Canada & New England

Fall Colour Cruise, New York to Quebec

Base Fare:
$7,950 per guest, double occupancy

Early Reservation Bonus on 2019 departures:

Save 5%* per guest
Reserve by January 31st to qualify

Your Journey includes

9 shore excursions of historical and cultural highlights
Vibrant fall colours, scenic landscapes, historic cities, Canadian & U.S. heritage, delicious cuisine
Most meals included
14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners
12 nights aboard the MS Zuiderdam
2 nights in outstanding hotels
Round trip coach travel from Toronto & convenient pick-up locations throughout Southwestern Ontario
Guests from outside our area have 1 free hotel night prior to the journey

Canada & New England

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” This sentiment, uttered by L.M. Montgomery’s beloved character Anne of Green Gables, is sure to be on your mind as you journey through New England and Canada’s Maritime provinces. Admire the deep red and gold hues of the leaves as you travel down the Hudson River into New York City. Discover the Revolutionary struggle that changed a nation’s destiny along Boston’s Freedom Trail. Savour a true Downeast Lobster Bake in Maine. Absorb the rich naval history of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Taste sweet, sticky maple taffy at an authentic sugar shack in Québec. Throughout your journey, the brisk autumn smells and vibrant colours will make you as happy as Anne is to live in a world where there are Octobers.

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Base Fare:
$7,950 per guest, double occupancy

Signature inclusions

Before you travel

  • All taxes, port and service charges
  • Complete information and assistance before your journey
  • Branded overnight carry-on bag or backpack

During your Journey

  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • All gratuities
  • Porterage for one piece of baggage
  • Most meals as listed
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed

Memorable activities

  • 9 shore excursions showcasing the historical and cultural highlights of the regions
  • Marvel at the magnificent fall colours as leaves turn vibrant shades of red, orange & yellow
  • Discover the cities that shaped Canadian and U.S. history
  • Savour delicious maritime cuisine including fresh caught lobster
  • Visit 4 states and 3 provinces along the rugged Atlantic coast

Outstanding accommodation

  • 12 nights aboard the MS Zuiderdam
  • 2 nights in outstanding hotels:
    • 1 night in Albany
    • 1 night in Ottawa

Comfortable transportation

  • Round-trip coach travel from Toronto
  • Convenient pick-up locations throughout Southwestern Ontario
  • Guests from outside our area have 1 free hotel night prior to the Journey

 

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

I / INSIDE

  • TWIN: $7,950
  • SINGLE: On Request

D / OCEAN VIEW

  • TWIN: $8,550
  • SINGLE: On Request

C / OCEAN VIEW

  • TWIN: $8,650
  • SINGLE: On Request

VB / VERANDA

  • TWIN: $9,650
  • SINGLE: On Request

VA / VERANDA

  • TWIN: $9,750
  • SINGLE: On Request

EARLY RESERVATION BONUS

Reserve your journey before January 31, 2019

AND SAVE UP TO 5%

ERB: SAVE 5%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 95% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by cheque or electronic bank transfer and we will deduct the remaining 5% off your journey’s fare.

ERB flex: SAVE 2%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 98% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by Visa, Mastercard or American Express and we will deduct the remaining 2% off your journey’s fare.

Should you not take advantage of the Early Reservation Bonus and decide to pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer at time of final payment, we will deduct $200 off your journey’s fare.

Please note: A deposit cheque and a post-dated final payment cheque are not considered payment in full. Final payment date is 120 days (or more, depending on the journey) prior to departure. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, unless noted otherwise.

All fares are for departure from Toronto. Other gateways available. These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date.

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Travel Insurance 
Peace of Mind travel always involves the proper insurance coverage. We strongly recommend you have insurance coverage in place to protect you in the event of an unexpected incident. Here is a list of the plans we offer:

  • Cancellation / Interruption
  • Emergency Medical
  • Seniors Emergency Medical
  • Annual Medical Plan
  • All Inclusive Annual Plan
  • Baggage and Personal effects

Contact our office and speak with our friendly insurance experts.

