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Best of Eastern Canada

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,703 per person
MAY - OCT 2022
Quebec City at night, Quebec, Canada

Countries Visited

Canada ...more Canada

Locations Visited

Toronto (ON), Kingston, Vineland (ON), Niagara Falls, Ottawa (ON), Montebello (QC), Quebec City, Saint-Laurent-l'Ile-d'Orleans, Trois-Rivieres, Montreal (QC) ...more Toronto (ON), Kingston, Vineland (ON), Niagara Falls, Ottawa (ON), Montebello (QC), Quebec City, Saint-Laurent-l'Ile-d'Orleans, Trois-Rivieres, Montreal (QC)
  1. Day 1 Welcome To Toronto

    Canada’s multi-cultural metropolis of Toronto launches your journey across Eastern Canada. Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Sheraton Center Toronto
  2. Day 2 Hockey And Niagara Falls

    On the way to Niagara Falls we stop and you get the chance to learn the art of playing the puck like a pro when you meet a real Canadian hockey player. Dive Into Culture and embrace Canada's national sport, learning the secrets and superstitions of hockey players as a staff member of the team walks you through a day in the life of a player. Go inside the players' dressing room and put on the full hockey gear with help of a real coach. Grab your stick and it's off onto the ice where you'll soon find out whether you are a lefty or righty, and learn how to score the big goal. Witness Mother Nature’s power first-hand when you journey to Niagara Falls and embark on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. You’ll have some time on your own to explore Ontario’s most enchanting village, Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Travel Back In Time In Kingston

    Our day begins with an orientation tour past Toronto's sprawling Queens Park, stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. We continue to Kingston, a 17th-century former French trading post and gateway to a Thousand Islands. This evening, we set sail on our dinner cruise against the backdrop of pretty riverside cottages and uninhabited islands.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
    hotel Delta Waterfront
  4. Day 4 Onwards To Ottawa

    Arriving in Ottawa, we embark on an introductory tour of Canada's capital. You'll have a full afternoon to explore the city on your terms. Consider a visit to one of the city's museums or join an optional experience, the Oh Canada, Eh? dinner show.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Ottawa
  5. Day 5 Uncover The Traditions Of Quebec City

    A quick hop over the Ottawa River brings us in the French-speaking Province of Québec for a private, exclusive experience on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History. Canada's Museum of History is the country's foremost and most visited museum. We will start with a Continental Breakfast followed by a lively and colorful interactive performance of traditional Pow Wow dancing. You will also enjoy an interactive beading workshop using authentic materials. We then learn about a special MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project, which aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans. After we will enjoy lunch at a typical sugar shack at a local "Cabane a Sucre". Then continue to Québec City to begin your love affair with the city's French Canadian joie de vivre and your hotel in Old Québec.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Hotel Clarendon
  6. Day 6 Stroll Through Quebec City

    Embark on a captivating walk through the narrow streets of Old Québec City, joining your Local Specialist for an in-depth discovery of this UNESCO-listed place exuding all the charm of a European city. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring La Vieille Capitale on your terms.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Enjoy The Charming Eastern Townships

    Leave the city behind, bound for Québec's picturesque Eastern Townships. Your journey will take you past pretty villages and rolling farmlands before arriving at Domaine Ives Hill for an exclusive Be My Guest lunch. Connect With Locals and learn how black currants are farmed, picked and processed into a variety of beverages. You’ll have an opportunity to make your own black currant tea and enjoy a fruity sangria, followed by a hearty lunch of locally sourced ingredients. Later, we’ll make our way to Montréal and admire panoramic city views from its namesake, Mount Royal.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Le Centre Sheraton
  8. Day 8 Discover Vibrant Montréal

    Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour revealing the historic sites in the colorful Old Port area, the splendor of one of Montréal's crown jewels – Notre Dame Basilica and modern Downtown Montréal. Gain a deeper appreciation for the city’s French Canadian roots as you spend the afternoon exploring the city on your terms before joining your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner in Old Montréal.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Au Revoir Montréal

    Bid a fond au revoir to newfound friends as you are transferred to the Montréal International Airport.

    meals Breakfast
Best of Eastern Canada End Montreal
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 8 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Quebéc City and Montréal with a Local Specialist
  • Discover of Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa
  • Visit Niagara Falls and Eastern Townships
  • Cruise the 1000 Islands dinner cruise and Niagara Falls
  • Connect With Locals Visit a black currant farm in the Eastern Townships and meet the owner for a tour and tasting and afterwards you'll create your own tea mix. Join the owner for a locally-sourced hearty meal with wine
  • Dive Into Culture Dive into Culture and embrace Canada's national sport, learning the secrets and superstition of hockey players as a professional coach walks you through a day in the life of a player.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Make travel matter and learn and support the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School, a Treadright supported project.

