Eastern Canada Highlights

12 Days Rail & Cruise

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OVERVIEW

Discover the distinctly different neighbouring Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec on this flexible self drive holiday passing landscapes of maple forests, pastures and quaint villages.

DAY 1 - TORONTO ARRIVAL

On arrival in Toronto today and spend the day exploring the city.

DAY 2 - TORONTO (DAY VISIT TO NIAGARA FALLS)

Enjoy a full day excursion (by motorcoach) to world famous Niagara Falls with its thundering waters and ever present mist. Lunch is included at Niagara Falls. Return to Toronto in the early evening via the scenic settlement of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

DAY 3 - TORONTO TO OTTAWA (453 KM)

This morning collect your rental car and travel to the nation's capital, Ottawa. Once arrived, spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Take in the Parliament Buildings or take a boat cruise along the Rideau Canal (not included).

DAY 4 – OTTAWA (FREE DAY)

Day at leisure to explore Canada’s capital city. Suggested visits include Parliament Hill, the National Gallery and the Canadian War Museum.

DAY 5 - OTTAWA TO MONT TREMBLANT (153 KM)

Today head northeast to the jewel of the Laurentians, Mont Tremblant, a European styled all season resort village. The remainder of the day is free to discover the lively pedestrian village of Tremblant, its charming boutiques, fine restaurants, sports and cultural activities.

DAY 6 - MONT TREMBLANT TO QUEBEC CITY (441 KM)

Enjoy the pleasant scenery as you drive to historic Trois Rivieres for a suggested lunch stop. Continue along the Chemin du Roy road to Quebec City.

DAY 7 - QUEBEC CITY EXPLORING

This morning, join a shared half-day tour of Quebec City’s Unesco world heritage-listed old town. Sights include the Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham, the Ramparts, the National Assembly and the basilica. Afternoon at leisure.

DAY 8 - QUEBEC CITY TO MONTREAL (250 KM)

Following the St. Lawrence River head to the rural landscapes of forests and rich pastures, dotted with tiny villages that extend to Montreal. In Drummondville you may wish to visit the village of Quebecois d"Antan - a faithful reconstruction of a French colonial village.

DAY 9 - MONTREAL

Free day to explore Montreal. We suggest the Notre Dame Basilica, Old Montreal and the French Quarter. Montreal offers a fascinating mix of both French and English cultures. Some of the finest shopping and dining in North America awaits you.

DAY 10 - MONTREAL TO KIGSTON (290 KM)

Travel south to the city of Kingston. On the way visit Upper Canada Village (admission included) - a living history site that depicts life in a rural English Canadian setting during the year 1866. Continue to Kingston, a city notd for its 19th century limestone architecture. Once the capital of Canada, Kingston is located at the point where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River.

DAY 11 - KINGSTON TO TORONTO (263 KM)

Take time to visit Fort Henry National Historic Site near Kingston. A living museum of military life, Fort Henry was build between 1832 and 1834 to repel an American invasion that never came. Continue to Toronto for overnight.

DAY 12 - TORONTO DEPARTURE

Check-out from your hotel and return your rental vehicle in downtown Toronto or Toronto Airport where your holiday ends.

PRICES ON REQUEST

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from moderate 3*, superior to deluxe), your choice of rental car (which is not included) and the season of travel.

Rates differ depending on the time of the year.

Your holiday price includes:

  • Hotel Accommodation including provincial taxes for 11 nights
  • CN Tower admission
  • Niagara Falls sightseeing tour including
    - Hornblower Cruise
    - Lunch overlooking Niagara Falls
    - Winery tour & wine tasting
    - Free time in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Admission to Canadian Museum of History
  • 2 hours Quebec City walking tour
  • Admission to Upper Canada Village (07 May - 21 Sep)
  • 1 hour Beauty of the Islands Cruise
  • Exclusive travel documentation including personalized maps, itinerary and
  • driving instructions, and a Lonely Planet Canada guide

Not included:

  • Airport transfers in Toronto
  • Meals, other than specified
  • Activities, other than specified
  • Car Hire
  • Road Tolls & Parking Fees
  • Gratuities

Eastern Canada Highlights Self Drive - 12 Days
Explore Eastern Canada's major cities.