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2018

A cruise in Canada on Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence

10 Days - 1TQ_PP
# Description

Cruise

TORONTO - NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE - Niagara Falls(1) - TORONTO - LAKE ONTARIO - PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY AND KINGSTON - THE THOUSAND ISLANDS - Ottawa(1) - MONTREAL - TROIS-RIVIÈRES - QUEBEC

Cruising along bustling towns, untamed nature and whimsical islands, this cruise on the Saint Lawrence takes you on a journey to discover one of the most beautiful sites of this Canadian region.

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All inclusive on board

INCLUDED FOR ALL:

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • CroisiVoyages exclusive itinerary
  • Unique cruise on the Saint Lawrence River across the Thousand Islands and Lake Ontario
  • A smaller-sized ship allowing for more personalized service by our English-speaking dedicated crew
  • Included: Visit the historical centers of Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and Kingston
  • Discover the majestic wilderness surrounding the Niagara Falls(1)
  • Taste local wines and delicacies(1)
  • Get acquainted with Canadian history from the first settlements to the present day(1)

 

Cruise

Day 1

TORONTO

Passengers are welcome to board our ship. Dinner and night on board.

Day 2

NIAGARA-ON THE LAKE - Niagara Falls

Join us for an optional excursion that will allow you to discover the renowned Niagara Falls, the most powerful in North America. Observing these iconic horseshoe-shaped 1km-long and 60m-high waterfalls will leave you speechless! You can choose between an optional mini-cruise at the foot of the falls OR admiring them from above during a helicopter ride. Both exhilarating experiences will provide amazing viewpoints. After returning on board for lunch, join us for an optional tour along the regional wine route for an occasion to sample the renowned Canadian icewine: the grapes are harvested while still frozen, giving icewine its characteristic sweetness balanced by high acidity. Afterwards, we'll visit Niagara-on-the-Lake, a charming little Victorian town whose lovely shops are worth some free time. We'll return on board and cruise the Niagara River. Enjoy dinner and your evening on board while our ship cruises through the night on Lake Ontario all the way to Toronto.

Day 3

TORONTO - LAKE ONTARIO

Today we'll discover Toronto, the largest city in Canada with an American feel. Its numerous skyscrapers including the famous CN Tower (550m), its many museums, picturesque streets and numerous colorful districts all contribute to the city's vivid cultural mosaic. Join us for a guided tour of Toronto exploring its beautiful historical center. After returning on board for lunch, join us for an optional excursion to discover the various typical districts of the town including Little Italy, China Town and the very singular Kensington Market area. Tonight, join us for an optional excursion ascending the CN Tower for a panoramic view of night-time Toronto and its illuminated skyscrapers. We'll return on board for dinner and start sailing across Lake Ontario, cruising through the night.

Day 4

LAKE ONTARIO - PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY AND KINGSTON

Our ship will cruise along the coastline of Lake Ontario to Waupoos in Prince Edward County. Join us for an optional excursion traveling along the Cheddar and Ale Trail. After boarding zodiacs taking us to Waupoos, we'll continue by bus to meet local cheese makers and beer or cider producers and sample their renowned specialties. Afterwards, we'll return on board and cruise towards Kingston where we'll stop off for a guided tour. Located on the banks of Lake Ontario, the former capital of Canada unveils a rich architectural heritage including Saint Mary's Cathedral, Queen's University and the City Hall. Enjoy some free time before returning on board for dinner. Night spent on board.

Day 5

THE THOUSAND ISLANDS

Early this morning, we will sail across the Thousand Islands to Rockport. Join us for an optional excursion to discover Boldt Castle(2). Perched on Heart Island, this castle whose construction started in 1899 stands as a legendary monument on this side of the River. We'll return on board for lunch. This afternoon will be spent sailing across the Thousand Islands which form the emblematic passage of the majestic Saint Lawrence River. Our ship will cruise through this magical archipelago made of 1,900 islands and islets concentrated over a surface area of 80 km² between Canada and the United States forming a natural border. From tiny oases of unspoilt nature to larger isles dotted with small castles, splendid residences or modest traditional wooden houses, each island boasts a unique feature. After cruising through this particularly enchanting landscape so emblematic of the Canadian wilderness, we'll enjoy dinner and the night on board.

