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Locks, Legends, & Canals of the Northeast
(New York to Montreal)

14 days with Blount  Rating: First Class

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 New York, NY
This two-nation cruise includes it all from the glitz and dazzle of the Manhattan skyline to the cobblestone streets and vintage charm of Quebec. The romantic contrast of the city scenes combined with the surging rivers, serene lakes and magnificent fjords makes this journey worthy to be in our ‘Signature Series’ portfolio. Embark today in New York City and prepare to cruise the most renowned waters of New York State and southeastern Canada.
 
DAY 2 West Point, NY
Begin your day with a morning sail through New York Harbor passing the Statue of Liberty before the majestic natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley unfolds before you. This afternoon, arrive in West Point, NY. An optional tour takes you to the campus of the prestigious West Point Military Academy and its awe-inspiring Gothic Revival style chapel. Later an afternoon sail takes you to Kingston, NY, where you may choose to visit the Hudson River Maritime Museum. 
 
DAY 3 Kingston, NY
This morning in Kingston, an optional tour to Hyde Park includes a visit to “Springwood,” the beloved estate home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, now home to his presidential library and museum. Later, travel up the northern leg of the Hudson River to Troy, NY. The retractable pilot-house will be lowered to transit the famed Erie Canal. Troy is known for its Victorian architecture and abundant Tiffany windows. This evening enjoy lively musical entertainment onboard the ship. 
 
DAY 4 Fonda, NY
Going where other ships simply cannot go, we transit the Erie Canal, something only Blount boats can do because of their design. Enjoy a full day of cruising the historic Erie Canal, widely considered to be one of the most important works of civil engineering in America. A local historian joins the cruise to narrate about the history of the Canal.
 
DAY 5 Sylvan Beach, NY
Decorated in vibrant colors, tree-lined rolling hills are dotted with orchards and sleepy villages. Behold the beauty of the Catskill Mountains - where verdant valleys, rushing streams and rivers, abundant wildlife and artistic mavericks abound. Approximately 250,000 acres of the Catskill's pristine landscape has been designated "forever wild" thanks to the work of environmental visionaries. Located in the foothills of the Catskills Mountains, Cooperstown, NY is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Farmers Museum, and the Fenimore Art Museum. Watch America’s history come alive in this picturesque town that combines big-city excitement with small town charm. Tonight arrive in Sylvan Beach, NY on the shores of shimmering Lake Oneida.
 
DAY 6 Oswego, NY
Cruise along the Oswego Canal to Oswego, NY, located on the shores of magnificent Lake Ontario. You may choose to take a local shuttle on a panoramic loop around this charming area and view some of the highlights such as the H. Lee White Marine Museum, the Richardson-Bates House Museum, or Fort Ontario. Witness the unique feat of Blount’s retractable pilot-house being raised up to its full height. This evening, local musicians entertain onboard the ship. 
 
DAY 7 Clayton & Alexandria Bay, NY
Today, cruise to Clayton, NY in the gorgeous Thousand Islands region. You will visit the notable Antique Boat Museum for a glimpse of the world’s largest showcase of classic recreational boats. Spend the night in beautiful Alexandria Bay, NY with views of the famed Boldt Castle.
 
DAY 8 Ogdensburg, NY
Cruise through the stunning Thousand Islands along the St. Lawrence River, part of the international boundary between the US and Canada. Visit tiny Dark Island in Chippewa Bay and tour the stately and elegant Singer Castle. Built as a private home in 1905, the mansion was used for rum-running during Prohibition. Continue on to Ogdensburg, NY where you may opt to visit the Frederic Remington Art Museum to admire the original works of this American painter. 
 
DAY 9 Cruise the St. Lawrence Seaway
Crossing into Canada, cruise the St. Lawrence Seaway, the gateway from the Atlantic Ocean to the North American Great Lakes. The seaway is a system of locks, canals, and channels dotted with waterfront communities, scenic islands, and amazing wildlife habitats.
 
