POSTCARD PORTS OF CAPE COD & CANADA

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Rockland, Maine



5 horus

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Rockland, Farnsworth Museum, Camden & Mt. Battie
Take in the beautiful scenery of Mid-Coast Maine, enjoy time on your own to explore the picturesque seaside village of Camden, and visit the Farnsworth Art Museum featuring some of the greatest names in 19th century American art with its collection of over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and watercolors.  You will board your motor coach for the 10-minute drive to the museum. Within its galleries are rotating exhibits of the works of Andrew Wyeth, Washington Allston, Fitz Hugh Lane, Thomas Cole, Eastman Johnson, and Winslow Homer among many others. Then re-board your motor coach for the 45-minute drive to Mount Battie. Along the way you will see Rockland with its bustling main street and the famous Breakwater Lighthouse in the distance.  Pass by Rockport, one of Maine’s most beautiful harbors before visiting Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park for sweeping views of Penobscot Bay, the town of Camden and the islands peppering the bay.  The view was an inspiration to the Pulitzer Prize winner and unofficial poet laureate of Camden, Edna St. Vincent Millay, who wrote numerous poems about the vista.  On an exceptionally clear day, you may even be able to see off in the distance Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park, the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard. Return to sea level to visit Camden, a quintessential New England harbor town bustling with activity.  In Camden, you will have about an hour of free time to enjoy the lovely small local shops and eateries nestled in the protected harbor before making the return drive to Rockland.

Please note:  Personal, non-commercial photography without flash is permitted in permanent collection areas of the museum. Wear comfortable walking shoes


price $95
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2.45 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Rockland, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Lighthouse & Camden
This will be a rare opportunity to visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum, home to a landmark collection of antique aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles, carriages, bicycles and engines.  The collection features a replica of the Wright Brothers’ Kitty Hawk Flyer as well as many other vintage airplanes and cars.  This fine collection here is maintained in operating condition and routinely flown and demonstrated.  In fact, during your visit you will have the opportunity to take a short ride in a Ford Model T!  Explore the evolution of wing and wheel, from gliders to WW1 fighters, including the Red Baron’s famous Red Fokker Triplane.  Relive the advancement from horse-drawn carriage to the motorized mechanical ancestors of today’s automobiles and airplanes.  Then enjoy a scenic drive to the nearby Owls Head Lighthouse to take in Maine’s beautiful rocky coast.  The Lighthouse was first commissioned by President John Quincy Adams in 1825 due to the growing lime trade and subsequent shipping traffic in Rockland Harbor.  You will have the option to take a short 10-minute walk to the base of the lighthouse for a closer look, before the return drive back to the pier.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

wine

sightseeing
Rockland, Rockland Wine Experience & Camden
Explore Maine’s first commercial vineyard on this half day discovery and tasting including free time in the quintessential New England village of Camden. From the pier, depart to home of the Cellardoor Winery & Vineyard. The property sits in a 68-acre farm with a rich history and majestic views of Levenseller Mountain in the distance. Since the first replanting in 2008, the 5.5-acre vineyard is now reaching a maturity where it is able to produce crops that are sustainable for wine production. Upon arrival here you will be greeted and lead thought the facility as your guide will offer insights to producing wine in a cold climate.  Several wines will be sampled of both red and white varietals as well as dessert specialties.  Following your tasting you will have time to browse the farm store before the short drive to Camden. The affluent village of Camden sits on a picturesque harbor that no Hollywood movie set could improve on.  It has been attracting the gentry of the Eastern Seaboard for more than a century. The mansions of the moneyed set still dominate the town's shady side streets (many have been converted into bed-and-breakfasts), and Camden is possessed of a grace and sophistication that eludes many other coastal towns. You will have approximately 1 hour is afforded here to stroll the village and enjoy the ambiance.  Re-board the coach and return to the pier in Rockland.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour may operate in an alternate order. Must be 21 years of age to participate in the wine tasting.


price $119
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5 HRS

Moderate

dining

sightseeing
Rockland, The Best Of Mid-Coast Maine
This tour will encompass all of the highlights of Mid-Coast Maine as well as a traditional "Downeast" Lobster Bake.  You will board your motor coach for the 45-minute drive to Mount Battie. Along the way you will see an overview of Rockland with its bustling main street and the famous Breakwater Lighthouse in the distance.  Pass by Rockport, one of Maine’s most beautiful harbors to arrive at Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park for sweeping views of Penobscot Bay, the town of Camden and the islands peppering the bay.  The view was an inspiration to the Pulitzer Prize winner and unofficial poet laureate of Camden, Edna St. Vincent Millay.  On an exceptionally clear day you may even be able to see off in the distance Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park, the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard.  Return to sea level to visit quaint Camden, a quintessential New England harbor town bustling with activity.  In Camden, you will enjoy the lovely small local shops and eateries nestled in the protected harbor between the sea and the romantic rolling hills of coastal Maine.  You will have about an hour of free time to explore Camden on your own.  Then you will be treated to a true "Downeast" lobster bake in a beautiful setting along the coast.  Pulled fresh from Maine's ocean water, savor a lobster drizzled with butter along with fresh bread, coleslaw, potato, and sweet corn on the cob.  For dessert, you won't want to miss one of Maine's local favorites, a piece of homemade blueberry cake or pie. (Steak is available upon request for non-lobster eaters).

