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Journey to the Fall Colors of Montreal, Mont Tremblant and the Maritime Provinces

15 Nights featuring Quebec City, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Boston

Includes: Airfare from Boston to Montreal, Hotel, Tours, Transfers and More!

Land Program: Includes a Mix of Guided Tours and Free Time

Start Date: October 2, 2024
(Sailing October 6, 2024)

About This Journey

Journey to a land of breathtaking landscapes and spectacular displays of autumnal hues. During the fall season, Canada transforms into a colorful wonderland as the leaves on the trees change from green to vibrant shades of orange, yellow and red. Start your adventure in Montreal by checking in to the historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel where John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded “Give Peace a Chance” during their 1969 “bed-in.” Enjoy free time to explore the city where deep history and contemporary allure combine. We’ll travel to Oka, where you’ll savor delicious local wines at one of the best wineries in Quebec and gourmet dishes in a family run orchard before continuing to the Laurentian Mountains and arriving at the luxurious Fairmont Tremblant. Awe at the 360 degree views as you ascend the mountain over beautiful arrays of fall foliage and the village below in a gondola ride. Then explore the expansive complex of Mount Tremblant Resort, including the charming main street of Saint Jovite lined with antique shops and restaurants. After 4 nights of exploring some of the most prized destinations in Quebec, you’ll set sail on the Oceania Nautica for an unforgettable 11 night cruise to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Boston. Sail with a new appreciation of the beauty nature can create and memories that won’t be forgotten long after your Journey ends. Or Pair this 15 night Journey with an 11 night Oceania Cruise to New York–See Itinerary Option 2 for Details!

Visits: Oceania Nautica, 38279, Montreal, Mont Tremblant, Quebec City, Saguenay, Baie-Comeau, Sept-Iles, Havre Saint Pierre, Corner Brook, Sydney, Halifax, Saint John (Bay of Fundy), Boston.

Journey to the Fall Colors of Montreal, Mont Tremblant and the Maritime Provinces

Itinerary

Start Date: October 2, 2024
(Sailing October 6, 2024)

Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Arrive Montreal – Transfer to Hotel and Welcome Dinner
2 Montreal – Day at Leisure
3 Montreal to Mont Tremblant – Winery Visit with Sugar Shack Lunch
4 Mont Tremblant – Gondola Ride and Saint Jovite visit
5 Mont Tremblant to Montreal – Transfer to Montreal for Embarkation 7:00 PM
6 Quebec City, Quebec 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
7 Saguenay, Quebec 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
8 Baie-Comeau 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
9 Sept-Iles, Quebec 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
10 Havre Saint Pierre, Quebec 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
11 Corner Brook, Newfoundland 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
12 Sydney, Nova Scotia 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
13 Halifax, Nova Scotia 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
14 Saint John (Bay of Fundy), New Brunswick 2:00 PM 9:00 PM
15 Boston, Massachusetts 2:00 PM
16 Boston, Massachusetts – Disembarkation and Transfer to Airport 8:00 AM

Interested in the land program without the cruise? Call us for a quote.

Land Program

Day 1 – Arrive Montreal

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. After check-in, you’ll have time to get settled in before joining your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Note: if you wish to spend more time in Montreal, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extension – which will add one night to your Montreal hotel stay.

Day 2 – Montreal

Montreal, Canada

Montreal

Explore Montreal at your leisure. Stop by our hospitality desk in the lobby to ask questions or if you need tips on what to see and do. (B)

Day 3 – Montreal to Mont Tremblant

Apple Orchard

Apple Orchard

After breakfast, we will travel to Oka, a small village on the northern bank of the Ottawa River. Here, you will visit Vignoble Riviere du Chene Winery, one of the best vineyards in the region that produces an array of certified IGP Vins du Quebec since 1998. You’ll sample an array of the delicious wines made there before traveling to the Labonte de la pomme to take part in a French-Canadian gastronomic tradition. Enjoy an Apple Shack lunch highlighting the local produce, including maple syrup and famous Oka cheese. This family run orchard offers authenticity and views of rolling hills while you enjoy gourmet local dishes. After lunch, we’ll continue to Mont Tremblant. With a magnificent landscape and undeniable charm, this resort town is a must-see destination. We’ll tour this beautiful complex before you set off for an evening at your leisure. Enjoy a spa treatment, round of golf, or simply take in the panoramic sunset views of the crimson Laurentian Mountains. (B, L)

