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Ontario & Quebec: Toronto to Montreal

10 days |  12 days with Montreal extension
Group size1535 travelers
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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 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Thousand Islands National Park
  • Ottawa’s Parliament Hill
  • Plains of Abraham
  • Old Quebec
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Toronto3 nights
Day 1: Arrival in Toronto
Included meal: Welcome 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

From $109 per person

Day 3: Free day in Toronto
Included meal: Breakfast

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

The Niagara Falls Experience

From $129 per person

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

From $79 per person

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, Farewell 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

From $89 per person

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
For a European feel you don't have to go far, it's hard to beat Montreal. Continue your trip to keep exploring the city, and lean on your expert Tour Director to point you toward the can't-miss sites.
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

From $145 per person

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Reviews

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    Highlights of Eastern Canada
    09/02/22 by 2nd-time traveler Laurie

    We enjoyed our visit to Canada. For me, it was a challenge due to a foot injury. I traveled in a boot with a knee scooter. Our bus driver, Michel, was wonderful. Our tour director, Chloe, was good. She did try and answer all questions by researching on her phone, I requested a room close to the el...

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    Good tour of this part of Canada
    09/02/22 by 1st-time traveler John

    The itinerary adequately covered what we hoped to see in this part of Canada. Toronto is a vibrant big city. Niagara Falls is spectacular. Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are impressive. Ottawa has some unique architecture. Quebec City is charming. Montreal felt like we were in France. The ...

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    EF Professional Bike Team a Model for Vacation Sup
    09/02/22 by 1st-time traveler Rob

    EF sponsors a professional Bike racing team. And, the team has a big budget, staff and ongoing support. But, the attention to travelers on Go Ahead tours lacks the same commitment to its travelers. A trip attended by 30 guests needs more than one trip Director. The daily planning details should be ...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 09/16/22

    Hi Rob. Thank you for taking the time to provide y...

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    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.
    Chelsea Hotel Toronto
    Chelsea Hotel Toronto

    This modern hotel is located in downtown Toronto. Guests enjoy a pool, cafe, and rooftop. Nearby you’ll find Allan Gardens, St. Lawrence Market, and t...

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    Courtyard Ottawa Downtown
    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...

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    Hotel Pur
    Hotel Pur

    This contemporary hotel is located in Quebec City. Guests enjoy a fitness center and on-site restaurant. Nearby you’ll find Palais Montcalm, Old Quebe...

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    Novotel Montreal
    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...

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    Flights

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    • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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    Local weather

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    FAQ

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    Passport, visa & entry 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.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code OAQ.
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    Tour pacing & mobility
    • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Health
    • 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.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code OAQ.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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