Escape on this sophisticated city break and discover why Toronto is a favourite stop for so many Hollywood insiders. One of the best kept secrets, this world class city has everything you need for a sophisticated break - from Yorkville (Rodeo Drive of the North) to an array of top museums and private galleries and from top hotels and internationally celebrated chefs to hip neighbourhoods and a vibrant theatre scene. Spend your days exploring the city in the company of a local guide as well as independently. Enjoy a relaxed day and take in the local scene as you sit back and indulge in a High Tea at the Four Seasons. Discover the historic St. Lawrence Market hearing about its fascinating 200 year history and learn more about Toronto's railway system on a private guided tour. Splurge on a shopping spree in Yorkville with designer boutiques, art galleries as well as the renowned Holt Renfrew department store. Learn the nuances of the creation of a great cocktail in your private mixology class before having dinner in one of the various gastronomic restaurants in the city. Then spend some time relaxing at the spa before having lunch in town. With private airport transfers to and from the airport, and a mix of guided and independent time during your sojourn, you are sure to return home with fully recharged batteries!
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver.
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.
Enjoy some time exploring the many things to see and do in the cosmopolitan city of Toronto. If you are interested in art and culture, be sure to visit the newly expanded Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) which has an extensive permanent collection as well as ever changing temporary exhibitions. The newly revamped Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) showcases the best of Canadian and international art, all housed under an impressive building designed by Frank Gehry of Guggenheim fame - consider a private guided tour of the gallery. The Ontario Science centre is a fascinating museum which appeals to both adults and children. The Distillery district, one of Toronto's most historical areas makes for a pleasant morning or afternoon stroll as you can check out the many artisanal studios and galleries or take a shared or a private tour. There are often live musical performances on weekends during the summer. For shopaholics, Toronto's Rodeo drive equivalent is along Bloor street, on either side of Yonge street. Here you will find all of the top boutique names from Gucci to Tiffany's to Prada as well as the upscale department store Holt Renfrew. For a more eclectic shopping experience, head to Queen street west, where there are many independently run stores. Alternatively, escape it all and take the short ferry crossing over to the Toronto Islands where you can enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk or through the residential area with many traditional beach style houses. With a no car policy on the island, it is indeed a tranquil escape from the metropolis of Toronto. If you would like to do a tour, consider a shared or private walking tour of one of the interesting neighbourhoods of the city. Please speak to your Sales Advisor if any of these are of interest to you.
Enjoy an afternoon high tea in the Four Seasons in the heart of Yorkville with a choice of pot of tea, selection of finger sandwiches, warm scones, and a selection of pastries. Then take a stroll through the neighbourhood which is full of great designer boutiques and art galleries.
There is always plenty on in terms of theatre and entertainment in Toronto. All of the main theatres and entertainment venues in Toronto can be found at http://www.showmetoronto.com/toronto_theatres.htm
Among the newest Toronto luxury hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto welcomes guests to the heart of the city’s financial district with a world-class spa, exceptional dining, impeccable service and 267 luxurious guest rooms and suites. Just steps from landmark locations, including the Design Exchange, CN Tower and the Entertainment District, this luxury hotel in Toronto provides convenient access to all this one-of-a-kind city has to offer.
Upon arrival, make your way downtown to your home for the next three nights. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel or exploring Toronto’s prime shopping area
Enjoy a unique two hour private guided tour through St Lawrence Market hearing about its fascinating 200 year history. Then after covering the Market, walk around Old Town Toronto including stops at: St Lawrence Hall, King Edward Hotel, St. James Cathedral as well as various historical sites along the way.
Discover the chic neighbourhood of Bloor-Yorkville in the heart of Toronto- the ultimate fusion of historic charm and modern seduction. This is the city's most celebrated neighbourhood of style and culture and offers a unique blend of designer boutiques, fashionable restaurants, plush hotels and world class galleries... 700 in all! Spend time strolling along the various streets and pedestrianised alleyways and enjoy some time shopping!
One of Toronto's most well known Historians will be your guide today travelling back through time recounting Toronto's Railway Heritage. First stop will be to the Fairmont Royal York Hotel which was built by the Canadian Pacific Railroad and opened June 11, 1929. Today after an immense renovation this great hotel still has all the glitziness it had when first opened and is the favorite hotel of Queen Elizabeth II when visitingToronto. Right across the street is Toronto's Union Station. This massive station built in the grandiose Classical Revival style with its magnificent colonnade of mighty Doric columns opened in 1927 and today serves Torontonians as well as millions of travelers from all over world who get their first glimpse of Toronto through the gates of this great train Station. Then we will head to the Roundhouse which was popular in it's day for it's quick turnaround time for locomotives between Toronto and Montreal is now wildly popular as the home of the Steamwhistle Brewery. Built in 1929 on the newly constructed landfill harbour of Toronto, the Roundhouse has 32 bays. With the demise of the rail yards the area around the former garage was turned into parkland and the Roundhouse become home to the Steamwhistle Brewery.
Enjoy a prix fixe menu at the 360 restaurant at the CN Tower, one of Toronto's finest landmarks featuring unforgettable food combined with a magnificent revolving view of Toronto more than 351 metres (1,151 ft) below. 360 offers market-fresh cuisine, featuring regional ingredients to ensure an incomparable culinary experience. You can take the elevator up to the top of the tower on a complimentary basis since you are having a meal at the restaurant. (includes 3 courses and all taxes and gratuity).
Guests will feel at peace in the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Spa, nestled in the heart of downtown Toronto. Embraced by floor to ceiling windows, the spa will truly bring “the outside in”. In this warm, ethereal environment guests will be soothed from the sights and sounds of urban life in treatments inspired by the beauty of Canada’s great outdoors.
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