Day 4 – Mont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant Resort

Mont Tremblant Resort

This morning, we will meet with a local guide and prepare for a gondola ride up the mountain. Awe at the autumnal hues from your panoramic lift before reaching the summit of Mont Tremblant. After, you will experience a true small town atmosphere in St-Jovite, also known as downtown Mont Tremblant, with no shortage of restaurants, boutiques and antique shops. Enjoy free time for the rest of the day and explore the area as you wish. For even more incredible views, soar over a forest of red pines, the city scape, Lake Tremblant and more during an optional 10 minute helicopter tour. Ask your Personal Vacation Manager about adding this experience. Price: $149.00 per person, third person $79 (minimum 2 passengers required, 3-passenger capacity). (B)

Day 5 – Mont Tremblant to Montreal Embarkation

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the port, where you will board the Oceania Nautica for a 11-night cruise to Boston. (B)

Day 6-15 – Cruising onboard the Oceania Nautica (see below for cruise highlights)

 

Day 16 – Boston Disembarkation

Enjoy breakfast onboard, then disembark the Oceania Nautica and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

For meals not included in your land programs, all hotels chosen include a restaurant on property where you may relax and enjoy a meal. In addition, your guide is available to make suggestions on nearby dining, shopping or sightseeing.

Port Highlights

Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada: French-speaking, thoroughly romantic and exquisitely cultured, Montreal definitely warrants a pre- or post-cruise stay. The Old Port is a hub of entertainment, while the Museum of Fine Arts is revered for its collection of more than 30,000 objects. For a respite from the vibrant city, stroll the Montreal Botanical Garden, a draw since 1931.

Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City, Canada: Surrounded by several miles of granite walls dating back hundreds of years, Quebec City’s fabulous Old Town exudes European character, exemplified in the iconic Château Frontenac. Another architectural gem is the fascinating Musée de la Civilisation, a treasure trove of items recreating the French-speaking city’s early days.

Saguenay, Canada

Saguenay, Canada

Saguenay, Canada: Head to La Baie and tour the Musée du Fjord, admire the frescoes covering every nook and corner of barber and painter Arthur Villeneuve’s home, tour a goat farm or travel the Craftsman Road to see artisans in their element creating cheeses, glass-blowing and soap-making. Don’t miss a hike through Saguenay National Park, which cradles the dramatic fjord that has enchanted travelers for centuries.

Baie-Comeau, Canada

Baie-Comeau, Canada

Baie-Comeau, Canada: Quaint Baie-Comeau is one of the mellower destinations you’ll visit on your cruise, offering a chance to experience small-town life on the north shore of Canada’s St. Lawrence River. Founded around a mill that supplied paper to the Chicago Tribune in the 1930s, the town maintains an unpretentious, working-class feel that invites you to slow down and savor the little things that make life sweet, like a pretty park or a magnificent view. You’ll have easy access to natural beauty, as the entire region is part of UNESCO’s Manicouagan-Uapishka Biosphere Reserve, and Le Boisé de la Pointe-Saint-Gilles nature reserve is in the heart of town.

Sept-Iles, Canada

Sept-Iles, Canada

Sept-Iles, Canada: Once a quaint fishing village, Sept-Îles rose to prominence during the World War II boom, becoming one of Canada’s premier ports. Graced with majestic scenery, beautiful beaches and an attractive archipelago just offshore, Sept-Îles provides plentiful opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Discover the islands by boat or spend the day on the largest, Île Grande Basque, which is full of picturesque hiking trails and seaside picnic spots. In the city, don’t miss the superb museums, including Musée Shaputuan and Musée Régional de la Côte Nord.

