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Eastern Explorer

11 Night Tour from €2,389 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Explore the culture and the countryside of Ontario and Quebec on this stimulating journey through eastern Canada. Discover old and new, falls and lakes, capital cities and countryside retreats. From the top of the CN Tower to the base of Niagara Falls, and from this history of Quebec City to the the modernity of cosmopolitan Toronto, you will experience many contrasting views of Canada.

Highlights:

  • Cruise to base of Niagara Falls, and perhaps also take an optional helicopter tour for a birds eye view
  • Enjoy a dinner at the CN Tower in Toronto
  • Take a scenic walk in the stunning Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Tour Ottawa, viewing the Parliament Buildings and Rideau Canal
  • Visit an authentic sugar shack, with lunch in an pioneer-style restaurant
  • Experience Montreal at night and tour this city by day taking in the Olympic Complex and Old Montreal
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in historic Quebec City, a World Heritage Site

This 13-day tour begins and ends Toronto: 3 nights Toronto;  2 nights Montreal; 2 nights Quebec City; 2 nights Ottawa; 1 nights Midland; 1 night Niagara Falls

 

Details

Day 1

Arrival in Toronto

After arriving into Pearson International Airport, make your individual transfer to the hotel. Check in with your Tour Director before enjoying the remainder of the day to explore at leisure.

Overnight: Eaton Chelsea Hotel

Day 2

Toronto

Meet with your travel companions in the morning before exploring Toronto on a morning city tour, where you’ll experience the sights and sounds of this vibrant city. The tour will take you on a journey through the downtown and residential areas, as well as through many of the highlights such as Eaton Centre, old and new City Halls, Casa Loma, Yorkville and the University of Toronto. You’ll pass by the Rogers Centre (which was formerly the SkyDome) and the CN Tower, before driving along the harbourfront for a beautiful view of the city. Enjoy the remainder of the day to explore on your own.

Overnight: Eaton Chelsea Hotel (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 3

Toronto to Montreal

Today sees you depart Toronto early for a pleasant drive east, following the north shore of Lake Ontario. This journey passes endless stretches of rolling farmland and your first destination is the beautiful Thousand Islands resort region where you’ll embark upon a relaxing and picturesque cruise. Afterwards you will re-board the tour coach to continue to Montreal.

Overnight: Delta Montreal or Nouvel Hotel and Spa (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 4

Montreal

In the morning, you’ll tour the second-largest French-speaking city in the world – Montreal. A bustling and vibrant city, this location combines two of the founding cultures of Canada which creates a unique blend of history and modernity. Your tour will take you to the downtown area of the city where you can view the Olympic Complex, Old Montreal, McGill University, Mount Royal and some of the busy shopping streets. The afternoon is at leisure – in the evening, perhaps embark on an optional dining excursion to experience Montreal by night, with a scenic trip to one of the city’s most popular Greek restaurants.

Overnight: Delta Montreal or Nouvel Hotel and Spa (continental breakfast included)

Day 5

Montreal to Quebec City

Today sees you prepare to depart from Montreal in the morning to follow the route of Canada’s first carriageway – the Chemin du Roy – into French Canada. Pass typical French-Canadian villages and towns and immerse yourself in the classic French culture before arriving in Quebec City. You’ll be able to tour within the walls of the old city for views of the Citadel, Battlefields Park, the Lower Town and the beautiful city gates.

Overnight: Delta Quebec (continental breakfast included)

Day 6

Quebec City

Today is yours to spend at leisure, to enable you to gain a better understanding of the culture and sights available in this picturesque World Heritage Site. You can enjoy an optional full day excursion to Tadoussac, which includes a three-hour whale-watching tour on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saguenay River. You’ll also visit the striking Montmorency Falls which are 30-metres higher than the renowned Niagara Falls.

Overnight: Delta Quebec (continental breakfast included)

Day 7

Quebec City to Ottawa

This morning, you’ll travel west past Montreal, following the shore of the St. Lawrence, on your way to Ottawa. Stop for lunch along the way at Sucrerie de la Montagne which is an authentic sugar shack and pioneer-style restaurant. Take a tour of Ottawa upon arrival to view the Parliament Buildings, the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General, and much more. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Overnight: Delta Ottawa City Centre (Canadian breakfast and lunch included)

Day 8

Ottawa

In the morning, enjoy the Turtle Island aboriginal experience breakfast on Victoria Island. In the afternoon, explore Ottawa independently, from the museums and galleries to shopping at Sparks Street Mall; alternatively, take a boat cruise along the many waterways.

Overnight: Delta Ottawa City Centre (breakfast included)

Day 9

Ottawa to Midland

Today’s journey takes you west from Ottawa and features glistening lakes, rushing streams, dense forests and charming northern towns. The highlight of the trip will be a visit to the Algonquin Provincial Park where you can enjoy a scenic walk along the trails. This stunning wildlife and forest preserve is a popular camping spot during the summer months and you’ll be able to experience a little of it for yourself on today’s walk. Eventually, you’ll enter the Muskoka resort region for your overnight stay.  

Overnight: Quality Inn or Comfort Inn Midland (continental breakfast included)

Day 10

Midland to Niagara Falls

Upon arrival into Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, enjoy breakfast and take in the views. This amazing three-acre historic site offers a detailed reconstruction of the first inland European community in Canada. Afterwards, you’ll drive south past Toronto and through the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula to reach the mighty Niagara Falls. A thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower brings you to the foot of the thunderous falls – a truly unforgettable and magical experience. Take a ride to the top of the Skylon Tower for spectacular views of the falls and the surrounding Niagara district. Afterwards, enjoy an optional Niagara Helicopter Tour for unrivalled views of the Niagara Falls – the evening is free to explore this beautiful area.

Overnight: Hilton Niagara Falls (Canadian breakfast included)

Day 11

Niagara Falls to Toronto

This morning you will leave Niagara Falls and drive along the scenic Niagara Parkway and through the historic village of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Here you’ll witness a small but thriving community, displaying a beautifully-preserved 19th century ambiance. In the afternoon, head back to Toronto and enjoy a farewell dinner at the CN Tower.

Overnight: Eaton Chelsea Hotel (full breakfast and farewell dinner included)

Day 12

End of tour

Make some time for a bit of last minute shopping before saying your goodbyes to Canada and making your individual transfer to Pearson International Airport in time for your return flight.

Canadian breakfast included.

Day 13

Arrive back home

  • Transatlantic flights on scheduled airlines.
  • Domestic flights (if applicable)
  • Accommodation in hotels as described above or similar standard
  • Porterage of one Bag per person
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout the tour
  • Transportation in deluxe motorcoach
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Toronto sightseeing tour
  • Thousand Islands boat cruise
  • Montreal sightseeing tour
  • Quebec City sightseeing tour
  • Ottawa city sightseeing
  • Algonquin Provincial Park excursion
  • Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons
  • Visit to Niagara Falls and the Skylon Tower
  • Hornblower Niagara Cruise - Voyage to the Falls

 

What's not included

There are also some optional excursions that you can book and pay for on arrival with your Tour Director:

  • Tadoussac Whale-watching tour from $115
  • Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour from $142
  • Niagra Skywheel from $13

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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