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Designer journeys 12 Day Eastern Cultural and Natural Wonders 1661223268 1


Are you ready to experience original wilderness highways, discover New World settlements, frontier trails and the modern excitement of lively, multi-cultural cities?

You’ll be awed by the natural wonder of surging rivers, the expansive rocky domain of the Canadian Shield, and the breath-taking power of Niagara Falls on this 12-day Canada trip.

Get ready for your call to the wild while whale watching in Quebec and walking Ontario’s northern trails. Feel history come alive on the King’s highway and in North America’s only fortified city and be romanced by canal-lined cities, cobbled streets and the honeymoon capital of the world.

Experience the best of the new world in this full exploration of Eastern Canada.

Day 1: Begin Your Canada Trip in Toronto
Day 2: Toronto Sightseeing
Day 3: Travel to Montreal via Thousand Islands
Day 4: Montreal Sightseeing
Day 5: Quebec Sightseeing
Day 6: Whale Watching & Quebec City
Day 7: Ottawa Sightseeing Tour
Day 8: Explore Ottawa
Day 9: Travel to Midland via Algonquin Provincial Park
Day 10: Exploring Niagara Falls
Day 11: Spectacular Niagara Parkway
Day 12: Farewell Canada


– 11 nights accommodation
– 35 activities
– 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
– Airport transfer
– Entrance fees
– Ground transportation
– Licensed English speaking guides


– Domestic flights
– Travel insurance
– International flights
– Entry visas / airport departure tax
– Alcohol beverages
– Gratuities
– Personal expenses
– Laundry
– Trekking permits

12 days, 11 nights

Canada: Quebec, Ontario,
Toronto, Montreal, Niagara
Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake,
Ottawa, Midland, Orford,
Tadoussac, Thetford Mines

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Welcome to Toronto, the most multi-culturally diverse city on the planet where over 140 languages are spoken. You’ll arrive in the morning and check-in to the Chelsea Hotel. Toronto is the biggest city in Canada; it is one of the world’s leading business, culture, and finance centres. You will have the whole day to explore the area visiting the Toronto Police Museum, Chinatown, Yonge Dundas Square and many other landmarks. In the evening, you’ll head to a Jazz Bistro for a special performance.


Private Driver
11:00 to 12:00

From: Toronto Pearson International Airport
To: Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

Our chauffeur will be waiting at the airport to pick you up and drop you at the wonderful Hotel Chelsea. Arrival time can be mutually agreed upon.


Chelsea Hotel
12:00 check-in
08:00 check-out (Day 3)

Chelsea Hotel has something for everyone; this large hotel complex includes a number of shops and restaurants close to the famous Yonge Street downtown. Enjoy a 27th-floor indoor pool with an outdoor sundeck, a waterslide, a separate family pool, a fitness centre and a spa.

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is downtown Toronto’s family hotel. Offering kid-friendly accommodations and activities that fulfil all your families’ wishes in Canada.

Address: Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Gerrard Street West,
Toronto, ON, Canada


Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre
12:30 to 14:00
1 hour 30 minutes

The Toronto Police Museum showcases the rich history and tradition of policing in Toronto from 1834 to the present day. The museum occupies approximately 3,000 square feet within the police headquarters.

Built entirely and funded through from donations, profits from guided tours, sales from the gift shop, and research requests, the Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre offers a vibrant mix of old and new.

The museum features interactive displays which are dedicated to expanding the community’s understanding of policing in Toronto.

Address: 40 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1K2, Canada


Chinatown Toronto
14:00 to 17:30
3 hours 30 minutes

An exciting experience for anyone, Chinatown in Toronto is a vibrant area full of colourful shops, delightful places and a huge range of delicious and authentic Chinese food. This is also a great place to relax with a huge number of restaurants, monuments to visit and even spas to completely unwind in.

The restaurants in Chinatown are very authentic and only cook with the freshest ingredients. Whilst here, you’ll also be able to shop for traditional herbs and pick up lots of souvenirs. You may also catch the traditional lion dances and cultural arts which occur during the weekends.

Address: Chinatown, Toronto, ON M5T, Canada


Yonge Dundas Square
17:30 to 19:45
2 hours 15 minutes

Situated in Downtown Toronto, Yonge Dundas Square or simply Dundas Square is a public square built in 1997 as part of a revitalisation project of the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street East.

Completing in 2002, the square has been the stage for many public events, performances and art displays and has firmly planted itself as a landmark of Toronto. The intersection at which the square sits is one of the busiest in Canada, with over 100,000 people crossing through here every day.

The square is also the backdrop to many other major landmarks in Toronto including the Toronto Eaton Centre, Ed Mirvish Theatre, and the Citytv building. The square is illuminated by large billboards and corporate logos, baring resemblance to Times Square in New York City and Piccadilly Circus in London.

Address: Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto, ON M5B, Canada


Jazz Bistro
20:00 to 22:30
2 hours 30 minutes

Spread over three floors, Jazz Bistro is home to three dining areas, four bars, a private dining room, an event space, a performance stage and a rooftop patio.

