Eastern Journey Escorted Tour

Toronto • Niagara Falls • Ottawa • Quebec City • Montreal

On this Eastern Canada escorted tour you’ll discover Canada’s unbeatable mix of Old World charm and vibrant urban pleasures. The fortified towns, canals and historic forts of Canada’s founding cultures comfortably coexist with cosmopolitan cities boasting exciting fashion and food, world-class attractions and thriving artistic communities.

Begin your escorted tour in Toronto and explore its vibrant downtown area. A visit to the CN Tower is a must for the best views of Toronto or even enjoy the dinner against the backdrop of the city. Your stay in Toronto includes an excursion to Niagara Falls, a must see while in the region.

Leave the Toronto skyline behind for Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. Ottawa is an urban centre surrounded by beautiful nature right at your fingertips. There is an laid back cosmopolitan vibe to the city while being steeped in culture. During your stay in Ottawa, you will travel to Quebec City for an overnight stay. Use the opportunity to explore the sights of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site a living museum of narrow cobblestone streets, 17th and 18th-century houses and soaring church spires.

From here travel on to Montreal. European in style, lose yourself in Montreal’s cobbled streets with French style cafes and bistros where you can sit back and soak it all in. You will then travel back to Toronto where your escorted tour will conclude.

From €1647pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Ireland to Toronto with Aer Lingus
  • 7 NIGHTS hotel accommodation staying in tour hotels (more details below)
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Transportation by modern tour coach
  • Jonview tour director throughout
  • Based on two adults sharing, travelling May 2019
  • Quote Ref 51421523

Staff Tips

Quebec City - Take advantage of free activities. When you arrive, grab a walking tour map and spend the first day exploring the city on your own. Once you get a feel for it, it may be a good idea to bring a French/English dictionary just in case as the official language of Quebec City is none other than French. And though most places will provide an English equivalent, street signs/names will be listed in French.

Adrienne Keogh

General Manager Reservations and Operations

Montreal - A visit to Crescent Street, Montreal’s landmark for bars and restaurants, would not be complete without a visit to the laid-back atmosphere of Hurley’s Irish Pub offering live traditional music every night.

Linda Collins

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Toronto
Toronto/Niagara Falls Excursion
Toronto to Ottawa
Ottawa to Quebec City
Quebec City
Quebec City to Montreal
Montreal to Toronto
Toronto
  • Day 1 Toronto

    Arrive at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. After checking in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets of this dynamic city. Discover the delights of Toronto’s colourful neighbourhoods, take a ride to the top of the CN Tower, experience the lively theatre district and indulge in one of the numerous restaurants.
    Overnight in Toronto at the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto.

  • Day 2 Toronto/Niagara Falls Excursion

    This morning we meet our fellow travellers at breakfast before setting out to discover the many identities of the Canada’s most cosmopolitan city. After seeing the provincial parliament buildings, the waterfront, the imposing CN Tower and lively Chinatown, we leave the city and head for the Niagara Peninsula. We pass through outlying communities and towns along the shores of Lake Ontario en route to Niagara Falls. Time is allocated to admire the falls and take part in some of Niagara Falls numerous activities. While in Niagara, you may do an optional helicopter excursion. Don’t forget your camera to capture the spectacular views!
    Overnight in Toronto at the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto. Buffet breakfast included.

  • Day 3 Toronto to Ottawa

    We leave the Toronto skyline behind and drive east towards Ottawa. Our route then winds through rolling farmland, following the rivers and lakes of the Rideau Waterway. Upon arrival in Ottawa, we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the national capital. Defined by the Rideau Canal (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site) and the government buildings on Parliament Hill, the city offers many great sights including the public gardens, the Byward Market and City Hall.
    Overnight in Ottawa at the Travelodge Ottawa Hotel. Buffet breakfast included.

  • Day 4 Ottawa to Quebec City

    This morning we travel along the scenic Ottawa River to the French-speaking province of Quebec. We skirt the magnificent Laurentians and follow the Chemin du Roy Highway past rustic Quebecois villages and historic shrines. Today’s journey ends in Quebec’s cultural heartland, Quebec City. We tour within the walls of the old city and view the ornate city gates, Lower Town, the Citadel and Battlefields Park.
    Overnight in Quebec City at the Hotel Clarion Quebec. Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 5 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 3-hours of whale watching on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saguenay River aboard a regular boat. Upon return, we will visit the spectacular Montmorency Falls that are 30 metres higher than the Niagara Falls with a flow of roughly 35,000 litres of water per second (125,000 litres during the spring). 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 Hotel Clarion Quebec. Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 6 Quebec City to Montreal

    Departing from Quebec City we drive along the St. Lawrence River in the footsteps of the early settlers. Upon arrival in Montreal, we 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. 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 Hotel Lord Berri. Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 7 Montreal to Toronto

    Today's route takes us back to Toronto, where you will have time to explore colourful neighbourhoods and to sample some of the city’s great restaurants and wonderful entertainment. In Rockport you have an option of enjoying an entertaining and relaxing cruise through the beautiful 1000 group of islands.
    Overnight in Toronto at the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto. Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 8 Toronto

    The time has come for some last-minute shopping and to say farewell to Canada. Individual transfer to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in time to check in for your return flight.

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