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Lakeside Fly Drive Holiday Adventures For All the Family in Ontario

13 nights

There is a lot of family adventure to be found in Northern Ontario, and this spectacular itinerary bundles it all together.

You will launch this unforgettable experience with a fascinating exploration of downtown Toronto, Canada's most exciting city.  Next stop is Niagara Falls, and the truly deafening, awe-inspiring call of the wild. Travelling north, you will travel through rolling hills and classic Canadian countryside to spend two days on the world's largest freshwater island - Manitoulin. You will next be able to explore Killarney Provincial Park and finish your holiday at a lakeside family resort with a host of activities such as canoeing and hiking.

This is an ideal holiday for any family or couple wishing to explore Ontario and enjoy the many activities on offer.

 

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The Breakdown

Here's a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by adding them to your wishlist, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1

Toronto

You will arrive in Toronto and make your way to your downtown hotel, your home for the next 3 nights. The remaining hours are yours to explore this cosmopolitan city. Enjoy the fine cuisine, varied nightlife and world-class shopping of Toronto.

3 nights in Toronto.

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Day 2-3

Toronto

Your days are free to discover the dynamic city of Toronto. Enjoy your admission to the CN Tower; standing 335.33m tall, this symbol of Toronto not only offers sweeping panoramic views but also a world of entertainment. Ride the glass fronted elevators to the top of the world’s tallest structure, dare to walk the glass floor, sample the exquisite cuisine at the revolving restaurant or relax in the Horizon’s Café. Back on earth, stroll through the shops on Queen Street and Yonge Street, head to the theatre district to catch a show and enjoy the bustling night life. Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame, Royal Ontario Museum with its dinosaur displays and Ontario Place.

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Day 4

Toronto to Niagara Falls

Collect your car and drive south, skirting the Niagara Escarpment and traversing the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula. You will discover the historic village of Niagara-on-the-Lake proudly displaying its 19th century heritage. Take some time to browse through the quaint shops and boutiques before continuing along the scenic Niagara Parkway to Niagara Falls.

2 nights in Niagara Falls.

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Day 5

Niagara Falls

Aside from spectacular views of the falls from above, you can visit Table Rock where you will descend through moist tunnels directly behind the falls. Your holiday includes a ride on the new Hornblower Niagara Cruise which takes you to the American Falls before sailing past massive rock formations to the magnificent sight of the thundering Horseshoe Falls. (This trip is weather dependent).

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Day 6

Niagara Falls to Blue Mountain

There are several alternative routes to Blue Mountain.  Travel via Kitchener and Beaver Valley, or along the shores of Lake Huron – all lead to the largest mountain resort in Ontario. Spend some time on the award winning golf course, or take a gondola ride up the breathtaking mountain escarpment. Enjoy an evening in The Village, a welcoming focal point with a variety of shopping and entertainment.

1 night in Blue Mountain.

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Day 7

Blue Mountain to Manitoulin Island

Today you will drive through the picturesque Bruce Peninsula to Tobermory before boarding a ferry for a 2 hour cruise to South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island. The world’s largest freshwater island, Manitoulin contains 5 native reservations and one of the oldest settlements in North America, dating back 9,500 years. You will spend your day exploring this history and enjoying the variety of adventure activities available at your resort. 

2 nights on Manitoulin Island.

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Day 8

Manitoulin Island

A geographic wonder, Manitoulin Island contains over 100 lakes, including Lake Manitou which itself contains several more lakes. With all this fresh water, it’s no surprise that Manitoulin offers so many boating, fishing and scuba diving adventure activities. If you prefer dry land, don’t miss a visit to Assininack Museum, Little Current- Howland Museum, or the well maintained Mississagi Lighthouse Museum.

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Day 9-10

Manitoulin Island to Killarney Provincial Park

Crossing back to the mainland via Little Current you will travel through the lakes and woodland areas to Sudbury. This thriving mining town boasts Science North. The afternoon takes you through a dramatic landscape of white quartzite mountains and pink granite coastlines ringing azure lakes. Arriving on the north shore of Georgian Bay, wind down your day with a choice of activities at your resort, the Killarney Mountain Lodge (dinner included as are a host of non-motorised activities).  The next day enjoy a host of activities and hiking trails.

2 nights in Killarney Provincial Park.

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Day 11

Killarney Provincial Park to Huntsville

In the morning, travel south following the old fur trading routes of early pioneers. Arrive in Huntsville and spend some time relaxing on the waterfront of Peninsula Lake. If you are the more adventurous type, pedal boats, windsurfers, kayaks, mountain bikes, and fishing rods are all available for use at your resort home.

3 nights in Huntsville.

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Day 12-13

Huntsville

The days are at your leisure to explore Huntsville and the surrounding area . We suggest a walk along an interpretive walking trail in a nearby Muskoka forest where samples of seasonal flora and fauna can be found. You could also venture into the wilds of Algonquin Provincial Park to hike through the pristine forests or canoe on the sparkling clean lakes. Take advantage of the convenient children’s programme where children can partake in stimulating and challenging activities, Sunday to Friday (daycare programme available for children). NB: This stay can be extended.

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Day 14

Huntsville to Toronto

Take a leisurely drive down through Southern Ontario to Toronto airport for your overnight flight home.

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The View

A selection of images representing the areas and places you will be visiting to give you a glimpse of what lies in store during your holiday.

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Booking your holiday with us doesn't end when we send your confirmation out to you, either. Talk to us about adding excursions or room upgrades or even restaurant recommendations; we are here to offer advice all the way up to your departure date. Even when you have left the UK, we are still here to help. For example if your flight that we have booked is delayed or cancelled due to ash cloud, strike, etc, it is down to us to re-arrange your travel. We will do everything we can to make sure your holiday runs smoothly. And better still, we are fully bonded with ATOL and ABTA, so your money is completely protected.

Price Includes:

14 nights accommodation

Tax

Hornblower cruise

Admission to the CN Tower

Some meals

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