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European Influences in the New World

European Influences in the New World

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Luxury Holiday
New York Statue Of Liberty
Quebec City, Frontenac Castle

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From New York, the city of steeples, to Québec City, “la vieille capitale”, North America is blessed with more than 400 years of European influence. New York City, originally founded by the Dutch as New Amsterdam and gifted the Statue of Liberty from France, now gives to the world the 9/11 Memorial & Museum that honors hope, resilience, and unity for all future generations. Applaud a Broadway Show; catch the view from the Top of the Rock; stroll the High Line; an overnight affords time to embrace it all. Fall foliage calls us to beautiful Boston, dubbed the Athens of America, that’s built upon almost 400 years of academia and culture. The city’s wharves whisper of tea parties, its libraries of tell revolutionary greats, and its JFK Presidential Library & Museum to recount America’s “Camelot”.

In Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, we find roots of Celtic, Acadian, and African cultures along with the largest number of lighthouses of any Canadian province. Head to pretty Peggy’s Cove to see the most photographed lighthouse in the country then crack open a ruby lobster in the surrounding fishing village. For two days, we follow the “whale route” of the St. Lawrence River where 13 species of marine mammals feast of the plentiful krill. Enticing, enchanting, Québec City calls with her 400-year-old Vieux-Québec (Old Town), an impeccable UNESCO site, that still ripples with life along meandering cobbled streets and the green-cooper turreted Chateau Frontenac. Extend you Québecois immersion in the City of Saints, Montréal, where the celebrated Golden Square Mile awaits with impeccable Victorian-era buildings bursting with French boutiques, Parisian-style bistros, magnificent McGill University, and the stately Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.

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European Influences in the New World Itinerary

Day 1 - 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 2 - 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 3 - Boston, Massachusetts

Discover a city where the present merges seamlessly with the past. Cycle through cobbled streets rich in history to an array of famous landmarks and institutions. Explore the hallowed grounds of Harvard, cutting-edge restaurants, museums, fine art, a lively harbour and artisan boutiques. Taste delicacies from the food market, sip some of the world’s finest tea, while the afternoon away in a brewery, or simply absorb the ambiance as you stroll beautiful walkways through a green maze of urban space.

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 8 - 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.

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