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Canada's Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls - a Tauck Escorted Tour
The second largest country in the world, Canada is not only big in scope, it’s also immensely rich in cultural treats that take their cue from the natural wonders of the land. Take for example Niagara Falls, thundering with rushing waters that wet visitors with its far-reaching spray. Nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake whets visitors’ appetites with a signature liquid of another kind – ice wine. Canada is one of the world’s largest producers of this sweet libation. Maples have achieved star status in Canada, as reflected in the maple leaf emblazoned on their flag. But there is a tastier side of this native icon – maple ice cream like the kind you’ll find served with beaver tails all over French Canada. Then there’s the citified cuisine of Old Montreal and Quebec City, decidedly French, regionally influenced and naturally fresh.
Price per person includes:
Return flights UK to Toronto/home from Quebec City
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
9 nights deluxe accommodation in sought after locations
A private docent-led tour, reception and dinner at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto
A luncheon cruise through the Thousand Islands
Guided city sightseeing tours in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City
Guided visit to the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa
Ice wine tasting in Niagara-on-the-Lake
A visit to a traditional Québecois sugar shack
Meals and charges
Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum
Niagara Falls and Maid of the Mist
Cruise through the Thousand Islands
Ottawa and the Museum of Civilization
Montreal and Quebec City
Tour departure dates:
2017: June 2, 6, 11, 24; July 3, 8, 21, 30; August 19, 28 September 3, 8, 21, 28
Bon Voyage UK Chauffeur Service
Book your Tauck Tour through Bon Voyage and we’ll be delighted to arrange return private car transfers from your home to your local airport. Your holiday will begin in true style from the moment we collect you from your front door and assist you with your luggage. Sit back, relax and enjoy the stress free journey in a standard of car that will reflect the excellent quality of your Tauck Tour – please ask for a quote.
Day 1 : Arrive Toronto
Tour begins: 5:30 PM at The Fairmont Royal York. A transfer is included from Toronto International Airport to your hotel. Your trip through Canada's capital cities gets off to a festive start this evening when you join us for a private welcome reception and dinner at the newly transformed Royal Ontario Museum, an after-hours sparkling event for Tauck guests only.
Day 2 : Metropolitan Glamour in Toronto
Perched on the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto exudes excitement around every bend. A city sightseeing tour includes a visit to the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest freestanding structures, and views Harbourfront Centre, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and Dundas Square. Stop in the Distillery District for an up-close look at its impressive industrial architecture and explore on your own for the rest of the day. Dine at your leisure in the hotel tonight.
Day 3 : "Wet" your appetite at Niagara Falls
Journey to Niagara Falls today. You’ll see the mist long before you see the falls thundering over the precipice at a rate of 6 million cubic feet of water per minute. View the falls from high above as the water plunges nearly 200 feet into a rocky gorge; don a hooded raincoat as you board the Maid of the Mist for an unforgettable boat ride that ensures an up-close – and wet – encounter with the falls. Whet your appetite for a tour and ice wine tasting at a local vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake, before exploring the town on your own – a stroll down Queen Street is like walking into a Victorian-era film set with its colorful storefronts, carved facades and hanging flower baskets. Return to Toronto late afternoon.
Day 4 : Cruise through the Thousand Islands
Take a luncheon cruise through the Thousand Islands, home to quaint summer houses and opulent mansions, en route to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. Ideally set close to Canada’s Parliament Buildings and the Ottawa River, your accommodations for two nights at the stately Fairmont Château Laurier are reminiscent of an elegant French château. Dinner is at your leisure in the hotel’s acclaimed Wilfrid’s restaurant, offering wonderful views of the Parliament Buildings and the Rideau Locks.
Day 5 : A Civilized look at Ottawa
Sightseeing in Ottawa today showcases views of the city’s stately government buildings with their grand 19th-century architecture and includes a guided visit to Canada’s Parliament and House of Commons. Take a guided tour of the Museum of Civilization to see exhibits chronicling 20,000 years of human history in Canada. The remainder of the day is free.
Day 6 : From the Mounties to Montreal
Enjoy an informative presentation by a retired officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the national police force of Canada; it is unique in the world as a national, federal, provincial and municipal police force. Depart for French-speaking Montreal, stopping for lunch at privately owned Château Vaudreuil en route. A guided city sightseeing tour upon your arrival in Montreal offers a great introduction to life in the Province of Quebec. Your hotel is ideally located in the heart of the downtown area, making it easy for you to see the sights during your two-night stay.
Day 7 : Taste your way through Montreal
Join us for a walking tour of Old Montreal, where gas-lamped cobblestone streets, lined with restored 18th- and 19th-century architecture, remind you of Old World Europe. In addition to evoking romance and history, Vieux-Montreal entices with an array of multicultural, epicurean delights. Sample a taste of local specialties as you explore. Spend the afternoon at leisure, discovering the sights on your own and make plans to join us for dinner tonight at a popular local restaurant.
Day 8 : Maple Ice, Waterfalls & a Grand Chateau
Leave Montreal this morning for Quebec City. Follow the mighty St. Lawrence River to Trois Rivières for a taste of locally produced maple products at a traditional Quebec sugar shack, or as they are locally known, a Québécois cabana à sucre. Continue on to majestic Montmorency Falls, 98 feet higher than Niagara Falls, where lunch gives you time to view this natural spectacle unhurried. Your arrival in Quebec City this afternoon is made even more memorable when you view the ramparts of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, one of the most iconic hotels in French Canada – and your home for the next two nights. A landmark of hospitality for more than a century, it is perched high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, and the historic walled city below.
Day 9 : Old World Charm in Quebec City
Take a sightseeing tour of the provincial capital, the hemisphere’s only walled city north of Mexico and one of the oldest cities in North America. Wander through the cobblestone, car-free streets of Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site reminiscent of 17th-century Europe; it is steeped in Old World charm and ambiance. See landmarks of history at the walls of the Citadelle overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River and walk onto the Plains of Abraham, site of a 20-minute battle that changed the continent’s destiny. After an afternoon at leisure exploring on your own, join us for a farewell dinner at the hotel.
Day 10 : Journey Home
Tour ends: Quebec City, Quebec. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Fairmont Le Château Frontenac to Quebec City International Airport.
This is the end of your tour, however your adventure ddoesn't have to end here. Perhaps you may want to extend your stay and visit the West Coast and experience the Rocky Mountains.
Call the travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal Canada's Capital Cities tour.