New York, Washington, Niagara Falls & Toronto by Private Plane
9 days from only £2199pp Show price breakdown
Selected departures May to October 2013, Prices from £2,099pp rising to £2,299pp flying from London Heathrow
We are delighted to present a totally new and innovative concept in travel, touring the eastern highlights of the USA and Canada by privately chartered aircraft but most importantly – at an unbelievable price. Plus, because we charter and fly mostly from smaller non-commercial airfields, you can forget the lengthy and tedious conventional airport formalities of modern air travel. Our twin engine aircraft with just 28 passengers awaits us and on arrival at our departure airfield, in most cases our coach takes us directly to the aircraft. With all formalities already taken care of, we board as our luggage is loaded and then simply take off. Using private airfields, air traffic control problems are almost unheard of and the whole process from arriving to take off is a staggering 20 minutes! Plus with most flight times taking about 45 minutes, what you are able to see and experience whilst actually on the ground is absolutely enormous. Just imagine it, driving from New York to Niagara Falls by road would normally take 8 hours, in effect an entire day, but with a largely featureless topography to see from a coach window, it would seem like two! With our revolutionary concept – think about 2 hours – point to point.
Effectively what you will experience are the true iconic places of America’s east coast without wasting, and that’s not too strong a word to use, endless days on a coach travelling between them. This can only be done by private plane.
This is travelling how it should be, a unique blend of education, iconic sights and a true insight into these fascinating countries – without any travel related frustration. Enjoy! The sights and sounds of New York & Washington are familiar from countless Hollywood films and TV dramas – but nothing can prepare you for the sheer extraordinary scale and vitality of these remarkable cities. The iconic Manhattan skyline reflects the very essence of the United States - striving to be the biggest and the best - any New Yorker will probably confirm the city really is the centre of the universe! The second largest country on the planet, Canada is one of the world’s most amazing destinations with its variety simply astonishing! From the towering skyscrapers of cosmopolitan Toronto, to the gigantean expanse of the Great Lakes and the deafening roar of Niagara Falls – our snapshot of Canada will both surprise and entrance you. We spend a whole day at Niagara Falls, seeing this incredible natural phenomenon from all angles.
Then it’s nearby Toronto, nestling by the vast expanse of Lake Ontario, boasting an eclectic mix of nationalities in its four million inhabitants and creating a fascinating cosmopolitan atmosphere. Originally a fur-trading post, here you find everything from noisy street markets in Chinatown, fine art museums, luxurious shops, suave cafés and puncturing the sky, the iconic CN Tower. Washington was always planned as the nation’s capital, and it shows. The wide boulevards and avenues, the panoramic vistas across the Mall, all are designed to enhance the city’s image as the centre of power and government. But Washington is much more than this, its museums and memorials emphasise the cultured side of American life and how their past struggles for freedom and independence still influence their view of themselves and the wider world.
Finally, let’s not forget this country’s food: from the classic 50’s-style diners of so many TV shows and movies where you really can watch American life go by, to world-class Chinese, Italian and fine-dining Michelin starred restaurants, the vast range of cuisines on offer is a revelation – in fact, good food is ‘as American as apple pie’! This wonderful 9-day 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 on this wonderful and unique tour.