Canada & New England Discovery

  • 13 Days

  • Canada

Discover the rich heritage of French-infused Montreal and Quebec, witness the rugged beauty of Nova Scotia and cruise New England, stopping at quaint Bar Harbor and historic Boston.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a local representative
Accommodation
Selected meals
All airport and port taxes

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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

of 13 days

Your detailed itinerary

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Overview

At a glance

  • Montreal - 2 night hotel stay
  • Quebec City
  • Charlottetown
  • Sydney
  • Halifax
  • Bar Harbor
  • Boston - 2 night hotel stay

Day 1

UK - Montreal

Travel to Montreal and transfer to your hotel for a two night stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Montreal

Get to know this lively city on the St Lawrence River, regarded as Canada’s cultural capital. Founded in 1642 by French Catholic settlers, it staunchly adhered to its French culture despite being occupied by the British in 1760. Today, the city still feels very French with most residents speaking French as their first language. Must-sees include cobblestoned Old Montreal, with its 18th and 19th century houses and pavement cafes, the elegant downtown area and leafy Mont-Royal Park, which commands fantastic views over the city’s skyscrapers and monuments below.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Montreal

Enjoy more time in Montreal before transferring to your cruise ship, the MS Veendam, for embarkation and cruising along the beautiful St Lawrence River.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Quebec City

Another very French city on the St Lawrence awaits today - Quebec. Chosen as a trading post by 17th century French explorer Samuel Champlain, this lovely city offers stone buildings, winding streets and sunny squares. Take the opportunity to join an optional excursion to ride the funicular to historic, walled Old Quebec, see the castle-like Chateau Frontenac, delve into picture-book Petit Champlain and admire Place Royal square, home of North America's oldest Catholic church, the Notre Dame des Victoires.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Connected to mainland Canada by 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, Prince Edward Island consists of gentle hills, forests and untouched sandy beaches. Today, discover the enchanting Victorian capital of Charlottetown, explore the wild shores of Prince Edward National Park or visit ‘Green Gables’ Farm, the 19th century inspiration for Lucy Maud Montgomery’s much-loved ‘Anne of Green Gables’.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Established by British loyalists in 1785, the port of Sydney is your gateway to the colourful culture and natural wonders of Cape Breton Island. Settled by the Scots and Irish in the 1800s, the island has a rich Gaelic heritage and passion for Celtic music. Explore on your own or perhaps join an optional excursion, to see the seabirds on rocky Bird Islands, strolling through pretty Old Sydney or visiting beautiful Bras d’Or Lake.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Flanking one of the world's greatest natural harbours, Halifax was once Britain's major military outpost in North America. Step back in time along the beautifully restored waterfront, take photos of the wave-pounded lighthouse at Peggy's Cove or discover Halifax's Titanic heritage at the Maritime Museum and Fairlawn Cemetery, where 121 victims of the disaster are buried.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Bar Harbor, Maine

Backed by 1,530-foot Cadillac Mountain, this quaint town was the playground of America’s most illustrious 19th century families, including the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers. See the stately Victorian mansions they summered in, tour the clapboard shops, sample Maine lobster or explore the forests, mountains and wild shores of spectacular Acadia National Park.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Boston

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Boston

Dubbed the 'Cradle of American Independence', this historic city overflows with attractions from handsome, brownstone mansions to the hallowed courtyards of Harvard University. Follow the Freedom Trail to uncover the city's fascinating revolutionary story, visit the trendy cafes and boutiques of Newbury Street or call at the harbour, site of the Boston Tea Party.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Boston - UK

Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Montreal: Delta Montreal Hotel 
  • Boston: W Boston Downtown

Notes

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

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