Day 6

Ottawa(1) OR DAY CRUISING ON THE SAINT LAWRENCE

Join us for an optional full-day excursion in Ottawa to discover the capital of Canada and the typical architecture of its monuments. We'll visit the Canadian Museum of History and learn about the first Nations of the Northwest Coast. In 2017, on the 150th anniversary of the Confederation, the Canadian Museum of History inaugurated the largest (4,000m²) and most comprehensive exhibition room dedicated to Canadian history spanning 15,000 years. We'll return on board for the evening. OR: spend the whole day cruising the Saint Lawrence while enjoying various onboard activities(5). Enjoy dinner and this evening on board. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 7

MONTREAL

We'll reach Montreal mid-morning. Upon arrival, join us for a guided tour of this large island renowned for its numerous skyscrapers and its Manhattanite look. We'll explore the historical center of this cosmopolitan and bustling city before returning on board for lunch. This afternoon, enjoy some free time or join us for our optional "Up close and personal¿ discovery of Montreal consisting of a panoramic tour of the city, complete with "smoked meat¿ tasting and a visit to the Mont-Royal plateau and the "underground city". Because winters are very cold in Quebec, the city has built a great network of 32km-long underground tunnels linking together offices, universities, hotels, shopping malls and even some residential compounds for the locals to get around town and avoid the harsh winter weather. Dinner and night spent on board.

Day 8

MONTREAL - TROIS-RIVIÈRES

We'll spend this morning cruising between the Sorel islands and Trois-Rivières. Our ship will stop off in Trois-Rivières for an optional excursion to discover an authentic sugar shack where maple products are made. The owner will welcome you with open arms in the heart of his maple farm and happily explain every detail of his craft. You'll get to enjoy an afternoon snack of crepes and maple taffy on sticks before returning on board and sailing along the Saint Lawrence. Dinner and night spent on board. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 9

QUEBEC

Join us for a guided tour of Old Quebec famous for its paved streets, quaint shops and the imposing Château Frontenac. Leaving on foot, we'll stroll through the unique atmosphere of the former capital of New France and discover--among other things--Dufferin Terrace with its stunning viewpoint over the Saint Lawrence as well as the picturesque Petit-Champlain quarter. After lunch on board, join us for an optional excursion to Ile d'Orleans where we'll get to take a lovely walk through the woods and sample local products. Discovered in 1535 by explorer Jacques Cartier, the island has been farmed by French settlers since 1650 and still holds true to its early motto: "I welcome and I feed”. Indeed, this very fertile land hosts many local producers. Dinner and night spent on board. Our ship will cruise through the evening.

Day 10

QUEBEC

Disembarkment. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

Departure city

* Price based on double occupancy

Departure 12/08/2018
Arrival 21/08/2018
Ship : MS Jacques Cartier Anchors : 5
Departure 06/09/2018
Arrival 15/09/2018
Ship : MS Jacques Cartier Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 07/10/2018
Arrival 16/10/2018
Ship : MS Jacques Cartier Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 25/10/2018
Arrival 03/11/2018
Ship : MS Jacques Cartier Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

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Formalities

Valid passport and ETA(3) required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

your cruise on full-board with accommodation in a cabin with your choice of category - visits mentioned in the program - drinks (1 soft drink or 1 glass of wine or 1 beer and tea or coffee per person and per meal on board) - unlimited tea, coffee and mineral water for the duration of the cruise - assistance/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

transfer to/from Canada - transfers(4) to/from the airport/port - optional excursions - airport taxes - cancellation and baggage insurance - ETA(3) (electronic travel authorization) - administrative fees.

