Rich in culture, history and a big food scene. This 18-day itinerary will have your senses peaked throughout. Travel through North America’s East Coast as you explore the coastal towns and its rich history and culture. Dramatic scenery and architecture await as you discover the true gems along the Atlantic prior to sailing the Saint Lawrence into the heart of Quebec.
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• Seat Selection on International flights
• Internal flight to New York
• 3 nights’ accommodation in New York
• Full board 11 Day Canada & New England in an Inside Cabin
• 3 nights’ accommodation in Quebec City
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Day 1 - 3 Fly to New York City
Touchdown in the city that never sleeps and marvel at the sheer scale of Manhattan’s skyscrapers and Times Square’s neon lights. Take the time to visit Central Park or take in a show on Broadway.
Day 4 Embark on Cruise
Take today to see the last-minute tourist stops or buy those souvenirs prior to boarding your cruise at 4pm.
Day 5 Newport, Rhode Island
Famous for its historic mansions and rich sailing history this summer resort was the location of the first US Open tournaments in both tennis and golf. This picturesque town will provide you with photo opportunities aplenty. Walk around the thriving waterfront downtown and be inspired by the rich architecture on offer.
Day 6 Boston, Massachusetts
Rich in history from the American Revolution to the site of the very first public school, Boston is a stop well spent. Be sure to visit Bunker Hill Monument, Paul Revere’s house, the Old North Church, Quincy Market and the mansions of Beacon Hill. Why not wander around Boston Common, the oldest public park in the US.
Day 7 Bar Harbor, Maine
This coastal town was made popular in the 1900’s when America’s elite vacationed here in their summer cottages, since then the harbour is well known for its proximity to the world-famous Acadia National Park. The park is one of the first places in the United States to see the sunrise everyday and during the fall season will open your eyes to dramatic reds and oranges as the changing of colour descends onto the region. Take in a culinary tour for local fare and craft beer.
Day 8 Saint John, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
Famous for its high tidal ranges and natural wonders the first stop in Canada will take your breath away. Take in Fort Howe for its history and amazing viewpoint, the whirlpools and tides at the Reversing Falls that change direction with the tide or take a stroll through Harbour Passage, a system of walking and biking trails that connect Uptown Saint John to the city’s North end.
Day 9 Halifax, Nova Scotia
Boasting the world’s second largest natural harbour Halifax offers a capital with strong ties to the ocean and the food that she brings. The cuisine on offer here is second to none offering any culinary connoisseur fare of all kinds. Visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 to learn about Canada’s immigration. Hear the story of Peggy’s Cove where less than 40 residents live year-round.
Day 9 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage
Returning back to the city you will cruise the scenic Inside Passage again and keep your eyes peeled for the enchanting wildlife.
Day 10 Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
A booming coal industry brought immigration from many parts of the world and with over 50 ethnic backgrounds this is reflected in the history and food. Take a picturesque excursion to Cape Breton Island for dramatic scenery and view the famous shores of Bras d’Or Lakes.
Day 11 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown might be a small city, but it has a lot to offer anyone who visits. It has charm and hospitality sums up what Prince Edward Island is famous for. Culinary experiences and art and culture are the main themes. Sample the handmade jams, visit the Anne of Green Fables homestead and stroll the boardwalk to take in the Victorian architecture and red sandstone cliffs.
Day 12 At Sea
Take today to relax on board your cruise. Why not take some time in the Mandara Spa or enjoy some downtime strolling around deck.
Day 13 Saguenay (Le Baie), Quebec
The city of Saguenay was only formed in 2002 and is comprised of three boroughs, La Baie, Chicoutimi and Jonquiere. La Baie is found on Baie des Ha Ha. This French speaking region is north of Quebec City and offers you a chance to explore the wilderness of the region. Visit the Saguenay Fjord National Park and Monts-Valin National Park.
Day 14 Quebec City, Quebec
Lying on the Saint Lawrence River and divided by steep bluffs into Upper Town and Lower Town. The UNESCO World Heritage sight of Quebec City is stunning. Visit the old quarter in Upper Town, the only walled city in North America, for cobblestone streets and magnificent heritage.
Day 15 Disembark Cruise overnight Quebec City
Disembark your cruise and make your way to your hotel where you will base yourself to explore more charms of Quebec City.
Day 16 – 17 Quebec City, Quebec
Quebec City is a top foodie destination due to its French, British, North America and Indigenous influences but if food is not your thing then why not get closer to nature. The Quebec City Areas famous for its natural beauty, from peaceful lakes to rolling river to the glacial valley of Jacques-Cartier National Park.
Day 18 Fly Home
Spend the last few hours in Quebec City exploring prior to your flight home.
ESTA online application for entry to the USA
Important: All cruise passengers must complete the online Visa Waiver form by visiting https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov which is needed for entry into the US at a cost of $14 per person.
You must complete an ESTA application at least 72 hours before flying. Any traveller who fails to complete an ESTA application at least 3 days before departure will almost certainly be refused entry into the country under new US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations. If you are even considering visiting the States, it's worth filling out an ESTA application now as they are valid for two years. Important: If you are refused entry because you do not hold the correct travel documents or have had your application for ESTA rejected - you will NOT be entitled to any form of refund or covered by your travel insurance policy.Want to alter anything?
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