ONTARIO & FRENCH CANADA 8 Days from $1,236 US Details below or
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Welcome to Ontario and Québec—where exciting cities and breathtaking scenery await you on this eastern Canada tour. You'll spend two nights in Toronto, Ottawa, and the Québec City area, and one night in Montréal.
On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower in Toronto, Canada’s largest city; the Canadian Mint in Ottawa, Canada’s capital; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; and Montréal's Mount Royal, designed by the same designer as New York City’s Central Park. In Ottawa, you’ll visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. In Québec, visit the Basilica of Notre Dame, dating to the 19th century, and Cap de la Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows. Also enjoy time to explore Québec City, Canada’s only walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
But that’s not all…you’ll enjoy stunning scenery on this eastern Canada tour. For a tour highlight, board a sightseeing boat for a thrilling ride to view breathtaking Niagara Falls. You’ve seen photos of Niagara Falls, and now’s your chance to see it up close. These falls are nothing short of spectacular! Also enjoy a cruise that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park.
From the vibrant cities to the beautiful scenery, this eastern Canada tour designed for the value-minded traveler is a wonderful vacation!
Day 1 Toronto
Welcome to cosmopolitan Toronto, Ontario's capital and Canada's largest city. Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.
Day 2 Toronto. Excursion To Niagara Falls
Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Board your SIGHTSEEING CRUISE for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls. Sightseeing also includes the beautiful Floral Clock. See Toronto's major landmarks on today's city tour, including the banking district, City Hall, the CN Tower, the University of Toronto, and ultra-modern SkyDome stadium. This evening, enjoy an optional outing to the top of the CN Tower for a delicious dinner and spectacular views.
NOTE: Operation of the SIGHTSEEING CRUISE is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
Day 3 Toronto-Kingston-Thousand Islands National Park-Ottawa
Leave Ontario’s capital and stop in Kingston, a city with an exciting history dating back more than 300 years. Proceed along the St. Lawrence River with splendid vistas of Thousand Islands National Park. At Ivy Lea, board your boat for a CRUISE that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park. Next, head to Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital.
Day 4 Ottawa
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this lovely city on the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. See the Canadian Mint; the embassy district; and stately Parliament Hill. Visit the ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE STABLES, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. Suggestions for this afternoon include a visit to the magnificent Canadian Museum of History or the array of restaurants and shops at lively Byward Market.
NOTE: Due to seasonal hours, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables will be closed and unavailable on the August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5 departures.
Day 5 Ottawa-Québec City Area
Drive into the French-Canadian province of Québec for a sudden change in language and tradition. Follow the historical King’s Highway along the north shore of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Visit the Basilica of Notre Dame and CAP DE LA MADELEINE before arriving in Québec City, the heart of French Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 6 Québec City Area
Enjoy a guided tour of Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Château Frontenac. 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 resides Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, and ancient Place Royale. Also see the stone houses crowding the narrow streets of Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River. The afternoon and evening are free—your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
Day 7 Québec City Area-Montréal
This morning, join a unique optional excursion to the Érablière le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Québec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, head south for sophisticated Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities. Major attractions on this afternoon’s tour include once-walled Old Montréal, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, and modern Montréal.
Day 8 Montréal
The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Montreal's Trudeau Airport are included.
Sightseeing: In Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal; Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, scenic cruise along the St. Lawrence River, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables, and Cap de la Madeleine. ¦ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Niagara Falls, Kingston, Gananoque, Thousand Islands National Park, Ottawa River, Rideau Canal, Québec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Laval Seminary.
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal; services of a professional Tour Director.
HOTELS - (F) First-Class (MF) Moderate First-Class
TORONTO - Chelsea Hotel, Toronto (F)
OTTAWA - Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill (F)
QUEBEC CITY AREA - Hotel Classique (MF)
MONTREAL - Best Western Ville-Marie (F)
DEPARTURE DATES April to October
PRICES From approx $1,236 US per person based on double occupancy
Departures for different seasons will determine the price
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