The happy faces of the participants was evident on the flight home.
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4* Canada's Maple Leaf Trail
|Departing||April - October 2014|
* Price shown: 03 May 2015 from Manchester - MAN
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Stunning cities, breathtaking scenery and 'big skies'
Take the 'Maple Leaf Trail' from Ontario's warm and welcoming waterfront capital, Toronto, and head north to Canada's historic capital Ottawa, then east into French Canada to glorious Olympic Montreal, and finally to picturesque Quebec. All this - plus a visit to the awe-inspiring Falls at Niagara - make this the journey you'll never forget.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly to Toronto and transfer to your first hotel in Niagara Falls for a two-night stay. Enjoy your first glimpse of one of the world's greatest natural wonders.
Spend an unforgettable day in Niagara Falls. Take in the stunning views on an optional 10-minute helicopter ride, 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.
This morning travel the short distance to Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario. In the afternoon, join our optional guided tour for an insight into Canada's largest city. Highlights of the tour include Chinatown, Victorian Cabbagetown and stylish Yorkville.
This evening, step outside to explore, or remain in the climate-controlled comfort of the city's 11-kilometre PATH interconnected shopping and entertainment system.
This morning we follow the 'Maple Leaf Trail' to romantic Ottawa, Canada's beautiful administrative capital, with its Victorian houses and famous Rideau Canal, set against the leafy background of the Gatineau Hills. After a chance to explore, you'll continue to the great 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.
Get to know Montreal on our optional guided city tour, which 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 by joining our optional Maple Delights and dinner in Old Montreal excursion.
Visit charming, 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. Enjoy an optional walking tour to discover this wonderful city, before returning to Montreal to spend a final evening soaking up the atmosphere.
Journey back to Ontario, making your way to Toronto Airport for your overnight flight home.
Arrive back home, after an overnight flight.
Departures until June 2014 will spend three nights in Toronto (as opposed to two in Niagara Falls and one night in Toronto).
Tour content will be the same although in a slightly different order, with Days Two and Three reversed.
Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.
Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. Customary gratuity to a coach driver or tour manager is about $5 per person per day; in a taxi or a restaurant leave 12-15 per cent of the bill and, in the bar, leave a dollar or so per drink.