Old Quebec, Ottawa 1000 Islands Cruise

May 17-21, 2024

TRIP INCLUDES:

“Experience” your own 1 Night on the town in Old Quebec and guided tour the next day, including Montmorency Falls, St-Anne de Beaupre, with a visit to the Saint-Anne Basilica, Plains of Abraham, Place Royale, Grande-Allee, Joan of Arc Gardens and much more

A Full Day guided tour of Ottawa during the “World Famous Tulip Festival”, see our Nation’s Capital in all its spring beauty, Museum of History, visit “Rideau Hall”, Byward Market, the Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm and of course …. LOTS & LOTS of Tulips

A 2 hour cruise in the uniquely beautiful 1000 Islands on the mighty St Lawrence River with buffet lunch provided after which a tour of the “1000 Island Parkway”

ITINERARY:

Fri May 17:
Leaving Fredericton Frex parking lot at 8AMwe proceed up the Saint John River valley on one of the most picturesque drives in our part of this country we pass through the forests and farmlands through York and Carleton Co’s past
Woodstock and Hartland and further on up the valley, The French Fry capital of the world, Florenceville, Pert-Andover and Grand Falls arriving at Edmundston for our first “comfort stop” of the day at “Grey Rock”, a good “Tims” and clean restrooms.

After this brief stop we will continue heading north very soon entering the hills od Quebec passing by familiar towns to some, remember St Louis de Ha Ha? and arriving at River de Loupe for a lunch stop with a very good variety to help ease those hunger pangs creeping in. Tims, Thai Express, KFC, A&W, pizza, Subway and of course no stop complete without a McDonalds.

After lunch we turn west on Hgwy A20 and parallel the mighty St Lawrence River until we arrive at Quebec City where we will check into the Econo Lodge at the north end of the “bridge”and take some time to rest up before heading down town to “Old Quebec City for a “free time night” for you to explore and or visit your fav eating establishment for evening meal on your own and basically do whatever you want to do, returning to the hotel at 9:30 to rest up for A full day of guided tour of the city and surrounding area.

Sat 18 8AM:
Check out and breakfast as we will not be returning to the hotel our tour guide for the day arriving at 9AM. Our tour today will include Montmorency Falls, St-Anne de Beaupre, with a visit to the Saint-Anne Basilica, Plains of Abraham, Place Royale, Grande-Allee, Joan of Arc Gardens with lunch on your own.

Saying goodbye to our tour guide and old QC we continue west on A20 passing by Drummondville with a comfort stop on the way skirting around the south side of Montreal and entering ON shortly after crossing over the St Lawrence Seaway canal, keep your eyes open as ships from all over the world can be seen in this canal. Shortly we will be arriving at our hotel in Cornwall, the Best Western for 3 nights which has a good restaurant and pub environment as part of their complex and a lot of other choices variety within a short walking distance.

Sun May 19:
Breakfast buffet is served at 7:30 and we leave for Ottawa in about 1 hr away through the the heart of the farm land of south east ON arriving at the famous Byward Market to meet our tour guide for the day that will take us around Ottawa during its world famous Tulip Festival with stops at Museum of History, visit “Rideau Hall”, Byward Market, the Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm and of course …. LOTS & LOTS of Tulips, Lunch on your own. Supper will be on our way back to the hotel at a very popular ON buffet the very popular “Mandarin”. Arriving back at the hotel at approx. 8:30 for a relaxing evening.

Mon May 20:
Starts off with another complimentary sit-down buffet breakfast at the hotel at 7:30AM. No need to check out as we will be returning later today. We will be heading further west to Rockport in the heart of 1000 Islands for a 2 hr cruise in the one of the most beautiful waterways for pleasure craft and commercial boat traffic. This 2 hour cruise features the Canadian Palisades where a statue of St. Lawrence watches over the river that bears his name and is one of Canada’s Signature Experiences. Sail under the 1000 Islands International Bridge and discover a stretch of cottage country called Millionaire’s Row. Cruise around magnificent Boldt Castle, built as a tribute to George Boldt’s wife who tragically passed away before construction was completed. Watch for Zavikon Island, Casablanca on Cherry Island, a grand estate built in 1892 as well as many other beautiful homes in this photographer’s paradise, followed by a complimentary buffet lunch dockside back at the marina. After which we will be bus touring some of the sights from the land side on the 1000 Islands Parkway, the land where my ancestors arrived 250 years ago and my birthplace, arriving at Gananoque for another great meal, on your own. For those that want there will be time available to try your luck, before returning to the hotel, arriving at 9PM.

