18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights

Including return international flights plus all internal flights, all airport transfers within Canada, all accommodation, small group experience, daily breakfast, in-depth sightseeing, local guides, and more.

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  • 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Travel to the beautiful wilds of cities such as Ottawa and Montreal and the landscapes of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick on this 18 day Highlights of Eastern Canada tour.

Be welcomed to Eastern Canada upon arrival in Toronto with an orientation meeting, and then launch straight into your discovery of the region with an incredible outing to arguably one of Canada’s most iconic natural landmarks – Niagara Falls. Prepared to get sprayed by splash and mist as a boat ride takes you up-close to the foot of the falls! The same excursion sees you stop at Niagara-on-the-Lake and a local vineyard for a wine tasting. It is back onto the water the following day as you enjoy a scenic cruise through the 1000 Islands, taking in sights such as Boldt Castle and the Statue of St. Lawrence. Your introduction to the Canadian capital, Ottawa, is courtesy of a city tour and includes stops at highlights such as Parliament and the National War Memorial. Plus you also have free time to see more of Ottawa at your own pace.

Practice your French on the journey to Quebec City. Get a hit of the sweet stuff at the Sugar Shack with taffy and maple syrup tastings, and soak up the French-nuanced culture of the city throughout its Old and New precincts – Place Royal, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires and Chateau Frontenac. Continue the Francophile fancy in Montreal, the largest city in Quebec, and sink your teeth into fare from its coterie of French patisseries, old Jewish delis and English-style pubs.

Fly from Montreal to Saint John, located on the Bay of Fundy. This is your launchpad for seeing more of the New Brunswick area, and a chance to stroll along the beach in between the sandstone formations at Hopewell Rocks makes for a truly memorable (and photogenic!) experience. Eager readers will love making the trip to Prince Edward Island to learn more about one of the isle’s most famous fictional heroines: Anne of Green Gables. This landscape was the inspiration for Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novels and your time on the island includes visits to the Anne of Green Gables Museum and other Anne-themed sites. Head to Nova Scotia and spend time on Cape Breton Island with stops in Baddeck, a village perched on the picturesque shores of Bras d’Or Lake, and at points along the legendary Cabot Trail. Your final stop in Eastern Canada is the historic city of Halifax. Here you will uncover its rich maritime heritage, including the city’s involvement in the Titanic disaster, and also enjoy an excursion to nearby Peggy’s Cove.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff  Toronto

Depart on your Air Canada flights from Australia to Toronto. A transfer to the hotel waits upon your arrival. Check into your room and head downstairs for tonight’s welcome drink and orientation meeting with your tour manager. The meeting is scheduled for approximately 7pm. 

Day 2: Toronto – Niagara Falls – cruise-icon Niagara-on-the-Lake – Toronto (B, D)

Your first full day of touring starts on a spectacular note: with a trip to the cascades of Niagara Falls. A heart-pumping boat ride takes you to the foot of the falls, and travellers should prepare to get splashed by the fall’s spray – all a part of this unforgettable experience! Once you have seen the falls up-close, the group travels to nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake for lunch at leisure. This is followed by a wine tasting at a local vineyard before returning to Toronto. There is a welcome dinner tonight to celebrate your arrival in Canada.

Day 3: Toronto – Ottawa (B)

Drive out to the shores of the St. Lawrence River and make a stop in Kingston, Canada’s first capital city. Enjoy lunch in the city at your leisure and explore however you like. Continue to see some of the landmarks around the Thousands Islands region, such as Boldt Castle, the Statue of St. Lawrence, Thousand Islands International Bridge, aboard a scenic cruise. Head to Ottawa upon disembarking and have the evening as free time once you have arrived in the current Canadian capital city. 

Day 4: Ottawa (B)

Discover the sights and atmosphere of Ottawa with a guided city tour. Some of the highlights covered on this excursion include Parliament and the National War Memorial. You have free time in the afternoon. Check out the Rideau Canal (and even skate across if you’re visiting during winter!), wander through the stalls of ByWard Market, have a picnic on a grassy patch at Major’s Hill Park, explore the exhibits at a local museum or gallery, or tuck into helpings of local cuisine – syrup- or chocolate-covered Beaver Tails, cheese curd-topped poutine, and Obama cookies.

