Indulgence In Eastern Canada

Indulgence in Eastern Canada with Cruise Verandah Stateroom (Summer 2019)

Duration: 15 days Visiting: United States, Canada

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Rich in European architecture and striking natural phenomena, you've made it to eastern Canada. A mix of English and French cultures, indulge in all the elegance this romantic journey has to offer. From the sweeping skylines of Toronto to the thundering thrills of the Niagara Falls, you'll be equally inspired by both the natural elements and urban areas of this striking part of the world. Along the way you'll stay at the best hotels, including the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, both praised for their decadent décor and prime locations.

  1. Day 1

    Welcome to Toronto.

    Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your luxury hotel, known for its grand architecture and glamorous atmosphere. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a scrumptious Welcome Dinner with wine.

  2. Day 2

    Toronto Sightseeing and Niagara Falls Up Close.

    Discover one of the world’s great natural wonders, Niagara Falls, as you enjoy intimate views on a narrated cruise to the base of the falls, before exploring Niagara-on-the-Lake. Back in Toronto, you’ll explore and ascend to the top of the CN Tower for panoramic views of this iconic city. Travel along stately University Avenue to see Ontario’s Parliament buildings, Queen’s Park and the Royal Ontario Museum. The rest of the evening is at leisure, so whether you want to check out the local restaurants, head to Eaton Centre to shop or visit the pride of Canada, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the choice is yours.

  3. Day 3

    Kingston and the Canadian Capital of Ottawa.

    Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario for a tour of Canada’s first capital, Kingston. Continue to the modern capital of Ottawa where you’ll settle into your landmark hotel, the Fairmont Château Laurier. Reminiscent of a French chateau, this stunning accommodation offers breath-taking views of the St Lawrence River and Old Quebec. You’ll meet a retired member of the renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Hear fascinating tales of what it’s like to wear the famous red serge uniform. In the evening, you are invited to a Highlight Dinner with wine at the Courtyard Restaurant. Famous for its fine fresh food, sourced by local farmers and foragers, this historic location boasts a menu of seasonal favourites including organic beef, elk, fruit and vegetables.

  4. Day 4 - Relaxed Start

    All About Ottawa.

    Prepare for a fun-filled day exploring Ottawa. Experience Ottawa Your Way this afternoon, with your choice of a Rideau Canal Cruise or Craft Beer Tasting. The rest of the day at leisure.

  5. Day 5

    The Old Walled City of Quebec.

    Journey along the St Lawrence River to Quebec City, North America’s first permanent French settlement and the only walled city in Canada. A Local Expert takes you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes, tour of the iconic Château Frontenac. You’ll gain access to areas not accessible to others and learn how its history is interwoven with the city’s inhabitants. A VIP drinks reception and a lively musical performance caps off your special visit.

  6. Day 6

    Quintessential Quebec.

    Visit the Morrin Centre before it opens for a private tour of this culturally significant institution. Dive further into Quebec City’s history with a Local Expert. See the Citadel of Quebec, Latin Quarter, National Assembly and Place-Royale, as you explore this city’s French-Canadian influence. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Your Travelling Concierge can provide recommendations before you hit the cobblestones of this romantic destination at your own pace. In the evening, you'll savour a spectacular Dinner with wine at Chez Rioux & Pettigrew.

  7. Day 7

    Historic Montreal.

    Explore historic Old Montreal with its cobblestone streets and the Old Port. Visit the dramatic Notre-Dame Basilica to see its glorious stained glass windows and Saint Joseph’s Oratory, home to one of the world’s greatest pipe organs. Learn all about the organ itself and enjoy a short, exclusive recital of different music styles. Spend the evening at Gibbys, a restaurant full of old-world charm, housed in a 200-year-old building in Old Montreal. Savour French-inspired cuisine as you bid 'au revoir' to your Travelling Concierge and new friends with this palate-pleasing Celebration Dinner.

  8. Day 8 - Relaxed Start

    Depart Montreal.

    Welcome to your Holland America Line Canada and New England Discovery cruise for a voyage along the St. Lawrence River and New England coast. Enjoy a morning at leisure before boarding the ship in the afternoon.

  9. Day 9 - Relaxed Start

    Quebec City.

    Continue on to Quebec City. Set atop sheer cliffs and with a strong French influence both in its culture and architecture, this elegant city comes with plenty of charm. Take the funicular steps down to the Lower Town where you’ll see Notre Dame des Victoires, the Petit Champlain district and the port.

  10. Day 10 - Relaxed Start

    The Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

    The Gulf of Saint Lawrence fringes the shores of half the provinces of Canada and is defined by stunning coast line and beautiful islands, including Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands.

  11. Day 11 - Relaxed Start

    Prince Edward Island.

