Historic Cities of Eastern Canada (CC) - 2016

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9 Day Tour fromToronto to Montreal


Historic Cities of Eastern Canada
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada
Visit the top of the 1,815-foot CN Tower for great views of Toronto
Enjoy the sights of Quebec City
Picturesque Quebec City
Brilliant stained glass inside the Notre Dame Basilica in Canada
Get an up close view of Niagara Falls
Sainte Anne de Beaupre Basilica in Quebec is well know for being a place for miracles
See major landmarks such as the CN Tower in Toronto
Romantic Quebec City on the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River

Vacation Overview

On this wonderful vacation, enjoy charming upper and lower Canada and spend two nights each in Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal, plus one night in Niagara Falls. Start your trip in Toronto, where you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. Then, travel to Niagara Falls for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering waterfalls from river level and a visit to a local winery for a tour and tasting. Leave Niagara Falls and arrive in Thousand Islands National Park for a waterways lunch cruise. Next, in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, take in the city on your sightseeing tour. On the way to Québec City, stop in Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the famous Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. 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. Finally, arrive in Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city, with a sightseeing tour and visit to Notre Dame Basilica.

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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TORONTO
Sightseeing tour; special lunch at the CN Tower

NIAGARA FALLS
Sightseeing cruise

NIAGARA-ON-THE LAKE

Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Winery visit and tasting

THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Scenic waterways lunch cruise

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

QUEBEC CITY

Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special dinner in Old Town featuring regional French cuisine; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite breakfast at a traditional sugar shack

CAP-DE-LA-MADELEINE

Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary

MONTREAL
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Notre Dame Basilica

NOTE:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of Ontario and Québec on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 16-30 (if Mother Nature permits).


DAY 1Arrive Toronto

Welcome to Toronto, Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director prepares you for your upcoming adventure.

Downtown Toronto located on the shores of Lake Ontario Toronto is Ontarios capital and Canadas largest city The Parliament Building in Toronto 
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DAY 2Toronto

This morning, 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. The tour concludes with lunch atop the 1,815-foot-tall CN TOWER, where you’ll enjoy incredible views of the city and harbor below you. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Visit the top of the 1,815-foot CN Tower for great views of Toronto See major landmarks such as the CN Tower in Toronto 
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DAY 3Toronto–Niagara Falls

Leave bustling Toronto and travel 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. Later, visit picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, where there is time to browse the shops of Main Street and visit a local Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite VINEYARD for a tour and tasting. Tonight, you may wish to see the illumination of the falls as they are lit in every color of the rainbow. A special treat not to be missed! (Breakfast)

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

Beautiful Toronto during the holiday season Get an up close view of Niagara Falls Beautiful Niagara Falls at sunset 
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DAY 4Niagara Falls–Thousand Islands National Park–Ottawa

Travel this morning to Gananoque, where you’ll board your boat for a lunch CRUISE through the waterways of THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK. 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. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colorful Byward Market and choose from its array of specialty restaurants. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada 
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DAY 5Ottawa

Morning sightseeing 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 History, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the National Gallery of Canada. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 6Ottawa–Quebec City

Drive north 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 your journey to romantic Québec City, one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. 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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DAY 7Quebec City

This morning, 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 Place d’Armes, 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 afternoon 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)

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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 8Quebec City–Montreal

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. On to Montréal, where sightseeing 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. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in the heart of Old Montréal—the perfect ending to your vacation! (Breakfast, Dinner)

Brilliant stained glass inside the Notre Dame Basilica in Canada The Montreal City Hall in Old Montreal 
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DAY 9Montreal

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

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Transportation

Free Wi-Fi is available on your motorcoach.



Breakfast daily including a traditional sugar shack breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Old Town Montréal


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JAMES SAUNDERS

Years of Experience: 9 years

Originally from London, I worked at a hotel in Germany and as a Local Guide in northern Italy before becoming a Tour Director. I have conducted tours all over Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, and all 10 provinces of Canada. Today, I call Toronto home. I love to cook, process the pictures I take on tour, and read. Every day, I wake up and have a wonderful, learning experience awaiting me.

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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