The 1000 Islands are dubbed the "Garden of the Great Spirit" by the native Iroquois for its bountiful harvest and beauty. Today, visitors and residents still find this gorgeous garden of water and woods to be among the most beautiful places on earth. This region offers a bounty of recreational and heritage experiences spanning two nations. It's here that the Province of Ontario, Canada and New York meet.
Valid Passport Required
Antique Boat Museum
3 Nights at Riveredge Resort
Cruise to Dark Island
1000 Islands Tower
Tour of Kingston, Canada
Island Queen Luncheon Cruise
Sackets Harbor Driving Tour
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site
United Presbyterian Church
7 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
The rich history and unparalleled beauty of the 1000 Islands has lured visitors for generations and we are traveling there for a three night stay. A stop for lunch will be made enroute to our first attraction, the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton. Here we will see the largest collection of antique and classic boats on display in North America, some date back to the early days of the 1900s. We will then check-in to our lodging at Riveredge Resort on the waterfront in Alexandria Bay. Dinner is included at the resort this evening.D
After breakfast we'll begin our day with a relaxing cruise to Dark Island that will take us to Singer Castle, which was built as a hunting lodge at the turn of the century by Commodore Bourne, president of Singer Sewing Machine Company. The cruise covers an eleven-mile section of the St. Lawrence River not offered in any of our other tours. The tour guide will provide narration during both the down river trip to the castle and return trip back to Alexandria Bay, directing your attention to points of interest. At Singer castle, trained guides will greet us and provide a one-hour guided walking tour. A boxed lunch will be provided during the trip. Next, we will enjoy a self-guided tour of Boldt Castle on Heart Island. This 129-room replica of a Rhineland castle was built over the course of four years at the turn of the century by entrepreneur, George Boldt, for his wife as a "summer home". Don't miss the playhouse, dovecote, gazebo, power house, or the lovely gardens. We will return to Alexandria Bay with time to freshen up before dinner at a local restaurant.
Following breakfast we'll continue our touring to Kingston, Canada with a stop at the 1000 Islands Tower. From the 400 ft vantage point, high above the river, you will get a totally different perspective of the islands. Then, on to Kingston to meet a step-on guide who will take us on an exploratory driving tour of the city covering all of the historic old town and shopping district, as far east as Fort Henry and as far west as the Kingston Penitentiary. We then will board the Island Queen for a luncheon cruise. This triple deck boat winds its way through the small cottage islands of the Admiralty Group featuring Napoleon's Hat, Wanderer's Channel, the Bateau Channel, Mandalay Mansion and the historic sights of Kingston. Following the cruise, we will return to Alexandria Bay where you will be on your own for dinner this evening.B, L
After breakfast we'll depart for Sackets Harbor for a driving tour followed by a visit to Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site; tour the Navy Commander's home reflecting life in 1860, War of 1812 galleries, and gift shop. At the Village of Sackets Harbor Visitors' Center, the community founder's 1803 home is the showplace for an excellent orientation film and gallery displays. The United Presbyterian Church showcases Tiffany windows and an impressive pipe organ. Lunch will be on your own in Sackets Harbor before we depart for home.B
For Your Information
A current passport that is valid past the return date of the tour is required for ALL travel between the US & Canada.
If you are bringing children on the tour other than your own, customs is requiring that you have a notarized letter of approval from their parents.
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.
Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com.
To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach
| Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Shuttle
| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10
Rt 33, Easton, PA
|Montgomeryville - Shuttle
| Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach
| Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
|Reading - Shuttle
| Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610