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Autumn Leaves & Palm Trees along the Atlantic Coast

Autumn Leaves & Palm Trees along the Atlantic Coast

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14 nights

Luxury Holiday
Canada Autumn Church - New Brunswick
Miami

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When summer leaves turn crimson and gold, there’s no better place to be than the colourful coves of Atlantic Canada and America’s New England. Days at sea allow nature’s drama to unfold as we slip past remote islands and rugged shores where red-stripped lighthouses welcome us home.

The wonder begins Quebec City, a UNESCO site, undeniably endowed with classic architecture and European charms, especially in its quaint Old Town, Quartier Petit-Champlain. Catch your breath in Gaspe, where we yearn to explore pine forests, rocky promontories and gaze at pristine beauty so hard to encounter in the modern world. Nova Scotia offers a flourish of Scottish heritage through the scenic Cabot Trail and Cape Bretton Highlands National Park where moose roam free and fox and rabbit thrive despite the area’s early age as an outpost for fur traders. St. John is our gateway to fantastic Fundy Bay, where each day some 175 billion tons of water rush in and out of the bay, causing it to swell to a height of a five-story building before sinking to nothing. The easterly winds draw us to Maine’s oldest lighthouse, Head Light, that was commissioned in 1787 at the behest of America’s founding President, George Washington.

Portland promises with small-town charm, Victorian mansions, and forests ablaze in fall’s colours. We lose our hearts in New York City, where the Upper West side flaunts its Museum Mile while the Financial District boats One World Tower and Observatory atop the western hemisphere’s tallest building. An ocean state of mind takes us to Florida’s Space Coast to find out-of-bounds experiences from rockets to race cars. Go behind the scenes at Kennedy Space Center or fulfil you need for speed at Daytona International Speedway where you can buckle into a NASCAR race car on one of the most storied racetracks in the world. Gentle tides wash us upon Miami Beach where Art Deco buildings clustered against the uninterrupted blue of sea and sky and blindingly white beaches are matched only by the city’s dazzling nightlife.

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Autumn Leaves & Palm Trees along the Atlantic Coast Itinerary

Day 1 - Quebec City, Québec

Prepare to encounter a province thriving with culture and cuisine, history and heritage, and so much more. Explore impressive architecture, intriguing history, imposing landmarks and the treasured streets of UNESCO praised Old Québec. Relax at Parisian-style bistros and modern art exhibitions or choose to partake in thrilling alfresco pursuits. Delve deep into nature to kayak through a fjord, walk the width of Montmorency Falls, zipline, paddleboard, surf and mountain bike in tranquil settings. Home to capital Montréal and an incredibly friendly nation, there’s something for everyone in this mostly French speaking region.

Day 3 - Gaspé, Québec

Soak up the sublime scenery in a beautiful bay bathed in history and tradition. Visit historical sites, artisan boutiques, art galleries and taste local culinary delicacies. Immerse in remarkable nature as you explore forested National Parks, salmon-filled rivers, long stretches of countryside and mountainous coastlines dotted with lighthouses. Glimpse moose, gannet and caribou, and welcome kind locals’ warmth in sustained fishing villages, as you embrace this wildly picturesque peninsular.

Day 5 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Welcome the vibrant, culture-filled capital of Nova Scotia. Trace Canada’s roots back through historic sites and museums, shop in the progressive farmers’ market, dine in a flourishing food scene and head up the ancient fort crowned hill for commanding views of the harbour. Drop down to refresh at a winery, embark on a salt-water ferry cruise and head to Peggy’s Cove to glimpse the iconic lighthouse. With a wealth of wooded nature never far away, wind around the coast and wander through Canada’s most glamourous Victorian gardens to gaze at flower beds blooming with beauty.

Day 7 - Saint-John, New Brunswick

Immerse yourself in Canada’s oldest incorporated city. Learn about the province’s heritage and stunning Beaux-Arts architecture. Zip Wire over lush landscapes and discover freshwater lakes, miles of nature trails, sandy beaches, salt marshes and waterfalls. Admire the thriving sea bird population in the Bay of Fundy ecosystem, enjoy seafood and caviar, attend a wine-tasting or simply drift gently through remote and calming fishing villages.

Day 8 - Isle of Portland

Lighthouses and lobster. Beaches and the beautiful. Wander into a Maine experience of heady culinary pleasures, architecture, maritime history, handsome heritage landmarks and cultural flair. Where the past merges seamlessly with the sustainable present, and sweet bakeries sit between award-winning restaurants serving world-famous lobster. Stroll downtown to the lively Old Port district to the fashionable art scene, wander through cobbled streets to the flourishing fish market with striking views of the Casco Bay islands, and relax with your loved one on a romantic tour of Maine coastline and lighthouses. Stylish and sophisticated, you can sense the sweet tenderness in this relaxed and hip East Coast waterfront town.

Day 10 - New York, New York

Wake up to be part of a city that never sleeps. Fly by helicopter over the Manhattan Skyline for flawless images of the Statue of Liberty, neon-lit Times Square, sprawling Central Park, the skyscraping Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. Explore Picasso, Pollock and others at the Museum of Modern Art. Then create your own kitsch masterpiece from a blank canvas at a painting party in Havana’s emporium. Pay your respects and honour gallant heroes at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum mission. Listen to backstage stories in the Broadway theatre district, shop in the East Village, eat streetside hotdogs, sip cocktails in elegant bars, take in a show. And as evening falls, take a walk with your loved one over Brooklyn Bridge. Big, bold and brash – there's a lot to bite off in the Big Apple.

Day 11 - New York, New York

Wake up to be part of a city that never sleeps. Fly by helicopter over the Manhattan Skyline for flawless images of the Statue of Liberty, neon-lit Times Square, sprawling Central Park, the skyscraping Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. Explore Picasso, Pollock and others at the Museum of Modern Art. Then create your own kitsch masterpiece from a blank canvas at a painting party in Havana’s emporium. Pay your respects and honour gallant heroes at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum mission. Listen to backstage stories in the Broadway theatre district, shop in the East Village, eat streetside hotdogs, sip cocktails in elegant bars, take in a show. And as evening falls, take a walk with your loved one over Brooklyn Bridge. Big, bold and brash – there's a lot to bite off in the Big Apple.

Day 14 - Port Canaveral, Florida

Step ashore to embark on the ultimate day of thrills. Explore adventures of the seas and the magic of the skies. Dine with an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Centre, learn how to ride the waves on the very best surfing beaches and kayak gently up the Indian River. Delve into an ecology search by boat and travel by comfort through three ecosystems to witness wild nature and native wildlife. With endless prospects for fun and sun, and endangered species just a whisker away, there’s not just energy in the skies in this Floridan gateway.

Day 15 - Miami, Florida

Welcome to Miami and the sweep of South Beach - backdrop to every iconic Miami movie, and forefront of Latin American culture. Stroll through pastel-hued geometric buildings in the art deco district, to graffiti mural masterpieces at Wynwood Walls. Watch Latino life unfold in Little Havana - the heartbeat of this great city - where walk-up windows sell café cortadito, sweet sugarcane juice, hatuey beer and guava ice-cream. Watch passionate locals discuss politics, play dominoes and smoke cigars. Shimmy at a salsa class, shop designer boutiques and race marlin and sharks by speedboat. Then slow your pace to uncover rare and endangered species at the Everglades National Park outdoor oasis. You’ll find the Miami dream is real – and it’s not just Cuban heels that will give you a spring in your step.

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