Toronto - Ottawa - Montreal (658 km)
In the early morning, we will depart from Toronto to visit Canada's capital, Ottawa, where we will go on a sightseeing tour to visit Parliament Hill (outside view), the Peace Tower, the Centennial Flame, Rideau Canal, the Canadian War Museum, and the Canadian Museum of History, which we will find across the river in Gatineau, QC. Continue our journey to Canada's second largest city, Montreal. Proceed to hotel after dinner.
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.
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.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$19; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$17
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.
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 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.
Gatineau is a city in western Quebec, Canada. It is the fourth-largest city in the province after Montreal, Quebec City, and Laval. It is 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$15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$21
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.
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; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$6
Standard Hotel: Comfort/Quality Hotel Montreal or similar
Montreal - Mont Tremblant - Quebec City (401 km)
This morning, we will leave Montreal and proceed to Mont Tremblant. There, we will have a chance to take a Panoramic Gondola to enjoy the spectacular views of the mountain. In the afternoon, we will head our way to Quebec City to see the Ramparts of Old Quebec, Chateau Frontenac, and Parliament Building. We will also grab a cup of coffee at a local cafe to get a taste of the culture.
Mont-Tremblant is a Quebecois city nestled in the Laurentian Mountain range. It is a beautifully quaint mountain town, making it a highly popular winter destination.
Mont Tremblant is the highest peak in the Laurentian mountains. From the town below, you can take a scenic gondola ride up to the top of the mountain, where you can engage in a wealth of fun activities.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$25; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$25
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.
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.
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.
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 Quebec or similar
Quebec City - Thousand Islands - Toronto (813 km)
After breakfast we will leave Quebec City and arrive in the Thousand Islands region in the afternoon, where we can enjoy a relaxing boat ride along the St. Lawrence River. On the boat we will have a chance to view the world famous Heart Island, Boldt Castle and Zavikon Island Bridge. In the early evening, we will arrive in Toronto, where the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
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
The 1,864 scattered across the United States-Canada border in the St. Lawrence River were once an ideal location for bootleggers to sneak alcohol into the prohibition-era US from Canada. Today it is an area of beauty and history.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$30; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$30; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$30
Built by the original manager of New York City's famous Waldorf-Astoria hotel, Bolt Castle is on Heart Island in the 1000 Islands area of the St. Lawrence River. The massive stone masonry structure is a sight to behold.
Technically two islands, Zavikon claims to have the world's smallest international bridge. However, this is actually untrue, as both are in Canada. There is a lovely house on the island.