The Heritage Trail

The Heritage Trail

An awe-inspiring journey of eastern Canada's historic cities, culture and natural beauty.

Explore the provinces of Ontario and Quebec to discover their beautifully historic cities of Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. As you journey amongst some of eastern Canada's most well-known cities, it is the picturesque beauty that the region offers beyond the city that will blow you away. Travel along Lake Ontario from Toronto to the Thousand Islands resort region for a magical experience before heading east to taste the unique flavour of French Canada. Ottawa - the nations capital will inspire all, but the adventure doesn't end there as you travel through Algonquin Provincial Park and on to awe-inspiring Niagara Falls.

Tour highlights

  • Discover the strong French heritage of Canada's oldest city - Quebec City
  • Experience the beautiful Thousand Islands on a 1-hour cruise of the region
  • Journey through Algonquin Provincial Park and the beautiful Muskoka region
  • Witness the strength of mother nature at Niagara Falls, Horseshoe Falls
  • Unearth the cosmopolitan city of Toronto

Itinerary

Day 1 & 2 (Arrival and overnight in Toronto, ON)

Toronto is the capital city of Ontario, and your first stop as you embark on a journey of discovery to explore many of east coast Canada's major cities and landmarks. Offering fabulous shopping from chic vintage stores, to high-end fashions and boutiques, make sure you leave some time for browse before night falls and time turns to sampling some of Toronto's finest cuisine and vibrant nightlife. Beyond the shopping and dining, there really is some great spots to check out. Take a trip up the famed CN Tower. Standing at just over 553 metres tall, the sweeping panoramic views from this iconic symbol of Toronto and Canada are truly something to be seen. Ask our Canadian specialist about adding this amazing experience to you holiday.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 3 (Toronto to Kingston - 162 Mi)

As you make your way to Kingston, take a drive through the quaint heritage towns of Prince Edward County and get a feel of the real Canadian country. Arriving in to Kingston, don't miss the opportunity to take a tour of historic Fort Henry. Located at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, the position of the fort was a great significance to the British during the War of 1812 (Canada being a British colony at this time) who late abandoned it in 1870. It has since be restored to former glories and opened as a museum back in 1938. Drive east today, directly to Kingston, and tour Fort Henry. An alternative route to Kingston passes through the quaint heritage towns of Prince Edward County. Overnight in Kingston. En route to Montreal today, you will be entering the beautiful Thousand Islands region, where forested islands lie amid tranquil lakes. Take to the water and step aboard a cruiser to explore the magnificent scenery of the Thousand Islands. This wonderfully lush island landscape is dotted with luxurious cottages and vast estates. The cruise will take you past Boldt Castle,

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 4 & 5 (Kingston to Montreal - 180 Mi)

En route Montreal, experience the beautiful Thousand Islands region, where forested islands lie amid tranquil lakes creating a simply magical setting. Hop aboard a cruiser and explore the magnificent scenery of the Thousand Islands. Wonderfully lush island landscape are dotted with luxurious cottages and vast country estates, and as you continue your experience on the open water you will sail past Boldt Castle, Zavikon Island and Millionaire’s Row. Once you arrive in Montreal there is still plenty more to uncover. Tour of Notre-Dame Basilica, Old Montreal, the Olympic site, the Biodome, Mt. Royal Park, the casino or the underground city. Montreal is renowned for its active and cosmopolitan nightlife so be ready to get out and explore all this fantastic city has to offer.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 6 & 7 (Montreal to Quebec City - 180 Mi)

Quebec City is Canada's oldest city and exhibits a strong French heritage. As you make your way across from Montreal to Quebec City, don't miss the chance to stop at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada's national shrine to the Virgin Mary. Once you arrive plan your time well. The Fortifications, a historic national park; Place Royale; and the Basilica are just some of our suggested places to visit whilst in Quebec City, and that's not to mention the dramatic shrine at Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré, Montmorency Falls and the Ile d'Orleans that can all be found just outside the city boundaries.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 8 & 9 (Quebec CIty to Ottawa - 286 Mi)

Ottawa - the nation's capital. You're going to need and entire day to experience this historic city of pageantry and the arts. Parliament Buildings, museums or National Gallery are a plenty as you would expect from a capital city, but why not try something different take a tour of Royal Canadian Mint or a Rideau Canal designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 10 & 11 (Ottawa to Huntsville - 218 Mi)

Leaving Ottawa behind, you'll enjoy a beautifully scenic drive to Algonquin Provincial Park and the beautiful Muskoka region. Certainly a destination for summer living, this northern Lakeland region is the destination of choice for Torontonians wishing to escape city life. Use your time here to relax and enjoy mother nature at her finest. Stunning homes hug the waters edge around lake after lake, whilst canoeing, sailing, hiking, as well as some of the finest fishing in the country all contribute to create the ideal cottage country region. Should you choose, taking a short drive to Lion's Lookout Park or Muskoka Pioneer Village.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 12 (Huntsville to Niagara Falls - 81 Mi)

As you drive south en route to Niagara Falls, take a stop in Midland at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons – a historic, recreated village demonstrating everyday life, crafts and arts of a colonial village. Approaching the southern reaches of Ontario, you pass through the hills of the Niagara Escarpment before continuing through the lush orchards and vineyards of the Niagara growing region which boasts many world class winery chateaus. Speak to one of our Canadian specialists about booking your ride of a lifetime. The Hornblower Niagara Cruises - Voyage To The Falls will take you on a tour to the American Falls before sailing past massive rock formations to the magnificent sight of the thundering Horseshoe Falls. We can happily book this excursion for you today.

INCLUDES : Room Only

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Pricing

This fly drive itinerary runs all year round

Supplements

  • Resort Fee/Tourist Tax - required by some hotels at check in (subject to change)
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