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Northeastern Explorer

Trip Length

Trip Code

12 days PNPNX

Maximum Passengers

13 people
Minimum Age

Countries Visited

Canada, United States

Start City

End City

Newark, New Jersey, USA Newark, New Jersey, USA
Northeastern Explorer

Discover the amazing attractions of the great cities of northeast USA and southeast Canada and absorb the charm of the rural areas. This 12-day journey covers some of North America's most historic and iconic cities. From Toronto on the Great Lakes and the French Canadian ambience of Montreal and Quebec to the New England spirit of Boston. Each of these metropolises exude a beguiling Old World appeal with the many elegant historic structures telling many tales from bygone eras. We also discover the diverse attractions of the natural world with the tranquil wilderness of upstate New York and Acadia National Park and the power of Niagara Falls showcasing the allure of the great outdoors.

Why we love it:

Northeastern Explorer

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-2: New York area - Philadelphia - Washington DC

Accommodation: Newark Airport Hilton or similar, New York Area


Day 3: Finger Lakes


Day 4: Niagara Falls - Toronto


Day 5: Toronto

Accommodation: BW Plus Executive Inn Toronto or similar, Toronto


Day 6-7: Montreal

Accommodation: BW Plus Brossard Montreal or similar, Montreal


Day 8: Quebec

Accommodation: BW Hotel L'Aristocrate Quebec or similar, Quebec


Day 9: White Mountain National Forest

Accommodation: Bar Harbor Motel or similar, Acadia NP


Day 10-11: Boston

Accommodation: Days Hotel Boston or similar, Boston


Day 12: New York area


Your Trip

What to know

This trip is run by our experienced sister company Grand American Adventures.

What's Included


Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

What to know


Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

CANADA TOURIST VISA Australia: Not required Belgium: Not required Germany: Not required Ireland: Not required Netherlands: Not required New Zealand: Not required South Africa: Yes - in advance Switzerland: Not required United Kingdom: Not required From 15 March 2016 the requirements for entry into Canada will change. Any nationalities who previously did not require a visa will be required to apply online for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). See for details and to apply. There is a fee of CA$7 for this service. Eligible travellers can apply online for an eTA already however it is not compulsory. On March 15, 2016, this entry requirement will become mandatory and travellers will need an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada.

United States
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries, including Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa, if certain requirements are met. Under the VWP, time spent in Canada, Mexico and adjacent islands counts towards the maximum of 90 days stay allowed under the program. You will be required to complete an online visa waiver prior to travelling (at a cost of US$14). This can be done at: For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.


You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel ( page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading


City to City – Jan Morris Wild Is Always There: Canada Through the Eyes of Foreign Writers – Greg Gatenby (edited by) Maple Leaf Rag: Travels Across Canada – Stephen Brook Native Peoples and Cultures of Canada – Allan Macmillan Who Has Seen The Wind – W.O. Mitchell Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town: Stephen Leacock The Klondike Quest – Pierre Berton The Promised Land – Pierre Berton Ribbon of Highway: The Trans Canada Highway Coast to Coast by Bus – Kildare Dobbs

United States

The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945) - Henry Miller Coast to Coast (1956) - Jan Morris On the Road (1957) - Jack Kerouac Travels with Charley (1962) - John Steinbeck Blue Highways (1982) - William Least Heat-Moon On the Rez (2000) - Ian Frazer The Great Gatsby (1925) - F.Scott Fitzgerald The Grapes of Wrath (1939) - John Steinbeck The Catcher in the Rye (1951) - J.D.Salinger The Call of the Wild (1903) - Jack London

Important Information

Peregrine Adventures and Grand American Adventures

This trip is operated by our partners, Grand American Adventures, a US based company with nearly 40 years experience in adventure travel. They also share our ethos for offering unique holiday adventures. As this is a code-shared departure you can expect there to be both Grand American Adventures and Peregrine travellers on your trip.

In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Grand American Adventures can be reached as follows:

Tours commencing in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Francisco:
- Toll-Free: 1 (800) 786 - 8735
- Int’l: 001 (707) 523 - 1800

Tours commencing in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago & Houston:
- Toll-Free: 1 (800) 637 - 8931
- Int’l: 001 (973) 989 - 7501

Tours commencing in Seattle, Vancouver & Anchorage:
- Toll-Free: 1 (800) 600 -5343
- Int’l: 001 (206) 878 - 0948

Possible Itinerary Amendments

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, our stated itinerary should be used as a guideline. All travelling times quoted in the itinerary are also estimates only and can vary substantially due to unscheduled stops and traffic or weather conditions.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

6 August 2015

General Contact Details

Peregrine AdventuresPhone: 855-832-4859
Web: Visit Peregrine