Canada: Eastern Canada Highlights
Your Canada tailor-made holiday includes:
- International flights
- 13 nights in 4–5* hotels and hand-picked local gems
- 11 days car hire
- Toronto city tour
- Niagara Falls Hornblower cruise
- Quebec City tour
- Airport transfers
Your Canada travel itinerary:
Day 1: Toronto
Fly from the UK to Toronto and check into your hotel.
Day 2: Toronto
Enter the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto, where the iconic CN Tower soars above the city - ascend the tower for a view like no other. An abundance of excellent museums, great public transport, lively bars and a thriving nightlife come together to create a fantastic cosmopolitan city, while a divergence of cultures and cuisines has generated some of the world’s most exceptional eateries, just waiting to be sampled.
Day 3: Niagara Falls
Head along the shores of Lake Ontario to the roaring torrent of Niagara Falls, where you’ll stay in a hotel overlooking the falls. Feel the spray and witness the drama of one of the world’s most impressive natural marvels on a boat trip. Then, for something more tranquil, continue to historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. This self-proclaimed ‘loveliest town in Ontario’ is filled with colourful gardens, cosy cafes and pretty lake views.
Day 4: Minett
Continue to the beautiful Lake Rousseau near Minett. It’s a peaceful spot surrounded by forest and tranquillity, with plenty of activities to try – choose from cycling, water skiing, pedaloeing and canoeing in summer, and skating, cross-country skiing and husky sledding in winter. The hotel itself offers plenty of facilities, and wonderful lake views from the pool, the lounge and some of the rooms. Try out its spa for a day of relaxation in the gorgeous Ontarian countryside.
Day 5: Pembroke
Check out the street murals in Pembroke. There are more than 30 of them dotted around, telling the story of the town and its history, right up to present day. You can learn more at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village, which covers early settlers to the region. If the weather’s fine, don’t miss a trip to nearby Algonquin Provincial Park, where you can rent a canoe and search for moose, beavers, deer and various birds including the black and white loon.
Days 6 - 7: Ottawa
The Capital of Canada is found at the confluence of the Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers. It’s a bilingual city, with French and English spoken, with a good number of open spaces and parks breaking up the buildings. There’s plenty to see and do, with Parliament Hill being a great place to start, and the changing of the guard daily occurring at 9am. Many museums chart Ottawa’s and indeed Canada’s history, from early human settlement to more recent wars and even future technologies. Discover the very best of Ottawa including the Canadian Royal Mint and the War Museum on a city tour.
Days 8 - 9: Mont Tremblant
Head to the pretty peaks and dense forests of Mont Tremblant, where the stunning Parc National du Mont Tremblant is home to 206 bird species and offers stunning vistas of forests, lakes, waterfalls and rivers, criss-crossed with excellent mountain biking and canoe trails. Perhaps ride the gondola for sweeping panoramic views of the Laurentian Mountains, or follow the numerous hiking trails to the Rouge River and cool down with a spot of canoeing. There’s never a dull moment here, as a whole range of exhilarating outdoor activities will keep you entertained, from cycling, horse riding and mini golf, to alpine luging, rock climbing and river rafting.
Days 10 - 11: Quebec City
Tour vibrant Quebec City and stay at the fairy-tale Château Frontenac, the world’s most photographed hotel. The beautiful old city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is also worth a look - don’t miss the imposing Citadelle and the impressive Hôtel du Parlement, the most important structure in the city. Quebec is the only walled city north of Mexico, so be sure to walk along the fortifications, which stretch for 4.6km around the town. While you’re in town, have a taste of Quebec’s warm and filling traditional food and locally made wines.
Day 12: Montreal
Heading south, captivating and cosmopolitan Montreal is your next stop. Take a stroll through Old Montreal’s cobbled streets and admire the romantic architecture, a delightful mix of modern European and North American colonial styles. Check out the heritage churches and the intricate Basilique Notre-Dame, then head to the bars and restaurants of The Main and Rue St-Denis, where there’s a distinct francophone tone.
