Duration
12 Days/11 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tours
 

Travel Canada’s original wilderness highways and discover New World settlements, frontier trails and the modern excitement of lively, multi-cultural cities. You’ll be awed by the natural wonder of surging rivers, the expansive rocky domain of the Canadian Shield, and the breath-taking power of Niagara Falls. Get ready for your call to the wild while whalewatching in Quebec (optional) and walking Ontario’s northern trails. Feel history come alive on the King’s highway and in North America’s only fortified city and be romanced by canal-lined cities, cobbled streets and the honeymoon capital of the world. Experience the best of the new world.

Inclusions

Inclusions of the Eastern Explorer (11 nights / 12 days)

Accommodation for 11 nights
11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
Sightseeing tour in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa
Thousand Islands boat cruise
Algonquin Provincial Park excursion
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons
Visit to Niagara Falls and the Skylon Tower
Hornblower Niagara Cruises – Voyage to the Falls
Transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver
Tour director throughout
Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
Provincial and Federal Taxes

Inclusions of the Mini Explorer/ Toronto (8 nights / 9 days)

Accommodation for 8 nights
8 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Sightseeing tour in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa
Thousand Islands boat cruise
Algonquin Provincial Park excursion
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons
Visit to Niagara Falls and the Skylon Tower
Hornblower Niagara Cruises – Voyage to the Falls
Transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver
Tour director throughout
Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
Provincial and Federal Taxes
*The 9-Day Mini Explorer/Toronto ends on arrival at the hotel in Toronto on day 11 and does not include the farewell dinner.

Inclusions of the Mini Explorer/ Montreal (8 nights / 9 days)

Accommodation for 8 nights
8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
Sightseeing tour in Quebec City, Ottawa
Algonquin Provincial Park excursion
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons
Visit to Niagara Falls and the Skylon Tower
Hornblower Niagara Cruises – Voyage to the Falls
Transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver
Tour director throughout
Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
Provincial and Federal Taxes

Exclusions

Any flights unless otherwise mentioned – arrival, departure transfers and other transfers unless otherwise mentioned – meals unless otherwise mentioned – gratuities – beverages – optional excursions – travel insurance – any other items not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional Information

Special Notes

– Mini Explorer tour passengers should be advised that they are joining a tour that is already in progress.
– The 9-Day Mini Explorer/Toronto ends on arrival at the hotel in Toronto on day 11 and does not include the farewell dinner.

1

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN TORONTO (SUNDAY)

Arrive at Pearson International Airport, Toronto. Individual transfer to your centrally-located hotel. After checking in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free. Overnight in Toronto.

Accommodation : Toronto for 2 nights

2

DAY 2 TORONTO (MONDAY)

We get better acquainted with our travelling companions at breakfast before exploring Toronto on a morning city tour. Experience the sights and sounds of this cosmopolitan city as you explore the downtown area and residential areas. Highlights include the Eaton Centre, old and new City Halls, Casa Loma, Yorkville and the University of Toronto. You will pass by the Rogers Centre and the CN Tower and drive along the harbourfront for a complete impression of this city. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration. Overnight in Toronto.

Meals : Breakfast

3

DAY 3 TORONTO TO MONTREAL (TUESDAY)

*9-day Mini Explorer/Toronto commences. Passengers must check in with the Jonview tour director at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel at 07:00. The coach departs the hotel for Montreal at 08:00.

Departing early, we enjoy a pleasant drive east. Following the north shore of Lake Ontario, we pass endless miles of rolling farmland. Our first destination is the beautiful Thousand Islands resort region, where we embark upon a relaxing cruise. After taking in the sights and sounds of this river playground, we re-board our tour coach for the drive to Montreal. Overnight in Montreal.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Montreal for 2 nights

4

DAY 4 MONTREAL (WEDNESDAY)

This morning, we will tour the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. The dynamic city of Montreal encapsulates the two founding cultures of Canada and boasts a curious blend of history and modernity. Touring the downtown area we view the Olympic Complex, charming Old Montreal, McGill University, the residential streets of Mount Royal and the bustling shopping streets. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Montreal.

**9-day Mini Explorer/Montreal commences. Passengers should check in at the hotel. The tour director will contact them in the late afternoon.

Meals : Breakfast

5

DAY 5 MONTREAL TO QUEBEC CITY (THURSDAY)

This morning, we prepare to depart from Montreal’s cosmopolitan atmosphere and partially follow the route of Canada’s first carriageway, the Chemin du Roy deep into French Canada. Winding our way through typical French-Canadian villages and towns, we experience true immersion in French culture. Upon arrival in Quebec City, we tour within the walls of the old city and view Lower Town, the Citadel, Battlefields Park and the ornate city gates. Overnight in Quebec City.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Quebec City for 2 nights

6

DAY 6 QUEBEC CITY (FRIDAY)

The day is at your leisure to further explore the sights of this charming World Heritage Site. You can enjoy an optional full day excursion to Tadoussac including a 3-hour whale-watching tour on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saguenay River. Step aboard a regular boat and go in search of the world’s largest mammals. You will also visit the spectacular Montmorency Falls that are 30 metres higher than the world-famous Niagara Falls. Overnight in Quebec City.

