(Montreal, Quebec City)
As your helicopter banks gently over the raging waters of Niagara Falls, you’ll truly understand the immense power of nature that is at its most breathtaking in this picturesque region on Canada.
Not far from Toronto lies the majestic Niagara Falls where you’ll cruise close to the churning white water in the iconic Maid of the Mist, or experience a breathtaking aerial view on a helicopter joy flight. Reflect on the experience at one of the region’s elegant wineries, and visit the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake for a good dose of old-world charm. Take the train to Ottawa and see the city from the water on a scenic cruise, and cycle its network of bike paths into the forests of Gatineau Park. Elsewhere, discover the historic cultural and culinary pleasures of Old Montreal; explore the French heritage of Quebec City; and visit the impressive Montmorency Falls that are 1.5 times taller than Niagara.
A series of scenic train rides will transport you between cities on this immersive trip and reveal a shifting slideshow of beautiful natural vistas that characterize the Ontario and Quebec regions. You’ll enjoy elegant accommodation in a range of properties that span big-city hotels, refined chateaus and French colonial properties, while your experienced team of local guides will ensure you get the most out of every moment.
Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.
You will be provided with a pre-departure package which will include all necessary information that you will need for your trip including materials such as vouchers, maps, train tickets (if relevant) etc.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver.
The SoHo Metropolitan Hotel (4*) is simply Toronto's finest, whether you call it a luxury, boutique or design hotel. The moment you set foot upon the marble floors of the SoHo Metropolitan, you enter a world of exquisite delights and unparalleled convenience, where commitment to service and personal attention exceed all expectations. Travelers will be able to take advantage of the many services and amenities such as smart technology, in-room coffee and tea, fully stocked private bars, complimentary high-speed internet and in-room safe. The elegant, oversized luxury guestrooms average 600 square feet in size and feature Italian Frette linens, down filled duvets and Italian marble bathrooms. Enjoy your choice of two award wining restaurants, Senses fine dining Restaurant and Senses Bakery for all day causal dining. Also at the hotel you will find Salon Daniel and Spa, a pampering, world class team of beauty professionals who deliver leading-edge beauty treatments.
Enjoy a full day shared tour to Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake and a winery. After being picked up from your hotel in a luxurious climate controlled coach, sit back, relax, and enjoy listening to your friendly, knowledgeable guide who will provide informative and entertaining commentary en route. Enjoy a buffet lunch (included) overlooking the Niagara Falls, before a boat ride onboard the "Maid of the Mist" (replaced by "Journey Behind the Falls" from October to April due to winter conditions). You can take advantage of an impromptu helicopter flight (not included) before leaving the falls (or it can be pre-booked by us if you prefer - please speak to your Advisor if you would like to add this). After having had some time at leisure by the Falls, you will be taken to the nearby picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake where you can browse through the artisanal shops and perhaps stop to have an afternoon coffee in one of the many cafes before being returned to Toronto.
Enjoy a train ride from Toronto to Ottawa. Train duration is approximately 5hr.
Fairmont Château Laurier (4*) is a reflection of the confidence, dignity and style of Ottawa. It stands as a testament to this dynamic and thriving city. Located in the heart of Canada's capital next door to the Parliament Buildings, the hotel is a magnificent limestone edifice with turrets and masonry reminiscent of a French château. The Rideau Canal offers miles of bicycle and inline skating paths and the world's longest skating rink just outside the door. The nearby Gatineau Hills offer great hiking, biking and canoeing, and in the winter, cross-country ski trails and excellent downhill thrills. With Winterlude, the Tulip Festival and countless other festivals, Ottawa is a flurry of activity year round. Once the wealth of sights has been taken in, drop by the Health Club or satisfy your appetite at one of the superb restaurants.
Sail the Ottawa river on this chared boat cruise. The cruise offers you the view of the city as well as it's major attractions, including sightseeing of Parliament Hill, Museum of Civilization, Rideau Falls and more!
Consider renting a bike for the afternoon and seeing the city and surrounds on two wheels. Ottawa is criss-crossed by hundreds of kilometers of recreational pathways that are perfectly suited for biking. (They may also be used for walking, in-line skating and other non-motorized modes of transport). These recreational pathways include a variety of scenic routes along the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers, along the UNESCO World Heritage Site-Rideau Canal, and venturing into the province of Quebec and the forests of Gatineau Park. If you feel like doing an organised tour, consider a tour to Victoria Island where you can learn about the aboriginal people, enjoy a BBQ lunch, participate in a traditional pow wow dance, and/or make your own aboriginal art work. Please speak to your Sales Advisor if any of this is of interest to you.
Enjoy the train ride from Ottawa to Montreal. Train duration is approximately 2hr.
This walking tour will allow you to discover the delicious cultural and historic culinary charms of the oldest district of Montreal. Reputable restaurants, speciality shops and boutiques in the area are housed in old factories and showrooms from the 19th century. As you follow the narrow and winding streets of Old Montreal, you will be accompanied by a professional tour guide who will feed your hunger for knowledge of the history of Montreal and its many gastronomic pleasures during the tour. You will learn what the influence of the Natives was on our food habits, and how the venue of the World Expo in 1967 brought exotic food on our tables. That and much more. Come discover the flavours and aromas of Old Montreal.
