10 night sample itinerary

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City Multi Centre

The best of Eastern Canada

See the very best that Eastern Canada has to offer on this amazing multi centre itinerary taking in the region's top cities. 

Begin in Ontario with a stay in Canada's cosmopolitan entertainment capital Toronto, located on the shores of Lake Ontario with its endless attraction options of high-end shopping, world-class restaurants, lively bars and broadway shows. Next, discover Canada's iconic capital city Ottawa, soak up its laid-back atmosphere as you cruise along the UNESCO heritage Rideau Canal or hit the bars and restaurants in lively Byward Market. End this incredible itinerary in Quebec province, sampling the famous history and unique blend French, British and Amerindian cultures on offer in Montréal and Québec City.

Whether you prefer to hire a car and explore as a self drive holiday, or prefer the easily convenience of travelling directly on Canada's rail network VIA Rail - when it comes to visiting these fascinating cities, the choice really is all yours.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Hitting the shops, taking in a Broadway show or enjoying a Brewery Tour in Toronto
  • Soaking up the iconic sights and visiting Canada's best museums in Ottawa
  • Sampling the world-famous cuisine Montréal's foodie scene has to offer
  • Learning about the fascinating French history and culture in Québec City

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
11 days
Guide Price
£2,039 per person
Price based on
Based on 01 April 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Air Canada, staying 3 nights room only in a Fairmont Room (Toronto), 3 nights room only in a Fairmont Room (Ottawa), 2 nights room only in a Wonderful Room (Montreal) & 2 nights room only in a Fairmont Room (Quebec) including car hire.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis, Self-Guided

Itinerary Breakdown

  • Toronto

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore the bars and restaurants in the historic pedestrian-only Distillery District
    • Tour Fort York - Toronto's most historical site
    • View the amazing marine displays at Ripley's Aquarium
    • Sample the delicious street food at St Lawrence Market
    • Relax and watch the world go by on Toronto's urban Sugar Beach
  • Ottawa

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Cycle along the Rideau Canal - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Head over Quebec on the other side of the Ottawa River to Gatineau Park
    • Take a gourmet food tour through Byward Market
    • Enjoy a gentle river rafting tour along the Ottawa River
    • Explore the fascinating Canadian Natural History Museum
  • Montreal

    Itinerary Highlights

    • View the ornate Notre-Dame Basilica - North America's largest cathedral
    • Enjoy fantastic shopping along the Rue Sainte-Catherine
    • Explore Montréal's famed Underground City pedestrian network
    • Cycle the trails of Mont Royal park and enjoy panoramic views of the city
    • Take a leisurely cruise on the St. Lawrence River
  • Quebec City

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Wander along the city's famous fortifications and its cobblestone streets
    • Head to nearby Montmorency Falls to see its rushing waters
    • Take a gourmet food tour across the city to sample it's French cuisine
    • Shop in the city's famous Rue Saint-Jean's boutiques
    • Cruise along the St. Lawrence on a whale watching excursion
Toronto

Located on the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario, this chic and vibrant city is utterly contagious; we particularly love Toronto for its mix of gravity-defying skyscrapers, leafy parks and lakeside charm, enough to give Manhattan a run for its money. Boasting over 7000 bars, restaurants and cafés, numerous shopping options as well as hip galleries and eclectic boutiques, Toronto has something to offer every kind of traveller. We recommend our favourite neighbourhood, the vibrant Distillery District, a cluster of stone and red brick buildings that once housed the largest distillery in the British Empire. Today, the 19th-century architecture buzzes with hip restaurants, galleries and boutiques, not to mention the best beer in town.

Highlights

  • Distillery District
  • CN Tower
  • Toronto Islands
Ottawa

Full of history and with national landmarks at every turn, Ottawa is an ideal start to this multicentre itinerary. The city features some of Canada's best museums, art galleries and stunning architecture, all surrounded by incredible green spaces including Gatineau Park - perfect for hiking, wildlife viewing or just to enjoy some quiet away from the city. Canada's picturesque capital is made all the more charming by the sparkling Rideau Canal, which cuts through the very heart of the city. We love to take a leisurely boat cruise in the warm summer months, but in the winter you'll need your skates on, as the canal transforms into the world's longest skating rink, complete with on-ice shops and steaming cups of hot chocolate.

Highlights

  • Parliament Hill
  • Byward Market
  • Gatineau Park
Montreal

With both French and English widely spoken, bilingual Montréal's dual personality is reflected in its architecture, cuisine and arts. Take a stroll among the mismatch of old and new buildings, sample inventive dishes and catch a show in the language of your choice. Be sure not to miss the city's main sights: the ornately decorated Basilique de Notre Dame, the panoramic city views in peaceful Mont Royal Park and cruising the waters of the mighty St. Lawrence River.

Highlights

  • Notre Dame Basilica
  • Mont Royal Park
  • Underground City
Quebec City

You'll feel like you've left North America far behind in Vieux-Québec, Québec City's historic town with its feel of Old World Europe. Take your time to explore the grand Fortifications and pretty cobbled streets, pausing to admire Chateau Frontenac, the world's most photographed hotel, and gaze out over the St. Lawrence River. As night falls, embrace the romantic ambiance with a horse-drawn carriage ride or a cosy candlelit dinner.

Highlights

  • Fairmont Chateau Frontenac
  • Montmorency Falls
  • St. Lawrence River