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A glowing beacon beckons those who dared to reach for unreachable horizons. Diffusing a misty haze, it softens the edges of a jagged coast, revealing a serene, pastel hued palette. A welcome sight for the salt sore eyes of pilgrims, poets, drifters and dreamers, guiding them to a new world beyond rocky shores, where quaint villages harbour a culture of artisans with a distinctly Celtic twist.

  • Stay within the best hotels available whilst travelling – Four Seasons New York, Ritz Carlton Montreal & Toronto, and Fairmont Gold rooms in Fairmont Chateau Laurier; Ottawa.
  • Visit the iconic mansions of Newport (Rhode Island) and see where Australia won the America’s Cup.
  • Stroll through the streets of Montreal before visiting Notre Dame Basilica
  • Gaze upon the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls on board the Horn Blower Cruise
  • Enjoy an optional Heli Flight over Niagara Falls
  • Discover the Titanic Burial site whilst in Halifax
  • Indulge in a fresh seafood lunch at a local winery in Maine
  • Shop till you drop, in both Upper and Lower Manhattan
  • Join an optional seaplane flight to view the magnificent fjords from above
  • Take a gondola ride to the summit of Mt. Tremblant, followed by lunch at a local lodge
  • Explore the magnificent Quebec City and enjoy all that is French
  • Avoid stress and weather as you take the train to Ottawa. Here, visit  the Parliament Buildings, Government House and Rideau Canal – the world’s largest ice skating rink come winter
  • Why not extend your adventure with an optional eight-day pre tour foliage extension
Rockland Harbour, USA

Rockland, Maine

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Col Bradford - Ancient & Holy Lands, 2016

Where we visit


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New York City (USA)

Day 1: Tuesday 10 October

With visions of Canada’s Maritime provinces in mind, head for the Four Seasons Hotel New York, our oasis amid the frenetic buzz of the city for the next two nights. 

New York

Day 2: Wednesday 11 October

Upper Manhattan awaits as we set off on a tour of the Upper Eastside including Madison Avenue and Museum Mile.            

  • Spend an afternoon at leisure or perhaps join us for a birdseye view from the High Line Walk, a public park built on a former freight rail line overlooking Manhattan’s West Side.

A Welcome Dinner at the River Cafe tonight celebrates fine dining, New York style.

Boston [Massachusetts] (USA)

Tuesday 3 October

Massachusetts’ capital greets us as we check into the Four Seasons Hotel Boston.

Jackson [New Hampshire]

Wednesday 4 October

On a tour of Portsmouth, it’s easy to see why locals claim this as the USA’s third oldest city. We continue north to Jackson and check into the The Wentworth.

Jackson

Thursday 5 October

Immerse yourself in the elegance of New England during a free morning. This afternoon, a round trip on the Conway Scenic Railroad takes us into a world of cascading streams, sheer bluffs and panoramic mountain vistas.

Jackson – Stowe [Vermont]

Friday 6 October

Setting out for the mountains, we ride the incline cog railway to the top of Mount Washington then journey via Flume Gorge to Stowe, passing over several quaint covered bridges along the way. Made famous by the Sound of Music, we’re welcomed at the Trapp Family Lodge and guided through the red and gold arbours of the sprawling grounds.

Covered Bridge - Vermont, USA

Covered Bridge, Vermont

Stowe - Vermont, USA

Stowe, Vermont

Stowe

Saturday 7 October

Soak in the late orange and red hues of fall during a cruise over the waters of Lake Champlain. On the shores of the lake, tour The Inn at Shelburne Farms, a 19th century country home and estate built by the Vanderbilt family.

Manchester

Sunday 8 October

On a gourmet appreciation tour we explore the tastes of Vermont in ice cream, creamy cheese, rich chocolate and apple cider. Then pay tribute to the man and the legend at the Norman Rockwell Museum on our way south to Manchester, where the Equinox Golf Resort & Spa awaits.

Manchester

Monday 9 October

Among stately avenues and parks aflame with fall colours, we explore Southern Vermont. At the British school of Falconry, we could be in England, but a visit to the Calvin Coolidge Homestead reaffirms an all American state of mind.

New York CITY [New York]

Tuesday 10 October

Today we ride the Vermonter train to New York to meet our fellow travellers.

