Canada's Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls

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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
  • 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
  • A private docent-led tour in the Royal Ontario Museum
  • A luncheon cruise through the Thousand Islands, rich in history and scenic beauty
  • A visit to a Québecois sugar shack & a gondola ride at magnificent Montmorency Falls
Destinations
  • North America
  • Toronto
  • Canada
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Québec City, Canada
Tour Types
  • Luxury
  • Cruise
  • Cultural

Location: Toronto, Canada

<strong>Tour begins: 5:30 PM at The Fairmont Royal York.</strong>&nbsp;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!

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Royal York

Meals: Dinner

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

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.

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Royal York

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Ottawa, Canada

En route through Ontario to Canada&rsquo;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 ch&acirc;teau. 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.

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Château Laurier

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Sightseeing in Ottawa includes guided visits at the city&rsquo;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&rsquo;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.

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Château Laurier

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Montreal, Canada

Today it&rsquo;s off to French-speaking Montreal! Along the way, stop for lunch at the privately owned Ch&acirc;teau 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.

Accommodation Name: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Location: Montreal, Canada

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 &ldquo;Old World&rdquo; Europe; you&rsquo;ll also sample epicurean delights for which Vieux-Montr&eacute;al is famous. Pursue your own special interests this afternoon. There are outdoor plazas, museums and historic churches to explore and a revitalized waterfront that&rsquo;s perfect for strolling. Dinner tonight is at a popular restaurant in Old Montreal. Bon app&eacute;tit!

Accommodation Name: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Québec City, Canada

Leave Montreal this morning for Quebec City, following the mighty St. Lawrence River to Trois-Rivi&egrave;res; stop for lunch and a maple sugar demonstration at a traditional Qu&eacute;becois sugar shack; in springtime, these <em>cabanes &agrave; sucre</em> 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&rsquo;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 Ch&acirc;teau 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.

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Location: Québec City, Canada

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 Qu&eacute;bec, 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 &Icirc;le d&rsquo;Orl&eacute;ans, 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.

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Location: Québec City, Canada

If you wish, you may join your local guide this morning for an included, private tour of your historic hotel, Fairmont Le Ch&acirc;teau Frontenac. Otherwise, the entire day is yours to enjoy Quebec City&rsquo;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 caf&eacute;s. We invite you to join us tonight for a farewell reception with entertainment and dinner at your landmark hotel.

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Québec City, Canada

<strong>Tour ends: Quebec City.</strong> A transfer is included from Fairmont Le Ch&acirc;teau Frontenac to Quebec City International Airport. You should allow three hours for flight check-in.

Meals: Breakfast

  • 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
4* Canada's Capitals + Niagara Falls
Good trip
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Date: 09-Jul-2018

4* Canadian Capitals and Niagara Falls
Great trip with our guide. It was more educational than we ever thought it would be. Beautiful building and beautiful flowers in some of the cleanest cities we have ever been in. Wish American cities could be that clean. Well planned trip giving you a taste of all aspects of Canada and its people. Would I do it again...you bet we would. The walking tour sampling the local fair and of course Niagara Falls.
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Date: 12-Sep-2017

5* Wonderful Canada
Our first Tauck trip & it was wonderful - everything we wanted it to be. Our guide was brilliant. She provided loads of information about the places we visited and included information about the best places to eat, where to visit etc. It was a fabulous way of seeing a bit of Canada in a short time Quebec City and Ottawa - beautiful cities. Niagara Falls - it poured with rain but it was still stunning. Montmorency Falls - spectacular. The welcome dinner at the Royal Canadian museum. It was all memorable
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Date: 09-Jul-2018

3* Canada's Capitals & Niagra
While this was my second Tauck Tour, I sadly can away from my adventure feeling underwhelmed. The hotels in which we stayed while historic, iconic and elegant in nature did not deliver the finishing touches as far as drawer space in the rooms. Due to high season the hotels were packed with other tours, which limited our dining experiences. Visiting both Niagara Falls and the Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec where my grandparents honeymooned in 1906. Our tour was at the height of "leaf-peeping" which explains the hotel crowds. Our tour guide was very attentive, informative and caring for the group. I regret that the crowds limited the full enjoyment of a Tauck experience.
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Date: 14-Oct-2017

4* Niagara Falls and Canadian Capitals
Trip was wonderful, as always Tauck provides the best in hotel accommodations. Every Fairmont hotel was beautifully elegant and we were treated exceptionally well by all the staff. The planned stops and activities were great, giving everyone a sample of Canadian history and culture as well as the beauty of the natural landscape. Great tour guide. Too difficult to select just one, Niagara Falls, Thousand Island cruise, Old Quebec, beauty, charm, history.
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Date: 10-Sep-2018

