Unwrap Canada's pleasant mix of Old world charm and vibrant cities on this escorted tour through eastern Canada. Expect world-class attractions, impressive architecture and fine fashion and cuisine. You'll skirt and admire the Laurentian Mountains, majestic St. Lawrence River and tulip-lined waterways as you hop from city to city stopping off at fantastic sites along the way. This journey delivers natural beauty, natural charm and urban thrills.
Day 1 - Arrival in Toronto (Saturday)
Arrive into Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore and after checking in with your tour director we recommend heading out to explore the dynamic streets of Toronto. Experience the colorful neighborhoods, attractions or sample the cuisine in one of the many local restaurants.
Day 2 - Toronto / Niagara Falls Excursion (Sunday)
This morning meet your fellow travellers at breakfast before setting out to discover more of Canada’s most cosmopolitan city. There will be plenty of time to see the provincial parliament buildings, waterfront, impressive CN Tower and lively Chinatown. Afterwards you'll leave the city skyline behind and head for the Niagara Peninsula, passing through outlying communities and towns along the shores of Lake Ontario en route to the spectacular Niagara Falls. Admire the geological wonder in your own time or perhaps take part in some optional activities.
Day 3 - Toronto to Ottawa (Monday)
Today we drive east towards the national capital city of Ottawa. Winding through rolling farmland and following the rivers and lakes of the Rideau Waterway you'll arrive in Ottawa where you'll enjoy a sightseeing tour. The city offers many great sights including the the government buildings on Parliament Hill, Byward Market, City Hall and the Rideau Canal (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site).
Day 4 - Ottawa to Quebec City (Tuesday)
The French-speaking province of Quebec is your next stop on this tour. Travelling along the scenic Ottawa River and skirting the magnificent Laurentians you'll arrive in the cultural heartland of Quebec City. Bask in the charm as you stroll through the old city and take in over 400 years of history in the birthplace of French North America. The ornate city gates, Lower Town, the Citadel and Battlefields Park are highlights of the tour.
Day 5 - Quebec City (Wednesday)
A day at your leisure to further explore the sights of this charming World Heritage Site. An optional full day excursion will see you board a regular boat and search for the worlds largest mammals with an exciting whalewatching experience on the St. Lawrence River. The days ends with a trip to the spectacular Montmorency Falls that surpass the world-famous Niagara falls in height. Spend the evening strolling around the city, the Château Frontenac.
Day 6 - Quebec City to Montreal (Thursday)
Today you depart Quebec City and follow the St.Lawrence River en route to Montreal. The dynamic city of Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world and encapsulates the two founding cultures of Canada boasting a curious blend of history and modernity. Touring the downtown area we view the Olympic Complex, charming Old Montreal, McGill University, the residential streets of Mount Royal and the bustling shopping streets.
Day 7 - Montreal to Toronto (Friday)
Stopping of in Rockport you'll have the opportunity to cruise the 1000 islands on an optional excursion before looping back to Toronto, where you'll have time to continue to explore the colourful neighbourhoods and diverse city streets.
Day 8 - End of Tour (Saturday)
Bid Canada farewell before some last minute shopping for souvenirs to remember your amazing trip. Individually transfer to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in time to check in for your return flight.
- Return flights from the UK
- Transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver and tour director throughout.
- 7 night accommodation in 3 star hotels or similar (See details below ‘Your Hotels’)
- 7 breakfasts
- City/town tours in Montreal/Ottawa/Quebec/Toronto
- Niagara Falls excursion
- Airport transfers in Toronto (Day 1 & Day 8)
- All excursions marked 'optional'
- Any extras, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
Departure dates 2020
- 16 May, 30 May
- 13 June
- 4 July, 18 July
- 1 August, 22 August, 29 August
- 5 September, 12 September
Maximum Group Size: 50
Toronto (2 nights) - Courtyard by Marriot Downtown Toronto
Ottawa (1 night) - Capital Hill Hotel & Suites OR Best Western Plus Ottawa downtown
Quebec City (2 nights) - Hotel Ambassadeur OR Travelodge Quebec OR Hotel Lindbergh
Montreal (1 night) – Hotel Faubourg Montreal OR Hotel Chrome OR Lelux Hotel
Toronto (1 night) – Hilton Garden Inn Toronto (West/Mississauga) OR Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport
Pre & post tour accommodation in Toronto & Vancouver available – please call to book
If one of the listed hotels is not available, it will be replaced with alternate accommodation of a similar quality.