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Duration: 8 days Visiting: Canada
English and French cultures fuse into this romantic journey through the picturesque and historic cities of Eastern Canada. From high-rise Toronto to the thundering thrills of Niagara Falls, and quality time spent in the beautiful cities of Ottawa and Quebec, this Luxury Gold journey is a mixture of excitement, culture and quaint charm.
Welcome to Toronto.
Welcome to Canada. On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel, known for its grand architecture and glamorous atmosphere. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine.
Toronto Sightseeing and Niagara Falls Up Close.
Spend the morning exploring and ascend to the top of the CN Tower for panoramic views. Travel along stately University Avenue to see Ontario’s Parliament buildings, Queen’s Park and the Royal Ontario Museum. Then discover one of the world’s great natural wonders, Niagara Falls, as you enjoy intimate views on a narrated cruise to the base of the falls, before exploring Niagara-on-the-Lake. Back in Toronto, your evening is at leisure.
Kingston and the Canadian Capital of Ottawa.
Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario for a tour of Canada’s first capital, Kingston. Continue to the modern capital of Ottawa where you’ll settle into your landmark hotel, reminiscent of a French chateau. In the evening, you are invited to a Highlight Dinner with wine at the Courtyard Restaurant, with its historic location and modern charm.
All About Ottawa.
Enjoy a truly unique experience – meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Hear fascinating tales of what it’s like to wear the famous red serge uniform and then immerse yourself in an orientation of Ottawa. View the entrance to the famous Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic construction covering 125 miles (202 km) from Ottawa to Lake Ontario. Visit the impressive Gothic Parliament Buildings, before spending the rest of the day at leisure.
The Old Walled City of Quebec.
Journey along the St Lawrence River to Quebec City, North America’s first permanent French settlement and the only walled city in Canada. Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of your iconic, historic hotel with a Local Expert. Learn how the history of the chateau and the city’s inhabitants have been interwoven for so long, and gain access to areas not accessible to the general public.
Discover Quebec City with your Local Expert. See the Citadel of Quebec, Latin Quarter, National Assembly and Place-Royale. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure in this romantic city. In the evening, view the thundering Montmorency Falls on a short orientation tour. You will then be taken on the Ile d'Orleans for a special evening at Le Moulin de Saint Laurent, a stone watermill dating back to the early 18th century. Chef Martin will prepare a Highlight Dinner while musicians entertain you with a diversified musical repertoire.
With your Local Expert, admire Montreal’s diversity. See historic Old Montreal with its cobblestone streets and the Old Port. Visit the dramatic Notre-Dame Basilica with its glorious stained glass windows and Saint Joseph’s Oratory, home to one of the world’s greatest pipe organs. Learn all about the organ itself and enjoy a short, exclusive selection of different music styles. Spend the evening at Gibbys, a restaurant full of old-world charm, housed in a 200-year-old building in Old Montreal. Savour French-inspired cuisine as you bid 'au revoir' to your Travelling Concierge and new friends with this palate-pleasing Farewell Celebration Dinner.
Your trip ends in the morning and a departure transfer to Montreal International Airport is provided.
Toronto (Central) - Canada
The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto
Ottawa (HEritage) - Canada
You will be treated to a spectacular stay with unparalleled luxury at the Fairmont Château Laurier.
Quebec City (Traditional) - Canada
The urban resort of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac will entice you with its breathtaking views of the St Lawrence River and Old Quebec.
Montreal (Contemporary) - Canada
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel has welcomed queens, princes and princesses, heads of state and international business leaders.
Our guests rate us
1015 independent user reviews received during the past year.
03 November, 2018
Trip: efficient tour of eastern Canadian cities. Saw most of the important sites,
Service: prompt and helpful responses to telephone calls. paperwork all in order and communicated to me rapidly; was clear and easy to understand
23 October, 2018
Trip: please see summary on write up
Service: Our tour director Ben was amazing! The small touches like free water, candy, donuts, cheese and crackers, etc... were that extra touch that also made a difference. Our driver Eugene was awesome as well. He drove safely and smoothly. This was a wonderful trip with beautiful hotels and tasty breakfasts. I would like to make a couple of suggestions. The stop in Kingston was nothing out of the ordinary. The town was quite dead with nothing really to do in our short time there. Also, I expect that dinners for Luxury Gold would include more than just 1 glass of wine if requested. We were charged $5.00 for our 2 glass of wine. We had bottles set on our tables in restaurants we dined at with other Insight/Trafalgar tours that were not Luxury Gold. I thought it was rather odd that we were limited at two of the restaurants we dined in. I would also have really appreciated more assistance when we asked about locations to get our money exchanged versus just being told an address where we didn't know how to find.