5* Across Canada
Canada is a vibrant destination with so much diversity as you travel from one province to the next. Tauck makes sure that you get a flavor of each region and experience the highlights that each offers. Well planned and well executed in Tauck fashion. Seeing Niagara Falls and taking the boat ride beneath the falls was awesome.
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Date: 05-Sep-2018

4* Canadian Capital Cities
Prior to this trip, my travels in Canada had been limited to salmon fishing and exploring around Vancouver. The capital cities exploration taught me much more than I can squeeze in here about the history of Canada and its relations with the U.S. Toronto Ontario; Ottawa Canada; Montreal Quebec; Quebec City Quebec. There were many memorable moments. Perhaps the one most memorable was the Ottawa trip with an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in dress uniform, with whom we toured embassy row and he identified each nation's ambassador's home and its assessed value. This collective moment was filled with whimsy and was great fun. Niagra #2.
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Date: 06-Apr-2018

5* Canada's Capitals and Niagara Falls
It was everything we expected it would be - Great accomodations, good food, interesting people and a great look at Canada's major cities and history. It was a learning experience. Our tour guide was a native Canadian and provided excellent insight to the areas we visited. It's why we travel with TAUCK and we have never been disappointed.
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Date: 11-Sep-2018

4* Capitals Cities of Canada and Niagra Falls
This was a wonderful trip. We celebrated our 50th anniversary and we found that there were 2 other couples that also did the same. Our tour director made those celebrations special. A couple of days during the trip as we boarded our coach, there were small gifts and some decorations on our seats. Our Tauck Director is the best! 350 is characters is not enough! Isle D'Orleans and Niagara Falls on the Lake were the best locations to visit, and our room at Chatteau Laurier was wonderful.
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Date: 05-Oct-2018

4* PLEASANT SURPRISE
First time ever with Tauck, I met some very nice fellow travellers, above all the guide,a really nice person, very competent and thorough. Lodgings very comfortable in top hotels, excellent meals Niagara of course and Quebec City
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Date: 20-May-2016

4* The wonders of Quebec City
Our third Tauck tour to Canada was a delight. We once again met new friends, including two from Lubbock, Texas who had acquaintances in our hometown of Carmel, California. They will visit us in the coming year. Quebec City was the highlight of our tour. It is similar to many European towns we have visited and it was fun to use my French. Visiting Niagara Falls and Quebec City.
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Date: 01-Oct-2018

4* Canada's Capital Cities Plus Niagara Falls
The trips was very interesting with all the British and French style buildings. Parliament building was fascinating to see. We would like to have had the choice of cocktails at the welcome and farewell dinners. Quebec, walled city was most interesting with open cafe and shops.
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Date: 06-Jul-2015

4* Our third Tauck Tour
Not comparable to our other tours. 45 people in addition to driver + guide was a bit much. The rooms in all 3 Fairmonts were a disappointment (low floors + views of brick & other windows. Kudos to the guide Genvieve - she was wonderful! The driver was also excellent. Chateau Vandreuil was incredible - the food, the scenery, the quality of the hotel and service. Will be going back there with my wife.
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Date: 19-Jul-2016

3* Canadian Capitals and Niagara Falls
The trip was a wonderful experience. Our tour director was great and very helpful. Had a little delay at airport no transportation waiting for us, we called for a transport which took us to our hotel in Toronto. The local guides were very informative and quite interesting. The lunch meals were slightly lacking in "Tauck" standards. We really enjoyed Quebec City and in Ottawa the Parliament and changing of the guards was great. Also enjoyed the talk by the retired RCMP. Hats off to our really experienced bus driver.
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Date: 18-Aug-2016

4* Canada's capitals and Niagara Falls
Our trip was the one beginning 19 June. In general the trip was well organized and our primary tour guide was very good. She was humorous at times but always accommodating, efficient, concerned, and kind. For me the trip involved too many hotel changes and long bus treks. It would have been more enjoyable to skip Toronto and Niagara Falls. Quebec City; its scenery, museums and restaurants.
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Date: 09-Jul-2018

4* Canada is wonderful
A very nice trip, well thought out. Could have been improved if tour director had been more conversant with Canada: history, countryside etc. on long bus trips between Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec city. For comparison, National Geographic tours include experts who can discuss such things. But, the itinerary, food, hotels etc. were excellent. Niagara Falls, Toronto, Quebec City
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Date: 02-Aug-2017

3* Could Have Been Better
Too much time in traffic in Toronto and Montreal. Not enough time at Niagara Falls or Montreal. Hotel room next to elevator shaft in Ottawa was like being at an airport. Guide lacked knowledge of places. RCMP never showed. Ottawa and Quebec were great places to visit and hotel in Quebec and Montreal were great. Learning about Canadian History at the Royal Canadian History Museum. The opening night reception was also well done.
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Date: 31-Aug-2017

