🗓️ September-October 2020: 8 Days, 7 Nights. Toronto (3), Montreal (3), Ottawa (1)
Once you know about Academy Travel Service's "Road & Nature" tours, we are confident that you will get excited to join the ride.
Covering the best parts of Ontario and Quebec from Niagara to Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. Could there be a better opportunity to get to know Canada?
Enjoy the natural beauty and history of some of Canada’s top tourist destinations.
We are committed to provide a safe and clean drive by fulfilling and even exceeding all regulatory requirements regarding the COVID-19.
🚘 Drive your own vehicle or take a rent-a-car to share the fun. This itinerary is limited to 15 vehicles including the lead vehicle.
Drive With Tour Director (optional): You can also reserve your space to ride with the tour director (space is limited). $400 per person as extra charge. When choosing this option, you do not need your own or rental vehicle. You can purchase this additional option here.
- Day 1: Arrive in Toronto
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the economic and financial capital of the country and the provincial capital of Ontario.
Meeting in Toronto: Briefing about the itinerary followed by a panoramic tour of the city.
Accommodation in Toronto (1)
- Day 2: Toronto-Niagara
Following the breakfast, depart from the hotel. After the two-hour Toronto city tour, we will arrive at Niagara Falls, the town with the famous Niagara Falls.
Welcome to the famous Horseshoe Waterfalls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls with the same name as the 58-kilometer-long Niagara River, which forms part of the border between Canada and the USA.
The waterfall visit also includes "Hornblower" boat trip with a thrilling approach to the bottom of Horseshoe Falls. Free time for lunch, then departure to Niagara-on-the-Lake following the scenic Niagara Parkway. (Optionally, a helicopter tour can be arranged in the Niagara region).
On the route we will have short stops at AeroCar (cable car), Butterfly Conservatory, Floral Clock, and Queenston Heights Battlefield. The historic town of Niagara on the Lake is our second main destination. Walking in the old Downtown, we will take pictures and have the opportunity for some gourmet tasting.
Return to Toronto around in the evening. Free time for dinner.
Lunch in Niagara Falls. Accommodation in Toronto (2)
- Day 3: Toronto. Free Day
Enjoy a full free day in Canada’s biggest city: Talk to your tour guide for expert advice to discover Toronto according to your preferences for sightseeing, eating and shopping.
Places worth visiting are: CN Tower, the Historic Distillery District, Queen’s Park and University of Toronto, Casa Loma and more.
Dinner & accommodation in Toronto (3)
- Day 4: Toronto to Montreal
After breakfast and checkout, departure to Montreal, Canada's second largest city in Quebec. On our way, we stop by in Kingston, the historic city 250 kilometers from Toronto and once the capital of Ontario. After the lunch break and a walking discovery in the old Downtown, we will follow the St. Lawrence Parkway.
Our next “stop” is a one-hour boat trip from Ivy Lea. During this cruise (no landing) in the Thousand Islands Region of Lawrence River, you will enjoy the wonderful view of the islands including Boldt Castle.
After the boat tour, we will continue our drive to Montreal and arriving at our hotel in Montreal in the evening. Free time for rest and dinner.
Lunch in Kingtson & accommodation in Montreal (1)
- Day 5: Montreal
Places to see: In a walking tour in the historic Old Port Area, we will discover Place d'Armes (gun square) with the famous Notre Dame cathedral, Town Hall, Place Jacques Cartier, Bonseceurs Market, and Sailors Church.
Lunch at a restaurant in the neighbourhood. In the afternoon, we will discover Sherbrook Street with the Golden Mile Area, McGill University and Mount Royal followed by free time in the late afternoon.
Dinner & accommodation in Montreal (2)
- Day 6: Montreal-Quebec-Montreal (Day trip)
After breakfast, we leave for a day trip to Quebec City, the provincial capital. After nearly a three-hour ride, we will arrive in Downtown Quebec City. Guided walking tour in the old city.
Places to see: Plains of Abraham park, landscape terrace next to Quebec Castle, Le Petit Champs Elysees, Place d'Armes, State Parliament, City Hall Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel, Dufferin Terrace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place Royale, Notre Dame de Victoires Church.
Return to Montreal in the evening.
Lunch in Quebec City & accommodation in Montreal (3)
- Day 7: Montreal to Ottawa
After breakfast, leave our hotel at 8.30 am and move to Ottawa. On our way, we will have a stop for shopping and sightseeing in Tremblant.
Arrival in Ottawa in the late afternoon. After check-in at our hotel we will have dinner. Enjoy your free time after dinner.
Dinner & accommodation in Ottawa (1)
- Day 8: Ottawa to Toronto. End of the programme
Check out after the breakfast. Guided walking and discovery tour in Downtown Ottawa.
Places to see: Parliament Hill with the Federal Parliament Building, Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, Rideau Canal, ByWard Market.
End of the programme. Free time for the rest of the day and individual returns to Toronto.
Services included in the price:
- Per person accommodation (including breakfast and taxes) with double occupancy at 4-star hotels in:
- Toronto (3), Montreal (3), and Ottawa (1). 7 nights in total
- Tour guiding services in English (or German or Turkish) throughout the program
- Guided walking tours in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa
- 3 lunches in Niagara Falls, Kingston, and Quebec City (three-course meals with tea and coffee)
- 3 dinners in 3 Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa (three-course meal including water, tea, and coffee)
- Niagara Falls Hornblower cruise
- Ivy Lea, Thousand Islands boat tour
Services not included in the price:
- Health and travel insurance premiums
- Vehicle or rental costs for guests who attend with their own vehicles or rental cars
- Drinks (except water, tea, and coffee) at meals included in the itinerary
- Entrance fees to museums and parks, unless explicitly stated otherwise in the program
Want additional services? Ask us!