2019 Tours Information

February

Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

February 3, 2019

Seat Selection: Sec. 319 & 323 (Balcony)

Cost Per Person: $194


Your Tour Includes: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation, admission to the game, the services of a Cyr Northstar Tour Director and tour planning services.

Payment & Reservations: Full payment is required to confirm reservations, and must be secured no later than January 4, 2019

Departure Locations: Old Town, Bangor, Newport, Waterville, Augusta, Lewiston, South Portland, Wells, Portsmouth.

Quebec Winter Carnival Quebec City, QC

February 8-11, 2019

Day 1 – Friday, February 8 – A morning departure will bring you to the beautiful city of Quebec. Upon arrival, you will have free time for lunch and to visit the many shops and markets. Check into your hotel, The Concorde Hotel, located in Quebec City on the Grande Allee. Dinner is included this evening at la Vieille Maison du Spaghetti. (meal options listed below).
After dinner, you will visit the Winter Carnival site with your local guide. You will also receive your “Passport to the Carnaval” an effigy in the likeness of Bonhomme Carnaval.

Day 2 – Saturday, February 9 – Breakfast is included at your hotel before departing on a Quebec City Winter Tour, which will include, The Plains of Abraham, The Joan of Arc Garden, Old Quebec, Place Royale, and more. Next you will have some free time for lunch in Old Quebec. This afternoon you will visit the Ste-Anne Basilica and the Copper Shop. Tonight, dinner will be included at Café de Paris. (meal options listed below).
After dinner you will enjoy the Carnival Parade, which is only a short walk from your restaurant.

Day 3 – Sunday, February 10 – Breakfast is included at your hotel before departing on a Guided Tour of the first and only true Ice Hotel in North America. Lunch and time on your own to visit and explore Old Quebec before and included dinner this evening at restaurant L'En-Tailleur.

Day 4 – Monday, February 11 – Breakfast is included at your hotel before departing for home with wonderful memories of your tour to the Winter Carnival!


Cost Per Person: Single: $1,238 Double: $929 Triple: $850
                       


Your Tour Includes: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation, 3 night’s lodging, 6 meals, attractions as highlighted in the itinerary, luggage handling for one suitcase per person, hotel taxes, taxes and gratuities on the included meals, the services of the Cyr Northstar Tour Director and tour planning services.

Payment & Reservations: A deposit of $200 per person is required to confirm reservations and is due at the time of booking. Final payment is due by January 4, 2019.

Departure Locations: Old Town, Bangor, Newport, Waterville, Augusta.
Meal Choice(s):

February 8th – Choice of: Filet of Trout with Lobster Sauce served with Rice & Vegetables; or Pasta Duo of Cannelloni au Gratin & Spaghettini with Meat Sauce, or Escalope of Chicken with a Mustard & Tarragon Sauce served with Rice & Vegetables.

February 9th – Choice of: Chicken Supreme Served with Mushroom Sauce, Veal Marengo, Poached Salmon with White Wine, Boeuf Bourgignon, or Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Boston Bruins vs L.A. Kings

February 9, 2019

A morning departure will bring you to the TD Garden in Boston Massachusetts to see the Boston Bruins! You will have free time to explore the shops in the Garden before a 1:00pm game time. Go Bruins!

Cost Per Person: $235

Your Tour Includes: Roundtrip motor-coach transportation, admission to the game, the services of a Cyr Northstar Tour Director. Seat Selection: Sec. 326 & 329 (Balcony)

Payment & Reservations: Full payment is required to confirm reservations, and must be secured no later than January 11, 2019
Departure Locations: Old Town, Bangor, Newport, Waterville, Augusta, Lewiston, South Portland, Wells and Portsmouth.

July

New Foundland

July 27 – August 7, 2019

Day 1 - July 27, 2019 – Arrive Moncton, NB
Depart this morning for Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Overnight Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown. Dinner will be included this evening at a local restaurant.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 2 – July 28, 2019– Moncton to North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques, NL (via Marine Atlantic Ferry)
Depart Moncton and meet your Local Tour Director in Truro, NS. Continue on to Sydney where you will enjoy your first meal together, prior to boarding the Marine Atlantic Ferry. You’ll have an overnight crossing from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland. Overnight Marine Atlantic Ferry
(Dinner)

