New England & Canadian Maritimes Cruise and Tour

From $1999 (was $2249)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

15 Days

Includes all meals on cruise
Passport Required
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Introduction

Take an amazing 15 days to witness exciting and historic Canadian and New England sites during what is considered the best time to visit, with color-changing fall foliage! Enjoy a 7-night cruise aboard Norwegian Gem and visit port stops such as Bar Harbor and Halifax, all from the comfort of your floating hotel. On this vacation, you'll also visit iconic Cape Cod for 2 nights, tour one of Newport’s grand mansions, and explore Quebec City, one of North America’s first settlements. Discover Montreal, travel through the Green Mountains amidst colorful fall landscapes and explore intriguing Shaker Village before a city tour of Boston!

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your New England and Canadian Maritimes Cruise & Tour!

Trip includes

  • 7-Night Cruise: Aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Gem. All meals onboard the ship are included.
  • 7 Nights Hotel Accommodations: On land tour, based on twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels
  • Sightseeing: and special events as listed
  • Service: A professionally trained Tour Director on the land tour who is knowledgeable on the local area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.

Activity Level

Moderate Activity Level

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience a 7-night cruise aboard NCL's Norwegian Gem
  • See Boston, Quebec City and Montreal on narrated city tours
  • Visit Cape Cod and tour one of the famous mansions in Newport
  • Enjoy port stops in Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, and Charlottetown
  • Witness the brilliant, fall colors during peak foliage season while on your motor coach tour through New England's Green Mountains

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New England and Canadian Maritimes Cruise & Tour Northbound

Tours Starts: Boston, MA

Tours Ends: Boston, MA

Day 1

Arrive Boston

Today you will arrive in Boston. Guests who have purchased their airline tickets through YMT will be greeted by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel.

Courtyard by Marriott Woburn North or similarr

Day 2

Newport and Cape Cod

En route to Cape Cod we stop in the smallest U.S. state, Rhode Island, to tour one of Newport’s famous mansions, once home to the likes of the Vanderbilts. We then continue east to Cape Cod, known for its pristine sandy beach, lighthouses and wild cranberry bogs.

Cape Codder Resort or similar

Day 3

Cape Cod Leisure Day

Spend the day at leisure and discover more of Cape Cod on your own, or join your fellow travelers on an optional excursion to explore the famed nearby island, Martha’s Vineyard.

Cape Codder Resort or similar

Day 4

Boston and Cruise Embarkation

This morning we head north to Boston, the cradle of modern America. Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour to see some of the city’s historic landmarks including Paul Revere House, Quincy Market and Boston Common, and follow parts of the Freedom Trail to appreciate one of the city’s nicknames, The Walking City. After time for lunch on your own, you’ll board the Norwegian Gem.

Norwegian Dawn.

Day 5

Bar Harbor (8:00 AM–5:00 PM)

Bar Harbor has retained much of its charm since its glory days of the 1900s, when America’s elite vacationed here. Surrounding the rock-bound harbor is the world-famous Acadia National Park.

Day 6

Halifax (9:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Admire the rugged coastline that surrounds Halifax. Founded in 1749, this beautifully preserved city is Nova Scotia’s capital. Go back in time with a visit to The Citadel to see the Old Town Clock.

Day 7

Sydney, Nova Scotia (9:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Located on Cape Breton Island, Sydney is surrounded by scenic beauty. Step back in time to 1744 by visiting the Fortress of Louisbourg as part of an optional shore excursion and relive the past relationship between France and the American Colonies.

Day 8

Charlottetown (9:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Opulent clapboard villas lead the way toward Charlottetown’s beautiful Victoria Park. Color is everywhere — from the Victorian architecture to the red sandstone cliffs. Sample homemade island jams, visit the Anne of Green Gables homestead and stroll the boardwalk.

Day 9

At Sea

Day 10

La Baie (Saguenay River) (9:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Formerly independent, La Baie and two other towns now form the city of Saguenay. This area is considered a small oasis in the midst of the nearly uninhabited Canadian wilderness.

Day 11

Disembark in Quebec City

This morning disembark in Quebec City, one of North America’s first settlements and the only one remaining with fortified city walls. Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Old Quebec with a local guide which will include Château Frontenac and the famous Plains of Abraham.

Hotel Lindbergh or similar

Day 12

Montreal

Today we drive south along the St. Lawrence River to Montreal, the second-largest French speaking city in the world. In the afternoon enjoy a panoramic city tour including Mount Royal and Old Montreal with its cobblestone streets, charming shops and imposing Notre Dame Cathedral.

Hotel Gouverner Place Dupuis or similar

Day 13

Green Mountains and Rutland

Today is all about the glorious fall foliage colors! As we drive south across the U.S. border into Vermont, you will be inspired by the scenic drive through the Green Mountains. The highways and byways are ablaze with vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and greens

Comfort Inn Rutland or similar

Day 14

Shaker Village and Boston

En route back to Boston we visit one of the intriguing “Shaker Villages”; these living history museums provide insight to the “Shakers,” a centuries old community and religion, known for their unique style of music and furniture.

Courtyard by Marriott Woburn North or similar

Day 15

Depart for Home


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.

