Best of Eastern Canada with Collette
Photo: The one and only Niagara Falls, Canada
Price: $3,499 CAD (per person - double occupancy)
- 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 wine making with a tour
- 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.
Photo: Lake view of The world Famous CN Tower in Toronto, Canada
Niagara Falls 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.
- Winery Tour and Tasting
- Choice on Tour
- Maple Sugar Shack
- Montmorency Falls
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 wine making techniques. 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. 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.
Photo: The best of Eastern Canada itinerary map
Day 1 - 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.
Day 2 - Niagara Falls
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.
Day 3 - 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.
Day 4 - Ottawa
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.
Day 5: 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.
Day 6 - Quebec City
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.
Day 7 - 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.
Day 8 - Montreal
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.
Day 9 - Montreal - Tour Ends
Your journey draws to a close today.
Photo: Parliament Hill from the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada
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