From New England to Montreal« All Yorktown cruise options
- Day 1 Boston / Gloucester / Embark
- Day 2 Bath / Boothbay Harbor
- Day 3 Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park
- Day 4 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Day 5 Halifax
- Day 6 Liscomb / Sherbrooke
- Day 7 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
- Day 8 Caraquet, New Brunswick
- Day 9 Gaspé, Quebec, Perce / Ile Bonaventure
- Day 10 At Sea / Saguenay River
- Day 11 Tadoussac
- Day 12 Quebec City
- Day 13 Montreal / Disembark
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Sep 6 '13 *
Sep 18 '13
Sep 30 '13 *
|Port charges & taxes: $250 per person
* Itinerary operates in reverse
Day 1 Boston / Gloucester / Embark
Fly to Boston and transfer to Gloucester to embark Yorktown.
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 Halifax
Arrive in Halifax, a vital port city teeming with an impressive array of cultural and historic delights. In the morning, tour the sandstone Province House, St. Paul’s church, the oldest building in the city, the Citadel National Historic Site and the Public Gardens. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore Halifax’s attractions such as Historic Properties, which mixes Canada’s oldest surviving warehouses with charming boutiques and restaurants.
Day 6 Liscomb / Sherbrooke
Visit Sherbrooke, an open-air museum depicting Nova Scotian village life during the 19th and early-20th centuries. The village is Nova Scotia’s largest museum site with costumed interpreters. You will glimpse the area as it was during its industrial boom with visits to the woodturner shop and blacksmith, among others.
Day 7 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Visit Prince Edward Island, known as the Garden of the Gulf for its pastoral landscape. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the island, including the colonial seaport of Charlottetown and its historic Province House. Continue to Prince Edward Island National Park, where you will see the Anne of Green Gables House—the inspiration for Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel — and take in some of the 200 bird species inhabiting the parkland.
Day 8 Caraquet, New Brunswick
Arrive at the colorful port of Caraquet, situated on the northeastern point of the Acadian Peninsula. Visit the remote villages of Acadia including Grande Anse and Ile le Mec. Also explore Caraquet, the oldest of the villages founded in 1757. Visit the Acadian Museum and the Historic Village, which demonstrates the Acadian way of life during the 18th century.
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.
Itinerary NotesPROGRAM INCLUSIONS
• 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
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is $950, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|91 days or more||$500|
|90-61 days||55% cruise cost|
|60-0 days||100% cruise cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 138
The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America’s great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. 257 feet long, 43 feet wide, with a draft of 8 feet, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. And Yorktown’s American registry makes it possible to operate domestic itineraries unavailable to foreign-flag ships.
In addition to a large sun deck, the Yorktown boasts a spacious lounge for social gatherings and lectures as well as quiet space for private conversation. The ship’s cuisine, served in a dining room large enough to accommodate all guests at once, emphasizes American regional culinary traditions and specialties. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed
views of the passing scenery.
Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the Yorktown enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality that endears it to repeat and new guests alike.
Measuring 257 feet long, 43 feet wide, and with a draft of just eight feet, the ship's easy maneuverability and shallow draft enable exploration of secluded waterways beyond the reach of bigger ships. A fleet of motorized landing craft can be launched in minutes for spontaneous landings on small islands and deserted beaches.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two portholes, private shower & toilet. Cabins M11-M17
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L43-48
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins P49-P76
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins M18-M26
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L29-L42
Outside cabins with two lower beds (converts to queen), two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L27-28, P59-60
Superior outside cabins with walk-out balcony, queen bed, private shower & toilet. Cabins S77-S80