23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights

Including return Air Canada flights plus all domestic flights, all accommodation, all airport transfers within Canada, delicious breakfast daily, small group experience, in-depth sightseeing, and more.

$9,999
From
twin share per person
Gallery View
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

An extraordinary experience of French-influenced culture, fascinating historic sites and pristine coastal landscapes are all encompassed in this 23 day Grand Eastern Canada tour

Travellers arrive to Toronto and waste little time taking in everything Eastern Canada has to offer, beginning with an excursion to the world-famous Niagara Falls. Prepare to get sprayed as a boat takes you up-close to the foot of the falls! There is also a wine tasting at a local vineyard and a scenic cruise of the Thousand Islands while in the area. Be introduced to the sights of Ottawa on a guided city tour, and brush up on your French pronunciation as you journey to Quebec City – but not before stopping off at an authentic sugar shack to savour maple and taffy! Admire the old and new sights of Quebec City on a morning tour, and soak up more of Quebec’s French-influenced culture in Montreal by experiencing its galleries, lively markets and most well-known monuments. 

Fly from Montreal to Deer Lake to begin your time in Newfoundland and Labrador, the easternmost province in Canada. Marvel at the striking rock features within Gros Morne National Park and keep your fingers crossed for sightings of bald eagles and whales as you take to the water of Bonne Bay on a boat ride. Feel in awe of the archaeological finds discovered at Port au Choix National Historic Site, and learn about the legacy of whaling on a trip to Red Bay. Find out how scallops are harvested while at a local farm, see the home of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, and walk beneath the ancient limestone formations of Arches Provincial Park. Swing past the Salmonid Interpretation Center in Grand Falls to learn about the ‘King of Fish’ and perhaps even see some Atlantic salmon furiously swimming upstream in this unusual migratory behaviour. Travel to the point where North America was first discovered by John Cabot in 1497, and return to the big city upon arrival in St. John’s to tick off the Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site and the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff  Toronto

Depart on your Air Canada flight towards Toronto. You arrive into the city, the capital of Ontario, and are greeted at the airport for a hotel transfer. Once you check in and settle into your room you have free time until tonight’s welcome drink and orientation meeting. This rendezvous is your chance to meet your tour manager and be briefed as to what lies ahead for your time exploring Eastern Canada. The meeting starts at 7pm. 

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

Head out today on an excursion that is sure to be one of the highlights of your time away – to Niagara Falls! These legendary cascades are perhaps one of the most renowned natural landmarks in Canada, and you get to experience its power by clambering into a boat and cruising to the base of the falls – and yes, getting sprayed by the splash and mist is definitely part of the experience! The group continues to Niagara-on-the-Lake where you are free to have lunch at leisure. Stop for a tasting at a local winery on the return drive to Toronto, and once back in the city you attend a welcome dinner that officially marks your arrival in Canada. 

Day 3: Toronto – Thousand Islands – Ottawa (B)

Make the drive to St. Lawrence River and pay a visit to Kingston, the first-ever capital city of Canada. Get to see some of the landmarks and monuments of the Thousand Islands region from a scenic cruise that takes you past points including Boldt Castle, the statue of St. Lawrence and the Thousands Islands International Bridge. After disembarking the cruise, the group sets out for Ottawa, the current Canadian capital. You have tonight as leisure time.

Day 4: Ottawa (B)

See the sights of Ottawa on a city tour this morning. This guided experience ticks off some of the city’s most popular sights, including the National War Memorial and the buildings that make up Canadian Parliament. You have free time once the tour is over. Use this chance to visit the city’s famed Rideau Canal (it becomes the world’s largest skating rink when frozen over in winter!), or shop for souvenirs and street food fare in ByWard Market. Wander between exhibits at the National Gallery of Canada, or give your sweet tooth a fix by ordering a Beaver Tail – golden-fried pieces of dough usually topped with chocolate or syrup. 

