Canada and New England Fall Foliage

On this captivating 10 or 14-night journey, discover the most sought after Canadian locations, as well as many of our favorite colorful destinations along the New England coast. From the comfort of your private balcony, witness the rich reds, bright oranges, and golden yellows that flood the shores during this vibrant season. Explore intriguing ports-of-call with guided shore excursions that take you to the quaint cobblestone streets of Quebec City. Visit one of the most popular whale-watching spots in Canada at Saguenay Fjord, and gaze upon the red sandstone cliffs of Prince Edward Island during the peak foliage season.  Throughout your journey, enjoy exquisite locally-sourced and regionally inspired cuisine.

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Cruise Itinerary

Day
Ports of Call
1
Québec City, QC
2
Saguenay Fjord, QC
3
Baie-Comeau, QC
4
Gaspé, QC / Percé, QC
5
Îles de la Madeleine, QC
6
Charlottetown, PEI
7
Pictou, NS
8
Halifax, NS
9
Lunenburg, NS
10
Bar Harbor, ME
11
Boston, MA

Canada and New England Fall Foliage

During the peak foliage season, this 10 or 14-night journey will bring you to the very best destinations between Quebec City and Boston. Led by our expert guides, explore small towns and cities, each with a notable history and story to tell. Along the way, admire the vivid colors of the gently rolling landscape as you relax on board the Pearl Mist.

Ports of Call

  • Québec City, QC
  • Saguenay Fjord, QC
  • Baie-Comeau, QC
  • Gaspé, QC / Percé, QC
  • Îles de la Madeleine, QC
  • Charlottetown, PEI
  • Pictou, NS
  • Halifax, NS
  • Lunenburg, NS
  • Bar Harbor, ME
  • Boston, MA

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Day  1
Québec City, QC

Québec City is nestled beside the majestic St. Lawrence River, where enchanting old stone houses cozy up to great religious institutions built from the same stone. The old city is a sheer delight for history buffs with a diversity of architectural styles reminiscent of those in England and France. Walk along the streets of Old Québec, and enjoy the magnificent churches, fragrant gardens, and chic boutiques.

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Historic Quebec with Montmorency Falls

Hailed as the most French city outside of France, Québec is a delightful blend of European charm and natural splendor. Learn about the fascinating history of the Old Town as you explore its notable sites. Take a journey along the St. Lawrence River to view the spectacular scenery surrounding Montmorency Falls. At 275 feet high and 150 feet across, it is the highest waterfall in all of Quebec and is nearly 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls.

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Old Quebec Walking Tour

Our expert guide will make the history of Québec come alive as you walk along the charming cobblestone streets of the Old Town. Best explored on foot, discover this living museum which is a remarkable mix of architecture, heritage, art, and culture. Designated a World Heritage Treasure by UNESCO, Old Québec is the only walled city north of Mexico.

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Day  2
Saguenay Fjord, QC

The villages along the Saguenay Fjord can be reached by road, but the best way to experience this magnificent waterway is by boat. One of the most popular whale watching spots is where the St. Lawrence River meets the Saguenay Fjord. The thriving natural conditions here support a permanent colony of a thousand or more whales. Beautiful views of the length of the fjord are found at Cap Trinite, a cliff that rises above the channel with a 33-foot statue of the Virgin Mary surveying the scenery from the lowest ledge.

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Scenic Chicoutimi Tour

At the tip of a majestic fjord where the waters of the Saguenay and the St. Lawrence Rivers meet lies the charming village of Saguenay. With a decidedly French atmosphere and a touch of the Old World, visit the district of Chicoutimi, and learn about the area's history, culture, and natural surroundings.

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Baie-Comeau, QC

Located in the Manicouagana Peninsula on the St. Lawrence Estuary, Baie-Comeau is rich in sandy beaches with picturesque views of the archipelago of islands that are inhabited by harbor seals and various species of seabirds. Explore its natural wonders and fall in love with the magnificent backdrop of clear waters and the wild beauty of boreal forests.

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Baie Comeau Treasures Tour

On this tour, learn about the rich religious and cultural heritage, as well as the strong character of the hearty souls living in this remote paradise. Enjoy a stop at the Village d’antan (old-time forest village), which tells the history of forest industry through its buildings, period objects, and old photographs. Continue the tour to Manoir, a hotel with all the charm of an old French colonial manor. Enjoy tea and cake on the terrace while admiring the spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River. Led by our local guide, visit St. Amelie’s church which features fresco paintings, 30 stained glass windows, and the pink granite of Quebec’s North Shore.

