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Explore Four Distinctly Different Capital Cities in Eastern Canada

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Canada’s Capital Cities Plus Niagara Falls, 10 Days Toronto to Quebec City with Tauck

  • A visit to a Québecois sugar shack & a gondola ride at magnificent Montmorency Falls
  • A private docent-led tour in the Royal Ontario Museum or the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • A luncheon cruise through the Thousand Islands, rich in history and scenic beauty
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and historic Île d’Orléans
  • A cruise at Niagara Falls and a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Multiple-night stays in landmark Fairmont hotels in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 19 meals; service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes, and porterage

Tauck’s Canada’s Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls vacation explores four distinctly different capital cities in eastern Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, each with its own unique personality and cultural background.

Enjoy multiple-night stays at landmark Farimont hotels in the heart of the cities like The Fairmont Royal York, Fairmont Château Laurier, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth allow more time to explore what makes each city so special. Enjoy a Tauck-Exclusive private, after-hours docent-led tour of the Royal Ontario Museum followed by a reception and dinner, a luncheon cruise along the St. Lawrence River through the Thousand Islands, views of Niagara Falls, a visit to a Quebecois sugar-shack and more during this 10-day trip.

Day 1

Welcome to Toronto

Tour begins: 5:30 PM at The Fairmont Royal York. A transfer from Toronto International Airport to The Fairmont Royal York upon arrival is included. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner at the amazing Royal Ontario Museum, or the Esso Great Hall of the Hockey Hall of Fame, a special experience for Tauck guests only!
Meals Included: Dinner
Accommodation: Fairmont Royal York


Day 2

Niagara Falls & Toronto as you please

Journey to thundering Niagara Falls this morning for a cruise near the plunging waters and misty spray of the waterfalls, raincoats on. Have lunch as you please amidst the Victorian charms of Niagara-on-the-Lake, before returning to Toronto for an afternoon spent as you wish. Enjoy dinner at your leisure tonight in the hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Fairmont Royal York


Day 3

Thousand Islands cruise & on to Ottawa

En route through Ontario to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa today, stop at Rockport and embark on a cruise along the St. Lawrence River through the scenic Thousand Islands. Lunch is provided as you cruise past the region’s postcard-perfect island escapes, from charming cottages to mansions. Disembark in Rockport and continue overland to the heart of Ottawa; your historic Fairmont hotel is reminiscent of a French château. Dine at the hotel at your leisure this evening with views of Canada’s Parliament and the Rideau Canal Locks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Fairmont Château Laurier


Day 4

Canada’s stately capital, Ottawa

Sightseeing in Ottawa includes guided visits at the city’s grand Parliament buildings, including the House of Commons; vaulted ceilings, marble floors and stone walls with hundreds of gargoyles and reliefs create a grand feel. Next, delve into the stories of Canada and its people on a guided tour at the Canadian Museum of History. Dating back to 1856, it is one of Canada’s oldest public institutions and a showcase of Canadian history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies. Spend the remainder of the day enjoying city sights as you wish.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Fairmont Château Laurier


Day 5

Meet a Mountie en route to Montreal

Get answers to all your questions about life as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police when you meet a retired officer this morning, then it’s off to French-speaking Montreal. Along the way, stop for lunch at the privately owned Château Vaudreuil, set in sumptuous gardens on the shores of the Lake of Two Mountains. On arrival in Montreal, a local guide joins you to offer an introduction to life in the Province of Quebec. Your recently renovated landmark hotel is set in the heart of this remarkable multicultural, bilingual city.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth


Day 6

An epicurean twist to Vieux-Montréal

Join us for a walking and tasting tour in the oldest part of the city; find cobblestone streets lit by gas lamps and city squares graced with 18th- and 19th-century buildings that will remind you of the history and romance of “Old World” Europe; you’ll also sample epicurean delights for which Vieux-Montréal is famous. Pursue your own special interests this afternoon. There are outdoor plazas, museums and historic churches to explore and a revitalized waterfront that’s perfect for strolling. Dinner tonight is at a popular restaurant in Old Montreal. Bon appétit!
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth


Day 7

A sugar shack, Montmorency Falls & Quebec

Leave Montreal this morning for Quebec City, following the mighty St. Lawrence River to Trois-Rivières; stop for lunch and a maple sugar demonstration at a traditional Québecois sugar shack; in springtime, these cabanes à sucre collect the natural bounty of local trees to produce pure maple syrup, adding nuances of caramel, wood and smoke to achieve mouth-watering flavors. Continue on to majestic Montmorency Falls for a guided tour and a gondola ride; it’s 98 feet higher than Niagara Falls. Montmorency is not far from Quebec City, your home for the next three nights. Your hotel, the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, sits up high on a bluff above the St. Lawrence River; below lies historic, walled Old Quebec City. Dinner is at the hotel tonight at your leisure.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac


