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Great Drives
North America
May - Oct

Explore the provinces of Ontario and Quebec on this self-drive adventure , taking in the highlights of Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. The circular route travels along Lake Ontario from Toronto to the Thousand Islands resort region continuing on east to taste the unique flavour of French Canada. The northern journey from Ottawa travels through Algonquin Park and on to Niagara Falls, the honeymoon capital of North America, before returning to Toronto.

At a Glance

  • Lake Ontario
  • Thousand Islands
  • Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Niagara Falls
  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Quebec
  • Ottawa

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  • Day 1
    UK to Toronto

    Travel from the the UK to Toronto.  After arriving at Pearson International Airport, collect a rental car and drive to your hotel.

    • Collect rental car
    • Drive from the airport to the hotel

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    Accommodation
    Hotel le Germain
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  • Day 2
    Toronto

    Enjoy the entire day in and around Toronto. Some suggestions are the CN Tower and spectacular SkyDome, Ontario Place, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Ontario Science Centre and the Royal Ontario Museum.

    • See the sights

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    Accommodation
    Hotel le Germain
    Landmark
    CN Tower
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  • Day 3
    Toronto to Kingston

    Drive distance - 162 miles / 260 KM

    Drive east directly to Kingston and tour Fort Henry. An alternative route to Kingston passes through the quaint heritage towns of Prince Edward County.

    • Drive from Toronto to Kingston

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    Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront
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  • Day 4
    Kingston to Montreal

    Drive distance - 180 miles / 290 KM

    En route to Montreal today, you will be entering the beautiful Thousand Islands region, where forested islands lie amid tranquil lakes. Take to the water and step aboard a cruiser to explore the magnificent scenery. The cruise will take you past Boldt Castle, Zavikon Island and Millionaire’s Row.

    • Drive from Kingston to Montreal
    • Cruise the Thousand Islands region

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    Marriott Chateau Champlain
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  • Day 5
    Montreal

    Visit Notre-Dame Basilica, Old Montreal, the Olympic site, the Biodome, Mt. Royal Park, the casino or the underground city. Montreal is renowned for its active and cosmopolitan nightlife.

    • See the sights

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    Accommodation
    Marriott Chateau Champlain
    Landmark
    Old Montreal
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  • Day 6
    Montreal to Quebec City

    Drive distance - 155 miles / 290 KM

    En route to Quebec City, stop at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada's national shrine to the Virgin Mary. Of interest in Trois-Rivières is the Museum of Quebec Folk Arts and Traditions.

    • Drive from Montreal to Quebec

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    Hotel Chateau Laurier
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  • Day 7
    Quebec City

    Quebec City is Canada's oldest city and exhibits a strong French heritage. The Fortifications, a historic national park; Place Royale and the Basilica are some of the suggestions. Outside the city are the dramatic shrine at Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré, Montmorency Falls and the Ile d'Orleans.

    • See the sights

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    Hotel Chateau Laurier
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  • Day 8
    Quebec City to Ottawa

    Drive distance - 286 miles / 460 KM

    Visit more local attractions, perhaps the Wolfe-Montcalm Monument or Dufferin Terrace. Drive one of several routes to Ottawa, the nation's capital.

    • Drive from Quebec City to Ottawa

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    Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre
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  • Day 9
    Ottawa

    Use the entire day to see this historic city of pageantry and the arts. Suggested is a visit to the Parliament Buildings, museums or National Gallery, perhaps a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint or a trip down the Rideau Canal - designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

    • See the sights

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    Accommodation
    Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre
    Landmark
    Rideau Canal
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  • Day 10
    Ottawa to Huntsville

    Drive distance - 286 miles / 460 KM

    Depart on a scenic drive to Algonquin Provincial Park and the beautiful Muskoka region. This northern Lakeland is the destination for a ‘summer living’ escape for Torontonians and Americans from the eastern seaboard of the USA. Canoeing, sailing, walking, boat cruises around the region as well as some of the finest fishing in the country all combine to create the ideal cottage country region.

    • Drive from Ottawa to Huntsville

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    Deerhurst Resort
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  • Day 11
    Huntsville

    The Huntsville area offers tennis, golf, boat cruises, horseback riding and hiking trails. A short drive away is Lion's Lookout Park or Muskoka Pioneer Village.

    • Explore Huntsville

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    Accommodation
    Deerhurst Resort
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  • Day 12
    Huntsville to Niagara Falls

    Drive distance - 205 miles / 330 KM

    Drive south and bypass Toronto en route to Niagara Falls. Approaching the southern reaches of Ontario, you pass through the hills of the Niagara Escarpment, featuring a variety of walking and cycling trails. The road continues through the lush orchards and vineyards of the Niagara growing region, boasting many world class winery chateaus that make for a decadent day of tasting and touring.

    • Drive from Huntsville to Niagra Falls

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    Sheraton on the Falls
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  • Days 13 - 14
    Niagra Falls to the UK

    Drive distance - 81 miles / 130 KM

    Most direct flights back to London will depart Toronto Pearson International Airport in the evening so you to get to enjoy your final day in Ontario. Drive through the wonderful fruit growing region and maybe visit historic Niagara-on-the-Lake and stop at the Welland Canal.

    • Drive from Niagra Falls to Toronto Airport
    • Flight home

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