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10 Day Discover Eastern Canada

APT Guided Tour starting in Toronto and finishing in Montreal

Countries Visited: Canada 
2015 APT Canada & Alaska Tours Operator: APT Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Category: Premium    Email a Friend
Duration: 10 Days    Compare Tour
From: Toronto to Montreal    Save to Shortlist
Tour Code: UTEL10
  

Tour Description

Explore the delights of Eastern Canada starting in Toronto, journey to the awesome Niagara Falls and be amazed by its power, enjoy cultural and historic sights in Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal aswell as the Le Massif de Charlevoix rail journey.

APT Trip Highlights

  • Learn how maple syrup is made at a traditional Sugar Shack
  • Indulge in a sumptuous four-course dinner during your rail journey from La Malbaie to Québec City aboard the Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix
  • Enjoy sightseeing tours of Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City and Montréal
  • View the plunging waters of Niagara Falls aboard a thrilling boat cruise
  • Embark on a scenic cruise through the 1000 Islands
  • Enjoy a cultural and gastronomic experience aboard the Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix

Included Experiences

  • Travel with a maximum of 40 guests on your luxury land journey
  • Fully escorted East Coast tour with an experienced local APT Tour Director
  • All gratuities and airport transfers
  • A comprehensive range of included sightseeing activities

Accommodation

  • Stay two nights in Toronto at The Fairmont Royal York
  • Stay at the Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview in a room overlooking Niagara Falls
  • Stay for two indulgent nights at The Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa
  • APT EXCLUSIVE! Enjoy a night in La Malbaie at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and stay in a guaranteed St Lawrence river view room
  • Enjoy a two-night stay in Québec City at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
  • Experience Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel during an overnight stay in Montréal

Freedom Of Choice Touring

  • Québec City - choose from a range of four touring activities, from a river cruise along the St Lawrence River to a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Finest Dining

  • Includes 15 Meals -9 Full Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 5 Dinners

 

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Day
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Arrive Toronto
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Your hotel is conveniently located in downtown Toronto, so you are ideally situated to enjoy this vibrant city’s many sights and attractions. Two Night Stay: Toronto, The Fairmont Royal York, in the heart of the city
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2
Toronto Sights
Join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Breakfast this morning. Afterwards, enjoy a guided tour of Toronto and roam this racy metropolis while visiting must-see attractions. Explore the cultural Distillery District, home to beautiful architecture, and ascend the lofty CN Tower for spectacular views. Enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure to explore more. (B/D)
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3
Niagara Falls
Journey to the awesome Niagara Falls this morning and be humbled by the majestic beauty and power of one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. On arrival, board the a thrilling boat cruise to see the plunging waters of the falls up close. Then, enjoy free time to explore the township of Niagara-on-the-Lake, before heading to the Niagara Peninsula for the Art of Wine and Food interactive experience at Peller Estates winery. There, wine makers and chefs reveal the secret to pairing two of life’s greatest pleasures - wine and food. Stay: Niagara Falls Hilton Fallsview Hotel (B)
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4
1000 Islands, Ottawa
Dine at the top floor of your hotel this morning, and enjoy incredible views of Niagara Falls with your breakfast. Later, cruise the beautiful 1000 Islands that dot the international waterways of Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River along the Canadian-USA border. Your cruise will take you on a fascinating journey past some remarkable riverside architecture including holiday cottages, castles and estates, all constructed on the densely vegetated islands. Highlights include Boldt Castle, Heart Island and Zavikon Island. Afterwards, continue inland to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. Two Night Stay: Ottawa, Fairmont Château Laurier (B/D)
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Ottawa, Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
A city tour today includes a visit to Parliament Hill, a National Historic Site that dominates the skyline. After your tour, perhaps explore the Canadian Museum of Civilization; embark on a gourmet culinary tour; or head out on a guided bicycle tour. Alternatively, take to the skies in a vintage open-cockpit biplane then visit the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. (B)
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6
La Malbaie
Today travel north along the St Lawrence River and through the Québec countryside to the heart of the magnificent Charlevoix region. Stop for lunch at a traditional Sugar Shack. These Québécois cabane à sucre are famed throughout the region, as they teach visitors about the collection and production of authentic Canadian maple syrup. After a traditional French-Canadian feast with live entertainment, continue to La Malbaie and your hotel, nestled majestically between the sea and the mountains. Settle in and explore this charming place at leisure before dinner. Stay: La Malbaie, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu (B/L/D)
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La Malbaie, Québec City
This morning, enjoy time at leisure to enjoy the best of this spectacular region on the north shore of the St Lawrence River before boarding the Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix for the journey to Québec City this afternoon. Travelling between mountains and shoreline, this rail cruise experience focuses on Charlevoix gastronomy. Indulge in a delightful four-course dinner; a feast for the most discerning of palates. Carefully created by the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu’s acclaimed executive chef, you’ll savour the delightful flavours of the region as stunning scenery passes by. Two Night Stay: Québec City, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (B/D)
Day
8
Québec City, Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Explore the many and varied sights of Québec City on a tour today. Visit the Petit Champlain, Place-Royal and the Old Port and soak up the city’s French style and heritage architecture throughout the day. Later, enjoy your selected Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activity. Perhaps take in the city sights on a horse-drawn carriage ride; enjoy a walking tour; go for a cruise on the St Lawrence River; or take off on a culinary tour. The evening is then yours to spend at leisure. (B)
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9
Montréal
Travel to the charming French-Canadian city of Montréal today. On arrival, a city tour will take you to such places as Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Montréal and Mount Royal. After the tour, spend some time at leisure to further explore this spectacular city. This evening, enjoy a delightful Farewell Dinner at a charming French restaurant located in the heart of Old Montréal. Stay: Montréal, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth (B/D)
Day
10
Transfer to Montréal Airport
Your escorted touring ends today after breakfast. Transfer to Montréal airport for your flight home. (B)
APT holidays are designed for the premium end of the market and offer quality, first-class experiences. Each holiday presents a mix of cultural activities, luxurious accommodation, world-class dining and more.
Region: Canada & Alaska Guided: Tour Host & Driver Average Age: 50+
Tour Type: Guided Tour Coach: 5+ Star Flights: Included in Earlybirds
Accommodation: 5+ Star Max Group Size: 40 (Avg. 35) Airport Transfers: Included
Hotels: Central - Generally Free Coach WiFi: Yes Tips: Included
* Source: APT for tours in Canada & Alaska . Some variances may occur on this tour and information is provided as a guide only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I book my Canadian adventure with APT?

