Indulgence in Eastern Canada with Insight Vacations

Resort: Indulgence in Eastern Canada with Insight Vacations
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Destination: Canada
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Overview

English and French cultures melt into this romantic journey through the picturesque and historic cities of Eastern Canada. From high rise Toronto to the thundering thrills of Niagara Falls, and quality time in the beautiful cities of Ottawa and Quebec, this Luxury Gold  journey is a medley of excitement, culture and quaint charm.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – ARRIVE TORONTO
Enjoy your complimentary private VIP door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be met and transferred to one of Toronto’s premier luxury hotels, the Omni King Edward. As the name suggests, Omni King Edward is a regal place to stay—the architecture is grand, the atmosphere is glorious and the clientele glamorous. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal. (WD)

Stay: The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto
Welcome Dinner

DAY 2 – TORONTO SIGHTSEEING AND NIAGARA FALLS UP CLOSE
Spend the morning exploring this cosmopolitan city. Rise to the top of the CN Tower and view Toronto from four different lookout levels. Travelling up stately University Avenue, see Ontario’s Parliament Buildings, Queen’s Park and the city’s museum row. Move on to one of the world’s great natural wonders, Niagara Falls. Enjoy close-up views on a narrated cruise to the base of the falls before browsing the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the- Lake. Back in Toronto, the evening is at leisure.
Stay: The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto
Full Breakfast

DAY 3 – KINGSTON AND THE CANADIAN CAPITAL OF OTTAWA
Travel north along the shores of Lake Ontario for an orientation tour of Canada’s first capital, Kingston. See the historic buildings, churches, picturesque neighbourhoods and 19th century fortifications. Continue to the capital, Ottawa. Settle into your landmark hotel, reminiscent of a French

château located next to the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament Buildings. In the evening, you are invited to a Highlight Dinner at the Courtyard Restaurant. With its historic location and modern charm, it’s a culinary experience sure to delight your taste buds as well as your imagination.
Stay: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 – ALL ABOUT OTTAWA
After breakfast, enjoy a truly special local experience—meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, colloquially known as the Mounties. Then immerse yourself in an orientation tour of Ottawa, famous for its stately boulevards, imposing buildings and tulip-filled gardens during the spring. See the Royal Canadian Mint, City Hall and the National Art Gallery. View the famous, monumental Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) an early 19th century construction covering 125 miles (202 km) of the Rideau and Cataraqui Rivers from Ottawa, south to Kingston Harbour on Lake Ontario. Visit the impressive neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings with its soaring central Peace Tower and gabled copper-topped roofline before spending the rest of the day at leisure for shopping or additional sightseeing.
Stay: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa
Full Breakfast

DAY 5 – THE OLD WALLED CITY OF QUEBEC
Depart Ottawa and follow the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City, North America’s first French settlement and only walled city. See the thundering Montmorency Falls and take a short orientation tour before checking into your iconic, luxury, multi-turreted hotel that dominates the historic Old Town. Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of this historic building, learn how the history of the chateau and the city’s inhabitants have been interwoven for so long, and gain access to areas not accessible to the general public.
Stay: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City
Full Breakfast

DAY 6 – QUINTESSENTIAL QUEBEC
Discover Quebec during a morning sightseeing tour with a Local Expert. See the Citadel, Latin Quarter, National Assembly and Place Royale. The afternoon is at leisure in this romantic city where everything is within walking distance. Round off the day at your hotel’s St. Laurent Bar, their signature martini comes highly recommended, along with the exquisite views over the mighty St. Lawrence River. In the evening, you will be taken on the Ile d’Orleans for a private Highlight Dinner at Le Moulin de Saint Laurent, a stone watermill dating back to the early 18th century. Chef Martin will prepare a superb regional meal hinting at the season and using only the freshest local produce and ingredients, while musicians spoil you with a diversified musical repertoire.
Stay: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 – HISTORIC MONTREAL
Continue to Quebec’s largest city, Montreal. On a locally guided tour, admire the city’s diversity, from the grand mansions of Mount Royal to the modern downtown area. See the historic Old Town with its cobblestone streets of Old Montreal and the Old Port. Visit the dramatic Notre Dame Basilica with its glorious stained glass windows, depicting Montreal’s religious history and St. Joseph’s Oratory, home to one of the world’s greatest organs. Learn how a pipe organ works and enjoy a short, exclusive selection of different music styles. Spend the evening at Gibbys, a delightful restaurant full of old world charm housed in a 200-year-old building in Old Montreal. Savour excellent French-inspired cuisine including tender petit filet mignon and enjoy superb service as you bid ‘au revoir’ to your Travelling Concierge and friends with this palate-provoking Celebration Dinner.
Stay: Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 – DEPART MONTREAL OR JOIN THE CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND CRUISE
For guests not continuing on the cruise, your tour ends in the morning. A departure transfer to Montreal International Airport is provided. Others enjoy the morning at leisure before embarking on Holland America Line for your voyage down the St. Lawrence River, along the New England coast, through the vast waters of the Atlantic to Boston.
Holland America Cruise Line: ms Maasdam/ms Rotterdam/ms Veendam
While cruising, a Full Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served on-board each day.


CRUISE EXTENSION

DAY 9 TO 14 – CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND CRUISE
Discover colonial history, natural beauty and maritime treasures from the comfort of your Holland America Line ship. Cruise down the spectacular St. Lawrence River with its majestic landscapes, rich aquatic life and multiple species of whale that feed at the St. Lawrence Estuary. Call in at Charlottetown, where red double-decker buses motor along streets lined with Victorian houses. Perhaps set out on a visit to the Anne of Green Gables homestead and Prince Edward Island National Park. Cruise on past the Highlands of Nova Scotia to the port of Sydney, where options include a taste of the scenic Cabot Trail, or being a soldier for the day at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Lighthouses stand sentinel on cliffside ledges; tiny villages huddle in rocky inlets and lobsters make it from the ocean to your plate in record time—all in Nova Scotia. In Halifax, the Ramparts of the Citadel defend the city and await your inspection. Continuing south, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town and gateway to Acadia National Park. Perhaps enjoy a bike ride or kayak adventure, participate in a lobster bake and chew on hand-stretched taffy from an upscale boutique.

DAY 15 – DISEMBARK BOSTON

Time permitting, explore Boston further, before being transferred to Boston Logan International Airport or to the Boston hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private

VIP transfer home. Airport arrival will be at approximately 09:30.
Full Breakfast

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