Rugged & Rural Canada
A no-fly cruise from Liverpool
Set sail from Liverpool for this exhilarating cruise across the Atlantic to Canada, visiting captivating destinations in the provinces of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Your first port of call will be Killybegs in Ireland, offering a chance to take a tour of rural Donegal before sailing over the ocean to St John’s, the colourful capital of Newfoundland, where you take a boat trip in search of the local wildlife. The little islands of St Pierre et Miquelon offer a taste of French colonial history and culture, in Nova Scotia you can head into the stunning highlands of Cape Breton and follow the famous Cabot Walking Trail, and at L’Anse aux Meadows you’ll discover fascinating archaeological sites where the Vikings settled in the 11th century. Before returning to Liverpool, there will be a final stop in Belfast.
- 16 nights cruise on Boudicca
- 47 meals: 16 breakfasts (days 2-17) 15 lunches (days 2-16) 16 dinners (days 1-16)
- Included onboard drinks package
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 4 formal nights during cruise
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
- Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Liverpool
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Liverpool, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Boudicca (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - Killybegs, Ireland
Boudicca’s first stop is the picturesque fishing port of Killybegs on the west coast of Ireland’s County Donegal. Learn about traditional carpet weaving and the local fishing industry at the Maritime and Heritage Centre, or head out of town to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of Fintra Beach - a certified Blue Flag Beach.
Days 3-6 - At sea
Relax and enjoy a leisurely cruise across the Atlantic Ocean, and discover the extensive facilities on board Boudicca. Take a dip in one of the pools, unwind with a massage and don’t forget the nightly music and cabaret shows.
Day 7 - St John’s, Newfoundland
Today we cruise into St John’s, the capital of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. St John’s is the most easterly town in Canada, and one of the oldest. Take a walk along George Street, lined with restaurants, bars and live music venues, relax in the flower-filled Botanical Garden or learn about the province’s history and culture at The Rooms, St John’s premier cultural centre, housing the city’s museum and art gallery. You could also embark on a boat trip to seek out indigenous wildlife such as puffins and whales.
Day 8 - St Pierre et Miquelon
Lying just 25km off the coast of Newfoundland, the tiny islands of St Pierre et Miquelon are the sole remaining outposts of once extensive French colonial territories in North America. The 6,000 or so inhabitants are French citizens, the local currency is the Euro and there is a strong French character to the pretty capital, St Pierre. The island is home to fine examples of traditional French architecture and sights worth visiting include the Pointe aux Canons Lighthouse & Battery and the Heritage Museum. Although much larger than St Pierre, Miquelon is home to only a few hundred residents and the island's natural beauty is ripe for exploration, with extensive sand dunes, large lagoons and native wildlife to discover.
Day 9 - Sydney, Nova Scotia
The port of Sydney on Cape Breton Island is the ideal base for exploring Nova Scotia. The Old Town is a pleasure to explore, and is home to a number of 18th century house-museums, while further afield you can visit the magnificent Fortress of Louisbourg, a National Historic Site originally built by the French, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, the Cape Breton Miners’ Museum and the enchanting village of Baddeck which stretches along the shores of the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes.
Day 10 - Corner Brook, Canada
We return to Newfoundland today, sailing into the city of Corner Brook. The city centre, with its maze of interlocking red brick sidewalks, green spaces, boutiques and restaurants is an appealing place to wander while one unmissable attraction is the lookout point of the Captain James Cook Monument, a National Historic Site offering breathtaking views over the Bay of Islands.
Day 11 - L’Anse aux Meadows
We spend our final day in Canada exploring the fascinating archaeological site of L’Anse Aux Meadows where Vikings established a settlement connected to the mysterious Vinland colony in the 11th century. So far, the UNESCO-listed L’Anse aux Meadows is the only confirmed Viking site in North America and as well as the excavated remains of this early encampment, you can see reconstructions of a traditional longhouse and turf-roofed homes, while costumed guides explain the fascinating history of this place. Ship to shore tender service.
Days 12-15 - At sea
Time to unwind and enjoy the leisurely voyage back across the Atlantic, perhaps catching up with friends old and new in the lounge or simply relaxing on the sun deck.
Day 16 - Belfast
Our final port of call this afternoon is Belfast, where you are free to make your own discoveries in Northern Ireland’s vibrant capital city. The Titanic Belfast museum, standing on the site of the former shipyard where the ill-fated ocean liner was built, is one of the city’s most popular attractions, while other highlights include the Ulster Museum and the lovely Belfast Botanic Gardens.
Day 17 Liverpool
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.