4* Second time around....and worth every penny!
The tour of Canadian Capital Cities & Niagara Falls was terrific. Not one disappointment. Great hotels, great food and a tour director who brought a personal perspective to our tour and the various locales because he grew up in the area. Our second tour with Tauck and we happily recommend the company to our friends. We'll definitely be back. Niagara Falls. Easily earns the moniker of one of the "wonders of the world." The visit to the Falls and Niagara on the Lake made for a special day, as did visits to the House of Parliament in Ottawa and the cruise on 1,000 Lakes.
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Date: 25-Jul-2016

4* Great hotels; great tour director
This was a nice "taste" of the eastern main cities in Canada but we could have used a little more time in Ottawa which was a surprisingly vibrant city. As usual, the hotels were great and in the perfect locations. Only one complaint was on the leg room in the coaches and the fact that there was no wifi included on the coaches. I liked the Parliament building in Ottawa and the free time in Quebec City.
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Date: 05-Aug-2017

4* A Capital Time in the Capitals of Canada
Our fifth Tauck tour brought us to Canada to learn about its history and its people, and to experience its beauty. We were not disappointed! The hotels were superb, our tour director caring, entertaining and just plain outstanding, and our fellow travelers friendly. We enjoyed the mix of tour time and private time. Who could ask for more? So many wonderful memories: Old Quebec City, cider tasting, the unleashed power of Niagara and Montmorency, and the cruise on the St. Lawrence through the Thousand Islands.
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Date: 24-Sep-2018

4* Canada's Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls
It was great to visit some major Canadian cities, and learn more about our neighbors to the north. Niagara Falls was a thundering plus. Visiting the home of the Canadian Mounties' horse show and learning about the RCMP
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Date: 09-Jul-2018

5* Simply wonderful
First time in Canada and this was the perfect taster. The tour was effortless as everything is done for you. So many added extras and off course all the knowledge and information freely passed on by our wonderful tour director. She was truly amazing! Welcome dinner at the ROM and farewell dinner in Quebec were excellent. So many but here are a few: Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake, Thousand Islands cruise, Ottawa, visiting the home of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and meeting some of their horses, entering Notre Dame of Montreal basilica which is jaw dropping, walking and tasting tour in Old Montreal, dinner at Bonaparte, Quebec, Montmorency Falls
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Date: 19-Jul-2018

5* Eastern Canadian Capitals with Niagara Falls, Sept, 2016
This was a wonderful trip, as always with a congenial group and an excellent tour director ([Employee Name]). Were fortunate to have good weather. The meals were good to excellent for the most part. The only negative is Montreal where the outlying streets and those around the hotel were undergoing major renovation which made traffic a nightmare! Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake. Could have spent more time in Niagara on the Lake. Free day in Quebec. Tauck should make this a 12 day tour and have a extra free day at every stop since there is so much to see.
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Date: 06-Oct-2016

3* Canada Capital Cities Tour June 6, 2017
The tour director was great, very informative and organized. However, as with all tour companies a lot of time is spent getting to attractions only to spend a minimal amount of time, sometimes only 20 minutes. It is always rush, rush, rush. We are considering not using any tour company again. We had a travel interruption returning from Quebec and had to stay overnight in an expensive hotel in Philadelphia. We have filed a claim with AON Affinity insurance but we have not received any acknowledgement that the AON will reimburse us. If we do not receive the reimbursement for our claim, we will take Tauck off of our list.
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Date: 03-Jul-2017

5* Beautiful Cities
The trip exceeded our expectations. Beautiful hotels, delicious food, delightful guide and friendly traveling companions...and perfect weather! Visiting Quebec and the beautiful views.
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Date: 07-Sep-2018

3* Canadian Splendors
Our third trip to Canada with Tauck and experienced great weather, splendid fellow travelers, supreme venues, superior hotels and only a good tour guide. She was more intent on sharing her political views (immigration) versus the culture and history of the country and cities. There is too much free time, not enough touring. Use Tauck app more. Two. The visit to Niagara Falls and area and boat cruise of Thousand Islands.
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Date: 17-Sep-2018

4* North eastern Canadian trip
We just came home from visiting Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City. So beautiful and educational. Loved the visit to the Royal Mounted Police training facility where they train for the musical review. We had a fantastic tour guide who really tried to help us all each day. It was so obvious that she cared about each one of us. We so enjoyed the group of 40 people that were in our group. We made several life long friends. It only took a couple of days and we were being asked to share the table with various folks for dinner.
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Date: 14-Aug-2017

5* Canadain capitals and Niagara Falls
Excellent itinerary and outstanding hotels. Tour director was enthusiastic, very knowledgable, and very efficient at resolving any issues occurring during the trip--her expertise was greatly appreciated. Visits to Niagara Falls, Canadian Parliament, a sugar shack, and walking tours of old Montreal and Quebec City were great! Excursion boat experience at Niagara Falls, allowing an "up-close" view of the American and Horseshoe Falls
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Date: 28-Aug-2017

