Tour: CA - 2013 (CA) - 2013 / 2014

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Built in 1713, the Old State House is Boston's oldest surviving public building
Built in 1713, the Old State House is Bostons oldest surviving public building

Itinerary

DAY 1Arrive in Boston

Welcome to Boston! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

The city lights of Boston The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of the 24 acres of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States The patriotic streets of Boston 
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DAY 2Boston–Pinkham Notch–Mount Washington

Enjoy a Boston sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, featuring the prominent landmarks such as the historic sites near Boston Common, including the Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; and Faneuil Hall. Depart Boston for New Hampshire and the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground. At Pinkham Notch, board the Wildcat Mountain GONDOLA for a thrilling ride to the 4,397-foot summit. Savor the 360-degree panorama of Mount Washington Valley and the famous Presidential Range, whose peaks are named after many U.S. presidents. Also enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite RAVEN INTERPRETIVE WILDLIFE PROGRAM focusing on the endemic flora and fauna. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Beautiful autumn colors in the White Mountains of New Hampshire The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of the 24 acres of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States The city lights of Boston The patriotic streets of Boston 
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Our partnership with Tourism Cares, established by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), helps us not only show off the world's most spectacular destinations and sights, but also assist in the preservation of attractions that our travelers go to great lengths to experience.

DAY 3Mount Washington–Montpelier–Stowe–Vergennes

Depart for a beautiful drive to Stowe, stopping in Vermont’s capital, Montpelier, en route to visit a working Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite MAPLE SYRUP FARM. Free time in Stowe gives you the chance to explore this classic 200-year-old village with character reminiscent of great European mountain resorts. Continue to Vergennes, overlooking Lake Champlain with views of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The gorgeous Green Mountains in Vermont Enjoy Fall Folliage in beautiful Vermont 
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DAY 4Vergennes–Shelburne–Montréal

Visit nearby SHELBURNE HERITAGE PARK, which exhibits one of the nation’s most extraordinary collections of American decorative, folk, and fine art. It showcases buildings from around New England and New York, including an 1890 railroad station, a lighthouse, a stagecoach inn, and an Adirondack lodge. Travel northwest to Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city. As Montréal has a unique mix of historical, natural, and cultural offerings, you may like to visit the Old Port Montréal, McCord Museum, or Olympic Park, or stroll around Mount Royal Park. (Breakfast)

Seasons changing in the Acadia National Park Montreal skyline See the beautiful colors of the fall leaves while in Vermont 
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DAY 5Montréal (Embarkation)

This morning, sightseeing with a Local Guide includes NOTRE DAME Basilica, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panorama of the city. This afternoon, transfer to Montréal’s port to embark on Holland America’s MS Maasdam for your 7-night CRUISE. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Brilliant stained glass inside the Notre Dame Basilica in Canada 
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DAY 6Québec City

Visit Canada’s only walled city, which, until the British victory of 1759, was the center of New France and today is a World Heritage Site. Stroll within the walls and see the Place d’Armes, the Laval Seminary, and ancient Place Royale. Also see Old World houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and the historic Plains of Abraham. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 7Scenic Cruising: Gulf of St. Lawrence

Québec City marks the start of Saguenay Fjord. This 200-mile-long natural canal brings saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean inland and creates a beautiful environment for waterfront living for the communities of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Spend the day at leisure aboard the ship, taking advantage of the numerous amenities. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Picturesque Québec City overlooking the St Lawrence river 
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DAY 8Charlottetown

Today is spent in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, the provincial capital named after Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III. Within Canada, the city is famous for hosting the 1864 conference that three years later led to the creation of the independent Dominion of Canada. Perhaps take a trip to Cavendish and visit the famous Anne of Green Gables homestead. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island 
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DAY 9Sydney

So green and Gaelic is Cape Breton Island that Scotsman Alexander Graham Bell called it home for the last 37 years of his life. In fact, Cape Breton was principally settled by Highland Scots whose families had come out on the wrong side of rebellions against the Crown. You can still see this heritage in the accents in some remote villages—and in the great popularity of Scottish-style folk music. Today, you may choose to travel along the scenic Cabot Trail or visit historic Louisbourg Fortress, which recreates life in French-occupied Canada. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Autumn colors along the Cabot Trail Highway Travel along the Cabot Trail, considered one of the most scenic drives in the world The Cabot Trail was first explored by John Cabot just five years after Columbus landed in the New World 
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DAY 10Halifax

Arrive in Halifax, where lighthouses stand sentinel on cliffside ledges and tiny villages huddle in rocky inlets. Take time to explore Citadel Hill with its early 19th-century star-shaped fort, the tree-shaded walks of the public gardens, and Fairview Cemetery, the final resting place for more than
100 people who perished on the Titanic. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The beautiful shores of Halifax Halifax 
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DAY 11Bar Harbor

Arrive in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine’s oldest summer resort, and stroll around the charming waterfront with its many shops, galleries, and boutiques. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to picturesque Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited parks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Bar Harbor, Maine The beautiful shores at Acadia National Park 
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DAY 12Boston (Disembarkation)

The tour ends this morning. Guests depart on individual schedules; airport transfers are provided. Please schedule your flights after Noon. (Breakfast)

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