Havre Saint Pierre, Canada

Havre Saint Pierre, Canada

Havre Saint Pierre, Canada: Situated on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Havre-Saint-Pierre is a charming town embraced by the spectacular scenery of the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve. With a geological history dating back 500 million years, the archipelago is a captivating array of more than a thousand limestone islands, islets and reefs. Granite monoliths, soaring cliffs, graceful arches and secluded grottoes adorn the islands, along with an amazing diversity of plant and animal life. Marvel at the unique seascape during a coastal drive along Route 138, or take a boating excursion to visit several of the islands.

Corner Brook, Canada

Corner Brook, Canada

Corner Brook, Canada: Start by taking in the breathtaking view from the monument honoring Captain James Cook, the first to map the area in 1767. More history awaits you in the Corner Brook Museum and its marine artifacts, forestry exhibits and collections from aboriginal people.

Sydney, Canada

Sydney, Canada

Sydney, Canada: Historic Sydney boasts several landmarks from the late 1700s, such as the colonial Cossit House and the Jost House, which features an unusual beehive bake-oven. St. Patrick’s, the city’s oldest Catholic church, doubles as a fascinating museum.

Halifax, Canada

Halifax, Canada

Halifax, Canada: Founded by the British in 1749, Halifax still has a British military air about it. Every day at noon, a ceremonial gun is fired at the Halifax Citadel, a star-shaped fortress where the guides wear military uniforms. The exhibits have a more seafaring slant at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and include the nearly 100-year-old Acadia.

Saint John (Bay of Fundy), Canada

Saint John (Bay of Fundy), Canada

Saint John (Bay of Fundy), Canada: Explore Canada’s oldest continuing museum, the New Brunswick, where displays include the skeletal remains of a rare North Atlantic right whale. Saint John is also known for the bizarre Reversing Falls, a daily tidal phenomenon so severe it reverses the flow of the Saint John River. Birders will enjoy serene Irving Nature Park.

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts: Boston’s enormous role during the American Revolution is inescapable, and it’s easy to trace by following the Freedom Trail, which links more than a dozen historic sights throughout town from the Paul Revere House to the Old North Church. But don’t forgo exploring Boston’s appealing modern side. For a 360-degree view of the city, head for the skywalk observatory on the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower. For art, browse the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes works from Van Gogh to Egyptian sculpture. If your interests lie in the natural world, wander through the remarkable New England Aquarium or Franklin Zoo.

Journey to the Fall Colors of Montreal, Mont Tremblant and the Maritime Provinces

Included Features

  • Airfare from Boston to Montreal, including transfers and baggage handling
  • 4-night pre-cruise land program in Quebec
    • Montreal, Quebec, Canada: 2-night hotel stay
      • Welcome dinner
      • Winery visit with tasting and Sugar Shack lunch
    • Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada: 2-night hotel stay
      • Gondola ride and visit to charming Saint Jovite village
      • Optional Add-On: Helicopter tour of sweeping fall foliage landscape
    • Tour Leader throughout pre-cruise land program and Local Tour Hosts during included tours
    • Most meals while on tour (see itinerary highlights) and all meals while onboard
    • 11-night sailing aboard the Oceania Nautica or Oceania Insignia
      • 10% off shore excursions (see “special offers”)
      • Featuring standard Oceania inclusions:
        • Free Internet
        • The Finest Cuisine at Sea®
        • Access to the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center
        • Shows and guest lectures
        • Spacious staterooms
        • Much more!
      • Special Offer—Ends 2/29: Receive up to a $550 Visa Gift Card per stateroom, including a $200 Limited Time Bonus shown in total. Call for details!

Journey to the Fall Colors of Montreal, Mont Tremblant and the Maritime Provinces

What to Expect on Your Trip

Pacing

Pacing 3 Out of 5

 

3 out of 5 – Land Program Includes a Mix of Guided Tours and Free Time
The overall pace is moderate. This Journey includes a balanced mix of guided tours and free time for you to explore on your own. Your tour escort will be available to offer suggestions of things to do nearby. Guests should be prepared to walk a couple miles per day while on full-day tours. Breakfast is always included at the hotel. Some additional meals may be included, while other meals will be at your leisure. All hotels will have a restaurant on property where you may dine. If you wish to go out, your guide is available to make suggestions for nearby dining.