Optional: Rideau Canal Cruise with Dinner. Head out onto Ottawa’s famous Rideau Canal on a scenic evening cruise. Learn about the canal and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to on-board commentary. Dinner at a local restaurant is included once you disembark. Hotel pick-up and drop-off is also included. Tour duration is approximately three hours. Additional cost applies. 

Day 5: Ottawa – Quebec City (B, L)

Leave Ottawa behind as the tour travels to Quebec City. This is the only walled city in North America and claims to be the most French city in the world (outside of France, that is!). Before reaching Quebec City there is a stop at a Sugar Shack to sweet tooths can indulge with a range of maple products. A lunch of classic Quebec cuisine is served – including maple syrup and taffy, of course! You will have the opportunity to explore Quebec City’s maze of old-world shops, arcades and quaint cafes upon arrival. The rest of the evening is yours as free time. 

Day 6: Old and New Quebec City (B)

Become acquainted with the sights of Quebec City today. See some of the best-known landmarks, including Place Royale, the city’s original settlement with UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Take in one of the oldest churches in North America at Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, and hop into the funicular to Chateau Frontenac at the top of Cape Diamond. Explore the winding lanes of the Old City and take to window shopping (or actual retail therapy) at the boutiques. The afternoon is at your leisure. 

Optional: Half-Day Quebec Tour with Lunch. This afternoon excursion sees you travel to Ile d’Orleans to experience the charms of rural Quebec and the stunning scenery around St. Lawrence River. An 18th-century flour mill is the setting for your included lunch. Next it is onto the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre Shrine, the second-oldest pilgrimage site in North America. While at the shrine you will learn about its history and admire its collection of stained-glass windows, artwork and mosaics. The final stop before arriving back in Quebec City is Montgomery Falls. Tour duration is approximately six hours. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Quebec City – Montreal (B)

On the agenda today is travelling to Montreal, the largest city in Quebec. Montreal sits on an island within the St. Lawrence River and is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill that can be found in the heart of the city. There is much to explore upon your arrival, from boundary-pushing art galleries to historic waterfront port buildings, quaint residential areas and a thriving food scene. Travellers with an appetite will love the city’s culinary offering and can seek out samples from any of the incredible patisseries, English-style pubs, old-school Jewish delis and fine-dining restaurants dotted across Montreal. 

Day 8: Montreal (B)

A city tour of Montreal sees you take in sights include Jacques Cartier Square, Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, Place d’Armes and St. Joseph’s Oratory. Head up to viewing points atop Mount Royal to cast your gaze across uninterrupted panoramas of the city. You have the rest of the afternoon to continue sightseeing at your own pace. Some ideas on other things to do in Montreal include meandering through Jean-Talon Market, exploring the habitats at Montreal Biodome, going for a ride on the Grande Roue de Montreal, visiting local museums and galleries, or continue feasting on Montreal specialties such as smoked meats, poutine and craft beers. Reconvene with your fellow travellers for tonight’s group dinner.

Day 9: Montreal – airplane-takeoff  Saint John (B)

A transfer takes you to the airport for your one-way flight to Saint John on the Bay of Fundy. A hotel transfer will greet you upon arrival. This city is well-known for the Reversing Rapids, and is a great launching pad for exploring New Brunswick. If time allows explore the galleries, architecture and breweries in the city’s downtown, and return to the hotel for this evening’s welcome drink and orientation meeting with your tour manager. 

Day 10: Saint John – Bay of Fundy – Prince Edward Island – Charlottetown (B, D)

Explore the Bay of Fundy and New Brunswick area today with an excursion to Hopewell Rocks. These stacks were caused by tidal erosion and their appearance – sandstone formations topped with trees – has earned this site the nickname, ‘Flowerpot Rocks’. Visitors can walk along beach in between the formations during low tide, and even explore some of the caves worn into the rocks. Challenge yourself to pinpoint which of the rocks have been named Lover’s Arch, Dinosaur Rock, Mother-In-Law and ET! Fundy Bay also happens to be where you will find the world’s highest tides; the water levels can be as tall as five-storey buildings at high tide. The group continues to Prince Edward and its capital, Charlottetown, after lunch. Sit down to a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers this evening. 

