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Best of Eastern Canada

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Tour Pace: Comfortable
Quebec City
Tour Style: First Class
9 Days from $1,886 per person

A tale of two colonial powers, a tradition of welcoming all. Explore Canada's cosmopolitan cities, proud French and British heritage and majestic natural landscapes, from the cascading waters of Niagara Falls, to the pretty meadows, forests and ice wine vineyards of Ontario and Quebéc.

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  1. Welcome to Toronto. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.
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    hotel:Sheraton Centre Toronto
  2. Start the day with an orientation tour of cosmopolitan Toronto, viewing sprawling Queens Park, stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. Embark on a trip to the top of the iconic CN Tower and enjoy the rest of the day on your own.
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  3. Travel to Niagara Falls for panoramic views of the thundering cascades before an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. This evening, enjoy a Be My Guest experience at a family-owned winery. Enjoy an exclusive tasting of their award-winning wines, including ice wine, a specialty of the region. Sample some of Niagara's regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients.
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    hotel:Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
  4. Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario for an orientation tour of Canada's first capital, Kingston, with its beautiful historic buildings. Once in Ottawa, embark on an introductory tour, viewing the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, and the beautiful downtown parks. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
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    hotel:Sheraton Ottawa
  5. This morning, travel to Parc Omega, a safari park that is home to many different kinds of wildlife. Later, find yourself in Quebec City.
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    hotel:Hilton Quebec
  6. Join your Local Specialist on an exploration of Old Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk 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 the afternoon on your own.
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  7. After departing Quebec City, stop at a local cabane a sucre (sugar shack) to learn about all things maple syrup and enjoy a traditional local lunch. Enter Montreal, the largest French-speaking city outside of France, and 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.
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    hotel:Le Centre Sheraton
  8. Meet your Local Specialist who introduces you to the historic sites of the city, including spectacular Notre Dame Basilica, the colorful Old Port area and the modern downtown. The afternoon is yours to explore the city. Tonight, toast your Eastern Canada adventure at a Farewell Dinner.
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  9. Bid au revoir to your newfound friends as you are transferred to either Montreal or Toronto International Airport.
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $950.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $95 per person.

Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine with a more in-depth guided vacation.

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Always included in your GET vacation

  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips

Meal Summary

8 nights, 8 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners, On-trip transport, .

Included Highlights

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Be My Guest

  • Immerse yourself in the local flavors of Niagara with a taste of ice wine, a local specialty, and some of the area's regional cuisine at a family-owned winery

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Quebec City and Montreal

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation of Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa
  • Visit CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Parc Omega Safari Park, Montreal

