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Ontario & the French Capital with Toronto

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Price per person
from £1,623

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 10 days

  • Eastern Canada

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Welcome to Ontario and Québec—where exciting cities and breathtaking scenery await you on this eastern Canada tour. You'll spend three nights in Toronto, two nights in both Ottawa and the Québec City area, and one night in Montréal.

On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower in Toronto, Canada’s largest city; the Canadian Mint in Ottawa, Canada’s capital; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; and Montréal's Mount Royal, designed by the same designer as New York City’s Central Park. In Ottawa, you’ll visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. In Québec, visit the Basilica of Notre Dame, dating to the 19th century, and Cap de la Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows. Also enjoy time to explore Québec City, Canada’s only walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Between Montréal and Toronto, you’ll visit Upper Canada Village, where you’ll be transported back to the 1860s—with costumed interpreters, traditional farming techniques, aspects of late 19th-century social life, and more—at one of Canada’s most complete living history museums.

But that’s not all…you’ll enjoy stunning scenery on this eastern Canada tour. For a tour highlight, board a sightseeing boat for a thrilling ride to view breathtaking Niagara Falls. You’ve seen photos of Niagara Falls, and now’s your chance to see it up close. These falls are nothing short of spectacular! Also enjoy a cruise that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park.

From the vibrant cities to the beautiful scenery, this eastern Canada tour designed for the value-minded traveller is a wonderful holiday!

At a glance

  • Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise Feel the cool mist on your cheek 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.

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 5 days: Halifax Ocean Train extension

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Excellent tour guide who had very good local knowledge of...

1st August 2018
Mrs Barbara Hopper

Excellent tour guide who had very good local knowledge of areas visited. Central hotels bar the one in Quebec but all had local eating places close by. Optional tours good but advice given of alternative places to visit if not taking tours. Steady pace throughout allowing for time to relax. I would have preferred building up to the highlight of the tour which for me was the visit to Niagara Falls rather than it being on the first day.

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent holiday particularly my visit to...

26th July 2018
Trusted Customer

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent holiday particularly my visit to Niagra Falls , Ottawa and Quebec.

...

26th June 2018
Trusted Customer

Efficient service. Well-thought out tour. Good value for money....

18th June 2018
Mrs Janet Ryan

Efficient service. Well-thought out tour. Good value for money.

Cycling in Quebec. ...4 meals out...

8th October 2017
Mr James Sinclair

Cycling in Quebec. ...4 meals out

Loved everything about it. Would have liked more time...

11th September 2017
Mrs Suzanne Pollard

Loved everything about it. Would have liked more time sometimes but aware of the need to move on

Thoroughly enjoyable tour . We met a really nice group...

20th August 2017
Trusted Customer

Thoroughly enjoyable tour . We met a really nice group of fellow travellers and felt we had value for money

...

3rd August 2017
Mrs Ethel Daley

Hotels are in central location with easy access to places...

15th July 2017
Mrs Sau Hardwick

Hotels are in central location with easy access to places of interests. Tour director and driver are knowledgable and helpful. However, we only had half a day in Montreal and missed out open air concerts and other celebrations in town. Some of the group were too tired to enjoy the Montreal afternoon city tour. A second night in Montreal would be ideal. Day 2 Niagara Falls/ helicopter ride/ CN Tower dinner - I feel there are too many optional excursions on the same day with too little time to enjoy Niagara Falls.

Well organised, plenty to see....

4th July 2017
Mrs Susan Phillips

Well organised, plenty to see.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Welcome to Ontario and Québec—where exciting cities and breathtaking scenery await you on this eastern Canada tour. You'll spend three nights in Toronto, two nights in both Ottawa and the Québec City area, and one night in Montréal.

On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower in Toronto, Canada’s largest city; the Canadian Mint in Ottawa, Canada’s capital; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; and Montréal's Mount Royal, designed by the same designer as New York City’s Central Park. In Ottawa, you’ll visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. In Québec, visit the Basilica of Notre Dame, dating to the 19th century, and Cap de la Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows. Also enjoy time to explore Québec City, Canada’s only walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Between Montréal and Toronto, you’ll visit Upper Canada Village, where you’ll be transported back to the 1860s—with costumed interpreters, traditional farming techniques, aspects of late 19th-century social life, and more—at one of Canada’s most complete living history museums.

But that’s not all…you’ll enjoy stunning scenery on this eastern Canada tour. For a tour highlight, board a sightseeing boat for a thrilling ride to view breathtaking Niagara Falls. You’ve seen photos of Niagara Falls, and now’s your chance to see it up close. These falls are nothing short of spectacular! Also enjoy a cruise that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park.

From the vibrant cities to the beautiful scenery, this eastern Canada tour designed for the value-minded traveller is a wonderful holiday!

