(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.
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The Niagara Falls full day tour will bring you to one of Canada’s most spectacular sights. You will make your way to Niagara through the towns of Hamilton, “the steel capital of Canada”, St. Catherines “the fruit basket of Ontario”, and the wine region of the Niagara Peninsula. An ample amount of time will be spent at the falls to give you every opportunity to take pictures and admire the thundering waters. Included is a thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower cruise* for a unique view of the spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Other highlights include a panoramic lunch at Sheraton on the Falls and a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge passing through the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, voted “Canada’s Prettiest Town”. * Prior to May 15 and after Oct 15, Hornblower cruise will be substituted with The Journey Behind the Falls.
Enjoy a train ride from Toronto to Ottawa. Train duration is approximately 5hr.
Sail the Ottawa river on this chared boat cruise. The cruise offers you the view of the city as well as its 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, specialty 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.
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.
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.
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Toronto is a city that has grown up around this grand landmark - The Fairmont Royal York Hotel (4*). It is just steps away from the hub of Toronto and a major access port to Canada is Union Station. If you're here to relax and take in the sights, this hotel has everything you need; luxurious surroundings, refined guest rooms and suites, and a knowledgeable Concierge are some of the services and amenities you will find while staying at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
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.
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.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac (4.5*) is not only located high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River at the heart of Old Québec - it is the heart of Old Québec. Guests are guaranteed a memorable and inspiring stay in one of the most beautiful cities in the world with easy walking access to all of the wonderful sites and experiences that Old Québec has to offer. Offering newly renovated luxurious guestrooms, exquisite dining experiences through distinctive European charm, this stately luxury hotel stands above the United Nations World Heritage Site-Old Québec.
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