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Ontario

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

Departures

June, July, August, September and October

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

DAY 1 ARRIVE TORONTO

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 

DAY 2 TORONTO

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Toronto. See the Parliament Buildings, the Hockey Hall of Fame and the magnificent CN Tower. The afternoon is free to visit the museums, browse the shops and enjoy a leisurely dinner at the hotel.
Hotel: The Fairmont Royal York
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 3 NIAGARA FALLS

This morning, you'll experience spectacular views of Niagara Falls from on-board a catamaran cruise across Niagara Gorge. The power of the Falls' plunging waters is mesmerising. Visit the charming Niagara-on-the-Lake for a tour and ice wine tasting at a local vineyard, before exploring the town at your leisure.
Hotel: The Fairmont Royal York
Breakfast included


DAY 4 THOUSAND ISLANDS 

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 

DAY 5 OTTAWA

Ottawa captivates you with the charm of its boulevards, lovely gardens and distinctive architecture. This morning see the Royal Mint, National Research Centre, City Halls and the residence of the prime minister, and enjoy a guided tour of the Museum of Civilisation which chronicles the human history in Canada. The remainder of the day is free to explore Ottawa.
Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Breakfast included


DAY 6 MONTREAL

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

 
DAY 7 MONTREAL

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 Montreal Bonaventure
Breakfast and dinner included

 
DAY 8 MONTMORENCY FALLS & QUEBEC CITY 

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 and lunch included

 
DAY 9 QUEBEC CITY

This morning tour Old Quebec, where ancient stone houses huddle beside churches and historical monuments. This afternoon you’re free to meander through Old Quebec to explore the quaint boutiques or simply relax at your fabulous hotel. This evening, you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel.
Hotel: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Breakfast and dinner included 
 

DAY 10 JOURNEY HOME

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

 
2014 Prices

From £3190 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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