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CANADIAN PIONEER

14 days from NEW YORK AREA

DEPARTS NEW YORK AREA to NEW YORK AREA

Discover the spirit of the early settlers along Native American trade routes. Trek and canoe through wild landscapes, share stories around the campfire and explore a new land for yourself in some of the best National and Provincial Parks of the east. Plus we couldn't go without throwing in a few 21st century thrills for good measure.

Prices below are land only, let us know if you require a flight inclusive quote.

May-Sep from £1049

Price of tour vary depending on date of departure.

If you require further information please fill in the Query form below, also detailing the dates you would like to depart.

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

 

Day 1: New York Area & Finger Lakes Leave the hustle and bustle of New York and head down to the Finger Lakes region, where you'll find pristine lakes, gorgeous waterfalls and magnificent parks. Visit the local wineries upstate or take a dip in those cool waters or take a walk around the charming villages, one-of-a-kind museums, and unique shopping opportunities. Finger Lakes has something for everyone to enjoy in all four seasons of the year. Settle in for the night to camp under the stars surrounded by lush green wilderness; like the pioneers of old. Accommodation: Camping included

 

Day 2: Niagara Falls/Toronto Made up of three waterfalls this mighty natural wonder will blow you away at its sheer size and the noise it makes is pretty immense too. Take the included Maid of the Mist cruise and prepare to get wet as you get a truly awesome perspective of the falls up close and personal. Accommodation: Camping included

 

Day 3: Toronto Take some time to explore the wares of Kensington Market a huge area where you can find some interesting souvenirs for the folks back home or simply pick up some tasty tidbits for the road. For a different perspective on this vibrant and multicultural city head up to the top of the half-kilometre high CN Tower for some great if not dizzying views. At night, head to the Distillery District, a 5 hectare area devoted to Toronto's finest eateries and drinking establishment or grab your fellow trekkers and catch a baseball game. Accommodation: Camping included

 

Day 4-5: Algonquin Provincial Park In true Canadian Pioneer spirit set off on an unforgettable included wilderness canoe trip in the province's largest and best known park. With thousands of possible canoe routes to be taken, listen out for the 'laughter' of loons and howling wolves in the distance. Accommodation: Camping included

 

Day 6: Ottawa In Canada's capital, watch the changing of the guard, wander through Sparks Street Mall, the Rideau Centre and Sussex Street. Admire the outdoor vibe in this capital city's many green spaces as you munch on deep fried dough snacks or for the adrenaline junkie, why not try white water rafting? Accommodation: Camping included

 

Day 7-8: Montreal A true cultural mix is next on the agenda with a visit to Montreal - the second largest city in Canada. For the foodies amongst you Montreal has some great cuisine to sink your teeth into, why not try the locals favourite Poutine, cheesy curds on thin French fries, topped with a thick gravy or a `Rueben' smoked meat sandwich, which is totally delicious and melts in your mouth? For the ultimate culinary adventure, a trip to O'Noir, a restaurant in the dark will tickle your taste buds. For the more extreme adventure seekers why not rip it up across Lachine Rapids by high-powered jet boat? Accommodation: Camping included

 

Day 9-10: Quebec City It's time to enjoy some French culture as you explore the streets of North America's only surviving walled city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Practice your French and embrace the European flare or get snap happy around the Old Town, fuelled by warm pastries or lip-smacking local cheeses. Worthy of a visit is the Basilique Cathedrale - the Notre Dame de Quebec with its gold interior and ornate carving. Accommodation: Camping included

 

Day 11-12: Acadia National Park As you say Au Revoir to Canada, don't be too sad as you'll be straight back on U.S soil and heading straight to the only national park in New England, Acadia. Acadia National Park is beautiful all year round, but it is in the autumn that this park truly comes alive and is a popular destination with people coming to see the changing colour of the leaves. It's time to get out there and enjoy this national park, so hit the many trails for some hiking or mountain biking. If you're more of a water baby, sea kayak amongst hidden coves or head out on an optional rock climbing excursion. Accommodation: Camping included

 

Day 13: Boston Sensational countryside provides the scene for your penultimate drive, and you can enjoy fresh lobster and visit the best of Freeport's outlet shops for some great deals en route to Boston or Bean Town as the locals call it. Relive the Revolution along the Freedom Trail or let Faneuil Hall's street performers, stores and eateries tell their own Bostonian tale. But Boston is not all about the history, take a trip to Harvard University and see the brains of America hard at work. A trip to Boston wouldn't be complete without a trip to the famous `Cheers' bar. Accommodation: Camping included

 

Day 14: Boston & New York Area Before you leave Boston make sure you try the local taste sensation 'Daddy's Dough', a fried dough delicacy with a range of yummy toppings. New York City is where your Canadian adventure sadly comes to an end, so be sure to book a couple of nights after the tour to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple on your own. Splurge along Fifth Ave, hit the top of the Empire State Building, or soak up the trendy, laidback vibe of Greenwich Village before heading home. 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.

Activities

Canadian Wilderness canoe trip

Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist cruise

Scenic walks and hikes

Sightseeing in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City

National and Provincial Parks - Acadia and Algonquin

Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston

Swim in pristine natural lakes

Plus you get...

Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader

Private transportation with free Wi-Fi (USA only)

All accommodation - 13 camping nights.

All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)

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 main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

> Jet boat ride in Montreal CAD$67

> CN Tower in Toronto CAD$28

> Quebec City's Citadelle museum tour CAD$16

> French Cuisine CAD$various

> Visit the famous 'Cheers' bar in Boston US$FREE

> Wine tasting in Finger Lakes Region US$6-$30

> Bike rental in Acadia US$20-$25

> Sea kayaking in Acadia US$39-$50

> Baseball Game in Toronto CAD$20-$50

> Freeport outlet shopping, Maine US$your credit limit

> Montmorency Falls, Quebec CAD$3 (cable car CAD$14)

> Montreal O'Noir Restaurant in the dark CAD$35-$50

> Rock Climbing in Acadia US$70-$270

You only need to pay a 10% deposit

Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure

We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.

You must have adequate travel insurance to join this trip.

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