Sept 27 – Oct 10, 2015

Niagara Falls, Canadian Cities & Fall Foliage


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Tour Description

The crisp autumn air and the warm tones of orange, red, and yellow await your ooohs and aaahs on this premium trip customized to appeal to all of your senses. Your sense of wonder will be delighted as you drink in the absolutely majestic raw power of nature reflected in Niagara Falls. Your sense of adventure will be harnessed as we climb aboard the world’s first mountain climbing train, absorbing the beautiful White Mountains dressed in autumn splendor. Your sense of luxury will be fulfilled when we lodge at a top-drawer facility nestled on a 254-acre estate where the fresh, crisp mountain air fills your lungs. Your sense of appreciation will be filled as we spend contemplative time at our nation’s beginning places such as the Mayflower II and Plymouth Rock. Your sense of wander will be proved by the stamp in your passport after visiting some of the best cities in Canada. Yes, this trip is one for your physical senses, but we’ve aimed to target those overlooked senses that get crowded out by the everyday life. And these highlights don’t even cover all Making Memories has planned for you! Come and fulfill your sensual self.

Day 1:

Lodging: Drury Inn and Suites

Up and at‘em! We leave early today with a last minute passport check to ensure you can indeed travel to the end of the line with us on this opulent adventure ahead. We have built in multiple travel breaks during the day, and around 6 p.m. we will be rolling in for our rest stop of the night in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Day 2:

Lodging: Country Inn and Suites

Meals: Breakfast

“Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.” This quote is from the movie Shawshank Redemption and Air Force One which shared this very space for portions of the movies. The historic Ohio State Reformatory built in 1896 housed over 150,000 men before it ceased operation as a prison in 1990. The structure itself is an architectural marvel worthy of appreciation on this aspect alone. Your prison experience is unique in that you enter and leave the depths of the institution in the same day of your visit. That night you will be happily tucked into your nice, warm bed in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Day 3:

Lodging: Holiday Inn by the Falls

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

A very light travel day delivers us over the border and straight to our first don’t miss spot. The next 24-hours are between you and Niagara Falls with her true powerful essence which never changes. Making Memories gives you exploration time where you can sit and marvel or you can go explore the tunnels leading you behind the falls where you have an intimate encounter with the wall of falling water. Dinner tonight is indeed a special treat at the exquisite Niagara Falls Skylon Tower, a revolving dining room where the menu is rivaled only by the spectacular view. Our unique lodging tonight is near the fall so you can enjoy the Canadian sky morning, noon and night!

Day 4:

Lodging: Hampton Inn

Meals: Breakfast

After enjoying your breakfast, prepare for a morning tour exploring unique natural and man-made treasures found around the area. In the afternoon, we are welcomed into Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You have some time for individual exploration tonight if you so desire.

Day 5:

Lodging: Hampton Inn and Suites

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Our northern neighbors are anxious to share their numerous works of public art and attractions during our Toronto centered tour. Keep your eye out for the famous food trucks so you’ll know where to eat your lunch! You can dine on fresh deli sandwiches, gourmet tacos, grilled cheese sammies and virtually anything else your tummy craves. Dinner tonight will be shared around pizza delivery which Making Memories will provide upon our arrival in Montreal.

Day 6:

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express

Meals: Breakfast

Wake up anticipating a delightful city tour of Montreal where this elegant French-speaking city is the cultural capital of Canada. You will see lovingly cared for beautiful old world European buildings. This afternoon compels us toward Quebec City.

Day 7:

Lodging: Eastgate Inn

Meals: Breakfast

Quebec City, the Quartier du Petit Champlain is the oldest commercial district in North America. You wake up here this morning and are treated to a city tour hosted by Quebec City experts, followed by exploration time to stroll the historic walking district or wander the city. As we load the coach, it’ll be time to pull our passport again for re-entry into our native land and lay our heads tonight in Littleton, New Hampshire.