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour may operate in an alternate order.


price $149
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Bar Harbor, Maine



3.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors
Bar Harbor, Carriage Ride
Travel back to the days of carriage travel as you ride through one of the most breathtaking settings on the Eastern Seaboard. Your horse-drawn carriage tour will follow the famous Carriage Trails of Acadia National Park built by John D. Rockefeller between 1913 and 1940. It's a leisurely and incredibly up-close exploration of this spectacular wilderness. Pause at a scenic stop within the park to enjoy its beauty for before continuing on the park loop road.

Please note: Dress in layers and bring a hat and raincoat or umbrella as this tour operates rain or shine.


price $119
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

culture

boating
Bar Harbor, Cranberry Islands
You will begin with a 30-minute scenic drive along a portion of Acadia National Park’s Park Loop Road designated one of America’s Most Scenic Byways before stopping at a scenic stop along Maine’s rocky coast. Continue to Northeast Harbor and embark the Sea Princess for a 2 ½-hour cruise fully-narrated by your local professional naturalist. A cruise to the Cranberry Islands is the ideal way to experience the beauty of Maine’s rugged coastline featuring lighthouses, seals and seabirds. Your cruise will include a 45-minute stop at the picturesque harbor town of Islesford on Little Cranberry Island to visit the Islesford Historical Museum and/or explore the island on your own. Operated by the National Park Service, the museum features ship models, tools, and photographs that reveal island life during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and will provide a glimpse of the hearty inhabitants that carved out a unique lifestyle on the island.  After visiting Little Cranberry Island, continue your cruise into the fjord of Somes Sound. Throughout your cruise, your naturalist will discuss the relationship between people and the sea, and search for wildlife. 

Please note:     This tour operates rain or shine. Dress in layers and bring a hat and raincoat or umbrella.


price $135
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2.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

sightseeing
Bar Harbor, Discover Acadia National Park With A Ranger
Entering the National Park, your journey along 27-mile Park Loop Road will take you along the ocean’s edge passing Sand Beach, Schooner Head Overlook, and the High Seas Estate, a beautiful mansion built by a wealthy gentleman whose wife perished on the Titanic before ever stepping foot in her dream home.  Continuing past Otter Cliffs and the Gulf of Maine with beautiful views of the off shore islands, you will travel through pine wood forests and past the Jordon Pond House where you will have a beautiful view of the Penobscot Mountains and Bubbles Hill. With much of the land donated by John D. Rockefeller, you will see the romantic stone-cut bridges and evidence of the elaborate carriage trails built by this family at the turn of the century. Home to over 50 species of mammals keep your eyes peeled for white tail deer as you make your way around the Park Loop Road.  Your tour will culminate (weather permitting) with a photo stop from atop the 1,530-foot Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on North America’s Eastern seaboard.  With a 360-degree panoramic view, you will see how glaciers carved through the granite cliffs to form a beautiful landscape of lush forest, lakes and valleys.

Please note: This tour operates rain or shine. Dress in layers and bring a hat and raincoat or umbrella.



price $129
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6 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

sightseeing
Bar Harbor, Grand Tour Of Acadia National Park & Lobsterbake
The undeniable beauty and majesty of Acadia National Park is just a short hop from Bar Harbor but it probably feels like another world. After boarding your air-conditioned transportation at the pier, you'll travel along the Park's scenic Loop Road that encircles Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park. Stop at the Hull's Cove Visitor Center and explore the extensive diorama of the park, collect maps, and trace the route you are about to take before setting off into the reserve. Sit back and relax as you pass by the many beautiful carriage roads and hand-cut stone bridges. You'll continue past famous sights including Jordan Pond House, and Otter Cliffs, before arriving at Cadillac Mountain, named for French explorer Sieur de la Mothe Cadillac, who migrated from France and settled in Maine during the 17th century, (and later moved west and established a little town called Detroit).  Cadillac Mountain rises 1,532 feet above Mount Desert Island. It's not only the tallest mountain in Acadia but is the highest point along North America's eastern seaboard and from October to March it's the first spot in the U.S. to see the morning sun. It may be windy up at the top but a walk up to the summit rewards you with dramatic 360-degree views of Bar Harbor, Frenchman Bay, and the Cranberry Islands. Then it's on to another natural wonder: Thunder Hole. This small inlet is famous for the thunderous clap that occurs when seawater crashes into the tiny inlet and water is forced out. If you decide to take a photo, be prepared to get soaked, the waterspout can explode as high as 40 feet! On your way to the restaurant you'll travel through picturesque Seal Beach. Once at the restaurant you'll enjoy a buffet lunch that includes lobster (steak is available for those who do not prefer lobster), clam chowder, corn on the cob, potato salad, coleslaw, and your choice of blueberry dessert or cake. After lunch, another must see photo stop is on the itinerary before you return to your ship. In the heart of the Park is the Jordan Pond House with a beautiful view of the Penobscot Mountains and Bubbles Hill as you explore the grounds. 

