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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Centre Block Tour Parliament Hill Ottawa; UNESCO World Heritage Site Rideau Canal; Notre Dame Basilica; UNESCO World Heritage Sute Old Quebec City; New Brunswick Botanical Gardens; Hartland Bridge National Historic Site; Kings Landing Historical Settlement; Fundy National Park and Hopewell Rocks; Magnetic Hill and Shediac; Wildlife Harbour Cruise; Green Gables Heritage Place; Cavendish National Park; Alexander Graham Bell Museum National Historic Site; Cabot Trail - Cape Breton Highlands

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Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (see note below, if applicable) - All pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person pricing for the TOUR AND INTERNAL FLIGHTS ONLY; however, we can book flights from your home airport to join the tour for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.


Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Sat 07 Jul 2018Thu 26 Jul 2018 $5670 USD
Sat 15 Sep 2018Thu 04 Oct 2018 $5670 USD Guaranteed

A 15% Canadian tax (GST) will be levied on the tour price, single supplement (if chosen), and extra nights (if any) and is not included in tour price. These additional amounts will be listed separately on your invoice.

Optional Single Supplement: $1560 USD (number of singles limited).
This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of $750, if twin-sharing accommodation is unavailable.


Tour Overview


This tour has been designed by, and will be operated by, our partners at Anderson Vacations based in Calgary, Canada.

Anderson Vacations joined the Adventures Abroad family of companies in 2016 after 25+ years of offering quality touring experiences in Canada, Alaska, and the South Pacific. Adventures Abroad is delighted and proud to partner with AV in bringing AA travellers, old and new, a range of spectacular North American itineraries--from Eastern Canada, the far north and Alaska, British Columbia, and everywhere in between. The booking process and pre-trip service model remains the same--it's just like booking and travelling on an AA tour, with flights, insurance, one-stop-shopping, and all the consumer protection affiliations that protect your investment. The only difference is that you will be travelling with the fine folks at Anderson and other travellers from around the globe who may or may not have booked their trip through Adventures Abroad. Overall, the concept and philosophy are the same, with some small differences in inclusions and group size as noted under the "Trip Information" tab on this page. If you're looking for an adventure but not necessarily "abroad," let Anderson Vacations show you why they have become an industry leader offering sensational journeys right here in our own back yard.

Regions visited: North America
Countries visited: Canada


Full Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrive in Ottawa, ON
Welcome to Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. Rich with history, culture and prestigious educational institutions, Ottawa’s centerpiece is Parliament Hill, the home of Canada’s federal government and the heartbeat of Canadian politics.

Overnight: Novotel Ottawa

Day 2 Ottawa
Today we are joined by a local guide as we embark on a sightseeing tour of this fascinating city. We start with a guided tour of Parliament Hill and the famed Centre Block. Designed and built in a gothic revival style and featuring national symbols of Canada throughout its design, Parliament Hill stands on the banks of the Ottawa River and is affectionately known by locals and politicians as ‘The Hill’.

Our tour continues through Ottawa showcasing the Rideau Canal, a National Historic Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the oldest operational canal system in North America. The Rideau Canal system locks work to join the Ottawa River to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River system.

We conclude our city tour at the famed Byward Market where an array of local artisans showcase their wares. A wonderful place to enjoy your afternoon at leisure in Ottawa.

Overnight: Novotel Ottawa

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 Ottawa - Quebec City, QC
Today we arrive in the province of Quebec, known as ‘la belle’ province, which has a predominately French speaking population. We arrive in Montreal, a fascinating city where modern cultural influences merge with history, located on its own island where the Ottawa River and the St. Lawrence River come together.

An expert local guide joins us for a tour of Montreal where we discover the Old City, Mont Royal, the sites of EXPO 67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics, and the famed underground city and of course the incredible, ornate Notre Dame Basilica in the heart of the Old City.

Continuing along the St. Lawrence River we arrive this evening in Quebec City, where we partake in a local tradition and indulge with dinner at a sugar shack. Sugar shacks, integral to the production of maple syrup, are used to boil the sap collected from sugar maple trees into Maple Syrup.

Overnight: Hotel Clarendon

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 Quebec City, QC
We explore Quebec City today, whose history dates back to 1608 and is one of the oldest cities in North America. We discover Montmorency Falls, Plains of Abraham, the Citadel and the intriguing history of Old Quebec City on our sightseeing tour. See the famed Chateau Frontenac towers above the narrow cobblestoned streets of Old Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which feels as though you are stepping into a European village uniquely surrounded by the only fortified city walls in North America.

Following our city tour, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this fascinating city. Stroll the streets of Old Quebec, browse local boutiques or indulge in a local delicacy such as poutine, a hearty bowl of French fries and curd cheese covered in gravy or one of many maple infused treats.