Optional: Rideau Canal Cruise with Dinner. See Ottawa’s famous Rideau Canal up-close by heading out on an electric-operated boat for a cruise along its waters. Learn about the canal – the oldest continuously operated system of its kind in North American – and hear how it has become such an integral part of Ottawa’s identity. The cruising commentary also offers insight into 30 different historical points scattered along the canal banks. Disembark the cruise and then head to a local restaurant for dinner. This excursion includes hotel pick-up and drop-off. Additional cost applies.

Day 5: Ottawa – Quebec City (B, L)

Use this morning’s drive to brush up on your French as you travel to Quebec City. This is the only walled city in North America and is the epicentre of French influence in Canada. Before you arrive in the city however, there is a lunch stop at a sugar shack where you have the opportunity to get a sweet hit by tasting maple treats and taffy. A lunch of traditional Quebec cuisine is also served. There is no itinerary once you check in to the Quebec City hotel and you have the remainder of the afternoon and the evening as free time. 

Day 6: Quebec City (B)

Become acquainted with the old and new sides of Quebec City today. Begin by seeing the site of the city’s original settlement at Place Royale, and then move to other sites including Notre-Dame-des-Victoires and Chateau Frontenac. Move into the Old City to meander through its winding lanes and peer into the window displays of cute boutiques. The rest of the afternoon is yours. 

Optional: Half-Day Quebec Tour with Lunch. This afternoon outing takes you to Ile d’Orleans to learn about and soak up the beauty of Quebec’s rural culture and landscape. An included lunch is served at a restored 18th-century flour mill and the group then travels to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre Shrine, the second-oldest pilgrimage site in North America. The shrine boasts striking stained-glass windows and a number of wooden and stone sculptures. A final stop at Montmorency Stop is made before returning to Quebec City. Tour duration is approximately six hours, and hotel pick-up and drop-off are included. Additional cost applies. 

Day 7: Quebec City – Montreal (B)

Depart Quebec City for Montreal in the morning. Montreal is the largest city in Quebec, set on an island in the St. Lawrence River and named for Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill it sits upon. You have the afternoon and evening to explore however you like, whether it is discovering the cultural side to the city at its museums and galleries, or delving into its culinary offerings at any number of old-school Jewish delis, buzzing food markets or fine French eateries. 

Day 8: Montreal (B, D)

A city tour is a great way to uncover the charms of Montreal and some of what this tour takes in includes Jacques Cartier Square, Notre-Dame Basilica, Place d’Armes and St. Joseph’s Oratory. Make your way up to the peak of Mount Royal and spend time taking in the panorama – some eagle-eye visitors may even be able to pinpoint Olympic Park, the site of the 1976 Summer Olympics. You have free time after the tour concludes. 

Day 9: Montreal – airplane-takeoff Deer Lake – Rocky Harbour (B)

You are picked up for a transfer to the airport, where you will board a one-way flight to Deer Lake – the launching pad for your travels throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. A transfer will meet you upon arrival and take you to the hotel in Rocky Harbour for check in. 

Day 10: Rocky Harbour (B, L, D)

An orientation meeting with your new tour manager and fellow travellers is first on the agenda this morning. Then, head out for Gros Morne National Park. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the second-largest national park in Canada, and is popular for its Long Range Mountains and desert-like rock formations. The group makes a stop at the Discovery Centre in Woody Point to learn more about the area’s geological and glacial activity, as well as the animals and plant life that are native to the region. There is also a tour of the saltwater aquarium and touch tank located at Bonne Bay Marine Station. This afternoon, hop on-board a scenic cruise of Bonne Bay and keep your eyes peeled for any bald eagles that may be soaring overhead. Lucky travellers may even be treated to sightings of whales! A welcome dinner commemorates the beginning of this leg of the tour. 