Please note: Dress in layers and bring a hat and raincoat or umbrella.


price $169
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1.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

culture
Bar Harbor, Haunted Walking Tour Of Bar Barhor
Join your costumed Wabanaki guide for a spirited walking tour of Bar Harbor's haunted places and hear Wabanaki Indian Tales of the supernatural. From lost loves and shipwrecks to ice monsters and witches, it is all here waiting for you in this 90-minute-long tour of spine tingling terror and hair raising discovery. Walk the winding paths of ancient curses and terror if  you dare.  

Please note:  This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Dress in layers, wear good walking shoes and bring a rain jacket or umbrella as this tour operates rain or shine.


price $29
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada



3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

refreshments

culture

walking
Halifax, Craft Beer Experience
Stretching back to its naval beginnings, Halifax has long been known for its lively pub scene. It is said that Halifax has the greatest number of bars, per capita, in North America!   In a city filled with amazing pubs, Halifax is currently experiencing a craft beer renaissance with new craft and micro-breweries sprouting up around many corners. Your Craft Beer Experience will be led by a kilted guide who will enlighten your sightseeing with story-telling while visiting two popular pubs in the downtown area. Your first thirst quenching stop will be at a local brewpub where you are treated to samples of six locally produced craft beers.  See the on-site brewery, where staff will enlighten you on how the beverages are hand-crafted.  You will wind your way through the city streets arriving to the second venue, famous for its variety of beers on tap, you will sample four beers brewed by local micro-breweries.  Enjoy libations and stories all while relaxing in a traditional Irish pub atmosphere. With a variety of toe-tapping tunes, animated commentary and sample tastings of local craft beers at both locations, this afternoon will be a lively and memorable time for all.
 
Please note:  Guests must be minimum 19 years of age to participate in this excursion. Wear comfortable walking shoes & dress in warm layers.  Photo ID should be on hand.


price $69
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Halifax, Full Day Private Car & Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $899
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Halifax, Full Day Private Van & Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 5 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1099
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Halifax, Half Day Private Car & Diverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Halifax, Half Day Private Van & Diverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 5 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $659
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture
Halifax, Halifax & The Titanic Connection
Relive the history of the Titanic and learn of her amazing connection with Halifax. Although she lies approximately 2 miles below the surface of the North Atlantic it is possible to reach out and touch the Titanic story while in Halifax.  What the ship gave up on April 15, 1912, the City of Halifax now embraces. You will visit the 121 gravestones of her victims at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, then pass by sites connected to the aftermath of the sinking such as the morgue that accepted the body of John Jacob Astor, the church from which the unknown child was buried, and the pier from which the MacKay-Bennett, the death ship, sailed to the sinking site of the Titanic 700 nautical miles east of Halifax. Finally, you will visit the Maritime Museum where you will see the largest collection of wooden Titanic artifacts in the world and hear the tale of the visit to Halifax by the ship’s most famous survivor, the unsinkable Molly Brown. The legend of the Titanic lives on and this tour will give you some of that enduring mystique in this captivating experience.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in warm layers.
  

price $99
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1 hour

Strenuous

sightseeing
Halifax, Harbor Hopper
Sign up for an hour of fun-filled land and water adventure aboard the famous Harbour Hopper.  Join your Captain and Guide who will introduce Halifax’s finest shops, restaurants, museums, and historic sites. Prepare yourself for a big splash as the Hoppers plunge into the harbor. View the Royal Canadian Naval Fleet and the spectacular sights along the waterfront and end up back at the ship with time for another tour or some shopping. Rain or shine this tour is guaranteed to make you smile!

