8-Day Twin Cultures Independent Tour from Toronto

  • Tour code: 058-2273
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: Toronto, Canada
  • Duration: 8 Days
From USD$1299.09

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Highlights:

Visit Montreal (Mount Royal, Notre-Dame Basilica, Old Montreal, Olympic Stadium and Tower, Quartier Latin, Saint Catherine Street), Quebec City (Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec, Place Royale), Toronto (CN Tower, Ontario Legislative Building, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto City Hall), Niagara Falls Canada (Horseshoe Falls), Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Pricing Details

Single: $1875.70
Double (/Person): $1299.09
Third Person Adult: $1157.84
Child (Age 0-11): $450.01
Fourth Person Adult: $1085.28
Child (Age 0-11): $450.01

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Toronto
  • Day 2 Toronto
  • Day 3 Toronto - Niagara Falls - Niagara-on-the-Lake - Toronto(139 km)
  • Day 4 Via Rail / The Corridor Toronto to Quebec City(729 km)
  • Day 5 Quebec City
  • Day 6 Via Rail / The Corridor Quebec City to Montreal(230 km)
  • Day 7 Montreal
  • Day 8 Via Rail / The Corridor Montreal to Toronto(504 km)
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Day 1 Toronto

Guests will arrive at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, where they will independently transfer to the hotel. After check-in with the tour director, they will have the remainder of the day for free time.
Standard Hotel: Courtyard By Marriott Toronto or Chelsea Hotel

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.

The capital of the province of Ontario, Toronto is the largest city in Canada. It is perched on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario. This historic city combines modern innovation with traditional Canadian culture and style.

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    The Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is the seventh structure to function as the parliamentary building of the province of Ontario. This impressive building is in the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style and was built in 1893.
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    This unique building complex is one of the most famous in Toronto, and also the home of the city's municipal government.
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    One of the largest Chinatowns in North America is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Toronto contains several Chinatowns. This one is the oldest, dating back to the 1870s, and the historical area features many authentic groceries, restaurants, and shops.
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    Most recognizable landmark and the tallest building in Canada. Enjoy panoramic views through glass floor observation decks and see why this structure was recently nominated one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
    Admission (Optional): Adult C$38; Child (4-12 yrs) C$28; Senior (65+) C$38|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Jan 1 - Dec 31 8:30am - 11:00pm, Closed on 12/25|Duration: 30 Minutes to 1 Hour
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    Just south of the CN Tower in Toronto, you will find Ripley's Aquarium, opened in 2013. It is divided into nine galleries, each themed after a specific marine environment, showcasing the diverse animals that live in each.
    Admission (Optional): Adult C$29; Child (3-5 yrs) C$8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$29
Standard Hotel: Chelsea Hotel or similar

Day 3 Toronto - Niagara Falls - Niagara-on-the-Lake - Toronto(139 km)

Enjoy a full-day sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls. The route takes you through the lush fruit growing district and wine region of the Niagara Peninsula. Marvel at the spectacle of the famous Niagara Falls and step aboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruises Voyage To The Falls boat tour for a fantastic boat trip to the foot of the Horseshoe Falls. You will have ample time at the Falls to take pictures and admire the thundering waters or stroll into town. Highlights include a meal and a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway, which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge. Pass through the historic community of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto for the evening. Overnight in Toronto. Lunch included.

Known and loved for both their power and their beauty, the Niagara Falls offer an experience unlike any other. More water tumbles down from the Niagara River every minute than any other place in the world.

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    The Horseshoe Falls is mainly located in Ontario, Canada and partly in New York, United States, on the Niagara River. Approximately 90% of Niagara Falls flows over Horseshoe Falls.

Nicknamed "the loveliest town in Canada," Niagara-on-the-Lake is a historic town in Ontario, and home of the annual Shaw Festival, an ongoing theater event. It is a popular tourist destination due to its vicinity to Niagara Falls.

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Toronto/Downtown Centre /Courtyard by Marriott or similar
Lunch: Included

Day 4 Via Rail / The Corridor Toronto to Quebec City(729 km)

This morning, guests will transfer independently to Union Station to board VIA Rail's The Corridor train to Quebec City. You will be passing quaint little towns along Lake Ontario, the historic city of Kingston, the Thousand Islands region and ride close to the American border before crossing into the province of Quebec. Past Montreal, the train will be riding along the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River passing charming little towns and villages in the beautiful French-Canadian countryside. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the fascinating Quebec City and experience its energetic nightlife. Overnight in Quebec City.
Standard Hotel: Hotel Le Concorde Quebec or Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

Day 5 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.