4* Great value, hotels, and adventures
We loved staying at the same hotels so it was easy to check in and out. We wished they would have had a refrigerator in our room when we arrived so we didn’t have to wait for it for medicines Tauck knew we needed. Fruits at some hotel breakfast not equal at all hotels. Montreal’s was superb. We loved Ottawa and Quebec with Montreal at 3. Niagara Falls and boat trip of Thousand Islands.
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Date: 18-Sep-2018

5* Capital Cities of eastern Canada
One of the best tours I've ever been on. The tour guide was especially excellent.
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Date: 05-Jul-2018

5* A Dream Come True
From the beautiful sights we saw to the magnificent hotels to the things we learned to the special events-- all was spectacular! Loved everything! It was all great, but our favorite was the overall charm and joie de vivre of Quebec City. I loved it just as much as I had hoped that I would!
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Date: 17-Aug-2015

4* CANADA'S CAPITAL CITIES AND NIAGARA FALLS
The trip was a delight from beginning to end. Beautiful countryside and cities. Tour guide was very informative with a bubbly personality and made everyone feel like one big happy family. Food was delicious and hotels were beautiful. Everything was first class. Thank you Tauck. I have actually two most memorable moments. One was seeing Niagara Falls and the other was seeing our hotel, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac the first time. It is spectacular.
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Date: 19-Jun-2015

5* The tour director made an excellent trip into an outstanding one!
We went on an Eastern Canada Cities tour with Niagara in July 2015. Our Tour Director was absolutely brilliant. She made even the less interesting bits in the coach when there was nothing much to see into something interesting with her informative and humorous chat about everything Canadian. There were so many, the welcome dinner, Niagara, The Thousand Island Cruise, the Farewell Dinner. But probably the most memorable thing about the whole trip was the great atmosphere and great company.
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Date: 20-Aug-2015

4* Glorious capitals of Eastern Canada
We were looking for a summer vacation that was not a long plane ride away and would avoid the heat of summer. The obvious choice was the capitals of eastern Canada that fit the bill perfectly. Each city was beautiful and different! We learned so much from the knowledgeable tour director on our trip. Every detail was a homerun! Staying at the Château Frontenac in Quebec City.
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Date: 30-Aug-2017

5* Canada's Capitals + Niagara Falls
As a first time Tauck traveler, I was greatly impressed. The Tour Director, local guides, hotel accommodations, meals, and selected sights and activities were exceptional. Tauck is far superior to any other tour company that I have traveled with. I enjoyed the entire experience and will definitely book Tauck tours in the future. The walking tour in Old Montreal with an epicurean flair was delicious and delightful!
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Date: 25-Sep-2017

3* Canada
Guide was the worst.He know nothing about the most basic facts even the history of his own country Canada.He was disorganized and less than looking after his passages.He only once rotated bus seats this was unfair to passengers such as myself to always be in the back of the bus. He never or rarely pointed out sites. Quebec.
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Date: 02-Aug-2017

1* Niagara Falls and Eastern Canadian cities
As I said in the hand-written review the last day of the trip, it was well-planned, the pace reflected years of experience, the hotels were wonderful, the food too much, and the driver and hostess were great! The one weakness was the meet and greet at Toronto airport. Your first paragraph in your green book is wrong!! Your people are not The Fairmont Hotel rooms.
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Date: 19-Jun-2017

5* Canada's Capital Cities Plus Niagara Falls
This was my first tour with Tauck (more, I hope) and my first coach tour in 14 years. It was definitely the best coach tour I have ever taken. The knowledge and expertise provided by the Tauck Director and the local guides were outstanding. The coach itself was very comfortable & serviced by a fantastic driver. The hotels/food were exceptional. This is difficult because every location had a specific memorable moment for me. However, since this tour was in celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary, I will always remember the "extra" thought provided by our tour director. Upon arrival at one of our hotels was a bottle of wine and personally written note hanging on the door of our room.
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Date: 11-Oct-2017

5* Capitals of Eastern Canada and Niagara Falls
The trip was everything we hoped for, and maybe a little more. Our tour guide and bus driver were perfect. The food was way better and more, much more than anticipated. And the hotels were all "10's"! This was our first Tauck trip and we enjoyed being relieved of all the usual logistical burdens. Enjoyed our fellow trippers too! That first look at Niagara Falls!
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Date: 18-Jun-2018

5* Canadian Capitals
The tour director, [Employee Name], was the best yet of our six tours with Tauck and all the tour directors have been good! We learned so much about Canadian history and discovered how much it overlaps with US history. The scenery, the hotels, the bus and driver, and the dinners were great! Seeing Niagara Falls and Montmorency Falls.
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Date: 28-Jul-2015

