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CANADA'S CAPITAL CITIES PLUS NIAGARA FALLS
 
10 Days from $3,590 US  
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This Canada's Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls vacation explores four distinctly different capital cities in eastern Canada, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, each with its own unique personality and cultural background. Multiple-night stays at landmark hotels in the heart of the cities like The Fairmont Royal York, Fairmont Château Laurier and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac allow more time to explore what makes each city so special. Enjoy an Exclusive private, after-hours docent-led tour of the Royal Ontario Museum followed by a reception and dinner, a cruise along the St. Lawrence River through the Thousand Islands, a close-up look at Niagara Falls aboard the Maid of the Mist, an ice wine tasting in Niagara-on-the-Lake and more during this 10-day trip.

DAY 1 Welcome to Toronto
This Canadian capitals and Niagara Falls vacation begins at 5:30 PM at The Fairmont Royal York. A transfer from Toronto International Airport to The Fairmont Royal York upon arrival is included. Join us for a private, after-hours tour, welcome reception and dinner at the amazing Royal Ontario Museum, a special experience for guests only!
Lodging - The Fairmont Royal York
MEALS D


DAY 2 Thundering Niagara Falls & Toronto sights
Journey to thundering Niagara Falls this morning for a boat cruise near the plunging waters and misty spray of the waterfalls, raincoats on. Have lunch amidst the Victorian charms of Niagara-on-the-Lake, before returning to Toronto for a visit to the CN Tower. Enjoy dinner at your leisure tonight in the hotel.
Lodging - The Fairmont Royal York
MEALS B, D


DAY 3 On to Ottawa
En route to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, enjoy a morning cruise on the St. Lawrence River through the scenic Thousand Islands, a region of postcard-perfect island escapes – from charming cottages to mansions. Disembark in Rockport and continue to the heart of Ottawa; your hotel is reminiscent of a French château. Dine here with views of Parliament and the Rideau Canal Locks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lodging - Fairmont Château Laurier
MEALS B, L, D


DAY 4 Canada's stately capital, Ottawa
Sightseeing in Ottawa includes guided visits at the city’s grand Parliament buildings, including the House of Commons. Vaulted ceilings, marble floors and stone walls with hundreds of gargoyles and reliefs create a grand feel. Next, delve into the stories of Canada and its people on a guided tour at the Canadian Museum of History. Dating back to 1856, it is one of Canada’s oldest public institutions and a showcase of Canadian history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies. Spend the remainder of the day enjoying city sights as you wish.
Lodging - Fairmont Château Laurier
MEALS B,


DAY 5 Meet a Mountie en route to Montreal
Get answers to all your questions about life as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police when you meet a retired officer this morning, then it’s off to French-speaking Montreal. Along the way, stop for lunch at the privately owned Château Vaudreuil, set in sumptuous gardens on the shores of the Lake of Two Mountains. On arrival in Montreal, a local guide joins you to offer an introduction to life in the Province of Quebec. Your hotel is in the heart of centre-ville (downtown).
Lodging - Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
MEALS B, L, D


DAY 6 An epicurean twist to Vieux-Montreal
Join us for a walking and tasting tour in the oldest part of the city; find cobblestone streets lit by gas lamps and city squares graced with 18th- and 19th-century buildings that will remind you of the history and romance of “Old World” Europe; you’ll also sample epicurean delights for which Vieux-Montreal is famous. Pursue your own special interests this afternoon. There are outdoor plazas, museums and historic churches to explore and a revitalized waterfront that’s perfect for strolling. Dinner tonight is at a popular restaurant in Old Montreal. Bon appétit!
Lodging - Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
MEALS B, D


DAY 7 A sugar shack, Montmorency Falls & Quebec
Leave Montreal this morning for Quebec City, following the mighty St. Lawrence River to Trois-Rivières; stop for lunch and a maple sugar demonstration at a traditional Québecois sugar shack; in springtime, these cabanes à sucre collect the natural bounty of local trees to produce pure maple syrup, adding nuances of caramel, wood and smoke to achieve mouth-watering flavors. Continue on to majestic Montmorency Falls for a guided tour and a gondola ride; it’s 98 feet higher than Niagara Falls. Montmorency is not far from Quebec City, your home for the next three nights. Your hotel, the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, sits up high on a bluff above the St. Lawrence River; below lies historic, walled Old Quebec City. Dinner is at the hotel tonight at your leisure.
Lodging - Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
MEALS B, L, D


