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Eastern Canada Contrasts, includes Niagara Falls Fly / Self Drive – Toronto, Montreal, Ontario


Total 14 nights

Day 1
Arrival Toronto

Depart London Heathrow - 11:55
Arrive Toronto - 15:05
Journey Time - 7 hours 45 minutes

On arrival at Toronto we suggest taking a standard metered cab from the airport to your downtown hotel. The approximate charge is $40.00. Alternatively we can arrange for a representative to meet you on arrival and for a private car to take you to your hotel. Please ask us for details and costs for this service.

We do not recommend collection of your rental vehicle as it will not be required during your stay in Toronto and the vehicle would be subject to hotel parking charges. We will arrange for collection of your vehicle to be from a convenient downtown location on the day you leave Toronto.

Overnight - Toronto, ON 

Day 2

As the world's most ethnically diverse city, Toronto also has distinctive shopping districts and markets that offer a wide range of unique shopping experiences. These vibrant retail areas include Queen Street West, Kensington Market, St. Lawrence Market, five Chinatowns, Little Italy along St. Clair West, the Greek community along "The Danforth," Little Portugal at Dundas and Bathurst Streets, and Gerrard India Bazaar at Gerrard and Greenwood.

Overnight - Toronto, ON

Day 3
Niagara Falls Excursion from Toronto

This morning board your motor coach excursion outside you hotel for a day at one of the wonders of the world - Niagara Falls. This full day excursion to the falls is fully narrated by your experienced driver guide and includes lunch and a journey to the base of the falls on the Maid of the Mist.

Overnight - Toronto, ON

Day 4
Toronto - Muskoka Lakes/Huntsville - 182 miles

Today, after collecting your car from a location downtown, travel north to the magnificent Muskoka Country, sparkling clean lakes shimmering under brilliant blue skies, the whisper of warm breezes in majestic white pines, the haunting cry of loons - the essence of the north. This area has long been a favourite for the people of southern Ontario for vacations and weekend getaways to the cottage by the lake.

Overnight - Huntsville, ON

Day 5
Muskoka Lakes/Huntsville

Spend a relaxing day in Ontario's beloved "cottage country" filled with sparkling lakes, dense forests and the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield. Take a cruise past palatial estates lining the Muskoka Lakes on the Lady Muskoka or the R.M.S. Segwun - an elegantly restored 19th-century steam ship. Discover the beauty of Georgian Bay Islands National Park - home to wildlife, waterfowl, woodlands and plenty of game fish in the surrounding waters near Honey Harbour. Return to life in the late 1800s at Muskoka Heritage Place Steam Train and Pioneer Village in Huntsville where you can ride the Portage Flyer - a restored 1928 steamer. Whatever you choose to do you are sure to delight in the natural beauty and serenity of this treasured Canadian region.

Overnight - Huntsville, ON

Day 6
Huntsville - Ottawa - 185 miles

Take to the road again, heading east into Algonquin Provincial Park. Take your time and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and be sure to visit the interpretation centre, as well as keeping an eye out for the bears and moose whose homeland you travel through. Your destination today is Ottawa, Canada's capital. With unique history, geography and lifestyle, it offers a wide variety of urban attractions: many of Canada's best museums and cultural facilities, as well as the Parliament Buildings and other histori
cal structures and major institutions located in the Capital area.

Overnight - Ottawa, ON

Day 7

There are many different sites for you to visit in the Capital Region, perhaps you will take a cruise on the Rideau Canal - one of the oldest landmarks in Ottawa and filled with boats in summer or maybe take a journey on the Hull - Wakefield Steam Train. Consider taking lunch at Byward Market - This traditional farmers market surrounds a two-floor building of boutiques and features some fine restaurants as well as numerous places to grab a snack or a glass of wine or beer. Another must see would be the training centre for the Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mountain Police and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau across the river from Ottawa. Other daytime visits worth considering are Parliament Hill, Canadian War Museum, National Gallery of Canada, Dows Lake Pavilion and much, much more.

Overnight - Ottawa, ON

Day 8
Ottawa - Quebec City - 300 miles

Take the day to drive north and through the beautiful Laurentian Mountain region. Extending from southern Quebec to the shores of the St. Lawrence River, the Laurentian Mountains are a majestic presence on the Quebec landscape. In addition to this mighty mountain range and its highest peak, Mont Tremblant, the region is also home to an abundance of immense lakes, wandering rivers, dense forests, rich agricultural plains, and foothills dotted with picturesque villages. Continue your journey on to the capital city of La Belle Provence, Quebec City.

