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Fall Splendors: New York, New England, Nova Scotia and Quebec

Program Number: 20937RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/4/2014 - 10/16/2014;
Duration: 12 nights
Location: Multi-Country,
Price starting at: $4,965.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Adventure Afloat Study Cruise; Ocean Cruises
Meals: 34; 12 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 12 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

The vibrant colors of autumn are a treasure shared throughout New England and Canada. Experience the beauty and learn about these regions during a voyage that brings you into the metropolitan hearts of New York City, Boston, the Gilded-Age splendor of Newport, along the seashores of Maine and Nova Scotia, and to the culturally rich neighborhoods of Quebec City and Montreal.




Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program



Programs with Crystal Cruises are designed for the independent traveler. These programs offer a lower activity level and the ability to choose your own shore excursions based on your preferences and physical ability. Road Scholar will provide one exclusive shore excursion and private onboard lectures with our own Study Leader.



Itinerary At-a-Glance

Montreal, 2 nights; Aboard Crystal Serenity, 10 nights



Days 1-3:
Arrival Montreal, Canada / Quebec City / Embark Crystal Serenity:

Enjoy a private introduction to Montreal led by a local expert. Transfer to Quebec City to embark the Crystal Serenity.



Day 4:
Quebec City, Canada:

Walk along the cobblestone streets of Quebec City, and experience its historic neighborhoods, gardens and more.



Days 5-6:
Sept-Iles / Magdalen Islands (Canada):

Visit the Magdalen Islands, a small archipelago in the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Secluded, beautiful and as yet undiscovered, they offer unspoiled white beaches and fragile dunes as far as the eye can see. You will also marvel at the capes and lagoons, green valleys, red cliffs and brightly painted houses.



Days 7-8:
Cabot Strait / Halifax:

Following a welcome of bagpipe music, delve into the region's Scottish heritage as you explore the historic district and Citadel fortress.



Day 9:
Bar Harbor, Maine:

Explore Bar Harbor, one of the loveliest towns on Maine’s coast. Surrounded by Acadia National Park, this quaint fishing village on Mount Desert Island was a fashionable resort town in the late 1800s and the summer home of influential families.



Day 10:
Boston, Mass / Newport, R.I.:

Relive 400 years of history as you walk the Freedom Trail, explore the Old North Church and make your way to Boston Common. Consider Newport's contributions to the sport of yachting and take in its elegant, historic mansions.



Days 12-13:
New York City, N.Y. / Disembark / Departure:

In the Big Apple, learn the history of its iconic landmarks and an exploration that may include the Empire State Building, Broadway and more.



Crystal Serenity

At 820 feet long, this elegant ocean liner offers its 1,080 passengers plenty of space, unsparing amenities including the high-tech Computer University@Sea and several restaurants, including one by acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Complimentary fine wines and premium spirits available throughout voyage.


