The Best of Eastern Canada
9 days with Collette Vacations Rating:
Day 1 Niagara Falls, Ontario - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Niagara Falls, home to the awe-inspiring set of waterfalls nestled along the country’s border. Enjoy time to discover the area as you settle in.
Day 2 Niagara Falls
Start the morning by experiencing the wonder of Niagara Falls. Embark on a boat cruise to the base and witness the thundering water from up-close. Continue on to Niagara-on-the-Lake and take advantage of some free time to discover the “loveliest town in Canada.” Get a glimpse into the region’s 300-year-old history of winemaking with a winery tour and tasting. Linger with your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner. (B,D)
Day 3 Niagara Falls - Ottawa
Take in the surrounding landscape of Ontario as you set off for Ottawa, Canada’s culturally rich capital. A seamless blend of French and Canadian customs, the city’s dynamic energy will capture your spirit. (B)
Day 4 Ottawa
Get acquainted with Ottawa as you explore the city. Venture past the Prime Minister's residence, multiple embassies, and the impressive National Art Gallery. You’ll also see the gothic parliament buildings and the Rideau Canal - which becomes the world’s largest skating rink in wintertime. The remainder of the day is yours to do as you please. (B)
Day 5 Ottawa - Quebec City, Quebec
Say bonjour to Quebec City, the heart of Canada’s French heritage. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon to explore the Old Town (UNESCO), strolling along picturesque cobblestone streets and 17th-century buildings. Sample local cuisine at a restaurant on Ile d’Orleans, a farmland island on the Saint Lawrence River. (B,D)
Day 6 Quebec City
This morning, it’s your choice! Join a local guide and stroll the streets of Old Quebec City on foot; see the Place Royale and listen to stories of days gone by in historic squares -OR- embark on a panoramic coach tour to experience the beauty and history of both Old and New Quebec; you’ll see the stately Chateau Frontenac, the provincial Parliament, and the St. Louis Arch. Enjoy an evening at leisure. (B)
Day 7 Quebec City - Montreal
Begin your day with breakfast at a local sugar shack, located in the heart of the Quebec countryside. Learn about the traditions of maple syrup-making and enjoy samples of delicious traditional foods. Before leaving, try a favorite regional treat – maple taffy on the snow! Next, arrive at Montmorency Falls and marvel at this natural wonder that plunges 272 feet off the Canadian Shield, approximately 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls. Your journey continues to Montreal. From skyscrapers and cathedrals to rushing waterways and lush gardens, Montreal is a blend of all things old and new. The evening is yours to continue exploring the city independently. (B)
Day 8 Montreal
Today, enjoy a fantastic sightseeing tour of Montreal highlighting Jacques Cartier Square and McGill University, among other spots. Your city tour concludes with a stop high atop Mount Royal from which the surrounding view is spectacular. Ascended by Jacques Cartier in 1535, Mount Royal is a small mountain in the city that gave its name to Montreal. The afternoon is yours to explore the city at leisure. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip. (B,D)
Day 9 Montreal - Tour Ends
Your journey draws to a close today. (B)
All This Included
From the old-world style of Quebec City to the power of Niagara Falls, say bienvenue to Eastern Canada. Board a boat and experience Niagara Falls up close. Discover Niagara-on-the-Lake’s 300-year-old history of winemaking with a winery tour and tasting. Have a breakfast of regional specialties at a local sugar shack and learn about maple syrup-making. You choose how you explore Old Quebec – on foot with a local guide or on a panoramic coach tour. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal. An unforgettable experience awaits as you venture along picturesque countryside and glistening skyscrapers.
Niagara Falls, ON: Sheraton on the Falls
Ottawa, ON: Westin Ottawa
Quebec City, QC: Hotel PUR
Montreal, QC: Hotel Omni Mont Royal
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