Atlantic Canada & USA with Rhythms of the South

The great natural wonders of Canada combine with the food and musical excellence of America’s Deep South during this 23 day combined cruise and land tour.

23 Days
Quebec City to New Orleans
From (AUD)
$ 23,890
Dates & Pricing

2019 Quebec City > New Orleans

Wonderful rhythms

Discover the Atlantic coast of Eastern Canada and the USA on board Scenic Eclipse before the charm of America’s Deep South wraps around you.
From Graceland in Memphis to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and onto New Orleans, be transported to a place where things move to a very different beat. Uncover the secrets and history of these regions where music isn’t just part of the culture, it’s part of the rhythm of daily life.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OUN1
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Quebec City
Return City:
New Orleans

Selected Itinerary

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Québec City

    Your journey into wonder begins in Québec City as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 1pm.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Saguenay

    Arrive this morning to the quaint Québécois city of Saguenay lying on the shores of the Saguenay River.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Encounter the artisans along the Route des Artisans or explore the city and visit the Pulperie de Chicoutimi museum. Alternatively visit a local farm and taste some of their delicious homemade specialities.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion, a guided bike excursion, a hiking tour to Cap Jaseux or join a breathtaking Via Ferrata excursion.

    Admire the majestic scenery from your verandah this afternoon as Scenic Eclipse cruises along the picturesque 105 kilometre long Saguenay Fjord, the only inhabited fjord in North America.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Tadoussac

    Located at the confluence of the Saguenay and Saint Lawrence Rivers is the charming town of Tadoussac. A whale watchers paradise where their favourite food, krill abounds in massive amounts.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion

    Freechoice

    Take a whale-watching adventure to observe the multitude of whale species or venture on a walking tour to uncover the lifestyle of the local residents. Alternatively choose a tasting tour of local delicacies

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion, or a guided nature walk.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Havre St. Pierre

    Lying on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, this picturesque port is an undiscovered treasure.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit the Innu communities to gain an understanding of the history of these traditional cultures or take a walking tour of the charming town.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by kayak or, be amazed by the limestone formations on a nature walk at Mingan Archipelago National Park. Alternatively take a guided bike excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Percé

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    On Bonaventure Island see the exceptional flora and fauna, including its famous colony of Northern Gannets, or take a walking tour to uncover the secrets of the charming village of Percé. Alternatively visit the L’Anse a Beaufils Historic Store 1928 and learn the former way of life.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion or hike to the Magic Forest.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Gros Morne National Park

    Be awed by the World Heritage-listed Gros Morne National Park’s ancient landscapes shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers over the centuries.

    Freechoice

    Explore this natural wilderness with your local guide on a walking tour of the Tablelands or visit the Science Research Centre.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Rose Blanche

    The small community of Rose Blanche will welcome Scenic Eclipse guests with open arms to share their way of life.  Join a resident for a walking tour of the village and the lighthouse which dates back to 1873. At the Church Hall taste some local delicacies specially prepared by the community.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Charlottetown

    Charlottetown is the birthplace of the Canadian Confederation and inspiration for the novel, Anne of Green Gables.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit Green Gables Heritage Place and the Anne of Green Gables Museum or discover the city on a walking tour. Learn about the influence of Celtic music in this region or excite your taste buds on a culinary walking tour.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion on a guided bicycle adventure or join a guide for nature walk on Robinsons Island.

    This evening witness the record breaking Anne of Green Gables - The Musical™.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Louisbourg

    Enrich

    Opening exclusively for Scenic Eclipse guests, visit the Fortress of Louisbourg after hours. Be welcomed by the military drummers and be regaled with tales of days past by the entertaining guides. Be treated to a concert in the local chapel and have the chance to learn about the rum matured on site or the French Canadian way to make hot chocolate, then witness the cannon firing ceremony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Halifax

    Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, is a vibrant and lively city with a historic waterfront precinct.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the city and discover the interesting architectural styles or sample local specialities on a culinary tour, and visit the Seaport Markets. Alternatively discover the history of Halifax and its connection to the Titanic or admire the talent in Halifax while visiting the local art galleries.   

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery guided excursion by bike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Lunenburg

    The small port city of Lunenburg will charm you with its colourful architecture and tall ships moored in the harbour.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore this important World Heritage-listed seaport on a walking tour and visit the Maritime Museum or discover the historic centre by horse and carriage. Alternatively get creative on a photography tour or by joining an art workshop.

    Discovery

    Join a Scenic Discovery excursion riding between fishing communities or kayak through the islands around Blue Rocks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - At Sea

    Relax on board and make use of the Spa Sanctuary or take a yoga class in the studio as you cruise into the Gulf of Maine. There’ll be insightful lectures and presentations from the Discovery Team in the theatre or perhaps learn some new cooking techniques in our on board cooking school, Scenic Epicure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Portland

    Sitting on the shores of Casco Bay in Maine, Portland has a picturesque and historic downtown area.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Discover Portland’s Maritime history and explore the lighthouses of Maine, or explore the waterfront precinct on a walking tour. Uncover the vibrant craft brewery scene or take a culinary walking tour showcasing ingredients from both the land and sea. Alternatively choose to sail around Casco Bay on an authentic wooden schooner or explore Portland on a trolley bus tour.

    Discovery

    Alternatively choose a Scenic Discovery hiking and bicycle tour around Casco Bay or see the lighthouses by bike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Martha’s Vineyard

    According to the locals, once you have been ‘on island’, you will never want to leave. Martha’s Vineyard is a charming and beautiful place, surrounded by pristine sandy beaches and brightly painted cottages.

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of Vineyard Haven or discover the African American heritage. Visit a local oyster farm or join a bus tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - New York City > Nashville

    Disembark and fly to Nashville for your three night Special Stay. Tonight enjoy a ‘Welcome to the USA’ dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Nashville

    Enrich

    You’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to record a song in Nashville’s Studio B.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Nashville

    At the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum witness an exclusive performance.

    Enrich

    Evening performance at the famous Grand Ole Opry.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  18. Day 18 - Nashville > Memphis

    Delight in a tour of the home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. Tonight dine at the original BB King’s and revel in live blues tunes. Enjoy a two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Memphis

    Discover Memphis at your own pace on a hop-on-hop-off double decker bus.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Memphis > Natchez

    At Natchez visit a cotton plantation and hear the sweet sounds of gospel. Arrive at your hotel for your overnight Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Natchez > New Orleans

    Cruise the mighty Mississippi on an iconic steamboat and enjoy a New Orleans brunch with a live jazz band, before arriving at your hotel for your two night stay.

    Freechoice Dining

     Choose to dine in a local restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - New Orleans

    Freechoice

    Try your hand at a Cajun cooking class, take an exhilarating Airboat swamp ride or tour the antebellum mansions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - New Orleans

    Bid farewell to New Orleans.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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