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Best of Eastern Canada with Cruise

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Tour Pace: Comfortable
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Tour Style: First Class
15 Days from $3,600 per person

The perfect introduction to Eastern Canada's highlights, the scenic splendor of Niagara Falls meets the urban favorites of Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. From Quebec, set sail for Boston, crossing the Gulf of St. Lawrence and taking in gems such as Prince Edward Island and Halifax along the way.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… delving beyond the iconic attractions of Quebec City and Montreal to see the cities like a local. We introduce you to residents we know who share personal stories of everyday life and introduce you to their favorite places. It's tasting unique 'ice wine' in the 200 year old log barn of a winery on the Niagara Peninsula. Discovering how the grapes are frozen on the vine, before heading to the stone Carriage House for a private dinner of delicious authentic dishes paired with estate wines.

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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 Center Toronto
  2. Start the day with an orientation tour of cosmopolitan Toronto, viewing sprawling Queens Park; the lively entertainment district, stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. Embark on a trip to the top of the iconic CN Tower. Travel to Niagara Falls for an evening on your own.
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    hotel:Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
  3. Enjoy a panoramic view of the thundering cascades at Niagara Falls before an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. This evening, enjoy a Regional Meal at a family-owned and operated winery. Enjoy an exclusive tasting of their award-winning wines, including ice wine, a specialty of the region, made from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. Sample some of Niagara's regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients alongside stunning views of the vineyard.
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  4. Travel along the shore of Lake Ontario for an orientation tour of Canada's first capital, Kingston. See the beautiful historic buildings, churches and picturesque neighborhoods. Continue through rolling farmlands, following rivers and lakes to the current capital before arriving at your hotel.
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    hotel:Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill
  5. Embark on an introductory tour of the city, viewing the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, and the beautiful downtown parks. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
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  6. This morning, travel to Parc Omega, a safari park with lakes, meadows, forests and rocky hills and is home to various wildlife including moose, bears, raccoons, and wolves. Later, find yourself within the fortified walls of Old Quebec City with its artisanal bakeries and lively cafés offering a taste of Paris in the New World.
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    hotel:Hilton Quebec
  7. Join your Local Specialist on an exploration of the city, walking 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. Tonight, toast your Eastern Canada adventure at a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your vacation.
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  8. Travel to Montreal and see the famous sights before bidding farewell to your Travel Director and boarding your Holland America ship to set sail on an unforgettable cruise discovering natural beauty and maritime treasures.

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  9. Choose to take the funicular or the "neck-breaking steps" down to the Lower Town where you'll see Notre Dame des Victoires, the Petit Champlain district, the port, and Musee de la Civilisation.

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  10. The Gulf of Saint Lawrence fringes the shores of half the provinces of Canada. The Gulf is defined by stunning coast line and beautiful islands, including Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands.

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  11. Call in at Charlottetown where red double-decker buses motor along streets lined with Victorian houses.

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  12. Cruise on past the Highlands of Nova Scotia to the port of Sydney. Lighthouses stand sentinel on cliffside ledges; tiny villages huddle in rocky inlets and lobsters make it from the ocean to your plate in record time.

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  13. In Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel defend the city and await your inspection.

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  14. Continuing south, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town.

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  15. Disembark the ship in Boston today.

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  • ms Maasdam: This departure features Holland America Line's ms Maasdam.
  • ms Rotterdam: This departure features Holland America Line's ms Rotterdam.
  • ms Veendam: This departure features Holland America Line's ms Veendam.

Cruise Fees, Taxes and Tips: Compulsory charges are levied by the cruise line and are comprised of a Non-Commissionable Fare, Hotel Service Charges (cruise tips), Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single and Triple cruise staterooms are on request basis only.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on land and cruise if cruise portion is purchased.

Prices listed above are for inside staterooms.

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 full breakfasts, 3 dinners.

Included Highlights

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Quebec City and Montreal.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation of Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa
  • Visit Niagara Falls, Montreal, Parc Omega Safari Park and Quebec City

Reviews

Monday, October 9, 2017
Best of Eastern Canada with Ocean view Cabin
Service:
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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
Service:
Vacation:
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 24 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.

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