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Saint John (Bay of Fundy), Canada-port

Explore the sophisticated urban delights of Canada’s oldest incorporated city and its extraordinary natural wonders in Saint John and the Bay of Fundy. Discover the area’s Loyalist heritage and shipbuilding industry with a visit to the New Brunswick Museum. Enjoy the Victorian Architecture as you stroll to the Old City Market. Look for maple syrup, local handicrafts, hard cider and other food items and souvenirs. With the world’s highest tides, head out to view the thrilling natural wonder of the water as it roils and swirls literally reversing the river’s flow during the change from low to high tide.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • 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
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Walk Through History
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Art and Architecture
  • Bay of Fundy Coastal Photography
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Bay of Fundy Coastline By Zodiac
    Regent ChoiceMeal
  • Breathtaking Beauty of the Fundy Trail
    Regent ChoiceMeal
  • Foodies Tour At the Old City Market
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Fundy By Land & Sea
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Moosehead Brewery Tour
  • Saint John Highlights
    Seated Tour
  • Saint John Highlights (Wheelchair Accessible)
    Seated Tour
  • Saint John River Cruise
    Minimal Activity Required
  • St. Martins & the Bay of Fundy
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • Trolley Round St. John
    Light Activity /Walking

A Walk Through History

Moderate Activity/Walking

Duration: 2 hours

Tour Code: YYT-002

Enjoy a relaxing stroll with your informative tour guide along some of historic Saint John’s residential streets and the old business district in the uptown area. Most of the area that you’ll visit was destroyed in a huge citywide fire in 1877 and was rebuilt immediately afterwards. The buildings you’ll see feature ornate carvings, exquisite stained glass windows, wrought iron fences and fascinating gargoyles.

As you stroll through Trinity Royal Heritage Area you’ll stop to view one of the oldest churches in the city be captivated by its historical charm. Then you will visit the Old City Market to see the freshest seafood, farm produce, crafts and collectibles on sale. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the fascinating history and folklore of this old port city and discover its traditions dating back to the time of its United Empire Loyalist founders in 1783. Your whole tour is within easy walking distance of where your cruise ship is docked.

Please note: This tour includes a leisurely walk of approximately 1-hour and 40-mintues and covers just over 1 mile. There will be some cobblestone surfaces and mild inclines to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Restrooms are not available during the walk. This tour operates in all weather conditions.