Overnight: Hotel Clarendon

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5 Quebec City - Edmundston, NB
Our first stop today is the Albert Gilles Copper Museum, just a short drive outside Quebec City. Albert Gilles was a renowned master craftsman working with metal. Responsible for the creation of historic pieces for the Roman Catholic Church including some personally commissioned by Pope Pius XII. The Albert Gilles Copper Museum is now operated by his daughters who remain the artists in residence.

We cross the St. Lawrence River and continue to the province of New Brunswick, the only constitutionally bilingual province in Canada. After a short drive we arrive in Edmundston and visit the New Brunswick Botanical Gardens showcasing 80,000 plants throughout 8 thematic gardens.

Overnight: Four Points by Sheraton Edmundston

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6 Edmundston - Saint John, NB
Along the scenic Saint John River today our journey continues where we soon arrive at the Hartland Bridge. This covered bridge first opened in 1901 as a National Historic Site of Canada and the longest covered bridge in the world.

This afternoon we step back in time at Kings Landing, a living history museum featuring buildings dating back to 1820. Enjoy a hearty lunch and tour of the site dedicated to showcasing rural life in New Brunswick during the 19th and early 20th century.

Overnight: Hampton Inn & Suites Saint John

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 Saint John - Moncton, NB
This morning pay witness to the natural phenomenon that is Reversing Falls, on the Saint John River in the heart of Saint John, caused by the waters for the Bay of Fundy and Saint John River colliding. As the tidal water from the bay rises it forces the water to reverse flow creating whirlpools and rapids in the river.

A true highlight lays ahead today as we arrive at Hopewell Rocks, also called the Flower Pots, standing 40-70 ft high emerged from the waters of the Bay of Fundy, only fully visible during low tide. The Bay of Fundy features the world’s highest tides at 50 metres high forcing 160 billion tonnes of seawater to flow in and out of the bay each day. Arriving at low tide, we have the opportunity to walk on the sea floor and experience the famous rocks up close.

Overnight: Rodd Moncton

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8 Moncton - Summerside, PEI
Departing Moncton today we stop at Magnetic Hill, a gravity hill that mysteriously pulls vehicles uphill against natural law. Our driver will turn the engine off, put the coach in neutral, release the brake and let nature take over. With no driver assistance, aside from steering, the hill will pull the coach upward!

In Shediac, the ‘Lobster Capital of the World’, we indulge on board a cruise including a lobster lunch while learning the history of the lobster industry and even learning firsthand traditional lobster fishing techniques and practices.

Later we cross the Confederation Bridge, a 12.9 km bridge linking New Brunswick to the province of Prince Edward Island. Confederation Bridge was constructed in the mid 1990’s and opened to traffic in 1997 to replace a ferry system that previously was the only link between the two provinces.

Overnight: Loyalist Lakeview Resort

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 Charlottetown and PEI Tour
A local guide will board our coach this morning as we embark on a sightseeing tour of Prince Edward Island that includes Green Gables Heritage Place, Cavendish National Park, and the fishing village of North Rustico, just to name a few.

Anne, a fictitious character first charmed the world in 1908 when Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel Anne of Green Gables was published. Captivating audiences far and wide, fans of the story travel from around the world each year to Anne’s Prince Edward Island home.

Overnight: Loyalist Lakeview Resort

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 10 Summerside - Baddeck, NS
Boarding the scenic Wood Island Ferry, we take a short cruise across from Prince Edward Island to the northern shores of Nova Scotia. Dotted with quaint fishing villages, the countryside of Nova Scotia has charming beauty.

Alexander Graham Bell, most famous for inventing the telephone, was an inventor, innovator and considered a humanitarian by many. His life’s works are on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and together we discover the incredible history of this man who helped shape modern communication.

Overnight: Inverary Resort

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11 Cabot Trail, NS

One of the world’s most scenic coastal drives, the Cabot Trail lies ahead of us today. With incomparable ocean views, surrounded by thick coastal forest the roadway winds along the rugged coastline through Cape Breton Highlands National Park to the northernmost tip of Cape Breton Island. A full day along the Cabot Trail allows time to stop at an assortment of eclectic local shops and scenic viewpoints which combine to create an authentic local experience that is sure to be a highlight of the entire journey across Canada.

Overnight: Inverary Resort

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12 Baddeck - Halifax, NS
Halifax, a city whose history helped shape and define Canada is our destination today. Halifax was founded as a town in 1749, later becoming a city in 1842. Built around a large, natural harbour Halifax has played an important role in economic, military and migration activities throughout its history.

Halifax’s storied harbour was an entry point for immigration in the early 1900’s when the majority of Canada’s immigrants first arrived at Pier 21 in Halifax harbour. Today we board a whale watching coastal cruise and get a chance to see the harbour and the surrounding coast up close while keeping our eyes peeled for marine mammals.

