Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto Pearson International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your luxury hotel, known for its grand architecture and glamorous atmosphere. This evening, enjoy a special Sabrage ceremony, a ritual that that dates back to the battles of Napoleon. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner at Hothouse, a vibrant and upbeat eatery with a varied menu and extensive collection of wine.
Discover one of the world's great natural wonders, Niagara Falls.Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to enjoy the views of Niagara Falls onboard a narrated cruise. Alternatively, experience Journey Behind the Falls, which offers a unique view of the falls from below and behind after you descend 150 feet (46 metres) by elevator to two observation decks. Visit Chateau des Charmes, and take a private tour of this family-owned winery with a master vintner. Taste exquisite wines from St. David's Bench Vineyard including a limited production sparkling ice wine, and a Vidal Icewine - a rare wine made only in a few select places in the world. Back in Toronto, see Ontario's Parliament buildings, Queen's Park and the Royal Ontario Museum. The rest of the evening is at leisure, so whether you want to check out the local restaurants, head to Eaton Centre to shop or visit the pride of Canada, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the choice is yours.
Enjoy a brief orientation tour of the historic city of Kingston, boasting a variety of fascinating historical landmarks and picturesque views of Lake Ontario. Continue to the modern capital of Ottawa. Arrive at your landmark hotel, the Fairmont Château Laurier. Reminiscent of a French chateau, this stunning accommodation offers breath-taking views of the St Lawrence River and Old Quebec. Later you’ll meet a retired member of the renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Hear fascinating tales of what it’s like to wear the famous red serge uniform.
This morning's orientation tour of Ottawa includes some of the city's most iconic buildings, such as Parliament Hill, Notre Dame, and Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose between a bike tour of the city, or a guided tour of the Canadian Museum of History, one of Canada’s oldest public institutions and a respected centre of expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. In the evening, you are invited to a farm-to-table Highlight Dinner at Play, Food & Wine. Famous for its fine fresh food, sourced by local farmers and foragers, this restaurant boasts a menu of seasonal favorites including organic meats, fruits and vegetables.
Journey along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City, North America's first permanent French settlement and the only walled city in Canada. In the evening, you'll savour a spectacular dinner at Chez Rioux & Pettigrew.
Dive further into Quebec City's history with a Local Expert. See the Citadel of Quebec, Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, National Assembly and Place-Royale, as you explore this city's French-Canadian influence. Visit a secret gem on Île d'Orléans and indulge in the different flavours of jam made with local grown berries. Then enjoy a tasting lunch picnic with cheese, bread and fruits - all produced right on the island. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Your Travelling Concierge can provide recommendations before you hit the cobblestones of this romantic destination at your own pace.
Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to take a tour of historic Old Montreal, founded by French settlers in 1642 as Ville-Marie and a perfect glimpse into the city's many lives. Alternatively, join a mural and street art walking tour to learn about the artists, works and the public art scene in Montreal. Discover Saint-Laurent Boulevard, which has been transformed into the country's premier street art corridor.Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit Notre Dame Basilica, the first Gothic Revival church in Canada. Alternatively, experience a hockey tour of Bell Centre. The rest of the afternoon is free. Perhaps explore Montreal's famous Underground City or visit the famous Marche Jean Talon, Montreal's farmers market. Spend the evening at Gibbys, a restaurant full of old-world charm, housed in a 200-year-old building in Old Montreal. Savour French-inspired cuisine as you bid 'au revoir' to your Travelling Concierge and new friends.
Your picturesque journey comes to an end this morning and a departure transfer to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is provided.