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.

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    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.
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    Place Royale is a historic square located in the Lower Town area of Old Quebec. It was established as a trading post by Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec City, and is now an important cultural site.
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    The first church in North America north of Mexico to be elevated to the status of a minor basilica, Quebec City's Notre-Dame Cathedral is a neoclassical church originally constructed in 1647, although it has been rebuilt twice due to fire.
Standard Hotel: Hotel Le Concorde Quebec or Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

Day 6 Via Rail / The Corridor Quebec City to Montreal(230 km)

Today, guests will hop on the VIA Rail for a short ride to Montreal, traveling along the shores of the Saint Lawrence River. Upon reaching Montreal, they will prepare for an afternoon of exploring the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, walking down lively Saint Catherine Street.

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.

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    St. Catherine Street is the main commercial street in Montreal, housing countless stores and other entertaining venues, such as Ogilvy's Department Store and the Montreal Forum.
    Duration: 1 Day
Standard Hotel: Days Inn Montreal Downtown or Le Nouvel Hotel and Spa

Day 7 Montreal

Today, you will be going on a 3 hour sightseeing tour of Montreal.* You will see numerous highlights, such as the Notre Dame Basilica, the financial and residential districts, historic Old Montreal, the charming Latin Quarter and much more. You will visit the Olympic Complex, travel through the campus of McGill university and savour the panoramic views from an observation point on top of Mont Royal. The rest of the day is at your leisure to further explore the city. Overnight in Montreal.

*Please note: For departures on or after Oct 25, 2018, the Montreal city tour will be replaced with admission to the Grevin Montreal Museum.

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.

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    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
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    The neighborhood in Montreal, Quebec known as "Old Montreal" is the oldest area of the city, with some structures dating as far back as New France settlements. The area contains many museums as well as sightseeing opportunities.
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    The first church in North America north of Mexico to be elevated to the status of a minor basilica, Quebec City's Notre-Dame Cathedral is a neoclassical church originally constructed in 1647, although it has been rebuilt twice due to fire.
    Duration: 1 Day
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    Built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, the Olympic Tower offers stunning views of Montreal. Standing imperially over the Olympic Park, the Olympic tower slants at a 30 degree incline, and is the tallest inclined tower in the world.
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    McGill University is a public college in Montreal, consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. Notable alumni include actor William Shatner from Star Trek, poet and musician Leonard Cohen, and Win Butler of the band Arcade Fire.
    Duration: 1 Day
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    This hill in Montreal, Quebec is the namesake of the entire city and an important cultural, environmental, and historical landmark. The top of the so-called mountain is Mount Royal Park, one of the area's largest forested areas.
Standard Hotel: Days Inn Montreal Downtown - Standard Cb

Day 8 Via Rail / The Corridor Montreal to Toronto(504 km)

Today, guests will depart from Montreal to Toronto aboard the VIA Rail. Upon arriving at Union Station, the tour will come to an end. Guests will then transfer independently to Toronto's Pearson International Airport for their departure flights. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • 2-hour sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • CN Tower admission
  • Full day excursion to Niagara Falls including lunch and Hornblower Niagara Cruises Voyage To The Fall boat tour*
  • Toronto to Quebec City rail transfer on Via Railís The Corridor (Economy class)
  • 2-hour sightseeing tour of Quebec City
  • Quebec City to Montreal rail transfer on Via Railís The Corridor (Economy class)
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour of Montreal(Apr.23-Oct.23,2018)or Grevin Montreal Museum(Oct.24-Apr.23,2019)
  • Montreal to Toronto rail transfer on Via Railís The Corridor (Economy class)
  • Travel and Information kit
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST, less tour package rebate * Substituted by "Journey Behind the Falls" in off season.
  • Exclusions

  • Transfers, unless otherwise specified
  • Airport improvement fee
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified
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    Terms & Condition

  • All purchases will be confirmed with one business day after purchase.
  • Cancellation and Refund policy(Notification day and departure day are not counted):
    • 30-44 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
    • 4-29 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    • Within 3 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
    • Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
    • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
  • Tour schedules, rates, and itineraries subject to change without notice. Some tours may be canceled if fewer than 20 full fares are sold by departure time.
  • We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.
  • Currency Fluctuations: All tour prices are current at the time of publication and are susceptible to currency fluctuations. We reserve the right to alter the tour price in accordance with changes in foreign exchanges rates and changes in prices for services. The rate that you pay when you reserve your tour will protect you against future currency fluctuations; on the other hand, no price adjust (refund) will be made based upon change in tour prices.