Indulgence in Eastern Canada 2021
8 days with
Luxury Gold by Insight
Day 1 Welcome to Toronto.
Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your luxury hotel, known for its grand architecture and glamorous atmosphere. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 2 Niagara Falls Up Close and Toronto Sightseeing.
Discover one of the world's great natural wonders, Niagara Falls, as you enjoy intimate views on a narrated cruise to the base of the falls, before exploring Niagara-on-the-Lake. Visit Chateau des Charmes, where you are welcomed with a limited production rosé sparkling wine, followed by a tour and tasting of wines from St. David's Bench Vineyard, accompanied by hand-made local ice cream and local fruit. Back in Toronto, see Ontario's Parliament buildings, Queen's Park and the Royal Ontario Museum. The rest of the evening is at leisure, so whether you want to check out the local restaurants, head to Eaton Centre to shop or visit the pride of Canada, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the choice is yours.(Breakfast)
Day 3 Kingston and the Canadian Capital of Ottawa.
Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario for a tour of Canada’s first capital, Kingston. Continue to the modern capital of Ottawa. You’ll meet a retired member of the renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Hear fascinating tales of what it’s like to wear the famous red serge uniform. Later, settle into your landmark hotel, the Fairmont Château Laurier. Reminiscent of a French chateau, this stunning accommodation offers breath-taking views of the St Lawrence River and Old Quebec.(Breakfast)
Day 4 All About Ottawa.
This morning's orientation tour of Ottawa includes some of the city's most iconic buildings, such as Parliament Hill with its grand Parliament buildings, Sussex Drive, the Royal Canadian Mint, Prime Minister’s and Governor General’s Homes, the National Art Gallery, Notre Dame, the Supreme Court of Canada, the National War Memorial, National Art Center, Canadian War Museum, National Archives and Library and Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience Ottawa Your Way this afternoon, with your choice of craft beer tasting at Byward Market or a guided tour of Canadian Museum of History. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. In the evening, you are invited to a farm-to-table Highlight Dinner at Play, Food & Wine. Famous for its fine fresh food, sourced by local farmers and foragers, this restaurant boasts a menu of seasonal favorites including organic meats, fruits and vegetables.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 5 The Old Walled City of Quebec.
Journey along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City, North America's first permanent French settlement and the only walled city in Canada. A Local Expert will take you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes, tour of the iconic Château Frontenac. You'll gain access to areas not accessible to others and learn how its history is interwoven with the city's inhabitants. In the evening, you'll savour a spectacular Dinner with wine at Chez Rioux & Pettigrew.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 6 Quintessential Quebec.
Dive further into Quebec City's history with a Local Expert. See the Citadel of Quebec, Latin Quarter, National Assembly and Place-Royale, as you explore this city's French-Canadian influence. Visit a secret gem on Île d'Orléans and indulge in the different flavours of jam made with local grown berries. Then enjoy a tasting lunch picnic with cheese, bread and fruits - all produced right on the island. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Your Travelling Concierge can provide recommendations before you hit the cobblestones of this romantic destination at your own pace.(Breakfast / Lunch)
Day 7 Historic Montreal.
Explore historic Old Montreal with its cobblestone streets and the Old Port. Visit the dramatic Notre-Dame Basilica to see its glorious stained glass windows. The rest of the afternoon is yours to do as you please. Perhaps explore Montreal's famous Underground City or visit the famous Marche Jean Talon, Montreal's farmers market and any foodie's favorite destination. Spend the evening at Gibbys, a restaurant full of old-world charm, housed in a 200-year-old building in Old Montreal. Savour French-inspired cuisine as you bid 'au revoir' to your Travelling Concierge and new friends.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 8 Depart Montreal.
Your trip ends in the morning and a departure transfer to Montreal International Airport is provided.(Breakfast / Dinner)
All This Included
Rich in European architecture and striking natural phenomena, you've made it to eastern Canada. A mix of English and French cultures, indulge in all the elegance this romantic journey has to offer. From the sweeping skylines of Toronto to the thundering thrills of Niagara Falls, you'll be equally inspired by both the natural elements and urban areas of this striking part of the world. Along the way you'll stay at the best hotels, including the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, both praised for their decadent décor and prime locations.
Inclusive Luxury Gold Services
You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard restroom.
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels. Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
From time to time, your Travel Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.
Toronto: At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner with wine.
Ottawa: Indulge at Play, Food & Wine – a modern culinary experience that will delight your taste buds with its fresh food using local, sustainable and seasonal products sourced by farmers and foragers.
Quebec: In the evening, you'll savour a spectacular Dinner with wine at Chez Rioux & Pettigrew.
Quebec City: Enjoy a tasting lunch picnic with cheese, bread and fruits - all produced right on the island.
Montreal: Enjoy delicious food and wine at Gibbys, a charming restaurant housed in a 200-year-old building in Old Montreal.
Dining Summary: 7 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 4 Dinners with wine (DW).
Niagara Falls: Visit Chateau des Charmes, where you are welcomed with a limited production rosé sparkling wine, followed by a tour and tasting of wines from St. David's Bench Vineyard, accompanied by hand-made local ice cream and local fruit.
Ottawa: Enjoy an exclusive meeting with a retired Mountie, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Montreal: Visit some of the city's most iconic sites with a Local Expert, including Notre Dame Basilica with its dazzling combination of blue and gold decor.
Quebec City: As a guest at the iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, enjoy an exclusive guided tour of this historic building and learn about its history. Gain access to areas not accessible to the general public.
Quebec City: On a sightseeing tour, a Local Expert will bring to life this beautiful and historic city that will feel as if you've set foot on European soil.
Stay at the Best Addresses
Toronto: The Omni King Edward Hotel showcases the old-world charm and vibrancy of the city.
Ottawa: You will be treated to a spectacular stay with unparalleled luxury at the Fairmont Château Laurier.
Quebec City: The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac will entice you with its Châteauesque architecture and breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and Old Quebec.
Montreal: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel has welcomed queens, princes and princesses, heads of state and international business leaders.
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Visit Chateau des Charmes, where you are welcomed with a limited production rosé sparkling wine, followed by a guided tour of the vineyard, which was founded a fifth-generation French winegrower. Enjoy a private wine tasting, including ice wine, a rare local specialty.
Ottawa: Experience Ottawa Your Way this afternoon, with your choice of craft beer tasting in Byward Market or a guided tour of the Canadian Museum of History.
Toronto: The Omni King Edward Hotel
Ottawa: Fairmont Château Laurier
Quebec City: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Montreal: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Cruising: MS Zaandam or MS Amsterdam
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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