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15-Day Trails of Modern Explorers Independant Tour from Toronto

Tour Code: 358-2269
Daily (2016/05/01-2016/10/15)
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Toronto, Canada
15 Days

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Highlights: 14-night hotel stay. Spanning Canada’s two most populous provinces, this urban adventure lets you experience the very best of two distinct cultures.

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    Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
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    $2076.48 $1065.02 $286.15 $35.19 $242.54 $35.19
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    Hotel Option (/room)Surcharge Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTriple
    Bed and Breakfast -P Year round -$207.34-$52.79$79.57
    Bed and Breakfast -S Year round -$541.69-$387.14-$250.95
    • The prices shown on this calendar are for STANDARD tour.
    • Please note for the BED & BREAKFAST each hotel room can only accommodate 3 guests (adults or children).
      • P - Private Bathroom
      • S - Shared Bathroom
    Day 1


    Guests will arrive at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, where they will independently transfer to the hotel. After check-in with the tour director, they will have the remainder of the day for free time.
    Standard Hotel: Courtyard By Marriott Toronto or Chelsea Hotel
    Day 2

    Toronto - Niagara-on-the-Lake - Niagara Falls - Toronto (200 km)

    Today's route leads south, skirting the Niagara Escarpment and traversing the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula. Guests will discover the historic village of Niagara-on-the-Lake proudly displaying its 19th-century heritage. They will take some time to browse through the quaint shops and boutiques before continuing along the scenic Niagara Parkway to Niagara Falls. Once in Niagara Falls,they will put on their rain jacket and step aboard for the ride of a lifetime! The Hornblower Niagara Cruises - Voyage To The Falls tour will take them to the American Falls before sailing past massive rock formations to the magnificent sight of the thundering Horseshoe Falls. As the Hornblower Niagara Cruises Voyage To The Falls tour battles the waters, take advantage of unsurpassed photo opportunities. Overnight in Toronto.

    More» Known and loved for both their power and their beauty, the Niagara Falls offer an experience unlike any other. More water tumbles down from the Niagara River every minute than any other place in the world. «Less

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      More» Formerly Maid of the Mist, the Hornblower Cruise now runs Niagara cruise operations on the Canadian side of the Falls. This boat ride will take passengers as close to the roaring waters of the Falls as possible! «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Apr 1 - Apr 30 9:00am - 5:30pm, Seasonal Times and Dates Vary, Mon - Sun May 1 - May 6 8:00am - 6:30pm, Seasonal Times and Dates Vary, Mon - Sun May 7 - Oct 31 8:00am - 4:00am, Seasonal Times and Dates Vary (8:00a.m.-Dusk ), Mon - Sun Nov 1 - Dec 1 9:30am - 6:00pm, Seasonal Times and Dates Vary|Duration: 15-20 Minutes
    Standard Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Toronto or Chelsea Hotel
    Day 3

    Toronto - Huntsville (186 km)

    Today, guests will travel north through charming rural villages to the pine and granite landscape of Muskoka cottage country, where they should visit to the Muskoka Pioneer Village. Today's destination is Huntsville, situated on the edge of Algonquin Provincial Park and Ontario's coveted "cottage country," known for a gracious lifestyle, endless summer days spent on a multitude of freshwater lakes and rivers and spectacular natural beauty Overnight in Huntsville
    Standard Hotel: Best Western PLUS Muskoka Inn or Hidden Valley Resort
    Day 4


    The vast wilderness of Algonquin Provincial Park is particularly renowned for its network of hiking trails and waterways that invite guests to discover the diverse beauty of the park's flora and fauna. They may want to visit the 22-hectare Muskoka Pioneer Village, a living outdoor history museum recreating the lives of the area’s pioneers Taking a walk to marshland and forest ecosystems, they might be able to see beavers, porcupines and racoons. Overnight in Huntsville
    Standard Hotel: Best Western PLUS Muskoka Inn or Hidden Valley Resort
    Day 5

    Huntsville to Pembroke (239 km)

    Today guests will continue through Algonquin Park, stopping to explore the visitor centre before arriving in the small town of Pembroke Overnight in Pembroke
    Standard Hotel: Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre or Comfort inn Pembroke
    Day 6

    Pembroke to Ottawa (118 km)

    Enjoy a scenic drive along the Quebec-Ontario border, and pass typical rural towns, such as Renfrew and Arnprior Overnight in Ottawa
    Standard Hotel: Lord Elgin Hotel or Delta Ottawa City Centre or Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament HIll
    Day 7

    Ottawa to Montreal (166 km)

    Leaving the Capital Region, guests will travel eastbound towards the border of Ontario and Quebec following the south shore of the Ottawa River Crossing the border, and they will soon reach the thriving metropolis of Montreal, a city of cultural contrasts and urban elegance Overnight in Montreal
    Standard Hotel: Days Inn Montreal Downtown or Le Nouvel Hotel
    Day 8

    Montreal - Quebec City (230 km)

    Departing Montreal, guests will travel further into the French-speaking province of Quebec. Following the shores of the St.Lawrence River, they will reach Quebec City, the only city in North America. The remainder of the day is at their leisure to explore this historical city. Overnight in Quebec City.
    Standard Hotel: Auberge Quebec or Hotel Clarion Quebec
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 9

    Quebec City

    Today is free for guests to explore what lies behind the impressive walls that ring Quebec City, See Canada's impressive walls from the deck of a cruise boat on the St.Lawrence River. As they cruise along the shoreline, a guide will relate the story "New France" and tells them about the origins of Quebec's most famous landmarks. Relax and take in the spectacular views of the Chateau Frontenac, Cap Diamant, Ile d'Orleans and Montmorency Falls. Partake in Quebec City's nightlife and sample some of the wonderful restaurants. Overnight in Quebec City.

    More» Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. It was founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, and some of the architecture in Old Quebec dates back centuries. The Château Frontenac is the most famous landmark. «Less

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      More» The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is a famous grand hotel and a National Historic Site of Canada. The hotel, which is essentially a castle, sits on a hilltop in the city, and is perhaps the most-photographed hotel in the world. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» The Montmorency Falls are 275-foot-high waterfall on the Montmorency River in Quebec, Canada, and mark the point at which that river drops off into the larger St. Lawrence. The area is very tourist-friendly and easily accessible. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Auberge Quebec or Hotel Clarion Quebec
    Day 10

    Quebec City to Ile-aux-Coudres (120 km)

    Stop at the spectacular Montmorency Falls, the beautiful Ile d'Orleans and the shrine at Ste Anne-de-Beaupré before guests traverse the beautiful mountainous area of the Charlevoix Region Travel for a short distance by ferry across the mighty St-Lawrence River to the tree-shrouded beauty of Ile-aux-Coudres Overnight in Ile-aux-Coudres
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Cap-aux-Pierres or La Roche Pleureuse
    Day 11

    Ile-aux-Coudres to Saguenay Region (Via Tadoussac) (170 km)

    On their way to Chicoutimi in the scenic Lac-St-Jean region, guests should stop in Tadoussac, a UNESCO Heritage Site at the confluence of the Saguenay Fjord and the St Lawrence River As they continue inland along the shores of the Saguenay, they should take a stroll at Sainte-Rose-du-Nord on one of the lovely trails Overnight in the Saguenay Region
    Standard Hotel: Hotel La Sagueneene or Hotel Le Montagnais
    Day 12

    Saguenay Region to Saint-Alexis-des-Monts (398 km)

    Discover Quebec’s wild nature at the forest lodge, travelling through dense terrain, where trees and animals outnumber towns and people Overnight in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Sacacomie or Lac-à-l'Eau-Claire - Hotellerie Champetre
    Day 13


    Guests staying at Sacacomie Lodge and Lac à l'Eau Claire are offered a wide variety of activities during their stay: hiking, access to the resort’s private beach, boating, canoeing and kayaking on the tranquil lake Also available, but at a surcharge, are seaplane flights, ATV-tours, fishing and horseback riding Overnight in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Sacacomie or Lac-à-l'Eau-Claire - Hotellerie Champetre
    Day 14

    Saint-Alexis-des-Monts to Belleville (498 km)

    Skirting Montreal, guests will leave the Quebec heartland and travel across the provincial border into rural Ontario Along the route, they should stop at Upper Canada Village, an impressive living re-creation of a 19th-century Canadian pioneer village Near Kingston, they can explore the beautiful Thousand Islands, where lushly forested islands lie amid beautiful lakes Continue to Belleville on the shores of Lake Ontario Overnight in Belleville
    Standard Hotel: Travelodge Hotel Belleville or Fairfield Inn & Suites Belleville
    Day 15

    Belleville to Toronto (189 km)

    Guests will take a leisurely drive along Lake Ontario to return to Toronto's Pearson International Airport to check in for their return flights.
    • Price Includes

  • Accommodation for 14 nights
  • Day 2, Niagara Falls - 15-minute Hornblower Niagara Cruises-Voyage To The Falls
  • Day 9, Quebec City - 1.5 hour Quebec guided Cruise
  • Hotel Sacacomie – resort facilities, independent hiking
  • A personalised Jonview Canada Roadbook, containing essential travel information featuring overview notes of the area of travel, local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights, provincial maps with city guides, hotel vouchers and customised day-by-day routing maps Bed and Breakfast location mapping will not be supplied, however the hotel list will be sent upon confirmation of reservation.
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST, less tour package rebate
    • Price Excludes

  • Airport transfers
  • Airport improvement fee (Montreal)
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified
  • Car rental, taxes and insurance
    • Additional Note

      B&B are generally residential houses offering accommodation and facilities that are shared with resident family members.Hotel list will be sent after confirmation of booking.

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        • The Roadbook contains essential travel information, overview notes of the area of travel, local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights, provincial maps, detailed day by day routing maps for all itineraries, hotel and activity vouchers and value added coupons for attractions where applicable.
        • Our exclusive mapping programme leads passengers from airport, to city centre, to hotel and from one overnight location to the next. It will await passengers at the first hotel on their Fly/Drive itinerary. Hotel lists will be provided after booking is confirmed.
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    • Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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  • All purchases will be confirmed with one business day after purchase.
  • Cancellation and Refund policy(Notification day and departure day are not counted):
    • 30-44 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
    • 4-29 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    • Within 3 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
    • Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
    • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
  • Tour schedules, rates, and itineraries subject to change without notice. Some tours may be canceled if fewer than 20 full fares are sold by departure time.
  • We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.
  • Currency Fluctuations: All tour prices are current at the time of publication and are susceptible to currency fluctuations. We reserve the right to alter the tour price in accordance with changes in foreign exchanges rates and changes in prices for services. The rate that you pay when you reserve your tour will protect you against future currency fluctuations; on the other hand, no price adjust (refund) will be made based upon change in tour prices.
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