10D/9N CANADIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
From SGD 5268
Ontario and Quebec are featured in this relaxing and enlightening journey. This tour offers a fascinating blend of artistic and culturally rich cities to explore, as well as time spent in the spectacular countryside of Quebec and Ontario. You will visit several of the best cities in Eastern Canada, including Montreal, Toronto, Niagara on the Lake, Ottawa and Quebec City. Enjoy wine tastings, museums and galleries and then take time to reflect in comfort on the train as you watch small villages, lakes, forests and rolling farmland pass by.
Day 01: Arrive in Niagara on the Lake
Arrive in the bustling metropolis of Toronto and get ready to enjoy your exciting Canadian adventure. Travel directly to the charming town of Niagara on the Lake, located on the shores of Lake Ontario and surrounded by flowers and rolling vineyards. Get settled in your warm, welcoming accommodation and then head out to explore the town.
Feature Dinner in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Take delight in cuisine inspired by locally sourced products from the fertile Niagara region. Sip and savor award winning wines expertly paired with your meal. Relax, as you start to make great memories from the very beginning of your holiday.
Day 02: Niagara Falls or Niagara Wine Tasting
What inspires you more today – a chance to sip some of the region’s finest wines or a glimpse at a world-famous waterfall?
Today you have 2 options from which to choose for exploring the Niagara region.
• Option 1: Niagara Falls Tour
On a small bus, venture to picture postcard Niagara Falls. Visit all the highlights of the area – The Upper Rapids, Niagara Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and Table Rock. Also included is a thrilling ride on the world famous Hornblower (formerly the Maid of the Mist). This tour also includes a buffet lunch.
• Option 2: Niagara Wine Tour
Travel the lush rolling green wine country in the Niagara Peninsula on this delightful wine tour. You will visit two renowned Niagara wineries and enjoy a wine tasting as well as a tour of each winery. This tour also includes lunch at a charming eatery on the Niagara Parkway.
Stay overnight in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Day 03: Onward to Toronto
As you travel back to the ‘big city’ this morning, the funky and colorful neighborhoods of Toronto are waiting to be explored. Spend the day at your leisure and discover what lies behind Toronto’s famous skyline. From a visit to the bustling St. Lawrence Market to the many vibrant neighborhoods this city has to offer there is no shortage of things to see.
Feature Dinner in Toronto
This evening go up the CN tower and enjoy an unforgettable three course dinner combined with an outstanding revolving view of Toronto more than 350 metres (1,150 ft) below. Don’t forget to plan some extra time before your meal to enjoy the glass floor outdoor terrace. Overnight in Toronto.
Day 04: VIA Rail’s Corridor to Ottawa
Wake up in the exciting atmosphere of Toronto and enjoy a day tour of this vibrant metropolis. On this adventure, you will see some of the city highlights, including the Casa Loma, the CN Tower, the shores of Lake Ontario, Yorkville and the Eaton Centre.
In the afternoon, your train journey along the shores of Lake Ontario will begin. Relax in the comfortable VIA rail train as you travel through thick forests, across rushing rivers, through quaint villages and past grain towers and old barns. Stay overnight at a lovely hotel in Ottawa.
Day 05: Ottawa – Canada’s Capital City
The federal capital of Canada has plenty to explore. Check out the priceless masterpieces at the National Art Gallery and the fascinating historical displays at the Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum.
You have 3 options to choose from to enjoy Ottawa to its fullest.
• Option 1: Private Sightseeing
With an expert local guide, you’ll see the highlights of Ottawa on a tour catered to your interests. Whether you’d like to visit museums, gardens, see the parliament buildings, or visit eateries, our guide has got you covered.
• Option 2: Walking Tour
Why not take a leisurely stroll around Ottawa on this guided walking tour. Visit Parliament Hilll, The National War Memorial, Sparks Street, The Byward Market and other major city highlights.
• Option 3: Ottawa Bike Tour
Experience Ottawa in a slightly different way – hit all the highlights and enjoy fabulous vistas of the Rideau Canal and Ottawa River, cycling over the Portage Bridge and incredible views of Quebec’s Gatineau Hills.
