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Ontario & Quebec: Toronto to Montreal

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Discover the history and culture of Canada’s vibrant cities.

Explore some of Canada’s most exciting cosmopolitan destinations on this journey through Ontario and Quebec. Admire distinguished landmarks in diverse Toronto and get a true feel for the country’s national heritage in charming Ottawa. Then, meander along the cobbled streets of Old Quebec City before marveling at beautiful architecture in Montreal. From the shores of the St. Lawrence River to the sidewalks of stunning cities, this tour has it all.

Your tour package includes
  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine
  • 5 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
Included highlights
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Ottawa’s Parliament Hill
  • Thousand Islands National Park
  • Plains of Abraham
  • Old Quebec
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Toronto3 nights
Day 1: Arrival in Toronto
Included meal: Dinner

Welcome to Canada! Get settled in your hotel, then gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Toronto
Included meal: Breakfast

Join a local expert on a panoramic coach tour of multicultural Toronto, Canada’s largest city and the historic, vibrant capital of the province of Ontario.

• Pass the University of Toronto, modernist Toronto City Hall, and the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings

• Drive by Yonge-Dundas Square in the heart of the city’s downtown area and pass the St. Lawrence Market, housed in a late 19th-century brick building

• Enter the Royal Ontario Museum, which is dedicated to natural history and cultures around the world

Spend free time in Toronto or add an excursion.

CN Tower & Dinner
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 3: Free day in Toronto
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Toronto or add an excursion.

The Niagara Falls Experience
Excursion (additional cost)
Ottawa2 nights
Day 4: Ottawa via Kingston
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Transfer to Ottawa today, stopping along the way to explore the charming city of Kingston. This “Limestone City” boasts architecturally notable buildings made from local, hand-cut stone.

• Board a cruise boat and sail along the St. Lawrence River through Thousand Islands National Park, which lies along the Canada-U.S. border

• Pass the numerous granite islands of the park and get a peek at the lavish waterfront mansions that dot Millionaires Row

Sit down for an included dinner in Ottawa this evening.

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Ottawa
Included meal: Breakfast

Join your Tour Director and get to know Ottawa, the country’s capital. This welcoming urban center is home to a diverse population, world-class museums, and many monuments that pay homage to Canada’s national heritage.

• Journey to Parliament Hill to view the soaring, Gothic Revival-style Centre Block, site of the country’s Senate, House of Commons, and Library of Parliament

• Learn more about the Canadian Mounties during a visit to the horse stables of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

• Enter the Canadian War Museum to see the exhibits that pay tribute to the men and women who have served in the armed forces

Quebec City, Quebec2 nights
Day 6: Transfer to Quebec City
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Quebec City, where you will have a free afternoon to explore on your own. Then, sit down for an included dinner.

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Quebec City
Included meal: Breakfast

Follow a local guide as you immerse yourself in the European charm of this old-world city, which overflows with remnants from its colonial past.

• Stop at the Plains of Abraham, a national battlefield that served as the site of a defining 1759 conflict between France and Britain during the Seven Years’ War

• Journey along cobblestone streets on a walking tour of UNESCO-recognized Old Quebec City, which is surrounded by 18th-century fortifications

Enjoy a free afternoon in Quebec City or add an excursion.

Scenic Quebec: Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré & Montmorency Falls
Excursion (additional cost)
Montreal, Quebec2 nights
Day 8: Transfer to Montreal & sightseeing tour
Included meal: Breakfast

Take in stunning countryside views as you drive to Montreal. This predominantly French-speaking city sits on an island in the St. Lawrence River, and you’ll see it all on a panoramic tour with a local guide this afternoon.

• Make a photo stop at Notre-Dame Basilica, an architectural landmark built in the Gothic-Revival style

• Enter Canada’s largest basilica, Saint Joseph’s Oratory, which is capped by a staggering copper dome

Day 9: Free day in Montreal
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a full free day in Montreal or add an excursion.

Then, join your group at a farewell dinner.

Walking Food Tour of Old Montreal
Excursion (additional cost)
Flight Home
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Montreal.

Extension to Montreal

From its predominantly French-speaking population and impressive architecture to its bustling arts scene and boisterous festivals, Montreal is unquestionably unique. Get to know one of Canada’s most important hubs of commerce, culture, and design as you explore this cosmopolitan urban center. Noted as the second-largest French-speaking city after Paris, France, home to world-class universities and site of an exciting winter sports scene, this diverse metropolis is a must-visit. Go for the impressive cuisine, to explore the intriguing underground complex, or to simply discover the beauty of Quebec’s largest city.