Please note: Dress in warm layers, including a jacket to protect from Atlantic mists. This tour is not suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility issues.  Guests must be able to negotiate 10-12 steps on and off the vehicle.


price $55
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

hiking

wildlife

sightseeing
Halifax, Peggys Cove and Coastal Hike
There are paths and hidden lagoons along the coastal waterways of Peggy’s Cove that many tourists and even locals alike do not get to witness.  You will do more than just visit Peggy’s Cove…you will experience it!  Departing the pier with your local guide enjoy a few of the cities highlights as you travel the scenic lighthouse route to Peggy’s Cove. Just outside of this famous village is the Peggy’s Cove Preservation Area, where you will enjoy a 1-hour guided coastal hike with your experienced naturalist guide. Enjoy spectacular scenic ocean vistas, scramble across ancient rocky slopes and find postcard perfect photo opportunities.  Be sure to look for porcupine, mink, deer and eagles as well as the myriad of sea life, keeping a keen eye out for whale, as this is the migratory route for local whale populations.  
After your hike, you will have a brief time on your own at Peggy’s Cove to explore and pick up a souvenir o if you wish, take time with your guide as you learn of the lobster fishery and see different styles of traps. This unique and adventurous tour to Peggy’s Cove is not to be missed!

Please note: Dress in warm layers, including a jacket to protect from Atlantic mists.  Proper hiking boots or shoes are required.



price $125
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3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Halifax, Scenic Peggys Cove
Beautifully situated, Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse has long been an inspiration to artists and photographers.
You will embark on a scenic 60-minute drive along the winding coastal highway of the lighthouse route, passing picturesque fishing villages to Peggy’s Cove. Upon arrival  you may choose to join your kilted guide on a 20-minute optional walking tour of the Lower Cove, or simply enjoy approximately 1 hour of free time to explore this lovely village independently.  Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the stunning scenery of the world famous Peggy's Cove Lighthouse perched on the granite shores of the cove.  Another "must see" on site is the deGarthe Monument, found among a mass of boulders, this life-size granite carving depicts the life and the people of the area, created by local artist William E. deGarthe through the late 70s and early 80s.  Enjoy free time to peruse the quaint shops, stroll the picturesque harbor and photograph colorful clapboard cottages and fishing shacks. Returning to Halifax, you will take a short drive around the city to familiarize yourself with its many highlights.

Please note: Dress in warm layers, including a jacket to protect you from Atlantic mists.


price $85
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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada



1 hour

Moderately
easy

outdoors

culture

walking

sightseeing
Charlottetown, Historic Walking Tour
Relive the past on one of Canada's most famous streets, where every building and street corner has a story to tell, where you might just bump into a Victorian statesman or John Hatch, the town crier. This classic Charlottetown tour will be guided by a costumed Father of Confederation and will take visitors down one of only two national historic streets in the country -the very walk that the founding fathers strolled in 1864.  This 60-minute experience will include stops at Confederation Landing Park, St. Dunstan’s Basilica, the Great George Hotel (where some of the Fathers famously stayed), and concludes between two national historic sites – Confederation Centre of the Arts and Province House, where the Fathers actually met. You can either take the 10-minute walk back to the seaport with the "Father" or wander the downtown on your own. 

Please note:  Wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen and your camera.

price $39
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

sightseeing
Charlottetown, Mussels & Lobster Shore Boil
You will enjoy a scenic 45-minute drive through Eastern Prince Edward Island on your way to the shores of the beautiful Boughton River.  You'll meet Jim Conohan, who's been a fisherman all his life catching lobster and tuna and harvesting mussels.  Jim will show you how to find shellfish like clams and oysters along the shore, then, he'll bring in a mussel sock from the river and explain how Prince Edward Island has become the largest producer of mussels in North America. You will help open the sock, take out the mussels and clean them.  Jim will then cook the mussels and other shellfish you harvested and a 1-1/4 pound lobster for you.  As you enjoy your meal overlooking the river, Jim will tell you stories of fishing for Giant Bluefin Tuna.  After lunch, you'll take another scenic route on the way back to the seaport.

Please note:  Wear weather appropriate clothing, waterproof/ water resistant footwear and bring sunscreen.

price $199
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3 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

culture
Charlottetown, Oyster Lovers Experience
Board your motor coach for a scenic 30-minute tour through rolling farmland with coastal views on your way to the Pinette River Oyster Farm.  You will meet the oyster fisher and his wife at their home.  Learn about oyster production and you will have the opportunity to try using tongs to harvest oysters.  Learn how to shuck oysters and enjoy fresh shucked oysters and grilled hard shell clams.