Featuring live performances six nights a week, upscale casual cuisine inspired by fresh local ingredients and a wine selection to match, Jazz Bistro provides a unique social, cultural and culinary experience in a warm, contemporary atmosphere.

Address: 251 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1T8, Canada


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Toronto is a blast: a vibrant, big-time city buzzing with activity. Some of the world’s finest restaurants are found here, alongside happening bars and clubs and eclectic festivals. You will be covering the Bustling Eaton Centre, the old and new City Halls, Casa Loma, Rogers Centre, the CN Tower and the University of Toronto, where stunning architecture and green spaces come together. You’ll also visit the Harbourfront and explore this wonderful area.


Toronto City Hall
09:30 to 11:30
2 hours

Opened in 1965, the Toronto City Hall is easily one of the city’s, if not Canada’s, most distinctive landmarks. It was built to replace the old City Hall which has been standing since 1899.

Situated within the Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall is on the former location of the Old Chinatown but this was moved during the renovation of the area in the 1950s.

The seat of municipal government and corporate head office for Canada’s largest city, Toronto City Hall is a grand building consisted of two towers; the East Tower has 27 floors and the West Tower has 20. In between the two towers, is the Council Chamber where the Toronto City Council holds its meetings every month.

Address: 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, Canada


Casa Loma
11:45 to 13:30
1 hour 45 minutes

Step back in time as you explore the former estate of Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, a prominent Toronto financier, industrialist and military man.

An unabashed romantic, Sir Henry engaged with the noted architect E.J. Lennox to help him realise a life-long dream – the creation of a ‘medieval’ castle on the brow of a hill overlooking Toronto.

Begun in 1911, it took 300 men nearly 3 years to complete and cost $3,500,000 at that time. Sir Henry enjoyed Casa Loma for less than 10 years before financial misfortune forced him to abandon his castle home.

With four floors, grounds and gardens to discover, take some time to enjoy this intriguing legacy of an extraordinary Canadian.


Address: Casa Loma, Toronto, ON, Canada


University of Toronto – St. George Campus
13:45 to 15:15
1 hour 30 minutes

Situated in Downtown Toronto, the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto is located around Queen’s Park and the campus effortlessly combines historical architecture and green spaces in this wonderful community.

Founded in 1827 as King’s College, the university now covers an area of 176 acres surrounding Queens Park and the Ontario Legislative Building. Many of the buildings surrounding the campus are of Romanesque and Gothic Revival architecture, constructed between 1857 and 1929.

Featuring a mix of Richardsonian Romanesque and Norman architecture, the University College building dates back to the mid 19th century and was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1968.

The campus also features a 143-foot tower which is inscribed with the names of those who lost their lives during the two World Wars.


Address: 27 King’s College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada


Rogers Centre
15:30 to 15:45
15 minutes

Originally named SkyDome, it was renamed to Rogers Centre following the sale of the stadium to a company which also owned the Toronto Blue Jays. The structure is a multi-purpose stadium in Downtown Toronto near the famous CN Tower.

Opened in 1989, Rogers Centre is home to the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. Whilst the stadium is predominantly for sports activities, it also hosts a number of conventions, trade fairs, concerts, carnivals and monster truck shows.


Address: 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1, Canada


CN Tower
16:00 to 16:45

Not only an iconic symbol of Toronto, but the 553-metre tall structure known as the CN Tower is also a world-renowned symbol of Canada. Completed in 1976, the CN Tower, ‘CN’ referring the Canada National the railway company that built the tower, is a landmark of celebrated landmark and an architectural triumph of North America.

The CN Tower had a glorious 32-year reign as the world’s tallest free-standing structure until 2007 and was also the world’s tallest tower until 2009 when the Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower respectively, knocked it off its leader’s perch.

Now the 9th tallest free-standing structure in the world, the CN tower continues to be a huge attraction in North America attracting over two million international visitors each year. The CN Tower is a must-see attraction in Toronto and many people come for its spectacular, award-winning 360 restaurant and its glass-fronted elevators which rocket you up to the look-out level located at 346 metres above the ground offering breathtaking views.

The CN Tower is also home to the world’s highest ‘hands-free’ external walk which invites you to walk around the edge of the building secured by safety harnesses at 356 metres above ground. Whether you’re here for the views or to experience the once in a lifetime EdgeWalk, the CN Tower is not to be missed.


Address: 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada


16:45 to 17:15
30 minutes

On the shores of Lake Ontario, the Harbourfront is a tranquil place full of waterfront parks, pathways, galleries, theatres and events at the vibrant Harbourfront Centre. From here, it’s popular to hop on a ferry across to the many islands and beaches offshore.

Situated in downtown Toronto, the area is also home to a number of hip restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Toronto has long been an important city for shipping and industrial purposes and hence the Harbourfront has played a major role.

In the early 1970s, it was announced by the Canadian Prime Minister at the time that the Harbourfront would undergo a project to revolutionise it from an industrial portland to a cultural and residential district full of art galleries and performance spaces.

The popular Harbourfront Centre was formed in 1991 as a non-profit organisation to create a waterfront park in Toronto. The centre organises public events and activities.


