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Indulgence in Eastern Canada

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Explore stunning Eastern Canada on this 8-day guided tour.

Indulgence in Eastern Canada

EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

Explore stunning Eastern Canada on this 8-day guided tour. See Niagara Falls, one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders, as you cruise the iconic waters on a narrated boat tour. Later, explore the idyllic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake before indulging in a sparkling wine at Chateau des Charmes. Visit the most iconic sites of Ottawa, including its Parliament buildings and Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site — then feast on locally farmed and foraged foods for dinner at the renowned restaurant Play, Food & Wine. In Quebec City, stay at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, which overlooks the St. Lawrence River; a Local Expert will guide you through its corridors on a tour that take you into typically off-limits areas and unveils the mansion's unique history.The Activity Level of this tour is Balanced, meaning there is 1 to 3 miles of walking per day which may include some uneven surfaces such as cobblestones and stairs.

highlights

Dining Summary

  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 7 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)

Choice Highlights

    Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Ottawa: With roots stretching back to 1856, the Canadian Museum of History is one of Canada’s oldest public institutions, sharing its expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies both within Canada and abroad. In addition to its ongoing exhibitions, including the spectacular Grand Hall and First Peoples Hall, each year the Museum presents a number of outstanding exhibitions focusing on Canadian and world history and civilizations.
  • Ottawa: Choose your own itinerary during this self-guided tour of Ottawa via bicycle. Pedal your way through the green areas of the city using safe and scenic bike paths.
  • Quebec City: Get a unique look at this natural wonder as you journey alongside the falls by gondola.
  • Quebec City: Choose to explore the Montmorency Falls on foot as you venture down the 487-step cliffside staircase.
  • Montreal: Explore the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal with a Local Expert. See how this city grew from a trading post to the vibrant, cosmopolitan city you know today. Traverse the narrow streets lined with buildings from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries while your guide explains their origins and stories. Walk past the Notre-Dame Cathedral, City Hall, the Chateau Ramezay, the historic Bonsecours Market and the Seaman's Chapel.
  • Montreal: Join a vibrant mural and street art walking tour to learn about the artists, works, and public art scene in Montreal. Explore Saint-Laurent boulevard and see how it has become the country's premier street art corridor, and how this city has become a world leader in the urban art scene.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securing exclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes and preferences.
  • In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.
  • Included at all hotels.
  • Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, are included.
  • Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout your journey, infused with discovery and adventure.
  • On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.
  • Enjoy complimentary hotel WiFi. And, on select coaches, onboard WiFi may also be available.
  • Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additional accommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be requested.

Curated Experiences

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake: Visit Chateau des Charmes, where you are welcomed with a limited production rosé sparkling wine, followed by a tour and tasting of wines from St. David's Bench Vineyard, accompanied by hand-made local ice cream and local fruit.

Exceptional Dining

  • Toronto: At 18:00, join your Traveling Concierge and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner with wine.
  • Ottawa: Indulge at Play Food & Wine; a modern culinary experience that will delight your taste buds with its fresh food using local, sustainable and seasonal products sourced by farmers and foragers.
  • Quebec City: In the evening, savor a spectacular dinner with wine at Bistro Le Sam in Chateau Frontenac.
  • Quebec City: This charming restaurant in historic Old Quebec has traced the path of indigenous gastronomy to delight you with meals that are both gourmet feasts and cultural experiences. Over Flaming Yatista prepared tableside, discover how important fire is to the First Nations. Warm up with a traditional soup, enjoy main dishes of seafood, game meat or pasta, and finish with a decadent dessert.
  • Montreal: Enjoy delicious food and wine in Old Montreal at Gibbys.

Magnificent Stays

  • Quebec City: Standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec - it is the heart of it. At Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, 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.

Passport Moments

  • Toronto: In Toronto, see Ontario's Parliament buildings, Queen's Park and the Royal Ontario Museum.
  • Kingston: Guests will be welcomed to Mādahòkì Farm with a serving of Indigenous Tea and will witness the beauty and hear stories about rare and endangered Ojibwe Spirit Horses. These small horses really share their own story of resilience and sacred connection to the Ontario lands where they roamed free for thousands of years. Guests will hear their stories through the work of Artist Rhonda Snow with a painted series of stories she collected from the memories of Elders across Turtle Island.
  • Ottawa: Admire Rideau Hall and learn of its history during a guided walk including the State rooms, where the governor general fulfills official duties, welcomes dignitaries and honours Canadians.
  • Quebec City: A local expert will take you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. You'll gain access to areas not accessible to others and learn how its history is intertwined with the inhabitants of Quebec City.
  • Quebec City: Dive into Quebec City's history as you embark on a walking tour of historic Old Quebec. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll see the Citadel of Quebec, the Latin Quarter, National Assembly and Place-Royale as you hear about the city's French-Canadian influence.
  • Montreal: Visit Notre Dame Basilica in Old Montreal, which is considered a masterpiece in Gothic revival architecture and renowned for its dramatic interior. The sanctuary is decorated in beautiful hues of blues, reds, purples, silver and gold. Stunning stained glass windows, hundreds of intricate wood carvings, and a grand pipe organ are also featured within the interior.

