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Essence of Eastern Canada

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Tour Pace: Active
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8 Days from $1,150 per person

This all-embracing exploration of Eastern Canada takes you beyond Canada's largest city of Toronto to beautiful French speaking Quebec with its fortified city, cobblestone streets and renowned Quebecois delicacies, cultures and traditions. Finally, take in the sights of Old Montreal and perhaps set sail to Boston to experience the picturesque sites along the beautiful rocky coastlines of Canada and New England.

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  1. Welcome to Toronto, Canada's largest city. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
    hotel:Chelsea Hotel Toronto
  2. This morning, travel to Niagara Falls, one of the largest falls in the world. See the Canadian and American sides as you cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls. Back in Toronto, experience the sights and history of this multicultural city. Learn more about traditional native arts at the Storyboot Project, a TreadRight Heritage Initiative.
  3. Drive along Lake Ontario to Kingston where you'll board a cruise down the St. Lawrence River. Later, head to Ottawa.
    hotel:Days Inn Downtown Ottawa
  4. Start the day with a sightseeing tour of Ottawa to view the city's most famous landmarks. Enjoy a visit to the Mountie Stables where you can see the trusty steeds of the Canadian Mounted Police up close. The rest of the day is free.
  5. Today, arrive in Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its narrow cobblestone streets and stone buildings, it exudes a strong European feel. Later, set out for Cap-de-la-Madeleine located at the mouth of the Saint-Maurice and St. Lawrence Rivers. Your evening is free.
  6. Join a Local Specialist and explore Old Quebec, the historic heart of French Canada. View the famous turreted Chateau Frontenac, The Citadel, and the historic Plains of Abraham. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.
  7. This morning, an Iconic Breakfast is served at Erabliere le Chemin du Roy, a Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack) where you'll learn how maple syrup is made and turned into other maple products. Set out for Montreal, designated by UNESCO as a "City of Design." Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour with a Local Specialist. This evening is free.
    hotel:Sandman Montreal Longueuil
  8. Today, your trip comes to an end in Montreal. A complimentary return transfer back to Toronto is also available.

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All prices are per person twin-share. Single rooms available at a supplement.

Single Supplement from: $425
Please note that Guaranteed Room Share is not available on the cruise extension option of this trip.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay tips to Travel Director and Driver $85 per person.

Airport Arrival to Toronto Pearson International Airport will be at approximately 4 pm. Please be aware when booking your flights.

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Meal Summary

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Sightseeing Highlights

  • Sightseeing includes Chinatown and the CN Tower and insight into traditional native arts at the Storyboot Project, a TreadRight Heritage Initiative
  • Witness the majestic American and Canadian sides of the falls aboard a cruise
  • Take a cruise through the scenic Thousand Islands region
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of some of the city's most famous sights
  • Explore Old Quebec with a Local Specialist
  • Iconic Breakfast at a traditional Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack) where you'll learn how maple syrup is made and turned into various other maple products
  • Embark on an orientation tour of the city with a Local Specialist


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  • 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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