When: May 17 – 21
Length: 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Departs: Lanc 7:30 A.M., Hbg E 6:45 A.M., Hbg W 6:30 A.M., York 6:00 A.M.
Day 1: We travel through New York state to the popular 1000 Islands region. We arrive in time to tour a local winery and sample 6 of their 22 varieties of wine. Dinner is included at a local restaurant tonight. (D)
Day 2: We meet our guide and begin our exploration of the world-famous 1000 Islands. We will view the stunning shoreline dotted with historic lighthouses, summer mansions and marinas. We then enjoy a luncheon cruise serving hot and cold foods as we travel through the waters of both Canada and the USA. While on tour we visit Boldt Castle, built at the turn of the century by George Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Built to replicate a full-size Rhineland castle, the structure rises an impressive six stories and is perched on this “water access”- only stunning island. Dinner is included tonight. (B, L, D)
Day 3: We travel to historic Kingston and learn about the “Limestone City” on this guided tour. View the grand 19th-century buildings, City Hall and Fort Henry. We travel to the top of the 1000 Islands Tower for a panoramic view of the 1000 Islands and the St. Lawrence River. We later cruise the St. Lawrence River along the waterfront of Canada’s first capital while enjoying some unique sights and heritage of the 1,000 Islands region. Dinner is included tonight. (B, D)
Day 4: We meet our local guide and tour Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. Celebrate the return of spring by viewing over a million tulips across the capital region. We visit Parliament Hill and tour this iconic building, home to the House of Commons and the Senate. Lunch will be on your own at Byward Market, home to over 60 shops and a farmer’s market. This afternoon we visit the Canadian Museum of History, illustrating Canadian’s history and heritage over 1000 years of settlement. Dinner is included tonight at a popular local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 5: We say good-bye to our neighbors to the north and begin our journey home filled with the memories of Ottawa and the beautiful 1000 Islands. We return home early evening. (B)
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 1,300
Caper Coupon: $13.00
Price includes: 4 nights accommodations, 4 dinners, 4 breakfasts, 1 luncheon cruise, winery tour, 1000 Islands Tower, St. Lawrence River cruise, Ottawa tour, Canadian Museum of History and deluxe motorcoach transportation.