Join CTD for a captivating journey by land, rail, and sea. Begin with visits to the cosmopolitan hubs of New York City and Montreal before stepping aboard Holland America’s Volendam cruise ship for a seven-day odyssey, docking at the most breathtaking ports of Canada and New England.
DAY 1—WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY!
After arriving to the Big Apple, check in to the historic Hotel Beacon on Manhattan’s Upper West Side before our group welcome dinner. D
Unleash your inner explorer as we traverse Manhattan, guided by a local expert. Together we'll witness the borough’s hidden gems, from the captivating expanse of Central Park to the luminous lights of Times Square. B, D
DAY 3—ADIRONDACK TRAIN
Trade the mundane for the extraordinary aboard Amtrak’s Adirondack Train, the crown jewel of New England’s railway journeys. We'll traverse the Hudson valley, taking in the best views of New York state. We disembark the Adirondack in Albany for lunch and continue on to Montreal by motorcoach. B, L
DAY 4—MONTREAL & EMBARKATION
This morning, embark on a captivating city tour of Montreal, accompanied by a costumed interpreter who will unravel its secrets. Immerse yourself in the city as you visit iconic landmarks like the Notre Dame Basilica, the charming Old Port Sector, and the legendary Olympic Park. Prepare to set sail this afternoon aboard the MS Volendam! Each day at port, explore the town on your own or purchase a Holland American shore excursion on board the ship. B, L, D
DAY 5—QUEBEC CITY
Journey this morning into the heart of Quebec City, a storied area steeped in European charm. Older than Jamestown and preceding the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth Rock, Quebec City boasts the sole remaining intact fortifications north of Mexico. Within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, wander the hallowed grounds that house 17th-century religious orders and hospitals, paying homage to the past. B, L, D
DAY 6—GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE, A DAY AT SEA
Sail past the remnants of maritime tales as you ply the water of the Gulf of St. Lawrence today at sea. Behold the solemnity of St. Paul’s Island, its lighthouse a poignant reminder of bygone days. Known as the graveyard of the gulf, this infamous shipwreck site accompanies your voyage through the Cabot Strait and into the vast embrace of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. B, L, D
DAY 7—CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Today's journey begins in Charlottetown, the capital of Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island. Delight in its collection of Victorian houses and buildings, elegantly nestled amid picturesque parks awaiting exploration. This city holds a place of pride in Canadian history as the Birthplace of Confederation, where the Dominion of Canada was conceived during an 1864 conference held at Province House. B, L, D
DAY 8—SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA
Arrive in Sydney this morning, the vibrant heart of Cape Breton Island, linked by causeway to the rest of Nova Scotia. Immerse yourself in the city’s maritime allure, strolling along the harbor to discover locally crafted treasures and marvel at the world’s largest fiddle towering beside the cruise pavilion. Explore historic houses and churches dating back to the 1700s and 1800s, savoring local cuisine accompanied by lively fiddle tunes and sea chanteys. Engage with local artists and take home a piece of their creations from Sydney’s captivating galleries. B, L, D
DAY 9—HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
Nestled on a rocky inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, Halifax, Nova Scotia’s provincial capital, exudes a distinct maritime character. Discover a captivating fusion of world-class history, nautical-themed museums, fortified bunkers, and striking public art. Enjoy time to explore the city’s eclectic mix of funky shops and revel in the lively ambiance of pubs where folk music and refreshing pints flow. B, L, D
DAY 10—PORTLAND, ME
Nestled along the picturesque shores of the Atlantic, Portland, Maine beckons today with its irresistible blend of coastal charm, vibrant culture, and culinary delights. A treasure trove for explorers, this coastal gem boasts a captivating fusion of old-world elegance and modern creativity. Lose yourself in the labyrinth of cobblestone streets, where historic brick buildings house an eclectic mix of art galleries, boutiques, and cozy cafes. B, L, D
DAY 11—TRAVEL HOME
Disembark in Boston and return home with cherished memories of an extraordinary journey at sea. B
Nights 1-2: Hotel Beacon, New York City, NY
Night 3: Hampton Inn Downtown, Montreal
Nights 4-10: MS Volendam
Post Tour Hotel: SpringHill Suites Boston Logan Airport, Revere Beach, MA
Jul 10-20, 2024
Price Per Person:
Stateroom Ocean View
Stateroom Vista Suite
Stateroom Verandah Suite
Pre/Post Tour Hotel:
Post Tour Hotel: $228/night
Depart: New York City, NY
Return: Boston, MA
• Airport transfer included from New York and Boston
• Welcome Dinner and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
• Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
• Luggage handling at most hotels
• Free bottled water on coach
• 24- emergency call service
Schedule your flight into New York (LaGuardia Airport – LGA) to arrive by 3:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Schedule your flight home to depart Boston Logan Airport any time after 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Day 11.
Airport Transportation / Vehicle Parking
We ask that you utilize Uber, Lyft or a taxi to the Hotel Beacon in New York. Keep your receipts, and email or mail them to us following your tour, and we will reimburse you for your transfer expenses.
At the conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred to Boston Logan Airport by Holland America Line on Day 11.
Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking will also be on uneven paths. While walking canes are allowed, we are unable to accommodate travelers using other mobility devices, including walkers and wheelchairs.
July – high of upper 70s°, low of upper 50s°
USD and CAD
Hair dryer, iron, ironing board at all hotels. Guest laundry is available for a fee on board the MS Volendam. Exercise room & swimming pool on board the MS Volendam.
A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour, including information sent upon receipt of your reservation.
A valid US Passport is required for travel to/from the United States.
"Country Club" casual attire (excluding jeans and shorts) is recommended for dinners on your cruise. There will be two formal evenings and it is required that men wear a dress shirt & suit coat and ladies should bring along a nice dress, skirt & blouse or a nice pants suit. If you do not feel comfortable dressing for dinner in the formal dining room, there are alternate casual dining choices while on board. You may eat in the Lido Restaurant or choose room service, both are complimentary.
Travel Protection Available
Yes, see CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/TravelProtectionPlan.