Stunning cities & scenery
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.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
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.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 90 minutes.
Passports and visas
British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling to Canada. Visas are not normally required for entry, but for travel from 15th March 2016 visitors to Canada must apply for an eTA online with Canadian Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.canada.ca/eta . The current charge is seven Canadian dollars for British Citizens. British subjects, and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested, should consult the Canadian Embassy as a visa may be required.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. The customary gratuity for a coach driver or Tour Manager is about $5 per person per day. It is normal to tip 15-20 per cent of the bill for a taxi or in a restaurant, and to leave a dollar or so per drink in a bar.
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.
On your flight
All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.
You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.
Sightseeing flights by helicopter are weight controlled and balanced. Please contact us if you wish to book a helicopter flight and your bodyweight exceeds 250lb. (In such cases, a seat may have to be left empty, and some companies may charge a premium.)
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Changes to your hotels
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.
Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.