Day 13: Kingston
Take a look around the historic churches of Kingston, perched on the eastern tip of Lake Ontario. Kingston was the capital of Canada from 1841 to 1844, an honour removed by Queen Victoria, who considered the city too vulnerable to American attack. Today it’s filled with historic charms, fascinating museums and the Royal Military College, as well as two universities, which bring with them the liveliness of student-friendly bars, restaurants and arts venues. Check out Fort Henry, with its military exercises and drum displays.
Days 14 - 15:
Return to Toronto and depart for the UK.
Hotels on this Canada holiday:
- Toronto - 4* Omni King Edward Hotel
- Niagara Falls - 4* Sheraton on the Falls
- Minett - 5* JW Marriott The Rousseau Muskoka Resort & Spa
- Pembroke - 2.5* Holiday Inn Express Pembroke
- Ottawa - 4* Delta Ottawa City Centre
- Mont Tremblant - 5* Fairmont Tremblant
- Quebec City - 4* Delta Quebec
- Montreal - 5* W Montreal
- Kingston - 4* Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel
Here are some of our other holidays to Canada
Vancouver: Vancouver - 4* Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel4 StarsRead more >>
This all-suite hotel is on the doorstep of the city’s sports stadiums and entertainment district. Enjoy your very own home away from home here, where suites feature living rooms and kitchens. Make use of the hotel’s sports packages for Vancouver Canucks games, held at the Rogers Arena, wind down at the lap pool and hot tub, or relax on the garden terrace with a cool drink. After a busy day exploring, the restaurant patio is the perfect place to chill out. Or why not wander to one of Vancouver’s award-winning restaurants, which are just minutes away.4 Nights from£569 ppBook by 30 Mar 2017
Montreal: Montreal - 4* Omni Mont Royal4 StarsRead more >>
Wake up in your spacious suite and enjoy a steaming cup of Nespresso coffee while taking in those famous city views at Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. The breakfast dishes served at Le Petit Opus Café will set you up perfectly for the day; the Art of Breakfast buffet features eggs, French toast, pancakes and smoked salmon. Kids will love it here; through the Omni Kids Crew programme, younger guests receive backpacks on check-in filled with activity books and crayons, and milk and cookies will be delivered to their room on the first night. Recharge your batteries at the Eqlib Spa, spend an afternoon relaxing at the pool and while away a chilled evening at the Alice Bar. We challenge you not to find your favourite drink on this menu, and you can even order a snack if you’re feeling peckish. We recommend the selection of Quebec cheeses paired with a fine red wine.4 Nights from£939 ppBook by 30 Mar 2017
Canada: Toronto & Niagaratailor this journeyRead more >>Take in the three top sights on Ontario on this short and sweet Journey, covering the lively city of Toronto, the raging torrent of Niagara Falls and the cosy lakeside vineyards of Niagara-on-the-Lake. There’s plenty to see and do: you’ll soak up the sights of Toronto, including the 457m CN Tower, tour the vineyards of Niagara-on-the-Lake and feel the spray of Niagara Falls on a Hornblower cruise next to the falling water.9 Days from£1,379 ppBook by 31 Mar 2017
Canada: Bay of Fundy Coastal Townstailor this journeyRead more >>Feast on seafood in the cosy harbours and historic seaside villages of the Bay of Fundy, lined with dramatic cliffs and plenty of marine life. After looking for minke and humpback whales in Halifax, you’ll visit the quaint coastal towns of Moncton, Saint Andrews and Digby, with plenty of opportunity for clifftop and beach walks while watching the fishing boats coming in with the daily catch.11 Days from£1,685 ppBook by 26 Apr 2017
Canada: Quebec Cities & Scenerytailor this journeyRead more >>Explore the wonders of Quebec with this exciting journey, taking in the region’s top cities, most beautiful scenery and all the outdoor adventure that go with them. From the animated vibe of downtown Montreal to the charming streets of Quebec City’s quaint Old Town, all via the superb mountain scenery of Mont Tremblant, and the whales of Tadoussac, this dynamic journey has it all.13 Days from£2,025 ppBook by 31 Mar 2017