Eastern Canada Discovery - Classic Group

Quebec
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From natural delights to city sights, the best of Eastern Canada awaits you on this 8-Day guided tour. Stroll downtown in multi-cultural Toronto, before experiencing the might and majesty of Niagara Falls. Take to the waters for a cruise through the mist as the cascades thunder down around you. In the capital Ottawa, roll up your sleeves to craft seasonal ingredients during a demonstration at acclaimed cooking school C’est Bon. Celebrate the revival of traditional arts with your visit the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Explore the grand mansions of Montreal and the neo-gothic Notre-Dame Basilica with a Local Expert, before concluding your journey in chic Quebec City. Here you can toast your travels in the Historic District of Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Departure dates

From 19/05/2024 to 20/10/2024

What's included

Highlights.
3 Dinner with Wine (DW)7 Breakfast (B)1 Lunch (L)Choose between two carefully selected activitiesQuebec City: Experience Montmorency Falls, the remarkable natural wonder that towers 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls.
Walk the full width of the falls on a suspension bridge between both sides of the park with roaring water below for a unique, adrenaline filled perspective.
If you're feeling more adventurous, take the 487 panoramic staircase down along the cliff.
Quebec City: Get up close and personal discovering metal craftsmanship at the Copper Art Studio.
Learn how – beginning with a Jewlery box decorated with tin and embossed copper panels -- the repoussé technique has been passed down in the Gilles family for over 90 years.
After seeing a collection of fascinating copper art, experiment for yourself using thin sheets of copper and tools to create your own work or art.
Toronto: At 18:00, you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a dinner.
Montreal: Guests enjoy a traditional Sugar shack (Cabane sucre) buffet lunch in a country scenery full of charm and the French-Canadian hospitality.
Quebec City: Savour the evening in an intimate setting as you enjoy a dinner in historic Old Quebec.
Quebec City: Experience Montmorency Falls, the remarkable natural wonder that towers 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls.
Walk the full width of the falls on a suspension bridge between both sides of the park with roaring water below for a unique, adrenaline filled perspective.
If you're feeling more adventurous, take the 487 panoramic staircase down along the cliff.
Quebec City: Get up close and personal discovering metal craftsmanship at the Copper Art Studio.
Learn how – beginning with a Jewlery box decorated with tin and embossed copper panels -- the repoussé technique has been passed down in the Gilles family for over 90 years.
After seeing a collection of fascinating copper art, experiment for yourself using thin sheets of copper and tools to create your own work or art.
Ottawa: Join a cooking demonstration led by a renowned Ottawa cooking school and local non-profit organization focused on sustainable food and farming practices.
Learn new culinary skills and discover more about local cuisine using staples from the Canadian terroir.
Ottawa: Visit Mādahòkì Farm and experience a lively traditional Pow Wow dance.
Join this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and learn about diversity of Indigenous cultures across Canada and how they revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans.
Ottawa: Visit Mādahòkì Farm and learn about diversity of Indigenous cultures across Canada and how dance has helped revive the traditional arts.
Niagara Falls: Get up close and personal with the mighty Falls! Experience the awesome power, thundering water and amazing mist from a state of the art eco-catamaran, making it a perfect and memorable way to experience this natural wonder.
After the rush of excitement and rush of water, slow down and explore Niagara-on-the-Lake, a beautifully preserved 19th century village in the heart of Ontario wine country.
  The flower-filled, tree-lined town features old world architecture, boutique shopping and plenty of character allowing for a truly charming time.
Montreal: Join a local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal and Mont Royal.
View the Notre-Dame Basilica, the colorful old port and Place Jacques-Cartier, both at the magnificent heart of the old city.
Montreal: Discover the history of the first neo-gothic church in Canada, an important witness of Montréal's foundations and breathtaking architecture, gold leaves, infinite blue, thousands of stars and exceptional stained glass windows.
Quebec City: Discover more of Quebec’s unique European charm with a Local Expert.
Get an in-depth look at why Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage site as you see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall, Palace Royale and views of the grand Chateau Frontenac.
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Itinerary / more information

