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Best of Eastern Canada with Canadian Maritimes Cruise

Operated by: Trafalgar

16 Days from $4,156 per person
MAY - OCT 2023 INSIDE CABIN
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Countries Visited

Canada, United States ...more Canada, United States

Locations Visited

Toronto, Niagara Falls, Kingston, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal, Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston ...more Toronto, Niagara Falls, Kingston, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal, Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston
  1. Day 1 Welcome To Toronto

    Canada’s multi-cultural metropolis of Toronto launches your journey across Eastern Canada. Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
  2. Day 2 Hockey And Niagara Falls Dive Into Culture

    On the way to Niagara Falls we stop and you get the chance to learn the art of playing the puck like a pro. Dive Into Culture and embrace Canada's national sport, learning the secrets and superstitions of hockey players as a team member walks you through a day in the life of a player. Go inside the players' dressing room and put on the full hockey gear. Grab your stick and it's onto the ice where you'll soon find out whether you are a lefty or righty, and learn how to score the big goal. Witness Mother Nature’s power first-hand when you journey to Niagara Falls and embark on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
  3. Day 3 Travel Back In Time In Kingston

    The day begins with an orientation tour past Toronto's sprawling Queens Park, stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. Continue to Kingston, a 17th-century former French trading post and gateway to Ontario's Thousand Islands. Set sail on a dinner cruise this evening  against the backdrop of pretty riverside cottages and uninhabited islands found along the Saint Lawrence River.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
    hotel Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront
  4. Day 4 Onwards To Ottawa

    Arriving in Ottawa, we embark on an introductory tour of Canada’s capital. You’ll have a full afternoon to explore the city on your terms. Consider a visit to one of the city’s museums or discover the plethora of amazing local cuisine.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
  5. Day 5 Uncover The Traditions Of Quebec City Make Travel Matter

    A quick hop over the Ottawa River brings us in the French-speaking Province of Québec for a private, exclusive experience on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History. Canada's Museum of History is the country's foremost and most visited museum. We will start with a Continental Breakfast followed by a lively and colorful interactive performance of traditional Pow Wow dancing. We then learn about a special MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project, which aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans. After we will enjoy lunch at a typical sugar shack at a local "Cabane a Sucre". Then continue to Québec City to begin your love affair with the city's French Canadian joie de vivre and your hotel in Old Québec.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Hotel Clarendon
  6. Day 6 Stroll Through Québec City

    Embark on a captivating walk through the narrow streets of Old Québec City, joining your Local Specialist for an in-depth discovery of this UNESCO-listed place exuding all the charm of a European city. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring La Vieille Capitale on your terms.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Clarendon
  7. Day 7 Enjoy The Charming Eastern Townships Connect with Locals

    Leave the city behind, bound for Québec's picturesque Eastern Townships. Your journey will take you past pretty villages and rolling farmlands before arriving at Bleu Lavande Lavender Farm for an exclusive Be My Guest lunch. Learn how lavender is grown and turned into a variety of products, sample delicious lavender lemonade and enjoy a picnic basket lunch filled with local specialties. Later, we’ll make our way to Montréal and admire panoramic city views from its namesake, Mount Royal.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
  8. Day 8 Discover Vibrant Montréal

    Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour revealing the historic sites in the colourful Old Port area, the splendour of one of Montréal's crown jewels – Notre Dame Basilica and modern Downtown Montréal. Gain a deeper appreciation for the city’s French Canadian roots as you spend the afternoon exploring the city on your terms before joining your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner in Old Montréal.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
  9. Day 9 Embark On Your Cruise

    See the famous sights of Montreal before boarding the Holland America MS Zaandam and setting sail.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zaandam
  10. Day 10 Explore Québec City

    Spend a free day in Québec City.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zaandam
  11. Day 11 Traverse The Gulf of Saint Lawrence

    Travel along the Gulf of Saint Lawrence which fringes the shores of half of the Canadian provinces.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zaandam
  12. Day 12 Carry On To Charlottetown

    Carry on to Charlottetown, the capital of Canada's Prince Edward Island.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zaandam
  13. Day 13 Admire The Lighthouses Of Sydney, Nova Scotia

