Sample Itinerary for Motorcoach Land & Cruise Tour
of Autumn in the great Northeast and Nova Scotia
Thursday Day One:
Few sights on Earth can match the splendor and beauty of New England USA & Nova Scotia, Canada. Your tour begins today when you leave your home city and fly to Boston Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Here you will be greeted in the luggage area by a tour representative of New England Vacation Tours Inc., where you will be transferred to your three star Hotel where you will be spending the next three nights. This evening you will join us for your Welcome to Northern New England Group Dinner.
Friday Day Two:
Breakfast is on your own this morning before we board our deluxe motorcoach and head southeast to the beautiful island port city of Newport, Rhode Island. Newport, Rhode Island is better known, as the America’s Cup City and home of millionaire row. This morning we shall have a two hour guided tour of Newport and explore the coast line of Newport, Rhode Island. Lunch is on your own today and can be purchased right in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. Early this afternoon we shall visit and tour “The Breakers” a beautiful mansion located on Ochre Point Avenue, overlooking the bay. The Breakers was built in 1895 for Cornelius Vanderbilt, it was designed by Richard Morris Hunt and resembles 16th century Northern Italian palaces and the grounds overlook the Atlantic Ocean and Cliff Walk, free time will be given to you to walk the Cliff Walk if you like. Dinner is included once again this evening.
Saturday Day Three:
Breakfast is on your own today once again this morning, before we head southwest to Sturbridge, Massachusetts. This morning we shall visit and explore Olde Sturbridge Village, the entire village is typical of the 1800′s with more than 40 houses, shops and public buildings that vividly recreate the early American era. Lunch is on your own today, and can be purchased right at Olde Sturbridge Village. Early this afternoon, we leave for Boston, Massachusetts…the birthplace of the American Revolution. This afternoon we shall have a two hour guided tour of Boston and see such sites as; The First Church of Christ Scientist “Mother Church”, The Boston Freedom Trail, Old North Church, Quincy Hall Marketplace and visit and tour the USS Constitution which is more affectionately known as “Old Ironsides”, the oldest commissionable ship in the U.S. Navy fleet today. On Monday’s the USS Constitution is not open for public touring, however it is open for public viewing and you can. Dinner is included once again this evening.
Sunday Day Four:
Breakfast is on your own once again this morning and the morning is yours to enjoy before we check out of our hotel. From our hotel we shall transfer you to Cruiseport Boston’s Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston for boarding aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. “Brilliance of the Seas” cruise ship. Once your onboard “Brilliance of the Seas” cruise ship lunch will be served to everyone on the Lido deck for your pleasure. The ship sails from downtown Boston at 5:00 PM Sharp. Lighthouses aren’t the only reason people found their way here. New England and eastern Canada have an unmistakable charm, rich history and natural beauty all their own. And there’s no better time to visit than the fall – when the foliage is brilliant in every imaginable color, lighthouses dot the coastline, and there’s always an authentic lobster bake going on somewhere.
Monday Day Five:
You will be at sea all day today as we sail northeast to the capital city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. A variety of shipboard activities will take place onboard today and all your meals and entertainment are all yours to enjoy as you see fit.
Tuesday Day Six:
As our ship comes into port, a bagpiper will welcome you to Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia. The “City of Trees” offers the warmth and charm of a small town along with all the excitement you would expect from a great city. Peggy’s Cove, Citadel Hill, and the Acadian Country are just a few of the sights that will herald your arrival here. Relax on a drive through the beautiful Nova Scotian countryside to the moody, weathered village of Peggy’s Cove. Walk along the rocks to view the craggy coastline with its bold glacier-formed outcroppings of granite and its impressive lighthouse. Then drive through the softer South Shore area back to Halifax, and enjoy another view of the city. Take a historical and anecdote-filled tour through the streets of Halifax. Explore the hilltop fortress and the Citadel, and stroll through the beautiful Victorian-style public gardens. Explore the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s extensive collection, with over 2,000 permanent works. For an additional fee Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines offers over 20 different shore excursion trips for your pleasure. You will be in port from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and docked at port side. All your meals are included today onboard along with evening entertainment are all yours to enjoy as you see fit.
Wednesday Day Seven:
You will be at sea all day today as we sail northwest from Halifax to Saint John, New Brunswick. A variety of shipboard activities will take place onboard today and all your meals and entertainment are all yours to enjoy as you see fit.
Thursday Day Eight:
Wedged between nature parks and the powerful currents of the Bay of Fundy, Saint John, New Brunswick is the province’s largest city and most important port. Set out on foot from RCCL cruises to Saint John into downtown, with its Victorian-era architecture and bustling central market Saint John cruises anchor in the Bay of Fundy, where you’ll spot seals and shorebirds from the trail, your kayak, or an observation tower. Watch the swirling tide crash at Reversing Falls. Hike past misshapen rocks and over gorges on the Fundy Trail Parkway. Founded by Loyalists escaping the Revolutionary War in 1785, Saint John has emerged as a thriving port city. Its restored historic waterfront and surrounding natural beauty have made Saint John a wonderful destination. Experience the amazing Reversing Falls Rapids, Saint John’s best-known attraction. Twice daily the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy rise faster than the river can empty. When this happens, the tide attempts to push the river back upstream, then the tide ebbs and the river appears to reverse itself and flow over the rocks, creating the appearance of reversing rapids. Visit the historic Trinity Anglican Church, which dates from 1877, when the original structure was destroyed in the Great Fire. Shop at your leisure in the antique and specialty shops located along Prince William Street, then through the Old City Market on Germain Street. Downtown, you can explore Kind Square and walk past the Imperial Theater, Old Country Courthouse and the Loyalist Burial Grounds. Visit St. Martin’s Sea Caves and Beach, where you’ll see caves carved out by the pounding tides, as well as the rock-covered beach. St. Martins’ twin-covered bridges, harbor area and lighthouse are favorites with photographers and painters.
