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Indulgence in Eastern Canada

Quebec City
8 Days from $2,659 per person

English and French cultures melt into this romantic journey through the picturesque and historic cities of Eastern Canada. From high rise Toronto to the thundering thrills of Niagara Falls, and quality time in the beautiful cities of Ottawa and Quebec, this Luxury Gold journey is a mixture of excitement, culture and quaint charm.


Dine at the family run Le Moulin de Saint Laurent on Ile d'Orleans in a historic former flour mill where Chef Martin Pronovost has prepared an evening of seasonal cuisine and music. In Montreal's Saint-Joseph Oratory you'll learn how a pipe organ works and enjoy a short recital of the different styles of organ music. The castle like surrounds of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac provide you with a historic home in Old Quebec City.

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  1. Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be met and transferred to one of Toronto's premier luxury hotels, the Omni King Edward. As the name suggests, The Fairmont Royal York is a regal place to stay—the architecture is grand, the atmosphere is glorious and the clientele glamorous. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.
    hotel:The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto (2 nights).
  2. Spend the morning exploring this cosmopolitan city. Rise to the top of the CN Tower and view Toronto from four different lookout levels. Travelling up stately University Avenue, see Ontario's Parliament Buildings, Queen's Park and the city's museum row. Move on to one of the world's great natural wonders, Niagara Falls. Enjoy close-up views on a narrated cruise to the base of the falls before browsing the shops and galleries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Back in Toronto, the evening is at leisure.
    hotel:The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto.
  3. Travel north along the shores of Lake Ontario for an orientation tour of Canada's first capital, Kingston. See the historic buildings, churches, picturesque neighbourhoods and 19th century fortifications. Continue to the capital, Ottawa. Settle into your landmark hotel, reminiscent of a French château located next to the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament Buildings. In the evening, you are invited to a Highlight Dinner at the Courtyard Restaurant. With its historic location and modern charm, it's a culinary experience sure to delight your taste buds as well as your imagination.
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    hotel:Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa (2 nights).
  4. After breakfast, enjoy a truly special local experience—meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, colloquially known as the Mounties. Then immerse yourself in an orientation tour of Ottawa, famous for its stately boulevards, imposing buildings and tulip-filled gardens during the spring. See the Royal Canadian Mint, City Hall and the National Art Gallery. View the famous Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) an early 19th century construction covering 125 miles (202 km) of the Rideau and Cataraqui Rivers from Ottawa, south to Kingston Harbour on Lake Ontario. Visit the impressive neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings with its soaring central Peace Tower and gabled copper-topped roofline before spending the rest of the day at leisure for shopping or additional sightseeing.
    hotel:Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa.
  5. Depart Ottawa and follow the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City, North America's first French settlement and only walled city. See the thundering Montmorency Falls and take a short orientation tour before checking into your iconic, luxury multi-turreted hotel that dominates the historic Old Town. Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of this historic building, learn how the history of the chateau and the city's inhabitants have been interwoven for so long, and gain access to areas not accessible to the general public.
    hotel:Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City (2 nights).
  6. Discover Quebec during a morning sightseeing tour with a Local Expert. See the Citadel, Latin Quarter, National Assembly and Palace Royale. The afternoon is at leisure in this romantic city where everything is within walking distance. Round off the day at your hotel's St. Laurent Bar, their signature martini comes highly recommended, along with the exquisite views over the mighty St. Lawrence River. In the evening, you will be taken on the Ile d'Orleans for a private Highlight Dinner at Le Moulin de Saint Laurent, a stone watermill dating back to the early 18th century. Chef Martin will prepare a superb regional meal hinting at the season and using only the freshest local produce and ingredients, while musicians spoil you with a diversified musical repertoire.
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    hotel:Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City.
  7. Continue to Quebec's largest city, Montreal. On a locally guided tour, admire the city's diversity, from the grand mansions of Mount Royal to the modern downtown area. See the historic Old Town with its cobblestone streets of Old Montreal and the Old Port. Visit the dramatic Notre Dame Basilica with its glorious stained glass windows, depicting Montreal's religious history and St Joseph's Oratory, home to one of the world's greatest organs. Learn how a pipe organ works and enjoy a short, exclusive selection of different music styles. Spend the evening at Gibbys, a delightful restaurant full of old world charm housed in a 200-year-old building in Old Montreal. Savour excellent French-inspired cuisine including tender petit filet mignon and enjoy superb service as you bid 'au revoir' to your Travelling Concierge and friends with this palate-provoking Celebration Dinner.
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    hotel:Hotel Bonaventure Montreal.
  8. For guests not continuing on the cruise, your tour ends in the morning. A departure transfer to Montreal International Airport is provided. Others enjoy the morning at leisure before embarking on Holland America Line for your voyage down the St. Lawrence River, along the New England coast, through the vast waters of the Atlantic to Boston.
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    hotel:Holland America Line (7 nights).

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Meal Summary

1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • Ottawa: Join us for a Highlight Dinner, including wine at the Courtyard Restaurant, one of the finest dining establishments in the city.
  • Quebec: Chef Martin will prepare a delectable meal before he and his musicians regale you with a diversified musical repertoire.
  • Montreal: Celebrate with wine and good cheer at Gibbys in Old Montreal.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Toronto: Take in panoramic views of the city from the CN Tower.
  • Niagara Falls: Greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the falls on-board your cruise.
  • Ottawa: Meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, colloquially known as the Mounties.
  • Ottawa: Visit the city's majestic Parliament buildings, including the central Peace Tower.
  • Quebec: Learn all about the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac as an expert leads you on an exclusive tour of this iconic building.
  • Quebec: On a walking tour, a Local Expert will bring to life this beautiful and historic city that will feel as if you've set foot on European soil.
  • Montreal: Visit some of the city's most iconic sites with a Local Expert, including the Notre Dame Basilica.
  • Montreal: Visit Saint Joseph's Oratory, home to one of the world's greatest organs and enjoy a short, exclusive recital.

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

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.

Definite Departure
Depart Date Return Date Price Discount AvailabilityPrice
27 May 17 3 Jun 17 checkmark $2,750pp
asterisk 17 Jun 17 24 Jun 17 checkmark $2,750pp
24 Jun 17 1 Jul 17 checkmark $2,750pp
asterisk 1 Jul 17 8 Jul 17 checkmark $2,875$2,659pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
22 Jul 17 29 Jul 17 checkmark $2,875pp
5 Aug 17 12 Aug 17 checkmark $2,875pp
19 Aug 17 26 Aug 17 checkmark $2,875$2,659pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
$2,875 $2,659 pp
asterisk 26 Aug 17 2 Sep 17 checkmark $2,875$2,659pp Early PaymentPay by Feb 28
$2,875 $2,659 pp
2 Sep 17 9 Sep 17 checkmark $2,895pp
16 Sep 17 23 Sep 17 checkmark $2,895pp
hashtag 23 Sep 17 30 Sep 17 checkmark $2,895pp

These departures cruise on the ms Maasdam.

undefinedThese departures cruise on the ms Rotterdam.

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 $1,050.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $89 per person.

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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 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.

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