    Cruise to the port of Sydney where lighthouses stand sentinel on cliffside ledges.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zaandam
  14. Day 14 Hello Halifax, Nova Scotia

    In Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel await.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zaandam
  15. Day 15 Southbound To Bar Harbor, Maine

    Continuing south, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zaandam
  16. Day 16 Disembark Boston

    Disembark the ship in Boston and depart at leisure or extend your stay in this vibrant city.

    meals Breakfast
Best Eastern Canada Canadian Maritimes Cruise Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 15 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Regional Dinner (RD)
  • 7 Lunch (L)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)
  • 7 Dinner (D)

Be My Guest

  • Quebec City: You'll be welcomed by Michel Lamarche, the longest serving employee who has a depth of knowledge about lavender growing. Take a guided tour of the farm, sampling a selection of lavender products as you go. Sip a lavender lemonade with your picnic basket lunch filled with local specialties.

Dive Into Culture

  • Niagara Falls: Dive into Culture and embrace Canada's national sport, learning the secrets and superstition of hockey players as a professional coach walks you through a day in the life of a player.

Iconic Experience

  • Kingston: The spectacular Thousand Islands in Ontario are made up of 1,864 islands on the Saint Lawrence River, straddling the US-Canada border stretching 50 miles downriver from Kingston. Cruise the waters and enjoy dinner for an unforgettable evening.
  • Montreal: Discover the history of the first neo-gothic church in Canada, an important witness of Montréal's foundations and breathtaking architecture, gold leaves, infinite blue, thousands of stars and exceptional stained glass windows.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Ottawa: Join this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience to learn about and support the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School, a Treadright supported project.
  • Quebec City: Join your Indigenous Cultural Ambassadors for a guided visit which includes the onsite Indigenous village and outlines the diversity of First Nations cultures across Canada. Experience a lively traditional powwow dance followed by an interactive beading workshop. Learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project, a not-for-profit, artisan-run Indigenous arts program that helps sustain Indigenous craft while providing cross-cultural exchange.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore UNESCO listed Quebéc City and Montréal with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa
  • : Visit Niagara Falls and Eastern Townships
  • : Cruise the 1000 Islands dinner cruise and Niagara Falls

Trafalgar Difference

  • Quebec City: Embark on a captivating walk through the narrow streets of Old Quebec City, joining your Local Specialist for an in-depth discovery of this UNESCO-listed place exuding all the charm on a European city.

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : All transport and transfers shown
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Niagara Falls

Available on Day 2

Niagara Falls Helicopter Flightseeing

Enjoy an exhilarating and scenic helicopter flight and experience the views of the awe-inspiring Niagara Region as you gently lift off over the Whirlpool Rapids and Rainbow Bridge. See the green grass and floral beauty of Queen Victoria Park stretch below you as the helicopter passes by the American Falls and Skylon Tower. Follow the curve of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and see rainbows magically appear and disappear. This is a ride you do not want to miss! Operates daily, weather permitting.
Adult Price: CAD 160

Toronto

Available on Day 3

CN Tower Admissions Panoramic Views

Opened in 1976, the CN Tower defines the Toronto skyline and remains a celebrated architectural marvel, wonder of the modern world, world-class entertainment and dining destination, and a Toronto must-see. Visual displays throughout the building share many fascinating stories about this engineering marvel; interact with displays and exhibits as you journey to the elevators tell the history of the CN Tower and provide insights and interactive opportunities to discover how the Tower works today. On the LookOut level, check out our NEW! mind-blowing views of Toronto with our two new floor-to-ceiling panoramic Window Walls. The floor-to-ceiling glass provides universal access for everyone, including those with mobility challenges. The glass adjusts its darkness based on sunlight and external temperature; allowing guests to capture amazing photos. Insider tips: CN Tower offers Free Wi-Fi throughout the experience enabling guests to download and use their free Visitor APP to help make the most of their visit. It also offers 5,000 square feet of unique shopping in the Gift Shop and souvenir photos. Casual and fine dining and an arcade are located in the tower but are not included in the admission.
Adult Price: CAD 45