Meals and Lodgings
   Marriott Chateau Champlain
  Montreal 2 nights
   Crystal Serenity
  Aboard the Crystal Serenity 11 nights
 Marriott Chateau Champlain
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: A vibrant European-influenced metropolis with an almost endless list of things to discover and enjoy. An extraordinary hotel perfectly situated in the heart of it all. This is waiting for you in the one-of-a-kind city of Montréal and at the utterly unique Marriott Château Champlain Montréal hotel.
  Ship Information: n/a
  Contact info: 1 Place du Canada,
Montreal, QC H3B 4C9 Canada
phone: 151-487-8900 x0
  Room amenities: Château Champlain Deluxe Rooms Feature large distinctive half-moon windows overlooking downtown Montréal and a choice of 1 King bed or, 2 Double beds. Also included are high speed wireless Internet, Marriott Revive Bedding, mini bar, iron and ironing board, hairdryers, alarm clock, in-room safes and personalized housekeeping. Amenities included in all Château Champlain rooms and suites: •Free wireless Internet up to 512 (kb) •Free daily newspaper •Complimentary coffee and tea •HD LCD flat screen television •Ergonomic chair and work desk with desk level electrical outlet •Alarm clocks •Seating area •Phone equipped with voice mail and hands-free capability •Exclusive Marriott Revive bedding with down duvets and fluffy pillows •Mini-bar •In-Room Safe •Coffee maker •Iron, ironing board •Hand held hair dryer •Digital thermostats
  Facility amenities: •On-site Restaurant, Samuel de Champlain •611 modern guestrooms & suites •Complimentary wired & wireless high-speed internet •29,000 square feet of meeting space •Business centre •Indoor pool & whirlpool •Fitness Centre •Marriott Rewards® •Multilingual Staff •100% Smoke-free rooms •Four Diamond Rating •Free wireless Internet for a maximum usage of 512kb (kilo bit) •Room Service available 7am - Midnight •Self Parking $23 for 24 hours (without in and out privileges) •Daily Valet Parking 32$ •No oversize vehicle parking on site - maximum clearance 6ft/1.83 meters •Business Centre with high-speed Internet •Concierge Desk •Bell Staff •In-Room Safety Boxes •Express Check-Out •Wheel Chair Accessible •Babysitting Services Available •Indoor Pool & Whirlpool •Health & Fitness Centre •Hair Salon •Starbucks® Coffee Onsite •Lobby Level Shops & Boutiques •Bank Machine •Laundry Services •Concierge Lounge and Concierge floors
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Crystal Serenity
Type: Cruise Ship
  Description: The readers of Condé Nast Traveler consistently vote Crystal Serenity the number one cruise ship in the world. At 68,000 tons and capable of serving 1,070 guests, Crystal Serenity while the larger of Crystal's two ships, still maintains one of the highest space-per-guest ratios at sea, so you'll never feel crowded.
  Ship Information: Guest Capacity: 1,070 Per guest space ratio: 63 Ship’s Registry: The Bahamas Officers: European Captain, International Officers International Crew: Countries Represented: 40 European-trained Hotel and Dining Staff American/European Cruise Staff Total Crew: 655 Gross Registered Tons: 68,870 Length: 820 ft. (249.9 m) Width: 106 ft. (32.3 m) Draft: 25 ft. (7.6 m) Cruising Speed: 21 knots Maximum Speed: 22 knots
  Contact info: 2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 310-785-9300
web: www.crystalcruises.com
  Room amenities: Hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, sewing kit, umbrealla, pillow menu, 24 hour in stateroom dining, wireless internet access, phone, TV, refrigerator filled with complimentary soft drinks and bottled water, safe
  Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items. Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes Variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center Library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape Bridge Lounge Wi-Fi access is available on board throughout the ship Laundry Service Complimentary self-service launderettes including washing machines, detergent, fabric softener, dryers, irons and ironing boards are provided on Decks 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Check out time: 9:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
This program begins with the program orientation in the late afternoon at the program hotel in Montreal. You will be staying at Marriott Chateau Champlain that night.
  End of Program:
This program ends after breakfast on board the ship in New York City. You will be staying at Crystal Serenity the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. **IMPORTANT INFORMATION** All participants MUST register online with Crystal Cruises. To register go to checkin.crystalcruises.com to access the Priority Check-in and Planning Center. To log in, you need type in your first/last names as they appear on your passport and your booking number (which appears on your cruise confirmation or can be obtained from Road Scholar). You will need to enter your contact and passport information in order to register. Once registered you will be able to book excursions and on-board activities (such as specialty dining, spa appointments, etc). If you did not recieve a booking number, please call us at 1.866.359.5966. For more information on using the Priority Check-in & Planning Center please see the attachment at the end of this booklet. Proof of citizenship is required for ALL guests.
  Parking availability:
No parking available.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Montreal
  From End of Program
  Location:  Aboard the Crystal Serenity
Travel Details
 

Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Advanced Reservations Required

   

There will be one group arrival transfer on October 4th, 2014 from the airport to the program hotel. The transfer time will be specified in your final mailing which will be sent to you 5 weeks before the program starts.

