Indulgence in Eastern Canada and New England Cruise - 2017
DestinationNorth America: Canada
Duration 14 days
Was: $5695pp
Save $800* per couple
Exchange price $5295* pp
includes $199 exchange fee per couple/booking

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Features

English and French cultures melt into this romantic journey through the picturesque and historic cities of Eastern Canada. From high rise Toronto to the thundering thrills of Niagara Falls, and quality time in the beautiful cities of Ottawa and Quebec, this Luxury Gold journey is a mixture of excitement, culture and quaint charm. Dine at the family run Le Moulin de Saint Laurent on Ile d'Orleans in a historic former flour mill where Chef Martin Pronovost has prepared an evening of seasonal cuisine and music. In Montreal's Saint-Joseph Oratory you'll learn how a pipe organ works and enjoy a short recital of the different styles of organ music. The castle like surrounds of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac provide you with a historic home in Old Quebec City. This moderately paced journey consists of nearly all two-night stays. Even so, being a shorter duration and with so much included, time often seems to fly by. Of course, that's why the relaxing Canada and New England Cruise is such a popular addition, allowing guests the best of both worlds.


Highlights
 
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

  •     Toronto: Take in panoramic views of the city from the CN Tower.
  •     Niagara Falls: Greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls on-board your cruise.
  •     Ottawa: Meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, colloquially known as the Mounties.
  •     Ottawa: Visit the city's majestic Parliament buildings, including the Central Peace Tower.
  •     Quebec: On a walking tour, a Local Expert will bring to life this beautiful and historic city that will feel as if you've set foot on European soil.
  •     Quebec: Learn all about the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac as an expert leads you on an exclusive tour of this iconic building.
  •     Montreal: Visit some of the city's most iconic sites with a Local Expert, including the Notre Dame Basilica With its dazzling combination of blue and gold.
  •     Montreal: Visit Saint Joseph's Oratory, home to one of the world's greatest organs and enjoy a short, exclusive recital.


ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  •     Toronto: See museum row, Queen's Park and City Hall.
  •     Niagara: Browse the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  •     Ottawa: Visit the Parliament and view the Royal Canadian Mint and National Art Gallery.
  •     Quebec: Visit the Montmorency Falls. See the Plains of Abraham and the Citadel.
  •     Montreal: Enjoy the views from Mount Royal and explore the Old Town.


SIGNATURE DINING

  •     Ottawa: Join us for a Highlight Dinner, including wine at the Courtyard Restaurant.
  •     Quebec: Chef Martin will prepare a delectable meal before he and his musicians regale you with a diversified musical repertoire.
  •     Montreal: Celebrate with wine and good cheer at Gibbys in Old Montreal.
  •     1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD); Aboard Holland America Line* 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 6 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D) *Exclusive to 15-day Land and Cruise itinerary.


HIGHLIGHT HOTELS AND LOCATIONS

  •     Hotel Overview: From the luxurious Fairmonts - Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec and the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, to the stunning Hotel Bonaventure Montreal and Omni King Edward in Toronto, the elegant hotels on this tour are all centrally located and allow you to make the most of your stay.


INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  •     Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  •     Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 guest coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.
  •     A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  •     At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery right to your door. Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  •     Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  •     With Insight Flourishes, from time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  •     Included airport transfers on Day 1 and 15.
  •     All facilities aboard the Holland America Line cruise ship.

 

Highlights

Day 1 Arrive Toronto

    Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be met and transferred to one of Toronto's premier luxury hotels, the Omni King Edward. As the name suggests, The Fairmont Royal York is a regal place to stay—the architecture is grand, the atmosphere is glorious and the clientele glamorous. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

    Hotel: The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto

    Welcome Reception and Dinner
   
Day 2 Toronto Sightseeing and Niagara Falls Up Close

    Spend the morning exploring this cosmopolitan city. Rise to the top of the CN Tower and view Toronto from four different lookout levels. Travelling up stately University Avenue, see Ontario's Parliament Buildings, Queen's Park and the city's museum row. Move on to one of the world's great natural wonders, Niagara Falls. Enjoy close-up views on a narrated cruise to the base of the falls before browsing the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Back in Toronto, the evening is at leisure.

