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12-Day Canadian Eastern Explorer Tour From Toronto

Tour Code: 458-1102
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Toronto, Canada
Duration:
12 Days 11 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Toronto, ON, Montreal, QC, Quebec City, QC, Ottawa, ON, Niagara Falls Canada, ON.

  • Overnight in Niagara Falls Hilton Fallsview Hotel
  • This tour is offered in English and German on certain dates. Please review the language chart in "Additional Note" for details.

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English Comentary 2018-07-08,2018-08-12,2018-08-26,2018-09-09,2018-09-16
German Comentary 2018-08-05~2018-08-26(Sun)
2018-09-02~2018-09-30(Sun)
2018-06-24,2018-07-08,2018-07-22
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    LanguageSurcharge Date / Date Range
    English Comentary 2018-07-08,2018-08-12,2018-08-26,2018-09-09,2018-09-16
    German Comentary 2018-08-05~2018-08-26(Sun)
    2018-09-02~2018-09-30(Sun)
    2018-06-24,2018-07-08,2018-07-22
    • Children under 14 yrs are not permitted.
    Day 1

    Toronto Arrival

    Arrive at Pearson International Airport, Toronto. Individual transfer to your centrally-located hotel. After checking in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free. Overnight in Toronto.
    Standard Hotel: Eaton Chelsea Hotel or similar
    Day 2

    Toronto

    Today you will discover the many identities of this cosmopolitan city on a sightseeing tour of Toronto. Highlights include the provincial Parliament Buildings, City Hall, the financial district, Chinatown, residential areas, the waterfront. Admission to the CN Tower, standing 335.33 metres tall, is included. We will also ride the glass-fronted elevators to the top and take in unforgettable views of Toronto and Lake Ontario. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration, shopping or simple relaxation. Overnight in Toronto.
    • Toronto, ON

      The capital of the province of Ontario, Toronto is the largest city in Canada. It is perched on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario. This historic city combines modern innovation with traditional Canadian culture and style.

      Ontario Legislative Building

      The Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is the seventh structure to function as the parliamentary building of the province of Ontario. This impressive building is in the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style and was built in 1893.

      Toronto City Hall

      This unique building complex is one of the most famous in Toronto, and also the home of the city's municipal government.

      Chinatown

      One of the largest Chinatowns in North America is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Toronto contains several Chinatowns. This one is the oldest, dating back to the 1870s, and the historical area features many authentic groceries, restaurants, and shops.

      CN Tower

      Most recognizable landmark and the tallest building in Canada. Enjoy panoramic views through glass floor observation decks and see why this structure was recently nominated one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

      Admission (Optional): Adult C$38; Child (4-12 yrs) C$28; Senior (65+) C$38|Duration: 30 Minutes to 1 Hour

      Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

      Just south of the CN Tower in Toronto, you will find Ripley's Aquarium, opened in 2013. It is divided into nine galleries, each themed after a specific marine environment, showcasing the diverse animals that live in each.

      Admission (Optional): Adult C$29; Child (3-5 yrs) C$8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$29

    Standard Hotel: Chelsea Hotel or similar
    Day 3

    Toronto - Thousand Islands - Montreal (511 km)

    Departing early, we enjoy a pleasant drive east. Following the North shore of Lake Ontario, we pass endless miles of rolling farmland. Our first destination is the beautiful Thousand Islands resort region, where we embark upon a relaxing cruise. After taking in the sights and sounds of this river playground, we re-board our tour coach for the drive to Montreal. Overnight in Montreal.
    • Thousand Islands, ON

      An international tourism destination situated between Canada and the United States along the St. Lawrence River. The region takes its name from the more than 1,000 islands that dot the lakes and rivers along this international waterway.

      Thousand Islands Cruise

      In the Saint Lawrence River between New York and Ontario, there are 1,864 islands. This picturesque landscape has been a vacation destination for more than 150 years, and with good reason. The attractions include lighthouses, museums, fishing, and diving.

      Opening Hours: Apr 1 - Oct 31

    Standard Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Montreal or Nouvel Hotel and Spa or Similar
    Breakfast: Included (Continental)
    Day 4

    Montreal

    Take a sightseeing tour of Montreal today. Highlights of this fully-narrated tour area include: a photo stop at the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica (entrance not included), the residential and financial districts, historic Old Montreal, St. Joseph Oratory (photo stop), a view of the campus of McGill University and a panoramic view from an observation point on top of Mont Royal. The tour will bring passengers by more than 200 points of interest. Overnight in Montreal.

    Please Note: For departure Oct 29, 2018 - Apr 28, 2019, the Montreal City Tour will be replaced with Access to Au Sommet Place Ville Marie Observatory & Exhibition.

