NZ$143
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £132 | US$189 | Eur159 | AU$238 | NZ$250
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION - NEWARK AIRPORT

Transportation from Newark International Airport is the cheapest and most convenient. From Baggage Claim at the airport, take the AIRTRAIN to station P4 and wait for the Hilton Newark Airport Complimentary Shuttle. This will bring you directly to the Hotel and a shuttle arrives/departs every 15-20 minutes. The journey will take approximately 10mins, depending on traffic. It is customary to tip the driver who helps you with your bag ($1-$2 per bag).

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION - JFK & LA GUARDIA AIRPORTS

From both JFK and La Guardia airports you must first transfer to New York Penn Station located at 31st and 7th Streets in Midtown Manhattan and then take another transfer to Newark International Airport. 

1). To transfer from the airport to New York Penn Station: 
By Shuttle: You can pre-book your transfer on the Super Shuttle website by searching for "Penn Station" landmark when prompted. A shared transfer service costs US$19 plus tip. 

By Bus: The most convenient service is the "New York Airport Express Service Bus". This bus departs from both airports every 20-30 minutes (7am- midnight) and stops are located at the 'Express Bus Stop' at each airport terminal. Cost is US$15. For reservations or for more info call (718) 875-8200 or visit their website at www.nyairportservice.com/. Use taxis for transport during the hours of midnight-7am. 

2). To transfer from NY Penn Station to Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station: 
Trains depart New York Penn Station every 10-15 minutes to Newark Airport. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket window for approx. $12.50 and wait until the train board displays your track. ALL trains that go to Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station are displayed as "EWR." The train ride to the airport station is about 25 minutes and you will be asked to show you ticket while on the train. 

3.) To transfer from Newark Liberty International Train Station to the Hilton Newark Airport: 
After exiting the train follow the signs for the "AIRTRAIN". Take the AIRTRAIN to station P4 and wait for the Hilton Newark Airport Complimentary Shuttle. This will bring you directly to the Hotel and a shuttle arrives/departs every 15-20 minutes. It is customary to tip the driver who helps you with your bag ($1-$2 per bag). 

Our 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. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

  • Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per person
  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
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At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. 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.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available 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. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

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