From the old-world style of Quebec City to the power of Niagara Falls, say bienvenue to Eastern Canada. Board a boat and experience Niagara Falls up close. Discover Niagara-on-the-Lake’s 300-year-old history of winemaking with a winery tour and tasting. Have a breakfast of regional specialties at a local sugar shack and learn about maple syrup-making. You choose how you explore Old Quebec – on foot with a local guide or on a panoramic coach tour. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal. An unforgettable experience awaits as you venture along picturesque countryside and glistening skyscrapers.
- Itinerary Type : Standard
- Activity Level : 2
- Number of Days:9
- Number of Meals:11
- Hotels:Westin Ottawa (Ottawa, ON), Hotel Omni Mont Royal (Montreal, QC), Sheraton on the Falls (Niagara Falls, ON), Hotel PUR (Quebec City, QC)
- Experiences:Discover Niagara-on-the-Lake with quaint local shops and a charming atmosphere.
Get acquainted with Ontario’s 300-year-old history of winemaking with a tour and tasting.
- Must Sees:Witness the incredible power of Mother Nature at breathtaking Niagara Falls.
Become acquainted with Ottawa as you explore the city.
- Culinaries:Savor breakfast at a local sugar shack nestled in the Quebec countryside.
Enjoy an evening out and sample the local cuisine at a lovely restaurant on Ile d’Orleans.
Itinerary (9 days)
Niagara Falls, Ontario - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Niagara Falls, home to the awe-inspiring set of waterfalls nestled along the country’s border. Enjoy time to discover the area as you settle in.
Start the morning by experiencing the wonder of Niagara Falls. Embark on a boat cruise to the base and witness the thundering water from up-close. Continue on to Niagara-on-the-Lake and take advantage of some free time to discover the “loveliest town in Canada.” Get a glimpse into the region’s 300-year-old history of winemaking with a winery tour and tasting. Linger with your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.
Niagara Falls - Ottawa
Take in the surrounding landscape of Ontario as you set off for Ottawa, Canada’s culturally rich capital. A seamless blend of French and Canadian customs, the city’s dynamic energy will capture your spirit.
Get acquainted with Ottawa as you explore the city. Venture past the Prime Minister's residence, multiple embassies, and the impressive National Art Gallery. You’ll also see the gothic parliament buildings and the Rideau Canal - which becomes the world’s largest skating rink in wintertime. The remainder of the day is yours to do as you please.
Ottawa - Quebec City, Quebec
Say bonjour to Quebec City, the heart of Canada’s French heritage. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon to explore the Old Town (UNESCO), strolling along picturesque cobblestone streets and 17th-century buildings. Sample local cuisine at a restaurant on Ile d’Orleans, a farmland island on the Saint Lawrence River.
This morning, it’s your choice! Join a local guide and stroll the streets of Old Quebec City on foot; see the Place Royale and listen to stories of days gone by in historic squares -OR- embark on a panoramic coach tour to experience the beauty and history of both Old and New Quebec; you’ll see the stately Chateau Frontenac, the provincial Parliament, and the St. Louis Arch. Enjoy an evening at leisure.
Quebec City - Montreal
Begin your day with breakfast at a local sugar shack, located in the heart of the Quebec countryside. Learn about the traditions of maple syrup-making and enjoy samples of delicious traditional foods. Before leaving, try a favorite regional treat – maple taffy on the snow! Next, arrive at Montmorency Falls and marvel at this natural wonder that plunges 272 feet off the Canadian Shield, approximately 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls. Your journey continues to Montreal. From skyscrapers and cathedrals to rushing waterways and lush gardens, Montreal is a blend of all things old and new. The evening is yours to continue exploring the city independently.
Today, enjoy a fantastic sightseeing tour of Montreal highlighting Jacques Cartier Square and McGill University, among other spots. Your city tour concludes with a stop high atop Mount Royal from which the surrounding view is spectacular. Ascended by Jacques Cartier in 1535, Mount Royal is a small mountain in the city that gave its name to Montreal. The afternoon is yours to explore the city at leisure. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip.
Montreal - Tour Ends
Your journey draws to a close today.
Straddling the international border of Canada and New York State are the three waterfalls known as Niagara Falls. The three waterfalls are named Bridal Veil, Horseshoe and American and have a vertical drop of over 165 feet. Providing hydro-electric power and majestic beauty, the Falls are best viewed from one of the many cruise boats operating on the river below.
Get acquainted with the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, nestled along the shores of Lake Ontario and the Niagara River. Explore its Heritage District which has a distinctly old-fashioned atmosphere. Perhaps visit an antique store or a cheese shop! See Fort George and Brock’s Monument, stunning parks and gardens, vineyards and wineries, boutiques, art galleries, the centuries-old courthouse, museums and theatres. This town, which was the original capital of Upper Canada from 1792 to 1797, has something for everyone. Meander its streets and uncover its charm in your own way.
Winery Tour and Tasting
Tour a Niagara Falls winery and taste some of its finest product. The history of Canadian wine spans hundreds of years. Canada is a major wine exporter today, especially of Chardonnay and Riesling. Its cool climate makes for unique wine varieties and winemaking techniques.
As Canada's capital city, Ottawa is home to Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Prime Minister. Besides the historic government buildings, there are UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Rideau Canal, which divides the city into two parts. From the sound and light show at Parliament Hill to the yummy Canadian Beaver Tails pastries, Ottawa is sure to awaken all the senses.
Quebec City, QC
Touted as one of the most beautiful cities in North America, Quebec is the capital of the province of Quebec. It is also one of the oldest European settlements in North America. Once through the walls of the old city you are easily transported back in time to a grand era where beauty was always a factor in creating anything and everything. On foot, via carriage or automobile, every turn leaves an indelible impression.
Choice on Tour
Join a local guide as you stroll through the historic squares and impressive architecture of Old Quebec City, or embark on a panoramic coach tour where you will experience the beauty and history of both Old and New Quebec.
Maple Sugar Shack
Learn about the sugary product that Canada is famous for: maple syrup. In the countryside of Quebec, learn about the longstanding tradition of collecting sap from maple trees. Taste the unique regional treat, maple taffy layered on snow.
Take in Montmorency Falls, where a cable car whisks you up-close to a river as it plunges 272 feet off the Canadian Shield, approximately 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls.
Located in the province of Quebec, Montréal is the largest city in the province and the second largest in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. With the dominant language of French, tourists can enjoy a touch of France in North America. Designated a City of Design by UNESCO, there are 50 National Historic Sites in Montréal, one of which is the old quarter and the Notre Dame de Montreal Basilica.