Day 11: Rocky Harbour – L’Anse Au Clair (B, D)

Leave Rocky Harbour behind and have a stop at Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse enroute to Labrador. Follow the road that weaves along Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula on the trip to Port au Choix National Historic Site, being sure to admire the glacier-carved mountains along the way. Once at the site you will learn about how artefacts – burials, structural remains, working tools – have been discovered here as early as the 1900s. Board a ferry to undertake the crossing of the Strait of Belle to Isle to Labrador. Your destination is the idyllic L’Anse Au Clair, a French-established town that has a rich history and charm. This is your overnight stay location.

Day 12: L’Anse Au Clair (B)

Head out to Red Bay and make a stop at Point Armour Lighthouse enroute. The Red Bay area was a key industrial centre in the colonial days of Canada and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the former whaling station and learn about its history, and also view original Basque artefacts while here. Return to L’Anse Au Clair for the night.

Day 13: L’Anse Au Clair – St. Anthony (B)

Be whisked via ferry from L’Anse Au Clair to a local scallop farm. Here you can learn about the growing and harvesting process of these delicacies. Travel back to Newfoundland aboard the ferry and then commence the journey to St. Anthony. There is a pitstop at Fishing Point to stretch your legs and take in the untamed wilds of this landscape – all rugged coastline, verdant valleys and looming mountains. Arrive in St. Anthony, a major hub of the Great Northern Peninsula, and have free time once you are checked into the hotel. 

Day 14: St. Anthony (B)

Enjoy a leisurely morning or join an optional excursion, before setting out on your afternoon outing to the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. This site is unique in that it houses the only known remains of an 11th-century Viking settlement in North America – a true treat for history lovers! It also lays claim as to being the first cultural centre in the world to receive UNESCO World Heritage Site status. While here you will view the excavated remains of wood-framed buildings, see a handful of Norse artefacts, and tour reconstructed sod huts. These experiences offer incredible insight into how the Vikings lived. Return to St. Anthony later on.

Optional: Iceberg Alley Boat Tour. See St. Anthony from a different vantage point as you explore the waters of its coastline in a thrilling boat excursion. These waters are known for icebergs, seabirds and even whale sightings! Be taken to see one of Newfoundland’s largest sea caves and hear stories about local folklore. You will also have opportunity to listen to a local naturalist. Tour duration is approximately three hours, and this tour is weather dependent. Additional cost applies. 

Day 15: St. Anthony – Cow Head (B, L, D)

The day starts with a visit to the home of well-known medical missionary, Sir Wilfred Grenfell, upon leaving St. Anthony. Learn more about his work and far-reaching social, medical and economic influence while here. Move past Hawke’s Bay on the way to Arches Provincial Park to see the ancient limestone formations that have been carved out by years and years of unrelenting tides. Follow the path out to the rocks and enjoy being able to walk beneath these arches. Continue to Cow Head, the northernmost point of Gros Morne National Park, and there is a group dinner served at the hotel. 

Day 16: Cow Head – Gander (B, L)

Visit the Salmonid Interpretation Center in Grand Falls. This is one of the largest Atlantic salmon enhancement projects in North America and is home to a number of exhibits documenting the biology, ecology and habitat of its namesake fish. Depending on the season, you may even be able to peer through underwater windows and catch a glimpse of these salmon, dubbed the ‘King of Fish’, making their way upstream to the spawning habitat. The group travels to Gander afterwards. Gander, a small town launched onto the world stage in the musical Come From Away, is the home of the North Atlantic Aviation Museum and is the location of your overnight stay.

Day 17: Gander – Clarenville (B, L, D)

Take a scenic drive along the rocky coastline, leaving Gander and making for Twillingate. This is one of Newfoundland’s oldest fishing communities and there is much to learn about its interesting history. Refresh with a tasting of unique Newfoundland berry and fruit wines. Arrive in Clarenville, a settlement established by loggers, farmers and trappers in the 1890s, and join the group for dinner this evening. 