 

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Advanced Reservations Required

   

There will be one scheduled group transfer from the ship to John F. Kennedy airport in New York City at the end of the program. All participants are welcome to join this transfer. The transfer time will be announced in the final program mailing, approximately 5 weeks before your program starts.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrive in Montreal
(Saturday, October 4)
   
 Arrive To: Arrive in Montreal and transfer from the airport to the hotel.
 Afternoon: Meet with your group leader and other participants for the program orientation.
 Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Marriott Chateau Champlain
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Montreal
(Sunday, October 5)
   
 Breakfast: At the hotel.
 Morning: ROAD SCHOLAR EXCLUSIVE EXCURSION: Join your Road Scholar Group Leader for our own exploration of Montreal, Canada's second-largest city and cultural capital. This is a city of great charm, as you'll discover in its sympathetic blend of the old and the new, from the Place d'Armes and its beautiful 18th-century buildings to the ultra-modern downtown area.
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch on your own as you explore Montreal.
 Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Montreal on your own.
 Dinner: At the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Marriott Chateau Champlain
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Montreal / Coach to Quebec City
(Monday, October 6)
   
 Breakfast: At the hotel.
 Morning: Check out of the hotel and transfer by coach to Quebec City.
 Lunch: Lunch en route to Quebec City.
 Afternoon: Arrive at the Crystal Serenity and check in for 10 nights. Your afternoon is free to unpack and familiarize yourself with the ship.
 Dinner: Join your study leader for a group dinner in the Crystal Dining room.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Serenity
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Quebec City, PQ, Canada
(Tuesday, October 7)
   
 Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Québec stands proudly beside the majestic St. Lawrence River, resembling no other city in the world. Its cuisine, language and traditions combine to make this a unique cradle of French civilization in North America. Within fortress walls high atop Cap Diamant, the old city is a sheer delight for lovers of history. Here, magnificent churches, cobbled streets, fragrant gardens and chic boutiques all vie for your attention. Just outside the city, you'll discover a veritable riot of fall colors, North America's largest shrine, picturesque villages and an impressive waterfall.
 Lunch: At leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill, or you may choose to eat independently ashore. Some Crystal shore excursions will include lunch (depending on the length).
 Afternoon: Continue your independent exploration of Quebec City. The ship is scheduled to depart at 4:00 p.m.
 Dinner: Join your study leader for a group dinner in the Crystal Dining room.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Serenity
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Sept-Iles, Canada
(Wednesday, October 8)
   
 Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: Meet your study leader for an exclusive Road Scholar lecture. The ship is scheduled to arrive in Sept-Iles at 12:00 noon.
 Lunch: At leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill.
 Afternoon: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Named for the seven islands sitting off shore in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Sept-Îles captivates visitors with its stunning landscape and rich heritage. From sandy beaches to the meandering Moise River to a dense boreal forest, the scenic wonders of Sept- Îles constantly unfold before your eyes. Locals are particularly proud to call this region home to the Native Amerindian Innu people, whose culture and traditions have left an indelible mark on the islands.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Serenity
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Magdalen Islands, Canada
(Thursday, October 9)
   
 Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: Meet your study leader for an exclusive Road Scholar lecture. The ship is scheduled to arrive in the Magdalen Islands at 12:00 noon.
 Lunch: At leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café or the Trident Grill.
 Afternoon: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Having been isolated through most of its history, the Iles de Madeleine or the Magdalen Islands offer a tranquil retreat from the outside world. Still largely unspoiled by urban trappings, life here is simple and relaxing. It’s actually possible to take a stroll along the beach and not encounter anyone or anything but birds and breezes. And you will see birds. Over 250 species of birds migrate to the islands to nest, including many that are on the endangered list. Also making their home here are harp seals, which draw eco-tourists to watch the winter births of baby harp seals in the adjacent Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
 Dinner: Join your study leader for a group dinner in the Crystal Dining room.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Serenity
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Cruising the Cabot Strait
(Friday, October 10)

