Highlights of Eastern Canada

Overview

Discover the cities of eastern Canada, from historic Ottawa to ultra-modern Toronto and sophisticated Montreal. Experience the natural splendour with a cruise around the picturesque Thousand Islands and see Niagara Falls up close....

What's Included:

  • 9 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
  • 12 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 1 dinner (D)
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • Sightseeing tour of Montreal
  • Sightseeing tour of Quebec City (2019 departures only)
  • Cruise around the Thousand Islands
  • Toronto city tour
  • Niagara Falls boat trip
  • A morning in pretty Niagara-on-the-Lake

Full Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Toronto

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service, fly to Toronto for two nights at the locally rated 4-star Chelsea Hotel. This 1590-room hotel in the heart of the city has a choice of restaurants, in-hotel pub, health club and swimming pool. All air-conditioned rooms have coffee and tea-maker, telephone, hairdryer, Wi-Fi, television, iron and ironing board.

Day 2: Toronto

On this morning's included city tour you will see the magnificent skyline for which Toronto is famed, as well as the the harbour front with its shops, cafes and galleries, and landmarks such as the CN Tower and Yorkville. Your afternoon is at leisure - perhaps enjoy shopping in the downtown area. B

Day 3: Toronto to Montreal

Head east out of Toronto, along the shores of Lake Ontario to Kingston for an included cruise to see the Thousand Islands of the St Lawrence River, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The islands vary from very tiny to substantial, and today's scenic cruise provides an ideal opportunity to sit back and explore them while enjoying an included lunch. After lunch continue your journey to the province of Quebec and the world's second largest French-speaking city. Stay two nights in vibrant and cosmopolitan Montreal at the locally rated 4-star Marriott Chateau Champlain. The hotel is set in the heart of downtown Montreal adjacent to the Bell Centre event venue making it well placed for discovering the attractions of the city's old district. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, indoor pool, fitness centre (complimentary use of weights) and spa centre (charges for treatments apply). Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout. All 611 air-conditioned rooms have a satellite television, telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities, a safe, minibar and hairdryer. B, L

Day 4: Quebec City

Today travel to Quebec City for an included full day sightseeing tour of North America’s only walled city north of Mexico. Explore the 17th and 18th-century Place Royale and Petit Champlain Quarter, the Citadel and the turreted Château Frontenac Hotel before returning to Montreal for the evening. B

Day 5: Montreal to Ottawa

See the highlights of Montreal on this morning's included tour that takes in the Old Quarter, the city's oldest church Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (admission not included), Place Jacques Cartier, Chinatown and Maison Calvet, a beautifully preserved ancestral home. Then travel to Canada's capital city of Ottawa, where you'll have lunch. The city is home to excellent museums and the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO listed site. Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel. The hotel has one restaurant, a bar, fitness centre, swimming pool and sauna. Each of the en suite guest rooms has a television, telephone, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, coffee-making facilities, and Wi-Fi. B, L

Day 6: Ottawa to Huntsville

Join an included sightseeing tour of Ottawa, which will visit Parliament Hill, a high point of the city and home to the Parliament Buildings, Canada’s seat of government, as well as the National Arts Centre and Byward Market. This afternoon head west into the Canadian wilderness to see deep forests, sparkling lakes and traditional Canadian settlements. A highlight of the day will be the drive through beautiful Algonquin Park, home to moose, wolves and shy black bears, with a stop at the visitors centre. Spend two nights in Huntsville, a pretty town on the edge of the Algonquin Park, at the locally rated 3-star Hidden Valley Resort which sits lakeside in the middle of beautiful countryside. There is a restaurant with views over Peninsula Lake, an outdoor swimming pool, and in the summer you can utilise complimentary canoes and kayaks on the lake. The hotel has 93 Muskoka-style rooms with a television, telephone, coffee-making machine, air-conditioning, refrigerator, iron and ironing board, and complimentary Wi-Fi. B

Day 7: Huntsville

Explore the beauties of the Muskoka region which is dotted with many hundreds of lakes, and swathed in deep forest. Here you can hike and canoe, as well as exploring the town of Huntsville with its log cabins and modest stone houses that date back to the late 19th century. B

Day 8: Huntsville to Niagara Falls

This morning you'll head for for the charming town of St Jacobs. Famous for its Mennonite community, its farmer's market, its artisan workshops and antique shops, the town was first settled in 1820. Continue along the Niagara escarpment towards one of the world's seven natural wonders and stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, which overlooks the Canadian Falls. Facilities include a choice of restaurants and a coffee shop, fitness centre, indoor and outdoor pool, spa (charges apply), shops and casino. All 669 rooms have television, telephone, coffee maker, Wi-Fi (charges apply) iron and ironing board. B

Day 9: Niagara Falls

Ride the Hornblower Niagara cruise to the foot of the falls, weather permitting, on an included excursion. If the weather is bad, take a 'Journey Behind the Falls’. This evening, savour panoramic views of the illuminated falls during your final dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. B, D

Day 10: Niagara Falls-Toronto-UK

Enjoy the morning at Niagara-on-the-Lake, reputed to be one of the prettiest towns in Canada. This charming town at the northern end of the falls on the shores of Lake Ontario, has period houses, a museum, fort and marina. In the afternoon, return to Toronto for your overnight flight to the UK. B

Day 11: Toronto to UK

Arrive in the morning for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

Hand Picked By

Margaret Moulton

Saga are so popular with our clients, with all those little details taken care of, like complimentary VIP door-to-door transfers on all long haul holidays and selected escorted tours and also optional included travel insurance. This makes Saga such great value for money.

Margaret Moulton

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departure dates in 2020
  • Board Basis: Mixed Meal Plan
  • Duration: 10 nights
  • Departure Airport: London
  • Guide Price: From £2,099pp
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