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Best of Eastern Canada 2014

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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
  • Rating: Read Reviews
  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Experience the mighty Niagara Falls on this guided trip. Step back in time on a visit to the rural Upper Canada Village, visit Old Fort Henry a 19th century British military fortress and tour the atmospheric Old Town of Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure to savour your experiences of the famous Canadian ice wine on a Be My Guest Dinner at a family-owned winery.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    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 Hotel (MD)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    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 excursion to the top of the iconic CN Tower.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 3


    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 falls before boarding the Maid of the Mist for an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. There's time for shopping and picture taking on the Canadian side of the 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: a refreshingly sweet dessert wine. Later, 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 & Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview (SF)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 4


    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 Highlight Dinner cruise across Kingston's Thousand Islands region.

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

    Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Kingston (MF)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    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 Hotel (F)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 6


    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. On the way to Quebec City, enjoy a stop at a family-owned Copper Art Museum, a Local Speciality, where you will see a demonstration of how copper ore is transformed into beautiful works of art and browse the art gallery. Enjoy a chance to try your hand at creating a copper keepsake! 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 (MD)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 7


    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 pavement cafe.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 8


    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 Hotel (MD)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9


    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


    Return to Toronto where you are transferred to Toronto International Airport or the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel if you're extending your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m.

    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.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Speciality Visit a family-owned Copper Art Museum in Quebec City and learn how copper ore is transformed into works of art.
  • Local Expert For included sightseeing in Montreal and Quebec City.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • TorontoEnjoy an orientation tour of this vibrant, mutli-cultural city.
  • Niagara FallsExperience the mighty falls up close during a boat ride.
  • KingstonVisit Old Fort Henry and learn about British garrison life in the 19th century.
  • Upper Canada VillageStep back in time during a visit to this recreated 1860s rural village.
  • MontrealTour Mount Royal, Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica and the historic Old Port.
  • Montmorency FallsView these spectacular falls spilling into the St. Lawrence River.
  • Quebec CitySpend two nights in this UNESCO World Heritage Site; join a city tour including the historic walled city and the Plains of Abraham.
  • OttawaEnjoy an orientation tour of Canada's capital including the stately Parliament Hill.


  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 5 evening meals:
    • Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Toronto
    • 1 three-course dinner
    • Be My Guest dinner with wine in Niagara Falls
    • Highlight Dinner cruise with wine in Kingston
    • Farewell Dinner with wine in Ottawa

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • 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 trip
  • 9 nights First Class accommodation

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