Address: Harbourfront, Toronto, ON, Canada


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After a typical Canadian Breakfast, you’ll head to the north shore of Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes to take some pictures and admire the scenery. You’ll then head to the Thousand Islands Region, home to the first national park in the Canadian Rockies. After cruising around the park and exploring these ancient mountains which have become islands, you’ll continue your journey towards Montreal and check-in to Hotel Lord Berri for the night.

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08:00 to 20:00

From: Toronto
To: Montreal

The coach departs the hotel for Montreal at 8am. Departing early, you’ll enjoy a pleasant drive east. Following the north shore of Lake Ontario, you’ll pass endless miles of rolling farmland. The first destination is the beautiful Thousand Islands Resort region, where you’ll embark upon a relaxing cruise. After taking in the sights and sounds of this river playground, you’ll re-board the tour coach for the drive to Montreal.


Lake Ontario
10:00 to 12:30
2 hours 30 minutes

Falling into one of the five Great Lakes of North America, Lake Ontario measured a surface area of 7,340 square miles. On three sides it is surrounded by the Canadian province of Ontario, and also creates a border with New York state in America, whose waters meet in the middle of the lake.

The lake’s shores lap up against many of Ontario’s biggest citie’s including Toronto, and Hamilton. Lake Ontario is fed by the Niagara River from Lake Erie and is the only one of the Great Lakes not to border Michigan state.

Here you can stop to admire the grand scale of the lake and take photos.

Address: Lake Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada


Thousand Islands National Park
12:30 to 16:00
3 hours 30 minutes

Formerly known as the St. Lawrence Islands National Park, Thousand Islands National Park is located on the Saint Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands Region. Interestingly, the islands here are ancient mountains that have been worn down over thousands of years.

The Thousand Islands National Park was the first national park established in the Canadian Rockies and the rugged shorelines create an enchanting landscape. To explore the park, it’s best to be on a boat and cruise around discovering each different island.


Address: 1088 Thousand Islands Parkway, Mallorytown, ON K0E 1R0, Canada


Hotel Lord Berri
20:00 check-in
07:15 check-out (Day 5)

Hotel Lord Berri, a charming European style hotel, is favourably located in the heart of the Latin Quarter Latin, the cultural crossroad of Montreal.

The Quarter, that well represents the thrilling and lively life of Montreal, has a multitude of restaurants and outdoor cafes, show-bars, theatres and shops.

Throughout the year, you will be close to the tourist attractions, the cultural activities and the most interesting events of the metropolitan area!

Bordered by Old Montreal, Saint-Denis Street, SainteCatherine Street and the Village, the hotel is located near the Central Bus Station and the Berri-UQAM metro station that connects you to all of Montreal.

The meticulously decorated 154 rooms and suites, will please demanding business people as well as tourists seeking comfort and relaxation.

Address: Hotel Lord Berri, Berri Street, Montreal, QC, Canada


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Today, you’ll discover Montreal in all its might including Old Montreal, McGill University, and Mount Royal, the mountain which gives the city its name. On the edge of the St Lawrence River, Old Montréal is the city’s birthplace, composed of picturesque squares, grand old-world architecture and a dense concentration of camera-toting tourists. The narrow Rue StPaul, teems with art galleries, shops and eateries, while the Old Port is lined with green parkland and cafes along Rue de la Commune.


The Olympic Village
09:00 to 11:00
2 hours

Built as the athletes’ residence for the 1976 Summer Olympics, the Olympic Village in Montreal is an interested two-tower structure. The towers form an almost triangle shape coming to a peak in the middle.

Designed by architects Roger D’Astous and Luc Durand, the Olympic Village was a huge drama as the architects went vastly over budget taking it from the original budget of $30 million to $90 million. Because of the drastic increase in costs, the Olympic Installations Board sizes the complex.

Situated in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, the building imitates a structure in the South of France and was housed almost all of the athletes during the Olympics.


Address: 5199 East, Rue Sherbrooke E #3361, Montréal, QC H1T 3X1, Canada

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Old Montreal
11:00 to 12:30
1 hour 30 minutes

Filled with cobblestone streets, rich architecture and heaps of history, Old Montreal is a vibrant neighbourhood which dates back to the 17th century. Originally founded by the French settlers, Old Montreal was first known as Fort Ville-Marie.

Many of the buildings and structures found within this district date back to the 17th century and the era of New France. The area also houses the Old Port of Montreal and much of the neighbourhood was declared a historic district by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Quebec in 1964.

Old Montreal is the height of European sophistication and is full of great sights and landmarks not to be missed. Built in the Gothic Revival style, the Basilique Notre Dame is one of the greatest sights in Old Montreal as well as the charming Saint-Paul Street.


Address: Old Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada


McGill University
12:30 to 14:00
1 hour 30 minutes

Listed as one of the world’s great universities, McGill University is a prestigious institution located in the heart of Montreal. McGill University holds a strong reputation for academic excellence and boasts two campuses across this fun and vibrant city.

Established in 1821 by royal charter by King George IV, the university is named after James McGill, a Scottish Montreal merchant who funded the McGill College in 1813.

Offering over 300 fields of study, McGill University has produced an outstanding amount of political leaders, experts and members of parliament across the world. It has also produced several billionaires, 9 Oscar winners, 11 Grammy Award winners, and 28 Olympic medalists, among many others.


