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CANADIAN SUNSET

Our Canadian Sunset is a jewel of a trip featuring a rare four-night voyage through Upper Canada and scenic 1000 Islands aboard Canada's only riverboat, the 66-passenger Canadian Empress, at the height of autumn colors.  Also included is scenic train travel, four nights in New York State's beautiful Finger Lakes region, fine hotels, daily sightseeing and much more, concluding with visits to historic Niagara on the Lake and Niagara Falls for visual splendor throughout.

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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

2024 DATES:
April 23 to May 2
October 19 to 28
2025 DATES:
April 5 to 15
October 4 to 13
October 29 to November 7
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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Journey to Greenland & Canada

2024 DATE:
August 9 to 28 – ONCE ONLY!
RATES:
20 Days from $4,895 per person

Join us for an itinerary to a destination so appealing and frankly, remote and hard to get to under normal conditions, at the perfect time of the year – our summer ‘Journey to Greenland & Canada,’ featuring a fabled hotel for two nights in Boston, a full day to visit to Cape Cod including Martha’s Vineyard and a leisurely cruise. Sailing from Boston on a languid 17-day voyage we will visit Sydney, Nova Scotia and three ports in ruggedly beautiful Newfoundland: Corner Brook, St Anthony and St John’s. If this voyage only went to Newfoundland it would be special enough, but we all sail to Greenland with its magnificent vistas of mountains and valleys, visiting Qaqortog, Nanortalik and Nuuk with their unspoiled surroundings and marine life including seals, humpback, minke and fin whales.

Our ship is the supremely comfortable Emerald Princess offering acres of open deck space, comfortable staterooms, most with balconies, a huge array of restaurants, lounges and bars and remarkably nice pools, jacuzzis, health club and spa. With an extraordinary voyage to spectacular seldom-visited places, a fine hotel, a train ride, a lobster lunch on Cape Cod along with a professional tour manager with special parties and events aboard ship, we invite you to join us on this most uncommon journey. Unpacking only twice to see some of the most amazing places on Earth. Or at sea. All Aboard.

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Adirondack Holiday

2024 DATES:
August 26 to 30
RATES:
5 Days from $2,195 per person

Rarely do we offer a short getaway trip that offers so much fun at such a reasonable price as our one-time Adirondack Holiday in August of 2023. Leaving from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan, our guests enjoy the beautiful journey along the Hudson River all the way to Albany as we travel to lovely Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains for a three-night stay. With an ideal blend of included events and plenty of free time, this is the classic Adirondack getaway and we have even included a scenic historic Steamship cruise on Lake George. With a lakefront hotel, our guests are in the center of this charming town.

After Lake George, a short drive brings us to another beautiful lake, Lake Champlain and an overnight stay in quaint Burlington, Vermont along with plenty of time to enjoy this pretty setting. Saving the best for last, we then travel from Vermont back to New York City aboard two lovingly restored vintage rail cars built for the storied New York Central Railroad and its showcase 20th Century Limited. A wonderfully nostalgic way to travel back to Manhattan. With only one departure, this trip will sell out quickly so prompt reservations are strongly encouraged.

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JOURNEY TO NEWFOUNDLAND with FRENCH & ATLANTIC CANADA

2024 DATES:
AUGUST 29 TO SEPTEMBER 10 – ONCE ONLY!
RATES:
13 Days from $3,595 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 Volendam, 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 epicurean Portland 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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Canada & New England with the Queen

2024 DATE:
September 22 to October 2 – Once Only!
RATES:
11 Days from $3,695 per person

There are still a few travel experiences in the world that transform an ordinary vacation into an extraordinary one, and it is our pleasure to offer one in September of 2024 featuring a special fall foliage adventure with a voyage aboard Cunard Line’s peerless Queen Mary 2 as its centerpiece. After sailing from New York City and enjoying incomparable views of The Big Apple’s iconic skyline, this rare seven-night voyage offers a multitude of delights while enjoying the last great Ocean Liner afloat. Soak up the British heritage of Halifax and discover the art galleries, craft stores and museums in lovely Saguenay, the perfect Canadian interlude before your arrival in sublime Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Disembarking Queen Mary 2, our guests enjoy two glorious nights in Quebec City allowing plenty of time for daytime and nighttime exploration of this magical city with its castle-like Château Frontenac and hundreds of years of history. After two days in Quebec City, more charm and beauty is offered up with an overnight stay in quaint Burlington, VT, situated on the shores of lovely Lake Champlain. And, saving spectacular vistas even for the last day, we travel from Burlington on a wonderfully scenic train ride past Lake Champlain through the fall colors of rural Vermont and along the Hudson River aboard the Ethan Allen Express to New York City with easy train connections to all northeast points.

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Royal Canadian Holiday

2024 DATE:
September 23 to October 4 – ONCE ONLY!
RATES:
12 Days from $4,595 per person

Revel in the autumnal glory of Canada on this exquisite voyage, an unexpected yet perfect marriage of urbane Toronto, cosmopolitan Montrêal 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. Depending on your choice of the 2023 or 2024 itinerary, you’ll absorb the picturesque charm of Quebec’s seaside villages, explore the rugged landscapes of Nova Scotia, gaze in awe at the mansions of Newport or uncover the enthralling history of Boston. 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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Autumn Splendor

2024 Date:
September 24 to October 4 – ONCE ONLY!
RATES:
10 Days from $3,995 per person

Set off from Boston with a train trip to Portland, ME aboard the Downeaster train, followed by a trip aboard the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad with wonderful views. Travel onto North Conway, NH for a four-night hotel stay, where two more extraordinary train rides are included, the Mountaineer train through Mt. Washington Valley and over Crawford Notch, often called the most scenic train ride in the East and, even rarer, a trip on the famed Mt. Washington Cog Railway to the top of Mt. Washington. Other treats are included like a historic steamboat trip on Lake Winnipesaukee, a visit to charming Littleton with its Bridge Walk and covered bridge, and much more.

After your four-night New Hampshire stay, we drive north to Quebec City and board the last great ocean liner afloat, Queen Mary 2, for a rare mini-cruise to New York City. Enjoy a full 28 hours in Quebec City using the ship as your hotel before sailing down the St Lawrence River, stopping in Sydney, Nova Scotia on lovely Cape Breton Island on your way to the Big Apple.

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Fall Colors in Vermont & Quebec with the Queen

2024 Date:
September 27 to October 6 – ONCE ONLY!
RATES:
10 Days from $3,095 per person

While many ships offer autumn voyages to Canada & New England, there is only one iconic Queen Mary 2, the grandest ocean liner afloat and your elegant conveyance on a fall cruise in a style and opulence unmatched by any other ship afloat. For further autumnal immersion, we’ve combined this unique voyage with a scenic train journey from New York City to Vermont along with two nights in lovely Burlington, Vermont, a town of great charm on the shores of Lake Champlain that boasts wonderful shops, galleries, cafes, microbreweries and much more.

After two nights in this lovely setting, relax during a short drive to magical Quebec City, as close as you can get to Paris in the New World. Relish a remarkable 26-hour stay in this historic heart of French Canada, with the stately Queen Mary 2 as your hotel. With complimentary or low-cost train travel to & from New York City from over 198 U.S. cities and towns, transfers, special parties and events both ashore and aboard Queen Mary 2, this is a superb holiday at a most attractive price.

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