20 October, 2018
Trip: Not enough name in each city
Service: Tour Guide (Ben) was excellent and the sights were great
20 October, 2018
Trip: Well organised, well thought and directed by an extremely capable tour director
Service: Hello We do not hesitate to send complaints, but we fail to appreciate enough when it is due. This email is to Send words of appreciation for MR Ben Hutchinson tour director for the LG EASTERN CANADA TOUR(6TH OCT START) Ben has shown his leadership with flying colours. He has successfully transferred his knowledge of Canada: history, politics, finance, natural beauty, geography, music, culture, culinary feats, Canadian product etc etc. I have learnt about Canada in this tour more than what I would have covered in my normal busy of life. He has articulated them so wonderfully, he deserved to be congratulated for that. Some of the adjectives that should be used to describe him: courteous, diligent, exuberant, frank, gregarious, impartial, intuitive, inventive, passionate about his work, practical, rational, reliable, resourceful, sensible, witty and the list is not exhaustive. I have travelled with Trafalgar, Insight and Insight L/GOLD for more than 10 times and he is the best director that I have encountered. He never failed to deliver his excellence during any part of the tour. Together with his driver Eugene he was able to satisfy my need with utmost satisfaction. Please pass on my sincerest thanks and congratulations to him and I can say with conviction that he is a great asset to your company and hope he will be recognised within your company well.
20 October, 2018
Trip: Great itinerary for the trip.
Service: Traveling Concierge Ben Hutchinson was exemplary!
06 October, 2018
Trip: suited our needs to experience the sights we wanted to see
Service: Well organized and well presented tour I would have less free time in Ottowa more sight seeing
02 October, 2018
Trip: Great itinerary, with lots of interesting places to see, all included in the price. Some days were quite long, but there were plenty of breaks. Guide Max was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable. Driver Evgheny was very careful, safe and polite.
Service: Amazing escorted tour of Eastern Canada, well organised, with excellent guide Max and driver Evgheni. Three of the hotels were excellent, as expected: Omni King Edward in Toronto, and the Fairmonts in Ottawa and Quebec. Unfortunately the last hotel, the Fairmont in Montreal, was very disappointing, tiny bathrooms and small rooms, with poor breakfast service and long queues. The four diners included in the price were OK, but not Michelin *. The best were at the Omni Toronto, Ottawa Courtyard and Isle d'Orleans restaurants, with the final farewell dinner at Gibby's in Montreal being quite disappointing - the group was squeezed into a small room and had to leave by 9 pm as another group was arriving! So change the last hotel and dinner and you will get 5*s!.
24 September, 2018
Trip: The same not3es from Beryl Brown
Service: We did enjoy our trip with Luxury Gold. All the hotels were excellent and the tours organized. Our tour director Max, was so well organized and nothing seemed any trouble to him. he did a great job. His knowledge of Canada was incredible and very interesting. We will travel and recommend Luxury Gold to anyone. And also tell our Travel Agent. Many thanks Brian and Beryl Brown
23 September, 2018
Trip: Liked everything but Kingston. It was not that charming and I would have MUCH preferred a water tour of Thousand Islands. With more information and coordination, I would have taken this tour on my own rather than walk around town or shop. We needed more free time in Ottawa and Quebec. I needed more information on tours I could take on my own in these cities. For example, I did not know that the carriage rides were informational tours, and I even asked the Quebec guide that boarded our bus.
Service: Our tour guide Ben was excellent. He was entertaining on the long drives, and when we arrived at a hotel, we were entertained in various ways until our rooms were ready.
08 September, 2018
Trip: Covered the major cities and sights
Service: Excellent guide [ Max Davidson ], relaxed itinerary with 2 night stops and no early starts, small group, spacious bus with skilled driver, high quality hotels.
25 August, 2018
Trip: The bus is spacious and luxurious. Had WiFi too .the itinerary was well planned . There were enough time for breakfast and ourselves . The guides were good and knowledgeable.
Service: The Bus was very spacious . The guides ar
23 August, 2018
Trip: Itinerary was okay, however, there was too much bus time from one city to another
Service: Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, the coach driver was very nice also The major problem we had was too little time from getting checked into our hotels (rooms weren't ready) to having to be back down in the lobby to board coach for dinner. Too much rushing, not enjoyable😕😟