Eastern Canada, USA & Canada New England Cruise

On this 24 day round-trip from Montréal, you will discover the wonders of Niagara Falls, alongside the charming cities of Ottawa, Toronto and New York City.

24 Days
Montreal to Montreal
From (NZD)
$ 17,395
Dates & Pricing

2019 Montreal > Montreal

A tale of two countries

Like sibling rivals, Canada and the United States have similar bloodlines but are wildly different in style and temperament. On this wonderful tour of two nations you’ll have the chance to become intimately acquainted with both.
Start in Montréal, one of the most French of Canada’s metropolitan centres, and quintessentially its romantic heart. From there you’ll be ushered into one of the oldest cities in North America, the wonderful Renaissance-era Québec City. Prepare to be carried along a string of gems, from Ottawa to Toronto to the wondrous Niagara Falls, until arriving in the cultivated East Coast of the United States – Pennsylvania, Maryland, Philadelphia and Massachusetts.
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24 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Montréal

    Welcome to eastern Canada. Your journey into wonder begins with a two night stay at the luxurious Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth.

  2. Day 2 - Montréal

    Visit the exquisite Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montréal, with its imposing Gothic Revival architecture. Later take a guided tour through the city. Be sure to check out Montréal’s underground city where many locals spend their time during the frosty winter. This evening you can look forward to enjoying dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Montréal > Québec City

    Learn how maple syrup is made and dine on traditional Québécois fare at a local Sugar Shack while listening to live, local music.

    Discover the fascinating history, architecture and culture of Québec City as you stroll through the cobblestone streets of North America’s only walled city on a tour of the old town.

    Begin a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in the heart of Québec City. Your iconic château is the world’s most photographed hotel and you’ll soon see why, as it dominates the city skyline and is visible from almost anywhere in the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Québec City

    Today, you can choose to tour Québec City by foot or fly over it. Alternatively, tour the streets in a horse and carriage or sample local treats on a guided walk.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Parc Oméga > Ottawa

    Parc Oméga is home to bears, wolves, wapitis, red deer, beavers and more. View the wildlife as you journey through the 1,500 acre park.

    Straddling the Rideau Canal, Canada’s capital city Ottawa is nothing if not elegant. And for the next two nights, you’ll enjoy a more elegant experience than most at the iconic Fairmont Château Laurier, located steps away from Parliament Hill.

    Tonight, select between local restaurants or your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Ottawa

    Discover the charm of Canada’s capital on a guided tour.

    Canada’s history comes to life with a visit to either the Canadian Museum of History or the War Museum. You could choose to discover Ottawa’s scenery on a river cruise. If you are a ‘foodie’ then you’ll love the ByWard Market Culinary tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Ottawa > Toronto

    Toronto is Canada’s largest city. When it opened in 1929, the Fairmont Royal York was the tallest hotel in the British Commonwealth. It has welcomed royals, presidents and dignitaries alike, and today it will also welcome you for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Toronto

    Be treated to stunning views of the city and Lake Ontario from Toronto’s CN Tower. Not afraid of heights? Then step out onto the glass floor and outdoor observation area.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Toronto > Niagara Falls

    Today you’ll cruise to the base of Niagara Falls and enjoy the deafening roar of the cascading waters before retreating to your overnight Special Stay, the Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls or similar, where you’ll marvel at the view from your Fallsview room.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Niagara Falls > Lancaster

    Welcome to the USA. Savour a traditional home-style Amish feast, then settle in to the Lancaster Arts hotel or similar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Lancaster > Washington D.C.

    Visit an Amish farm and house as a local guide explains the Amish culture, faith and way of life. Later, you’ll travel to Washington D.C. for a completely contrasting experience. The luxurious Fairmont Washington D.C. is your home for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Washington D.C.

    Enjoy a guided tour of Washington D.C. and gain a greater understanding of its enormous historical significance and influence.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Philadelphia > New York City

    Explore the historic city of Philadelphia before travelling to cosmopolitan New York City where you’ll stay two nights in the Renaissance New York Times Square.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - New York City

    Explore incredible New York City on a hop-on-hop-off double decker bus tour.

    Nothing epitomises the excitement of theatre more than a Broadway production. Tonight, you’ll be treated to an unforgettable show in this entertainment mecca.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - New York City > Boston

    Amtrak’s Acela Express will take you to Boston, Business Class, so relax and enjoy the superior service. For the next two nights you’ll stay at the Fairmont Copley Plaza or similar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Boston

    Discover the eclectic East Coast charm of historic Boston. A hop-on-hop-off tour of this historic city will take you to highlights such as Boston Common, Quincy Market or Harvard University. It’s a fabulous city, so just enjoy your exploration.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Boston > Canada New England Cruise

    Board Holland America Line’s ms Zaandam and settle into your verandah stateroom for a wondrous cruise escorted by your Tour Director. For the duration of your cruise, the ‘Signature Beverage Package’ has been included.

    Please be advised that shore excursions are an additional expense and can be purchased online prior to departure or onboard your cruise ship. It is recommended to book as early as possible through the cruise company’s’ Cruise Personaliser to ensure availability.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Bar Harbor, Maine

    Today you enter US waters as you arrive at Bar Harbor.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Explore the seaside capital of Nova Scotia. Maritime lovers will delight in the nautical-themed museums and the charming fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, complete with picturesque lighthouse on a rocky outcropping.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Sydney, Cape Breton Island

    This extraordinary island is rich with Gaelic, Mi’kmaq and Acadian cultures.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

    You’re sure to enjoy charming Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, the inspiration for ‘Anne of Green Gables’. You’ll be inspired too.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Gulf of Saint Lawrence

    Cruise the mighty Gulf of Saint Lawrence, gateway to North America’s interior. Celebrate your journey at a festive lunch today.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Québec City

    Today you’ll get the opportunity to further explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Montréal

    Your wondrous journey comes to an end today. Enjoy your onward or homebound flight. Please book flight to depart after 2pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Exclusive stays at the full range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Verandah Staterooms on board your cruise
  • Complimentary drinks package# throughout your cruise
  • The intimacy of small group touring – a maximum of 40 guests
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 46 meals – 23 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 16 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

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