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Canada's Maple Leaf Trail with Toronto

9 Day Escorted Tour With 3 Day Extension

Canada, North America
Intermediate Pace

Spend two extra nights in this diverse city. Choose to explore Toronto's many museums and art galleries, with the option in the evening to sample some of the world's finest restaurants and bars.

2020 Dossier

2021 Dossier

Tour Highlights

  • 2 nights at leisure exploring Canada's largest city, Toronto
  • City tours of Toronto, Quebec and Montreal.
  • Tour of Niagara Falls, including Hornblower Cruise at the base of the falls.
  • Wine tasting at Konzelmann Winery.
  • Sightseeing Tour of Ottawa, Canada's Capital City.
  • 1000 Island Cruise on the St Lawrence River in Rockport
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Boat
Airplane
Walking
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Number of nights

This map is for the main tour only

Itinerary

Day 1
UK to Montreal

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Montreal. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2
Montreal

Breakfast

A morning tour unveils the city's delightful warren of cobblestone alleys, packed with Victorian stone houses, small boutiques and trendy eateries. Visit the famous landmark of Notre Dame, and then on to Place Jacques Cartier filled with street musicians.

Day 3
Montreal to Quebec City

Breakfast

Depart this morning for Fort Chambly National Historic site. The fort once protected New France from British attacks and stands as an invaluable witness to the French presence in North America. After a leisurely lunch, follow the Maple Leaf trail through the picturesque landscapes, villages and vineyards of the Eastern Townships before arriving in Quebec City.

Day 4
Quebec City

Breakfast

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Quebec City, the crown jewel of French Canada. Explore UNESCO - listed Vieux Quebec, with its cobbled streets, ancient city walls and colourful Victorian facades. Your tour will also include the colonial citadel and the majestic Chateau Frontenac, as well as the imposing 19th Century parliament buildings. Rest of day at leisure.<br><b>Optional excursion (payable locally):</b> View Quebec from the air in a 15-minute Helicopter tour including Old Quebec and the magnificent St. Lawrence River.

Day 5
Quebec City to Ottawa

Breakfast & Lunch

Following breakfast, you will stop en route at the delightful 'Sugar Shack'. Here, in the heart of the beautiful Mauricie region, you will enjoy a sumptuous true Quebecois feast, live music and a guided tour explaining how maple syrup used to be produced. Continue to Ottawa with the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6
Ottawa

Breakfast

Embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of Canada's capital. Visit the National Art Gallery and Sparks Street, a pedestrianised shopping area before continuing to the ByWard Market, a trendy area home to many bars and restaurants. Next stop is Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Canadian Monarch and the Governor General. Visit the impressive Rideau Canal, which runs throughout the city and becomes the world's longest skate rink in winter.

Day 7
Ottawa to Toronto

Breakfast & Lunch

Today leave Ottawa to travel into Toronto. En route, stop in Rockport for a picturesque '1000 Island Cruise' on the St Lawrence River. Lunch will be at a local restaurant before arriving in Toronto.

Day 8
Toronto

Breakfast

The tour leaves Toronto for what is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the trip: Niagara Falls. We've organised a boat trip here to experience the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist of this natural wonder. Journey back to Toronto stopping at the quaint little town of Niagara-on-the-lake followed by a wine-tasting experience at the stunning Konzelmann Winery.

Day 9
Toronto to the UK

Breakfast

Before your flight back to the UK, explore Toronto on a guided tour. Visit the Parliament building and University, wander around the indoor food stalls at St Lawrence Market, visit the iconic CN tower, and finish with some shopping along Yonge Street.

Day 10
Toronto

Breakfast

Relax and explore this fascinating Canadian City. Toronto is Canada's largest city and offers a wealth of art galleries, museums and fabulous eateries for you to explore.

Day 11
Toronto

Breakfast

Day spent at leisure.

Day 12
Toronto to London

Breakfast

Proceed to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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Dates & Prices

Eaton Chelsea Hotel

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Dates
Price (per person)
Dates available
May 2021
from £2,218
1 Date
3rd May - 13th May
£2,218
June 2021
from £2,298
1 Date
14th Jun - 24th Jun
£2,298
September 2021
from £2,218
2 Dates
13th Sep - 23rd Sep
£2,288
27th Sep - 7th Oct
£2,218
October 2021
from £2,118
1 Date
11th Oct - 21st Oct
£2,118

Accommodation

The hotels listed below are provided for guidance only and final confirmation of your accommodation will be sent to you approximately 90 days before you travel
Eaton Chelsea Hotel
2 nights
Toronto, Canada
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Tour Reviews

Gordon Waller

02 Nov 17

The Chelsea Hotel in Toronto was the best hotel of the tour, The Royal William In Quebec I would rank 4th.

Margaret Brown

05 Jun 17

All hotels were very good no complaints at all. Position in the cities was also excellent.

Important Information

British passport holders are not currently required to obtain a visa in order to travel to Canada. Further visa advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you to check with your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding required passport validity.

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Your flight to Montreal and returning from Toronto is with Air Transat (TS) departing from London Gatwick. Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage and one item of hand baggage (Max 10kg - 23x40x51cm) in addition to one small personal item on-board the aircraft. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.

We recommend that you consult your local GP for advice on vaccinations and travel health before your departure.

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

During the main tour you will be met on arrival by your national guide who will remain with you for the duration of the tour, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times. During the extension your time is at leisure and there will be no guide.

The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar and we recommend you change some currency before you leave the UK. Cash machines will also be available throughout the tour in order to withdraw money in your local currency.

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately ?300 - ?400 will be sufficient for the durations of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!