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CANADIAN ROCKIES & ALASKA WITH THE QUEEN

For June 2023, indulge in a one-time special holiday that combines in one stylish and relaxed journey two places on everyone's bucket list: Alaska's Inside Passage including stunning Glacier Bay and the majestic Canadian Rockies, both at the perfect time of the year.

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For decades, Canada has been our most popular foreign destination and we know Canada better than some Canadians. Whether it is where to get the best Montreal smoked meat sandwich in all of Quebec (Schwartz Deli on Boulevard St Laurent) or the best seafood in Vancouver (Joe Fortes on Thurlow St) we know Canada inside and out. This is why our annual Fall Royal Canadian Holiday with the Queen Mary 2 or our Springtime in the Canadian Rockies program always sells out.

Naturally, this knowledge extends to Via Rail Canada, Canada’s provider of excellent rail passenger service. We know the trains, the accommodations, the services and the stopover points. For superb Canadian holidays founded on decades of experience, we invite you to join us. All Aboard!

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Elegant Canadian Rockies

2022 DATES:
August 15 to 22
2022 DATE:
September 12 to 19
RATES:
8 Days from $3,895 per person

This is another very special holiday only we can offer since it utilizes our very own private train, the Great Western Limited. Guests depart Seattle over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway bound for Glacier National Park in Montana. Onboard, all guests enjoy Pullman sleeping car accommodations, fine dining (all meals, wines & spirits are included naturally) as we roll east. The following day finds us enjoying Glacier National Park with the famed ‘Going to the Sun’ Road and a cruise on Lake McDonald.

The following day we drive north to begin our five-night stay in the Canadian Rockies with masterful sightseeing such as Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, the gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain and large blocks of free time to enjoy as you like. With fine dining, excellent well-chosen hotels and an intelligent pace, there is no finer tour to the Canadian Rockies.

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ALASKA WITH THE QUEEN

2023 DATES:
August 5 to 20 – Once Only!
RATES:
16 Days from $5,295 per person

Only rarely does an itinerary come together that offers the perfect blend of interest and beautiful places, at the right time of the year, combined with a great ship. With fantastic places in Alaska like Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, and our favorite, Glacier Bay, this is a magical itinerary. After an overnight in charismatic Seattle, you’ll head north to Vancouver for a pre-cruise afternoon and evening in this beautiful city. The Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth, heir to a proud tradition established by the original Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and later by the Queen Elizabeth 2, is your civilized conveyance to Alaska, the Great Land.

Aboard your superb ship, you’ll enjoy classic ocean liner comfort, viewing Alaska from its finest perspective, by sea up close. Marvel at the Queen’s lavish public rooms, including the grand two-deck-high Queen’s Room, complete with chandeliers, where traditional Afternoon Tea is served daily and big band music plays every evening. Best of all, as a grand finale Queen Elizabeth sails south on a rare Pacific Coastal cruise to San Francisco, with the ultimate Ocean Liner arrival, sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Royal Canadian Holiday (2022)

2022 DATES:
September 24 to October 7
RATES:
14 Days from $4,295 per person

We have combined four of our favorite Canadian destinations: Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City into a stylish vacation graced by a fifth stellar destination, Cunard’s magnificent RMS Queen Mary 2, the last great ocean liner in the world. Therefore, our guests enjoy two night stays in Niagara Falls, Toronto and Quebec City along with complete sightseeing, fine dining, ample free time and treats like a visit to historic Niagara on the Lake and travel aboard Via Rail Canada from Toronto to Montreal with a rare seven-night voyage from Quebec City to New York City aboard Queen Mary 2. All at the perfect time of the year for Fall Colors.

This is a rare opportunity to do a short voyage on Queen Mary 2 and the addition of four of the greatest sights in Canada just makes this getaway even more enticing. This program is offered only once a year so book now.

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Royal Canadian Holiday (2023)

2023 DATES:
September 30 to October 13
RATES:
14 Days from $4,695 per person

Revel in the autumnal glory of Canada on this exquisite voyage, an unexpected yet perfect marriage of urbane Toronto, cosmopolitan Montreal and enchating Quebec City with a superlative voyage aboard Queen Mary 2, the last great ocean liner afloat. Your journey begins with a picturesque ride on the Maple Leaf Limited train to Niagara Falls, where you’ll take in this inimitable wonder aboard the famed Maid of the Mist. In each of Canada’s cities, you’ll enjoy sightseeing tours and dining in a renowned restaurant, as well as ample free time to absorb the sights on your own terms.

