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Best of Eastern Canada with Cruise

16 Days from $4,420 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Comfortable

Explore Canada's cosmopolitan cities, proud French and British heritage and majestic natural landscapes, from the cascading waters of Niagara Falls to the pretty meadows and ice wine vineyards of Ontario and Quebéc. From Quebéc, set sail for Boston, visiting charming seaside towns with tidy whitewashed
buildings where patriots once envisioned a nation of liberty for all.

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Overview

Explore Canada's cosmopolitan cities, proud French and British heritage and majestic natural landscapes, from the cascading waters of Niagara Falls to the pretty meadows and ice wine vineyards of Ontario and Quebéc. From Quebéc, set sail for Boston, visiting charming seaside towns with tidy whitewashed
buildings where patriots once envisioned a nation of liberty for all.

  1. Immerse yourself in the multi-cultural extravaganza that is Canada's Toronto. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception to launch your exploration of Eastern Canada's iconic cities.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Sheraton Centre Toronto
  2. Start the day with an orientation tour of cosmopolitan Toronto, viewing sprawling Queens Park, stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. Embark on a trip to the top of the iconic CN Tower and enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  3. Journey to Niagara Falls for an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. Savor the delicate flavors of local ice wine as you Connect with Locals at a family owned winery and Be My Guest dinner.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
    hotel:Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
  4. We journey to Kingston, the gateway of a Thousand Islands, where we'll enjoy an orientation tour and admire its beautiful historic buildings. Arriving in the capital Ottawa, we embark on an introductory tour, viewing the elegant Gothic buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, and the beautiful downtown parks. We enjoy dinner together at a local restaurant.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Sheraton Ottawa
  5. Get back to nature and spend the morning exploring Parc Omega, which provides sanctuary to such endemic species as beaver, elk, timber wolf, deer and caribou. We continue to Quebec City and begin our love affair with its French Canadian joie de vivre and romantic 17th century façades.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Hilton Quebec
  6. 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. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring La Vieille Capitale on your terms.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  7. The sticky, rich flavors of Canada's traditional maple syrup will linger long after your morning stop at the local cabane a sucre (sugar shack) where you'll enjoy in a traditional local lunch. Continue indulging in the good life as you arrive in Montreal, the largest French-speaking city outside of France, and admire the panoramic city views from the city's namesake, Mount Royal.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch
  8. Explore the Island of Montreal with ease, joining your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will reveal the splendor of such historic sites as the ornate Notre Dame Basilica, the colorful Old Port area and Downtown Montreal. 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 travelers for a Farewell Dinner.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. See the famous sights of Montreal before boarding the Holland America ms Zaandam to set sail.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Take in all of the sites in Quebec City.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Call in at Charlottetown where red double-decker buses motor along streets lined with Victorian houses.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Cruise on passed 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. In Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel defend the city and await your inspection.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Continuing south, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  16. Disembark the ship in Boston today. Airport arrival will be at approximately 10:00 am. Please be aware when booking your flights.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
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Cruise Fees, Taxes and Tips: These 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.

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

Single Supplement: from $1,650 p.p.

Single and Triple cruise staterooms are on request basis only.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on land and cruise.

The above prices are for an Ocean View stateroom. Inside staterooms and Veranda staterooms are also available. Please call for details.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $100 per person.

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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

33 meals: 15 full breakfasts, 7 lunches, 11 dinners. 

Included Highlights

Connect with Locals

  • Immerse yourself in the local flavors of Niagara with a taste of ice wine, a local specialty, and some of the area's regional cuisine at a family-owned winery

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Quebec City and Montreal

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation of Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa
  • Visit CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Parc Omega Safari Park, Quebec City, Montreal
  • Cruise from Montreal to Boston (7 nights)
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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

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! Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 9 minutes
Adult Price: $150

Ottawa

Ottawa River Cruise

C'mon aboard Ottawa and Gatineau's premier sightseeing vessel, the Empress of Ottawa, and capture unique and spectacular views of some of the city's attractions such as the Parliament Buildings, Canadian Museum of History (formerly Canadian Museum of Civilization), Rideau Falls, and the Prime Minister's residence. With these landmarks as your backdrop Capital Cruises is the ideal way to tour the Ottawa River. Feel free to roam about our two enclosed decks and the third open-air deck to find their ideal spot aboard. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours
Adult Price: $29

Quebec City

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. 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 stands 83 meters (272 feet) tall and forms at the mouth of the Montmorency River, where it drops over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River. After your visit, continue traveling through the rolling farmlands to the south side of the island and stop for dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent Restaurant, where renowned Chef Martin Pronovost, nominated for `Canadian Chef of the Year` in both 2010 and 2011 has constructed the menu. Le Moulin de St. Laurent prepares dishes with great passion and the result is a flavorful dish waiting to be discovered. Approx. duration: 3 hours.
Adult Price: $81

Montreal

Evening at Le Relais des Pins, Restaurant - Cabane a Sucre

Join us for a special evening on the Ile d’Orleans at Le Relais des Pins Restaurant, a maple syrup sugar shack featuring traditional family-style French-Canadian meals with live music. Learn about operation and then indulge in some freshly made maple taffy. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours.
Adult Price: $66

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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 24 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.

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