Physical Activity

The land portion of the trip should be considered moderate. Guided tours may include a considerable amount of walking, while free time allows you to explore on your own at your own pace.

Enrichment Journeys will do everything in our power to ensure comfort through our third-party providers, including air-conditioned buses and comfortable accommodations where applicable. However, some areas cannot be accessed by coach, so our drivers will get you as close to sites as is legally allowed. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are strongly recommended. Historical sites often do not have elevators, escalators, or ramps due to the age of the building/structure. Steps can be steep and uneven. Based on crowds and traffic, order of visits may be changed.

Wheelchair access at many sites is limited to extremely limited. A fold-up wheelchair may be able to be stored on the bus but requires prior arrangements. Guests must be able to transfer from their chair to the transportation. Guides/drivers are not allowed to lift or push wheelchairs, so guests requiring physical assistance must travel with a companion who can assist.Motorized wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this group program.

For the cruise portion of the trip, passengers will board and leave the ship up stairways and gangways, and you may have to walk a moderate distance to transfer to train, bus and car stations. Time spent on the road and traveling can be long, so you will need to be prepared for stretches of down time in between destinations.

Cultural Focus

This Journey includes 4 days immersed in French-speaking Quebec, Canada. Only about 50% of the province’s population speaks English, while the number of English speakers is higher in metropolitan Montreal and in the hospitality industry. Although Canada as a whole is a majority English speaking population, in Quebec it is polite to first ask if they speak English, or “Parlez-vous Anglais?” before striking up a conversation with a local.

You will encounter dishes and ingredients typical to the region that you may not have encountered before, and you will be introduced to local artistry of the region. Enrichment Journeys encourages an open mind when in unique situations and meeting people abroad. Sometimes the attractions, beaches, and cities themselves can be crowded, especially while on the cruise.

Unique Factors

If you have special needs or physical limitations, you will need to check in with your personal vacation manager before booking the trip. The temperature can vary between day and night, so pack accordingly with items that can be layered. Some guests may wish to have a light sweater or windbreaker with them.

Transportation

While on tour:

Between Montreal and Mont Tremblant: 2 ½ hour coach transfer

Please note that these times are approximate and only reflect the transportation time. Our trip may be longer due to stops for sightseeing along the way.

International Airfare:

Included airfare is from select airports only. To inquire about a different airport, please contact your Personal Vacation Manager.

Enrichment Journeys is committed to providing remarkable experiences at extraordinary value. As a result, airlines and routes are selected to maximize that value and may involve multiple stops and extended layovers versus non-stop or direct flights. Passengers wishing to utilize specific carriers, direct/non-stop flights, Business Class upgrades, or to extend their time in any of our beginning or ending destination cities may do so by contacting Enrichment Journeys and inquiring about the Custom Airfare Program. There is a $50 per person charge for this service, however this charge will be applied toward any flights or upgrades you choose to purchase. The $50 charge must be paid prior to receiving a custom air quote.

Journey to the Fall Colors of Montreal, Mont Tremblant and the Maritime Provinces

Special Offer—Ends 2/29: Receive up to a $550 Visa Gift Card per stateroom, including a $200 Limited Time Bonus shown in total. Call for details!

Journey to the Fall Colors of Montreal, Mont Tremblant and the Maritime Provinces

1-night Montreal Extension (pre)

Want an extra day to explore Montreal? With this optional extension you will arrive to Montreal a day early and have one extra day to relax at the hotel before the tour starts. Note: tours are not included. Price of $299 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:

  • 1-night hotel accommodations in Montreal with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from airport to hotel

Journey to the Fall Colors of Montreal, Mont Tremblant and the Maritime Provinces

Dates & Prices

Oceania Nautica (15 Nights)

10/2/2024 Retail Value EJ Price Savings Per Person Single Rates
Veranda (B2) $12,532 $9,399 $3,133 CALL FOR DETAILS
Veranda (B1) $12,799 $9,599 $3,200 CALL FOR DETAILS
Concierge Veranda (A3) $13,065 $9,799 $3,266 CALL FOR DETAILS
Penthouse Suite (PH3) $18,265 $13,699 $4,566 CALL FOR DETAILS
Owners Suite (OS) $28,532 $21,399 $7,133 CALL FOR DETAILS
Suite CALL TODAY TO REQUEST A QUOTE

