The Best of Eastern Canada 2019-2020
8 days with Collette Vacations Rating:
Day 1 Montreal, Quebec - Tour Begins
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 Montréal: 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 Montréal 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. (B,D)
Day 3 Montreal - 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. (B,D)
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 favorite 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. (B)
Day 5 Quebec City - Ottawa, Ontario
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. (B)
Day 6 Ottawa - Rockport - 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. (B)
Day 7 Toronto - Niagara Falls - 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 travelers at a farewell dinner where you will toast the end of a wonderful trip. (B,D)
Day 8 Toronto - Tour Ends
Your tour ends today in Toronto. (B)
All This Included
From the European-styled, old world elegance of Quebec City to the thundering magnificence of Niagara Falls, you’ll love every moment of this tour of Eastern Canada. Enjoy two-night stays in Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto, as well as an overnight stay in Ottawa and city tours of each of them. Have a breakfast of regional specialties at a local sugar shack and learn about maple syrup making. Board a boat to experience Niagara Falls up close and cruise through the spectacular unspoiled 1000 Islands. Savor dinner in Montreal’s Old Port and experience the energy of multicultural Toronto. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old Quebec. From picturesque countryside to glistening skyscrapers, a truly unforgettable cultural and historical experience awaits you in the heart of Eastern Canada.
Montreal, QC: Hotel Omni Mont Royal
Quebec City, QC: Hotel PUR
Ottawa, ON: Westin Ottawa
Toronto, ON: Sheraton Centre
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