Custom flight itineraries 
Do you want something different than our included air program? We are happy to help design a custom itinerary, just for you.

Pre Post overnights in Toronto 
We have a special agreement with our Toronto Airport hotel that includes 2 weeks of parking.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1

NEW YORK STATE

Join us at one of our convenient pick-up spots in Southwestern Ontario and enjoy a scenic drive to Albany, New York. Our welcome dinner gives you time to relax and meet your fellow travellers. (D)
The Desmond, Albany, NY (1 night)

Day 2

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY INTO NEW YORK CITY

The Hudson River leads us south this morning as we travel through some of the prettiest areas of New York State to make our way into Manhattan where we board the MS Zuiderdam, your home for the next twelve days. Enjoy lunch on board, settle into your comfortable stateroom and relax. All meals will be served on board unless otherwise indicated. (B,L,D)
MS Zuiderdam (12 nights)

Day 3

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

Downtown Newport has two facets: a fishing port full of plainspoken pubs and shops, and a resort town full of sailing yachts, boutiques and wine bars, serving the summer elite. Here, we tour two of the grandest villas ever built in the United States and learn more about the lifestyle and extravagances of high society. (B,L,D)
Included excursion: The Vanderbilts’ Newport

Day 4

DAY AT SEA 

(B,L,D)

Day 5

BOSTON (GLOUCESTER), MASSACHUSETTS

The Boston area is the hub of New England’s cultural and economic life and has a remarkable collection of educational institutions, including Harvard and MIT. Enjoy all the panoramic highlights of the scenic Boston tour, a short walk through the historic North End and Boston’s Freedom Trail. See the beautiful buildings of Harvard University and, for those who desire, enjoy some shopping in Quincy Market. (B,L,D)
Included excursion: Historic Boston and Cambridge

Day 6

PORTLAND, MAINE

Modern Portland offers us a truly New England panorama. We visit Fort Williams Park to see the Portland Head Light before stopping at the charming coastal village of Kennebunkport. Here we look out for Walker’s Point and the Wedding Cake House. We end our excursion in Dock Square where art galleries, antique shops, and upscale stores make for a charming town center. (B,L,D)
Included excursion: The Best of Maine

Day 7

BAR HARBOR, MAINE

Once the exclusive summer resort of America’s fabulously wealthy, Bar Harbor today is an artists’ enclave and gateway to the rich natural beauty of Acadia National Park. From the stonewall lined and tree-covered roads to the sweeping vistas from atop Cadillac Mountain, there is a special mystique to Bar Harbor. Enjoy a tour that combines the highlights of the National Park with a true Downeast lobster bake. (B,L,D)
Included excursion: Acadia National Park and Lobster Bake

Day 8

HALIFAX & LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA

For most of its early history, Halifax was the primary North Atlantic base for the Royal Navy. We visit the quaint community of Peggy’s Cove, one of the prettiest and best known places in the region. We enjoy a relaxing and scenic drive to Lunenburg. This gorgeous town has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site to ensure protection for much of its unique architecture and civic design. (B,L,D) 
Included excursion: Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg

Day 9

SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA

A picturesque excursion awaits us in the very heart of Cape Breton Island which includes the island’s most dynamic scenery on shores of the famous Bras d’Or Lake. We will take a chronological journey through 180 years of Cape Breton’s Scottish architecture, hosted by costumed staff trained in conversational Gaelic and local history. We lunch in Baddeck, home of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. (B,L,D) 
Included excursion: The Bras d’Or Lake Grand Tour

Day 10

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Today, we discover Charlottetown, the birthplace of the Canadian nation. Prince Edward Island is a place noted for its friendly people, tiny villages, rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes, and bustling harbours, which you will see along the scenic Blue Heron Drive. Lunch at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, an island landmark known for its delicious food. (B,L,D)  
Included excursion: Anne, Lobster and Scenic Drive

Day 11

DAY AT SEA CRUISING ST. LAWRENCE RIVER 

Cruise through Cabot Strait into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, so vast that it has a coastal connection with half of Canada’s provinces. (B,L,D)

