Day 1: Montreal, Quebec - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in the second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montreal.
Day 2: Montreal
Today, enjoy a fantastic sightseeing tour of Montreal highlighting Jacques Cartier Square and McGill University, plus enjoy views of Notre Dame Cathedral and St. Joseph’s Oratory. Your city tour concludes with a stop high atop Mount Royal from which the surrounding view is spectacular. Ascended by Jacques Cartier in 1535, Mount Royal is the jewel of Mount Royal Park. The afternoon is yours to explore the city at leisure. This evening you will be treated to dinner in historic Old Montreal in one of the restaurants for which this acclaimed city is famous, capping off a wonderfully memorable day.
Day 3: Montreal - Quebec City
Depart for fabulous Quebec City. Later today, it’s your choice! Join a local guide who will transport you back in time as you explore the streets of Old Quebec City on foot; stroll through historic squares and by impressive architecture, hearing stories of days gone by. Or, embark on a panoramic coach tour to experience the beauty and history of both Old and New Quebec. See the stately Chateau Frontenac, the provincial Parliament, the St. Louis Arch, and Place Royale, the site of the original settlement of the city of Quebec. This evening, sample French cuisine at a lovely restaurant in Ile d’Orleans.
Day 4: Quebec City
Begin your day with breakfast at a local sugar shack nestled in the Quebec countryside. Learn about the traditions of maple syrup-making and enjoy sampling many delicious traditional foods made with local maple syrup. Before leaving, try a favorite regional treat – maple taffy made with snow! The remainder of your day is at leisure to wander the streets of this quaint setting which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 5: Quebec City - Ottawa, Ontario
This morning, depart for Ottawa – the beautiful and cosmopolitan capital city of Canada. Later, enjoy a stroll through the Byward Market, known for its fruits, vegetables, flowers, and arts & crafts. Next, embark on a city tour showcasing the Rideau Canal (in winter the world’s largest skating rink) and the Parliament buildings
Day 6: Ottawa - Rockport – Toronto
A short drive takes you to Rockport, gateway to one of the world’s most beautiful areas. Enjoy a memorable cruise through the unspoiled region of the spectacular 1000 Islands, found on the border between the United States and Canada. Later this afternoon you arrive in the exciting city of Toronto, capital of Ontario.
Day 7: Toronto - Niagara Falls – Toronto
This morning, visit Niagara-on-the-Lake and enjoy the local shops and charming atmosphere. Next, travel to the thundering and awe-inspiring Niagara Falls. Pause for a moment as you reflect on the breathtaking views and the power of Mother Nature. Of course, a visit to Niagara Falls would not be complete without experiencing the incredible cruise at the base of the falls. Board the boat to see and feel the falls up-close. Don’t forget to bring a camera!
Day 8: Toronto - Tour Ends
Your tour ends today in Toronto.