Toronto * Kingston * Montreal * Quebec City * Ottawa * Huntsville * Niagara Falls
Ideal for familes or couples alike, this action-packed adventure fly drive visiting some of the best sights of eastern Canada and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, combining scenic wonders, and ten interesting adventures with stays in historic cities including a hire car.
17 days from £2,428 sharing twin including scheduled flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**
|Departure Between||EARLY BOOKING
3 Star Hotels
12-16 yrs Sharing
|22 - 29 May 2017||£2428||£2584||£1372||£1072||Quote|
|30 May - 06 Jun||£2428||£2645||£1372||£1072||Quote|
|07 - 08 Jun||£2500||£2645||£1372||£1072||Quote|
|09 - 19 Jun||£2500||£2716||£1372||£1072||Quote|
|20 - 21 Jun||£2500||£2716||£1372||£1072||Quote|
|22 - 28 Jun||£2968||£3143||£1750||£1355||Quote|
|29 - 30 Jun||£2968||£3238||£1750||£1355||Quote|
|01 - 13 Jul||£2968||£3238||£1750||£1355||Quote|
|14 Jul - 16 Aug||£2968||£3238||£1750||£1355||Quote|
|17 - 19 Aug||£2591||£2860||£1372||£1072||Quote|
|20 - 25 Aug||£2591||£2860||£1372||£1072||Quote|
|26 - 28 Aug||£2591||£2860||£1372||£1072||Quote|
SUPPLEMENT WILL APPLY DURING
Day 1 - UK - Toronto
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from London Heathrow on Air Canada flight to Toronto - regional flights on request. An included private car will transfer you to your downtown hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Overnights (2): Toronto
Day 2 - Toronto
Enjoy an included Step-on Step-off sightseeing tour of Toronto, you have the flexibility to take in Toronto’s major sites and attractions at your own pace. Your ticket lets you hop off the tour and then hop back on again at your leisure. With nearly 20 stops along the 20 km route through the city’s core, you’ll be amazed at all there is to see and do. The pass is valid for two days.
SIGHTSEEING TOUR of TORONTO (Step on / Step off) Now you have the flexibility to take in Toronto’s major sites and attractions at your own pace. Your ticket lets you hop off the tour and then hop back on again at your leisure. With nearly 20 stops along the 20 km route through the city’s core, you’ll be amazed at all there is to see and do. The pass is valid for two days.
CN TOWER ADMISSION (Included)Standing 335.33 metres tall, this symbol of Toronto and Canada not only offers sweeping panoramic views but also a world of entertainment. Venture back in time and travel from the mid-70s to the present where you discover the architectural secrets behind the tower. Then ride the glass-fronted elevators to the top of the world’s tallest structure (main deck). Dare to walk the glass floor, sample the exquisite cuisine at the revolving restaurant or relax in the Horizon’s Café. The views of Toronto, Lake ontario and the distant U.S. are unforgettable. Back on earth, browse through the Marketplace and shop for authentic Canadiana and First Nations merchandise, sports memorabilia or CN Tower souvenirs.
Day 3 - Toronto – Kingston (166 miles)
Collect your hire car and drive along the north shore of Lake Ontario to Kingston and maybe take a short evening dinner “Islands and Harbour” cruise. This provides a fascinating introduction to the sights and history of the 1000 Islands region as well as Kingston. Ontario's oldest city, Kingston was the first capital of the united Upper and Lower Canada before the National Seat of Government was moved to Ottawa in the 1840s.
Overnight (1): Kingston
Day 4 - Kingston – Montreal (195 miles)
Today’s drive takes you along the northern bank of the St Lawrence River across the provincial border into the province of Quebec and Montreal. Our suggested route passes Upper Canada Village, located just off Highway 401. It is well worth spending some time exploring this recreated village and its associated rural industries to gain an insight into some of the challenges and rewards of daily life in a small Canadian village in the 1860s.
Overnights (3): Montreal
Days 5-6 - Montreal
Enjoy the included river rafting and Discoverer's cruise on the St. Lawrence. Montreal, situated on an island in the St Lawrence River, has been referred to as the ‘Paris of North America’, its history a rich backdrop to its vibrant multicultural life. Montreal has numerous festivals, beautiful botanic gardens, street fairs and innumerable terrace cafés where locals and visitors alike gather to socialize. The lookout on top of Mount Royal presents a superb panorama of the city and the Underground City, linking many buildings and malls, is a shopper's paradise.
