Canada East Coast 7-Day Deluxe Tour (Summer Only)
Day 1 Toronto--Thousand Islands -- Ottawa - Montreal
In the morning we travel along the McDonald-Cartier Freeway heading eastbound to the Thousand Islands scenic area. Once there, we will take a 1-hour scenic cruise tour (optional admission). During the boat tour, you will be amazed by the world’s shortest international bridge, summer cottages of the rich & famous, as well as many other picturesque islands. Later, we arrive at the Nation’s Capital, Ottawa, which was appointed by Queen Victoria in 1860. The city tour of Ottawa will include Parliament Hill, the Peace Tower, the Centennial Flame, Confederation Square, the National Art Gallery, and the Royal Canadian Mint. Impressive sights of the Rideau Canal, Rideau Hall (Governor General of Canada’s residence), the Prime Minister’s residence, and residences of foreign ambassadors will also be visited. In the evening, we arrive at Montreal, the second largest city in Canada. We will stay overnight in Montreal.
Day 2 - Montreal - New Brunswick - Fredericton
In the morning we will tour the city of Montreal, Quebec. It is nicknamed “Little Paris”, which comes from the influence French culture that is apparent throughout the city. Montreal has the largest French speaking population outside of Paris, France. The city tour includes: Royal Mountain, St. Joseph’s Oratory, City Hall, Chinatown, the Notre Dame Basilica, old Montreal, and the Olympic Park of 1976. Following this, we leave Montreal by taking the Tunnel La Fountain, which runs underneath the St. Lawrence River, and traveling to the impressive and picturesque Grand Falls of New Brunswick. Next, we will cross the Heartland Bridge ? the World’s Largest Covered Bridge. Later we will arrive at the Provincial Capital of New Brunswick, Fredericton. It is one North America’s oldest settlements, and straddles the broad Saint John River. A city tour of Fredericton will include the Provincial Legislative Building, and City Hall. We will stay overnight in Fredericton.
Day 3 - Fredericton - Moncton - P.E.I -- Charlottetown
We will depart Fredericton in the morning, and arrive at the second largest city in New Brunswick, Moncton. This is the crossroads for the Maritime provinces of Canada. We will also visit the Cape of Hopewell Rocks for a short, delightful scenic tour, where you may take pictures. We will walk on the ocean floor of this area before the tides rush back in. Then, we will spend some time at the magical Magnetic Hill. Continuing along, we will make a stop at Shediac to see the World’s Largest Lobster. However, please hold your appetite, because the lobster is made of copper. We will then leave New Brunswick and cross over the Atlantic Ocean to Prince Edward Island by crossing the Confederation Bridge, which stretch for 12.9 Kilometers connecting both provinces. Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada, lying on the East Coast. P.E.I. is home to the “Anne of Green Gables” series and was filmed on this sensational little island. A visit to the Cavendish Beach is on our schedule today. We will arrive at the provincial capital city, Charlottetown, where we will spend one night.
Day 4 - P.E.I. --Nova Scotia -- Halifax
In the morning we depart P.E.I. and take a ferry towards Nova Scotia. Next, we will arrive in Halifax, and travel to its twin city, Dartmouth, which is located on the other side of the harbour. The city tour will include Halifax Citadel National Historic Park, City Hall, and the harbour. We will also board the whale-watching cruise (optional admission ? weather permitted). We will cruise to an area with a high concentration of marine life, such as Humpback, Finback, and Minke whales for your optimal viewing experience. We will stay the night in Halifax.
Day 5 - Halifax - Peggy’s Cove - Saint John
Today will be a day to explore great natural beauty. We will leave Halifax and head towards Peggy’s Cove, one of the most famous and photographed seaside villages on the North American Continent. This charming fishing village is perched atop spectacular granite rocks, deposited by receding glaciers. The ruggedness of the scenery is amazing in any weather conditions ? sunlight, fog, or mist. New Brunswick’s Fundy Bay is one of the Marine Wonders of the World. It is home to the highest tides in the world, and over 350 million years worth of natural history. The Reversing Falls of the Fundy Tides makes the St. John’s River even higher. After visiting the Lookout Tower, we will arrive at Saint John for a restful night.
Day 6 - Saint John -- Quebec - Quebec City
Early in the morning, we will depart from Saint John, to Edmunston. This is the hub of the pulp & paper industry. We will arrive at old Quebec City in the afternoon. Quebec City is the oldest settlement in North America, and the only city north of Mexico still surrounded by a fortification wall in the Americas. The history of the city dates back to the early 17th century, with many areas remaining in the “Old World” style. The landmark of old Quebec City, the Chateau Frontenac Hotel is the most photographed hotel in the world, named after the former minister of Quebec. In the afternoon you are free to explore old Quebec. We will stay overnight in Quebec City.
Day 7 - Quebec City - Kingston -- Toronto
In the morning we leave Quebec City for Kingston. Kingston is the former capital of our nation, when Canada consisted only of Ontario and Quebec. The city tour includes Fort Henry, City Hall, the Royal military College, and Queen’s University. Finally, continuing back along Lake Ontario, we will return to the Metropolitan Area of Toronto.
(We reserve the right to make adjustments to the itinerary and to substitute attractions when necessary)
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