Location is an approximation

Canada

The highlights of the East Coast
Toronto, Niagara Falls, Quebec
Including flights, tour and tips

 
 
 

O Canada!

Canada is a nation of spectacular scenery, intriguing cities and a multicultural spirit. Flying into Toronto and out of Montreal allows us to make the most of our time as we explore Canada's natural beauty and cultural diversity through both English and French-speaking regions of this remarkable nation.


 

Toronto, the cultural centre

Our tour touches down in Toronto. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto is not only the finance capital of Canada but also a cultural hub of the country. A guided tour will introduce us to the most famous landmarks, including the CN tower and Yonge Street, and give us a true feel for this dynamic and multicultural city.  

 

The charm of Niagara

From Toronto we will visit the enchanting Victorian town of Niagara-on-the-lake followed by a visit to the famous Niagara Falls, a trio of waterfalls along the Canada-America border. A boat cruise to the foot of the falls will allow us to experience the thundering beauty of this national landmark up close!

 
 
 
"It was a brilliant holiday with so many wonderful experiences and a great group. I hope Oak Hall continues to offer this trip."
Jane, Sep 2023
 

A thousand islands

From Toronto we will drive along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River to Kingston, the former capital of Upper Canada. On a boat cruise through the thousand islands we will enjoy Canada’s iconic natural beauty as we watch for glimpses of castles, cosy cabins and lighthouses tucked among the myriad islets that fill this stretch of the St. Lawrence River.

 

Heart of the nation

We will continue onward to the nation’s modern capital, Ottawa. A guided tour will help us get our bearings of the city and its most notable sights, including Parliament Hill, the famous Byward Market and the scenic Rideau Canal.

We also visit the impressive Museum of Canadian History, where we will have the opportunity to learn more about Canada's national heritage.


 
 

Le Canada francophone

The next leg of our tour will take us to Quebec, the largest French-speaking province in Canada. Admire the star-shaped citadel and impressive fortifications as we enjoy a guided tour of Quebec City, the oldest city in Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening we will enjoy the local cuisine and old-time atmosphere at a “sugar shack”, a traditional cabin where maple syrup is made each spring.

New for this year, while staying in Quebec we will head out in the countryside to see some more of Canada's natural beauty at Jacques-Cartier National Park. Here we find a beautiful glacial valley where the river has carved a 550m deep channel into the plateau amongst the trees. 

 
 

A chic metropolis

From Quebec City we will continue on to Montreal, stopping to experience a traditional Huron village where we will discover the heritage of one of Canada’s many indigenous peoples.

In Montreal, a guided tour will take us through this chic and vibrant city as we explore its extensive underground pedestrian network of cafés and shops, as well as taking in the views from Mont Royal, the triple-peaked hill from which the city gets its name. We will have some time at leisure in Montreal to further explore the city. We recommend grabbing a doughnut and a coffee from Tim Horton's, Canada's favourite coffee shop, before we return to the UK.

As always, we will round off our days with a time of singing and an encouraging Bible talk. Don't miss out on this unforgettable tour!

 

Itinerary

Day #1
Fly to Toronto. Dinner and overnight in Toronto. Please find below the provisional itinerary for the rest of the tour.
Day #2
This morning, visit the enchanting Victorian town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Travel toward Niagara. Enjoy a journey to the foot of the thundering falls aboard a Hornblower cruise. Return to Toronto for dinner and overnight.
Day #3
Panoramic tour of Toronto including the exterior of buildings such as the provincial parliament buildings, the waterfront, the imposing CN Tower, Chinatown, the Skydome, Yonge Street, and the Eaton Center. Next, drive along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St.Lawrence River to the former capital of Upper Canada, Kingston. Enjoy a relaxing cruise through the Thousand Islands. Dinner and overnight in Kingston.
Day #4
Morning drive toward Ottawa. Visit to the Museum of Canadian History, providing a fascinating insight into the culture and heritage of Canada. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Ottawa.
Day #5
Panoramic tour of the national capital: Rideau Canal and exterior of the government buildings on Parliament Hill, the Byward Market and City Hall, etc. Departure to Quebec City. Dinner and overnight in Quebec.
Day #6
Just 30 minutes from Québec City we find the Jacques-Cartier National Park, a vast mountainous plateau cut by deep valleys. Here, there is a beautiful glacial valley. The river, calm in some places and turbulent in others, has sliced a 550-metre-deep channel into the plateau. A coniferous forest dominates the high plateaus, and deciduous trees fill the deep valleys. In the evening, we will take you to dinner in a sugar shack. Here, the old-time atmosphere and savoury dishes await you for this festive meal. Overnight in Quebec City
Day #7
Morning guided tour of Quebec City. Within its impressive fortifications and star-shaped citadel the capital of Quebec province gives you the impression of being inside France from a bygone era. Make a stop at the Parliament before going on to the Vieux Port, Place Royale and Petit-Champlain quarters. Departure to Montreal. Make a stop for the visit of a traditional Huron village to discover the heritage of Canada's First Nations People. Dinner and overnight in Montreal.
Day #8
Guided tour of Montreal, the second largest French city in the world. Named Ville Marie by the first European colonists, Montreal is a city of contrasts with its historical Vieux Port and its new urban spaces, an underground pedestrian network of cafés, restaurants and cinemas. After discovering downtown, go to Mont Royal for a view of the city, looking out over the Saint Joseph Oratory, Notre Dame Basilica and the Olympic Park for the 1976 summer games. Time at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Montreal.
Day #9
Day at leisure. Transfer to the airport.
Day #10
Arrive back in the UK

Dates/Prices

The cost includes direct flights from London Gatwick to Toronto, returning from Montreal. It also includes airport taxes and charges, coach transport, three-star hotel accommodation with en-suite rooms for two. Breakfasts and evening meals are included (either at the hotel or at local restaurants/diners). Guided tours in four cities, the boat trip at Niagara and at Thousand Islands, entrance fees to Museum of Civilization, Hurons Village and Jacques Cartier National park are included, as well as tips for the guides, restaurant/ hotel staff and coach drivers.

Most British citizens do not require a visa to visit Canada but you do need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation. For passports of another nationality or status, please check with your embassy.

The deposit is £150 (plus single room supplement, if applicable) if booking more than two months in advance

For flight times, click 'View/Book'.

For details of independent travel, scroll down on this page

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Independent Travel

You can select to travel independently during the booking process (NB we are unable to book one way flights or change the date of travel). Please note that we fly to Toronto on the way out and we fly home from Montreal.

Click on 'View/Book' above to see the independent discount and the cost for the optional airport transfer.

The airport transfer is booked to coincide with the group flights. Please note that the driver would not be able to wait if you miss the transfer.

If you are travelling independently but someone else in your party will use the group flights, please make separate bookings.

If there are any changes to the holiday, we would not be able to cover the cost of changes to your independent flights. We would therefore recommend booking fully flexible tickets or joining the holiday using our flights.