Personalise your day

  • Ottawa: With roots stretching back to 1856, the Canadian Museum of History is one of Canada’s oldest public institutions, sharing its expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies both within Canada and abroad. In addition to its ongoing exhibitions, including the spectacular Grand Hall and First Peoples Hall, each year the Museum presents a number of outstanding exhibitions focusing on Canadian and world history and civilizations.
  • Ottawa: Choose your own itinerary during this self-guided tour of Ottawa via bicycle. Pedal your way through the green areas of the city using safe and scenic bike paths.
  • Quebec City: Get a unique look at this natural wonder as you journey alongside the falls by gondola.
  • Quebec City: Choose to explore the Montmorency Falls on foot as you venture down the 487-step cliffside staircase.
  • Montreal: Explore the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal with a Local Expert. See how this city grew from a trading post to the vibrant, cosmopolitan city you know today. Traverse the narrow streets lined with buildings from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries while your guide explains their origins and stories. Walk past the Notre-Dame Cathedral, City Hall, the Chateau Ramezay, the historic Bonsecours Market and the Seaman's Chapel.
  • Montreal: Join a vibrant mural and street art walking tour to learn about the artists, works, and public art scene in Montreal. Explore Saint-Laurent boulevard and see how it has become the country's premier street art corridor, and how this city has become a world leader in the urban art scene.

Highlights

Dining Summary

  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 7 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)

Choice Highlights

    Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Ottawa: With roots stretching back to 1856, the Canadian Museum of History is one of Canada’s oldest public institutions, sharing its expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies both within Canada and abroad. In addition to its ongoing exhibitions, including the spectacular Grand Hall and First Peoples Hall, each year the Museum presents a number of outstanding exhibitions focusing on Canadian and world history and civilizations.
  • Ottawa: Choose your own itinerary during this self-guided tour of Ottawa via bicycle. Pedal your way through the green areas of the city using safe and scenic bike paths.
  • Quebec City: Get a unique look at this natural wonder as you journey alongside the falls by gondola.
  • Quebec City: Choose to explore the Montmorency Falls on foot as you venture down the 487-step cliffside staircase.
  • Montreal: Explore the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal with a Local Expert. See how this city grew from a trading post to the vibrant, cosmopolitan city you know today. Traverse the narrow streets lined with buildings from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries while your guide explains their origins and stories. Walk past the Notre-Dame Cathedral, City Hall, the Chateau Ramezay, the historic Bonsecours Market and the Seaman's Chapel.
  • Montreal: Join a vibrant mural and street art walking tour to learn about the artists, works, and public art scene in Montreal. Explore Saint-Laurent boulevard and see how it has become the country's premier street art corridor, and how this city has become a world leader in the urban art scene.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securing exclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes and preferences.
  • In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.
  • Included at all hotels.
  • Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, are included.
  • Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout your journey, infused with discovery and adventure.
  • On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.
  • Enjoy complimentary hotel WiFi. And, on select coaches, onboard WiFi may also be available.
  • Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additional accommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be requested.

Curated Experiences

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake: Visit Chateau des Charmes, where you are welcomed with a limited production rosé sparkling wine, followed by a tour and tasting of wines from St. David's Bench Vineyard, accompanied by hand-made local ice cream and local fruit.

Exceptional Dining

  • Toronto: At 18:00, join your Traveling Concierge and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner with wine.
  • Ottawa: Indulge at Play Food & Wine; a modern culinary experience that will delight your taste buds with its fresh food using local, sustainable and seasonal products sourced by farmers and foragers.
  • Quebec City: In the evening, savor a spectacular dinner with wine at Bistro Le Sam in Chateau Frontenac.
  • Quebec City: This charming restaurant in historic Old Quebec has traced the path of indigenous gastronomy to delight you with meals that are both gourmet feasts and cultural experiences. Over Flaming Yatista prepared tableside, discover how important fire is to the First Nations. Warm up with a traditional soup, enjoy main dishes of seafood, game meat or pasta, and finish with a decadent dessert.
  • Montreal: Enjoy delicious food and wine in Old Montreal at Gibbys.

Magnificent Stays

  • Quebec City: Standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec - it is the heart of it. At Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, 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.

