- Autumn SplendorCruise the Canadian maritimes at peak season
- UNESCO designed Quebec City
- UNESCO designed City of Montreal
- Gaspe Peninsula
- Historical Charlottetown
- 11 days
- Victory 1
Canadian Fall Foliage Cruise
- Cat E$5890Outside Cabin, Deck 1
- Cat D$6660Outside Cabin, Deck 1
- Cat C$7330Outside Cabin, Deck 2
- Cat B$7760Outside Cabin, Deck 3
- Cat A$8000Outside Cabin, Deck 3
- Cat AA$8440Outside Cabin, Deck 4
- Owner's Suite$9100Outside Cabin, Deck 3
- Cat E$6890Outside Cabin, Deck 1
- Cat D$7660Outside Cabin, Deck 1
- Cat C$8330Outside Cabin, Deck 2
- Cat B$8760Outside Cabin, Deck 3
- Cat A$9000Outside Cabin, Deck 3
- Cat AA$9440Outside Cabin, Deck 4
- Owner's Suite$10100Outside Cabin, Deck 3
Guests will board the Victory I in Toronto, Ontario, the most multicultural diverse city on the planet: over 140 languages are spoken. It’s estimated that over half of Toronto’s residents were born outside Canada, and despite its complex makeup, Torontonians generally get along. Toronto is a vibrant, big-time city abuzz with activity. Some of the world’s finest restaurants are found here, alongside happening bars and clubs and eclectic festivals.
The second largest city in Canada, Montréal takes its name from Mount Royal, a hill in the center of the city with three distinct peaks. A UNESCO City of Design (one of only a few in the world) Montréal boasts over 50 national historic sites, including numerous churches, and a lively downtown arts and cultural scene. The official language of the city is French, though, at home, many speak a version of the language called Québécois French. This evening, gather for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as we embark on our Great Lakes journey.
Hailed as the most French city outside of France, Québec is a spectacle of history, architecture, and activity. After a light breakfast, we’ll go ashore and immerse ourselves in the charm and character of Old Québec (Vieux-Québec), the last remaining fortified city north of Mexico. We’ll see the public square, known as Place Royale, historic Petit-Champlain, and Notre-Dame-des-Victoires. Next, we’ll ride the Old Québec Funicular to the impressive Château Frontenac, perched atop Cape Diamond. Then, we’ll explore the fortress area of the Upper City passing Place d'Armes, the Québec Seminary, and the Convent. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure or on an optional excursion into the surrounding countryside.
This afternoon, we’ll arrive in the quiet, bayside town of Gaspé on the northeastern tip of Québec. Gaspé was claimed for France by Jacques Cartier who took refuge from a storm here in 1534. From this seaside town, we’ll take a scenic one-hour coach ride to Percé where we’ll board a boat and cruise to the Rock of Percé, a dramatic natural rock formation just off shore. Then we’ll continue to Bonaventure Island, a former mecca for poets and painters and home of 293 different bird species – including puffins, cormorants, murres, auks, black-legged kittewake, boreal chickadees, and one of the largest colonies of gannets in the world. Back on shore, time permitting, we’ll enjoy free time in picturesque Percé before returning to the pier and the ship.
Located on Prince Edward Island, Canada's tiniest and most charming province, Charlottetown is famous for its red earth and white beaches. During our excursion today, we’ll follow a trail through the same historic streets the delegates walked when they gathered in 1864 for the conference that led to the Confederation of Canada. Then, we’ll drive along the North Shore to Cavendish Bay, Prince Edward Island National Park, and the farmstead that inspired L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Enjoy free time strolling along the shores of the bay before we return to the ship for an exceptional dinner overlooking the sea.
Our first visit is to picturesque Citadel, which was constructed in 1856 as an eight-pointed-star defense-structure to defend Halifax from invading forces. It is populated by the 87th Highlander regiment, who regularly perform re-enactments inside the square.
The Halifax Museum of the Atlantic offers an exceptional glimpse into Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage, with an emphasis on small craft and the massive allied World War II convoys that were assembled in nearby Bedford Basin inside the inner Halifax harbor. On our way out of town we drive past the Fairlawn Cemetery and hear the compelling story of how 100 of the RMS Titanic victims were recovered and buried in this city.
We then we continue along the craggy shoreline for the 45 minutes drive to Peggy’s Cove (45 minutes) for lunch and free time.
Peggy’s Cove is one of the loveliest maritime villages in Nova Scotia. Located in St. Margaret’s Bay, this active coastal village retains the character and flavor of an active residential community, with a vibrant fishing fleet, quaint multi coloured homes and the iconic Peggy’s Cove lighthouse. Lunch will be taken in one of the local restaurants, after which there will be time to stroll the streets and explore the waterfront.
Lunch will be served in a typical Nova Scotia setting close to the Atlantic shoreline of this iconic village.
There will be ample time to stroll through the community, explore the rocks surrounding the lighthouse and shop for typical Nova Scotia souvenirs in the local stores
After breakfast guests will depart the Victory I for the airport.