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Gaspé, QC / Percé, QC

The deep water port of Gaspé is notable for having been the first stop of Jacques Cartier to claim the land for France which is why it is often referred to as the “Birthplace of Canada.” The town is proud to have a magnificent stretch of water in Gaspé Bay, which is considered to be the second largest natural bay in the world. Visit the picturesque Percé, a charming village which also borders Percé Rock, the dominant natural feature of the area.

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Percé

Enjoy the stunning scenery as you travel down the Gaspésie coast. Your bilingual speaker will explain the history and culture of Gaspé, Percé, and the surrounding countryside while pointing out all of the beautiful sites. In Percé, explore the beautiful waterfront, view the famous Percé Rock, and take a boat ride around Bonaventure Island, home to the world’s largest gannet colony.

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Day  5
Îles de la Madeleine, QC

Spend the day in this remote archipelago on some of the most spectacular secluded beaches in North America. Located in the geographical center of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Isles are made up of about a dozen islands, six of which are linked by sand dunes. Highlights of the area include beautiful red cliffs, rolling hills, 180 miles of honey-colored sand, and the brightly colored fishermen’s houses which dot the landscape.

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The Magdalen Islands Culture and Heritage Tour

Discover the beauty of the Magdalen Islands on this guided tour to some of the best sites and attractions that Madeleine has to offer. Stop at the Ile’s lighthouse and enjoy the beautiful sight of the archipelago’s red sandstone cliffs. Visit the extraordinary South Dune Beach and walk through its amazing red sandstone underground caves that have been sculpted by the sea. Visit Fumoir d’Antan, a typical smokehouse, which brings to life this last vestige of what was once a very important industry.

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Charlottetown, PEI

The pastoral Prince Edward Island is known for its world famous lush golf courses and sandy beaches. Explore Green Gables, an old farmhouse immortalized in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s cherished 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables, high among the list of favorite places to visit. The true architectural jewel of downtown Charlottetown is the majestic St. Dunstan’s Basilica. Adorned by three copper spires visible virtually anywhere in the city, the church adds to the Victorian splendor of the downtown core.

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Anne of Green Gables and Island Drive

Green Gables is one of the most notable literary landmarks in Canada. The Green Gables farm and its surroundings are the setting for the popular Anne of Green Gables novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Both those who are familiar with the books and who are not will enjoy exploring and learning the history of this circa-19th-century farmhouse. On the way to this National Historic Site, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Prince Edward Island while listening to your knowledgeable tour guide explain the Island’s unique culture and heritage.


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Charlottetown Historic Walking Tour

Walk along the waterfront and through the heritage district of Charlottetown, while your guide gives you a wonderful, historic overview of the province’s capital. We will see the Province House National Historic Site where the guide will explain how Canada was formed as the result of a conference held in the building in 1864.

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Day  7
Pictou, NS

The Town of Pictou, located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, is renowned as the “Birthplace of New Scotland,” since it was here that the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in 1773.  Led by our local guide, explore Pictou’s 18th-century style homes on tree-lined streets, and be welcomed by its warm and charming community.    

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The Hector Heritage Quay

In 1773, the three-mast cargo vessel Hector landed in Pictou Harbor with almost 200 Scottish Highlanders who had left their homes searching for a better life in the New World. Explore the world class Hector Heritage Quay and board the full-sized ship Hector replica. Your guide will offer you a glimpse into what life was like two centuries ago.

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Day  8
Halifax, NS

Nova Scotia’s capital is a historic community that still shows a striking resemblance to the Halifax of the 1800s when it was a key naval station in the British Empire. The Halifax Citadel, a military bastion that has been standing for over 250 years, was restored and is still active. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on the waterfront celebrates the colorful history of Samuel Cunard, a Nova Scotia native who became a Canadian shipping magnate and founded a successful steamship company. A highlight of the city is Spring Garden Road, a lively neighborhood with intriguing boutiques in a mildly Bohemian setting.

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Double Decker Bus Tour

While on board an authentic Double Decker bus, discover the historic streets of Halifax as your guide introduces you to one of North America’s most captivating cities. Learn about the Halifax Explosion, the city’s role in the War of 1812, and view the artifacts that have been collected at the Titanic Burial Site at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

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Historic Halifax Walking Tour

In a seaport that is overflowing with history and atmosphere, walking is the ideal way to explore the sites and tranquil gardens. Your kilted guide will take you along the historic boardwalk and to the revitalized city center to discover the area the way it is seen best - on foot.

