Expedition into the High Canadian Arctic & the Taste of Eastern Canada - a cruise & land journey

23 Days
Copenhagen to Quebec City
From (CAD)
$ 26,055
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2024 Copenhagen > Quebec City

The Land that Never Melts, Vibrant Cities & Natural Wonders

Learn the riveting exploration history while discovering the Canadian arctic, home to a wealth of wildlife and rugged, pristine landscapes. Eastern Canada’s cities are bursting with charm. From the beautiful stone buildings and narrow streets in Québec City to the immense forests and pristine lakes in St-Alexis-des-Monts and the exciting food scenes in Montréal, revel in the magical mix of culture and rich history for a journey you’ll be talking about for years to come.
Starting in Greenland, your voyage will take you to Baffin Island, a wild landscape that will captivate you. With its barren rocks rising up from the depths of the ocean and the opportunity to be surrounded by multiple species of wildlife, this expedition in ultra-luxury is astounding. Breathtaking natural wonders, one-of-a-kind luxurious stays and dining and unforgettable experiences that immerse you into the local life – embark on a journey that reveals to you all the must-see sights of Eastern Canada. Québec City is a history lover’s paradise with its fascinating history, architecture and cobblestone streets. At St-Alexis-des-Monts, enjoy a range of excursions to explore its wilderness, and drink in the spectacular views at a camp side Scenic Sundowners, before ending in the French-infused city of Montréal.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OYQ2
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Copenhagen
Return City:
Quebec City

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Copenhagen, Denmark

    Arrive at your hotel for your one-night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Copenhagen > Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq to board Scenic Eclipse. Toast the start of your adventure at tonight's welcome reception where the Captain will introduce the crew and your expert Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Sisimiut, Greenland

    Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland and means ‘the people living in a place where the fox dens’. Stroll by the brightly coloured houses to explore one of the most widespread and beautiful backcountry areas in Greenland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Ilulissat > Disko Bay

    Spectacular days await as you cruise Disko Bay. Ilulissat is named from the Inuit word for ‘icebergs’. Formerly called Jakobshavn, the town is best known for large number of icebergs breaking away from the nearby Ilulissat Icefjord, into which one of the world’s fastest moving and most active glaciers calves 46 cubic kilometres of ice annually. Listen for the rumbling sounds in the distance of icebergs calving from the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak or go onshore for landings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Upernavik

    A town of only 1,100 inhabitants, Upernavik is located on the picturesque Archipelago consisting of over 100 rocky islands. Officially founded in 1772, this area had been explored by Inuit hunters much earlier. A Viking runestone was also found in 1824 atop Kingittorsuaq, an island some 20km to the north of Upernavik, and is dated to approximately the mid-13th century.

    Discovery

    Explore the villages lining the shore by kayak, gliding past the islands that dot the archipelago, be guided by the Discovery Team in the hopes of witnessing muskox in the Upernavik backcountry or cruise by Zodiac to the Upernavik Icefjord.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Pond Inlet, Canada

    On Baffin Island, at the mouth of the famous Northwest Passage lies a small Inuit settlement. Pond Inlet is surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains, fjords and glaciers, and your exploration of this remote region will leave you with lasting memories. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti (Sam Ford Fjord)

    Rocky cliffs rising steeply from the ocean, the raw beauty of Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti will make you feel like you are sailing along the edge of the world. A nesting ground for millions of bird species, join our on board ornithologist with your complimentary binoculars and see how many breeds you are able to spot.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak or go onshore for landings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Isabella Bay

    Isabella Bay is Canada's first National Marine Wildlife Area and has become a very important region bowhead whales, with over 100 whales recorded at one time. The Ninginganiq National Wildlife Area includes the islands of Isabella Bay and the surrounding shores.

    Discovery

    Join our Marine Biologists and Naturalists in Zodiacs as we observe bowhead whales in their natural environment.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - At sea

    Enjoy a day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Lady Franklin Island > Monumental Island

    Spectacular in appearance, the barren rocks rising up from the depths of the ocean at Lady Franklin Island and Monumental Island is some of the oldest on Earth. Formed 2.5 to four billion years ago, these islands offer an abundance of caribou, bears and walrus. Search the rock face for black guillemots, Atlantic puffins and the rare Sabine’s gull.

    Discovery

    Explore the islands with the Discovery team on Zodiac or kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Akpatok Island

    Akpatok Island is a remote, uninhabited island in northern Quebec. Its sheer limestone cliffs rise vertically hundreds of metres from the sea. Named a Canadian Important Bird Area and a Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat site, birders will delight at the opportunity to be surrounded by multiple species, including great numbers of thick-billed murres black guillemot and the Peregrine falcon.

    Discovery

    Learn about the different bird species with our onboard Ornithologist, kayak alongside the cliff face, or hike across the sparce tundra.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At Sea

    Today, relax on board. With the many choices available, you will be surprised at how quickly time passes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Battle Harbour

    For two centuries, Battle Harbour was the economic and social centre of the southeastern Labrador coast of Canada. Your passionate local guide will escort you around this carefully preserved village sharing stories of the traditional life and times of Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Corner Brook

    Set against the impressive backdrop of the Long Range Mountains, Corner Brook’s thick forest and jagged cliffs will amaze.

    Freechoice

    Learn the history of Captain Cook at his Historic Site and museum, taking in the amazing view.

    Discovery

    Join a Discovery Team member on an educational walk through one of the nearby trails, or paddle your way through scenic Humber Valley.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Louisburg

    Visit the Fortress of Louisbourg. Be welcomed by the military drummers and be regaled with tales of days past by the entertaining guides. Be treated to a concert in the local chapel and have the chance to learn about the rum matured on site or the French Canadian way to make hot chocolate, then witness the cannon firing ceremony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Halifax > Montréal

    Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. Join your included flight to Montréal.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Montréal > St-Alexis-des-Monts

    Explore the city on foot and taste local delicacies from artisans who have created a gourmet buzz in Montréal, before visiting the high-tech OASIS immersion. Canada’s largest indoor immersive temporary exhibition, it is inspired by the people, places and trends that shape our world. Visit the exquisite Notre-Dame Basilica Aura Show in Old Montréal, with its imposing Gothic Revival architecture. Depart for St-Alexis-des-Monts in the Mauricie, a region of immense forests and pristine lake. Upon arrival at your Special Stay, board rabaska canoes and paddle to the hotel for check in. 

    Sunset Drinks

    Enjoy a drink by a campfire overlooking the breathtaking scenery and majestic lake in one of the most remarkable forests in Eastern Canada. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - St-Alexis-des-Monts

    Soak up the majesty of the wilderness on a free day and choose from a variety of activities to enjoy at your own pace. You will discover its wildlife, and the amazing natural landscapes of this vast terrain, from the walking trails, canoes, kayaks, pedalos and thermal baths, including outdoor and indoor Jacuzzis, Hammam, saunas, cold water basin and relaxation area.  

    Enrich

    Fly over the Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve and the quaint village of St-Alexis-des-Monts by seaplane and capture a variety of breathtaking scenery and unforgettable memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - St-Alexis-des-Monts > Québec City

    Drive to Huron-Wendat Reserve for a special introduction to the First Nations of the East Coast. Join your expert local guide for a walking tour of the historical part of the village and the sites important to their culture, including a guided visit of the museum and presentation of their traditional way of life in an authentic long house. Enjoy a unique lunch at the La Traite Restaurant and devour indigenous inspired specialities. Continue to Québec and enjoy a two-night Special Stay, located in the cultural and historical hub of Québec City. Join your Tour Director for a delicious dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Québec City

    Be mesmerised by European-influenced Québec, with historic châteaux, artists enclaves and horse-drawn carriages passing by you in the cobblestoned streets, as you stroll through the streets, escorted by your knowledgeable local guide. Enjoy lunch at the emblematic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. 

    Freechoice

    Meet with a Park Canada Historian for a private tour of the Fortifications and learn about the 1759, Plains of Abraham Battle where France lost the colony to England. Or, journey through the city’s storied past on a unique archaeological tour with a specialist archaeologist.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Québec City

    Say farewell as you transfer to the airport for your onward travels. 

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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