Fall Colours by Rail and Sea

14 Days from £2,899

Discover New York, Canada and New England in style as you journey by rail and on a deluxe cruise ship.

Departure from: Sep 2018 - Sep 2018


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  • Return flights from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
  • 5 nights in hotels of a good standard and 7 nights on board your cruise ship
  • 22 meals: 7 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager (pre-cruise) and Local Guides
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage

Included holiday highlights

  • Empire State Building at night
  • Guided tour of New York
  • Amtrak Adirondack train journey through New York State to Montreal
  • Tour of Montreal and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Explore the walled city of Quebec 
  • Guided tour of Boston 
  • 7 night cruise to New England and Canada

Your Itinerary


DAY 1 UK/New York

After your flight to New York we'll transfer you to your hotel. This evening we're off to the Empire State Building for thrilling views of the city.​

DAY 2 New York

You'll get to see the iconic sights of New York on this morning's city tour. Highlights include Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village and Chinatown. You'll also see Wall Street, bustling Times Square and the sparkling Chrysler Building. Later there's time to explore at leisure or join one of our exciting optional excursions.​

DAY 3 The Adirondack train & Montreal

Today you'll take one of North America's most scenic rail journeys. From your seat on the Adirondack train take in views of the fall foliage, mountains, the famous Academy at West Point, the Hudson River Valley and more. Close to the Canadian border, the train skirts the edge of beautiful Lake Champlain before arriving in Montreal.​

DAY 4 Montreal

We'll get our bearings on a sightseeing tour of Montreal this morning and see the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral. This afternoon you're free to do just as you please. You could perhaps explore more of the city's historic sites or take a stroll through some of the beautiful parks.

DAY 5 Quebec City

Today we'll drive into the heart of French Canada as we make our way to Quebec City. If you have a sweet tooth you'll be spoilt for choice at lunchtime – we'll be eating at a sugar shack, a place where sweet maple syrup is produced. We'll arrive in Quebec City in good time for you to head out and explore at your own pace.

DAY 6 Quebec City

Today's the day we transfer you to your ship, the Norwegian Dawn, for the start of your 7-night cruise.​

DAY 7 At sea on board Norwegian Dawn

There's plenty of time to relax on board or join an optional shore excursion before we set sail this evening.​

DAY 8 At sea on board Norwegian Dawn

Make the most of the ship's excellent facilities as you spend a day at sea. If you're feeling active you could go for run around the jogging track, alternatively you might prefer to sit back and relax by the pool.

DAY 9 Sydney, Nova Scotia

You'll arrive in Sydney this morning where we recommend the optional excursion to Cape Breton Island. Prepare to experience one of the most dramatic drives in North America as you follow the Cabot Trail around the coast.

DAY 10 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Today the ship docks in Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia. The city has a rich maritime history, so head out and explore at your own pace. If you want to see beyond the city, there's an optional excursion along the coastal highway to the fishing village of Peggy's Cove. Here you'll see brightly coloured houses nestled close to the water's edge.​

DAY 11 Saint John, New Brunswick

Saint John, on the Bay of Fundy, is today's port of call. How about an optional excursion to the fishing village of St Martins. Or maybe a visit to the old City Market, the longest running farmers' market in Canada – the choice is yours.​

DAY 12 Bar Harbor, Maine

Your adventure continues in Bar Harbor, Maine. You've a free day here to explore the village and look out for wildlife in the wide blue bay. Acadia National Park is nearby, and if you choose to visit on an optional excursion, you'll travel along the 27-mile Park Loop Road past charming Victorian mansions. As the tour continues you'll gaze in awe at an incredible landscape of mountains, forest and coast. Be sure to look out for the wildlife too, you might spot whales, seals, peregrine falcons and more. Our holiday departing on 16 September 2018 will call at Portland in Maine today, not Bar Harbor.​

DAY 13 Boston

After disembarking the ship in Boston, a Local Guide will join us for a tour of the city's sights. We'll follow the Freedom Trail and learn more about the history of this revolutionary city. After time for lunch and shopping at Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, we will take you to the airport for your flight home.​


​You'll arrive back in the UK today. ​


Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.


