Tour of Ontario - Cosmos® Budget Travel Packages

Ontario & French Canada (8330)

8 Day Tour from Toronto to Montréal

2017 Tour Details

Welcome to Ontario and Québec—where exciting cities and breathtaking scenery await you on this eastern Canada tour. You'll spend two nights in Toronto, Ottawa, and the Québec City area, and one night in Montréal.

On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower in Toronto, Canada’s largest city; the Canadian Mint in Ottawa, Canada’s capital; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; and Montréal's Mount Royal, designed by the same designer as New York City’s Central Park. In Ottawa, you’ll visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. In Québec, visit the Basilica of Notre Dame, dating to the 19th century, and Cap de la Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows. Also enjoy time to explore Québec City, Canada’s only walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

But that’s not all…you’ll enjoy stunning scenery on this eastern Canada tour. For a tour highlight, board a sightseeing boat for a thrilling ride to view breathtaking Niagara Falls. You’ve seen photos of Niagara Falls, and now’s your chance to see it up close. These falls are nothing short of spectacular! Also enjoy a cruise that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park.

From the vibrant cities to the beautiful scenery, this eastern Canada tour designed for the value-minded traveler is a wonderful vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

Sightseeing:
In Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal; Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, scenic cruise along the St. Lawrence River, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables, and Cap de la Madeleine. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Guides:

Local Guides for city sightseeing in Québec City and Montréal; services of a professional Tour Director.

Scenic Highlights:
Niagara Falls, Kingston, Gananoque, Thousand Islands National Park, Ottawa River, Rideau Canal, Québec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Laval Seminary.

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

  • Historic District of Old Quebec
  • Rideau Canal

Transportation:

Transportation:
Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 Toronto

Welcome to Toronto, Ontario’s capital. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 Toronto. Excursion to Niagara Falls

Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Board your SIGHTSEEING BOAT for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls. Sightseeing also includes the beautiful Floral Clock and the city’s major landmarks such as the banking district, City Hall, the CN Tower, the University of Toronto, and ultra-modern Roger’s Center. This evening, enjoy an optional outing to the top of the CN Tower for a delicious dinner and spectacular views.

NOTE:
Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Day 3 Toronto–Kingston–Thousand Islands National Park–Ottawa

Leave Ontario’s capital and stop in Kingston, a city with an exciting history dating back more than 300 years. Proceed along the St. Lawrence River with splendid vistas of Thousand Islands National Park. At Ivy Lea, board your boat for a CRUISE that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park. Next, head to Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital.

Day 4 Ottawa

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this lovely city on the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. See the Canadian Mint; the embassy district; and stately Parliament Hill. Visit the ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE STABLES, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. Suggestions for this afternoon include a visit to the magnificent Canadian Museum of History or the array of restaurants and shops at lively Byward Market.

NOTE:
Due to seasonal hours, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables will be closed and unavailable on the August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5 departures.

Day 5 Ottawa–Québec City Area

Drive into the French-Canadian province of Québec for a sudden change in language and tradition. Follow the historical King’s Highway along the north shore of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Visit the Basilica of Notre Dame and CAP DE LA MADELEINE before arriving in Québec City, the heart of French Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 6 Québec City Area

Enjoy a guided tour of Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Château Frontenac. 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 resides Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, and ancient Place Royale. Also see the stone houses crowding the narrow streets of Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River. The afternoon and evening are free—your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Day 7 Québec City Area–Montréal

This morning, join a unique optional excursion to the Érablière le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Québec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, head south for sophisticated Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities. Major attractions on this afternoon’s tour include once-walled Old Montréal, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, and modern Montréal.

Day 8 Montréal

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Montréal Trudeau Airport are included.

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, 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: 11

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 Chelsea Hotel, Toronto (F)
OTTAWA Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill (F)
QUÉBEC CITY AREA Hotel Classique (MF)
MONTRÉAL Best Western Ville-Marie (F)

 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).

Price Ranges

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


Toronto
Ottawa
Quebec City
Montreal

Toronto

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: $$$

CN Tower Dinner Experience

CN Tower Dinner Experience

Your dinner location this evening, high atop the CN Tower, features unforgettable food combined with a magnificent revolving view of Toronto and Lake Ontario.

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: $

QuebecCity

Evening in Quebec City

Evening in Quebec City

Enjoy an evening in the heart of the walled city with a delightful meal of french cuisine and entertainment at an old-world restaurant. After dinner, take in a stroll by Chateau Frontenac and the many lovely shops and buildings aglow in evening lights.

Price Range: $

Quebec Countryside Dinner and Montmorency Falls

Quebec Countryside Dinner 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: $

Montreal

Maple Sugar House Breakfast and Tour

Maple Sugar House Breakfast and Tour

Start your day at a family owned 'sugar shack' with a traditional Quebec breakfast, a taste of maple syrup and a short lesson in the history of Maple Syrup making in the region.

Price Range: $

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