Historic Cities of Eastern Canada with Canada & New England Discovery Cruise


  • 16 days

  • Eastern Canada

  • Steady pace

tour : CCI

Overview

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Vibrant cities, charming and historic small towns, stunning scenery, and special experiences await you on this Eastern Canada tour. Your tour starts in Toronto and ends with a 7-night Canada cruise with overnights also in Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal.

On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the residences of the Governor General and the Prime Minister in Ottawa; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal's Notre Dame Basilica, dating to the 19th century, where Globus has included an inside visit; and Toronto's 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower, where you'll enjoy lunch with incredible views. You'll also visit Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows.

But that’s not all…this Eastern Canada tour also includes beautiful scenery. A tour highlight is a cruise to see the thundering falls of Niagara Falls. You'll also take a cruise through the waterways of Ontario’s Thousand Islands National Park. Plus, more picturesque scenery awaits you on your 7-night cruise to some of Canada’s historic towns and beautiful places. Ports of call include Québec City; charming Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island; Sydney, originally settled by Highland Scots; Halifax; Bar Harbor, surrounded by Acadia National Park; and Boston.

Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your vacation unique. Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake and a special dinner in Old Town Québec featuring regional French cuisine. Additionally, Globus has arranged a guided tour and breakfast at a sugar shack in Québec City, where you'll learn the art of making maple syrup.

This incredible tour and cruise of Eastern Canada is packed with fun and adventure—both on land and at sea!

Highlights

TORONTO
Sightseeing; special lunch at the CN Tower
NIAGARA FALLSSightseeing cruise
NIAGARA-ON-THE LAKE[LF] Winery visit and tasting
THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARKScenic waterways lunch cruise
OTTAWASightseeing; [LF] enjoy a Beavertail pastry
CAP-DE-LA-MADELEINEBasilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
QUÉBEC CITYSightseeing with a Local Guide; [LF] special dinner in Old Town featuring regional French cuisine; [LF] breakfast at a traditional sugar shack
MONTRÉALSightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Notre Dame Basilica
CRUISE7-night cruise aboard Holland America’s MS Zaandam or MS Amsterdam

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Tour prices are shown without flights included in case you wish to book them separately, or aren't ready to return home at the end of your tour! Or we can book your flights for you from most UK airports, with overseas transfers and ATOL protection included. The choice is yours!

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2020 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 15 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners

ARRIVE IN TORONTO

Day
1

Welcome to Toronto, Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director prepares you for your upcoming adventure.

TORONTO

Day
2

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Legislature Building; the ethnic neighborhoods; the University of Toronto; and Eaton Centre, the city’s number-one tourist attraction, with more than 300 stores for world-class shopping. The tour concludes with lunch atop the 1,815-foot-tall CN TOWER, where you’ll enjoy incredible views of the city and harbor below you.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

TORONTO–NIAGARA FALLS

Day
3

Leave bustling Toronto and travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. For the adventurous, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the falls. Then, board a sightseeing CRUISE for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Later, visit picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, where there is time to browse the shops of Main Street and visit a local LF WINERY for a tour and tasting. Tonight, you may wish to see the illumination of the falls as they are lit in every color of the rainbow. A special treat not to be missed!

NOTE:
The Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions normally exist from May to November. When conditions are unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

NIAGARA FALLS–THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK–OTTAWA

Day
4

Travel this morning to Gananoque, where you’ll board your boat for a lunch CRUISE through the waterways of THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK. Continue to the nation’s capital of Ottawa, pleasantly framed by the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal, for a 2-night stay. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

OTTAWA

Day
5

Morning sightseeing includes the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, and Parliament Hill. Enjoy a delicious Canadian specialty, a LF BEAVERTAIL, a pastry stretched to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. The balance of the day is free. You may wish to visit the world-renowned Canadian Museum of History, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the National Gallery of Canada. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colorful Byward Market and choose from its array of specialty restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

OTTAWA–CAP-DE-LA-MADELEINE–QUÉBEC CITY

Day
6

Drive north this morning to Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, a national shrine famous for its fine stained-glass windows. Time to stroll through the grounds of the sanctuary and see the miraculous Madonna in the old chapel. Continue your journey to romantic Québec City, one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. This evening, enjoy LF regional FRENCH CUISINE at a special dinner in Old Town Québec.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

QUÉBEC CITY

Day
7

This morning, enjoy an included guided tour of Canada’s only walled city. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France; today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls are Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, and ancient Place Royale. Also, see the old-world houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and historic Plains of Abraham. This afternoon is free for independent activities. Maybe explore the historic sites, take a carriage ride, or stroll the streets of Old Québec City. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. This evening, consider an optional dinner that includes a visit to 274-foot-high Montmorency Falls and takes you over to Ile d’Orléans, where you’ll enjoy a delightful dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent, a restored 17th-century flour mill.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

QUÉBEC CITY–MONTRÉAL

Day
8

Before leaving Québec, we’ll stop at a LF SUGAR SHACK for a guided tour to learn the art of making maple syrup and to enjoy a traditional sugar shack breakfast. On to Montréal, where sightseeing with a Local Guide takes in NOTRE DAME BASILICA, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panorama of the city. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in the heart of Old Montréal.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MONTRÉAL (EMBARKATION)–SCENIC CRUISING: SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER

Day
9

Spend the morning at leisure. This afternoon, transfer to the pier to embark on your Holland America cruise ship, the MS Zaandam or MS Amsterdam.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

QUÉBEC CITY

Day
10

Visit Canada’s only walled city, which, until the British victory of 1759, was the center of New France and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll within the walls and see the Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, and ancient Place Royale. Also see Old World houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and the historic Plains of Abraham.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SCENIC CRUISING: GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE

Day
11

Québec City marks the start of Saguenay Fjord. This 200-mile-long natural canal brings saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean inland and creates a beautiful environment for waterfront living for the communities of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Spend the day at leisure aboard the ship, taking advantage of the numerous amenities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CHARLOTTETOWN

Day
12

Spend the day in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, the provincial capital named after Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III. The city is famous for hosting the 1864 conference that three years later led to the creation of the independent Dominion of Canada. Perhaps take a trip to Cavendish and visit the famous Anne of Green Gables homestead.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SYDNEY

Day
13

So green and Gaelic is Cape Breton Island that Scotsman Alexander Graham Bell called it home for the last 37 years of his life. In fact, Cape Breton was principally settled by Highland Scots whose families had come out on the wrong side of rebellions against the Crown. You can still see this heritage in the accents in some remote villages—and in the great popularity of Scottish-style folk music. Today, you may choose to travel along the scenic Cabot Trail or visit historic Louisbourg Fortress, which recreates life in French-occupied Canada.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

HALIFAX

Day
14

Arrive in Halifax, where lighthouses stand sentinel on cliff side ledges and tiny villages huddle in rocky inlets. Take time to explore Citadel Hill with its early 19th-century star-shaped fort, the tree-shaded walks of the public gardens, and Fairview Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 100 people who perished on the Titanic.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

BAR HARBOR

Day
15

Arrive in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine’s oldest summer resort, and stroll around the charming waterfront with its many shops, galleries, and boutiques. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to picturesque Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited parks.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

BOSTON (DISEMBARKATION)

Day
16

The tour ends this morning. Guests depart on individual schedules. Please schedule your flights after Noon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of Ontario and Québec on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 11–27 (if Mother Nature permits).
  • Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of publishing. Your Travel Documents will contain the most current information.
  • At least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

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