Day 8:

Lodging: White Mountain Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we’ll be like Boy Scouts and always be prepared; so wear your hiking boots so you can get inside the Flume Gorge in Cannon Mountain.  This naturally formed chasm has covered bridges, natural waterfalls and incredible mountain views.  We’ll also stop at the Loon Mountain Tramway where we travel on the longest scenic gondola in New Hampshire.  The White Mountains are sure to leave a forever lasting impression of awe-struck inspiration as you see them covered in garments of color from fall foliage.  Our afternoon continues the beautiful exploration as we board the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, the world’s first mountain climbing train.  We will arrive at the highest peak in New England where you can send a postmarked stamp to someone at home.  Tonight, you’ll rest in luxury and relaxation in the White Mountain Hotel where we will dine on our delicious dinner tonight and breakfast tomorrow morning; both off their customized menu.  The stunning setting of the privately owned 254-acre estate on the mountainside will be a breath of fresh air!

Day 9:

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn

Meals: Breakfast

This morning in the coach, the view will not disappoint us as we encounter several covered bridges with the backdrop of nature’s beauty. We’ll drive by the Bush Compound as we continue our trek to our next destination – visiting with 1 other million annual sightseers at the Mayflower II. This is a replica of the 1620 voyage ship which safely transported many pilgrims to the New World. We will also stop at Plymouth Rock before we travel to the breath-catching National Monument to Forefathers. This grand monument commemorates the Mayflower Pilgrims.

Day 10:

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express

Meals: Breakfast

Ranked as one of the “Ten Best Historic Homes” in the world by National Geographic’s The Ten Best of Everything publication, we introduce you the personality-filled Mark Twain House and Museum, largely designed and sketched by Livy Clemens, Mrs. Mark Twain, herself. Mark Twain said of his abode, “To us, our house…had a heart, and a soul, and eyes to see us with and approvals and solicitudes and deep sympathies; it was of us, and we were in its confidence and lived in its grace and in the peace of its benediction.” Yes, this is another must stop place. Our afternoon does an about face in tone as we move to the West Point Military Academy. On the Hudson River, West Point has numerous monuments and we invite our step-on tour guide to help us explore these grounds established in 1802. Our nightly resting area is Haskell, New Jersey.

Day 11:

Lodging: Bird-in-Hand Family Inn

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We travel down the road a bit for our reservations aboard the Strasburg Railroad, a heritage railroad with steam locomotives taking us down the line. This is the oldest continuously operating railroad in the United States. We will have lunch here and tour the museum when we return to the depot. A peaceful ride takes us through Amish farmland to our lodging for the evening provided by Bird-in-Hand Family Inn where we enjoy “Pennsylvania Dutch clean–and that’s clean!” Save room for a mighty meal at dinner because Making Memories has your evening meal waiting for you at Plain & Fancy Restaurant. This Amish farm-feast, pass-the-platter dinner stop has been featured on Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food Nation. We’ll let you decide who wins that battle!

Day 12:

Lodging: Comfort Inn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Our 250-mile journey home today begins with a guided-tour of Amish Country, followed by a fantastically filling lunch with an Amish Family. We then travel south anticipating covering a lot road tomorrow, but tonight we rest with pleasant reflections on today’s encounters in New Stanton, Pennsylvania.

Day 13:

Lodging: Country Inn and Suites

Meals: Breakfast

A full travel day awaits us. Tonight we land in Effingham, Illinois. Traveling in style by coach tour allows you to focus on your companions, your book or get lost in daydreaming watching the countryside roll by. Sign me up for this trip!

Day 14:

Meals: Breakfast

As our travel time together comes to a close, your trip will forever be imprinted in your being because your sense of wonder, adventure, luxury, appreciation and wanderlust are indeed fulfilled. These past two weeks have been a loaded trip! Making Memories invites you journey with us again for a supreme traveling experience. “Au revoir” to our treasured places and new friends galore!