Montreal - Quebec - Montreal (510 km)
We will begin the day with some sightseeing, visiting Mount Royal, after which the city is named. Then we will visit the famous St. Joseph's Oratory, the largest church in Canada. We will then drive to the Historic District of Quebec City, which features many European-style buildings. We will see the Ramparts of the Old Wall, Chateau Frontenac, and the Parliament Building. In the evening, we will return to Montreal.
Before May21 and after September, we will be visiting Montreal Botanical Garden instead of St. Joseph Oratory.
Montreal, Quebec is the second-largest city in Canada, and the center of French Canadian culture. Called "Canada's Cultural Capital," Montreal offers much to see and do, whether you are looking to explore history or the arts.
This hill in Montreal, Quebec is the namesake of the entire city and an important cultural, environmental, and historical landmark. The top of the so-called mountain is Mount Royal Park, one of the area's largest forested areas.
St. Josephs Oratory
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is a magnificent domed basilica in Montreal, Quebec that sits on the slopes of Mount Royal. The largest church in all of Canada, this national shrine can hold up to 10,000 people.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$3; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$3; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$3
Originally a building for track and field events when Montreal hosted the Olympics, today the Biodome serves as an educational facility. Its biological recreation exhibits represent the four dominant biomes in the Western Hemisphere.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$20; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$18|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Quebec City, QC
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 Chateau Frontenac is the most famous landmark.
Historic District of Old Quebec
This UNESCO World Heritage Site traces its history to 1620 and the establishment of the Saint-Louis Fort. Old Quebec is known for its architecture and its value as a testament to the impact of colonization.
Ramparts of Quebec City
The ramparts of Quebec City, located throughout the city, are the remaining walls and gates that were once part of the city's system of defensive fortifications.
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.
This impressive and breathtaking Second-Empire-style building is home to all of the governmental functions of Quebec. Construction on the imposing building took ten years beginning in 1877. The buildings is surrounded by statues of famous Quebecois.
Standard Hotel: Comfort/Quality Hotel Montreal or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton or similar
Montreal - Ottawa - Kingston - Toronto (616 km)
Departing early morning for Canada's Capital city, Ottawa. Sightseeing in Ottawa includes the Parliament Hill and Peace Tower, Centennial Flame, Rideau Canal, Canadian War Museum and Civilization Museum. After lunch time, you will start your way back to Toronto via Kingston. Kingston was once the capital city of Canada. You will have a chance to visit Kingston Fortress and the Old Parliament House (now Kingston's City Hall). Arrive Toronto in the late evening.
During Canadian Tulip Festival (May 11 to May 21), will visiting Dow's Lake instead of War Museum.
Located on the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario, Canada's capital city is also its center of technology and politics. This historic city features many museums, art galleries, and performance centers as well as other attractions like the Rideau Canal.
Parliament Hill, located on the banks of the Ottawa River Canada's capital city, is home to the Canadian Parliament. The gorgeous location and dramatic architecture make this a huge tourist location-- more than 3 million people come every year.
The Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Canada's capital city of Ottawa. The flame was dedicated in celebration of Canada's 100th Anniversary in 1967, and was so well-received by the public that it was made a permanent monument.
The Peace Tower is a large clock tower in Ottawa, Ontario that sits at the center of Parliament Hill. This iconic Canadian building appears on both the fifty- and twenty-dollar Canadian bills. It is more than 300 feet tall.
The Rideau Canal connects the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario to Lake Ontario in Kingston. From May to October when the locks are open, it is a popular boating and recreation area for locals and tourists alike.
Canadian War Museum
In 1880, the Canadian government founded the Canadian War Museum as a place to house a collection of military artifacts and memorabilia it had in its possession. The items in the collection span hundreds of years through present-day conflicts.
During Canadian Tulip Festival (May 12 to May 22), will visiting Dow's Lake instead of War Museum.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$19; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$17
Gatineau is a city in western Quebec, Canada. It is the fourth largest city in the province. Located on the northern bank of the Ottawa River, immediately across from Ottawa, together with which it forms Canada's National Capital Region.
Canadian Museum of History
First established in 1856 as a geological center, the museum that would become the Canadian Museum of History quickly began accumulating ethnological and biological artifacts. By 1968, its continual growth forced it to move to its current location.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$23; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$14; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$21
Located midway between Toronto and Montreal, Kingston was named the first capital of the Province of Canada. Kingston is a city rich in history, culture, critically acclaimed attractions and cuisine.
Kingston City Hall
Built in 1844, this National Historic Site of Canada was once the main governmental building of the capital city of the Province of Canada. Today, it is the city hall of Kingston and a community hub.
Standard Hotel: Quality/Comfort/Park Inn by Radisson/Best Western or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton Parkway/Hilton Markham/Delta or similar
Toronto - Niagara Falls - Toronto (256 km)
In the early morning, we will depart Toronto to visit Niagara Falls. Upon our arrival, we will see the thrilling IMAX Movie to learn about the history of this beautiful area. After that, we will get to ascend to the top of the Skylon Tower for a panoramic view. After lunch, we will ride the famous Horn Blower Cruise for a close-up view of the Falls. On our way back to Toronto, we will stop in the Niagara wine region to try some flavors.
(Horn Blower cruise will close around November, replaced by visiting the Bird Kingdom.)
Guests should arrange their departure flights for after 8:00pm. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to book flights.
Niagara Falls Canada, ON
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.
Niagara Falls IMAX
Home of one of the most spectacular IMAX adventure of all time. In 45mins you'll witness the sights and sounds of the Falls through the perspective of the daredevils who have tried to conquer it.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$15; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$15
Get spectacular views of the region from 775 above the mighty Falls. Overlooks both the American Falls, New York and the larger Horseshoe Falls, Ontario from the Canadian side of the Niagara River.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$15; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$15
Hornblower Niagara Cruise & Incline Railway
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!
Admission (Optional): Adult C$29; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$18; Senior C$29|Opening Hours: 8:30 - Dusk|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
Bird Kingdom is an aviary in the tourist district of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Opened in May 2003, it is the largest free flying indoor aviary in the world.
Horn blower cruise will close around November, replaced by visiting the Bird Kingdom.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$20; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$20|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:30pm, Last admission at 6:30pm