The Upper St. Lawrence Small Ship Cruise

The Upper St. Lawrence Small Ship Cruise


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Join Aboard MV Victory II
Emerging from a multi-million dollar refurbishment this spring in time for General Tours prime 2019 sailings, General Tours deluxe Victory vessel carries only 202 guests. And with more than 80 staff, you’ll enjoy attentive personalized service as you delight in the ship’s newly reimagined, casual onboard elegance. Relax in innovative outdoor lounges and fresh public spaces that invite convivial conversation with fellow passengers. Sit down to regionally-inspired dishes in the Dining Room or dine al fresco at the Top Deck grille; whichever you choose, free-flowing wines and beer complement your meals, and an open-bar with house spirits is yours to enjoy throughout the voyage.

Day 1 - Day 1 - Welcome to Detroit - Embark General Tours Ship

General Tours private chauffeured transfer takes you from the airport to the pier where the elegant and intimate mv Victory II awaits. Settle in to your outside stateroom before joining your fellow guests for dinner accompanied by free-flowing wines, cocktails and beverages. Meals D

Day 2 - Day 2 - Discover Cleveland + The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Encompassing humor, fascinating facts and colorful historic anecdotes, this morning’s tour is a terrific way to explore the landmarks and colorful stories of Cleveland. Taking you from the historic warehouse district to Playhouse Square, you’ll also drive past the ornate mansions of Millionaire’s Row - described by Baedeker’s at the turn-of-the-century as the Showplace of America. General Tours sightseeing also includes a stop at the Cleveland Museum of Art; opened a century ago, it continues to be one of the city’s leading cultural institutions. At the historic Lakeview Cemetery, we’ll see Wade Memorial Chapel. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the chapel features one of the few interiors left in the world that was totally designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his studio. 
 
After lunch onboard, enjoy your complimentary admission to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Set in a striking lakefront structure designed by I. M. Pei, you’ll discover more than a museum of rock and roll memorabilia. Perusing its exhibits at your own pace, you’ll explore the evolution of the musical genre that shaped a generation and track its cultural impact. Among the exhibits are Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche, Michael Jackson’s famous glove, and scribbled lyrics that became 20th-century classics!  Meals B+L+D

Day 3 - Day 3 - Into the Heart of Niagara Falls

We’ll step off ship this morning near the historic Welland Canal which opened in 1829 - and still plays a vital role in Great Lakes Shipping. Travel through the lovely vineyard-laced landscapes of the Niagara Peninsula, and embark on a thrilling Hornblower Cruise that will take you through the Great Niagara Gorge and past Bridal Veil Falls into the heart of Horseshoe Falls The adventurous can take in the view – and feel the spray of the Falls! – from the outdoor observation deck!
 
After this exciting adventure cruise, we’ll travel along the picturesque Niagara Parkway to view the famous Floral Clock, created with thousands of carpet bedding plants and maintained by an expert team of horticulturalists. Around midday, we’ll dine at the elegant Queen’s Landing Hotel, a Georgian-style landmark overlooking the harbor in Niagara-on-the-Lake. After lunch, you’ll have a bit of free time to explore the shops and galleries of this charming town before General Tours continue to the esteemed Jackson-Triggs Winery. Nestled on nearly 12 picturesque acres in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula, we’ll enjoy a tour of the estate and a sample of their award-winning wines. We’ll be back onboard late in the afternoon with time to relax and refresh before dinner.  This evening, the Victory II sets sail for Toronto. Meals B+L+D

Day 4 - Day 4 - Delving into History + Culture in Toronto

After breakfast, we’ll go ashore to explore one of Canada’s most alluring cities. Traveling through the bustling downtown business and theater districts, we’ll step off General Tours comfortable coaches to see the historic St. Lawrence Market where merchants and vendors have gathered for more than 200 years. A walking tour in the Distillery District reveals a National Historic Site where Victorian-era industrial buildings that once belonged to the Gooderham & Worts Distillery have been splendidly restored to house one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, studios, theaters and restaurants. Today, this vibrant district is buzzing with the collective talents, ideas and passions of the city’s leading artists, entrepreneurs and cultural innovators.
 
We’ll have lunch back onboard and then visit the Art Gallery of Ontario, regarded as one of the most distinguished museums in North America. With General Tours experienced guide, General Tours tour will focus on the Gallery’s fine collection of Canadian art, including outstanding works that were gifted to AGO by Ken Thomson, a wealthy Canadian businessman who amassed the most significant private art collection in Canada.  Meals B+L+D

Day 5 - Day 5 - Getting to Know Kingston, Ontario

Situated on the northeastern shores of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the oldest city in the province. Its rich history encompasses First Nations communities including the Iroquois and Ojibwe and later settlement by the British. Setting out after breakfast, General Tours expertly guided tour will show us Kingston’s most significant landmarks including the fine Georgian architecture of Bellevue House and the campus of Queen’s University, founded in 1841 by Royal Charter from Queen Victoria. We’ll see Market Square, the lively heart of Kingston, and drive past the Gothic-styled St. Mary’s Cathedral, built in 1826 from limestone quarried on the spot. General Tours last stop of the morning will be the Kingston Mill Locks on the Rideau Canal c, the oldest continuously operated canal in North America. Built in the first half of the 19th century and stretching 125 miles from Kingston all the way to Ottawa, its original structures are still intact and most of its locks are still operated by hand.
 
