The Fall colours in Canada and the Eastern Seaboard of the USA are picture-book perfect and the cruise is timed for the optimum colour period.
When you cruise Eastern Canada you will discover a distinct French influence and colourful autumn scenery that unfolds along the enchanting St Lawrence Seaway to Quebec City.
French Canada and Quebec contrast with the very English Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia with its fascinating maritime history and scenery.
The Maine coastline in New England is both rugged and charming while Boston in Massachusetts is a founding city of the USA and has much to offer.
Grab a bowl of clam chowder or a lobster roll, nibble on fresh Maine blueberries and enjoy the spectacular views and glorious colours.
Stopovers in Chicago, New York City and Houston will further enhance this North American tour.
Evening departure on Air New Zealand to arrive in Chicago late afternoon. Transfer to a downtown hotel.
Chicago known as the ‘windy city’ on the shores of Lake Michigan, has much to offer including the arts, history, Chicago-style hot dogs, jazz and Al Capone history. Enjoy a morning city tour and an evening dinner.
A morning transfer to the airport for a flight via Montreal to Quebec City. Transfer to the port to embark ‘Caribbean Princess.’ Enjoy a welcome drink after settling into your home for the next 10 nights.
Walk along narrow cobblestone streets through Quebec’s Old City and wonder at turreted Chateau Frontenac which overlooks the city. The whole area comes alive in an autumn colour spectacular.
Today is yours to explore the city, with the port adjacent to the ‘Old Town’ – an easy day to wander on your own.
Sail out along the St Lawrence Seaway late afternoon to begin your cruise.
Picturesque Saguenay, founded as a French colonial trading post, is situated at the end of the 80km Saguenay Fjord which leads to the St Lawrence Seaway.
The city is as neat as a pin with the nearby hills in all their autumn glory.
A day on-board ‘Caribbean Princess’ to enjoy the activities and facilities as you cruise along the St Lawrence Seaway and Gulf of St Lawrence (renowned for whale watching) to Prince Edward Island.
A day in the capital of Prince Edward Island with its Province House National Historic Site where the creation of Canada was plotted in 1864. This vibrant seaside city is a cultural hub and you are guaranteed to hear music as you enjoy this pedestrian-friendly town and the surrounding countryside.
The Fall Colours on PEI are a sight to behold.
Anne of Green Gables house is located 30km from Charlottetown.
Sydney is a harbour on Cape Breton Island and the historic capital of
Nova Scotia. The harbour front boardwalk is home to buskers, the world’s largest fiddle, unique shops and historic sites. The nearby town of Baddock is well worth a visit.
Halifax is an Atlantic Ocean port steeped in maritime history, partly due to its ice-free status. Walk Pier #21 where more than a million immigrants arrived. Learn about the major munitions explosion that occurred in the harbour in 1917 and how ships from Halifax recovered bodies from the Titanic with 150 buried in three local cemeteries.
An hour from Halifax lies the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. With magnificent granite cliffs and some of Nova Scotia’s most well-known lighthouses perched along the narrow inlet, this is a special day out.
Portland is set on a peninsular and the ‘Old Port’ waterfront features working fishing wharves, and converted warehouses with restaurants and shops. The area is known for its lighthouses, lobsters and crashing surf.
Boston, founded in 1630 and state capital is one of America’s oldest cities.
Learn the American Revolution history by walking the 4km Freedom Trail that tells the story of the nation’s founding.
Perhaps take a tour to Cambridge to see Harvard University and the MIT Campuses.
Sail past the Statue of Liberty into New York to dock early morning. Disembark and enjoy a city tour of Central New York. An evening Dinner Cruise highlights ‘the city that never sleeps.’
Think New York – think Manhattan, The Statue of Liberty, 843 acre Central Park, Broadway, Times Square, Empire State Building, One World Observatory and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
There is no shortage of attractions and landmarks to see as you tour this trendsetting iconic city. Afternoon free before an optional evening show.
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Houston and transfer to your hotel, with free time.
After breakfast travel out of the city to the International Space Station / NASA for an informative tour which includes the Enterprise Orbiter and the Moon Landing Control Centre, refurbished to its original condition. Return to the hotel in the afternoon before a Farewell Dinner.
After breakfast, depart on a city tour which includes the Museum District, downtown, the multi-purpose NRG Stadium with its 71,000 capacity and Memorial Park which stretches along the water trail system.
After a late checkout, transfer to the airport for an evening flight to New Zealand.
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Auckland - Auckland
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|Early Booking Discount ( 06/12/19 )||$150|
|Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount||$100|
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