Sightseeing; GRAND CANYON; Zion National Park; niagara Falls; Québec City; BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK; Yellowstone National Park; Mt. Rushmore National Monument; Joshua Trees; Adventure Tour of USA; Harvard University; Boston Commons. Original 'Cheers' Bar; Stephen King's Territory; Mt. Royal; Olympic Stadium; St. Lawrence River Valley; University of Toronto; Lake Michigan; Buckingham Fountain; Navy Pier; Chicago River; Chicago White Sox; Devil's Tower National Park; Fremont Street Experience Light Show;
Enjoy 24 Days Grand Northern tour featuring sightseeing and many activities in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Mnnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California.Read Full Description
- Trip Length:
- 20 days
- Best Time to Go:
Jun 27, 2008 to Jul 20, 2008
Jul 11, 2008 to Aug 03, 2008
Jul 25, 2008 to Aug 17, 2008
Aug 01, 2008 to Aug 24, 2008
Sep 12, 2008 to Oct 05, 2008
Aug 15, 2008 to Aug 17, 2008
- Recommended for:
Infants (under 2)
Children (2 - 5)
Children (6 - 8)
Children (9 - 11)
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (18 - 20)
Adults (25 - 29)
Family Trip, Group Retreat, Trip Around the World
Detailed Trip Description
Enjoy 24 Days Grand Northern tour featuring sightseeing and many activities in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Mnnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California.
Day 1 - Boston
New York to Boston.
From the Big Apple to Beantown. Two tantalizing cities, four fabulous East Coast states, and a coach load of clients all adds up to a whole lot of fun! We'll glance at the lifestyles of the rich and famous as we drive by some of Newport, Rhode Island's summer mansions. "Everybody knows your name" in historic and eclectic, Boston, Massachusetts.
See the major sights before settling in and getting to know each other over dinner at our hotel. ( Dinner )
Day 2 - Boston
Cheers, Everyone! Hang out with the brains at Harvard University, roll up to the "Cheers" bar, walk in the footsteps of great Americans, savour the sights and smells of Quincy Marketplace and Fanueil Hall, or just hop on and off the optional trolley tour around this amazing town.
With more universities than any other U.S. city, there is plenty of nightlife for you to discover. ( Breakfast )
Day 3 - Quebec
Boston to Quebec City.
Later, U.S.A. Bon Jour Canada! France meets North America in the French speaking province of Quebec. After driving through Stephen King territory, the state of Maine, you'll cross over the border into Canada and continue to the unique Quebec City - the only walled city in North America.
Food and Dining
Brush up on your French over dinner tonight in the heart of downtown Quebec. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 - Quebec
You'll fall under Quebec City's spell during a guided tour of the Old City, the cradle of French civilization in North America. Soak up Quebec's "joie de vivre" attitude this afternoon with free time to wander the cool cafés and windy streets.
Food and Dining
Enjoy a breathtaking view of Quebec by joining us for an optional dinner in the city's only revolving restaurant. ( Breakfast )
Day 5 - Montreal
Quebec City to Montreal.
Ooooh La La! Are we in Paris? Montreal is hip and happening with all the culture, sophistication and cafes as a city in France. Your road crew will show you all the highlights of this charismatic place during a city tour. (Breakfast)
Day 6 - Toronto
Montreal to Toronto.
You'll know why it's called the Thousand Islands as we wander alongside this area of the lovely St. Lawrence River Valley.
Small Ship or Yacht Cruise
For a closer look, take an optional boat cruise and check it out.
Then we're on our way to Canada's largest city and a spot with international flair - Toronto. An afternoon sightseeing tour will introduce you to the fabulous city.
Food and Dining
Join us tonight for dinner and then a night out on the town. ( Dinner )
Day 7 - Toronto
The sky's the limit! Feel the global groove of this city by visiting its diverse neighborhoods and shopping areas.
If you are game, catch an optional tour of Toronto's baseball stadium, Rogers Centre, or get your adrenaline going by zooming up the world's tallest freestanding structure, the CN Tower.
Day 8 - Niagara Falls
Toronto to Niagara Falls.
Small Ship or Yacht Cruise
Wet & Wild. Throw on a blue rain poncho and get wet at the base of Niagara Falls on the "Maid of the Mist" boat cruise.
If that isn't enough, perhaps you'd like a bird's eye view of it all on an optional helicopter ride. Still not done? See Niagara Falls lit up at night after dinner with your Contiki mates. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9 - Cleveland
Niagara Falls to Cleveland.
I Love Rock N' Roll! Get your passports ready as we cruise back into the "Good Old U.S.A." and rock on over to Cleveland, Ohio with a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Jam with your friends tonight at one of downtown Cleveland's nightspots. ( Breakfast, Dinner )
Day 10 - Chicago
Cleveland to Chicago.
Sweet Home, Chicago! This city is great - awesome architecture, raw blues, cosmopolitan shopping, and hot bars.