Day 18: Clarenville (B, D)

Appreciate the natural bounty and heritage of the Bonavista Peninsula today. This spot marks the site where Italian explorer John Cabot first discovered North American is 1497. The landscape is made up of rocky shorelines, pebbly beaches and fishing boats bobbing up and down in the waters. You may even see an iceberg, or seabirds soaring in the sky. View a full-size replica of Cabot’s expedition ship, Matthew, and keep a sharp eye for puffins when atop the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site. Next up is time in Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America, where you will enjoy a guided tour throughout the charming townscape. Some of the noteworthy architecture in Trinity include the merchant’s house and counting house. Venture back to Clarenville and have dinner as a group. 

Day 19: Clarenville – St. John’s (B)

Your destination today is St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland. It also happens to be the oldest English-founded city in North America and boasts a dramatic location of atop granite cliffs and slopes along the Avalon Peninsula. A tour takes you around the old seaport, through laneways lined with Victorian-era architecture, and sights including the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and the Confederation Building. The final stop of the tour is Signal Hill to take in the sweeping panoramas. 

Day 20: St. John’s (B, L, D)

Join the group on a trip to Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. This is the oldest surviving lighthouse in the area and is become an emblem of Newfoundland and Labrador’s maritime history. This is followed by a cruise at Bay Bulls (weather permitting) for a visit to Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. The reserve is the home of the largest colony of puffins on North America’s east coast. The bay itself is the location of four islands, that become prime breeding grounds for native birdlife during season. Return to St. John’s after lunch and have free time. This evening is your final night in Eastern Canada and there is a farewell dinner, so you can bid goodbye to your new friends and tour manager. 

Day 21: St. John’s – airplane-takeoff  Australia (B)

You will be transferred to the airport at the appropriate time, so you can commence your return journey back to Australia. 

Day 22: In flight 

Day 23: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with Air Canada
  • One-way flight from Montreal to Deer Lake
  • All airport transfers within Canada
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 6 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Small group experience with maximum of 22 travellers
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Service of an English-speaking tour manager throughout, plus local guides throughout
  • Entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Wireless earphones for an enhanced touring experience
  • Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver

 

Highlights:

  • Get up-close to the thundering cascades of Niagara Falls, enjoy a tasting at a local winery, and take to the waters of the Thousand Islands aboard a scenic cruise
  • Uncover the thriving cultural and food scene of Ottawa, savour the taste of maple and taffy at a sugar shack, and see the old and new sights of Quebec City on a guided tour
  • Admire the sweeping views across Montreal from atop Mount Royal before flying to Deer Lake to begin discovering the province of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Marvel at the desert-like landscape of Gros Morne National Park, look out for bald eagles and whales while at Bonne Bay, and learn about the archaeological legacy of Port au Choix National Historic Site
  • Venture into territory once inhabited by Vikings at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, and walk beneath the curved limestone formations at Arches Provincial Park
  • Walk the pretty cityscape of St. John’s, and peer in at the puffin colony of Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
 

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: $6,999 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, international and all 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 
Rocky Harbou: The Ocean View Hotel or similar 
L’Anse-au-Clair: Northern Light Inn or similar 
St. Anthony: Haven Inn or similar 
Cow Head: Shallow Bay Motel or similar 
Gander: Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites or similar 
Clarenville: Clarenville Inn or similar 
St. John’s: Delta St. John’s 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 

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

Optional Tours:

Ottawa: Rideau Canal Cruise with dinner – $118 per person 
Quebec: Half Day Quebec with lunch – $67 per person 
St. Anthony: Iceberg Alley Boat Tour – $84 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: 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:

3 July
31 July

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, due to flight schedule Montreal to Deer Lake might be a late evening arrival and may involve 1 transit 
  • 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

 

Travel Information

 

 

 

 

Reviews

 
Map
View Map
Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights with Air Canada
  • One-way flight from Montreal to Deer Lake
  • All airport transfers within Canada
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 6 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Small group experience with maximum of 22 travellers
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Service of an English-speaking tour manager throughout, plus local guides throughout
  • Entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Wireless earphones for an enhanced touring experience
  • Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver
Refer to Friend