Oceania Insignia (15 Nights)

10/2/2024 Retail Value EJ Price Savings Per Person Single Rates
Veranda (B2) $12,665 $9,499 $3,166 CALL FOR DETAILS
Veranda (B1) $12,932 $9,699 $3,233 CALL FOR DETAILS
Concierge Veranda (A3) $13,065 $9,799 $3,266 CALL FOR DETAILS
Penthouse Suite (PH3) $18,665 $13,999 $4,666 CALL FOR DETAILS
Owners Suite (OS) $29,065 $21,799 $7,266 CALL FOR DETAILS
Suite CALL TODAY TO REQUEST A QUOTE

Prices are in USD and are based on double occupancy.

Interested in the land program without the cruise? Call us for a quote.

Oceania Nautica

Air Add-Ons
City Add-On City Add-On City Add-On
Atlanta $150 Houston Intercontinental $250 Los Angeles $350
Boston $0 John F. Kennedy $150 Newark $150
Chicago $200 Miami $200 San Francisco $400
Seattle $400
– Business Class Air Available on Request
– Additional Gateways Available on Request
– Air Add-On Rates are subject to change without notice. While we try to include the most common airports by default, we have many clients coming from different parts of the country. If you desire air from an unlisted airport, you must first reserve your Enrichment Journey with one of the listed airports as your default gateway and then ask, or have your Travel Agent ask, Enrichment Journeys to provide a quote for your preferred gateway.

Oceania Insignia

Air Add-Ons
City Add-On City Add-On City Add-On
Atlanta $150 Houston Intercontinental $250 Los Angeles $350
Boston $150 John F. Kennedy $0 Newark $150
Chicago $200 La Guardia $0 San Francisco $400
Seattle $400 Miami $200
– Business Class Air Available on Request
– Additional Gateways Available on Request
– Air Add-On Rates are subject to change without notice. While we try to include the most common airports by default, we have many clients coming from different parts of the country. If you desire air from an unlisted airport, you must first reserve your Enrichment Journey with one of the listed airports as your default gateway and then ask, or have your Travel Agent ask, Enrichment Journeys to provide a quote for your preferred gateway.

All prices on our website and e-Journey Travel Guide are subject to change without notice. While we make every effort to provide you the most accurate and up-to-date information, occasionally, a trip or pricing category may be misprinted or unavailable at the time of booking. In the event of an incorrect price due to typographical, photographic, or technical error, or error in pricing information received from our suppliers, we retain the right to correct the price and to refuse or cancel any bookings placed at the incorrect price. In addition, all offers, prices, and conditions of sale may be subject to change without notice including tours, included features, highlights, minimum or maximum stays, itinerary, times in port, and/or other conditions/restrictions.

Journey to the Fall Colors of Montreal, Mont Tremblant and the Maritime Provinces

The following hotel list is preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract for hotels a year or more in advance, unforeseen circumstances do occasionally require a change of hotel. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality or value will be substituted and you will receive confirmed hotel information with your final itinerary.

Accommodations
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W, Montreal – Quebec H3B 4A5
Tel +1 514 861 3511
queenelizabeth.hotel@fairmont.com

Ideally located in downtown Montreal, luxurious Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is the best place to start your exploration of our vibrant city. With legendary Sainte-Catherine Street a block away, we’re a short walk from retail, culinary and cultural highlights including The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. There’s much to enjoy at the hotel, too, from twice-weekly happy hours featuring seafood and live jazz to elegant restaurants and the haven of tranquility that is Moment Spa.

Fairmont Tremblant

3045 Chemin de la Chapelle, Mont Tremblant – Quebec
Tel +1 819 681 7000
fairmonttremblant@fairmont.com

Spectacular by nature, Tremblant’s landmark ski-in ski-out hotel provides the best setting for a perfect alpine getaway any time during the year. Perfectly located at the foot of the majestic Tremblant peaks, Fairmont Tremblant resort is the best destination for a balanced combination of relaxation and adventure, creating memories for couples, families and singles to cherish for a lifetime. Get ready for your ultimate alpine vacation.

