Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Insight Vacations 8 Day Eastern Canada Discovery (Small Group). See the top destinations on this 8-day guided tour of Canada. Stroll the urban-but-regal Queen's Park in downtown Toronto, then get up-close to the world’s most famous waterfall, Niagara Falls. Wander the grand mansions of Montreal and step inside the Notre-Dame Basilica with a Local Expert; a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture, featuring a gold and azure-hued sanctuary.
Welcome to Toronto, a vibrant city on Lake Ontario, full of fine restaurants, bars and an eclectic mix of cultures. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, a transfer will take you to your hotel. You'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner with wine at 18:00. (DW) Stay: Hilton Toronto
Travel up University Avenue to see Queen's Park and the Parliament Buildings, before venturing on to spectacular Niagara Falls. Take in this great natural wonder up-close on a cruise to the base of the falls. Browse quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto. (B)
Journey to historic Kingston, otherwise known as the Limestone City and view the old buildings, churches and fortifications, with many of them being constructed from limestone itself. Continue to the Canadian capital of Ottawa where you'll join a cooking demonstration at C'est Bon. Set in their state-of-the-art kitchen facilities close to ByWard Market, you'll learn new culinary skills and discover more about local cuisine. Ingredients include Canadian staples such as maple sugar, haskaps, labrador tea and wild flowers. End the experience with a delicious three-course dinner with wine, before heading back to your hotel. (B/DW) Stay: The Westin, Ottawa
Get ready for an exciting morning exploring Ottawa, with a tour of the city's stately boulevards. Then, you'll join your Indigenous Cultural Ambassadors and experience a lively traditional Pow Wow dance. Join this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project which aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans. Continue to the diverse metropolis of Montreal, which is in the French-speaking province of Quebec. (B) Stay: Le St-Martin Hotel Particulier, Montreal
Today you'll join a Local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal, the grand mansions of Mount Royal, and the iconic Notre-Dame Basilica. The rest of the day is free to enjoy as you please. (B)
Depart Montreal and head to Montmorency Falls today. Stop at a traditional Sugar Shack and learn how maple syrup is created and harvested. After lunch, continue onwards to Montmorency Falls Park where you will experience that natural wonder that towers 272 feet (83 metres) tall. Walk the full width of the falls on a suspension bridge, or if you're feeling adventurous, you can take the panoramic staircase down along the cliffside. Continue on to Quebec City. (B/L) Stay:Hilton Quebec City
Discover more of Quebec's unique European charm with a Local Expert, who will guide you along the city's quaint cobblestone streets. You'll see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall and Palace Royale. You'll also walk past the Citadel, which offers great view of the city and Château Frontenac. In the evening you'll choose from a selection of top local restaurants on a Dine-Around Evening. (B/DW)
Bid "Au Revoir" to Quebec City. (B)
Niagara Falls: Get up close and personal with the mighty Falls! Experience the awesome power, thundering water and amazing mist from a state of the art eco-catamaran, making it a perfect and memorable way to experience this natural wonder. After the rush of excitement and rush of water, slow down and explore Niagara-on-the-Lake, a beautifully preserved 19th century village in the heart of Ontario wine country. The flower-filled, tree-lined town features old world architecture, boutique shopping and plenty of character allowing for a truly charming time.
Kingston: Wander through historic Kingstown, also known as the 'Limestone City' for its grand 19th century buildings Including churches, fortifications, and lakeside City Hall.
Montreal: Join a local Expert who will guide you around Old Montreal and Mont Royal. View the Notre-Dame Basilica, the colorful old port and Place Jacques-Cartier, both at the magnificent heart of the old city.
Montreal: Discover the history of the first neo-gothic church in Canada, an important witness of Montréal's foundations and breathtaking architecture, gold leaves, infinite blue, thousands of stars and exceptional stained glass windows.
Montreal: Montmorency Falls is a remarkable natural wonder that towers 83 metres (272 feet), which is 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls. Walk the full width of the falls on a suspension bridge with roaring water below for a unique, adrenaline filled perspective.
Quebec City: Discover more of Quebec's unique European charm with a Local Expert. Get an in-depth look at why Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage site as you see the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, City Hall, Palace Royale and views of the grand Chateau Frontenac.
Ottawa: Gain new culinary skills and learn more about regional cuisine with a local chef during a cooking demonstration at C'est Bon.
Ottawa: Learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project, a key initiative that aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins in the traditional way. After receiving the prestigious TreadRight Heritage Initiative grant, the project now endeavours to expand its partnerships, teaching opportunities and artisan support network.
Ottawa: Learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot project which aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins in the traditonal way. It is the fourth recipient of a TreadRight Heritage Initiative grant globally, and the first in North America.
Toronto: At 18:00, you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.
Ottawa: You'll join a cooking demonstration at C'est Bon. Located in the vibrant ByWard Market, one of Ottawa's premier destinations for dining, this cooking demonstration provides guests with memorable, entertaining, hands-on culinary experience using seasonal ingredients from the Canadian terroir. Ingredients include Canadian staples such as maple sugar, haskaps, labrador tea and wild flowers. Afterwards, enjoy a 3-course meal with wine.
Montreal: Guests enjoy a traditional Sugar shack (Cabane sucre) buffet lunch in a country scenery full of charm and the French-Canadian hospitality
Quebec City: Savour the evening in an intimate setting as you choose from a selection of top local restaurants on a Dine-Around Evening.
Dining Summary: 3 Dinner with Wine (DW), 7 Breakfast (B), and 1 Lunch (L)
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