Day one - Fly to Toronto and travel to Niagara
Fly to Canada, meet your tour manager, transfer to your hotel in Niagara Falls and enjoy your first glimpse of one of the world's greatest natural wonders. The colourful, relaxed resort that has grown up next to the Falls offers a host of diversions, and you'll find many restaurants, bars and shops in addition to the magnetic, mesmerising draw of the roaring waters.
Day Two - At leisure by the Falls
Enjoy a day in Niagara Falls, perhaps embarking the Hornblower Niagara cruise for a spray-soaked passage close to the foot of the torrent formed at the point where the Niagara River plunges over precipices in two spectacular cascades. And, why not enjoy an optional buffet lunch with a view in the Sheraton on the Falls Penthouse Fallsview Dining Room?
Day Three - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Toronto and an optional sightseeing tour
After a chance to enjoy an exciting optional Helicopter Ride over the Falls, today, you'll journey to the exquisite town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of Canada’s oldest settlements. From here, you'll continue to Toronto, on the shore of Lake Ontario, for a two-night stay. Join our optional guided city tour to discover one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities, which is divided into several distinct neighbourhoods that reflect the city’s mix of ethnic origins. During the tour you’ll see Chinatown, Greektown, Little India and Little Italy, as well as Victorian Cabbagetown and stylish Yorkville. Later, enjoy a first evening in this wonderful lakefront city. Modern Toronto boasts stunning developments along its Waterfront, glitzy shopping malls and (of course) the slender needle of the CN Tower.
Day Four - At leisure in Toronto
Enjoy a free day’s rest and relaxation in Toronto, making the most of your time in the city. Those with a head for heights might head for the CN Tower, where the very brave can experience the stomach-churning EdgeWalk. Stroll the Waterfront promenade or laze on the city’s beaches. Head for one of a host of fine museums and galleries, or visit historic Fort York, one of Canada’s most important battlefield sites. Take in the neo-Gothic opulence of Casa Loma, one of Toronto's most recognisable landmarks, or shop till you drop at the Eaton Centre.
Day Five - Travel Past Lake Ontario to Ottawa
This morning you’ll follow the Maple Leaf Trail, first along Lake Ontario’s northern shore past attractive Kingston, gateway to the Thousand Islands and the St Lawrence River, to Ottawa. You'll spend the night in Canada’s beautiful, romantic capital, with its Victorian houses, Grand Parliament buildings and famous Rideau Canal.
Day Six - Explore Ottawa and travel to Montreal
After a relaxed morning and the chance to explore elegant Ottawa, re-board the coach and journey into the great French-Canadian province of Quebec, and on to Montreal. Enjoy a three-night stay in this undisputed centre of style and sophistication.
Day Seven - At leisure, or optional Montreal sightseeing
Get to know the city on this morning’s optional guided tour, which will take in the pretty Vieux Port area and the lively Plateau Mont Royal. Montreal combines cutting-edge modernity, French style and flair, and is a cosmopolitan mix of high culture, high fashion and high tech. The waterfront rivals Vancouver’s for glass and steel architectural marvels, and contrasts with the bohemian groove of trendy Plateau Mont Royal and Vieux Montreal.
This evening, step back in time, and dine in Belle Epoque style on our optional Maple Delights dinner excursion.
Day Eight - Included Quebec City visit and optional sightseeing tour
Your last included excursion takes you to historic Quebec City, one of Canada's oldest settlements. You''ll have the chance to begin your visit with an optional guided city tour, and will then have free time to explore the narrow, cobbled alleyways of the lower Basse Ville and its upper Haute Ville counterpart, which together form endlessly enthralling, UNESCO-listed Vieux-Québec, a district dominated by the monumental Citadelle and the Château Frontenac hotel.
At the end of a wonderful day, you’ll return to Montreal for a final evening relaxing.
Day Nine - Return to Toronto Airport
Take the scenic route back into Ontario, and travel around the lake to Toronto Airport where you'll board your flight home.
Day Ten - Arrive home
Arrive back in the UK, after an overnight flight.