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Empire State & Niagara Wanderer
Combine the skyscrapers of the Big Apple with the stunning lakes and mountains of New York State before crossing into Canada to see thundering Niagara Falls and Toronto.
- Style: Fly Drive Holiday
- Duration: 14 days/13 nights
- Starts in: New York
Guide Price £1341
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- New York & Toronto
- Niagara Falls
Day 1 New York, USA
Arrive into sensational New York City.
Days 2-3 New York
Enjoy two full days of sightseeing. Head to the top of the legendary Empire State Building for a bird’s eye view of the city and stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge for views of the iconic Manhattan skyline.
Day 4 New York to Ithaca
Pick up your car and drive through New York State to the charming collegiate town of Ithaca. This cultural town is full of museums, galleries and theatres and has a picturesque setting on the shore of Cayuga Lake, one of the 11 Finger Lakes.
Day 5 Finger Lakes
Spend the day exploring this beautiful region. Famed for its narrow glacial lakes, the area is also home to rolling hills, picturesque gorges and hundreds of waterfalls. It’s one of the country’s biggest wine producers and has over 100 vineyards some of which can be explored on a ‘wine trail’.
Day 6 Ithaca to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Cross the Canadian border. Just a little further north of the bustling city of Niagara Falls is delightful Niagara-on-the-Lake. This quaint town is the ideal place for those who want to stay somewhere more serene than its energetic neighbour. Admire the flower-lined streets and Victorian architecture and sample some locally made wine – the town is at the heart of Ontario’s wine region.
Day 7 Niagara Falls
Visit the thundering waters of one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. View the falls in all their splendour on a boat tour and get up close to this mighty landmark on a walk behind the waterfall itself.
Day 8 Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto
Next stop is Ontario’s lakeside capital, Toronto.
Day 9 Toronto
Explore this friendly, cosmopolitan city with its vibrant neighbourhoods, such as Queen Street West and the Distillery District or hit the shops at the Eaton Centre. In the evening enjoy a meal at the top of the CN Tower where dinner is served up with sensational views of the twinkling city lights below.
Day 10 Toronto to Kingston
The small city of Kingston boasts a scenic setting where the St Lawrence River and Rideau Canal meet Lake Ontario. For a short time in the 1840s it was the capital of Canada and is home to many historic buildings and grand limestone architecture.
Day 11 Kingston to Lake Placid, USA
Leave Canada behind and cross back into New York State. Travel to the town of Lake Placid in the heart of the Adirondacks.
Day 12 The Adirondacks
A wonderful region full of sparkling lakes, forested hillsides and mountain peaks. Hiking, biking and canoeing await or simply soak up the incredible vistas on a scenic drive.
Day 13 Lake Placid to Saratoga Springs
Travel south to the sophisticated town of Saratoga Springs. Renowned for its horse racing, the town is also home to manicured parks and elegant architecture.
Day 14 Saratoga Springs to New York
Route via the picturesque Catskills region on the way back to New York for your flight home.
Optional Excursions:Pre-book These Unmissable Experiences
New York Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with 3 attractions
Broadway Show Tickets
Big Apple Helicopter Flight
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 11 days Alamo Inclusive Compact car hire including 24 hour Roadside Assistance and no surprise compulsory charges on pick-up
- 13 nights 3^star to 4^star accommodation
- 7 breakfasts
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- A one way drop-off fee is payable locally
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