Historic Cities of Eastern Canada (CC) - 2014 / 2015

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9 Day Tour from Montréal to Toronto


Historic Cities of Eastern Canada
See major landmarks such as the CN Tower in Toronto
See major landmarks such as the CN Tower in Toronto
The Parliament Building in Toronto
Beautiful Niagara Falls at sunset
Brilliant stained glass inside the Notre Dame Basilica in Canada
Get an up close view of Niagara Falls
Toronto is Ontarios capital and Canadas largest city
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada
Downtown Toronto located on the shores of Lake Ontario
Visit the top of the 1,815-foot CN Tower for great views of Toronto

Vacation Overview

On this wonderful vacation, enjoy charming upper and lower Canada and spend two nights each in Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa, and Toronto. Start your trip in Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city, with a sightseeing tour and visit to Notre Dame Basilica. Then head to Québec City, once the center of New France and one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. Enjoy a tour of Canada’s only walled city, including the ancient Place Royale; a visit to a sugar shack; and free time to explore Québec City on your own. On the way to Ottawa, stop in Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the famous Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. In Ottawa, Canada’s capital, take in the city on your sightseeing tour. Leave Ottawa and arrive in 1000 Islands National Park for a waterways cruise.

Next: head to Toronto and travel to Niagara Falls. Board a Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering waterfalls from river level. Then enjoy a sightseeing tour in Toronto, Canada's largest and most cosmopolitan city. This vacation, featuring historic cities of Eastern Canada, offers a balance of guided sightseeing tours, leisure time, and a mix of historical, natural, and cultural offerings. An unforgettable trip!

     
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MONTRÉAL
Sightseeing tour; visit Notre Dame Basilica

QUÉBEC CITY
Sightseeing tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special dinner in Old Town featuring regional French cuisine; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit a traditional sugar shack

CAP-DE-LA-MADELEINE
Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary

OTTAWA
Sightseeing tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a Beavertail pastry

1000 ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Waterways cruise; Kingston sightseeing

NIAGARA FALLS
Sightseeing cruise

TORONTO
Sightseeing tour; special farewell dinner at the CN Tower

NOTE:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of Ontario and Québec on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 14-28 (if Mother Nature permits).


DAY 1Arrive in Montréal

Welcome to Montréal! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director prepares you for your upcoming adventure.

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DAY 2Montréal

This morning a Montréal sightseeing tour with a Local Guide takes in NOTRE DAME BASILICA, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panorama of the city. As this evening is free, why not enjoy dinner in the heart of Old Montréal? (Breakfast)

Brilliant stained glass inside the Notre Dame Basilica in Canada The Montreal City Hall in Old Montreal 
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DAY 3Montréal–Québec City

Journey to romantic Québec City, one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. Upon arrival, enjoy an included guided tour of Canada’s only walled city. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France; today it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls are the Place d’Armes, the Laval Seminary, and ancient Place Royale. Also see the Old World houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and historic Plains of Abraham. This evening, enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite regional French cuisine at a special dinner in Old Town Québec. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Picturesque Québec City overlooking the St Lawrence river 
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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 4Québec City

Today is free for independent activities. Maybe explore the historic sites, take a carriage ride, or stroll the streets of Old Québec City. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. This evening, consider an optional dinner that includes a visit to 274-foot-high Montmorency Falls and takes you over to Ile d’Orléans, where you’ll enjoy a delightful dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent, a restored 17th-century flour mill. (Breakfast)

Picturesque Québec City overlooking the St Lawrence river 
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DAY 5Québec City–Cap-de-la-Madeleine–Ottawa

Before leaving Québec we’ll stop at a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SUGAR SHACK for a guided tour to learn the art of making maple syrup and to enjoy a traditional sugar shack breakfast. Drive south this morning to Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, a national shrine famous for its fine stained-glass windows. Time to stroll through the grounds of the sanctuary and see the miraculous Madonna in the old chapel. Continue to the nation’s capital of Ottawa, pleasantly framed by the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal for a 2-night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada 
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DAY 6Ottawa

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, and Parliament Hill. Enjoy a delicious Canadian specialty, a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Beavertail, a pastry stretched to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. The balance of the day is free. You may wish to visit the world-renowned Canadian Museum of Civilization to study exhibits covering the period of early Norse settlement, exploration, and fur-trading days, as well as the achievements of the latest generations. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colorful Byward Market and choose from its array of specialty restaurants. (Breakfast)

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DAY 7Ottawa–1000 Islands National Park–Kingston–Toronto

Travel this morning to Ivy Lea and on to Gananoque. Here, board your boat for a CRUISE through the waterways of 1000 ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK. Afterward, head to Kingston for a brief visit of this historic city. Next, travel along Lake Ontario to Toronto, Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. (Breakfast)

Downtown Toronto located on the shores of Lake Ontario Toronto is Ontarios capital and Canadas largest city Beautiful Toronto during the holiday season The Parliament Building in Toronto 
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DAY 8Toronto. Excursion to Niagara Falls

Take a short drive south along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. For the adventurous, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the falls. Then, board a sightseeing CRUISE for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Before leaving the area, see the picturesque Floral Clock. Return to Toronto this afternoon to enjoy a sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Legislature Building; the ethnic neighborhoods; the University of Toronto; and Eaton Centre, the city’s number-one tourist attraction, with more than 300 stores for world-class shopping. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at the top of the 1,815-foot-tall CN TOWER. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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The Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions normally exist from May to mid-October. When conditions are unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

The Parliament Building in Toronto Get an up close view of Niagara Falls Beautiful Toronto during the holiday season Downtown Toronto located on the shores of Lake Ontario 
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DAY 9Toronto

The tour ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (Breakfast)

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Breakfast daily including a traditional sugar shack breakfast, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Toronto


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HILLARY JOHNSON

Years of Experience: 28 years

During a summer in Ireland when I was 12, I was bitten by the "travel bug." I lived in Europe and became a Tour Director after graduating with a degree in European Languages. I am never as alive as when I am on the road. The haunting echo of a saxophone on a New Orleans street, the heady evening perfume of Jasmine in bloom, the sweet taste of a beignet, and the joyous "AA-eeeee!" of a Cajun dancer all need to be experienced...observing them from afar is not enough.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Historic Cities of Eastern Canada:

  • Historic District of Old Quebec
  • Rideau Canal