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Eastern Canada in Depth

1 country
2 provinces9 cities
2 UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites
Special departure: 22 September will experience Autumn colours
There's so much more to Canada than the thundering waters of Niagara Falls and Old Montreal's cobblestone streets. Prepare for an immersive and authentic Canadian experience as you taste Niagara-on-the-Lake's famous ice wines, whale watch along the St Lawrence river, drive through diverse wilderness and eat lunch at an authentic sugar shack.Discover CanadaFrom Toronto and back again, travel through beautiful wilderness country on your way to visiting some of Eastern Canada's best spots. Explore the charming 19th-century preservation village of Niagara-On-The-Lakes, including a winery tour and tasting, and a boat trip to the foot of the mighty Niagara Falls. En route to Ottawa, learn more about the French Jesuit settlement of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland, first established in 1963, and drive through the pristine Algonquin Provincial Park, home to moose and bears. Enjoy a maple syrup-enhanced lunch at an authentic 'sugar shack' (where sap from sugar maples is collected and turned into syrup) and indulge in pancakes, bacon, waffles and sugar pie. French HeritageStep back in time in the cobblestone streets of stunning French colonial 'Vieux Montreal', tour the gothic-revival Notre Dame Basilica and enjoy the atmosphere of the lively Latin Quarter. Learn more about Old Montreal's historic and culinary charms on a walking food tour. Wander the streets of Quebec's heritage-listed Old City, try the famous cider of Orleans Island and spend a day searching for whales on the St Lawerence River in Tadoussac.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Canada. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $185pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 12 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 2 nights in the luxurious 5 star Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
  • 2 nights in the Old Stone Inn
  • 16 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based tour director
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Sightseeing

Origins of Canada

  • Spend time browsing the streets and shops in the historic village of Niagara-on-the-Lake, a 19th century preservation village.
  • Feel the incredible power of Niagara Falls with a boat tour to the foot of the falls.
  • Walk along the White Water Walk boardwalk at the edge of one of the world's wildest stretches of whitewater.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Niagara wine region with winery visits and tastings.
  • Visit the French Jesuit settlement of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland, first established in 1693.
  • Encounter northern wilderness country with a drive through Algonquin Provincial Park on the way to Ottawa.
  • Enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Ottawa, Canada's capital city.
  • Visit the hard-working huskies of Expedition Wolf.
  • Travel to the top of Mt Tremblant by cable car.
  • Enjoy a lake cruise on Lake Tremblant.
  • Visit a traditional sugar shack in Trois Rivieres and enjoy an authentic sugar shack meal.
  • Cruise the Saguenay and St Lawrence Rivers in Tadoussac searching for beluga, finback, humpback and blue whales.
  • Visit an apple orchard on the charming and agriculturally thriving Orleans Island.
  • Admire the Montmorency Falls at the mouth of the Montmorency River.
  • Step back in time in the cobblestone streets of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Quebec on a city tour.
  • Explore beautiful Montreal on a city tour, including entrance to the stunning gothic style Notre Dame Basilica.
  • Eat your way through Old Montreal on a walking food tour.
  • Relax on a cruise through the stunning maze of islands in the famous Thousand Islands area, at the border of Canada and the United States.
  • Discover the metropolis of Toronto on a city tour, including admission to the CN tower's famous observation deck.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
19
Price From
AUD $11,245
Start Location
Canada
End Location
Canada
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
10 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Slow paced, Walking
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
16 Jun 201904 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $10,770
01 Sep 201919 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $11,270
22 Sep 201910 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $11,270
ItineraryExpand
Eastern Canada in Depth

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Arrive Toronto

Welcome to Canada! Some of the most stunning, untouched landscapes in the world lie ahead of us here. But, first things first - let's get to the hotel and unwind after our flights with a welcome drink.

Day 2. Toronto - Niagara Falls

After travelling through orchards and vineyards, we'll have time to explore the village of Niagara-on-the-Lake, including its shops and boutiques.

Special Experience: Prepare to get up close and personal with the thundering Niagara Falls as we travel up the river to the foot of the falls on a thrilling boat ride.