ST. LAWRENCE RIVER RAFTING (2 hours and 15 minutes) River rafting on the St. Lawrence River, 15 minutes from downtown Montreal, offers two types of excursions. The first option is a leisurely-paced excursion on the tranquil waters of the river giving you time to view the scenery around you with some rapids. The second option is for those who want to experience faster-flowing currents. A descent through the main channel of the river offers a thrilling rollercoaster ride. Each trip includes guide, life jacket, helmet and paddle. Complimentary shuttle service from Montreal Infotouriste Centre to the base is available. (Level I-III) Minimum age 6 - INCLUDED May 03-Aug 31 departures.
MONTREAL GUIDED CRUISE (1.5 hours) Departing from Quai des Convoyeurs - Come aboard the Cavalier Maxim and discover Montréal like you’ve never seen it before! Relive a page of history with a famous explorer, Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, who will fascinate you with his anecdotes and historical facts. Take advantage of the sunny terraces and relax while admiring the city and its surroundings. Service is in English and French only.
Day 7 - Montreal - Quebec City (159 miles)
Travelling along the northern shore of the St Lawrence your route takes you further into the French-speaking province of Quebec. Quebec City, located on a spectacular promontory that towers above the St Lawrence, is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Overnights (3): Quebec City
Days 8-9 - Quebec City
Quebec City is the capital of the province of Quebec and the only walled city in North America. During your stay enjoy two included excursions. Full of historic old world charm and with a wonderful “joie de vivre” atmosphere, the city is located on the north shore of the St Lawrence River. Impressive views of the old port and city can be had from the Old Port Interpretation Centre. Visit the Old Fort, or take a horse drawn carriage ride down the cobbled streets of Old Quebec City with its quaint shops, bistros, and market squares.
QUEBEC GUIDED CRUISE (1.5 hour cruise) See Canada's oldest city from the decks of a cruise ship on the St. Lawrence River. As you cruise along the shoreline, a guide relates the story of "New France" and tells you about the origings of Quebec's famous landmarks. Relax and take in the spectacular views of the Chateau Frontenac, Cap Diamant and Montmorency Falls.
WHALEWATCHING EXCURSION (10 hours) From Québec City, a scenic transfer takes participants through the Charlevoix Region and onto Baie-Ste-Catherine for an exciting whale watching cruise. on the 2 hour, 30 minute cruise, a naturalist guide will help passengers learn more about the beluga and finback whale environment, underwater marine life and the majestic Saguenay Fjord. Participants should take warm clothes on the excursion. Minium age 6 years for Zodiac Excursion. Return transfer to Québec City included. INCLUDED May 28-Oct 02 departures.
Day 10 - Quebec City – Ottawa (274 miles)
Cross the St Lawrence River and drive parallel to the south shore to Montreal on the Trans-Canada Highway. Re-enter Ontario and, keeping to the Trans-Canada Highway, head west to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. on the way, try lunch at a typical “sugar-shack” restaurant, a traditional Quebecois meal in a setting befitting the original pioneers.
Overnights (2): Ottawa
Day 11 - Ottawa
Discover the Capital of Canada on your included sightseeing tour. Ottawa is an architecturally stunning city with a unique combination of urban and rural experiences. The city’s museums, heritage buildings, parks, (Ottawa’s springtime tulips are a sight to behold) and monuments paint a vivid picture of Ottawa’s colourful past while also allowing a glimpse of its future. Visit the Notre-Dame Basilica, Ottawa’s oldest surviving church with its famous collection of statues.
DISCOVER THE CAPITAL TOUR 1 (step on/step off) Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Ottawa - Canada’s national capital. You will explore the Parliament Buildings, embassies, universities and museums. You will see the Canadian Mint, the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Civilization, the residence of the Prime Minister and the National Arts Centre. You will drive through scenic gardens and parklands and along the Rideau Canal, one of Ottawa's picturesque waterways. Ticket is valid for one day.
Day 12 - Ottawa – Huntsville (225 miles)
Heading west, today’s beautiful drive crosses the Ottawa River at Pembroke and then takes you through Algonquin Park. Perhaps visit the Logging Museum, located at the eastern gate to the park, near Whitney, where the fascinating story of logging is brought to life.
Overnights (2): Huntsville
Day 13 - Huntsville
Spend today exploring this beautiful area. There are numerous walking trails in the Arrowhead Provincial Park, a few minutes from Huntsville centre. Also close to the centre is Muskoka Pioneer Village, a collection of almost two-dozen early homesteads, workshops, stores and other buildings typical of a rural ontario community in the period between 1860 and 1910. There are several golf courses, cycling trails (bicycles are readily available for hire) or you could try your hand at fishing in one of the many lakes in the area.
