Historic Cities of Eastern Canada

  • 10 Days

  • Eastern Canada

  • Steady pace

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.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

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

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

of 10 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 21st July 2017

Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

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.

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.

Extensions

  • 7 nights Canada & New England cruise

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Toronto

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Toronto

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

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Toronto - Niagara

This morning, leave bustling Toronto and travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. If you're feeling adventurous, why not take an optional sightseeing flight 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 vineyard for a tour and tasting. Tonight, be sure to see the illumination of the falls on an optional excursion as they are lit in every colour of the rainbow. A special treat not to be missed!

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Niagara Falls - Thousand Island National Park - Ottawa

Travel this morning to Gananoque, for a lunch cruise through the waterways of Thousand Island National Park. Continue to Canada's capital of Ottawa, pleasantly framed by the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colourful Byward Market and choose from its array of speciality restaurants.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Ottawa

This morning's 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 rest of the day is at leisure, suggestions include the world-renowned Canadian Museum of History, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the National Gallery of Canada. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Ottawa - Quebec City

Drive north this morning to Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the Basilica of Out Lady of the Rosary, a national shrine famous for its fine stained-glass windows. There will be time to stroll through the grounds of the sanctuary and see the miraculous Madonna in the old chapel. Continue 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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Quebec City

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 and 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. The afternoon is at leisure. Maybe explore the historic sites, take a carriage ride, or stroll the streets of Old Québec City.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Quebec City - Montreal

Before leaving Québec, 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 hosted by the Tour Director in the heart of Old Montréal.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Montreal - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Land home in the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Toronto: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
  • Niagara Falls: Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa (2017) / Marriott on the Falls (2018)
  • Ottawa: Lord Elgin Hotel
  • Quebec City: Delta Quebec
  • Montreal: Delta Montreal

Notes

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.

Accommodation as stated or similar

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

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