Meals : Breakfast

7

DAY 7 QUEBEC CITY TO OTTAWA (SATURDAY)

Following the shore of the St. Lawrence, this morning we travel west past Montreal, across the Ontario border, and on to Ottawa — the nation’s capital. We stop for lunch along the way at the Sucrerie de la Montagne — an authentic sugar shack and pioneer-style restaurant. Upon arrival to Ottawa we take a quick tour of Ottawa. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Ottawa.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Ottawa for 2 nights

8

DAY 8 OTTAWA (SUNDAY)

In the morning we explore Ottawa on a city tour. We view the Parliament Buildings, residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General, the Rideau Canal (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site), and much more. The afternoon is free for independent exploration of Ottawa’s many museums and fine galleries, shopping at the Sparks Street Mall or perhaps a boat cruise on one of the city’s many waterways. Overnight in Ottawa.

Meals : Breakfast

9

DAY 9 OTTAWA TO MIDLAND (MONDAY)

Our journey west from Ottawa features sparkling lakes, rushing streams, deep forests and characteristic northern towns. The trip will be highlighted by a visit to Algonquin Provincial Park where we will take a walk along the scenic trails. This immense wildlife and forest preserve is a favourite destination for camping expeditions during the summer months, and your walk will give you the opportunity to experience a little of it for yourself. Soon, we enter the Muskoka resort region, our destination for the night. Overnight in Midland.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Midland for 1 night

10

DAY 10 MIDLAND TO NIAGARA FALLS (TUESDAY)

This morning, upon arrival to Sainte-Marie Among The Hurons, we have breakfast. This fascinating three-acre historic site is a detailed reconstruction of the first inland European community in Canada. Next, we are driving south past Toronto and then through the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula with a final destination of Niagara Falls. A thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower Niagara Cruises - Voyage to the Falls brings us to the foot of the thundering waterfalls for an unforgettable experience. We will take a ride to the top of the Skylon Tower providing a spectacular view of the falls and the surrounding district of Niagara. Afterwards, you can enjoy an optional Niagara Helicopter Tour or Niagara Skywheel that gives you a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls region. The evening is free for exploring North America’s “honeymoon capital”. Overnight in Niagara Falls.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Niagara Falls for 1 night

11

DAY 11 NIAGARA FALLS TO TORONTO (WEDNESDAY)

We leave Niagara Falls this morning. Our drive follows the scenic Niagara Parkway through the historic village of Niagara-on-the-Lake, home of the Shaw Festival. Here we see a small but thriving community, proud to display a carefully-preserved nineteenth-century atmosphere. This afternoon completes the tour with a short drive back to Toronto. The evening features our special “Farewell to Canada” dinner at the CN Tower. Overnight in Toronto.

*Mini Explorer/Toronto 9-day ends. Passengers leave tour upon arrival at the Westin Harbour Castle at approximately 17:30.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Toronto for 1 night

12

DAY 12 END OF TOUR (THURSDAY)

A time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells. Transfer on your own to Pearson International Airport, Toronto, in time to check in for your return flight.

Meals : Breakfast

3 or 3.5* hotel options or similar

Toronto: Westin Harbour Castle

Montreal: Delta Hotel by Marriott Montreal

Quebec City: Hotel Le Concorde

Ottawa: Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre

Midland: Super 8 by Wyndham Midland

Niagara Falls: Hilton Hotel & Suites Fallsview

Toronto: Westin Harbour Castle

Prices per person, in CA$, starting from

Land Package

Departures  2023

Twin

Single

Triple

Sunday departures: 12-day Program – code: TTEE12E

May  28    

July 2

August  6 and 20

September 3 10 

3349 4859 2949
Tuesday departures: 9-day Program from Toronto – code TTEEX9E

May 30        

July 4    

August 8  and 22      

September 5 12 

2519 3639 2189

Wednesday departures: 9-day Program from Montreal – code: TMEEX9E

May 31    

July  5  

August  9 and 23    

September  6 13 

2569  3649  2259 

PRE- & POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

TORONTO – Westin Harbour Castle, Queen Room – Code YTOWICANPPC

     

May 1 – October 31 (Mon – Wed) 

209 409 149

May 1 – October 31 (Thur – Sun) 

169 339  129 

MONTREAL – Delta Hotel Montreal by Marriott, Guestroom – Code YMQDE 

     

May 1 – October 31 (Sun-Thur)  

209  399 159 

May 1 – October 31 (Fri -Sat) 

199  395  149 

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec