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Great Drives
North America
May - Oct

Explore the provinces of Ontario and Quebec at your own pace, with this self-drive adventure, taking in the sprawling metropolis of Toronto, French colonial architecture of Montreal, and the nation’s capital, 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

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

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Practical Info

  • 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.

    Le Germain Hotel Toronto
  • Day 2

    Enjoy a free day in Toronto. You could visit one of the World's highest observation decks at the top of the CN Tower, witness the Toronto Blue Jays at the inconic Rogers Centre or discover the latest exhibitions at the Royal Ontario Museum. If this doesn't appeal, you can go shopping in the city centre, or take a stroll by the waters of Lake Ontario. 

    Le Germain Hotel Toronto
    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. With over 35 wineries, regular festivals and one of Canada's best beaches, Prince Edward County is worth the detour. 

  • Day 4
    Kingston to Montreal

    Drive distance - 180 miles / 290 KM

    Today, you'll travel through the mesmeric Thousand Islands archipelago (although there's actually 1,864 of them). These islands are scattered across over fifty miles of water and were once the peaks of ancient mountains. Take a cruise around these islands and witness two castles, secluded million-dollar properties and sunken ships. History is everywhere here, so drink it in and enjoy. 

    Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
  • Day 5

    Mix up historical sights and vibrant nightlife in Canada's coolest city. The Notre-Dame basilica disguises one of the most exciting examples of gothic-revival designs being an unassuming exterior which is well worth visiting. Old Montreal has a quaint and romantic side while Mt. Royal Park offers a space to stretch your legs and get one of the best vantage points in the whole city. 

    Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
  • Day 6
    Montreal to Quebec City

    Drive distance - 155 miles / 290 KM

    While driving from Montreal to Quebec City, you can stop off at the La Vielle Prison de Trois-Rivières, a 200 year-old historic prison converted into a museum. There's also Granby Zoo which is home over 1,800 animals including snow leopards, red pandas and even kangaroos. 

    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.

    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.

  • Day 9

    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.

  • 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.

    Deerhurst Resort
  • Day 11

    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.

    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.

    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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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.


Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

‘Elegant and Trendy Hotel in Downtown Montreal’

In the heart of Montreal's thriving shopping and business district you will find Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth - a 1960s classic hotel that was transformed into a contemporary lifestyle space, complete with modern technologies and amenities.   Following a huge renovation, when the hotel was close for over 12 months, the newly renovated rooms are modern, chic and comfortable while the restaurants, bars and public spaces have all been updated too and the new Moment Spa is now open.  A welcome return to the luxury options in this cosmopolitan city, the Fairmont, Queen Elizabeth is a real jewel.

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.


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.


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.
13 Days from £2,175 per person
Based on 2 adults sharing

This trip includes

Return flights in economy
12 nights accommodation as listed
Car hire

This trip excludes

Meals unless otherwise stated

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