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15-day Canada Cruise

15 Day Cruise/Tour- September 30, 2016

Fall Foliage Cruise - NEW!!

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Jack S. Marshall
Jack S. Marshall
Special Guest Educator
The perfect cruise at the right time of year!
It was next to impossible to find the fall foliage cruise that included the fantastic cities of Montreal and Quebec Canada. There was only one that came close to delivering what we wanted, but to put it bluntly it was so expensive it was a rip off. So we decided to design our own tour and cruise that would include the best of the best New England and Canada have to offer. This really is going to be the best fall foliage experience ever!
We start our tour in New York, spending a Friday and Saturday night. You will even have time to take in two Broadway plays (on your own) while you are there. We will then take a morning flight to Boston, start our touring of Boston before boarding our beautiful Royal Caribbean Cruise ship in the afternoon. We will spend the next 7 nights sailing up the coast of Maine and into Canada. We get off the ship in Boston,  we will finish our tour of Boston and then early evening we will drive the short distance to Manchester, New Hampshire to overnight. New Hampshire is famous for its beautiful fall foliage! The next day we will travel through the middle of New Hampshire all the way to the Canadian Boarder. Then it is on to Canada where you will experience 4 nights and 5 days enjoying Quebec City, the St. Lawrence River and Montreal Canada. What a fantastic opportunity to enjoy New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal, Fall Foliage, combined with a fun cruise. This cruise/tour really does have it all!!!
We have picked the best time of year to see fall foliage. History shows the fall foliage in New Hampshire starts in the north around the end of September, or first few days of October. It then moves south. We should be hitting the prime time as we are driving through the middle of New Hampshire the 10th of October. No one has a crystal ball to tell the future, but history gives us the best chance to see the staggering fall colors of New Hampshire and throughout Canada!!!

Package Price Includes

Your Cruise/Tour Package Price Includes:
  •  7 night Royal Caribbean Cruise.
  •  $195 in Port Charges and Ship Fees.
  •  $157 in Ship Taxes.
  •  Airfare NYC to Boston.
  •  2 nights 4 star Marriott Hotel in Newark.
  •  Bus to and from New York City to tour and take in shows.
  •  2 nights 5 star luxury hotel - Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec.
  •  1 night deluxe hotel in Manchester.
  •  2 nights 4 star deluxe Marriott Hotel in Montreal.
  •  All transfers to and from airports, hotels and ship.
  •  All tours, entrance fees and guides during the land portion of our tour. Shore excursions are not included in the package price. We do offer optional discounted shore excursions.
  •  Lectures and get-togethers on the ship.
  •  Fun For Less Tours Staff through the Land Portion and the Ship shore excursions.
  •  “Whisper Perfect” head set receivers that allow you to hear every word from our guides, even when you step away from the group to take that important picture.
  •  Airfare into New York and home from Montreal is not included in the package price.
Package Price $2,795*
Call for information on our Group Airfare
*Per person cash discount price based on double occupancy.
Price does not include airfare, shore excursions, tips


Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: September 30: Fly to Newark
Today you will fly from your home to Newark to overnight.
Day 2: October 1: Newark – NYC
This morning we will drive to Manhattan for free time.
Day 3:  October 2:  Boston
Today we will take a morning flight to Boston. We will do a city tour visiting Old North Church and experience the Freedom Trail before we board our beautiful Royal Caribbean Cruise ship.
Day 4:  October 3: Portland, Maine
For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package our tour begins with a historic tour throughout picturesque Portland.  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow named his hometown a "Jewel by the Sea," and you will see why as you learn about Portland's history with your experienced guide.  Portland's rocky coastline necessitated the use of lighthouses.  On this tour we will visit one of the most prominent lighthouses in the area, the Portland Head Lighthouse.  George Washington ordered the construction of the lighthouse in 1787, however as the colonies were poor they had to use materials that were close to hand.  The original "rubble stone" tower still stands as one of the few colonial lighthouses that have never been rebuilt.  The tour will continue with a visit to Kennebunkport.  Kennebunkport was founded in 1653 and was a major ship building center in the 1800s.  It is now better known for its scenery, beautiful seaside estates, picturesque harbors, quaint shops and galleries.  It is also the summer home to former president, Pres. George Bush.
Day 5: October 4: Bar Harbor, Maine
For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package our tour will enjoy a two hour narrated tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.  You will pass the mansions of a bygone era and learn the history of Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park including the great forest fire of 1947.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the most beautiful island in America.  We give you a running commentary on the area including the beautiful homes, famous names, geology, ocean, plant and animal life.  We visit the most interesting places in the park including Cadillac Mountain and Thunderhole on Ocean Drive.
Day 6: October 5: Saint John NB (Bay of Fundy), Canada
The ship will be in port near Saint John NB Canada.  For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package our tour will begin in the oldest incorporated city in Canada, Saint John. Saint John is over 400 years old. We will see the famous Reversing Falls and our expert guides will explain this unique phenomenon. From here we will travel an hour up the coast to the quaint fishing village of St. Martin. You will be able to browse for local handmade crafts, visit with the native people, walk along the beach collecting stones, and enjoy this picturesque village. This area has always been a favorite of photographers and painters for variety of reasons, including covered bridges, lighthouses and fishing vessels. This area is also known for its sea caves that have been slowly created by the incoming tides. We will have the chance to explore these caves before returning to St. John, where if time permits we will have a chance to visit the old city market.
Day 7: October 6: Fun Day At Sea
Today will be a relaxing day, a day to explore your floating resort.  We will have our own party and get-together, plus we will have time to hear from our guest educator.
Day 8: October 7: Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada
The ship will dock near Halifax Nova Scotia.  For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package our tour will discover Halifax, Nova Scotia's vibrant capital city founded in 1749. Stunning 18th and 19th century buildings are interspersed with ultra-modern glass towers. Passing through bustling downtown Halifax, you'll see Province House, the seat of government and Canada's oldest legislative building, referred to as "a gem of Georgian architecture" by Charles Dickens, who passed through here in the 1840s. This excursion also includes a drive around Halifax Citadel, a majestic hilltop fortress comleted in 1856 where you will be given a photo stop. From here we make our way to the Halifax Public Gardens, one of the oldest examples of Victorian Public Gardens in North America. We will take a walk through the gardens before we proceed to the Halifax Waterfront where you will be given free time to have lunch on your own. After lunch we will drive past Historic Properties, a popular complex of 19th century wharves and warehouses transformed into upscale boutiques and charming restaurants. A collision in 1917 between two ships in Halifax harbor, one a French munitions ship that leveled the North End of Halifax killing or injuring thousands. Our next stop will be Fairveiw Lawn Cemetery where rows of gravestones mark the final resting place of 121 victims of the Titanic. After this interesting stop we have a beautiful coastal drive that takes you past picturesque coastal villages and inlets to the rugged fishing community of Peggy's Cove. With its breathtaking location on a narrow, coastal inlet characterized by wave-worn granite boulders and crashing surf, this charming little village is one of Canada's most photographed sites. According to local legend, Peggy's Cove received its name in the 1800's when a schooner ran aground and sank. The only survivor fro the wreckage was a woman named Margaret. The locals came to know here as Peggy and her home as Peggy's Cove. A lighthouse was constructed in 1868 on the smooth white granite rocks at the point of the cove is one of the crowning features of this peaceful place. Unfortunately it has been closed to visitors due to mold from years of water crashing into it. You will certainly fall in love with this tiny village where colorful houses dot the shore line and quaint shops and galleries line the streets.
Day 9: October 8: Fun Day at Sea
Today will be a relaxing day, a day to explore your floating resort.  We will have our own party and get-together, plus we will have time to hear from our guest educator.
Day 10: October 9:  Boston - Manchester
This morning we will depart our beautiful ship and finish our tour of Boston and its surrounding area. We will begin with a scenic ride from Boston to two of the most important battlefields of the American Revolution. You'll visit Lexington Green where Paul Revere ended his historical midnight ride, and travel to Concord and the Old North Bridge, where revolutionary Minutemen met the British forces. Early this evening we will transfer to Manchester, New Hampshire where we will overnight.
Day 11: October 10:  New Hampshire - Quebec
New Hampshire is famous for its beautiful fall foliage. This morning we will depart Manchester and drive through the beautiful fall foliage of New Hampshire to the Canadian border. After crossing into Canada we will continue to Quebec. We will be staying the next 2 nights at Le Château Frontenac Hotel. This is a 5-Star Luxury Castle Hotel overlooking the St. Lawrence River in Quebec City!
Day 12: October 11:  Quebec
Today we will enjoy a tour of Quebec City.  In Quebec City we visit the “Old Town” area as well as Montmorency Falls and St. Anne-De-Beaupre Basilica among other sites.  
Day 13: October 12:  Quebec - Montreal
This morning we will tour along the St. Lawrence River and Trois Riviers on our way to Montreal. 
Day 14: October 13:  Montreal
After breakfast we will spend the day exploring Montreal.  We will begin with a city tour to orient ourselves.  Next we visit St. Josephs Oratory.  The Oratory is dedicated to St. Joseph whom has been credited for many miracles that have reportedly occurred here.  One wall of the oratory is covered with crutches of those who claim to have been healed.  It also houses the third largest dome of its kind in the world.  Only St. Peters Basilica in Rome and another on the Ivory Coast are larger.   Later we visit the Botanical Gardens of Montreal which is known for the beautiful Japanese and Chinese gardens. We also visit the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica among other sites before returning to our hotel.
Day 15: October 14:  Fly Home
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Today we will fly back to the US and home.