Oceania Nautica

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises

Whatever corner of the globe beckons you to explore, Oceania Cruises takes you there in comfort and style. Relax on board luxurious ships and savor exquisite cuisine that not only is renowned as the finest at sea, but also rivals the best restaurants ashore. Inspired by Master Chef Jacques Pépin, these culinary delights have always been a hallmark that distinguishes the Oceania Cruises experience from any other. Considering the uncompromising quality, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of an Oceania Cruises voyage is its incredible value. Lavish complimentary amenities abound and there are never supplemental charges in any of the onboard restaurants. Each of our voyages is an invitation to discover your next travel story and reignite your passions. Experience faraway places that you have always dreamed of. Encounter new ways of looking at the world and travel to the far corners of the globe. Savor your experience with imaginative insider tours that immerse you in the heart of the destination’s culinary and cultural traditions. Every moment spent on an Oceania Cruises voyage confirms that this is Your World. Your Way.®

Ship: Nautica

After undergoing a multimillion-dollar transformation to create virtually a new ship, Nautica features the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Nautica offers four unique, open-seating restaurants, a world-class fitness center and spa, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas. With just 684 guests and a 1.71 to 1 Guest to Staff ratio, there is simply no better way to explore the world than aboard this intimate and elegant ship.

Journey to the Fall Colors of Montreal, Mont Tremblant and the Maritime Provinces

Before You Go

Money Matters

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

ATM Machines

These are often readily available, especially in major cities. Some will charge fees on top of what your hometown bank may charge for using ATMs abroad. Look for well-marked machines that have the Visa or MasterCard symbols.

Foreign Banks

Currency can be exchanged at most banks, if needed. Ask a local host or tour manager if there is a nearby bank that is open.

Credit Cards

During your trip, you’ll find that most major credit cards are accepted. Call your specific card issuer ahead of time to find out its limitations and benefits overseas.

Incidentals

Do be aware that some additional charges for mini-bars, laundry and room service will not be included in the tour package. Plan accordingly for these extra charges.

Packing Guidelines

Pack as simply as possible for easy transfers and customs screenings. Check with your domestic and international carriers regarding baggage guidelines, allowances, and check for additional fees. All bags will be screened before boarding flights and the cruise ship.

What to pack

Basics and layers are key to a comfortable Journey. Be sure to check the weather in the destinations you will visit, and pack accordingly. There are always unpredictable variables as well, so make sure you have one sturdy jacket and an outfit for a formal occasion too, just in case.

Here are a few key items to take on your trip:

  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Hooded jacket/fleece pullover
  • Pants with pockets
  • Skirt with pockets
  • Hat with visor & sunscreen/bug spray
  • Warm socks
  • Sturdy sandals
  • Practical shoes for walking/easy hiking
  • Extra pair of prescription sunglasses and/or glasses (if needed)
  • Camera(s)

Have back-ups for everything to avoid disappointment. Charge batteries in advance and bring extra film or digital memory cards. If bringing a high-end camera, consider investing in insurance to protect your asset.

Luggage Screening Process

To pass through screening, have liquids either in small containers and bagged, or in checked luggage. All valuables necessary for the trip should be on your person at all times, if possible. This includes medications and documentation. We recommend one main bag and a carry-on, per airline guidelines for weight and size.

Labeling

Have all your bags labeled with your name and address clearly marked. Add something to you luggage that is recognizable in the event your bags are misplaced. You may also consider marking your bags with “Enrichment Journeys” for efficiency.

Carry-on items

In many countries, including the US, large liquid containers are not allowed in carry-ons. On the way back into The States, food or agriculture items are prohibited. If you have questions about a certain item, visit www.tsa.gov for a list of items that cannot be packed.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are included as part of your Enrichment Journey. Local representatives will advise you of the departure time from your hotel the night before departure. Generally speaking, arrangements have been made to have you at the airport approximately three hours in advance of departure, though this may vary depending on local circumstances. At the end of the cruise, an airport transfer will also be provided. Please advise your Personal Vacation Manager if you do not require transfer arrangements at the time of booking your Journey.

