16-day Canada Cruise
16 day cruise/tour - September 6, 2013
Royal Caribbeans Explorer of the Seas - NEW!!
Special Guest Educator
This is the best fall foliage cruise we have ever put together!
This is only the second time we have found the right cruise that includes Quebec and the St. Lawrence River. Our 11 night Ultimate Canada Fall Foliage Cruise has 5 stops in Canada and 2 stops in Maine on the beautiful Royal Caribbean Cruise ship Explorer of the Seas. We have added the right land tour to enhance your experience of Eastern Canada by also visiting Montreal.
What you will see and experience on our 11 night cruise:
What you will see and experience on our 4 day Land tour before and after the cruise:
“We don’t send you we take you”! Our Fun For Less Tours staff will be with you throughout the cruise/tour.
Package Pricing Includes:
Important Note: Many travel companies show a low price, but by the time you add everything in, they become expensive.
Our pricing is a package that will actually give you more for less! Below we have listed what is included in our discounted package price.
Package Pricing: $2,183*
*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include shore excursions, transfers, airfare and tips.
SLC roundtrip - $659 (Includes SLC to Newark & Montreal to SLC, all taxes and fees)
Please call if originating from another city, it may vary from the example above.
You may also purchase your own airfare.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: September 6: Fly to Newark New Jersey & Overnight
Today you will fly from your home to Newark New Jersey and overnight.
Day 2: September 7: New York
Mid-day we will transfer into Manhattan and do a brief city tour before being dropped off at a couple locations for free time. You will have the day on your own to walk around times square, visit statue of liberty or see ground zero. You can even take in a play this evening if you would like. We will transfer approximately 10pm back to your hotel in Newark New Jersey and overnight.
Day 3: September 8: Board Royal Caribbean Cruise ship
Today you will be transferred to your beautiful Royal Caribbean cruise ship Explorer of the Seas and head towards Portland Maine.
Day 4: September 9: Fun Day at Sea
Today we will have a welcome aboard meeting. You will have a lecture today by your educator. The rest of the day will be yours to relax and enjoy this beautiful ship.
Day 5: September 10: Portland, Maine
The ship is in port from 8am to 5pm. For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package our tour begins with a historic tour throughout picturesque Portland. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow named his hometown a "Jewel by the Sea," you will see why as you learn about Portland's history with your experienced guide. Portland's rocky coastline necessitated the use of lighthouses. On this tour we will visit one of the most prominent lighthouses in the area, the Portland Head Lighthouse. George Washington ordered the construction of the lighthouse in 1787, however as the colonies were poor they had to use materials that were close to hand. The original "rubble stone" tower still stands as one of the few colonial lighthouses that have never been rebuilt. The tour will continue with a visit to Kennebunkport. Kennebunkport was founded in 1653 and was a major ship building center in the 1800s. It is now better known for its scenery, beautiful seaside estates, picturesque harbors, quaint shops and galleries. It is also the summer home to former president, Pres. George Bush.
Day 6: September 11: Bar Harbor, Maine
The ship is in port from 8am to 5pm. For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package our tour will enjoy a two hour narrated tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. You will pass the mansions of a bygone era and learn the history of Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park including the great forest fire of 1947. Sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the most beautiful island in America. We give you a running commentary on the area including the beautiful homes, famous names, geology, ocean, plant and animal life. We visit the most interesting places in the park including Cadillac Mountain and Thunderhole on Ocean Drive.
Day 7: September 12: Saint John NB (Bay of Fundy), Canada
The ship is in port from 7am to 4pm. For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package our tour will begin in the oldest incorporated city in Canada, Saint John. Saint John is over 400 years old. We will see the famous Reversing Falls and our expert guides will explain this unique phenomenon. From here we will travel an hour up the coast to the quaint fishing village of St. Martin. You will be able to browse for local handmade crafts, visit with the native people, walk along the beach collecting stones, and enjoy this picturesque village. This area has always been a favorite of photographers and painters for variety of reasons, including covered bridges, lighhouses and fishing vessels. This area is also known for its sea caves that have been slowly created by the incoming tides. We will have the chance to explore these caves before returning to St. John, where if time permits we will have a chance to visit the old city market.
