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Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, Peggy’s Cove
Le Château Frontenac
Boston Tea Party Museum
Green Gables Heritage Place
JFK Presidential Library and Museum
Departs: August 11th, 2022 Tour Dates & Pricing
Experience the history and beauty of the Atlantic coast, Canadian Maritime Provinces, and the famous Saint Lawrence Seaway. Explore Boston’s colonial history at the Boston Tea Party Museum and visit historic sites on the Freedom Trail. Visit the JFK Presidential Library, then board our delightful Holland America Line’s ship, the MS Zaandam for a scenic seven-night cruise. Our ports of call include Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and Quebec City, Quebec. Disembark in Montreal and tour the city including the majestic Notre-Dame Basilica. All meals are included aboard ship! Pick from three stateroom options: Vista Suite, Oceanview Stateroom, or Inside Stateroom.
Hosted By: Mike Price
Retired NewsChannel 9 "Good News" Host and Syracuse broadcast icon
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Day 1 : Fly to Boston
Our adventure begins with a pleasant flight to Boston. Upon arrival we check in to a comfortable hotel in the city for a two-night stay.
Day 2 : Freedom Trail Tour
Today we discover Boston, steeped in America’s colonial history and one of the focal cities of the American Revolution. We join an 18th-century historical guide on a tour of the Freedom Trail, learning about the important events that shaped the city and our country. Visit the Granary Burying Ground where some of America’s most notable citizens rest including Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, and see the Old North Church where signal lanterns ignited the American Revolution. Enjoy lunch on your own and time to explore Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market, a National Historic Landmark. This afternoon we visit the Boston Tea Party Museum. History comes alive as we enjoy presentations from costumed actors, engaging interactive exhibits, and authentically restored tea ships. This evening we get to know our fellow traveling companions at a special Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.
Day 3 : JFK Library & Set Sail
We begin our final day in Boston at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Enjoy a documentary film and exhibits providing insight into the Kennedy Era, with personal and historic artifacts shedding light on the life and times of JFK and his family. Later, we board our elegant Holland America ship for a scenic seven-night cruise. Enjoy the luxurious amenities onboard including exceptional dining and entertainment options. All meals are included aboard ship.
Day 4 : Bar Harbor
Our ship arrives at Bar Harbor, Maine where we take comfortable tender boats to and from the shore. Bar Harbor is a resort town located on the shores of Mount Desert Island and sits at the entrance to Acadia National Park. The incredible scenery of the region transformed the area into a popular destination for business magnates John D. Rockefeller and Joseph Pulitzer. Optional shore excursions include visits to iconic lighthouses of the area or a traditional lobster bake.
Day 5 : Halifax
This morning we dock in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia and one of the first English cities in Canada. Its vast harbor extends 16 miles inland. Today we enjoy an included excursion to the picturesque fishing village of Peggy’s Cove followed by time to explore Halifax on our own.
We arrive in Sydney, Nova Scotia to take in the area’s stunning coastal scenery. You may choose to stroll through town and explore the city’s historic houses and churches dating from the 1700s, or participate in an optional excursion to the beautiful Cabot Trail or Fortress of Louisbourg.
Day 6 : Sydney
Day 7 : Charlottetown
Our port today is Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. This capital city offers vintage architecture on Victoria Row, tranquil parks, and unmatched harborside beauty. Nearby Prince Edward Island National Park is legendary for its sweeping vistas and as the inspiration for Anne of Green Gables.
Day 8 : Scenic Cruising
Enjoy a relaxing day cruising the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Unwind on one of the spacious decks in a comfortable personal lounge or revel in the included amenities and entertainment featured onboard. This afternoon we gather for a private reception.
Day 9 : Quebec City
We arrive in charming Quebec City today. Docked next to Old Town, enjoy strolling its quaint cobblestone streets lined with cafes and shops, take the funicular up to Le Château Frontenac castle, or partake in an optional shore excursion.
Day 10 : Montreal
This morning we bid farewell to our floating home as we disembark and explore Montreal. Known as the cultural capital of Canada, this vibrant city offers dining, shopping, and history with a European flair. We tour the city with a knowledgeable local guide highlighted by the ornate interior of Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. Then take time to explore historic Old Montreal. This evening enjoy a special Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner to celebrate our time together.
Day 11 : Fly Home
We fly home with wonderful memories of our fantastic New England & St. Lawrence Seaway cruise.
August 11th, 2022 - August 21st, 2022
Price Per Person
Double Vista Suite
Single Vista Suite
Final Payment Date: 04/03/2022
WSYR TV Pickup Locations:
Liverpool, NY - Holiday Inn
Newark, NJ - Newark Liberty International Airport
Mike joined Colorful Channel 9 as a staff announcer in 1962, one week before the station signed on the air for the first time. He has been one of Central New York’s best-known (and best loved) personalities.
Mike covered Good News for NewsChannel 9 for nearly 25 years. He announced his retirement in June 2008.
He retired as a Chief Petty Officer in the US Coast Guard Reserve after 30 years of service. After serving in the Gulf War in 1991, he has been a sought-after speaker for veterans and memorial events. In addition, for the past five years Mike has been the drum major for the Central New York Police and Fire Band. Mike has received the Syracuse Press Club’s highest honors, including the Career Achievement Award.
He hopes to spend more time with his family, travel with his companion Vaudine, and stay busy with freelance broadcasting and public affairs projects. He has previously hosted several Holiday Vacations tours. Join Mike on this trip of a lifetime!
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Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.