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Lake Huron
Toronto, Ontario
Toronto City Ontario
Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls
Kingston Ontario
Thousand Islands National Park
Library of Parliament, Ottawa
Black Bear in Algonquin National Park
Deerhurst Resort Muskoka
Lake Huron
Tobermory
Bruce Peninsula National Park, Canada
Toronto Skyline across Lake Ontario

Ontario’s Great Lakes

14 day Self Drive – from £1889

With flights from £2539

Discover Ontario’s Great Lakes on this two week round trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls, Lake Huron and the beautiful Algonquin Provincial Park.

Highlights:
  • Explore vibrant Toronto, Canada’s largest city
  • Visit the mighty Niagara Falls
  • Cruise the 1000 Islands in Kingston
  • Go in search of wildlife in Algonquin Park
  • Visit the largest freshwater island in the world

Your Itinerary

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You can customise this itinerary by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do

Toronto, Ontario

Day 1 – Welcome to Toronto

Arrive today in Toronto. Once you are settled in at your downtown hotel, the rest of…

Arrive today in Toronto. Once you are settled in at your downtown hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the city.

    Chelsea Hotel or similar

Toronto, Ontario
Toronto City Ontario

Day 2 – Toronto

Wake this morning to the sounds of a bustling metropolis. Today is free for you to…

Wake this morning to the sounds of a bustling metropolis. Today is free for you to experience the sights of Canada’s largest and most diverse city. You might want to visit the Eaton Centre for some shopping, Toronto’s Chinatown, the impressive CN Tower and the Old and New City Halls – the choice is yours.

    Chelsea Hotel or similar

Toronto City Ontario
Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls

Day 3 – Niagara Falls

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour to the Niagara Peninsula: Canada’s fruit belt and major…

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour to the Niagara Peninsula: Canada’s fruit belt and major wine-producing region, home of the spectacular Niagara Falls – one of the great wonders of the world. Your tour includes: Hornblower Cruises or Journey Behind the Falls, lunch overlooking Niagara Falls, free time in Niagara Falls and a winery tour including a wine tasting. Lunch overlooking the falls is also included for you today.

    Chelsea Hotel or similar

    Lunch
Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls
Kingston Ontario

Day 4 – Kingston

Collect your rental car this morning and travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Kingston….

Collect your rental car this morning and travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Kingston. We recommend you stop in the city of Peterborough en route, which boasts the world’s highest lift locks, literally lifting pleasure crafts 20 metres straight up. Visit the Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre and view the hydraulic lift lock, slides 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. It’s also worth taking the time to visit Fort Henry National Historic Site 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, once the largest military establishment in Upper Canada, now offers visitors a glimpse of a soldier’s life of those days, through guided tours, soldier’s parades and drills.

    Niagara Falls > Kingston | 260 kms

    Delta Kingston Waterfront

Kingston Ontario
Thousand Islands National Park

Day 5 – Ottawa

Begin the day with a short drive to Gananoque for a cruise through the Thousand Islands….

Begin the day with a short drive to Gananoque for a cruise through the Thousand Islands. Continue to the nation’s capital, Ottawa. With unique history, geography and lifestyle, the city offers a wide variety of urban attractions. Many of Canada’s best museums and cultural facilities, as well as the Parliament Buildings and other historical structures and major institutions, are in the Capital Area.

    Kingston > Ottawa | 200 kms

    Delta Ottawa City Centre

Thousand Islands National Park
Library of Parliament, Ottawa

Day 6 – Ottawa

Situated on the Ottawa River, Ottawa is a unique mix of old and new, history and…

Situated on the Ottawa River, Ottawa is a unique mix of old and new, history and technology, excitement and relaxation. Included today is the Hop on Hop off City Tour. Your ticket allows you to tour the nation’s capital at your own pace or stay on board for a two hour fully narrated tour.

    Delta Ottawa City Centre

Library of Parliament, Ottawa
Black Bear in Algonquin National Park

Day 7 – Huntsville

Time to travel again, heading west into Algonquin Provincial Park. Take your time and enjoy the…

Time to travel again, heading west into Algonquin Provincial Park. Take your time and enjoy the scenery, visit the interpretation centre and most importantly keep a keen eye out for the abundance of wildlife that inhabit this beautiful Provincial Park. Arrive this afternoon in Huntsville where you will spend the next two nights.

