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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.

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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.)
  • Air-conditioned private touring van, hiking, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 9, Avg 7.
  • Comfort hotels (6 nts), lakeside cottage (2 nts).

Day 1Montreal

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Montreal(1B)

In the morning, take a walk through historic old Montreal. In your free time, try popular optional activities like walking in Mont Royal park or visit museums and galleries.

Day 3Montreal/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 4Ottawa/Algonquin Provincial Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

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 5Algonquin Provincial Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Take in the pristine nature of the Algonquin region, enjoy a campfire, go on a guided hike, and try your hand at canoeing. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, beavers, black bears, and other wildlife.

Day 6Algonquin Provincial Park/Niagara Falls(1B, 1L)

Travel to Niagara Falls and take a walk to view the illuminated falls this evening. Opt to explore the city on your own or take the boat to get a closer look at one of the great natural wonders of the world.

Day 7Niagara Falls(1B)

Visit the wine region of Niagara-on-the-Lake for a winery visit and tasting. Return to Niagara Falls and have free time to explore, shop or visit the casino.

Day 8Niagara Falls/Toronto(1B)

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

Day 9Toronto(1B)

Depart at any time.

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