Address: 845 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 0G4, Canada


Mount Royal
14:00 to 18:00
4 hours

Boasting a panoramic view of the city of Montreal, Mount Royal is a small mountain located west of downtown Montreal. Mount Royal bares resemblance to the Eiffel Tower in Paris in that it is one of the key landmarks of the city of Montreal.

The hill consists of three peaks, the highest being the Colline de la Croix at 233 metres. As you may have guessed from the similar phonetic sound, the city of Montreal takes its name from this mountain. Year-round, whether in snow or sun, travellers and locals make their way to the summit to enjoy the view of the city.

Inaugurated in 1876, the park was designed by the same man who designed New York’s Central Park and is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities, watch the birds and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The park features a manmade lake, Beaver Lake, which is the centre point for many of the activities on Mount Royal.


Address: Mount Royal, Montreal, QC H2W 1S8, Canada


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Québec truly feels like a country within a country, an island of linguistic and cultural identity floating on the greater Canadian sea. Today, you will be covering the unique city walls, cobblestone streets and its rich history as a mining region. Beginning in the Mont Orford National Park, you’ll make your way to the Citadelle of Quebec, National Historic Site of Canada, and then to visit the monks at Abbey of Saint-Benoîtdu-Lac.

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07:15 to 18:30

From: Montreal
To: Quebec City

This morning, you prepare to depart from Montreal’s cosmopolitan atmosphere and partially follow the route of Canada’s first carriageway, the Chemin du Roy deep into French Canada. Winding your way through typical FrenchCanadian villages and towns, you’ll experience true immersion in the French culture.


Mont-Orford National Park
08:00 to 10:00
2 hours

The Mont-Orford National Park hike is without a doubt the best way to discover this area. It is the perfect opportunity to access many of the most spectacular views in the Eastern Townships.

The park is home to, among many others, white-tailed deer and great blue herons, which can be observed in their natural habitat. It also has a great diversity of amphibian and reptile species.

Near the two beaches within the park, travellers can relax and take in the surroundings or take part in many of the activities available. In the autumn months, sugar maple trees offer a colourful spectacle to hikers and in the winter, the park becomes a must-do for cross-country skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts.


Address: 3321 Chemin du Parc, Orford, QC J1X 7A2, Canada


Citadelle of Quebec
10:15 to 12:15
2 hours

The Citadelle of Quebec is a National Historic Site of Canada as recognised in 1980, located in the historic district of Old Quebec. Currently, it is an active military base and also the second official residence of the Canadian monarch and the Governor General of Canada.

In 1985, the Citadelle, which is the oldest military building in Canada, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally a British fortress, it sits on the highest point in Quebec, known as Cape Diamond, an advantageous location for a military base.

Construction of the Citadelle of Quebec began in 1820 and was finished in 1850. It was built following the re-examination of the British defensive strategy after the closely escaping the American invasion of Canada in 1812.

Address: 1 Côte de la Citadelle, Québec, QC G1R 3R2, Canada


Abbey of Saint-Benoit-Du-Lac
12:30 to 14:30
2 hours

In 1912, a monastery overlooking Lake Memphremagog was founded by Benedictine monks from France. The monastery is colourful in design made up on natural geometric shapes and multi-coloured granite and bricks.

The monastery is home to thirty Benedictine monks who live in accordance with the monastic rule written by St. Benedict who lived from 480-547. The prayers and chants can be heard in Gregorian and Latin chant and the mosts residing here have commited their lives to God in prayer, work and fraternal life.

The monastery grounds offer a great opportunity to pick-yourown apples and to also take hikes in the surrounding areas. The shop also sells a variety of products made on site such as cheese, ciders, applesauce, jelly and apple butter.


Address: 1 rue Principale, Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, QC J0B 2M0, Canada


Mineralogical Museum of Thetford Mines and Mining
14:45 to 17:00
2 hours 15 minutes

Bringing science, art, culture and heritage together, the Mineralogical Museum of Thetford Mines and Mining is a place where you can discover the history and the geology of the Appalachians mountains. Here, you can discover the first mines of Quebec by bus, enjoying breathtaking views and learning all about the minerals collected here.

Founded in 1976 by the Asbestos Mineralogical Corporation, the museum was created 100 years after the discovery of asbestos. The rocks, minerals and fossils collected by the foundation from 1974 to 1975, later including collections of photographs, tools and mining equipment which pieces together the history of this mining region.

Whilst the original museum moved twice in its history, the museum is now housed in a building opened in 1997 which features a fabulous outdoor landscape and the mineralogical garden. The museum aims to educate every visitor about earth sciences regardless of age or education.


Address: 711 Boulevard Frontenac O, Thetford Mines, QC G6G 7Y8, Canada


Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec
18:30 check-in
09:00 check-out (Day 7)

You will be exploring one of Canada’s most beautiful cities from Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec, which boasts an outstanding location in the centre of downtown Quebec City.

Only a short stroll away from the heart of Old Quebec and from the Plains of Abraham at Battlefield Park, the hotel is situated near an array of local attractions, plus offers a direct underground tunnel connection to Quebec City Convention Centre.

