ONTARIO & FRENCH CANADA - 2017
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Welcome to cosmopolitan Toronto, Canada's largest city. See major landmarks such as the CN Tower and Roger's Center on a city tour. Board the Niagara Falls sightseeing boat for up-close views of thundering Niagara Falls. Visit historic Kingston and quaint Gananoque. Cruise the St. Lawrence River in Thousand Islands National Park before arriving in Canada's capital, Ottawa, for more sightseeing. Next, it's on to Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend time exploring this historic walled city and possibly dine at one of its French restaurants. The final stop on this eight-day tour of eastern Canada is sophisticated Montreal, one of the world's largest French-speaking cities.
In Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, and Montreal; Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, scenic cruise along the St. Lawrence River, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables, and Cap de la Madeleine.
- SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
Niagara Falls, Kingston, Gananoque, Thousand Islands National Park, Ottawa River, Rideau Canal, Quebec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Laval Seminary.
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Quebec City and Montreal; services of a professional Tour Director.
Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
- INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.
Day by Day
Welcome to Ontario's capital. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
TORONTO. EXCURSION TO NIAGARA FALLS.
Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Board your SIGHTSEEING BOAT for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls. Sightseeing also includes the beautiful Floral Clock and the city's major landmarks such as the banking district, City Hall, the CN Tower, the University of Toronto, and ultra-modern Roger's Centre. This evening, enjoy an optional outing to the top of the CN Tower for a delicious dinner and spectacular views.
NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather conditions. When weather is unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
TORONTO-KINGSTON-THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK-OTTAWA.
Leave Ontario's capital and stop in Kingston, a city with an exciting history dating back more than 300 years. Proceed along the St. Lawrence River with splendid vistas of Thousand Islands National Park. At Ivy Lea, board your boat for a CRUISE that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park. Next, head to Ottawa, Canada's beautiful capital.
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this lovely city on the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. See the Canadian Mint; the embassy district; and stately Parliament Hill. Visit the ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE STABLES, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. Suggestions for this afternoon include a visit to the magnificent Canadian Museum of History or the array of restaurants and shops at lively Byward Market.
NOTE: Due to seasonal hours, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables will be closed and unavailable on the Aug. 31, Sep. 07, 14, 21, 28, and Oct. 05 departures.
OTTAWA-QUEBEC CITY AREA.
Drive into the French-Canadian province of Quebec, where there is a sudden change in language and tradition. Follow the King's Highway, tracing this historical route along the north shore of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Visit the Basilica of Notre Dame and CAP DE LA MADELEINE before arriving into historic Quebec City, the heart of French Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
QUEBEC CITY AREA.
Enjoy a guided tour of Canada's only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Chateau Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Quebec was the centre of New France; today, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls resides the Place d'Armes, Laval Seminary, the starplan Citadelle with grand vistas from its bastions, and ancient Place Royale. Also see the stone houses crowding the narrow streets of Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River. The afternoon and evening are free-your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
QUEBEC CITY AREA-MONTREAL.
This morning, join your fellow travelling companions on a unique optional excursion to the Erabliere le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Quebec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, head south for sophisticated Montreal, one of Canada's largest cities. Major attractions on this afternoon's tour include once-walled Old Montreal, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, and modern Montreal.
The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Montreal Trudeau Airport are included.
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