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Discover two emblematic cities in the province of Quebec: Montreal, renowned for its liveliness and its cultural vibrancy and Quebec City, for its historic district listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to ramparts and churches. Whales, dolphins, and seals await you. At the mouth of the Saguenay River, you will reach Tadoussac in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, an unmissable site for whale watching as the mammals gather to feed before winter. Le Champlain will then cruise along the coasts of Nova Scotia, home to great historical towns and villages of unrivaled cachet. Conclude your journey in Boston, considered to be the cradle of the United States for the key role it played during the American Revolution.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Toronto | Embark
Day 2 : Sailing the Saint Lawrence Seaway 
Day 3 : Montreal
Day 4 : Quebec
Day 5 : Tadoussac
Day 6 : Percé
Day 7 : Cap-aux-Meules
Day 8 : Louisbourg
Day 9 : Lunenburg
Day 10 : Bar Harbor
Day 11 : Boston | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit Québec's Old Historic District a UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Travel the Saint Lawrence, one of the largest rivers in the world
  • Observe marine mammals in Tadoussac, at the mouth of the Saguenay River
  • Explore national parks and charming fishing villages

Ship

Le Champlain

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Building in downtown Toronto - Ontario, Canada Explore beautiful Montreal Charming Quebec City Tadoussac village church, Quebec Zakim Bridge reflection on the Charles River in Boston

Day 1 Toronto | Embark

The largest city in Canada and the capital of the province of Ontario, Toronto fascinates as much by its incredible diversity as by its size. Make sure you visit the CN Tower, the tallest tower in the western hemisphere, as well as the St. Lawrence Market whose stalls reflect the multicultural wealth of this city known as the global city.

Day 2 Sailing the Saint Lawrence Seaway 

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes region inland, the Saint Lawrence Seaway was inaugurated in 1959, more than 250 years after the initial construction aiming to avoid the rapids obstructing navigation in these parts. This large engineering project, which required four years of huge work, offers a unique sailing experience, punctuated by the passage of the different locks marking out this corridor, which is almost 4,000 km long.

Day 3 Montreal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Famous for its gentle way of life, Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city, is a warm and cosmopolitan metropolis. Situated on the eponymous river island, it is home to a multitude of districts, each as unique as the other. Set off to discover Old Montreal, most of which is declared a historic area, Little Italy, where you’ll be able to stroll around the largest open-air market in North America, or the Golden Square Mile, the luxurious district located on one of the hills of Mount Royal and which has sumptuous Victorian-style residences. Simultaneously marked by the influences of the Old Continent and North-American gigantism, Montreal will never cease to amaze you.

Day 4 Quebec

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The capital of モLa Belle Provinceヤ sits at the confluence of the St Charles River and the Gulf of St Lawrence in south-east Canada. Founded in the 17th century, the city still has an encircling wall ヨ a historic civil engineering work and the only one of its kind remaining in North America. You will love the postcard-perfect stone houses of Old Quebec, the historic district listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Shopping is a pleasure in pedestrian streets such as Petit-Champlain Street, or you can relax over a spruce beer, seasoned with pine buds. Dufferin Boardwalk, an esplanade near the emblematic Château Frontenac, is the perfect place for views of the river and old city.

Day 5 Tadoussac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Quebec village of Tadoussac stands at the confluence of the Saguenay River and the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence, in south-east Canada. The village is bright with multicolored houses nestling in an emerald-green pine forest. From the waterfront, it’s easy to spy out Tadoussac Chapel, thanks to its bright red roof. Not far from this church built of wood, one of the oldest in North America, stands a century-old village holiday resort, Hotel Tadoussac. Treat yourself to tea on the terrace overlooking the shoreline. In addition, at the marine mammal interpretation center, you can hone your knowledge of the cetaceans that regularly frequent Tadoussac bay.

Day 6 Percé

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
If you appreciate the beauty of the scenery and geological phenomena, you will fall under the irresistible spell of Percé, one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec. Apart from the attractions of the town itself, Percé owes its reputation to its proximity to the famous rock of the same name that rises opposite it in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Along with the neighboring Bonaventure Island, this rocky outcrop forms a national park famed for its natural, historical and geological heritage. With a choice of hiking, underwater exploration, and cultural activities, you’ll never be short of things to do in this fascinating region.

Day 7 Cap-aux-Meules

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Although it is the administrative and economic center of the Magdalen Islands archipelago, in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the village of Cap-aux-Meules remains a peaceful location and is ideal for exploring preserved nature. Located on the eponymous island, in reference to the sandstone rocks of the cape that were used in the past to make grindstones, the location is above all considered to be the maritime gateway to the archipelago. In this respect, it offers privileged access to many sites renowned for their natural and historic heritage, such as the village of Havre-Aubert which is a member of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec.

Day 8 Louisbourg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set in the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Breton Island turns up fun-to-explore curiosities such as Louisbourg, the former capital from when it was named Ile Royale. This picturesque little town is home to one of the country’s most significant historical sites: the symbolic and beautifully restored Fortress of Louisbourg. A tour transports you back to the heart of 18th-century Canada. Access the old fortified square via the drawbridge and Dauphin Gate, which is guarded by a sentry. You can then explore the fortified town as it was in its heyday. Get ready for an extraordinary adventure that’s more than just a journey back in time.

Day 9 Lunenburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Stretching out along the eastern seaboard of Nova Scotia, the picturesque port of Lunenburg will leave an indelible impression. You can admire the colonial architecture of this fishing village whilst strolling through the chequerboard streets studded with brightly colored houses. The enchanting charm of the old town has earned it UNESCO World Heritage status. The former naval shipyard town of Lunenburg is where you will also find the replica of the legendary Bluenose schooner, originally built in this port.

Day 10 Bar Harbor

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With landscapes that seem to have come straight from a Stephen King novel, made up of long rocky outcrops plunging into the cold waters of the Atlantic, the region of Maine is full of unexpected delights. Bar Harbor is one of them. A seaside resort for aristocrats of another era, this former fishing port, founded in the early 18th Century reveals an atmosphere that is both chic and refined, and over time has become the ideal destination for romantics and lovers of open spaces.

Day 11 Boston | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Nicknamed “ America's Walking City”,   the city is considered to be the epicenter of American history. 

Disembark after breakfast.

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  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
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  • 24h room service (special selection)
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  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
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