  • Day 1 Welcome to Toronto, a vibrant city on Lake Ontario, full of fine restaurants and bars, as well as an eclectic mix of cultures. After settling in, feel free to explore the town and discover what it has to offer. At 18:00, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner with wine.
  • Day 2 See Toronto's top sights as you see Queen's Park and the Parliament Buildings, before venturing on the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, a 19th century village that offers gorgeous views of Lake Ontario. See the flowers and old-world architecture of the city before heading to the spectacular Niagara Falls. Experience the thrill of Niagara Falls up close on a state-of-the-art eco-catamaran. Feel the mighty power, thundering water and mesmerizing mist on this memorable boat ride to the base of the falls. Next, you can choose to soar above Niagara's stunning landscapes on an exhilarating helicopter flight. Witness the Whirlpool Rapids, Rainbow Bridge, American Falls, Skylon Tower and the mesmerizing Canadian Horseshoe Falls, where rainbows appear in the mist. Later, return to Toronto for an afternoon at leisure or choose to visit the top of the iconic CN Tower which defines the Toronto Skyline. Interact with visual exhibits to learn fascinating stories about this engineering marvel and enjoy panoramic views of the shimmering skyline and Lake Ontario.
  • Day 3 Journey to historic Kingston, otherwise known as the Limestone City. Here you'll view the city's storied buildings, churches and fortifications, many of which being constructed from limestone itself. Continue to the Canadian capital of Ottawa where you'll join a cooking demonstration at a local barn owned by Just Food, a non-profit organization that brings dining experiences focused on sustainable food and farming practices. Learn new culinary skills and discover more about local cuisine using staples from the Canadian terroir such as maple sugar, haskaps, Labrador tea and wildflowers. End the experience with a delicious three-course dinner with wine, before heading back to your hotel.
  • Day 4 Get ready for an exciting morning exploring Ottawa, with a tour of the city's stately boulevards. Then, visit M?dah?k? Farm and experience a lively traditional Pow Wow dance. Join this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience and learn about diversity of Indigenous cultures across Canada and how they revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans. Continue to the diverse metropolis of Montreal, which is in the French-speaking province of Quebec.
  • Day 5 Today you'll join a Local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal. The narrow cobblestone streets draw you in with their lively little plazas, shops and cafes. From the grand mansions of Mount Royal to the iconic old port, Old Montreal is a historic neighbourhood that is now a major hot spot with beautiful architecture, vibrant street art and plenty of opportunities for photo-ops, especially at the top of Mount Royal. Next, visit the Notre Dame Basilica and discover the history of the first neo-gothic church in Canada and marvel at its breathtaking architecture and exceptional stained glass windows. The rest of the day is free to enjoy as you please.
  • Day 6 Depart Montreal and immerse yourself in authentic Canadian culinary adventures as you indulge in the sweet delights of maple syrup, harvested and crafted right on-site. Savor traditional maple-infused dishes and experience the warmth of hospitality and the rustic charm of a genuine sugar shack. After lunch, continue onwards to Montmorency Falls Park where you will experience that natural wonder that towers 272 feet (84 m) tall over the Saint Lawrence River. Walk the full width of the falls on a suspension bridge between both sides of the park, or if you are feeling adventurous, you can take the panoramic staircase down along the cliffside. After taking plenty of pictures, you will continue to Quebec City.
  • Day 7 Discover more of Quebec City's history and charm with a Local Expert. You'll see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall and Palace Royale, while learning about the city's long history as one of the oldest European settlements in North America. No visit to Old Quebec would be complete without seeing the grand hotel Ch?teau Frontenac, designated a National Historic Site of Canada and UNESCO World Heritage Site, being one of the first grand railway hotels completed in Canada. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. In the evening enjoy your Celebration Dinner in historic old Quebec.
  • Day 8 Bid "Au Revoir" to Quebec City and your fellow travellers as your tour comes to an end. Departure will be at your leisure.
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