Day 11: Charlottetown (B)

The day starts with a visit to the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and is followed by a walk in the Garden of Hope. Drive to the island’s north coast to stop at the Anne of Green Gables Museum. This rugged landscape was the inspiration for the novels and is now a popular destination for avid fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s pigtailed heroine. There are multiple other Anne-themed sites and attractions across the island, including the Campbell house where Montgomery once lived. Next on the agenda is a stop at Cavendish, a destination known for its red-sand beaches and dune-lined shores. Back in Charlottetown, an orientation tour will help you get your bearing and introduce you to some of the city’s charms. Dinner is of your own choosing and the evening is free time. 

Optional: Acadian Dinner and Musical Experience. Enjoy an evening of authentic Acadian cuisine such as poutine rapee, chicken fricot and coquille Saint-Jacques, as you listen to traditional songs performed by local musicians. You may even have the opportunity to try your own hand at fiddling or step-dancing. Additional cost applies.

Day 12: Charlottetown – Baddeck (Cape Breton Island) (B, L)

An early departure time sees you head out across the Northumberland Strait towards Nova Scotia. Follow the Canso Causeway away from the mainland and to Cape Breton Island. This isle is also known for being the ‘Celtic heart’ of Nova Scotia. Arrive in the village of Baddeck, a quaint hamlet located on the banks of the Bras d’Or Lake. Have lunch at a local restaurant and follow with a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and National Historic Site. Look in at the museum’s displays of model replicas, photo exhibits and films that chronicle the life and work of Bell. You have the evening as free time. 

Optional: Sunset Cruise on Bras d’Or Lake. Take to the waters of Bras d’Or Lake and keep your eyes trained on the skies as majestic bald eagles come to circle the cruise boat. Sail past Alexander Graham Bell’s mansion at Beinn Bhreagh, and move along the pristine Baddeck shoreline. You are travelling aboard a 1970s-built Schooner with wishbone rig, a vessel reminiscent of old-world sailing voyages. Additional cost applies. 

Day 13: Baddeck – Cabot Trail – Baddeck (B, L, D)

Strap on your most comfortable walking shoes as the group travels to the Island’s famous Cabot Trail. This path winds through the spectacular landscape along the Margaree River and the surrounding highlands area. Admire its pristine beauty – one of the last-remaining protected wilderness areas in Nova Scotia. The trail takes its name from John Cabot, an Italian explorer sent on sailing missions by England’s King Henry VII. At the time of its completion in 1932, the Cabot Trail was the first route to connect previously isolated fishing villages. It continues to play a vital function in linking the island’s eight major communities. A picnic lunch is one of the best ways to appreciate the serene nature of the trail. There is also a visit to Cheticamp, an Acadian village where you can pick up handicrafts and souvenirs. Return to Baddeck in the late afternoon and have dinner as a group at the hotel. 

Day 14: Baddeck – Halifax (B)

Leave Baddeck behind as you head to Halifax. There is a lunch stop before arriving in the city and immediately setting out on a guided tour of the historic waterfront. Appreciate the blend of old and new, and learn about Halifax’s heritage. Some of the sights you’ll take in on this tour include the Old Town Clock, St. Paul’s Church, City Hall, Government House and the Titanic Memorial. You may also stop for a stroll among the blooms at the Victorian Halifax Public Gardens or to see the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. The remainder of the day is yours as leisure time. 

Day 15: Halifax – Peggy’s Cove – Halifax (B, D)

Travel to Peggy’s Cove this morning. A small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margaret’s Bay, the town is known for its lighthouse – which happens to be one of the most photographed of its kind in Canada! Return to Halifax to learn about Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage at the Maritime Museum. Here, you can brush up on local legends and legacies, as well as walk through the permanent exhibition dedicated to the HMS Titanic. Three ships from Halifax played a key role in rescuing and recovering victims of the infamous naval disaster. Sit down to a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers tonight; this is your final evening in Eastern Canada. 

Day 16: Halifax – airplane-takeoff  Australia (B)

A transfer will take you to the airport at the appropriate time and you will begin the return journey to Australia.

