A nine-day tour of the eastern highlights of the USA and Canada by privately chartered aircraft, hassle-free and small-scale – it’s the only way to travel! Experience the iconic cities of America’s east coast: the vitality of New York and its famous skyline, the cultural and historic must-sees of the capital Washington and on to Canada, rich in variety from cosmopolitan Toronto to the Great Lakes and Niagara Falls.
With an array of different cuisines from classic 50s-style diners to world-class Chinese, Italian and fine-dining Michelin-starred restaurants, this unique tour highlights not only three of the world’s most exciting cities, but also the beautiful scenery of Pennsylvania’s Amish country. Best of all, the time saved by flying allows you to make the very most of each day.
The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a Double room (Twin rooms are available at a £20 per person supplement subject to availability and price at time of booking) Seven nights accommodation with breakfast in four-star hotels; two dinners; scheduled flights from Heathrow; private charter flights within the US; all transfers; guided tours of New York, Toronto, Amish country & Washington DC; porterage of one item of luggage per person; the services of a Riviera tour manager.
Important note: each person is allowed one suitcase which may not weigh more than 13.6kg (30lbs) and one item of hand luggage which should not exceed the size of a laptop bag.
Fly to New York.
Enjoy a city tour of New York’s world-class sights including bustling Times Square, the iconic Rockefeller Centre, Central Park and the Empire State Building to name but a few. This afternoon is free for you to explore as you wish.
Arrive at Republic Airport where our aircraft – the sleek Embraer120 is waiting. Just a few short steps from coach to aircraft and you’ll be relaxing in your leather seat, arriving in Niagara just 60 minutes later. Enjoy a boat cruise on the ‘Maid of the Mist’, exploration of the tunnels behind the falls and a walk on Niagara Gorge.
Explore nearby Toronto including Chinatown, the St Lawrence Market and the Harbour front, dominated by the CN Tower. Return to Niagara, stopping at Niagara-on-the-Lake, a designated National Historic Site, where you call at a local winery for a tasting of ‘ice wine’.
Private plane to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania before transferring to Hershey, ‘Chocolate-town USA’ where you will have the chance to create your own chocolate bar! This afternoon, deep in Amish country, you will be joined by a specialist guide before visiting some Amish shops and a farm.
Private plane to Washington DC for a guided tour. See the world-famous museums and buildings, including the White House and many memorials, plus so much more.
Drive through stunning countryside to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s beautiful home and estate. There is much to see here from the impressive formal rooms and original antique furniture, to the plentiful gardens and even Washington’s tomb. Return to the city for a free afternoon.
Visit Arlington Cemetery, America’s most important military cemetery and final resting place of John and Robert Kennedy. Enjoy some free time for lunch before returning to the airport to board your private plane back to New York. Transfer to JFK airport for your flight home.