Overnight: Four Points by Sheraton Halifax

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 13 Halifax, NS
A sightseeing tour with a local guide allows us to delve deeper into the history of Halifax as we experience the city through the eyes of a local. Our tour includes the Citadel, downtown Halifax, Old Town Clock and so much more as the guide brings the storied history of Halifax to life.

Nova Scotia is home to 160 lighthouses, and we have the opportunity to see many of them as we travel along the coastal ‘Lighthouse Trail’ along Nova Scotia’s south shore before arriving at the most famous lighthouse in the province located at Peggy’s Cove. A lighthouse has stood on the shores of Peggy’s Cove since 1868, the current lighthouse and second to occupy Peggy’s Cove opened in 1915 and is still an active lighthouse today managed by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Overnight: Four Points by Sheraton Halifax

Day 14 Halifax - Edmundston, NB
Beginning our journey back west, we bid farewell to Nova Scotia and cross back in to the province of New Brunswick, we soon arrive in Fredericton.

Fredericton, the capital city of New Brunswick is a small city with important history and culture which dates back 12,000 years to the earliest settlements in the area. Over the course of history, Fredericton has been both a French Colony and an English Colony; together we discover this history as a local guide takes us on a city tour of Fredericton.

Continuing on, we once again arrive in Edmunston for our last night in Atlantic Canada.

Overnight: Four Points by Sheraton Edmundston

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 15 Edmundston - Montreal, QC
This morning we rejoin the path of the St. Lawrence Seaway as we travel to Montreal. Our journey along the area is perfectly timed to witness the colourful fall foliage of the changing season. Brilliant, red, yellow and orange leaves scattered among evergreen trees create an eye popping and enchanting sight.

Montreal is the perfect city to enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore. It is also a city that continues to evolve and thrive in a way that entices and intrigues every one fortunate enough to visit. Whether art, history, music or culinary creations peak your interest, you are sure to find it in Montreal.

Overnight: Novotel Montreal Centre

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 16 Montreal - Kingston, ON
Today our journey takes us from Montreal to Kingston, Ontario. Kingston, known as the Limestone City for the number of granite buildings featured in the city, sits on the edge of Lake Ontario and is a gateway to the pristine Thousand Lakes region.

We take a trolley tour of this historic city, the first capital city of the Province of Canada in 1841, which was then a British Colony. Our tour delves into the history of Kingston and concludes at Bellevue House, a National Historic Site of Canada and the childhood home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald.

Overnight: Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 17 Kingston - Niagara Falls, ON
Traveling south through the rolling countryside of Ontario, we arrive in Niagara Falls. The self proclaimed ‘Honeymoon Capital of the World’, the city of Niagara Falls sits on the banks of the Niagara River and provides the perfect view of the famed falls – Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.

The three waterfalls straddle the international border of Canada and USA and collectively have the highest flow rate of any waterfalls in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 ft. To fully appreciate the power of these waterfalls, we board the Hornblower Cruise, formerly the Maid of the Mist, which allows us to cruise to the base of the thundering falls.

After viewing from the falls from their base, we rise high above them for a spectacular view from the Skylon Tower as we enjoy dinner at the top this evening.

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Niagara Falls

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 18 Niagara Falls - Toronto, ON

The Niagara region, blessed with a unique climate and rich soil, makes for near perfect wine producing conditions. We visit Niagara-on-the-Lake this morning, a picturesque country town with dozens of local wineries, each with their own unique method and style in creating wine this region is known for. We will visit a local winery for a tour of their processes and of course to taste the finished product.

This afternoon, we depart Niagara and travel to the mesmerizing city of Toronto, the most populous city in Canada and the capital city of Ontario. This evening is yours to discover what Toronto has to offer.

Overnight: Chelsea Hotel

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 19 Toronto, ON
Toronto is ours to discover today, on the banks of Lake Ontario, Toronto’s skyscrapers seemingly rise from the water and touch the clouds. Along with being a commercial and financial powerhouse, Toronto has also successfully positioned itself as a thriving artist community where music, theatre and movies come to life. Hosting the prominent Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) every fall, Toronto shares the name ‘Hollywood North’ with Vancouver, a reference to the countless blockbuster movies filmed in Toronto each year.

A tour of Toronto includes Yonge Street, the longest street in the world, Casa Loma, Chinatown, the waterfront and the CN Tower. The CN Tower was the world’s tallest free standing structure until 2007 when its title was taken by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Although no longer the tallest in the world, the CN Tower remains an icon of Toronto’s skyline.

Overnight: Chelsea Hotel

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 20 Depart Toronto, ON
This morning your incredible journey through Eastern Canada concludes as you bid farewell to your new found friends and depart with unforgettble memories of this amazing country.