Tues May 21:
Arrives too early and starts with our last buffet breakfast and after 4 days we will beheading east at 9AM with a comfort stop in about 2.5 hrs, and lunch around 1 PM, Arriving back in Freddy after seeing the sights in QC, and ON, including our nation’s capital, Ottawa, and 1000 Islands.

PRICE OPTIONS:

Price per person includes:

ALL PRICES ARE per-person IN CANADIAN DOLLARS WITH TAXES INCLUDED

Quad: $829   Triple: $869   Double: $1049   Single: $1579

 For Reservations call: 506-460-8018

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Tennessee Country

Tennessee Country Experience ’23 – Itinerary

Sept 17 to 29, 2023 (13 DAYS)

Cross Experience Toursinvites YOU to join us for our incredible 13 Day, 12 Night COUNTRY BUS TOUR TO NASHVILLE, PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE … and Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania in the heart of AMISH COUNTRY

THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

Transportation Via Deluxe Motor Coach (includes Wi-Fi, Sirius Radio including modern Audio Visual System)

13 Days

  • 12 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • Grand Ole Opry Back stage tour
  • Grand Ole Opry (Show)
  • Dollywood Theme Park
  • General Jackson Showboat (Show & Dinner Cruise)
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Guided Tour of the Ryman Auditorium (the Mother Church of Country Music)
  • Comedy Barn (Show)
  • Ole Red Club (dinner and live entertainment)
  • Gatlinburg
  • World Famous Sight & Sound Théâtre
  • Worlds Largest Buffett the Shady Maple Smorgasbord
  • Lodging at the amazing Gaylord Opryland Resort
  • 12 meals provided including 3 amazing Buffets
  • We have lots of complimentary water on the bus
  • We recommend purchase of Travel Protection

Sun 9/17
Travel to Manchester CT
Welcome aboard everyone for an awesome Tennessee Country Tour to Nashville, along with a must stop in beautiful Pigeon Forge located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. And a bonus of 2 days in Lancaster Co. PA in the heart of Amish Country. Today we will travel to Manchester CT where we will make our first night’s stay away from home at the Fairfield Inn across the street from the Buckland Hills Mall with an excellent food Court to enjoy supper in. (Not Included).

Mon 9/18
Manchester CT
After breakfast (included) this morning we will depart for the beautiful State of Virginia. Arriving late afternoon, we will check into the beautiful Quality Inn, Harrisonburg, VA. We will be stopping for Supper tonight at the Texas Road House Restaurant (Not Included).

Tues 9/19
Harrisonburg VA
After breakfast (included) this morning we will depart the Hotel enjoying the spectacular scenery as we travel past the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Sit back & enjoy the awesome scenery of the rolling hills of the Shenandoah River Valley while listening to the uninterrupted tunes on Sirius Radio.
Continue our travel arriving in Pigeon Forge TN, early afternoon, where we will book into the beautiful “Willow Brook Lodge” in the heart of Pigeon Forge close to everything! Making this our home for the next 3 nights. Unpack and enjoy your stay! Nearby you will find outlet shops, theatres, attractions, and dining establishments.Tonight, we will visit “the Comedy Barn” for a great night of “Family Entertainment” within walking distance from Willow Brook. (Supper is on your own this evening)

Wed 9/20
Pigeon Forge TN
This morning after a great night’s sleep and delicious Breakfast (included) the Motor Coach will leave for a “Full Day at Dollywood” (included) where you can enjoy over 30 live Shows, 30 unique shops, 45 rides & attractions and 20 restaurants.

Thurs 9/21
Pigeon Forge TN
With a little extra time to sleep in this morning, and because there is soooo much to do and see in Pigeon Forge, after breakfast, (included), we have reserved today for whatever you want to do. It may be a little outlet shopping as well as making your way to the “Island in Pigeon Forge” which features over 70 Shops, Restaurants, rides, and experiences. The Island is a must stop destination! The excellent trolley system stops directly in front of the “Willow Brook” For those that would like .. we can arrange for you, a short sightseeing trip to Gatlinburg to explore there.

Fri 9/22
Pigeon Forge TN
Today after a delicious Breakfast (included) and with much anticipation we will depart Pigeon Forge and make our way to Nashville “The Home of Country Music”. Where we will arrive early afternoon and start our Nashville Tour leg at the amazing Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resorts where we will make our home for the next 3 nights.
Once we are settled & checked in you will have some free time, before we leave for a night out at the Grand Ole Opry and after the show, a special backstage pass guided tour (included)!

