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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See the famous sights of Montreal before boarding the Holland America MS Zaandam and setting sail.
Spend a free day in Québec City.
Travel along the Gulf of Saint Lawrence which fringes the shores of half of the Canadian provinces.
Carry on to Charlottetown, the capital of Canada's Prince Edward Island.
Cruise to the port of Sydney where lighthouses stand sentinel on cliffside ledges.
In Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel await.
Continuing south, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town.
Disembark the ship in Boston and depart at leisure or extend your stay in this vibrant city.
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.
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.
Available on Day 2
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
Available on Day 3
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
Available on Day 4
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
Available on Day 6
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
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