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10 Day Best of Eastern Canada

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10 Day Best of Eastern Canada

 

The perfect introduction to East Canada's highlights, the scenic splendour of Niagara Falls meets the urban favourites of Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. It's Insider moments like… delving beyond the iconic attractions of Quebec City and Montreal to see the cities like a local. We introduce you to residents we know, who share personal stories of everyday life and introduce you to their favourite places. It's tasting the unique ‘ice wine' in the 200 year old log barn of a winery on the Niagara Peninsula. Discovering how the grapes are frozen on the vine, before heading to the stone Carriage House for a private dinner of delicious authentic dishes, paired with estate wines.

Our adventure map

Day by day

First Day Arrive in Toronto 

Welcome to Toronto, Canada's largest city! After checking into your hotel, take advantage of some time on your own to relax or explore the hustle and bustle of the city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto

Second Day its Toronto Sightseeing and Free Time

Start the day with an orientation tour of cosmopolitan, multi-cultural Toronto, viewing Casa Loma, the massive castle residence built by a Toronto financier during the early 20th century; sprawling Queens Park; the lively entertainment district; stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. The remainder of the day and evening are yours to explore this exciting city on your own or perhaps embark on an optional trip to the top of the iconic CN Tower.

Third Day from Toronto to Niagara Falls

Experience the majesty of one of the world's great natural wonders. Travel through the lush wine-growing region between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario before arriving at Niagara Falls. Enjoy a panoramic view of the thundering cascades before taking an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. This evening, enjoy a delightful experience at a family-owned and operated winery. Join your hosts for an exclusive tour and tasting of their award-winning wines, including their famous ice wine, a speciality of the region, made from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The result is a refreshingly sweet dessert wine. Sample some of Niagara's regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients at a Be My Guest dinner served in a marvellous setting with stunning views of the vineyard.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls / Fallsview

Fourth Day its off to Kingston

Heading north, follow the scenic shores of Lake Ontario through the countryside to the historic town of Kingston. Here, visit Old Fort Henry, a 19th century British military fortress. Learn about British garrison life during the years just before the confederation of Canada. This evening, enjoy a Regional Meal aboard a cruise across Kingston's Thousand Islands region.

Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Kingston

Fifth Day visit Upper Canada Village and Montreal

Follow the thread of the nation's history in Upper Canada Village, a re-created rural community where costumed interpreters immerse you in 1860s life. Explore more than 40 businesses and homes, including a blacksmith shop, a schoolhouse and a sawmill. Then travel to Montreal, the cultural capital of French Canada and the largest French-speaking city outside of France. Here, your Local Expert introduces you to the historic sites of the city, including spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colourful port area and the modern, bustling downtown. Stop at Mount Royal (the hill that gave its name to the city) for panoramic views over one of the loveliest cities in North America.

Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Kingston

Sixth Day travel from Montreal to Quebec City 

This morning, wind your way along the beautiful St. Lawrence River, stopping at thundering Montmorency Falls, cascading down from nearly 100 feet (30 metres) higher than those at Niagara. This afternoon, find yourself within the fortified walls of old-world Quebec City with its artisanal bakeries, flower markets and lively cafes offering a taste of Paris in the New World. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Hilton Quebec

Seventh Day Quebec for Sightseeing and Free Time

Join your Local Expert on an exploration of the city, walking the narrow streets of the atmospheric Old Town and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle between the British and the French. Enjoy the afternoon on your own. Perhaps browse the city's shops and galleries, visit a museum or simply sit and watch the world go by at a charming cafe. The evening is at leisure for you to continue exploring or perhaps savour an optional dinner at a local restaurant.

Eighth Day its off to Ottawa for Sightseeing 

Travel back into Ontario to Ottawa, Canada's stately capital. Upon arrival, embark on an introductory tour of the city, viewing the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, and the beautiful downtown parks with their exquisite gardens.

Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa

Ninth Day enjoy Free Time in Ottawa 

The day is yours to spend as you like, immersed in the history and culture of Canada's lively capital. Stop at a gallery or two, explore one of Ottawa's many museums, or visit Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site that becomes the world's largest skating rink in the winter months. Tonight, toast to your Eastern Canada adventure with new found friends at a festive Farewell Dinner.

Last Day Depart Ottawa for Toronto

Return to Toronto where you are transferred to Toronto International Airport or the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel if you're extending your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 6pm.

Whats included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation tours of Toronto and the capital city of Ottawa
  • View the magnificent Montmorency Falls
  • Visit Niagara Falls, Montreal, Kingston, Quebec City and a recreated 1860s rural village

Dining

9 full breakfasts, 4 dinners (including Be My Guest, Regional Meal, three course dinner, and Farewell Dinner). Welcome Reception with light appetisers.

Optional Extras

Niagara Falls

Enjoy an exhilarating and scenic helicopter flight and experience the views of the awe-inspiring Niagara Region as you gently lift off over the Whirlpool Rapids and Rainbow Bridge. See the green grass and floral beauty of Queen Victoria Park stretch below you as the helicopter passes by the American Falls and Skylon Tower. Follow the curve of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and see rainbows magically appear and disappear. This is a ride you do not want to miss! Flight duration: 9 minutes. Operates daily, weather permitting.

Ottawa

Visit The stunning Museum of Nature and engage with your on-site guide as your are toured through three main exhibits. - Next board your Ottawa River cruise to see the natural beauty of the region that captured the imagination of the first European explorer Samuel de Champlain. The cruise offers you a view of the city as it was first conceived with the river as its main highway and resource. See Parliament Buildings, Supreme Court, Museum of Civilization, National Art Gallery, Rideau Falls, the Residence of the Prime Minister and much more! Tour length: 4 hours (Minimum: 10 guests).

Quebec City

Join us for a special evening on the Ile d’Orleans. Located a few miles east of downtown Quebec in the St. Lawrence River, the “Island of Orleans” was one of the first areas occupied by early French colonists.Travel through the rolling farmlands to the south side of the island and stop for a dinner at the Moulin St. Laurent Restaurant. (Minimum: 15 guests)

Toronto

Since the CN Tower opened in 1974, Canadians and tourists from around the world have made the trip to Toronto to celebrate this marvel of civil engineering. At 1,815 feet (553.33 meters) tall, the award-wining communications and observation tower was formerly designated the world’s tallest freestanding structure (surpassed in 2009 by a Dubai skyscraper.) Your admission gives you access to the Lookout Level for panoramic views as well as the Glass Floor where you can peer straight down 1,122 feet (342 meters). Casual and fine dining and an arcade are located in the tower but are not included in your admission. Tour length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 20 guests).

 Where you stay

All hotels included in your tour package are hand-picked, of an outstanding standard and far better value than if booked individually. Our valued travel partners who organise these tours also own the Red Carnation Hotel Group and where possible Red Carnation Hotels are used and please see our link for further details.

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • A travel wallet with your documentation
  • 9 nights First Class accommodation
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday

Guarantees, Bonds and Awards

  • This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are multi-award winning Globe Best Tour operator in the world 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Tours are fully bonded, protected and guaranteed and you pay the operator directly when booking.
  • ABTA, IATA and ATOL protected
  • Part of the Trade Right Foundation

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