Old Quebec has a unique feel as you explore the quaint streets and squares, and the church of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine- the oldest pilgrimage destination in North America at over 350 years old. The surrounding boasts the 30m waterfall of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and the gorgeous woodlands, lakes and rivers of Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier. In addition, learn all about the indigenous population of Canada at the Huron-Wendat heritage.
Things to do in Quebec City - Overnight onboard:
Found in Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay, this 146-mile-long fjord is a hidden gem. With so few tourists visitors to Saguenay Fjord will find quiet, non-crowded outdoor activities including whale watching, ice fishing, snowshoeing, kayaking and more.
Sydney, Nova Scotia
DAY 4 - 02 Oct 2024
Sydney is the largest urban area on Cape Breton and has the charm of a waterfront community with the excitement of a city. Founded in 1785, it has developed a multitude of museums dedicated to Nova Scotia’s fascinating history as well as the ‘Good Cheer Trail’, a route of delectable, local food and wine tasting. Walking tours are a great way to see the highlights including the Miners’ Museum, Membertou Heritage Park and The Big Fiddle.
Things to do in Sydney, Nova Scotia:
Membertou Heritage Park
Spanning 5 acres, the Membertou Heritage Park is dedicated to offering insight into the culture and history of the Membertou Mi’kmaq community. Visitors can choose from a range of tours accompanied by a knowledgeable guide and sometimes even an Elder.
This museum is renowned for providing visitors with an immersive experience into life for a miner in Nova Scotia. With tours led by retired miners, you will go underground to the Ocean Deeps Colliery and listen to tales of this gruelling work.
DAY 6 - 04 Oct 2024
Among the oldest established cities in the US, Boston has a long history from the days of independence up to modern times as the home of the world famous Boston Red Sox. A trip to Boston has to include catching a game of baseball and a walk along the Freedom Trail, with stop-offs at renowned sites telling the story of the American Revolution. Visitors can also find authentic, classic Boston cuisine at many different Boston Food Trucks across the city.
Things to do in Boston:
Boston’s legendary baseball ground and home of the world-famous Boston Red Sox since 1912, making it the oldest stadium in US baseball. If you’re a sports fan, a tour of the proud history at the stadium is a must, or even catch a game and soak up the legendary atmosphere.
Freedom trail is the best way to learn about how the start of the American war of independence and the revolution affected the history and outlook of Boston and wider America. With sixteen historical sites and over two and a half miles of scenic walking, this is a must-visit for all ages.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
The city’s historic market place boasting interior and exterior stalls and stores, with plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, as well as three old market buildings ideal for a flavour and feel of Boston life.
Museum of Fine Arts
Established in 1870, Boston’s art museum boasts being the fifth largest in overall size in the USA and one of the most extensive collections of artworks with around 450,000 individual pieces to view, from ancient Egypt to French impressionist and Dutch golden age exhibitions.
DAY 8 - 06 Oct 2024
There are simply too many places to mention when it comes to the Big Apple but highlights have to be: the Statue of liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, the Natural History Museum and the Met art museum- not to mention all the cool sights of downtown Brooklyn, swanky Manhattan and the classic skyline from Rhode Island. New York is a bucket-list destination that just cannot be missed.
Things to do in New York:
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is an essential part of any trip to New York, providing fascinating insights into the history of this vibrant city. Given to the US from France in 1886, Lady Liberty is situated on Liberty Island, a short and scenic ferry ride from Battery Park, New York.
Located in Manhattan, New York, Central Park is a classic part of the city’s history after first being approved in 1853. There’s no shortage of sightseeing and events to do all the family will love, from Central Park Zoo to the Alice in Wonderland sculpture.
Rockefeller Center has a plethora of attractions and events to discover that will suit all ages. Explore NBC Studios where entertainment and news come together and soak up the fantastic performances of The Music Hall featuring The Radio City Rockettes.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
As the third most visited art museum in the world, the Met is a must for lovers of art, history and culture. Featuring works from early Europe, ancient Egypt and modern art, this museum also contains vast collections of clothing and weaponry.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a quintessential landmark of New York City and provides an immersive insight into the history of this stunning building. Visitors can marvel at the views from the observation deck, before enjoying exhibits, shopping and dining.
Renovated in 2016, what began as a small square in the 1880s has flourished into an iconic tourist destination filled with fantastic eateries, dazzling musical theatre and designer shopping, not to mention the famous advertising board.
As the world’s first steel-wire suspension bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge is a fantastic feat of the hard-work carried out in the late 1880s. A walk along this bridge takes approximately 25 minutes and is particularly stunning at sunset and sunrise.
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
After first opening its doors in 1879, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral sees over five million visitors each year. The classic Gothic architecture is truly magnificent and features an organ with 9,000 pipes, over 4,000 stained-glass panels and beautiful sculptures.
Located in Manhattan, Fifth Avenue boasts Museum Mile where visitors find the African Art Museum, Guggenheim Museum, the Met and more, while other landmarks include the Empire State building, the Rockefeller Observation Deck and Flatiron Building.
National September 11 Memorial and Museum
Located at the World Trade Centre site, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum commemorates the lives lost during the terrorist attacks in 1993 and 2001. The memorial consists of two reflecting pools, while the museum offers tours, exhibitions and multimedia displays.
New York Public Library
With nearly 6 million items (including books, e-books, audiobooks, music and films), the New York Public Library has no shortage of fascinating materials to discover. The main branch itself in Manhattan is a stunning New York landmark and a perfect photo opportunity.
The Finger Lakes are an area of tranquil natural beauty famous for its vineyards and being the home of prestigious Cornell University. The eleven lakes which bear this region’s name present fantastic hiking locations in pleasant weather regularly throughout the year.
Fly to the UK
DAY 8 -
Customer reviews for Queen Mary 2
Based on 239 reviews
Value for money
It was a lovely holiday & we couldn't fault the ship or the staff.
We thoroughly enjoyed it!
2-5 cruisesBalcony (Obstructed View)
7 Dec 2022
Queen Mary 2 is a stunning cruise ship that's beautifully furnished with great spaces, dining and on board activities.
2-5 cruisesBalcony (Obstructed View)
1 Nov 2022
We really enjoyed our cruise on the Queen Mary 2. The ship, service, dining and entertainment was great.
10+ cruisesStandard Inside
21 Oct 2022
In my opinion the Queen Mary 2 is best suited for cross Atlantic cruises. To explore Europe I find it preferable to use a cruise ship and not a liner. The food served in the Queens Grill was of a high standard as was the service. Our room was very spacious but the carpet could have done with a good clean. Enjoyed our excursion although a little expensive for a four hour trip. My overall opinion is that a lot of corners have been cut, I realise that business are trying to make up for the monies lost during Covid, but that’s their problem not ours.
All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.
Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.