Ottawa

Available on Day 4

Ottawa Oh Canada, Eh? Dinner and Show - Cabin Seating

Canada's Longest Running Dinner Musical - NOW IN OTTAWA! After 26 award-winning seasons performing in Niagara Falls, Canada, the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show is coming to the nation's capital! Experience Canada from coast to coast as you meet a singing Mountie, Lumberjacks, Anne of Green Gables and even a Hockey Player. A Canadian-inspired performance that pays tribute to over 30 of Canada’s professional recording artists.
Adult Price: CAD 107

Quebec City

Available on Day 6

Evening on Ile D' Orleans and Montmorency Falls

Join us for a special evening on the Ile d’Orleans. Located a few miles east of downtown Quebec in the St. Lawrence River, the “Island of Orleans” was one of the first areas occupied by early French colonists. Gaze upon the towering Montmorency Falls; higher than the Niagara Falls, the impressive Montmorency Falls stand 272 feet tall. The falls form at the mouth of the Montmorency River, where it drops over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River. Then travel through the rolling farmlands to the south side of the island and stop for a dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent Restaurant with renowned Chef Martin Pronovost, who has been nominated for a Crystal Award in the category 'Canadian Chef of the Year' in both 2010 and 2011. Passionate about food and with an eye and ear always looking toward trends, culinary innovation remains a continual objective. To that end, with abundant creativity, Martin prepares meals with great passion and the result is a flavorful table for you to discover. Includes live musicians every night.
Adult Price: CAD 92

Reviews
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Trusted Customer
Monday, August 22, 2022
Service
Not a well-plannd trip to Niagara Falls. Very disappointed. Did not get on "Maid of Mist" boat. Lines way too long and hot wait. No water available.
Vacation
Terrible booking on our flight back from Montreal. No time to make connection in Toronto for our flight home. Raced through airport and had to flag down a cart. Had no idea the airport was so big. Terrible planning
Debra Waguespack
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Service
Excellent!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad you enjoyed your Eastern Canada tour. Thank you for choosing us to help you plan and book your vacation. Thanks also for leaving a review - your feedback is appreciated. Take care!
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Vacation
We enjoyed our trip very much!
Danielle Collins
Monday, June 27, 2022
Service
This is my second travel experience with get tours. I am very happy with service at booking or during the tour.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are super excited that you had a great time in Eastern Canada. And we very much appreciate your repeat business. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to work with you again when you're ready to plan your next vacation.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Vacation
Eastern Canada is beautiful, the tour program was well balanced between group activités and free time,
Nancy Fong
Monday, October 28, 2019
Service
Easy booking online. Alicia was very helpful with all our questions.
Vacation
Canadian trip was fun and pace was good. Saw something each day and had free time to do things on our own as well. Like the buffet breakfasts over the order from menu breakfasts. Would have preferred more sit down lunches and dinners as a group. Then we wouldn’t have to find own places to eat.
Julie Williams
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Service
Working with Josh has always been a delight. He's knowledgeable, clear in his explanations, and quick to communicate with us.
Vacation
Our tour director Roger Keyes is outstanding. His knowledge, great sense of humor, patience, thoroughness with every detail, generosity, and careful supervision ... all of this couldn't have been better. We'll travel with him again, if given the chance!
Trusted Customer
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Service
Excellent service
Vacation
Excellent food, cabin service, captain’s talks and extra excursions
Trusted Customer
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Service
They were very informative and helpful.
Vacation
The vacation was relaxing. The Tour Director was excellent. I expected more sights to see but unfortunately, did not. In conclusion, it was not a very interesting tour. I have to comment on the food, all the restaurants were exceptional and served really delicious food. and the hotels were top notch.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That is fantastic to hear! Thank you for sharing your feedback
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Doris Arnold
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Service
Constant communication and friendly staff answering my silly questions
Vacation
So much to see and explore thus wished we’d have more time at certain stops. Love Notre Dame visit.
Gloria Miller
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Service
The contract with Trafalgar proved to be an excellent land tour! The guide, Jen Hirtle, was excellent! Moving from land into the cruise was well organized! We were well informed of everything as we moved along! We were quite pleased with the entire trip!
Vacation
Received discount for AARP, repeat traveler and early payment which always helps retirees on fixed incomes! The trip was worth the cost!
Lois Ahrenholz
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Service
To much down time. Would like to have seen more optional tours.
Vacation
To much on your own time.
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