Find a restful state in their spacious hotel rooms, which boast an abundance of natural light, plush bedding and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Make sure to visit the heated outdoor pool for a refreshing dip or stay energised by working out in the fully-equipped fitness facility. Let their staff pamper you with excellent service at Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec.

Hotel may vary, if not Delta – It would be Hotel Palace Royal or Hotel Clarendon

Address: Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec, Boulevard RenéLévesque Est, Quebec City, QC, Canada


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You’ll begin your day spotting various species of these majestic giants in one of the best whale watching spots in the world, Tadoussac. Next, you’ll explore Montmorency Falls before heading to Quebec. Québec, dating back to the early 17th century, is the only North American city to have preserved its ramparts, together with the numerous bastions, gates and defensive works which still surround Old Québec. The Upper Town has remained the religious centre, with its churches and other monuments.

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Tadoussac Whale Watching
09:00 to 13:30
4 hours 30 minutes

Tadoussac, a small town in Quebec, is one of the best places in the entire world to spot whales. This is because the town sits at the confluence of freshwater Saguenay River and salty St Laurent River. Here, three currents meet which brings with it an abundance of plankton attracting the whales to these parts.

In Tadoussac, it’s not uncommon to spot 13 different species of whales, such as the endangered beluga and the legendary blue whale. Whether you are on a boat or watching from the shores, Tadoussac is a whale watcher’s dream.

Here you’ll cruise in the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park and encounter these majestic creatures including blue whales, the largest animals on the planet, and impressive humpbacks, which all swim to this area to feed.


Address: Tadoussac, QC, Canada

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Montmorency Falls
14:00 to 16:00
2 hours

Located a short distance from Old Quebec, the Montmorency Falls Park is one of the most sought-after attractions in Quebec. Falling a massive 83 metres, 30 metres more than Niagara Falls, the Montmorency Falls are a spectacular natural and historical site which dominate the landscape.

These impressive falls may not be as wide as Niagara but they are just as ferocious. A staircase leading to the top of the falls allows visitors to view them from several different perspectives. You can also see the falls from the ariel tram which allows you to witness first-hand the height of them from the base of the falls to the top. If you’re feeling brave there is also a footbridge which passes over the top of the falls.

The park surrounding the falls is beautiful and full of hiking, trekking and cycling trails. It is popular throughout the summer months as well as the winter when the icy trails make it fun for keen hikers and climbers.


Address: 5300 Boulevard Sainte-Anne, Québec, QC G1C 1S1, Canada

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Old Quebec
16:15 to 18:00
1 hour 45 minutes

Quebec City is home to a historic neighbourhood area known commonly as Old Quebec or Old City. Known in French as Vieux-Québec, the Historic District of Old Quebec was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

The area consists of an Upper Town and a Lower Town, each with their own distinct features. The Upper Town has remained the city’s military and administrative centre since it was chosen for the site for Fort Saint Louis in 1608. The buildings here date back to the 19th century when it was largely populated by British government officials and Catholic clergy and include the Quebec City Hall, the Ursulines Convent, and the Augustinian Monastery among others.

The Lower Town was where the French and English merchants and artisans lived during the 19th century. This part of Old Quebec has notable French influence which can be seen from the Church of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires which was completed in 1723. There are also several museums, theatres and performances halls in Lower Town.

Old Quebec was established as the historic district in 1963 following pub debates which spanned over 20 years concerning the conservation of this beautiful area and its many buildings over hundreds of years old. Old Quebec covers an area of 135 hectares and is home to 1,400 buildings.


Address: Old Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada


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Canada’s capital experience, Continental breakfast, Canada’s founding cultures Lunch at the Sucrerie de la Montagne. Canada’s gargantuan Gothic Parliament buildings regally anchor the downtown core, an inspiring jumble of pulsing districts around the Rideau Canal. A few days’ worth of worldclass museums are architecturally inspiring homes to a variety of intriguing collections. Ottawa is The attractive capital fits the bill.

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09:00 to 12:45

From: Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec
To: Ottawa

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Sucrerie de la Montagne
13:00 to 14:30
1 hour 30 minutes

These traditional log cabins are set in a 120-acre maple forest attached to a sugar shack that holds demonstrations of maple syrup production.

The 4 rustic cabins provide hardwood floors, fireplaces and patchwork bed quilts. A cottage adds a wood-burning stove. The restaurant and bar serve wild game and regional dishes in an airy dining room.

Quebec’s wild meat menu will appeal to the most discerning gourmets and palates. Cipaille, buffalo meatballs, deer medallions, elk or buffalo, pheasant, wild meat terrines or rabbit sausages, the menu will awaken the wild beast within you. Root vegetables, herbs, rice, precede the inevitable maple sweets.

Address: 300 Chemin Saint-Georges, Rigaud, QC J0P 1P0, Canada


Parliament Hill
14:30 to 15:30
1 hour

Situated on the southern banks of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa, Parliament Hill is a series of Gothic buildings where the Parliament of Canada and other architectural symbols of national importance reside.

