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Fall at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Ontario & Quebec Explorer Self-Drive

13-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,860 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Discover the very best of Ontario's cities and landscapes on this tailor-made fly-drive

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Highlights

  • Contrast Toronto's eclecticism with Ottawa's Gothic grandeur
  • Discover the emerging wine estates of the Niagara Peninsula
  • Explore Niagara Falls with an included Adventure Pass
  • Immerse yourself in Canada's great outdoors with stays in Muskoka

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Toronto
  • 1 Night Niagara Falls
  • 2 Nights Muskoka
  • 2 Nights Ottawa
  • 2 Nights Québec City
  • 2 Nights Montreal

About

Recommended for:
City | Natural world | Self-drive | Spring

Ontario and Quebec are regions of delightful contrasts, from the vibrant city greats of Toronto and Ottawa – Canada's understated capital – to the shimmering beauty of Lake Ontario and the forested peaks of Algonquin Provincial Park. You'll take it all in on this tailor-made fly-drive, which also includes a stay amid the region's fabled winelands and an adventure pass affording you unfettered access to the iconic wonders of Niagara Falls.  

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
Toronto

Relax in style with included airport lounge access before your daytime flight to Toronto, on arrival we recommend taking the UP Express from the airport to downtown Toronto, a journey of around 20 minutes. Alternatively we can arrange transfers for you to your city-centre hotel. With its European spa, fine-dining restaurants and private art collection, it’s a stylish base from which to explore the city’s sky-piercing downtown and eclectic neighbourhoods, packed full of buzzy bars and world-leading restaurants.

Stay: Le Germain Toronto (Superior)

Day 3
Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a scenic 90-minute drive from Toronto along the shores of Lake Ontario, then drive through the orchards and vineyards to the first capital of Upper Canada. It’s also just a short hop from Niagara Falls and a charming place from which to explore one of North America’s great natural wonders. A Niagara Falls Adventure Pass is included, giving you admission to the most popular attractions, including a Hornblower cruise and the iconic Journey Behind the Falls.

 Stay: Hilton Fallsview, Niagara Falls (Superior)

Days 4-5
Niagara Falls to Huntsville

Travel east into Muskoka, a region that has long been a favourite haunt for southern Ontarians looking to escape the bustle of Toronto. Make the most of its outdoors, perhaps exploring the region’s lakes by canoe, or enjoying a self- guided day hike along one of the many walking trails, or perhaps golf is more to your taste - there are dozens of courses in the area.

Stay: Deerhurst Resort, Muskoka (Superior)

Days 6-7
Ottawa

Continue east via the pine and maple forests of Algonquin Provincial Park to Ottawa, watching out for any passing wildlife along the way; moose, deer, beaver and black bear area all resident. Then, spend two days enjoying the history, culture and architecture Canada’s capital. Take a cruise (included) through the city’s central districts on the Rideau Canal, learn about Canada’s Mounties at their national training centre and head across the river to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau. There’s also the impressive neo-Gothic architecture of the city’s parliament buildings that provide a striking focal point to your day of independent exploration.

Stay: Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa (Superior)

Days 8-9
Ottawa to Quebec City

Travel through rural Ontario as you cross into the province of Quebec, taking the north shore of the St. Lawrence will bring you through the town of Trois Rivières. We suggest a stop at the Cathedral Of Immaculate Conception, a rebuilt Gothic cathedral featuring magnificent examples of stained glass throughout the church. Later you pass through the walled gates of Quebec City for two days of exploring this historic, beautiful city.

Enjoy an included foodie walking tour of Quebec City, throughout the years, the food of Quebec has been influenced by First Nations, British and French cuisines. Treat yourself to a behind the-scenes experience of Quebec City, discovering its gastronomy and culinary history by taking part in five exclusive tasting presentations.

Stay: Hotel Manoir Victoria, Quebec City (Superior)

Days 10-11
Quebec City to Montreal

Following the St. Lawrence River, pass from city suburbs to the rural landscapes of forests and rich pastures, dotted with tiny villages that extend to Montreal. In Drummondville you may wish to visit the village Quebecois d’Antan - a faithful reconstruction of a French colonial village. Upon arrival in Montreal we suggest you drop off your rental vehicle and explore. Walking Tour of Old Montreal Explore the winding cobblestone streets of Old Montréal on a guided walking tour. Travel back in time to Fort Ville-Marie in 1642, to today’s modern city and find out more about all the eras that shaped Montréal.

Stay: Le Saint Sulpice (Superior)

Days 12-13
Depart for UK

Make your way to the airport for your overnight flight home, arrive back in the UK on day 12

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

13-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,860 pp incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £2,860 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,280 pp. incl. flights

Departs Toronto Daily except Sunday and Monday

Includes:

  • Complimentary entry to VIP departure lounge
  • Return flights between UK and Toronto,and back from Montreal
  • 11 nights accommodation including provincial taxes
  • Niagara Falls Adventure Pass including the White Water Walk, Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Fury, and WEGO bus transportation
  • 10 days car rental from Toronto Downtown returning to Montreal Downtown
  • Ottawa River Cruise Excursion
  • Foodie Walking Tour of Quebec City Excursion
  • Walking Tour of Old Montreal Excursion


Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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