13
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£2,139
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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 east to taste the unique flavour of French Canada. Return to Ontario and see Canada's capital city Ottawa, before the journey travels through Algonquin Park and on to Niagara Falls, the honeymoon capital of North America a fitting end to this journey of discovery in Eastern Canada.

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 UK to Toronto.  Direct services operate daily from London Heathrow throughout the year while regional services from Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh operate up to 15 times a week over the summer.  After arriving at Pearson International Airport, collect a rental car and drive to your hotel, with late afternoon and evening to enjoy around the city.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Le Germain Hotel Toronto
  • 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 plus of course amazing shopping and the waters of Lake Ontario.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Le Germain Hotel Toronto
    Landmark
    CN Tower
  • 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.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront
  • 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.

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    Accommodation
    Le Saint-Sulpice Montréal
  • 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.

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    Accommodation
    Le Saint-Sulpice Montréal
    Landmark
    Old Montreal
  • 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.

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    Accommodation
    Hotel Chateau Laurier
  • 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.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Hotel Chateau Laurier
  • 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.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre
  • 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.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre
    Landmark
    Rideau Canal
  • 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.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Deerhurst Resort
  • 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.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Deerhurst Resort
  • 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.

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

    Drive distance - 81 miles / 130 KM

    Most direct flights back to the UK will depart Toronto Pearson International Airport in the evening, travelling home overnight, 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 or stop at the Welland Canal.

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Toronto

Le Germain Hotel Toronto

‘Modern Boutique Hotel in Central Toronto’

With its inspiring and inviting design, intimate size and relaxing decor, Le Germain Hotel Toronto is a veritable urban oasis; it even has a putting green on the roof!  With a wonderful location at the heart of the entertainment district in downtown Toronto, the hotel is in easy reach of shops, bars, restaurants, and museum and art galleries with the waterfront only a few blocks away too.  A comforting and relaxing stay awaits where attentive and discreet staff will look after your every need in order to offer you an authentic experience.  Rooms are modern, with warm wood and lots of natural light, comfortable beds and lots of amenities.  The hotel has a top class restaurant and bar, a rooftop terrace and a fitness centre for the more energetic guests.

Kingston

Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront

‘Stay by the waterfront’

Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront is set in the heart of downtown Kingston. Within moments, explore attractions such as The Grand Theatre and Rogers K-Rock Centre. At the hotel, enjoy an indoor rooftop pool and a gym for those who want to keep up with their fitness. AquaTerra restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, celebrating the best of Canadian food and wine.

Montreal

Le Saint-Sulpice Montréal

'Kitchenettes, Spa, Gardens'

 Le Saint-Sulpice Montreal is in the centre of Old Montreal, less than a mile from the Old Port and is close to many of the city's main attractions. Sinclairs Restaurant is at the hotel and is located in the gardens along with an exterior terrace. Suites feature kitchenettes and some have fireplaces and balconies. Amenities at the hotel include a spa, gym and a concierge service that can help guests make the most of their time in Montreal.

Quebec City

Hotel Chateau Laurier

‘Luxury Hotel on the edge of Old and New Quebec’

Welcome to the Hotel Chateau Laurier, an intimate and elegant hotel located in Quebec City at the edge of the modern city, with high fashion shops, bras and street side cafes accessible along Grande-Allee yet overlooking the Plain of Abraham and minutes from Old Quebec.  The hotel is a small luxury hotel of under 300 comfortable and intimate rooms.  On site the hotel offers an indoor pool and spa as well as a host of modern services and conveniences.

Ottawa

Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre

‘City Centre Hotel’

Ideal, centrally-located hotel with easy access to Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada and ByWard Market. Facilities at Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre include an indoor pool and fitness centre, as well as a relaxing spa welcoming you after a day on your feet. Local ingredients take centre stage at the restaurant and there is also a bar by the lobby.

Huntsville

Deerhurst Resort

‘Year-round fun for the family’

In Muskoka, central Ontario, Deerhurst Resort invites guests to fun-filled adventures and experiences. In the summer, enjoy boating, trekking, horseback riding and water sports such as canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. When winter arrives, wrap up and head out for some thrilling skiing snowmobiling and sleigh rides. Warm and inviting restaurants await your return, serving locally-inspired dishes and pub favourites.

Niagara Falls

Sheraton on the Falls

‘Amazing Views of the Falls – Even from the Spa!’

Sheraton on the Falls is a 669-room resort on Falls Avenue, a prestigious location, high above Niagara Falls. The hotel has spectacular views of the falls from both public areas such as the Fallsview Restaurant and from over half of the rooms through floor to ceiling windows. There are two on-site restaurants, a Starbucks coffee shop and Christienne Spa – the only spa with a view of Niagara Falls.  In addition to all of this, the connected Falls Avenue Resort offers more restaurants, shops, a casino and an indoor water park.

Landmark

CN Tower

Dominating Toronto’s skyline, not only does the tower feature an observation deck overlooking the city, but also the EdgeWalk - where adrenaline-junkies take a walk around the circumference of the roof.
Landmark

Old Montreal

Historic centre of Montreal, and a hub for heritage, architecture, shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
Landmark

Rideau Canal

A series of scenic lakes, rivers and canals flowing 202km from Kingston, at the head of Lake Ontario, to Ottawa – a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rideau Canal is a must.
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