After the road crew introduces you to this cool place with a sightseeing tour, why not enjoy a night out on the town? ( Breakfast )
Day 11 - Chicago
Chicago at Leisure.
Catch a birds eye view of the city on top of the world's tallest building, sink your teeth into Chicago's famous thick crust pizza, or ponder the glories of this city's smart museums - today is your day to get out there and blow through this "Windy City."
Meet up with your touring buddies for another night of fun in America's third largest city. ( Breakfast, Dinner )
Day 12 - Madison
Chicago to Madison.
University town, USA... Welcome to America's friendly heartland! First stop - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, home to the nation's largest beer brewers. We'll stop in Milwaukee with free time for those interested in a brewery tour; then its on to Madison, a cosmopolitan university town. (Breakfast)
Day 13 - Sioux Falls
Madison to Sioux Falls.
Crossing the heartland… Catch the pulse of America's Midwest with a drive through Minnesota's beautiful farmlands before arriving in South Dakota, home to the nation's largest buffalo herds.
We make our home tonight in Sioux Falls. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 14 - Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore.
You'll feel like you've landed on the moon when you journey through Badlands National Park. Take in this fascinating landscape with its colorful buttes, pinnacles, and spires carved out of the Great Plains. We make our home in Deadwood/Lead, once the stomping grounds for some of the "Wild West's" most notorious rough and shady characters. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 15 - South Dakota
Sacred heroes of America... It took fourteen years to carve the faces of four American presidents into the cliffs of South Dakota's Black Hills.
Our next stop is at the Crazy Horse Memorial, a shrine to the heroic Great Sioux warrior. ( Breakfast )
Day 16 - Cody/Yellowstone
Mt. Rushmore to Cody.
Howdy, Cowboy! Put on your cowboy hats as we head to Cody, Wyoming, named after western legend, Buffalo Bill Cody.
On the way, we'll check out Devil's Tower National Monument, made famous by the movie, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Whoop it up tonight at the optional rodeo (seasonal). (Breakfast)
Day 17 - Cody/Yellowstone
Cody to Yellowstone.
Before entering Yellowstone, America's largest national park, step back into the Old West by visiting the Buffalo Bill Museum or take an optional white water rafting trip to explore the Shoshone River where pioneers and Plains Indians once traveled. (Breakfast)
Day 18 - Cody/Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park.
There she blows! Watch America's most famous geyser, Old Faithful, blow its stack. We've got the entire day to explore Yellowstone's fantastic waterfalls, mud pots, hot springs, and abundant wildlife. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 19 - Salt Lake City
Yellowstone to Salt Lake City.
Only in America... The scenery is spectacular today as we head south by the Teton Range with its stunning mountain landscape.
We stop in quaint Jackson Hole, Wyoming for lunch before we cross the border into Utah and arrive in its capital, Salt Lake City, home to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Check out the impressive golden spires that tower over Temple Square. (Breakfast)
Day 20 - Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City to Kanab via Bryce Canyon National Park.
Oooh, aaah... Utah is gorgeous. Before leaving Salt Lake City you'll will have an opportunity to fly over beautiful Park City in a hot air balloon.
Then we are off to Bryce Canyon National Park, where the bizarre shaped canyons and spires called "hoodoos" explode with dazzling colors that will blow your mind. We make our home in the town of Kanab. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 21 - Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park.
A world wonder... We'll take a day trip to one of the seven natural wonders of the world - Grand Canyon. The remote and breathtaking North Rim is less visited, which translates into peace and tranquility - a perfect way to experience this national treasure. (Breakfast)
Day 22 - Las Vegas
Kanab to Las Vegas via Zion National Park.
On to Sin City! Before hitting the bright lights of Las Vegas we'll experience the soaring cliffs, sculptured canyons, and dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park.
You'll have the opportunity to do a horseback ride before heading to Las Vegas.
Prepare for a sensory experience like no other as we drive the famous Vegas "Strip." You won't believe your eyes at this electric wonderland! After the light show at Fremont Street, party on at an optional Las Vegas cabaret show. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 23 - Las Vegas
Vegas, Baby! Only in Las Vegas can you visit most of the world's largest hotels and casinos in one day, gamble while you swim, catapult 327 meters (1,081 feet) up in the air from the top of the Stratosphere Hotel, feel like you are in Venice, Egypt, New York, Ancient Rome, and Paris all at the same time, and party like a rock star 24 hours a day!
Food and Dining
Get out there and do it all - or just lie by the pool and relax. Tonight, party on at one of Las Vegas's premier hot spots!
Day 24 - Los Angeles
Las Vegas to Los Angeles (Anaheim).
Goodbye! It's not over quite yet! On our way back to Anaheim you can shop 'til you drop at the outlet stores.
Start planning your next Contiki tour, your day at Disney, or a reunion with your new friends before the tour's end late this afternoon. (Breakfast)
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