Eastern Canada and New York City in Style
Nights
18
Journey
Fly, Cruise, Stay & Tour
Departing
30 September 2016
Package From
$14,059*
per person twin share
Based on Deluxe Veranda cabin ex SYD

Return economy class airfares with Qantas Airways departing Australia*, 30 September 2016

  5 nights pre & post cruise accommodation in Montreal (2 nights) & New York City (3 nights)

12 night cruise with Viking Ocean Cruises departing Montreal, 02 October 2016


Experience the East Coast of Canada and USA onboard the luxurious Viking Star as you cruise the St. Lawrence River before entering the Atlantic Ocean and cruising down to New York. There's plenty to see in Canada, from the beautiful architecture of the Notre-Dame Basilica to the natural beauty of Montmorency Falls and Canyon Sainte-Anne. Enjoy a taste of the French Heritage of Eastern Canada with local cheese and wine tastings or the famed seafood of the region. After an overnight in history-rich Boston, you will continue to New York City to explore the best of The Big Apple.

Highlights

Witness the shades of autumn in Canada and New England on your 12 night Eastern Seaboard Explorer with Viking Cruises stopping at 7 different ports along the way. Experience Canada’s heritage and natural beauty from Quebec City to Prince Edward Island plus spend two days prior to your cruise exploring the wonderful city of Montreal. After an overnight in history-rich Boston, your cruise will end in New York City where you can spend another 2 days exploring the city's incredible landmarks.  

Itinerary

30 Sep 2016 - Arrive in Montreal and transfer to The Ritz Carlton, Montreal

You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your 5-star hotel accommodation at The Ritz Carlton in Montreal. Centrally located, this luxury hotel is only 3 kilometres away from the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal and features contemporary French cuisine at the on-site Maison Boulud, flat screen TVs, free WiFi, marble bathrooms, Nespresso machines plus much more.
Inclusions: Continental breakfast & overnight at The Ritz Carlton, Montreal

01 Oct 2016 - Explore Montreal at your leisure

Today is entirely yours to set off and explore the city on your own. Nestled on an island on the St. Lawrence River, Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and the cultural heart of the Quebec region. The city is renowned for its excellent architecture, urban planning, public spaces, sculptures, street art and underground tunnels, stretching 32 kilometres and connecting to subterranean malls, boutiques, apartments, hotels, banks, businesses, universities, cinemas and museums! 

Inclusions: Continental breakfast & overnight at The Ritz Carlton, Montreal

02 Oct 2016 - Transfer to Montreal (Iberville) Cruise Terminal and board Viking Star

You will be transferred to the Cruise Terminal where you can settle in onboard the Viking Star. You will spend overnight in Montreal so the afternoon is free to take advantage of the onboard facilities on the ship or set off to explore the city on your own. 

03 Oct 2016 - Montreal, Canada

Your cruise will depart in the afternoon so this morning is your last chance to explore the hidden wonders of Montreal. Step into the city’s rich history of fur trading in its Old Port section, lined with picturesque stone buildings along the St. Lawrence River. Ascend to the heights of Mount Royal Park for sweeping city and river views. And marvel at the glorious architecture and interiors of the Notre-Dame Basilica.

04 Oct 2016 - Quebec City, Quebec

Visit the grand dame of Quebec province today, the venerable Quebec City, a European-style gem on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. As you explore its cobblestone streets, you will take in its decidedly regal air, crowned by the magnificent Château Frontenac. You will see the Place Royale, the Upper and Lower Old Towns lined with distinctive white stone buildings dating to the early 17th century, and the Parliament. Or discover the province’s natural beauty at Montmorency Falls and Canyon Sainte-Anne.

05 Oct 2016 - Saguenay, Quebec

Discover the history of Saguenay today, a once-disparate region of boroughs established as one city as recently as 2002. Built on a rich fur-trading and timber industry, it is a quintessential Quebecois town proud of its rural roots. You can witness the story of its growth during a lively stage show created specifically for English-speaking visitors. Alternately, you can head into the countryside to visit two family businesses that embody the region’s French heritage with their cheese and wine production.

06 Oct 2016 - Cruise the St Lawrence River

Today you will make your way down the St. Lawrence River, one of North America’s most scenic waterways, lined with dense forest and dramatic cliffs. As you sail, you might attend an illuminating enrichment lecture in the theatre. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers’ Lounge.

07 Oct 2016 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Discover the rich Scottish heritage of Prince Edward Island, known as the “Garden of the Gulf” for its prolific farms and rolling countryside that turns all colors in the fall. During your visit, you are invited to join a lively traditional ceilidh, or “kitchen party,” where musicians strike up ancestral songs. Amid the revelry, you can sample fresh locally sourced oysters, mussels and clams. Or, you might take a scenic drive to tour the farmhouse that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to pen Anne of Green Gables.