Overnight - Quebec City, QC

Day 9
Quebec City

You now have a full day to discover Quebec City and perhaps take our exciting whale watching excursion. As you explore the winding side streets, on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage, the romance of the city will enrapture you. It's the only fortified city in North America, and history comes alive as you stroll through its oldest neighbourhoods and tour its museums and historical sites. Also on the city's doorstep lay natural wonders and gorgeous parks, be sure to visit breathtaking Montmorency Falls. Other sites around the city worth visiting include the Plains of Abraham - This grassy field was the site of a famous battle between the French and the English in 1759. Place Royale - This famous town plaza is the heart of historic Lower Town and has been an important social centre since the city's founding. Citadel - Constructed by the Duke of Wellington to fortify the city following the War of 1812, this huge old fort can be toured. Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec - This famous 17th-century cathedral has been restored several times but still provides visitors with an ambiance of centuries past.

Optional Excursion - Tadoussac Whale Watching - From £79
If you would like to try something totally different take this spectacular full day trip to see the whales. The tour to discover the whale's kingdom takes one of the most beautiful roads of the province towards Charlevoix and its enchanting sites and landscapes. Board a ship designed specially for marine mammal watching as a naturalist guide invites you to discover the Beluga and Finback whale environment. We recommend you take warm clothes. The cruise lasts 2 hours and thirty minutes. The return to Québec City is scheduled at the end of the day with an approximate return time to you Quebec City hotel of 7pm.

Overnight - Quebec City, QC

Day 10
Quebec City - Montreal - 185 miles

Today, continue on to Montreal, where it began in 1642 with the first French settlers. Montreal showcases its history and its future in architecture with graceful gray stones, sultry red bricks, shiny aluminium, and dazzling green-blue-tinted glass. These building materials were wielded by some of the brightest architectural minds of the past two centuries; as a result Montréal's urban landscape is nothing short of fascinating.

Overnight - Montreal, QC

Day 11 & 12

Montréal is a fascinating mix of urban thrills and natural wonders, neatly contained in one pristine island setting. Which means that there’s something for everyone, from the adventure-seeker to the cultural purist. Take, for example, the grand museums: the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology and History and the Canadian Centre for Architecture regularly inspire with international-calibre exhibitions devoted to art, architecture and history.

Downtown Montréal, an attraction in itself, is everyone’s preferred place to be. Montrealers live and love their centre-ville, where chic boutiques, galleries and trends converge amidst an eclectic architectural medley of soaring skyscrapers, church spires and the Quartier international’s futuristic spaces.

Proof that Montrealers are as passionate about nature as they are about their urban experiences is Mount Royal, the city’s magnificent centerpiece. The mountain is everyone’s favorite spot for sports and leisure, with Saint-Joseph’s Oratory and two gorgeous hillside cemeteries great for quiet contemplation.

Step onto Old Montréal’s cobblestone streets and feel time shift, as every turn reveals a cachet of history, like the breathtaking Notre-Dame Basilica and the silver-domed Bonsecours Market. Still popular since colonial times, Place Jacque-Cartier’s summer spoils include flowered sidewalk cafés, street entertainers and artists.

Steps away, the Old Port brings you back to where it all began, at the shores of the majestic St. Lawrence River. People come here for panoramic cruises, lazy quayside promenades, and further upriver, whitewater rafting. A ferry ride take you to Parc Jean-Drapeau where you can enjoy an amusement park, exquisite gardens and the Casino de Montréal, not mention the striking city skyline.

Overnight - Montreal, QC

Day 13
Montreal - Montebello - 80 miles

Driving along the Ottawa River today, you are off to the unique Fairmont Chateau Montebello. Located on the shores of the Ottawa River, the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello is the largest log structure in the world.

Below are a few examples of what you can see or do within 10 minutes of the resort:

Omega Park - Take a drive along ten kilometers of roads winding through 1,500 acres full of free-roaming wildlife throughout the seasons: bison, elk, black bear, bighorn sheep, ibex, fallow deer, white-tailed deer, moose, wolves, boars and small native species. Located on Highway 323, the park is located 10 minutes away from Fairmont Le Château Montebello.

Kenauk, The Seigniory at Montebello - Fairmont Kenauk is one of North America's largest and longest establish
ed private reserves.  There are more than 70 lakes and over 65,000 acres of carefully protected wildlife habitat, virtually unchanged since its years as the Papineau Seigniory. Entrance fee applies.

Whitefish Lake Picnic Area - Whitefish Lake, one of the largest lakes on Fairmont Kenauk with more than 160 acres of clean, clear water has over 2.5 miles of wooded shoreline and is easily accessed by canoe (1.9 miles) to the Kinonge River. Located on the western shore of the lake and easily accessed by car or bus from Fairmont Le Château Montebello, is a picnic area that offers an ideal setting for family picnics or for corporate barbecues. Picnic tables, barbecues and a dock from which you can boat, canoe or swim are available on-site.

Bear Observation - An authentic safari-bus will drive you to the viewing site where, in the safety of a fully enclosed, insect free observation platform 7 feet above the ground, you will have the opportunity to glimpse bears. A professional guide will inform you about these exceptional animals, their life in their natural habitat. Along the trail, deer, moose and many species of birds can be observed. This is a safe, educational and exciting experience for all to enjoy.

