Marrying high style & haute cuisine for the parents, with high spirited fun & hands-on educational opportunities for the kids, the whole family will delight in this active escapade highlighting Canada’s epic natural World Wonder. Discover Niagara Falls, one of the world’s greatest waterfalls! Visit its breathtaking caves & take a thrilling boat ride on the Maid of the Mist. Stroll the quaint streets antiquing, dine on culinary delights during a vineyard picnic, tour an award winning winery, bike along quiet country roads & explore historic Fort George. Niagara has something for everyone: kids can sample the water park, adults can sample the local cellars; kids can explore the world’s largest aviary, adults can play at the casino - the choice is yours.
Upon your arrival, make your way downtown to your home for the night, the legendary Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
Tap into your sense of adventure with the flexibility of your own daily rental vehicle. Included in your rental is up to 200km per day (additional charge applies for excess kilometres).
From the jaw-dropping views at the CN Tower down the street to the roller-blade and bike paths of the Toronto islands, there is an endless array of local diversions. Dinner tonight will be on your own, but your concierge will have plenty of suggestions depending upon your culinary appetite. Babysitting services are available for the kids if you feel like hitting the town, but be sure to get a good night’s sleep before the fun begins tomorrow!
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.
After breakfast, drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake. The drive is approximately 135 kms and should take just under two hours.
Enjoy some free time in Niagara on the Lake to browse the shops and enjoy the quaint village.
Niagara’s whitewater rapids have challenged explorers for over 300 years. Our specially designed Jet Boats offer an affordable fun way to reveal the history, scenery and incredible whitewater of the Niagara River. You can choose if you would prefer a dry or wet adventure; Soak it all up on one of the 'Wet Jet' boats. Experience the adrenaline rush as the waters from the Niagara river embrace you in an unforgettable tour. If getting absolutely soaking wet isn't for you, then the 'Jet Dome' is. See all the Niagara River has to offer while remaining dry on our 'Jet Dome' tour. Have fun on the jet-boat as you experience an adrenaline-fuelled close encounter with the spectacular Niagara Falls. This breathtaking boat ride (as seen on Amazing Race) speeds up the Niagara River into the massive stonewalled canyon that is the Niagara Gorge. The ultimate destination is the Devil’s Hole Rapids (a class 5 rapid) and the legendary Whirlpool, where you’ll veer around and hurdle white-water rapids.
In Niagara Falls, put on your walking shoes and follow the two-mile loop through Niagara Falls State Park—across meadows, woodlands, and five small islands, each leading closer to the cascade. Continue to the Cave of the Winds, where you will don disposable plastic ponchos and sandals, then take an elevator down to a board walk that spans massive boulders as it takes you close to the Bridal Veil. At the end of the trail, board the Maid of the Mist ship and travel through the foaming waters, riding against the powerful current and into the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls as you “soak” in the fun and excitement. Having exhausted the ways to experience the Falls (unless you opt for the helicopter fly-over experiences), you can either return to Niagara-on-the-Lake for some adult relaxation or pampering at the hotel, or you can check out the local wildlife, with a stop at the massive aviaries of the Bird Kingdom or a visit to the Killer Whale Show at Marineland.
Dinner tonight is on your own, but if you’re looking for a cultural diversion, we recommend the Shaw Festival, a renowned repertory theatre, which presents plays created by George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries in three wonderful theatres within walking distance of the hotel.
The Pillar and Post (5*) is located in a quiet residential area, surrounded by a wonder of gardens and only a five minute walk from Niagara-on-the-Lake’s main street. Originally built in the late 1800’s as a canning factory in the midst of Niagara’s wine and fruit region. Since 1970 it has been gradually transformed into a luxurious country inn with 123 individually decorated cosy guestrooms, many with fireplaces, four poster king-sized beds and whirlpool tubs. Relax in front of a fire in the warm, gracious front lobby, enjoy a drink in Vintages Wine Bar and Lounge, or seek total balance in mind, body and spirit at The 100 Fountain Spa. The 13,000 square foot spa has not only a stunning interior, but a wide offering of services, making it top of its class in Ontario. The heated indoor saltwater pool, hot springs, fitness centre, plus a heated outdoor pool are yours to enjoy during your stay.
Sike yourself up for an active day of easy biking as you explore the beauty of Niagara’s sun-kissed landscapes and vineyards on a guided bike trip. You’ll discover hectares of vineyards, state of the art facilities and culinary treasures along the way. The ride begins along the awe-inspiring Niagara River as you pedal along the bike path, encountering historic McFarland House, Old Fort George, and the occasional fruit stand.
An experienced local guide will provide interesting and unique insights into Niagara Wine Country on your visit to four charming boutique wineries famous for their international award winning wineries. Wineries visited may include Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery for a full tour revealing the latest in modern winemaking technology and a tasting of their premium wines; Marynissen Estates Winery, a small family boutique winery with Canada’s oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines; Lailey Vineyard, for a tasting of the exclusively estate-grown premium wines, with the winemaker; Strewn, producer of award winning premium VQA wines with Canada’s only winery cooking school and superb restaurant; Inniskillin Wines, one of the industry’s original pioneers, and producer of some of the world’s finest wines; Caroline Cellars for an opportunity to taste handcrafted icewines ; Dom Vagner, Canada’s smallest winery; and Reif Winery, which has a winemaking history dating back 360 years.Finish off the ride along the Niagara River Recreational Trail as it winds through the quaint village of Queenston and the Niagara Escarpment, a World Biosphere Reserve.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Experience the best in family-friendly night-time entertainment in Niagara Falls this evening! Depending on the date (and your interests), your choices range from interactive mystery walks to dinner show extravaganzas. Our current favorite is the mystery and art of illusion with Greg Frewin, one of the most decorated magicians in the world. His Las Vegas style dinner show features masterful illusions and spectacular appearances by tigers and other exotic animals (including a chance after the show to have photos taken with the tigers). Your Sales Consultant can let you know what is on during the time that you intend to be here.
This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and continue onwards with your journey dropping your car off at the airport.
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