Please note:  Wear weather appropriate clothing, and bring your camera.

price $189
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

walking
Charlottetown, Taste The Town - A Culinary Walking Tour
If you're a Foodie and a history buff, you'll love this Taste the Town culinary walking tour; a leisurely 3.5- hour stroll through historic downtown Charlottetown.  Sample some of the Island's most unique foods and beverages while also meeting some of the people who produce or prepare them.  Try oysters, mussels, lobster, craft beer, hand-cut Island French fries and more.  You'll learn about the positive effects food, and food production have had on the development of the Prince Edward Island economy and your taste buds will be tantalized at each stop along the way.

Please note:  Wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera.

price $65
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Gaspe, Quebec, Canada



2.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Gaspe, Panoramic Tour of Gaspe
This is the perfect option for those who wish to discover the town of Gaspé by bus. Gaspé is unique, covering 376 square miles (975 square kilometers), with  93 miles (150 kilometers) of coastline exposed to the sea! Wherever one is in Gaspé, water – either fresh or salty – is never far away. The deep, coastal indentation is the Bay of Gaspé – a magnificent body of water sheltered by the surrounding mountains. Edged by sandy or pebble beaches, the bay becomes the gathering place for swimmers, boaters and water-sports enthusiasts. Located in downtown Gaspe, you will visit the Musée de la Gaspésie where you will enjoy a complimentary local snack and coffee service with an incredible view of the ship anchored at the Gaspé Bay. Visit the exhibitions which revolve around the history, art, heritage and culture of the region's people.  You will also visit the Jacques Cartier Monument National Historic Site, inaugurated in 1982 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, that commemorates the principal scenes of the historic encounter between western and native cultures and the official act that gave birth to Canada. Finally you will see Christ-Roi Cathedral and the 1534 Commemorative Cross. Because of its audacious modern architecture, luminosity plays a singular role in this wooden cathedral. The building also holds a historic and artistic heritage that is unique on the Gaspé Peninsula. Across from the Christ-Roi Cathedral, you will find the celebrated 32-foot (10 meters) granite monolith that symbolizes the events of 1534 when Jacques Cartier took possession of the territory for the King of France. It was offered by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada as part of the festivities celebrating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Jacques Cartier in Gaspé.

Please note:   Wear layered clothing according to weather and comfortable shoes. Bottled water will be available for purchase on the bus. This tour is wheelchair accessible but guests must be able to enter and exit the bus on their own


price $99
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5.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

walking

boating
Gaspe, Percé & Cruise around Bonaventure Island & Percé Sectors
One of the most popular activities in Percé is the 1.5-hour boat tour around the Parc National de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé, which will take you to both sides of the famous Percé Rock and then out to see the thousands of birds nesting on the cliffs of Bonaventure Island. Bonaventure Island is home to a spectacular congregation of 300,000 sea birds, including razorbills, gulls, murres, and puffins. The island has 223 species of avian wildlife and the colony of 120,000 northern gannets is the most important and accessible in the world. You will disembark your boat and have time to walk around Percé Rock, exploring on your own on e. Here is one of the world’s largest and most spectacular natural arches and a proud testament to Gaspé’s geological heritage.  An unshakable mass of rock and limestone that is 375 million years old, it measures 1,420 feet in length, 295 feet wide, and 289 feet at its highest point.  Its weight is estimated at 5 million tons. The arch itself is 49 feet high.  

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Guests must be able to walk about 1.5 miles over both flat and uneven surfaces with some steps. The sequence of sites visited may vary.

price $145
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

walking

sightseeing
Gaspe, Walking in Forillon National Park
This easy walking tour informs guests about Gaspésie’s unforgotten past and fishing families’ way of life. A visit to Forillon National Park is sure to be a unique adventure. The tip of Forillon, which was declared a Canadian national park in order to preserve the wild beauty of its coast, reveals various geological formations and phenomena up to 450 million years old. Its majestic landscapes cover a 152 square mile-area that is carved out of the sea, cliffs and mountains. Here, where the land joins the sea, are born pebble beaches, dizzying cliffs, small coves, rocky capes and fine sand beaches. The presence of 10 different rock formations, colonies of seabirds and arctic-alpine plants give this park its unique character. The trail called Une Tournée Dans Les Parages (A Walk Around the Area) will start near the fishing harbor, at the Grande-Grave Heritage Site, where the Hyman & Sons store, the warehouse and the Blanchette House reveal an unforgotten past and attest to the way of life of fishing families. You will be taken back through fields and woods to a number of old houses and barns. Outdoor exhibits along the way recount the history of Grande-Grave. The bracing sea air and Forillon’s magnificent panoramas are sure to make your walk all the more pleasant!

