EAST COAST CANADA
14 NIGHTS & 15 DAYS EAST COAST CANADA!!
DAY 01: TORONTO ARRIVAL
On arrival at Toronto Pearson International Airport, you will be transferred to Hotel. The rest of the day will be leisure to explore Toronto's diverse theatre and dining districts. Overnight stays in Toronto.
DAY 02: TORONTO
After Breakfast, get ready to explore Toronto. Enjoy Toronto’s waterfront - one of North America’s largest and enjoy its popular and entertaining attractions: Harbor front, Ontario Place, Sky dome and the Toronto Islands. Downtown Toronto offers museums and art galleries including the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), one of the top 10 museums in the world; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada’s oldest art gallery, the Ontario Science Centre and CN Tower - the World’s tallest free standing structure. Overnight stays in Toronto.
DAY 03: TORONTO - NIAGARA FALLS
Travel 130 km along the shores of Lake Ontario and through the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula, arriving at Niagara-on-the-Lake, the first capital of Upper Canada. Continue to Niagara Falls, one of the world’s natural wonders. Experience the amazing thunder of the falls while riding on the Maid of the Mist (included), which takes you to the very edge of the 167-foot wall of water. For the remainder of the day visit Niagara Falls’ famous attractions such as Casino Niagara, the Butterfly Conservatory filled with over 40 different rare butterfly species and the Skylon Tower which overlooks the falls from 775 feet above. Overnight stays in Niagara Falls.
DAY 04: NIAGARA FALLS - ALGONQUIN PARK
Today’s 375 km drive takes you north, past Toronto and into Ontario’s “Cottage Country” to Algonquin Park. En-route see highlights such as Marie among the Hurons near Midland, a historic site depicting a 17th Century fortress and headquarters of the French Jesuit mission to the Huron nation. This was Ontario’s first European community (not included); or the Muskokas Lake region which makes for a very scenic drive. Finish your day in Algonquin Park and enjoy the serenity of the Canadian wilderness. Overnight stays in Algonquin Park.
DAY 05: ALGONQUIN PARK
Optional: Enjoy hiking, observing wildlife and canoeing. A visit to the Algonquin logging museum and visitor centre are highly recommended. Overnight stays in Algonquin Park.
DAY 06: ALGONQUIN PARK - OTTAWA
In the morning enjoy the park before driving 422 km to the Nation’s Capital, Ottawa. Overnight stays in Ottawa.
DAY 07: OTTAWA
Today we shall proceed for the city tour of Ottawa. In the heart of Ottawa, rising dramatically from a bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, are the Parliament Buildings which house the National Assembly. Many attractions are within sight of Parliament Hill like the Confederation Square, the site of the National War Memorial; the National Arts Centre, Sparks Street Mall and the By Ward Market, a popular area of cafés, craft shops, farmers’ market stalls and nightclubs. A short distance from downtown is the Ottawa Locks of the Rideau Canal. Overnight stays in Ottawa.
DAY 08: OTTAWA - MONT TREMBLANT
Today head north east 153 km to the jewel of the Laurentians, Mont Tremblant, a European styled all season resort village. Visit the Omega Park in Montebello en route, which features endemic wildlife or join a black bear observation tour in the Kenauk Reserve, also near Montebello. Optional: Take some time to go hiking, biking, kayaking, horse riding, whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter tour. Overnight stays in Mont Tremblant.
DAY 09: MONT TREMBLANT - QUEBEC CITY
Enjoy the pleasant scenery as you travel to historic Trois Rivieres for a lunch stop and drive along the Chemin du Roy road to Quebec City. (368 km) Overnight stays in Quebec City.
DAY 10: QUEBEC CITY TOUR
Enjoy a guided tour of the charming old city on foot. With its cobblestone streets, fortified city wall (one of a kind in North America), and 17th Century architecture, this UNESCO World Heritage site is complemented by artisan shops, cafes, landscaped parks, and numerous monuments. Take a stroll on the Plains of Abraham and visit the historic Chateau Frontenac. Overnight stays in Quebec City.
DAY 11: QUEBEC CITY - MONTREAL
Following the St. Lawrence River, drive 252 km through the rural landscapes of forests and rich pastures, dotted with tiny villages that extend to Montreal. In Drummondville (optional) you may wish to visit the village Quebecois d'Antan (a faithful reconstruction of a French colonial village). Arrives Montreal and overnight stays in Montreal.
DAY 12: MONTREAL
Today we shall proceed for the city tour of Montreal. Discover the Notre Dame Basilica, one of the masterpieces of religious architecture in North America located in Old Montreal, residential and financial districts and the French Quarter. Enjoy an outside view of the Olympic site and McGill University and a panoramic view from an observation point on top of Mt. Royal. Other options include a walking or biking tour of the city or a sightseeing cruise (not included) or explore the city at your own pace. Overnight stays in Montreal.
DAY 13: MONTREAL - KINGSTON
Travel 288 km south to the city of Kingston. En route enjoy a visit to an Upper Canada 1860s reconstructed village in Morris burg. You’ll meet loads of friendly folk from the past as you visit over 40 heritage buildings including mills, trades shops, farms, churches, homes, factories and even a one-room schoolhouse. Before reaching Kingston, stop at Gananoque for a one hour cruise of the 1000 islands. Affectionately known as ‘limestone’, Kingston is noted for its handsome 19th Century limestone architecture. Once it was the Capital of Canada (1841 - 1843), Kingston is located at the point where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River, and at the southern end of the Rideau Canal. Visit the Kingston Mills Lock station, the southern entrance to the Rideau Canal system, to view the four locks raising boats fourteen meters. Overnight stays in Kingston.
DAY 14: KINGSTON - TORONTO (265 KM)
Visit Fort Henry National Historic Site (admission not included) near Kingston. A living museum of military life, Fort Henry was built between 1832 and 1834 to repel an American invasion that never came. The fort offers a glimpse of the soldier’s life in those days, through guided tours, soldier’s parades and drills. The highlight is the Fort Henry Guard- a precision trained unit of Canadian university students performing daily 19th Century infantry drills. Stop in the city of Peterborough, which boasts the world’s highest lift locks and visit the Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre (admission not included) to view the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock and films about the Trent- Severn Waterway. You will also see a working model, and experience the sights and sounds of Lift Lock construction at the turn of the century. Continue journey towards Toronto. Overnight stays in Toronto.
DAY 15: TORONTO DEPARTURE
Check-out from your hotel and will be transferred to Toronto Pearson International Airport for your return journey
*THE TOUR ENDS*