We recommend not booking departure flights prior to 1:00pm.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Tour Map

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*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.


Hotel List


The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.


Novotel Ottawa

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Ottawa
Country: Canada

This modern downtown hotel is a 4-minute walk from conferences at the Shaw Centre and a 13-minute walk from the
... Gallery of Canada.
The relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs and desks, plus pull-out sofas, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers

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Hotel Clarendon

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Quebec City
Country: Canada

Dating from 1870, this elegant hotel in Old Québec is a 12-minute walk from La Citadelle de Québec and 8
... walk from the shops, galleries and restaurants of Quartier Petit Champlain.

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Four Points by Sheraton

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Edmundston
Country: Canada

Connected to the Edmundston Convention Centre, this contemporary downtown hotel is 3 km from the Fraser Edmundston Golf Club and
... km from the New Brunswick Botanical Garden.

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Chateau St John

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Saint John
Country: Canada

Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, we are confident you'll agree that Château Saint John - Hotel & Suites
... the standard of excellence in accommodations for Atlantic Canada. Designed with travelers in mind, our hotel has raised the bar on quality, service and comfort. Situated only minutes from the famous Reversing Rapids and City Market, the hotel pays tribute to Saint John's long and illustrious history (oldest incorporated city in Canada), through its unique décor.
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Hampton Inn & Suites

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Saint John
Country: Canada

This modern hotel is an 8.4-km drive from the Cherry Brook Zoo and a 15.2-km drive from Irving Nature Park
... the Bay of Fundy. Classic rooms include free WiFi and custom-designed beds, plus desks, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs with HD channels.
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Rodd Moncton

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Moncton
Country: Canada

Overlooking the Petitcodiac River's tidal bore from the downtown business district, this classic hotel is 850m from Champlain Place mall,


Loyalist Lakeview Resort

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Summerside
Country: Canada

Set 2 km from Credit Union Place, this straightforward waterfront hotel is also 9 km from the Acadian Museum and
... km from Chelton Beach Provincial Park.
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Inverary Inn

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Baddeck
Country: Canada

Only the Inverary Resort offers you accommodations and cottages right on the waterfront of Baddeck, Alexander Graham Bell's beloved Cape
... home, and the starting point of the world-famous Cabot Trail.
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Four Points by Sheraton Halifax

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Halifax
Country: Canada

This contemporary hotel is 1 block from the waterfront, a 6-minute walk from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and
... km from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
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Novotel Montreal Centre

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada

A 9-minute walk from Station Bonaventure metro station, this contemporary hotel is also 1.6 km from the Montreal Convention Centre
... 2.5 km from Old Montreal.

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Chelsea Hotel Toronto

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada

This relaxed hotel in a high-rise building is a 4-minute walk from Ryerson University, 2 km from the Royal Ontario
... and 3 km from the CN Tower.

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Trip Information

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Inclusions

This tour will be operated by our sister company Anderson Vacations

'Classic' Touring Category:
The style Anderson Vacations travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the ‘must see’ sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation and coach transport throughout the journey.

Maximum 28 passengers
Expert Tour Leader or Driver/Guide
3-4 Star comfortable accommodation
Deluxe Coach transportation
‘Must See’ attractions included
Daily breakfast, some meals (per itinerary) and most gratuities included (Tour Leader Gratuities excluded)

Airport transfers for all travellers regardless of whether or not you have booked your air through us (this is an exception to our usual policies pertaining to transfers). Early arrivals/late departures will also receive transfers so long as extra accommodation at the group hotel through us.

Exclusions

The customary "end of trip" gratuity for the Tour Leader is not included in your tour price.

Airfare to the start point / from the end point is not included; contact us for a quote or you may book your own once our tour is "guaranteed." Travel Insurance is not included - call us for a quotation (or you may purchase your own).

A 15% Canadian tax (GST) will be levied on the tour price, single supplement (if chosen), and extras nights (if any) and is not included in tour price. These additional amounts will be listed separately on your invoice.

Seasonality and Weather

July-September is the driest and warmest time of year in the region, with warm-to-hot days and cool nights. Summer daylight hours are long and maximize sightseeing. Rain is always possible, especially along the coast, but one can expect fine weather overall.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Ground transport provided by deluxe touring coach.

This is a busy tour, but not strenuous. One must be prepared for some early starts and full (scenic!!) travelling days. Roads are excellent, but some slow and winding sections should be expected.

Accommodation

Our preferred hotels are listed in the tour itinerary (we may substitute of a similar quality if necessary); all accommodation is no less than 3-star standard. We always receive great reviews about the hotels' cleanliness, service, accessibility, and convenience/location.

Please click on “Map & Hotels” tab for more information.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout, driver/s, local guides as necessary/appropriate.

Group Size

Maximum 28 plus Tour Leader