This autumnal stay and cruise holiday with Holland America Line takes you to quaint New England towns, maritime and cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders.
• Boston, USA
• Bar Harbor, USA
• Halifax, Canada
• Sydney, Canada
• Charlottetown, Canada
• Cruising the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Canada
• Québec City & cruising the Saint Lawrence River, Canada
• Montreal, Canada
• Toronto, Canada
Cruise Head to the New York Pizza outlet for a quick and easy poolside lunch or snack and a taste of North East America.
Wine and Cider Tour Head out into the countryside just outside Montréal and visit the region’s rolling vineyards. Meet winemakers and sample their produce as well as a variety of refreshing ciders*.
Cruise View the landscapes of Cape Breton Island as autumn advances and the colour of the trees turn to vibrant oranges and reds. A journey along the Cabot Trail is an absolute must*.
Niagara Falls A trip to Toronto isn’t complete without a visit to Niagara so we’ve included a full-day trip to the falls*.
Cruise See if Lady Luck is on your side with a trip to the ship’s casino where you’ll find slot machines, blackjack tables and roulette wheels*.
Jazz in Montréal The city has had a strong association with jazz and blues since the US prohibition of the 1920s. It remains a great city to catch some live music at iconic venues.
Cruise The Large Ocean View Staterooms feature a picture window and twin beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed.
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto This popular hotel is set on the corner of the famous Yonge Street and a short walk from Toronto’s main shopping district, so you’ll be right at the heart of the action.
* Extra charge
Is this for you?
Holland America Line
For over 140 years Holland America Line has transported people across the globe, once taking them from the Netherlands to their new lives in America, and today on traditional cruise holidays. Easily recognised by their navy blue hulls, the cruise line’s 14 mid- to large-size ships sail the seven continents and have a country-house-at-sea style. Enjoy exceptional dining as part your full-board package as well as a range of excellent speciality restaurants which you can enjoy for a cover charge.
This mid-sized ship carries 1350 guests and has an intimate and elegant atmosphere, a great guest-to-space ratio and an incredible art collection.
What to expect
Day 1 UK to Boston, USA Depart the UK on your flight to Boston and on arrival transfer to your hotel for a one-night stay.
Day 2 Boston, USA
Begin your cruise on board the MS Veendam.
Day 3 Bar Harbor, USA
Day 4 Halifax, Canada
Day 5 Sydney, Canada
Day 6 Charlottetown, Canada
Day 7 Cruising the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Canada
Day 8 Québec City & cruising the Saint Lawrence River, Canada
Day 9 Montréal, Canada
Following disembarkation, transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 10 Montréal, Canada Your time in the cultural and economic capital of Canada is free to explore at your own pace. There’s plenty to pack into your time here so we recommend getting an early start and heading up to the Belvedere observatory at the top of Mount Real. From here you can gain an idea of the layout and geography of the city. If you’re an early riser and the weather is clear, it’s well worth watching the sunrise from here. Back in the heart of the city you can either visit a few museums or just take it easy as you take in the distinct European atmosphere of Old Montreal. As you stroll along the cobbled Rue Saint-Paul – the city’s oldest street – you may be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped in to the centre of a charming French city. For lunch or a restorative snack, we recommend trying the typical Québécois dish of poutine – chips gloriously covered with cheese curds and gravy.
Day 11 Montréal to Toronto, Canada Make your way to the station for the train journey to Toronto where you’ll stay two nights.
Day 12 Toronto, Canada Toronto is a vibrant, cultural metropolis and a gateway to some breathtaking natural landscapes including the world-famous Niagara Falls.
You can choose to join a full-day excursion to the Niagara region. This tour takes you through the towns of Hamilton, St Catharines and the Niagara Peninsula wine region on the way to the falls. Spend time admiring the cascading waters before hopping on a Hornblower cruise for a unique view of the Horseshoe Falls. You can spend the evening exploring Toronto’s historic Distillery District, which is home to restaurants, bistros and brewpubs, or the entertainment district of Downtown Yonge.
Day 13 Toronto, Canada Travel to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Departing 04 October 2019. Alternative USA & Caribbean itineraries are available with Holland America Line, call or speak to a Personal Travel Expert for details.
Upgrade your cruise
The prestigious Fairmont hotels are some of the most recognisable throughout Canada, with many of their luxurious properties located in grand and historic buildings. Experience the grandeur with an upgrade to the recently refurbished Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth in Montréal and The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
Tailor made cruises
While the cruise itinerary is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday is fully flexible. This means you can choose the airport you fly from and airline you fly with, where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. These featured holidays have been curated using our extensive cruise and destination knowledge, however almost any itinerary can be put together – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.