Shores of Eastern Canada and New England - Southbound 2025

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Small Ship Cruise
All-included shore excursions feature choices to personalize your small ship cruise and explore ports of call in coastal New England and Canada's Maritime Islands your way, including opportunities for in-depth discoveries of the cultural and natural treasures on walking excursions, sightseeing drives, and active outdoor adventures.
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Trip type
Small Ship Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level


    • Bookended by overnight hotel stays in Manhattan and Quebec City
    • this long-awaited 10-night cruise sails along coastal New England and Canada's stunning eastern seaboard
    • promising a new perspective of the maritime traditions
    • history and cultures that shaped the destinations you'll explore. Cruise aboard a Silversea yacht between the glamorous isle of Manhattan and French-inspired Quebec City
    • indulging in luxurious onboard amenities and spacious accommodations at sea. Enjoy a tour
    • an exclusive reception and dinner in New York City during an overnight stay at the New York Marriott Marquis
    • centrally located in the heart of Times Square in the Theater District. Ashore
    • immerse in the gilded lifestyles of Newport
    • Boston's historic landmark sites
    • and maritime stories in Maine. Discover Canada's ocean-faring roots

What's this trip about?

    All-included shore excursions feature choices to personalize your small ship cruise and explore ports of call in coastal New England and Canada's Maritime Islands your way, including opportunities for in-depth discoveries of the cultural and natural treasures on walking excursions, sightseeing drives, and active outdoor adventures.


Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Québec City, Canada
End CityNew York City

Travel Themes

  • Small Ship Cruise


  • North America
  • United States


  • Boston


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • Indulge in a true Prince Edward Island tradition when you experience a lobster bakeCeilidh(pronounced kaylee) in a private garden setting with river views and with local musical entertainment Explore the "Cradle of Liberty" in Boston, your way, on a choice of sightseeing: go on a guided walk along the historic Freedom Trail with a local expert; alternatively, take a docent-led tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,now a museum where the most famous art heist in history remains unsolved today; or explore Cape Ann and Boston's North Shore, home to fishing villages and seaside charm All-included – Tauck's private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $4,116 In Newport, drive along illustrious Ocean Drive where famous mansions line the waterfront, choosing to stop for a tour of The Breakers, built by Cornelius Vanderbilt, or a visit to Green Animals Topiary Garden, home to 80 "bush" animals and geometric greenery


Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive Quebec City

Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Le Chateau Frontenac.
A transfer is included from Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport or Quebec City train station to Le Chateau Frontenac, a regal landmark hotel overlooking the St. Lawrence River and Vieux Quebec. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner tonight.


LODGING : Le Chateau Frontenac

PORTOFCALL : Québec City, Canada

Day 2 Cultural charms of Quebec / Embark Ship

Discover the cultural riches of historic Quebec City today, reigning over the St. Lawrence River since 1608. Learn about the European settlers who founded the city on a sightseeing drive that sees La Citadelle, the Parc des Champs d...

Day 3 Saguenay River and its scenic fjord

Spend the morning cruising the scenic Saguenay River passing through Canada's Saguenay Fjord National Park. The Saguenay Fjord is the only inhabited fjord in North America and villages, classified as among the most beautiful village...

Day 4 Nature rules on a day at sea

Cruise the Gulf of St. Lawrence today as your ship charts a course for Prince Edward Island. Relax onboard amidst scenic vistas of the Gulf. The Gulf is a semi-enclosed sea and the world's largest estuary, acting as an outlet for th...

Day 5 Storybook sights in Charlottetown

Spend a relaxing morning at sea today en route to Prince Edward Island. Disembark in Charlottetown for an afternoon of cultural delights and discoveries. Lunch is a special treat when you experience a traditional lobster bake during...

Day 6 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Dock this morning in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on the beautiful island of Cape Breton – you'll have three different choices as to how you choose to explore. Travel to Bras d'Or Lake and the village of Baddeck for a visit to the fascinati...

Day 7 Charming Nova Scotia

Arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this morning for your choice of included excursions. You may wish to join us for a tour to pretty Peggy's Cove and the fishing village of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its 19th...

Day 8 Day at sea / Gulf of Maine

Spend a relaxing day at sea as you chart a course along the Atlantic seaboard to Maine and the beautiful city of Portland. You'll have onboard enrichment activities to choose from, including lectures. 


LODGING : Silver Shadow

PORTOFCALL : Halifax, Canada

Day 9 A day in Portland, Maine

Spend a day in Portland, Maine, on your choice of morning sightseeing excursions (to be advised at a later date). The historic Old Port area along the waterfront, lined with 19th-century buildings and cobblestone streets gives the c...

Day 10 Boston 2 ways or Lexington & Concord

Arrive in Boston this morning where you'll have a choice of guided excursions. Enjoy a docent-led visit to the home of Isabella Stewart Gardner, now a museum housing many pieces of art that the family accumulated – there are many st...

Day 11 The Gilded Age in Newport

Your ship arrives in Newport this morning where a choice of included shore excursions invites you to see a wealth of sights as you wish. Choose a sightseeing excursion that includes a drive along its gilded coast, viewing the oceanf...

Day 12 Hello New York

Disembark ship this morning for a city sightseeing tour of New York City, taking in the iconic landmark sights of Lower Manhattan, South Street Seaport, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and St. Patrick's C...

Day 13 Journey Home

Tour ends: New York City.
Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from New York Marriott Marquis to La Guardia, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and New York's Grand Central and Pennsylvania train stations. Allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in at the airport.


PORTOFCALL : New York City, New York, USA

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Dates & Availability

Price From $9,990
Price per day$768
Last Updated: 4/15/2024
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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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It's easy to see the world's sights. To stand in long lines, push through the crowds, and generally have the same standard-issue vacation as everyone else. But that's not good enough for us, and it's not good enough for you. We believe that travel should be easy. It should be fun. It should be worth your time and the price you paid. It should re-energize and transform. And above all else, it should be beyond the ordinary. Because how you see the world matters.

In 1882, Herman Tauck arrived in New York City from Germany in search of the American dream. His determination and values were passed on to his son, Arthur Tauck, who would realize that dream. With ingenuity and an innovative spirit, Arthur started Tauck Motor Tours, a travel company that would give birth to a new industry. The first tour, through the back roads of New England, was created by this 27-year-old in 1925. It embodied the same successful formula used by Tauck today: do the right thing. Craft a life-enriching travel experience; provide it at a single all-inclusive price; ensure there is great value for money; and rely on recommendations of satisfied customers to build a following and grow the business.

Two elements that did change over the next 90+ years – and three generations of Taucks – were the scope of destinations served and the variety of modes of travel used. Today Tauck delivers life-enriching travel experiences to every corner of the globe, incorporating small cruise ships, premium riverboats, trains, helicopters and more. What started as a New England motor coach tour company has truly evolved into an extraordinary global travel company. The fourth generation of Taucks is now involved in the company. While remarkable in any business, this seamless continuity across generations speaks to shared vision and values.

Throughout its history, the concept of “family” at Tauck has gone far beyond those sharing the surname to include hundreds of valued employees, and hundreds of thousands of loyal guests. The story of Tauck is the story of a unique American family company celebrating a passion for travel – a story that will continue to inspire generations to come.



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