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Maple Leaf Explorer

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10 days From £2,585 per person

2024 Tour code: CLI24

About the tour

Discover the historical cities of Montreal and Quebec, the only walled city in North America, and delight in the beauty of Niagara Falls, on this journey through the heart of Canada. Explore Toronto and Ottawa, staying in historical hotels and experiencing the diverse food of these intriguing cities. Your trip mixes old town charm and natural beauty, as you make your way through four majestic cities.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Visit the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls
Take a tour of Ottawa City.
Enjoy a tour of Montreal, including Old Montreal.
Explore Quebec, the walled city.

What’s included

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Outbound Travel

Getting to Toronto

Your journey begins today when you take your flight from London to Toronto.

Arrival in Toronto

Day 1 – Arrival in Toronto

Arrival in Toronto

On arrival in Toronto, you'll be transferred to your hotel, after which you can spend some free time getting to know the city. Check out the city's markets, including Kensington Market and St. Lawrence Market, and try some of the diverse street food on offer. Or, visit Royal Ontario Museum, and simply take a walk around town, soaking up the atmosphere.

Niagara Falls

Day 2 – Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

This morning you'll set off for a thrilling tour of Niagara Falls. This once-in-a-lifetime tour takes you on the famous Hornblower to Horseshow Falls. You'll enjoy lunch overlooking the falls and you'll take a trip to the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-lake. You'll arrive back in Toronto this evening to explore the many quality restaurants in town, before spending your second night in the city.

Toronto to Ottawa

Day 3 – Toronto to Ottawa

Toronto to Ottawa

This morning it's time to head to the train station to board VIA Rail's train to Ottawa. You'll be travelling business class today as you make your way to Canada's capital city. Sit back and relax and watch the scenery drift by your window, and enjoy the journey. On arrival in Ottawa you'll make your way to your hotel for the night.

Ottawa Guided tour

Day 4 – Ottawa Guided tour

Ottawa Guided tour

This morning you'll take a guided tour of Ottawa. You'll discover the Parliament Buildings, the embassies, the Prime Minister's residence, and Rideau Falls and Canal. The rest of the day is yours to explore as you like. Get to know Ottawa better by taking a walk around town, visit one of the parks and green spaces in the city, or take a look at the National Arts Centre. Then discover the city through its food by visiting one of the many fine restaurants. /p>

Ottawa to Montreal

Day 5 – Ottawa to Montreal

Ottawa to Montreal

This morning before head back to the train station to once again board VIA Rail's train, this time to Montreal. You'll travel business class and you'll enjoy the comfort of the train while the landscapes roll by your window. On arrival in Montreal, you'll be transferred to your hotel for the night, and you'll have time to explore the city a little in your own time.

Montreal guided tour

Day 6 – Montreal guided tour

Montreal guided tour

Relax this morning before setting off on a morning tour of the city. Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world and has some inspiring sights, including Old Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica, Olympic Park, and Mount Royal Park. You'll have the afternoon free to explore as you like. Take a stroll along the stunning harbour and see the magnificent St Lawrence River. Go shopping in some of Montreal's unique boutiques, and simply sit with a coffee and watch local life go by.

Montreal to Quebec

Day 7 – Montreal to Quebec

Montreal to Quebec

This morning you'll make your way to the train station to board VIA Rail's train to Quebec. Your journey follows the St Lawrence River and provides you with ever-changing, inspiring scenery as you relax onboard in business class. On arrival in Quebec, you'll make your way to your hotel for the night.

Guided tour of Quebec

Day 8 – Guided tour of Quebec

Guided tour of Quebec

Spend today exploring Quebec, the 'ancient capital'. You'll take a small group guided walking tour of Old Quebec and you'll explore this charming city, the only walled city in North America. You'll discover the history of the walled city and you'll also see the more modern areas of Quebec City and the startling contrasts between the two. You'll have some free time to explore anything a little further as you like, or you can go shopping or relax with a drink at one of the city's bars or cafes.

Inbound Travel

Days 9 & 10 - Quebec to the UK

Your adventure comes to its close today when you're transferred from your hotel to the airport for your overnight flight back to London.

You'll arrive back in the UK today, filled with long lasting memories of your incredible journey.

Additional information

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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