Best of the East and New England Discovery Cruise

19 Days
Toronto to New York City
From (AUD)
$ 8,745
Dates & Pricing

2020 Toronto > New York City

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ERBB
Duration:
19 days
Departure City:
Toronto
Return City:
New York City

19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Toronto

    Welcome to Canada! On arrival at Toronto International Airport you will be met and transferred to your downtown hotel. Toronto is a cosmopolitan city, and is the cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

  2. Day 2 - Niagara Falls

    Today you will see one of the most spectacular natural sights of North America as you visit the incredible Niagara Falls. Travel through the countryside before arriving at Niagara for a thrilling cruise to the foot of Horseshoe Falls. Get up close to one of the most amazing waterfalls in the world as you feel the mist washing over you. After some free time or an optional helicopter ride over the falls, visit the historic and beautifully preserved village of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto early this evening. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner.

    Discover More: Experience a spectacular helicopter flight over the falls (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Toronto – Kingston – Ottawa

    This morning take a journey to the top of CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in the Americas for some spectacular views over Toronto. Travel up University Avenue to take in the sights of Ontario’s Parliament Buildings, Queens Park and museum row. Travel east following Lake Ontario to the colonial city of Kingston, the gateway to the beautiful Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River. Board your vessel for a cruise of one of the most picturesque areas in Eastern Canada. Travel through the islands and canals and view spectacular old buildings, attractive neighbourhoods and abundant birdlife. Continue following the rivers and lakes to Canada’s capital.
    Two Night Stay: The Westin Ottawa or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Ottawa Sightseeing

    This morning our local guide joins us for a tour of Ottawa, famous for its stately boulevards, imposing buildings and tulip filled gardens during spring. See the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the National Gallery. We view the residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Rideau Canal. Take a break at Byward Market where you have free time to explore before continuing your city tour with a visit to the Canadian Museum of History, Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution. You’re Invited: Travel to a First Nations camp on Victoria Island where you will partake in an informative tour of the Native village, then witness a vibrant performance of traditional dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Ottawa – Quebec City

    Bienvenue! Welcome to the French-Canadian province of Quebec. Make your way to a traditional Quebecois Sugar Shack. You’re Invited: Enjoy French Canadian country charm and hospitality and learn how to make maple candy, then partake in a delicious lunch that showcases the local country cuisine. Visit Deschambault a quaint village along the St. Lawrence River before a scenic drive along the “Chemin du Roy” (King’s Road), the oldest roadway in Canada. This historic “New France Route,” takes you to Quebec City, the UNESCO World Heritage Site spectacularly perched atop Cap Diamant. French is the primary language in this unique city, founded in 1608 as a trading post. Arrive into Quebec City in the afternoon and meet our local guide for a tour of The Plains of Abraham, the Citadel and Parliament buildings. You will then embark on a walking tour within the walls of the Vieux Carré (Old City) and visit Lower Town. This is truly a remarkable city, every building in Old Quebec tells a story and every square exudes the spirit of New France with a history dating back many hundreds of years.
    Two Night Stay: Clarendon Hotel or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - Quebec City

    Quebec City is one of the world’s most historical and fascinating cities. Spend the day exploring the quaint streets, ancient buildings and getting to know the local food and people.

    Discover More: Savour the local cuisine on a gastronomic walking tour, or take a spectacular helicopter flight over the city and picturesque countryside (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Quebec City – Montreal

    Leaving old-world Quebec, travel along the St. Lawrence River. Head for the quintessentially French city of Montreal, located on an island of the St. Lawrence River. On arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, viewing the Olympic Complex, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Notre Dame Cathedral and views of the city skyline from the parklands of Mt. Royal. Montreal abounds with sightseeing options, such as taking a stroll, bicycle or a horse-drawn carriage through the narrow cobblestone streets of the famous Parisian-style historic district, which is filled with cultural landmarks, museums, boutiques and restaurants.
    Overnight Stay: Marriott Chateau Champlain or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - New England Discovery – 7 Night Cruise

    This morning transfer to the pier to board your luxurious cruise ship. Check into your comfortable ocean view stateroom (upgrade to verandah stateroom additional expense) on the Holland America cruise ship ms Zaandam or ms Veendam. Settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the St. Lawrence River and New England.

    Please be advised that shore excursions are an additional expense and can be purchased online prior to departure or onboard your cruise ship. It is recommended to book as early as possible through the cruise company’s’ Cruise Personaliser to ensure availability.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Quebec City

    Early this morning our cruise ship will dock in Quebec City. There are a wide range of shore excursions available (own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Gulf of St. Lawrence

    The largest estuary in the world, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence fringes the shores of half the provinces of Canada and is a gateway to the interior of the entire North American continent. Geographically, the Gulf is defined by stunning coast line and beautiful islands, including Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands. Thousands of migratory birds make this area their home during the spring and autumn migration period.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

    This morning arrive into the charming city of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. There is plenty of free time to explore the city famed for being the birthplace of Canada. Be sure to visit Confederation Centre or perhaps enjoy an optional tour to the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ homesite (own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Sydney, Cape Breton Island

    A hundred thousand Gaelic welcomes await you in Nova Scotia. At the northeast end of the province sits Cape Breton Island, whose wild and lovely topography includes Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Bras d’Or Lake, and miles of rugged coastline. Sydney is the gateway to it all. Spend the day in Sydney or take an optional sightseeing tour (shore excursions are at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Arrive into Halifax this morning and spend the day docked in one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours. Explore this fascinating and historic city on your own or perhaps take an optional tour to delightful Peggy’s Cove, possibly the most photographed village in Canada (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Bar Harbor, Maine

    Enter the waters of the United States as you sail along the coast of New Brunswick and past Grand Manan Island. Arrive into Bar Harbor, from where optional tours will be available into the beautiful Acadia National Park (own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Boston Sightseeing

    Arrive into the city of Boston early this morning. After disembarking the ship you will be joined by a local guide for a walk along the Freedom Trail. See Boston Common, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore Boston.
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Boston

    After breakfast the day is at leisure for you to explore more of one of America’s oldest and most historic cities.

    Discover More: Explore Boston with the unique Boston Duck Tours, or discover the city on an Old Town Trolley tour (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Boston – New York City

    Today’s journey takes us to the railway station where we board the Amtrak train to New York. Settle into your business class seats and enjoy this popular journey. A visit to the bustling and iconic “Big Apple” is a must on any trip to the USA and this thriving city will no doubt live up to it’s reputation.
    Two Night Stay: New York Hilton Midtown

    Discover More: Take an elegant dinner cruise on the Bateau New York (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - New York City Sightseeing

    Discover New York City at your own pace with an included Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker Bus Tour. Your ticket will allow you to explore over 50 stops throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, from The United Nations to Times Square, from Harlem to Battery Park, including the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Depart New York

    After breakfast the morning is at leisure before you transfer to the airport to board your homeward flight.

    Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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