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St. Lawrence Lowlands Parks Canada

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Historic Cities of Eastern Canada

 

 

9 days from $2,163

On this wonderful vacation, enjoy charming upper and lower Canada and spend two nights each in Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa, and Toronto. Start your trip in Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city, with a sightseeing tour and visit to Notre Dame Basilica. Then head to Québec City, once the center of New France and one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. Enjoy a tour of Canada’s only walled city, including the ancient Place Royale; a visit to a sugar shack; and free time to explore Québec City on your own. On the way to Ottawa, stop in Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the famous Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. In Ottawa, Canada’s capital, take in the city on your sightseeing tour. Leave Ottawa and arrive in 1000 Islands National Park for a waterways cruise.

Next: head to Toronto and travel to Niagara Falls. Board the Maid of the Mist for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering waterfalls from river level. Then enjoy a sightseeing tour in Toronto, Canada's largest and most cosmopolitan city. This vacation, featuring historic cities of Eastern Canada, offers a balance of guided sightseeing tours, leisure time, and a mix of historical, natural, and cultural offerings. An unforgettable trip!

Old City, Motreal

 

 


    • Meals American breakfast daily (B) including a traditional Sugar Shack breakfast (B), 3 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell Dinner in Toronto
    • TORONTO: Farewell dinner at the CN Tower; sightseeing tour
    • Services of a professional tour director
    • Notre Dame Basilica
    • Quebec City traditional sugar shack
    • Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
    • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables
    • 1000 Islands National Park
    • Kingston
    • Niagara Falls

 

Day 1 – Arrive in Montreal
Welcome to Montreal! At 6:00 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your tour manager will prepare you for your upcoming adventures.

Day 2 - Montreal
This morning embark on a Montreal sightseeing tour with a local guide. Highlights include Notre Dame Basilica, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panorama of the city. The evening is free for you to enjoy the city on your own. Perhaps you will enjoy dinner in the heart of Old Montreal. (B)

Day 3 - Montreal – Quebec City
Journey to romantic Quebec City, once the center of New France and one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour of Canada's only walled city. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Quebec was the center of New France; today it's a World Heritage Site. Within the walls are the Place d'Armes, the Laval Seminary, and ancient Place Royale. Also, see the Old-World houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and the historic Plains of Abraham. This evening, consider an optional dinner that includes a visit to the 274-foot high Montmorency Falls and Ile d'Orleans, where you'll enjoy a delightful dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent, a restored 17th-century flour mill. (B)

Day 4 – Quebec City
Today is free for independent activities. Maybe explore the historic sites, take a carriage ride, or stroll the streets of Old Quebec City. Tonight, choose from a list of local restaurants for your included dinner. (B, D).

Day 5 – Quebec City – Cap-de-la-Madeleine – Ottawa
Before leaving Quebec, we'll stop at a sugar shack for a guided tour to learn the art of making maple syrup and to enjoy a traditional sugar shack breakfast. Drive south this morning to Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the Basilica of our Lady of the Rosary, a national shrine famous for its fine stained-glass windows. There will be time to stroll through the grounds of the sanctuary and see the miraculous Madonna in the old chapel. Continue to the nation's capital of Ottawa, pleasantly framed by the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal, where you'll spend the next two nights. (B, D)

Day 6 – Ottawa
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, and Parliament Hill. Also, visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables, a living tribute to Canadian heritage and history. The balance of the day is free. You may wish to visit the world-renowned Canadian Museum of Civilization to study exhibits covering the period of early Norse settlement, exploration, and fur-trading days, as well as the achievements of the latest generations. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colorful Byward Market and choose from its array of specialty restaurants. (B)

Day 7 – Ottawa – 1000 Islands National Park – Toronto
Travel this morning to Gananoque and on to Ivy Lea. Here, board your boat for a cruise through the waterways of 1000 Islands National Park. Afterward, head to Kingston for a brief visit of this historic city. Next, travel along Lake Ontario to Toronto, Canada's largest and most cosmopolitan city. (B)

Day 8 – Toronto – Niagara Falls Excursion
Take a short drive south along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. For the adventurous, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the falls. Then, board the Maid of the Mist for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Before leaving the area, see the picturesque Floral Clock. Return to Toronto this afternoon to enjoy a sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Legislature Building; the ethnic neighborhoods; the University of Toronto; and Eaton Centre, the city's number-one tourist attraction with more than 300 stores for world-class shopping. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at the top of the 1,815 foot tall CN Tower. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation. (B, D)

Note: The operation of the Maid of the Mist cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. When conditions are unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Day 9 – Toronto
Your vacation ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)


 

Montreal – Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Quebec City – Hilton Quebec
Ottawa – Lord Elgin Hotel
Toronto – Fairmont Royal York

 

 

 

Departure Date Twin Single Triple
June 22, 2014 $2,163 $2,820 $2,075
July 6, 2014 $2,163 $2,820 $2,075
July 20, 2014 $2,163 $2,820 $2,075
August 3, 2014 $2,163 $2,820 $2,075
August 17, 2014 $2,163 $2,820 $2,075
September 7, 2014 $2,163 $2,820 $2,075
September 14, 2014 $2,163 $2,820 $2,075
September 28, 2014 $2,163 $2,820 $2,075
       
       

 

Additional Information

 

CB = Continental Breakfast, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner