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Eastern Explorer & New England Cruise

(16 days, Toronto - Boston, 2014)
Eastern Explorer Tour & New England Cruise
This 15 day trip explores Eastern Canada from Toronto to Québec City, before joining a cruise from Montréal to Boston including Prince Edward Island and Bar Harbor.

This fabulous 15 day tour starts in Canada’s largest city Toronto followed by a trip south to the picturesque village of Niagara-on-the-Lake and the famous and breathtaking Niagara Falls. Next you will journey to Kingston for a cruise through the Thousand Islands marking the border between Canada and the United States.

Roaming through the Canadian capital, Ottawa you will witness the imposing Parliament Buildings and Government House, then meet local wildlife at Parc Omega. You will taste traditional Québécois fare at a local Sugar Shack and continue onto Québec City, the only walled city in North America. En route to Montréal you will stop at the spectacular falls, Parc des Chutes de la Chaudière and in the historic city will visit the exquisite Notre-Dame Basilica.

Next, board the Holland America Line ship ms Maasdam back to Québec City and sail through the stunning Gulf of St Lawrence where you will meet whales, porpoises and seals. You will also stop at the charming city of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island and the port of Sydney on Cape Breton Island. Next is the capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax before entering the waters of the United States at Bar Harbor. Your final destination is beautiful Boston.

8 night land tour including 2 nights in Québec City and Ottawa • 7 night Cruise

Scenic Tours

Ultimate Features

  • Maximum of 40 guests
  • Full range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Fully escorted including on board cruise
  • Canadian Tour Director
  • Luxury Coach
  • Dedicated Canada Based Team
  • Scenic airport representatives

5-Star Inclusions

  • Guaranteed Verandah stateroom
  • Airport transfers
  • ALL TIPPING and GRATUITIES INCLUDED

Included Scenic Enrich

  • Tour Parc Omega viewing native wildlife such as bear, wolves, wapitis, red deer and beavers in their natural habitat
  • Experience the authentic culinary delights of French Canada during a traditional Québécois meal at a local Sugar Shack
  • Explore the cultural significance and the reason Québec City has been acknowledged as a World Heritage-listed site during a guided sightseeing tour

Included Scenic Free Choice

  • Ottawa - discover Canada’s social history in the Museum of Civilisation; or explore stories of an evolving city in the Bytown Museum; or learn about Canada’s military history at the War Museum; or visit the Royal Canadian
  • Mounted Police Musical Ride Stables; or view the permanent exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada; or explore at your own pace on a self guided cycling tour
  • Québec City - historical walking tour; or horse and carriage ride; or a Swedish massage; or St Lawrence River cruise; or gastronomic walking tour; or Le Massif de Charlevoix train day tourˆ

Included Scenic Dining

  • 34 superb meals including 15 Full Breakfasts - hot and cold buffet selections (FB), 7 Lunches - banquet (L), 12 Dinners - 3 course à la carte and buffet (D)

Included Scenic Special Stay

  • Fairmont Le Château Montebello is a stunning Red Cedar log complex set in the Laurentian Mountains, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • Centrally located, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac literally is the heart of Québec City. Located inside the walled Old City overlooking the St Lawrence River, the dominating Le Château Frontenac is the icon of Québec City

