Canada’s Cultural Cities: Ottawa, Quebec City, and Montreal
Spring, Summer, and Fall
8 days/7 nights Your Cultural Canadian adventure awaits!
Arrive in Toronto where you'll have one-night stay. Enjoy lunch on your own at a sidewalk cafe in the financial capital of Canada.
Step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendor. The former home of Canadian ﬁnancier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada’s foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens.
Explore the brilliant ﬂoral displays and rock gardens, walk across wooden arch bridges and witness the fall ﬂowers as they begin to bloom.
Old Spaghetti Factory
Dinner this evening is served in a 600-seat warehouse! Originally a blacksmith shop built in 1898, this huge old warehouse was converted into a restaurant in 1971. It is filled with a fabulous collection of antiques and truly unique artifacts
Canada's oldest and largest public market. The Byward Market is Ottawa's premier destination for shopping, dining, arts and entertainment. Enjoy lunch on your own while exploring this fabulous market, that is home to the local farmer's market and artisans with over 260 stands, as well as over 500 businesses.
Guided Tour of Canada’s Parliament Buildings
This gorgeous Gothic-style structure overlooks the Ottawa River and sits on top of Parliament Hill. There are hundreds of individual gargoyles, grotesques, reliefs and bosses carved into the stonework of the buildings. Walk to the top of the Peace Tower for an incredible view of the city.
Check into your downtown Ottawa hotel where there will be time to refresh before dinner at locals’ favorite restaurant.
City Tour of Ottawa
2 1/2-hour city tour with a costumed guide, portraying a historical character. You will see the nation’s capital; the changing of the guard ceremony; the Eternal Flame; the lookout at the Museum Civilisation in Hull; the Prime Minister’s residence, Rideau Hall; the Rockcliffe District and more. Have lunch on your own after the tour.
Arrive in the “walled city” late afternoon and check into your European style, 4-star hotel located in the heart of the historic and culturally vibrant Old Quebec City for a two-night stay. Upon arrival, there will be time to relax and refresh or take a stroll around the Old City before dinner.
“Cabane a Sucre” or Sugar Shack
Your welcome to Quebec dinner is uniquely served in a “Cabane a Sucre,” or Sugar Shack, aﬀording an experience that will give you an authentic taste of life in Quebec. Dinner is followed by traditional music and a chance to play the wooden spoons!
Island of Orleans
Visit the Island of Orleans, located in the middle of the St. Lawrence River and about the same size as Manhattan.
See a 150-year-old bread oven and a 1652 stone dwelling, that houses the fourth generation of Marie's family. Sample a slice of fresh-baked bread with maple butter.
St. Anne is known for performing many miracles, and people from all around the world come to visit the Basilica. Have lunch on your own at a restaurant near the Basilica.
Grand Canyon Sainte-Anne
Explore the imposing 74-meter high Sainte-Anne waterfall, walk across one of the highest pedestrian bridges in Quebec. Your last visit is at the Cooper Studio, where you may watch the artists and make a special craft of your own.
Dinner will be a real treat as the restaurant stands atop a hill overlooking Montmorency Falls and is renown for its ﬁne-dining and breathtaking surroundings. Montmorency Falls is the highest point in Quebec.
Discover Quebec City
Join your local guide and discover Quebec City. During your 2 1/2-hour tour, witness the Plains of Abraham, Cape Diamond, The Joan of Arc Garden, Place d’Armes, Old Quebec, Chateau Frontenac, Place Royal and much more! Enjoy lunch on your own along the way before departing for Montreal.
This National Historic site rises above the Montreal’s birthplace. Discover native artifacts and learn how the French and British regimes inﬂuenced the history of this territory over the years on a guided tour.
Check into your Montreal hotel. After you have refreshed, gather for dinner in one of Old Montreal’s most popular French restaurants. The stoned walls and cozy ﬁreplaces of this historic building surround you in old-world charm while you dine on fabulous cuisine.
Tour of Montreal
Your 3-hour tour includes admission to the Notre-Dame Basilica, and sites such as Ste-Catherine Street, St-Helen Island, Mont-Royal, St-Joseph’s Oratory, The Old Port, Jacques Cartier and more!
Jean Talon Market
Enjoy lunch on your own at this European-style market that has over 300 vendors. The open-air market is surrounded by other food businesses: meat, ﬁsh and cheese stores, bulk food emporia, dealers in spices and imported goods and bakeries. The displays, aromas and tastes will amaze you.
An oasis in the heart of the city that recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas. Witness a Tropical Rainforest, the Laurentian Maple Forest, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Subpolar Regions of the Americas.
Montreal’s Botanical Gardens
With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses and some thirty thematic gardens, the Garden ranks as one of the world’s largest and most spectacular botanical gardens.
Le Cabaret due Roy
Get ready to be entertained at an interactive 18th century feast. Meet lively traditional musicians and exciting historical characters. In a warm and authentic environment, taste today’s Quebec rural products in dishes inspired from yesteryears’ ﬁne French and American culinary arts.
Niagara Falls, NY
Say "Au Revoir" to Canada and begin your journey home, arriving in Niagara Falls, NY. Check into your hotel, adjacent to the Seneca Casino.
Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the 3 restaurants located in the casino. Then, try your luck at the slot machines, the blackjack table or any of the other games.
Maid of the Mist
Before departing Niagara Falls, board the Maid of the Mist and journey into the heart of one of North America's most powerful waterfalls.