Historic Cities of Eastern Canada (CC)

9 Day Tour from Toronto to Montreal

2019 Tour Details

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 CN 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; 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; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a Beavertail pastry
CAP-DE-LA-MADELEINE
Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
QUÉBEC CITY
Sightseeing 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
MONTRÉAL
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Notre Dame Basilica

Headsets throughout your tour.

Notes:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of Ontario and Québec on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 13–26 (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 and in most hotels

 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, including admission charges where applicable.

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.

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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 WINERY 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. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant.

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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. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colorful Byward Market and choose from its array of specialty restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 OTTAWA–CAP–DE-LA–MADELEINE–QUÉBEC 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 QUÉBEC 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 QUÉBEC CITY–MONTRÉAL

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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Day 9 MONTRÉAL

The tour ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules.

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

Escorting tours for more than 10 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.

Tour Director - JAMES SAUNDERS

 Accommodations

Toronto
Niagara Falls
Ottawa
Quebec City
Montreal

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Niagara Falls
Ottawa
Quebec City

Niagara Falls

Niagara Helicopter Sightseeing

Niagara Helicopter Sightseeing

Take a thrilling ride over the most famous falls in North America. As the helicopter gently lifts off the awe-inspiring views of the Niagara Region begin to appear below.

Price Range: $$$

Ottawa

Bicycle Tour

Bicycle Tour

Ottawa has a wonderful network of amazing safe bicycle paths that provide a perfect venue from which to explore the sites of this city. Enjoy the fresh air as you discover the natural beauty of the country's Capital city.

Price Range: $

Quebec City

Dining in the Quebec Countryside and Montmorency Falls

Dining in the Quebec Countryside and Montmorency Falls

Enjoy an evening outside of the city with a visit to Montmorency Falls followed by visit to the Western tip of Ile d'Orleans for a dinner at Le Moulin Saint Laurent, originally a water mill dating back to 1675 and featuring local cuisine.

Price Range: $$

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