4* Enjoyable Small Group Tour of Canada's Capital Cities plus Niagra Falls
Our first trip ever to Canada's Capital Cities & Niagra Falls was great. Our Tour Director & our Driver were fantastic! The tour was interesting, informative, well-paced with fun surprises along the way. We liked our Small Group tour. We didn't like Hotel Bonaventure. Also prefer earlier welcome & farewell dinner start times. Hard to pick just one, there were many memorable moments. Our top 4 would be 1. Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Old Quebec (beautiful hotel in a great location), 2. Niagra Falls, 3. Thousand Islands Cruise and 4. RCMP Musical Ride.
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Date: 28-Aug-2015

5* Eastern Canada Capital cities
It was the best vacation my husband and I have ever had. Tauck had everything so well organized and we had the best experience in every Canadian city. Tauck also had other short trips and excursions planned so we always had something to see and do while in Canada. The tour director was awesome and very knowledgeable. Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake. Also, going on a tour of the Parliament building in Ottawa and then later that evening seeing the fireworks and a light show projected on the Parliament building with all the people standing and singing the Canadian National Anthem.
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Date: 30-Aug-2017

5* Canadian Capitals
The tour guide was beyond wonderful,Gen. Loved all the activities and loved the hotel selections. We felt very pampered and secure. Quebec City and seeing Le Chateau Frontenac.
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Date: 10-Jun-2016

4* trust Tauck to deliver
Throughout the entire trip our tour director was always showing and telling us in her genuine, exciting manner all the wonderful things we experience. The Capital cities tour is really remarkable. Niagara Falls..Sugar Shack...Royal Mounty...Beaver Tail
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Date: 27-Sep-2017

5* Beutiful return to Canada
In 1973, I visited the eastern part of Canada and I planned to return. This trip was exactly what I wanted. I loved all four city locations, but especially was pleased that the journey ended in Quebec City! Additionally, the weather was great compared to our 100+ degree weather in Texas. Chateau in Quebec City - ending with the fireworks show.
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Date: 21-Aug-2015

5* Capital Cities of Eastern Canada
From thundering falls to four very distinct and diverse cities, this was a great trip. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it and appreciated the balance between excursions and free time. Our Tour Director was extremely knowledgeable, professional and charming. Our driver was so very courteous. And our traveling companions were great. The welcome dinner at the Royal Ontario Museum was fabulous and set the stage for many more memorable moments. Our itinerary included lunches were set in beautiful settings. The walking and tasting tour of Old Montreal was superb. The Fairmont in Quebec City was beautiful, as well as the surrounding area. Strolling the boardwalk was so relaxing!
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Date: 01-Oct-2018

4* Canada's Eastern Cities + Niagara Falls
If you ever wanted to see Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec...Tauck is the touring company to see it with. Very professional outfit. Our tour guide was the best. Great hotels, excellent side trips and you are traveling with like minded people who love to travel. Great for singles too. There were too many to mention!
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Date: 21-Sep-2017

5* Beyond expectations!
This was our first trip with Tauck. We have been on many bus tours and really enjoy them. We always wanted to try Tauck because of all the wonderful reviews and accolades from our friends. Every aspect of the trip was beyond our expectations from first class hotels, delicious food, awesome tour director, excellent bus driver and local guides. We enjoyed touring every Canadian city and Niagara Falls. So many memorable moments but visiting Quebec City for 3 nights was a highlight. Staying at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac steeped in history was truly memorable! Thank you Tauck for your superior standards!!
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Date: 27-Aug-2018

5* My first trip to Canada
I loved the trip. Tauck included all the important things to see and left time to explore on our own. We were busy from morning to night and constantly on the go. I was a little disappointed in the welcome dinner and farewell dinner, but the other hotel dinners were excellent. Great tour director and bus driver. There were so many memorable moments. Niagara Falls, Montmorency Falls. The epicurean walk in Montreal and having Montreal bagels and their smoked meat for the first time, really enjoyed them both. In fact, since I had to get a connecting flight in Montreal, I brought bagels home from the airport. The boat ride on the St Lawrence river. The RCMP.
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Date: 08-Sep-2015

5* Canada Capital Cities
A great trip, very good guides and informative regarding the history of the War of 1812. Loved Quebec City and tour of Ottawa and Parliament. Quebec City and Ottawa. Enjoyed learning about Canada's government and their means of governing. Ottawa and Quebec City are two beautiful cities with very friendly people.
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Date: 24-Oct-2017

1* Canada, a bus ride to bad service, poor hotels and bad attractions
too many miles and people. everything that Tauck europe is not Leaving
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Date: 03-Aug-2017

4* Niagara Falls and Canadian Capitals
For our 13th trip with Tauck we chose Niagara Falls since in all our travels we had not been to one of the marvels of North America. We had an excellent tour director (as all of Tauck's directors have been on our travels) which makes the trip enjoyable and comfortable. Ottawa's Parliament was a treat. Thank you, Tauck. The walking tour with the tasting in old Montreal was a good idea and most enjoyable.
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Date: 02-Jul-2018

4* Virginia Goes Canadian Capitals
We had a great (as usual) trip with Tauck with the special touches along the way. This was our second trip with Tauck and thoroughly enjoyed everything our tour along with the Director and Driver had to offer. The places we visited and the hotels we stayed at were wonderful. Niagra Falls
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Date: 06-Aug-2018

5* Off my Bucket List
Niagara Falls and Quebec City have been on my Bucket List for a long time. I got to cross both off on this trip. On my own, I never would have known about all the side trips. Our tour director, Jodi Bell, is the absolute best at her job. Her personality and knowledge made this trip truly outstanding. This was my first but not last trip with T Too many to choose from - all the planned sites plus meeting a Mounted Policeman; lunch at Chauteau Vaudorel; vineyard tour; the great local guides.
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Date: 03-Aug-2015

5* Exceeded Expectations
We chose the Canadian Capitals tour because of the itinerary and Tauck's reputation and were very impressed with both. We liked the quality of the hotels and the fact that you could dine a la carte in the included hotel meals. Everything about the tour was top quality and the pace was not too hectic, with no early morning starts. The private welcome reception at the Royal Ontario Museum was a great start and set the standard for the tour.
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Date: 07-Jul-2016

5* Canada's Capital Cities
This was our first Tauck trip and it was a blast. Tauck exceeded our expectations. The itinerary was excellent and we were always well cared for. Our tour director was awesome. A truly great vacation to a great country.
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Date: 12-Sep-2018

4* CapitalCities of Eastern Canada
There were 41 travelers in our group. Most were considerate and friendly. Our guide was amazing, warm, knowledgeable and helpful. The hotels were well located and more than adequate although the Fairmount in Ottawa needs improvement. We saw a lot and enjoyed the experiences We loved the museums on Ottawa...and the great food
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Date: 10-Sep-2015

5* First Class all the way
This was our first Tauck Tour, and we have a list of tours we want to go on next. We had been on many big-ship cruises, as well as a Viking River Cruise, and this ranked at the top, right up there with Viking. We visited new places, learned new things, and met wonderful people. Even the rain in Ottawa didn't slow anyone down. We were in Quebec City during the G7 summit, and seeing all the security was an experience. It was far more interesting than inconvenient, but Tauck still compensated us as thanks for our patience. This was not necessary, but was icing on the cake!
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Date: 18-Jun-2018

3* Canada capital cities
Our tour guide was informative and knowledgable... The third hotel, Bonaventure was HORRIBLE and was not clean and thirdly did not have one bottle of Chardonary at lounge bar! The hallway carpeting was dirty and and after a fire alarm went off in building they had shut down one main elevator which was necessary to go up and down 17 stories. Frontenac hotel in Quebec City was beautiful and a delight to stay in. Our farewell Dinner was not up to Tauck standards. Food had no taste!! The falls were Amazing.. , the boat ride up St Lawrence Food was horrible..
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Date: 26-Aug-2015

4* First Time-Now Life Time Tauck Traveler
Comfortable, informative, meeting new people, organized, fun,and extremely amazing. Cruising on the Hornblower on Niagara Falls.
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Date: 09-Jul-2015

5* Heavenly vacation
This was our first Tauck tour. It was nice to travel without having to make a single plan. Tauck had taken care of everything. We went to the most interesting places, never stood in line, ate the best food (especially the breakfasts)and met the nicest people. Our director even made the bus rides fun by showing appropriate video clips of the area. Walking through Quebec City with my husband and a few of our new friends and looking up at Le Chateau Frontenac. We stayed at some of the most beautiful hotels I've ever been in. Truly grateful for the experience.
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Date: 04-Sep-2018

5* Want to be looked after - this is the Tour for you!
Having never visited Canada before and first time Tauck Tour I was pleasantly surprised that everything is done for you! From arriving at Toronto airport picked up by a Tauck driver who gave us a run down on our upcoming trip and who our Tauck Guide would be it was just a case of sitting back and being spoiled! Too many but Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake village, cruising the Thousand Islands, the old towns of Quebec, Ottawa. Dinner at Bonaparte Restaurant in Montreal was amazing. The Hotels were excellent and breakfasts very good. All hotels are 4 or 5 star! Our Guide was fantastic- she was so knowledgeable on all history of Canada.
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Date: 02-Jul-2018

5* Loved the Trip
Each city was unique. The guides made it all come to life. Of course Niagra Falls was spectacular. Loved the cruise on the lake. The food was really good.
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Date: 26-Jun-2015

5* Canada's Capital Cities and Niagara Falls
Great trip thanks to thorough itinerary, excellent hotels and superb Tour Director and experienced competent coach driver. Fall colours finaly showed up in spades in Quebec
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Date: 20-Oct-2017