The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel is a renowned local landmark, celebrated internationally for its world-class accommodations. This historic hotel has helped define the city’s distinct elegance and charm for over 50 years. It offers 1,037 rooms, of which 100 are suites, and is conveniently located above the train station and within walking distance of sports and cultural attractions. There is a skilfully integrated Health Club featuring state-of-the-art equipment and an indoor pool, as well as three distinctive venues to experience Montréal's gastronomy at its best: Les Voyageurs lounge, Le Montréalais bistro- restaurant and the award-winning Beaver Club, recognized as one of the best tables in Canada.
Enjoy a full day (12 hrs) shared tour to take in the sites of Quebec city and Montmorency falls. Your expert guide will bring you through all the historical treasures of Quebec such as: Place Royale, Notre Dame Basilica, Plains of Abraham, Parliament Building, Montmorency Falls, Ile D'Orleans, and Place D'Armes. Place Royale was the birthplace of French civilization in North America. The architecture of its homes and its narrow streets attract visitors worldwide. Enjoy some time at leisure to shop and have lunch (not included) in the oldest quarter in North America. There will be some more free time in the Petit Champlain district before going to the "escalier Casse-Cou" - translated as "break neck staircase" not nearly as dangerous as its name implies. On board the funicular elevator that descends a cliff linking Upper and Lower Old Quebec will give you a magnificent view of the river and its surroundings. From Quebec city, the tour continues to Montmorency Falls - impressive 83 m. high waterfalls that are 1.5 times that of Niagara Falls. There will be time to take in the grand sight before returning to Montreal.
There are many optional activities to choose from in Montreal. Spend time wandering through the historical part of town, taking in all of the sights and smells along the way as you weave your way through the cobblestoned streets. Alternatively, head to St. Catherine's street, which has a dizzying array of shops to choose from and where you can see where the locals source their great sense of style. If you feel like a longer excursion, consider a day trip to Quebec - the oldest city in North America and a UNESCO designated city with a side trip to the impressive Montmorency falls. If you feel like staying within the city limits, consider a tour taking in the Olympic Tower, Biodrome, Botanical Gardens and Insectariums, a guided walking or a biking tour through the city, or a themed tour such as the Bourgeoisie area of Westmount or the lesser known parks and gardens of the city. Please let your Sales Advisor know if any of these options are of interest.
Enjoy the train ride from Montreal to Quebec. Train duration is approximately 3.5hr.
Accompanied by a local guide, discover the best boutiques and shopping in Old Quebec. This tour can be done by foot.
Since 1870, the Clarendon Hotel (4*) has embodied the prestige of Old Quebec, standing proudly across from the gardens beside City Hall in a neighbourhood featuring cobblestone streets, decorative gardens and a grove of century-old trees. You are sure to appreciate our incomparable hospitality, which has been enjoyed by vacationers and famous artists and musicians for over a hundred years. The hotel is located next to the Price Building, where the Premier of Quebec lives when the National Assembly is in session. Maybe you will meet a Minister of the Provincial Government at the hotel. After all, the Clarendon, a favoured meeting spot for members of the provincial legislature for decades now, can almost be considered a second "Parliament Building".
Enjoy a shared walking tour of the old city of Quebec and gain an understanding of the history and the everyday-life of this World Heritage Site. On a leisurely paced downhill path, the tour starts from Place d'Armes (Armoury Square), in the heart of the Old city, with a general introduction to the history of Quebec City and its importance in time. The Dufferin Terrace with its breathtaking view of surrounding landscapes, the St-Lawrence River and the Citadel (star-shaped fort built in the 1820s) follow. The tour curves around famous Chateau Frontenac and enters the shades of the Governors' Garden. The Grand Tour pauses to recapture a few of the most notorious events and people in Canadian history whether they came to life on the Plains of Abraham or at nearby Chateau Frontenac.
There are lots of activities to keep you busy while you are in Quebec city. Consider a tour to the nearby Isle d'Orleans and visit an orchard to taste their ciders, duck terrine, confit, marinades. You can also experience an authentic sugar shack on the island and its traditional menu and cultural entertainment. Alternatively, consider a full day of whale watching. For the sports enthusiasts, an adrenaline-filled morning or afternoon para-gliding, downhill mountain biking or canyoning is available. You may like to do a day trip to Ste-Anne waterfalls and Canyon - an amazing attraction with 3 suspension bridges including one of the highest in Quebec, 60 meters above the gorge. There is an easy and accessible path and the tour would include a nature discovery of Mont-Ste-Anne featuring a panoramic ride in the gondola and lunch at the mountain. Whatever your fancy, Quebec City will not disappoint.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
The Morrisons ,
December 19, 2011
"The trip was fantastic - a real learning experience! Our hotel was excellent and our guide extremely knowledgable and bubbly. Thank you so much for organizing everything so perfectly!"
Ms. Waddell ,
December 19, 2011
"Thank you so much for organizing everything so perfectly!"
April 24, 2012
"We had a great time on our Master's trip a few weeks ago. It was a thrill to see the final round at Augusta, and what an exciting finish! "
catalina Brau ,
May 31, 2011
"I would travel with your Co. again without hesitation, all the arrengement were done in a very professional manner. Thank you very much."
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