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Discover Canadas mix of old World charm and vibrant urban pleasures. Fortified towns, canals and historic forts coexist with cosmopolitan cities with world-class attractions; and urban adventures make way for legendary natural splendour.
Day 1 – Arrive Toronto
Arrive into Toronto and make your own way to your centrally located hotel. After checking in with your Tour Director the remainder of the day is free for you to relax or explore.Torontos waterfront one of North Americas largest recreational waterfronts, is a scenic backdrop for many popular and entertaining attractions including Ontario Place, Skydome, the CN Tower, and the Toronto Islands. Downtown Toronto offers museums and art galleries galore including The Royal Ontario Museum, one of the top 10 museums in the world, the Art Gallery of Ontario (Canadas oldest art gallery) and the Ontario Science Centre. Toronto is also home to a great theatre and night scene with many shows that would grace any Broadway or London stage and a selection of evening entertainment venues to suit all tastes. Foodies will be in heaven too; theres more restaurants and eateries in Toronto than anywhere else in Canada. Whatever your favourite cuisine you are sure to find it here, or maybe youll adopt the when in Rome attitude and enjoy traditional Canadian or Ontario dishes.
Hotel for 2 nights:Courtyard By Marriott.
Day 2 – Niagara Falls
This morning meet your fellow travellers at a Welcome to Canada breakfast before setting out on a sightseeing tour of the city. Highlights will include the waterfront, the CN Tower and Chinatown. Then you leave the city and travel the Niagara Peninsula, through the enchanting Victorian town of Niagara-on-the-Lake to Niagara Falls. Ample time is allocated to admire the falls and take part in some of Niagara Falls numerous activities. Dont forget your camera to capture the spectacular views!
Day 3 – Toronto & Ottawa
Today you leave the Toronto skyline behind and drive east towards Ottawa. On arrival in Ottawa, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the national capital, sights include government buildings on Parliament Hill, the public gardens, the Byward Market and City Hall.
Hotel:Capital Hill or similar
Day 4 – Ottawa & Quebec City
This morning you will travel along the scenic Ottawa River to the French-speaking province of Qubec. Todays journey ends in Qubecs cultural heartland Qubec City, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure. Historical, cultural and outdoor activities, exquisite food as well as international events await. Enjoy a tour within the walls of the old city and view the ornate city gates, Lower Town, the Citadel and Battlefields Park.
Hotel for 2 nights: Ambassadeur or similar
Day 5 – Quebec City
The day is at your leisure to further explore the sights of this charming city, full of European charm, romantic ambiance, exquisite cuisine and charming hotels. Alternatively you can enjoy an optional full day excursion to Tadoussac including 3 hours of whale watching on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saguenay River. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this historic French-Canadian city with narrow streets and unique boutiques.
Day 6 – Quebec City & Montral
Departing from Qubec City you will travel along the St. Lawrence River in the footsteps of the early settlers. Upon arrival in Montral, tour the second largest French-speaking city in the world. Touring the downtown area you will see the Olympic Complex, charming Old Montral, McGill University,the residential streets of Mount Royal and the bustling shopping streets. This evening is free to enjoy the Montral night and dining scene.
Hotel:Faubourg Montral or similar.
Day 7 – Montreal & Toronto
Todays route takes you back to the shores of Lake Ontario. En-route you have the option of a relaxing cruise through the beautiful 1,000 Islands. Back in Toronto you will have ample time to sample some of the citys great restaurants and wonderful entertainment.
Hotel:Courtyard By Marriott.
Day 8 – Toronto Departure
The time has come to say farewell and your tour ends with the checkout from your hotel.