New York

Day 3: Thursday 12 October

Sail 5.00pm

Syrupy accents, yellow cabs, billboards and hot dog stands on every corner. You’ve no doubt seen New York City on the screen, today we unfold the magic of Lower Manhattan in person. After lunch, we transfer to Silver Whisper ready to take to the water for our discovery of New England and Canada’s eastern coast. After settling in to your suite and familiarising yourself with the ship’s many elegant facilities, we indulge in the first of many sumptuous meals on board.

Newport [Rhode Island]

Day 4: Friday 13 October

Arrive 8.00am – Sail 6.00pm

This morning Silver Whisper will dock at the picturesque town of Newport in Rhode Island, the smallest of the US states. We may be on the wrong island, but it feels like we’ve stepped inside the pages of The Great Gatsby as we pass the sprawling mansions of the Vanderbilt, Astor and Morgan families. There’s even a chance to step inside on our through the keyhole tour. Back aboard, we enjoy lunch in the similarly opulent surroundings of our ship.

Marble House - Newport, USA

Newport, Rhode Island

Boston [Massachusetts]

Day 5: Saturday 14 October

Arrive 8.00am – Sail 6.00pm

Pillar of revolution and bastion of education, Boston is an intriguing city. We peel back decades of history on the Freedom Trail where the story of the American Revolution will unfold.

  • On a free afternoon, explore more of the Freedom Trail at Faneuil Hall, return to the ship to relax or pursue another direction. 

Rockland [Maine]

Day 6: Sunday 15 October

Arrive 7.30am – Sail 5.00pm

Of weather beaten shores, whitewashed lighthouses, prim gardens and giant lobsters, this is New England.

In the city of Rockland, we pay tribute to one of the icons of Maine at the Lighthouse Museum and Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light before lunch at a local winery.

  • If you’re interested in American art, you can easily lose an afternoon at Farnsworth Art Museum browsing work by artists like Thomas Sully and Maurice Prendergast.
Rockland breakwater Lighthouse, Maine - Captain's Choice Luxury Silversea Cruise

Rockland Breakwater, Maine

Saint John [New Brunswick] (Canada)

Day 7: Monday 16 October

Arrive 8.00am – Sail 4.00pm

Due to the amazing rise and fall of its tides, the Bay of Fundy was once shortlisted for recognition as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Every day 160 billion tonnes of seawater flows in and out during one tide cycle, more than the combined flow of the world’s freshwater rivers. We walk from the village of St Martins to the Fundy Trail, among a flurry of late autumn leaves and tawny foliage in the last throes of fall. What better way to warm up from a walk than with a hearty bowl of home cooked clam chowder? 

Halifax [Nova Scotia]

Day 8: Tuesday 17 October

Arrive 12.00pm – Sail 7.00pm

Awaking to a relaxing morning, we soon arrive in the dynamic provincial capital of Halifax. As far as cities go, Halifax is aesthetically blessed and today’s brief encounter promises to be a delight. Did you know that over a hundred victims of the sinking of the Titanic are buried here in Halifax? She sunk just 400 miles off these shores. We visit the cemetery before a tour takes us to the bright parks and monuments of this smart city.

Day at Sea

Day 9: Wednesday 18 October

Invigorated by the fresh air on deck and the conversations with new friends on board, we look forward to a day of cruising.

Gaspe [Quebec]

Day 10: Thursday 19 October

Arrive 8.00am – Sail 1.00pm

Crossing rich fishing waters, we’re on our way to Gaspe, which lays claim to being the Cradle of French America. Setting out to explore Forillon National Park, we learn of the Micmac and Iroquois people before being rendered speechless by the Cap Bon Ami sea cliffs. Passing by Canada’s tallest lighthouse, Cap-des-Rosiers, we return to the ship in a distinctly maritime frame of mind – perfect for an afternoon of cruising.

Saguenay

Day 11: Friday 20 October

Arrive 1.00pm – Sail 7.00pm

The Saguenay River region is a playground for whales, and this is a great time of year to see them. Hopefully we will be lucky on our passage today. We dock in Saguenay where an afternoon city tour is complemented by some local wine and cheese.

  • Perhaps feel the thrill of a water borne landing as you set out to see Saguenay Fjord by seaplane (additional expense).

