New England & Saint Lawrence Seaway Cruise

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 Holland America Line’s ms Amsterdam 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. All meals are included aboard ship! Pick from three stateroom options: Vista Suite, Oceanview Stateroom, or Inside Stateroom.

Hosted By: Gary Cannalte

Chief Meteorologist

WISC TV

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Tour Highlights
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $490 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels and aboard ship
  • Hotel and cruise ship transfers
  • $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour
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Day 1 : Fly to Boston

Our adventure begins with a pleasant flight to Boston and check-in to a comfortable hotel for two nights.

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 enjoy a special Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.

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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.

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Day 4 : Bar Harbor

Located on the shores of Mount Desert Island and sitting on the entrance to Acadia National Park is the resort town of Bar Harbor, Maine. The incredible scenery of the region transformed the area into a popular destination for notables John D. Rockefeller and Joseph Pulitzer. Optional shore excursions include visits to iconic lighthouses of the area or a traditional lobster bake.

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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.

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Day 6 : Sydney

We arrive in Sydney, Nova Scotia, today 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.

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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 Price Edward Island National Park is legendary for its sweeping vistas and as the inspiration for Anne of Green Gables.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Day 11 : Fly Home

We fly home with wonderful memories of our fantastic New England & St. Lawrence Seaway cruise.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $490 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels and aboard ship
  • Hotel and cruise ship transfers
  • $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights in Boston
  • 1 night in Montreal

Attractions & Highlights

  • Boston Freedom Trail guided tour
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace & Quincy Market
  • Boston Tea Party Museum
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
  • Included Halifax Shore Excursion: Peggy's Cove & Hop On Hop Off tour (minimum value of $99 per person)
  • Montreal guided city tour
  • Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica

23 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner in Boston
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Montreal

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 7 nights aboard Holland America Line's MS Amsterdam
  • All meals included aboard ship with As You Wish Dining
  • Ports of Call:
  • Bar Harbor, Maine (Tender port)
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec City, Quebec

Tour Dates & Pricing

July 9th, 2020 - July 19th, 2020

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double Inside

$5499

Double Oceanview

$5899

Double Vista Suite

$7499

Single Inside

$7299

Single Oceanview

$8299

Single Vista Suite

$11499

Final Payment Date: 04/5/2020

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Departure Cities

Gary Cannalte

Gary grew up in the Chicago suburbs and has a degree in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University. He moved to WISC-TV3 in Madison in 1990, and was the original meteorologist for News 3 This Morning. In 1999, Gary was promoted to Chief Meteorologist and moved to a weekday evening schedule. He was the first meteorologist in Madison to receive the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society, and is a member of the National Weather Association.

Gary makes many school visits and personal appearances to speak about the weather. He’s very involved in WISC-TV’s annual Koats for Kids clothing drive to provide winter clothing apparel for children and adults in need in the Madison community.

In his spare time, Gary enjoys bowling, watching baseball, and spending time with his wife, Jean Marty, and son, Charlie. Gary has previously hosted several Holiday Vacations tours.

Join Gary and WISC-TV3 viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.