Eastern Canada Discovery
- 13 Days
- From £1,799
Fly into Toronto and back to the UK from Montreal
Visit the buzzing metropolis of Toronto, Canada’s largest city
Take a day trip to iconic Niagara Falls including a Hornblower Niagara Cruise
Discover Canadian capital Ottawa as well as French-speaking Quebec and Montreal
Return flights from London to Toronto and Montreal to London in economy class
Economy Class rail travel with seat reservations
11 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation
City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Depart London on a flight over the Atlantic to Toronto. On arrival at Pearson International Airport, head to the Hilton Toronto (or similar) for your 3-night stay.
Canada’s largest urban area, Toronto is a bustling cosmopolitan city, with attractions that will appeal to everyone. With top-notch restaurants and museums, theatre and galleries, there is plenty to see and do. The skyscrapers in downtown Toronto pinpoint Canada’s financial hub – don’t miss the iconic CN Tower, which provides fantastic views over Lake Ontario.
Today you will be picked up from your hotel and taken on a day trip to Niagara Falls, around 80 miles away. The second you set eyes upon the monstrous Niagara River rumbling towards a 188-ft waterfall at about 20 to 30 (and up to 68) miles per hour, you will be left speechless.
From the top of the falls, crowds swarm to the railings to feel the effect of the mist on their faces. As you follow the water’s path downwards, boats, platforms and observation decks cater to colourful poncho-clad visitors.
Today you embark on your first train journey of the holiday, as you make your way to Toronto Union Station for your VIA Rail service Canadian capital, Ottawa. On arrival at your destination, check into the Westin Ottawa (or similar) for a 2-night stay.
Canada’s eclectic capital has a lower-key feel than many of the major conurbations that surround it. Enjoy a stroll along the Rideau Canal, visit the National Gallery of Canada and certainly don’t miss climbing up the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill for breathtaking panoramic views.
Board another InterCity service that makes its way across the plains of eastern Ontario and into the French-speaking state of Quebec. Your home for the next 3 nights is the Manoir Victoria (or similar) where you stay for 3 nights.
With its dramatic Château Frontenac looming over the old city and the St Lawrence River, Quebec City boasts an abundance of French-Canadian cultural and historical heritage. Nowhere is this better showcased than in the UNESCO-protected Vieux-Quebec, the Old City. Don’t miss a walk along the city walls, the only walls of their kind in North America.
Return back to Gare du Palais for your travel back to Montreal. The journey takes around 3 hours and when you reach Montreal Central, you check into the Hotel ALT Montreal (or similar), also for 3 nights.
Montreal was one of the first cities in Canada and is now the second-most populous French-speaking cities in the world after Paris. With so many galleries and museums, the world’s second-largest botanical garden along with numerous parks, there is so much to occupy your time. The Old Town has a hint of medieval Europe, along with cuisine with a Gallic twist.
Today its time to pack your bags and say goodbye to Canada as you make your way to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
If you would like to extend your stay in Canada or head down onto the Amtrak network through the USA, just let us know.
Typical Hotels on this Itinerary
This downtown Toronto hotel offers easy access to all the main sights of the city. Bedrooms are decorated in a modern, fresh style with cable TVs and a coffee maker in each room. There’s also a choice of three restaurants as well as an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and an ultra-modern gym.
Located close to the Ottawa Art Gallery and Rideau Centre shopping mall, the Westin Ottawa offers a comfortable, convenient base for your sightseeing. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, squash courts, a restaurant and a bar, where you can relax at the end of the day.
Situated in the heart of Old Town Quebec, close to the main train station, the Manoir Victoria offers a warm Quebeçois welcome. All bedrooms come with modern conveniences such as free Wi-Fi access, iPod docking station and a coffee maker. The on-site restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and a full-service spa.
An eco-friendly hotel in the heart of Montreal, the Hotel Alt is a modern property, decorated with original works of art. All bedrooms come with flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and coffee machine. There is also a bar, serving drinks and snacks as well as a well-equipped gym.