Canada's Eastern Wonders

Classic Touring

10 Days from $4,399

May 2020 - Sep 2020 Departures

A rich history and immense natural wonders are yours to discover on this Canadian adventure. Explore Montreal's historic old port area, where the first colonists landed in 1642, and visit the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. Take in the beauty of the Laurentian Mountains, look for whales in the Baie-Sainte-Catherine and marvel at the iconic Niagara Falls. Maybe opt to see the thundering waters from above on a thrilling helicopter flight or during an exhilarating cruise. Tours of capital city Ottawa and the sprawling metropolis of Toronto ensure you see everything the eastern corner of this vast country has to offer.

Overview

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 9 nights in hotels of a great standard
  • 11 Included Meals : 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch , 1 dinner including a welcome dinner & drink
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival from Montreal & Toronto on departure, other transportation & porterage included.

Included excursions

  • Tour of the vibrant French-speaking city of Montreal
  • Tour of Quebec City
  • Tour of Canada’s capital, Ottawa
  • Visit a traditional Sugar Shack for lunch
  • 1000 Islands cruise from Rockport
  • Tour of Toronto’s highlights
  • See the spectacular Niagara Falls

Optional excursions

  • Helicopter flight over Niagara Falls
  • Whale-watching at Baie-Sainte-Catherine in Quebec
  • Spectacular views from the CN Tower

Itinerary

Make your own way to Montreal where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel.

Today we’ll get to know Montreal on a tour of the city’s main highlights. We’ll discover the historic old port area, where the first colonists would have arrived on the shores of the St Lawrence River in 1642. Then we’ll head to the magnificent Notre Dame Basilica, which is a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture. Inside we’ll discover a striking interior filled with hundreds of intricate wooden carvings, beautiful stained glass windows and colourful vaults decorated with golden stars. We’ll also see the immense Olympic Stadium, which was the main venue for the 1976 Olympic Games. After your tour, enjoy free time to explore the old port area further in the company of your travelling companions. Or maybe head to the ‘Underground City’, an extensive pedestrian network of offices, shops, hotels, restaurants and more which offers Montrealers protection from the long, cold winters. After a welcome drink, we’ll head to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner of French-Canadian cuisine.

We arrive in Quebec City today, a 400-year-old fortified city with an intact fortress - La Citadelle - at its heart. As we head out to explore we’ll discover many historic highlights, with the fairy-tale Château Frontenac hotel dominating the skyline. On a stroll we’ll see the grand City Hall, the Military Drill Hall, the Latin Quarter, Old Quebec and the Plains of Abraham. This was the scene of the decisive battle in 1759 between the French and the English for the control of Canada. This afternoon is free, so why not explore further at your own pace.

The choice is all yours today – you can further explore the cobbled streets of Quebec City at your leisure, or you can take an optional trip to Baie-Sainte- Catherine. Located at the junction of the St Lawrence River and the Saquenay Fjord, this is a hot spot for whale-watching. The journey itself offers fantastic river views, and the chance to see whales in their natural habitat is something you’ll never forget.

We’ll revel in the beauty of the Laurentian Mountains today, as we make our way to the resort town of Mont Tremblant, on the shores of Lake Tremblant. En route we’re going to make a stop at an authentic Quebecois Sugar Shack for lunch. Originally used for the production of maple syrup, what we’ll enjoy here today is traditional Quebec cuisine. On arrival in Tremblant, you’ll have free time to discover a huge choice of shops and restaurants, or maybe you’ll choose to ride a gondola to the top of the highest peak in the Laurentians for amazing views..

We journey into the province of Ontario today and on to Ottawa, where we stay tonight. On arrival we’ll head off on a walking tour of Canada’s modernday capital city. Highlights include Confederation Square and the grounds of Parliament Hill, home of Canada’s government. We’ll also stroll along the pedestrian mall Sparks Street, and see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which sits in front of the National War Museum. By lunchtime we’ll be in the historic ByWard Market, home to many pubs, cafes and restaurants, so why not stop for refreshments with your travelling companions. You can then explore further at your own pace, and we highly recommend a visit to Rideau Hall, the official residence and workplace of Canada’s Governor General, to view the changing of the guards - which takes place each hour.