Cell phones

Some cell phones will work overseas, but incur additional charges for the use. Choose whether you would like to add an international plan by calling your carrier, or consider purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone overseas. However, in some destinations, many smartphones and tablets can pick up wireless Internet for free.

Protecting the Value of Your Travel Investment

Enrichment Journeys offers a comprehensive travel insurance package you can purchase alongside your trip. It eases the mind and lets you cancel your trip for a covered reason up until the departure date with a full refund of the Journey.

The insurance covers a wide variety of incidents, including travel delay, emergency medical services, and even baggage delay. You will also receive a pre-existing medical conditions waiver if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit. For a full list of coverage provided, visit the FAQ section of the website.

Medical Issues and Handicaps

As with any extensive trip abroad, our excursions with Enrichment Journeys will require some physical capabilities, including transfers from cruise ships, walking on cobblestone streets and navigating through some busy cities with guides. Although we encourage all types of travelers to join us, we do ask you are aware of your own physical limitations. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual care to those who may have walkers, wheelchairs or other aids. Enrichment Journeys also cannot accommodate pregnant women past their six month gestation period. Please speak with one of our Personal Vacation Managers to see if certain itineraries are suitable for you and your needs. We are happy to suggest other viable options for you that are more accessible.

Per the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, travelers have the right to be reasonably accommodated in terms of tours in public situations. However, the laws do not apply for trips and outside the United States. So you must let Enrichment Journeys know ahead of time of any physical limitations, including information added to our questionnaire that needs to be filled out by all passengers. Failure to inform Enrichment Journeys of these limitations could result in refusal to participate, whether it be at the airport through the airline, on board the ship or at the accommodations booked.

If you have any sort of prescription medication, this should be a number one priority in packing. Bring extra, just in case. A small medical kit is also advisable for quick access to remedy minor aches and pains.

Briefing sessions

A local host or tour manager will be happy to guide you through the trip and answer all of your questions. Upon arrival to your destination, an Enrichment Journeys representative will meet with the group and go over items such as the daily schedule, weather and local customs.

Hotels

All hotels booked by Enrichment Journeys are held to a high standard of comfort and quality, in accordance to international accommodation standards and rating systems. However, each accommodation varies so you may experience various types of properties throughout your excursions.

Journey to the Fall Colors of Montreal, Mont Tremblant and the Maritime Provinces

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Regional Information

Travel Documentation

Have your passport and visas ready and available at all checkpoints. Scan and copy these documents to print out. It is recommended that you e-mail a copy to yourself and someone back home in the event these documents are misplaced. Also, it may be worth bringing an international ID or license.

Passport and Visa

To travel internationally, you must have a passport in good condition, and it must be valid for at least 6 months after the last day of your trip. Visa requirements change frequently and for various reasons. As a result, our Personal Vacation Managers are not always able to provide visa information. The best way to obtain up-to-date information regarding visa requirements is to visit the official US government website for Americans traveling abroad, Travel.State.Gov (Canadian citizens should visit https://travel.gc.ca/, for all other countries please visit your government website or local embassy), which details specific information on the countries you would like to visit, including visa requirements.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are recommended to protect one’s health from preventable diseases abroad. It is always good to have routine vaccinations up to date when traveling for ailments such as chickenpox, measles, and the flu shot. Use your own discretion when deciding on what vaccinations to have based on your preferences and personal medical history. During your Enrichment Journeys tour, the utmost care will be taken with prepared food, atmosphere and other elements, so the likelihood of contracting diseases is scarce.

For a list of recommended vaccinations based on destination, visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel or feel free to contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention directly at 1-800-232-4636.

Electric Current

Canada’s electrical supply and electrical outlets (sockets and wall plugs) are the same as those found in the United States. The electrical supply is 120 Volts and 60 Hertz.

Local Currency

Canada uses the Canadian Dollar (CA$), currency code CAD

Please visit https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ for the current exchange rate.

