Canada's Eastern Explorer Escorted Tour
26 August –15 September 3-13 and 25 August – 14 September 2014
Price from £2,955
Explore Canada’s eastern side from Toronto and Niagara Falls, along the St. Lawrence Seaway to French-speaking Québec.
- City tour of Toronto
- Welcome and Farewell meals.
- Thousand Islands cruise.
- Niagara Falls day excursion.
- Stays at Ottawa, Quebec and Montréal.
- Visit Mont Tremblant and Algonquin National Parks.
An overview of our Eastern Explorer escorted tour’s 21-day schedule. Tour is subject to a minimum of 15 and maximum of 24 motorhomes participating.
Fly from London to Toronto where you will be met on arrival by your tour escorts and taken to a Toronto city centre hotel.
Overnight Toronto hotel.
Half day guided coach tour of Toronto. Afternoon spent at leisure to explore the city. Enjoy a welcome meal in the company of your fellow travellers. Overnight Toronto hotel.
Breakfast then transfer to motorhome depot to pick up vehicles. After stocking up on supplies drive the short distance (82 miles) to Awenda Provincial Park, located on Georgian Bay, 20 minutes northwest of Penetanguishene. Overnight Awenda campsite.
Follow Georgian Bay to Killbear Provincial Park (101 miles). Keep an eye out for ‘erratics’ – these boulders have been carried by the movement of the glacier and left behind as the ice melted. Overnight Killbear campsite.
Travel east into Algonquin Provincial Park (176 miles). Overnight Algonquin campsite.
Free day to explore the Algonquin. Over 2,400 lakes and 7,500 miles of streams and rivers are located within the park. Some notable examples include Canoe Lake and the Petawawa, Nipissing, Amable du Fond, Madawaska, and Tim rivers.
Overnight Algonquin campsite.
Take the Trans Canada Highway to Ottawa (193 miles) on the Ottawa River along the original fur-trading route through pretty valley towns like Arnprior, Pembroke and Petawawa. Overnight Ottawa campsite.
Free day to explore Ottawa, Canada’s capital city – take the expressway from the campsite to the city centre. Overnight Ottawa campsite.
Drive to Mont Tremblant National Park (158 miles). Overnight Mont Tremblant campsite.
Free day to explore Mont Tremblant with its six great rivers and 400 lakes and streams. The Mont Tremblant National Park is a rich amalgam of Québec's natural and historic heritages, being the largest and oldest park. This wilderness is so vast that it is home to 40 mammal species, including the wolf. There is also the Via Ferrata du Diable, an activity halfway between hiking and climbing that will let you discover the park's mountains in a way you could otherwise only dream about. Overnight Mont-Tremblant campsite.
Today we really head into French speaking Canada on the short drive (79 miles) to Trois Rivières, located at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers.
Overnight Trois Rivières campsite.
Drive to Québec city (159 miles). The narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River next to the city's promontory, Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond), and Lévis, on the opposite bank, provided the name given to the city, Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning "where the river narrows". Overnight Québec city campsite.
Day at leisure to explore Québec city, make sure you visit the old fortified city. Picturesque Old Québec is a UNESCO listed world heritage treasure. Overnight Québec city campsite.
Travel across southern Québec to Montréal (101 miles). Overnight Montréal campsite.
Day to explore Montréal, often referred to as Canada’s Cultural Capital, with 38 museums and over a hundred art galleries. Be sure to visit Old Montréal’s cobblestone streets and 18th- and 19th-century stone buildings, taking time to gaze in awe at Notre-Dame Basilica. Overnight Montréal campsite.
Drive to Kingston (181 miles) along the St. Lawrence River. A strategic outpost since fur- trading days, Kingston lies at the junction of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Massive Fort Henry presides on a hilltop above the city, overlooking the lake and up the river toward the 1000 Islands.
Overnight Kingston campsite.
Today we will take a 1000 Islands Cruise travelling into the small cottage islands of the Admiralty group, featuring Napoleon's Hat, Wanderer's Channel, the Bateau Channel, Mandalay Mansion and the historic sights of Kingston. Overnight Kingston campsite.
Continue your drive back into Southern Ontario Drive to Toronto (265 miles).
Overnight Toronto campsite.
Depart on a full day coach excursion to Niagara Falls. As well as the breathtaking falls, today includes a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Other highlights include the Floral Clock and the Whirlpool rapids. This tour’s Farewell Dinner takes place in the revolving restaurant at the Skylon Tower, overlooking the Falls.
Overnight Toronto campsite.
Return motorhomes to Toronto depot, transfer to airport. Overnight Evening flight from Toronto to London.
Arrive London. This ends the tour arrangements.
- Prices indicated are per person for two adults sharing a motorhome. Single supplement,extra adult sharing a vehicle and child supplement – available on request.
- Return Economy Class flights from London to Toronto (including airport taxes).
- 17 nights fully equipped 22-27ft 2-berth van conversion motorhome (twin bed) hire, including 3000kms (1,875 miles) with extra kilometres charged at 39.2cents per kilometre
- Preparation fee and convenience kit; VIP vehicle insurance with a maximum CDN$750 excess (drivers over 24 years)
- Full propane tank; 17 nights site fees including hook-up where available.
- Service of Tour Escorts; Toronto hotel accommodation for two nights (bed and breakfast based on two adults sharing a room)
- Transfers as stated; half day guided city tour of Toronto
- Welcome Meal in Toronto
- Farewell Meal in Niagara
- Thousand Islands Cruise
- Touring map, Tour daybook.
What’s not included
- Personal insurance – please ask for a quote for Worldwide insurance at the time of booking
- Motorhome fuel
- Meals other than those listed
- Drinks at listed meals
- Excursions or entrance fees other than those listed
- Expenditure of a personal nature, tips etc
- Entry to national and other parks (you should budget approximately £86 in park entry fees).
Upgrades and extras
A number of upgrades and extras can be added to the package prices:
- Upgrades to Premium Economy or Business – ask for a quote. To get best prices book early, as costs increase closer to departure.
- If you are a party of three or more, or if you require a little more space, please speak to our Travel Specialists about a 4 or 6-berth motorhome – we can then check availability.
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