This holiday is the perfect combination of a city breaks and a relaxing cruise holiday. Start in Boston, one of America’s oldest cities, steeped in history yet lively and youthful thanks to a vibrant student population. Boston is a compact city, an eclectic mix of historic monuments and modern skyscrapers interspersed with bohemian neighbourhoods. Boston is the perfect city to explore on foot with most of the major attractions within easy walking distance of one another.
Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, MS Veendam offers an on board experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest amenities. Choose from an array of on board activities that allow you to pursue new interests or relax and rejuvenate. The Greenhouse Spa & Salon offers spa treatments, a thermal pool and lounge and a variety of salon services. The fully equipped Fitness Centre includes state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines, as well as classes in Yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling and more.
Montreal’s juxtaposition of French and British influences gives rise to an exuberant creativity, reflected in the festive fizz of endless cultural goings-on. Place Jacques-Cartier, next to City Hall, and Place d’Armes, which faces the Notre-Dame Basilica—a place of worship renowned for its breathtaking interiors—are absolute must-see spots in Old Montréal. The Botanical Garden, second-largest in the world, provides a lush green setting for the Insectarium. Mid-river, Parc Jean-Drapeau, home to the popular amusement park La Ronde and the Casino, attracts visitors looking for good times.
Boston- Laze around Boston Common: Grab a blanket and your sweetie for a lazy afternoon enjoying the countrys oldest public park.
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Montreal-Take a guided bike tour through Montreal for a great alternative way to see the city. You will be led by a tour guide who will give you a great overview of Montreal, its history and all it has to offer. The tour starts at the Old Port, continues to the Latin Quarter and you end at Mont Royal Park. After the tour you are allowed to keep your bicycle for the rest of the day to explore on your own.
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Day 4 Boston, MassachusettsArrive at 2018-05-26 00:00Depart at 2018-05-26 16:00There 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. Sample shore excursions: Freedom Trail Walking Tour; Lexington & Concord with Harvard Yard; Historic Salem & Seafaring Marblehead.
Day 5 Bar HarborArrive at 2018-05-27 07:00Depart at 2018-05-27 15:00Once the exclusive summer resort of America's fabulously wealthy, today Bar Harbor is an artists' enclave and gateway to the rich natural beauty of Acadia National Park, much of which was donated by the Rockefeller family. Watch for white-tail deer and other wildlife and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the park. Attend an authentic "Downeast" lobster bake.
Day 6 HalifaxArrive at 2018-05-28 09:00Depart at 2018-05-28 18:00For ocean scenery at its best, nothing rivals Nova Scotia's south shore. Here find craggy coastlines, fabled Peggy's Cove, and the striking German village of Lunenburg, so meticulously restored it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Back in Halifax the ramparts of the Citadel and a museum commemorating the Titanic await your inspection.
Day 7 Sydney, CanadaArrive at 2018-05-29 11:00Depart at 2018-05-29 18:00A hundred thousand Gaelic welcomes await you in Nova Scotia, Latin for "New Scotland." There are highland villages to visit, 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. Sample shore excursions: The Bras d'Or Lakes Grand Tour; Fortress of Louisbourg; Black Gold - Cape Breton Mine Experience.
Day 8 CharlottetownArrive at 2018-05-30 09:00Depart at 2018-05-30 18:00PEI may be Canada s smallest province, but it's big on history and attractions. It is here that the famous Conference of 1864 was held, which resulted in the creation of the Canadian confederacy. Learn all about it on a walking tour of Charlottetown, the provincial capital. Or cast your vote for shopping, a lobster luncheon at Dalvay-by-the-Sea or a tour of the picturesque farm that inspired Anne of Green Gables.
Day 9 Cruising the Gulf St. LawrenceArrive at 2018-05-31 00:00Depart at 2018-05-31 00:00
Day 10 Quebec CityArrive at 2018-06-01 07:00Depart at 2018-06-01 17:00A tree-lined "Champs-Elysées," buttery croissants, the lilt of French, a grand château on the river. Is this Canada, or is it France? It is both - a bastion of French culture in North America where impassioned Québécois hold dear their history, language and culture. Nearby: Montmorency Falls, higher than Niagara. Sample shore excursions: Québec City Walking Tour with Tea at the Château Frontenac; St. Lawrence Grand Tour & Lunch.
Day 11 Saint Lawrence River CruisingArrive at 2018-06-01 00:00Depart at 2018-06-01 00:00
Day 12 MontrealArrive at 2018-06-02 07:00Depart at 2018-06-02 16:00Part French, part English, totally intriguing. Come early or stay a few extra days after your Holland America cruise. Among Montréal's enticements: the cobblestone streets of the lamp-lit Old City, heavenly Notre-Dame Basilica, endless festivals and street fairs in Place Jacques-Cartier. Sample shore excursion; Province City Tour of Old & New Montréal.
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