Discover the best of the Eastern Canadian cities on a tour that takes you from Ontario to Quebec, taking in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, while viewing some of the other highlights of both provinces, as you visit Niagara Falls and the 1000 Islands’ region. This is a great holiday to do particularly in spring or autumn.
You will have time in each city to explore and we recommend booking sightseeing and excursions to make the most of your stay in each one.
The itinerary shown starts in Toronto and ends in Montreal, but it can be done the other way round if you wish.
This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days in one area, extend the holiday or maybe change the direction of travel. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.
LD - Travelled to Nova Scotia
"We explored lots of that south coast"
We have just returned from our week in Nova Scotia and wanted to thank you for organising it all. Both hotels were excellent, the Halliburton was very well placed in the city and their restaurant is really excellent. The Hotel Atlantica's cottage was just what we wanted, by the sea and equipped with all we needed and quiet. We explored lots of that south coast with a quick trip to the north but more to see next time! Your printed driving instructions were a GREAT help, not something we have been given before and greatly appreciated them.
Itinerary (13 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Arrive in Toronto on your flight from the UK and spend a few days in...
Arrive in Toronto on your flight from the UK and spend a few days in this cosmopolitan and vibrant city. Its quick and easy to grab a taxi to downtown, although we could arrange a private transfer for you if would prefer.
There is much to see and explore in downtown Toronto from a trip to the top of the CN Tower – or maybe you are brave enough to try the Edge Walk – to a city sightseeing tour from the water, a visit to the aquarium or exploring the lesser known areas such as Yorkville or the local beach areas.
4 nights Toronto.
Today you will leave Toronto for the day and enjoy an escorted full-day trip to...
Today you will leave Toronto for the day and enjoy an escorted full-day trip to Niagara Falls with highlights including the Hornblower cruise through the falls and a visit to the quaint village of Niagara on the Lake.
Toronto to Gananoque
Today you will be collecting your hire car and departing Toronto the 1000 Islands region....
Today you will be collecting your hire car and departing Toronto the 1000 Islands region. You will be staying overnight in Gananoque and we recommend you take a 1000 Islands cruise, explore Fort Henry, or take a helicopter tour over the 1000 Islands for the best views of Boldt Castle.
1 night in Gananoque.
Gananoque to Ottawa
Today you will be heading to Ottawa, Canada’s capital for a two night stay. You...
Today you will be heading to Ottawa, Canada’s capital for a two night stay. You may want to divert enroute to visit Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg or visit the pretty town of Merrickville.
While in Ottawa, be sure to take to the water, either on a sightseeing cruise or if you are feeling adventurous, a rafting excursion on the Ottawa River. The Canadian Museum of History over the bridge in Gatineau (Quebec) is another must-visit, and you can hire a bike and cycle through the park or maybe take the water taxi, from where you will get great views of the Parliament Buildings.
2 nights in Ottawa.
Today you will be leaving Ontario and crossing over into Quebec where your first stop...
Today you will be leaving Ontario and crossing over into Quebec where your first stop will be Montreal, your home for the next three nights.
Montreal is a great city to explore on foot and we recommend you take a walking tour of Old Montreal. Be sure to visit the Notre Dame Basilica and the Old Port and again a river cruise is a highlight and an alternative way to view the city.
3 nights in Montreal.
Today you will be followiung the north bank of the St Lawrence River to Quebec...
Today you will be followiung the north bank of the St Lawrence River to Quebec City, where you will spend your final three nights.
There are many ways to explore Canada’s oldest city and the only walled city in North America and a guided walking tour where you can learn about Quebec City’s colourful history is recommended. You may want to take a trip to nearby Montmorency Falls or take a full-day excursion to Baie St Catherine for a whale-watching trip.
One of the highlights of your stay will be the many bars and restaurants to explore, and enjoying the local cuisine.
3 nights in Quebec City.
Depart Quebec City and cross the St Lawrence river and head back to to Montreal...