Intrepid | US & Canada Discovery

Canada and America. Both big places with big reputations, so take your time soaking it all in on this tour from Chicago to Toronto and New York City. Criss-cross the country and enjoy the sights of the Midwest and the North as you drive through scenic countryside and towns. Feel the fine spray on your face at the thundering Niagara Falls, look out over the city and beyond from the CN Tower in Toronto, enjoy a Chicago-style hotdog in the Windy City and chat with an Amish Bishop in Berlin, Ohio. Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, and then head on out to New York, New York for a stroll around Times Square, taking in the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center and the Statue of Liberty.

  • Highlights

    • As an extremely popular activity, the Kensington Market Urban Adventure is a great way to get under the skin of Toronto in a short period of time
    • Learn about another way of life over a home cooked meal, in the company of an Amish Bishop and his family
    • Stroll galleries, walk out to a lighthouse or take a dolphin and whale-watching trip in season. Cape Cod is a picturesque retreat away from the big city
    • The Freedom Trail in Boston is one of the best free ways to learn about America's history. Taking you indoors and out, this living museum is made up of at least 16 sites across the city
    • With an overnight stay at Niagara Falls, you'll be able to see this spectacular sight in the day, at night, up close and from afar. The scenes are unique from both the Canadian and American sides
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  • Itinerary

    Day - 1

    Location: Chicago - Welcome to Chicago, USA. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. Please ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. If you have time during the day, perhaps explore the lake front paths that Chicago is famous for or take a cruise down the river and into Lake Michigan. In the evening, settle into your hotel in downtown Chicago.

     

    Day - 2

    Location: Berlin - In the morning the trip starts with a long drive to Berlin, Ohio, which usually takes around seven hours. As part of the largest Amish settlement in the world, Berlin is at the heart of Amish country in Ohio. After checking in to the hotel in the evening, the group will visit a local's house for dinner tonight. The menu consists of homemade bread, baked chicken, vegetables, salad, pie beverages and more. This is a unique chance to learn about the hosts, who will also be sat at the table with you.

     

    Day - 3

    Location: Niagara Falls - Today the group will make the six hour journey to Niagara Falls. Once there, take a tour of the falls before putting on a raincoat and heading out on the 'Hornblower' boat ride. There are numerous viewpoints from which you can appreciate the power of this amazing set of falls, but there's no better way than to approach them from the water.

     

    Day - 4

    Location: Toronto - This morning take a short drive to Toronto. This afternoon, join a local guide on an Urban Adventure tour through Kensington Market and Chinatown. Explore two of the city’s most colourful and multicultural neighbourhoods. On the walking tour you'll experience the history, culture and individuality of both of these areas - your guide will also enlighten you with some local stories and intriguing history surrounding Toronto’s Chinatown. As one of Canada's most thriving and cleanest cities, there's a lot to explore. Either side of your Urban Adventure, perhaps take in the views from the CN Tower, catch a Blue Jays baseball game (in season), visit the Hockey Hall of Fame or go shopping in the PATH underground market.

     

    Day - 5

    Location: Montreal - Today it will take around six hours to drive to Montreal. Once there, the rest of the afternoon and evening are free. This is a compact island city, which is great for walking around and exploring the neighbourhoods on foot. Maybe head to Old Montreal and visit the famous Notre-Dame Basilica. Montreal is also home to more than 80 ethnic communities and enjoys an outstanding reputation for gourmet dining. Perhaps head to one of the many restaurants for dinner in the evening.

     

    Day - 6

    Location: Montreal - Today is a free day in Montreal. The old town is a must-see and rambling the cobblestone streets is a great way to spend a couple of hours. For lunch perhaps try the famous pastrami sandwiches at Schwarz's Deli, or relax over a long brunch at Beauty's Luncheonette. If you're feeling active, hike up Mont Royal and capture the cityscape from the Kondiaronk Lookout. Tonight, possibly head to O. Noir restaurant for dinner. Staffed by blind waiters, diners eat in complete darkness and part of the profits from the restaurant goes to support local associations.

     

    Day - 7

    Location: Boston - In the morning, head south and back across the border into the USA on your way to Boston (approximately seven hours drive in total). En route, stop at the picturesque Lake Champlain to stretch your legs. A bit further down the road is the Ben and Jerry's Factory, where you'll take a tour and try some ice-cream. Depending on time and traffic, you may also stop at a chocolate factory, cheese-maker's or a maple syrup farm. Arriving into Boston late in the afternoon, your evening is then free to explore.

     

    Day - 8

    Location: Boston - Today is a free day to explore Boston, and it's highly recommended you walk the Freedom Trail. Start at the beginning, middle or end and wind your way through the streets of this very modern city and its historic paths. This is Boston’s indoor/outdoor history museum, with 16 'official' sites to explore. Afterwards, possibly go on a free student-led tour of Harvard University. Tonight, perhaps go for an optional dinner at Union Oyster House, which is reputedly the oldest restaurant in the United States.

     

    Day - 9

    Location: Cape Cod - Take a short drive from Boston to Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod (approximately three hours). Along the way stop at Plymouth Rock, which was apparently the disembarkation point for the Mayflower pilgrims who founded the first colony at Plymouth. Continue onto Provincetown, a charming town full of art galleries and beaches. Perhaps take a stroll along the dunes or explore the trails along the seashore on a bike.

     

    Day - 10

    Location: New York - In the morning, drive through Rhode Island and along the Connecticut coastline to New York (approximately 6-7 hours). We will arrive late in the afternoon. On arrival your leader will take you for a quick orientation walk, showing you how to get around. The evening is then free to do as you wish. Perhaps take a walk around Times Square and grab yourself a slice a pizza, New York style.

     

    Day - 11

    Location: New York - Your US and Canada Discovery adventure has come to an end. There are no activities planned for the final day and you're able to depart the accommodation at any time. As there's a great deal to do in New York City, we recommend staying a few extra days to make the most of this exciting city. If you need help booking extra accommodation (subject to availability), our reservations team will be happy to assist. You should also consider doing our one-day sightseeing tour of New York (urbanadventures.com).

     

    US & Canada Discovery
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