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New York City to Montréal

HISTORIC HARBORS | 10 Nights | Departs Oct 12, 2014

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Sydney, Canada


Oct, 12

-New York City, New York

Oct, 13

-Newport, Rhode Island

Oct, 14

-Boston, Massachusetts

Oct, 15

-Bar Harbor, Maine

Oct, 16

-Saint John Bay of Fundy, Canada

Oct, 17

-Halifax, Canada

Oct, 18

-Sydney, Canada

Oct, 19

-Cruise the St. Lawrence River

Oct, 20

-Saguenay, Canada

Oct, 21

-Québec City, Canada

Oct, 22

-Montréal, Canada

Sydney, Canada-port

Poised on Cape Breton Island, Sydney is your gateway to the scenic and historic attractions of the Cape Breton Highlands, and the incredible Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Canada’s largest historical reconstruction. Once known as the “Gibraltar of the New World”, the Fortress of Louisbourg, site of momentous 18th-century battles between the competing empires of France and Great Britain, has been restored to exactly as it looked in 1740. Sydney charms the traveler with harbor views along The Boardwalk and at the nearby summer home of Alexander Graham Bell, now an enlightening museum.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Fortress Louisbourg - National Historic Site
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Alexander Graham Bell Museum & Village of Baddeck
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Historical Sydney Walking Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Bras D'or Lakes Grand Tour
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Fortress Louisbourg - National Historic

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 3 hours
    Tour Code: yqy-001


    Travel back in time to 1744 and discover what life was like at Fortress Louisbourg, a re-creation of a French fort that is so impressive it has become a National Historic Site.

    Departing from the pier, your tour begins with a 45-minute drive south across pristine Cape Breton Island that includes crossing over the Mira River which is the longest navigable river in Nova Scotia. In time, you will arrive at the Fortress of Louisbourg, a meticulous reconstruction of the 18th century fortress that once stood here. The original settlement was founded in 1713, and it thrived for decades as a center of fishing and trade until it was destroyed by the British in the 1760s. While there are many theories as to why the fortress failed, it's thought that it was a combination of superior British sea power and the Fort's weak defensive design on the inland side.

    Upon arrival at the Fortress you will have an introduction and participate in a brief guided tour. You are then free to explore this fascinating historic site on your own, taking in the beauty of the exterior architecture of the buildings and visiting some of the exhibit buildings that will be open for your viewing pleasure.

    Adding to the experience, there will be a trio of rotating workshops offering many opportunities to explore a place that time has forgotten. Rub shoulders with local characters, the De Gannes and the Chief Engineer's servants, as they provide a rare glimpse into the exciting challenges faced by the resilient residents of the 18th century town. Revel in the magnificence of the King's Bastion while you hear stirring tales of soldiers testing their mettle in an unfamiliar new environment. And for pure indulgence, treat yourself to the elegant bliss of our chocolate demonstrations, delighting in a first-hand experience making hot chocolate the "old fashioned" way.

    The Fortress of Louisbourg offers quiet opportunities for visitors to imagine life in the toughest of conditions almost 300 years ago with beautiful visuals in static display as they stand on the Fort's history-laden grounds surrounded by the beauty of the architecture of the buildings, an ideal place within which to walk, reflect and ponder life long ago.

    After spending approximately 90-minutes at the Fort, you will rejoin your coach and travel back to the pier in Sydney.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of moderate wwalking/standing, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are various gradients and surfaces to negotiate, including gravel. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Rain resistant layered clothing; sun cap; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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