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Ontario, Quebec & the St. Lawrence Journey


Following Lake Ontario, Toronto is a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower; all the way south to Niagara region, discover world-class wineries, natural wonders and experience of galloping waterfalls with extra crisp lake air. Follow the St. Lawrance River through Rideau Heritage Route to Canadian Capital of Ottawa and historical Kingston, wander into history Canal and the Parliament Hill with grand Victorian architecture, then step into French-speaking province of Quebec; enjoy the Europe vacation Village Tremblant; a character city of Montreal with French colonial history, architectural styles merge with modern fashion also has best nightlife venue; The Quebec City with the splendid landmark of Château Frontenac hotel and UNESCO World Heritage site as a living museum. This vast region is ripe for an unforgettable road trip with a circular route.

Image Credit: Mélanie Jean, Destination Québec cité

  • Product ID EC10YYZ01
  • Vacation Style Canada, Ontario, Quebec, Self-Drive, Summer
    • Activity Level Medium
    • Duration 10 Days 9 Nights
    All about the Ontario, Quebec & the St. Lawrence Journey.

    – Place of Interest –

    • Niagara Falls | Niagara City Cruises
    • The Journey behind the falls | Niagara Helicopter Tour
    • Skylon Tower | Whirlpool Rapids | Floral Clock
    • Niagra-on-the-Lake | Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor
    • Canadian Museum of History | War Museum
    • National Art Gallery | Parlament Hill | Confederation Square
    • Lauier House National Historic Site | Rideau Canal | By-Ward Market
    • Parc Omega | Tremblant Resort | Tonga Lumina | Laurentides Area
    • Casino de Montreal | Notre Dame Basilica | McGill University
    • St. Lawrence River | Whale Watching | Chateau Frontenac
    • Bellevue House National Historic Site
    • CN Tower | Fort Henry National Historic Site

    – Trip Dates –

    * This itinerary is a self-drive package, it can be created to suit your travel interests, time frame, and budget. Please contact our travel specialists for your customized package.

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    – Trip Map –

    The St. Lawrence Journey: Toronto | Niagara Falls | Ottawa | Tremblant | Montreal | Quebec City | Charlevoix Region | Kingston



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    1. Day 1 YYZ Airport - Niagara Falls

      Upon arriving at the Toronto International Airport, claim your luggage and pick up your pre-arranged rental car; your road trip journey begins, driving south through the orchard laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls; the city name as same as the famous waterfalls, there is a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, spanning the border between Canada and United States. You can view the Falls differently; from the below on the ”Niagara City Cruises” ride to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls; go for ”The journey behind the falls” from behind; from above by Niagara helicopter tour, or admire and enjoy a delicious meal from the Skylon Tower. Stop at the observation deck of the Whirlpool Rapids and visit the Floral Clock. At night, you may ride on the Sky Wheel for a sparkling view of the waterfalls or colourful and splendid fireworks.

        Accommodation suggestion
       Hilton Niagara Fallsview Hotel (4 ) or more selective

    2. Day 2 Niagara Falls solo

      Start the delight mode of vacation! Driving into the famous lakeside town in the morning, the Niagara-on-the-Lake is a well-preserved 19th-century village and the heart of Ontario Wine Country, epitomizes old town charm. Wander through the Heritage District as you discover whimsical boutiques, enthralling antique shops and delightful bistros. Beyond the quaint downtown, the biggest claim to fame is wineries, breweries and distilleries. This area boasts close to 40 wineries, most with award-winning vintages, international accolades and of course, a mention should test the world-famous Niagara Icewine; dine at one of the many delectable winery restaurants, try biking on Niagara Parkway or having a High tea or afternoon tea at a restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake; that is an extraordinary experience when vacationing here; you will love it.

    3. Day 3 Niagara Falls - Ottawa

      Today, you are heading to Canada’s Capital, Ottawa. You may first visit the Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre. “Lock 21” is located on the Trent Canal called Trent-Severn Waterway; these dual lifts are the world’s highest hydraulic boat lifts. After this short break, Route #7 east will lead you to Ottawa; you might take a chance to visit the Canadian Museum of History, Wall Museum, National Art Gallery or photo stop at Parliament Hill, Confederation Square, and the Laurier House National Historic Site. This house demonstrates interesting and historical items on exhibit. Rideau Canal is one of the historic canals and has occupied an important role in Ottawa’s daily life. Enjoy fine and multi-culture cuisine at By-Ward Market.

        Accommodation suggestion
       Hilton Lac Leamy (4 ) or more selective

    4. Day 4 Ottawa - Mont Tremblant

      This morning before leaving Ottawa, you may want short sightseeing on Sussex drive; you will see the prime minister’s famous residences, the Rideau Hall and other diplomatic houses. Across the bridge, you are entering Quebec Province to Mont Tremblant. First stop at Omega Park Safari (Parc Omega), here you get to see Buffalos, Wapitis, Black Bears, Wolves, Wild Boar, feeding animals…etc. Then continue the road up to the mountain highway, you will arrive at Tremblant Resort. Walking in the emerging village with winding alleyways, elegant shops, and restaurants will allow you to recall being in the Middle Ages Century. Here you can arrange various outdoor activities, such as golf, tennis, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, or simply shopping. You also can experience the new ” Tonga Lumina,” which is a sensory experience in the forest produced by Moment Factory. This 1.5-km night walk takes place on stone dust and an illuminated pathway at the heart of nature. It will follow your sense of adventure to discover and share the secret.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Le Westin Resort & Spa (4 ) or more selective

    5. Day 5 Mont Tremblant - Laurentian Area - Montreal

      You will wake up in beautiful scenery in the morning. This area is famous for its lake view with maple, during summer hiking with immersing yourself in the forest full of Fendorineor; when autumn comes, the maple trees dye the place entirely into a red valley. After heading for the most lively city in Canada, Montreal. Along the drive on Rd#117, pass through the beautiful Laurentides Area, where you may visit various orchards and fruit farms. When arriving, you may visit Bio-Dome and ride on the cable car up to Montreal Tower for the whole view of Olympic Park. Don’t forget to glace the never-ending nightlife on St. Catherine street, or try your luck at Casino de Montreal.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Delta Hotel by Marriott Montreal (4 ) or more selective

    6. Day 6 Montreal - Quebec City

      The morning continues to explore the city, visiting Notre Dame Basilica, Old Port, McGill University, Mount Royal Park…etc. Afternoon heading to Quebec City, the only walled city in North America. You can roam around on a cobbled stone path enjoy the passing history. You may visit The Citadel, Fortifications, and The Plains of Abraham. Don’t forget to visit Quartier Petit Champlain, where arts, crafts and boutique shops are gathered here.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Hotel Palace Royal (4 ) or more selective

    7. Day 7 Quebec City - Charlevoix region - Quebec City

      Today travel to the picturesque Charlevoix region following the mighty St. Lawrence River, the quaint town of Baie-Saint-Paul. On the way, you will see the pastoral farmlands scenic, continue joining a Whale watching cruise from Baie St Catherine; this 3 hours tour let you have a chance to meet the giant marine mammals (whales, Belugas) in the Gulf of St Lawrence and enjoy this scenery of unparalleled beauty. On the way back to Quebec City, taking time visiting Montmorency Falls Park. Its waterfall is higher than Niagara Falls by 30 meters. The water volume may supply the major population of Quebec. Don’t forget to take the cable car up to the peak to feel the waterfall’s turbulence power.

    8. Day 8 Quebec City - Kingston

      This morning you can continue to explore Lower & Upper town, or visit churches or take Québec–Lévis crossing ferry which the best thing to photo the Quebec City; you can take in Old Québec’s varied architectural landscape, with Château Frontenac perched like a crown jewel on the heights of Cap Diamant. Then returning west for Kingston. Stop at Rockport and taking a cruise on the famous 1000 islands area, discover and experience the Heart of the 1000 Islands, majestic castles and whispers of a thousand legends; End your night at a beautiful waterfront in Kingston.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Delta Hotel by Marriott Kingston Waterfront (3 ) or more selective

    9. Day 9 Kingston - Toronto

      Kingston has some beautiful places to go for a stroll. Spend some time in Kingston, this UNESCO World Heritage Destination for its remarkable and well preserved 19th-century defence fortifications; visit Bellevue House National Historic Site, which is an Italian style of castle that was built in the 1840s; walking into Queens University who is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities; another you may also visit Fort Henry National Historic Site, it was built during 1832 and 1834 to be alert against the US’s attack. End your day in the most vibrant city in Canada, Toronto. Ride on CN Tower to overlook the neon light city.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel (4 ) or more selective

    10. Day 10 Departing Toronto

      This morning, you may use some free time to visit downtown attractions like Skydome, City Hall, Toronto Harbourfront, the Eaton Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame, Young street shopping district and the University of Toronto who is a globally top-ranked public research school, as well as Casa Loma, where lots of famous Hollywood movies filming there.
      Afternoon farewell to Toronto! return the rental car
      and trip concludes.

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