Sat 9/23
Nashville TN
Today we have an awesome day waiting for you as we board the General Jackson Showboat @ 11:30 AM for an amazing River Cruise & Show where you can cruise aboard the General Jackson Showboat complete with lunch and a stage set for the popular “Tennessee Legends” Show, an authentic southern experience not to be missed! (Included) then its off to the Mother Church of Country Music … The Ryman Auditorium, for a
guided tour, (included) arriving mid-afternoon. The Ryman is hallowed ground. This is the exact spot where bluegrass was born. Countless careers took off as deals were signed on napkins and paper scraps backstage. Discover the magic as we go back stage for an incredible Tour filled with stories of the past.

This evening, enjoy Nashville your way! Take in the sights of lively Music Row in the evening

Because there is so much to see in downtown Nashville, you will have the entire evening to enjoy supper on your own at one of the many restaurants on Broadway and enjoy the music of some of the upcoming local artists. Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline Museums are all located in downtown Nashville explore Legends Corner, The Stage, Tootsies and Cadillac Ranch, where admission is always FREE…There are also lots of unique shops to check out along this popular street. so make sure you take time to visit your favorite one!

Sun 9/24
Nashville TN
Today our downtown tour takes us to Blake Shelton’s “Ole Red” for the full country experience that will get you and your taste buds boot scoot-in’. Sure to be a blast! (admission & lunch included)
We will then wrap up the afternoon with a Tour to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (included- enjoy). And just in case you missed something last night that you just have to see … we are including the second night for free time…. DOWNTOWN!

Mon 9/25
Travel day to the Best Western “Plus” Waynesboro VA

Tues 9/26
Waynesboro VA
Enjoy a delicious hot buffet breakfast this morning (included) before a short drive to Amish Country. The highlight of the day is our visit this afternoon to the Amish Experience, Bird-in-Hand P.A., home of the Pennsylvania Dutch aka…Amish Country! We begin our visit with a professionally guided tour (included) of the Amish Farmlands and Historic School and Farmhouse. During our visit you will have an opportunity to purchase Amish made goods, jams, preserves, quilts, pillows, throws and many more items. After the tour it will be FREE time to enjoy our home for 2 nights … the Bird in Hand Family Inn. …. “Which provides a peaceful place to stay near popular area attractions such as Sight & Sound Theatres and Dutch Wonderland. You can enjoy our indoor and outdoor swimming pools, dining and entertainment, relax in one of our exceptionally clean rooms. Our friendly staff carries on our deep-rooted tradition of hospitality and exceptional service to our Guests. They’re here to make you feel welcomed and to help you make the most of your stay with us.”

Wed 9/27
Bird in Hand PA (Amish Country)
Start the morning right with Amish Country Breakfast Smorgasbord, (included) an All-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, baked egg casserole, bacon, ham, sausage, dried beef gravy, pancakes, home fries, French toast, sausage gravy, fresh fruit, pastries and beverage. We make most of what we serve from scratch. In season, produce comes from nearby Amish and Mennonite farms. We serve meat, poultry and milk from local producers, and our eggs come from the cage-free hens at Smucker Farms, a local, family-owned farm across ten generations. You can taste the freshness!

Then its off to the world renowned Sight & Sound Theatre (included) where
An Epic Production Returns to Sight & Sound:   Moses
Experience one of the most legendary Bible stories as it comes to life with spectacular special effects, massive sets, and live animals in this original stage production. Meet Moses, an unlikely hero who was called to lead the nation Israel out of Egypt and to the Promised Land.
From the burning bush to the depths of the Red Sea to the top of Mount Sinai, MOSES is a spectacular entertainment experience for the whole family!

Followed by a FREE Afternoon to “experience” Lancaster’s popular “Outlets” or head back to the Inn to just relax and prepare for the evening meal at the famous buffet …the “Shady Maple”, (included) featuring Delicious Authentic PA Dutch Cooking. Discover the experience of dining at Lancaster County’s (and USA) largest smorgasbord featuring 200 feet of deliciously authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. At Shady Maple some of Lancaster County’s finest cooks prepare all your favorite PA Dutch foods, as well as some exciting new dishes, dinner specials including steak, prime rib, seafood and more..

