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Globus Passage through New England & Eastern Canada(CA)

12 Day Tour from Boston to Boston 
If you didn’t cruise through North American history as a student, now’s the perfect chance. This enlightening tour through the great cities of New England and Eastern Canada – including a 7-night cruise – is the ultimate hands-on field trip. Explore the revolutionary city of Boston, the exhilarating White Mountains of New Hampshire, and an idyllic maple syrup farm in Stowe, Vermont before the sweet experience of cruising through Eastern Canada’s most scenic cities, straits, and sounds. Aboard a 5-star Holland America cruise ship, you’ll sail through the greatest chapters of the past, including the lighthouse-lined St. Lawrence River, the French-infused cities of Montréal and Québec, the green and Gaelic Cape Breton Island, and the pleasing provincial capital cities of Charlottetown and Halifax where walkable Victorian streets await. Cruising through centuries of history, this East Coast tour perfectly balances learning and laughter with one last recess at Bar Harbor, Maine’s oldest summer resort.

Itinerary (2023)

Day 1ARRIVE IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETS
 Welcome to Boston! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2BOSTON–FRANCONIA NOTCH STATE PARK, NEW HAMPSHIRE–NORTH CONWAY
 Treasures of New England Enjoy an orientation tour of Boston including Boston Common, the State House, and Faneuil Hall. Depart Boston for New Hampshire and the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground. At Franconia Notch State Park, board the Cannon Mountain Tramway for a thrilling ride to the 4,080-foot summit. On a clear day, you can see the mountains of four states and Canada! Tonight, enjoy a [LF] Raven Interpretive Wildlife Program presentation by a Local Naturalist this evening. (B,D)

LOCAL FAVORITE
NATURAL WONDERS Hear historical and ecological insights into New Hampshire nature from a Local Naturalist at the Raven Interpretive Wildlife Program. Discover the flora and fauna of New England in a fun and fascinating evening to enjoy your vacation even more!
Day 3NORTH CONWAY–MONTPELIER, VERMONT-STOWE–VERGENNES
 Sweet Tastes & Small Towns Visit Montpelier, the Capitol of Vermont, for a tour at a historic [LF] maple syrup farm, where you’ll learn the art of making maple syrup and enjoy a local treat. Next, visit beautiful Stowe, voted one of 11 Best Small Towns in America by Travel + Leisure. Continue to Vergennes for the historic Basin Harbor Club & Resort, overlooking Lake Champlain with views of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains. (B,D)

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Visit the historic Morse Farm where maple syrup is produced in the tradition of their ancestors who helped settle Central Vermont and learned the art of tapping maple trees from Native Americans. The farm has been boiling the sweet sap ever since.
Day 4VERGENNES–SHELBURNE–MONTRÉAL, CANADA
 Adirondack Adventures Visit nearby Shelburne Heritage Park for a taste of authentic Adirondack culture. Travel northwest to Montréal, Canada’s second largest city. As Montréal has a unique mix of historical, natural, and cultural offerings, you may like to visit Old Port Montréal, the McCord Museum, or stroll lively St. Catherine Street. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEM Visit Shelburne Heritage Park, home of one of the nation’s most extraordinary collections of American decorative, folk, and fine art. It showcases buildings from around New England and New York, including an 1890 railroad station, a lighthouse, a stagecoach inn, and an Adirondack lodge.
Day 5MONTRÉAL (EMBARKATION)
 Royal Mountain Views This morning, sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panorama of the city. This afternoon, transfer to Montréal’s port to embark on your ship for a 7-night cruise. (B,L,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS Named for Mount Royal on an idyllic island on the Saint Lawrence River, Montréal is the largest city in Canada's Québec province. At its heart are cobblestone lanes of French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a hilltop panorama view from Mount Royal itself.

Day 6QUÉBEC CITY
 French Canadian Treasures Enjoy guided sightseeing in Québec City today. (B,L,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Visit Canada’s only walled city, which, until the British victory of 1759, was the center of New France and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll within the walls and see the Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, and ancient Place Royale. Also see Old World houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and the historic Plains of Abraham.
Day 7GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE
 Atlantic Adventures Spend the day at leisure aboard your ship, taking advantage of the numerous amenities. (B,L,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS Québec City marks the start of Saguenay Fjord. This 200-mile-long natural canal brings saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean inland and creates a beautiful environment for waterfront living for the communities of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Day 8CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
 Royal Beauty Spend the day in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. (B,L,D)

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE on Prince Edward Island town of Charlottetown, the provincial capital named after Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III. The city is famous for hosting the 1864 conference that three years later led to the creation of the independent Dominion of Canada. Perhaps take a trip to Cavendish and visit the famous Anne of Green Gables homestead. Your GlobusGO app has maps and tips for a great day on the island.

Day 9SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA
 Cape Breton Calling Free time to explore Cape Breton Island. (B,L,D)

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE So green and Gaelic is Cape Breton Island that Scotsman and inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, spent the last 37 years of his life here. In fact, Cape Breton was principally settled by Highland Scots whose families had come out on the wrong side of rebellions against the Crown. You can still see this heritage in the accents in some remote villages—and in the great popularity of Scottish-style folk music. Today, you may choose to travel along the scenic Cabot Trail or visit historic Louisbourg Fortress, which recreates life in French-occupied Canada. Your GlobusGO mobile app can point you in the right direction!
Day 10HALIFAX
 Lighthouses & legendary Resting Places Free time to explore Halifax. (B,L,D)

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE in Halifax, where lighthouses stand sentinel on cliff side ledges and tiny villages are huddled together in rocky inlets. Take time to explore Citadel Hill with its early 19th-century star-shaped fort, the tree-shaded walks of the public gardens, and Fairview Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 100 people who perished on the Titanic.
Day 11BAR HARBOR, MAINE
 Magnificent Maine Arrive in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine’s oldest summer resort, and stroll around the charming waterfront with its many shops, galleries, and boutiques. (B,L,D)

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE with an optional excursion to picturesque Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited parks – for good reason! This 47,000-acre Atlantic coast paradise on Maine's Mount Desert Island is blessed with lush woodlands, dramatic rocky beaches, and glacier-carved granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the America’s East Coast. Keep an eye out for fascinating wildlife, including moose, bear, whales, and seabirds.
Day 12BOSTON (DISEMBARKATION)
 Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Schedule flights departing from Boston Logan International Airport after noon. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 9 dinners

Globus Pricing Details

Gratuities per person for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Gratuities for cruise are additional and paid on board ship.

Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.

Cruise line non-commissionable fare, government taxes, and fees of $505 to $525 are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

Globus Notes

At least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

The September 12, departure will disembark from Quebec City vs. Montreal.

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*Tour Land StartGlobus RetailRequest Quote
05/20/2025 $3,519.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/03/2025 $3,599.00
06/24/2025 $3,599.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/08/2025 $3,599.00
09/02/2025 $3,808.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/16/2025 $3,778.00
Guaranteed Departure 10/07/2025 $3,778.00
10/07/2025 $3,778.00
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