DAY 8 Quebec City sights & Île d’Orléans
On a Quebec City orientation tour, discover the many faces of one of the oldest cities in North America. Get an overview of sights like La Citadelle de Québec, the largest British fortress built in North America (overlooking the St. Lawrence River) and the adjacent Plains of Abraham. Venture outside of the city for a special visit to historic Île d’Orléans, a French inspired island of red-roofed farm houses and bountiful fields of agricultural produce, from vegetables to fruits. Savor lunch in a historic centuries-old French flour mill and an afternoon cider tasting at a local farm. The remainder of the day is free.
Lodging - Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
MEALS B, L


DAY 9 Historic Quebec City, your way
The entire day is yours to enjoy Quebec City’s enchanting setting on the St. Lawrence River, its rich architectural legacy and its colorful past. The only fortified city north of Mexico, historic Quebec was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Explore the cobblestoned streets of Old Quebec where the Upper and Lower towns welcome with ramparts, citadels and 17th- and 18th-century houses or people watch from European inspired cafés. Join us tonight for a farewell reception and dinner at your landmark hotel.
Lodging - Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
MEALS B, D


DAY 10 Homeward Bound
Your Canadian capital cities and Niagara Falls vacation ends in Quebec City. A transfer is included from Fairmont Le Château Frontenac to Quebec City International Airport. You should allow three hours for flight check-in.
MEALS B


Overnight Accommodations:

The Fairmont Royal York - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Once the tallest building in the British Empire, this 1929 Art-Deco structure is a well-respected and beloved Toronto landmark. Wonderfully situated "at the center of it all" in the heart of Toronto, The Fairmont Royal York offers a high standard of traditional, old-world luxury and impeccable service, even employing Canada's only professional tea connoisseur. Comfortable guest rooms offer bathrobes, coffee makers, cable television, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, air conditioning with individual climate control and windows that open to the outside. Swim a few laps in the indoor pool or have a workout in the state-of-the-art health club. Relax in the warm, club-like Library Bar or stop by at York Station to meet Alina, its bartender for nearly a quarter-century.


The Fairmont Château Laurier - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Located in the heart of city, next to the Parliament Buildings, and on both Confederation Square and the Rideau Canal, the magnificent Fairmont Château Laurier evokes the old-word charm of a classic French château while reflecting Canada's dynamic, thriving capital. Spacious guest rooms feature air conditioning with individual climate control, bathrobes, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, a refreshment center, color TV and windows that open to the outside. As befitting a luxury hotel, the Spa offers a beautiful, Art-Deco swimming pool as well as a fully equipped fitness center. Escape into a world of elegance and timeless décor at Zoe's Lounge as you enjoy afternoon tea or a classic cocktail. This landmark grande dame has been voted one of the world's 500 best hotels by the readers of Travel + Leisure.


The Hotel Bonaventure - Montreal, PQ
New for 2013! Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms! Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure features a unique landscaped rooftop garden with waterfalls and year-round heated swimming pool. From windows that open to The Serenity Bath collection of Crabtree & Evelyn bath amenities to 32-inch LCD TV with cable channels, mahogany furniture, coffee maker, in-room safe and the Hilton Serenity Bed, guest rooms warmly welcome you home after a busy day. The award-winning Restaurant-Jardins le Castillon offers tempting cuisine with a view of the garden and the river that runs through it while the Le Belvedere bistro bar features light meals as well as beverages of all kinds.


The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac - Québec City, Canada
Perched majestically high on a bluff overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the stately Fairmont Le Château Frontenac truly symbolizes the charm and elegance of Quebec City. Located in the very heart of historic Old Quebec, this grande dame has won the admiration of the readers of Travel + Leisure, who voted it one of the best 500 hotels in the world. Well-appointed guest rooms feature cable television with in-room movies and video games available, high-speed Internet connection, coffee / tea maker, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and windows that open to the outside. Take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or work out the kinks in the fully equipped exercise room. Sample a Winston Churchill, F.D. Roosevelt or Maurice Duplessis martini as you drink in the lovely view of the St. Lawrence River from the outdoor terrace of the St-Laurent Bar & Lounge.


