Trip reference number: 101297

Trip Operator: Wexas Travel

Highlights Of Eastern Canada Fly-Drive

From: £2425.00

Holiday overview

Canada’s eastern provinces – Ontario and Québec – are blessed with a unique rural beauty and a culture steeped in the intertwined histories of Europe and North America. And, this tailor-made loop takes in all of the regions’ highlights, departing from skyscraping Toronto, bound for the Gilded Age mansions of the Thousand Islands and luxury stays among the French beauty of Montréal and Québec City. Then, after contrasting Ottawa’s Gothic Revival architecture with Niagara to compare its headline-grabbing falls with its idyllic, wine-country surrounds.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1: UK/Toronto

Begin your trip in style with complimentary airport lounge access before departing on a daytime flight to Toronto. On arrival, make your way to handpicked accommodation; all of our options are sited in the city centre, ideally poised to explore. There’s something for every taste here, from the cutting-edge architecture of the Royal Ontario Museum and the Science Centre to the city’s superlative dining scene, predicated on its unique cultural mix. We particularly recommend taking the glass-fronted lifts to the top of the CN Tower for unrivalled views across the city.

Stay: Hilton Toronto (Superior) or Fairmont Royal York (Deluxe)

Day 2: Toronto to Niagara Falls

Today, travel along the shores of Lake Ontario, and through the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula, arriving at Niagara-on-the-Lake - the first capital of Upper Canada and one of the best-preserved 19th Century towns in North America. Continue along the Niagara parkway heading towards Niagara Falls, one of the world's natural wonders. Included is the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass allowing entrance to many of Niagara Falls most popular attractions while avoiding long wait times.

Stay: Oakes Hotel Overlooking The Falls (Superior) or Hilton Fallsview (Deluxe)

Day 3: Niagara Falls to Huntsville

Today drive north, past Toronto and into Ontario's "cottage country" bound for Algonquin Park. Take a detour en route in order to see such highlights as "Marie Among the Hurons" near Midland, a historic site depicting a 17th century fortress and headquarters for the French Jesuit mission to the Huron nation and Ontario's first European community, or the Muskokas Lake region which makes for a very scenic drive. Famed for its 1,600 fresh water lakes and striking granite outcroppings, Muskoka has been a retreat since the 19th century. Finish the day in Algonquin Park with an included dinner. 

Stay: Killarney Lodge, Algonquin Park (Superior) / (Deluxe)

Day 4: Huntsville | Algonquin Park

Enjoy hiking, observing wildlife and canoeing. A visit to the Algonquin Logging Museum and the visitor centre are highly recommended

Stay: Killarney Lodge, Algonquin Park (Superior) / (Deluxe)

Day 5: Huntsville to Ottawa

After breakfast enjoy more time in Algonquin Park before departing for the nation's capital, Ottawa

Stay: Delta Ottawa City Centre (Superior) / Fairmont Chateau Laurier (Deluxe)

Day 6: Ottawa | Exploring

In the heart of Ottawa, rising dramatically from a bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, are the parliament buildings. These house the National Assembly and serve as the symbol of the capital, and are the focal point of a city that has become a fascinating blend of English and French, historic and modern, ceremonial and casual. Many of the city's attractions  are within sight of Parliament Hill. Some of the attractions include Confederation Square, the National War Memorial; the National Arts Centre; Sparks Street Mall and the Byward Market, a popular area of cafes, craft shops, farmers market stalls and nightlife. A short distance from downtown are the Ottawa Locks of the Rideau Canal. Another must-see is the Canadian Museum of History, located directly across the Ottawa River from Parliament Hill, which showcases the rich culture and history that is Canada.

Stay: Delta Ottawa City Centre (Superior) / Fairmont Chateau Laurier (Deluxe)

Day 7: Ottawa to Mont Tremblant

Today head north east to the jewel of the Laurentians, Mont Tremblant, a European styled all season resort village. Should you have missed the wildlife in the Algonquin Park, we encourage you to visit the Omega Park in Montebello which features endemic wildlife or perhaps join a black bear observation tour in the Kenauk Reserve. Take some time to enjoy local activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, or a helicopter tour. 

Stay: Plaza St Bernard Tremblant (Superior) / Fairmont Tremblant (Deluxe)

Day 8: Mont Tremblant to Quebec City

Enjoy the scenery as you travel from Mont Tremblant to historic Trois Rivieres for a lunch stop and drive along the Chemin du Roy road to Quebec City

Stay: Auberge Saint Pierre, Quebec City (Superior) / Hotel Manoir Victoria, Quebec City (Deluxe)

Day 9: Quebec City | Walking Tour of Old Quebec City

Experience the old world charm of Vieux Quebec with a guided tour of the old city on foot (included). With its cobblestone streets, fortified city wall (one of a kind in North America), and seventeenth century architecture, this UNESCO World Heritage site is complemented by artisan shops, cafes, landscaped parks, and numerous monuments. Take a stroll on the Plains of Abraham and visit the historic Fairmont Chateau Frontenac. Visit one or more of the great local museums(not included) or simply enjoy the city sights at your own pace!

Stay: Auberge Saint Pierre, Quebec City (Superior) / Hotel Manoir Victoria, Quebec City (Deluxe)

Day 10: Quebec City to Montreal

Following the St. Lawrence River, pass from city suburbs to the rural ...

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