Canada's Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls

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Travel through the capital cities of Eastern Canada – Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, and the national capital, Ottawa - featuring guided cultural exploration, special experiences, cruises and stays at fabulous Fairmont hotels.

Our Canada’s Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls vacation explores four distinctly different capital cities in eastern Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, each with its own unique personality and cultural background. Enjoy multiple-night stays at landmark Farimont hotels in the heart of the cities like The Fairmont Royal York, Fairmont Château Laurier, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth allow more time to explore what makes each city so special. Enjoy a Tauck-Exclusive private, after-hours docent-led tour of the Royal Ontario Museum followed by a reception and dinner, a luncheon cruise along the St. Lawrence River through the Thousand Islands, views of Niagara Falls, a visit to a Quebecois sugar-shack and more during this 10-day trip.

Highlights
Our Canada’s Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls vacation explores four distinctly different capital cities in eastern Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, each with its own unique personality and cultural background. Enjoy multiple-night stays at landmark Farimont hotels in the heart of the cities like The Fairmont Royal York, Fairmont Château Laurier, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth allow more time to explore what makes each city so special. Enjoy a Tauck-Exclusive private, after-hours docent-led tour of the Royal Ontario Museum followed by a reception and dinner, a luncheon cruise along the St. Lawrence River through the Thousand Islands, views of Niagara Falls, a visit to a Quebecois sugar-shack and more during this 10-day trip.
Destinations
  • North America
  • Toronto
  • Canada
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Québec City, Canada
Tour Types
  • Luxury
Day 1: Arrive Toronto

Tour begins: 5:30 PM at The Fairmont Royal York. A transfer from Toronto International Airport to The Fairmont Royal York upon arrival is included. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner at the amazing Royal Ontario Museum, a special experience for Tauck guests only!



Overnight: Fairmont Royal York
Meals: D
Port of Call: Toronto, Canada
Day 2: The Power of Niagara Falls

Journey to thundering Niagara Falls this morning for a cruise near the plunging waters and misty spray of the waterfalls, raincoats on. Have lunch as you please amidst the Victorian charms of Niagara-on-the-Lake, before returning to Toronto for an afternoon spent as you wish. Enjoy dinner at your leisure tonight in the hotel.



Overnight: Fairmont Royal York
Meals: B, D
Port of Call: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Day 3: Boating Among a Thousand Islands

En route through Ontario to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa today, stop at Rockport and embark on a cruise along the St. Lawrence River through the scenic Thousand Islands. Lunch is provided as you cruise past the region's postcard-perfect island escapes, from charming cottages to mansions. Disembark in Rockport and continue overland to the heart of Ottawa; your historic Fairmont hotel is reminiscent of a French château. Dine at the hotel at your leisure this evening with views of Canada's Parliament and the Rideau Canal Locks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Overnight: Fairmont Château Laurier
Meals: B, L, D
Port of Call: Ottawa, Canada
Day 4: The elegance of Ottawa

Sightseeing in Ottawa includes guided visits at the city’s grand Parliament buildings, including the House of Commons; vaulted ceilings, marble floors and stone walls with hundreds of gargoyles and reliefs create a grand feel. Next, delve into the stories of Canada and its people on a guided tour at the Canadian Museum of History. Dating back to 1856, it is one of Canada’s oldest public institutions and a showcase of Canadian history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies. Spend the remainder of the day enjoying city sights as you wish.



Overnight: Fairmont Château Laurier
Meals: B
Port of Call: Ottawa, Canada
Day 5: Meet a Royal Mountie & Montreal

Today it’s off to French-speaking Montreal! Along the way, stop for lunch at the privately owned Château Vaudreuil, set in sumptuous gardens on the shores of the Lake of Two Mountains. On arrival in Montreal, a local guide joins you to offer an introduction to life in the Province of Quebec. Your recently renovated landmark hotel is set in the heart of this remarkable multicultural, bilingual city.



Overnight: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
Meals: B, L, D
Port of Call: Montreal, Canada
Day 6: A Taste of Old Montreal

Join us for a walking and tasting tour in the oldest part of the city; find cobblestone streets lit by gas lamps and city squares graced with 18th- and 19th-century buildings that will remind you of the history and romance of “Old World” Europe; you’ll also sample epicurean delights for which Vieux-Montréal is famous. Pursue your own special interests this afternoon. There are outdoor plazas, museums and historic churches to explore and a revitalized waterfront that’s perfect for strolling. Dinner tonight is at a popular restaurant in Old Montreal. Bon appétit!



Overnight: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
Meals: B, D
Port of Call: Montreal, Canada
Day 7: From a Sugar Shack to a Château

Leave Montreal this morning for Quebec City, following the mighty St. Lawrence River to Trois-Rivières; stop for lunch and a maple sugar demonstration at a traditional Québecois sugar shack; in springtime, these cabanes à sucre collect the natural bounty of local trees to produce pure maple syrup, adding nuances of caramel, wood and smoke to achieve mouth-watering flavors. Continue on to majestic Montmorency Falls for a guided tour and a gondola ride; it’s 98 feet higher than Niagara Falls. Montmorency is not far from Quebec City, your home for the next three nights. Your hotel, the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, sits up high on a bluff above the St. Lawrence River; below lies historic, walled Old Quebec City. Dinner is at the hotel tonight at your leisure.



Overnight: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Meals: B, L, D
Port of Call: Québec City, Canada
Day 8: Farms of Île d’Orléans

On a Quebec City orientation tour, discover the many faces of one of the oldest cities in North America. Get an overview of sights like La Citadelle de Québec, the largest British fortress built in North America (overlooking the St. Lawrence River) and the adjacent Plains of Abraham. Venture outside of the city for a special visit to historic Île d’Orléans, a French inspired island of red-roofed farm houses and bountiful fields of agricultural produce, from vegetables to fruits. Savor lunch in a historic centuries-old French flour mill; the remainder of the day and evening are free.



Overnight: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Meals: B, L
Port of Call: Québec City, Canada
Day 9: In Quebec City, a Day Your Way

If you wish, you may join your local guide this morning for an included, private tour of your historic hotel, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Otherwise, the entire day is yours to enjoy Quebec City’s enchanting setting on the St. Lawrence River, its rich architectural legacy and its colorful past. The only fortified city north of Mexico, historic Quebec was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Explore the cobblestoned streets of Old Quebec where the Upper and Lower towns welcome with ramparts, citadels and 17th- and 18th-century houses, or people-watch from European-inspired cafés. We invite you to join us tonight for a farewell reception with entertainment and dinner at your landmark hotel.



Overnight: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Meals: B, D
Port of Call: Québec City, Canada
Day 10: Journey home

Tour ends: Quebec City. A transfer is included from Fairmont Le Château Frontenac to Quebec City International Airport. You should allow three hours for flight check-in.



Overnight:
Meals: B
Port of Call: Québec City, Canada
  • A visit to a Québecois sugar shack & a gondola ride at magnificent Montmorency Falls
  • A private docent-led tour in the Royal Ontario Museum
  • A luncheon cruise through the Thousand Islands, rich in history and scenic beauty
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and historic Île d’Orléans
  • A cruise at Niagara Falls and a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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Meals:9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners.
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