Highlights of Eastern Canada Cruise and Tour
We LoveSipping a coffee on a private balcony, looking out at the magnificent St Lawrence River, watching for whales in the waves.
On this eastern Canada tour, you’ll sip café au lait in the French heart of Montréal, cruise by the evergreen jewels of the Thousand Islands, feel the mist of the mighty Niagara Falls dampen your hair. Then take to the waters on an eastern Canada cruise to discover the charming small-town roots of maritime Canada, edging into the USA and finishing in leafy Boston. This eastern Canada trip will have you spotting skyscrapers and lighthouses; walking enchanting Victorian streets and sandy boardwalks; feasting on the freshest seafood and sipping homegrown wines.
Your holiday includes:
7 excursions and visits
- Visit to Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake
- City tours of Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Boston
- Winery tour and tasting in Prince Edward County
- Thousand Islands boat cruise
- 6 nights in hotels, 7 nights cruise on Zaandam and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
- International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
- 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 8-14) 6 lunches (days 8-13) 7 dinners (days 7-13)
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
UK - Toronto - Niagara Falls
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Toronto. On arrival, we transfer to our hotel at Niagara Falls.
Hilton Niagara Falls (4-star)
Niagara Falls - Niagara-on-the-Lake - Toronto
Our hotel enjoys a view of Niagara Falls’ thundering flow from afar but this morning we’ll have the chance to see this spectacle of nature up close. Here, more than 3,000 tons of water crash over the falls every second. Plumes of mist rise for hundreds of metres, engulfing anyone who approaches. You might like to join one of our exhilarating optional activities to get even closer to the falls on a Hornblower cruise or helicopter ride. We then visit the 19th-century town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It’s one of the best-preserved in North America and the tree-lined boulevards, sweeping parkland and quaint antique shops are very inviting.
This afternoon, we’ll get to know the bright and bustling city of Toronto on a guided tour. Together we’ll explore everything from the restored 19th-century buildings to the glistening skyscrapers. Union Square, the CN Tower, and Union Station are just some of the famed stops.
- Visit Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake (morning)
- City tour of Toronto (afternoon)
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (4-star)
Prince Edward County - Kingston
Sweeping expanses of fragrant lavender fields, windswept shorelines and rural rolling hills dotted with wineries. People come to Prince Edward County for the peace, tranquillity and fine food and wine. The area is a hub for wine production and we’ll stop by a local winery at lunchtime for a tour and tasting.
We then continue to Kingston, the one-time Canadian capital. With a slew of refined Victorian mansions and limestone architecture, the city has retained a real historical charm which is a pleasure to explore.
- Winery tour and tasting in Prince Edward County (afternoon)
Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge (4-star)
Thousand Islands - Ottawa
This spectacular archipelago is made up of over 1,800 picturesque islands straddling the Canadian and US border. They were once the mighty peaks of ancient mountains, which gives the area a mystical allure. These evergreen jewels range in size, some house opulent 19th-century summer mansions, some just big enough to host a few trees. The famous Boldt Castle, Zavikon Island, and Millionaire’s Row are only a taste of the adventure on this morning’s boat cruise in the heart of the Thousand Islands.
Late this afternoon we arrive in Ottawa and check into our hotel for the evening.
- Thousand Islands boat cruise (morning)
Lord Elgin, Ottawa (4-star)
Dynamic, bilingual, and very easy on the eye, there’s a lot to like about Canada’s capital city. The Gothic Parliament building is Canada’s political centrepiece. It dominates the downtown area from its hilltop perch, overlooking the Ottawa River below. There are world-class museums; parks, gardens and wide-open natural landscapes; in the spring the tulips sing, and in the autumn vibrant leaves line the streets.
We’ll get our bearings this morning on a sightseeing tour, which will visit the parliament buildings, picturesque parks and UNESCO-listed canals that interlink Ottawa and Kingston. The afternoon is free for you to make your own discoveries in this world-class city. We love wandering along the Rideau Canal as it winds through the downtown.
- City tour of Ottawa (morning)
Lord Elgin, Ottawa (4-star)
Ottawa - Montréal
This afternoon we cross over into Québec, the heart of Canada’s French heritage. Montréal is one-part Canadian charm, one-part French heart. The result is a thriving metropolis where old meets new. There’s an undeniable European flair; you’ll see 18th-century facades and heritage churches mixed in with glittering and glamorous shopfronts and 20th-century icons. But from whichever angle you look at it, it’s a very photogenic city.
You have the afternoon to explore under your own steam. With a reputation of having one of the most exciting food scenes in North America, it’s tempting to simply follow your nose through the streets. You’ll find inviting French patisseries, old English pubs, and cool cafés. We love exploring the historic quarter of Old Montréal, where buildings date back to the New French era and the Old Port makes for a great riverside wander.
