GVQ Travel |Self drive
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Introducing Canada's Great Eastern Cities
9 days / 8 nights

You have little time to take in the exciting sights highlights of Canada`s Eastern cities? This 9 day tour allows you to discover cosmopolitan Toronto and dramatic Niagara Falls, the beautiful Capital city of Ottawa and its canal, lively Montreal and its superb parks, and the picturesque walled-city of Quebec and its charming old town.  With 2 nights in each place you can really make the most of each city. Live this refreshing urban cocktail while experiencing life at the Canadians pace, and taking advantage of the numerous attractions that the region`s most dynamic cities have to offer.   

Itinerary

DAYS 1 AND 2: TORONTO

Welcome to Toronto, Canada’s most cosmopolitan metropolis. Take in a number of this dynamic city’s distinctive attractions such as Chinatown, Casa Loma, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Eaton Centre and the famous CN Tower to name but a few. 

Accommodation:
Bed and Breakfast: Vivienne's B&B
Standard: Bond Place Hotel
Superior: Radisson Admiral Harbour view

Excursion suggestion: 
Visit Niagara Falls! Travel to and from the Niagara Peninsula in a day. Discover the wonders of the world famous Niagara Falls! Take a trip on board of  the Maid of the Mist which takes you to the foot of this natural wonder and experience the power of the falls, with its’ incredible mass of water thundering down at a rate of 150 000 gallons/second! On the way back, stop in at the picturesque British-style town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding wine producing region. (The return journey to Niagara from Toronto is around 3 hours). 

DAYS 3 AND 4: TORONTO - OTTAWA

Your journey continues in the direction of lovely Ottawa, Canada‘s National Capital. Ottawa known for its beautiful parks and green spaces, is also a dynamic cosmopolitan city where people work and play in both of Canada’s official languages, English and French.  Don’t miss a visit to Ottawa’s Parliament, Parliament Hill and the Peace Tower with its’ 53-bell carillon, huge clock and memorial chamber honouring soldiers who died at war. Explore the city on foot, stopping at the ByWard Market, brimming with local craft shops boutiques, nightclubs, and the food emporium’s farmer market stalls. Don’t miss a visit to the Rideau Falls, whose name originates from the curtain image which is created by the water and the locks of Ottawa’s canal. 

Accommodation:
Bed and Breakfast: King Edwards or Le Philémon
Standard: Holiday Inn Plaza Chaudière
Superior: Lord Elgin
Suggested extension: An extra night near Mont Tremblant: We suggest a stay in the great outdoors in the Laurentides. Make the most of the numerous options that this amazing region has to offer including hiking, cycling and canoeing, or simply wandering around the beautiful pedestrian village of Tremblant.   

DAYS 5 AND 6: OTTAWA - MONTREAL

Montreal - the great cosmopolitan and economic capital of Quebec!  Don`t miss the breathtaking views of Montreal from the Belvedere on Mount Royal and at the same time make the most of being in the heart of this vibrant city.  Stroll around the city’s various parks and districts at your own pace and discover the city`s many museums in order to really get a feel for the wide array of activities that Montreal has to offer. The Biodôme will transport you to many different climates, and it’s well worth a visit to the old port which has a programme of activities, as well as a great selection of restaurants and bars to choose from. 

Accommodation:
Bed and Breakfast: Auberge Jardin d'Antoine
Standard: Suites Labelle
Superior: Hôtel Place d’Armes

DAYS 7 ET 8: MONTREAL - QUEBEC

Finish your tour in Quebec’s provincial capital, the historical and charming City of Quebec and the birthplace of French culture in North America!  Wander on the Battlefields of Abraham – the city`s huge park and enjoy a journey into the past whilst you discover the only fortified city north of Mexico City.  Take the time to meander around the charming Petit Champlain district, and admire the wonderful views of the Saint-Lawrence River from high up on the Dufferin Terrace, just by the famous Château Frontenac.    

Accommodation :
Bed and Breakfast: Aux Trois Balcons
Standard: Hôtel Manoir de la Tour
Superior: Hôtel Château Laurier

Optional stays:
• Fairmont Château Frontenac
• Budget: Hotel Classique (Located in Sainte-Foy, 15 minutes from the centre of Québec)

Optional Activities:
• Lunch in the panoramic restaurant Astral
• Wendake, traditional Huron site, visit and meal in an Amerindian Village
• Cruise on the St.Lawrence River (daytime or evening)

The itinerary and the activities mentioned may be subject to change depending on the season.

The holiday includes

  • 8 nights as described in the itinerary (or similar)
  • 8 breakfasts

Not included in you Holiday

  • Flights
  • Car hire (please contact us for further details)
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • The cost of parking at some of the hotels (where applicable)