Explore Canada's cosmopolitan cities, French and British heritage and majestic natural landscapes, from the cascading waters of Niagara Falls to the pretty meadows, rolling hills and farms of the Eastern Townships in Quebéc. Then on your cruise visit charming seaside towns with tidy whitewashed buildings where patriots once envisioned a nation of liberty for all.
Welcome To Toronto
Canada’s multi-cultural metropolis of Toronto launches your journey across Eastern Canada. Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception this evening.
Hockey And Niagara Falls
On the way to Niagara Falls we stop and you get the chance to learn the art of playing the puck like a pro when you meet a real Canadian hockey player. Dive Into Culture and embrace Canada's national sport, learning the secrets and superstitions of hockey players as a staff member of the team walks you through a day in the life of a player. Go inside the players' dressing room and put on the full hockey gear with help of a real coach. Grab your stick and it's off onto the ice where you'll soon find out whether you are a lefty or righty, and learn how to score the big goal. Witness Mother Nature’s power first-hand when you journey to Niagara Falls and embark on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. You’ll have some time on your own to explore Ontario’s most enchanting village, Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Travel Back In Time In Kingston
Our day begins with an orientation tour past Toronto's sprawling Queens Park, stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. We continue to Kingston, a 17th-century former French trading post and gateway to a Thousand Islands. This evening, we set sail on our dinner cruise against the backdrop of pretty riverside cottages and uninhabited islands.
Onwards To Ottawa
Arriving in Ottawa, we embark on an introductory tour of Canada's capital. You'll have a full afternoon to explore the city on your terms. Consider a visit to one of the city's museums or join an optional experience, the Oh Canada, Eh? dinner show.
Uncover The Traditions Of Quebec City
A quick hop over the Ottawa River brings us in the French-speaking Province of Québec for a private, exclusive experience on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History. Canada's Museum of History is the country's foremost and most visited museum. We will start with a Continental Breakfast followed by a lively and colorful interactive performance of traditional Pow Wow dancing. You will also enjoy an interactive beading workshop using authentic materials. We then learn about a special MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project, which aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans. After we will enjoy lunch at a typical sugar shack at a local "Cabane a Sucre". Then continue to Québec City to begin your love affair with the city's French Canadian joie de vivre and your hotel in Old Québec.
Stroll Through Québec City
Embark on a captivating walk through the narrow streets of Old Québec City, joining your Local Specialist for an in-depth discovery of this UNESCO-listed place exuding all the charm of a European city. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring La Vieille Capitale on your terms.
Enjoy The Charming Eastern Townships
Leave the city behind, bound for Québec's picturesque Eastern Townships. Your journey will take you past pretty villages and rolling farmlands before arriving at Domaine Ives Hill for an exclusive Be My Guest lunch. Connect With Locals and learn how black currants are farmed, picked and processed into a variety of beverages. You’ll have an opportunity to make your own black currant tea and enjoy a fruity sangria, followed by a hearty lunch of locally sourced ingredients. Later, we’ll make our way to Montréal and admire panoramic city views from its namesake, Mount Royal.
Discover Vibrant Montréal
Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour revealing the historic sites in the colorful Old Port area, the splendor of one of Montréal's crown jewels – Notre Dame Basilica and modern Downtown Montréal. Gain a deeper appreciation for the city’s French Canadian roots as you spend the afternoon exploring the city on your terms before joining your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner in Old Montréal.
Embark On Your Cruise
See the famous sights of Montreal before boarding the Holland America ms Zaandamto and setting sail.
Explore Québec City
Spend a free day in Québec City.
Traverse The Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Travel along the Gulf of Saint Lawrence which fringes the shores of half of the Canadian provinces.
Carry On To Charlottetown
Carry on to Charlottetown, the capital of Canada's Prince Edward Island.
Admire The Lighthouses Of Sydney, Nova Scotia
Cruise to the port of Sydney where lighthouses stand sentinel on cliffside ledges.
Hello Halifax, Nova Scotia
In Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel await.
Southbound To Bar Harbor, Maine
Continuing south, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town.
Disembark the ship in Boston today. Airport arrival will be approximately 10:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.