Historic Cities of Eastern Canada

Price per person
from £2,166

Price based on
London Gatwick
9th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 10 days

  • Eastern Canada

  • Steady pace

  • Platinum escorted tours

Wander Old Quebec’s lanes and galleries, then relax on a cruise through pine tree-crested islands and explore the majestic interiors of Notre-Dame Basilica. Experience the history, culture and immense natural beauty of Eastern Canada.

At a glance


  • Toronto Speed to the top of the CN Tower, peer through its glass floor and enjoy lunch 1,815ft above the city
  • Niagara Falls Get up close on this unique cruise.
  • Thousand Island National Park Relax on a lunch cruise through scenic waterways.
  • Quebec City Explore Canada's only walled city and have lunch in its Old Town.
  • Cap-de-la-Madeleine Stroll the grounds of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and see the miraculous Madonna in the old chapel.
  • Montreal Explore the vast and colourful interiors of the grand Notre-Dame Basilica.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Wander Old Quebec’s lanes and galleries, then relax on a cruise through pine tree-crested islands and explore the majestic interiors of Notre-Dame Basilica. Experience the history, culture and immense natural beauty of Eastern Canada.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

UK - Toronto

Day
1

Fly to Toronto where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel. 

This evening meet your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

Toronto

Day
2

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Legislature Building; the ethnic neighbourhoods; 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 will enjoy incredible views of the city and harbour 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 colour of the rainbow. A special treat not to be missed!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Niagara Falls - Thousand Island National Park - Ottawa

Day
4

Travel this morning to Gananoque, where you will 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. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colourful Byward Market and choose from its array of speciality restaurants. 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 speciality, a Beavertail, a pastry stretched to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. The remainder of the day is free. You may wish to visit the world-renowned Canadian Museum of History, shop for souvenirs, spend time at the National Gallery of Canada, or consider an optional bicycle tour to explore Ottawa’s natural attractions and beautiful bicycle paths including the Rideau Canal. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colourful Byward Market and choose from its array of speciality restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Ottawa - Quebec City

Day
6

Drive north this morning to Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the Basilicia 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

Quebec 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 centre 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

Quebec City - Montreal

Day
8

Before leaving Québec, we will 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 holiday.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Montreal - UK

Day
9

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Land home in the UK.

Day
10

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.

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Toronto: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
  • Niagara Falls: Marriott on the Falls
  • Ottawa: Lord Elgin Hotel
  • Quebec City: Delta Quebec
  • Montreal: Delta Montreal

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