Note: Days at sea are a mix of independent and group activities



   
 Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: Meet your study leader for an exclusive Road Scholar lecture.
 Lunch: At leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café or the Trident Grill.
 Afternoon: Design your day exactly as you wish: teach yourself something new with complimentary language lessons or piano instruction; enhance your computer skills or learn about art, history and worldly destinations with Crystal’s engaging celebrity entertainers and speakers; sneak away to watch a recently-released movie, pamper yourself at the spa or simply relax by one of the tranquil pools.
 Dinner: Join your study leader for a group dinner in the Crystal Dining room.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Serenity
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
(Saturday, October 11)
   
 Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: As Crystal Serenity moors alongside the pier, bagpipers and the Town Crier bid a warm welcome to Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia, the most Scottish of all Canada's great cities. You will fall in love with Halifax's architectural blend of old and new. The mighty 150-year old Citadel fortress stands sentinel over the thriving downtown area where modern office and hotel blocks nestle alongside the exquisitely-restored Historic Properties waterfront shopping area. Shoppers will delight in the tempting array of buys from colorful Scottish tartans to pewter and superb hand-knit woolens. Nova Scotians claim they have the freshest air and warmest smiles in Canada.
 Lunch: At leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill, or you may choose to eat independently ashore. Some Crystal shore excursions will include lunch (depending on the length).
 Afternoon: Continue independent exploration of Halifax.
 Dinner: Join your study leader for a group dinner in the Crystal Dining room.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Serenity
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Bar Harbor, Maine
(Sunday, October 12)
   
 Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Bar Harbor is a charming seaport town on Mount Desert Island. Earlier last century, when it was the summer retreat of millionaires, it boasted magnificent estate homes, or "cottages," many of which were completely destroyed by the fire of 1947. However, some things never change. The priceless asset of the island's scenic beauty remains untouched by time. Vistas of emerald-green forests and rugged valleys from the superb vantage point of Mount Cadillac remain just as spectacular, and the rugged shoreline scenery is still as awe inspiring as it ever was.
 Lunch: At leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill, or you may choose to eat independently ashore. Some Crystal shore excursions will include lunch (depending on the length).
 Afternoon: Continue your independent exploration of Bar Harbor.
 Dinner: Join your study leader for a group dinner in the Crystal Dining room.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Serenity
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Boston, Massachusetts
(Monday, October 13)
   
 Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: ROAD SCHOLAR EXCLUSIVE: Relive nearly four hundred years of history as you explore myriad sights of Boston, a city that exudes pride in its past and future. You'll revel in exploring the Freedom Trail, the Old North Church and the Boston Common. A few miles away lie Lexington and Concord where the momentous events that began in 1775 come alive. Boston has not been content to rest on the laurels of its glorious past. Progress is everywhere. Glazed high-rises soar skyward and the colorful waterfront area has been artfully renovated. Your visit to this thriving metropolis is bound to impress.
 Lunch: At leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill, or you may choose to eat independently ashore. Some Crystal shore excursions will include lunch (depending on the length).
 Afternoon: Continue exploring Boston independently
 Dinner: Join your study leader for a group dinner in the Crystal Dining room.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Serenity
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Newport, Rhode Island
(Tuesday, October 14)
   
 Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Newport, Rhode Island, is a stylish, world-famous yachting center with a long tradition of elegance. For almost a century and a half, it was the home of the America's Cup yachting races. The colonial sections of Newport boast many authentic historic buildings, some dating back to the 1600s. However, most impressive of all, are the opulent mansions built at the turn of this century by industrial tycoons along Ocean Drive and Bellevue Avenue. Fashioned after the palaces of Europe their interiors boast lavish use of marble, alabaster, gilt, mosaics and stained glass complemented by magnificent furnishings and fine tapestries. You'll be spellbound listening to the legends and stories of families such as the Morgans, Astors, Fishers and Vanderbilts, all of whom had "cottages" here. Although Rhode Island is America's smallest state, it has a legacy of history and tradition that far outweighs it size. Choose to independently explore Newport on your own or choose from many of the ship's shore excursion.
 Lunch: At leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill, or you may choose to eat independently ashore. Some Crystal shore excursions will include lunch (depending on the length).
 Afternoon: Coninue exploring Newport independently.
 Dinner: Join your study leader for a group dinner in the Crystal Dining room.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Serenity
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: New York City, New York
(Wednesday, October 15)
   
 Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Welcome to one of the world's most famous and exciting cities. Broadway, Times Square, the Empire State Building and Central Park are just some of the celebrated spectacles this bustling city has to offer. Giovanni da Verrazano was the first European to glimpse Manhattan Island in 1542, but the area was not explored until Henry Hudson arrived in 1609. It is said that Peter Minuit bought the entire island from Native Americans for $24 worth of beads and trinkets in 1629 - the biggest real estate bargain in history. In 1664 the Dutch surrendered to a British Fleet, and the town was renamed New York in honor of the Duke of York. George Washington was inaugurated here in 1789, and for a time, New York served as the country's capital. Since then, the city has grown spectacularly and has become one of the most exciting and electrifying cities in the country - not to mention one of the most rewarding to visit and explore.
 Lunch: At leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill, or you may choose to eat independently ashore. Some Crystal shore excursions will include lunch (depending on the length).
 Afternoon: Continue independent exploration of New York City.
 Dinner: Join your study leader for a group dinner in the Crystal Dining room.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Serenity
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: New York City / Disembarkation
(Thursday, October 16)
   
 Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Serenity
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


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A Traveller's History of Canada


Author: Robert Bothwell


Description: A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.



Chronicles of Old Boston


Author: Charles Bahne


Description: This handy guide, organized chronologically, includes eight walking tours, 20 maps, dozens of large full-page photographs and snapshots of historic sites and buildings from revolutionary highlights to Fenway park



Coastal Maine, A Maritime History


Author: Roger Duncan


Description: A four hundred year history of Maine, focusing on maritime traditions and seafaring, as well as coastal settlement and development.



Colors of Fall, A Celebration of New England's Foliage Season


Author: Jerry Monkman


Description: Capturing the spectacular fall display from the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and the wilds of northern Maine in 75 color photos.



Empire Falls


Author: Richard Russo


Description: A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel lovingly set in a fictitious Maine mill town. Russo has composed an entertaining and poignant portrait of what lies beneath the facade of small-town New England life.



Eyewitness Top Ten Montreal & Quebec City


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Description: A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Montreal and Quebec City.



Fodor's New York City's 25 Best


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Description: A shirt-pocket guide to New York City, featuring a detailed, fold-out map centered on Midtown. With suggested itineraries, walks and top 25 sights.



Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation


Author: Joseph J. Ellis


Description: A riveting tale of Washington, Madison, Hamilton and especially of Jefferson and Adams. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it's a fascinating glimpse into the early days of our country.



Here is New York


Author: E.B. White


Description: Written in a hotel room over two hot days in the summer of 1948, White's timeless love letter (it's easily read in an hour) captures the spirit of New York. It's a swift, lyrical portrait of the city that moves from Broadway to Central Park and the Hudson River to favorite haunts on 3rd Avenue.



Island, The Complete Stories


Author: Alistair MacLeod


Description: Raised in Cape Breton, Alistair MacLeod writes of family, the pull of old Gaelic traditions, love and the landscape and folkways of Nova Scotia in this collection of 16 stories. Winner of the Pen/Malamud Award.



The Most Beautiful Villages of New England


Author: Tom Shachtman


Description: New England's most picturesque towns and villages are presented through 240 full-color photographs. Accompanying descriptions fill in details about each town's history and architecture.



Theatre of Fish, Travels Through Newfoundland and Labrador


Author: John Gimlette


Description: A rollicking account of Gimlette's adventures in Newfoundland and Labrador on the trail of a great-great grandfather. It's a witty tale, soaked in fishy history, myth, lore and incident.



Why I Hate Canadians


Author: Will Ferguson


Description: This is the tenth anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek.





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