08 Oct 2016 - Cruise the Gulf of St Lawrence

Enjoy the day cruising to your next destination, taking advantage of your ship’s generous amenities. Perhaps you will swim in the Infinity Pool or mingle with new found friends over tea in the Wintergarden. This evening, enjoy soft piano music in the Living Room or lively jazz in Torshavn.

09 Oct 2016 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Explore Halifax, the cosmopolitan capital of Nova Scotia province and site of the first permanent European settlement in the region. Join a hop-on/hop-off bus tour of the city, setting your own pace for exploration of hilltop Fort George, named for King George II of Great Britain, the magnificent St. Mary’s Basilica and other historic sites. If you prefer, you might travel the Lighthouse Route to Peggy’s Cove, one of Nova Scotia’s most scenic coastal villages, flavored by a rich fishing heritage.

10 Oct 2016 - Cruise the Eastern Seaboard

Sail along the scenic coasts of Nova Scotia and Maine, crossing the Gulf of Maine. As you cruise, you might grab a workout in the Fitness Centre or indulge in a facial or manicure in The Salon. This evening, perhaps you will dine on a regional favourite like New England clam chowder or boiled lobster.

11 Oct 2016 - Boston, Massachusetts

Arrive in Boston today for an enriching overnight stay. Birthplace of the American Revolution, the city holds a staggering repository of history. Among the many sights you will visit are Old North Church, where Paul Revere hung his telltale lantern, and the Old South Meeting House, where Samuel Adams started the Boston Tea Party. Farther afield, you can tour the famous USS Constitution or follow the gold-colored trees of autumn to the revolutionary fields of Lexington and Concord.

12 Oct 2016 - Boston, Massachusetts

You will have another half day to explore Boston, perhaps returning to the Public Garden for a flower-filled stroll or a ride on the famous swan boats. You might also take in the prestige of Harvard University in Cambridge, beautifully set on the meandering Charles River. Later, we get underway and cruise into Cape Cod Bay to begin a scenic transit of the Cape Cod Canal, a century-old engineering marvel that delivers us to Buzzards Bay.

13 Oct 2016 - New York City, New York

You will have the day to put yourself in a New York state of mind with a city overview that highlights the landmarks of Manhattan. View the Empire State Building, Central Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Theater District and Times Square. If you prefer, you can visit the powerful 9/11 Memorial or tour the city’s waterways by luxury catamaran.

14 Oct 2016 - Disembark from your ship & transfer to hotel in New York City

After breakfast, you will disembark from the ship and be transferred to your 4-star accommodation at The W, New York City. Centrally located, this stylish & sophisticated hotel is only 7 blocks from Times Square and the Museum of Modern Art and features and on site restaurant and full service bar, flat screen TVs, a full service spa, tour desks, a gym plus much more.

Inclusions: Breakfast & overnight at The W, New York City

15 Oct 2016 - New York City Pass & The Big Apple Helicopter Tour

Create your own sightseeing itinerary with your New York City Pass granting you entry to over 80 attractions including the Empire State Building, Madame Tussauds, MoMa & the Statue of the Liberty. Plus, enjoy the breathtaking views of New York City on a 15 minute Big Apple Helicopter Tour. Sights include the Empire State Building, the George Washington Bridge, Central Park, The Woolworth & Chrysler Buildings, Met Life Buildings & USS Intrepid.
Inclusions: Breakfast & overnight at The W, New York City

16 Oct 2016 - New York City at your leisure

Today is yours to explore New York City at your leisure! Be sure to check out famous New York landmarks such as Central Park, Times Square, Wall Street, the Rockefeller Centre and the Empire State Building! 
Inclusions: Breakfast & overnight at The W, New York City

17 Oct 2016 - Transfer to JFK Airport for your flight home 

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home. 

Inclusions

Cruise Inclusions:
  • 12 Night cruise onboard Viking Star based on twin share
  • All main meals & entertainment on board
  • Complimentary enriching shore excursions in each port of call, led by knowledgeable local guides
  • Free Wi-Fi  (Subject to certain usage policies)
  • Wine, beer & soft drinks included with lunch and dinner
  • Self-service laundry facilities on multiple decks
  • All port charges & government taxes included
  • Shipboard gratuities
Tour Inclusions:
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Ritz Carlton Montreal including continental breakfast daily
  • 3 nights accommodation at the The W, New York City 
  • New York City Pass
  • 15 minute Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York City

 

Other Inclusions:
  • Return economy class airfares with Qantas Airways* (Business class upgrade available)
  • Return airport and port transfers by private car 
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