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HISTORIC CITIES OF EASTERN CANADA
  9 days from $1,986 US  
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On this wonderful vacation, enjoy charming upper and lower Canada and spend two nights each in Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa, and Toronto. Start your trip in Montréal, Canada's second-largest city, with a sightseeing tour and visit to Notre Dame Basilica. Then head to Québec City, once the center of New France and one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. Enjoy a tour of Canada's only walled city, including the ancient Place Royale; a visit to a sugar shack; and free time to explore Québec City on your own. On the way to Ottawa, stop in Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the famous Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. In Ottawa, Canada's capital, take in the city on your sightseeing tour. Leave Ottawa and arrive in 1000 Islands National Park for a waterways cruise.

Next: head to Toronto and travel to Niagara Falls. Board the Maid of the Mist for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering waterfalls from river level. Then enjoy a sightseeing tour in Toronto, Canada's largest and most cosmopolitan city. This vacation, featuring historic cities of Eastern Canada, offers a balance of guided sightseeing tours, leisure time, and a mix of historical, natural, and cultural offerings. An unforgettable trip!

Day 1 Arrive in Toronto
Welcome to Toronto, Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director prepares you for your upcoming adventure.


Day 2 Toronto
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Legislature Building; the ethnic neighborhoods; the University of Toronto; and Eaton Centre, the city’s number-one tourist attraction, with more than 300 stores for world-class shopping. The tour concludes with lunch atop the 1,815-foot-tall CN TOWER, where you’ll enjoy incredible views of the city and harbor below you. (Breakfast, Lunch)


Day 3 Toronto - Niagara Falls
Leave bustling Toronto and travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. For the adventurous, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the falls. Then, board a sightseeing CRUISE for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Later, visit picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, where there is time to browse the shops of Main Street and visit a local WINERY for a tour and tasting. Tonight, you may wish to see the illumination of the falls as they are lit in every color of the rainbow. A special treat not to be missed! (Breakfast)

NOTE:
The Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions normally exist from May to November. When conditions are unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Day 4 Niagara Falls–Thousand Islands National Park–Ottawa
Travel this morning to Gananoque, where you’ll board your boat for a lunch CRUISE through the waterways of THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK. Continue to the nation’s capital of Ottawa, pleasantly framed by the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal, for a 2-night stay. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colorful Byward Market and choose from its array of specialty restaurants. Today is free for independent activities. Maybe explore the historic sites, take a carriage ride, or stroll the streets of Old Québec City. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. This evening, consider an optional dinner that includes a visit to 274-foot-high Montmorency Falls and takes you over to Ile d'Orleans, where you'll enjoy a delightful dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent, a restored 17th-century flour mill. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5 Ottawa
Morning sightseeing includes the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, and Parliament Hill. Enjoy a delicious Canadian specialty, a BEAVERTAIL, a pastry stretched to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. The balance of the day is free. You may wish to visit the world-renowned Canadian Museum of History, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the National Gallery of Canada. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6 Ottawa–Cap-De-La-Madeleine–Québec City
Drive north this morning to Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, a national shrine famous for its fine stained-glass windows. Time to stroll through the grounds of the sanctuary and see the miraculous Madonna in the old chapel. Continue your journey to romantic Québec City, one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. This evening, enjoy regional FRENCH CUISINE at a special dinner in Old Town Québec. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7 Québec City
This morning, enjoy an included guided tour of Canada’s only walled city. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France; today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls are Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, and ancient Place Royale. Also see the Old World houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and historic Plains of Abraham. This afternoon is free for independent activities. Maybe explore the historic sites, take a carriage ride, or stroll the streets of Old Québec City. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. This evening, consider an optional dinner that includes a visit to 274-foot-high Montmorency Falls and takes you over to Ile d’Orléans, where you’ll enjoy a delightful dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent, a restored 17th-century flour mill.(Breakfast)

Day 8 Québec City–Montréal
Before leaving Québec, we’ll stop at a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SUGAR SHACK for a guided tour to learn the art of making maple syrup and to enjoy a traditional sugar shack breakfast. On to Montréal, where sightseeing with a Local Guide takes in NOTRE DAME BASILICA, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panorama of the city. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in the heart of Old Montréal—the perfect ending to your vacation! (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9 Montréal
The tour ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (Breakfast)

INCLUDED FEATURES
TORONTO - Sightseeing tour; special lunch at the CN Tower
NIAGARA FALLS - Sightseeing cruise
NIAGARA-ON-THE LAKE - Winery visit and tasting
THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK - Scenic waterways lunch cruise
OTTAWA - Sightseeing tour; enjoy a Beavertail pastry
CAP-DE-LA-MADELEINE - Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
QUÉBEC CITY - Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide; special dinner in Old Town featuring regional French cuisine; breakfast at a traditional sugar shack
MONTRÉAL - Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Notre Dame Basilica
Headsets throughout your tour

INSIDE VISITS
Inside visits and special features are shown in the description, including admission charges when applicable.

MEALS
Breakfast daily including a traditional sugar shack breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Old Town Montréal

SUPERIOR HOTELS - (D) Deluxe (SF) Superior First-Class (F) First-Class
MONTRÉAL Delta Montreal Hotel (SF)
OTTAWA Lord Elgin Hotel (F)
TORONTO - Westin Harbour Castle Toronto (D)
NIAGARA FALLS - Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton (SF)


DEPARTURE DATES
  April-September

PRICES
From approx $1,968 US per person based on double occupancy
Departures on or within the seasons shown will determine the price


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