Best Western Ville-Marie, Montréal (3.5-star)
Day 7 - Montréal
This morning we take in some of the highlights of the city on a sightseeing tour, before making our way to the pier this afternoon to board our ship. Our voyage begins late afternoon, sailing along the St Lawrence River - keep your eyes peeled as it’s often possible to spot beluga whales.
- City tour of Montréal (morning)
Day 8 - Québec City
With classic architecture and the historic Château Frontenac standing proudly on a bluff overlooking the St Lawrence River, Québec City is a truly enchanting and romantic place to explore. We love discovering Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure. The grand gates of the walled city open up onto picturesque cobblestone streets. You’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re wandering straight into a page from a storybook.
Day 9 - Cruising the Gulf of St Lawrence
At the mouth of the St Lawrence River is the Gulf of St Lawrence and the whole 750-mile stretch of water harks back to the area’s seafaring past. The rugged, windswept coastline is interspersed with centuries-old fishing villages, anchored to the water by striking lighthouses. These lighthouses are an ode to the area’s seafaring past; some are still in operation today, some are shuttered and crumbling, and some have been developed into maritime museums. There are more than 40 dotted along the Québec portion alone.
But you’ll need to look deeper to find today’s highlights. 200 miles of the river is known as the whale route and 13 resident species call these waters home, including blue, beluga and right whales. Keep your camera at the ready to catch a souvenir photo of a whale steaming through the waves - if you’re lucky you may catch a glimpse of one breaching.
Day 10 - Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province and it is everything you expect maritime Canada to be. Grassy bluffs swaying in the breeze and miles of beaches punctuated by striped lighthouses. Charlottetown is the island’s capital, though it’s modest and has stayed true to its small-town roots. Its streets are lined with redbrick Victorian houses and buildings and there’s swathes of leafy parkland to enjoy. The old part of town is very walkable and a wander will reward you with museums, outdoor malls (in the summer), the impressive mock-Gothic Cathedral and plenty of quaint eateries.
You might like to book an excursion to visit the house and farm that inspired the beloved novel ‘Anne of Green Gables’; take a panoramic island drive; or step back in time with a visit to one of the island’s authentic lighthouses.
Day 11 - Sydney
Sydney is the perfect jumping off point to explore Cape Breton’s many natural wonders, such as the scenic drive known as the Cabot Trail; spectacular hiking routes; or the massive Bras d’Or Lake, which is ringed by wild hills. Meanwhile, the city itself is a pleasure to explore with colourful-clad buildings and a real ‘local’ feel. Near the harbour you’ll find craft shops and can pose for a photo by the world’s largest fiddle. You can learn about Cape Breton’s industrial past at the underground Miner’s Museum.
Day 12 - Halifax
Located on a rocky inlet on the Atlantic Ocean, Halifax is defined by its maritime geography. It’s a spirited mix of world-class history and nautical-themed museums alongside bunkers and fortresses that once stood guard over the harbour. Today, it’s a pretty funky city with a lively arts scene, striking sights and good pubs serving up folk music.
You’ll have plenty of time to make your own discoveries in the city - perhaps take a wander along the epic 4km seafront boardwalk. Outside of the city grid, Halifax is surrounded by lush greenery and charming villages - you might like to join an excursion to perhaps one of the most idyllic villages of them all, Peggy’s Cove.
Day 13 - Bar Harbor, USA
Today we cross over into Maine, USA and dock in Bar Harbor, the quintessential New England coastal town. This picturesque and charming town boasts scenic streets lined with boutiques and refined eateries. The area is known for its fantastic seafood, particularly the lobster, finished with a scoop or two at one of the town’s homemade ice cream shops.
Nearby Acadia National Park is an adventurer’s playground. Here, rocky landscapes give way to a rugged, windswept coastline. It’s also home to Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. You might like to join an excursion to explore the area’s lakes and shoreline.
Day 14 Boston - In flight
With gracious green spaces, a beautiful waterfront and diverse neighbourhoods, Boston is a favourite for domestic and international tourists alike. Each of Boston’s neighbourhoods has its own personality, whether you want to indulge in the food scene of North End’s Little Italy, admire the beautiful 19th-century architecture of Beacon Hill, or watch street performers in Harvard Square. You’ll have some free time after our morning sightseeing tour to make your own discoveries.
This afternoon we transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
- City tour of Boston (morning)
Day 15 UK
Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Important information about your destination*Included Drinks Package: Book an Ocean View stateroom or higher and receive the Signature Beverage Package# - book by 31 December 2021. #Signature Beverage Package has a daily limit of 15 alcoholic beverages priced at US$11 or lower and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Guests must order beverages one at a time and must be 21 years or older for alcoholic beverages. Sharing is not permitted. Package excludes purchases made in Signature Shops, Mini Bar, In-Room Dining and Freestyle Coca-Cola on applicable ships. Offer ends 31 December 2021. The deposit due for this holiday is £299pp
Highlights of Eastern Canada Cruise and Tour
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