Fall Colours of the East & Canada New England Cruise

Admire the beautiful Fall foliage as you travel in 5-star luxury through East Canada & USA. Enjoy Montréal, Québec City, Niagara Falls, Boston & New York.

27 Days
Montreal to Quebec City
From (AUD)
$ 15,945
$ 15,345
Dates & Pricing

2019 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’s been created in oils, with the rough brushstrokes of an impressionistic masterpiece. At every point in this itinerary, starting in Québec City, and progressing through Montréal, 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 and river and city.
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Tour Code:
27 days
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Return City:
Quebec City

27 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. Thrill in the opportunity to get up close and personal with the residents on a drive-through 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.

    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.

    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 or similar.

    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

    Board Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam and check into your verandah stateroom. 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

  16. Day 16 - Newport, Rhode Island

    Today visit Newport known as a playground for the rich, artists, writers and scholars discover its picturesque beaches and shoreline.  Afishing port full of plainspoken pubs and shops; and a resort town full of sailing yachts, bespoke boutiques and wine bars, serving the summer elite. Diversity is part of the fabric of the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Scenic Cruising

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Gloucester, Massachusetts

    Located near the tip of Cape Ann, Gloucester is a picturesque fishing town with opportunities for seaborne adventures as well as charming sights on dry land.  A day in Gloucester is a journey into the heart of the historic Massachusetts seashore, with many ways to enjoy the richness of coastal life.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Portland, Maine

    Modern Portland, first settled in 1633, carries the marks of both subsets of Mainers. The restored brick buildings and warehouses of the Old Port and the fine upright houses of prosperous captains, merchants and shipbuilders make the city’s past a living part of its present. And the waterfront is a going concern with Fishing boats chugging into and out of their berths, buoys clang, harbour seals bark.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - 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 Desert Island’s coast and Acadia National Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - 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

  22. Day 22 - Sydney, Cape Breton Island

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - 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

  24. Day 24 - Gulf of Saint Lawrence Cruising

    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

  25. Day 25 - Saguenay, Québec

    Cruise Saguenay Fjord and marvel at the steep wooded cliffs and immense glacier-carved rock walls.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Québec City

    Enjoy another day to experience this historic city, celebrate Québecois history.  Discover a remarkable culture that has survived and thrived into the 21st century.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Québec City

    Today your journey ends. Fortunately, however, the memories won’t.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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