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Duration: 8 days Visiting: Canada
English and French cultures fuse into this romantic journey through the picturesque and historic cities of Eastern Canada. From high-rise Toronto to the thundering thrills of Niagara Falls, and quality time spent in the beautiful cities of Ottawa and Quebec, this Luxury Gold journey is a mixture of excitement, culture and quaint charm.
Welcome to Toronto.
Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel, known for its grand architecture and glamorous atmosphere. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine.
Toronto Sightseeing and Niagara Falls Up Close.
Spend the morning exploring and ascend to the top of the CN Tower for panoramic views. Travel along stately University Avenue to see Ontario’s Parliament buildings, Queen’s Park and the Royal Ontario Museum. Then discover one of the world’s great natural wonders, Niagara Falls, as you enjoy intimate views on a narrated cruise to the base of the falls, before exploring Niagara-on-the-Lake. Back in Toronto, your evening is at leisure.
Kingston and the Canadian Capital of Ottawa.
Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario for a tour of Canada’s first capital, Kingston. Continue to the modern capital of Ottawa where you’ll settle into your landmark hotel, reminiscent of a French chateau. In the evening, you are invited to a Highlight Dinner with wine at the Courtyard Restaurant, with its historic location and modern charm.
All About Ottawa.
Enjoy a truly unique experience – meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Hear fascinating tales of what it’s like to wear the famous red serge uniform and then immerse yourself in an orientation of Ottawa. View the entrance to the famous Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic construction covering 125 miles (202 km) from Ottawa to Lake Ontario. Visit the impressive Gothic Parliament Buildings, before spending the rest of the day at leisure.
The Old Walled City of Quebec.
Journey along the St Lawrence River to Quebec City, North America’s first permanent French settlement and the only walled city in Canada. Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of your iconic, historic hotel with a Local Expert. Learn how the history of the chateau and the city’s inhabitants have been interwoven for so long, and gain access to areas not accessible to the general public.
Discover Quebec City with your Local Expert. See the Citadel of Quebec, Latin Quarter, National Assembly and Place-Royale. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure in this romantic city. In the evening, view the thundering Montmorency Falls on a short orientation tour. You will then be taken on the Ile d'Orleans for a special evening at Le Moulin de Saint Laurent, a stone watermill dating back to the early 18th century. Chef Martin will prepare a Highlight Dinner while musicians entertain you with a diversified musical repertoire.
With your Local Expert, admire Montreal’s diversity. See historic Old Montreal with its cobblestone streets and the Old Port. Visit the dramatic Notre-Dame Basilica with its glorious stained glass windows and Saint Joseph’s Oratory, home to one of the world’s greatest pipe organs. Learn all about the organ itself and enjoy a short, exclusive selection of different music styles. Spend the evening at Gibbys, a restaurant full of old-world charm, housed in a 200-year-old building in Old Montreal. Savour French-inspired cuisine as you bid 'au revoir' to your Travelling Concierge and new friends with this palate-pleasing Farewell Celebration Dinner.
Your trip ends in the morning and a departure transfer to Montreal International Airport is provided.
Toronto (Central) - Canada
The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto
Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal.
4 out of 5
Algoma (WI), United States
We thought the food was very good and the bus (transportation) was excellent. The guide and bus driver did an excellent job.
5 out of 5
Winston Hills, Australia
It was a very interesting tour. Food and accommodation was excellent. I cannot speak highly enough of the tour guide, Max Davidson. He made every day exciting and interesting. His service to customers was over and above what could be expected. A wonderfully warm man who deserves a lot of credit for the passion he shows for his job. Lorraine O'Brien. The Scenic tour following a long way behind Scenic in all aspects of touring.
4 out of 5
Springfield (PA), Springfield (PA)
Insight never disappoints! The accommodations were amazing. The staffs at all four hotels were extremely helpful, no question was unimportant. The biggest plus of our tour was our tour director, Max Davidson. He was not only very knowledgeable when it came to telling us about the various sights and locales, but he was very approachable, made the tour guests feel at ease and "important". His biggest concern was that we had experiences that would make lasting memories. One of the highlights he planned for us was dinner at LeMoulin de St-Laurent, Ile d'Orleans, outside of Quebec City. A wonderful night of great food and wonderful entertainment by Martin Verret, violinist, with his brother, Patrick, on guitar. The walled city of Quebec City was an overall favorite of the tour guests and Insight allowed us time on our own to really explore the town and Max gave us great suggestions as to where to eat and shop. The tour made great memories for us. I will add here that the only thing you will not get on this tour is a lot of Canada's varying scenery. But the cities are the attraction and that is what the traveler must keep in mind.
4 out of 5
This tour covered the many of Canads finest cities. We enjoyed the French feel of Canada and loved Quebec.
5 out of 5
Albury (NSW), Albury (NSW)
Well didn't Heather run a very "Tidy" Tour with her helpful advice of times where to be, knowledge and History of where we were, and entertaining and fun stories as well as what popped up along the way. And Bills expertise of navigation around a traffic jam on the freeway gave us an excellent and picturess bypass through some very scenic towns we would otherwise of missed, and he also had plenty of knowledge and history to share along the way.
5 out of 5
Happy Valley, Australia
Many thanks for the Tour we really enjoyed with you in Canada recently. Good agenda, saw all the highlights, but the biggest contribution to our holiday was the Tour Director, Carmine Sannuto and driver Bill. Carmine from the first time we met was just excellent and was so helpful, interesting, humorous,inciteful,informative,courteous,informative and nothing was too much trouble. Your Tour would not be the same without someone like Carmine he is excellent. Many thanks Jeff Cathie Adelaide South Australia.
5 out of 5
Milwaukee, United States
It was a great trip! We learned the history behind the sights & had a great group on our bus. Out tour director was friendly, knowledgeable & fun. We enjoyed the time we had on our own, so we could rest a little & walk around as we liked. This was our second Insight vacation & won't be our last!