Thurs 9/28
Bird in Hand PA
Start the morning right with Amish Country Breakfast Smorgasbord (included)
Travel to Portsmouth NH

Fri 9/29
Portsmouth NH

Start the last day of this “Experience” with a Hot Buffet Breakfast (included) and then its off to home with our traditional last meal together at Dysarts near Bangor (on your own). There will also be a stop at Duty Free in Houlton
Travel to Freddy

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Tennessee Country

Tennessee Country Experience ’23

Sept 17 to 29, 2023 (13 DAYS)

Cross Experience Toursinvites YOU to join us for our incredible 13 Day, 12 Night COUNTRY BUS TOUR TO NASHVILLE, PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE … and Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania in the heart of AMISH COUNTRY

While in Nashville “Experience” 6 of the 10 most recommended attractions the “Opryland Hotel”, for 3 Nights, our base, where we will be staying. including 5 more Downtown Nashville, The Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of fame, The Grand Ole Opry, Belle Meade Plantation, and take a trip on the river boat “General Jackson” for a dinner cruise and live concert

“Experience” Pigeon Forge for 3 nights

Pigeon Forge

While in Pigeon Forge. The biggest attraction is “Dollywood” where you will spend a full day while enjoying the early autumn weather. Also an evening of entertainment at the renowned “Comedy Barn” Plus lots of free time to experience the “Forge” a place with no shortage of fabulous music, theatres, many attractions, great food, exceptional Southern hospitality and great factory outlet shopping.

And THEN

Amish Country

Experience 2 days in Lancaster Co. PA in the heart of Amish Country

Take a guided tour through the back roads of the Amish area where many people never see, and have a Shady Maple “Experience” the WORLD’S LARGEST BUFFET of Amish prepared food…The Bird in Hand Family Inn “Breakfast”…more Factory Outlet Shopping and the WORLD FAMOUS “SIGHT & SOUND THEATRE

and

more FREE TIME around the pool to enjoy the warm early Autumn weather.

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PRICE OPTIONS

Double: $2649     Triple: $2199        Quad: $1949    Single: $3799

Transportation Via Deluxe Motor Coach (includes Wi-Fi, Sirius Radio including modern Audio Visual System)

ALL PRICES ARE per-person IN CANADIAN DOLLARS WITH TAXES INCLUDED
For Reservations call: (506) 460-8018

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“Experience” The World Renowned Halifax Military Tattoo

July 1 – 3, 2023

TRIP INCLUDES:

A leisurely 3-day, OVER-NIGHT trip as we travel to Halifax NS to see The Military Tattoo, a on A leisurely 3-day, 2 night trip as we travel to Halifax NS to see The Military Tattoo, a one-of-a-kind historically world-famous event. In the evening enjoy a free evening in the vibrant Halifax downtown. The next day experience a guided tour like the cruise ships provide including a spectacular coastal trip to Lunenburg. Then back to Grafton Street Theatre for a musical comedy theatre production and dinner. Monday a visit to the Anne Murray Centre in Springhill NS, on our journey home.

Experience our modern, AV equipped, climate-controlled luxury coach with personal AC power connections, WiFi and Sirius Radio and Video, for your traveling comfort and entertainment. While seeing the beautiful country side in NB & NS

Staying at 3+ Holiday Inn Express Suites with complimentary breakfast.

PRICE OPTIONS:

Price per person includes:

Deluxe Motor Coach transportation, hotel accommodations along with 3 meals, tickets to the internationally famous, Halifax Military Tattoo and admission to Grafton Theatre for evening dinner and show, plus scenic trip to Lunenburg with guided tour PRICES ARE Per Person & ALL TAXES INCLUDED

Quad: $399 Triple: $429 Double: $499 Single: $699

 For Reservations call: 506-460-8018

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Grand Manan Island

Come with us for a Day trip to this beautiful island in the Bay of Fundy just 1 hour and 30 min ferry ride off the coast called Grand Manan.

Enjoy a morning coffee or a full breakfast while looking for porpoise and whales as you cross the Bay on the “Grand Manan Adventure”, pride of the GM Ferries, and before you know it, you will be rounding the SwallowTail Lighthouse so keep your eye open for the many seals that frequent the waters surrounding the island. Perhaps a boat will be seining the weir nearby, just before we dock, after we dock and roll off. We pass by the fleet tied up at the wharf in North Head and as we travel through Castalia and picturesque Woodwards Cove towards Grand Harbour.

Enjoy the scenery that “the Island” is famous for.

Heading over to Ingalls head to check out the “boat compound” and then, its on to “Experience” the 300 feet high cliffs of Southern Head and hear the story of how some shipwrecked fishermen were able to scale the cliffs in a raging storm and live to tell it.

