Manitoulin Island, Ontario

14 night self drive itinerary

Great Parks of the East

Combine stunning nature with city sights

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Take a journey through the incredible parks of Ontario and Québec on this 14 night self drive tour soaking up the breath taking scenery, fascinating culture and unforgettable wildlife.

Begin in cool and cosmopolitan city of Toronto, where you can explore its vibrant neighbourhoods and soak up its endless entertainment before heading out on an epic adventure, beginning with Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park. Explore the park's incredible vistas, lakes and abundant wildlife, with moose, white-tailed deer, beaver and black bear all to be spotted. Enjoy a brief stay in Canada's capital city, Ottawa discovering the history behind some of its most famous sights before returning to the fantastic nature and tranquillity of the Quebec province. Explore the rolling green landscape dotted with picturesque lakes, towering mountains and quaint villages with friendly French-speaking locals. Take some time out from the countryside in Montréal and Québec City - famous for their captivating history and 'joie de vivre'. End your journey by travelling back through Ontario's countryside, along the Thousand Island region before reaching the natural thundering splendour of Niagara Falls - the perfect end to this awe-inspiring holiday.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Take in the iconic sights and world-class entertainment in Toronto and Ottawa
  • Spot bears, moose, deer and beaver in stunning Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario
  • Soak up the fascinating French culture in Montréal and Québec City
  • Discover the quaint villages, friendly culture and picturesque scenery in the Lanaudiere region of Québec
  • Cruise the turquoise waters of Ontario's Thousand Island region before visiting Niagara Falls

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
15 days
Guide Price
£1,969 per person
Price based on
Based on 15 September 18 departure from London Gatwick flying with Air Transat, meal basis as per itinerary.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for an itinerary like this. The price will vary based on many elements including exchange rates, and your choice of accommodation, duration, departure date, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis, Self-Guided
Included
  • Accommodation for 14 nights (room only basis)
  • Days 10 & 11: Auberge du Lac Taureau - use of canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, montain bikes (1 hour) or sailboats (1 hour), access to beach, indoor pool and jacuzzi
  • Day 14: Niagara Falls - Hornblower Voyage To The Falls Cruise
  • A personalised Jonview Canada Roadbook with attractions, daily itineraries, provincial maps, city guides, hotel vouchers and day to day mapping
Not included
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified
  • Car rental, taxes and insurance
  • Toronto

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take in the panoramic views of the city from the top of the CN Tower
    • Explore the historic Distillery District on an authentic Brewery Tour
    • Hop on the Ferry with a picnic to Toronto Islands in Lake Ontario
    • Sample some of Toronto's diverse cuisine at St Lawrence Market
    • See the latest hit Broadway Show, musical or play in the city's Theatre District
  • Ontario

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Head out on the road to explore Ontario's stunning countryside
    • Cruise the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay Islands National Park - the world's largest freshwater archipelago
    • Discover the charming cottage resorts and abundant forests and lakes in the Muskoka region
    • Spot moose, black bears and beavers in Algonquin Provincial Park
    • Visit the unique and diverse ecosystems of Gatineau Park near Ottawa
  • Ottawa

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore the lively Byward Market area on a gourmet Foodie Tour
    • Visit any of the capital's world-class museums and galleries
    • Take in the panoramic city views from the top of Parliament Hill's Peace Tower
    • Hire a bike and ride along the Rideau Canal - a UNESCO world heritage site
    • Cruise along the Ottawa River on a fun boat tour
  • Quebec

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Discover the rounded mountaintops and rolling green hills of the Laurentian Mountains
    • Visit the picturesque, year-round mountain resort of Tremblant
    • Journey through the beautiful Trois-Rivieres landscape along the majestic St. Lawrence River
    • Explore the quaint french villages in the Lanaudiere region
    • Spot incredible wildlife in the Quebec hinterlands from moose to caribou and black bear
  • Quebec City

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Discover the romantic old cobble streets and incredible architecture that makes the city famous
    • Soak up the city's old world charm on a historic walking tour
    • The only walled city north of Mexico - take a guided tour to learn the history of the fortifications
    • Take a whale watching excursion for a chance to spot blue, humpback and beluga whales
    • Be awed by stunning Montmorency Falls - 30m higher than Niagara Falls
  • Montreal

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore the shops, restaurants and galleries in the famous Underground City
    • Visit the incredible Notre Dame Basicilica
    • Get fantastic pictures of the city skyline from Mont Royal Park
    • Take a bike tour through the old city and Montreal's harbour
    • Discover the fascinating ecosystems housed in the Montreal Biodome in Olympic Park
  • Niagara Falls

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit the charming Victorian village of Niagara-on-the-Lake on the shores of Lake Ontario
    • Journey past rolling green farmlands and picturesque vineyards on the Niagara Parkway
    • Be awe-struck by the mighty thundering waters of Niagara Falls
    • Get up close to the falls on a Hornblower cruise or take a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour
    • For the truely daring, take a thrilling zip line across the falls - 220ft high at speeds of 40mph!