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13 Days
Availability : October 1, 2022
Toronto, Ontario
New York, NY
Tour Details

In Search of Natural Treasures

13 Days | 2 Countries | Viking Octantis

Unleash your inner explorer in the remote wilds of eastern Canada. Discover this region’s rich colonial past amid stunning natural settings. Admire the unparalleled beauty of the rugged coast of the Canadian Maritimes. Cruise along the wide expanse of the St. Lawrence River and marvel at the dramatic cliffs and wildlife of the Saguenay River Valley. Engaging shore excursions in each port allow you to better enjoy all this region has to offer.

Prices starting from $12,995 CAD per person Balcony stateroom.

Viking economy airfare starting from $299 CAD per person.

Departure Location

Toronto

End Location

New York

Price Includes

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Kayaks, zodiacs, RIBs & submarine excursions (where available)
  • A Viking Expedition Kit with a variety of equipment to explore at no extra charge
  • All Viking Excursion Gear needed for any relevant excursions
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderettes
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Any private expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • Visa's, if required
  • Airfare

Tour Specialist

  • Deborah Charles
What to Expect

Your Ship: Viking Star

Get lost in the farthest reaches of the sea with Viking Octantis, an expedition ship built for luxury exploration. With a capacity of just 378 guests, this ship offers all veranda staterooms and suites with spectacular sea views and the comfort and elegance that Viking is known for. With itineraries focused in Antarctica and the Great Lakes of North America, travelers can experience a vast desert covered by a sheet of ice and discover cultural treasures of historic peoples. After a full day of exploration, guests can retire to dinner at elegant restaurants such as Mafredi’s or relax with friends on the Terrace. Other notable features on board include the Nordic Spa, the Explorer’s Lounge, and the Aula – an indoor theater which also features sweeping sea views.

Highlights
  • Travel along one of North America's most important trade routes
  • Cruise the channels and bays of Lake Saint Pierre, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Witness the diverse number of marine and terrestrial species as you cruise the St. Lawrence
  • Cruise the waters of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park in search of the elusive beluga whale
For more information on this tour, or help with booking, please contact your favourite Lloyds Travel Agent!
Itinerary

Day 1Toronto, Ontario

Board your ship, get settled in and meet your fellow travelers and your Viking Expedition Team. Your overnight stay will allow you more time to explore Toronto.

Day 2Toronto, Ontario

Choose from excursions featuring the city’s architecture or you can browse Group of Seven art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Perhaps you may want to explore Toronto’s food scene at the St. Lawrence Market. Alternatively, you may enjoy kayaking around Tommy Thompson Park or fly over vineyards of Ontario’s noted wine country.

Day 3Scenic Cruising: Seaway Locks Transit

Travel along one of North America’s most important trade routes. Interact with the Viking Expedition Team and Viking Resident Scientists as you cruise past Montreal and make your way through several locks en route to Lake Ontario.

Day 4Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada

Cruise the channels and bays of Lake Saint Pierre, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, or observe beavers and bears in their natural habitat. Learn how the forest contributes ingredients to Northern Quebec’s unique cuisine or discover the geologic heart of North America during a scenic hike through the forests of La Mauricie National Park.

Day 5Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of the Canadian wilderness during an ascent to the summit of Mont-Sainte-Anne, where you will be treated to sweeping views of Quebec City, the St. Lawrence River and more. Or, go bird-watching among the river shorelines, tidal marshes and lowlands of the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area. Alternatively, leave terra firma behind and paddle a kayak around scenic Île d’Orleans, the “Garden of Quebec.”

Day 6Saguenay, Quebec, Canada

Board a zodiac or seaplane to explore the confluence of deep forest and marine habitats in the Saguenay Fjord. Cruise the waters of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park in search of the elusive beluga whale or visit a family-run organic farm for a guided tour and delicious lunch created with fresh ingredients.

Day 7Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada

Board a boat to explore the islands of the offshore archipelago along the St. Lawrence River, home to a diverse number of marine and terrestrial species. Or, you may enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the region during a thrilling helicopter ride. Capture the beauty of Sept-Îles on camera, hike scenic Grande Basque Island or spend time spotting blue and humpback whales in one of the world’s best whale-watching locations.

Day 8Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec, Canada

Admire the striking sandstone cliffs and sea caves while paddling a sea kayak along the island’s rugged coast, or spot harbor and gray seals during a zodiac ride to uninhabited Brion Island. Bask in the natural beauty of the Magdalen Islands during a horseback ride or meet with local artisans and sample traditional Acadian cuisine.

Day 9Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown), Canada

Explore the effects of erosion and climate change ton Prince Edward Island’s fragile coastline with university scientists. Get up close to majestic birds of prey during a falconry lesson or learn about the life of a lobsterman over a delicious meal. Celebrate the culture and music of the island at a traditional ceilidh.

Day 10Scenic Cruising: Gulf of St. Lawrence

Spend your day cruising the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the world’s largest estuary. The gateway to the Great Lakes, it is home to many protected natural areas. As you sail, view the coast of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Covered in verdant forests, cut through by river canyons and ringed by rugged cliffs, the park and surrounding shorelines create an inviting habitat for a variety of wildlife, from bald eagles to marine animals.

Day 11Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Choose to take a coastal hiking excursion to picturesque Peggy’s Cove, or cast a line into the Atlantic Ocean during a deep-sea fishing expedition. You can also paddle a sea kayak out into the harbor to explore the wilds of uninhabited McNabs Island or bike along the famous Salt Marsh Trail.

Day 12Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Spend your final day at sea cruising Atlantic waters. As you sail, you might take a swim in The Pools. Get to know the Viking Resident Team and Viking Resident Scientists as they introduce you to the schedule for your Viking Expedition voyage through Canada.

Day 13New York City, New York, United States

Disembark your ship and return home with wonderful memories and a newfound appreciation for the world around you.

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Why Book With Us?

  • Worry free planning
  • Exceptional knowledge
  • Family owned & operated
  • Superior value


Have a Question?

Don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team of experts are happy to assist you in creating your next dream vacation.

1.800.800.7252

travel@lloydstravel.com