Ontario & French Canada

8 Day Tour from Toronto to Montréal

Vacation Overview

Welcome to Ontario and Québec—where exciting cities and breathtaking scenery await you on this eastern Canada tour. You'll spend two nights in Toronto, Ottawa, and the Québec City area, and one night in Montréal.

On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower in Toronto, Canada’s largest city; the Canadian Mint in Ottawa, Canada’s capital; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; and Montréal's Mount Royal, designed by the same designer as New York City’s Central Park. In Ottawa, you’ll visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. In Québec, visit the Basilica of Notre Dame, dating to the 19th century, and Cap de La Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows. Also enjoy time to explore Québec City, Canada’s only walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

But that’s not all…you’ll enjoy stunning scenery on this eastern Canada tour. For a tour highlight, board a sightseeing boat for a thrilling ride to view breathtaking Niagara Falls. You’ve seen photos of Niagara Falls, and now’s your chance to see it up close. These falls are nothing short of spectacular! Also enjoy a cruise that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park.

From the vibrant cities to the beautiful scenery, this eastern Canada tour designed for the value-minded traveler is a wonderful vacation!

Itinerary

 

Day 1 TORONTO

Welcome to Ontario’s capital. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 TORONTO. EXCURSION TO NIAGARA FALLS

Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Board your NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING CRUISE for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls. Return to Toronto, where sightseeing includes the city’s major landmarks, such as the banking district, City Hall, the CN Tower, the University of Toronto, and ultra-modern Rogers Centre. This evening, enjoy an optional outing to the top of the CN Tower for a delicious dinner and spectacular views.

NOTE:
Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Day 3 TORONTO–KINGSTON–THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK–OTTAWA

Leave Ontario’s capital and stop in Kingston, a city with an exciting history dating back more than 300 years. Proceed along the St. Lawrence River with splendid vistas of Thousand Islands National Park. At Ivy Lea, board your boat for a CRUISE that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park. Next, head to Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital.

Day 4 OTTAWA

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this lovely city on the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. See the Canadian Mint; the embassy district; and stately Parliament Hill. Visit the ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE STABLES, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. Suggestions for this afternoon include a visit to the magnificent Canadian Museum of History or the array of restaurants and shops at lively Byward Market.

NOTE:
Due to seasonal hours, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables will be closed and unavailable on the September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 11 departures. All dates are subject to availability of the RCMP Stables, and can become unavailable at any time.

Day 5 OTTAWA–QUÉBEC CITY AREA

Drive into the French-Canadian province of Québec for a sudden change in language and tradition. Follow the historical King’s Highway along the north shore of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Visit the BASILICA OF NOTRE DAME DE CAP DE LA MADELEINE before arriving in Québec City, the heart of French Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 6 QUÉBEC CITY AREA

Enjoy a guided tour of Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Château Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France; today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls reside Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, and ancient Place Royale. Also, see the stone houses crowding the narrow streets of Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River. The afternoon and evening are free—your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Day 7 QUÉBEC CITY AREA–MONTRÉAL

This morning, join a unique optional excursion to the Érablière le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Québec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, head south for sophisticated Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities. Major attractions on this afternoon’s guided tour include once-walled Old Montréal, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, and modern Montréal.

Day 8 MONTRÉAL

Your vacation ends this morning.

Vacation Highlights

NIAGARA FALLS
Sightseeing cruise

TORONTO
Sightseeing

THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Scenic boat cruise

OTTAWA
Sightseeing; visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables

QUÉBEC CITY
Visit the Basilica of Notre Dame de Cap de La Madeleine; sightseeing with local guide

MONTRÉAL
Sightseeing with local guide

Enjoy the fall colors of Ontario and Québec on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 5 to October 8 (if Mother Nature permits).

Hotels

Toronto

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

Superior First-Class

Centrally located within walking distance to the city's subway as well as the thriving business and shopping districts, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto offers travelers efficient and comfortable accommodation in the heart of the city. Chelsea Hotel offers guests a broad choice of dining venues, from all-day dining at Market Garden and fresh local dishes at Bb 33 Bistro and Brasserie to coffee or cocktails at the T|Bar Lounge or Monarchs Pub.

Ottawa

Capital Hill Hotel & Suites

First-Class

Comfortable Hotel located 1 block from major financial & shopping district & 2 blocks from Parliament.

Quebec City

Hotel Plaza Quebec

Moderate First-Class

A great combination of style and convenience awaits you at Hotel Plaza Québec. The hotel features a magnificent indoor garden with swimming pool and hot tub, as well as the trendy Ginger Restaurant.

Montreal

Best Western Ville-Marie

First-Class

Best Western® Ville Marie Montreal Hotel & Suites Montreal hotel provides quality, comfort, convenience along with an outstanding customer service, right beside the world famous Mount Royal park, McGill University, Peel subway station, central train station, the Bell Centre, major museums, art galleries, theatres, underground shopping and a few short steps from Ste-Catherine and Crescent Streets, famous for their boutiques and nightlife. Rooms are newly renovated and include free high speed internet, fridge, eco-friendly organic toiletries, in room coffee maker, cable TV, iron/board.

Dates and Prices

View the following dates and prices to find just the right date for your vacation. Below you'll find, the date your vacation starts and the date your vacation ends.

Once you've selected your date, click on “Check Availability” to book your vacation.

Departure
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Return
Date
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2020-08-15 2020-08-22 $1,841 Not Available
2020-08-22 2020-08-29 $1,841 Not Available
2020-08-27 2020-09-03 $1,841 Not Available
2020-08-29 2020-09-05 $1,841 Not Available
2020-09-05 2020-09-12 $1,768 Not Available
2020-09-10 2020-09-17 $1,768 Not Available
2020-09-12 2020-09-19 $1,768 Not Available
2020-09-17 2020-09-24 $1,768 Not Available
2020-09-19 2020-09-26 $1,768 Not Available
2020-09-24 2020-10-01 $1,768 Not Available
2020-09-26 2020-10-03 $1,768 Not Available
2020-10-01 2020-10-08 $1,768 Not Available
2020-10-03 2020-10-10 $1,768 Not Available
2020-10-08 2020-10-15 $1,768 Not Available
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information. View 2021 departures


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Travel Terms & Conditions
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Important Notes

  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 per person per vacation is required for Cosmos to reserve space for you. View full Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • Charges not included in the land vacation price: airfare to/from the start/end of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; GST/HST/ PST or other per person taxes imposed by government entities; applicable cruise taxes, fees, fares and port charges; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations; Travel Insurance premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.

Booking your Vacation with Air
For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Cosmos offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option.

Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers travelling from Canada (with some exceptions from the United States, depending on the selected itinerary). An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Cosmos in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus a non-refundable service fee of $80 per person. Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Once your airfare is confirmed and Cosmos has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

Air-Inclusive Vacations — Applicable Taxes & Fees
Air inclusive price quotes will include all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount.  Additional airline fees for baggage may apply.  At the time of booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit www.iflybags.com for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. The total airfare price, the base airfare price, and the applicable government taxes and fees are broken-out line-by-line and shown while booking online and on the invoice after your travel is booked.  For return travel from some countries, international travellers are required to pay entry and/or exit fees at the airport.  These fees will be collected by the local government and are payable by the traveller at time of travel.  Your confirmation booking information will contain information about these fees.