Day 12

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC & CRUISING SAGUENAY FJORD

A scenic cruise takes us through the Saguenay Fjord. We begin our excursion with a scenic drive through La Baie to the Fjord Museum, where we discover the importance of this waterway deeply chiseled through the Laurentian Mountains and passing by the Ha! Ha! Pyramid. At Arthur Villeneuve’s Place, see the barber/painter’s impressive frescoes that cover almost every square inch of his home. The highlight of the day will most probably be Ste-Rose-du-Nord, a charming little hamlet nestled on the river shores, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the village. (B,L,D)
Included excursion: Saguenay and the Heritage Route

Day 13

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC

Learn the fascinating history of Québec as you are whisked back in time to relive the city’s 400 year legacy followed by a journey along the St. Lawrence River to the picturesque Beaupré Coast. Visit an authentic sugar shack, admire the Montmorency Falls and discover what awaits inside the fortress walls of Old Québec. (B,L,D)
Included excursion: Best of Québec and Countryside

Day 14

QUÉBEC CITY TO OTTAWA

We disembark and enjoy a scenic drive through rural Quebec to our Nation’s Capital, Ottawa, with lunch of your choice en route. Enjoy a relaxing overnight in one of Canada’s most famous hotels. Our farewell dinner is the perfect ending to this wonderful journey. (B,D)
Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa (1 night)

Day 15

HOME

We depart Ottawa for a scenic drive home through our nation’s former capital, Kingston. We return you to your original pick-up locations throughout Southwestern Ontario. (B)

B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner

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Journey Highlights






Aboard the MS Zuiderdam

The first of the Vista-class ships, the MS Zuiderdam boasts classic nautical lines and finishes, modern amenities, and a spectacular art and antique collection. At the heart of the ship, suspended in a three-storey atrium, a Waterford Crystal Seahorse sets the mood for exquisite pieces of art to be seen throughout this elegant vessel. While on board, guests enjoy endless possibilities of exploration and relaxation. Discover the wonders of nature in BBC Earth Experiences or attend a hands-on workshop with America's Test Kitchen. Rejuvenate with a spa treatment at the Greenhouse Salon & Spa or dine at the exquisite Pinnacle Grill.

Boston

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston, Massachusetts is perhaps most famous for its role in the American Revolution, being the site of the Boston Tea Party. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich history by walking Boston’s Freedom Trail, which connects such historic sites as the Boston Common, the State House atop Beacon Hill, and the Paul Revere House. Then, enjoy all the panoramic highlights of the city on a coach tour that carries you past other landmarks, including Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, and the Public Garden.

Lunenburg

Once home to the famous Canadian schooner Bluenose and now home to its replica, Bluenose II, Lunenburg is a gorgeous seaside town that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town’s unique architecture and civic design is the best example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Spend a pleasant afternoon ambling around the town’s colourful buildings, enjoying the refreshing breeze from the ocean, and meeting with the local people, many of whom are descendants of the original families who inhabited the town.

Charlottetown

In addition to its historic buildings, quaint marinas, and welcoming people, Charlottetown’s main claim to fame is an important event that took place in the town in 1864: the birth of the Canadian nation. Although Charlottetown is the capital of Canada’s smallest province, it is big on history and attractions. Whether you’re strolling down a quaint side street, gazing up at the grand architecture of St. Dustan’s Basilica, or watching boats return from an afternoon of fishing, time spent in this important Canadian city is sure to be unforgettable.

Québec City

The name Kébec is an Algonquin word meaning “place where the river narrows.” Founded in 1608, the first permanent French settlement in North America bore this name and became one of the world’s most enchanting cities. As you stroll down the Québec City’s treelined “Champs-Elysées,” indulge in buttery croissants, and listen to the lilt of French being spoken by the locals, you’ll have to ask yourself whether you’re in Canada or France. The city is a bastion of French culture in North America where impassioned Québécois hold dear their history, language, and culture.

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