New England and Canadian Maritimes Cruise & Tour

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New England and Canadian Maritimes Cruise & Tour (Southbound)

Tour Starts: Boston, MA

Tour Ends: Boston, MA

Day 1

(Monday) - Arrive Boston, MA

Today you will arrive in Boston. Guests who have purchased their airline tickets through YMT will be greeted by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel.

Courtyard by Marriott Woburn North or similar

Day 2

Shaker Village and Rutland

En route to Vermont, we visit one of the intriguing “Shaker Villages,” a living history museum providing insight to "The Shakers," a centuries old community and religion, known for their unique style of music and furniture.

Comfort Inn Rutland or similar

Day 3

Green Mountains and Montreal

Today is all about the glorious fall foliage colors! As we drive north through Vermont and cross into Canada, you will be inspired by the scenic drive through Vermont’s Green Mountains. The highways and byways are ablaze with vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and greens. Join your fellow travelers on an optional evening tour and dinner at one of the city’s French-Canadian restaurants.

Hotel Gouverner Place Dupuis or similar

Day 4

Montreal Sightseeing and Quebec City

Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Montreal, including Mount Royal, the Olympic Stadium, and Ste-Helene’s Island. Visit Old Montreal with its cobblestone streets, charming shops and imposing Notre Dame Cathedral before we leave this magnificent city behind and drive northeast along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City, one of the first settlements in North America and the only one remaining with fortified city walls north of Mexico.

Hotel Lindbergh or similar

Day 5

Quebec City Sightseeing and Cruise Embarkation

This morning enjoy a panoramic city tour with a local guide of Old Quebec including Chateau Frontenac, Place Royale in the historic lower town, Parliament Hill, Battlefield Park and the famous Plains of Abraham where many clashes for supremacy between the French and British Empires took place. Stroll along Terrasse Dufferin, a walkway along the edge of the cliff, offering spectacular views of the Saint Lawrence River. In the afternoon, you will board the Norwegian Gem, your floating hotel for the next week.

Day 6

At Sea

Day 7

Charlottetown (12:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Opulent clapboard villas lead the way toward Charlottetown’s beautiful Victoria Park. Color is everywhere — from the Victorian architecture to the red sandstone cliffs. Sample homemade island jams, visit the Anne of Green Gables homestead and stroll the boardwalk.

Day 8

Sydney (9:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Located on Cape Breton Island, Sydney is surrounded by scenic beauty. Step back in time to 1744 by visiting the Fortress of Louisbourg as part of an optional shore excursion and relive the past relationship between France and the American Colonies.

Day 9

Halifax (9:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Admire the rugged coastline that surrounds Halifax. Founded in 1749, this beautifully preserved city is Nova Scotia's capital. Go back in time with a visit to The Citadel to see the Old Town Clock.

Day 10

Saint John (10:00AM - 7:00PM)

Saint John was the first incorporated city in Canada whose history is evident in its weather-worn look, passing the tests of salt air, sea winds and a devastating fire. Witness the fascinating phenomenon called "Reversing Falls" where the diurnal tides of the bay reverse the water flow of the Saint John River.

Day 11

Bar Harbor (8:00AM - 5:00PM)

Welcome back to the USA! Bar Harbor has retained much of its charm since its glory days of the 1900s, when America’s elite vacationed here. Surrounding the rock-bound harbor is the world-famous Acadia National Park.

Day 12

Disembarkation, Boston City Tour, and Cape Cod

After you disembark in Boston this morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this historic city, and follow parts of the Freedom Trail. Highlights include Boston Common, the nation’s oldest public park, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, and Old State House, all National Historic Landmarks. Then, we continue south to Cape Cod.

Resort and Conf. Ctr. at Hyannis or similar

Day13

Cape Cod Leisure Day

Spend the day at leisure and discover more of Cape Cod on your own; visit John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and Memorial, stroll Hyannis Main Street, or join your fellow travelers on an optional excursion to explore the famed nearby island, Martha's Vineyard.

Resort and Conf. Ctr. at Hyannis or similar

Day 14

Cape Cod Sightseeing and Newport

Journey along the outer, Atlantic side of the Cape and visit Cape Cod National Seashore, known for its pristine sandy beaches and wild cranberry bogs. Then, stop in Newport, Rhode Island, the smallest state in the US. Here you will enjoy an included tour of one of the city’s famous mansions, once home to the likes of the Vanderbilts. Marvel at the intricate, often Italian-inspired architecture, built in the late 1800’s as “summer cottages.” Return to the greater Boston area in the late afternoon for the last night of your tour.

Courtyard by Marriott Woburn North or similar

Day 15

Depart for Home


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Inside Stateroom

Decks 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 & 11

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for you to cruise. You'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course you'll have access to room service and all kinds of other great amenities on board. Approx. 138 sq ft.

Oceanview Porthole Stateroom

Deck 4 & 5

These Oceanview Staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. You'll have a porthole to enjoy an amazing view, and of course you'll have access to room service and tons of other great amenities on board. Approx 155 sq ft.

Balcony Stateroom

Deck 8, 9 & 10

These staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, one Pullman, and one single sofabed. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with an amazing view. Approx 200 sq ft.
 

Norwegian Gem's Deck Plans

Click here to view Norwegian Gem deck plans on Norwegian Cruise Line's website. Content that you may read on Norwegian Cruise Line's website may not be applicable to your tour, please speak with a YMT Travel Consultant for clarification.

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