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Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Salem / Embark
Day 2 : Bath / Boothbay Harbor
Day 3 : Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
Day 4 : Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Day 5 : Lunenburg
Day 6 : Halifax
Day 7 : Port Hawkesbury
Day 8 : Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Day 9 : Gaspé, Quebec, Perce / Ile Bonaventure
Day 10 : At Sea / Saguenay River
Day 11 : Tadoussac
Day 12 : Quebec City
Day 13 : Montreal / Disembark



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Trip Snapshots

The unique coastal town of Lunenburg. Quebec at sunset. Coastal views of Canada. A view of Quebec. A beautiful lighthouse at sunset.

Day 1 Salem / Embark

Arrive in Salem and transfer to the Yorktown. Board the ship and settle in to your cabin before setting sail.

Day 2 Bath / Boothbay Harbor

Call at the Maine Maritime Museum, in the town of Bath, on the banks of the Kennebec River. See the displays on shipbuilding and lobstering, and visit the dock to board the schooner Sherman Zwicker, an example of boats that once cruised the Grand Banks off of Newfoundland in search of cod. Continue to Boothbay Harbor, often referred to as “the boating capital of New England.” From the ship’s deck, enjoy a panoramic view of the lighthouses that dot the coast. Walk along the town’s quaint streets, lined with charming shops and restaurants.

Day 3 Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park

Explore Bar Harbor, set on Maine’s dramatic coast. Surrounded by Acadia National Park, this quaint fishing village was a fashionable resort town in the late 1800s and the summer home of influential families, including the Astors and Rockefellers. In the afternoon, tour Acadia National Park to discover the Wild Gardens of Acadia, showcasing over 300 native plant species. Also visit the Abbe Museum’s collections chronicling Maine’s 10,000 years of Native American culture and history.

Day 4 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Call in Nova Scotia’s Yarmouth, a fishing port with a long history of shipbuilding and lobster catching. This charming town, with its Cap Forchu Lighthouse and charming Victorian houses, is also home to several cultural centers, including art galleries and museums. Among those you will have the opportunity to visit are the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Yarmouth County Museum & Archives.

Day 5 Lunenburg

The 19th-century village of Lunenburg is known for seafaring and natural beauty. Take a walking tour of the Old Town and visit the aquarium at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

Day 6 Halifax

Arrive in Halifax, a vital port city with an array of cultural and historic delights. In the morning, take a driving tour of the city before visiting Fairview Cemetery, the final resting place for 100 victims of the Titanic disaster. Spend time at the Public Gardens then explore the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Day 7 Port Hawkesbury

Transfer to the charming town of Baddeck, once the home of the great inventor, Alexander Graham Bell. Explore the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and view the immense collection that illustrates the life of this great inventor.

Day 8 Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Enjoy a panoramic tour of Prince Edward Island and spend time in the charming fishing village of Rustico.

Day 9 Gaspé, Quebec, Perce / Ile Bonaventure

Gaspé, on the eastern coast of the remote peninsula of the same name, is where Jacques Cartier first claimed Canada for France. From “Land’s End,” visit the National Park of Bonaventure Island and Perce Rock, rising out of the sea to a height of almost 300 feet. Carved by volcanic action, it is a continuation of the Appalachian Mountains, which extend from the peninsula to Alabama. Its neighbor, Bonaventure Island, houses a migratory bird sanctuary with the largest concentration of Northern Gannets in North America.

Day 10 At Sea / Saguenay River

Relax aboard Yorktown and attend a lecture by one of our onboard experts as you sail into the Saguenay River, which was an important trade route for Canada’s aboriginal peoples, and during the French colonization of the Americas was a major route for the fur trade.

Day 11 Tadoussac

Call in the quaint village of Tadoussac, located at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers. Tadoussac is the oldest surviving French settlement in the Americas, being founded in 1600 and thrived in the seventeenth century as France’s first trading post on the mainland of New France. Enjoy strolling the village, with the Old Chapel, the oldest wooden church in Canada and USA, as well as the rugged beauty of the Saguenay fjord. The meeting of the St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers provides an abundance of krill, making the area attractive to whales and you will have to opportunity to participate in whale watching while here.

Day 12 Quebec City

Quebec City, with its old city walls, narrow cobblestoned lanes, country squares, copper gables, outdoor cafés and historic battlements, remains one of North America’s most romantic spots. The authentic, undeveloped charm led UNESCO to designate it a World Heritage site in 1985. Discover the Upper and Lower Towns; the Citadel; the Plains of Abraham, where General Wolfe claimed the city for England in 1759; and the Place Royale.

Day 13 Montreal / Disembark

Disembark Yorktown and transfer to the airport for return flights home.


Per person starting at
Yorktown's Category E Cabin.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two portholes, private shower & toilet. Cabins M11-M17
Yorktown's Category C and D Cabins.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L43-48
Yorktown's Category C and D Cabins.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins P49-P76
Yorktown's Category A and B Cabin.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins M18-M26
Yorktown's Category A and B Cabin.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L29-L42
Yorktown's Category AA Cabins.
Outside cabins with two lower beds (converts to queen), two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L27-28, P59-60
Yorktown's Category S Cabin.
Superior outside cabins with walk-out balcony, queen bed, private shower & toilet. Cabins S77-S80


This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

Please note: Cruise fare does not include fuel surcharges.

• 12-night cruise aboard the 138-guest Yorktown
• Complete program of tours and excursions
• Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
• All meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
• Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders
• Professional tour staff
• Complete pre-departure materials
• Gratuities to guides and drivers

A limited number of cabins are available for solo travelers in categories C-A at the an additional charge of $1,595
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