Passport Moments

  • Toronto: In Toronto, see Ontario's Parliament buildings, Queen's Park and the Royal Ontario Museum.
  • Kingston: Guests will be welcomed to Mādahòkì Farm with a serving of Indigenous Tea and will witness the beauty and hear stories about rare and endangered Ojibwe Spirit Horses. These small horses really share their own story of resilience and sacred connection to the Ontario lands where they roamed free for thousands of years. Guests will hear their stories through the work of Artist Rhonda Snow with a painted series of stories she collected from the memories of Elders across Turtle Island.
  • Ottawa: Admire Rideau Hall and learn of its history during a guided walk including the State rooms, where the governor general fulfills official duties, welcomes dignitaries and honours Canadians.
  • Quebec City: A local expert will take you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. You'll gain access to areas not accessible to others and learn how its history is intertwined with the inhabitants of Quebec City.
  • Quebec City: Dive into Quebec City's history as you embark on a walking tour of historic Old Quebec. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll see the Citadel of Quebec, the Latin Quarter, National Assembly and Place-Royale as you hear about the city's French-Canadian influence.
  • Montreal: Visit Notre Dame Basilica in Old Montreal, which is considered a masterpiece in Gothic revival architecture and renowned for its dramatic interior. The sanctuary is decorated in beautiful hues of blues, reds, purples, silver and gold. Stunning stained glass windows, hundreds of intricate wood carvings, and a grand pipe organ are also featured within the interior.

Personalise your day

  • Ottawa: With roots stretching back to 1856, the Canadian Museum of History is one of Canada’s oldest public institutions, sharing its expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies both within Canada and abroad. In addition to its ongoing exhibitions, including the spectacular Grand Hall and First Peoples Hall, each year the Museum presents a number of outstanding exhibitions focusing on Canadian and world history and civilizations.
  • Ottawa: Choose your own itinerary during this self-guided tour of Ottawa via bicycle. Pedal your way through the green areas of the city using safe and scenic bike paths.
  • Quebec City: Get a unique look at this natural wonder as you journey alongside the falls by gondola.
  • Quebec City: Choose to explore the Montmorency Falls on foot as you venture down the 487-step cliffside staircase.
  • Montreal: Explore the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal with a Local Expert. See how this city grew from a trading post to the vibrant, cosmopolitan city you know today. Traverse the narrow streets lined with buildings from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries while your guide explains their origins and stories. Walk past the Notre-Dame Cathedral, City Hall, the Chateau Ramezay, the historic Bonsecours Market and the Seaman's Chapel.
  • Montreal: Join a vibrant mural and street art walking tour to learn about the artists, works, and public art scene in Montreal. Explore Saint-Laurent boulevard and see how it has become the country's premier street art corridor, and how this city has become a world leader in the urban art scene.
Explore stunning Eastern Canada on this 8-day guided tour. See Niagara Falls, one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders, as you cruise the iconic waters on a narrated boat tour. Later, explore the idyllic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake before indulging in a sparkling wine at Chateau des Charmes. Visit the most iconic sites of Ottawa, including its Parliament buildings and Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site — then feast on locally farmed and foraged foods for dinner at the renowned restaurant Play, Food & Wine. In Quebec City, stay at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, which overlooks the St. Lawrence River; a Local Expert will guide you through its corridors on a tour that take you into typically off-limits areas and unveils the mansion's unique history.The Activity Level of this tour is Balanced, meaning there is 1 to 3 miles of walking per day which may include some uneven surfaces such as cobblestones and stairs.

Trip details

Trip Type: Group Tour

Comfort: Deluxe

Travel Styles: Family, 55+, Luxury

Starts: Toronto (ON), Canada

Finishes: Montreal (QC), Canada

Duration: 8 days

Includes

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

1Day 1: Welcome to Toronto

Canada extends a grand welcome where you will be escorted to your luxury hotel, the St. Regis Toronto. Celebrate your Eastern Canada luxury tour over a special Champagne Sabrage ceremony and dine at Woods Restaurant in the historic St. Lawrence neighborhood.

Accommodation: The St. Regis Toronto.
Meals: Dinner

2Day 2: Niagara Falls Up Close and Toronto Sightseeing

Experience the thundering wonder of Niagara Falls aboard an expertly narrated cruise experiencing the power, thundering water and amazing mist up close. Tour and sip ice wines at Chateau De Armes and sample unique cheeses and chocolates.

Accommodation: The St. Regis Toronto.
Meals: Breakfast

3Day 3: Kingston and the Canadian Capital of Ottawa

Uncover Kingston’s historical landmarks and arrive in modern Ottawa. Settle into your landmark hotel, the Fairmont Château Laurier, reminiscent of a French chateau. You're invited to witness the beauty and hear stories about rare and endangered Ojibwe Spirit Horses at Mādahòkì Farm over tea.

