This stunning self-drive journey allows you to discover Eastern Canada at your own pace, with the freedom and flexibility to make your own stops along the way. You will travel through beautiful parks and countryside and modern and historic cities, to the European-style Mont Tremblant and along the scenic St. Lawrence River, beginning and ending at the gateway to the east, Toronto.

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Discover the jewel of the Laurentians, Mont Tremblant, a European-style village where you can search for wildlife.

Enjoy hiking and canoeing in Algonquin Park or you may wish to head out and observe wildlife in the park.

Explore the Niagara Peninsula and drive through orchards and vineyards to Niagara on the Lake and Niagara Falls.

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Day 1

Toronto

Upon arrival into Toronto, pick up your rental vehicle and proceed to your hotel.

Day 2

Toronto

Today is yours to explore this fascinating city. Enjoy Toronto’s waterfront, a scenic backdrop for many popular attractions while downtown Toronto offers museums and art galleries. Don’t miss the CN Tower, the world’s tallest free standing structure, with admission to the tower included in your journey.

Day 3

Toronto - Niagara Falls

Drive along the shores of Lake Ontario, through the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula, to arrive at Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of the best-preserved 19th century towns in North America. Continue along the Niagara Parkway towards Niagara Falls. Your package includes the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass. This pass offers you admission to many of Niagara Falls’ most popular attractions while avoiding long wait times. Simply reserve a time that’s convenient for you and proceed to the priority entrance at your given time (except at Hornblower Cruises).

Day 4

Niagara Falls - Algonquin Park

Today’s drive takes you north to Algonquin Park. Take a detour en-route in order to see highlights such as Marie Among the Hurons near Midland, a historic site depicting a 17th century fortress and headquarters for the French Jesuit mission to the Huron nation and Ontario’s first European community or the Muskokas Lake region. Famed for its 1,600 fresh water lakes and striking granite outcrops, Muskoka has been a celebrated retreat since the 19th century. Finish your day in Algonquin Park.

Day 5

Algonquin Park

Today is yours to spend hiking, observing wildlife or canoeing.

Day 6

Algonquin Park - Ottawa

Spend the morning in the park before departing for Ottawa.

Day 7

Ottawa

Today is at your leisure to discover the city of Ottawa. In the heart of Ottawa, rising dramatically from a bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, are the Parliament Buildings. These serve as the symbol of the capital, and are the focal point of the city. A must-see is the Canadian Museum of Civilisation (admission included).

Day 8

Ottawa - Mont Tremblant

Today head north east to the jewel of the Laurentians, Mont Tremblant, a European-style resort village. Should you have missed the wildlife in the Algonquin Park, you may wish to visit Omega Park in Montebello, which features endemic wildlife, or join a black bear observation excursion in the Kenauk Reserve. Take some time to enjoy local activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, white water rafting, or a helicopter trip.

Day 9

Mont Tremblant - Québec City

Enjoy the pleasant scenery as you travel from Mont Tremblant to historic Trois Rivieres. Drive along the Chemin du Roy road to Québec City.

Day 10

Québec City

Experience the old world charm of Vieux Québec with a guided excursion of the old city on foot. With its cobble stone streets, fortified city wall, and 17th century architecture, this city is complimented by artisan shops, cafes, and numerous monuments.

Day 11

Québec City - Montréal

Following the St. Lawrence River, pass from city suburbs to the rural landscapes of forests and rich pastures, dotted with tiny villages that extend to Montréal.

Day 12

Montréal

Discover hundreds of places of interest in Montréal. You may wish to join a walking or biking trip of the city or a sightseeing cruise or explore the city at your own pace.

Day 13

Montréal - Kingston

Travel south to the city of Kingston. On the way enjoy a visit of Upper Canada Village, an 1860’s reconstructed village. Before reaching Kingston, stop at Gananoque to join a one hour cruise of the 1,000 Islands.

Day 14

Kingston - Toronto

You may wish to visit Fort Henry National Historic Site near Kingston. A living museum of military life, Fort Henry was built between 1832 and 1834 to repel an American invasion that never came. The fort, once the largest military establishment in Upper Canada, now offers visitors a glimpse of the soldier’s life of those days.

Day 15

Toronto

Your journey concludes today upon checkout of your hotel.

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