Known locally as The Hill, this area is the political and cultural heart of the Ottawa. The stunning building tower over the river below and mark the location where past, present and future politicians will discuss the issues of the country.

July 1st marked Canada Day each year and on this day, hundreds of thousands of people gather at this landmark for entertainment and fireworks show. Climbing to the top of the Peace Tower will also offer you a fantastic view of the city.


Address: Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9, Canada


Governor General’s Foot Guards Museum
15:30 to 16:30
1 hour

One of three Royal Household regiments in the Primary Reserve of the Canadian Army, the Governor General’s Foot Guards is one of the most senior in Canada. This regiment takes on the role of protecting Canadian land and supporting Canadian forces overviews.

The regimental museum of the Governor General’s Foot Guards was established in 1950 and is situated in the historic Cartier Square Drill Hall, where the regiment assembled before leaving to serve in military conflicts.

Here you can explore the historical displays illustrating the lives, movements and history of the Governor General’s Foot Guards from 1872 to the present day.


Address: 2 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, ON K2P 2H9, Canada


Rideau Canal
16:30 to 17:30
1 hour

When visiting Ottawa, experiencing the historic Rideau Canal is a must. Winding its way through the city’s downtown, the canal is the beating heart of Ottawa at any time of year. From summer months when it is a haven for walkers and cyclists, to winter months when it becomes the world’s largest skating rink, as declared by the Guinness Book of World Records.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site, as declared in 2007, connects Ottawa to Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River, measuring 202 kilometres in length. Officially opened in 1832, the Rideau Canal is popular all year round for several activities including boating and scenic strolls.

The purpose of the Rideau Canal, built by Colonel John By of the British Royal Engineers, was to provide a secure route between Montreal and the British naval base in Kingston for supplies and for communication.


Address: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON, Canada


Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre
17:30 check-in
08:00 check-out (Day 9)

Treat yourself to a superb vacation in Ontario at Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre. You’ll be thrilled with the modern hotel when visiting Canada’s capital city, and the ideal downtown location is situated near local attractions and historic amenities.

Attend Shaw Centre events, explore the ByWard Market area, enjoy walking by Rideau Canal and visit Ottawa’s architectural centrepiece, Parliament Hill.

After exploring the area, come home to your sleek, redesigned hotel room featuring pillow-top bedding, natural lighting from floor-to-ceiling windows and scenic city views.

Dine at the Resto Lounge with locally-sourced fare, or workout in the fitness centre. It offers everything you need for a memorable stay.

Address: Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre, Lyon Street North, Ottawa, ON, Canada


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Begin your day with the marvellous views of Parliament Hill from the National Gallery of Canada which is home to over 40,000 works of art by 6,000 artists. A particular highlight will be the huge bronze sculpture of a spider which greets you as you enter. You’ll then head over to the lively Byward market to explore Ottawa’s premier shopping destination and finish the day exploring Sparks Street, North America’s first pedestrianised promenade.


National Gallery of Canada
09:00 to 12:00
3 hours

Situated on Sussex Drive in the heart of Ottawa, the National Gallery of Canada is an impressive glass and granite building with a great view of the Canadian Parliament buildings on Parliament Hill.

The gallery, home to over 40,000 works of art by over 6,000 artists, is one of the most comprehensive collections of Canadian art in the world. The works include a large number by the Group of Seven, and strong collections of Indigenous, Asian, and International works.

Established in 1880, the National Gallery is also one of Canada’s oldest national cultural institutions. The iconic building you see today was opened in 1988.

Inside the gallery, a particular work of art draws most of the attention – a 9.25-metre tall bronze sculpture of a spider carrying a sack of 26 white marble eggs on her underside created by Louise Bourgeois.


Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4, Canada

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Byward Market
12:00 to 14:00
2 hours

You simply cannot visit Ottawa without visiting the famous Byward market, a superior destination for shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and professional services for residents and visitors.

The market itself is home to both a local farmers’ market where artisans and craftmans gather to sell their wares and trade with fellow vendors as well as over 600 separate businesses.

The unique shops, courtyards and neighbourhood feel of the market offers something for everyone on these bustling streets.


Address: Byward Market, Ottawa, ON K1N, Canada

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Sparks Street
14:00 to 17:00
3 hours

North America’s first pedestrianised promenade, Sparks Street is a long stretch of downtown Ottawa that encompasses several buildings of distinctive heritage architecture. The setting creates a unique atmosphere that reflects local and national culture and heritage.

Here you’ll find a diverse and exciting community that combines financial institutions, restaurants, shops, services, entertainment and so much more. It is an oasis away from traffic, a meeting space that provides a unique experience for locals and visitors alike.

Address: Sparks St, Ottawa, ON, Canada


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After breakfast in the hotel, you’ll continue on your Canada trip to Midland passing sparkling lakes, rushing streams, deep forests and characteristic northern towns as you go. Along the way, you’ll stop at Algonquin Provincial Park. Stretching from the coastal Horseshoe Bay to as far inland as the verdant Fraser Valley, this region encompasses the towns and suburbs with astonishing views. In the Algonquin Provincial Park, you will take a walk along the scenic trails.

