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Cruising the St. Lawrence River
Relax as the Canadian Empress weaves through the islands
Your journey begins with a flight into Toronto. Drive to Kingston and board the ship the next day. Cruising the river today, sail past Millionaires’ Row, Boldt Castle and the St. Laurens Statue. Dock in Brockville for an evening in this delightful heritage town that was once the center of wealth and industry. Continue along the river to the Fort Wellington National Historic Site, commemorating the War of 1812. Farther along the river, visit Upper Canada Village depicting life in a rural English-Canadian 1866 setting. As your horse and carriage pass through the 1850’s toll gate into the village, the sights, sounds and smells of a past era are immediately evident.
As you leave Ontario and cruise into Quebec waters, pass through the Eisenhower and Snell Locks (U.S.A.); the Beauharnois Locks, and Cote Ste. Catherine and St. Lambert locks; arriving into Montreal harbor late afternoon. Spend the evening enjoying the unique French-Canadian characteristics of Montreal. In Trois Rivieres, visit Notre Dame du Cap Shrine, a famous place of pilgrimage and devotion to Our Lady of the Cape. Explore the beautiful grounds along the way to the Shrine. On your final day, sail past Montmorency Falls as you approach the romantic and beautiful Québec City. After departing the ship, visit the old district of Québec City and enjoy an evening dinner with your fellow travelers.
This package includes Sports Leisure’s signature door-to-door service, roundtrip airfare to Toronto/from Montreal, daily shore excursions and sightseeing activities, 21 meals (6FB,7L,8D), accommodations pre- and post- cruise in addition to shipboard stateroom; and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director.
|B||Generally a limited buffet or menu|
|FB||Full buffet or choice of menu|
|BR||Brunch, often buffet-style|
|L||Lunch, often several menu options|
|HT or AT||High or Afternoon Tea|
|D||Dinner, often several menu options|
- Final itinerary and pricing for 2021 will be available late fall (after November 1st)
- Gold Passport Points based on cabin