En route to this amazing landmark catch a glimpse of the picturesque fishing village of Seal Cove and Deep Cove Beach as we pass through them.

6:15AM Pick up at NBeX parking lot, Smythe St, Fredericton
6:30AM Depart from NBeX
6:45 AM Pick up Blue Canoe Big Stop Lincoln
6:45 – 8:45AM Travel to Ferry Terminal in Black’s Harbour via Route 7 & Hwy 1
9:30AM Arrival and waiting time for Grand Manan Ferry
9:30 – 11:00AM Grand Manan Ferry Crossing
11:00 – 2:45PM Touring of Island
2:45 – 3:30PM Arrival and waiting time for Ferry Crossing back to Black’s Harbour
3:30 – 5:00PM Travel time on Ferry to mainland lunch provided(Fish Chowder or equivalent alternative)
5:00 – 7:30PM Travel back to Fredericton to complete our Bus Day Trip
7:30PM Drop off @ NBeX parking lot… Fredericton

This price will cause an early sell out, so, don’t delay–reserve your seat today

ALL PRICES ARE per-person IN CANADIAN DOLLARS WITH TAXES INCLUDED

$119 per-person

For Reservations call: (506)460-8018

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Lobstertales Dinner Cruise

The COMPLETE Lobster Experience

August 30, 2021 (Day Trip)

Leaves Fredericton 9AM sharp with stops along the way there and back

Ger ready to have fun with most unique creature in the ocean, as The Complete Lobster Experience awaits you beginning at 1:15 pm.

Here’s what you can expect:
  • 2 1/2 hours of adventure on the bay
  • An education in lobster fishing
  • An instruction on cooking lobster
  • Tips on how to crack a lobster
  • Easiest way to eat a lobster
  • A fully licensed bar
  • A lobster meal fit for a king
Meal includes: 1 lb. lobster, potato salad, coleslaw, roll, non-alcoholic beverage and desert (adult); children 12 & under (1/2 lb. lobster).
We will help clients crack their lobsters if they so desire.
Alternative meals: BBQ Chicken and vegetable lasagna for those that have allergies or are non-seafood lovers.
Menus and final requests are to be made at least 48 hours prior to departure

$145 per person includes : All Taxes, Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation, Gratuities, and The Complete Lobster Experience

Reserve your seat asap.

Call office 506 460 8018

Pam -506 363-5620 – pamelab1954@hotmail.com

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Gospel Concert, Waterville ME

TRIP INCLUDES:

Gospel Concert in Waterville ME featuring 2 of Gospel Music’s best Trios. Maines’ own “The Hyssongs” with special guest the ever popular and only appearance in the north east in 2022 … “Greater Vision”.
This an overnight trip to take advantage of shopping and special meet and greet with the groups prior to the Fri night concert. We will be staying at the Waterville Fireside Inn and Suites where breakfast will be provided before returning on Sat.
Passports and whatever Covid restrictions in force for entrance to USA and return at the time, will be required.

Tentative Itinerary

Fri June 10

  • 7 AM leave Fredericton Exhibition parking lot
  • 8 AM pickup at Murrays (Highway) Woodstock.
  • 8:30 AM Leave Murrays for Houlton ME
  • 9:30 AM enter USA
  • 11:30 AM early lunch at Dysart’s, Bangor ME
  • 2 PM arrive and check-in Fireside Inn and Suites Waterville ME.
  • 6 PM special exclusive meet and greet with The Hyssongs and Greater Vision
  • 7 PM concert
  • after concert… post concert meal and fellowship etc. (own expense)

Sat June 10

  • 8AM breakfast complimentary at hotel or pay for your own at attached Governor’s Restaurant
  • 9:30AM check out
  • 10AM leave hotel
  • 12 arrive Bangor for shopping and lunch on your own.
  • 4PM leave for Woodstock
  • 7PM stop at Murrays
  • 8:30 PM arrive Fredericton Exhibition parking lot.
This will be the closest in proximity to NB for a major Gospel Concert and the only one for Greater Vision in 2022. After 2.5 years it will be an enjoyable “experience” to appreciate some of the best gospel music in the world, in a “live” concert environment again. Don’t miss out, Reserve your seat today


PRICE OPTIONS

Price per person includes: Deluxe Motor Coach transportation, concert tickets (with special meet and greet with artists) hotel and Sat breakfast

Quad: $175    Triple: $195    Double: $220    Single: $330 (all CDN $$ taxes in)

For Reservations call: (506) 460-8018

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