Historic Cities of Eastern Canada


  • Canada

  • Steady pace

Tour : CC

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£1,405 pp

Tour only

Based on 26th Sep 2019

From

£2,071 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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Vibrant cities, stunning scenery, and out-of-the-ordinary experiences await you on this Historic Cities of Eastern Canada tour. You'll start in Toronto and end in Montréal with overnights also in Niagara Falls, Ottawa, and Québec City.

On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the residences of the Governor General and the Prime Minister in Ottawa; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal's Notre Dame Basilica, dating to the 19th century, where Globus has included an inside visit; and Toronto's 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower, where you'll enjoy lunch with incredible views of the city and harbour. You'll also visit Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows.

In addition to the vibrant cities, this Eastern Canada tour includes beautiful scenery. A tour highlight is a thrilling cruise to see the thundering falls of Niagara Falls. You’ve seen photos of Niagara Falls, and now’s your chance to see it up close. You'll also take a cruise through the waterways of Ontario’s Thousand Islands National Park, located in an area of rich biodiversity.

Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your holiday unique. Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake and a special dinner in Old Town Québec featuring regional French cuisine. Additionally, Globus has arranged a guided tour and breakfast at a sugar shack in Québec City, where you'll learn the art of making maple syrup.

This tour of Eastern Canada offers a balance of guided sightseeing tours, leisure time, and a mix of historical, natural, and cultural offerings. It’s an unforgettable holiday!

Highlights

Toronto Sightseeing; special lunch at the CN Tower

Niagara Falls Sightseeing cruise

Niagara-on-the Lake Winery visit and tasting

Thousand Islands National Park Scenic waterways lunch cruise

Ottawa Sightseeing; enjoy a Beavertail pastry

Cap-de-la-Madeleine Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary

Québec City Sightseeing with a Local Guide; special dinner in Old Town featuring regional French cuisine; breakfast at a traditional sugar shack

Montréal Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Notre Dame Basilica

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

No meals included

Things to note

NIAGARA FALLS: The Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. Favourable conditions normally exist from May to November. When conditions are unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted. 

Enjoy the spectacular fall colours of Ontario and Québec on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 13–26 (if Mother Nature permits).

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN TORONTO

Day
1

Welcome to Toronto, Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director prepares you for your upcoming adventure.

TORONTO

Day
2

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Legislature Building; the ethnic neighborhoods; the University of Toronto; and Eaton Centre, the city’s number-one tourist attraction, with more than 300 stores for world-class shopping. The tour concludes with lunch atop the 1,815-foot-tall CN TOWER, where you’ll enjoy incredible views of the city and harbor below you.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

TORONTO–NIAGARA FALLS

Day
3

Leave bustling Toronto and travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. For the adventurous, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the falls. Then, board a sightseeing CRUISE for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Later, visit picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, where there is time to browse the shops of Main Street and visit a local WINERY for a tour and tasting. Tonight, you may wish to see the illumination of the falls as they are lit in every color of the rainbow. A special treat not to be missed!

NOTE:
The Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions normally exist from May to November. When conditions are unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

NIAGARA FALLS–THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK–OTTAWA

Day
4

Travel this morning to Gananoque, where you’ll board your boat for a lunch CRUISE through the waterways of THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK. Continue to the nation’s capital of Ottawa, pleasantly framed by the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal, for a 2-night stay. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

OTTAWA

Day
5

Morning sightseeing includes the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, and Parliament Hill. Enjoy a delicious Canadian specialty, a BEAVERTAIL, a pastry stretched to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. The balance of the day is free. You may wish to visit the world-renowned Canadian Museum of History, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the National Gallery of Canada. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colorful Byward Market and choose from its array of specialty restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

OTTAWA–CAP-DE-LA-MADELEINE–QUÉBEC CITY

Day
6

Drive north this morning to Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, a national shrine famous for its fine stained-glass windows. Time to stroll through the grounds of the sanctuary and see the miraculous Madonna in the old chapel. Continue your journey to romantic Québec City, one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. This evening, enjoy regional FRENCH CUISINE at a special dinner in Old Town Québec.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

QUÉBEC CITY

Day
7

This morning, enjoy an included guided tour of Canada’s only walled city. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France; today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls are Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, and ancient Place Royale. Also, see the old-world houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and historic Plains of Abraham. This afternoon is free for independent activities. Maybe explore the historic sites, take a carriage ride, or stroll the streets of Old Québec City. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. This evening, consider an optional dinner that includes a visit to 274-foot-high Montmorency Falls and takes you over to Ile d’Orléans, where you’ll enjoy a delightful dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent, a restored 17th-century flour mill.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

QUÉBEC CITY–MONTRÉAL

Day
8

Before leaving Québec, we’ll stop at a SUGAR SHACK for a guided tour to learn the art of making maple syrup and to enjoy a traditional sugar shack breakfast. On to Montréal, where sightseeing with a Local Guide takes in NOTRE DAME BASILICA, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panorama of the city. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in the heart of Old Montréal—the perfect ending to your vacation!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MONTRÉAL

Day
9

The tour ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

NIAGARA FALLS: The Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. Favourable conditions normally exist from May to November. When conditions are unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted. 

Enjoy the spectacular fall colours of Ontario and Québec on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 13–26 (if Mother Nature permits).

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+5 days Ocean Train to Halifax Extension

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

MONTRÉAL.

Day
1

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore exhilarating Montréal. Perhaps visit one of the many museums, the Biodome, or visit the Old Port and wander in the river breeze.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MONTRÉAL–VIA RAIL OCEAN TRAIN TO HALIFAX.

Day
2

Enjoy your morning at leisure. This afternoon, transfer to the train station and board the overnight OCEAN TRAIN to Nova Scotia. Travel along the St. Lawrence River in the comfort of your private sleeper car.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

VIA RAIL OCEAN TRAIN–HALIFAX.

Day
3

Enjoy a continental breakfast this morning and views of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Arrive in Halifax and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

HALIFAX. EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S COVE.

Day
4

Founded in 1749 to protect British interests in North America, Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia, is steeped in maritime history. En route to the seaside village of Peggy’s Cove, pass by the Halifax Public Gardens; see the Citadel National Historic Site, a fort perched high above the city; the Old Town Clock, as well as other notable landmarks. Afterward, journey along the winding coastal highway to the Lighthouse Route to the tiny fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Colorful houses, fishing shacks, and Peggy’s Point Lighthouse are perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

HALIFAX.

Day
5

Your vacation ends this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,405 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£2,071 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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