If your idea of a good time is sightseeing, visiting historical places, and looking at castles, lighthouse, and mansions all wrapped up in the browns, yellows, and oranges of autumn, the St. Lawrence River Cruises are for you. Scheduled specifically during this time of year to take advantage of the fall foliage, the cruises start in New York City and ending in Montreal.
From New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty to the Notre Dame Basilica and Olympic Park, these 14-day, 13-night cruises will hit all the major points of interest along the way. Before experiencing the Erie Canal, passengers will have the chance to explore West Point and the military academy as well as Kingston, N.Y. – the first capital of New York.
Both of our St. Lawrence Cruise boats, the Grand Caribe and Grand Mariner, are equipped with a retractable pilot house that lowers for passage through the canal. That in itself is a sight to behold, but it also allows us to be the only line able to cruise the canal.
Once we’ve made our way through the New York canal system, we’ll be visiting the 1,000 lakes region of the Northeast. Take in a tour of castles, backdropped by the impressive colors of autumn. Other points of interest include Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg and the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton.
Now in the St. Lawrence Seaway, our boats will visit the quaint town of Quebec City and Port de Saguenay, where a naturalist will join us onboard to talk about the wildlife found in these waters and other sites. In fact, these waters feature the southernmost pod of Beluga whales in the world. This is also the time to take in Montmorency Falls, where a suspension bridge gives you a unique vantage point.
These cruises eventually arrive in Montreal, the largest city in the Quebec Province and the second-largest city in Canada. The French influence is quite prominent here, giving you a chance to see what you remember from your high school French class. In addition to the Basilica and Olympic Park, Old Montreal is a popular tourist spot, transporting you to a European thoroughfare.
The St. Lawrence River Cruises were tailor-made for taking in the sights and sounds of the Northeast during fall. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to book your trip as we offer just three options for this unique cruise. Take a look at our cruises below, or feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you. Je vous remercie!
New York City to Montreal
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