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Eastern Explorer & New England Cruise

(20 days, Toronto - New York City, 2015)
Eastern Explorer, New England & New York Extension
From Toronto to New York this 20 day tour explores the best of Eastern Canada plus enjoys a cruise from Montréal to Boston through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

This 19 day tour begins in Canada’s largest city, Toronto followed by the picturesque village of Niagara-on-the-Lake and the breathtaking Niagara Falls. Next stop is Kingston for a cruise through the Thousand Islands marking the border between Canada and the United States, before roaming through the Canadian capital, Ottawa then meeting 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 visit the gothic 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 next destination is beautiful Boston where you are free to explore the sights including Boston Common and baseball’s Fenway Park before boarding the Amtrak-Acela Express train to end your journey in New York.

5–star luxury

Ultimate Inclusions

  • Exclusive Full range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Verandah stateroom
  • Fully Escorted including on board cruise
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Canadian Tour Director
  • Luxury Coach
  • Dedicated Canada Based Team
  • Scenic airport representatives
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Small group - maximum 40 guests

Scenic Special Stays

  • The Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello – exclusive to Scenic
  • The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Scenic Enrich

Exclusive once in a lifetime experiences

  • Tour Parc Omega viewing native wildlife
  • Traditional Québécois meal at a local Sugar Shack
  • Tour of World Heritage listed Québec City
  • Live performance on Broadway, New York City

Scenic Free Choice

  • 11 activity options and 6 dining experiences to choose from in 3 destinations

Dining Experiences

  • 39 superb meals including 19 Breakfasts (B), 7 Lunches (L) and 13 Dinners (D)

Scenic Highlights

  • Niagara Falls Cruise
  • Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Guided tour of Canada’s Capital, Ottawa
  • Notre-Dame Basilica is one of the most exquisite Cathedrals in the world
  • Discover stylish Montréal
  • 7 night Canada and New England cruise
  • The glorious fall colours of North America are truly remarkable.


Day 1: Toronto
Welcome to Toronto. Your Scenic Representative will personally meet you and transfer* you 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 (B,D)
Ascend 346m to the observation deck at the top of CN Tower. After briefly touring the lakefront and downtown Toronto continue to the village of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Board the Niagara Falls cruise venturing under the dramatic falls.
Day 3: Algonquin Provincial Park - Ottawa (B)
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 (B,D)
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. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) Canadian Museum of History; or (2) ByWard Market Culinary tour; 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. SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining tonight.
Day 5: Ottawa - Montebello (B,D)
SCENIC ENRICH Tour the 1,500 acre Park Omega and discover native wildlife such as bear, wolves, wapitis, red deer and beavers. SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining tonight, choose where to dine from a selection of restaurants.
Overnight Special Stay: Fairmont Le Château Montebello - exclusive to Scenic
Day 6: Québec City (B,L,D)
SCENIC ENRICH Taste traditional Québécois fare at a local Sugar Shack where your lunch is included today. Sample the delicacies of this region and learn about one of Canada’s most popular exports, maple syrup. Continue to Québec City, the only walled city in North America and an important World Heritage listed site. SCENIC ENRICH Tour within the walls of the Vieux Carré (Old City) and visit the Lower Town.
Two Night Special Stay: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Day 7: Québec City (B)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) an informative guided walking tour through the cobbled streets of Québec City; or (2) relax on a sightseeing tour of the quaint streets of Old Québec on board a horse and carriage ride; or (3) Massage at Le Château Frontenac; or (4) sample authentic, gourmet delicacies on a walking tour of Québec City; or (5) heli flightseeing over Québec City. This afternoon is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Perhaps take the funicular to the Lower Town and continue exploring this enchanting village.       
Day 8: Québec City - Montréal (B,D)
Visit the exquisite Notre-Dame Basilica with its imposing Gothic Revival architecture in Old Montréal and the only ‘Holy Door’ outside Europe. This afternoon, explore this historic and vibrant city throughout a guided tour. Enjoy dinner this evening with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Overnight Stay: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
Day 9: Canada New England Cruise (B,D)
Transfer to the pier and board the Holland America Line ship ms Maasdam. Settle into your Verandah Stateroom (subject to availability) for an unforgettable cruise.
Day 10: Québec City (B,L,D)
Today spend time in Québec City with a choice of shore excursion’s (shore excursions at own expense).
Day 11: Gulf of St. Lawrence (B,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.
Day 12: Charlottetown (B,L,D)
Arrive into the charming city of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, home of ‘Anne of Green Gables’.
Day 13: Sydney, Cape Breton Island (B,L,D)
Spend the day exploring this town or perhaps tour the Cabot Trail (optional shore excursions at additional expense).
Day 14: Halifax, Nova Scotia (B,L,D)
Discover 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 (B,L,D)
Enter the waters of the United States today as you sail along the coast to Bar Harbor.
Day 16: Boston (B)
After disembarking from your ship enjoy a free afternoon to explore at your leisure.
Two Night Stay: Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
Day 17: Boston (B)
Discover Boston’s sights on a Hop-on-Hop-off sightseeing tour, including Boston Common, Copley Square, Government Centre, Quincy Market, the fashionable Newbury Street, baseball’s Fenway Park or the Beacon Hill area featured in many illustrious films.
Day 18: Boston - New York (B)
Board the Amtrak-Acela Express to New York. Relax in Business Class seating and enjoy superior comfort and service on board.
Two Night Stay: The Renaissance New York Times Square
Day 19: New York City (B,D)
Discover Uptown and Downtown New York City at your own pace on a Hop-on-Hop-off Double Decker. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your travelling companions and Tour Director. SCENIC ENRICH Marvel at the talents and creativity as you are entertained throughout a spectacular Broadway production.
Day 20: New York City (B)
Enjoy breakfast before transferring* to the airport for your homebound flight.

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

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Depart Date Price
May 2015
from AUD $10,960
Jun 2015
from AUD $11,360
Aug 2015
from AUD $11,860
Sep 2015
from AUD $11,860
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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20 Days
AUD $10,960
per person twin share
22 May 2015
05 Jun 2015
14 Aug 2015
28 Aug 2015
25 Sep 2015
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