Cities of Eastern Canada + Montreal
Join us on an unforgettable journey, exploring a host of Eastern Canada's most intriguing cities. In Toronto, experience major landmarks along the St Lawrence River, before a trip to the Capital City of Ottowa.
Enjoy awe-inspiring landscapes and take a trip to one of the world's most stunning waterfalls before marvelling at cultural delights in Old Quebec, with included sightseeing at each new destination.
There is a world of adventure to take advantage of on our Cities of Eastern Canada tour, so why not immerse yourself in the culture and historic delights that the cities have to offer today?
After your tour why not extend your stay with 2 extra nights in Montreal?
Fly to Toronto where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.
See Toronto's major landmarks, including the banking district, City Hall, the CN Tower and Roger's Stadium. Next, enjoy a visit to thundering Niagara Falls. View the falls from scenic points along the edge of the gorge, then go on board the sightseeing cruise for a close up view from the river below the falls.
Leave Ontario's capital and stop in Kingston, a city with an exciting history dating back more than 300 years. Continue to quaint Gananoque and Ivy Lea, where you'll enjoy a scenic cruise along the St Lawrence River, past wooded islands dotted with beautiful summer homes. Then proceed along the route of the Rideau Canal to Ottawa, Canada's beautiful capital city.
Queen Victoria chose this small lumber town as the site for Canada's capital, neatly avoiding the conflicting views of Toronto and Montreal. This morning see the Canadian Mint, the embassy district and stately Parliament Hill. Also visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables. Suggestions for this afternoon include the magnificent Canadian Museum of History or the array of restaurants and shops at the lively Byward Market.
Today, drive into the French-Canadian province of Quebec, where you will notice a change in language and tradition. Travel along the picturesque Ottawa River Valley to arrive in historic Quebec City, the heart of French Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Enjoy an included guided tour of Quebec City which is North America's only walled city, crowned by the great turrets of the Chateau Frontenac. Old Quebec was the centre of New France and is now one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. Within the walls are the Place d'Armes, the Laval Seminary and the star-plan Citadelle. Also see the stone houses crowding the narrow streets of Lower Town and ancient Place Royal by the St Lawrence River, and the historic Plains of Abraham where General Wolfe stormed the slopes. The afternoon is free.
This morning why not take an optional excursion to Erabliere le Chemin du Roy Sugar Cabin for breakfast and a guided visit with a presentation about maple extraction? Afterwards, head south for cosmopolitan Montreal. As you enter Montreal, see the canted tower of the Olympic Stadium. Major attractions on this afternoon's guided sightseeing tour include Old Montreal and the Seminary of St Sulpice, Mont Royal and modern Montreal. In the evening be sure to try out one of the many sidewalk cafés specialising in French cuisine with a Canadian influence.
A further two days to relax and explore Montreal. Why not visit the Montreal Museum of fine art housing a large collection of contemporary Canadian and international art or the Cosmodome one of the country's top science attractions? One of Montreal's unique attractions is its Underground City with around 2,000 shops, bars and restaurants.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
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