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08:00 to 18:45

From: Ottawa
To: Midland

Our journey west from Ottawa features sparkling lakes, rushing streams, deep forests and characteristic northern towns. The trip will be highlighted by a visit to Algonquin Provincial Park where we will take a walk along the scenic trails.


Algonquin Provincial Park
11:00 to 15:00
4 hours

A vast landscape filled with maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes, Algonquin Provincial Park is a popular destination for those that love to absorb the outdoors. Its lakes, rivers and forests attract an abundance of wildlife including moose, bears, common loons and a huge range of bird species.

The best way to explore this park is by canoe or on foot on one of the park’s many trails including the Whiskey Rapids Trail, along the Oxtongue River, and the Barron Canyon Trail, with views from the north rim.


Address: Highway 60 at km 56, Frank MacDougall Parkway, Algonquin Provincial Park, Whitney, ON K0J 2M0, Canada


Comfort Inn
19:00 check-in
07:00 check-out (Day 10)

Friendly staff, comfortable rooms and amenities you can count on. Whether you’re staying for leisure or business travel, alone or with the family, the Comfort Inn Hotel will give you everything you need to make your trip a success.

Can’t decide if you want a soft or firm pillow? Don’t worry—your bed has both. Also, their premium bedding will leave you rested and refreshed in the morning, just in time to enjoy our signature free hot breakfast.

Enjoy everything from eggs and meat to healthy yoghurt and fresh fruit, plus waffles—everyone’s favourite!

The stay may also be at the Quality Inn Conference Centre.

Address: Comfort Inn, King Street, Midland, ON, Canada


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Shortly after leaving Midland behind to continue your travels towards Niagara Falls, you’ll stop at Sainte Marie among The Hurons, Canada’s first European settlement which dates back to the mid 16th century and has now been turned into a living museum. Once you reach Niagara, the day of fun-filled activities begins as you have the option to explore this natural phenomenon by boat and helicopter and also visit Skylon Tower for one of the best views of the falls and surrounding skylines.


Private Driver
07:00 to 10:15

From: Saint Marie Among the Hurons
To: Niagara Falls

Travel to Niagara Falls, visiting Saint Marie Among the Hurons shortly after departing from your hotel.

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Helicopter Ride over Niagara Falls
10:30 to 11:30
1 hour

From the sensation of lift-off to the excitement of soaring above the turbulent rapids and cascading waterfalls, your Niagara Helicopters ride is a unique and spectacular experience. Your all-scenic flight gives you a thrilling view of Niagara’s natural and man-made wonders.

The air circulated, customised and meticulously maintained helicopters feature individual headsets with taped commentary. You’ll land with wonderful memories but be sure to bring your camera.

+ optional (not included in price): CA$290.52 per person

Address: 3731 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V5, Canada

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Niagara Falls
10:30 to 12:30
2 hours

Niagara Falls are a world-famous natural attraction that dates back over 12,000 years. These iconic falls were formed by melting glaciers which formed huge fresh-water lakes. The waters of two lakes ran towards each other carving out a river, known as the Niagara River, which passed over a steep cliff now known as Niagara Falls. You cannot tour Canada without seeing this site!

Since the beginning of formation, the falls have worked their way back at an average of a foot per year, creating the huge Niagara Gorge as its known today. As it is such a big attraction drawing millions of visitors each year, the Niagara Falls are now accompanied by a large number of man-made attractions such as the Maid of Mist, tunnels, museums, casinos and theatres.

The falls are made beautiful by the combination of the 51- metre drop and the water flow which is equivalent to a million baths full of water being thrown over the cliff every minute. Throughout the years, many people have attempted the descent over the falls in various barrel-like structures since a school teacher, now known as the Queen of the Mist, survived the fall in a barrel in 1901.

This natural spectacle was the symbol of America until the Statue of Liberty was built in 1886, however, the Niagara Falls still remain an icon of North America and a must-see attraction in Toronto.

+ optional (not included in price)

Address: Niagara Falls, ON, Canada


Niagara SkyWheel
11:30 to 12:30
1 hour

Soaring 175 feet above Niagara Falls, Niagara SkyWheel is a Ferris wheel in the middle of Clifton Hill. It offers one of the most thrilling rides and spectacular views of the falls.

As Canada’s largest observation wheel, the Niagara SkyWheel is one of the best ways to see the falls in all their might. You’ll also be treated to memorable views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River and other landmarks.

+ optional (not included in price)

Address: 4950 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4, Canada


Skylon Tower
12:45 to 13:45
1 hour

It’s hard to beat the incredible view from Skylon Tower which stands 775 feet above the Niagara Falls gorge. From here, you’ll be able to see Canadian Horseshoe Falls, The American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls all from the observation deck. On a clear day, you can see as far as 80 miles.

The Skylon Tower is also home to a Revolving Dining Room which rotates 360 degrees in one hour. The top of the tower is reached by jumping into one of the exterior glass-enclosed elevators which zooms you to the top in just 52 seconds during which you’ll witness spectacular views of the Falls, the Great Gorge, Niagara wine district and the city skylines of Buffalo, New York and Toronto.