    • Montreal, QC

      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.

      Notre-Dame Basilica

      The Notre-Dame Basilica-Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec is the oldest parish church in North America, founded in 1647. It is also the first to be elevated to the rank of basilica. Visitors also come for its impressive neoclassical architecture.

      Admission (Optional): Adult C$6

      Old Montreal

      The neighborhood in Montreal, Quebec known as "Old Montreal" is the oldest area of the city, with some structures dating as far back as New France settlements. The area contains many museums as well as sightseeing opportunities.

      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.

      McGill University

      McGill University is a public college in Montreal, consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. Notable alumni include actor William Shatner from Star Trek, poet and musician Leonard Cohen, and Win Butler of the band Arcade Fire.

      Duration: 1 Day

      Mount Royal

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Montreal or Nouvel Hotel and Spa or Similar
    Day 5

    Montreal - Quebec City - Montreal (465 km)

    Take a full-day excursion to Quebec City, the provincial capital and discover the historical treasures and wonderful "joie de vivre" atmosphere of Quebec City. Your expert guide provides narration as you tour through the only walled city in North America. Highlights include the Upper and Lower Towns, the Parliament Buildings, the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel of Quebec, Chateau Frontenac, Place d'Armes, Quebec National Assembly and the Notre Dame Basilica. A visit to Montmorency Falls, 30 meters higher than the world famous Niagara Falls, and a 1.5 hour cruise of the St. Lawrence River is also included. Overnight in Montreal.
    • 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.

      Parliament Building

      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.

      Citadelle of Quebec

      This fort has been an active military installation for almost two hundred years. It sits on a key bend in the St. Lawrence river and was originally intended to guard against an American invasion of Canada.

      Chateau Frontenac

      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.

      Place d'Armes

      The Place d'Armes is a public square in Quebec City. At its center stands a large Gothic fountain, which was made as a tribute to the arrival of the Recollet Franciscan monks, the first missionaries to come to the area.

      Notre-Dame-des-Victoires

      This small church got its name ("Victory") after a 1690 English attack on Quebec City was forced to retreat. It is located in the quaint, picturesque historic district of Quebec City.

      Montmorency Falls

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec or Similar
    Day 6

    Quebec City (371 km)

    This day is at your leisure to further explore the sights of this charming World Heritage Site. You can enjoy an optional full day excursion to Tadoussac including 3-hour of whale watching tour on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saguenay River. Step aboard a regular boat and go in search of the world's largest mammals. You will also visit the spectacular Montmorency Fallsthat are 30 metres higher than the world-famous Niagara Falls. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this historic French-Canadian city with narrow streets and unique boutiques. Overnight in Quebec City.
    • 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.

      Montmorency Falls

      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.
    • Tadoussac, QC

      Tadoussac is a village in Quebec, Canada, at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. It was France's first trading post on the mainland of New France and an important trading post in the seventeenth century, so it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in Canada.

      St. Lawrence River Whale Watch

      Cruise down the St. Lawrence River to spot any of the thirteen species of majestic whales which take harbor in the region.
    Standard Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 7

    Quebec City - Ottawa (399 km)

    Following the shore of the St.Lawrence, this morning we travel west past Montreal, across the Ontario border, and on to Ottawa- the nations's capital. We will stop for lunch along the way at the Sucrerie de la Montagne, an authentic sugar shack and pioneer-style restaurant. Upon arrival to Ottawa we take a tour of Ottawa. We view the Parliament Building, residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General, Rideau Canal(designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site), and much more. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Ottawa.
    • Montreal, QC

      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.

      Sucrerie de la Montagne

      An authentic Quebecois sugar shack, the Sucrerie de la Montagne is open year-round, in the middle of a mountain forest. The site features a general store, a restaurant, and a bar. Visit to try their world-famous maple syrup.
    • Ottawa, ON

      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

      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.

      Rideau Canal

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre or similar
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 8

    Ottawa [Free w/ Turtle Island Breakfast]

    This morning, we will enjoy an authentic Turtle Island Aboriginal Breakfast on Victoria Island. The afternoon is free for independent exploration of Ottawa's many museums and fine galleries, shopping at the Sparks Street Mall or perhaps a boat cruise on one of the city's many water-ways. Overnight in Ottawa.
    • Ottawa, ON

      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.

      Victoria Island

      Ottawa's Victoria Island is a large island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago that straddles the boundary between Nunavut and the Northwest Territories of Canada. It is the eighth largest island in the world.

