Autumn Colours of New England

9 Days
Halifax to New York City
From (CAD)
$ 8,958
Dates & Pricing

2024 Halifax > New York City

Maritime Canada & New England

The classic beauty of New England enchants while the rugged coastlines and natural wonders of the Canadian Maritimes await.
Encounter World Heritage-listed treasures, untouched wilderness areas and unique wildlife and marine species. Discover small ports with vibrant cultures, diverse heritage, picturesque architecture, and welcoming communities. There is no shortage of wonder on this voyage of the East Coast.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
201U
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Halifax
Return City:
New York City

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Halifax, Canada

    Welcome to Halifax where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast the start of your cruise.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Halifax prior to 02:00 PM.

  2. Day 2 - Lunenburg

    Stretching along the eastern seaboard of Nova Scotia, Lunenburg is recognised by UNESCO as the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Admire the brightly coloured wooden houses, dating back to the 18th century, in this charming fishing port.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Capture the vibrant colours, beautiful architecture, and authentic fishing heritage in Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a professional photographer, or experience the spectacular sites and atmosphere of Lunenburg's historic streetscapes and working waterfront on foot. Alternatively, join an art teacher from the Lunenburg School of the Arts for a sketching class along the historic waterfront.

    Discovery

    Meander through the islands around Blue Rocks on kayak, or ride from Old Town Lunenburg to the coastal community of Blue Rocks, riding through intimate fishing communities and coastal vistas.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Bar Harbor, USA

    Bar Harbor is a coastal paradise, with its New England charm, mountain top views and overflow of natural beauty. Bar Harbor has a way of making you slow down, appreciate nature and those you are with as you admire the changing beauty, from glistening sunshine to thick fog. Known as the gateway to Acadia National Park it is famed for outdoor adventure.

    Freechoice

    Explore the cliffs, rocky coves, glacier-carved lakes, and dense forests of Acadia National Park, or discover the historic district of Bar Harbor, from Cadillac Mountain, Sieur de Monts Springs and the communities of Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor, before finishing at an authentic Lobster Pound for lunch. Alternatively, enjoy an amazing array of flavours on a local food tour, accompanied by a generous serving of local history, fun facts, and lore, or join your experienced guide on a walking history tour who will share highlights and secrets from the Gilded Age, stories of rum running, and tales of the town folk who influenced the development of Bar Harbor.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Portland

    Lighthouses, lobsters and long stretches of beach are synonymous with Portland, Maine, but the city has much more to offer: Victorian architecture, craft breweries, a thriving arts scene and world-class cuisine. At this time of year, the east coast’s famous fall foliage is everywhere, so it will be impossible to miss the brilliant red, orange and yellow trees.

    Freechoice

    Explore Portland’s working waterfront on foot through the streets of this charming area and enjoy a progressive lunch from dine-in and to go restaurants, pubs, markets and artisanal shops, or learn to paint while taking in Maine's natural beauty with a painting class for all levels. Alternatively, explore the city highlights with a visit to historic Portland Head Light and the charming seaside town of Kennebunkport, or discover the lighthouses of the South Portland Greenbelt Pathway by bicycle on a guided tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Boston

    Step foot in one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded in 1630 and steeped in history and culture. Boston is known as one of the most walkable cities in America, and one of the easiest to explore. While it is an intimate city, its cultural diversity makes it feel much larger. Boston has something for everyone.

    Freechoice

    Discover Boston’s illustrious history and famous residents as you embark on a guided walking tour past numerous historic sites along the red-bricked Freedom Trail, or get a taste of Boston's historic Italian quarter on a fun food walking tour. Alternatively, meet with a Harvard student who will serve as your tour guide through Harvard, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, or take in Boston’s iconic sights along the Freedom Trail and through the heart of Boston in a World War II style amphibious vehicle.

    Enrich

    Revel in the history of Fenway Park, one of baseball’s most beloved stadiums and home to the Red Sox. Revisit the careers of Red Sox greats like Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, and Carl Yastrzemski, celebrate the club’s numerous World Series titles, and tour famous stadium locales like the ‘Green Monster,’ ‘Pesky’s Pole,’ and the Fenway Park Living Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Provincetown

    Beautiful beaches, welcoming locals, and a rich creative history. The diversity of Provincetown is what makes it unique. From sailors to artists, fishermen to authors, people are drawn to the Cape Cod highlight.  

    Freechoice

    Experience Provincetown through the eyes of the infamous 17th-century Anne Hutchinson, or join a walking tour with your local guide. Alternatively, enjoy true local wines, wine jelly and sauces using fruit that are native to the area at Plymouth Bay Winery.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Newport

    Newport is the global centre for yachting, and a perfect destination for Scenic Eclipse. With expansive sea views, awe-inspiring architecture and an inviting coastal charm, Newport glistens like a well-polished gem. Admire the opulent summer residences along cliff-top Bellevue Ave and the preserved Colonial-era architecture and landmarks at seemingly every turn.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walk on the stunning Cliff Walk followed by a visit to one of Newport’s grandest mansions, The Breakers, and take in the sights of the Gilded Age mansions that dot the waterfront, or climb aboard an America’s Cup sailing yacht for a thrilling sailing experience. Alternatively, step aboard a 50-foot lobster boat, that has been traditionally and elegantly restored, on a Newport Harbor Cruise, or stroll through past original colonial-period buildings and historic landmarks on a walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Martha’s Vineyard

    According to the locals, once you have been ‘on island’, you will never want to leave. Martha’s Vineyard is a charming and beautiful place, surrounded by pristine sandy beaches and brightly painted cottages.

    Freechoice

    Explore a portion of the African American Heritage Trail, visiting Oak Bluff and Edgartown, or visit Cottage City Oyster farm and chat with locals about their nursery, watch a shucking demonstration and enjoy a tasting. Alternatively, experience Oaks Bluff on foot with your local guide for an informative and entertaining walk around this quaint and colourful town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - New York

    Welcome to New York City. Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

    Please book your flight to depart out of New York City after 12:00 PM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the voyage will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

The perfect blend of expedition and cruise voyages with
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly exclusive Discovery Voyage
  • Up to 15-member specialist Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions and shore side expedition program
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences

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