Get picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles).
Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Wander Old Quebec’s lanes and galleries, then relax on a cruise through pine tree-crested islands and explore the majestic interiors of Notre-Dame Basilica. Experience the history, culture and immense natural beauty of Eastern Canada.
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Fly to Toronto where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink.
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Toronto. Highlights include the Legislature Building, the ethnic neighbourhoods, the University of Toronto, Eaton Centre, the city’s number-one tourist attraction, with more than 300 stores for world-class shopping. The tour concludes with lunch at the top the 1,815-foot-tall CN TOWER, for incredible views of the city and harbour below.
This morning, leave bustling Toronto and travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. If you're feeling adventurous, why not take an optional sightseeing flight over the falls. Then, board a sightseeing cruise for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Later, visit picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, where there is time to browse the shops of Main Street and visit a local vineyard for a tour and tasting. Tonight, be sure to see the illumination of the falls on an optional excursion as they are lit in every colour of the rainbow. A special treat not to be missed!
Travel this morning to Gananoque, for a lunch cruise through the waterways of Thousand Island National Park. Continue to Canada's capital of Ottawa, pleasantly framed by the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colourful Byward Market and choose from its array of speciality restaurants.
This morning's sightseeing includes the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister and Parliament Hill. Enjoy a delicious Canadian speciality, a Beavertail, a pastry stretched to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. The rest of the day is at leisure, suggestions include the world-renowned Canadian Museum of History, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the National Gallery of Canada. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant.
Drive north this morning to Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the Basilica of Out Lady of the Rosary, a national shrine famous for its fine stained-glass windows. There will be time to stroll through the grounds of the sanctuary and see the miraculous Madonna in the old chapel. Continue to romantic Québec City, one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. This evening, enjoy regional French Cuisine at a special dinner in Old Town Québec.
This morning, enjoy an included guided tour of Canada's only walled city. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the centre of New France and today it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls are Place d'Armes, Laval Seminary and ancient Place Royale. Also, see the Old World houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and historic Plains of Abraham. The afternoon is at leisure. Maybe explore the historic sites, take a carriage ride, or stroll the streets of Old Québec City.
Before leaving Québec, stop at a Sugar Shack for a guided tour to learn the art of making maple syrup and to enjoy a traditional sugar shack breakfast. On to Montréal, where sightseeing with a Local Guide takes in Notre Dame Basilica, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panorama of the city. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by the Tour Director in the heart of Old Montréal.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
NIAGARA FALLS: The Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. Favourable conditions normally exist from May to November. When conditions are unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
Accommodation as stated or similar
This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.
Tour needed longer in Toronto and Quebec
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £50 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.