The Best of Eastern Canada, 8 Days
1 January 2019 - 30 April 2020
8 day tour departing Montreal.
7 nights accommodation in Hotels.
10 meals including breakfast daily.
Services of a professional Tour Manager.
Transport by private motor coach.
Day 1 Montreal. Your tour opens in the second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montreal.
Day 2 Montreal. This morning, it's your choice as you decide how you would like to explore Montreal: on a walking tour -OR- a panoramic coach tour. If you choose the walking tour, you'll join a local guide who will transport you back in time as you explore the streets of Old Montreal on foot; stroll through historic squares and past impressive architecture, hearing stories of days gone by. If you choose the coach tour, it highlights Jacques Cartier Square, McGill University and St. Joseph's Oratory; the tour concludes with a stop high atop Mount Royal, ascended by Jacques Cartier in 1535 and the jewel of Mount Royal Park, to soak in the spectacular view. The afternoon is yours to continue exploring the city independently. Sit in a sidewalk cafe, visit a museum, or browse some of the city's many famous shops. This evening you will be treated to dinner in historic Old Montreal, capping off a wonderfully memorable day. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 3 Montreal to Quebec City. Depart for fabulous Quebec City. Later today, experience the beauty and history of both Old and New Quebec with a fascinating sightseeing tour of the city. See the stately Chateau Frontenac, the provincial Parliament, and the St. Louis Arch, the site of the original settlement of the city of Quebec. This evening, sample French cuisine at a lovely restaurant in Ile d'Orleans. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 4 Quebec City. Begin your day with breakfast at a local sugar shack nestled in the Quebec countryside. Learn about the traditions of maple syrup-making and enjoy sampling many delicious traditional foods made with local maple syrup. Before leaving, try a favourite regional treat - maple taffy on the snow The remainder of your day is at leisure to wander the streets of quaint Old Quebec, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 5 Quebec City to Ottawa. This morning, depart for Ottawa - Canada's beautiful, culturally-rich capital. Upon arrival, enjoy a scenic drive along the Ottawa River, past the Prime Minister's residence, many embassies, and the impressive National Art Gallery. Your city tour will also showcase the impressive gothic parliament buildings as well as the Rideau Canal (which becomes the world's largest skating rink in wintertime). In addition, you will be able to stroll through the Byward Market, known for its fruits, vegetables, flowers, and arts & crafts. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 6 Ottawa to Rockport to Toronto. A short drive takes you to Rockport, gateway to the spectacular 1000 Islands. Enjoy a memorable cruise through this unspoiled region, located on the border between the United States and Canada. Later this afternoon you arrive in the exciting city of Toronto, capital of Ontario. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 7 Toronto to Niagara Falls to Toronto. This morning, travel to thundering, awe-inspiring Niagara Falls. Pause for a moment as you reflect on the magnificent views and the power of Mother Nature. Of course, a visit to Niagara Falls would not be complete without experiencing the incredible cruise at the base of the falls. Board the boat to see and feel the falls up close. Don't forget to bring a camera Next, head to Niagara-on-the-Lake and enjoy the local shops and charming atmosphere. Tonight, join your fellow travellers at a farewell dinner where you will toast the end of a wonderful trip. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 8 Toronto. Your tour ends today in Toronto. Today breakfast will be included.