    Hotel: The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto

    Full Breakfast
   
Day 3 Kingston and the Canadian Capital of Ottawa

    Travel north along the shores of Lake Ontario for an orientation tour of Canada's first capital, Kingston. See the historic buildings, churches, picturesque neighbourhoods and 19th century fortifications. Continue to the capital, Ottawa. Settle into your landmark hotel, reminiscent of a French château located next to the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament Buildings. In the evening, you are invited to a Highlight Dinner at the Courtyard Restaurant. With its historic location and modern charm, it's a culinary experience sure to delight your taste buds as well as your imagination.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa

    Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner
   
Day 4 All About Ottawa

    (Relaxed Start) After breakfast, enjoy a truly special local experience—meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, colloquially known as the Mounties. Then immerse yourself in an orientation tour of Ottawa, famous for its stately boulevards, imposing buildings and tulip-filled gardens during the spring. See the Royal Canadian Mint, City Hall and the National Art Gallery. View, the famous Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) an early 19th century construction covering 125 miles (202 km) of the Rideau and Cataraqui Rivers from Ottawa, south to Kingston Harbour on Lake Ontario. Visit the impressive neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings with its soaring central Peace Tower and gabled copper-topped roofline before spending the rest of the day at leisure for shopping or additional sightseeing.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa

    Full Breakfast
   
Day 5 The Old Walled City of Quebec

    Depart Ottawa and follow the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City, North America's first French settlement and only walled city. See the thundering Montmorency Falls and take a short orientation tour before checking into your iconic, luxury multi-turreted hotel that dominates the historic Old Town. Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of this historic building, learn how the history of the chateau and the city's inhabitants have been interwoven for so long, and gain access to areas not accessible to the general public.

    Hotel: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

    Full Breakfast
   
Day 6 Quintessential Quebec

    (Relaxed Start) Discover Quebec during a morning sightseeing tour with a Local Expert. See the Citadel, Latin Quarter, National Assembly and Palace Royale. The afternoon is at leisure in this romantic city where everything is within walking distance. Round off the day at your hotel's St. Laurent Bar, their signature martini comes highly recommended, along with the exquisite views over the mighty St. Lawrence River. In the evening, you will be taken on the Ile d'Orleans for a private Highlight Dinner at Le Moulin de Saint Laurent, a stone watermill dating back to the early 18th century. Chef Martin will prepare a superb regional meal hinting at the season and using only the freshest local produce and ingredients, while musicians spoil you with a diversified musical repertoire.

    Hotel: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

    Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner
   
Day 7 Historic Montreal

    Continue to Quebec's largest city, Montreal. On a locally guided tour, admire the city's diversity, from the grand mansions of Mount Royal to the modern downtown area. See the historic Old Town with its cobblestone streets of Old Montreal and the Old Port. Visit the dramatic Notre Dame Basilica with its glorious stained glass windows, depicting Montreal's religious history and St Joseph's Oratory, home to one of the world's greatest organs. Learn how a pipe organ works and enjoy a short, exclusive selection of different music styles. Spend the evening at Gibbys, a delightful restaurant full of old world charm housed in a 200-year-old building in Old Montreal. Savour excellent French-inspired cuisine including tender petit filet mignon and enjoy superb service as you bid 'au revoir' to your Travelling Concierge and friends with this palate-provoking Celebration Dinner.

    Hotel: Hotel Bonaventure Montreal

    Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner
   
Day 8 Join the Canada and New England Cruise

    Enjoy the morning at leisure before embarking on Holland America Line for your voyage down the St. Lawrence River, along the New England coast, through the vast waters of the Atlantic to Boston.

    Hotel: Holland America Line

    Full Breakfast, Dinner
   
Day 9 to 13 Canada and New England Cruise

    (Relaxed Starts) Discover colonial history, natural beauty and maritime treasures from the comfort of your Holland America Line ship. Cruise down the spectacular St. Lawrence River with its majestic landscapes, rich aquatic life and multiple species of whales that feed at the St. Lawrence Estuary. Call in at Charlottetown, where red double-decker buses motor along streets lined with Victorian houses. Perhaps set out on a visit to the Anne of Green Gables homestead and Prince Edward Island National Park. Cruise on past the Highlands of Nova Scotia to the port of Sydney, where options include a taste of the scenic Cabot Trail, or being a soldier for the day at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Lighthouses stand sentinel on cliffside ledges; tiny villages huddle in rocky inlets and lobsters make it from the ocean to your plate in record time—all in Nova Scotia. In Halifax, the Ramparts of the Citadel defend the city and await your inspection. Continuing south, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town and gateway to Acadia National Park. Perhaps enjoy a bike ride or kayak adventure, participate in a lobster bake and chew on hand-stretched taffy from an upscale boutique. While cruising, a Full Breakfast (FB), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D) are served on-board each day.

    Hotel: Holland America Line

    Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
   
Day 14 Disembark Boston

    Time permitting, explore Boston further, before transferring to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay. Airport arrival will be at approximately 09:30.

    FB,D

Indulgence in Eastern Canada and New England Cruise - 2017
*Pricing is per person double occupancy/twin share and based on the deposit of a resort week or equivalent points/credits per booking. All savings depicted are based off of Full Brochure Fare. Government Fees, fuel surcharges and Taxes are additional and subject to change unless otherwise specified. Special rates may not be applicable with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and may change at any time and without notice. These offers cannot be used for group bookings. Cancellation, amendment and credit cards fees apply. Rates require a qualified two-bed room resort week deposit or equivalent points/credits. Price includes $199 exchange fee per couple/booking