ONTARIO & QUEBEC ROAD AND NATURE
Fall Foliage & Whalewatching Discoveries
11 Days, 10 Nights
Toronto (3) - Montreal (2) - Quebec City (1) -Tadoussac (3) - Ottawa (1)
When you hear the words leaf and whale next to each other, you may not be able to establish a connection at first.
Once you know about Academy Travel Service's "Road and Nature" tours, we are confident that you will get excited to join the ride.
Reserve your space to ride in a coach bus with social distancing
In the northeastern parts of North America, a nature wonder called “the fall foliage” unfolds between mid-September and late-October, with leaves of trees changing colours and creating a gorgeous color harmony of shades of yellow, orange and red. Canada's Ontario and Quebec states are among the best places to watch this nature’s feast to the eyes.
Covering the best parts of Ontario and Quebec from Niagara Falls with the spectacular waterfalls to Tadoussac, with Saguenay Marine Park, at the Saguenay Fjord.
Could there be a better opportunity to get to know Canada.
Moreover, while Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City are included in the program as three important cities?
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: You will get a briefing about the programme 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 a boat trip named "Hornblower", which has more than a century of history when passengers approached the waterfall by wearing raincoats. After free time for lunch, leave Niagara Falls and return to Toronto from the scenic coastal path parallel to the Niagara Strait.
(Optionally, a helicopter tour can be arranged in the Niagara region). On the way back, as well as a short shopping break, visit AeroCar (cable car), Butterfly Conservatory (valley of butterflies), Floral Clock, Queenston Heights, which is the scene of one of battles of the 1812 War between the USA and then British-Canada. The historic town of Niagara on the Lake is our second main destination. Walking in the center of town, photography tour and tasting at the British gourmet store.
Return to Toronto around 19.30 in the evening. Free time for dinner.
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 and Accommodation in Toronto (3)
Day 4: Toronto to Montreal
After breakfast and checkout, we will hit the road for 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, at the junction of Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River. After the lunch break and a walking discovery in the old Downtown, we will follow the St. Lawrence Parkway.
Our next “stop” is a two- and half-hour boat trip from Gananoque, 30 minutes northeast of Kingston after lunch. During this cruise (no landing) in the Thousand Islands Region of Lawrence River, (which forms the border between the USA and Canada.) 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 around 9 pm. Free time for rest and dinner.
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, Sailors Church, and some other historic streets and venues. Ending with a lunch at a restaurant. In the afternoon, we will discover Sherbrook Street with the Golden Mile Area, McGill University and Mount Royal followed by free time in the evening.
Dinner and Accommodation in Montreal (2)
Day 6: Montreal-Quebec
After breakfast, we leave the hotel move to Quebec City, the provincial capital.
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.
Guided walking tour in the old city.
Dinner and Accommodation in Quebec City (1)
Day 7: Quebec to Tadoussac
After breakfast, leave our hotel at 8.30 and move to Tadoussac by private bus.
Two-hour break on the way to Mont Morency waterfall. (For those who want, the cable car is at extra cost.)
Lunch break in Baie-St Paul, one of the most beautiful cities of the Charlevoix region.
Panoramic city tour in La Malbaie, the center of the region.
Arriving in Tadoussac and settling in our hotel, located at the point where St Lawrence River and Saguenay River meet in the evening. Along the way, you will accompany the color spree in Quebec's magnificent forests, and you will not be able to leave your cameras.
Dinner and Accommodation: In Tadoussac (1)
Day 8: Tadoussac: Discovery of Saguenay Fjord
After breakfast, check-out, and boat tour at 9 a.m. On this three-hour boat cruise, we get to know Saguenay, the most southern fjord in the northern hemisphere, with stunning views.
Free time in the afternoon.
For better planning, your guide will give you detailed information on the region and options.
Places to see:
Parc National du Saguenay (Saguenay National Park, walking by land)
You can learn more about the life of whales at Tadoussac Interpretive Center.
French Trading Post: Tadoussac fur trade center, the first settlement established by the French in Canada.
Accommodation in Tadoussac (2)
Day 9: Tadoussac: Whalewatching tour
Another adventure awaits us again this time on our second day in Tadoussac.
On the three-hour zodiac boat tour, we will closely observe the whales and try to photograph the most memorable frames of our trip while getting to know the beauty of the St Lawrence River and the region.
In the time remaining from the whale tour, you will see the beauty of St Lawrence River and the region closely.
Accommodation in Tadoussac (3)
Day 10: Tadoussac-Ottawa
Departure from Tadoussac to Ottawa 7.30 after an early morning breakfast. Arrival in the Nation’s Capital in the late afternoon.
Dinner and Accommodation: In Ottawa (1)
Day 11: Ottawa to Toronto. End of the programme
Check out after the breakfast. Walking discovery tour in Downtown Ottawa.
Places to see: Parliament Hill with the Federal Parliament Building, Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, Rideau Canal, ByWard Market.
Free time for the rest of the day and individual returns to Toronto.
Services included in the price:
(*) The price above is for a minimum of 10 people. For the price of smaller groups please contact us.
Services not included in the price:
Health and travel insurance premiums
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
Programme Starting Dates:
October 15th, 2021