Colors of Canada and the Northeast

Colors of Canada and the Northeast

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When:
September 13, 2018 – September 24, 2018 all-day
2018-09-13T00:00:00-05:00
2018-09-25T00:00:00-05:00
Cost:
$3924 - 4710
Contact:
Gold Crown Travel & Tour
319-366-3766

11 day cruise aboard Holland America’s Zuiderdam

SEPT. 13-24, 2018

Whether you’re drawn to charming seaside towns with tidy whitewashed buildings on a central village green; narrow cobblestone lanes, where a handful of patriots once envisioned a nation of liberty for all; elegant boutiques and bistros with a splash of Parisian flair; or Mother Nature in all her radiant autumn glory, you’ll find your perfect East Coast vacation among our Holland America Line Canada & New England Cruise.

Along the eastern coast of North America, the ports of New England and Canada’s Atlantic Provinces bear witness to both fascinating histories and diverse cultures that continue to thrive to this day. This area was home to some of the earliest European settlements in the New World, beginning with Newfoundland’s L’Anse aux Meadows, a Norse settlement which dates from around 1000. The French would follow centuries later at Cap Rouge, near Québec City, in 1541, and the English at Jamestown (1607) and the Plymouth Colony (1620).Given how much of the story of the eastern coast of North America was shaped by the Atlantic, approaching its cities from the sea provides a memorable perspective. For many immigrants who would build Canada and the United States, their first glimpse of their new lives would be from ships sailing into Corner Brook, Goose Bay, Halifax and St. John or Boston, New York, Portland and Providence. Even after arriving, life here often continued to be oriented toward the Atlantic, as these ports became important fishing, whaling and commercial centers. The fishing villages and lighthouses of New England and Canada’s Atlantic Provinces speak to a long seafaring tradition, but neither region is stuck in time. World-class museums and celebrated restaurants sit side by side with historic sites. In Newfoundland and Canada’s Maritimes, a Celtic-influenced culture lives on in the cuisine and music, while francophone Québec is one of North America’s most cosmopolitan regions. Whether you want to step back in time or see what the future holds for its metropolises, a journey along the east coast of North America promises to be eye-opening and unforgettable.

Day 0:

September 13, 2018 Departs 08:00 PM

New York, New York, US

 

Day 1:

September 14, 2018

AT SEA

 

Day 2:

September 15, 2018

Arrives 8:00 AM

Departs 5:00 PM

Boston, Massachusetts, US

There is no better way to get a sense of the Revolutionary struggle that changed our nation’s destiny than with a stroll along Boston’s Freedom Trail. Along the way: Paul Revere House, Old North Church, the Old State House and Faneuil Hall, gathering place of the early revolutionaries. Farther afield: Lexington Green, where the minutemen and redcoats first skirmished, and bewitching Salem.

 

Day 3:

September 16, 2018

Arrives 7:00 AM

Departs 4:00 PM

Bar Harbor, Maine, US

Located on Mount Desert Island in Maine, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town. Picturesque and charming, it is a scenic and walkable town with streets lined with restaurants and boutiques. Dining on lobster is a must, as is a scoop or two at one of the town’s homemade ice cream shops. Boat tours explore the waters and islands that surround Bar Harbor, with seasonal opportunities to see wildlife—including whales—and lighthouses along the way.

Bar Harbor is surrounded by the magnificent Acadia National Park, making the area an adventurer’s playground. The park, which is celebrating its centennial in 2016, is home to sites such as Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States and the first place in the country to see the sun rise. Guests can hike, bike or take a horse-and-carriage ride to explore Acadia’s lakes and striking coastline. Take advantage of the best bargain in Bar Harbor during your visit: The free Island Explorer buses take guests to Acadia’s major sites and to other nearby destinations.

 

Day 4:

September 17, 2018

Arrives 9:00 AM

Departs 5:00 PM
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

It’s big enough to be the economic and cultural capital of eastern Canada, but small enough to be easygoing and hospitable. Halifax residents have it good, the city is located on one of the planet’s great natural harbors and adorned with landmarks like the Citadel fortress, Pier 21 (Canada’s Ellis Island), and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Outside the city, cruise visitors can discover the weather-beaten landscape of Nova Scotia’s south shore. See craggy coastlines, the boulder topography of Peggy’s Cove, and the German village of Lunenburg, so meticulously restored it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Day 5:

September 18, 2018

Arrives 09:00 AM

Departs 05:00 PM

Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

A hundred thousand Gaelic welcomes await you in Nova Scotia, Latin for “New Scotland.” At the northeast end of the province sits Cape Breton Island, whose wild and lovely topography includes Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Bras D’Or Lake, and miles of rugged coastline. Sydney is the gateway to it all. There are highland villages for cruise visitors to see, the scenic Cabot Trail to explore, golden inland seas to sail, and the Fortress of Louisbourg to inspect – where every barn, barracks and pipe and drum corps appears just as it did when King Louis’ troops occupied the site in 1744

 

Day 6:

September 19, 2018

Arrives 8:00 AM

Departs 5:00 PM

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Canada’s smallest province is an island that seems to be tethered to New Brunswick by the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge lest it drift into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Leave the mainland, cross the bridge, and make a right for Charlottetown. The largest city on Prince Edward Island as well as its capital, Charlottetown’s Victorian architecture, abundance of parks, and harbor side location make it an idyllic stop for cruise visitors. Walk the cobblestones of Victoria Row, see the house that inspired “Anne of Green Gables,” or explore the wild shore of Prince Edward Island National Park.

 

Day 7:

September 20, 2018

Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence

 

Day 8:

September 21, 2018

Arrives 8:00 AM

Departs 5:00 PM

Saguenay, Quebec, Canada

 

Day 8:

September 21, 2018

Scenic cruising Saguenay Fjord

 

Day 9:

September 22, 2018

Arrives 8:00 AM

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

The singular image of the city is a hotel surrounded by cannons. Built to evoke a mountain castle, Chateau Frontenac sits atop a cape above the St. Lawrence River. The hotel is part of the city’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and with all the stone buildings and winding streets, you’ll think you’re in Europe. From there, cruise visitors can take the funicular or the “neck-breaking steps” down to the Lower Town. Many structures there date back to Quebec City’s beginnings, and highlights include Notre Dame des Victories, the Petit Champlain district, the port, and the Musée de la Civilization.

Overnight in Quebec City at the dock.

 

Day 10:

September 23, 2018

Disembark procedure 06:00 AM

 

Included:

  1. ROUND TRIP AIRFARE CEDAR RAPIDS –NEW YORK-QUEBEC CANADA-CEDAR RAPIDS.
  2. 10 DAY CANADIAN AND NORTH EASTERN U.S. CRUISE ABOARD THE HOLLAND AMERICA “ZUIDERDAM”
  3. ALL TAXES AND PORT FEES.
  4. COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INDURANCE.
  5. ALL TRANSFERS

 

Rate

INSIDE CABIN.   $4125

OCEAN VIEW.   $4520

BALCONY.          $4910

 

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