      Turtle Island Aboriginal Breakfast

      Enjoy an authentic aboriginal breakfast on Victoria Island in Ottawa, which features a reconstruction of a First Nations home site.
    Standard Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 9

    Ottawa - Algonquin Provincial Park - Midland (410 km)

    Our journey west from Ottawa will take us past sparkling lakes, rushing streams, deep forests and characteristic northern towns. The trip will be highlighted by a visit to Algonquin Provincial Park where we will take a walk along the scenic trails. This immense wildlife and forest preserve is a favourite destination for camping expeditions during the summer months, and your walk will give your the opportunity to experience a little of it for yourself. Soon, we enter the Muskoka resort region, our destination for the night. Overnight in Midland, ON.
    • Huntsville, ON

      Algonquin Provincial Park

      Algonquin Provincial Park covers a massive area in Ontario, providing numerous campsites, which has served as the inspiration for various landscape painters. Within the park are a visitor's center and a Logging Museum.
    Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Conference Centre or Comfort Inn Midland
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 10

    Midland - Niagara Falls (195 km)

    This morning, upon their arrival to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, guests will have breakfast. This fascinating three-acre historic site is a detailed reconstruction of the first inland European community in Canada. Next, they will drive south past Toronto and then through the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula with a final destination of Niagara Falls. A thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower Niagara Cruise- VIP Boat Tour brings them to the foot of the thundering waterfalls for an unforgettable experience. They will take a ride to the top of the Skylon Tower providing a spectacular view of the falls and the surrounding district of Niagara. Afterwards, they can enjoy an optional Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour that gives them a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding regions or visit IMAX theatre for spectacular movie about the falls projected on a floor-to-ceiling dome. The evening is free for exploring North America's "honeymoon capital". Guests will spend the night in Niagara.
    • Midland, ON

      Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

      Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the first settlement in Ontario, established by French Jesuit missionaries who came to the area in the 1600s. A reconstruction of the original site, Sainte-Marie provides an informative simulation of the lives of these pioneers.
    • 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.

      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!

      Opening Hours: May 5 - Nov 30|Duration: 15-20 Minutes

      Skylon Tower

      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.

      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 $18

      Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour

      Soar high above the beautiful Niagara Falls and gorge in an exciting helicopter ride for a view like no other of these natural wonders.
    Standard Hotel: Niagara Falls Hilton Fallsview or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 11

    Niagara Falls - Niagara-on-the-Lake - Toronto (69 km)

    We will depart from Niagara Falls in the morning.Our drive follows the scenic Niagara Parkway through the historic village of Niagara-on-the-Lake, home of the Shaw Festival. Here we see a small but thriving community, proud to display a carefully-preserved nineteenth-century atmosphere. This afternoon completes the tour with a short drive back to Toronto. This evening features our special "Farewell to Canada" dinner at the CN Tower. Overnight in Toronto.
    • Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

      Nicknamed "the loveliest town in Canada," Niagara-on-the-Lake is a historic town in Ontario, and home of the annual Shaw Festival, an ongoing theater event. It is a popular tourist destination due to its vicinity to Niagara Falls.
    Standard Hotel: Chelsea Hotel or similar
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 12

    Toronto

    A time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells. Individual transfer to Pearson International Airport, Toronto, in time to check in for your return flight.
    Breakfast: Included
    • Price Includes

    • Toronto sightseeing tour
    • Thousand Islands boat cruise
    • Montreal sightseeing tour
    • Quebec sightseeing tour
    • Ottawa sightseeing tour
    • Algonquin Provincial Park excursion
    • Sainte-Marie amongst the Hurons
    • Visit to Niagara Falls and the Skylon Tower
    • Hornblower Niagara Cruises - VIP Boat Tour
    • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
    • First-class (or best available) accomodation
    • Moderate accomodation for 11 nights.
    • Transportation by modern tour coach.
    • Experienced tour driver.
    • Tour director throughout.(Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • Baggage handling (one piece per person).
    • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST, less tour package rebate
    • Price Excludes

    • Optional Admission Fees:
      Activity Fees
      IMAX Theatre Admission & The Daredevil Exhibit $18
      Montreal by Night $42
      Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour $125
      Tadoussac Whalewatching and Montmorency Falls $103
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • Admission fees may be paid to your tour escort upon arrival by cash.
    • All meals and drinks during the trip except for those specified.
    • All gratuities and private expenses.
    • Additional Note

    • Language: Please check following table to see the date with the language you required is available or not before you make the booking.
      Language May Jun Jul Aug Sep
      English / 3 8 12,26 9,16
      German 13 3, 10, 24 8, 22 5, 12, 19, 26 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
      *Dutch passengers on departures with English commentary will receive Dutch documentation and Dutch assistance from the Tour Director as required.
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