A superbly diverse destination, combining a stunning natural landscape of mountains, lakes and valleys with an array of cultural pursuits in its cosmopolitan cities, the province of Ontario offers a range of opportunities so no two days of your vacation need ever be the same.

Bordered by the Great Lakes of Superior, Huron, Erie and Ontario, and traversed with almost a quarter of a million additional lakes and rivers, Ontario is awash with waterways, sandy beaches and lush landscape. Adventure seekers can paddle over extensive water journeys, dive beneath the surface or take an excursion to fish for bass, salmon and pike. Being back on land offers the opportunity to camp and trek through the 110 Provincial and National Parks, explore the flora and fauna which is a haven for bird watchers and nature worshippers and participate in some of the seasonal sports such as the winter recreational activities of snow shoeing, skiing, snow mobiling and dog sledding.

Home to the nations’ capital city of Ottawa as well as the provincial capital of Toronto, Ontario has no shortage of festivals, sightseeing attractions, heritage and culture. Avid shoppers and culinary critiques will not be disappointed either as the provinces multi cultural heritage provides a myriad of boutique shops and malls as well as every imaginable kind of cuisine.

The ever-popular Niagara region attracts visitors from across the globe to witness the extraordinary spectacle of six million cubic feet of water drop almost 200 feet per minute at Niagara Falls. In contrast to this fast paced destination, Niagara-on-the-Lake just a few miles away provides a peaceful hideaway and uniquely historic town of small shops and café. This region is home to many internationally acclaimed award-winning wines and ice-wines. Tours and tastings are a growing trend amongst visitors.

A nautical playground, the St Lawrence River's spectacular 1000 Islands Region is a destination not to be missed, where boats wind gently around islands housing everything from tiny log cabins to gigantic estates such as Boldt Castle.

Journey out to the resorts, lodges and guest ranches of Ontario’s north where outdoor recreation is paramount. Horse riding, hiking, boating, fishing and golf are just a few of the many possibilities and you’ll be greeted with sincere Canadian gracious hospitality.

Enjoy a spectacular rail journey with VIA Rail and experience the varied landscpes and beautiful sights of Ontario.




Average Max/Min temperatures °c
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Toronto -1/-8 -1/-8 4/-4 11/1 18/8 24/13 27/16 26/16 22/12 15/6 7/1 1/-6
Ottawa -6/-16 -6/-16 1/-8 10/-1 18/6 24/12 27/15 26/17 21/9 13/3 4/-3 -4/-12
Flight duration from the UK: Toronto 8 hours Ottawa:7.5 hours
Ontario time zone: GMT minus(-)5 hours

Canada's Capital Cities & Niagara Falls

10 Days/9 Nights

Begins in Toronto and ends in Quebec City


May, June, July, August and September

Your Tauck Itinerary includes:

• Round trip scheduled flights
• Accommodation for 9 nights as specified
• 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 6 dinners
• Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
• Services of a Tauck Tour Director


Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Toronto. Upon arrival, transfer to The Fairmont Royal York which is located in the heart of the city. Enjoy a little time to relax before meeting your Tauck Director and travelling companions at the Royal Ontario Museum for a welcome reception and dinner.
Hotel: The Fairmont Royal York 
Dinner included 


Today you journey to the thundering Niagara Falls. This morning you’ll enjoy a boat cruise for an up-close view of the plunging waters and misty spray created by the Falls. Lunch is enjoyed in the charming, Victorian town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, before making the return journey to Toronto for a visit to the CN Tower.
Hotel: The Fairmont Royal York
Breakfast and dinner included


En route to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa you will enjoy a luncheon cruise through the Thousand Islands, home to quaint summer houses and opulent mansions. Once in Ottawa you are free to explore this exciting city before enjoying a wonderful dinner.
Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Laurier  
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included 


Enjoy a guided visit to the city’s grand Parliament buildings, including the House of Commons, where vaulted ceilings, marble floors and stone walls adorned by hundreds of gargoyles create a grand feel. Next, it’s on to the Canadian Museum of History. Dating back to 1856, it is one of Canada’s oldest public institutions and a showcase of Canadian history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies.
Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Laurier  
Breakfast included 


Before departing for French-speaking Montreal, enjoy a presentation by an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Once in Montreal, you will experience a country chateau lunch before a guided city sightseeing tour of the city.
Hotel: Hilton Bonaventure Montreal
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included


Take a walking tour through Old Montreal, a contrasting environment to the bustling new city and sample an array of epicurean delights. The rest of the day is yours to do as you wish. Perhaps a visit to the fashionable shops of Place Ville Marie and St. Catherine or explore the underground city. This evening, enjoy culinary traditions at a popular local restaurant.
Hotel: Hilton Bonaventure Montreal
Breakfast and dinner included


Head east through the heart of French Canada along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City. En route enjoy a taste of locally produced maple ice at Trois Rivieres, and stop for lunch besides Montmorency Falls, which are higher than Niagara Falls. Your accommodation in Quebec City, the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, is one of the most iconic hotels in French Canada and overlooks Old Quebec and the port.
Hotel: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included


This morning, tour Old Quebec where ancient stone houses huddle beside churches and historical monuments. Next you venture out of the city to historic Île d’Orléans, a French inspired island of red-roofed farm houses and bountiful fields of agricultural produce. Savour lunch in a historic French flour mill and an afternoon cider tasting at a local farm.
Hotel: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Breakfast and lunch included


The entire day is yours to enjoy Quebec City’s enchanting setting on the St. Lawrence River, its rich architectural legacy and its colourful past. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel this evening.
Hotel: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Breakfast and dinner included 


Time for some last minute sightseeing and shopping before you transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Breakfast included


From £2999 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

Winner of ‘Top Tour Operator to the USA & Canada 2012’ voted by readers of Selling Long Haul magazine.


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