New England and eastern Canada have an unmistakable charm, history and natural beauty all their own, and there’s no better time to visit than the fall. The foliage is brilliant in every imaginable color, lighthouses dot the coastline, and there’s always an authentic lobster bake going on somewhere.
Leave the hustle and bustle of New York City behind for an unforgettable fall foliage tour of the Northeastern United States and Canada. Green leaves are replaced by brown and bright orange in the historic U.S. cities of Boston and Portland. Our neighbors to the north will greet you warmly in the beautiful ports of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick. It’s the perfect change of scenery to witness nature’s changing of the seasons.
Retrace American history on Boston’s famous three-mile Freedom Trail. Mountain bike through the raw beauty of Acadia National Park. Shop ’til you drop in Freeport, home of the world-famous L.L.Bean. and over 100 other shops. Sail the coast of Nova Scotia in a 63-foot schooner. Taste the true flavors of the Northeast at an authentic Lobster Bake with all the trimmings. Discover Quebec’s breathtaking 272-foot Montmorency Falls.
Areas of Interest
Known as “the Hub” since its pre-revolutionary days as “the Hub of Civilization,” Boston is still an exciting, vibrant city. Home to some of the world’s greatest universities and colleges, there is always something happening there. It’s an extremely walkable city with an easily accessible public transportation system, making it easy for tourists to explore.
Bar Harbor, ME
Charming cobblestone streets and quaint storefronts make Bar Harbor a delightful New England vacation destination. But it’s what’s just down the road that makes it truly unique. Acadia National Park, just a short drive from downtown Bar Harbor, is a triumph of the Parks System Conservative Program and offers a spectacular display of nature at its finest. Rocky cliffs and jagged coastline open to beautiful ocean views and stony beaches.
From the bustling excitement of Halifax to the quaint, quiet pace of Saint John’s, North America’s oldest city, eastern Canada is a large and varied region. Echoes of Europe are visible in its charming streets and architecture. And nature is an essential part of everyday life, with hiking, white-water rafting and kayaking giving people ample opportunity to explore.
What to Pack
Days onboard are casual. To be most comfortable, we recommend:
Jeans or slacks
Several sweaters, a jacket, a windbreaker and a raincoat
Low-heeled shoes for deck activities
Don’t forget your swimsuit, camera and a pair of binoculars (towels are provided)
For evening wear, count on three basic types of attire: Casual: Dresses or slacks and blouses for women, sport shirts and trousers for men
Smart Casual: Dresses or pantsuits for women, jackets for men
Formal: Cocktail dresses for women, suits and ties or tuxedos for men (you can usually arrange to rent a tuxedo onboard)
Ashore, you’ll need comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots.