Glorious Eastern Canada - Nova Scotia To Niagara
11 nights. May - September 2019. From £1999.00.
LOW DEPOSITS UNTIL 30th APRIL - JUST GBP79** PER PERSON
This fascinating escorted tour begins in historic Halifax, gateway to beautiful 'New Scotland' and Cape Breton Island, with its scenic Cabot Trail, dramatic Highlands National Park, Gaelic culture and fiddle-playing heritage. Fly on to Montreal, French Canada's capital of style, and enjoy visits to exquisite Quebec City, elegant Canadian capital Ottawa and cosmopolitan Toronto - as well as stops along the Maple Leaf Trail - before the fascinating adventure ends with the unforgettable sight of breathtaking Niagara.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Discover and explore rugged Halifax, gateway to the Canadian Maritimes
Visit tiny Peggy's Cove, with its famous lighthouse, and picture-book Lunenburg
Journey to Cape Breton Island via the Canso causeway
Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, commemorating the inventor
Drive on the stunning Cabot Trail
Fly to stylish, sophisticated Olympic city Montreal
See charming, UNESCO-listed Quebec City, which overlooks the mighty St Lawrence River
Explore Victorian Ottawa, the elegant Canadian capital set beneath the Gatineau Hills
Travel the 'Maple Leaf Trail' through stunning scenery
Gaze in awe at tumultuous Niagara Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world
Discover waterfront Toronto, on the shore of Lake Ontario
11 nights' carefully chosen room-only accommodation
Flights to Halifax, returning from Toronto and an internal flight from Halifax to Montreal
Coach travel and transfers throughout
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Fly across the Atlantic to Halifax, Nova Scotia, arriving by the afternoon to meet your Tour Manager. Transfer into the city, which was built around the world's second-largest natural harbour and once served the Royal Navy's North Atlantic base. Enjoy a first evening, perhaps dining on the historic harbour front.
Today's optional excursion will bring to life the historic former colonial stronghold, with its Georgian clock tower beneath the fortified, hilltop Citadel that's home to a fascinating Army Museum. Other highlights might include tree-lined Grand Parade and St Paul's Church - the city's oldest building.
During a free afternoon, don't miss the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where exhibits include artefacts from the ill-fated Titanic, or perhaps take a boat trip - either out to the outer fortifications that defended the harbour, or across to neighbouring Dartmouth. A 'must-do' Halifax treat is to try lobster, served throughout the city.
Today's included tour heads south along the rugged coastline to the haphazardly arranged cottages and houses of fishing community Peggy's Cove, with its iconic lighthouse. The tour then continues with a visit to colourful Lunenburg, perched on a rocky peninsular and home to the historic Blue Nose II fishing schooner.
Journey north through the scenic countryside of the former 'New Scotland', crossing the Canso causeway onto Cape Breton Island, for a two-night stay in famous yachting town Baddeck, beloved one-time home of Alexander Graham Bell. A visit is included to the museum commemorating the Scottish-born inventor and scientist, who lies at rest in the family estate just across the water.
Today is spent absorbing the stunning scenery of Cape Breton Island. This is one of North America's most beautiful corners, home to the legendary Cabot Trail and the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The island is guardian of a deep-rooted Scottish musical heritage that boasts some of the world's most celebrated folk fiddle-players - a legacy of the Highland farmers who emigrated here. Return to Baddeck for a second evening.
Make the journey back to Halifax and fly west to the great French-Canadian city of Montreal, to enjoy a three-night stay in this undisputed centre of style and sophistication. Transfer to your hotel on arrival and enjoy a first evening in Canada's vibrant second city.
Get to know the world's second-largest French-speaking metropolis on this morning's optional guided tour, which will take in the pretty Vieux Port area and the lively Plateau Mont Royal. This evening, step back in time, dining in belle epoque style on our optional Maple Delights dinner excursion.
Today's included excursion is to charming, historic Quebec City. This is one of Canada's oldest settlements, and is home to stunning Chateau Frontenac, ancient ramparts and an UNESCO-listed centre that overlooks the mighty St Lawrence River. Enjoy an optional walking tour, before returning to Montreal to spend a final evening soaking up the atmosphere.
Take your leave of Montreal and head along the 'Maple Leaf Trail' to enjoy an overnight stay in romantic Ottawa, Canada's beautiful administrative capital. Discover its Victorian houses and famous Rideau Canal set against the rolling Gatineau Hills on a guided introduction.
Continue along the 'Maple Leaf Trail', passing handsome lakefront Kingston, gateway to the Thousand Islands, as you travel towards glittering Toronto. This wonderful city boasts stylish waterfront developments, the sky-piercing CN Tower, countless cafes and restaurants, and ultra-modern shopping malls.
Travel to wondrous Niagara Falls, formed at the point where the languid Niagara River plunges over two cascades into a foaming cauldron - the misty spray and noise of which can be seen and heard from miles away. Marvel at the astonishing natural wonder, perhaps taking an optional helicopter ride above the tumult, or enjoy lunch in an overlooking restaurant. Return to spend a last evening in colourful Toronto.
Enjoy a final morning's sightseeing or shopping, perhaps joining an optional guided city tour for an insight into one of North America's most cosmopolitan cities, before transferring to the airport for the return overnight flight.
Arrive back in the UK, at the end of a truly unforgettable holiday.Back to top
AccommodationGlorious Eastern Canada Touring Hotels
The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three- and four-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.Back to top
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from Halifax airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes. The time from your Toronto hotel to Toronto airport is 45 minutes.
Passports and visas
British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling to Canada. Visas are not normally required for entry, but for travel from 15th March 2016 visitors to Canada must apply for an eTA online with Canadian Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.canada.ca/eta . The current charge is seven Canadian dollars for British Citizens. British subjects, and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested, should consult the Canadian Embassy as a visa may be required.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. The customary gratuity for a coach driver or Tour Manager is about $5 per person per day. It is normal to tip 15-20 per cent of the bill for a taxi or in a restaurant, and to leave a dollar or so per drink in a bar.
Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.
On your flight
All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.
You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. In many developing countries access is sometimes not as easy as at home. Should you have walking difficulties, getting around monuments and attractions may be harder and, in some cases, impossible. Should you have any concerns whatsoever please do contact us prior to travel.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Changes to your hotels
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.
Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
**Low deposit of GBP79pp applies to new bookings made between 30th March and 30th April (inclusive) 2018 only.. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.Back to top