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15-Day Trails of Modern Explorers Independant Tour from Toronto

Tour Code: 358-2269
From USD  $1475.26 
Daily (5/1 - 10/17)
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Toronto, Canada
15 Days 14 Nights

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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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    • 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: Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre or Courtyard By Marriott Toronto
    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.
    • 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!
    Standard Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Toronto or Chelsea Hotel
    Day 3

    Toronto - Huntsville (186 km)

    Today, we will travel north through charming rural villages until we reach the pine and granite landscape of Muskoka, where we will visit the Muskoka Pioneer Village. Our main destination of the day is Huntsville, situated on the edge of Algonquin Provincial Park.
    • Huntsville, ON

      Huntsville is the largest town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada. It is located 215 kilometres (134 mi) north of Toronto and 130 kilometres (81 mi) south of North Bay. Due to its natural environment and natural resources, Huntsville is a tourist destination drawing people from around the world.
    Standard Hotel: Best Western PLUS Muskoka Inn or Hidden Valley Resort
    Day 4


    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 5

    Huntsville - Pembroke (239 km)

    Today, we will continue traveling through Algonquin Park before making our way to the small town of Pembroke, where we will spend the night.
    Standard Hotel: Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre or Comfort inn Pembroke
    Day 6

    Pembroke to Ottawa (147 km)

    Today, we will enjoy the scenic drive along the border between Quebec and Ontario, passing rural towns such as Renfrew and Anrprior. We will spend the night in Ottawa.
    Standard Hotel: Lord Elgin Hotel or Delta Ottawa City Centre or Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament HIll
    Day 7

    Ottawa - Montreal (166 km)

    Leaving the capital, we will travel east towards the border between Ontario and Quebec before arriving in the thriving metropolis of Montreal, a city of cultural contrasts and urban elegance, where we will spend the night.
    Standard Hotel: Days Inn Montreal Downtown or Le Nouvel Hotel
    Day 8

    Montreal - Quebec City - Montreal (525 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.


      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: Hotel Faubourg Montreal or similar
    Day 9

    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 10

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

    Today, we will stop at the spectacular Montmorency Falls, the beautiful Ile d'Orleans, and the shrine at Ste. Anne-de-Beaupre before we traverse the beautiful mountainous area of Charlevoix until we reach beautiful Ile-aux-Coudres, where we will spend the night.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Cap-aux-Pierres or La Roche Pleureuse
    Day 11

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

    On our way to Chicoutimi in the scenic Lac-St-John region, we will stop in Tadoussac, a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the confluence of the Saguenay Fjord and the Saint Lawrence River. Continuing inward along the shores of the Saguenay, we will take a stroll along the Sainte-Rose-du-Nord on one of the area's lovely trails. We will spend the night in the Saguenay region.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel La Sagueneene or Hotel Le Montagnais
    Day 12

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

    Today, we will travel to a forest lodge to discover the wild side of Quebec, where the trees and animals outnumber the towns and people. We will spend the night in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Sacacomie or Lac-a-l'Eau-Claire - Hotellerie Champetre
    Day 13


    Guests staying at Sacacomie Lodge and Lac a l'Eau Claire have a variety of activities at their disposal, including hiking, access to the resort's private beach, boating, canoeing, and kayaking. Some activities, like seaplane flights, ATV tours, and horseback riding acquire an additional fee.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Sacacomie or Lac-a-l'Eau-Claire - Hotellerie Champetre
    Day 14

    Saint-Agathe-des-Monts - Belleville (498 km)

    Today, guests will leave Saint-Agathe-des-Montes and head through rural Ontario. They shouldn't miss the chance to stop at Upper Canada Village, an impressive living recreation of a 19th century Canadian pioneer village, or to explore the Thousand Islands region. They will spend the night in Belleville.
    Standard Hotel: Travelodge Hotel Belleville or Fairfield Inn & Suites Belleville
    Day 15

    Belleville - Toronto (189 km)

    Guests will take a leisurely drive along Lake Ontario on their way back to Pearson INternational Airport in Toronto to catch 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.

        Visitors to Canada:


        • 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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    • Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
      Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .
    • 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.
      The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
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