DAY 10 Quebec City, QC
Your port of call today is charming Three Rivers, QC, also known as Trois-Rivières in French, named for the juxtaposition of the three mouths of the Saint-Maurice River at the St. Lawrence River. This morning select from two optional tours: “Churches of Trois-Rivières” to admire the stunning architecture, or a Heritage Walking Tour, which includes a visit to the town’s Old Prison. After a chef-prepared lunch on the ship, enjoy an optional tour to discover “The Great Industrial Adventure: Iron, Pulp and Paper." This evening, enjoy a special opportunity to visit the Musèe des Ursulines, a short walk from the ship, and listen to a private organ recital inside the museum’s awe-inspiring chapel. 
 
DAY 11 Quebec City, QC
Quebec City, QC, with its distinctly French culture, is considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America. Be sure to visit the impressive Chateau de Frontenac and browse the shops and restaurants along the cobblestone streets of Old Town. This morning, an optional tour introduces the charms of Quebec City and the stunning view from Observation Towers before visiting the impressive Montmorency Falls. Tonight, a local pianist entertains you.
 
DAY 12 Three Rivers, QC
Your port of call today is charming Three Rivers, QC, also known as Trois-Rivières in French, named for the juxtaposition of the three mouths of the Saint-Maurice River at the St. Lawrence River. This morning select from two optional tours: “Churches of Trois-Rivières” to admire the stunning architecture, or a Heritage Walking Tour, which includes a visit to the town’s Old Prison. After a chef-prepared lunch on the ship, enjoy an optional tour to discover “The Great Industrial Adventure: Iron, Pulp and Paper.” This evening, enjoy a special opportunity to visit the Musèe des Ursulines, a short walk from the ship, and listen to a private organ recital inside the museum’s awe-inspiring chapel. 
 
DAY 13 Montreal, QC
Cruise south, as you approach Montreal, a vibrant riverside city filled with culture, history, and artistic wonders. Famed for its thrilling cuisines, cobblestone streets, and world-class shopping, Montreal truly appeals to every sense of adventure. Spend the remainder of the day discovering the treasures of Montreal, QC. You may choose an optional city tour that includes Old Montreal, Olympic Park, Mount Royal Park, and St. Joseph’s Oratory; or enjoy exploring this enchanting and historic city at your leisure. This evening enjoy a musical performance of the flute and guitar by local entertainers.
 
DAY 14 Montreal, QC
Disembark today in Montreal.
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River Cruise Highlights
This two-nation cruise includes it all from the glitz and dazzle of the Manhattan skyline to the cobblestone streets and vintage charm of Quebec. The romantic contrast of the city scenes and surging rivers makes this journey worthy to be in our ‘Signature Series’ portfolio. Go where other ships cannot, as we transit the Erie Canal, something only Blount boats can do because of their design. Cruise through the stunning Thousand Islands along the St. Lawrence Seaway, part of the international boundary between the US and Canada. The seaway is a system of locks, canals, and channels dotted with waterfront communities, scenic islands, and amazing wildlife habitats. Explore Quebec City, considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America, before concluding this amazing journey in vibrant Montreal.
  • Cruise New York Harbor with unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty.
  • Enjoy musical entertainment onboard the ship.
  • Transit the historic Erie Canal, going where no other overnight cruise lines can go.
  • Discover the stunning 1000 Islands region in the U.S. and Canada.
  • In Three Rivers, QC, attend an exclusive organ recital inside the awe-inspiring chapel at the Musée de Ursulines.
  • In Montreal, enjoy a musical performance of the flute and guitar by local entertainers.
Accommodations on this Tour
Category 1 cabin onboard the Grande Mariner or Grande Caribe
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Port charges are additional $395.
  • Valid passport required.
  • All itineraries including ports, activities, and routes are subject to change based on availability, weather, river, water levels and sea conditions.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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