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Canada in the Fall with Alaska Cruise

Canada comes to life in the fall, so join Black Watch to immerse yourself in astonishing autumnal beauty, with chances to explore colourful landscapes and discover photo opportunities galore.

After whetting your appetite for what’s to come on your Canadian exploration in rugged Killybegs – situated on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – you’ll cross the Atlantic to St John’s. The countryside views on offer from Signal Hill in St John's are not to be missed, especially at this time of the year. A call into Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia, is followed by a stop in historic Charlottetown. You'll be perfectly placed to explore the rich forests of Prince Edward Island’s Confederation Trail, bursting with autumn splendour. You will then have the chance to bask in the small-town charm and ambience of Baie-Comeau, before Port Saguenay serves as your gateway to the beautiful Saguenay Fjord National Park. Sailing of the Saguenay River comes next as you head for classical Quebec City, where the icons of the UNESCO-listed Old City, such as the grand Château Frontenac and Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec await. For another display of spectacular fall foliage, take a tour to the Laurentian Mountains – one of the best places to observe Canada’s natural beauty.

Be sure to have your camera to hand as you call into Trois-Rivières, starting point for taking in the pristine lakes and vibrantly coloured woodlands of La Mauricie National Park. A day in stylish Montreal follows, affording time to marvel at the city’s mix of traditional and contemporary architectural highlights, including the Olympic Tower and Basilique Notre-Dame. A stop at Havre St Pierre to experience the rural lifestyle and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Mingan Archipelago is followed by a day in Corner Brook – your final Canadian call. Here you could follow in Captain Cook’s footsteps and explore the stunning coastline; or opt to tour to the UNESCO-listed Gros Morne National Park for your last chance to ‘leaf peep’ Canada’s vibrant autumn colours. En route back to Liverpool you’ll enjoy one last highlight, calling into Northern Ireland’s attraction-packed capital, Belfast.

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Day 1 - Depart Liverpool

Liverpool - the home of The Beatles - is one of Britain's most iconic and interesting cities.

Day 2 - Killybegs, Ireland

In Killybegs you can pass the hours watching the fishing boats and net menders, or catch a glimpse of the seals in the harbour. Enjoy the Maritime and Heritage Centre, or the beauty of rural Donegal on a tour.

Day 3 to 6 - At Sea

Day 7 - St. John's, Newfoundland

The capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador has a rich and colourful history. St. John’s offers a blend of old world charm, interesting architecture, historic landmarks, beautiful countryside and fishing villages in the local area.

Day 8 - At Sea

Day 9 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

In Halifax - the capital of Nova Scotia - see the old fort, the Maritime Museum, and the art gallery, or relax in one of the pretty parks. Alternatively, take a stroll through the tiny Peggy's Cove, with its bustling fishing harbour and lobster fishery

Day 10 - At Sea

Day 11 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The historic district of Charlottetown is charming; a home to many pretty 19th century buildings. The 1864 Conference which led to the formation of the Canadian Confederation was held in Charlottetown’s Province House. If you take a wander, you’ll find on most street corners there are storyboards to tell you the story of the town and its role in Canada’s history.

Day 12 - At Sea

Day 13 - Baie-Comeau

Baie-Comeau is one of Canada’s hidden gems, a small, yet attraction packed city with plenty to see and an interesting history and heritage to explore. 

Day 14 - Saguenay

Whilst in Saguenay – a popular place for Quebecois to visit for outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking – be sure to explore the Saguenay Fjord National Park, with a cruise along this stunning waterway or a visit to the Fjord Museum. The mouth of the fjord is home to billions of krill - attracting various whale species.

Day 15 - Quebec City

Perched atop a cliff that swoops down to the St. Lawrence River, Quebec is the only walled city on the American continent north of Mexico. Shore Tours give great insights into this incredible city, and also the chance to engage with the natural beauty of the magnificent Montmorency Falls.

Day 16 - Trois-Rivières (Trois Rivieres)

Once almost completely destroyed by fire in 1908, the city is now thriving with cafés, bars, artists’ workshops and a variety of museums celebrating Canada’s many industries – from pulp and paper, to iron and steel. By contrast, the Promenade de la Poésie, punctuated with more than 300 panels displaying love poems, is a delightful walk.

Day 17 - Montreal

A true mix of cultures, with Gallic tradition and joie de vivre rubbing up against North American innovation and optimism, Montreal is a truly unique city and one that begs to be explored.

Day 18 - At Sea

Day 19 - Havre St. Pierre

A true mix of cultures, with Gallic tradition and joie de vivre rubbing up against North American innovation and optimism, Montreal is a truly unique city and one that begs to be explored.

Day 20 - Corner Brook

Steeped in a rich history, Corner Brook has lots of historic sights and attractions, including the Captain James Cook Monument. Its downtown area is a maze of interlocking brick sidewalks, open green spaces and lots of shops, galleries and restaurants.

Day 21 to 25 - At Sea

Day 26 - Belfast

In the vibrant city of Belfast there’s a chance to visit the Harland and Wolff shipyard and the superb Titanic Experience; admire the views from Belfast Castle; or take a tour to the exceptional Giant’s Causeway.

Day 27 - Disembark in Liverpool

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26 Nights from £3,599 pp
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Whats Included
  • 26 night cruise onboard Fred Olsen Black Watch
  • Comfortable en-suite accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon read, five course a la cart dinner
  • Late night buffet and self service rea & coffee
  • Varied day time activities, lectures and talks
  • Choice of live evening entertainment
  • 4 formal nights
  • FREE Tips included if booked before 3rd May 2017
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