Quebec and Ontario Explorer
From sugar shack maple syrup to Niagara vineyard wines of note, from French food to French fries, this 1-week trip serves up the best of central Canada. Get a hit of urban decadence in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa and a soothing wilderness stay in lakeside cottages in the Algonquin region. You'll travel in comfortable vehicles with a local CEO there to lead the way, so you're spending your time appreciating the magnificent sites instead of figuring out how to get to them.
Air-conditioned private touring van, hiking, walking.
Comfort hotels (6 nts), lakeside cottage (2 nts).
Hands-On: Winery Visit and Wine Tasting, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Orientation walk through historic old Montreal. Visit an authentic sugar shack for a local lunch and sample maple syrup. Ottawa orientation walk including Parliament Hill and the Byward Market. 2 nights in authentic lakeside cottages with hiking, canoeing and wildlife watching. Evening walk in Niagara Falls. Winery tour and tasting. Orientation walk in Toronto. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Embrace the ethnic diversity of Toronto and Montreal, witness how Canadian maple syrup gets from trees to your pancakes, appreciate the evening call of the loon beside a campfire at your lakeside cottages, visit Ontario's award-winning wine region for a taste.
Day 1 Montreal
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Montreal (1B)
In the morning, take a walk through historic old Montreal. In your free time, try popular optional activities like walking in Mont Royal park or visit museums and galleries.
Day 3 Montreal/Ottawa (1B, 1L)
The day's drive includes a stop for lunch at an authentic sugar shack to learn about maple syrup, then on to Ottawa-the nation's capital. Enjoy a walk along Parliament Hill and through the Byward Market.
Day 4 Ottawa/Algonquin Provincial Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Trade the city for pristine nature in the Algonquin region, where we spend two nights in lakeside cottages enjoying the great Canadian outdoors. Enjoy a campfire, take a guided hike, and go canoeing. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, beavers, black bears, and other wildlife.
Day 5 Algonquin Provincial Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Take in the pristine nature of the Algonquin region, enjoy a campfire, go on a guided hike, and try your hand at canoeing. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, beavers, black bears, and other wildlife.
Day 6 Algonquin Provincial Park/Niagara Falls (1B, 1L)
Travel to Niagara Falls and take a walk to view the illuminated falls this evening. Opt to explore the city on your own or take the boat to get a closer look at one of the great natural wonders of the world.
Day 7 Niagara Falls (1B)
Visit the wine region of Niagara-on-the-Lake for a winery visit and tasting. Return to Niagara Falls and have free time to explore, shop or visit the casino.
Day 8 Niagara Falls/Toronto (1B)
Head to Toronto and take an orientation walk downtown. Opt to visit the CN Tower, enjoy a harbour cruise, or explore some of the many culturally diverse neighbourhoods.
Day 9 Toronto (1B)
Depart at any time.