Your journey will begin where the first settlers made their mark on the densely forested shores of Canada. Follow the coast through historic places, which will forever be associated with the birth of the United States. New York makes its own history every single day as it constantly grows upwards. Time moves a little more slowly, however, in Dixieland, where the charm of the Deep South wafts over the villas. Then as now, there is plenty to discover here.
from St. Lawrence River to Miami
|Cruise dates:||from 04.10.2014 to 23.10.2014 (20 days)|
| Your ship:|| MS EUROPA|
| Cruise number:|| EUR1421|
This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.
Highlights of this cruise
Highlights of your cruise:
- UNESCO World Heritage site: Lunenburg*
- Discover the island of Martha’s Vineyard
- Two full days in New York
- Explore the capital Washington*
- "Sounds from the New World" – American classics on board
Begin your cruise with our pre-cruise programme* Canadian cities and the Niagara Falls. In the world’s second-largest French-speaking city after Paris, the Notre Dame Cathedral* is a reminder of its historic sister. The cobbled streets of the old town have also been well maintained and you will be enchanted on a city tour* with European charm. If you would rather discover the beautiful sights by bicycle*, you can enjoy one of the biggest cycle networks in North America.
Tadoussac/Quebec/Canada This was once an important trading post between the locals and the French, and you can either follow in their footsteps or stay near the water to keep a lookout for native beluga whales … maybe you will be in luck.
Dense forests and mountainsides in the Forillon National Park*, massive cliffs and rock columns scoured over by the surf – this coastal city on the Gaspesie Peninsula is surrounded by impressive natural beauty. The view of the Rocher Perce rock is an unforgettable sight on a boat trip from Perce to Bonaventure Island*, a birdwatcher’s paradise where 290 species of birds have been recorded.
Charlottetown/Prince Edward Island/Canada
Walk on the historic ground, which in 1867 saw the birth of the Canadian Confederation. The idyllic bays around the little island* are idyllic and enchanting, as are the Victorian streets of the colonial town*. A kayak tour* will take you along the historic marina at Peake’s Wharf.
Halifax/Nova Scotia/Canada (2)
Follow in the footsteps of the early immigrants from Pier 21 through the historic waterfront*. The Lighthouse Route* will take you along some delightful bays with typical brightly coloured fishing villages – one of the most picturesque of these is Peggy’s Cove*. Founded by Germans, Lunenburg* with its red wooden houses has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The story of the fate of the Titanic is told in the “Maritime Museum of the Atlantic”*.
“Eden”, as the town used to be called, is surrounded by a natural paradise for you to discover. Walk through the dense pine forests of the Acadia National Park* to the highest point in the Cadillac Mountains, or enjoy the views over the cliffs and rocky landscape on a panoramic trip*.
Under the old gas lanterns of Beacon Hill and at the lively Quincy Market, you can retrace the birth of the nation on a city tour*. Plymouth* dates back to the time of the founding fathers from England, and you can visit a full-scale reproduction of the Mayflower II in the harbour.
Oak Bluff (Martha’s Vineyard)/Massachusetts/USA
Pink, yellow, blue green ... discover the colourful and ornate Gingerbread Cottages on a bicycle tour*. The charming little towns in Martha’s Vineyard have plenty of other surprises in store, such as the lighthouse on the Gay Head cliffs and the former whaling port of Edgartown*.
New York/USA (3)
Wall Street, multicultural Greenwich Village and lively Chinatown – though small, Manhattan seems to contain all the diversity in the world, which you will be able to experience on a city tour*. As well as a great melting pot of cultures, this is a city of skyscrapers with the Empire State Building as its crowning glory. Enjoy the views from the mighty Rockefeller Center* right over the Upper East Side and Central Park*. A long walk through the green lung of New York will take you to the Museum of Modern Art*. Make the most of your visit to the city that never sleeps.
Visit the political centre of the United States on a city tour through Washington D.C.*, taking in the White House, the impressive pantheon of the Lincoln Memorial and the bronze statue of President Jefferson.
Charleston/South Carolina/USA (1)
Here you will find yourself right in the heart of the Deep South – the magnificent Boone Hall Plantation* was the setting for the TV series “North and South”, and Charleston* itself is a timeless pearl of Dixieland. The villas on the Battery Waterfront and the colourful buildings on Rainbow Row have retained all of their historic charm.
Would you like to take a peek into the future or would you prefer to go back to the time of the colonial settlers? In St. Augustine*, the picturesque historic part of the city is a reminder of the Spaniards who founded America’s oldest city 450 years ago. The Kennedy Space Center* will provide an insight into the world of space travel.
Today it is time for you to begin your journey home – unless you want to stay a while in the Sunshine State and enjoy Florida as part of a private travel arrangement*.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: TORONTO AND NIAGARA FALLS
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: CANADIAN CITIES + NIAGARA FALLS
PRIVATE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT FLORIDA