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Indulgence in Eastern Canada (Summer 2018)

Duration: 8 days Visiting: Canada

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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.

  1. Day 1

    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.

  2. Day 2

    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.

  3. Day 3

    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.

  4. Day 4 - Relaxed Start

    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.

  5. Day 5

    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.

  6. Day 6 - Relaxed Start

    Quintessential Quebec.

    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.

  7. Day 7

    Historic Montreal.

    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.

  8. Day 8

    Depart Montreal.

    Your trip ends in the morning and a departure transfer to Montreal International Airport is provided.

Highlights

 

VIP EXPERIENCES

  • Ottawa: Meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, colloquially known as 'The Mounties', and learn first-hand about Canada's iconic national police force.
  • Quebec City: As a guest at the iconic, luxury Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, enjoy an exclusive guided tour of this historic building, learn about the history of the château, and gain access to areas not accessible to the general public.

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Toronto: Take in panoramic views of the city from the CN Tower.
  • Niagara Falls: Greet the howling spray, wind and thunder at the base of the Falls on-board your cruise.
  • Quebec City: On a sightseeing tour, a Local Expert will bring to life this beautiful and historic city that will feel as if you've set foot on European soil.
  • Montreal: Visit Saint Joseph’s Oratory, home to one of the world’s greatest organs and enjoy an exclusive recital.
  • Montreal: Visit some of the city's most iconic sites with a Local Expert, including the Notre Dame Basilica with its dazzling combination of blue and gold decor.

EXCEPTIONAL DINING

  • Ottawa: Join us for a Highlight Dinner at the Courtyard Restaurant – a culinary experience that will delight your taste buds.
  • Quebec City: Dine at Le Moulin de Saint Laurent, a stone watermill dating back to the early 18th century. Chef Martin will prepare a Highlight Dinner with wine while musicians entertain you.
  • Montreal: Celebrate with wine and good cheer at Gibbys in Old Montreal.
  • Included Quality Dining: 7 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners
    On-Board Canada and New England Discovery Cruise: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners

INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  • Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Relax in comfort on Luxury Gold’s air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery right to your door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • Included airport transfers on first and last itinerary day.

Accommodation

 

The Omni King Edward Hotel Toronto

Toronto (Central) - Canada

The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto

Fairmont Chteau Laurier Ottawa

Ottawa (HEritage) - Canada

You will be treated to a spectacular stay with unparalleled luxury at the Fairmont Château Laurier.

Fairmont Le Chteau Frontenac Quebec City

Quebec City (Traditional) - Canada

The urban resort of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac will entice you with its breathtaking views of the St Lawrence River and Old Quebec.

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Montreal

Montreal (Contemporary) - Canada

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel has welcomed queens, princes and princesses, heads of state and international business leaders.

Guest Reviews & Experiences

Our guests rate us 4.5 out of 5 based on
786 independent user reviews received during the past year.

  • 18 July, 2018

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    Trip: Very good itinerary! Not too long and not too short.

    Service: We took away one star because we had to spend some time trying to persuade Luxury Gold to provide us the airport arrival pick up service due to we flew in the night before and stayed at an airport hotel. Because our flight from the West Coast would arrive late at night, we wanted to fly in the night before in order to attend the Welcome Dinner. We first tried to book the pre-night with Luxury Gold but was told the hotel was sold out. Hence we had to book the pre-night on our own and stayed at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel. The next day we planned to go back to the Toronto Airport to get the arrival pick up service, as if we had flown in that day. Luxury Gold first did not want to offer the pick up service until our travel agent took time to talk to Luxury Gold. How is that for a so-called Luxury Gold Trip?

  • 14 July, 2018

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    Trip: All cities were great, but the highlight was Quebec and staying at Chateau Frontenac.

    Service: Excellent

  • 14 July, 2018

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    Trip: We loved our trip to Eastern Canada. The itinerary was excellent, as was the food. We made great friends and our tour guide was excellent!

    Service: The trip was superb in many ways, including the destination, stops on the trip, food, and being comfortable!

  • 02 July, 2018

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    Trip: Itinerary was fine. There was a lot of things to see, except I would have appreciated an earlier dinner time.

    Service: Great and knowledgeable trip director. Marvelous accommodations.

  • 30 June, 2018

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    Trip: Days were were planned and we loved the different cities.

    Service: The arrival transfer (from the airport to the hotel) on the first day caused us a problem. The contracted company in Toronto never showed up and we needed to call them. Add to that we needed to walk a very long distance with our luggage to get to the company pick-up car.

  • 30 June, 2018

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    Trip: Niagara on the falls was a brilliant stop and could have a little more time. Niagara was of course a highlight. All cities visited were great however maybe a little more information on sights to see in your own time would have been useful. Perhaps even some outline on how to use local transport to your advantage.

    Service: Well organised,great tour director, great bus driver. Good sightseeing, hotels possibly at little over the top. Had young children on trip and as we were near them each day found them somewhat annoying, would suggest limiting having children on such a trip.

  • 30 June, 2018

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    Trip: Everything was fantastic!!!

    Service: Everything was much more than we expected! Our tour guide, Heather was very informative, efficient, and a wonderful person! She made an incredible trip even better!!! You can bet we will be with Insight again!!

  • 30 June, 2018

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    Trip: The Luxury coach should have 2-doors, not only one infant. All UK/EU have 2-doors, middle and front. This makes getting off and on the coach easier. Also, the Indulgence Eastern Canada tour itinerary have only 1-night stay in Montreal. It should be 2-nights and 1-night in Ottawa. Montreal is a bigger city and loads to see, explore and do but not enough time. Over-all the trip is very good and would definitely recommend it.

    Service: An excellent tour over-all, highly knowledgeable tour director, well planned itinerary, and excellent hotels.

  • 23 June, 2018

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    Trip: Include more time in Montreal; we were there only one night.

    Service: Include more meals with the trip; we were on our own for meals quite a bit.

  • 23 June, 2018

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    Trip: Saw everything i wanted , hotels and breakfasts good

    Service: Well organised, precise information given, all went to plan

  • 16 June, 2018

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    Trip: Not enough time in Montreal

    Service: Excellent

  • 16 June, 2018

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    Trip: Some real highlights and overall very good . Thought guide in Montreal lacked charisma.

    Service: Great trip and fabulous luxury accommodation and great host/ Although Coach was new no way can you call it a luxury coach as seats smallish and no great comfort.. Max was very knowledgeable and created a good feelings and interaction amongst guests although seemed to take awhile to happen . Suggestion is handing sheets out with everyones name and home country and state on arrival creating conversation triggers.

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