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Best of Eastern Canada 2015

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Niagara Falls in Ontario, CanadaParliament Hill in Ottawa, CanadaToronto skyline in Ontario, CanadaInside the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, CanadaQuebec City, Canada
Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada
Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada
Toronto skyline in Ontario, Canada
Inside the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, Canada
Quebec City, Canada
  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2015
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: The perfect introduction to East Canada's highlights, the scenic splendour of Niagara Falls meets the urban favourites of Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. It's Insider moments like… delving beyond the iconic attractions of Quebec City and Montreal to see the cities like a local. We introduce you to residents we know, who share personal stories of everyday life and introduce you to their favourite places. It's tasting the unique ‘ice wine' in the 200 year old log barn of a winery on the Niagara Peninsula. Discovering how the grapes are frozen on the vine, before heading to the stone Carriage House for a private dinner of delicious authentic dishes, paired with estate wines.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE TORONTO (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Toronto, Canada's largest city! After checking into your hotel, take advantage of some time on your own to relax or explore the hustle and bustle of the city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.


    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto

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  • Day 2

    TORONTO SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Start the day with an orientation tour of cosmopolitan, multi-cultural Toronto, viewing Casa Loma, the massive castle residence built by a Toronto financier during the early 20th century; sprawling Queens Park; the lively entertainment district; stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. The remainder of the day and evening are yours to explore this exciting city on your own or perhaps embark on an optional trip to the top of the iconic CN Tower.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    TORONTO – NIAGARA FALLS

    Experience the majesty of one of the world's great natural wonders. Travel through the lush wine-growing region between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario before arriving at Niagara Falls. Enjoy a panoramic view of the thundering cascades before taking an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. This evening, enjoy a delightful experience at a family-owned and operated winery. Join your hosts for an exclusive tour and tasting of their award-winning wines, including their famous ice wine, a speciality of the region, made from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The result is a refreshingly sweet dessert wine. Sample some of Niagara's regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients at a Be My Guest dinner served in a marvellous setting with stunning views of the vineyard.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview

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  • Day 4

    NIAGARA FALLS – KINGSTON

    Heading north, follow the scenic shores of Lake Ontario through the countryside to the historic town of Kingston. Here, visit Old Fort Henry, a 19th century British military fortress. Learn about British garrison life during the years just before the confederation of Canada. This evening, enjoy a Regional Meal aboard a cruise across Kingston's Thousand Islands region.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Regional Meal)

    Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Kingston

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  • Day 5

    KINGSTON – UPPER CANADA VILLAGE – MONTREAL

    Follow the thread of the nation's history in Upper Canada Village, a re-created rural community where costumed interpreters immerse you in 1860s life. Explore more than 40 businesses and homes, including a blacksmith shop, a schoolhouse and a sawmill. Then travel to Montreal, the cultural capital of French Canada and the largest French-speaking city outside of France. Here, your Local Expert introduces you to the historic sites of the city, including spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colourful port area and the modern, bustling downtown. Stop at Mount Royal (the hill that gave its name to the city) for panoramic views over one of the loveliest cities in North America.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

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  • Day 6

    MONTREAL – QUEBEC CITY (2 NIGHTS)

    This morning, wind your way along the beautiful St. Lawrence River, stopping at thundering Montmorency Falls, cascading down from nearly 100 feet (30 metres) higher than those at Niagara. This afternoon, find yourself within the fortified walls of old-world Quebec City with its artisanal bakeries, flower markets and lively cafes offering a taste of Paris in the New World. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Hilton Quebec

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  • Day 7

    QUEBEC SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Join your Local Expert on an exploration of the city, walking the narrow streets of the atmospheric Old Town and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle between the British and the French. Enjoy the afternoon on your own. Perhaps browse the city's shops and galleries, visit a museum or simply sit and watch the world go by at a charming cafe. The evening is at leisure for you to continue exploring or perhaps savour an optional dinner at a local restaurant.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 8

    QUEBEC CITY – OTTAWA SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel back into Ontario to Ottawa, Canada's stately capital. Upon arrival, embark on an introductory tour of the city, viewing the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, and the beautiful downtown parks with their exquisite gardens.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa

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  • Day 9

    OTTAWA FREE TIME

    The day is yours to spend as you like, immersed in the history and culture of Canada's lively capital. Stop at a gallery or two, explore one of Ottawa's many museums, or visit Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site that becomes the world's largest skating rink in the winter months. Tonight, toast to your Eastern Canada adventure with newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 10

    OTTAWA – DEPART TORONTO

    Return to Toronto where you are transferred to Toronto International Airport or the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel if you're extending your stay.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Enjoy an exclusive winery tour and sample regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients during a Be My Guest dinner in Niagara Falls.
  • Local Expert For included sightseeing in Montreal and Quebec City.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation tours of Toronto and the capital city of Ottawa.
  • Visit Niagara Falls, Montreal, Kingston, Quebec City and a recreated 1860s rural village.
  • View the magnificent Montmorency Falls.

Dining

  • Welcome Reception with light appetisers.
  • 9 full breakfasts.
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest, Regional Meal, three course dinner, and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • Audio Headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • 9 nights First Class accommodation

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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