    Call in at Charlottetown where red double-decker buses motor along streets lined with regal Victorian houses. This picturesque city is perfect for walks along the harbour and taking a moment at one of its many coffee shops.

  12. Day 12 - Relaxed Start

    Sydney, Nova Scotia.

    Cruise past the Highlands of Nova Scotia to the port of Sydney, where lighthouses stand on cliff-side ledges and tiny villages huddle in rocky inlets.

  13. Day 13 - Relaxed Start

    Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Today you’ll head to Halifax, a maritime destination which offers a perfect mix of sea breezes and cultural charm. The ramparts of the citadel defending the city await you here.

  14. Day 14 - Relaxed Start

    Bar Harbor, Maine.

    Continue south to Bar Harbor, a quintessential New England coastal town on Mount Desert Island that serves as the gateway to Acadia National Park. This retreat for outdoorsy types offers freshwater lakes, rugged clifftops, forests and striking mountains.

  15. Day 15

    Disembark in Boston.

    Time permitting, explore Boston, before transferring to Boston Logan International Airport, or head to the trip hotel if you are extending your stay. Airport arrival will be at approximately 10:00.

Highlights

 

VIP EXPERIENCES

  • Ottawa: Meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, colloquially known as 'The Mounties', and learn first-hand about Canada's iconic national police force.
  • Quebec City: As a guest at the iconic, luxury Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, enjoy an exclusive guided tour of this historic building, learn about the history of the château, and gain access to areas not accessible to the general public.
  • Quebec: Visit the Morrin Centre before it opens to the public to learn about the historic contribution and present-day culture of local English speakers.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Toronto: Take in panoramic views of the city from the CN Tower.
  • Niagara Falls: Greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the Falls on-board your cruise.
  • Quebec City: On a sightseeing tour, a Local Expert will bring to life this beautiful and historic city that will feel as if you've set foot on European soil.
  • Montreal: Visit some of the city's most iconic sites with a Local Expert, including the Notre Dame Basilica with its dazzling combination of blue and gold decor.

EXCEPTIONAL DINING

  • Ottawa: Join us for a Highlight Dinner at the Courtyard Restaurant – a culinary experience that will delight your taste buds.
  • Quebec City: Dine at Chez Rioux & Pettigrew, a modern eatery and bar showcasing creative, seasonal dishes that celebrate artisanal meats and local seafood.
  • Montreal: Celebrate with wine and good cheer at Gibbys in Old Montreal.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners
    On-Board Canada and New England Discovery Cruise: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners

LUXURY HOTELS

  • Toronto: The Omni King Edward Hotel showcases the old-world charm and vibrancy of the city.
  • Ottawa: You will be treated to a spectacular stay with unparalleled luxury at the Fairmont Château Laurier.
  • Quebec City: The urban resort of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac will entice you with its breathtaking views of the St Lawrence River and Old Quebec.
  • Montreal: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel has welcomed queens, princes and princesses, heads of state and international business leaders.

INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels. Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

Accommodation

 

The Omni King Edward Hotel

Toronto (Central) - Canada

The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Ottawa (HEritage) - Canada

You will be treated to a spectacular stay with unparalleled luxury at the Fairmont Château Laurier.

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Quebec City (Traditional) - Canada

The urban resort of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac will entice you with its breathtaking views of the St Lawrence River and Old Quebec.

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel

Montreal (Contemporary) - Canada

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel has welcomed queens, princes and princesses, heads of state and international business leaders.

Holland America Line - MS Zaandam.

Cruise (Cruise) - Canada

Guest Reviews & Experiences

Our guests rate us 4.4 out of 5 based on
1011 independent user reviews received during the past year.

  • 27 October, 2018

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    Trip: Saw a variety of places and interesting country roads. Not just large cities and highways.

    Service: We thought our Tour guide was excellent. Hotels were very nice and centrally located. Well planned itinerary.

  • 22 October, 2018

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    Trip: Loved every minute of our vacation!

    Service: Totally Awesome!

  • 20 October, 2018

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    Trip: great places and weather.

    Service: recommend

  • 08 October, 2018

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    Trip: Cruise was outstanding. Boarding and dismemberment when very smoothly. All the ship personnel were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the shipboard entertainment and activities. Good quality and variety of different foods. Wide selection of excursions. Most ports provide things to do within walking distance. Meet some travelers who making the round trip. We would recommend this cruise for the ports and overall value.

    Service: Tour director Max and driver Eugene were great. Hotel accommodate were very good and within walking distance to some of the points of interest. Tickets to some of the attraction were obtained by Max so the group did not have to wait in line. This made the best use of the groups time. Enjoyed having a couple days stay at the same hotel. Did not seemed rushed. The special dinners beside the hotels were excellent!! Yes, we would recommend this tour to our friends and fellow traveler.

