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Eastern Cities and Niagara

Canada’s eastern cities are unique melting pots of arts, culture and food, surrounded by enchanting countryside and connectable by trains and seaplanes.

Encompassing a diverse coalescence of metropolises that includes Quebec City, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax, the eastern cities of Canada are vibrant and cultural destinations with distinctly unique personalities.

In addition to the typical urban finery of eateries, galleries, theatres and museums, the cities offer everything from 17th-century architecture and oceanside bars to cobblestone streets and winter carnivals. These places combine beautifully with the remarkably picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, known for its wineries, summer festivals and namesake waterfall, and the provincial park of Algonquin that is inhabited by masses of moose and named after its indigenous locals.

Hautes Gorges de la Riviere Malbaie National Park, Charlevoix, Quebec, Eastern Canada
Hautes Gorges de la Riviere Malbaie National Park, Charlevoix, Quebec, Eastern Canada

Colours of Quebec

From driving the scenic road to Charlevoix to whale-watching in Toudoussac, this tailor-made self-drive itinerary begins and ends in the charming city of Montreal. Encompassing opportunities to watch outdoor concerts, brunch on a train as it tracks through Mont-Orford National Park, or go quad biking in beautiful Mauricie, this highly-customisable route offers a insight into the colourful province of Quebec.

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Niagara Falls, Canada, Eastern Cities and Niagara
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Experience the Niagara Falls

Take to the skies to soar over the Niagara Falls in a private helicopter, landing at a winery for a tasting session and vineyard lunch, or watch an impressive nighttime light show while tucking into a 3-course meal before embarking on a private behind-the-scenes experience. Families might even like to board one of the whirlpool jet boats for an unforgettable (and less than dry) tour of the falls.

Train Journey, Canada, Eastern Cities and Niagara
Eastern Cities and Niagara, Canada

Toronto to Vancouver Train

Ride the Via Rail across the width of Canada, from Toronto in the east to Vancouver in the west. Travel 2,775 miles in four days, passing through Winnipeg, Edmonton and Jasper. Spend daylight hours lounging in the domed Skyline Car, photographing the views, attending presentations and listening to musical acts. Come nightfall, sit down to delicious meals paired with Canadian wines before retiring to your comfortable reclining seat, cosy cabin or luxurious sleeper suite. For a real treat, upgrade to Prestige Class and have your own personal concierge and private washroom.

Moose, Ontario, Canada, Eastern Cities and Niagara
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Hike, Bike & Snowshoe

Join an expertly guided private tour of a wildlife sanctuary to experience an environment where Canada’s most renowned species roam freely. Go snowshoeing through forests teeming with wildlife during winter, or go on a fat bike tour through the back country of Quebec after nightfall.

Experiences

Our experts have created and curated these holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something to spark ideas for a unique adventure.

Ride in a Seaplane

All at once a spectacular scenic journey and a way to speed up transfer times, seaplanes are the sky taxis of Canada. Ideal for both romantic getaways and families keen to cut down on driving, we can arrange seaplane journeys between most destinations (even cities).

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See the Niagara Falls

Ride a bike through Niagara’s wine country, take a helicopter flight over the falls, embark on an all-access tour with a private guide, join a classic sailing trip through the spray or dine at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls.

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Behind the Scenes of Montreal

Wander the Museum of Fine Arts after hours with one of its curators, travel with a local insider on a guided VIP tour of the city’s iconic sites and off-the-beaten track places, go on a culinary walking tour or get behind the wheel of a super car or Mustang on a rally racing track.

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Museums & Eateries of Quebec

Embark on a private tour of Quebec’s museum of fine art, sail the St. Lawrence River in a private boat experience that passes the historic skyline, sample French-Canadian delicacies or travel further afield to the Beaupre Coast to visit the first settlements.

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Lakes & Wildlife of Algonquin

Go canoeing, kayaking, biking or hiking in scenic Algonquin, observing moose, beavers, foxes, deer and other wildlife species in their environment. At night, listen as the breeze whistles through the pines and wolf howls pierce the air.

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Unique Experiences in Toronto

Explore lively Toronto in the company of expert guides, perhaps visiting art studios, sampling premium Canadian whiskey, escape the city on a bicycle tour or boarding a private yacht charter to Toronto Harbor.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Roxy Dukes

Roxy’s love for Canada is limitless and she has returned on an almost yearly basis since her first visit as a child. From hiking the high alpine trails, riding with local cowboys to kayaking with humpbacks, she has likely been there and done it.

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Paul Bird

Watching bears interacting without any care of his presence was fascinating for Paul, and being a privileged onlooker in their natural habitat created a lifelong fascination with Canada.

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From my first conversation with Roxy, it was clear that her knowledge was very good indeed. She listened to our ideas and created a fantastic bespoke holiday for us, and the pre-trip information was first class.

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All the way through the process - from us explaining what we wanted through to the programme that Roxy created - everything was excellent. Roxy understood our requirements perfectly and created a trip that exactly fitted the bill.

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