Fall Colours of the East & Canada New England Cruise

Admire Niagara Falls from a private Fallsview room at Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel & Spa and spend two nights at the iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.

25 Days
Montreal to Quebec City
From (NZD)
$ 16,790
$ 16,040
Dates & Pricing

2020 Montreal > Quebec City

Nature’s masterpiece

In the winter, North America is painted in subdued tones, as if dabbed in watercolours. In summer, it’s as bright and breezy as warm pastel pigments. However, it’s in the fall that you’ll see it at its most beautiful.
Autumn is painted in an entirely different palette. With its mauve browns and rusty reds, the fall has a more textured look, as if it has been created in oils, with the rough brushstrokes of an impressionistic masterpiece. At every point in this itinerary, starting in Montréal, progressing through Québec City, and Ottawa, and on to Pennsylvania to New York, you’ll get to witness nature’s magic at work, painted on every tree, every street, every mountain, river and city.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
25 days
Departure City:
Return City:
Quebec City

25 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.

    Enjoy 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, sample local treats on a guided walk or indulge in some craft brewery tastings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Parc Oméga > Ottawa


    Parc Oméga is home to bears, wolves, wapitis, red deer, beavers and more. Thrill in the opportunity to get up close and personal with the residents on a wildlife safari through the unique 1,500 acres. As you’ll discover, some of the animals certainly aren’t shy

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

    Freechoice Dining

    Tonight, select between local restaurants or your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Ottawa

    Today, unearth the charm of Canada’s capital on a guided tour.


    Embrace Ottawa’s history and culture at its national museums, sample gourmet delights on a tour of ByWard Market, or alternatively take a cruise. It’s up to you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Ottawa > Toronto

    The Fairmont Royal York has welcomed royals, presidents and dignitaries alike, and today it will welcome you.

    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. And later, enjoy a tour of downtown Toronto.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Toronto > Niagara Falls

    Today you’ll cruise to the base of the Niagara Falls to experience one of the most dramatic and powerful natural displays anywhere in the world. Later, you’ll get to relive the wonder from your private Fallsview room at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa, your overnight Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Niagara Falls > Lancaster

    Welcome to the USA. Lancaster is home to the religious Amish and Mennonite communities. Savour a traditional home-style Amish feast before settling in to the Lancaster Arts Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

    Visit an Amish farm and house as a local guide explains Amish culture, faith and way of life before venturing to Washington D.C. for a completely contrasting experience. The elegant Fairmont Washington D.C. welcomes you 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 greater insight into the city’s history and influence.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Philadelphia > New York City

    Explore the historic city of Philadelphia before journeying to cosmopolitan New York City. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to embrace the excitement of this world-renowned metropolis during your two night stay in the Renaissance New York Times Square.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - New York City

    Today, explore New York during a hop-on hop-off double decker bus tour.


    Nothing exemplifies the magic of theatre more than a Broadway production, as you’ll have the chance to discover for yourself at a wonderful show in this entertainment mecca.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - New York City > Canada New England Cruise

    This morning transfer to Boston and board Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam and check into your Verandah Stateroom.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Rockland, Maine

    The quaint city of Rockland, Maine is home to charming redbrick facades and its pastoral outskirts have been known to inspire notable American artists.  Experience the breathtaking landscapes and enchanting small town way of life.  The city’s main export is lobster, so expect many lobster-based dishes to please your palate during your visit.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - Scenic Cruising

    Settle into cruise life with an array of on board activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - St. John’s, Newfoundland

    Has long looked east and across the Atlantic.  It is the eastern most city in North America (excluding Greenland) and has its own time zone.   To this day the harbor remains the center of the city.  While the city shines at a distance, it is also in the details that it charms visitors, with its houses painted in jelly-bean hues and cozy restaurants and pubs that provide relief from Atlantic breezes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - St Anthony, Newfoundland

    Tourism has become increasingly important with whale watching expeditions among the principal draws. Other opportunities for sightings include moose, polar bears in the spring, and icebergs as they drift south along the Newfoundland coast.  St. Anthony is the gateway to one of North America’s most intriguing archaeological sites – the 11th century village at L”Anse aux Meadows.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Scenic Cruising

    Explore the ship’s facilities restaurants and lounges whilst cruising towards Quebec.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec

    The tiny French island of St.Pierre & Miquelon are the last remnants of the former colonial territory of New France.  Enjoy the uniquely French architecture, cafes and people.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Baie-Comeau, Quebec

    Baie-Comeau is in the centre of the Manicouagan region, a vast region of dense forest, powerful rivers and sweeping coastline stretching along the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With its breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural and religious heritage, it is sure to charm you, while the warm welcome of its people will contribute to a memorable experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Québec City

    Dock in Québec City and have time to further explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Québec City

    Your journey comes to an end today as you disembark in Quebec. Please book flight to depart after 2pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • Indulge in stays at East Canada’s finest historic hotels, including the iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec
  • Unwind on a leisurely 11 day cruise, allowing for a deeper exploration of the picturesque New England coast and Canadian Maritimes
  • Discover the eclectic appeal of Boston
  • Be awed by the majesty of nature as you cruise to the base of Niagara Falls
  • Enjoy a memorable night on the town with a fabulous Broadway show in New York City

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Stays at the exclusive Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Fallsview room at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel & Spa
  • Verandah Staterooms on board your cruise
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 52 meals – 24 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L) and 18 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

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