Included Scenic Highlights

  • Enjoy views from the top of the world’s tallest tower - CN Tower in Toronto
  • Niagara Falls cruise takes you under the dramatic falls for a different perspective
  • Algonquin Provincial Park, Ottawa’s first Provincial Park is home to a diverse range of plant and animal species
  • Roam through Canada’s capital city of Ottawa whilst enjoying an interpretive guided tour including the imposing Parliament Buildings, Government House and the official residence of the Prime Minister
  • Québec City, the only walled city in North America and a culturally significant World Heritage-listed site
  • Discover stylish Montréal, known as the Paris of North America, set at the base of its namesake, Mount Royal
  • Notre-Dame Basilica is one of the most exquisite Cathedrals in the world
  • 7 night escorted Canada and New England cruise featuring bow to stern luxury
Day 1: Toronto
Welcome to Toronto. Meet your Scenic Tours’ Representative and transfer* to your hotel (please book your flight to arrive no later than 5pm).
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Day 2: Niagara Falls - Toronto (FB,D)
Included this morning is your 346m ascent to the observation deck at the top of CN Tower. After briefly touring the lake front and downtown Toronto continue south to the picturesque village of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Board the Included Niagara Falls cruise for a different perspective of the falls. Tonight enjoy a ‘Welcome to Eastern Canada’ dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Day 3: Algonquin Provincial Park - Ottawa (FB)
Today we head through Algonquin Provincial Park, home to a diverse range of plant and animal species. Algonquin was the first provincial park in Ontario offering protection of a variety of natural and cultural features. It is best known by visitors for its opportunity to spot moose.
Two Night Stay: Fairmont Château Laurier
Day 4: Ottawa (FB,D)
Roam through Canada’s capital city of Ottawa whilst enjoying an Included interpretive guided tour including the imposing Parliament Buildings, Government House and the official residence of the Prime Minister. Travel along Rideau Canal, Ottawa’s first World Heritage-listed site and the world’s largest ice skating rink come winter. This afternoon enjoy SCENIC FREE CHOICE select from: (1) Museum of Civilisation; or (2) explore the Bytown Museum; or (3) visit the War Museum; or (4) Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride Stables; or (5) National Gallery of Canada; or (6) self guided cycle. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.
Day 5: Ottawa - Montebello (FB,D)
Travel to Montebello. Enjoy the Included SCENIC ENRICH highlight of Parc Omega. Tour the 1,500 acre park and discover native wildlife such as bear, wolves, wapitis, red deer and beavers in their natural habitat.Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining tonight choose where to dine from a selection of restaurants.
Overnight Special Stay: Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Day 6: Québec City (FB,L,D)
SCENIC ENRICH: taste traditional Québécois fare at a local Sugar Shack where your lunch is Included today. Continue to Québec City, the only walled city in North America. Included SCENIC ENRICH activity today as you tour within the walls of the Vieux Carré (Old City).
Two Night Special Stay: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Day 7: Québec City (FB)
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE^ activities this morning. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at your own pace.
Day 8: Montréal (FB,D)

Included today, visit the exquisite Notre-Dame Basilica. This afternoon, explore this historic city throughout an Included guided tour.
Overnight Stay: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Day 9: Canada New England Cruise (FB,D)
Transfer to the pier and board the Holland America Line ship ms Maasdam. Settle into your Verandah Stateroom for an unforgettable cruise.
Day 10: Québec City (FB,L,D)
 Today spend time in Québec City with a choice of shore excursion (shore excursions at own expense).
Day 11: Gulf of St Lawrence (FB,L,D)
Admire the stunning coast line as you cruise the largest estuary in the world and the gateway to the interior of North America. Keep a look out for whales, porpoises and seals.
Day 12: Charlottetown (FB,L,D)
This morning arrive into the charming city of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island with plenty of free time to explore this city. Perhaps enjoy an optional tour to the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ home site (optional shore excursions at additional expense).
Day 13: Sydney, Cape Breton Island (FB,L,D)
Arrive into the charming port of Sydney on Cape Breton Island. Spend the day exploring this town or perhaps tour the Cabot Trail (optional shore excursions at additional expense).
Day 14: Halifax, Nova Scotia (FB,L,D)
Early this morning arrive into Halifax. Explore this fascinating historical city on your own or perhaps take an optional tour to the delightful Peggy’s Cove (optional shore excursions at additional expense).
Day 15: Bar Harbor, Maine (FB,L,D)
Enter the waters of the United States today as you sail along the coast to Bar Harbor. Shore excursions are available into the beautiful Acadia National Park (optional shore excursions at additional expense).
Day 16: Boston (FB)
Your concludes today after disembarking and transferring* to Boston airport for your homebound flight (please do not book departure flight before 2pm).

^Le Massif Train Day Tour Option incurs an additional cost, must be booked prior to departure and is subject to seasonal operations.

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.

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Jun 2014
6
from AUD $8,495
Aug 2014
15
from AUD $8,695
Sep 2014
12
from AUD $8,695
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.

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Duration
16 Days
From
AUD $8,495
per person twin share
Dates
06 Jun 2014
On Request
15 Aug 2014
Available
12 Sep 2014
Fully Booked
 
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