This Canada holiday offer takes in the cities of Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec, which all offer distinctively different character and flavour. From the sprawling, cosmopolitan metropolis of Toronto to the French, walled city of Quebec. Exploring the Eastern cities can feel a bit like visiting four different countries in one holiday!
Highlights: Toronto, Niagara Falls, the stunning autumn colours and a cruise on the beautiful Ottawa River
Travel dates: 1st October to 15th November (Perfect for a half-term getaway!)
Duration: 9 days
Canada Holiday Offer price: £1,955 per person (includes saving of £222 per person) *Flight prices may increase slightly over the half-term holidays).
Offer includes: International flights, accommodation, rail transfers and shared tours
Dive in to the adventure that awaits you below….
Day One – Flight to Toronto
You fly to Toronto today and start your Eastern Canada adventure.
Once you’ve landed and settled in, take the chance to wander around and familiarise yourself with this fantastic city. The waterfront is a good place to start, with plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy an evening meal and watch the world go by.
Day Two – Explore Toronto and the CN Tower
Enjoy a day exploring Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Your holiday includes entrance to the CN Tower, a must do whilst here to enjoy the spectacular views over the city and Lake Ontario beyond. Once back at ground level, take the ferry over to Toronto Islands, hire a bike and explore the beautiful beaches on the shores of Lake Ontario or spend some time exploring the downtown area and waterfront.
Day Three – Niagara Falls
Today you take a full day trip to Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region. This includes a ride on the Hornblower cruise to the base of the spectacular falls. Prepare to feel the spray of the water on your face as you view magnificent Horseshoe Falls up close, an experience you won’t forget in a hurry!
Lunch will be served at a nearby hotel followed by time to have a browse of the lovely boutique shops and galleries in the pretty town of Niagara on the Lake.
Day Four – Travel by rail to Ottawa
Today you take the train to Canada’s capital city – Ottawa. Make your way to Union Station and join the Via Rail service to Ottawa. You will have time on arrival to stretch your legs with a walk along the pretty Rideau Canal.
Day Five – Ottawa River cruise
A day in Ottawa. You could start with a visit to the parliament buildings, overlooked by what is often referred to as the Canadian equivalent of Big Ben, visit the informative Canadian Museum of History, or take a stroll through the downtown markets.
Today you’ll also take a cruise on the scenic Ottawa River, a fantastic way to see more of the city. You will pass many historic buildings as well as leafy parks and small islands whilst learning about the city’s heritage and vibrant culture. This one-and-a-half hour trip is accompanied with interesting commentary and plenty of opportunities to take photos along the way.
Day Six – Take the train to Montreal
Today you’ll move on to Montreal, again by train and spend three nights in this vibrant, cosmopolitan city. On arrival why not explore the cobbled streets of old Montreal and enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine at one of the little cafes.
Afterwards spend some time exploring the Bonsecours Market or take a walk up Mont Royal for the best views of the city. In autumn the parks of Montreal are alight with the red and orange ‘fall’ colours which are best viewed from this vantage point
Day Seven – Walking tour of Old Montreal
Start your day exploring the cobbled streets and seeing some of its most famous historic sites. You’ll join a one-and-a-half hour guided walking tour of Old Montreal, which takes you past some of the cities most interesting sites such as vibrant Place Jacques-Cartier, the City Hall and Bonsecours Market, ending at the impressive Basilica Notre Dame, the first gothic revival style church in Canada, which you can browse in your own time. This is a great introduction to the city and you can continue to explore at your leisure this afternoon.
Day Eight – Day trip to Quebec City and Montmorency Falls
Today you take a day trip via coach to historic Quebec City, where you’ll find a city partially surrounded by an ancient fortress and with cobbled streets and fascinating murals depicting its history. You’ll have the chance to take in some of the main highlights such as the Plains of Abraham, Chateau Frontenac and Place D’Armes.
The tour also includes a stop at the staggering Montmorency Falls, an impressive 30 metres higher than Niagara! The whole tour takes around 12 hours and includes an informative guide.
Day Nine – Flying home
Never anyone’s favourite day of a holiday, but today it’s time to head back to the airport for your flight home. As your flight is in the evening, you’ll have time for a final stroll around Montreal and/or some souvenir shopping this morning before making your way to the airport. We can guarantee you’ll be sad to leave, but we’re also fairly sure the memories and photos from your Canadian adventures will make the flight home a happy one.
It’s so rare we do offers here at HA as we’re always working our hardest behind the scenes to ensure we’re offering the very best price possible to you. However, due to the impact of the last year or so on the tourism industry in Canada, we’ve been able to work closely with our ground agents to secure this fantastic Canada holiday offer. The availability is very limited, so we recommend getting in touch as soon as you can to chat to Helen, our Canada specialist, more about this holiday if it tickles your fancy! She’d be so delighted to talk you through this fantastic Canada holiday offer and share her personal highlights and stories of her travels. You can give her a call on 01242 253 073 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to chat more about it!