En route to Toronto today we’ll pause in Rockport, a tiny town situated on the banks of the mighty St Lawrence River and gateway to the beautiful 1000 Islands. We’ll board a boat here for a cruise through the heart of the islands to discover a lush landscape dotted with luxurious cottages, vast estates and fairy-tale castles. As you soak up the tranquil atmosphere, it’s hard to imagine the area’s colourful history, when it was blighted by significant skirmishes between the US and British-controlled Canada during the war of 1812. As we sail, look out for Boldt Castle, built by the owner of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel in 1900 for his wife, who sadly died before it was completed. Another interesting sight is Zavikon Island, home to what is considered the shortest international bridge in the world. At just 32 feet long, it connects this Canadian island, on which there is a house, to a smaller US island, which is used as a garden. After our cruise we’ll continue to Toronto.

Canada’s largest city is going to be a delight to explore on your morning tour. This sprawling multi-cultural metropolis offers so much. There are landmarks including the Parliament building, City Hall and the Roger’s Centre Stadium, which is home to the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. Then you’ve got beautiful beaches on Lake Ontario’s shores, a zoo and the largest aquarium in the country, with a free afternoon, see how many you can fit in! For spectacular panoramic views, a trip to the top of the CN Tower in one of the glass-fronted lifts is highly recommended. You could also spend time strolling through the Old Town, with its great markets.

Today is the day you get to experience one of Canada’s most iconic natural wonders, the awesome Niagara Falls. Consisting of three waterfalls - Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls - they are a breathtaking sight, and how you view them is up to you. The thrill of flying overhead on an optional helicopter ride is hard to beat, or perhaps cruise on the Niagara River and get really close to the thundering waters.

We’ll spend more time at Niagara Falls this morning to see even more of this amazing natural wonder. Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Canada - Whale-watching at Baie-Sainte-Catherine - Pre-bookable only

Canada - Whale-watching at Baie-Sainte-Catherine - Pre-bookable only

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Situated at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay Fjord, Tadoussac and Baie-Ste-Catherine are the main entrance to the most beautiful whale watching site in the world! This exceptional environment is teeming with rich food for marine mammals, making it a privileged destination for an unparalleled experience with nature. Meet the world’s most fascinating and majestic creatures. Each boat comes complete with its own naturalist who will give you plenty of interesting facts about these wonderful creatures. You will learn about whales, birds, marine life and the panorama of this beautiful region. Lunch is included.

Approx. a 3hr cruise - Minimal Walking - A Unique Encounter

Accommodation

Holiday Inn Montreal Centre Ville is located in downtown Montreal, within walking distance to many of the city''s historic districts. Hotel facilities include a fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea-maker, TV and hairdryer.
Hotel PUR Quebec, situated in the historic Saint-Roch Quarter, is just minutes away from many local attractions including L’Imperial de Quebec Theatre and Victoria Park. Every room features free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a 24-hour gym. American and Asian-inspired cuisine is served in the restaurant, located on-site.
The recently refurbished Holiday Inn Express Mont Tremblant is only a stone’s throw away from the slopes, set in a picturesque ski village. The hotel boasts comfortable rooms, Wi-Fi, sauna, outdoor whirlpool bath, swimming pool (in the summer) and fantastic customer service.
Capital Hill Hotel & Suites is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa in the midst of the city’s business and tourist district. Hotel facilities include free Wi-Fi, 24-hour access to the fitness room and café. Bedroom facilities include coffee-making facilities, hairdryer and private facilities.
The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Toronto is conveniently located within easy walking distance of many of the city''s attractions. <br><br> Hotel facilities include a choice of restaurants and bars, a health club, rooftop terrace and indoor pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, coffee/tea-maker, iron and hairdryer.
This full service hotel is two blocks from Horseshoe Falls and American Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Traditional rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and minifridges. Amenities include a chophouse restaurant, coffee bar and spa. There's also an indoor pool, sauna and fitness centre.

Holiday Inn Select Montreal Centre Ville Downtown

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Sunday 10 May 2020

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Sunday 31 May 2020

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Sunday 30 Aug 2020

10 Days

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Sunday 13 Sep 2020

10 Days

$4,399

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