Cities of Eastern Canada

  • 10 Days

  • Eastern Canada

  • Steady pace

Prepare for an engaging blend of unique historic quarters and natural spectacles. From Old Montreal to the turrets of the Château Frontenac in Old Quebec City, the epic Niagara Falls, and glittering island-studded St. Lawrence River.

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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

of 10 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 07th June 2018

Overview

Prepare for an engaging blend of unique historic quarters and natural spectacles. From Old Montreal to the turrets of the Château Frontenac in Old Quebec City, the epic Niagara Falls, and glittering island-studded St. Lawrence River.

At a glance

  • Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise Feel the spray on your face from this thundering natural spectacle.
  • St Lawrence Islands National Park Cruise this winding patchwork of glittering river gems.
  • Parliament Hill, Ottawa Visit the political and cultural centrepiece of downtown Ottawa.
  • Montreal Wander this cosmopolitan city.
  • Upper Canada Village Journey back to the 1860s at this living history museum.

Extensions

  • 3 nights extension in Halifax: 1 night on 'VIA Rail' Ocean Train and 2 nights hotel stay in Halifax
  • 2 nights hotel stay in Toronto
  • 2 nights hotel stay in Montreal
  • 7 nights Canada & New England cruise

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Toronto

Fly to Toronto where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Toronto - Niagara Falls - Toronto

Tour the city’s major landmarks, including City Hall, the CN Tower and Roger's Stadium – home of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club. Then onto the thundering star attraction of Niagara Falls. See the falls from superb scenic points along the edge of the gorge, and then get even closer – in you waterproofs - on board the sightseeing cruise.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Toronto - Kingston - Ivy Lea - Ottawa

Depart Ontario’s capital and stop in Kingston, situated at the mouth of the Cataraqui and St. Lawrence rivers, to explore its grand 19th century buildings and streets. Continue to 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Ottawa

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 visit the Canadian Mint, the embassy district and stately Parliament Hill; and see 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Ottawa - Quebec City area

Crowned by the great turrets of the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City is North America's only walled city. Take a guided tour and explore Old Quebec, the centre of New France and now one of the best-preserved historic cities in the continent. 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; ancient Place Royal by the St Lawrence River; and the historic Plains of Abraham where General Wolfe stormed the slopes. The afternoon is free.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Quebec City area

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Quebec City area - Montreal

This morning the optional excursion takes you to the pleasant forest setting of Érablière le Chemin du Roy Sugar Cabin for a delicious breakfast and a guided visit and presentation on maple extraction. Afterwards, head south to cosmopolitan Montreal; as you enter the city look out for 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Montreal - Toronto

Journey back to the 1860s at the Upper Canada Village, one of the largest and most complete living history museums in Canada. Afterwards travel back to Toronto.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Toronto - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Land home in the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Toronto: Chelsea Hotel
  • Ottawa: Radisson Ottawa Parliament Hill (2017) / Capital Hill Hotel & Suites (2018)
  • Quebec City area: Hotel Classique
  • Montreal: Best Western Ville Marie

 

Notes

Maximum elevation on this tour is 1,600 ft.

Niagara Falls: Operation of the sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather/river conditions. A walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be offered as a replacement

Please note that early and late season weather may make some of the optional excursions unavailable

Halifax by Ocean Train Extension: Accommodation will be in Sleeper Class Plus and includes meals and access to the dome carriages

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Visit: Due to seasonal hours, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables will be closed and unavailable for the following departures 30 Aug, 6, 13, 20, 27 Sep and 4 Oct 2018 - subject to change

Montreal Jazz Festival: The 28, 30 June departures will coincide with the Montreal Jazz Festival (28 June - 7 July 2018)

Accommodation as stated or similar

Latest customer reviews

01/10/2016

I have given a 'Good' against this as the cities chosen were all good. However, it was intense as there was a lot of travel by coach so too much time spent on the road and not enough at destinations or enough given to free time. Also it would have been much better to depart at the end of our tour from Montreal and not have to return to Toronto, although the bonus of that was a tour of the Upper Canada Village which was amazing.

28/09/2016

This was our first coach tour of Eastern Canada and I have to say we were delighted with the content of the tour. We saw some wonderful scenery and sights that will live long in the memory. We throughly enjoyed the experience.

23/09/2016

I would have given excellent for the tour except for an incident which happened in Montreal where the tour director abandoned us after giving us the wrong time for a tour we booked in Montreal.We missed the tour.I have already sent an email to Archers admin.with details and was told I will get an answer within 28 days which I consider to be too long for an answer.

13/09/2016

Ive given it an excellent mark although 1 hotel could have been better

14/08/2016

Interesting tour of 4 very different cities with a good mix of included and optional excursions, both en route and in and around the cities themselves

20/06/2016

Not the best tour manager. Breakfast together as a group would have helped us gel

18/06/2016

Tour was good

17/06/2016

Good overview of cities but very tiring. Would have preferred to fly direct from Manchester instead of via Heathrow. Air Canada flight delayed on return and had to re book flight to Manchester.

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