Crystal Cruises’ new extended land tours give travelers the opportunity to add pre- or post-cruise land stays in North America’s East Coast and French Canada.
Five 2014 cruises on Crystal Serenity from September to October will offer 2- and 3-night pre- and post-cruise options to explore the cities beyond the New England/Canada cruise itineraries that begin or end in Quebec City. Clients can choose from programs in Toronto and Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec City, or go between Quebec and Montreal to plan their own adventure with a free transfer. The 2-night Toronto and Niagara Falls tour features a tour of Niagara Falls with a sailing excursion through the spray at the base of the falls aboard the Maid of the Mist; a visit to Niagara on the Lake, home to 28 wineries (included is a winemaker’s lunch of seasonal dishes paired with selected wines); a sky-high dinner 1,100 ft. above Toronto at the CN Tower’s rotating 360 restaurant; and an exploration of Toronto via the PATH, which includes a 16-mile underground network of shops, museums, theaters, and dining.
The 3-night Quebec City and Montreal tour by train includes accommodations at Auberge Saint-Antoine hotel in Quebec City and The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal; a business class train ride between Montreal and Quebec City; a tour of Quebec City’s museums, shops, and historical districts, as well as Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica, Latin Quarter, and Mount Royal.
The 7- and 10-day cruises depart Sept. 19 from Boston; Sept. 29 from Quebec City; and the Oct. 6, 16, and 26 departures (all between Quebec and New York) have various ports of call. Rates start at $2,830 pp until Aug. 29. Extended Land Programs in Toronto start at $1,365, and Montreal/Quebec City start at $2,850 including accommodations, sightseeing, transportation, and featured meals. For more information, call (800) 446-8820 or visit crystalcruises.com.