Quebec and Ontario Explorer

9 days,Montreal to Toronto

Embrace the ethnic diversity of Toronto and Montreal, witness how Canadian maple syrup gets from trees to your pancakes, appreciate the evening call of the loon beside a campfire at your lakeside cottages, visit Ontario's award-winning wine region for a taste.

From sugar shack maple syrup to Niagara vineyard wines of note, from French food to French fries, this 1-week trip serves up the best of central Canada. Get a hit of urban decadence in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa and a soothing wilderness stay in lakeside cottages in the Algonquin region. You'll travel in comfortable vehicles with a local CEO there to lead the way, so you're spending your time appreciating the magnificent sites instead of figuring out how to get to them.

What's Included

  • Orientation walk through historic old Montreal. Visit an authentic sugar shack for a local lunch and sample maple syrup. Ottawa orientation walk including Parliament Hill and the Byward Market. 2 nights in authentic lakeside cottages with hiking, canoeing and wildlife watching. Evening walk in Niagara Falls. Winery tour and tasting. Orientation walk in Toronto. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow CAD150-250 for meals not included.)
  • Comfort hotels (6 nts), lakeside cottage (2 nts).
  • Air-conditioned private touring van, hiking, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 9, Avg 7.
Day 1 Montreal

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Montreal (1B)

This morning we take a walk through historic old Montreal. In your free time, try popular optional activities like climbing Mont Royal or visit museums and galleries.

Day 3 Ottawa (1B,1L)

The day's drive includes a stop for lunch at an authentic sugar shack to learn about maple syrup, then on to Ottawa—the nation's capital. Enjoy a walk along Parliament Hill and through the Byward Market.

Day 4-5 Algonquin Region (2B, 2L, 2D)

Trade the city for pristine nature in the Algonquin region where we spend two nights in lakeside cottages enjoying the great Canadian outdoors. Enjoy a campfire, take a guided hike and go canoeing. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, beavers, black bears and other wildlife.

Day 6-7 Niagara Falls (2B,1L)

Travel to Niagara Falls, take a walk to view the illuminated falls this evening. On Day 7 visit the wine region of Niagara-on-the-Lake for a winery visit and tasting. Option to rent bikes, explore on your own or take the boat to get a closer look at one of the great natural wonders of the world.

Day 8 Toronto (1B)

Head to Toronto, take an orientation walk downtown. Option to visit the CN Tower, take a harbour cruise or explore some of the many culturally diverse neighbourhoods.

Day 9 Toronto (1B)

Depart at any time.

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