Shore Excursions

The bucolic landscape of the l'Île d'Orléans

We'll leave by coach for the l'Île d'Orléans, one of the first areas in the province to be colonized by the French. Colonization of the island proceeded slowly, with the majority of the new inhabitants being from Normandy, Po...

Duration 4h00
Price per person 67.00 € Before departure

See Niagara Falls

We'll leave by coach for Niagara-on-the-Lake, near Niagara Falls. The formation of Niagara Falls has been a slow process that still continues today. The falls began in the Ice Age, when large torrents of water were released from the melting ice,...

Duration 4h00
Price per person 89.00 € Before departure

Discover the charming Victorian town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and its wine route

Often described as the prettiest town in Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a well-preserved, 19th-century village at the heart of Ontario's wine region. It's a quaint location to get that true authentic "Niagara" feel. We'll then...

Duration 4h00
Price per person 59.00 € Before departure

Nighttime visit to the CN Tower in Toronto

In the evening, we'll leave by coach for the CN Tower, where you'll get an eye-opening, mind-blowing new perspective on the most spectacular views in Toronto. Its name originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built t...

Duration 2h00
Price per person 107.00 € Before departure

The Cheddar and Ale Trail

We'll leave in Zodiac Nautic boats for Prince Edward County, voted as the top destination for fine food and local wine in Ontario. This island getaway is filled with charming towns, rolling hills, and splendid scenery and views. We'll follow...

Duration 3h00
Price per person 91.00 € Before departure

Maple taffy from an authentic sugar shack

We'll first take a tour of Trois-Rivières, located at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers. It hosts several annual festivals, including a ten-day summer music festival and an international poetry festival. Trois-R...

Duration 3h00
Price per person 74.00 € Before departure

Niagara Falls and boat tour at the foot of the falls

We'll leave by coach for Niagara-on-the-Lake, near Niagara Falls. The formation of Niagara Falls has been a slow process that still continues today. The falls began in the Ice Age, when large torrents of water were released from the melting ice,...

Duration 4h20
Price per person 124.00 € Before departure

The Colorful, Diverse Neighborhoods in Metropolitan Toronto

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and provides quite a taste of America. Its skyscrapers--including the famous CN Tower--and its rich museums, picturesque streets, and diverse neighborhoods all contribute to the city's distinct patchwork. We&...

Duration 4h00
Price per person 71.00 € Before departure

Ottawa

We'll leave by coach to visit city of Ottawa (approximately 1.5 hours bus time). Once we arrive, we'll tour the nation's capital to discover the most beautiful spots in the city. We'll see the centerpiece of Ottawa's downtown landscape, Parliament Hi...

Duration 8h00
Price per person 143.00 € Before departure

Niagara Falls and soar over the Falls in a helicopter

We'll leave by coach for Niagara-on-the-Lake, near Niagara Falls. The formation of Niagara Falls has been a slow process that still continues today. The falls began in the Ice Age, when large torrents of water were released from the melting ice,...

Duration 4h12
Price per person 221.00 € Before departure

Enchanting tour of the Boldt Castle in the heart of the Thousand Islands

Boldt Castle, in the famed Thousand Islands, is a unique American site because of its history, its location, and its tragic love story from a bygone era. We'll board a local boat for Boldt Castle located on Heart Island among the St. Lawrence Rivers'...

Duration 3h00
Price per person 71.00 € Before departure

Montreal: Up close and personal

Although Montreal seems like every other North American city with skyscrapers, large avenues, and interlacing highway network, when we look closer, it's more like a collection of neighborhoods, each carrying a different atmosphere and personality...

Duration 4h00
Price per person 82.00 € Before departure

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Jacques Cartier

4 Decks

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. (1) Optional excursions that must be booked prior to departure. (2) Excursion available until 8 October. After this date, cruise through the Thousand Islands. (3) ETA request must be made by the client exclusively via the dedicated Internet website (http://www.cic.gc.ca/francais/visiter/ave-commencer.asp). (4) Would you request private transfer please contact us. (5) Activities are organized on board depending on weather conditions.

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