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Ontario & French Canada with Stay in Toronto (8337)

9 Day Tour from Toronto to Toronto

2019 Tour Details

Welcome to Ontario and Québec—where exciting cities and breathtaking scenery await you on this eastern Canada tour. You'll spend three nights in Toronto, two nights in both 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. Between Montréal and Toronto, you’ll visit Upper Canada Village, where you’ll be transported back to the 1860s—with costumed interpreters, traditional farming techniques, aspects of late 19th-century social life, and more—at one of Canada’s most complete living history museums.

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!
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 Tour Highlights

NIAGARA FALLS
Sightseeing cruise
TORONTO
Sightseeing; Visit Upper CanadaNOTE: Typically during the months of April, September, and October, Upper Canada Village will operate on a limited basis. Departures will still have the benefit of a private guided tour of select historical sites.
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

Notes:

Enjoy the fall colors of Ontario and Québec on our special fall foliage departures: September 7 to October 19 (if Mother Nature permits).

CANADA DAY: Travel on our June 29 departure to be in the Canadian capital of Ottawa for the nation’s July 1st birthday. The evening will be topped off by a giant fireworks show you simply don’t want to miss!

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic District of Old Quebec
  • Rideau Canal

Transportation:

Transportation:
Overnight accommodations and travel aboard VIA Rail’s Ocean train in Sleeper Plus class to Nova Scotia. Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free WiFi.

 Meals & Itinerary

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

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 SIGHTSEEING BOAT for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls. Sightseeing also includes the beautiful Floral Clock and the city’s major landmarks, such as the banking district, City Hall, the CN Tower, the University of Toronto, and ultra-modern Roger’s Center. 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 August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26, and October 3, 10 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 resides 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–TORONTO

En route to Toronto, visit UPPER CANADA VILLAGE, one of Canada’s most complete living-history museums. You will be transported back in time to the 1860s. Afterward, the motorcoach will transfer you to the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, for an overnight.

Day 9 TORONTO

Your vacation ends this morning.

 Tour Director

With COSMOS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JAMES SAUNDERS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

Originally from London, I worked at a hotel in Germany and as a Local Guide in northern Italy before becoming a Tour Director. I have conducted tours all over Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, and all 10 provinces of Canada. Today, I call Toronto home. I love to cook, process the pictures I take on tour, and read. Every day, I wake up and have a wonderful, learning experience awaiting me.

Tour Director - JAMES SAUNDERS

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

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