Eastern Explorer & Maritimes Cruise

16 Days
Toronto to Boston
From (NZD)
$ 12,125
$ 11,375
Dates & Pricing

2021 Toronto > Boston

The wonders of the east

After introducing the drama of Niagara Falls, followed by stops in beautiful Ottawa, Québec City and Montréal, this itinerary will present you with another side of Canada altogether – its unique east coast.
The Gulf of Saint Lawrence is the largest estuary in the world, and a beautiful waterway to navigate, ushering you along a coast that is both wild and beyond easy categorisation. This is a part of Canada best enjoyed from the deck of a luxury cruise ship, and you can look ahead to incredible scenery, with stops in charming cities and splendid island ports, before concluding in Boston
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16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Toronto

    Welcome to eastern Canada. Your journey begins with an overnight stay at the Fairmont Royal York. Relax and enjoy the luxurious amenities of your hotel as you prepare yourself for the unforgettable journey ahead.

  2. Day 2 - Niagara Falls

    Head to Niagara Falls, stopping along the way at the wine region around Niagara-on-the-Lake, renowned for the production of ice wine. Later, feel the power of the Niagara Falls as you cruise to its base. Tonight, enjoy a ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner. Overnight Special Stay at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Niagara Falls > Ottawa

    Continue to Ottawa, Canada’s elegant capital city, for a two night stay at the Fairmont Château Laurier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Ottawa

    Discover the charm of Canada’s capital on a guided tour. Nowhere is Canada’s bilingual culture more evident than in Ottawa. 


    Tour Canada’s national museums, take a ByWard Market Culinary Tour, or cruise along the Ottawa River.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose between local restaurants or your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Ottawa > Québec City


    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. As you’ll discover, many of the animals certainly aren’t shy.

    Continue to Québec City and enjoy a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in the heart of the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Québec City


    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. 


    Explore Québec at ground-level on foot. Alternatively, sample craft beer on a walking  and tasting tour or local delicacies from artisans who have created a gourmet buzz in Québec.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Québec City > Montréal


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

    Continue to Montréal and a guided tour through the city. Enjoy a two night stay at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Montréal

    This morning visit the exquisite Notre-Dame Basilica, with its imposing Gothic Revival architecture. Remainder of day at leisure to experience Montreal with its mash-up of European and North American culture. Celebrate the conclusion of your Canadian jaunt with a sumptuous dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Montréal > Maritimes Cruise

    Farewell your Tour Director as you board your luxurious Holland American Line cruise on board ms Zaandam and settle into your Vista Suite. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Québec City

    Take the opportunity to further explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Gulf of Saint Lawrence

    Cruise the mighty Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The world’s largest estuary flows all the way from the Great Lakes 1,200 kilometres away and has a coastal connection with half of Canada’s 10 provinces.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

    Visit Charlottetown, the largest city on Prince Edward Island and the inspiration for ‘Anne of Green Gables’. The charming Victorian architecture, cobblestone streets and wild shores will inspire you as well.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Sydney, Cape Breton Island

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - 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

  15. Day 15 - Bar Harbor, Maine

    Enter US waters as you arrive at Bar Harbor and prepare to be charmed by this truly quintessential New England coastal town. Explore the idyllic natural surrounds, including Mount Desert Island’s coast and Acadia National Park. Treat yourself to a taste of the famous New England lobster, followed by a scoop of homemade ice cream.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Boston

    Disembark your cruise upon arrival in Boston and transfer to the airport.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • Feel the force of nature on a cruise to the base of mighty Niagara Falls
  • Explore hidden corners of Québec’s charming old town on a walking tour especially designed for Scenic guests
  • Spot wolves, red deer and bears in the beautiful Parc Oméga wildlife preserve
  • Feast on traditional Québécois fare accompanied by live music at a Sugar Shack

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Stays at the exclusive Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Fallsview room at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel & Spa
  • 3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 10 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 33 meals – 15 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 11 dinners (D)
  • Days 1 to 9 are escorted by an expert local Tour Director
  • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

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