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TORONTO ROUND TRIP

Best of the East

SELF DRIVE TOURING

TORONTO | NIAGARA FALLS | ALGONQUIN NATIONAL PARK | OTTAWA | MT. TREMBLANT | QUÉBEC CITY | MONTRÉAL | KINGSTON

The wide-open spaces of the Algonquin Provincial Park contrast with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Toronto and Montréal, stately Ottawa and the charm of Québec City on this tour of Eastern Canada. Mont Tremblant is the perfect place to relax and take in the fresh mountain air, and the drive from Québec to Montréal along the St Lawrence River promises scenic views and charming villages.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Experience the unique atmosphere of Montréal
  • Get back to nature in Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Cruise the Thousand Islands
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Québec City
INCLUDES FLIGHTS
15 Days
From £3499 Per Person

Price includes international return flights from London Heathrow with Air Canada. Manchester from £3,489. Glasgow from £3,569. Price valid on selected dates and is subject to availability at the time of booking. Please call for details.

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Best of the East
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Your Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
  • Day 14-15

Day 1 : UK-Toronto

Arrive in Toronto airport, collect your rental car and make your way to your hotel for a two night stay.

Day 2 : Toronto

Vibrant, exciting, multi-cultural and full of contrasts; Toronto is a melting pot, exciting and full of fun. With more restaurants and cafés per head than anywhere else in Canada, an exciting theatre and night scene and superb shopping, there’s plenty to keep you going after you’ve explored the sights. There’s iconic architecture, fascinating attractions, a thriving performing arts and nightlight scene, museums, galleries and diverse neighbourhoods to check out too. No trip to Toronto would be complete without visiting the CN Tower for incredible views over the city.

Day 3 : Toronto - Niagara Falls (81 miles)

Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario, and through the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula, arriving at Niagara-on-the-Lake - the first capital of Upper Canada and one of the best-preserved 19th Century
towns in North America. Continue along the Niagara Parkway heading towards Niagara Falls, one of the world’s natural wonders. We have included the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass. This pass offers you admission to many of Niagara Falls most popular attractions while avoiding long wait times.

Day 4 : Niagara Falls to Huntsville | 375 km/233 mi

Today, travel east into the magnificent Muskoka Country with sparkling clean lakes shimmering under brilliant blue skies. This area has long been a favourite for the people of Southern Ontario for vacations and weekend getaways to the cottage by the lake.

Day 5 : Huntsville | Algonquin Park

Warm weather activities and amenities are yours to enjoy today. Rent a canoe and spend some time by one of the lakes in the area, or perhaps golf is more to your taste - there are dozens of courses in the area.

Day 6 : Huntsville to Ottawa | 399 km/210 mi

In the morning enjoy the park before departing for the nation’s capital, Ottawa. 

Day 7 : Ottawa | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 Excursions

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions:

Option 1. Ottawa River Cruise
The cruise offers a spectacular view of the city and allows you to see the river as it was used long ago: as a highway to transport resources. You will also see the natural beauty of the region that captured the imagination of the first European explorer Samuel de Champlain.

Option 2. Ottawa Express Bike Tour
Join this leisurely relaxed bike tour of Ottawa which is about 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) and explores many of downtown Ottawa’s major attractions on its beautiful and safe bicycle paths.

Option 3. Discover the Capital City Hop On | Off Tour
Experience Ottawa’s original and most comprehensive Hop-on-Hop-off City Tour aboard one of our London Style open top Double Deckers or turn of the century Trolleys.

Day 8 : Ottawa - Mont Tremblant (95 miles)

Today head north east to the jewel of the Laurentians, Mont Tremblant, a European styled all season resort village. Should you have missed the wildlife in the Algonquin Park, we encourage you to visit the Omega Park in Montebello (on the way to Mont Tremblant) which features endemic wildlife, or join a black bear observation tour in the Kenauk Reserve (not included), also nearby Montebello. Take some time to enjoy local activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, horse riding, whitewater rafting, or a helicopter tour. This four-season resort has much to offer the traveller, including a number of spas if you care to indulge.

Day 9 : Mont Tremblant - Québec City (230 miles)

Enjoy the pleasant scenery as you travel from Mont Tremblant to historic Trois Rivieres for a lunch stop and drive along the Chemin du Roy road to Quebec City.

Day 10 : Québec City | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 Excursions

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions:

Option 1. Rendezvous with History Québec City Tour
This is your chance to visit history first hand. The Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, Ramparts, world famous Château Frontenac, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place-Royale, Citadelle and a glimpse of
modern Québec City are the perfect introduction to the city.

Option 2. A Fabulous Country Tour
Travel back in time to rural Québec along the Chemin du Roy to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Here you will be given time to see the world-famous Shrine and Montmorency Falls before visiting the Island of Orléans.  Discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1535, the picturesque village of Sainte-Pétronille has a 19th century rural atmosphere waiting to be rediscovered.

Option 3. Foodie Walking Tour of Québec City
Throughout the years, the food of Québec has been influenced by Amerindian, British and French cuisines. Treat yourself to a behind the-scenes experience of Québec City, discovering its gastronomy and culinary history by taking part in five exclusive tasting presentations.

Day 11 : Québec City - Montréal (155 miles)

Following the St. Lawrence River, pass from city suburbs to the rural landscapes of forests and rich pastures, dotted with tiny villages that extend to Montreal. In Drummondville you may wish to visit the village Quebecois d’Antan (a faithful reconstruction of a French colonial village).

Day 12 : Montréal | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 Excursions

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions:

Option 1. Montréal Half Day Sightseeing Tour
Enjoy a fully guided driving tour to all the “must see” areas of Montréal such as Mont Royal, Old Montréal, and the city’s picturesque riverfront. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the Notre-Dame Basillica, taking in the 360-degree views from the Observatoire Place Ville Marie, and a scenic river cruise along the beautiful St. Lawrence River.

Option 2. Walking Tour of Old Montréal
Explore the winding cobblestone streets of Old Montréal on a guided walking tour. Travel back in time to Fort Ville-Marie in 1642, to today’s modern city and find out more about all the eras that shaped Montréal.

Option 3. Beyond the Market Food Walking Tour
The city’s best food tour takes you to at least 6 of your local guide’s favourite eateries and watering holes. From artisanal charcuteries to thirst quenching craft beers, discover the surrounding areas of Jean- Talon, our largest food market on our walking tour!

Day 13 : Montréal - Kingston (180 miles)

Travel south to the city of Kingston. On the way enjoy a visit to Upper Canada Village (included), located in Morrisburg, an 1860s reconstructed village. You’ll meet loads of friendly folks from the past as you visit over 40
heritage buildings including mills, trades shops, farms, churches, homes, factories and even a one-room schoolhouse. Before reaching Kingston, stop at Gananoque to join an hour cruise of the Thousand Islands (included). Affectionately known as ‘limestone’, Kingston is a city noted for its handsome 19th century limestone architecture. Once the capital of Canada (1841 to 1843), Kingston is located at the point where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River, and at the southern end of the Rideau Canal. Visit the Kingston Mills Lock station, which is the southern entrance to the Rideau Canal System, where visitors can view the four
locks raising boats fourteen metres.

Day 14-15 : Kingston - Toronto (163 miles) - UK

Take the time to visit Fort Henry National Historic Site (admission not included) near Kingston. The flash of scarlet uniforms, the beating of the drums and the sudden crack of musket fire echoing off the limestone battlements send visitors reeling back in time. A living museum of military life, Fort Henry was built between 1832 and 1834 to repel an American invasion that never came. The fort, once the largest military establishment
in Upper Canada, now offers visitors a glimpse of the soldier’s life of those days, through guided tours, soldier’s parades and drills. The highlight and most colourful feature is the internationally renowned Fort Henry Guard: a precision trained unit of Canadian university students performing daily 19th century infantry drills.  Continue to Toronto airport in time to drop off your car before taking your homeward flight.

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