Explore Fort Howe, built in 1777 to serve as both protection for the harbor and as the city jail.
The building itself is now closed, but the rocky promontory on which it sits offers an excellent
panoramic view of the city and harbor. For an additional fee Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines offers
over 20 different shore excursion trips for your pleasure. You will be in port from 8:00 AM to
6:00 PM and docked at port side. All your meals are included today onboard along with evening
entertainment are all yours to enjoy as you see fit.
Friday Day Nine:
Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island and surrounded by Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor features some of the most spectacular scenery on the Eastern Seaboard. The rock-bound coast, soaring granite cliffs, majestic mountains and blue waters have attracted the Rockefellers, Astors, and Vanderbilts for over 200 years, and continue to enchant visitors today. Explore beautiful Acadia National Park. See Cadillac Mountain and the natural rock formations of Thunder Hole. Journey over bridges to arrive at Jordan Pond House, where you can take in the beautiful scenery of Penobscot Mountain and the Bubble Mountains while enjoying popovers and tea. Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor, Maine comprises 49,000 plus acres of rock-bound coast of on Mount Desert Island, a portion of the Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland, and offshore islands. Here in Acadia National Park you will find granite cliffs side by side with sand and cobblestone beaches. Glacier-carved mountains rise from the sea, cupping deep lakes in their valleys. Here, too, are meadows and marshes and dense evergreen forests. Everywhere the ocean makes its presence felt, whether by sight, sound, or smell. Much of Acadia National Park’s outstanding scenery is the result of glaciers carving through an east-west ridge of granite, leaving mountains separated by valleys. Many glaciers have covered Maine, and the last melted 11,000 years ago. Big blocks of ice were left behind forming lakes and ponds. As the glacier retreated, sea level rose and flooded the valley that is now the only fjord located on the eastern seaboard of the United States. For an additional fee Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines offers over 15 different shore excursion trips for your pleasure. You will be in port from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and docked in the inner harbor and tendered back and forth to downtown Bar Harbor. All your meals are included today onboard along with evening entertainment are all yours to enjoy as you see fit.
Saturday Day Ten:
Portland offers a unique combination of Maine’s rich history and its own vibrant culture. Local artisans offer their handiwork along the streets of the Arts District and the Old Port Exchange. Colorful boats line the shores of Casco Bay, and wonderful freshly cooked seafood abounds in this charming seaside town. The Old Port Exchange is really the heart of downtown Portland. It’s a collection of 19th-century brick buildings originally constructed to support the vast export and fishing industries. Today, this quaint, restored area houses specialty shops, restaurants and pubs. Visit the Victoria Mansion, one of America’s most significant Victorian homes, dating back to 1858. The interior is all original, with antique furniture, carpets, ceramics and wall decorations. The 19th-century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was raised in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in downtown Portland. Tour his home, and see an interesting collection of Maine’s historical artifacts. Come see the Portland Head Light lighthouse illuminate over 200 years of history. George Washington ordered its construction in 1787. Today it is the most photographed lighthouse in North America, and deserves a snap in your photo album. Shop ’til you drop in Freeport, home of the world-famous L.L. Bean® and over 100 other stores, from designer boutiques to unique Maine artisan shops. Discover Kennebunkport, a truly classic Maine village. See Victorian-style mansions built by sea captains and 19th-century merchants. Stroll the same quaint streets as famous resident, former President George Bush. Visit the center of town, Dock Square, and immerse yourself in the fashionable boutiques, shops, galleries and small restaurants. For an additional fee Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines offers over 10 different shore excursion trips for your pleasure. You will be in port from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM and docked at port side. All your meals are included today onboard along with evening
entertainment are all yours to enjoy as you see fit.
Sunday Day Eleven:
An early morning breakfast is included this morning onboard the “Brilliance of the Seas” The ship shall dock in Boston at 6:00 AM however disembarking cannot start until the ship is clear by US Customs – US Immigrations and Homeland Security. You will be transfer from Cruiseport Boston’s Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston to Boston Logan International Airport for your return flight home. No return flights home will be scheduled before 2:00 PM to give you enough time to go through airport security with many fond memories of New England USA & Eastern Canada.
Both New England Vacation Tours & Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines reserve the rights to change
any tour itinerary, equipment, attractions and port of calls as see fit without notice or liability
whatsoever at any time. The above is only a sample tour itinerary as of December 21, 2012.
A Valid US Passport Is Needed For This Tour Package
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