Eastern Explorer, Maritimes Cruise & New York

20 Days
Toronto to New York City
From (CAD)
$ 11,495
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2023 Toronto > New York City

The wonders of the east

After introducing the drama of Niagara Falls, followed by stops in beautiful Ottawa, Québec City and Montréal, this itinerary will present you with another side of Canada altogether – its unique east coast.
The Gulf of Saint Lawrence is the largest estuary in the world, and a beautiful waterway to navigate, ushering you along a coast that is both wild and beyond easy categorisation. This is a part of Canada best enjoyed from the deck of a luxury cruise ship, and you can look ahead to incredible scenery, with stops in charming cities and splendid island ports, before concluding in cultivated Boston, and exciting New York City, the ‘Big Apple’.
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20 days
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New York City

20 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Toronto

    Welcome to eastern Canada. Your journey begins with an overnight Special Stay at The St. Regis Toronto. Relax and enjoy the luxurious amenities of your hotel as you prepare yourself for the unforgettable journey ahead. 

  2. Day 2 - Niagara Falls

    Travel through the countryside before arriving at Niagara Falls and a thrilling cruise to the foot of Horseshoe Falls.  Get up close to one of the most amazing waterfalls in the world as you feel the mist washing over you.  Later visit a winery in the  wine region around Niagara-on-the-Lake, renowned for the production of ice wine.  Tonight, enjoy a ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner. Overnight Special Stay at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Niagara Falls > Ottawa

    Continue to Ottawa, Canada’s elegant capital city, for a two night stay at the Westin Ottawa.


    This evening savour the finest in Ottawa cuisine through a progressive dining experience featuring the city’s well-known established restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Ottawa

    Discover the charm of Canada’s capital on a guided tour. Nowhere is Canada’s bilingual culture more evident than in Ottawa.


    Choose from a range of activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Ottawa > Québec City


    Parc Oméga is home to bears, wolves, wapitis, red deer, beavers and more. View the wildlife as you journey through the 1,500 acre park.

    Enjoy a two night stay at the Le Germain Hotel, located in the picturesque heart of Old Québec.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Québec City

    Discover the fascinating history, architecture and culture of Québec City as you stroll through the cobblestone streets of North America’s only walled city on a tour of the old town.  


    Choose how to spend your afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Québec City > Montréal


    Learn how maple syrup is made and dine on traditional Québécois fare at a local Sugar Shack while listening to live, local music.

    Witness the Aura Experience, an immersive visual and musical universe presented upon one of the most sublime canvases imaginable the interior of Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal. Later, join a haunted downtown ghost walk discovering haunted bars, a forgotten graveyard and hotels rife with paranormal activity.
    Two night stay at the Montréal Marriott Château Champlain.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Montréal

    Discover all the must see highlights of Montréal on a city tour through its history, architecture and culture from the days of Fort Ville-Marie to modern Montréal.  Experience what makes Montréal so vibrant as you explore the main streets and landmarks of this metropolis.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Montréal > Maritimes Cruise

    Farewell your Tour Director as you board your luxurious Holland American Line cruise on board ms Zaandam# and settle into your Verandah Stateroom. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Québec City

    Take the opportunity to further explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Gulf of Saint Lawrence

    Cruise the mighty Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

    Visit Charlottetown, the largest city on Prince Edward Island and the inspiration for ‘Anne of Green Gables’. The charming Victorian architecture, cobblestone streets and wild shores will inspire you as well.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Sydney, Cape Breton Island

    This extraordinary island is rich with Gaelic, Mi’kmaq and Acadian cultures.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Explore the seaside capital of Nova Scotia. Maritime lovers will delight in the nautical-themed museums and the charming fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, complete with picturesque lighthouse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Bar Harbor, Maine

    Enter US waters as you arrive at Bar Harbor and prepare to be charmed by this truly quintessential New England coastal town. Explore the idyllic natural surrounds, including Mount Desert Island’s coast and Acadia National Park. Treat yourself to a taste of the famous New England lobster, followed by a scoop of homemade ice cream.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Boston

    Disembark your cruise and check into The Westin Copley Place for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Boston

    Board a hop-on hop-off bus in Boston and tour the sites that interest you most.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Boston > New York City

    Board Amtrak’s Acela Express and enjoy the superior comfort of Business Class. Arrive in New York City for a two night stay at the Renaissance New York Times Square.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - New York City:

    Fall in love with the ‘Big Apple’ as you explore the famous sites on a hop-on hop-off bus.                            


    No place exemplifies the magic of theatre more than Broadway and you’ll get the chance to enjoy a show in this entertainment mecca.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - New York City

    Sadly your journey comes to an end today, but the wonderful memories won’t.

    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

Tour inclusions

  • Feel the force of nature on a cruise to the base of mighty Niagara Falls
  • Explore hidden corners of Québec’s charming old town on a walking tour especially designed for Scenic guests
  • Spot wolves, red deer and bears in the beautiful Parc Oméga wildlife preserve
  • Feast on traditional Québécois fare accompanied by live music at a Sugar Shack
  • Add some drama to your journey with a fabulous Broadway show in New York City

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted smaller group land journeys with up to 36 guests
  • Fallsview room at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel & Spa
  • Verandah Staterooms on board your cruise
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 6 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 39 meals – 19 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 13 dinners (D)
  • Days 1 to 9 are escorted by an expert local Tour Director
  • Luxury group journeys with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

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