Once aboard majestic Queen Mary 2, delight in the rarefied atmosphere of this storied vessel, where each public room astonishes more than the last. During your marvelous voyage, you’ll absorb the rugged charm of Cape Breton Island, beloved longtime home of Alexander Graham Bell, and the enthralling history of Boston, perhaps our nation’s most momentous city. And with our professional and friendly tour manager always on hand, you never need worry about a single detail. All aboard!

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Fall Colors in Quebec & Vermont

2022 DATES:
October 10 to 17
2023 DATES:
October 7 to 14
RATES:
8 Days from $3,595 per person

Decade after decade, a sell-out program that features everything delightful and enjoyable in one vacation. We begin with our own private vintage train from New York City to Montreal, the Montreal Limited over the Canadian Pacific Railway, a day trip of epic beauty with the Hudson River Valley and Lake Champlain. Then three nights in colorful exciting Montreal with welcome dinner, breakfast daily, sightseeing, and plenty of free time before we travel east aboard Via Rail Canada to magical Quebec City for an overnight stay.

After Quebec, we travel to lovely Burlington VT for a three-night stay with visits to the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream as well as a visit to historic Stowe, VT. With excellent hotels, comprehensive sightseeing throughout, fine dining, and vintage train travel, this is one of our shortest yet most popular trips. All Aboard!

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West Coast Swing

2022 DATES:
September 27 – October 8
RATES:
12 Days from $2,895 per person

In 1939 Canadian Pacific put out a nifty brochure titled, appropriately, ‘Glorious British Columbia,’ and this heading summarizes perfectly our view of this beautiful Province. This fall, we have a truly glorious holiday that features train travel, two full nights in Seattle and two full nights in Vancouver before the highlight of our holiday, a rare Pacific Coastal voyage down the West Coast to San Diego. With fine hotels, a leisurely pace and a traditional ocean liner ambiance with Holland America Line, this holiday is always popular and traditionally sells out.

In fact, stylish touches abound on this holiday, from our welcome dinner in Seattle to a special cocktail party aboard the ms Noordam and a very special evening in the elegant Pinnacle Grill during our voyage South to San Diego. Naturally, there is a professional tour manager from start to finish to handle all of the details so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday.

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Canadian Rockies & Alaska with the Queen

2023 DATES:
June 24 – July 7
RATES:
14 Days from $4,995 per person

For summer of 2023, we have a one-time special holiday that is very special indeed since it combines in one stylish and relaxed journey two places on every traveler’s bucket list: Alaska’s stunning Inside Passage including Glacier Bay and the majestic Canadian Rockies, both at the perfect lime of the year.

And since how one travels is often as important as the destination, here too, we offer up two more bucket list experiences: Travel from the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver aboard Via Rail Canada’s flagship train, the Canadian, with its iconic vista-dome cars, comfortable sleeping cars and elegant dining cars followed by Alaska aboard the acclaimed Queen Elizabeth of Cunard Line. Thus, our guests enjoy the last great train in North America along with travel aboard a ship that is the heir to the great traditions established with the original Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth 2. While countless ordinary cruise ships offer Alaska cruises, there is only one Queen ship offering it and these two components make our holiday a splendid undertaking.

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Canadian Sunset

2022 DATES:
August 27 – September 7
RATES:
12 Days from $4,595 per person

Late summer in Vermont on Lake Champlain, two nights in stunning Quebec City and a rare river voyage on a classic Canadian Riverboat, the ‘Canadian Empress’ from Quebec City to Kingston, Ontario, followed by two nights in Niagara Falls.

“What river is this” Jacques Cartier asked his Indian guide as he looked onto the majestic St Lawrence River. “A river without end” the Indian replied and it is with this inspiration we offer up one of the world’s great rivers.

We have always believed travel should offer splendid sites and comfort and this holiday does both. A daytime train trip to lovely Burlington Vermont with its beautiful setting on Lake Champlain. An overnight stay in Quebec City, the closest thing to Paris in North America. The massive ramparts of the Plains of Abraham with the backdrop of the storied Chateau Frontenac Hotel. Once aboard our riverboat, we will explore the scenic Thousand Islands, the unique living community of Upper Canada Village and historic Brockville. All of this before the final visual treat: Niagara Falls and charming Niagara on the Lake.

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Canada & New England with the Queen (2022)

2022 DATES:
September 26 to October 7
RATES:
12 Days from $2,995 per person

For 25 years, this has been one of our most popular Fall holidays, combining a scenic train trip with three nights in Montreal and a short voyage aboard the most legendary Ocean Liner afloat, Cunard’s RMS Queen Mary 2. We begin with the beautiful train trip from New York City to Montreal via the Hudson River Valley and Lake Champlain that the BBC described as one of the ten prettiest train trips in North America. Guests then enjoy three nights to enjoy the style and joie de vivre of Montreal, the largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris.

