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Five Highlights of Discover Beyond: Two French Canadian Gems and the Splendorous St. Lawrence Seaway
The wonderful itinerary we offer through Canada and The Great Lakes is full of lovely cities and great experiences. The scenery of the Saint Lawrence Seaway is one of a kind: sunrise, sunset, and breathtaking views.
This voyage starts in Montreal or Detroit with overnights in Quebec City and Montreal, giving visitors a great opportunity to get to know the most European cities in North America.
We offer great shore excursions led by knowledgeable local guides. Through these excursions, our guests get to immerse themselves in the history and culture of the places we visit.
This voyage is full of great stops, places, and experiences. Here are some of the highlights that will make your cruise an experience to remember forever.
#1- The Saint Lawrence Seaway
The scenery of the Saint Lawrence Seaway is breathtaking. This system is a navigational project undertaken by Canada and the United States and completed in 1959. It opened North America’s industrial and agricultural heartlands to deep-draft ocean vessels. You’ll be able to pass the locks which enable the transit between different elevations. Grab your glass of wine and enjoy this marvel of engineering.
What’s not to love about this city? During the stop in Montreal, you’ll be able to wander around and meet friendly locals while grabbing an ice cream or a cup of coffee. You can visit the Notre-Dame Basilica where you’ll be amazed by its architecture. Another stop in Montreal is The Jardin Botanique de Montréal which features a collection of 22,000 plant species, 10 exhibition greenhouses, and more than 20 thematic gardens. It’s the perfect place to be amazed by mother nature.
#3- Quebec City
Our stop in this beautiful city is always a memorable one. We spend two days in Port Québec where guests can walk through the city. A UNESCO World Heritage Treasure is surrounded by gorgeous landscapes. One of the highlights of the visit is The Huron Traditional Site. This place is located on the Huron-Wendat reservation and gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the amazing history of the Hurons. You’ll leave here with great knowledge.
#4- Niagara Falls
This wonder of mother nature is a must stop on our cruise. In Port Colborne, the tour buses take you to visit Niagara Falls. You’ll board the Hornblower and experience an up-close view and feel of the Falls. After this experience, you’ll have lunch at a winery where you can taste delicious wine and enjoy the scenery. Before returning to our ship, you will stop at the charming town of Niagara on the Lakes where guests can shop and interact with the locals.
This American city is a wonderful surprise during our voyage. The warm hospitality of the people of Cleveland will make you fall in love with the city. A walking distance from the port, guests can visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where the music lovers will be delighted by all the memorabilia. Another charming stop during our tour is the Cleveland Museum of Art with an impressive art collection that will make you stay in Cleveland forever.
Learn more about our wonderful voyages by visiting victorycruiselines.com or give us a call at 1-888 -907-2636 and we will gladly answer any questions about your next vacation with us.