Today the ship arrives at Port Weller on the northern end of the Welland Canal. The original Welland Canal was opened in 1829 and was extended to reach Lake Erie in 1833. The current canal was completed in 1932 and boasts eight locks. As the M/V Victory I awaits its turn to transit the locks, we’ll disembark and drive along the rim for dramatic views of Horseshoe Falls before boarding the famous Hornblower “Voyage of the Falls,” where we'll cruise past the American and Bridal Veil Falls before heading into the misty spray of thunderous Horseshoe.
Back on shore, we’ll drive along scenic Niagara Parkway, spotting iconic Niagara sights such as the Floral Clock and the Whirlpool Rapids. Cultural Discovery and Unforgettable Moment: Our destination this afternoon is the lovely Chateau des Charmes, a state-of-the-art family-owned winery. We’ll tour these stunning grounds before enjoying a special regional wine tasting with lunch. Then, it's on to the charming 19th century town of Niagara-on-the-Lake to peruse the various shops, gardens, and galleries before rejoining the ship at Port Colborne this evening.
Please note: Timing and docking may vary due to ship's transit time through canal.
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner