Exploring the East in Style

This luxurious trip offers an incredibly comprehensive introduction to the great cities and historic sites of Eastern Canada. You’ll explore in style, marveling in spectacular scenery from the comfort of your own private transfer vehicles and guided tours, while staying in spacious suites at each top hotel. You’ll learn about the birthplace of bagels in Montréal, visit an intact fortress in Québec City, and marvel at the CN Tower and underground infrastructure of Toronto.  Small-town delights include the many vineyards of the quaint Niagara region, the bears and beavers in Mont Tremblant, and the local delicacies of Québec’s Beaupré Coast.  You’ll discover everything from chic boutiques and award-winning wines to Gothic architecture and Québécois street food.

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The Itinerary

Day 1

Upon your arrival, your driver will transport you to your hotel in downtown Toronto’s financial and entertainment district. Start exploring on your own before an incredible dinner—Toronto is renowned for its multiculturalism and fine cuisine, so you’ll have plenty of choices! Accommodations are at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto in a Club Level Corner Suite Lake View.

Day 2

Discover Toronto with your private driver and guide. See the main attractions, including the CN Tower, Skydome, Royal Ontario Museum and Yonge Street, plus spend time in Chinatown, Little Italy, Portugal Village, and Cabbagetown. Finish in the Entertainment District, home to Toronto’s famous theatre venues and lavish musicals. Accommodations are at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto in a Club Level Corner Suite Lake View.

Day 3

Meet your driver and guide for a full day outing to Niagara Falls. From the boardwalk, view the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and spot the smaller American Falls on the far side—or take a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist for an up-close experience. Later, head to picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake for dinner at a local winery. Accommodations are at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto in a Club Level Corner Suite Lake View.

Day 4

Take the train from Toronto to Montréal, where you’ll be met and transported to your next hotel. Wander the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal to visit the many interesting stores, galleries and restaurants within steps of your hotel. Accommodations are at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel in a Deluxe Suite.

Day 5

Enjoy a culinary tour of Montréal with your private guide and driver. Stops (with tastings!) include such temples as the St. Viateur Bagel Factory (the birthplace of the bagel), Van Houtte Coffee Shop, Jean Talon Market, the famous smoked meat delis of the Jewish quarter, Chinatown, and the Francophone district—for Quebeckers’ favourite junk food, poutine. Accommodations are at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel in a Deluxe Suite.

Day 6

Spend the morning exploring Old Montréal. Visit the exact site where French settlers first set foot on the island, visit Notre Dame Basilica, a splendid example of English Gothic Revival architecture, and more. In the afternoon, see the modern side of Montréal with visits to Mount Royal, Olympic Stadium, Expo 67 sites, the F1 circuit, various ethnic neighbourhoods, and Montréal Underground. Accommodations are at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel in a Deluxe Suite.

Day 7

Meet your driver for the two-hour drive to Mont Tremblant, in the Laurentian Mountains. Take a walk around the village tonight and explore its boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Accommodations are at Hotel Quintessence in a Q-Suite.

Day 8

Take the panoramic gondola to the top of Mont Tremblant for great views—and to access hiking trails, the observation tower, birds of prey show, the restaurant and more. At the Beach & Tennis Club on Lake Tremblant, swim, sail, kayak, or windsurf. Alternatively, play golf or discover the 13 cross-country trails leading to the village. Accommodations are at Hotel Quintessence in a Q-Suite.

Day 9

Your driver will transport you to Québec City and your next hotel facing the St. Lawrence River. Tonight, walk to nearby Place Royale and Quartier du Petit Champlain to explore cobblestone streets, boutiques and restaurants. Québec City is home to more restaurants per capita than anywhere in North America! Accommodations are at the Auberge Saint-Antoine in a Suite.

Day 10

Along with your expert guide, explore the Old City’s stone buildings and labyrinth of narrow, winding streets on foot. Discover Place d’Armes, the Basilica, Latin Quarter, City Hall, Parliament, Plains of Abraham, and the Citadel. Hear about the lives of those who created and defended Québec City over four tumultuous centuries. Accommodations are at the Auberge Saint-Antoine in a Suite.

Day 11

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing along the Beaupré Coast. Pass through quaint villages, stop at Montmorency Falls, see the famous Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré basilica, visit a woodworking workshop, and learn about the early years of the colony. Spend the afternoon on the island of Orléans, sampling homemade paté, ice cider, bread, and chocolate. Accommodations are at the Auberge Saint-Antoine in a Suite.

Day 12

Your driver will transport you from your hotel in Québec City to Jean Lesage International Airport in time for your scheduled departure. Safe travels!

 

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The Route

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