Colours of Eastern Canada and New England Cruise

24 Days
Montreal to Montreal
From (AUD)
$ 15,795
Dates & Pricing

2022 Montreal > Montreal

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 autumn that you’ll see it at its most beautiful.
Autumn is painted in an entirely different palette. With its mauve browns and rusty reds, this season 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 on to Pennsylvania and New York, you’ll get to witness nature’s magic at work, painted on every tree, every mountain, river and city.
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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 Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain.

  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. This evening you can look forward to 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 Auberge Saint-Antoine Relais & Châteaux located in the heart of historic Québec City.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Québec City


    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

  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.

    Enjoy a two night stay at the Westin Ottawa conveniently located in downtown Ottawa.

    Freechoice Dining

    Tonight, select between local restaurants or your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Ottawa

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


    Choose from a range of activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Ottawa > Toronto

    Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the St. Regis is the perfect blend of breathtaking architecture, chic decor and luxurious guest rooms.  Enjoy a two night special 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. Enjoy a brief city tour of this cosmopolitan city, the cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Toronto > Niagara Falls

    Cruise to the base of the Niagara Falls to experience one of the most dramatic and powerful natural displays anywhere in the world. Overnight Special Stay in a Fallsview room at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Niagara Falls > Lancaster

    After a traditional Amish feast, settle into the Lancaster Arts Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

    Visit an Amish farm as a local guide explains Amish culture, before venturing to the nation’s capital. 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. Stay two nights at the Renaissance New York Times Square.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - New York City

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


    A special treat awaits – a Broadway production.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - New York City > Boston

    Board Amtrak’s Acela Express and enjoy superior comfort in Business Class. Arrive in Boston for a two night stay at the Westin Copley Place.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Boston

    Board a hop-on hop-off bus and tour the sites that interest you most.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Boston > Canada New England Cruise

    Farewell your Tour Director as you board Holland America Line’s ms Zaandam for a 7 night Canada New England Discovery Cruise and check into your Verandah Stateroom.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Bar Harbor, Maine

    Arrive into picturesque Bar Harbor and prepare to be charmed by this truly quintessential New England coastal town. Explore the idyllic natural surrounds, including Mount Dessert Island’s coast and Acadia National Park.

    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

    A hundred thousand Gaelic welcomes await you in Nova Scotia. At the northeast end of the province sits Cape Breton Island, whose wild and lovely topography includes Cape Breton Highlands National park, Bras d’Or Lake, and miles of rugged coastline.  Sydney is the gateway to it all.  Spend the day in Sydney or take an optional sightseeing tour (shore excursions are at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - 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, abundance of parks and wild shores will inspire you as well.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Gulf of Saint Lawrence

    Cruise the mighty Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Québec City

    Dock in Québec City and enjoy time exploring its classical architecture and distinctive European feel. Relish in some extra time in one of the world’s most beautiful cities with a wide range of shore excursions available (at your own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Montréal

    This morning arrive into  Montréal where your journey ends. Fortunately, however, the memories won’t.

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • Unwind on a leisurely 8 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
  • Fully escorted smaller group land touring with up to 36 guests
  • Fallsview room at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel & Spa
  • Verandah Stateroom on board your cruise
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 3 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 46 meals – 23 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 16 dinners (D)
  • Days 1 to 17 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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