Please note: Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots (no sandals!) and appropriate outdoor clothing; rain gear if needed.


price $135
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Gaspe, Whale Watching
This will be an exciting and informative whale-watching excursion! Perched atop steep cliffs, Gaspé and Percé are breathtakingly beautiful, and the bus ride that joins the two locations is an unforgettable experience.  As the bus winds slowly along the more than 62 miles of rugged cliffs and past sweeping bays, you can admire the most extraordinary panoramas in Eastern Canada.  The Bay of Gaspé, the cliffs of Forillon National Park, the Barachois de Malbaie (sand bar), the unique precipices along the coast in Percé, and, of course, its legendary rock offer an unending feast for the eyes. Then you will board your covered boat for your whale watching expedition. The waters of the Bay of Gaspé and the Gulf of the St. Lawrence are home to eight different whale species. Accompanied by a guide, you will observe these giant mammals and learn about the environment in which they live. Depending on the season and the food available, the following species may be observed in the Gaspé-Percé area: blue whales (the largest mammals in the world), spectacular humpback whales, as well as fin whales, minke whales, white-sided dolphins, harbor porpoises and seals.

Please note:  Wear warm appropriate outdoor clothing; rain gear if needed.

price $189
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Quebec City, Quebec, Canada



3 HRS

Easy

dining

wine

culture

concierge
Quebec City, Concierge Collection: Dine In Romantic Quebec
An historic treasure, the old quarter of Québec City offers attractive dining facilities from the quaint bistro to elegant and upscale restaurants offering Haute Cuisine. You will be charmed by the old world decor of century-old buildings and Victorian Houses which relate to the history and culture. A 4-course gourmet dinner including a cocktail on arrival, appetizer, choice of main course, dessert and one half bottle of wine will be offered in a selected restaurant where you will enjoy the innovative cuisine of renowned chefs.

Please note: A set menu will be offered with a choice of entrees, meal and dessert. An alternate venue may be offered.


price $279
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

dining

wine

culture

concierge
Quebec City, Concierge Collection: Wendake Culinary Experience
This tour will offer guests a dining experience that perpetuates the millennial tradition of sharing and a refined meal celebrating the abundance of nature. La Traite Restaurant, located in the Wendake Hotel Museum, has an exclusive menu, carefully developed by Executive Chef Martin Gagné, featuring dishes inspired by First Nations cuisine prepared with what has been hunted, fished or gathered. This experience will be a chance to discover a unique palette of recipes using the Chef’s local favorite foods. Your tour will begin with a transfer to the Wendake Village in a private deluxe vehicle. Arrive at the Wendake Hotel Museum and you will be greeted with traditional drums and chanting. Continue for a private guided visit of the Museum’s permanent exhibition. A short walk will take you to Ekionkiestha Longhouse where you will witness a Unification ceremony. Guest will also enjoy Rhubarb water tasting in a typical Wendat cup. Following this unique experience, guests will reach the restaurant where a 4-course meal with 2 glasses of wine will be served.

Please note: The longhouse is not wheelchair accessible.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $329
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3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Quebec City, Historic Quebec with Montmorency Falls
You will discover the charm and character of the Old Town as you explore the historic landmarks followed by a brief journey along the St-Lawrence River to view the spectacular scenery surrounding Montmorency Falls. You will start your tour at Dufferin Terrace located 200 feet above the waterway. From here you will have a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River, Île d’Orléans, and the Laurentian Mountains. You will also be within a few steps of Québec’s most celebrated landmark, the Château Frontenac. After a brief overview from your guide, you will have approximately 20 minutes to independently visit the area. You will see Place-Royale a beautifully restored market square of typical 17th and 18th century stone architecture at the heart of the Lower Town. It is the location of the oldest standing Catholic church in North America, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires.  Find National Battlefields Park, also known as the Plains of Abraham, this park was the site of the historic battle where the French surrendered to the British in 1759. Located on the cliffs overlooking the St.-Lawrence River, the Plains of Abraham is now a beautiful 250-acre park with hills, gardens, monuments and artillery artifacts.  Cap-Diamant is located in National Battlefield Park, a photo stop opportunity will be made at Cap-Diamant which was named after the shiny stones explorer Jacques-Cartier mistook for diamonds. From here you will have spectacular views of the St Lawrence River, Lower Town, and surrounding countryside.  Your route will take you along the Grande-Allée, the Champs-Élysées of Québec lined with quaint shops, sidewalk cafés, and boutiques to the Hôtel du Parlement, an imposing Second Empire-style building overlooking the city. Within minutes of the walled city of Old Quebec are the beautiful pastoral landscapes of Quebec’s countryside.  A photo stop will be made at the Montmorency Falls where you will enjoy the breathtaking views and see the powerful forces of nature as the water of the Montmorency River roars down the cliff to eventually meet with the St. Lawrence River.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.


price $79
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Quebec City, Microbrewery Tour
Discover Quebec City’s local beer brewing in this walking tour. Stroll the streets of Saint-Roch Quarter, this trendy downtown neighborhood bustling with IT workers, merchants, students, residents, artists and artisans. With its recent major facelift, Saint-Roch is home to many microbreweries where you will have the chance to taste different types of local crafted beers and learn about the owner’s crafts, installations and products. Beer enthusiast will enjoy privileged access to Quebec’s finest local micro-breweries. Accompanied a knowledgeable guide your walking tour will take you to three local micro-breweries and a tavern when you’ll savor local beer and enjoy tasting paddles, snacks and tips.

