Canada's Eastern Journey Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Toronto
Arrive at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport & transfer independently to your downtown hotel. After checking in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets of this dynamic city. Discover the delights of Toronto’s colourful neighbourhoods, take a ride to the top of the CN Tower, experience the lively theatre district and indulge in one of the numerous restaurants. Overnight in Toronto. Continental breakfast included.
Day 2: Toronto / Niagara Falls Excursion
This morning we meet our fellow travellers at breakfast before setting out to discover the many identities of the world’s most cosmopolitan city. After seeing the provincial parliament buildings, the waterfront, the imposing CN Tower and lively Chinatown, we leave the city and head for the Niagara Peninsula. We pass through the enchanting Victorian town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and follow the scenic Niagara Parkway to Niagara Falls. Ample time is allocated to admire the falls and take part in some of Niagara Falls numerous activities. Don’t forget your camera to capture the spectacular views! Overnight in Toronto. Continental breakfast included.
Day 3: Toronto to Ottawa
We leave the Toronto skyline behind and drive east to the former capital of Upper Canada, Kingston. Here you have an option of enjoying an entertaining and relaxing lunch cruise through the beautiful Admiralty group of islands. Our route then winds through rolling farmland, following the rivers and lakes of the Rideau Waterway. Upon arrival in Ottawa, we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the national capital. Defined by the Rideau Canal and the government buildings on Parliament Hill, the city offers many great sights including many public gardens, the Byward Market and City Hall. Overnight in Ottawa. Continental breakfast included
Day 4: Ottawa to Québec City
This morning we travel along the scenic Ottawa River to the French-speaking province of Québec. We skirt the magnificent Laurentians and follow the Chemin du Roy Highway past rustic Québecois villages and historic shrines. Today’s journey ends in Québec’s cultural heartland, Québec City. We tour within the walls of the old city and view the ornate city gates, Lower Town, the Citadel and Battlefields Park. Overnight in Québec City. Continental breakfast included.
Day 5: Québec City
The 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‑hours of whalewatching on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saguenay River aboard a regular boat or a Zodiac. Upon return, we will visit the spectacular Montmorency Falls that are 30 metres higher than the Niagara Falls with a flow of roughly 35,000 litres of water per second (125,000 litres during the spring). The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this historic French-Canadian city with narrow streets and unique boutiques. Overnight in Québec City. Continental breakfast included.
Day 6: Québec City to Montréal
Departing from Québec City we drive along the St. Lawrence River in the footsteps of the early settlers. Upon arrival in Montréal, we tour the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. The dynamic city of Montréal encapsulates the two founding cultures of Canada and boasts a curious blend of history and modernity. Touring the downtown area we view the Olympic Complex, charming Old Montréal, McGill University, the residential streets of Mount Royal and the bustling shopping streets. Overnight in Montréal. Continental breakfast included.
Day 7: Montréal to Toronto
Today's route takes us back to Toronto, where you will have time to explore colourful neighbourhoods and to sample some of the city’s great restaurants and wonderful entertainment. Overnight in Toronto. Continental breakfast included.
Day 8: End of Tour
The time has come for some last-minute shopping and to say farewell to Canada. Individual transfer to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. Continental breakfast included.