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13-Day Heritage Trail Independant Tour from Toronto

Tour code: 458-2269
From USD $1384.68
  • Available: Daily (5/1 - 10/25)
  • Depart from: Toronto, Canada
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 13 Days 12 Nights

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Highlights:

Visit Montreal (McGill University, Mount Royal, Notre-Dame Basilica, Old Montreal, St. Josephs Oratory), Quebec City (Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec, Place Royale, Ramparts of Quebec City), Toronto (Chinatown, CN Tower, Ontario Legislative Building, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto City Hall), Ottawa (Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal, Victoria Island).

Tour Itinerary

    Note: Explore the provinces of Ontario and Quebec on this 13-day holiday, taking in the highlights of Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. The circular route travels along Lake Ontario from Toronto to the Thousand Islands resort region, then east to taste the unique flavour of French Canada. The northern journey from Ottawa travels through Algonquin Park and on to Niagara Falls, the "honeymoon capital of North America", before returning to Toronto.
  • Day 1
    Arrival in Toronto
  • Day 2
    Toronto
  • Day 3
    Toronto - Kingston (264 km)
  • Day 4
    Kingston - Montreal (287 km)
  • Day 5
    Montreal
  • Day 6
    Montreal - Quebec City (262 km)
  • Day 7
    Quebec City
  • Day 8
    Quebec City - Ottawa (460 km)
  • Day 9
    Ottawa [Free w/ Turtle Island Breakfast]
  • Day 10
    Ottawa - Huntsville (275 km)
  • Day 11
    Huntsville
  • Day 12
    Huntsville - Niagara Falls (248 km)
  • Day 13
    Niagara Falls - Toronto (128 km)
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Day 1 Arrival in Toronto

Arrive Pearson International Airport in Toronto, and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick-up your Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. Remainder of day is at leisure for shopping at the Eaton Center or perhaps sampling the fine cuisine and nightlife of Toronto. Overnight in Toronto.

Day 2 Toronto

Today you will discover the many identities of this cosmopolitan city on a sightseeing tour of Toronto. Highlights include the provincial Parliament Buildings, City Hall, the financial district, Chinatown, residential areas, the waterfront. Admission to the CN Tower, standing 335.33 metres tall, is included. We will also ride the glass-fronted elevators to the top and take in unforgettable views of Toronto and Lake Ontario. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration, shopping or simple relaxation. Overnight in Toronto.

Day 3 Toronto - Kingston (264 km)

Today, guests will drive east towards Kingston, where they can tour Fort Henry. An alternative route to Kingston passes through the quaint heritage towns of Prince Edward County.

Day 4 Kingston - Montreal (287 km)

On the way to Montreal, guests will pass through the beautiful Thousand Islands region, where they can take a boat tour of this magnificent, lush area, dotted with cottages and vast estates. The cruise takes them past Boldt Castle, Zavikon Island, and Millionaire's Row. They will spend the night in Montreal.

Day 5 Montreal

Take a sightseeing tour of Montreal today. Highlights of this fully-narrated tour area include: a photo stop at the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica (entrance not included), the residential and financial districts, historic Old Montreal, St. Joseph Oratory (photo stop), a view of the campus of McGill University and a panoramic view from an observation point on top of Mont Royal. The tour will bring passengers by more than 200 points of interest. Overnight in Montreal.

Day 6 Montreal - Quebec City (262 km)

Leaving Montreal in the morning, we will travel further into the French-speaking province of Quebec. Following the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, we will reach Quebec City, where we will have the rest of the day to explore at our own leisure.

Day 7 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.

Day 8 Quebec City - Ottawa (460 km)

Following the shore of the St.Lawrence, this morning we travel west past Montreal, across the Ontario border, and on to Ottawa- the nations's capital. We will stop for lunch along the way at the Sucrerie de la Montagne, an authentic sugar shack and pioneer-style restaurant. Upon arrival to Ottawa we take a tour of Ottawa. We view the Parliament Building, residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General, Rideau Canal(designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site), and much more. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Ottawa.

Day 9 Ottawa [Free w/ Turtle Island Breakfast]

This morning, we will enjoy an authentic Turtle Island Aboriginal Breakfast on Victoria Island. The afternoon is free for independent exploration of Ottawa's many museums and fine galleries, shopping at the Sparks Street Mall or perhaps a boat cruise on one of the city's many water-ways. Overnight in Ottawa.

Day 10 Ottawa - Huntsville (275 km)

Today, guests will drive from Ottawa through rural Ontario until they reach Huntsville, where they will spend the night.

Day 11 Huntsville

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.

Day 12 Huntsville - Niagara Falls (248 km)

Driving south from Huntsville, guests will make their way to Niagara Falls, the honeymoon capital of the world. On the way, guests should stop in Midland to see Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, a historic, recreated village that demonstrates what everyday life was like in an old colonial village. After passing through the local vineyards, they will reach Niagara Falls, where they will spend the night.

Day 13 Niagara Falls - Toronto (128 km)

This is your day of departure. Check out of your hotel before your scheduled transfer to Toronto International Airport for your flight home.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 12 nights
  • Day 4, Rockport - 1-hour 1000 Islands cruise
  • A personalised 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
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST, less tour package rebate
  • Exclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Does not include Transportation between the cities. Guests should rent a car on their own to take the tour
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified
  • Car rental, taxes and insurance
  • Activity Package - Adult $135, Child (0-11) $85
    • Admission to the CN Tower
    • 2-hour Quebec City sightseeing tour
    • 2-hour Discover the Capital tour #1 (Step On/Step Off)
    • 30-minute Maid of the Mist boat ride
      Note This package available on May 1 - October 11 and departure Jun 23 is unavailable due to Canada Day.
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