Day 1 - 2 :

Courtyard by Marriott Herald Square
Ideally located the Courtyard by Marriott offers contemporary rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels and coffee making facilities. Social spaces include a colourful living room-style lobby and an American restaurant serving breakfast, dinner and Starbucks coffee.

Day 3 - 4 :

Holiday Inn Montreal Centre-Ville
Holiday Inn Montreal Centre Ville is located downtown Montreal 20 minutes from the airport and across the road from Place d'Armes subway station. Hotel facilities include Cocktail lounge, restaurant Chez Chine, fitness centre, indoor swimming pool and beauty salon. Bedrooms have private facilities.

Day 5 :

Hotel PUR Quebec
Hotel PUR Quebec, situated in the historic Saint-Roch Quarter, is just minutes away from many local attractions including L’Imperial de Quebec Theatre and Victoria Park. Every room features free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a 24-hour gym. American and Asian-inspired cuisine is served in the restaurant, located on-site.

Day 6 - 12 :

Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Dawn – NCL Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn was fully refurbished in 2016 and boasts a host of impressive facilities including 15 restaurants from relaxed buffet to traditional fine dining, 12 different styled bars, a theatre, casino, sports facilities, choice of swimming pools and spa. Premium all Inclusive is included in your cruise, and this comprises of a wide choice of all inclusive premium beverages - alcoholic drinks and soft drinks, unrivalled dining experiences, award winning entertainment, sports facilities, and speciality selected coffees with meals. Your holiday price is based on an inside cabin, however it is possible to upgrade your cabin to range of outside cabins and suites (subject to availability) for the latest cabin availability and price information please call our Holiday Advisors on 01858 415 420.

Dates and Prices


SUN 30 SEP 18





American Airlines

Sunday 30 September 2018


10:10 Edinburgh


12:45 New York (J F Kennedy)

Operated by

American Airlines

American Airlines - AA

Friday 12 October 2018


22:40 Boston (Logan Intl)


10:10 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

American Airlines

SUN 30 SEP 18

London (Heathrow)




Virgin Atlantic

Sunday 30 September 2018


11:50 London (Heathrow)


14:50 New York (J F Kennedy)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic - VS

Friday 12 October 2018


22:00 Boston (Logan Intl)


09:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.


Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

Fall Colours by Rail and Sea with Boston Add-on

Extend your holiday to 16 days from £299

Sep 2018 - Sep 2018 Departures

After your cruise why not extend your holiday by staying two extra nights in Boston. This walkable city is steeped in the history of the American revolution and many important sights can be explored on foot. Historic Beacon Hill, the Waterfront area, Boston Harbour, plus Boston Common are all within walking distance of your hotel. The Boston Park Plaza is an historic hotel that has recently undergone an extensive renovation. Your add-on includes two nights’ accommodation on a room only basis and hotel porterage. You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager.

Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

Favourite Moments

Enjoy superb fall colours from the comfort of your seat on a memorable rail journey from New York to Montreal.

Norwegian Dawn


Feel Free to experience a brand new sensation of freedom at sea with Norwegian Cruise Line’s Premium All Inclusive. Holiday budgeting has never been easier and cruising never more carefree because there is simply so much more included in your cruise fare, like soft and branded alcoholic drinks served any time in all bars, lounges and restaurants, service charges, speciality coffees in restaurants and mineral water in your stateroom. And, of course, all this is on top of Norwegian’s signature inclusions... such as unrivalled 24-hour dining experiences in multiple venues, award-winning entertainment including top Broadway shows, endless sports, leisure and fun activities.

The newly renovated Norwegian Dawn Freestyle Dining lets you eat when and where you choose with plenty of exciting dining options on the Norwegian Dawn. Thanks to Premium All Inclusive, many are already covered by your cruise fare like two or more stylish Main Dining Rooms with daily-changing menus, pan-Asian restaurants, big buffets featuring live cooking stations, casual grills and informal eateries, serving comfort food around the clock.