Begin this unforgettable journey with a visit to the world’s most powerful waterfall, the wondrous Niagara Falls, before taking to the road to spend time in waterfront Toronto and Canada’s historic capital city, Ottawa. End your picturesque tour with a journey east into French Canada and intriguing Montreal and Quebec.
Canada’s Maple Leaf Trail Tour Highlights
- Gaze in awe at tumultuous Niagara Falls
- Wander waterfront Toronto, on the shore of Lake Ontario
- Travel through stunning scenery along the shores of Lake Ontario
- Explore Victorian Ottawa, the elegant Canadian capital
- Journey into the French Canadian province of Quebec
- Stay in stylish and sophisticated Montreal
- Visit charming, UNESCO-listed Quebec City
- Eight nights’ room-only accommodation at a series of good-quality hotels in Niagara Falls (2 nights), Toronto (2), Ottawa (1) and Montreal (3)
- Return flights from the UK to Toronto
- Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel throughout
- Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single supplements apply. Subject to availability.
Day One: Fly to Toronto
Fly to Toronto and transfer to your hotel in Niagara Falls for a two-night stay, and enjoy your first glimpse of one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. The colourful, relaxed resort that has grown up next to the Falls offers a host of diversions, and you’ll find many restaurants, bars and shops in addition to the magnetic, mesmerising draw of the roaring waters.
Day Two: Take in the views of the Niagara Falls
Spend an unforgettable day in Niagara Falls. Board the Hornblower Niagara cruise (payable locally) for a spray-soaked passage close to the foot of the torrent, and perhaps join us for lunch with a view at the Sheraton on the Falls Penthouse Fallsview Dining Room. Later, explore the attractions of Clifton Hill or stroll up to the Fallsview area, with its impressive casino.
Day Three: Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake and continue to Toronto
This morning, enjoy stunning views on an optional 10-minute helicopter ride over the Fall. Afterwards, we’ll travel the short distance to Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario, via the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. In the afternoon, join our optional guided tour for an insight into Canada’s largest city and its highlights – Chinatown, Victorian Cabbagetown and stylish Yorkville.
Day Four: Get to know Toronto
Step outside to explore Toronto, today. See its glittering waterfront and its sky-piercing CN Tower or wander the city’s contrasting neighbourhoods, including Chinatown and Little Italy. Alternatively, remain in the climate-controlled comfort of the city’s 11-kilometre PATH interconnected shopping and entertainment system.
Day Five: Travel past Lake Ontario to Ottawa
This morning we follow the Maple Leaf Trail along the shores of Lake Ontario to beautiful Kingston. After a break, continue to romantic Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful administrative capital, with its Victorian houses and famous Rideau Canal.
Day Six: Explore Ottawa and travel to Montreal
After a chance to explore Ottawa, you’ll continue to the French Canadian province of Quebec, and to Montreal, Canada’s second city. Enjoy a three-night stay in this, the country’s undisputed centre of style and sophistication.
Day Seven: See the sights of Montreal
Get to know Montreal on an optional guided city tour that will take in the Vieux Port area and the lively Plateau Mont Royal, with its countless shops, bars and restaurants. This evening, step back in time and dine in the style of a bygone-century, joining our optional Maple Delights dinner excursion in Old Montreal.
Day Eight: Enjoy a day trip to Quebec City
Visit historic Quebec City, one of Canada’s oldest settlements, with its stunning Chateau Frontenac, ancient ramparts and UNESCO-listed centre, overlooking the mighty St Lawrence River. Discover this wonderful city on an optional tour, before returning to Montreal to spend a final evening soaking up the atmosphere.
Day Nine: Return to Toronto Airport
After a relaxed breakfast, journey back to Ontario, making your way to Toronto Airport for your flight home.
Day 10: Arrive home
Arrive back in the UK, after an overnight flight.