Address: Niagara Falls, ON L2G 2A6, Canada


Hornblower Niagara Cruises
14:00 to 16:00
2 hours

Journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the heart of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls aboard Hornblower Niagara Cruises. This incredible voyage to the Falls brings you to the foot of the thundering waterfalls for an unforgettable experience.

For 38 years, Hornblower Niagara Cruises have been delivering stunning 360-degree views of the falls. However, with the thundering crash of the 167-foot falls, you should be prepared to get wet!


Address: Niagara Falls, ON L2G, Canada


Hilton Niagara Falls
16:00 check-in
08:00 check-out (Day 11)

With rooms overlooking both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and directly connected to Fallsview Casino Resort, Hilton Niagara Falls, also known as the Fallsview Hotel & Suites, is the perfect Niagara Falls getaway destination.

In the heart of the Niagara Falls entertainment district, Hilton Niagara Falls is a full-service hotel directly connected to the Fallsview Casino Resort in the heart of Niagara’s entertainment district. The hotel features a breakfast buffet, nightlife lounges, and three signature restaurants.

Hilton Niagara Falls is designed with our guests’ comfort and convenience in mind, with a variety of room options including, rooms equipped with Jacuzzi tubs, flat screen TVs, fireplaces, all tastefully furnished with fine European luxury.

Hilton Niagara Falls is home to three signature restaurants, an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, market café, and two spectacular lounges.

Whether it’s a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, you can’t go wrong when making the Hilton Niagara Falls your destination of choice when visiting the majestic Niagara Falls.

Address: Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel and Suites, Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada


Free Time in Niagara Falls
16:30 to 17:30
1 hour

There is plenty to do during your free time at Niagara Falls, you may want to take a ride on the famous Skywheel which offers incredible birdseye views of the falls and surrounding areas, or perhaps you’d like to take a cruise to get up, close and personal with this thundering marvel of crashing water.

Niagara Falls is also particularly stunning by night, as the falls are illuminated a variety of colours and the darkness surrounding them makes this particularly special. You may also want to visit the Niagara Falls Casino or perhaps dine in one of the many restaurants around the site.

Address: Niagara Falls, ON, Canada


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Following a typical Canadian breakfast at your hotel, you’ll explore the spectacular Niagara Parkway, visiting the charming Niagara-on-the-Lake. A small heritage town with a bustling atmosphere known for its wineries, distilleries, theatre productions, tree-lined old town, and the wellpreserved 19th-century buildings. You’ll finish the day with a farewell dinner at the CN Tower in Toronto and a spectacular view of the city.


Private Driver
08:00 to 16:00

From: Niagara Falls
To: Toronto

This morning you’ll set off back to Toronto, visiting Niagaraon-the-Lake on the way.


08:15 to 14:30
6 hours 15 minutes

Just beyond the famous Niagara Falls on the shores of Lake Ontario sits the heritage town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The town is renowned for its wineries, distilleries, theatre productions, tree-lined old town, and the well-preserved 19thcentury buildings.

Known by the locals at NOTL, this pleasant town sits at the mouth of the Niagara River and is a charming area to explore. As you wander down the flower-lined boulevards, you can discover the whimsical boutiques, enthralling antique shops and delightful bistros in this delightful old town; you can even see a horse-drawn carriage or two.

Whilst here, make sure you visit the 19th-century Fort George which was built by the British to defend against American attacks.


Address: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada


Chelsea Hotel
16:00 check-in
11:00 check-out (Day 12)

Chelsea Hotel has something for everyone; this large hotel complex includes a number of shops and restaurants close to the famous Yonge Street downtown. Enjoy a 27th-floor indoor pool with an outdoor sundeck, a waterslide, a separate family pool, a fitness centre and a spa.

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is downtown Toronto’s family hotel. Offering kid-friendly accommodations and activities that fulfil all your families’ wishes in Canada.

Address: Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

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360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower
20:00 to 22:30
2 hours 30 minutes

360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, one of Toronto’s finest, features unforgettable Canadian cuisine combined with a magnificent revolving view of Toronto more than 351 metres below.

360 offers market-fresh cuisine, featuring regional ingredients to ensure an incomparable culinary experience. 360 also features an award-winning wine selection of over 550 international and Canadian wines from its ‘cellar in the sky’.

Address: 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada


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Today, you’ll venture out on a short walking tour of Toronto’s most famous shopping districts to do some last-minute shopping for loved ones or even for yourself. Afterwards, depending on your departure time you will be taken to the airport ready for your onward journey.


Private Driver
11:30 to 12:30

From: Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
To: Toronto Pearson International Airport

You will be picked up from your centrally-located downtown hotel and dropped at Toronto airport. Timings can be mutually agreed upon before departure.

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Toronto Shopping Tour
10:45 to 11:15
30 minutes

In recent years, Toronto has emerged as a major style destination and one of the best places in Canada to go shopping. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs, gifts for your loved ones or perhaps something for yourself, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Toronto.

During this walking tour, you’ll discover Toronto’s culture, incredible sites, stories and legends. From high-end designer stores to vintage finds and cute individual boutiques, there are shopping opportunities around every corner.


Address: Toronto, ON, Canada