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. We suggest having at least some local currency with you during the trip, at least enough to take a taxi if needed. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

Tipping Guidelines

Like the United States, tipping is customary in Canada. Tipping is always appreciated but not always required. Expect several instances throughout the hospitality industry that allow for tipping. Have small bills ready for hotel staff, boat crew, restaurant servers, drivers, guides, and baggage handlers. If you have a meal outside the itinerary or hire a resident driver, a few dollars in the local currency is customary.

Gratuities are included for group meals, at hotels, and at airports. The host, guide, or tour manager can be tipped roughly $10-$12 USD per person, per day. Drivers can be tipped $5 USD per person, per day. To view the gratuities policy for Oceania Cruises, please visit https://www.oceaniacruises.com/legal/terms-conditions.

For more information about when and how much to tip in each country, feel free to speak with your tour guide at the start of your Journey. A good reference for international tipping is https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2008-11-11/etiquette-101-tipping-guide.

Time Differences

Please be aware that you may be crossing through several time zones throughout your Journey. To view a time zone map, visit https://m.worldtimezone.com/m-index12.php.

Climate

With the tour to Canada’s Laurentian mountains in October, you will most likely come in contact with cool/cold weather, occasional rain, wind and/or damp environments. Check the weather online before departing for an up-to-date look at the conditions in major destinations.

Many countries outside of North America use Celsius. Here is a °C to °F quick reference guide:

-5° C = 23° F 5° C = 41° F 15° C = 59° F 25° C = 77° F 35° C = 95° F
0° C = 32° F 10° C = 50° F 20° C = 68° F 30° C = 86° F 40° C = 104° F

High/Low Temperatures in Fahrenheit:

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Montreal 24/11 26/12 35/21 49/34 62/46 75/58 79/63 78/62 70/55 56/43 44/32 30/18
Tremblant 22/-1 26/0 37/12 51/26 65/38 74/48 77/52 76/49 69/42 54/33 41/23 28/49
Sydney, NS 30/15 30/13 35/20 44/29 56/37 66/46 74/55 74/55 66/48 55/40 45/32 36/23
Boston 37/22 39/24 46/31 57/41 67/50 76/59 82/66 81/65 73/57 62/47 52/38 42/28

Practice the Local Language

Knowing a few phrases in the local vernacular can be a wonderful way to connect with people and feel immersed in the culture. Here are some keywords and phrases:

Quebec, Canada: French

  • Bonjour (Boh(n)-zhoo): Hello
  • Oui (wee): Yes
  • Non (No): No
  • Oùsont les toilettes? (Oo soh(n) lay twa-let?): Where are the restrooms
  • Merci (Mare-see): Thank you
  • Je vous en prie (Zhuh vooz ahn pree): You’re welcome
  • S’ilvousplaît (Seal voo play): Please
  • Pouvez-vousm’aider? (Poo-vayvoo meh – day?): Can you help me?
  • Au revoir (Ah reh-vwarh): Goodbye

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/french/ for more phrases with sound.

Fun Facts

Check out these interesting facts about the destinations you will visit on your Journey.

United States

  • The first American lighthouse was built in Boston Harbor in 1716.
  • British explorer Bartholomew Gosnald crossed the Atlantic in 1602 and landed at a place he called Cape Cod because of the fish in the vicinity. He named the nearby island Martha’s Vineyard after his daughter.

Canada

  • The city of Montreal is built on a 30-mile-long island along the convergence of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers. One tunnel and 15 bridges link the island to the mainland.
  • The word “Kebec” is an Algonquin word meaning “Where the river narrows.”
  • The Halifax Citadel Historic Site is the most visited National Historic Site in Canada.

Recommended Reading List

Vacation should be easy, peaceful and, most of all, completely stress-free. Let us handle the details, so you can sit back, relax and curl up with a good book as you count down the days to your next Journey! We’ve compiled the following list of books and movies to introduce you to the destinations you are about to visit.

Books

  • Quebec: Champlain’s Dream by David Hackett Fischer
  • Newfoundland: The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
  • Boston: Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  • Boston: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Travel Guides

Films

  • Montreal: The Score (2001)
  • Newfoundland: The Shipping News (2001)
  • Massachusetts: The Lightkeepers (2009)

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