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New York Area to New York City
11 days
From $3,339
Tour code: NEZ

Highlights

  • Wake up to Christmas Day in wintry Vermont & enjoy a group Christmas dinner
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square, New York City!
  • Views of icy Niagara Falls by night and day
  • City sightseeing in Toronto, Montreal & Boston
  • Tickle your taste buds on a Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory tour
  • Walk Boston's iconic and revolutionary Freedom Trail

Experience four of the most exciting cities in North America, with Christmas in picture perfect Stowe and New Year's Eve in the heart of New York City's Times Square. This is the festive season at its best! Take the Freedom Trail through the historic heart of Boston before reaching Vermont to spend Christmas in a snowy winter wonderland, continue the festivities in Montreal admiring the city's European flair and finish with the perfect shot of the mighty Niagara Falls. All before bringing in the new year watching fireworks in the ‘Big Apple’ - a New Year's Eve party and experience like no other!

What's included?

 

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • All accommodation

 

Transport

Private transportation with free Wi-Fi (USA only)

Accommodation

Budget lodging (8 nights), hotel (2 nights)

Itinerary

Days 1-2
New York Area - Boston
Head straight 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. The lamp lit streets and cobblestone alleys create a quaint picture postcard New England scene that'll make this a winter holiday to remember. Wander Quincy Market and later, grab a bite to eat in an Italian trattoria, or treat yourself to a seasonal brew in an Irish pub where you'll find a warm welcome and excellent food! Escape the chill with a wander around one of the many museums in the city.

Optional activities:

  • Walk the Freedom Trail  FREE
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market FREE
  • Visit the famous 'Cheers' bar FREE

Meals: All meals to be paid locally

Days 3-4
Stowe
Get that festive feeling as you head in to snowy Vermont and the ‘Ski Capital of the East’. Stowe puts on an incredible icy spread and blankets of snow can be seen for miles around, an idyllic spot to spend a traditional Christmas Day. Use this winter wonderland to your advantage and opt for some ice skating, snowshoeing or skiing action on Mount Mansfield, or you can even take a sleigh ride with one of Santa’s reindeers! Enjoy the old world charm of Stowe village and if 'Chunky Monkey' and 'Phish Food' mean something to you, then you're going to love an included visit to the one and only Ben & Jerry's ice-cream factory!

Optional activities:

  • Ice skating US$15-$20
  • Snowshoeing US$20
  • Skiing US$120-$150

Meals: Christmas dinnerall other meals paid locally

Days 5-6
Montreal
The excitement levels go up another notch as you roll into Montreal for Boxing Day! With more French speakers than any city outside of Paris, expect a little European flair. There might be a little chill in the air, but winter in Montreal is no time to hide indoors - it's time to wrap up warm and get out there to take advantage of all the seasonal fun on offer. Not forgetting the Montreal’s buzzing nightlife.

Optional activities:

  • French cuisine CA$varies
  • O'Noir restaurant in the dark from CA$39-$47
  • Ice skating CA$17

Meals: All meals to be paid locally

Day 7
Toronto
Next up, it’s on to Toronto. For awesome views opt for a trip up the CN Tower, overlooking Lake Ontario. Experience the city’s eclectic side at the bohemian Kensington Market, a neighbourhood filled with boutiques, art spaces and foodie joints. Want to kick back and relax? Indulge in a spot of people watching from one of the cosy cafes on College or Queen Street, or enjoy a well-earned beer at the Steam Whistle Brewery. 

Optional activities: CN Tower CA$36-$48

Meals: All meals to be paid locally

Day 8
Niagara Falls
Winter will never be the same again as you lay eyes on the spectacular natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, made up of three thunderous waterfalls, impressive at all times of year but you might be lucky enough to see the falls freeze during winter! Bundle up warm and make sure you have your camera at the ready.

Meals: All meals to be paid locally

Days 9-10
New York City
Roll into the 'Big Apple' and head out to discover some of the famous sights like Central Park or explore the neighbourhoods from hip Brooklyn to laid-back Greenwich Village. Feel the excitement build as the city revs up for the biggest night of the year. You've seen it on TV, now it's time to join the party and soak up the electric atmosphere in Times Square on New Year's Eve! More than a million people head to NYC for the famous annual event, counting down the seconds to midnight when a huge glittering ball is slowly dropped and a ton of confetti is dropped onto party-goers. You won't want this night to end!

Optional activities:

  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge FREE
  • East River & Hudson River Waterfront Parks FREE
  • Statue of Liberty US$26-$29

Meals: All meals to be paid locally

Day 11
New York City
Your tour finishes this morning but there's still time to explore the city, before it's time to wish your new-found friends a 'Happy New Year' and say your fond farewells. If you want to extend your stay and start your year by exploring more of this awesome city, we can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. 

Meals: All meals to be paid locally

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