Montreal, Quebec2 nights
Day 10: Free day in Montreal
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Montreal.

Day 11: Free day in Montreal
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in Montreal or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Mont-Tremblant: Scenic Landscapes & Gondola Ride
Excursion (additional cost)
Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Dates & prices
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8 Departures
Tour prices are per person, before flights, and based on two travelers per hotel room.
Apr 17–Apr 26, 2020
$3,999CAD$3,799CAD
May 22–May 31, 2020
$3,999CAD$3,849CAD
Jun 5–Jun 14, 2020
Extension available
$3,849CAD
Jul 17–Jul 26, 2020
$3,849CAD
Aug 7–Aug 16, 2020
Extension available
$3,849CAD
Sep 4–Sep 13, 2020
$3,999CAD
Sep 18–Sep 27, 2020
Extension available
$3,999CAD
Oct 9–Oct 18, 2020
$3,999CAD
Reviews
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First Time Experience
by 2nd time traveler 

This was a perfect first time traveler with Go Ahead. My husband and I enjoyed our trip and were surprised at how scheduled it truly was. We enjoyed much more than what was listed in the description, and will definitely be looking at a future trip.

Beautiful Canada
by 6th time traveler 

This was our 5th tour with Go Ahead and as usual we had a wonderful time. From the moment my husband and I stepped off the plane our tour guide, Mathieu, took such good care of us. Mathieu was very knowledgable, funny and engaging. He went out of his way to make sure our entire group was taken ca...

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by 10th time traveler 

This was an excellent tour with an exceptional tour guide, Mathiew. I have had the privilege of traveling on dozens of tours with several different tour companies during the past four decades and Mathiew is THE BEST tour director with whom I have traveled. I appreciated his in depth knowledge of ...

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!
by 2nd time traveler 

I quite enjoyed the trip. Another bucket list item checked off the list! I gave 4 stars for meals because we always stopped to eat at some pretty expensive restaurants/buffets. I am sure it's part of the experience for the area, and having new experiences, I simply am tight on money, so a less expen...

A wonderful vacation!
by 2nd time traveler 

Our tour guide, Mathieu, was incredible! He was well informed about the places we were visiting and even provided us with historical information before we arrived to our destination. He would advised us on what events were occurring during our stay in each city and even provided suggestions on each...

Hotels, flights & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

Hotels

We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.

Novotel Montreal

This modern hotel is located in Montreal’s city center. Guests enjoy a fitness center and an eat-in restaurant and bar. Nearby, you’ll find the Bell C...

Courtyard Ottawa Downtown

This modern hotel is located in the Byward Market neighborhood. Guests enjoy a fitness center, a pool, and event space. Nearby, you’ll find Byward Mar...

Hôtel Château Laurier

This modern hotel is located outside the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighborhood. Guests enjoy a fitness center, sauna, and restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find t...

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Local weather
Montreal, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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Quebec, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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FAQ
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Passport & visa requirements
  • Canadian citizens need valid government-issued identification for air travel within Canada.
  • In order to enter Canada, U.S. citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
Tour pace
  • You will walk for about 2.5 hours daily across mostly flat terrain on paved roads.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times.
  • Go Ahead Tours and the Tour Director who accompanies your group are unable to provide special, individual mobility assistance to travelers on tour. The responsibility of the Tour Director is to ensure the group as a whole enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing, individualized assistance to any one traveler.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
Transportation & arrival information
  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in Toronto, Ontario, and depart from Montreal, Québec. A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
  • All included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
Baggage allowance
  • Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your round-trip flights to and from tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
  • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
Clothing & packing tips
  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
Health
  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to this region.
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • During the summer months, take care for sun exposure and heat.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
Cuisine
  • Canadian cuisine closely resembles British cuisine, with elements that will be very familiar to Americans as well. While in Canada, you may want to try local favorites like butter tarts, poutine, and anything with maple syrup.
Electricity & air conditioning
  • North America operates on 110-120 volts and uses Type A or B plugs with two flat pins or two flat pins and one round pin, respectively.
  • The majority of the hotels on this tour will have air conditioning.
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
Time zones
  • For the majority, the provinces of Ontario and Quebec operate on Eastern Time (ET).
  • Please note: Small eastern portions of Quebec operate according to Atlantic Standard Time, but you will not visit those portions of the province on tour.
  • When it’s noon in New York City, it’s noon on tour.
Currency
  • You will use Canadian dollars on this tour tour.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • Many banks and businesses now primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
Tipping
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
Purchasing excursions on tour
  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.