Reviews

Monday, October 9, 2017
Best of Eastern Canada with Ocean view Cabin
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Service rating : Good
Vacation : Liked to have wifi included in package
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Best of Eastern Canada with Ocean view Cabin
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Service rating : Friendly and prompt.
Vacation : There were two very long road trips, I don't know how to get around that but it was a little much for a 7 day trip.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Best of Eastern Canada with Ocean view Cabin
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Service rating : What I was most impressed with is the tour guide Dan Wilson and the Bus driver Ron. They were a terrific team!
Vacation : Not that crazy about the cruise line.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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Service rating : We had a triple room, and we had to call for a cot at each hotel. This should have been pre-arranged that a cot was in the room before we got there. I told the tour director at the first hotel, and he should have called ahead to each hotel to verify and he did NOT. At one of the hotels we didn't receive our luggage before we went to the oh Canada eh optional tour. I told the tour director before we got on the bus. He wasn't worried about it for he assumed it would show up while we were at the show. When we got back to the hotel the luggage was still not there. I went and found the tour director and he then started talking to the front desk about it. He should have called the hotel while we were at the tour to confirm that the baggage's got to our room. The tour director only cared about entertaining us, and not making sure our issues were addressed and taken care of.
Vacation : to much time on the bus without stopping and seeing highlights of Canada.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Service rating : We enjoyed Kirsten Snowdon's little surprises.
Vacation : We liked the combined land and sea tour.
Monday, September 25, 2017
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Service rating : Grand European was only the booking agent. Trafalgar ran the tour, very well I might add. GE performed as well as any booking agent, although originally they couldn't get me a reservation on the cruise portion. I had to book that myself through Holland America. ,
Vacation : The entire tour was handled exceptionally by Kirsten Snowdon and driver Rob. One of the best tour directors we have had. Many unexpected extras.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Service rating : The Trafalgar tour of Eastern Canada was very well organized, the trip was very well organized, we stayed at lovely hotels, and our tour guide Jennifer Hirtle was excellent. The bus driver, Ron, was a terrific driver and a lovely person. We would definitely take another Trafalgar tour.
Vacation : We felt that we got very good value for the money. The tour made it possible for us to be able to relax and enjoy Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Quebec and Montreal without having to plan ahead or drive.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Best of Eastern Canada with Ocean view Cabin
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Service rating : Overall the tour was 5 stars. The only reason I rated 4 was due to their not having a policy when someone is ill with a fever and a severe cough which are signs of influenza or infectious URI, they do not have any droplet precautions such as putting on a mask to protect the passengers and requesting the ill person be seen to make sure they are not infectious to the rest of the passengers. The tour buses are very close contact which allows easy spread on infectious diseases. The last tour we had a person with influenza with a fever and cough on the first day( Very ill). They had an opportunity to go to a walk in clinic and chose not to. We were stuck on the bus for seven days with fever and severe cough. By the end of the trip 6 more passengers were ill and for those of use that went on the cruise portion several more were ill, myself included. We counted a total of 11 and that did not count those that had gone home. It would seem many of us lost some valuable and expensive travel days, the time and expense of a Doctor visits and prescriptions, unnecessarily to an illness that could have been prevented. The staff at GET have always been excellent! We have traveled with this company 6 times.
Vacation : Very good accommodations, tour guides, excellent food. There was backtracking on the bus from Quebec City back to Montreal to pick up the cruise ship which was overlapping bus travel. It would seem like we could have picked up the ship at Quebec City since we were already there. Overall this was a very good trip.
Monday, August 7, 2017
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Service rating : Great driver and tour director. This is my third trip and I will be booking another.
Vacation : Great trip ! Well done Kristen.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
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Service rating : Good food most hotels good. Liked our travel director and bus driver Overall lots of bus riding and waiting
Vacation : Ok trip. Not great. Courtyard hotel under par. I would not recommend this trip
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are very sorry to hear that this trip was not to your liking. It does cover quite a bit of ground and the best way to see everything is by motor coach. We do appreciate your feedback and for taking the time to share it with us.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017
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Service rating : Great service
Vacation : Very good hotels and dinner.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
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Service rating : Everything was great with one exception. The "BUS" was too small for 50+people.
Vacation : Loved the cities especially Niagara Falls, which is the reason for my trip.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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Service rating : The itinerary is very leisurely and comfortable.
Vacation : Easy to do business with the reps. However, they seem to have missed some of the details.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're sorry to hear that we weren't as thorough as you may have liked.  We will work hard to improve.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
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Service rating : great
Vacation : great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, May 22, 2017
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Service rating : When ever I had a question, I could call and get an answer. The only thing I was sorry about was taking the advise to not only land in Toronto, but return from Toronto. This required leaving Montreal early in the morning for a 7 hour bus ride. I could have spent that time seeing more things in Montreal.
Vacation : I thought the guide, bus driver , sights, food and hotels were very good. Also the two optional events were both good and worth the money. I wish I had come a day earlier to Toronto, as I don't think we had enough time to see much of Toronto or Montreal. It may have been better to extend the tour one day and/or cut a day at Niagra Falls.
  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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

Adult Price: $144.00 | Child Price: $89.00

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! Operates daily, weather permitting. Subject to weather conditions.

Niagara Falls

Oh Canada Eh Dinner and Show

Adult Price: $85.00 | Child Price: $85.00

The original all-Canadian musical experience! Located in Niagara Falls, the award-winning Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show has entertained over 800,000 guests from around the world and is the seven-time winner of Niagara Falls Tourism's Attraction of the Year. Our two hour show features all-Canadian music; from maritime folk songs to modern pop. Come meet our singing Mountie, Hockey Player, Anne of Green Gables, Klondike Kitty and more. Full of laughs, this musical celebration of Canada will delight audiences of all ages. While you're enjoying the show, our performers serve our famous all-Canadian, family-style meal: French Canadian Pea Soup, Garden Salad, Fresh Bread, Alberta Grade Eh? Roast Beef, Lightly Battered and Fried Atlantic Haddock, Manitoba Roast Chicken, New Brunswick Vegetable Medley, PEI Potatoes and Maple Chocolate Cake for dessert. At what other restaurant are you served your dinner by a singing Mountie? A new, re-imagined version of the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show is now on stage. This highenergy production features over 65 songs from all-Canadian artists including music from Celine Dion, the Bare Naked Ladies, Shania Twain, Avril Lavigne & Paul Anka.

Ottawa

Ottawa River Cruise

Adult Price: $25.00 | Child Price: $15.00

C'mon aboard Ottawa and Gatineau's premier sightseeing vessel, the Empress of Ottawa, and capture unique and spectacular views of some of the city's attractions such as the Parliament Buildings, Canadian Museum of History (formerly Canadian Museum of Civilization), Rideau Falls, and the Prime Minister's residence. With these landmarks as your backdrop Capital Cruises is the ideal way to tour the Ottawa River. Feel free to roam about our two enclosed decks and the third open-air deck to find their ideal spot aboard. Subject to weather conditions.

Quebec City

Evening Le Relais des Pins, Restaurant - Cabane a sucre

Adult Price: $75.00 | Child Price: $75.00

Join us for a special evening on the Ile d’Orleans at Le Relais des Pins Restaurant, a maple syrup operation featuring family-style French-Canadian meals with live music.

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