With APT, the wonders of Canada and Alaska are within your reach and will soon be part of your memory of a truly unforgettable holiday. APT's included touring highlights take in all the classic sights of Canada and Alaska, from iconic destinations to the quaint places that embody the diversity of this fascinating part of the world. APT recognises that not all travellers have the same interests. That's why we have developed Freedom of Choice touring, allowing you to choose your own activities in selected locations - adding a personal touch to your holiday. With Freedom of Choice Touring you are presented with a selection of different touring activities to choose from in feature locations. Whether it be a nature walk in Jasper, a round of golf in Banff, a Traditional High Tea at The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, or walking tours through the highlights of Montréal or Québec, select the activity that best suits your interests and we will incorporate it into your itinerary.

When can I expect to get my travel documents & itinerary?

Travel documents, including your travel kit (with luggage labels, ticket wallet, personalised itinerary, touring information and travel bag), are sent approximately two to three weeks prior to departure from your home country, provided full payment has been received.

Who else will be travelling with me?

Travel with like-minded English speaking people from such countries as the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, America and Canada. Our seat rotation policy allows you to mix with fellow travellers and see spectacular landscapes from all angles. Our clients are generally 50+, but more than age a positive attitude is important in a group situation. We have found ages to be as diverse and varied as the sites and attractions you will see on tour.

How many people will be on tour with me?

There will be a maximum of 44 people on your coach, however the coach carries an average of just 40 guests.

Will the coach be modern and comfortable?

APT's fleet of luxury motor coaches provides you with the pinnacle of touring luxury. Coaches feature as standard: air-conditioning, toilet/restroom, video screen, comfortable reclining seats with foot rests, state of the art sound system, on-board drinking water, air suspension and large panoramic windows.

What are APT Tour Managers like?

Who better to show you the sights than a local? All of our Tour Directors are Canadians who will show you the best their country has to offer. With their help, explore famed sights, find great bargains and discover hidden treasures. APT Tour Directors are known as being the very best in the business. They are experienced, knowledgeable and friendly - but most importantly, they are passionate about Canada and Alaska, and they're passionate about making sure the APT experience of these countries is everything our travellers dream it will be. For every step of your journey, your Tour Director will be present to personally assist with any need that might arise. Whether it's help with the day's touring or a special request, our Tour Directors are there to ensure your trip runs as smoothly as possible.

What will our accommodation be like?

The places in which you'll stay with APT are as exciting as the adventures that await. From the iconic to the contemporary, our hotels and resorts are chosen for their picturesque setting or central location and all share the exacting standards of service and cuisine that you expect from an APT holiday. During your West Coast discovery, enjoy luxurious Fairmont properties in the heart of the Rockies and stay close to the action at our Vancouver and Victoria hotels. On Canada's East Coast, stay in landmark hotels that combine stunning architecture, luxurious facilities and attentive service. Click on the hotel name in the day by day itinerary for more information on each property.

What are the meals like?

The diverse flavours and tastes you will savour while travelling form an integral part of your journey. Enjoy cosmopolitan delights in Vancouver, classic French cuisine in Québec and baked salmon in Ketchikan. Dine on fresh produce, innovative local cuisine and new flavours during a range of unique dining experiences. Your discovery of Canada and Alaska is not just limited to each day's activities - an array of culinary delights is also waiting to be discovered at each and every location on tour. Enjoy delicious à la carte or buffet meals and gain an insight into the regional specialties enjoyed by locals. In Whistler, watch your meal being prepared at the award-winning show kitchen restaurant Aubergine Grille; enjoy traditional and innovative dishes crafted from local ingredients at Lure Seafood Restaurant in Victoria; and in Toronto, dine on regional produce prepared with classic French touches at EPIC Restaurant.

Where can I find out more information on APT Touring?

We have a dedicated section on our website providing more detailed information on APT including FAQ's on what you need to know before, during and after your travel; as well as information on their 'Touring Styles', and a comprehensive search facility to enable you to easily find more of their tours. Read more> (NB: This link will take you away from this tour itinerary page).

Free Airport Transfers

Arrival transfers are included on Day 1 of your tour. Return transfer is included on the last day of the tour/cruise. All flight information must be given to Global Journeys 60 days prior to your departure date. If this information is not received we are unable to guarantee the transfer. If pre or post accommodation is booked then transfers cannot be included.

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