Ontario & The French Capital & Toronto with Clare

Overview

Ontario and the French Capital with Toronto

Join Clare, Travel Specialist in Monmouth, who welcomes you to Ontario and Québec—where exciting cities and breathtaking scenery await you on this eastern Canada tour. You'll spend two nights in Toronto, two nights in both Ottawa and the Québec City area, and one night in Montréal.

What's Included

  • VIP home pick-up service to & from the airport
  • Return flights
  • Overseas transfers
  • Services of a tour director & Fully Escorted by Clare from Monmouth shop
  • Accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes
  • Niagara sightseeing cruise
  • Thousand Island National Park scenic boat cruise
  • Sightseeing in Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal

Full Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Toronto

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

Day 2: Toronto - Niagra 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 the weather is unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Day 3: Toronto - Kingston - Thousand Islands National Park - Ottawa

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.

Day 4: Ottawa

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.

Day 5: Ottawa - Quebec

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.

Day 6: Quebec

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.

Day 7: Quebec - Montreal

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.

Day 8: Montreal - Toronto

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.

Day 9: Toronto - UK

Your holiday ends this morning.

Hand Picked By

Clare Hughes

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Additional Information

  • Date: 11th June 2020
  • Board Basis: Room Only
  • Duration: 9 nights
  • Departure Airport: London VIP home pick up service to & from the airport
  • Guide Price: From £2,199pp
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