At the Fort Henry National Historic Site, set high above Kingston harbor, we’ll learn about the strategic role that this British fortress played in the War of 1812. Then we’ll sit down to a very unique dining experience. With attentive service from wait-staff dressed in authentic period garb, we’ll enjoy a 3-course lunch of historically-accurate dishes that would have been served to the Fort’s garrisoned officers in the 19th century. After lunch, you’ll have free time to explore and shop on your own or to visit the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. Founded in 1975 and offering complimentary admission, the Museum’s exhibits explore the maritime history of Kingston and the Great Lakes.   Meals B+L+D

Day 6 - Day 6 - Cruising the St. Lawrence

Delight in this leisurely day as General Tours cruise down the picturesque St. Lawrence Seaway. Enjoy the fresh air from the Observation Deck, take advantage of General Tours Open Bar, enjoy convivial conversation with fellow passengers in one of the inviting lounges, or join a talk with General Tours shipboard experts. Delicious meals will be served in the elegant Victory Dining Room and al fresco at the Lighthouse Grille. As always, enjoy free-flowing wine at lunch and dinner.  Meals B+L+D

Day 7 - Day 7 - Bienvenue à Québec City

With General Tours expert Québécois guide, this morning’s sightseeing tour includes the Plains of Abraham. It was here that the British won a decisive 1759 battle against the French, thereby changing the fate of North America! In Place Royale, one of the oldest settlements on the Continent, General Tours narrated walking tour reveals a fine ensemble of 17th and 18th-century buildings. Before returning to General Tours ship for lunch, we’ll also visit Montmorency Falls and take in the panoramic views from a lookout near the Citadel.

In the afternoon, a complimentary shuttle service has been arranged to transport General Tours guests the short distance from the pier to Lower Town in Old Québec c. From here, a funicular can take you up to the historic Château Frontenac where you might stroll along the Dufferin Terrace overlooking the St. Lawrence. You can also take this time to explore the charming cobblestone streets of the Petit Champlain Quarter - where stately stone buildings and centuries-old fur trading posts are now home to boutiques and cafes. After dinner, if you wish, you can easily step ashore to enjoy an evening stroll along the St. Lawrence. Lower Old Town is just a 15-minute walk from where the Victory II will be docked for the night.  Meals B+L+D

Day 8 - Day 8 - Visit a First Nation Village + Cruising the St. Lawrence

This morning’s excursion takes us to Wendake, a self-governing territory of the Huron-Wendat Nation just outside of the city. In the engaging company of General Tours First Nation guide, we’ll learn about the history of this community and gain insight into their old ways and modern life as General Tours visit an authentic long-house and see traditional dwellings. Wendake is also home to a thriving community of artists and artisans, and we’ll have time to browse in the region’s largest and most complete center for aboriginal arts and crafts.

Following lunch onboard, the mv Victory II will resume its voyage as General Tours chart an upstream course along the St. Lawrence. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy General Tours ship’s Open Bar and the congenial camaraderie of General Tours fellow passengers.  Meals B+L+D

Day 9 - Day 9 - Discover Montreal

Today’s excursion explores one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan cities. In the engaging company of General Tours local guide, we’ll experience Montreal’s rich heritage and its vibrant modern spirit as General Tours see its many fine landmarks. We’ll also drive to the top of Mount Royal for a commanding view over the city and St. Lawrence River. In the heart of Old Montreal, we’ll tour the Notre Dame Basilica. Built in the early 19th century, its grand Gothic Revival interior is graced by stained glass depictions of Montreal’s religious history.  On General Tours guided tour through the Montreal Botanical Garden, you’ll discover one of the world’s preeminent gardens with 22,000 different plant species that provide habitat for 200 unique birds.

After lunch onboard, you’ll have time this afternoon to go ashore again. Stroll along the riverfront and explore more of Old Montreal at your own pace. Or take advantage of General Tours complimentary shuttle service that will take you directly to Marché Bonsecours. Situated in the city’s historic district across from the Old Port, this 19th-century landmark building is now home to galleries and boutiques specializing in fine made-in-Quebec products like clothing, art and jewelry. We’re docked overnight within walking distance of Old Montreal, so after dinner it’s easy to experience more of this vibrant and historic city at your own pace.   Meals B+L+D

Day 10 - Day 10 - Disembark in Montreal

Upon disembarking the mv Victory II in Montreal, a chauffeured private car will take you to the airport for your homeward flight.  Meals B

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Additional Packages Available
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  • Cruise + Land - Class Cabin D
  • Cruise + Land - Class Cabin C
  • Cruise + Land - Class Cabin B
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    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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