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Northeastern BLT

  • Code #NEB
  • 9 Days
Duration
9 Days
/8 Nights
Availability
Jan,2017-Dec,2018
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
New York Area
Ends in: 
New York Area
Accommodation
Budget Lodging

Trip Overview

Embrace the highlights of Northeastern USA & Canada on this 9 day, year-round, fully accommodated tour. Head out of the New York area to experience the full force of Mother Nature at the legendary Niagara Falls, get cultural in Montreal and active in Stowe, then travel to Boston to walk the historic Freedom Trail through the city. You'll stay in city centre locations so you're never far away from all the action as you explore the stunning wonders of this region. Hold on to your hats and keep your camera batteries charged!

Included Highlights 
  • Experience the mighty thunder of Niagara Falls by night and day
  • Sightseeing & culture in ultra-trendy Toronto
  • Soak up the European atmosphere of Montreal
  • Hiking & swimming in Stowe's great outdoors
  • Tickle your taste buds on a Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory tour
  • Explore Boston's rich history along the Freedom Trail
  • Visit the famous Harvard University campus
Treknical Details

Interests

Cities
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Budget Lodging
5 Nights
Hotel
3 Nights

Food & Meals

  • All meals to be paid locally

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi (USA only)
  • All accommodation

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • 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 all en route accommodation.

Resources

Northeastern BLT
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. 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!

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

A specially extended version of this tour operates over Christmas & New Year and spends two nights in New York City for New Year's Eve

View Canada Xmas New York New Year

Departing urban life, you make your way to Niagara Falls for an evening viewing to see what makes this one of North America's most beloved attractions. Made up of three waterfalls, this mighty natural wonder will blow you away. What it lacks in height it definitely makes up for in sheer volume of water, and the noise is pretty immense too!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Bordering the USA and Canada, the best way to see the falls is on an 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 cross Rainbow Bridge 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.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Maid of the Mist cruise (summer only) US$19
CN Tower CA$35
Baseball game CA$20-$50

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're definitely in for a good time here. Don't miss out on the ‘Underground City’ which includes 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 the waiters are blind and you eat in the pitch black. Make sure you don't wear your best clothes, it's sure to get messy!

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

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

During the winter, this 'Ski Capital of the East' puts on an incredible winter spread, but Stowe remains a highlight during the summer months too. With hiking, biking and swimming on offer, this really is an adventure lover's playground. If 'Chunky Monkey' and 'Phish Food' mean something to you, then you're going to love Stowe with an included visit to the one and only Ben & Jerry's ice-cream factory!

Accommodation

Motel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Mountain biking (summer only) US$45-$60
Snowshoeing (winter only) US$20
Ice skating (winter only) US$15-$20
Skiing (winter only) US$120-$150

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. Boston's not all about the history though. We've also 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. And of course, a trip to Boston wouldn't be complete without a trip to the famous 'Cheers' bar for a cheeky beverage.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

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

Head back towards the 'city that never sleeps'. For a storybook ending to an incredible trip, we highly recommend adding on a night or two to explore incredible New York City. There's so much to see and do, from a trip to the top of the Empire State Building to a shopping spree along Fifth Avenue, the opportunities are endless. If you don't know where to begin then why not book a hop-on hop-off bus tour or one of our city tours guided by a local?

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.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally
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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Request a flight quote

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.

Reviews

What our trekkers say

4.7 out of 5
Past Trekkers Review

Absolutely incredible experience!

Reviewed May 2016
This was my first trek and I didn't quite know what to expect, but it was better than I ever could have hoped for. I had the most amazing time! I had a really great group of people, and our tour leader Emily was brilliant. We experienced every weather condition possible, going from snow, rain, h...
Past Trekkers Review

Wonderfully diverse trip packed full of activities and entertainment

Reviewed August 2015
Fantastic trip with great company and an awesome leader. Excellent mix of city-life and rural escape; activity-packed days and relaxation.This was my first trek and I went alone, as did most of the group. Forums and chat made it easy to get in touch with a few of the trekkers before hand and even ma...
Past Trekkers Review

2 countries, 2 cities and 5 states in 9 days.

Reviewed June 2015
Where do I start. This was my very first trek tour and it took me a very long time to pluck up the courage to book it but I'm so glad that I did. This is the perfect trip if maybe time is limited or you want to visit two countries in once. This trip went to places including Toronto, Montreal, B...
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