London - Toronto
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Toronto. On arrival, we transfer to our conveniently located downtown hotel, the Westin Harbour Castle (4T) or Chelsea Hotel (3T+).
This morning we have arranged for a city tour of Toronto to introduce you to the contrasting elements that make up this exciting city. The modern shopping malls and skyscrapers stand entwined with the restored 19th century buildings and the Harbour front has been reclaimed from the old docks into an imaginative selection of shops, restaurants and seating areas offering fine views. This afternoon, you are free to begin your own explorations of Toronto.
Toronto - Niagara
A leisurely morning before we depart for Niagara Falls and our first sight of this natural wonder. This evening offers the opportunity to view the illuminated Falls by night. Our hotel this evening is the Hilton Hotel and Suites Fallsview (4T) or DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton (4T).
Niagara - Albany
An early departure this morning for the USA. Crossing the border, we traverse New York State to Albany and our overnight hotel, the well-appointed Hilton Albany (4T).
Day 5 - Albany - New York
Our journey continues through to New York, arriving around midday. We head straight for the waterfront to board our cruise ship, Norwegian Gem (3T+); and there is time to settle into our staterooms before a late afternoon sailing. With spacious, light and airy public rooms, Norwegian Gem offers excellent observation areas from which to view the scenery.
Day 6 - Cruising the Atlantic
Today you can enjoy a day at sea to relax and do as you please. Perhaps sample some of the facilities that Norwegian Gem has to offer, such as the Spa, or join in the fun and games on deck.
Day 7 - Halifax, Nova Scotia
This morning we arrive in Nova Scotia’s capital, Halifax, a city rich in maritime history. Its impressive 18th century Citadel, situated on a hill high above, was a British stronghold built to repel an American attack that never came. The city sits on one of the largest natural harbours in the world and has numerous shops and museums to enjoy. You may prefer to take a whale-watching trip or perhaps sample some of the excellent lobster for which the city is famed.
Day 8 - Bay of Fundy (Saint John), New Brunswick
We arrive today at Canada’s oldest settlement, the attractive city of Saint John, gateway to vast expanses of unspoilt terrain. There may be an opportunity to see the fierce tides of the Bay of Fundy reverse the course of a river or visit the old City Market, the longest-running farmers’ market in Canada.
Day 9 - Bar Harbor, Maine
This beautiful coastal port is a thriving resort, surrounded by the stunning scenery of Acadia National Park. There may be an opportunity to go whale watching or travel along the park’s main attraction, the Loop Road, which takes you along a spectacular section on open coast, affording stunning views of the area.
Day 10 - Portland, Maine
Pastel yellow, mint green and pink: the picturesque wooden houses in Portland are all painted in pastel colours. Brick red contrasts this in the old port with its pubs, boutiques and small breweries where you should definitely sample a blueberry beer. You also shouldn’t miss out on a lobster from Maine’s lobster coast.
Day 11 - At sea
We disembark the Norwegian Gem this morning in the vibrant city of New York. We have arranged a city tour that will take in all the places this city is famous for, including Wall Street, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building and Central Park. This afternoon we check in to the Courtyard Herald Square (4T), our base for the next two nights is situated close to the Empire State Building. Tonight you may want to wander over to Times Square and the theatre district where the choice of restaurants is unrivalled.
Today is free for you to further enjoy the city. You cannot visit New York and not experience the wealth of shops on offer to the visitor, something New Yorkers have made an art form.
New York - In flight
A leisurely morning before boarding our coach for the transfer to JFK Airport and a return direct British Airways flight to London.
Day 15 London
Arrival at London Heathrow Airport, where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.