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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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Our Eastern offerings, like those in the West, are designed to give maximum visual splendor and also feature train travel through areas that are especially scenic. Our exclusive ‘Royal Canadian Holiday’ with the Queen Mary 2 each fall offers the rare ability to enjoy vista-dome train travel to Niagara Falls, the start of our tour, aboard the Maple Leaf Limited.

Our ‘Fall Colors in Quebec and Vermont’ also features vintage private train travel from New York City to Montreal at the start of the program with a daylight passage up the Hudson River Valley, through the Adirondacks and along Lake Champlain, a visual feast in the words of a BBC writer. Our ‘Train Holiday to the Great Smoky Mountains’ features the wonderfully scenic trip aboard the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, at the perfect times of the year. Because of limited capacity, all of these programs sell out so prompt reservations are always wise.

ITINERARIES IN THE EASTERN U.S.

Spring & Fall in the Great Smoky Mountains

2022 DATES:
October 22 to 31  DATE SOLD OUT!
October 29 to November 7
2023 DATES:
April 15 to 24
October 21 to 30
2024 DATES:
April 20 to 29
October 19 to 28
RATES:
10 Days from $4,395 per person

Another relaxing holiday by train that only we offer. With free or reduced cost train travel from any US city to Charlotte, this holiday offers up great sights and southern hospitality with a gentle pace and great dining. After Charlotte, we enjoy two nights in Asheville taking in the famed Biltmore Estate of the Vanderbilts along with and a steam train ride over the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.

Next is two nights in the heart of the Smokies with complete touring of Great Smokies National Park including Cades Cove. Next, two nights in Chattanooga with a ride aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad through Hiwassee River Gorge and visits to Lookout Mountain and Ruby Falls. Last but not least are two nights in Memphis, home of Elvis and the Blues with time to explore historic Beale St, Graceland, and the National Civil Rights Museum.

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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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Canada & New England with the Queen (2022)

2022 DATES:
September 26 – 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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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 call 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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A Sentimental Journey (2022)

2022 DATES:
September 23 – October 2
September 28 – 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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A Sentimental Journey (2023)

2023 DATES:
SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 8, 2023
OCTOBER 4 – OCTOBER 13, 2023
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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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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