Enjoy the cosmopolitan delights of Toronto, the thunder of Niagara Falls, and Ottawa, the nation’s capital. Then embark on a discovery of French Canada, cradle of Canada’s beginnings. From historic Quebec City, travel to the top of the Gaspé Peninsula, where Jacques Cartier claimed New France in 1534. The mighty St. Lawrence River is a companion for several days, leading you back to vibrant Montreal.

  • Accommodation for 15 nights
  • Day 3: 1-hour 1000 Islands Cruise
  • Federal and Provincial applicable taxes

Not included
Flights · Transfers · Meals · Car rental, Fuel for car, taxes and insurance · Gratuities · Beverages · Optional excursions · Ferry charges unless otherwise specified

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DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN TORONTO


Arrive Pearson International Airport, Toronto, and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick-up your Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. Remainder of day is at leisure for shopping at the Eaton Centre or perhaps sampling the fine cuisine and nightlife of Toronto.
Accommodation: Toronto for 2 nights
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DAY 2 TORONTO (260 KM)


Explore the Niagara Peninsula today, skirting the shores of Lake Ontario and passing many vineyards and orchards. The region is known for its excellent wines and some of the wineries will offer tours and tastings. Stop in lovely Niagara-on-the-Lake, home of the Shaw Festival, which has carefully preserved its 19th-century charms. Then, follow the scenic Niagara Parkway to the spectacle waiting for you in Niagara Falls: the mighty Horseshoe Falls.
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DAY 3 TORONTO - KINGSTON (265 KM)


Drive east along Lake Ontario to Rockport, and embark on a comfortable river cruise to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the 1000 Islands on a relaxing one hour cruise as the ship weaves gracefully between the chainsof small islets. Afterwards, arrive in historic Kingston, home to the grand halls of Queens University and dozens of magnificent limestone mansions and public buildings from the heights of colonial Canada.
Accommodation: Kingston for 1 night
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DAY 4 KINGSTON - OTTAWA (196 KM)


Follow the path of the St. Lawrence River for a short time through the picturesque county of ananoque, providing a stunning backdrop to the day’s travels. Turning northwest, arrive in the national capital of Ottawa, home to Canada’s federal government. Magnificent Neo-Gothic halls sit on acres of manicured grounds, stretching to the inviting parks and walkways along the Rideau Canal.
Accommodation: Ottawa for 1 night
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DAY 5 OTTAWA - TROIS-RIVIÈRES (317 KM)


Passing north of Montreal, pick up the path of the St. Lawrence River again as it widens into the open waters of beautiful Lac-St. Pierre. Arrive in Trois-Rivières where the rest of the day is free to explore this quintessential Francophone town. Historic neighbourhoods, art galleries, waterfront restaurants and public spaces – all waiting for to welcome all visitors!
Accommodation: Trois-Rivières for 1 night
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DAY 6 TROIS-RIVIÈRES - QUEBEC CITY (129 KM)


Today’s adventure starts with a memorable drive on the “King’s Highway”, passing numerous small French-Canadian villages that are often the subject of some of Canada’s finest artists. Passing through the walls that encircle Quebec City, enter a magnificent UNESCO Heritage Site dominated by cobblestone streets, historic buildings and a lively arts-focused community. Accommodation: Quebec City for 2 nights
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DAY 7 QUEBEC CITY


Quebec City is Canada’s oldest city and exhibits a strong French Canadian cultural and linguistic heritage. The Fortifications – a founding national park; Place Royale; and the Basilica make for a captivating day of discovery. Outside the city are the spectacular Montmorency Falls and the beautiful Ile d’Orleans are natural wonders to behold.
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DAY 8 QUEBEC CITY - CHARLEVOIX REGION (123 KM)


Today you depart Quebec City and journey up the north shore of the St. Lawrence River through small towns and villages until you enter the beautiful Charlevoix region. This area has been designated a biosphere by UNESCO and is dominated by imposing massifs carpeted in forest, meadows and small valleys nestled between the mountains and the St. Lawrence River. This grandiose and tranquil landscape has long attracted visitors from far and wide and has inspired generations of artists who have made Charlevoix their subject of choice. Accommodation: Charlevoix region for 1 night
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DAY 9 CHARLEVOIX REGION - RIMOUSKI (204 KM, land only)


Heading east towards the river, travel through the small villages that are the spiritual heart of Quebecois culture. Take the ferry to Riviere-du-Loup on the south side of the St. Lawrence River, the jagged shoreline pleasantly dotted with islands and sandy beaches. Continue on to Rimouski and take some time to discover the charms of this small town.
Accommodation: Rimouski for 1 night
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DAY 10 RIMOUSKI - PASPEBIAC / BONAVENTURE (335 KM)


This morning, leave the St. Lawrence behind and cross the base of the Gaspe Peninsula to the Baie des Chaleurs. The route follows the salmon-richMatapedia River through the lush atapedia Valley, flanked by vast forests and mountain ranges.
Accommodation: Paspebiac / Bonaventure for 1 night
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DAY 11 PASPEBIAC / BONAVENTURE - PERCÉ (136 KM)


TBefore setting out, why not visit the seawater therapy centre for a rejuvenating experience? The winding coastal road offers a scenic drive pastsheltered bays and traditional fishing communities. En route, stop to admire the sweeping panoramic views of the St. Lawrence before reaching the picturesque village of Perce. Accommodation: Perce for 2 nights
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DAY 12 PERCÉ


Perce and its treasures beckon today. Visit one of Canada’s mostrecognizablenatural attractions: the Perce Rock (at low tide, you can actually walk to this massive geological phenomenon). Among the other activities are coastal cruising, visiting the bird sanctuary on Bonaventure Island and touring Mont Ste-Anne where panoramic vistas of nearby villages and offshore islands can be seen.
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DAY 13 PERCÉ - RIVIERE-DU-LOUP (546 KM)


Today, follow the coastal route along rugged northern coastline or cross Gaspesie Park in the remote heart of the Gaspe. The park’s serene woodlands, inhabited by herds of caribou, moose and deer, form a stark contrast to the forbidding backdrop of the towering Chic-Choc Mountains.In Matane, observe the salmon runs and sample the fine French-Canadian cuisine. Accommodation: Riviere-du-Loup for 1 night
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DAY 14 RIVIERE-DU-LOUP - MONTREAL (431 KM)


The drive passes Kamouraska and St. Jean-Port-Joli, the woodcarving capital of Quebec. The numerous islands in the St.-Lawrence River are frequented by large colonies of seabirds and shorebirds. In Montreal, indulge in the French cafes and exuberant nightlife. Accommodation: Montreal for 2 nights
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DAY 15 MONTREAL


The day is at leisure for exploring Montreal, which boasts a vibrant, cosmopolitan flair and a unique combination of the founding cultures of Canada. Stroll through the Old Port, visit the Notre Dame Basilica, return to the 1976 Olympic Games at Olympic Park and relax in Mount Royal Park. Enjoy the joie de vivre in one of Canada’s most exciting cities.
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DAY 16 END OF TOUR


The day is at leisure for exploring the sights of Montreal before travelling to Montreal – Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport to check-in for yourflight.

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