5* CANADIAN CAPITOLS
First of all, my husband & I have taken 5 Tauck Tours. We have been to a lot of different places in the world. We had the most fabulous tour director we have ever had. She was sweet and thoughtful, took care of so many things for individual couples. She made our trip fantastic. We had great accommodations, the fun places Tauck chose were wonderfu Niagara Falls was a such a beautiful sight.
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Date: 27-Jul-2017

5* Eastern Canadian Provincial Capitals and Niagara Falls
Everything promised and more was provided. We had a perfect Tour Director and hostess who took care of everything assisted by her trainee. The Coach Operator, was the best driver ever. The hotels were all exceptional, the food delicious. The tour participants were congenial and always on time. New sights and experiences Difficult to choose. The majesty of Niagara Falls, the skyscrapers being built in Toronto, the vastness of the land. I found old Quebec fascinating. The stops in Niagara on the Lake and Morency Falls with the "Mayor" in character was a special event. Bascilica of Notre Dame-beautiful. My first Tauck tour-hopefully not my last.
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Date: 29-Jun-2015

5* Canadian Capital Cities...OUTSTANDING
Our trip was mistake free. Tauck has seen it all, done it all and strives for perfection. Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City are beautiful, all different from one another. And the activities planned in each city were very diversified. Our small group (22) was great and our tour director, was the BEST!!. HIGH PRAISES all around! Being in Quebec City for the 2nd time. It is like a European City in North America. BEAUTIFUL!!
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Date: 10-Sep-2018

5* Canada's Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls
Our tour director was the best! She made everything run smoothly and is very knowledgeable about Canada - we learned a lot. She goes above and beyond anything we would have expected. My husband and I had a great 25th anniversary and we'll definitely be back on a Tauck tour for our 30th, if not sooner! Niagara Falls and the sugar shack. My favorite city was Old Quebec, however I loved them all!
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Date: 07-Oct-2017

4* Eastern Canadian Cities.
The trip was excellent. Loved staying in the great hotels in each city. My biggest regret was not getting to tour Boldt mansion on Heart Island in the 1000 lakes area. Visiting the National Fine Arts Museum in Ottawa, and staying in the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City. Chateau Frontenac is the most photographed building in Canada.
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Date: 10-Oct-2017

4* Great Tour
The Canada Capital Cities Tour was great. We loved the Fairmont Hotels that we stayed in. We loved the cities that we visited, especially Quebec City. If I were to make any suggestions, it would be to spend more time in Toronto and cut out the Niagara Falls/Niagara on the Lake trip. You don't need to spend $1,000/day to see Niagara Falls. Everything about Quebec City was the most memorable part of the trip. The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac is gorgeous. The city itself is beautiful. The architecture is stunning. We also enjoyed Ottawa and Montreal. Didn't have enough time in Toronto to form an opinion but, it seemed to be lovely as well.
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Date: 09-Jul-2017

4* Wonderful, except Niagara Falls due to weather
We enjoyed our tour very much. The included meals were outstanding. We loved the Fairmont Hotels; unfortunately we stayed at the Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal which certainly was not up to Tauck Standards. Also, we had a record rainstorm at Niagara Falls. I suggest Tauck provide ponchos and umbrellas on the bus for times such as this. There were so many, it is hard to choose. However, when we walked into the Library at the Parliament in Ottawa, it took my breath away, as I am an avid reader.
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Date: 09-Jun-2017

3* Canadian capitals
Very nice tour. Not great. Too much free time with no planned activities. Very food centered. Few issues. No wi-fi on bus. Walking tour of Montreal needs to be completely rethought. To call a tour epicurean, it needs to have more than bagels, Brie and ice cream. Niagara Falls was fun. Quebec was wonderful, but we had over a day and a half on our own in the city. I take tours so I don’t have to plan my time.
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Date: 10-Sep-2018

4* Canadian capitals cities
Very enjoyable and we had an outstanding tour director. Quebec city
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Date: 04-Sep-2015

5* Canada's Capitals and Niagara Falls
It was wonderful from start to finish. Our guide was knowledgable, organized, attentive, friendly & his French accent added to the pleasure of the trip. The hotels were first class & loved the extra Amenities such as water in the rooms, night lights & robes!! The tour was the right mix of museums, beautiful scenery, history & free time. There were so many memorable moments. Loved the St Lawrence River, Montmorency falls & the walking and tasting tour in Montreal. Also loved the tour of Ottawa and the visit to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy. Quebec City was charming and made us feel like we were in France!
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Date: 31-Aug-2018

