Historic Cities of Eastern Canada (CC)

9 Day Tour from Toronto to Montreal

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Vibrant cities, stunning scenery, and out-of-the-ordinary experiences await you on this Historic Cities of Eastern Canada tour. You'll start in Toronto and end in Montréal with overnights also in Niagara Falls, Ottawa, and Québec City.

On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the residences of the Governor General and the Prime Minister in Ottawa; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal's Notre Dame Basilica, dating to the 19th century, where Globus has included an inside visit; and Toronto's 1,815-foot-tall CNN Tower, where you'll enjoy lunch with incredible views of the city and harbor. You'll also visit Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows.

In addition to the vibrant cities, this Eastern Canada tour includes beautiful scenery. A tour highlight is a thrilling cruise to see the thundering falls of Niagara Falls. You’ve seen photos of Niagara Falls, and now’s your chance to see it up close. You'll also take a cruise through the waterways of Ontario’s Thousand Islands National Park, located in an area of rich biodiversity.

Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your vacation unique. Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake and a special dinner in Old Town Québec featuring regional French cuisine. Additionally, Globus has arranged a guided tour and breakfast at a sugar shack in Québec City, where you'll learn the art of making maple syrup.

This tour of Eastern Canada offers a balance of guided sightseeing tours, leisure time, and a mix of historical, natural, and cultural offerings. It’s an unforgettable vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

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).

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic District of Old Quebec
  • Rideau Canal

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi is available on your motorcoach.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive 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.

Day 2 Toronto

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 Breakfast
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Day 3 Toronto–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!

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Niagara 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.

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Day 5 Ottawa

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.

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Day 6 Ottawa–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.

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Day 7 Quebec 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 Breakfast

Day 8 Quebec 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!

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DinnerDinner

Day 9 Montreal

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

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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: 10

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.

Tour Director - JAMES SAUNDERS

 Accommodations

Toronto
Niagara Falls
Ottawa
Quebec City
Montreal

Toronto

Westin Harbour Castle Toronto

1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON Canada

Free Wifi

The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto Hotel is located on the vibrant waterfront of Lake Ontario and within short walking distance to the theatre and entertainment districts. The hotel features two restaurants, a lounge, coffee bar, full service fitness center and spa, as well as full service concierge services. This Four diamond property is a landmark downtown Toronto Hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer

Niagara Falls

Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton

Superior First-Class

6039 Fallsview Boulevard
Niagara Falls, ON Canada

Free Wifi

This hotel is located just two blocks from Horseshoe Falls and American Falls in Niagara Falls. With location-inspired architecture, the resort presents a luxurious, full srevice experience.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite

Ottawa

Lord Elgin Hotel

First-Class

100 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON Canada

One of Ottawa's finest hotels and ideally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Downtown High-rise Hotel within walking distance of Parliament Hill & museums.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • ATM
  • Gift Shop
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail

Quebec City

Hilton Quebec

1100, Boulevard Rene-Levesque Est
Quebec City, QC Canada

The Hilton Hotel Quebec City is located on Parliament Hill, directly linked to Place Quebec - a modern underground complex with several boutiques and restaurants. The hotel features an outdoor heated swimming pool, full fitness center, self-service business center, a restaurant and bar at lobby level, as well as a lounge on the 23rd floor offering breathtaking views of the city.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk

Montreal

Delta Montreal Hotel

Superior First-Class

475, Avenue President Kennedy
Montreal, QC Canada

Free Wifi

Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the Delta Montreal soars above President Kennedy Avenue, showcasing unique Canadian artwork in the lobby, a wealth of superior amenities, and exceptionally comfortable accommodations. The Delta Montreal features 456 guestrooms with angular layouts that lend a spacious feel. Sleek, dark mahogany furniture complements earth-toned carpets and draperies, and all rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, and plush bedding. All of this is topped off with fantastic dining options and world-class service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Toronto
Ottawa
Quebec City

Toronto

Illuminate the Falls and Dinner

Illuminate the Falls and Dinner

Enjoy an authentic, one-of-a-kind experience! Stroll up the Illumination Tower and change the lights on the majestic Niagara Falls. Eighteen lights are located at the Illumination tower - each bulb has a brilliance of 250 million-candle powers! An elegant dinner at one of the unique restaurants with views of the falls completes this fabulous evening.

Approximate value: $61 CAD per person

Niagara Helicopter Sightseeing

Niagara Helicopter Sightseeing

Take a thrilling eight-minute ride over the most famous falls in North America. You will be dazzled by the sights of the Rainbow Bridge, Horseshoe Falls, and Whirlpool Rapids. Bring your camera and it's up, up, and away! Helicopter tour duration approximately 12 minutes. Weather permitting.

Approximate value: $130 CAD per person

Ottawa

Ottawa Express Bicycle Tour

Ottawa Express Bicycle Tour

Starting downtown, a leisurely ride on the east side of the Rideau Canal Pathway will give you a beautiful view of Ottawa's Lansdowne Park and popular Old Ottawa South neighborhood. Continuing cycling you will see the Locks and stop at Fletcher Wild Life Garden and Arboretum, which is a beautiful and historic green space featuring over 2000 varieties of Ornamental Gardens and remarkable trees. Cycling back through Ottawa River pathway you will see more of Ottawa's natural beauty and will get to take a peek at the War Museum. The tour will end with a short visit of the Parliament of Canada! Tour includes bicycle, helmet, a guide, and water bottle.

Approximate value: $62 CAD per person

Quebec City

Quebec Countryside Dinner and Montmorency Falls

Quebec Countryside Dinner and Montmorency Falls

Your first stop on this guided excursion is Montmorency Falls, a waterfall which is 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls and offers an unforgettable panorama. Next tour the western tip of Ile d'Orleans, followed by dinner at Le Moulin Saint Laurent, originally a water mill with a history dating back to 1675. The cuisine here includes local and regional specialties. Evening tour and dinner is approximately 3 hours.

Approximate value: $62 CAD per person

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