No meals included

UK - Toronto

Day
1

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

Welcome to Ontario’s capital. Your tour director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Toronto

Day
2

Excursion to Niagara Falls. Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. Board your sightseeing boat for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls. Sightseeing also includes the beautiful Floral Clock and the city’s major landmarks, such as the banking district, City Hall, the CN Tower, the University of Toronto, and ultra-modern Roger’s Center. This evening, enjoy an optional outing to the top of the CN Tower for a delicious dinner and spectacular views. Note: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather conditions. When weather is unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Toronto - Kingston - Thousand Islands National Park - Ottawa

Day
3

Leave Ontario’s capital and stop in Kingston, a city with an exciting history dating back more than 300 years. Proceed along the St. Lawrence river with splendid vistas of Thousand Islands National Park. At Ivy Lea, board your boat for a cruise that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park. Next, head to Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital.

Ottawa

Day
4

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this lovely city on the banks of the Ottawa river and the Rideau canal. See the Canadian mint; the embassy district; and stately Parliament Hill. Visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. Suggestions for this afternoon include a visit to the magnificent Canadian Museum of History or the array of restaurants and shops at lively Byward market. Note: Due to seasonal hours, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables will be closed and unavailable on the Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, and Oct. 3, 10 departures. All dates are subject to availability of the RCMP stables, and can become unavailable at any time.

Ottawa - Québec City Area

Day
5

Drive into the French- Canadian province of Québec for a sudden change in language and tradition. Follow the historical King’s Highway along the north shore of the mighty St. Lawrence river. Visit the Basilica of Notre Dame and Cap De La Madeleine before arriving in Québec City, the heart of French Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Québec City Area

Day
6

Enjoy a guided tour of Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Château Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the centre of New France; today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls resides Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, and ancient Place Royale. Also, see the stone houses crowding the narrow streets of Lower Town by the St. Lawrence river. The afternoon and evening are free—your tour director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping and dining.

Québec City Area - Montréal

Day
7

This morning, join a unique optional excursion to the Érablière le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Québec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, head south for sophisticated Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities. Major attractions on this afternoon’s guided tour include once-walled Old Montréal, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, and modern Montréal.

Montréal - Toronto

Day
8

En route to Toronto, visit Upper Canada Village, one of Canada's most complete living - history museums. You will be transported back in time to the 1860's. Afterwards, the coach will transfer you to the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, for an overnight.

Alternatively, you can extend your holiday with extra nights in Montreal and then board the overnight train to Halifax.

Toronto

Day
9

Your holiday ends this morning.

Home landing in the UK

Day
10

Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Montreal

The next two days are at leisure to discover the city’s European charm, Canadian warmth, and small-world feel. Visit Saint-Denis Street with its boutiques featuring local and European-influenced designers, relax on an outdoor terrace, or explore Mount Royal and the park for great views of the city.

Montreal - Via Rail Ocean Train to Halifax

This evening, transfer to the train station and board the overnight Ocean train to Nova Scotia. Travel along the St. Lawrence River in the comfort of your private sleeper car.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Via Rail Ocean Train - Halifax

Enjoy a continental breakfast this morning and views of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Arrive in Halifax and transfer to your hotel, The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Lunch

Halifax. Excursion to Peggy's Cove

Founded in 1749 to protect British interests in North America, Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia, is steeped in maritime history. The day begins with the Halifax Explosion, Titanic Graves, historic downtown, dockyards, Halifax Public Gardens, and Halifax Commons. On to famous Peggy’s Cove with its lighthouse and quaint fishing village.

Halifax

Your tour extension ends today.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note

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

Fall Foliage: Enjoy the fall colours of Ontario and Quebec on our special fall foliage departures: Sep 8 to Oct 5 ( if mother nature permits)

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Toronto - Chelsea Hotel

All rooms at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto provide free WiFi and an LCD TV with cable channels. Some open out on to a balcony. Within 350 yards of College Subway Station, this hotel features on-site dining, a fitness centre and 2 indoor pools. The Toronto Eaton Centre is 650 yards away.

  • Location

    33 Gerrard Street West, M5G 1Z4 Toronto, Canada

     

  • Facilities

    • Indoor swimming pool
    • Sauna
    • Fitness centre

Ottawa: Capital Hill Hotel & Suites

The contemporary rooms and suites are equipped with a flat-screen cable TV. They also have a comfortable seating area and desk. This hotel has an on-site cafe and fitness centre. Capital Hill Hotel and Suites is 200 yards from the National Arts Centre. The popular Bytown Museum is 9 minutes' walk away. 

  • Location

    88 Albert Street, K1P 5E9 Ottawa, Canada

     

  • Facilities

    • Fitness centre

Montreal Best Western Ville Marie

Just steps from popular Mount Royal Park and offering easy access to many downtown Montreal attractions, this hotel features a business centre, fitness centre and free in-room WiFi. A flat-screen cable TV is featured in all rooms. A refrigerator and coffee machine are also included.

  • Location

    3407 rue Peel, H3A 1W7 Montréal, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Fitness centre

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