Tour Value Includes:
A private docent-led tour in the Royal Ontario Museum, with dinner in the Eaton Court
A luncheon cruise through the Thousand Islands, rich in history and scenic beauty
Guided sightseeing tours in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and historic Île d’Orléans
A catamaran cruise at Niagara Falls and a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake
A visit to a Québecois sugar shack & a gondola ride at magnificent Montmorency Falls
Multiple-night stays in landmark Fairmont hotels in Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec City
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
20 meals, service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes, and porterage


Inclusive Prices:

Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, admissions, entertainment, special dinners, sightseeing, porterage, and the services of hotel and restaurant staff, local guides and drivers and the Tour Director are included. Transportation from Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport to The Fairmont Royal York is included, regardless of the time you check in to the hotel, provided you have furnished us with accurate flight information at least three weeks prior to the start of the tour. Transportation from The Fairmont Château Frontenac to Quebec City's Jean Lesage International Airport is also included when you check out of the hotel. Transportation to and from airports may be shared with other guests.

Hotel Accommodations - The tour price includes all hotel accommodations with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available accommodations without sacrificing value. Although the quality may differ slightly from one hotel to another, our commitment to your comfort is unwavering. Two-bedded rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples on this tour are accommodated as follows: the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto provides two double beds and a roll-away or two double beds and a sofa bed in one room; the Château Laurier provides one King bed and a roll-away, or two bedded room and 1 roll-away; the Château Frontenac provides two Queen beds and a roll away; the Hilton Bonaventure provides one king bed and a roll-away, or two Queen beds.

Meals - Most meals are included as specified in the itinerary.

Tour Director - Canada's Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls is conducted by a Tour Director who remains with the group throughout the tour. Your Tour Director is a professional, fully trained employee.

Gratuities Included - All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.

No Options Sold - Your Tour Director will assist you with information on free-time activities based on honest opinion and guidance but will not sell you anything. This means better value and a more relaxed and pleasant experience for you.

Not Included:

Transportation to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included.


Hotel Rooms Before and After Tours - To avoid jet lag and possible flight delays, you may wish to make hotel arrangements for the nights preceding or following your tour. As a service, we will book additional nights for you on a space-available basis using special rates only available through us. Hotel room charges will be added to the tour cost. Airport transfers are included for these extended stays as described above under Inclusive Prices. If you wish to spend additional nights, please consult Extend Your Trip in the Accommodations section above on this webpage and discuss it with your reservations sales consultant or travel agent when you book your tour.

Luggage Responsibility - Although every effort is made to handle your luggage carefully, we cannot be responsible, assume liability or accept claims for loss or damage to luggage and personal effects due to breakage, theft, or fair wear and tear through hotel, airline and group carrier handling. It is important for your own self-interest and protection that you make certain you have adequate insurance to cover these eventualities. Please refer to the Travel Protection Product that will be offered at time of booking for more information.

Lost luggage is an unfortunate possibility in today's world of airline travel. We suggest that you:
Pack at least one change of clothing in your carry-on bag
Split your items between your suitcase and a traveling companion's suitcase
Do not pack any vital medications or valuables in your checked luggage
Confirm that your luggage is checked and tagged to your final destination at airport check-in
Place your luggage claim tags in a secure place for your flight
File a claim for any missing luggage immediately before leaving the baggage claim area
Secure a case number and contact information for follow-up communications
Make certain that the airline has your onward itinerary


Your Tour Director will assist you with airline and other carrier communications, but has no inside contacts to guarantee or expedite recovery of lost luggage. All recovery costs, including the communication costs, are your responsibility. Check your travel protection details for covered expenses.

Personal Expenses such as phone calls, room service, alcoholic and other beverages not specifically included, laundry, dry cleaning, airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included and may be significant.

Tour Director Gratuities - The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.


DEPARTURE DATES
  May to September

PRICES
From approx $3,590 US per person based on double occupancy
Departures for different seasons will determine the price


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