MAP - Historic Cities of Eastern Canada with Canada & New England Discovery Cruise 2016

Historic Cities of Eastern Canada with Canada & New England Discovery Cruise (CCI)

16 Day Tour from Toronto to Boston

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Vibrant cities, charming and historic small towns, stunning scenery, and special experiences await you on this Eastern Canada tour. Your tour starts in Toronto and ends with a 7-night Canada cruise with overnights also in Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal.

On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the residences of the Governor General and the Prime Minister in Ottawa; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal's Notre Dame Basilica, dating to the 19th century, where Globus has included an inside visit; and Toronto's 1,815-foot-tall CNN Tower, where you'll enjoy lunch with incredible views. You'll also visit Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows.

But that’s not all…this Eastern Canada tour also includes beautiful scenery. A tour highlight is a cruise to see the thundering falls of Niagara Falls. You'll also take a cruise through the waterways of Ontario’s Thousand Islands National Park. Plus, more picturesque scenery awaits you on your 7-night cruise to some of Canada’s historic towns and beautiful places. Ports of call include Québec City; charming Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island; Sydney, originally settled by Highland Scots; Halifax; Bar Harbor, surrounded by Acadia National Park; and Boston.

Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your vacation unique. Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake and a special dinner in Old Town Québec featuring regional French cuisine. Additionally, Globus has arranged a guided tour and breakfast at a sugar shack in Québec City, where you'll learn the art of making maple syrup.

This incredible tour and cruise of Eastern Canada is packed with fun and adventure—both on land and at sea!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

TORONTO
Sightseeing tour; special lunch at the CN Tower
NIAGARA FALLS
Sightseeing cruise
NIAGARA-ON-THE LAKE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Winery visit and tasting
THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Scenic waterways lunch cruise
OTTAWA
Sightseeing tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a Beavertail pastry
QUEBEC CITY
Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special dinner in Old Town featuring regional French cuisine; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite breakfast at a traditional sugar shack
CAP-DE-LA-MADELEINE
Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
MONTREAL
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Notre Dame Basilica
CRUISE
7-night cruise aboard Holland America’s MS Veendam or MS Rotterdam

NOTE:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of Ontario and Québec on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 16-30 (if Mother Nature permits).
  • Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.
  • Cruise extension not available on June 10, July 1, July 15 and September 30 departures.

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi is available on your motorcoach.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily including a traditional sugar shack breakfast, 8 lunches, 10 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Old Town Montréal

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive Toronto

Welcome to Toronto, Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director prepares you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 Toronto

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Legislature Building; the ethnic neighborhoods; the University of Toronto; and Eaton Centre, the city’s number-one tourist attraction, with more than 300 stores for world-class shopping. The tour concludes with lunch atop the 1,815-foot-tall CN TOWER, where you’ll enjoy incredible views of the city and harbor below you.

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Day 3 Toronto–Niagara Falls

Leave bustling Toronto and travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. For the adventurous, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the falls. Then, board a sightseeing CRUISE for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Later, visit picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, where there is time to browse the shops of Main Street and visit a local Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite VINEYARD for a tour and tasting. Tonight, you may wish to see the illumination of the falls as they are lit in every color of the rainbow. A special treat not to be missed!

NOTE:
The Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions normally exist from May to November. When conditions are unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

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Day 4 Niagara Falls–Thousand Islands National Park–Ottawa

Travel this morning to Gananoque, where you’ll board your boat for a lunch CRUISE through the waterways of THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK. Continue to the nation’s capital of Ottawa, pleasantly framed by the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal, for a 2-night stay. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colorful Byward Market and choose from its array of specialty restaurants.

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Day 5 Ottawa

Morning sightseeing includes the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, and Parliament Hill. Enjoy a delicious Canadian specialty, a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BEAVERTAIL, a pastry stretched to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. The balance of the day is free. You may wish to visit the world-renowned Canadian Museum of History, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the National Gallery of Canada. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant.

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Day 6 Ottawa–Quebec City

Drive north this morning to Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, a national shrine famous for its fine stained-glass windows. Time to stroll through the grounds of the sanctuary and see the miraculous Madonna in the old chapel. Continue your journey to romantic Québec City, one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. This evening, enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite regional FRENCH CUISINE at a special dinner in Old Town Québec.

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Day 7 Quebec City

This morning, enjoy an included guided tour of Canada’s only walled city. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France; today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls are Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, and ancient Place Royale. Also see the Old World houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and historic Plains of Abraham. This afternoon is free for independent activities. Maybe explore the historic sites, take a carriage ride, or stroll the streets of Old Québec City. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. This evening, consider an optional dinner that includes a visit to 274-foot-high Montmorency Falls and takes you over to Ile d’Orléans, where you’ll enjoy a delightful dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent, a restored 17th-century flour mill.

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Day 8 Quebec City–Montreal

Before leaving Québec, we’ll stop at a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SUGAR SHACK for a guided tour to learn the art of making maple syrup and to enjoy a traditional sugar shack breakfast. On to Montréal, where sightseeing with a Local Guide takes in 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 evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in the heart of Old Montréal—the perfect ending to your vacation!

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Day 9 Montréal (Embarkation)-Scenic Cruising: Saint Lawrence River

Spend the morning at leisure. This afternoon, transfer to the pier to embark on your Holland America cruise ship, the MS Veendam (sailing on the April 29, May 27, June 24, July 8, 22, August 5, 19, and September 2, 16 departures) or the MS Rotterdam (sailing on the August 26, September 9 and 23 departures).