Overnight - Montebello, QC

Day 14

Today is at leisure to explore. Some of the facilities at your hotel include the classic Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello Golf Club which has been ranked as the 2nd best public course in Quebec - designed in 1929 by Stanley Thompson. Alternatively, spa facilities and indoor & outdoor pools are sure to help you relax.

Overnight - Montebello, QC 

Day 15
Montebello - Montreal - 80 miles

After breakfast this morning a short drive (allow approximately 1.5 hours depending on time) back to Montréal where you will drop your rental car at the airport and depart for the U.K.

Depart: Montreal - 21:40
Arrive: London Heathrow - 09:05*
*Next day arrival.

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To many the natural wonder that is Niagara Falls is well known, however this 14 night driving package will leave you awe-struck for many more reasons. Discover the broad expanse of nature found in both Ontario and Quebec provinces, countless lakes and rivers, miles of coastline, majestic mountains and sprawling forests form the natural wonderland that awaits you. If that wasn't enough discover some of Canada's finest cities, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City that just ooze charm and character. Read on to discover more about our itinerary of Eastern Canada contrasts.


We offer the choice of two hotel options for this programme ('Moderate' & 'Superior' standard) - depending on your preference & budget.

Please also remember we can work on any number of variations of this itinerary to suit your own individual requirements, the possibilities are endless… Please just give us a call on 0115 9610590 or drop us a line - tell us what you'd like and we'll do the rest!

Financial Protection

By booking this complete package with Complete North America you benefit from reduced rates on flights, accommodation and car rental along with complete financial protection. Package holidays are sold by Complete North America Limited as a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group. All payments will be handled by Hays Travel Limited and will be financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under Hays Travel Limited's ATOL Number 10531. The ATOL scheme ensures that you will not lose the money you have paid over and will not be stranded abroad should the ATOL holder fail.

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Note: ‘From’ prices are per person based on 2 people sharing one room travelling in low season and are subject to availability. Click the 'Quick Enquiry' tab above or call us today on 0115 9610590 for an instant price based on your specific travel dates / travel party requirements

Hotel CategoryModerateSuperior
Prices From...£2090£2199
Toronto, ONEaton Chelsea HotelSheraton Centre Hotel
Huntsville, ONDeerhurst ResortDeerhurst Resort
Ottawa, ONDelta Ottawa City CentreHotel Indigo
Quebec City, QCDelta QuebecManoir Victoria
Montreal, QCDelta Montreal HotelLe Westin Montreal
Montebello, QCFairmont Chateau MontebelloFairmont Chateau Montebello


'Eastern Canada Contrasts' inclusions:

  • Scheduled non-stop flights
  • UK & Canadian Airport Taxes
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Intermediate car rental based on Hertz ‘Fully Inclusive' Rate - 12 days rental
  • Niagara Falls Day Tour including:
    • Hornblower Niagara Cruise
    • Lunch overlooking Niagara Falls
    • Winery tour with wine tasting
    • Free time in Niagara-on-the-lake
  • Exclusive travel documentation package including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers

Extra Fees

 Some hotels now charge an in house daily 'resort fee' which covers things like WiFi, local shuttle service, business & fitness centres, steam room etc. irrespective of if any/all of these services are used. Hotels may also charge for parking be that self parking or valet parking. Where applicable, such fees are not included in your prepaid cost and payable by yourselves directly to hotel at check out.


Please do remember we can work on any number of variations of this itinerary to suit your own individual requirements, the possibilities are endless… Please just give us a call on 0115 9610590 or drop us a line - tell us what you'd like and we'll do the rest!

Hotel Availability

Sometimes the hotels named in this itinerary are not available at the time of booking. Under these circumstances Complete North America will book alternative accommodation of a similar standard. Such changes will be confirmed in writing to you at the time of booking confirmation. If you are not completely happy with the alternative hotel we will happily discuss other possibilities with you in the same location.


Easter Canada is beautiful in winter but winter weather in this region includes heavy snowfall and low temperatures. If you wish to experience the region in winter please do drop us an email or give us a call so we can discuss any special winter activities you might like to include in your personalised itinerary.

Best days to travel, seat assignments, special requests and flight upgrades

British Airways operate non-stop flights daily to into Toronto / out of Montreal - so subject to availability you can select the travel date that best suits you. Should you wish to fly with an alternative carrier we would also be happy to prepare a quote for you. Where available we will be delighted to take care of any special meal requests on your flights (vegetarian, child meals etc) – please discuss with us at the time of booking. We have exceptional deals on upgrades with British Airways to World Traveller Plus, Club World and FIRST. We have discounted prices for British Airways regional flights to Heathrow, please ask for details and if you are flying from Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland.

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Call our booking line on 0115 961 0590 (Mon-Fri. 09.00-18.00 or Sat 10.00-17.00) or email us.
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