Please note; Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $65
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Quebec City, Rendez-vous with Wendat First Nation
Embark on a cultural journey to the First Nation of Wendat! Wendake, a quiet and peaceful village nestled in the woods on the outskirts of Quebec is the only community in Canada where the Huron-Wendat Nation is located. In this 3.5-hour tour, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in their culture and discover a Nation proud of its origin and its know-how. Upon arrival you will be met by a First Nation’s guide dressed in traditional clothing. You will enjoy a short welcome dance followed by a guided tour of the highlights of the village. In the longhouse you will become acquainted with the daily life and customs of the Huron people. Continuing to the smokehouse you will learn about the techniques used for meat drying and food preservation methods. In the Sweat Lodge you will learn about the spirituality of the Huron people as well as the techniques and process of purification used by their ancestors. Relax in the comfort of a large war canoe as your guide explains their construction and use. In a large tepee you will learn about the Huron’s lifestyle before the first contact with Europeans as well as their traditional and herbal forms of medicine.  Inaugurated in 2008, the Huron-Wendat Museum is an institution created to protect and promote the heritage of the Wendat people. With permanent exhibitions and numerous activities, the Museum carries out its mandate to teach and popularize the history, culture and art of the Wendat people and of others First Nations. Recognized in 1981 as an architectural and historic monument of national importance by Canada Heritage, this chapel, built in 1730, was modeled on the Santa Casa in Italy.  During your visit, you will discover artworks of Bourgault (a Wendat artist), ancient manuscripts, and much more. A natural site of rare beauty, the Kabir Kouba Falls plunges into a 138-feet- deep canyon. From 2007 to 2009, archeological digs revealed the vestiges of a flour mill, a saw mill and a paper mill built in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes


price $99
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3.45 HRS

Moderately
easy

walking

sightseeing
Quebec City, Walking Tour & Tea At Chateau Frontenac
Your experienced guide will make the history of Québec come alive as you walk the charming cobblestone streets of the Old Town. Best explored on foot, you will discover nearly four centuries of history. Essentially a living museum, the Old Town is the only walled city in North America and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Among the sites you will see is Place-Royale, a historic square once surrounded by the homes of wealthy merchants. Built and rebuilt several times, the square remains the heart of the Lower Town as well as the home of North America’s oldest standing catholic church, the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires. Around the corner from Place-Royale is the charming pedestrian-only area of Petit-Champlain. Along its narrow cobblestone streets, you will find an array of quaint boutiques, specialty shops and outdoor cafés as well as strolling musicians, jugglers, and street performers. From Lower Town to Upper Town, you will enjoy a short funicular ride to reach the Château Frontenac, perched on a hill overlooking the St.-Lawrence River. The castle-like Château is the best-known landmark in Québec. It was here that Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and William Mackenzie King met to discuss the allied strategy during W.W. II. You will have time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and sample the delectable pastries. Other sites you will see include  Dufferin Terrace  200 feet above the waterway, the Upper City passing Place d’Armes, the Québec Seminary, the Ursuline Convent, Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, and the Artists Alley. You will visit Holy Trinity church, the first Anglican Cathedral built outside the British Isles and Morrin Center, built over 200 years ago as the city’s first prison and now also houses one of the world’s most beautiful libraries. At the end of your tour, you will have the option of returning directly to the ship, or to stay in old town to shop and explore by your own.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.