    Ottawa > Huntsville | 340 kms

    Deerhurst Resort

Black Bear in Algonquin National Park
Deerhurst Resort Muskoka

Day 8 – Huntsville

Warm weather activities and amenities are yours to enjoy today. Rent a canoe and spend some…

Warm weather activities and amenities are yours to enjoy today. Rent a canoe and spend some time by one of the lakes in the area, or perhaps golf is more to your taste – there are dozens of courses in the area. Whatever you choose, this is a great spot for some rest and relaxation.

    Deerhurst Resort

Deerhurst Resort Muskoka
Lake Huron

Day 9 – Manitoulin Island

Leaving Deerhurst Resort this morning, you head towards Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron – the largest…

Leaving Deerhurst Resort this morning, you head towards Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron – the largest freshwater island in the world.

    Huntsville > Manitoulin Island | 270 kms

    Manitoulin Hotel

Lake Huron
Lake Huron

Day 10 – Manitoulin Island

Today is free for you to explore Manitoulin Island. Manitoulin communities have beautiful public beaches, often…

Today is free for you to explore Manitoulin Island. Manitoulin communities have beautiful public beaches, often accompanied by parks and playgrounds. You will find endless hiking trails meander through the Manitoulin landscape and the island has a great many quiet roads, ideal for an exploratory ‘drive in the country’ or cycling adventure. If you have time, it is worth taking the 1.5-hour walking tour with the Great Spirit Circle Trail that specializes in Authentic Aboriginal Experiences.

    Manitoulin Hotel

Lake Huron
Tobermory

Day 11 – Bruce Peninsula

Today you are leaving Manitoulin Island and heading south east to Tobermory by ferry – a…

Today you are leaving Manitoulin Island and heading south east to Tobermory by ferry – a true paradise for naturalists, photographers, divers, hikers, kayakers, leisure-seekers, golfers and art lovers. Tobermory offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, rest and relaxation, sweet clean air, clean waters and scenery that is breath-taking.

    Manitoulin Island > Bruce Peninsula | 115 kms

    Tobermory Princess Hotel

Tobermory
Bruce Peninsula National Park, Canada

Day 12 – Tobermory

The day is free to explore the Tobermory area. Hike the majestic cliffs of the Niagara…

The day is free to explore the Tobermory area. Hike the majestic cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment along the world famous Bruce Trail or the inland trails of Bruce Peninsula National Park, enjoy diving or snorkelling in the Fathom Five National Marine Park – many shipwrecks make the park a popular scuba diving destination, allowing you to see the shipwrecks without having to get wet

    Tobermory Princess Hotel

    Breakfast
Bruce Peninsula National Park, Canada

Day 13 – Toronto

Today it is time to head back towards Lake Ontario. Take a journey along the shores…

Today it is time to head back towards Lake Ontario. Take a journey along the shores of Lake Huron to Toronto where you will spend your final night.

    Tobermory > Toronto | 300 kms

    Chelsea Hotel or similar

    Breakfast
Toronto Skyline across Lake Ontario

Day 14 – Farewell from Toronto

Check-out from your hotel and return your rental vehicle in downtown Toronto or Toronto Airport where…

Check-out from your hotel and return your rental vehicle in downtown Toronto or Toronto Airport where your Great Lakes adventure comes to an end.

Toronto Skyline across Lake Ontario

Your Itinerary

You can customise this itinerary by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do

Day 1

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Welcome to Toronto

Arrive today in Toronto. Once you are settled in at your downtown hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the city.

    Chelsea Hotel or similar

Toronto, Ontario

Day 2

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Toronto

Wake this morning to the sounds of a bustling metropolis. Today is free for you to experience the sights of Canada’s largest and most diverse city. You might want to visit the Eaton Centre for some shopping, Toronto’s Chinatown, the impressive CN Tower and the Old and New City Halls – the choice is yours.

    Chelsea Hotel or similar

Toronto City Ontario

Day 3

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Niagara Falls

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour to the Niagara Peninsula: Canada’s fruit belt and major wine-producing region, home of the spectacular Niagara Falls – one of the great wonders of the world. Your tour includes: Hornblower Cruises or Journey Behind the Falls, lunch overlooking Niagara Falls, free time in Niagara Falls and a winery tour including a wine tasting. Lunch overlooking the falls is also included for you today.

    Chelsea Hotel or similar

    Lunch
Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls

Day 4

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Kingston

Collect your rental car this morning and travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Kingston. We recommend you stop in the city of Peterborough en route, which boasts the world’s highest lift locks, literally lifting pleasure crafts 20 metres straight up. Visit the Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre and view the hydraulic lift lock, slides 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. It’s also worth taking the time to visit Fort Henry National Historic Site 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, once the largest military establishment in Upper Canada, now offers visitors a glimpse of a soldier’s life of those days, through guided tours, soldier’s parades and drills.