We'll enjoy a welcome dinner tonight at a local restaurant. [B,D]

Day 3. Niagara Falls

More sightseeing today, starting with a trip down the White Water Walk - a boardwalk running along one of the world's wildest stretches of white water. We'll see why these Class 6 rapids (the highest rating) are only ever attempted by experts. [B]

Special Experience: Experience the flavours of the Niagara-on-the-Lake wine region with a winery tour and tasting session.

Day 4. Niagara Falls - Huntsville

Today we depart Niagara Falls for charming Huntsville, nestled among thick forest, where we'll enjoy the evening at leisure. [B]

Special Experience: Visit the French Jesuit settlement of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland, first established in 1693.

Day 5. Huntsville - Ottawa

Enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque Algonquin Provincial Park on our way to Ottawa. The highway cuts through the heart of this rich hardwood forest, which is home to moose, deer, beavers, black bears and gray wolves. [B]

Day 6. Ottawa

From the lumber and rail centre of bygone days, Ottawa has blossomed into a modern capital with an array of impressive monuments, galleries and museums to explore, which we'll enjoy today on a sightseeing tour of the city. Highlights include Parliament Hill, the political and cultural heart of the city boasting beautiful gothic parliament buildings atop the hill; the residences of the Prime Minister and Governor General; the National Arts Centre, one of the largest multidisciplinary, bilingual performing arts centres in the world, and; the Byward Market, known for its gourmet specialties, including Canadian cheese and maple-infused chocolate, and its colourful street art. [B]

Day 7. Ottawa - Mont Tremblant

Special Experience: Meet some of the 200 hardworking huskies of Expedition Wolf, experts in dogsledding, in the beautiful forests of Rivi re-Rouge.

We'll also take a Gondola to the top of Mont Tremblant to take in the breathtaking views of this beautifully picturesque town. [B]

Day 8. Mont Tremblant

Take a break and enjoy a relaxing day at leisure before a sunset cruise on Lake Tremblant this evening. [B]

Day 9. Mont Tremblant - Charlevoix

Today we're travelling east to enjoy the regional charm and rolling hills of Charlevoix, a popular retreat for those looking to escape Quebec's hustle and bustle. [B,L]

Special Experience: Enjoy some traditional Canadian hospitality with a delicious, authentic sugar shack lunch at a sugar shack in Trois Rivieres!

Day 10. Charlevoix

Special Experience: Take to the water from Tadoussac for a whale watching cruise on the gorgeous St Lawerence River, which is home to 13 species of cetaceans, from blue whales to humpbacks. [B]

Day 11. Charlevoix - Quebec City

We make our way to Quebec City today, stopping along the way to visit an apple orchard on the charming and agriculturally thriving Orleans Island. We'll also make a stop at the lovely Montmorency Falls before enjoying an afternoon at leisure in Quebec City to relax or explore at your own pace. [B]

Day 12. Quebec City

We'll get better acquainted with the city on a guided tour this morning, visiting sights such as Lower Town, Battlefield Park and the beautiful cathedrals of the village of Sainte-Anne. [B]

Day 13. Quebec - Montreal

Today we'll take a guided tour of Montreal. Highlights include the stunning French colonial area of Old Montreal, characterised by its cobblestone streets and lanes; the stunning gothic-revival style Notre Dame Basilica; the charming Latin Quarter; historic McGill University, and; the observation point at the top of Mount Royal, where we'll enjoy panoramic views. [B]

Day 14. Montreal

Special Experience: Go behind the scenes and into the kitchens of some of Old Montreal's reputable restaurants, uncovering its delicious historic and cultural culinary charms on a walking food tour.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at leisure to explore this beautiful and historic city at your own pace. [B,L]

Day 15. Montreal - Kingston

We follow the mighty St Lawrence River back into agricultural Ontario, passing farms, towns and villages on our way to Canada's first capital, Kingston. [B]

Special Experience: Enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruising through the 1000 Island area on the beautiful St Lawerence river.

Day 16. Kingston - Toronto

Today we take a guided tour of Toronto. Highlights include the financial and entertainment districts, Old and New City Halls, Chinatown, Queens Park with the Ontario Legislative buildings and the Flat Iron building. This evening we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner at a local restaurant. [B,D]

Day 17. Depart Toronto

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 18. In transit
Day 19. Arrive Australia