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Eastern Journey

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,122

MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOURING: If you want to experience the highlights of Ontario and Quebec in a week, this trip is for you. Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City and Montréal provide the cosmopolitan flavour, with tours in each city introducing you to their amazing highlights. Meanwhile, superb scenery and stunning view come courtesy of the 1000 Islands, Niagara Falls, and the St. Lawrence River.


Eastern Journey

This 8-day trip takes you along Canada’s freshest waterways, from the rushing rapids of Niagara Falls to the long stretches of the St Lawrence River. You’ll visit Quebec and Ontario’s largest cities on this escorted coach tour that includes moderate accommodations as you make stops in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City.

Begin your trip on the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto, Canada’s largest city and financial centre. Toronto is renowned for its world-class international eats and neighbourhoods bursting with individual flavour in places like Greektown and Little India in the east and Chinatown and Little Italy in the west. For a unique perspective of the lake, you may consider an excursion to the Toronto Islands with its many bike trails, skyline views, and sandy beaches.

A day trip to Niagara Falls will heighten your senses as you experience the roar of 28 million litres of water pouring over the cliff every second, feeling cool mist settle on your skin even before the falls come into view. You may opt to get up close and personal with the waterfall on a Maid of the Mist boat ride, or perhaps you’d rather hike through the stunning Niagara gorge or stroll through a rose garden in the area surrounding this natural wonder.

In Ottawa, you’ll come face to face with the impressive architecture of Parliament Hill and many other Gothic-style buildings overlooking the Ottawa River. While its political reputation may eclipse the city’s other attractions, rest assured that Canada’s capital has plenty to do, whether it's skating on the Rideau Canal in the winter or exploring the National Gallery of Canada, home to the world’s finest collection of Indigenous and Canadian art.

Crossing the border into Quebec, allow the melodic notes of French to delight your ears as you wander the cobblestone streets of Quebec City. Ancient history lies in every corner of this walled city, which you’ll learn about on a tour of key locations like the Citadel, Plains of Abraham, Lower Town, and more. After walking all day, try out some French-Canadian cuisine with some classics like poutine, tourtière, or pouding chomêur, a Quebecois maple syrup take on bread pudding. Gaze out at the waterways of the St Lawrence River, where you may opt for a day of whale watching on an excursion to Tadoussac. Montmorency Falls is another option, whose heights stretch 30m taller than Niagara Falls in a verdant environment.

History and culture blend in Montreal, Quebec’s most cosmopolitan city renowned for its culinary and artistic traditions, featuring arts and music festivals year-round. Old English and French traditions merge with flavours of more recent immigration, with lots of influences from Italian, Haitian, and Jewish cultures accumulating in a unique city spirit that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. You can’t visit Montreal without grabbing a bagel (or six) at one of its many iconic bagel shops, providing you with options for classic cream cheese or lox and capers.

Before returning to Toronto, you’ll stop in Rockport at the gateway to the beautiful 1000 Islands, an area consisting of more than 1800 islands in the St Lawrence River that is popular amongst outdoors enthusiasts and cottage-goers in the warmer months. Enjoy a cruise on its calm waters to gaze at sprawling island mansions or hike on the many trails through the wild woods that stand stoically on the shores.

Your trip comes to an end in Toronto, where you can transfer to the airport for your flight home unless you’d like to continue exploring Canada’s vast expanse of wild landscapes and cultural hubs.

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,122

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Day 1

Arrival in Toronto (Monday)

Arrive at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. After checking in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets of this dynamic city. Discover the delights of Toronto’s colourful neighbourhoods, take a ride to the top of the CN Tower, experience the lively theatre district, or sample the city’s rich culinary scene. Overnight Toronto.

Duration2 Nights
Day 2

Toronto / Niagara Falls Excursion (Sunday)

Breakfast is a great opportunity to meet your fellow travellers before setting out to discover the sights and sounds of Canada’s most cosmopolitan city. The provincial parliament buildings, the waterfront, the imposing CN Tower, and lively Chinatown are among the highlights before you leave the city and head for the Niagara Peninsula. En route you pass through many interesting communities and towns along the shores of Lake Ontario until your arrival at Niagara Falls. Time is allocated to admire the falls and take part in some of Niagara Falls numerous activities before returning to Toronto. Canadian breakfast included. Overnight in Toronto

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Toronto to Ottawa (Monday)

Leaving the Toronto skyline behind, today’s drive takes you east towards Ottawa, winding through rolling farmland and following the rivers and lakes of the Rideau Waterway. Upon arrival in Ottawa, you can enjoy a sightseeing tour of the national capital. Defined by the Rideau Canal (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site) and the government buildings on Parliament Hill, the city offers many great sights including the public gardens, the Byward Market and City Hall. Canadian breakfast included. Overnight Ottawa.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Day 4

Ottawa to Québec City (Tuesday)

This morning you travel along the scenic Ottawa River to the French-speaking province of Québec, skirting the magnificent Laurentians. As you follow the Chemin du Roy past Québecois villages and historic shrines, today’s journey ends in Québec’s cultural heartland, and its capital Québec City. You tour within the walls of the old city and view the ornate city gates, Lower Town, the Citadel and Battlefields Park. Continental breakfast included. Overnight in the region of Québec City.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Day 5

Québec City (Wednesday)

The day is at leisure to further explore the sights of this captivating World Heritage Site on your own. Alternatively, you might enjoy an optional full day excursion to Tadoussac including 3-hours of whale watching on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saguenay River. The spectacular Montmorency Falls, 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls, are another consideration. Continental Breakfast included. Overnight in the region of Québec City

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Québec City to Montréal (Thursday)

Departing from Quebec City you drive along the St.-Lawrence River in the footsteps of the early settlers. Upon arrival in Montréal, you can enjoy a tour of the second largest French-speaking city in the world. The vibrant city of Montréal is a fascinating mix of the founding cultures of Canada and boasts an intriguing blend of history and modernity. Touring the downtown area you can view the Olympic Complex, charming Old Montréal, McGill University, the residential streets of Mount Royal and the bustling shopping of St. Catherine Street and St. Laurent Boulevard. Continental Breakfast included. Overnight Montréal

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Day 7

Montréal to Toronto (Friday)

Today’s journey takes you back to Toronto. Rockport is a key stop en route and you have an option to enjoy an entertaining and relaxing cruise through the beautiful 1000 Islands. Continental breakfast included. Overnight Toronto

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Day 8

Toronto (Saturday)

Make your way to Pearson International Airport for your flight home unless you plan to extend your stay.

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

2022 Saturday departures

May 14, 28
June 11
July 2, 30
August 20, 27
September 3, 10


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transportation by modern tour coach
  • Experienced tour driver
  • Tour director throughout
  • 7 nights moderate hotel accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Shared Toronto and Niagara Falls sightseeing tour
  • Shared Ottawa sightseeing tour
  • Shared Quebec City sightseeing tour
  • Shared Montreal sightseeing tour
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST


PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Entrances fees to sites not explicitly listed as included
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


10 Sep 2022
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