Day 3 – July 29, 2019 - Port aux Basques to Cow Head
You will disembark the ferry and drive north through the beautiful Codroy Valley to Gros Morne National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Northern Peninsula. Situated on the west coast of the island, the park provides a rare example of the process of continental drift, where deep ocean crust and the rocks of the earth’s mantle lie exposed. Most recent glacial action has resulted in some spectacular scenery, with coastal lowland, alpine plateau, fjords, glacial valleys, sheer cliffs, waterfalls and many pristine lakes. Enjoy some time at the Discovery Centre and explore the area around Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. The light is still run by the Canadian Coast Guard. It is now automated, but the lightkeeper's house is open as a park interpretive exhibit. Check into your accommodations for the next two nights. Overnight Shallow Bay Motel
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 – July 30, 2019 - Gros Morne Touring
Start your day with a 45 minute hike into the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour (weather permitting) and then relax and be awe-inspired with the scenery of the land-locked fjords around you. The boat tour will provide many great photo opportunities, so have your camera ready and batteries charged! After the hike back out to the parking lot you will visit the Arches Provincial Park which is an interesting rock arch formation on the coast of Newfoundland. Enjoy a show at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival to round off your day in Gros Morne! Overnight Shallow Bay Motel
(Breakfast, Boxed Lunch)

Day 5 – July 31, 2019 - Cow Head to Gander
You’ll be saying good bye to Western Newfoundland today as you head to Central Newfoundland. But, before you head east, you’ll have time to appreciate some of nature’s wonders at the Newfoundland Insectarium. This 3 story building houses many live and static displays of insects, bugs, bees and most notably a large Butterfly House. Take time to browse the gift shop or have an ice-cream before boarding the bus for Gander. Prior to arriving there, you’ll stop at the Salmonid Interpretation Centre located on the Exploits River. It is one of the largest Atlantic Salmon enhancement projects in North America.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6 – August 1, 2019 - Twillingate Touring
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate. Twillingate embodies everything so many Newfoundland and Labrador outports are famous for: stunning coastline, historical, picturesque streets, culturally-rich entertainment and peaceful country roads. It is one of Newfoundland's oldest seaports and during the 1800's was the most active and prosperous community in northern Newfoundland. You will visit the Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre, enjoy views surrounding the Long Point Lighthouse, and have a tour of Auk Island Winery.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7 – August 2, 2019 - Gander to Clarenville
Today you will learn all about how Gander and the surrounding communities came together over the 9/11 tragedy through the Beyond the Words Tour and a visit to the North Atlantic Aviation Museum. Head out on the Trans-Canada Highway to visit Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly of Canada's beautiful national parks. Prehistoric peoples and European settlers depended on the rich resources of the sea and land, as do many people in the region today. Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife along the way. You will be spending the next two nights in Clarenville. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8 – August 3, 2019 - Bonavista and Trinity Touring
Be prepared for some more spectacular scenery as you travel to Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, and learn about the hard life of light keepers. Visit Ryan Premises National Historic Site and walk around Dungeon Provincial Park. There you will see a twin entranced sea cave with a collapsed roof, which has been carved into the cliff face by the incessant action of the sea. You’ll have time to explore through the lanes of the charming town of Trinity on your own before winding down for the night.
(Breakfast)

Day 9 – August 4, 2019 - Clarenville to St. John’s
Arrive in the capital city of St. John's, Canada’s oldest and most distinctive city, for your final night in Newfoundland. Rising spectacularly from the water’s edge, St. John’s combines a modern city with small town hospitality. St. John’s is full of history and life. See the quaint side streets of a thousand colours, the Victorian architecture of the downtown area, the busy modern waterfront, charming Quidi Vidi village and the panoramic view from Signal Hill National Historic Site.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10 – August 5, 2019 - St. John’s Area to Newfoundland via Marine Atlantic Ferry
Today you will be departing St. John’s and visiting Cape Spear National Historic Site – the most easterly point of land in North America, where you will see the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland. Weather permitting, you will also enjoy a boat tour at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. The reserve contains North America's largest Atlantic puffin colony and hosts the second-largest Leach's storm-petrel colony in the world. From there you will continue on to Argentia where you will board the ferry back to Nova Scotia. This ferry crossing is 16 hours, so you’ll have time to explore and take in the views onboard before getting a good night sleep! Overnight Marine Atlantic Ferry
(Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 – August 6, 2019 – North Sydney, NS to Moncton, NB
This morning you will depart the Marine Atlantic Ferry and bid farewell to your Local Tour Director in Truro (place TBD), prior to your overnight in Moncton. Overnight Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown, Dinner included this evening at a local restaurant
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 12 – August 7, 2019 – Depart Moncton
Depart Moncton for your return to Maine!
(Breakfast)

Cost Per Person: Single: $4,511 Double: $3,691 Triple:  $3,430

Your Tour Includes: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation, 11 night’s lodging, 22 meals, attractions as highlighted in the itinerary, luggage handling for one suitcase per person, hotel taxes, taxes and gratuities on the included meals.

Payment & Reservations: A deposit of $200 per person is required to confirm reservations and is due at the time of booking. Final payment is due by May 24, 2019

Departure Locations: South Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, Waterville, Newport, Bangor and Old Town.

Passports or Passport Cards are required for this tour. Canada can deny admissions to persons with criminal convictions or OUI Violations. Date of birth and Passport/Passport Card information will be requested at time of final payment