Eastern Explorer Natural Wonders, Historic Trails

Highlights: Toronto - Montreal - Quebec City - Ottawa - Midland - Niagara Falls Other departures: Manchester - £2329, Birmingham - £2329, Bristol - £2429, Norwich - £2479, Newcastle - £2379, Edinburgh - £2379, Glasgow - £2329 Introduction:
Travel Canada's original wilderness highways and discover New World settlements, frontier trails and the modern excitement of lively, multi-cultural cities. You'll be awed by the natural wonder of surging rivers, the expansive rocky domain of the Canadian Shield, and the breath-taking power of Niagara Falls. Get ready for your call to the wild while whale-watching in Quebec (optional) and walking Ontario's northern trails. Feel history come alive on the King's highway and in North America's only fortified city and be romanced by canal-lined cities, cobbled streets and the honeymoon capital of the world. Experience the best of the new world. Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Toronto
Take an independent transfer to hotel where you will check in with your tour director.

Day at leisure.
Overnight in Toronto.

Day 2: Toronto
Experience the sights and sounds of this cosmopolitan city as we explore the downtown and residential areas of Toronto. Drive along the harbour front and pass by the Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome) and the CN Tower.

Overnight in Toronto.

Day 3: Toronto to Montreal
Passengers must check in with the tour director at 07:00 at the Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto. This morning we will depart for Montreal following the north shore of Lake Ontario towards our first destination, the Thousand Islands resort region, for a relaxing cruise before we continue our journey to Montreal.

Overnight in Montreal.

Day 4: Montreal
After breakfast we depart on a tour of Montreal visiting the Olympic Complex, charming Old Montreal, McGill University, the residential streets of Mount Royal and the bustling shopping streets. The rest of the day is free.

Overnight in Montreal.

Day 5: Montreal to Quebec City
We depart Montreal following the route of Canada's first carriageway, the Chemin du Roy, deep into French Canada. Upon arrival in Quebec City, we tour within the walls of the old city and view Lower Town, the Citadel, Battlefields Park and the ornate city gates.

Overnight in Quebec City.

Day 6: Quebec City
Today is free to further explore this historic city or take an optional full day excursion to Tadoussac including a 3-hour whale-watching tour and a visit to the spectacular Montmorency Falls.

Overnight in Quebec City.

Day 7: Quebec City to Ottawa
This morning we travel west towards Ottawa with a stop for lunch at the Sucrerie de la Montagne an authentic sugar shack and pioneer-style restaurant. On arrival in Ottawa we embark on a tour, viewing the Parliament Buildings, the Rideau Canal (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site), and much more.

Overnight in Ottawa.

Day 8: Ottawa
This morning we will enjoy the Turtle Island aboriginal experience breakfast on Victoria Island. The afternoon is free for independent exploration of Ottawa.

Overnight in Ottawa.

Day 9: Ottawa to Midland
Our journey west from Ottawa features sparkling lakes, rushing streams, deep forests and characteristic northern towns. We will visit Algonquin Provincial Park and take a walk along the scenic trails after which we will continue into the Muskoka resort region, our destination for the night.

Overnight in Midland.

Day 10: Midland to Niagara Falls
This morning, we have breakfast upon arrival at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, a fascinating three-acre historic site. We then continue our journey to Niagara Falls where a thrilling boat ride on the Maid of the Mist brings us to the foot of the thundering waterfalls. Take a ride to the top of the Skylon Tower providing a spectacular view of the falls and the surrounding district of Niagara. The evening is at leisure.

Overnight at Niagara Falls.

Day 11: Niagara Falls to Toronto
We leave Niagara Falls this morning driving through the scenic Niagara Parkway to the historic village of Niagara-onthe-Lake to see a small but thriving community, proud to display a carefully-preserved nineteenth-century atmosphere. This afternoon completes the tour with a short drive back to Toronto. The evening features our special Farewell to Canada dinner at the CN Tower.

Overnight in Toronto.

Day 12: End of tour

Offer Includes

Flights from London Heathrow with British Airways
Airport taxes
11 nights accommodation as per the itinerary
Experienced tour driver
Experienced tour director throughout
First-class accommodation
Baggage handling (one piece per person)
Thousand Island boat cruise
Algonquin Provincial Park excursion
Sainte-Marie amongst the Hurons
Visit to Niagara Falls and Skylon Tower
Maid of the Mist boat ride
Montreal City tour, Ottawa City tour,Quebec City tour,Toronto City tour
Transportation by modern tour coach
12-day Eastern Explorer: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
Provincial taxes and federal GST, less tour package rebate

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary