If you’re looking for a small ships cruise that takes you deep into waters you would normally never experience, our Locks, Legends, and Canals of the Northeast tour is for you! This 13-night cruise offers you all-access to hidden and historic canals, lakes, rivers, and bays, otherwise accessible only by private yacht.
Each day of this cruise features a uniquely historic stop, including the following:
- West Point, NY: Here, you’ll be able to take a tour of the world-renowned West Point Military Academy, soaking up all of the sights, including a Gothic Revival chapel.
- Poughkeepsie, NY: Enjoy a tour of the Vanderbilt Museum or Hyde Park. If available, the Hyde Park tour includes a special visit to the estate of Franklin D Roosevelt, “Springwood,” where his presidential library and a museum now stand.
- Troy, NY: Praised for stunning Victorian architecture, as well as unmatched Tiffany windows featured in films like Martin Scorsese’s “Age of Innocence,” Troy is truly a sight to behold. If nautical feats inspire you, you’ll love witnessing the lowering of the ship’s pilot house to prepare for travel under the Erie Canal’s lowest bridges. A vibrant downtown, full of delightful arts, and a historic riverfront provide captivating entertainment for all tastes!
- Cooperstown, NY: Home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as the Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers Museum,Cooperstown is nestled in the foothills of the Catskills and features small-town atmosphere coupled with the bustle and excitement of the big city. Something for everyone!
- Sylvan Beach, NY: Love period music? At Sylvan Beach, you’ll have a chance to enjoy the historic tunes of the Erie Canal, performed by a local musician, while taking in the twinkling Oneida Lake.
- Oswego, NY: This charming region is located on the shores of stunning Lake Ontario and offers visiting highlights including the H. Lee White Marine Museum, Richardson-Bates House Museum, and Fort Ontario.
- Clayton, NY: The beautiful Thousand Islands region features an Antique Boat Museum, full of the world’s most impressive collection of classic recreational sea vessels. Views of Boldt Castle will enchant you during a night in Alexandria Bay.
- Ogdensburg, NY: Here, enjoy the Frederic Remington Art Museum and admire gorgeous works by this famous American artist.
- Montreal, Quebec: This captivating city is filled to the brim with art, culture, and boundless historical details. Stroll by the riverside in the morning and spend the afternoon touring Old Montreal, Olympic Park, St. Joseph’s Oratory, and Mount Royal Park. In the evening, you’ll be serenaded by flute and guitar by a talented local performer.
- Quebec City, Quebec: This distinctly French locale is known for its romantic atmosphere and old world charm. Stand in awe of the Chateau Frontenac and grab a bite and gift for a loved one along the cobblestone streets of Old Town. Next, treat yourself to the breathtaking Montmorency Falls, followed by an on board tickling of the ivories by a local pianist.
Overall, you will have traveled New York Harbor, Hudson River, Erie Canal, Lake Ontario, and and the Saint Lawrence Seaway, exploring stunning, perspective-changing sights along the way.
On-Board Historical Expertise!
Fred, our on-board historian, is the author of over 30 books on maritime history and holds unparalleled knowledge of this country’s historic waterways. We are thrilled to have Fred onboard for our 2016 Locks, Legends, and Canals tour from Blount Adventures! If you have questions about any stop along the way, you can bet that Fred has the answer, as well as plenty of fascinating facts about any given area.
This journey through historic waterways is unlike any other, and until August 15, you can enjoy a special 40% off for 2016 departures! Looking to book a journey in 2017? We’ll give you a 15% early bird discount for trips booked before August 31. Call our knowledgeable agents today!