Naturally, we have included sightseeing, fine dining and plenty of free time. Next, we travel to historic Quebec City aboard Via Rail Canada with a special Quebecois luncheon and sightseeing tour upon arrival. Guests enjoy a full 28 hours in this ancient walled city before sailing aboard Queen Mary 2 for New York City with the ship being our hotel in Quebec City. Once aboard this last great ocean liner, there are port visits to scenic Saguenay, Sept-Iles and Halifax before we arrive in New York City. In short, the perfect elegant Fall getaway.

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Canada & New England with the Queen (2023)

2023 DATES:
September 29 to October 8
RATES:
10 Days from $2,995 per person

Some moments are so perfect, they simply can never be duplicated. That’s why this special fall foliage adventure featuring a voyage on Cunard Line’s peerless Queen Mary 2 is offered just once only. After sailing from New York City, enjoying incomparable views of The Big Apple’s iconic skyline, embark on a rare 7-night voyage on Cunard’s flagship, revitalized with a recent refurbishment that added new lounges and enhanced dining. Soak up the Scottish vibe of Halifax, look for whales off the Gaspé Peninsula and discover the art galleries of Saguenay, the perfect Canadian crescendo before your arrival in sublime Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

You’ll appreciate an overnight stay aboard Queen Mary 2, allowing for evening exploration of this magical city and its castle-like Château Frontenac. Follow your cruise with two glorious nights in Montreal, a city so European that you’ll feel as if you are on another continent. Punctuate your journey with a spectacularly scenic train ride through the fall foliage of Vermont on Amtrak’s Adirondack en route to the glittering lights of New York City.

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A Sentimental Journey

2022 DATES:
September 23 to October 2
September 28 to October 7
RATES:
12 Days from $2,995 per person

During the golden age of travel, when people traveled aboard great ocean liners and stylish trains, two names stood at the apogee for excellence for sea voyages and train travel: Cunard Line and the New York Central Railroad. With this entrée, we have created two very special departures this fall. Both offer an indulgent seven-night cruise aboard the grandest ship afloat, RMS Queen Mary 2 from New York City to Quebec City (or reverse) with an overnight stay in magical Quebec City, two nights in lovely Burlington, Vermont and best of all, a lovingly restored New York Central train to carry us from Vermont to New York City after the cruise or to the cruise, depending on which direction you sail.

With a classic streamliner train, the Queen Mary 2, two nights in Burlington at the perfect time of the year, two days in Quebec City and much more, we have made this holiday even nicer sending a travel concierge along to handle all of the details for you, from transfers, to a special luncheon at our favorite Quebecois restaurant in Quebec City, to hosting special parties and events aboard Queen Mary 2. We look forward to welcoming you to Burlington, Quebec City and the Queen Mary 2. All Aboard!

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Lake Louise to Lake Michigan

2023 DATE:
August 9 to 17
RATES:
9 Days from $4,895 per person

It is our special pleasure that we debut a one-time holiday to the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park, at the perfect time of the year, when days are long and the weather is warm, with the luxury of three nights in the Canadian Rockies followed by three nights at Glacier National Park before another remarkable and unique component, travel from Glacier National Park to Chicago and Midwest points aboard our own private classic Streamliner train, the Great Western Limited.

Enjoy comfortable Pullman sleeping cars (all passengers enjoy beds with soft pillows and most rooms have a separate in-room bathroom with facilities), a stylish lounge car and fine dining (all meals, wines and spirits aboard are included). Little touches abound, from fresh flowers to Afternoon Tea at 4pm with scones and cream cakes. There is an attentive staff, a professional chef and a steward. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy train travel as it used be. In all, this holiday has just one flaw, it is limited to 24 guests and will sell out so prompt reservations are respectfully encouraged.

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Steam, Style, and Splendour

2022 DATE:
ONCE ONLY! September 18 to 26
2023 DATES:
ONCE ONLY! September 24 to October 2
RATES:
9 Days from $3,995 per person

Rarely have we debuted an Autumn tour that has had so much appeal fit into one relaxed holiday. From our own classic vista-dome train, the Maple Leaf Limited, to the splendour of Niagara Falls to the style of Toronto’s theatre district and the relaxed charm of this ‘cottage country’ of great resorts on the lakes of Ontario, this one time holiday offers it all.

