Day 1: Arrive Toronto (2 nights). Welcome to Toronto, Canada's largest city! Take your complimentary transfer to the tour hotel. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director who can answer any questions you may have about the exciting days ahead. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto (MD).
Day 2: Toronto sightseeing - Free time. Start the day with an orientation tour of cosmopolitan, multicultural Toronto, viewing Casa Loma, the massive castle residence built by a Toronto financier during the early 20th century; sprawling Queens Park; the lively entertainment district; stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this exciting city on your own or perhaps embark on an optional excursion to the top of the iconic CN Tower. This evening, join your fellow companions for dinner at your hotel. Meal(s): (Full Breakfast/Dinner).
Day 3: Toronto - Niagara Falls. Experience the majesty of one of the world's great natural wonders. Travel through a lush wine-growing region between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario before arriving at Niagara Falls. Enjoy a panoramic view of the falls from high above before boarding the Maid of the Mist for an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. There's time for shopping and picture taking on the Canadian side of the falls. This evening, enjoy a delightful experience at a family-owned and operated winery. Join your hosts for an exclusive tour and wine tasting of their award-winning wines, including their famous ice wine, made from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The result: a refreshingly sweet dessert wine. Later, sample some of Niagara's regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients at a Be My Guest Dinner served in a marvelous setting with stunning views of the vineyard. Meal(s): (Full Breakfast/Be My Guest dinner). Hotel: Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview (SF).
Day 4: Niagara Falls - Kingston. Heading north, follow the scenic shores of Lake Ontario through the Ontario countryside to the historic town of Kingston. Here, visit Old Fort Henry, a 19th century British military fortress, and learn about British garrison life during the years just before the confederation of Canada was born, arising from three former British colonies. Enjoy your evening at leisure. Meal(s): (Full Breakfast). Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Kingston (F).
Day 5: Kingston - Upper Canada Village - Montreal. Follow the thread of the nation's history in Upper Canada Village, a re-created rural community where costumed interpreters immerse you in 1860s life. Explore more than 40 businesses and homes, including a blacksmith shop, a schoolhouse and a sawmill. Then travel to Montreal, the cultural capital of French Canada and the largest French-speaking city outside France. Here, your Local Guide introduces you to the historic sites of the city, including spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colorful port area and the modern, bustling downtown. 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. Meal(s): (Full Breakfast). Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal (F).
Day 6: Montreal - Quebec City (2 Nights). Journey to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, a splendid Gothic Revival church that attracts more than half a million pilgrims each year. Then stop at thundering Montmorency Falls, which are nearly 100 feet taller than those at Niagara. Wind your way along the beautiful St. Lawrence River to the fortified walls of Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its artisanal bakeries, flower markets and lively cafes, old-world Quebec City offers a taste of Paris in the New World. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. Meal(s): (Full Breakfast /Dinner). Hotel: Delta Quebec (SF).
Day 7: Quebec and free time. Join your Local Guide on an exploration of the city, walking the narrow streets of the atmospheric Old Town and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle between the British and the French. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Perhaps browse the city's shops and galleries, visit a museum or simply sit and watch the world go by at a charming sidewalk cafe. Meal(s): (Full Breakfast).
Day 8: Quebec City Sightseeing - Ottawa (2 nights). Travel back into Ontario to Ottawa, Canada's stately capital. Upon arrival, embark on an introductory tour of the city, viewing the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill; Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada; and the beautiful downtown parks with their exquisite gardens. Meal(s): (Full Breakfast). Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (MD).
Day 9: Ottawa at leisure. The day is yours to spend as you like, immersed in the history and culture of Canada's lively capital. Stop at a gallery or two, explore one of Ottawa's many museums, or visit Rideau Canal-a UNESCO World Heritage site that becomes the world's largest skating rink in the winter months. Tonight, toast to your Eastern Canada adventure with newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. Meal(s): (Full Breakfast/Farewell Dinner).
Day 10: Ottawa - Depart Toronto. Return to Toronto where you are transferred to Toronto International Airport or the tour hotel if you'd like to extend your stay. Meal(s): (Full Breakfast).
- Welcome Reception with your Tour Director in Toronto.
- 9 full breakfasts.
- 2 three-course dinners.
- Be My Guest Dinner with wine in Niagara Falls.
- Farewell Dinner with wine in Ottawa.
First Class Travel Highlights:
- Includes all First Class features.
- A qualified Local Guide in Montreal and Quebec City.
- Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10.
- Capture treasured memories of your trip with a complimentary group photo taken at a landmark location.
* Toronto - Enjoy an orientation tour of this vibrant, multicultural city.
* Niagara Falls - Experience the mighty falls up close aboard the Maid of the Mist; visit a local winery for a tour and tasting.
* Kingston - Visit Old Fort Henry and learn about British garrison life in the 19th century.
* Upper Canada Village - Step back in time during a visit to this recreated 1860's rural village.
* Montreal - Tour Mount Royal, Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica and the historic Old Port with a Local Guide.
* Quebec City - Spend two nights in this UNESCO World Heritage Site; join a Local Guide for a city tour including the historic walled city and the Plains of Abraham.
* Sainte Anne de Beaupre - Visit the oldest pilgrimage site in North America.
* Montmorency Falls - View these spectacular falls spilling into the St. Lawrence River.
* Ottawa - Enjoy an orientation tour of Canada's capital including stately Parliament Hill.
Prices are based on double occupancy land only and can vary on departure dates.
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