23 January 2018, 12:03
Cruise to Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in the Fall
All-inclusive 28-night Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in the Fall cruise, from Dover to Canada’s Atlantic coast aboard Saga Sapphire, including visits to Quebec City, the Gaspe Peninsula and Montreal, from £4,307 per person
- Ride a cable car to the summit of the Laurentian Mountains
- Evening strolls along the historic boardwalk of Halifax, Nova Scotia
- A new perspective on Quebec City, by horse and carriage or helicopter
- Take a thrilling zodiac ride off the coast of Newfoundland
This all-inclusive 28-day cruise aboard Saga Sapphire to Nova Scotia, the mighty St Lawrence River and the peerless sights of eastern Canada, will propel travellers to magical places, where they can experience the natural splendour and warm autumnal colours of awe-inspiring forests, rivers and mountains.
On this cruise, autumn shakes the leaves off the trees along Canada's Atlantic coast to herald its annual ‘fall’, dusting the landscape with spectacular shades of russet, reds and browns. It’s a truly awe-inspiring sight, and autumn is the best time of year to appreciate the picture-postcard scenes of the St Lawrence River, Canada’s historic cities, old lighthouses, clapboard dwellings and wild natural wonders.
During this boutique-style cruise, Saga guests will be awestruck by the unforgettable rugged coastline and fishing villages of Nova Scotia, including the world's second largest natural harbour at the capital city, Halifax. Travellers will also discover how the distinct history of Quebec City and cosmopolitan, French-speaking Montreal – in its full-beam autumnal splendour - were forged by the toil and traditions of the cities’ intrepid founding fathers.
Guests on this spectacular Canadian cruise will also be making their own little bit of history, too. Saga’s elegant and friendly small boutique style ship will be the first of her kind to dock in Quebec City’s all-new cruise terminal, and a warm Canadian welcome is a certainty!
In Quebec City guests can explore the Unesco-listed 17th and 18th century old town by foot, or for something a little different they could take a ride by horse and carriage through the city. And if it’s an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience maybe a helicopter flight above it, to absorb the stunning sights in a whole new light.
Another picturesque port of call is North America’s most easterly point and oldest city St John’s, capital of Newfoundland and Labrador. Here, brightly-painted houses cling to hillsides on a rugged coastline scattered with lighthouses and fortifications. A surefire way of lapping up this spectacular coastal scenery to the max from a distinct perspective is by taking to the water for a trip aboard a zodiac vessel.
A coach trip through the jaw-dropping panoramas of the Laurentian Mountains is an optional highlight of the Montreal leg of the cruise. For the full visual feast of the Canadian fall at its finest, complete the trip to the mountains’ summit by cable car to savour the dazzling autumn colours way down below.
Crystal-clear rivers, lush forests and glacier-burnished mountains are the wonders in store when visitors land on the Gaspe Peninsula, in the upper reaches of the St Lawrence. A visit to Forillon National Park should also be on every to-do list, where sea birds nest as whales and seals can be spotted doing their thing offshore.
The beauty of all-inclusive boutique style cruising aboard Saga Sapphire to Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in the Fall means that guests can be assured that they won’t receive any unexpected bills at the end of the cruise. Unlike many competitors there are no onboard gratuities to pay and guests can indulge in afternoon tea or room-service at their leisure, as well as the free on-board Wi-Fi to their hearts content - all at no extra cost!
Furthermore, additional single cabins are available on all 2018 cruises. Plus, there’s the convenience of a return chauffeur service to the UK departure point.
28 nights from £4,307 per person, departing from Dover on Friday, September 21, 2018. Price based on two people sharing an Inside Guarantee where travellers receive their cabin number shortly before sailing (or at embarkation) and not at the time of booking. Your cabin may be located anywhere on the ship and twin cabins may have two single beds or one double bed. Further terms and conditions apply. Fare was correct at the time of going to print and is subject to availability and change.
Price includes UK travel package to and from Dover, all meals and entertainment, all-inclusive drinks – selected wines at lunch and dinner, Saga house-branded spirits, cocktails containing house-branded spirits, draught beer and lager, non-alcoholic cocktails, all mixers and soft drinks, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party, unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues, free Wi-Fi, all on-board gratuities, porterage, free shuttle bus to nearest town centre (whenever possible and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away), optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if passenger has own insurance.
For details visit saga.co.uk/ocean-cruises or call 0800 50 50 30
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