World class sights, incredible scenery, the honeymoon capital of the world and an iconic ocean Liner voyage are brought together in this holiday of a lifetime, for a memorable experience and effortless travel. Movies and photos just do not prepare for the roaring power and grandeur of Lake Eerie spilling over 182 foot cliffs into Lake Ontario. There are two sets of falls next to each other; the American Falls and The Horseshoe Falls which are best viewed from the Canadian side of the Niagara River where you will be staying for 3 nights.
The Amtrak Maple Leaf service takes you across the border from Canada to the USA through picturesque Upstate New York countryside to the Broadway and the heart of Manhattan for a 2 night hotel stay. Perhaps opt for a holiday in the Fall (Autumn) when the air is crisp and the foliage is turning a magnificent array of colours, from russet to orange, red and yellow.
Trans Atlantic Cunard Queen Mary 2 voyages have become very popular and are now the latest fashion in crossing the Atlantic rather than flying. Many people are recognising that a Cunard Queen Mary 2 voyage between New York & Southampton is an ideal special treat for a family celebration, as part of a longer holiday or for a very stylish 2nd holiday of the year.
Itinerary: Fly from Gatwick to Toronto and transfer to Niagara for 3 nights hotel stay close to the Falls. You will see why this beautiful place is the honeymoon capital of the world. Check out the casino resort, shops and restaurants and take a relaxing walk along the promenade next to Niagara River for an excellent photo opportunity of the Falls. Included is a Niagara Falls Adventure pass with a FREE Boat Ride on MAID OF THE MIST (May-Sep departures) OR FREE helicopter ride (Oct-Apr departures) for an exhilarating experience. Just down the river on the shores of Lake Ontario nestles Niagara on the Lake. This charming village is in the heart of Canada’s wine region and is so perfect you could mistake it for the set of a Disney theme park.
At the end of your stay join the Maple Leaf train for a wonderful journey from Niagara Falls through the spectacular New England scenery of the Finger Lakes region to Manhattan. Pass through Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Syracuse to experience the Adirondack Mountains and the magnificent Palisades ending your journey amidst the glitz of Broadway. Save time as cross border immigration is completed en route on the train with its comfortable recliner seats and picture windows.
Stay for 2 nights in a Manhattan hotel - then board Cunard Queen Mary 2 for an iconic 7 or 8 night voyage to Southampton.
The itinerary operates in reverse with Westbound cruises from Southampton to New York and an overnight flight home from Toronto.
Perhaps join Cunard Queen Elizabeth on the first leg of her 2017 world cruise from Southampton for nine nights' sailing to New York. Then visit New York and Niagara Falls (as above) before flying home overnight from Toronto.