Discover the charm of Canada and New England with WMT's Ron and Pat Gonder on this 11-day cruise. Your tour begins with a night in Montreal before boarding the ship and exploring Quebec, ports in Nova Scotia, Portland, Bar Harbor, Boston, Newport and finally in New York City. This great tour offers an optional two nights in New York City. Be sure to join the Gonder's on this tour of the northeast coast!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
Fly into Montreal. The afternoon and evening will be yours to enjoy after checking in to our hotel.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC
A visit to this historic city is like visiting France without crossing the Atlantic. The architecture, ambience and animated conversations of Old Québec, an UNESCO site, offer a taste of Europe in North America. Board the Royal Princess ® and continue to enjoy this great city. (D)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC
Use this day to explore Quebec City further. Stroll along the streets of the atmospheric Latin Quarter and explore the historic stone and brick houses of Old Québec, the only remaining walled city north of Mexico. Visit the Place Royale and Notre Dame des Victoires, the oldest stone church in North America, and marvel at the turreted Château de Frontenac. (B, L, D)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
PORT SAGUENAY, QUEBEC
The Saguenay Fjord Route is an outstanding landscape of sea, mountains and rising cliffs protected by three National Parks. Its exceptional natural beauty can be discovered by land, sea or air. With a decidedly French atmosphere and a touch of the Old World, the banks of the Saguenay Fjord are lined with charming villages surrounded by beautiful landscapes. (B, L, D)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
Relax at sea this day. Take time to explore all of the wonderful dining on board or partake in the many onboard activities. From cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and more, you are sure to find something entertaining to do. Or if you prefer, enjoy the sights and relax with a good book or watch a movie under the stars. (B, L, D)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA
Explore Sydney on this day. Opt for an optional tour sailing on bras d’Or Lake, enjoy a walking tour of Old Town Sydney or take a tour of the charming village of Baddeck on the shores of picturesque Bras d’Or Lakes in the heart of Cape Brenton Island. (B, L, D)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
The capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in Canada's Atlantic Provinces, Halifax was once Great Britain's major military bastion in North America. The beautifully restored waterfront buildings of Halifax's Historic Properties recall the city's centuries-old maritime heritage. Stroll the waterfront, and you may find Nova Scotia's floating ambassador, the schooner Bluenose II, tied up to Privateer's Wharf, just as old sailing ships have done for over 200 years. Halifax is also the gateway to Nova Scotia's stunning scenery, including famous Peggy's Cove, where surf-pounded granite cliffs and a solitary lighthouse create an unsurpassed scene of rugged natural beauty. (B, L, D)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
Portland remains a vibrant fishing and commercial port, Maine's largest city, and its cultural, social and economic capital. Portland and the surrounding area have something for everyone. Shoppers will enjoy the Old Port and downtown area that feature many unique boutiques, shops, galleries and restaurants. Outdoor enthusiasts will surely want to visit the world-renowned outdoor outfitter L.L. Bean® and the many other brand name outlets in nearby Freeport, Maine. (B, L, D)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
BAR HARBOR, MAINE
From this quaint New England town, explore the marvels of Acadia National Park, whose 35,000 acres are studded with natural wonders. Along with the awe-inspiring landscape, some 40 species of mammals roam the park. While in town, enjoy gift shops, a stop for blueberry pie or simply take in the sights of this coastal town. (B, L, D)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
Hailed as the “Cradle of American Independence,” Boston is filled with historic sites. Follow the Freedom Trail, explore notable neighborhoods like Beacon Hill, dine and shop at Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace or tour historic Fenway Park. (B, L, D)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
Take advantage of this second day in Boston to walk in the Public Garden, home to the first botanical gardens in the country. Nearby the Public Garden and Boston Commons, check out Newbury Street—an eclectic collection of 19th-century brownstones, upscale boutiques, sidewalk cafes and trendy galleries. (B, L, D)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
In the 19th century, Newport was America's Versailles. It was here that the great merchant princes and robber barons of the Gilded Age erected the elaborate summerhouses they so ingenuously dubbed "cottages." At the height of its splendor, a Newport season was a giddy whirl of grand fêtes, yacht races and elaborate beach picnics for assorted Vanderbilts, Astors and Morgans. Today, it is the privileged traveler who marvels at the splendor of great mansions like The Breakers, The Elms, or Rosecliff. (B, L, D)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
The “Big Apple” is truly a melting pot: nearly 170 languages are spoken in the city and over 35% of its population was born outside of the United States. With five distinct boroughs and an intricate patchwork of neighborhoods, there’s no shortage of sites to discover. Opt to spend an extra two days in New York City with the Gonders, otherwise your travels will come to a close on this day with many memories and photographs to return home with. (B)
OPTIONAL TWO EXTRA NIGHTS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Enjoy some time to explore New York City further with an optional, extra two nights in the city with the Gonders. Enjoy overnight accommodations in a fantastic, centrally-located hotel in-between Times Square and Central Park.
Includes hotel and transfers for $499 per person.
Fully Escorted by Ron and Pat Gonder
- 12-night accommodations, taxes and luggage handling
- Airport transfers
- Luxury air-conditioned motor coach transportation with driver/guide
- Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
- 11 full breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L) and 11 dinners (D) as specified
- Group travel documents, one travel tote bag
- Airfare (discounted group airfare available)
- Airline baggage fees
- Personal items
- Meals not listed in itinerary
- Tips and Gratuities
- Travel Insurance
|MC - Mini Suite with Private Balcony||$5,094|
|DB - Deluxe Private Balcony||$4,539|
|DC - Deluxe private Balcony||$4,464|
|BB - Private Balcony||$4,339|
|BC - Private Balcony||$4,264|
|BD - Private Balcony||$4,189|
|DW - Deluxe Balcony, Obstructed View||$4,089|
|BW - Private Balcony, Obstructed View||$3,989|
|IB - Inside Stateroom||$3,049|
*Fares are per person only, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and capacity controlled. Single rates can be quoted upon request. Taxes, fees, and port expenses of $245.00 are per person and included. Princess ships are of Bermudan and British Registry.
$700 per person is required to confirm your reservation.
Due on or before July 3, 2018.
Deposit is non-refundable. After July 4, 2018, trip cost is non-refundable.
Group air arrangements will be available from Cedar Rapids in early December.