Stylish touches abound on this holiday from our Welcome Dinner to an Afternoon Tea one day in Toronto to a steam train ride aboard the South Simcoe Railway and lake cruise aboard the last Royal Mail Ship in Canada, the historic RMS Segwun. Naturally there is a professional tour manager from start to finish to handle all of the details so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday.

The final act of this scenic performance, our very own vintage train – the Maple Leaf Limited from Buffalo to Albany – offers elegant surroundings, a vista-dome and all meals, wines and spirits, a nostalgic and stylish way to travel across New York State. Upon arrival at Albany, an excellent hotel awaits along with our Farewell Dinner. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

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JOURNEY TO NEWFOUNDLAND with FRENCH & ATLANTIC CANADA

2023 DATES:
SEPTEMBER 1 TO 13
RATES:
13 Days from $3,295 per person

Very rarely do we come across an itinerary so unique and distinctive to such a remote and magnificent location not offered in years – and at the perfect time of the year. Begin with a vintage train trip from New York City to Burlington, VT, riding two vintage cars built during the golden era of train travel, a superb beginning to your extraordinary holiday. Enjoy time in quaint Burlington and chic Montreal with fine hotels, a special welcome dinner and plenty of free time before a most unique cruise aboard Holland America’s intimate ms Zaandam, carrying only 1,400 passengers.

Set sail down the St Lawrence River calling at Quebec City, Baie-Comeau and Havre-Saint-Pierre before the highlight of your holiday – three ports in Newfoundland: Corner Brook, St Anthony and St Johns, giving you up close views of this ruggedly beautiful Province including glorious Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then it’s onward to historic Halifax and tony Bar Harbor before concluding your voyage in Boston. With a fabled train, a highly rated Dutch Ocean Liner and a superlative itinerary, we invite you to join us as we know this uncommon journey will sell out quickly. All Aboard!

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Royal Canadian Rockies with the Queen

2023 DATES:
ONCE ONLY! August 12 to 21
RATES:
9 Days from $3,595 per person

For August of 2023, we have created a one-time special holiday that combines in one stylish and relaxed journey three items that should be on every traveler’s bucket list: the majestic Canadian Rockies, a short but delightful voyage aboard the Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth from Vancouver to San Francisco and time to explore San Francisco, ‘Everybody’s Favorite City’, where you’ll arrive in great Ocean Liner fashion by sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge.

To this delightful trio are added a few other treats: daylight travel through the Canadian Rockies by train aboard Via Rail Canada, fine hotels, superb dining including brunch at the storied Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel and complete sightseeing in the Canadian Rockies, all included in the fare.

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Canadian Rockies to Denali

2023 DATES:
ONCE ONLY! July 11 to 26
RATES:
16 Days from $4,995 per person

Discover the extraordinary scenery of the rugged Canadian Rockies and far-flung Alaska on this perfectly conceived blend of both iconic destinations. You’ll appreciate a relaxed stay in uniquely scenic Banff, encircled by towering peaks, and delight in the alpine charm of Jasper. 

Take in the shimmering skyline of Vancouver as you sail north to Alaska, The Last frontier. Along the way, view colossal glaciers, visit enchanting fishing villages and witness the incredible wildlife of this untamed land. You’ll continue to Denali National Park for a two-night stay absorbing the true soul of unspoiled Alaska. 

As if this weren’t wondrous enough, we’ve included not one but two signature train voyages with domed cars – one aboard Via Rail’s legendary Canadian and another on Denali’s McKinley Explorer, both boasting unparalleled views of the surrounding panoramas. All Aboard!

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The Great Canadian Rockies Train Circle Tour

2023 DATES:
August 14 to 22
RATES:
9 Days from $5,295 per person

After a relaxing day in wonderful Seattle, begin your epic journey into the heart of the Canadian Rockies by gliding along the shores of Puget Sound in a lovingly restored private Streamliner train, crossing the towering Cascades to arrive in Glacier National Park. Sail along Lake McDonald and ride a fabled red “jammer” bus from the 1930s along the Going-to-the-Sun Road and across the Continental Divide.

Settle in for three peerless nights in the charming town of Banff, where you’ll take in the picture-postcard views of turquoise-blue Lake Louise, and on the shores of Moraine Lake, see the iconic panorama of the Canadian Rockies. Savor brunch in the glamorous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel and ride a gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Conclude your journey with yet another memorable train ride aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, with daylight viewing of the Canadian Rockies’ famously picturesque peaks. Feel the welcoming embrace of nature’s boundless beauty on this unforgettable journey.

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