Eastern Canada Highlights – Self Drive
Canada – simply spectacular! Soak up the rugged beauty and breathtaking landscapes, discover the Rocky Mountains, famous snowfields, glistening lakes, scenic wilderness and cosmopolitan cities.
- DURATION 12 DAYS
- TYPE Self-Drive
- OPERATES MAY - OCTOBER
- DEPARTS Torronto
Day 1 Toronto
Arrive in Toronto and spend the day exploring the city on your own.
Day 2 Toronto – Niagara Falls Day Tour (Coach)
Enjoy a full-day tour to the Niagara Peninsula – Canada’s fruit belt and major wine-producing region and home of the spectacular Niagara Falls. Highlights include, Hornblower cruise or journey behind the falls, winery tour plus more. Overnight: Toronto
Day 3-4 Toronto - Ottawa (453km)
This morning collect your rental car and travel to the nation’s capital, Ottawa. Many of the city’s attractions are within sight of Parliament Hill. A must-see is the Canadian Museum of History, located directly across the Ottawa River from Parliament Hill showing the rich culture and history of Canada.
Day 5 Ottawa – Mont Tremblant (153km)
Today travel northeast to the jewel of the Laurentians, Mont Tremblant, a European-styled all-season resort village. Passing Montebello, you may want to visit Omega Park or join a black bear observation tour in the Kenauk reserve.
Overnight: Mount Tremblant
Day 6-7 Mount Tremblant – Quebec City (441km)
Enjoy the pleasant scenery as you travel from Mont Tremblant to historic Trois Rivieres then through to Quebec City. Experience the old world charm of Vieux Quebec with a guided tour of the old city on foot. Discover cobblestone streets, fortified city walls, 17th century architecture, plus more. Take a stroll and visit the historic Chateau Frontenac.
Overnight: Quebec City
Day 8-9 Quebec City - Montreal (250km)
Following the St. Lawrence River, travel from city suburbs to the rural landscapes which extend to Montreal. In Drummondville you may wish to visit the village Quebecois d’Antan – a reconstruction of a French colonial village. Discover hundreds of places of interest in Montreal including the Notre-Dame Basilica, Old Montreal, financial districts, and the French Quarter. Montreal offers a fascinating mix of both French and English cultures.
Day 10 Montreal - Kingston (290km)
Travel south to the city of Kingston, a city noted for its 19th century limestone architecture. Once the capital of Canada (1841 to 1843), Kingston is located at the point where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River, and at the southern end of the Rideau Canal.
Day 11 Kingston - Toronto (263km)
Take the time to visit Fort Henry National Historic Site near Kingston. The flash of scarlet uniforms, beating drums and the crack of musket fire echoing off the limestone battlements sends visitors reeling back in time. You might also want to visit the city of Peterborough, which boasts the world’s highest lift locks, lifting pleasure crafts along with the water they float in, 20 metres straight up.
Day 12 Toronto
Check-out of your hotel and return your rental vehicle in downtown Toronto or Toronto Airport.