5* This is what you want...
From start to finish, every aspect of this journey was well-planned and perfectly executed. We had fun! We learned, we laughed, we explored, and we enjoyed the other people (especially our tour director). What a great way to experience this beautiful country! I loved watching the Changing of the Guard in front of Parliament in Ottawa. Not only was the ceremony impressive, but the crowd was so happy and respectful and the setting was so beautifully perfect that this moment stands out in my memory as a capsule of what made my trip to Canada unforgettable. (Yes, Niagara Falls were amazing, too!)
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Date: 12-Aug-2015

5* If you have never thought of traveling in Canada
This was fantastic. I wish I hadn’t already done it — so I could do it. Canada is a fantastic destination and Tauck was comfortable, organized, and worth every penny. Great guide, great hotels. The stops were wonderful. I loved it. Niagara Falls
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Date: 10-Sep-2018

4* Canadian sights
My wife and I went on Tauck's Canadian Capital Cities trip (Toronto to Quebec City). While not as exotic as Europe, this is a very enjoyable trip and Tauck really creates some especially memorable moments. Our tour guide was just terrific and the tour was delightful Niagara Falls of course but the gourmet and architectural guided tour of Montreal is a close second.
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Date: 22-Jun-2015

4* Great Canadian Cities Overview
This was a wonderful 10 day trip to Eastern Canada, and our first time traveling with Tauck. The overall quality of the hotels (all Fairmont) was excellent, as was the level of service we received. It was clear that Tauck guests were treated with great attentiveness and courtesy. The planned activities were interesting and informative. We greatly enjoyed the welcome reception and private museum tour, as well as the farewell dinner. Both these events were elegant and fun, and featured lots of good food and wine! Quebec was our favorite city, and it was good to have a bit more time there to explore on our own. Without question, our tour guide made this trip memorable for us!
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Date: 09-Oct-2018

5* Urban north
Another seamless Tauck tour! We learned much about Canada’s lovely eastern cities through the grand hotels, amazing meals and special excursions. The itinerary was well-paced, offering ample free time to explore in addition to the group activities and guided events. A convivial group and great director made it flow! Many, as usual! Seeing Niagara Falls (a bucket list event!), cruising through the Thousand Islands, touring Ottawa's Parliament, exploring the diverse neighborhoods and markets of Montreal and Quebec.
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Date: 01-Jul-2016

4* Wonderful Trip
First Tauck tour and look forward to many more. Now that I look back I would have liked one less day in Toronto, one more day in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. Felt the Fairmont York was not 100%,very little closet space and NO dresser drawers. Where do you put your folding items, like underwear, pjs, on the desk? Everything else was great! Niagara Falls - Marketplace in Ottawa - Light show in Ottawa - Royal Mounted Police tour with horses - Niagara on the Lake - old Quebec City - foodie tour in old Montreal - shopping in Montreal........I could go on and on!
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Date: 05-Sep-2015

4* Canada's Capital Cities
The trip was fun. The hotel's were great and our tour director was the best. The only clitch was the arrival at Toronto Airport at the start of the trip. We thought a representative from Tauck would be there with a sign. We had to go to the end of the terminal for Global. We also had problems ordering from the menu for breakfast. Niagara falls,Quebec city and Toronto and our tour director.
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Date: 04-Aug-2015

4* Canada
I enjoyed my trip to Canada a lot. Plenty of history and culture, wonderful architecture, and great food and hotels. Niagara Falls was amazing, a real bucket list item. Each city is very unique and interesting in it's own right. My most memorable moment had to be the boat ride into the mist of Niagara Falls. Wet elation!!
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Date: 10-Jul-2017

4* Great Trip
Tour director was outstanding. Hotels provided, exceptional. Food was terrific but too much. Allow more free time for evening dining. Don't provide 2 included meals, lunch and dinner, on 1 day. Planned visit sites well selected. 1000 Island trip needs improvement but not eliminated. Not included visit to Shrine of Ste Anne de Beaupre Quebec: Niagara Falls: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Canadian War Museum in Ottawa; and Quebec City and Chateau Frontenac which was on my bucket list. I am 85. Stays at Chateaus Frontenac and Laurier.
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Date: 01-Oct-2017

4* Great trip to Niagara Falls and Canadian caps.
Wonderful tour guide...very knowledgeable and caring. Professional in every way. The best chauffeur we've ever had in our 6 or 7 tauck adventures. He was smoothe as silk! Food and accomodations were quite good except for the dungeon- like room we had at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City. Not up to Tauck standards. Great group of people . Niagara falls
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Date: 05-Aug-2017

5* Canada's Capital Cities
This tour was a wonderful way to visit four of Canada's eastern cities and we throughly enjoyed it. The trip was well planned, well paced and well executed. Our tour director was fantastic and really added to our experience of visiting Canada. Tauck did an excellent job of providing a variety of experiences on this tour. Visiting Montreal & Quebec City were favorites. The walking/tasting tour in Montreal and dinner in Montreal's old city were wonderful. Staying at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec was a special treat.
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Date: 03-Jul-2017

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Start: Toronto, Canada
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