|The Queen Mary 2. // Photo by Uncommon Journeys.|
Uncommon Journeys is offering a one-time, 11-day voyage through the fall foliage titled “Fall Colors with the Queen,” featuring a stay on a vintage Streamliner train and a seven-night cruise on the Cunard Line’s newly refurbished Queen Mary 2. The land and sea adventure begins and ends in New York City, departing on October 1 and returning October 11. Journeys booked by August 1 will receive a complimentary shore excursion to Peggy’s Cove in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The journey begins onboard the private vintage streamliner Montreal Limited at New York’s Penn Station. Expansive windows will provide excellent autumn views as the group proceeds through the Hudson River Valley through the Adirondack Mountains into Montreal, where guests will disembark and spend three nights at the Marriott Chateau Champlain.
While in Montreal, guests will enjoy a complimentary city tour and a welcome dinner at Le Grand Café. The following day there is an option for guests to travel on Via Rail Canada for a day trip to Ottawa, the capital city of Canada.
After 3 days in Montreal, guests will board a Via Rail Canada train to Quebec, where, after a sightseeing tour of the city and a visit to Montmorency Falls and the Citadel, guests will board the Queen Mary 2. The ship will remain in port overnight, allowing guests to tour Quebec at their leisure before departing for Saguenay the following day.
Once in Saguenay, guests will enjoy the stunning views of Saguenay Fjord National Park, where whale spottings are a frequent occurrence. After Sagueny, the Queen Mary 2 sets sail along the Gaspé Peninsula, providing views of Percé Rock and the shores of Forillon National Park.
After a day at sea, the ship docks in the capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax. Guests will enjoy a tour of Britain’s first overseas government capital and a visit to the Royal Artillery and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic before setting sail back to New York.
The Queen Mary 2 recently underwent a $132 million renovation that added new dining options and accommodations. A pet-friendly ocean liner, the ship offers travelers more options than ever to bring their companions along, as the kennels were expanded and a new owner lounge and playground were added, now accommodating 24 dogs and cats.
There are 11 choices of suite and stateroom categories for the trip. Prices are from $3,295 per person/double occupancy for an inside cabin and from $3,995 per person/double occupancy for an outside cabin.
Pre-and-post tour overnight stays in New York are available for additional purchase as well.
To reserve or learn more, visit www.uncommonjourneys.com or call 800-323-5893; in Canada, call 800-543-2846.