Escorted Groups Details

St. Lawrence Seaway Cruise

May 17, 2023 - May 26, 2023


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Min. 12, Max. 16 passengers


Join Maritime Travel Surrey and Ageless Adventures as we explore the St. Lawrence Seaway aboard the Canadian Empress on this exclsuive small group tour!


Accommodations:

Toronto: Sheraton Gateway Hotel
Seven Day Cruise: Canadian Empress
Quebec City: Hotel Chateau Laurier

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• Home pick and drop off service
• Round trip flight with Air Canada
• Seven days cruise on the St. Lawrence Seaway
• Nine nights accommodation
• Nine breakfasts, six lunches, seven dinners
• Meal gratuities
• Ageless Adventure guide
• Driver and step-on guide gratuities
• All side tours and entrance fees
• Ship board gratuities
• Port charges
• Services of a step-on guide

 



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Highlights:

Toronto • Kingston • Canadian Empress • 1000 Islands • Gananoque • Wanderer’s Channel • Admiralty Islands • Millionaires’ Row • Ivy Lea • 1000 Islands Bridge & Tower • Brockville • Fulford Mansion • Prescott • Fort Wellington National Historic Site • Iroquois Lock • Upper Canada Village • Coteau Landing, Quebec • Willey- Dondero Canal • Eisenhower & Snell Locks • Port of Montreal • Beauharnois Locks • Lake St. Louis • Cote Ste. Catherine & St. Lambert Locks • Ile Sainte-Helene • Mount Royal • Notre Dame Basilica • Trois Rivieres • Shrine at Cap de la Madeleine • Quebec City • Montmorency Falls • Hotel Chateau Laurier • Place D’Armes • Place Royale • Cape Diamond • Joan of Arc Garden • Grand-Allee • Parliament • Plains of Abraham



To book, contact Maritime Travel Surrey:

604-575-5044
surrey@maritimetravel.ca


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St. Lawrence Seaway Cancellation Penalties: 1) 90 days or more prior to departure: $200 is nonrefundable 2) 89 - 46 days prior to departure: 25% of the tour cost is nonrefundable 3) 45 - 16 days prior to departure: 50% of the tour cost is nonrefundable 4) 15 days or less prior to departure: 100% of the tour cost is nonrefundable. Should be physically active, able to walk up stairs, there are no elevators on the ship. This tour is not suitable for those who  rely on a walker.Price quoted is per person in Canadian dollars, land only and based on double occupancy.  Price reflects all applicable savings.  Airfare, extra hotel nights, insurance, transfers is additional. Please inquire, with Maritime Travel Surrey for details. $200 deposit per person required upon booking. Deadline to book is Dec. 18, 2022. A 5% early payment discount is available when payment is made in full 90 days prior to departure. Price quote was valid at time of posting and is subject to availability at time of booking.  Offers are subject to change or be withdrawn at any time.

 


Itinerary

Day One:
Vancouver – Toronto

Travel from Vancouver to Toronto. Overnight at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel located near the airport.

Day Two:
Toronto – Kingston – 1000 Islands
Meals: B, D

Travel by coach to Kingston. Explore Kingston with the help of a local guide. At 5:30 pm, the Canadian Empress is ready for boarding in downtown Kingston. The Captain’s welcome reception is followed by dinner. We cruise out of Kingston’s harbour at 7:00 pm and anchor for the night amid the 1000 Islands.

Day Three:
1000 Islands – Brockville
Meals: B, L, D

The ship weaves among the 1000 Islands and docks at Gananoque to visit the Heritage Museum. We continue via Wanderer’s Channel, the Admiralty Islands, and Millionaires’ Row where palatial mansions overlook the river. Sail past and learn about Boldt Castle and the St. Lawrence Statue en route to Ivy Lea. Disembark at Ivy lea where we drive across half of the 1000 Islands Bridge to the 40-storey 1000 Islands Tower and enjoy a panoramic view. We continue down the river and dock at Brockville for the night. Upon arrival relax or stroll along the park walkways. Tonight enjoy some fun-loving entertainment.

Day Four:
Brockville – Prescott
Meals: B, L, D

Travel by bus for a tour of Fulford Mansion, once owned by Senator George Taylor Fulford who made millions of dollars around the world from “Pink Pills for Pale People” - a patent medicine he manufactured in Brockville and sold around the world. Once back onboard travel to Prescott. Visit Fort Wellington National Historic Site which defended the St. Lawrence during the war of 1812 and the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837. In the late afternoon, the Canadian Empress passesthrough the Iroquois Lock, the first of seven on this voyage.

Day Five:
Prescott – Coteau Landing
Meals: B, L, D

A miniature train takes the group to Upper Canada Village to meet horse-drawn wagon rides for the tour of the site. Founded in 1961, Upper Canada Village is one of the largest living-history sites in Canada. It depicts life in a rural English Canadian setting during the year 1866. Back onboard we cast off bound for Coteau Landing, Quebec. Near Cornwall, we enter the Willey-Dondero Canal for 15 km and the ship is lowered through the Eisenhower and Snell Locks.

Day Six:
Coteau Landing – Montreal
Meals: B, L, D

Depart Coteau Landing bound for the Port of Montreal. Pass through Beauharnois Locks into Lake St. Louis. Pass through Cote Ste. Catherine and St. Lambert Locks. Arrive in Montreal and enjoy a guided tour exploring this vibrant city with its French Canadian traditions including Ile Sainte-Helene, Mount Royal, and the imposing Notre Dame Basilica.

Day Seven:
Montreal – Trois Rivieres
Meals: B, L, D

Leave Montreal behind as we continue down the ever-widening St. Lawrence River. Arrive in Trois Rivieres and take a tour of the Shrine at Cap de la Madeleine. There is time to explore this quaint village on your own. Tonight is the ship’s farewell dinner followed by Big Band music and dancing. 

Day Eight:
Trois Rivieres – Quebec City
Meals: B, L

Travel along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City. Witness the scenic approach to romantic Quebec City with the landmark Chateau Frontenac. View the majestic Montmorency Falls. We arrive at 2:00 pm and say goodbye to the Canadian Empress. Travel by coach to the Hotel Chateau Laurier for a two night stay.

Day Nine:
Quebec City
Meals: B, D

Tour Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the great turrets of the Chateau Frontenac. Old Quebec is one of the best preserved cities in North America. Highlights include the Place d’Armes, ancient Place Royale, Cape Diamond, the Joan of Arc Garden, Parliament, the Plains of Abraham, and much more. The afternoon is yours to enjoy. Join the group for a farewell dinner at Restaurant Louis-Hebert.

Day Ten:
Quebec City – Vancouver
Meals: B

After breakfast and with time to relax we depart for a mid day flight to Vancouver. Reflect on your memories of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

The St. Lawrence Seaway is one of the most ambitious engineering feats of the last century. The objectives: increase the size of the St. Lawrence River shipping channel and generate hydro- lectric power for Ontario, Quebec, and New York State. Entire villages were relocated to higher ground, utilizing the largest moving and construction equipment in the world. As the temporary “coffer dams” were blown on July 1st, 1958, people watched with mixed emotions. Slowly rising water covered familiar land forever. It was sad for some to know they could never go home again. Others were excited to think of the new conveniences and services, modern schools, and new friends. A major highlight is the opportunity to pass through the locks between Kingston and Montreal, experiencing an overall change in water level of 246 feet.