Day 17: In flight 

Day 18: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with Air Canada, plus one-way flight from Montreal to Saint John
  • All airport transfers within Canada
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 22 travellers
  • 15 nights’ twin share accommodation 
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 3 lunches and 5 dinners
  • In-depth sightseeing and entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated private transport in an air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking tour manager throughout, plus services of local guides
  • Wireless earphones for enhanced tour experience
  • Porterage at each hotel
  • Gratuities for tour manager and driver

 

Highlights:

  • Head to Niagara Falls from Toronto and get up-close to the foot of these famous falls, and have a wine tasting at a local vineyard near Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Hop aboard a scenic cruise through the 1000 Islands, and uncover the best things to see in the Canadian capital of Ottawa on a guided city tour
  • Get a sugar fix by tasting taffy and other maple syrup treats enroute to Quebec City, and take in sights such as Place Royale, Chateau Frontenac and Notre-Dame-des-Victoires upon arrival
  • Make for Montreal and explore its cultural scene, as well as major landmarks including Jacques Cartier Square, Mount Royal and Place d’Armes
  • Fly to Saint John on the Bay of Fundy and walk among the distinctive sandstone formations at Hopewell Rocks, and seek out Prince Edward Island to admire the picturesque landscape featured in Anne of Green Gables
  • Take in the scenery of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia from the town of Baddeck and the legendary Cabot Trail
  • Travel to Halifax for a city tour starting at the historic waterfront precinct, and join an excursion to nearby Peggy’s Cove to see its lighthouse
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $499 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Final payment is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $4,999 per person in addition to your twin share price.

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

As a single traveller, enjoy the comforts of your own hotel rooms. Travelling by yourself will ensure your trip is not only memorable but truly exclusive!   

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, click here. By selecting this option, all airport transfers,  all of the internal flights will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date. 

Group size: 2 -22 people 

Child Policy: Same price as an adult – Minimum age 8 years.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Toronto: Sheraton Centre or similar 
Ottawa: Delta Ottawa City Centre or similar 
Quebec City: Hotel Clarendon or similar 
Montreal: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal or similar 
Saint John: Delta Saint John or similar 
Charlottetown: Rodd Charlottetown or similar 
Baddeck: Auberge Gisele’s Inn or similar 
Halifax: The Hollis Halifax – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton or similar 

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum room capacity: 2 people 

Triple share: Not available 

Child policy: Same price as an adult – Minimum age 8 years. 

TransfersArrival transfer is based on one group transfer. The entire group will be transferred from the airport together.

Optional tours we book:

Ottawa: Rideau Canal Cruise with dinner – $118 per person 
Quebec: Half Day Quebec with lunch – $67 per person 
Charlottetown: Acadian Dinner & Musical Experience – $73  per person 
Halifax: Sunset Sail on the Bras d’Or Lakes – $44  per person 

Optional tours are subject to availability, weather conditions and minimum numbers. Note that while Optional Tours provide an excellent opportunity to further explore this wonderful country, it will also reduce the leisure time described in the itinerary. Optional Tours requested within 65 days of travel cannot be accepted.

You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here. For more information see the itinerary.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Fitness Level Requirement/Mobility: Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchairs access, so, unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair or walkers users and those less mobile. Please note: this tour can accommodate passengers with walking sticks. A reasonable level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable. 

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

7 August
28 August

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the Fine Print tab and proceed to “click here” for Tour Only option to view live availability.  Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 1 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane with Air Canada and their codeshare partners 
  • Adelaide – A $300 interstate surcharge per person apply
  • Perth – A $500 interstate surcharge per person apply
  • Please note, Montreal to Saint John may require a transit flight 
  • Flights include one piece of carry-on and one checked-in baggage per person
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights with Air Canada, plus one-way flight from Montreal to Saint John
  • All airport transfers within Canada
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 22 travellers
  • 15 nights’ twin share accommodation 
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 3 lunches and 5 dinners
  • In-depth sightseeing and entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated private transport in an air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking tour manager throughout, plus services of local guides
  • Wireless earphones for enhanced tour experience
  • Porterage at each hotel
  • Gratuities for tour manager and driver

 

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