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13-Day Heritage Trail Independant Tour from Toronto Tour Code: 458-2269

From USD$1380.58  
Daily (5/1 - 10/25)
Toronto, Canada
13 12
Visit Montreal (McGill University, Mount Royal, Notre-Dame Basilica, Old Montreal, St. Josephs Oratory), Quebec City (Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec, Place Royale, Ramparts of Quebec City), Toronto (Chinatown, CN Tower, Ontario Legislative Building, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto City Hall), Ottawa (Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal, Victoria Island).
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Explore the provinces of Ontario and Quebec on this 13-day holiday, taking in the highlights of Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. The circular route travels along Lake Ontario from Toronto to the Thousand Islands resort region, then east to taste the unique flavour of French Canada. The northern journey from Ottawa travels through Algonquin Park and on to Niagara Falls, the "honeymoon capital of North America", before returning to Toronto.

Day 1: Arrival in Toronto

Arrive Pearson International Airport in Toronto, and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick-up your Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. Remainder of day is at leisure for shopping at the Eaton Center or perhaps sampling the fine cuisine and nightlife of Toronto. Overnight in Toronto.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre or Bond Place 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

    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.


    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: Bond Place Hotel or similar

Day 3: Toronto - Kingston(264 km)

Today, guests will drive east towards Kingston, where they can tour Fort Henry. An alternative route to Kingston passes through the quaint heritage towns of Prince Edward County.
Standard Hotel: Thriftlodge Kingston or Ambassador Resort Hotel & Conference Centre

Day 4: Kingston - Montreal(287 km)

On the way to Montreal, guests will pass through the beautiful Thousand Islands region, where they can take a boat tour of this magnificent, lush area, dotted with cottages and vast estates. The cruise takes them past Boldt Castle, Zavikon Island, and Millionaire's Row. They will spend the night in Montreal.
Standard Hotel: Les Suites Labelle or Hotel Le Roberval

Day 5: 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.
  • 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.

    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: Hotel Faubourg Montreal

Day 6: Montreal - Quebec City(262 km)

Leaving Montreal in the morning, we will travel further into the French-speaking province of Quebec. Following the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, we will reach Quebec City, where we will have the rest of the day to explore at our own leisure.
Standard Hotel: Hotel Ambassadeur or Super 8 Sainte-Foy
Breakfast: Included

Day 7: Quebec City

Today you will explore the historic and modern Quebec City on a morning sightseeing tour. Quebec City is the only city in North America with city walls and gates earning it a United Nations World Heritage Site distinction in 1985. Discover the historical treasures and wonderful "joie de vivre" atmosphere of Quebec. Your guide provides narration while you see the Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham, the Fortifications, the National Assembly, Place Royale, the Basilica and many more points of interest. The rest of the day is at your leisure to further explore the city or indulge at one of the many fine restaurants. 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.

    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.

    Place Royale

    Place Royale is a historic square located in the Lower Town area of Old Quebec. It was established as a trading post by Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec City, and is now an important cultural site.

    Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec

    The first church in North America north of Mexico to be elevated to the status of a minor basilica, Quebec City's Notre-Dame Cathedral is a neoclassical church originally constructed in 1647, although it has been rebuilt twice due to fire.
Standard Hotel: Hotel Ambassadeur or Super 8 Sainte-Foy or similar

Day 8: Quebec City - Ottawa(460 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: Capital Hill Hotel & Suites or Days Inn Downtown Ottawa or similar
Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included

Day 9: 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: Capital Hill Hotel & Suites or Days Inn Downtown Ottawa or similar
Breakfast: Included

Day 10: Ottawa - Huntsville(275 km)

Today, guests will drive from Ottawa through rural Ontario until they reach Huntsville, where they will spend the night.
Standard Hotel: Colonial Bay Motel Resort or Comfort Inn Huntsville or Hidden Valley Resort or similar

Day 11: Huntsville

The vast wilderness of Algonquin Provincial Park is renowned for its network of hiking trails and waterways that will invite us to discover the park's diverse flora and fauna. We will have the entire day free to spend at our own leisure throughout the Huntsville area.
Standard Hotel: Colonial Bay Motel Resort or Comfort Inn Huntsville or Hidden Valley Resort

Day 12: Huntsville - Niagara Falls(248 km)

Driving south from Huntsville, guests will make their way to Niagara Falls, the honeymoon capital of the world. On the way, guests should stop in Midland to see Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, a historic, recreated village that demonstrates what everyday life was like in an old colonial village. After passing through the local vineyards, they will reach Niagara Falls, where they will spend the night.
Standard Hotel: Days Inn Clifton Hill or Days Inn & Suites Niagara Falls or similar

Day 13: Niagara Falls - Toronto(128 km)

This is your day of departure. Check out of your hotel before your scheduled transfer to Toronto International Airport for your flight home.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation for 12 nights
  • Day 4, Rockport - 1-hour 1000 Islands cruise
  • A personalised 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
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST, less tour package rebate
  • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Montreal, QC
      Notre-Dame Basilica (Optional) C$6 Free /
      Niagara Falls Canada
      Voyage to the Falls (Optional) C$26 C$20 (5-12 yrs) C$26
      Ottawa, ON
      Discover the capital (Optional) C$38 C$24 (3-12 yrs) C$38 (Over 65 yrs)
      Quebec City
      2-hour Quebec City Sightseeing (Optional) C$41 C$25 (6-12 yrs) C$41 (Over 65 yrs)
      Toronto, ON
      CN Tower (Optional) C$38 C$28 (4-12 yrs) C$38 (65+)
      Ripley's Aquarium of Canada (Optional) C$29 C$8 (3-5 yrs) C$29 (Over 65 yrs)
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
  • Airport transfers
  • Does not include Transportation between the cities. Guests should rent a car on their own to take the tour
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified
  • Car rental, taxes and insurance
  • Activity Package - Adult $135, Child (0-11) $85
    • Admission to the CN Tower
    • 2-hour Quebec City sightseeing tour
    • 2-hour Discover the Capital tour #1 (Step On/Step Off)
    • 30-minute Maid of the Mist boat ride
      Note This package available on May 1 - October 11 and departure Jun 23 is unavailable due to Canada Day.
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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.
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    What does the exclusive rental cars mean? Does the traveler need to rent the car himself or you will do that and he only needs to pay for that separately and how much it would be roughly?
    by Faham Negini on 2013-04-23
    Yes, from city to city, passengers need to rent the car and drive on their own. Car rental provided by Hertz is available for about $600 during the whole trip (before June or after September); Between June and September, it's $810.
    by Taketours on 2013-04-25
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