Quebec City

Day 12: Saturday 21 October

Arrive 8.00am

The night has taken us west along the seaway to Quebec City, Canada’s only walled city. On a tour, admire the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, the citadelle and the old port of Quebec, among other attractions. We visit the cradle of French civilisation in North America at lle d’ Orleans, in the middle of the St Lawrence River. Passing by Montmorency Falls, we return to Quebec City, where Silver Whisper will remain moored overnight. It’s your choice whether to return to the ship or further explore.

Mont Tremblant Lake - Quebec, Canada

Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Trois Rivieres

Day 13: Sunday 22 October

Sail 7.00am – Arrive 1.00pm

Indulge in lunch on board as we cruise into the city of Trois Rivieres; ‘Three Rivers’, where an array of delights awaits us on a walking tour. The Gothic cathedral offers panoramic views, before things take a dark turn through the history of the Old Prison, where ghosts of prisoners past still haunt the stone cells.

Montreal

Day 14: Monday 23 October

Arrive 7.00am

Farewelling Silver Whisper, we disembark for the final time in Montreal and head straight out of the city on a trip to the Laurentian Mountains. Lunch awaits at Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant, a Scandinavian style log building beside Lake Ouimet. Next up – an ascent by gondola to the top of the highest peak in the Laurentians, before we return to Montreal and check into one of the city’s most exclusive addresses – the lavish Ritz-Carlton Montreal.

  • The time outdoors has us relaxed and refreshed for a dine-around evening tonight.

Montreal

Day 15: Tuesday 24 October

After Paris, Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world. A walk through Old Montreal reveals a similar charm to the French capital, especially when we happen upon a basilica called Notre-Dame. Pause to admire the city panorama from Mont Royal, before lunch at a local restaurant and a free afternoon.

  • The best in French Canadian cuisine awaits you on tonight’s dine-around evening.

Ottawa [Ontario]

Day 16: Wednesday 25 October

The romance of rail travel is apparent during the short train ride to Ottawa, Canada’s capital. On a tour, take in the Parliament Buildings and Government House, as well as the official residence of Canada’s Prime Minister and the UNESCO listed Rideau Canal. Overnight, we settle in to the luxury of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. 

Ottawa - Luxury Canada Cruise

Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa - Toronto

Day 17: Thursday 26 October

The smallest of the Thousand Islands consists of little more than a granite outcrop, while the largest boasts its own postcode. We see the contrasts during a lunch cruise amid the islands that dot the waterways of Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River.Returning to land, we continue onward by road for the delightfully multicultural metropolis of Toronto. Your abode for the next three nights is The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, located in the beating heart of the city.

Toronto

Day 18: Friday 27 October

On today’s city tour, it’s Casa Loma, a grand Gothic Revival style castle located in the city’s midtown, that steals the show. But there’s much more to see in Toronto.

  • Perhaps join your Tour Host Team for a wander through the Distillery District or pay a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum.

Niagara Falls

Day 19: Saturday 28 October

While Niagara Falls needs no introduction, there are few words that can prepare you for a cruise through the mist right up to the base of the falls.

  •  A helicopter flight is certainly a rewarding way to dry off (additional expense).

In the heart of Ontario’s wine region, the pretty village of Niagara-on-the-Lake makes for an elegant lunch setting, and you’ll enjoy free time to look around here before returning to Toronto. During a Farewell Dinner atop the iconic CN Tower, a superb culinary experience rivals the twinkling blanket of lights that unfolds before us.

Toronto

Day 20: Sunday 29 October

We farewell our new friends after breakfast as our tour concludes, leaving us wonderful memories of New England and Canada.

Travelling

Day 21: Monday 30 October

Arrive Australia

Day 22: Tuesday 31 October

It’s nearing summer back home when we land but it’s the fresh memories of New England and Canada that are warming our soul. 

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Captain's Choice Inclusions

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We source our signature inspired moments to truly enhance your experience. Local knowledge is key to delivering our exclusive experiences that exist beyond the ordinary.

Wine

Meals and Drinks

All meals are included with your tour price along with beer, wine and soft drinks. Dining experiences can range from Michelin-starred restaurants to intimate local eateries.

