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Best of Eastern Canada

9 day Guided Tour NOW - from £1687

Explore Canada’s cosmopolitan cities, proud French and British heritage and majestic natural landscapes, from the cascading waters of Niagara Falls, to the pretty meadows, forests and ice wine vineyards of Ontario and Quebec.

Highlights:

  • Visit the iconic CN Tower in Toronto
  • Feel the spray of the mighty Niagara Falls
  • View Ottawa’s elegant Parliament Hill
  • Join a local specialist to explore Old Quebec
  • Learn about all things Maple Syrup
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Toronto

Welcome to Toronto. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto

Day 2 - Niagara Falls Sightseeing

Witness Mother Nature’s power first-hand when you journey to Niagara Falls and embark on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. You’ll have some time on your own to explore Ontario’s most enchanting village, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Spend the afternoon strolling down its tree-lined streets and admiring the 19th-century façades or enjoy the tranquillity of its botanical gardens.

Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Kingston

The day begins with an orientation tour past Toronto’s sprawling Queens Park, stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. We ascend Toronto’s iconic CN Tower before continuing to Kingston, a 17th-century former French trading post and gateway to a Thousand Islands. This evening, we set sail on our dinner cruise against the backdrop of pretty riverside cottages and uninhabited islands.

Hotel:  Delta Kingston Waterfront

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Optional: Niagara Falls Helicopter Flightseeing

Enjoy an exhilarating and scenic helicopter flight and experience the views of the awe-inspiring Niagara Region as you gently lift off over the Whirlpool Rapids and Rainbow Bridge. See the green grass and floral beauty of Queen Victoria Park stretch below you as the helicopter passes by the American Falls and Skylon Tower.

Day 4 - Ottawa

Arriving in Ottawa, we embark on an introductory tour of Canada’s capital. You’ll have a full afternoon to explore the city on your terms. Consider a visit to one of the city’s museums or join an Optional Excursion cruise on the Rideau Canal.

Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Quebec City

The sticky, rich flavours of Canada’s traditional maple syrup will linger long after your morning stop at the local cabane a sucre (sugar shack). Then continue to Quebec City to begin your love affair with the city’s French Canadian joie de vivre and your hotel in Old Quebec.

Hotel: Hotel Clarendon

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6 - Quebec City

Embark on a captivating walk through the narrow streets of Old Quebec City, joining your Local Specialist for an in-depth discovery of this UNESCO-listed place exuding all the charm on a European city. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring La Vieille Capitale on your terms.

Hotel: Hotel Clarendon

Meals: Breakfast

Optional: Evening on Ile D’ Orleans and Montmorency Falls

Join us for a special evening on the Ile d’Orleans. Located a few miles east of downtown Quebec in the St. Lawrence River, the “Island of Orleans” was one of the first areas occupied by early French colonists. Gaze upon the towering Montmorency Falls; higher than the Niagara Falls, the impressive Montmorency Falls stand 83 meters (272 feet) tall. The falls form at the mouth of the Montmorency River, where it drops over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River.

Then travel through the rolling farmlands to the south side of the island and stop for a dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent Restaurant with renowned Chef Martin Pronovost, who has been nominated for a Crystal Award in the category `Canadian Chef of the Year` in both 2010 and 2011. Passionate about food and with an eye and ear always looking toward trends, culinary innovation remains a continual objective. To that end, with abundant creativity, Martin prepares meals with great passion and the result is a flavorful table for you to discover. Approx. duration: 3 hours.

Day 7 - Montreal (via Eastern Townships)

After departing Quebec City, stop at a local cabane a sucre (sugar shack) to learn about all things maple syrup and enjoy a traditional local lunch. Enter Montreal, the largest French-speaking city outside of France, and stop at Mount Royal (the hill that gave its name to the city) for panoramic views over one of the loveliest cities in North America.

Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Optional: Evening at Le Relais des Pins, Restaurant – Cabane a Sucre

Join us for a special evening on the Ile d’Orleans at Le Relais des Pins Restaurant, a maple syrup sugar shack featuring traditional family-style French-Canadian meals with live music. Learn about the operation and then indulge in some freshly made maple taffy. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours.

Day 8 - Montreal

Explore the Island of Montreal with ease, joining your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will reveal the splendour of such historic sites as the ornate Notre Dame Basilica, the colourful Old Port area and Downtown Montreal. Gain a deeper appreciation for the city’s French Canadian roots as you spend the afternoon exploring the city on your terms before joining your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner in Old Montreal.

Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9 - Depart Montreal

Bid au revoir to your new-found friends as you are transferred to Montreal International Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

9 day Guided Tour NOW - from £1687

With flights from £2099

OPTIONS

  • Extend your stay in Toronto – from £134
  • Add a 7 night Maritime Cruise – from £1400
  • Choose to fly economy, premium, business or first class

 

Tours are subject to availability. Call 0333 234 0943 or enquire online to check your departure date

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**Early Bird Offer – Book by 28th February 2020 and save 10%. Valid on new bookings only for select departure. subject to availability, seasonal variations apply**

All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom Canada for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply – call or enquire now for more details. Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2021 onwards.

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YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

First class touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your Guided Tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, plus other meals as shown
  • Expert tour director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options

Departure dates:

8, 22 & 29 May 2020
5, 12, 18 & 26 June 2020
3, 10, 17 & 24 July 2020
7, 14, 18 & 24 September 2020
2 & 9 October 2020

 

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