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Lunenburg, NS

Lunenburg was the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia and remains one of its most historic and charming villages. Many of the downtown buildings possess a distinctive style with ornamental brackets and towers which complement their brightly painted designs. A growing number of art galleries and crafts shops also make for a rewarding browsing experience. The picturesque Lunenburg waterfront is the home of the world-class Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, with aquarium exhibits and a replica of Bluenose, Canada’s most- recognized and most-storied ship.

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Highlights of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay

Lunenburg was the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia and remains one of its most historic and charming villages. Many of the downtown buildings possess a distinctive style with ornamental brackets and towers which complement their brightly painted designs. A growing number of art galleries and crafts shops also make for a rewarding browsing experience. The picturesque Lunenburg waterfront is the home of the world-class Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, with aquarium exhibits and a replica of the Bluenose, Canada’s most- recognized and most-storied ship.

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Bar Harbor, ME

Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor has enchanted visitors throughout history with its incredible natural beauty as well as its vibrant downtown village. Its majestic mountains and stunning seascapes have long inspired artists and writers and beckoned many others who come for reflection, relaxation, or outdoor exploration. In the early 20th century, wealthy visionaries donated the area now known as Acadia National Park, recognized for its breathtaking vistas and abundance of wildlife in unspoiled habitats.

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Acadia National Park

This captivating tour includes stops at the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first land in the United States touched by the morning sun. Witness Thunder Hole, an inlet naturally carved out of rocks where the waves spout water as high as 40 feet. Along the way, witness the unspoiled beauty of nature and the wildlife.

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Day  11
Boston, MA

History is intertwined with modern life in the iconic city of Boston. As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston is a testament to the early days when American revolutionaries seized control from Great Britain. At the center of the main events leading up to the Revolutionary War, Boston’s story is a fascinating look into one of the core pieces of American history. Explore the historical sites of Boston’s Freedom Trail and peruse the eclectic shops and restaurants of this amazing city.

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The Freedom Trail

Discover the rich history of the American Revolution on The Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile red-lined path through downtown Boston leading to 16 historically significant sites. Explore meeting houses, churches, burying grounds and museums. Visit legendary places such as King’s Chapel, the site of the Boston Massacre, and the Paul Revere House.

Pearl Mist

The 210 guest Pearl Mist is one of the most comfortable cruising vessels in the world, providing an exceptional luxury experience in an intimate, relaxed setting.

At more than 300 square feet, the large and gracefully appointed staterooms mirror those of a world-class hotel and surround you in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy spectacular views from your room’s large window or by stepping onto your private balcony.

Furnishings throughout the ship are elegant and comfortable with a variety of spacious lounges to fit every mood – from the quiet library to the social atmosphere of the Atlantic Lounge. The Pearl Mist also features open sundecks, a library, a fitness area, and a glass-enclosed spacious dining room.


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Category R

Deckplan

Our exclusive category R staterooms are over 450 square feet and are located in the premier sections of the ship offering an enhanced cruising experience. Each well-appointed room comes with sliding glass doors which lead out to a fully-furnished balcony. Enjoy breakfast on your private balcony or simply relax and take in the amazing panoramic views. If there is anything you need, our stewards are on hand 24/7 to handle even the smallest of requests.

Category L

Deckplan

Our premium category L staterooms are over 300 square feet and are located on the 5th deck level of the ship allowing for plenty of privacy. No attention to detail was spared in the design of these modern staterooms. Each comes with sliding glass doors leading to a private balcony where guests can enjoy pleasant breezes and scenic views.  Some of these rooms have adjoining doors, an option for guests who are traveling in a group or who wish to have a living room. 

Category K

Deckplan

Our generous category K staterooms are over 300 square feet and are ideally located on the 3rd and 4th deck levels of the ship. Each comes with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to a private balcony and filling the room with plenty of natural light. These spacious staterooms also offer guests easy access to the Pacific Lounge and open passenger decks with breathtaking views.

Category H

Deckplan

Category H staterooms are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Each 275 square foot room has a large opening picture window and a private balcony offering spectacular views of the passing scenery. The room also offers a full-size bathroom with all the modern amenities of a fine hotel.


Category G

Deckplan

Our category G rooms are a spacious retreat with all the amenities a modern traveler expects. Each room offers 275 square feet of space encompassing a full-size bathroom, a large opening picture window, and a private balcony. This room is also conveniently located near the Atlantic Lounge and Dining Room.


Category SGB

Deckplan

Our Category SGB staterooms are designed specifically with our single travelers in mind. A comfortable getaway, these rooms are spacious with all modern amenities. At over 200 square feet, these staterooms have interior entrances and large opening windows and a private balcony offering panoramic views.

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