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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Ottawa, ON

Our departure this morning takes us via Toronto and Kingston. We enjoy a mid-afternoon arrival in Ottawa, Our Nation’s Capital for two nights. Welcome Dinner included. (D)

Day 2 Ottawa, ON

This morning we have a guided tour of the city of Ottawa to view the Parliament Buildings, National War Memorial, Official Residence of the Prime Minister, Governor General’s Residence, and Diplomatic Embassies, National Arts Centre, The National Gallery and more. Enjoy lunch in Byward Market. Later we tour the Canadian History Museum. The museum presents material objects that illuminate the human history of Canada and the cultural diversity of its people. The balance of the afternoon is free for you to choose from one of the many attraction ideas offered by your Tour Director. Tonight we enjoy a Rideau Canal Cruise to experience this unique view of Ottawa. (B,L)

Day 3 Quebec City, QC

We leave Ottawa this morning along the shores of the Ottawa River, glimpsing the magnificent Gatineau Hills to the North as we enter La Belle Province. Along the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River we enjoy lunch at Chez Dany’s, a traditional Quebecois Sugar Shack. Enjoy the hospitality of the French Canadian pioneer era, and learn of the Maple Syrup Industry of Quebec. This afternoon a complete orientation tour of historic Quebec City, including Upper Town, Lower Town, Old Quebec, Plains of Abraham, La Citadelle, Place Royale and points of interest in modern Quebec City. Quebec City is a two night stay. (B,L)

Day 4 Quebec City, QC

This morning we travel to Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre. Here we visit the Basilica and the Grand Canyon of Ste. Anne Falls, where the Ste-Anne River cuts through narrow chasms and falls over 200 feet to the riverbed. Then we visit the Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum, creator of the doors of Sainte-Anne de Beaupre Shrine. Quebec City resembles no other city in the world. The balance of the day is yours to enjoy in this charming French-Canadian City. (B)

Day 5 Montreal, QC

A leisurely morning to enjoy your final views of Quebec City. Our departure from Quebec City will have us travel the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River. At Montreal, we cross over the River and enjoy a visit to the Notre Dame Basilica, before we check into our downtown Montreal accommodations for the next 2 nights. (B)

Day 6 Montreal, QC

Following breakfast, we enjoy a city tour of this very cosmopolitan city. You will see both historic and modern side by side through-out the tour. The Basilica of Notre Dame, the Planetarium, Olympic Stadium and McGill University are just some of the many famous sights during your tour. This afternoon is free to relax and stroll Old Montreal, stroll downtown Montreal or shop the Underground Shopping Mall! A farewell dinner included tonight. (B,D)

Day 7 Home

We depart Montreal and continue back to Toronto and our joining points sharing many fond memories with our fellow travellers and new found friends! (B)