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Day 10 Québec City

Visit Canada’s only walled city, which, until the British victory of 1759, was the center of New France and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll within the walls and see the Place d’Armes, 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.

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Day 11 Scenic 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.

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Day 12 Charlottetown

Spend the day in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, the provincial capital named after Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III. 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.

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Day 13 Sydney

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.

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Day 14 Halifax

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.

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Day 15 Bar 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.

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Day 16 Boston (Disembarkation)

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

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JAMES SAUNDERS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

Originally from London, I worked at a hotel in Germany and as a Local Guide in northern Italy before becoming a Tour Director. I have conducted tours all over Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, and all 10 provinces of Canada. Today, I call Toronto home. I love to cook, process the pictures I take on tour, and read. Every day, I wake up and have a wonderful, learning experience awaiting me.

Tour Director - JAMES SAUNDERS

 Accommodations

Toronto
Niagara Falls
Ottawa
Quebec City
Montreal

Toronto

Westin Harbour Castle Toronto

Deluxe

Westin Harbour Castle Toronto 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON Canada

1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto Hotel is located on the vibrant waterfront of Lake Ontario and within short walking distance to the theatre and entertainment districts. The hotel features two restaurants, a lounge, coffee bar, full service fitness center and spa, as well as full service concierge services. This Four diamond property is a landmark downtown Toronto Hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer

Niagara Falls

Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton

Superior First-Class

Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton 6039 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON Canada

6039 Fallsview Boulevard
Niagara Falls, ON Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This hotel is located just two blocks from Horseshoe Falls and American Falls in Niagara Falls. With location-inspired architecture, the resort presents a luxurious, full srevice experience.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite

Ottawa

Lord Elgin Hotel

First-Class

Lord Elgin Hotel 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON Canada

100 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

One of Ottawa's finest hotels and ideally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa. The hotel features 355 well-appointed guestrooms, and is perfectly located in the heart of Ottawa within walking distance of the Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill, Confederation Park, and many museums.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • ATM
  • Gift Shop
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail

Quebec City

Hilton Quebec

Hilton Quebec 1100, Boulevard Rene-Levesque Est, Quebec City, QC Canada

1100, Boulevard Rene-Levesque Est
Quebec City, QC Canada

The Hilton Hotel Quebec City is located on Parliament Hill, directly linked to Place Quebec - a modern underground complex with several boutiques and restaurants. The hotel features an outdoor heated swimming pool, full fitness center, self-service business center, a restaurant and bar at lobby level, as well as a lounge on the 23rd floor offering breathtaking views of the city.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk

Montreal

Delta Montreal Hotel

Superior First-Class

Delta Montreal Hotel 475, Avenue President Kennedy, Montreal, QC Canada

475, Avenue President Kennedy
Montreal, QC Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the Delta Montreal soars above President Kennedy Avenue, showcasing unique Canadian artwork in the lobby, a wealth of superior amenities, and exceptionally comfortable accommodations. The Delta Montreal features 456 guestrooms with angular layouts that lend a spacious feel. Sleek, dark mahogany furniture complements earth-toned carpets and draperies, and all rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, and plush bedding. All of this is topped off with fantastic dining options and world-class service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Toronto
Ottawa
Quebec City

Toronto

Illuminate the Falls and Elements Dinner

Illuminate the Falls and Elements Dinner

Enjoy an authentic, one-of-a-kind experience! Stroll up the Illumination Tower and change the lights on the majestic Niagara Falls. Eighteen lights are located at the Illumination tower - each bulb has a brilliance of 250 million-candle powers! An elegant dinner at one of the unique restaurants with views of the falls completes this fabulous evening.

Approximate value: $64 CAD per person

Niagara Helicopter Sightseeing

Niagara Helicopter Sightseeing

Take a thrilling eight-minute ride over the most famous falls in North America. You will be dazzled by the sights of the Rainbow Bridge, Horseshoe Falls, and Whirlpool Rapids. Bring your camera and it's up, up, and away! Helicopter tour duration approximately 12 minutes. Weather permitting.

Approximate value: $130 CAD per person

Ottawa

Ottawa Express Bicycle Tour

Ottawa Express Bicycle Tour

Starting downtown, a leisurely ride on the east side of the Rideau Canal Pathway will give you a beautiful view of Ottawa's Lansdowne Park and popular Old Ottawa South neighborhood. Continuing cycling you will see the Locks and stop at Fletcher Wild Life Garden and Arboretum, which is a beautiful and historic green space featuring over 2000 varieties of Ornamental Gardens and remarkable trees. Cycling back through Ottawa River pathway you will see more of Ottawa's natural beauty and will get to take a peek at the War Museum. The tour will end with a short visit of the Parliament of Canada! Tour includes bicycle, helmet, a guide, and water bottle.

Approximate value: $62 CAD per person

Quebec City

Quebec Countryside Dinner and Montmorency Falls

Quebec Countryside Dinner and Montmorency Falls

Your first stop on this guided excursion is Montmorency Falls, a waterfall which is 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls and offers an unforgettable panorama. Next tour the western tip of Ile d'Orleans, followed by dinner at Le Moulin Saint Laurent, originally a water mill with a history dating back to 1675. The cuisine here includes local and regional specialties. Evening tour and dinner is approximately 3 hours.

Approximate value: $62 CAD per person

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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