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Eastern Canada Tour

8 Nights / 9 Days tour package for USD 2204 per person
Destinations Covered: Montreal - Quebec City - Ottawa - Toronto (CC) / 2013
 

This breathtaking vacation crosses Canada using the scenic railroad. Your trip begins in Toronto with an orientation tour and excursion to Niagara Falls. Board the Maid of the Mist for a thrilling boat ride to view thundering Niagara Falls from the river level. Back in Toronto, board the Art Deco cars of VIA Rail’s The Canadian train for your 3-night rail journey through Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Watch the scenic countryside, lakes, and sun-dappled forests from your windows as you relax in first-class, refurbished cars from the 1950s.
Disembark in Jasper and take in the beauty of Jasper National Park. Enjoy an excursion to Maligne Lake for a fully narrated cruise to Spirit Island, and travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway. Take a thrilling Ice Explorer ride on the 1,000-foot-deep Columbia Icefield. On the way to Banff National Park, drink in the stunning sights of Lake Louise with its green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. In Banff, visit Sulphur Mountain for a ride on the Banff gondola with panoramic views of Banff’s spectacular scenery. Next, catch a ferry to Victoria for a visit to Butchart Gardens and free time on your own. Your Canadian vacation ends back in Vancouver.

 

Rates and Dates (Rates per person on US Dollars):

Tour Start Date Return Date Price Per Person
16-Jun-2013 24-Jun-2013

USD 2204

23-Jun-2013 01-Jul-2013
 
07-Jul-2013 15-Jul-2013 USD 2204
11-Aug-2013 19-Aug-2013
 
01-Sep-2013 09-Sep-2013 USD 2204
08-Sep-2013 16-Sep-2013
15-Sep-2013 23-Sep-2013
22-Sep-2013 30-Sep-2013
 
29-Sep-2013 07-Oct-2013 USD 2204
06-Oct-2013 14-Oct-2013
   
Hotels:

Montreal: Delta Centre -Ville (SF)

Quebec City: Hilton Quebec (MD)

Ottawa: Lord Elgin Hotel (F)

Toronto: Fairmont Royal York (MD)

 
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Montreal
Welcome to Montreal at 6 pm, meet the travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your tour Director prepares you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2: Montreal
This morning a Montreal sightseeing tour with a Local Guide takes in Notre Dame Basilica, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panorama of the city. The evening is free; maybe enjoy dinner in the heart of Old Montreal. (B)

Day 3: Montreal – Quebec City
Journey to romantic Quebec City, once the center of New France and one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. Upon arrival, enjoy an included guided tour of Canada’s only walled city. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France; today it’s a World Heritage Site. Within the walls are the Place d’Armes, the Laval Seminary, and ancient Place Royale. Also, see the Old-World houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and the historic Plains of Abraham. This evening, consider an optional dinner that includes a visit to 274-foot-high Montmorency Falls and takes you over to Ile d’Orleans, where you’ll enjoy a delightful dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent, a restored 17th-century flour mill. (B)

Day 4: Quebec City
Today is free for independent activities. Maybe explore the historic sites, take a carriage ride, or stroll the streets of Old Quebec City. Tonight, choose from a list of local restaurants for your included dinner. (B,D)

Day 5: Quebec City – Cap - de - la - Madeleine – Ottawa
Before leaving Québec, we’ll stop at a Sugar Shack for a guided tour to learn the art of making maple syrup and to enjoy a traditional sugar shack breakfast. Drive south this morning to Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, a national shrine famous for its fine stained-glass windows. Time to stroll through the grounds of the sanctuary and see the miraculous Madonna in the old chapel. Continue to the nation’s capital of Ottawa, pleasantly framed by the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal, where you’ll spend the next two nights. (B,D)

Day 6: Ottawa
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, and Parliament Hill. Also, visit the Royal Canadian Police Stables, a living tribute to Canadian heritage and history. The balance of the day is free. You may wish to visit the world-renowned Canadian Museum of Civilization to study exhibits covering the period of early Norse settlement, exploration, and fur-trading days, as well as the achievements of the latest generations. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colorful Byward Market and choose from its array of specialty restaurants. (B)
Note: The RCMP Stables are closed on Fridays in October. A visit to Gatineau National Park will be substituted when this occurs.

Day 7: Ottawa – 1000 Islands National Park – Toronto
Travel this morning to Gananoque and on to Ivy Lea. Here, board your boat for a CRUISE through the waterways of 1000 Islands National Park. Afterward, head to Kingston for a brief visit of this historic city. Next, travel along Lake Ontario to Toronto, Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city.(B)

Day 8: Toronto - Niagara Falls Excursion
Take a short drive south along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. For the adventurous, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the falls. Then, board the MAID OF THE MIST for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Before leaving the area, see the picturesque Floral Clock. Return to Toronto this afternoon to enjoy a sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Legislature Building; the ethnic neighborhoods; the University of Toronto; and Eaton Centre, the city’s number-one tourist attraction with more than 300 stores for world-class shopping. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at the top of the 1,815-foot-tall CN TOWER. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation. (B,D)
Note: The operation of the Maid of the Mist cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. When conditions are unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted

Day 9: Toronto
The vacation ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)

 
Package Includes:
Accommodation for 2 nights in Montreal
Accommodation for 2 nights in Toronto
Accommodation for 2 nights in Quebec City
Meals as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 2 nights in Ottawa
Sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary
 
Package Excludes:
Return Airfare and taxes
Cost of meals other than not mentioned in the inclusions
Visa charges
Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions
Expenses of personal nature, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc    
 
Notes:
The package Prices based on double room occupancy
The package  itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice
Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable    

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