Discover the historic cities and natural wonders of eastern Canada on this tour, exploring the French-speaking heartland of Québec, the province of Ontario and the breathtaking spectacle of Niagara Falls. Experience the Gallic charm of Montréal and Québec City, with their atmospheric colonial old towns, see the sights of the easy-going national capital, Ottawa, enjoy Canada’s biggest city, Toronto and marvel at the awesome force of nature that is Niagara Falls.
6 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
Included excursions and visits: 4
City tour of Montréal with local guide
City tour of Quebec City with local guide
Ottawa city tour
Toronto city tour
Plus all these benefits:
Services of an experienced local Titan tour manager
Direct Air Transat flights
Best available coaches with experienced drivers
Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
Make your own way to London Gatwick Airport for a direct Air Transat flight to Montréal. Upon arrival, we transfer to the Best Western Ville Marie (3T+).
Day 2 Montréal
This morning we discover Montréal on our included guided tour. Founded by French colonists in the 17th century, the city still has a distinctly French atmosphere, with some wonderful examples of colonial architecture to be seen in the Old Town. Other highlights include the Notre-Dame Basilica and Mount Royal Park, which gave the city its name. You are free to explore at your own pace for the rest of the day.
Day 3 Québec City
Our exploration of French-speaking Canada continues today with an included excursion to the capital of the province of Québec, Québec City. With origins going back to 1608, this is one of the oldest European cities in North America, and today we discover the historic centre - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - visiting sights such as the city’s historic fortifications and the star-shaped Citadel, the oldest military building in Canada.
Day 4 Montréal - Ottawa - Toronto
We leave Montréal this morning, travelling westwards to Ottawa, where we stop for a guided tour of the Canadian capital. Founded in 1826 under the name Bytown, the city occupies a picturesque location on the banks of the Ottawa River and is home to the stately Parliament, built in the Gothic revival style, the UNESCO-listed Rideau Canal and Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General. We continue to Toronto, Canada’s biggest city, and check in to our hotel for the next two nights, the Chelsea Hotel (3T+).
Day 5 Toronto
You are free to explore Toronto independently today. You might like to visit the city’s most prominent landmark, the 553-metre high CN Tower, which offers superb views over the city from the observation deck. Also worth a look is the wonderful Royal Ontario Museum, whose vast collections include everything from ancient Egyptian and Roman antiquities to dinosaur skeletons, meteorites and Native Canadian art.
Day 6 Toronto - Niagara-on-the-Lake - Niagara Falls
Before we leave Toronto today we enjoy a city tour, taking in the sights of this engaging city on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. We head onwards to Niagara Falls, stopping to visit the pretty town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, founded as a military base in the 18th century. It was the site of the 1813 Battle of Fort George between American and British troops, and the restored fort is now an interactive museum. We continue to Niagara Falls, one of the great natural wonders of the world. Marvel at their awe-inspiring power from the promenade or from the tunnels behind the Falls, or, if you want to get even closer, you can choose to take an optional boat trip to the base of the Falls or a helicopter ride for a panoramic view of this spectacular force of nature. Our hotel for tonight is the Sheraton on the Falls (4T).
Day 7 Niagara Falls - Toronto - In flight
After a final morning in Niagara Falls, we transfer to Toronto Airport this afternoon for a direct Air Transat flight to London.
Day 8 London
Upon arrival at London Gatwick Airport, you are free to make your own way home.