USA & Canada Express
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- See Niagara Falls from its thundering base, on a river cruise
- Visit Harvard University and walk Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail
- Soak up the French-chic in Quebec’s walled city
- Hang with the hipsters in Montreal
- Go large in Toronto, where the nightlife’s off the scale
- Tuck into some of the famous deep-pan pizza in Chicago
Northern America and Canada are where it’s at! Get wet and wild at Niagara Falls, soak up the smarts at Harvard Uni, feast on poutine in Montreal, get down in Detroit’s jazz clubs and sup the local beers in Toronto’s micro-breweries. With more art, culture, food and nightlife than you’ve seen all year and a ready-made group of mates, this is 13 days of non-stop incredible.
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Day 1: Boston. Welcome to Beantown! Head to your starting hotel and meet your group. We’re heading to the famous Time Out Market tonight - don’t miss the lobster rolls!
Day 2: Boston. Soak up Boston’s rich history today on the Freedom Trail. Next up it’s a student-led tour of the one-and-only Harvard University. When the sun goes down, head to one of Southie’s atmospheric dive bars.
Day 3: Boston to Quebec City. Make tracks for Canada today through the Maine Wilderness (keep your eyes peeled for moose!). Our destination is Quebec, where we’ll arrive late, before making our way into town for a brew and a bite to eat.
Day 4: Quebec. Take a guided tour of Quebec’s beautiful walled city today. This afternoon check out the river boardwalk, Parisian style bistros and soaring churches. The nightlife is pretty lively here, so get ready to go large this evening!
Day 5: Quebec to Montreal. Travel on to Montreal. We’ll take a tour of some of the highlights, including Mt Royal for views to die for. Then explore the Old Town, kick back with a coffee, or try out your French with the locals.
Day 6: Montreal. Today’s yours to enjoy Montreal’s French-chic. Visit Clark St Mercantile for independent clothes shops, Little Burgundy for hip bakeries and the Latin Quarter this evening for speakeasy style bars. Pick up a bowl of poutine for the perfect post-beer snack.
Day 7: Montreal to Toronto via Rockport. Head to Toronto with a stop en route in Rockport, where we’ll take a cruise through the fairy-tale landscape of the Thousand Islands. See some of the highlights of Toronto when we get there, on a guided tour.
Day 8: Toronto. Catch a baseball game, visit Gallery 44, join a brewery tour, or do some people-watching in Toronto Park. After dark, get the LOLs in with a comedy improv show then throw yourself into Toronto’s epic nightlife.
Day 9: Toronto to Niagara. Leave the city behind today and head for the best-known waterfall in the world! Experience the Falls’ thundering power close up with a boat cruise that takes us right to the base. Get ready to get a little wet while ticking this one off your bucket list!
Day 10: Niagara to Detroit. Head back over the border to Detroit. The home of Motown’s a great place to catch some live music, so pick up a set at one of the atmospheric jazz clubs tonight.
Day 11: Detroit to Chicago. Head to the ‘Windy City’ for sports, street-food and world-class public art. Take a city tour covering some of Chicago’s most important sporting and historic sights. Tonight, we’ll head underground to a back-room blues club.
Day 12: Chicago. Head to Navy Pier, tuck into a Chicago-style hot dog, visit the 360 Observation Deck, hire a bike, or take in the city from the Riverwalk. Loosen your belt tonight – we’re going out for some of Chicago’s famous deep-pan pizza - yum!
Day 13: Trip end. Pack your bags and say goodbye to your new friends – your North American adventure has come to an end. See y’all again soon!
- 12 nights’ accommodation
- 10 breakfasts & 4 dinners
- Group leader
- All on-trip transport (coach)
- Time Out Market dinner
- Freedom Trail
- Harvard Tour
- Walking tour of Quebec’s Old Quarter
- Montreal Tour
- Toronto tour
- Niagara Falls cruise
- Chicago Tour
- Chicago deep-pan pizza
- 24 hour emergency support
- International flights
- Some meals
- Optional activities
- Airport transfers
12 nights’ accommodation is included on this trip, with 10 nights in comfy hotels and 2 nights in hostels. Accommodation is on a twin-share basis. If you are travelling with a friend or partner, make sure you let us know so we can place you together.
10 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included on this trip. You’ll need to purchase the rest of your meals and snacks and drinks yourself. It’s a great opportunity to sample the varied local cuisine and to eat where and when you like.
Our trip kicks off in Boston on day 1. Arrive into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and make your way to your starting accommodation. There are no activities planned until this evening, so arrive at a time that suits you.
The trip ends on day 13 in Chicago. You can either make your way to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), choose to stay on longer in the city, or continue your travels around America.
This trip is designed for 18-39 year olds.
British passport holders can enter the USA for up to 90 days without a visa. You’ll need to apply online for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) though. You’ll need a separate ESTA for Canada as well (visa not required for British citizens).
If you’re under 21, you won’t be able to enter bars, clubs or other establishments where alcohol is served. It’s recommended that even if you are over 21, you always carry a valid form of ID.
Please note: Visa, passport and entry restrictions can be subject to change. Always check foreign travel advice before your trip.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.