Day 8

Quebec City sights & Île d’Orléans

On a Quebec City orientation tour, discover the many faces of one of the oldest cities in North America. Get an overview of sights like La Citadelle de Québec, the largest British fortress built in North America (overlooking the St. Lawrence River) and the adjacent Plains of Abraham. Venture outside of the city for a special visit to historic Île d’Orléans, a French inspired island of red-roofed farm houses and bountiful fields of agricultural produce, from vegetables to fruits. Savor lunch in a historic centuries-old French flour mill; the remainder of the day and evening are free.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac


Day 9

Historic Quebec City, your way

If you wish, you may join your local guide this morning for an included, private tour of your historic hotel, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Otherwise, the entire day is yours to enjoy Quebec City’s enchanting setting on the St. Lawrence River, its rich architectural legacy and its colorful past. The only fortified city north of Mexico, historic Quebec was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Explore the cobblestoned streets of Old Quebec where the Upper and Lower towns welcome with ramparts, citadels and 17th- and 18th-century houses, or people-watch from European-inspired cafés. We invite you to join us tonight for a farewell reception with entertainment and dinner at your landmark hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac


Day 10

Homeward bound

Tour ends: Quebec City. A transfer is included from Fairmont Le Château Frontenac to Quebec City International Airport. You should allow three hours for flight check-in.
Meals Included: Breakfast

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Fairmont Royal York

Once the tallest building in the British Empire, 1929 Art-Deco Fairmont Royal York is a well-respected and beloved Toronto landmark. Wonderfully situated “at the center of it all” in the heart of Toronto, Fairmont Royal York offers a high standard of traditional, old-world luxury and impeccable service, even employing Canada’s only professional tea connoisseur. Comfortable guest rooms offer bathrobes, coffee makers, cable television, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, air conditioning with individual climate control and windows that open to the outside. Swim a few laps in the indoor pool or have a workout in the state-of-the-art health club. Relax in the warm, club-like Library Bar or stop by at York Station, which evokes the golden age of the cocktail.


Fairmont Château Laurier

Located in the heart of the city, next to the Parliament Buildings, and on both Confederation Square and the Rideau Canal, the magnificent Fairmont Château Laurier evokes the Old World charm of a classic French château while reflecting Canada’s dynamic, thriving capital. Spacious guest rooms feature air conditioning with individual climate control, bathrobes, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, a refreshment center, color TV and windows that open to the outside. As befitting a luxury hotel, the Spa offers a beautiful, Art-Deco swimming pool as well as a fully equipped fitness center. Escape into a world of elegance and timeless décor at Zoe’s Lounge as you enjoy afternoon tea or a classic cocktail. This landmark grande dame has been voted one of the world’s 500 best hotels by the readers of Travel + Leisure.


Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Centrally located in the midst of marvelous Montreal and connected to an extensive underground city of restaurants and chic boutiques, this landmark hotel – already known for its impressive level of gracious comfort and attentive service – emerges from a $140 million renovation in 2017. A brand-new design blends the contemporary with the vintage, and features a new restaurant, bar and coffee lounge; an innovative business campus; an urban market; and a new multi-purpose entertainment venue. Inviting guest rooms offer air conditioning with individual climate control, cable TV with Play Station, coffee maker, hair dryer, refreshment center and windows that open. Leisure time opportunities include an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, a fully equipped exercise room and separate saunas for men and women. The readers of Travel + Leisure have recognized Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth as one of the 500 best hotels in the world.


Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Perched majestically high on a bluff overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the stately Fairmont Le Château Frontenac truly symbolizes the charm and elegance of Quebec City. Located in the very heart of historic Old Quebec, this grande dame has won the admiration of the readers of Travel + Leisure, who voted it one of the best 500 hotels in the world. Well-appointed guest rooms feature cable television with in-room movies and video games available, coffee / tea maker, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and windows that open to the outside. Take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or work out the kinks in the fully equipped exercise room. Sample a Winston Churchill, F.D. Roosevelt or Maurice Duplessis martini as you drink in the lovely view of the St. Lawrence River from the outdoor terrace of the St-Laurent Bar & Lounge.


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