Dates & Prices

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Helicopter Flightseeing

Enjoy an exhilarating and scenic helicopter flight and experience the views of the awe-inspiring Niagara Region as you gently lift off over the Whirlpool Rapids and Rainbow Bridge. See the green grass and floral beauty of Queen Victoria Park stretch below you as the helicopter passes by the American Falls and Skylon Tower. Follow the curve of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and see rainbows magically appear and disappear. This is a ride you do not want to miss! Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 9 minutes
Adult Price: $149

Ottawa

Canadian Museum of History

Visit the Museum of History in the National Capital of Canada and learn about Canadian history, people, events and objects that have shaped Canada's history and identity. Learn about Canada's past & present in the Great Hall and the First People's Hall. Approx. duration: 2 hours
Adult Price: $23

Quebec City

Evening On Ile D' Orleans and Montmorency Falls

Join us for a special evening on the Ile d'Orleans. Located a few miles east of downtown Quebec, the “Island of Orleans” was one of the first areas occupied by early French colonists. Gaze upon the towering Montmorency Falls, higher than the Niagara Falls. The impressive Montmorency Falls stands 272 feet tall and forms at the mouth of the Montmorency River, where it drops over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River. After your visit, continue traveling through the rolling farmlands to the south side of the island and stop for dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent Restaurant, where renowned Chef Martin Pronovost, nominated for 'Canadian Chef of the Year' in both 2010 and 2011, has constructed the menu. Le Moulin de St. Laurent prepares dishes with great passion and the result is a flavorful dish waiting to be discovered. Approx. duration: 3 hours
Adult Price: $81

Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Nancy Fong
Monday, October 28, 2019
Service
Easy booking online. Alicia was very helpful with all our questions.
Vacation
Canadian trip was fun and pace was good. Saw something each day and had free time to do things on our own as well. Like the buffet breakfasts over the order from menu breakfasts. Would have preferred more sit down lunches and dinners as a group. Then we wouldn’t have to find own places to eat.
Julie Williams
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Service
Working with Josh has always been a delight. He's knowledgeable, clear in his explanations, and quick to communicate with us.
Vacation
Our tour director Roger Keyes is outstanding. His knowledge, great sense of humor, patience, thoroughness with every detail, generosity, and careful supervision ... all of this couldn't have been better. We'll travel with him again, if given the chance!
Trusted Customer
Saturday, July 27, 2019
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Excellent service
Vacation
Excellent food, cabin service, captain’s talks and extra excursions
Trusted Customer
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Service
They were very informative and helpful.
Vacation
The vacation was relaxing. The Tour Director was excellent. I expected more sights to see but unfortunately, did not. In conclusion, it was not a very interesting tour. I have to comment on the food, all the restaurants were exceptional and served really delicious food. and the hotels were top notch.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That is fantastic to hear! Thank you for sharing your feedback
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Doris Arnold
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Service
Constant communication and friendly staff answering my silly questions
Vacation
So much to see and explore thus wished we’d have more time at certain stops. Love Notre Dame visit.
Gloria Miller
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Service
The contract with Trafalgar proved to be an excellent land tour! The guide, Jen Hirtle, was excellent! Moving from land into the cruise was well organized! We were well informed of everything as we moved along! We were quite pleased with the entire trip!
Vacation
Received discount for AARP, repeat traveler and early payment which always helps retirees on fixed incomes! The trip was worth the cost!
Lois Ahrenholz
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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To much down time. Would like to have seen more optional tours.
Vacation
To much on your own time.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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Would prefer seeing and doing more than riding in the bus. Like more time in places so that you can it.
Response from Grand European Travel:
This trip does cover a lot of ground and there is quite a bit of driving in between cities. We are sorry it wasn't to your liking, but hope there were some highlights for you along the way.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Vacation
Have taken many tours with Grand European, but this didn't have many points of interest although Canada is extremely clean I felt like I was in the US
Trusted Customer
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Service
Yes, I would book with them again. The reason I did not give it a 5 is because we were always on the wrong side of the hotel. Our view consisted of a hotel under construction, a view of a neighborhood. We went to see the Falls from our hotel, and that did not happen.
Vacation
The reservation process was perfect. Kaitoin Fitzpatrick. (ext. 220) was great and very very helpful. The reservation process was painless. Thanks.
David Friend
Saturday, July 21, 2018
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great
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