Ontario & French Canada - from Toronto to Montréal

Ontario & French Canada - from Toronto to Montréal

Welcome to Ontario and Québec! This Canadian vacation begins in cosmopolitan Toronto, Canada’s largest city and Ontario’s capital. See major landmarks such as the CN Tower and SkyDome Stadium on a city tour. But first, travel to Niagara Falls and board the Maid of the Mist for up-close views of thundering Niagara Falls. After Toronto, visit historic Kingston and Gananoque, and cruise the St. Lawrence River in St. Lawrence Islands National Park before arriving in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of this lovely city and visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables. Next, travel to the French-Canadian province of Québec and to Québec City, the heart of French Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour this historic walled city—one of the best-preserved cities in North America. Perhaps dine at one of Québec City’s French restaurants. The final stop on this tour of eastern Canada is sophisticated Montréal, one of the world’s largest French-speaking cities. Your sightseeing tour of Montréal shows you the city’s famous sights. What a great way to end this vacation to Ontario and Québec.


Day 1 : Toronto

Welcome to cosmopolitan Toronto, Ontario’s capital and Canada’s largest city. Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.


Day 2 : Toronto

Niagara Falls Visit.

Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. Board the Maid of the Mist for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls. Sightseeing also includes the beautiful Floral Clock. See Toronto’s major landmarks on today’s city tour, including the banking district, City Hall, the CN Tower, the University of Toronto, and ultra-modern SkyDome stadium. This evening, enjoy an optional outing to the top of the CN Tower for a delicious dinner and spectacular views.

NOTE: The operation of the Maid of the Mist cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions. Usually, favorable conditions exist from mid-May to late-October. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.


Day 3 : Toronto - Kingston - Ottawa

Leave Ontario’s capital and visit Kingston, a city with an interesting history dating back more than 300 years. Continue to quaint Gananoque and the lovely St. Lawrence Islands National Park, where you’ll enjoy an included scenic cruise along the St. Lawrence River, past wooded islands with their beautiful summer homes. Drive along the St. Lawrence Islands Parkway with splendid vistas of the St. Lawrence River. Then, head to Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital.


Day 4 : Ottawa

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this lovely city, situated on the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. See the Canadian Mint; the embassy district; stately Parliament Hill; and Rideau Falls, named for the curtain-like appearance they give. Visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. Suggestions for this afternoon include a visit to the magnificent Canadian Museum of Civilization or the array of restaurants and shops at lively Byward Market.

NOTE: Due to seasonal hours, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables will be closed and unavailable for a visit on the 9/2, 9/9, and 9/16 departures.


Day 5 : Ottawa - Québec City

Drive into the French-Canadian province of Québec, where there is a sudden change in language and tradition. Follow the King’s Highway, tracing this historical route along the north shore of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Late-afternoon arrival in historic Québec City, the heart of French Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, join our optional outing to an Old World French restaurant with time afterward to stroll through historic Old Town and an inside visit to the Château Frontenac at night.


Day 6 : Québec City

Tour Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the great turrets of the Château Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France and is one of the best-preserved cities in North America. Within the walls reside the Place d’Armes; the Laval Seminary; the star-plan Citadelle, with grand vistas from its bastions; and ancient Place Royale. Also see the stone houses crowding the narrow streets of Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River. The afternoon and evening are free, and your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.


Day 7 : Québec City - Montréal

A late-morning arrival in sophisticated Montréal, one of the world’s largest French-speaking cities. Major attractions on this afternoon’s tour include once-walled Old Montréal, NOTRE DAME BASILICA, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, and modern Montréal.


Day 8 : Montréal

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Montréal Trudeau Airport are included.


In Niagara Falls, Toronto, Québec City, and Montréal; Maid of the Mist cruise, scenic cruise along the St. Lawrence River, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

NOTES:

The operation of the Maid of the Mist cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions. Usually, favorable conditions exist from mid-May to late-October. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
Due to seasonal hours, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables will be closed and unavailable for a visit on the 9/2, 9/9, and 9/16 departures.

INSIDE VISITS

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges when applicable.
STANDARD INCLUDED FEATURES:

Accommodations

Meals

The option to prepurchase breakfast daily is available on this vacation and will include 5 full and 2 continental breakfasts.
Exclusions:
Return airfare, airport taxes, visa charges, insurance, tips, all items of personal nature and anything not mentioned in the 'Inclusions'. GST 5%.
Disclaimer:
Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.