Accommodation: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa.
Meals: Breakfast

4Day 4: All About Ottawa Relaxed Start

Bask in Ottawa's iconic buildings including Parliament Hill, Notre Dame and Rideau Canal. Enjoy a guided visit of Rideau Hall, entering the State rooms where the Governor General welcomes dignitaries and honours Canadians. Personalise your exploration of the city pedaling past its sights on a bike tour or join an expertly guided visit to the Canadian Museum of History. This evening, you are invited to a unique farm-to-table, four-course dinner at Play, Food & Wine.

Accommodation: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

5Day 5: The Old Walled City of Quebec

Journey along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City to discover the beautiful Joan of Arc Gardens, the Quebec Parliament, Place Royale and Old Town and embark on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Château Frontenac. Savor a special multi-course dinner at Bistro Le Sam, a locally sought after restaurant inside Le Chateau Frontenac.

Accommodation: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

6Day 6: Quintessential Quebec

Uncover Quebec City's French-Canadian history with a Local Historian visiting the Citadel of Quebec, Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, National Assembly and Place-Royale. In Old Quebec, indulge in First Nations gastronomy over a gourmet lunch at Sagamité restaurant. Discover a natural wonder visiting Parc de la Chute-Montmorency for a gaze at the towering Montmorency Falls. Watch the falls tumble from the mouth of the Montmorency River and rush over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River. Continue your exploration on a scenic gondola ride alongside Montmorency Falls or opt to join a guided tour and demonstration at the Albert Gilles Copper Museum, renowned for its metal craftmanship for nearly 100 years.

Accommodation: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

7Day 7: Historic Montreal

Take in historic Old Montreal’s cobblestone streets and the Old Port or join a mural and street art walking tour highlighting Saint-Laurent boulevard. Visit the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, the first Gothic Revival church in Canada. Indulge in a final dinner to celebrate your journey.

Accommodation: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

8Day 8: Depart Montreal Departure Flight

Your Toronto to Montreal tour comes to an end this morning as you are transferred to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for your onward journey home.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 1: Welcome to Toronto
Canada extends a grand welcome where you will be escorted to your luxury hotel, the St. Regis Toronto. Celebrate your Eastern Canada luxury tour over a special Champagne Sabrage ceremony and dine at Woods Restaurant in the historic St. Lawrence neighborhood.

Accommodation: The St. Regis Toronto.
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Niagara Falls Up Close and Toronto Sightseeing
Experience the thundering wonder of Niagara Falls aboard an expertly narrated cruise experiencing the power, thundering water and amazing mist up close. Tour and sip ice wines at Chateau De Armes and sample unique cheeses and chocolates.

Accommodation: The St. Regis Toronto.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Kingston and the Canadian Capital of Ottawa
Uncover Kingston’s historical landmarks and arrive in modern Ottawa. Settle into your landmark hotel, the Fairmont Château Laurier, reminiscent of a French chateau. You're invited to witness the beauty and hear stories about rare and endangered Ojibwe Spirit Horses at Mādahòkì Farm over tea.

Accommodation: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4: All About Ottawa Relaxed Start
Bask in Ottawa's iconic buildings including Parliament Hill, Notre Dame and Rideau Canal. Enjoy a guided visit of Rideau Hall, entering the State rooms where the Governor General welcomes dignitaries and honours Canadians. Personalise your exploration of the city pedaling past its sights on a bike tour or join an expertly guided visit to the Canadian Museum of History. This evening, you are invited to a unique farm-to-table, four-course dinner at Play, Food & Wine.

Accommodation: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: The Old Walled City of Quebec
Journey along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City to discover the beautiful Joan of Arc Gardens, the Quebec Parliament, Place Royale and Old Town and embark on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Château Frontenac. Savor a special multi-course dinner at Bistro Le Sam, a locally sought after restaurant inside Le Chateau Frontenac.

Accommodation: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Quintessential Quebec
Uncover Quebec City's French-Canadian history with a Local Historian visiting the Citadel of Quebec, Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, National Assembly and Place-Royale. In Old Quebec, indulge in First Nations gastronomy over a gourmet lunch at Sagamité restaurant. Discover a natural wonder visiting Parc de la Chute-Montmorency for a gaze at the towering Montmorency Falls. Watch the falls tumble from the mouth of the Montmorency River and rush over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River. Continue your exploration on a scenic gondola ride alongside Montmorency Falls or opt to join a guided tour and demonstration at the Albert Gilles Copper Museum, renowned for its metal craftmanship for nearly 100 years.

Accommodation: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Historic Montreal
Take in historic Old Montreal’s cobblestone streets and the Old Port or join a mural and street art walking tour highlighting Saint-Laurent boulevard. Visit the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, the first Gothic Revival church in Canada. Indulge in a final dinner to celebrate your journey.

Accommodation: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Depart Montreal Departure Flight
Your Toronto to Montreal tour comes to an end this morning as you are transferred to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for your onward journey home.

Meals: Breakfast

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