Montreal, Fall Foliage & New York
Holiday Ref: OCE01
Holiday Ref: OCE01
Departing 6th October 2019
Fly from UK to Montreal, transfer to your Montreal Hotel where you will stay for 2 nights.
Today you will enjoy a walking tour which explores the eastern and western ports of Old Montreal while also visiting the famous Notre-Dame Basilica.
Starting in the east, stroll through the charming cobblestone streets and winding alleys of the historic district, taking in sights such as the Cours le Royer, St-Paul Street, Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall, Champ de mars, Bonsecours street and its chapel before ending at Bonsecours Market.
After an hour-long break for lunch, you will explore the west part of Old Montreal and look back on the city's 19th century economic effervescence and witness the dynamism of the metropolis today.
See Place d’Armes, St-Jacques Street and its banks, McGill Street, Place d’Youville and Place Royale before ending near Pointe-à-Callière Museum.
Transfer to Montreal Port, Embark on Oceania Riviera.
Surrounded by several miles of granite walls dating back hundreds of years, Quebec City’s fabulous Old Town exudes European character, exemplified in the iconic Château Frontenac. Another architectural gem is the fascinating Musée de la Civilisation, a treasure trove of items recreating the French-speaking city’s early days.
Cruising the Gulf of St Lawrence
Trace the birth of Canada where it happened in 1864 on the waterfront in what is now Founder's Hall. The past also comes alive along historic Great George Street. Don't miss the Neo-Gothic St. Dunstan's Cathedral, or the Confederation Centre of the Arts to see the original manuscript of the beloved Anne of Green Gables, which was set on Prince Edward Island.
Historic Sydney boasts several landmarks from the late 1700s, such as the colonial Cossit House and the Jost House, which features an unusual beehive bake-oven. St. Patrick's, the city's oldest Catholic church, doubles as a fascinating museum.
Founded by the British in 1749, Halifax still has a British military air about it. Every day at noon, a ceremonial gun is fired at the Halifax Citadel, a star-shaped fortress where the guides wear military uniforms. The exhibits have a more seafaring slant at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and include the nearly 100-year-old Acadia.
Explore Canada's oldest continuing museum, the New Brunswick, where displays include the skeletal remains of a rare North Atlantic right whale. Saint John is also known for the bizarre Reversing Falls, a daily tidal phenomenon so severe it reverses the flow of the Saint John River. Birders will enjoy serene Irving Nature Park.
Take in the best views of this vibrant city from the Portland Observatory, America's only remaining historic maritime signal tower. The Portland Museum of Art, located in the thriving Arts District, boasts the works of Picasso, Monet, Renoir and many other masters. Have a picnic or just relax in the serene Eastern Promenade Park, with its majestic slopes extending down to the beautiful Casco Bay.
Established in the 19th century as New England's premier summer resort city, Bar Harbor was originally called Eden. It's still a seaside paradise, especially for lovers of the outdoors. Hike through Acadia National Park, behold the sweeping vistas from Cadillac Mountain, and watch for migrating humpback whales. The Wabanaki Indian exhibits in the Abbe Museum are also fascinating.
Boston's enormous role during the American Revolution is inescapable, and it's easy to trace by following the Freedom Trail, which links more than a dozen historic sights throughout town from the Paul Revere House to the Old North Church. But don't forgo exploring Boston's appealing modern side. For a 360-degree view of the city, head for the skywalk observatory on the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower. For art, browse the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes works from Van Gogh to Egyptian sculpture. If your interests lie in the natural world, wander through the remarkable New England Aquarium or Franklin Zoo.
Famous for its Gilded Age mansions, many of which are open for tours, such as the Vanderbilt's opulent Marble House, Newport remains a charming, well-heeled resort city. For a different view of the mansions, take the scenic Cliff Walk. The rocky shoreline is also dotted with lighthouses, including the granite Castle Hill
Transfer to your New York Hotel where you will stay for 2 nights.
The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. Call it what you may, New York reigns as one of the world's most dynamic cities. But where to begin? The sacred soil of Ground Zero or stunning Central Park? The Guggenheim or the American Museum of Natural History? Should you take in a Broadway show or simply enjoy the nonstop show of people that parade through the streets? The possibilities are endless in the five boroughs of New York City, so get out and enjoy.
Choose from the many attractions, Museums, and Tours included within your Flexi Pass, and make a full day of exciting sightseeing.
Transfer to Airport fly to UK.