Natural Wonders of Ontario Fly Drive

Toronto • Keene • Picton • Haliburton • Huntsville • Blue Mountain

Experience vacationing like a true Canadian, discovering the dramatic natural landscapes of eastern and northern Ontario at properties in several activity-oriented communities.
Historic towns are set in the wine country of the southeast, offering days of serene exploration. Chains of lakes are surrounded by near-endless forests that extend from the Haliburton Highlands of the east to the famed Muskoka region of the northwest. Hiking trails stretch onward through provincial parks, and available activities and amenities at the carefully selected properties are ideal for both relaxation and adventure.
From £1779pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Ireland to Toronto
  • 12 NIGHTS accommodation in selected Fly/Drive hotels
  • Economy car rental for 11 days
  • A personalised Jonview Canada Roadbook, containing essential travel information featuring overview notes of the area of travel, local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights, provincial maps with city guides, hotel vouchers and customised day-by-day routing maps
  • Price based on travelling 1 June 2017. Departs daily from 05 May to 21 Oct 2017
  • Quote Ref 1496805

Staff Tips

Toronto-One of the best ways to view the beautiful city of Toronto is dinner at the CN Tower in the revolving 360 restaurant. You can enjoy the amazing vista and a great meal simultaneously.

Jennifer Mulligan

Travel Expert

We will arrange a flight to your destination where you pick up a rental car on arrival and tour at you own pace through your favourite destination. We can arrange all of your accommodation or you can ‘freelance’. Freelancing is not recommended during the park summer or autumn periods.

Paddy Dunne

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Arrive in Toronto
Toronto
Toronto to Keene/Elmhirst Resort (154 KM)
Keene/Elmhirst Resort
Elmhirst Resort to Picton (111 KM)
Picton
Picton to Haliburton (209 KM)
Haliburton
Haliburton to Huntsville (98 KM)
Huntsville
Huntsville to Blue Mountain (173 KM)
Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain to Toronto / End of Package (127 KM)
  • Day 1 Arrive in Toronto

    Arrive at Pearson International Airport in Toronto and transfer independently to your downtown hotel where you pick up your Jonview Canada Roadbook at the front desk and check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to take in the sights of Canada’s largest city. Museums, eateries, galleries and sidewalk patios are all just a short walk or cab ride away from your hotel.
    Overnight in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel or similar.

  • Day 2 Toronto

    Today is free to independently explore the near countless attractions and locations of interest around the city. You may choose to visit impressive city landmarks such as the Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome), Ripley’s Aquarium, The Hockey Hall of Fame, walk the length of the harbourfront district on foot or by harbour cruise, or perhaps find a shopping bargain or two at the multi-levelled Eaton Centre .
    Overnight in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel or similar.

  • Day 3 Toronto to Keene/Elmhirst Resort (154 KM)

    Today you pick up your rental car downtown Toronto and following the northern shore of Lake Ontario you drive east of the city through the urban, suburban and then rural landscape and the many communities and small towns that populate the route . Arriving at Elmhirst Resort on the quiet shores of Rice Lake, check in and relax on the wide lawns and beaches of this serene, family-owned resort that celebrates the Canadian cottage lifestyle.
    Overnight at Elmhirst Resort.

  • Day 4 Keene/Elmhirst Resort

    Today is yours to partake in a choice of two activities available on the resort. Take a thrilling flightseeing flight over the lakes and forests of the Kawartha region, or perhaps climb aboard a personal AllTerrain Vehicle (ATV) for a guided run through local forested trails. You may enjoy an afternoon on horseback or choose to relax with an indulgent session at the spa followed by a delicious meal.
    Overnight at Elmhirst Resort. Lunch or dinner included if selected as one of the two options.