Day 8: September 13: Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada
The ship is in port from 10am to 7pm. For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package our tour will discover Halifax, Nova Scotia's vibrant capital city founded in 1749. Stunning 18th and 19th century buildings are interspersed with ultra-modern glass towers. Passing through bustling downtown Halifax, you'll see Province House, the seat of government and Canada's oldest legislative building, referred to as "a gem of Georgian architecture" by Charles Dickens, who passed through here in the 1840s. This excursion also includes a drive around Halifax Citadel, a majestic hilltop fortress comleted in 1856 where you will be given a photo stop. From here we make our way to the Halifax Public Gardens, one of the oldest examples of Victorian Public Gardens in North America. We will take a walk through the gardens before we proceed to the Halifax Waterfront where you will be given free time to have lunch on your own. After lunch we will drive past Historic Properties, a popular complex of 19th century wharves and warehouses transformed into upscale boutiques and charming restaurants. A collision in 1917 between two ships in Halifax harbor, one a French munitions ship that leveled the North End of Halifax killing or injuring thousands. Our next stop will be Fairveiw Lawn Cemetery where rows of gravestones mark the final resting place of 121 victims of the Titanic. After this interesting stop we have a beautiful coastal drive that takes you past picturesque coastal villages and inlets to the rugged fishing community of Peggy's Cove. With its breathtaking location on a narrow, coastal inlet characterized by wave-worn granite boulders and crashing surf, this charming little village is one of Canada's most photographed sites. According to local legend, Peggy's Cove received its name in the 1800's when a schooner ran aground and sank. The only survivor fro the wreckage was a woman named Margaret. The locals came to know here as Peggy and her home as Peggy's Cove. A lighthouse was constructed in 1868 on the smooth white granite rocks at the point of the cove is one of the crowning features of this peaceful place. Unfortunately it has been closed to visitors due to mold from years of water crashing into it. You will certainly fall in love with this tiny village where colorful houses dot the shore line and quaint shops and galleries line the streets.
Day 9: September 14: Fun Day at Sea
Today you will have a lecture today by your educator. The rest of the day will be yours to relax and enjoy this beautiful ship.
Day 10: September 15: Corner Brook, Newfoundland Canada
The ship is in port from 7am to 3pm. For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package we have the "Captain Cook's Trail" tour scheduled. At the conclusion of the tour you will have time today to wander the streets of this lovely town.
Day 11: September 16: Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, Canada
The ship is in port from 10:30am to 6pm. For anyone who purchaes our shore excursion package today we begin with a memorable city tour of historic downtown Charlottetown followed by a stop at PEI preserves in New Glasgow. We then continue along the coast to the small village of North Rustico and the famous Prince Edward Island National Park, home of Cavendish and Anne of Green Gables. You'll have free time to sample homemade island jams, visit the Anne of Green Gables homestead and stroll the boardwalk overlooking the beautiful sandy beaches of the island. Next we visit Rustico harbor to visit a traditional fishing village and learn about the history of the Prince Edward Island fishery. Relax and enjoy the picturesque landscape on the drive back to Charlottetown as the tour winds to a close.
Day 12: September 17: Fun Day at Sea
Today is your last day at sea. You will have a lecture from your educator. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy your last day on this beautiful cruise ship.
Day 13: September 18: Quebec City, Quebec
The ship will spend a full day in Quebec. We overnight tonight on the ship. For anyone who purchases our shore excursion package will enjoy a tour of Quebec City today. In Quebec City we visit the "Old Town" area as well as Montmorency Falls and St. Anne-De-Beaupre Basilica among other sites. The day concludes back at the ship for our final night on this beautiful ship.
Day 14: September 19: Montreal, Canada -- Montreal, Canada
Today we will disembark our ship and travel to Montreal. We will start our tour of Montreal today. We will then transfer to your hotel and overnight.
Day 15: September 20: Montreal, Canada
Today we will finish any sites around Montreal. We will overnight in Montreal.
Day 16: September 21: Montreal – Home
Unfortunately all good things have to come to an end. Today we fly back to the US and home.