By Julie Dibble
It’s been said (by whom, we’re not sure, but we’re positive it’s been said) that the only bad part of a Crystal vacation is the end of a Crystal vacation. In the spirit of prolonging dream vacations, the expert Crystal Cruises land programs team has once again dreamed up stellar ways to push off the end of your Crystal experience a few days further.
As part of the Extended Land Programs collection — wherein Crystal guests can add two or more days to the beginning and/or end of their voyage with in-depth exploration of several spectacular destinations — two post-cruise options offered with fall New England/Canada cruises perfectly blend the natural wonders and scenery of the region with cultural and historical highlights. World-class dining and posh hotel accommodations round out the experiences to ensure travelers are pampered shore-side, just as they are aboard Crystal ships.
Check out the details below, and mark a few extra days on your vacation calendar.
NEW — Montréal to Mont-Tremblant
3 nights, post-cruise with the 7-day September 13 voyage
— Fine dining at the posh Mont-Tremblant Resort; Montréal’s contemporary downtown hot spot, Decca77; 18th-century icon Auberge Saint-Gabriel; and Old Town French fusion gem Chez L’Épicier.
— Summits of Mont-Tremblant and Mount Royal for spectacular views of the villages and cityscapes below.
— Exploration of the charming and exclusive villages of St-Saveur and Tremblant, as well as the beautifully diverse ethnic heritages within Montréal’s Latin Quarter and St-Laurent Street.
— A comprehensive look at the breathtaking sculpted wood, gold leaf and stained glass of the Notre-Dame Basilica, plus exploration through Old Montréal’s cobbled streets and stunning architecture, dating back to the 17th century.
— Luxury accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton, Montréal in the heart of the city’s Golden Square Mile
Toronto & Niagara Falls
2 nights, post-cruise with the 10-day October 4 voyage
— A tour of breathtaking Niagara Falls, followed by a wet excursion aboard the Hornblower, transporting travelers through the spray at the base of the falls, as the water crashes into the basins.
— A visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake, home to 28 wineries producing award-winning vintages and ice wines and a Heritage District full of specialty shops and eateries, plus a winemaker’s lunch of seasonal dishes paired with specially selected wines at Peller Estates.
— A sky-high dinner 1,100 feet above Toronto at the CN Tower 360 restaurant, one of the World’s Seven Wonders, boasting market-fresh regional specialties and a rotating view of the city’s lights and shoreline.
— Exploration of the majestic castle landmark Casa Loma, including its secret passages, towers, hidden tunnels and stables.
— Luxury accommodations at the Four Seasons Toronto, located in the center of the most exclusive and scenic Yorkville neighborhood.
Fares for Crystal’s Canada Extended Land Programs in Toronto and Montréal start at $2,975 and $2,850, respectively. Fares include accommodations, sightseeing, transportation (including coach-class domestic air), featured meals, porterage and gratuities.
Until August 31, “Book Now” cruise fares start at $2,750 per person for the September 13 sailing; $3,980 per person for the October 4 sailing.
Featured Image: Niagara Falls