    Niagara Falls > Kingston | 260 kms

    Delta Kingston Waterfront

Kingston Ontario

Day 5

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Ottawa

Begin the day with a short drive to Gananoque for a cruise through the Thousand Islands. Continue to the nation’s capital, Ottawa. With unique history, geography and lifestyle, the city offers a wide variety of urban attractions. Many of Canada’s best museums and cultural facilities, as well as the Parliament Buildings and other historical structures and major institutions, are in the Capital Area.

    Kingston > Ottawa | 200 kms

    Delta Ottawa City Centre

Thousand Islands National Park

Day 6

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Ottawa

Situated on the Ottawa River, Ottawa is a unique mix of old and new, history and technology, excitement and relaxation. Included today is the Hop on Hop off City Tour. Your ticket allows you to tour the nation’s capital at your own pace or stay on board for a two hour fully narrated tour.

    Delta Ottawa City Centre

Library of Parliament, Ottawa

Day 7

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Huntsville

Time to travel again, heading west into Algonquin Provincial Park. Take your time and enjoy the scenery, visit the interpretation centre and most importantly keep a keen eye out for the abundance of wildlife that inhabit this beautiful Provincial Park. Arrive this afternoon in Huntsville where you will spend the next two nights.

    Ottawa > Huntsville | 340 kms

    Deerhurst Resort

Black Bear in Algonquin National Park

Day 8

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Huntsville

Warm weather activities and amenities are yours to enjoy today. Rent a canoe and spend some time by one of the lakes in the area, or perhaps golf is more to your taste – there are dozens of courses in the area. Whatever you choose, this is a great spot for some rest and relaxation.

    Deerhurst Resort

Deerhurst Resort Muskoka

Day 9

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Manitoulin Island

Leaving Deerhurst Resort this morning, you head towards Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron – the largest freshwater island in the world.

    Huntsville > Manitoulin Island | 270 kms

    Manitoulin Hotel

Lake Huron

Day 10

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Manitoulin Island

Today is free for you to explore Manitoulin Island. Manitoulin communities have beautiful public beaches, often accompanied by parks and playgrounds. You will find endless hiking trails meander through the Manitoulin landscape and the island has a great many quiet roads, ideal for an exploratory ‘drive in the country’ or cycling adventure. If you have time, it is worth taking the 1.5-hour walking tour with the Great Spirit Circle Trail that specializes in Authentic Aboriginal Experiences.

    Manitoulin Hotel

Lake Huron

Day 11

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Bruce Peninsula

Today you are leaving Manitoulin Island and heading south east to Tobermory by ferry – a true paradise for naturalists, photographers, divers, hikers, kayakers, leisure-seekers, golfers and art lovers. Tobermory offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, rest and relaxation, sweet clean air, clean waters and scenery that is breath-taking.

    Manitoulin Island > Bruce Peninsula | 115 kms

    Tobermory Princess Hotel

Tobermory

Day 12

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Tobermory

The day is free to explore the Tobermory area. Hike the majestic cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment along the world famous Bruce Trail or the inland trails of Bruce Peninsula National Park, enjoy diving or snorkelling in the Fathom Five National Marine Park – many shipwrecks make the park a popular scuba diving destination, allowing you to see the shipwrecks without having to get wet

    Tobermory Princess Hotel

    Breakfast
Bruce Peninsula National Park, Canada

Day 13

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Toronto

Today it is time to head back towards Lake Ontario. Take a journey along the shores of Lake Huron to Toronto where you will spend your final night.

    Tobermory > Toronto | 300 kms

    Chelsea Hotel or similar

    Breakfast

Day 14

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Farewell from Toronto

Check-out from your hotel and return your rental vehicle in downtown Toronto or Toronto Airport where your Great Lakes adventure comes to an end.

Toronto Skyline across Lake Ontario

This Self Drive Includes

13 nights accommodation
Activities and day tours as detailed in the itinerary
10 nights car hire, with unlimited kilometers
Well planned, easy to follow route

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Extra nights in Toronto or any location en route

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Canada Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Ontario’s Great Lakes

14 day Self Drive – from £1889

With flights from £2539

Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room and includes pre-booked accommodation, air-conditioned car and unlimited mileage. One-way fees charged locally. Hotels specified are subject to availability and may be substituted by one of a similar or higher standard.

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