price $69
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

walking

sightseeing

unesco
Quebec City, Augustine Monastery Guided Visit
This excursion will offer a cultural and heritage blueprint of Quebec City, the oldest settlement in North America full of rich culture and tradition and a UNESCO site. It will offer an exclusive opportunity to step back into time, and live an unforgettable experience during your walking tour within the historic walls of Le Monastère des Augustines. Learn about the past and present-day realities of the Sisters and participate in an interactive conference on Medicinal Herbs & Teas.  You will walk to Dufferin Terrace, located 200 feet above the waterway. You will have a spectacular view of the St.-Lawrence River, Île d’Orléans, and the Laurentian Mountains. You will also be within a few steps of Québec’s most celebrated landmark, the Château Frontenac.  You will walk to National Battlefields Park, also known as the Plains of Abraham.  Located on the cliffs overlooking the St.-Lawrence River, the Plains of Abraham is now a beautiful 250-acre park with hills, gardens, monuments and artillery artifacts. Located in National Battlefield Park, a photo stop opportunity will be made at Cap-Diamant which was named after the shiny stones explorer Jacques-Cartier mistook for diamonds. From here you will have spectacular views of the St.-Lawrence River, and surrounding countryside.  Then you will venture to Augustines Monastery. Sensitively restored and redesigned, as well as operated sustainably, Le Monastère des Augustines welcomes people of all cultures and beliefs and offers its guests a unique experience in holistic health, and to be part of a rare opportunity to connect directly with their remarkable heritage. The history of the Augustinian Sisters is a lesson of humanity. Compassion for human suffering, complete respect for the individual, and determination to offer healthcare on the cutting edge of science is at the heart of their values throughout the ages.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.


price $79
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3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Quebec City, Historic Quebec with Montmorency Falls
You will discover the charm and character of the Old Town as you explore the historic landmarks followed by a brief journey along the St-Lawrence River to view the spectacular scenery surrounding Montmorency Falls. You will start your tour at Dufferin Terrace located 200 feet above the waterway. From here you will have a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River, Île d’Orléans, and the Laurentian Mountains. You will also be within a few steps of Québec’s most celebrated landmark, the Château Frontenac. After a brief overview from your guide, you will have approximately 20 minutes to independently visit the area. You will see Place-Royale a beautifully restored market square of typical 17th and 18th century stone architecture at the heart of the Lower Town. It is the location of the oldest standing Catholic church in North America, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires.  Find National Battlefields Park, also known as the Plains of Abraham, this park was the site of the historic battle where the French surrendered to the British in 1759. Located on the cliffs overlooking the St.-Lawrence River, the Plains of Abraham is now a beautiful 250-acre park with hills, gardens, monuments and artillery artifacts.  Cap-Diamant is located in National Battlefield Park, a photo stop opportunity will be made at Cap-Diamant which was named after the shiny stones explorer Jacques-Cartier mistook for diamonds. From here you will have spectacular views of the St Lawrence River, Lower Town, and surrounding countryside.  Your route will take you along the Grande-Allée, the Champs-Élysées of Québec lined with quaint shops, sidewalk cafés, and boutiques to the Hôtel du Parlement, an imposing Second Empire-style building overlooking the city. Within minutes of the walled city of Old Quebec are the beautiful pastoral landscapes of Quebec’s countryside.  A photo stop will be made at the Montmorency Falls where you will enjoy the breathtaking views and see the powerful forces of nature as the water of the Montmorency River roars down the cliff to eventually meet with the St. Lawrence River.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.


price $79
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3 HRS

Strenuous

dining

wine

culture
Quebec City, Quebec City Culinary Tour
On this 3-hour tasting tour, you will discover the Quebec City food culture. You will walk through the Old Port area, on cobblestone streets. You will be able to feel and taste the still-present French heritage mixed with a North American influence.  A few steps from one another, the restaurants will offer both local food tasting and a local alcohol pairing. You will enjoy a total of 12 different tastings and the certified tour guide will explain the uniqueness of the products used in each tasting venue. This will be an enjoyable culinary experience in a few of the best restaurants of Quebec City you might even have the chance to discuss with the Chefs the local products used.

Please note: This tour is a food discovery tour. Historical facts will be used to explain the culinary traditions. All of the restaurants are located in The Petit Champlain. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $55
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada



3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Montreal, Highlights with Basilica with Transfer to Airport
Discover Montreal's cultural heritage and cosmopolitan blend of the old and the new on this overview of their delightful city. You will visit Old Montreal, the financial district, Westmount and its opulent residences, Montreal's university and the world famous St Joseph Oratory. This tour also includes a stop on Mount Royal for a panoramic view of Montreal and a guided visit of Notre Dame Basilica, an outstanding example of Neo-Gothic architecture, China Town and the historical district on your way to the airport.

Please note:   It is recommended that you wear flat, comfortable shoes and have your camera ready.


price $75
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3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Montreal, Highlights with Basilica with Transfer to Hotel
Discover Montreal's cultural heritage and cosmopolitan blend of the old and the new on this overview of their delightful city. You will visit Old Montreal, the financial district, Westmount and its opulent residences, Montreal's university and the world famous St Joseph Oratory.  This tour also includes a stop on Mount Royal for a panoramic view of Montreal and a guided visit of Notre Dame Basilica, an outstanding example of Neo-Gothic architecture, China Town and the historical district on the way to your hotel.

Please note:   It is recommended that you wear flat, comfortable shoes and have your camera ready.


price $75
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