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Best of Eastern Canada with Cruise

Niagara Falls, Ontario
15 Days from $3,310 per person

The perfect introduction to Eastern Canada's highlights, the scenic splendor of Niagara Falls meets the urban favorites of Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. From Quebec, set sail for Boston, crossing the Gulf of St. Lawrence and taking in gems such as Prince Edward Island and Halifax along the way.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… delving beyond the iconic attractions of Quebec City and Montreal to see the cities like a local. We introduce you to residents we know who share personal stories of everyday life and introduce you to their favorite places. It's tasting unique 'ice wine' in the 200 year old log barn of a winery on the Niagara Peninsula. Discovering how the grapes are frozen on the vine, before heading to the stone Carriage House for a private dinner of delicious authentic dishes paired with estate wines.

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  1. Welcome to Toronto. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.
    hotel:Sheraton Center Toronto
  2. Start the day with an orientation tour of cosmopolitan Toronto, viewing sprawling Queens Park; the lively entertainment district, stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. Embark on a trip to the top of the iconic CN Tower. Travel to Niagara Falls for an evening on your own.
    hotel:Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
  3. Enjoy a panoramic view of the thundering cascades at Niagara Falls before an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. This evening, enjoy a Regional Meal at a family-owned and operated winery. Enjoy an exclusive tasting of their award-winning wines, including ice wine, a specialty of the region, made from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. Sample some of Niagara's regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients alongside stunning views of the vineyard.
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  4. Travel along the shore of Lake Ontario for an orientation tour of Canada's first capital, Kingston. See the beautiful historic buildings, churches and picturesque neighborhoods. Continue through rolling farmlands, following rivers and lakes to the current capital before arriving at your hotel.
    hotel:Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill
  5. Embark on an introductory tour of the city, viewing the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, and the beautiful downtown parks. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
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  6. This morning, travel to Parc Omega, a safari park with lakes, meadows, forests and rocky hills and is home to various wildlife including moose, bears, raccoons, and wolves. Later, find yourself within the fortified walls of Old Quebec City with its artisanal bakeries and lively cafés offering a taste of Paris in the New World.
    hotel:Hilton Quebec
  7. Join your Local Specialist on an exploration of the city, walking the narrow streets of the atmospheric Old Town and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle between the British and the French. Enjoy the afternoon on your own. Tonight, toast your Eastern Canada adventure at a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your vacation.
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  8. Travel to Montreal and see the famous sights before bidding farewell to your Travel Director and boarding your Holland America ship to set sail on an unforgettable cruise discovering natural beauty and maritime treasures.

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  9. Choose to take the funicular or the "neck-breaking steps" down to the Lower Town where you'll see Notre Dame des Victoires, the Petit Champlain district, the port, and Musee de la Civilisation.

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  10. The Gulf of Saint Lawrence fringes the shores of half the provinces of Canada. The Gulf is defined by stunning coast line and beautiful islands, including Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands.

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  11. Call in at Charlottetown where red double-decker buses motor along streets lined with Victorian houses.

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  12. Cruise on past the Highlands of Nova Scotia to the port of Sydney. Lighthouses stand sentinel on cliffside ledges; tiny villages huddle in rocky inlets and lobsters make it from the ocean to your plate in record time.

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  13. In Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel defend the city and await your inspection.

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

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  15. Disembark the ship in Boston today.


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We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

Add air to your reservation

Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

Always included in your GET vacation

  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips

Meal Summary

8 full breakfasts, 3 dinners.

Included Highlights

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Quebec City and Montreal.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation of Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa
  • Visit Niagara Falls, Montreal, Parc Omega Safari Park and Quebec City
Definite Departure
Depart Date Return Date Price Discount AvailabilityPrice
20 May 17 3 Jun 17 checkmark $3,310pp
17 Jun 17 1 Jul 17 checkmark $3,610pp
24 Jun 17 8 Jul 17 checkmark $3,710pp
22 Jul 17 5 Aug 17 checkmark $3,710pp
5 Aug 17 19 Aug 17 checkmark $3,710pp
19 Aug 17 2 Sep 17 checkmark $3,710pp
26 Aug 17 9 Sep 17 checkmark $3,710pp
2 Sep 17 16 Sep 17 checkmark $3,835pp
9 Sep 17 23 Sep 17 checkmark $3,835pp
16 Sep 17 30 Sep 17 checkmark $3,835pp
23 Sep 17 7 Oct 17 checkmark $3,955pp

Cruise Fees, Taxes and Tips: The compulsory charges are levied by the cruise line and are comprised of a Non-Commissionable Fare, Hotel Service Charges (cruise tips), Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses. See Terms and Conditions for details.

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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single and Triple cruise staterooms are on request basis only.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on land and cruise if cruise portion is purchased.

Prices listed above are for inside staterooms.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $95 per person.

Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine with a more in-depth guided vacation.

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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.


Thursday, June 16, 2016
Best of Eastern Canada with Cruise
Service rating : Very happy with the timely response to questions and prompt receipt of documents.
Vacation : This was our first cruise, it was wonderful!

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