Eastern Explorer Escorted Tour

Toronto • Montreal • Ottawa • Niagara Falls

Travel Canada’s original wilderness highways and discover New World settlements, frontier trails and the modern excitement of lively, multi-cultural cities.
You’ll be awed by the natural wonder of surging rivers, the expansive rocky domain of the Canadian Shield, and the breath-taking power of Niagara Falls. Get ready for your call to the wild while whale watching in Quebec (optional) and walking Ontario’s northern trails. Feel history come alive on the King’s highway and in North America’s only fortified city and be romanced by canal-lined cities, cobbled streets and the honeymoon capital of the world. Experience the best of the New World.
From £2330pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Dublin to Toronto
  • 11 NIGHTS accommodation in tour hotels (more details below)
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Transportation by modern tour coach
  • Jonview tour director throughout
  • Price based on 2 adults sharing, travelling in June 2018
  • Quote Ref 1521469 - Call us on 028 9051 1840 or Email Us

Staff Tips

Montreal-In Montreal explore the city by embracing some of that French culture and cycling the streets. Bikes are easily picked up from one of the many Pixi stations and can be paid for using a phone app.

Paddy Dunne

Travel Expert

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

Your Adventure...

Arrival in Toronto
Toronto
Toronto to Montreal
Montreal
Montreal to Quebec City
Quebec City
Quebec City to Ottawa
Ottawa
Ottawa to Midland
Midland to Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls to Toronto
End of Tour
  • Day 1 Arrival in Toronto

    Arrive at Pearson International Airport, Toronto. Individual transfer to your centrally-located hotel. After checking in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free.
    Overnight in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel.

  • Day 2 Toronto

    We get better acquainted with our travelling companions at breakfast before exploring Toronto on a morning city tour. Experience the sights and sounds of this cosmopolitan city as you explore the downtown area and residential areas. Highlights include the Eaton Centre, old and new City Halls, Casa Loma, Yorkville and the University of Toronto. You will pass by the Rogers Centre and the CN Tower and drive along the harbourfront for a complete impression of this city. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration.
    Overnight in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel.
    Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 3 Toronto to Montreal

    Departing early, we enjoy a pleasant drive east. Following the north shore of Lake Ontario, we pass endless miles of rolling farmland. Our first destination is the beautiful Thousand Islands Resort region, where we embark upon a relaxing cruise. After taking in the sights and sounds of this river playground, we re-board our tour coach for the drive to Montreal.
    Overnight in Montreal at the Delta Montreal.
    Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 4 Montreal

    This morning, we will tour the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. The dynamic city of Montreal encapsulates the two founding cultures of Canada and boasts a curious blend of history and modernity. Touring the downtown area we view the Olympic Complex, charming Old Montreal, McGill University, the residential streets of Mount Royal and the bustling shopping streets. Afternoon is at leisure. This evening, perhaps embark on an optional dining excursion and experience ‘Montreal by night’ – a scenic trip out on the town to one of the city’s traditional restaurants.
    Overnight in Montreal at the Delta Montreal.
    Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 5 Montreal to Quebec City

    This morning, we prepare to depart from Montreal’s cosmopolitan atmosphere and follow the route of Canada’s first carriageway, the Chemin du Roy deep into French Canada. Winding our way through typical French-Canadian villages and towns, we experience true immersion in French culture. Upon arrival in Quebec City, we tour within the walls of the old city and view lower Town, the Citadel, Battlefields Park and the ornate city gates.
    Overnight in Quebec City at the Delta Quebec.
    Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 6 Quebec City

    The day is at your leisure to further explore the sights of this charming World Heritage Site. You can enjoy an optional full day excursion to Tadoussac including a 3-hour whalewatching tour on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saguenay River. Step aboard a regular boat and go in search of the world’s largest mammals. You will also visit the spectacular Montmorency Falls that are 30 metres higher than the world-famous Niagara Falls. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this historic French-Canadian city with narrow streets and unique boutiques.
    Overnight in Quebec City at the Delta Quebec.
    Full breakfast included.

  • Day 7 Quebec City to Ottawa

    Following the shore of the St. Lawrence, this morning we travel west past Montreal, across the Ontario border, and on to Ottawa — the nation’s capital. We stop for lunch along the way at the Sucrerie de la Montagne — an authentic sugar shack and pioneer-style restaurant. Upon arrival to Ottawa we take a tour of Ottawa. We view the Parliament Buildings, residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General, the Rideau Canal (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site), and much more. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
    Overnight in Ottawa at the Delta Ottawa.
    Full breakfast and lunch included.

  • Day 8 Ottawa

    This morning, we enjoy the Turtle Island aboriginal experience breakfast on Victoria Island. The afternoon is free for independent exploration of Ottawa’s many museums and fine galleries, shopping at the Sparks Street Mall or perhaps a boat cruise on one of the city’s many waterways.
    Overnight in Ottawa at the Delta Ottawa.
    Breakfast included.

  • Day 9 Ottawa to Midland

    Our journey west from Ottawa features sparkling lakes, rushing streams, deep forests and characteristic northern towns. The trip will be highlighted by a visit to Algonquin Provincial Park where we will take a walk along the scenic trails. This immense wildlife and forest preserve is a favourite destination for camping expeditions during the summer months, and your walk will give you the opportunity to experience a little of it for yourself. Soon, we enter the Muskoka resort region, our destination for the night.
    Overnight in Midland at the Best Western Plus Highland Inn.
    Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 10 Midland to Niagara Falls

    This morning, upon arrival to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, we have breakfast. This fascinating three-acre historic site is a detailed reconstruction of the first inland European community in Canada. Next, we are driving south past Toronto and then through the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula with a final destination of Niagara Falls. A thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower Niagara Cruises – Voyage to the Falls brings us to the foot of the thundering waterfalls for an unforgettable experience. We will take a ride to the top of the Skylon Tower providing a spectacular view of the falls and the surrounding district of Niagara. Afterwards, you can enjoy an optional Niagara Helicopter Tour that gives you a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding region or visit the IMAX theatre for a spectacular movie about the falls projected on a floor-to-ceiling dome. The evening is free for exploring North America’s “honeymoon capital”.
    Overnight in Niagara Falls at the Hilton Hotel Fallsview.
    Full breakfast included.

  • Day 11 Niagara Falls to Toronto

    We leave Niagara Falls this morning. Our drive follows the scenic Niagara Parkway through the historic village of Niagara-on-the-Lake, home of the Shaw Festival. Here we see a small but thriving community, proud to display a carefully-preserved nineteenth-century atmosphere. This afternoon completes the tour with a short drive back to Toronto. The evening features our special "Farewell to Canada" dinner at the CN Tower.
    Overnight in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel.
    Full breakfast and dinner included.

  • Day 12 End of Tour

    A time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells. Individual transfer to Pearson International Airport, Toronto, in time to check in for your return flight.

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