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Set forth from Montreal to discover the historic and natural attractions along the St. Lawrence River and around the Gaspe Peninsula. Explore landmarks of Canadian past on your way to Maine's inviting shores where your voyage aboard Yorktown travels south to culminate in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Montreal, Quebec / Embark
Day 2 : Quebec City, Quebec
Day 3 : Cruising the Saguenay River
Day 4 : Cruising the St. Lawrence
Day 5 : Gaspe, Nova Scotia
Day 6 : Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia
Day 7 : Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
Day 8 : Halifax, Nova Scotia
Day 9 : Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Day 10 : Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Day 11 : Eastport, Maine
Day 12 : Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Day 13 : Gloucester, Massachusetts

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Yorktown

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Yorktown Coastal views of Canada. Yorktown A beautiful lighthouse at sunset. Yorktown

Day 1 Montreal, Quebec / Embark

Arrive in Montreal. Embark Yorktown and settle in to your cabin. Familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew.

Day 2 Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City remains one of North America's most romantic spots. Explore the city's old walls, narrow cobblestone lanes, outdoor cafes, copper gables, and historic battlements. The authentic, undeveloped charm of Old Quebec's Historic District is what led UNESCO to designate it a WOrld Heritage Site in 1985. Discover the Upper and Lower Towns, the Citadelle, the Plains of Abraham, and the Place Royale.

Day 3 Cruising the Saguenay River

Plan to be on deck early this morning as the ship approaches the entrance to the Saguenay River. The stretch of water from the Saguenay to the gulf of the St. Lawrence provides a sanctuary for many marine mammals including porpoise, dolphin, seal, and more than 13 species of whales. Enjoy lunch in the heart of glacial valley in port at Saguenay City. Take some leisure time to explore this fascinating spot. Historically Saguenay was the site of a French an aboriginal trading post. Nearby Saguenay Fjord National Park is rich in birch and fir forests and contains diverse wildlife ranging from black bears, lynx, and moose, to seals, beluga whales, and other marine mammals.

Day 4 Cruising the St. Lawrence

Relax aboard Yorktown and attend a program of lectures prepared by your panel of experts as you sail the St. Lawrence River.

Day 5 Gaspe, Nova Scotia

From Gaspe, visit the National Park of Bonaventure Island and Perce Rock, rising out of the sea to a height of almost 300 feet. Its neighbor, Bonaventure Island, houses a migratory bird sanctuary with the largest concentration of Northern Gannets in the world.

Day 6 Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia

Enjoy a panoramic tour of Prince Edward Island, including Prince Edward Island National Park, which supports over 200 bird species. Spend time in the charming fishing village of Rustico.

Day 7 Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia

From Port Hawkesbury, travel to the idyllic town of Baddeck, once the home of Alexander Graham Bell. Explore the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and view the immense collection that illustrates the life of a great inventor.

Day 8 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Arrive in Halifax, a port city with an array of cultural and historic delights. In the morning, take a driving tour of historic Halifax then visit Fairview Cemetery, the final resting place of 100 victims of the 1919 Titanic disaster. Spend time at the Public Gardens then explore the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Day 9 Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Shelburne was established in 1783 to provide asylum to British Loyalists during the American Revolution. Tour the historic waterfront and visit the Shlburne museum complex as well as the fully-restored historic Ross-Thompson House and Store Museum, where merchants George and Robert Ross carried on international trade in tea, coffee, rum, and wine and sold necessities to the town's residents.

Day 10 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Stop in Nova Scotia's Yarmouth, a fishing port with a long history of shipbuilding and lobster catching. This pleasant town, with its Cape Forchu Lighthouse and charming Victorian houses, is also home to several cultural centers. Visit the Yarmouth County Museum and Archive to learn more about the unique history of this port town.

Day 11 Eastport, Maine

First inhabited by the Passamaquoddy tribe 10,000 years ago, Eastport offers a long and storied history that continues to present-day. Explore the nearby Roosevelt Campobello International Park, a symbol of U.S.-Canadian cooperation. Tour the island summer cottage cherished by Franklin Delano Roosevelt from his boyhood to the early days of his presidency.

Day 12 Boothbay Harbor, Maine

From the ship's deck, enjoy a panoramic view of the lighthouses that line the Maine coast as you approach the town of Boothbay Harbor, often referred to as "the boating capital of New England." Visit the Maine Maritime Museum in the town of Bath, on the banks of the Kennebec River. See the displays on shipbuilding and lobstering. Return to Boothbay Harbor to walk along the town's quaint streets, lined with shops and restaurants or take time to explore the Coastal Main Botanical Gardens, a jewel of rare quality among North American gardens.

Day 13 Gloucester, Massachusetts

Following breakfast aboard Yorktown, disembark in Gloucester and transfer to airport to continue your travels.

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Outside cabins with two lower beds, two portholes, private shower & toilet. Cabins M11-M17
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Outside cabins with two lower beds, two windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L43-48
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Outside cabins with two lower beds, two windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins P49-P76
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Outside cabins with two lower beds, two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins M18-M26
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Outside cabins with two lower beds, two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L29-L42
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Outside cabins with two lower beds (converts to queen), two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L27-28, P59-60
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Superior outside cabins with walk-out balcony, queen bed, private shower & toilet. Cabins S77-S80

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Please note: Cruise fare does not include fuel surcharges.

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• 12-night cruise aboard the 130-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
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