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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 (Central) - Canada

The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Ottawa (HEritage) - Canada

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

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

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 (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
1039 independent user reviews received during the past year.

  • 03 November, 2018

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    Trip: efficient tour of eastern Canadian cities. Saw most of the important sites,

    Service: prompt and helpful responses to telephone calls. paperwork all in order and communicated to me rapidly; was clear and easy to understand

  • 23 October, 2018

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    Trip: please see summary on write up

    Service: Our tour director Ben was amazing! The small touches like free water, candy, donuts, cheese and crackers, etc... were that extra touch that also made a difference. Our driver Eugene was awesome as well. He drove safely and smoothly. This was a wonderful trip with beautiful hotels and tasty breakfasts. I would like to make a couple of suggestions. The stop in Kingston was nothing out of the ordinary. The town was quite dead with nothing really to do in our short time there. Also, I expect that dinners for Luxury Gold would include more than just 1 glass of wine if requested. We were charged $5.00 for our 2 glass of wine. We had bottles set on our tables in restaurants we dined at with other Insight/Trafalgar tours that were not Luxury Gold. I thought it was rather odd that we were limited at two of the restaurants we dined in. I would also have really appreciated more assistance when we asked about locations to get our money exchanged versus just being told an address where we didn't know how to find.

  • 20 October, 2018

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    Trip: Not enough name in each city

    Service: Tour Guide (Ben) was excellent and the sights were great

  • 20 October, 2018

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    Trip: Well organised, well thought and directed by an extremely capable tour director

    Service: Hello We do not hesitate to send complaints, but we fail to appreciate enough when it is due. This email is to Send words of appreciation for MR Ben Hutchinson tour director for the LG EASTERN CANADA TOUR(6TH OCT START) Ben has shown his leadership with flying colours. He has successfully transferred his knowledge of Canada: history, politics, finance, natural beauty, geography, music, culture, culinary feats, Canadian product etc etc. I have learnt about Canada in this tour more than what I would have covered in my normal busy of life. He has articulated them so wonderfully, he deserved to be congratulated for that. Some of the adjectives that should be used to describe him: courteous, diligent, exuberant, frank, gregarious, impartial, intuitive, inventive, passionate about his work, practical, rational, reliable, resourceful, sensible, witty and the list is not exhaustive. I have travelled with Trafalgar, Insight and Insight L/GOLD for more than 10 times and he is the best director that I have encountered. He never failed to deliver his excellence during any part of the tour. Together with his driver Eugene he was able to satisfy my need with utmost satisfaction. Please pass on my sincerest thanks and congratulations to him and I can say with conviction that he is a great asset to your company and hope he will be recognised within your company well.

  • 20 October, 2018

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    Trip: Great itinerary for the trip.

    Service: Traveling Concierge Ben Hutchinson was exemplary!

  • 06 October, 2018

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    Trip: suited our needs to experience the sights we wanted to see

    Service: Well organized and well presented tour I would have less free time in Ottowa more sight seeing

  • 02 October, 2018

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    Trip: Great itinerary, with lots of interesting places to see, all included in the price. Some days were quite long, but there were plenty of breaks. Guide Max was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable. Driver Evgheny was very careful, safe and polite.

    Service: Amazing escorted tour of Eastern Canada, well organised, with excellent guide Max and driver Evgheni. Three of the hotels were excellent, as expected: Omni King Edward in Toronto, and the Fairmonts in Ottawa and Quebec. Unfortunately the last hotel, the Fairmont in Montreal, was very disappointing, tiny bathrooms and small rooms, with poor breakfast service and long queues. The four diners included in the price were OK, but not Michelin *. The best were at the Omni Toronto, Ottawa Courtyard and Isle d'Orleans restaurants, with the final farewell dinner at Gibby's in Montreal being quite disappointing - the group was squeezed into a small room and had to leave by 9 pm as another group was arriving! So change the last hotel and dinner and you will get 5*s!.

  • 24 September, 2018

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    Trip: The same not3es from Beryl Brown

    Service: We did enjoy our trip with Luxury Gold. All the hotels were excellent and the tours organized. Our tour director Max, was so well organized and nothing seemed any trouble to him. he did a great job. His knowledge of Canada was incredible and very interesting. We will travel and recommend Luxury Gold to anyone. And also tell our Travel Agent. Many thanks Brian and Beryl Brown

  • 23 September, 2018

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    Trip: Liked everything but Kingston. It was not that charming and I would have MUCH preferred a water tour of Thousand Islands. With more information and coordination, I would have taken this tour on my own rather than walk around town or shop. We needed more free time in Ottawa and Quebec. I needed more information on tours I could take on my own in these cities. For example, I did not know that the carriage rides were informational tours, and I even asked the Quebec guide that boarded our bus.

    Service: Our tour guide Ben was excellent. He was entertaining on the long drives, and when we arrived at a hotel, we were entertained in various ways until our rooms were ready.

  • 08 September, 2018

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    Trip: Covered the major cities and sights

    Service: Excellent guide [ Max Davidson ], relaxed itinerary with 2 night stops and no early starts, small group, spacious bus with skilled driver, high quality hotels.

  • 25 August, 2018

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    Trip: The bus is spacious and luxurious. Had WiFi too .the itinerary was well planned . There were enough time for breakfast and ourselves . The guides were good and knowledgeable.

    Service: The Bus was very spacious . The guides ar

  • 23 August, 2018

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    Trip: Itinerary was okay, however, there was too much bus time from one city to another

    Service: Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, the coach driver was very nice also The major problem we had was too little time from getting checked into our hotels (rooms weren't ready) to having to be back down in the lobby to board coach for dinner. Too much rushing, not enjoyable😕😟

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