Eastern Canada Exploration

  • 8 Days
  • 12 meals
  • Regional Discoveries
  • Culture
  • Canada
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Program Overview

Journey across Eastern Canada to discover spellbinding landscapes, royal heritage and premier landmarks. Discover the gorgeous green oasis of Queen’s Park in Toronto, the capital of Canada amidst the Great Lakes. Soar into the sky for breathtaking views of Toronto from the world’s third-tallest freestanding tower, the CN Tower. Experience the majesty of the second largest falls in the world, Niagara Falls. Relax to the sounds of live entertainment during a lunch cruise of the 1000 Islands in Kingston. See the world’s largest skating rink, Rideau Canal in Ottawa, and stroll through the world-renowned farmer’s market, ByWard Market. Explore the treasures of Québec, the birthplace of French North America, finding landmarks that look like fairytales came to life. Breathe the fresh air of the Montréal Botanical Garden on a peaceful afternoon among the thriving 22,000 plant species, 10 greenhouses and more than 20 themed gardens.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Toronto

Welcome to Toronto

Travel to the picturesque city of Toronto, the capital of Ontario in Eastern Canada. Meet the Tour Director who provides ongoing guidance for the duration of the trip. Start with an introductory sightseeing tour of famous landmarks and gorgeous parks, including Queen’s Park, University Avenue and Parliament Street. Soar up the freestanding CN Tower on a glass elevator for panoramic views from the LookOut level. Settle in at nearby accommodations and get to know one another in a welcome dinner this evening.

Activities
  • Introductory TD tour of Toronto
  • Ascend the CN Tower to the LookOut level
  • Welcome dinner
  • Dinner

Day 2

Toronto and Niagara Falls

Majestic Waterfalls

Discover the wonder and power of Niagara Falls on a cruise to the base of the three massive waterfalls. Spend the rest of the day in Niagara-on-the-Lake, known as the culinary capital of Canada. Perhaps sample some local dining experiences, browse the charming shops or wander the botanical gardens before returning to Toronto.

Activities
  • Cruise over to experience Niagara Falls
  • Free time to explore Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Breakfast

Day 3

Toronto, Kingston to Ottawa

Leisurely Journey

Journey to the former French trading post of Kingston on the eastern end of Lake Ontario. Set out on a spectacular lunch cruise of the 1000 Islands, passing grand estates while relaxing on the comfortable dining deck. Continue to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa and check in to local accommodations with free time to explore this evening.

Activities
  • Journey to Kingston for a relaxing 1000 Islands lunch cruise
  • Continue to Ottawa for free time to explore the capital of Canada
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Day 4

Ottawa to Québec City

Canada’s Capital

Go on a morning sightseeing journey of Ottawa past the residence of the Prime Minister and through the Victorian architecture on Parliament Hill. See the historic Rideau Canal, which is lined with boats in the summer and transforms into the world’s largest skating rink in the winter. Stroll through the vibrant neighborhood of ByWard Market, perusing local farm and artisan stalls among more than 600 businesses. Travel to Québec City in time for dinner and check in to local accommodations.

Activities
  • Guided TD sightseeing of Ottawa by motorcoach
  • Stroll through the world-renowned ByWard Market
  • Travel to Québec City in time for a local dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Québec City

Historic Québec

Step into a fairytale on a guided sightseeing tour of Old Québec to explore the iconic symbols of the birthplace of French North America, from Petit-Champlain to Dufferin Terrace. Spend the afternoon on a walking tour, starting at Cape Diamond, crowned by the Citadelle of Québec and stroll down the beautiful trail, Promenade des Gouverneurs. Savor the dinner cuisine at the lovely Le Moulin de St-Laurent, formerly a flour mill and now a warm, historic restaurant.

Activities
  • Guided sightseeing of Old Québec
  • Walking tour led by TD from Cape Diamond to Promenade des Gouverneurs
  • Dinner at Le Moulin de St-Laurent
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 6

Québec City to Montréal

Discover Montréal

Depart Québec City this morning for Montréal to go sightseeing with a licensed guide in the heart of the city to historic sites, including Notre-Dame Basilica and Place Jacques-Cartier. Explore the sprawling park of Mount Royal with a visit to Saint Joseph’s Oratory and the stately mansions of the Golden Square Mile. Settle in to local accommodations in Montréal.

Activities
  • Travel to Montréal for sightseeing with a licensed guide
  • Breakfast

Day 7

Montréal

French Canada Origins

Explore the 17th-century architecture of Old Montréal, strolling the cobblestone streets from the era of New France. Journey into Montréal’s famous Underground City, a pedestrian network of metro stations, businesses and shopping centers. Relax amongst the beauty of Montréal Botanical Garden, where almost 200 acres of greenhouses and themed gardens are home to thousands of plants from all over the world. Gather for a farewell dinner from the Old Port of Montréal.

Activities
  • Walking tour of Old Montréal, featuring the Underground City
  • Relaxing afternoon at the Montréal Botanical Garden
  • Farewell dinner in the Old Port of Montréal
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 8

Montréal to Home

Travel Day

Fill up on breakfast in Montréal before beginning the journey home.

  • Breakfast

Services Included

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with twin occupancy corresponding to the destination.

Meals

Daily breakfast with a mix of lunches and dinners, as stated in the itinerary.

Ground Transportation

All transportation is provided for activities included in the trip itinerary.

Curated Experiences

Curated experiences developed by travel experts.

Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included as listed in the itinerary.

Audio Headsets

Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing.

Full-Time Tour Directors

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip.

Gratuities

Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting travelers every step of the way.

Interactive Technology

Advanced travel software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

Insurance

International travel insurance is provided for protection in case of accidents or illness.

Not Included

Porterage services, housekeeping, airport transfers on the first and last day of the trip if not traveling with a group (unless previously arranged).

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