Day 14 - Huntsville – Niagara Falls (264 miles)
On your drive south today it is well worth taking the short detour to Midland to visit the 17th century fortress and headquarters for the French Jesuit mission to the Huron nation, ontario's first European community at Sainte – Marie now recreated on the original site where its compelling story is brought to life once again. Continue south, driving through the orchards and vineyards to discover what has been described as ‘one of the prettiest towns in Canada’, Niagara on The Lake. Continue to one of the Seven Wonders of the New World - Niagara Falls.
Overnights (2): Niagara Falls
Day 15 - Niagara Falls
Rightly regarded as one of nature’s most impressive spectacles, Niagara Falls leaves an indelible memory of power and sound. Take a included trip on the famous Maid of the Mist boat to the foot of the thundering falls (waterproofs are provided, but expect to get wet!). For a very different view of the might and majesty you can walk below and behind the falls or afterwards take an included helicopter flight over the area for a breath-taking panorama of both the Horseshoe and American Falls.
VOYAGE TO THE FALLS (15 MINUTES) Clients will experience the 15 minute legacy boat tour of the Great Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and of course, up close and personal connection with the thundering water, awesome power and amazing mist of the mighty Horseshoe Falls. Hornblower Niagara Cruises has taken this legendary experience to a whole new level. State of the art, 700 passenger catamaran boats feature on board passenger comforts and conveniences including tiered decks for 360 degree unobstructed viewing, dry viewing areas, onboard seating and passenger washrooms.This excursion is a Signature Experience with Destination Canada.
HELICOPTER FLIGHT (9 minutes) This helicopter flight allows you to experience a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding region. This tour is an exciting combination of magnificent scenery and the thrill of a helicopter ride. Highlights include the Niagara River, Whirlpool Rapids, Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls, the American Falls and, of course, the unrivalled Horseshoe Falls. A certificate of flight is provided for all passengers as a souvenir of this high flying adventure.
Day 16 - Niagara Falls to Toronto (88 miles)
Enjoy a free morning with some last minute sightseeing and shopping before returning your car to Toronto Airport before checking in for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 17 - Arrive UK
BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS DOMESTIC ADD-ONS
Available in conjunction with your trans-atlantic Air Canada flights between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.
Air Canada Upgrade to Executive First
Designed to provide you with your own personal space that's ideal for a good night's sleep, each Executive First Suite* reclines into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. Armed with a comfy pillow and duvet and fully equipped with all the latest in-flight amenities, you'll arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day.
|3 Star||4 Star||5 Star|
|Toronto||Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre||Chelsea Hotel|
|Kingston||Ambassador Resort Hotel & Conference Centre||Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel|
|Montreal||Best Western Plus Ville Marie Hotel & Suites||Delta Montreal|
|Quebec City||Hotel Clarion Quebec||Hotel Manoir Victoria|
|Ottawa||Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill||Hotel Indigo Ottawa|
|Huntsville/Muskoka||Hidden Valley Resort||Deerhurst Resort|
|Niagara Falls||Days Inn Clifton Hill||Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton|
Tour Price Includes:
All offers are subject to availability. once a booking is confirmed your holiday price is 100% GUARANTEED against any increase in price such as currency exchange fluctuations or fuel surcharges. Other companies may surcharge you by up to 10% more!
Location: Conveniently located steps away from the Yonge Street Subway, providing acccess to Torontos business and shopping districts, as well as direct line to all major attractions
Number of Rooms: 513
Accommodation: Air conditioning, in-room temperature control, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), cable internet access in-room (free), clock radio, coffee maker, mini fridge, iron with board, in-room safe, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available. 23 floors with elevator, Restaurant, bar, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, gift shop, parking $28. Wheelchair accessible room(s).
Location: Modern hotel located downtown close to shopping, dining, and public transit, just a 2 minute walk to the Eaton Centre, and a 10 minute walk to the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Number of Rooms: 1590
Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, telephone, WIFI internet access in-room (free), WIFI internet access in lobby (free) clock radio, iron with board, hair dryer, rollaway bed free, Green Key. 27 floors with elevator, Non smoking property, 3 restaurants, bar, indoor pool, waterslide, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, children's activity centre, parking $33. Wheelchair accessible room(s).