  • Day 5 Elmhirst Resort to Picton (111 KM)

    Departing eastward, today’s journey takes you into beautiful Prince Edward County – a large landmass that is nearly an island except for a small land bridge across the channel waters. Renowned for its lush vineyards, thriving arts and crafts community and historic homes of Canada’s early governors, the region offers an idyllic drive to the picturesque small town of Picton.
    Overnight in Picton at the Isaiah Tubbs Resort or similar.

  • Day 6 Picton

    Today is free to either enjoy the amenities of your hotel, or perhaps pay a visit to one of the surrounding wineries for a tour. Explore the town and its magnificent neighbourhoods of massive colonial mansions of 19th century heads of state, or take in lunch on the patio of one of the local restaurants and sample some of the local cheeses, wines and craft beer.
    Overnight in Picton at the Isaiah Tubbs Resort or similar.

  • Crossing back over the land bridge and driving northward, the forests and rocky outcroppings replace the farmland of the south as you enter one of the province’s most popular ‘cottaging’ areas . A long tradition in Ontario dating back over a century, secondary summer homes were built on shores of the hundreds of lakes and rivers that populate the region. Used as vacation properties for city dwellers, the small communities that grew up around these areas embraced a culture of boating, arts and crafts, antiquing and more recently, outdoor adventure. Arriving in Haliburton, check into your hotel and explore the local area set amidst the forests and streams.
    Overnight in Haliburton at the Pinestone Resort or similar.

  • Day 8 Haliburton

    A day of discovery in the Haliburton Highlands is yours for the taking. The surrounding townships feature interesting attractions such as the Haliburton Highlands Museum, showcasing artifacts from the early mining and forestry days of the area. The Haliburton Sculpture Forest offers an afternoon of easy hiking through old growth forest trails, interspaced with large and small sculptures by local artists. For a more relaxing day, you may enjoy a spa session onsite at your resort with one of the many available treatments (at additional cost).
    Overnight in Haliburton at the Pinestone Resort or similar.

  • Day 9 Haliburton to Huntsville (98 KM)

    The forests of the Haliburton Highlands give way to the conjoined lakes that spring from the rocky outcroppings of the Canadian Shield characteristic of the famed Muskoka region of northwest Ontario. Hundreds of deep, interconnected lakes provide the premium location for the executive retreats of millionaires and celebrities and have fostered the growth of small, service oriented towns and outfitters in the region. Check into your hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring the grounds and local area.
    Overnight in Huntsville at the Hidden Valley Resort or similar.

  • Day 10 Huntsville

    The day is free to visit the small shoppes and eateries of Huntsville – one of the larger towns of region. If adventure is on your list, perhaps take today to drive 15 minutes north to Arrowhead Provincial Park for a hike on one of the day trails, or drive 30 minutes east to one of the western gates of the massive Algonquin Provincial Park and its huge system of lakes, trails and campsites.
    Overnight in Huntsville at the Hidden Valley Resort or similar.

  • Day 11 Huntsville to Blue Mountain (173 KM)

    The road leads south today around the southern shores of the wide waters of Georgian Bay. Fed by the massive Lake Huron, this area boasts windswept rocky shores and channels that connect the many inlets and shallows along the shoreline. Arriving in Blue Mountain, check in to your hotel and take some time to wander the village and discover how this community that grew up around the winter ski season has developed into a four-season hub of outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.
    Overnight in Blue Mountain at the Blue Mountain Inn or similar.

  • Day 12 Blue Mountain

    One of winter’s most exciting sports has been adapted to summer and offers guests the thrills of a high speed bobsled run without the snow and ice! Take the lift to the top of the mountain where you climb on your personal Ridge Runner (rail bobsled) and race down a fixed tubular track that weaves and banks through the forest. With complete control of your speed, this unique ride allows you to experience the run at your own speed as many times as you with your full day park pass.
    Overnight in Blue Mountain at the Blue Mountain Inn or similar.

  • Day 13 Blue Mountain to Toronto / End of Package (127 KM)

    Descending down into southern Ontario, you return to Toronto International Airport where you return your rental car and check in for your return flight home.

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