Day 06: Train to Montreal
Say goodbye to historic and cultured Ottawa and relax in your comfortable seat on the train as it takes you across the border into Quebec. Watch huge expanses of rolling farmland dotted with small villages roll past your window while you enjoy the atmosphere on the train – sip a coffee, chat with friends or catch up on your reading.
Arrive in the thriving city of Montreal, a bilingual metropolis rich in art and culture. Take some time to wander the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, watch the street performers or go shopping. Stay overnight in Montreal.
Feature Dinner in Montreal
Bonaparte restaurant is a perennial favorite of ours, and of our past travelers! Savor mouthwatering French cuisine in this charming little nook, situated in the Old City.
Day 07: Tour Montreal
Montreal is a unique and fascinating city. It is the only French-speaking major city in North America and it brings together cultural influences from all over the world. The choice is yours today.
You have 3 options to choose from today to help you enjoy Montreal to its fullest.
• Option 1: Montreal Small Group Sightseeing Tour
Get a full overview of Montreal on a special small group tour by Sprinter Van, including dedicated driver and plus expert tour guide. This 6-hour tour gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the sights along the way, without being rushed.
• Option 2: Montreal Highlights by Bike
A 3-hour tour by bike that takes in major sights and neighborhoods. Hear interesting snippets on histories and anecdotes about the areas you visit. Of course, you’re going to build up an appetite, and this tour takes you to a farmer’s market where you can indulge in a delicious picnic topped off with a pastry or ice-cream.
• Option 3: Private Walking Food Tour
Taste your way through Old Montréal and discover specialty shops and boutiques. As you follow the narrow and winding streets, indulge in culinary delights whilst learning about the city’s unique history.
In the afternoon, you can take your time and explore Montreal at your leisure – enjoy the lively ‘joie de vivre’ atmosphere. Relax in a sidewalk cafe on Rue St. Denis to sip gourmet coffee while doing some “people watching.” Overnight in a Montreal hotel.
Day 08: Montreal to Quebec City
Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in Canada and it was fought over by the French and English in the early days of Canadian history. Today you will travel on the train from Montreal to Quebec City, a journey that will take you past the pretty town of Cap-de-laMadeleine.
When you arrive in Quebec City you will almost feel like you have made it all the way to Europe, as the cobbled streets and stone buildings have an old-world atmosphere. Admire the mountains on the horizon, peruse lovely local shops and galleries and discover Quebec City’s charms.
Day 09: Quebec City
Spend a full day discovering Quebec City’s French Canadian culture. Marvel at the beautiful architecture of the fortified city, visit historic sites commemorating the battles between French and English, and discover the many quirky local shops and galleries.
Today you have 3 options to choose from to help you enjoy Quebec City to the fullest.
• Option 1: Quebec Bus Tour
Spend the day discovering Quebec City’s French Canadian culture on a group bus tour. From your comfortable seat, enjoy the beautiful architecture of the fortified city, visit historic sites commemorating the battles between French and English, and take in the sights of this unique city.
• Option 2: Private Walking Tour
On a leisurely walking tour, explore the unique art, architecture, and history of Quebec City’s upper and lower towns. Your guide is equally passionate and knowledgeable about their home town.
• Option 3: The Food Tour – Canadian Signature Experience
So confident are the folks that run this tour – that they simply called it ‘The Food Tour’ – the only food tour you will need to take! This tour covers seven different venues, and samples about 15 different products. Try food of French Canadian origin from crepes to organic wine.
Day 10: Departure
Your Canadian train journey might be coming to an end, but the memories that you have made on your trip will last forever. Say goodbye to the friends you have made on the journey and head to Quebec City Airport to catch your flight home.
- Niagara Sightseeing (Falls or Deluxe Wine tasting)
- Feature Dinner in CN tower, Niagara on the lake and Montreal
- Train Journey in Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City
- Sightseeing in Ottawa and Quebec (1 of three options given in each city)
- Airport and Train Station Return Transfers
- Return Bus transfer from Toronto to Niagara
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- All rates are per person on sharing basis
- Rates are valid between Apr 2018 – Oct 2018
- Meals/Drinks offered may differ according to package
- Confirmation of package is subject to Hotel Availability
- All rates & tour itineraries are subject to change without notice
- All activities are subject to change relative to weather conditions
- Prices do not include any additional Airport charges or other chargess