Canadian Eastern Explorer
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 breathtaking power of Niagara Falls.
- Cosmopolitan Toronto
- Romantic Montreal
- Optional whalewatching in Quebec
- Discover Canada's Capital Experience in Ottawa
- Niagara Falls
- Charming Niagara-on-the-lake
Arrival in Toronto
Welcome to Toronto. After an individual transfer to your centrally localated hotel, enjoy free time to explore the city before meeting your Tour Director. Overnight Toronto.
We get better acquainted with our travelling companions at breakfast before exploring Toronto on a morning city tour. Experience the sights and sounds of this cosmopolitan city as you explore the downtown and residential areas. Highlights include the Eaton Centre, old and new City Halls, Casa Loma, Yorkville, and the University of Toronto. You will pass by the Rogers Centre and the CN Tower and drive along the harbourfront for a complete impression of the city. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration. Overnight Toronto (B).
Toronto - Montreal
Departing early, we enjoy a pleasant drive east. Following the north shore of Lake Ontario, we pass endless miles of rolling farmland. Our first destination is the beautiful Thousand Islands resort region, where we embark upon a relaxing cruise. After taking in the sights and sounds of this river playground, we re-board our tour coach for the drive to Montreal. Overnight Montreal (B).
This morning, we will tour the second largest French speaking city in the world. The dynamic city of Montreal encapsulates the two founding cultures of Canada and boasts a curious blend of history and modernity. Touring the downtown area we view the Olympic Complex, charming Old Montreal, McGill University, the residential streets of Mount Royal and the bustling shopping streets. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight Montreal (B).
Montreal - Quebec City
This morning, we prepare to depart from Montreal's cosmopolitan atmosphere and partially follow the route of Canada's first carriageway, the Chemin du Roy, deep into French Canada. Winding our way through typical French-Canadaian villages and towns, we experience true immersion in French culture. 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 Quebec City (B).
Today is at your own leisure to further explore the sights of this charming World Heritage Site. Take time to explore the historic French-Canadian city with narrow streets and unique boutiques. You can enjoy an optional full day excursion to Tadoussac including a 3-hour whalewatching tour on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of Saguenay River. You will also visit the spectacular Monmorency Falls that are 30 metres high that the world-famous Niagara Falls! Overnight in Quebec City (B).
Quebec City - Ottawa
Following the shore of the St. Lawrence, this morning we travel west past Montreal, across the Ontario border, and on to Ottawa - the nation's capital. We stop for lunch along the way at the Sucrerie de la Montagne - an authentic sugar shack and pioneer-style restaurant. Upon arrival in Ottawa, we take a tour of the city, taking in the Parliament Buildings, residences of the Prime Minister and the Governer General, the Rideau Canal, and much more. The remainder of the day is at your own leisure to further explore this Capital city. Overnight in Ottawa (B, L).
Today is free for independent exploration of Ottawa's many museums and fine galleries, shopping at the Sparks Street Mall or perhaps a boat cruise on one of the city's many waterways. Overnight Ottawa (B).
Ottawa - Midland
Our journey west from Ottawa features sparkling lakes, rushing streams, deep forests and characteristic northern towns. The trip will be highlighted by a visit to Algonquin Provincial Park where we will take a walk along the scenic trails. This immense wildlife and forest preserve is a favourite destination for camping expeditions during the summer months, and your walk will give you the opportunity to experience a little of it for yourself. Soon, we enter the Muskoka resort region, our destination for the night. Overnight Midland (B).
Midland - Niagara Falls
This morning, upon arrival to Sainte-Marie Among The Hurons, we will have breakfast. This fascinating three-acre historic site is a detailed reconstruction of the first inland European community in Canada. Next, we will drive south past Toronto and then through the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula with a final destination of Niagara Falls. A thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower Niagara Cruises - Voyage to the Falls brings us to the foot of the thundering waterfalls for an unforgettable experience. We will take a ride to the top of the Skylon Tower providing a spectacular view of the falls and the surrounding district of Niagara. Afterwards, you can enjoy an optional Niagara helicopter tour or Niagara Skywheel that gives you a breathtaking view of the Niagara Falls region. The evening is free for exploring North America's "honeymoon capital". Overnight Niagara Falls (B).
Niagara Falls - Toronto
We leave Niagara Falls this morning. Our drive follows the scenic Niagara Parkway through the historic village of Niagara-on-the-Lake, home of the Shaw Festival. Here we 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 Toronto (B, D).
Today is the time for last minute shopping and sad farewells. Individual transfer to Toronto Airport in time to check in for your return flight - or speak to us about extending your holiday in Canada (B).
- Professional tour manager for the duration of the trip
- Transportation by modern tour coach
- Superior accommodation throughout
- 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
- Sightseeing as specified
2020 Guaranteed Departures: May 31, July 5, August 9 and 23, September 6 and 13.