Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Cost From:||$5395 see pricing|
|Lodging:||11 nights aboard luxury vessel describe|
|Meals:||All meals aboard ship and house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner|
|Activity:||Cultural Adventures, Small Ship Cruising, River Cruises|
Cultural exploration and walking tours
- Canada’s beautiful maritime provinces of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia
- Quebec City, a World Heritage Site, optional extension in Montreal
- Gardens filled with native species; Bonaventure Island, with its huge gannet colony; museums chronicling the rich history of the region’s past
- Acadia National Park on Maine’s rugged coast
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The natural beauty and richly layered history of Canada and New England are ours to discover on this fascinating voyage aboard the 138-guest Yorktown. Setting out from Montreal, Quebec’s cosmopolitan capital, we sail north along the Saguenay River to the Gaspé Peninsula, where Jacques Cartier first claimed Canada for France. Our voyage continues to the picturesque coast of Canada’s maritime provinces, including the pastoral landscapes of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, with its historic villages and bucolic countryside. Our journey ends as we navigate the New England coast, calling at such places as famed Acadia National Park, where rugged granite crags meet the sea, and Boothbay Harbor, where the heritage of shipbuilding is still alive.
Itinerary at a Glance
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Montreal / Quebec City / Cruising the Saguenay River
We embark on the Yorktown in Montreal and cruise to Quebec City to explore this romantic town with its old city walls, historic battlements, and narrow cobblestone lanes. We then cruise along the Sanguenay and St. Lawrence rivers, important trade routes for Canada’s native peoples and the 18th century fur trade.
Gaspé / Ile Bonaventure / Percé / Caraquet, New Brunswick
From Gaspé, we visit Bonaventure Island, home to the largest concentration of northern gannets in North America, and dramatic Percé Rock, rising out of the sea to a height of 300 feet. At the colorful port of Caraquet, we explore the expansive Village Historique, a living museum of Acadian culture and heritage.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island / Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
At Prince Edward Island, we visit the old seaport of Charlottetown and the Anne of Green Gables House—the inspiration for the classic novel. Cruising to the maritime province of Nova Scotia, we call at Port Hawesbury, from where we visit the charming town of Baddeck, once the home of the great inventor Alexander Graham Bell.
Halifax / Lunenberg / Yarmouth
We arrive at the vibrant port city of Halifax, with its array of cultural and historical delights, including the Historic Properties, which mixes Canada's oldest surviving warehouses with charming boutiques and restaurants. In the 19th century village of Lunenberg, known for seafaring and natural beauty, we walk through the Old Town and visit the acquarium at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Heading to Yamouth, a fishing port with a long history of shipbuilding and lobster catching, we visit the Yarmouth County Museum & Archives.
Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park / Boothbay Harbor / Bath, Maine / Gloucester, Massachusetts
We explore Bar Harbor, a fishing village that was a fashionable resort town in the late 1800s, then head to Acadia National Park to discover the Wild Gardens of Acadia, showcasing more than 300 native plant species, and the Abbe Museum, whose collections chronicle Maine’s 10,000 years of Native American culture and history. At the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, we see displays on shipbuilding and lobstering, then continue to Boothbay Harbor, bustling with colorful fishing boats and pleasure craft. Disembark in Gloucester on Day 13 and depart.
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Note: These cruises are not exclusive Wilderness Travel departures. The itinerary, lecturers, and other arrangements are subject to change at the discretion of the ship operator.
What the Trip is Like
The trip is rated Level 1, Easiest. There are shore excursions featuring walks, and it is appropriate for anyone in good health who is physically active.
Sep 6-18, 2013 Montreal-New England
Sep 30-Oct 12, 2013 Montreal-New England
2013 Cruise Rates by Cabin Category
Per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement (Cat C-A only): $1295
Port Charges and Taxes: $250 per person
Trip Cost Includes:
- 12-night cruise aboard the 138-guest Yorktown
- Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard the ship
- All meals aboard ship and house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Complete program of tours and excursions
- Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying guest lecturers
- Professional Travel Dynamics International tour staff
- Complete pre-departure materials
- Gratuities to porters, guides, and drivers
Trip Cost Does Not Include:Airfare or other transportation to Montreal, Canada, or from Gloucester, Massachusetts; passport fees; transfer fees; baggage, cancellation and accident insurance; meals other than specified above; personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, faxes and e-mail service; and gratuities to shipboard personnel.
Trip Payment Schedule*
At time of reservation: $750
90 days prior to departure: Balance
*Please note that this differs from our regular catalog departures.
The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed exploration of the great coastal waterways of the Americas. Accommodating 130 guests in 69 outside-facing cabins with private facilities, the Yorktown enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality. In addition to a large sun deck, the Yorktown features a spacious lounge for social gatherings and lectures and a dining room large enough to accommodate all guests at once. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown flies the American flag and is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.