  • 02 October, 2018

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    Trip: We thoroughly enjoyed the coach component of this tour, and this was followed up by a very enjoyable cruise with Holland America on the Rotterdam. Our stateroom was spacious and well appointed and all we could have wanted for our week on board, and we were also provided with great dining options and experiences. The staff on board were extremely courteous and friendly. The choice of on shore tours was very broad and we thoroughly enjoyed the ones we chose, again in a very short time being given just a taste of this beautiful part of the world.

    Service: Everything was extremely well organised. All of the accommodation was excellent and well situated. Each one was unique and delightful and also gave us wonderfully comfortable beds to return to at the end of each day. Our tour guide, Max Davidson, was absolutely brilliant. He was very informative, had a great sense of humour, but also guided us in every sense of the word, making sure that we were well informed on all sorts of things - suggesting where we would find great places to eat and what could be enjoyable things to do on our free time, making sure everyone knew exactly what they needed to do at the end of the coach tour re catching flights or heading to the cruise, even down to where we would find the restrooms at different places when we stopped for various breaks. In his confident, efficient, but very gentle manner he made everyone feel completely secure and so able to thoroughly enjoy their trip. Our driver, Eugene was wonderful - very careful and competent and a thorough gentleman. They made a great team. And of course the tour of eastern Canada was great, fulfilling the dream we had, giving us a delightful taste of gorgeous cities and stunning scenery.

  • 29 September, 2018

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    Trip: The sites and cities visited were all great

    Service: They have great tour directors and extra treats and extra sites are always great. We will take them again in the future. We will recommend them to our friends

  • 17 September, 2018

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    Trip: All the people on the cruise were accommodating and friendly.

    Service: The hotels, restaurants and the tour guide was outstanding.

  • 21 August, 2018

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    Trip: Insight Eastern Canada Toronto / Niagara - 1 star: Overbooked or Poorly Planned. Provide a box lunch on the motor coach or schedule a different lunch stop. 3:30 PM is too late for lunch. Ottawa - 2 stars: had to stand in line to get my own tickets for the Parliament tour. Tours are still happening even though Insights has removed them as an option. Loved the Parliament tour and the night time light show. Hotel was well located. We walked all over the city. Quebec - 5 stars: Hotel was well located. Plenty of time to walk to stores and restaurants. Citadel tour (not part of scheduled itinerary) was interesting. Montreal - 3 stars: Very little time to see the city. Spent most of the day on the bus. Cruise Sailed back to Quebec City and did most of the things we had done before. - 2 stars Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - enjoyed seeing Falcons and flying Hawks. - 5 stars Sydney, Nova Scotia - Big Fiddle and Fort - 4 stars Peggy's Cove - Interesting Fishing Village. Picturesque. - 5 stars Halifax - Not enough time. Wanted to see Gardens, Titanic Cemetery, Maritime Museum and Immigration Museum. Only able to see Titanic and Immigration. - 3 stars

    Service: Insights Eastern Canada - 3 Day 1 was poorly planned. Waited at Helicopter site for 45 minutes for bus to return. Waited in Hornblower / Niagara falls boat general line 30-40 minutes before our group moved into the line for groups. Ate lunch at 3:30 at Niagara on the Lake with no time to shop. Back in Toronto Hotel about 7:30. Dinner at 8. Always told we were on schedule. Day 2 started almost as bad with a deprecating lecture from Max, the Tour Director, that none of us have ever really experience hunger. Fortunately the trip was much better after this. Tour director was knowledgeable and rotated seats on the motor coach so everyone had a chance at front, middle and back. Cruise - 5 Holland America exceeded my expectations. Fabulous service.

  • 21 August, 2018

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    Trip: Fulfilled all expectations

    Service: Very interesting made more pleasant by the Tour Director and Driver.

  • 13 August, 2018

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    Trip: We would have been happier with cruise if there had been someone from Luxury Gold on the ship. We also found that the excursions were very expensive on the ship. We would have preferred the excursion costs to be included in the overall cost at the beginning. As far as the "Road Trips" were concerned I believe we have already covered this in previous comments. Five Star for the road section and Four Star for the cruise although we did greatly enjoy both. Gerald & Diana More

    Service: The trip was well organised and our concierge was very thorough and made sure everyone was well prepared for each day's events. The longer bus travel days were broken by some special events at the rest points which were very welcomed by the travelers. The accommodation was first class in particular the Fairmont Hotels. All hotels were within walking distance of the tourist attractions. We would certainly travel again with Luxury Gold. We found Jen a delight to ravel with. Gerald & Diana More.

  • 04 August, 2018

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    Trip: Towns and cities visited were both interesting and ones we hoped to one day visit.

    Service: Level of accommodation was excellent and the itinery was first class.

  • 30 June, 2018

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    Trip: More dining options and other activities should be offered

    Service: More optional activities should be offered on free afternoons not just free time. Scenic do this well

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