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Personalise your tour to indulge your passion in our immersive Select Options. Tailor your own adventure as you delve deeper into local culture on our unique and immersive excursions.

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Tipping, Taxes, Transfers and Travel Insurance (subject to terms & conditions) are included. We even look after your luggage for the entire trip so you don't have to.

Tour Host Team

Tour Host Team & Doctor

Wherever you are in the world, you will always have a friendly and knowledgeable Tour Host Team on hand. Not to mention a Doctor on every tour for your peace of mind.

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Accommodation

We believe a superior standard of service is just as important as five star facilities. We select our hotels with location and accessibility in mind as well as luxury.

Silver Whisper

Your Ship Silver Whisper

You’re always in capable hands on board the flagship vessels in Silversea’s illustrious fleet. Silversea has always been committed to building ships that define ultra luxurious cruising, making spaciousness a priority – their ships average the highest ratio of space per guest of any fleet. Spaces are warm and inviting with luxurious appointments and expanded public areas.

Each individual suite is designed with every last detail considered – Italian inspired interiors, sea views and the softest furnishings. The price of your tour includes accommodation in a Vista Suite, and a number of upgrades are available. In every suite on board, everything is a highlight.

Prepare to experience the connoisseur’s cruise where extravagance meets creature comfort and elegance meets adventure.

Silver Shadow Pool

Relax by the Pool

There is nothing better after a long day of touring than to soak your worries away in the pool while discussing the days events with new friends.

Solo Travellers

Many Captain’s Choice guests travel solo, and almost all of them find that making friends on holiday is easy, thanks to the welcoming and like minded nature of our travellers. At the start of the tour, all solo travellers are invited to a Welcome Reception, enabling you to get to know other guests travelling on their own.

Members of our Tour Host Team are always available for a friendly chat and a meal, but if you prefer time for private reflection then that is always respected too – you can choose to be as involved as much or as little as you please. Either way, it’s a fun and rewarding way to see the world.

Accommodation highlights


Your accommodation aboard Silver Cloud is a Vista Suite (included in the tour price), however you may choose to upgrade for the duration of the tour. Aboard Silversea there are no cabins – just spacious suites. Each suite is elegantly appointed, incorporating every home comfort imaginable, including twin or queen size beds, sitting area, writing desk with personalised stationery, walk-in robes, fine bed linens and plush robes, personal safe, flatscreen TV with in suite movies and DVD player, iPod docking station, dressing table and hair dryer, marble bathroom with full size bathtub (not available in all suites), beverage cabinet stocked to your preference and individual climate control.

Four Seasons New York
New York

Four Seasons

Presenting a dizzying array of places to explore and things to do, New York is a wildly creative and vibrant city which pulses with energy. With something for everyone, enjoy the serenity and luxury of this five-star modern-deco Manhattan hotel.

The Relationship Between Captain's Choice and

Silversea


For over 20 years now, Captain's Choice has partnered with Silversea to take you on journeys that sail beyond the realms of your imagination. When you take a Silversea voyage with Captain’s Choice, absolutely everything is included.

From start to finish we’ve done all we can to make your travel hassle free by including international flights from Australia. You can expect ocean view suites with butler service aboard Silversea, pre and post cruise arrangements, all meals with fine wines, beers and soft drinks and fascinating shore excursions . Plus, we also send an experienced Tour Host Team to be with you every step of the way. At Captain’s Choice, it’s our pleasure to take you there.

Silversea Luxury Cruise with Butler

New England and Eastern Canada

New York to Montreal Aboard Silver Whisper
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Based on per person, twin share in a Vista Suite in New Zealand dollars.

Save $525 per person if you book and deposit by 31 May 2016.

Supplements (add to base tour cost, per person, twin share)
Veranda Suite 1 $2,210
Veranda Suite 2 $2,420
Veranda Suite 3 $2,840
Veranda Suite 4 $3,150
For details of other suite upgrades, please contact one of our Tour Sales Consultants.

Single Suite Supplement including hotels (add to base tour cost)
Vista Suite $7,270
Veranda Suite 1 $9,490
Veranda Suite 2 $10,560
Single suites at above prices are limited. For details of other suite upgrades, please contact one of our Tour Sales Consultants.

New England Foliage Pre Tour Option
Per person, twin share $8,710
Single room supplement $2,760

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