Rich in European architecture and striking natural phenomena, you've made it to eastern Canada. A mix of English and French cultures, indulge in all the elegance this romantic journey has to offer. From the sweeping skylines of Toronto to the thundering thrills of the Niagara Falls, you'll be equally inspired by both the natural elements and urban areas of this striking part of the world. Along the way you'll stay at the best hotels, including the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, both praised for their decadent décor and prime locations.

• Toronto: 2 nights
• Ottawa: 2 nights
• Quebec: 2 nights
• Montreal: 1 night

Cruise extension

• Holland America Cruise Line: 7 nights

7nights
 
 
ITINERARY

DAY 1 WELCOME TO TORONTO
Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your luxury hotel, known for its grand architecture and glamorous atmosphere. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a scrumptious Welcome Dinner with wine.
Hotel: The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto
Meals: Dinner with Wine

DAY 2 TORONTO SIGHTSEEING AND NIAGARA FALLS UP CLOSE
Discover one of the world’s great natural wonders, Niagara Falls, as you enjoy intimate views on a narrated cruise to the base of the falls, before exploring Niagara-on-the-Lake. Back in Toronto, you’ll explore and ascend to the top of the CN Tower for panoramic views of this iconic city. Travel along stately University Avenue to see Ontario’s Parliament buildings, Queen’s Park and the Royal Ontario Museum. The rest of the evening is at leisure, so whether you want to check out the local restaurants, head to Eaton Centre to shop or visit the pride of Canada, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the choice is yours.
Hotel: The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3 KINGSTON AND THE CANADIAN CAPITAL OF OTTAWA
Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario for a tour of Canada’s first capital, Kingston. Continue to the modern capital of Ottawa where you’ll settle into your landmark hotel, the Fairmont Château Laurier. Reminiscent of a French chateau, this stunning accommodation offers breath-taking views of the St Lawrence River and Old Quebec. You’ll meet a retired member of the renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Hear fascinating tales of what it’s like to wear the famous red serge uniform. In the evening, you are invited to a Highlight Dinner with wine at the Courtyard Restaurant. Famous for its fine fresh food, sourced by local farmers and foragers, this historic location boasts a menu of seasonal favourites including organic beef, elk, fruit and vegetables.
Hotel: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 4 ALL ABOUT OTTAWA
Prepare for a fun-filled day exploring Ottawa. Experience Ottawa Your Way this afternoon, with your choice of a Rideau Canal Cruise or Craft Beer Tasting. The rest of the day at leisure.
Hotel: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 THE OLD WALLED CITY OF QUEBEC
Journey along the St Lawrence River to Quebec City, North America’s first permanent French settlement and the only walled city in Canada. A Local Expert takes you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes, tour of the iconic Château Frontenac. You’ll gain access to areas not accessible to others and learn how its history is interwoven with the city’s inhabitants. A VIP drinks reception and a lively musical performance caps off your special visit.
Hotel: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 QUINTESSENTIAL QUEBEC
Visit the Morrin Centre before it opens for a private tour of this culturally significant institution. Dive further into Quebec City’s history with a Local Expert. See the Citadel of Quebec, Latin Quarter, National Assembly and Place-Royale, as you explore this city’s French-Canadian influence. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Your Travelling Concierge can provide recommendations before you hit the cobblestones of this romantic destination at your own pace. In the evening, you'll savour a spectacular Dinner with wine at Chez Rioux & Pettigrew.
Hotel: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 7 HISTORIC MONTREAL
Explore historic Old Montreal with its cobblestone streets and the Old Port. Visit the dramatic Notre-Dame Basilica to see its glorious stained glass windows and Saint Joseph’s Oratory, home to one of the world’s greatest pipe organs. Learn all about the organ itself and enjoy a short, exclusive recital of different music styles. Spend the evening at Gibbys, a restaurant full of old-world charm, housed in a 200-year-old building in Old Montreal. Savour French-inspired cuisine as you bid 'au revoir' to your Travelling Concierge and new friends with this palate-pleasing Celebration Dinner.
Hotel: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 8 DEPART MONTREAL
Your trip ends in the morning and a departure transfer to Montreal International Airport is provided.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Good to know

VIP EXPERIENCES
Ottawa:
Meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, colloquially known as 'The Mounties', and learn first-hand about Canada's iconic national police force.
Quebec City: As a guest at the iconic, luxury Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, enjoy an exclusive guided tour of this historic building, learn about the history of the château, and gain access to areas not accessible to the general public.
Quebec: Visit the Morrin Centre before it opens to the public to learn about the historic contribution and present-day culture of local English speakers.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS
Toronto:
Take in panoramic views of the city from the CN Tower.
Niagara Falls: Greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the Falls on-board your cruise.
Quebec City: On a sightseeing tour, a Local Expert will bring to life this beautiful and historic city that will feel as if you've set foot on European soil.
Montreal: Visit Saint Joseph’s Oratory, home to one of the world’s greatest organs and enjoy an exclusive recital.

EXCEPTIONAL DINING
Ottawa:
Join us for a Highlight Dinner at the Courtyard Restaurant – a culinary experience that will delight your taste buds.
Quebec City: Dine at Chez Rioux & Pettigrew, a modern eatery and bar showcasing creative, seasonal dishes that celebrate artisanal meats and local seafood.
Montreal: Celebrate with wine and good cheer at Gibbys in Old Montreal.

Accommodation on tour

Toronto: The Omni King Edward Hotel showcases the old-world charm and vibrancy of the city.
Ottawa: You will be treated to a spectacular stay with unparalleled luxury at the Fairmont Château Laurier.
Quebec City: The urban resort of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac will entice you with its breathtaking views of the St Lawrence River and Old Quebec.
Montreal: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel has welcomed queens, princes and princesses, heads of state and international business leaders.

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Tour dates

Tours depart in May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep and Oct; speak to a Personal Travel Expert for details.

Included in price

• An expert Insight Tour Director will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'
• Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort
• A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries
• Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
• Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
• All taxes and porterage charges at hotels.Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi
• Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination
• Airport transfers on the first and last day of the tour
• 7 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners.

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