Indulge yourself with this luxury fly-drive holiday through the eastern Canadian Provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The world-renowned Fairmont Hotels & Resorts provide an ideal retreat after a day exploring.
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Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Toronto and transfer to the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown, the hotel is adjacent to Union Station and less than a mile from the beautiful Eaton Centre Mall. Spend your day at leisure shopping and enjoying the lively waterfront.
If you fancy something indoors, the Royal Ontario Museum is Canada's largest museum showcasing art, culture and nature from around the world. There's also the hotel spa with skylit indoor pool which might be the best way to start your holiday.
Room category at The Fairmont Royal York - Fairmont Luxury Room
Get the lie of land during your Toronto city tour. From the CN Tower to the financial district, you'll cover the highlights of this world-class city. The rest of the day is free to explore Toronto and its fascinating mix of multi-cultural neighbourhoods. From Chinatown to Little Italy, Greektown on the Danforth to Little Portugal, you'll discover a virtual world within one city.
Standing 553 metres tall, the CN Tower is a symbol of Toronto and Canada. CN stands for Canadian National - Canada's largest rail company and builder of the tower. Ride the glass-fronted elevators to the top and enjoy the floor to ceiling bird's eye views of Toronto, Lake Ontario and the USA in the distance. Enjoy a top notch meal at 360 Restaurant, the tower's revolving eatery.
Don't forget to delve into the historic Distillery District, dating back to 1832, this area has been re-vamped and now is home to boutiques, diverse dining and world-renowned festivals. It's also a really magical place to visit during the festive season.
If you're loving the heights, you'll also want to consider a helicopter tour of downtown Toronto flying eye-to-eye with the pod of the CN Tower.
As well a plenty of free time, your day trip to the falls includes a buffet lunch with panoramic views and a memorable cruise on The Hornblower, formerly known as the Maid of the Mist.
Distance: 269 miles
Perched on the south bank of the Ottawa River at its confluence with the Rideau River, and with the rolling Gatineau Hills as an impressive backdrop, Queen Victoria made Ottawa the Capital of Canada in 1857.
Today, Ottawa is one of the most beautiful G8 capitals in the world; rich in culture and heritage with its many national institutions, parklands, waterways and historic architecture. Central among the city's attractions is the Rideau Canal. The canal was opened in 1832 as protection against American aggression and is still in use today.
Included in your Ottawa city tour is a leisurely cruise along the canal through the heart of the capital and a hop-on/hop-off bus tour that includes stops such as impressive Parliament Hill, the Byward Market and many museums, including the popular Canadian Museum of History
Canada's equivalent of Buckingham Palace is located in the city, Rideau Hall. Dating back to 1867, this 175-roomed mansion is set on 88 acres and is open to the public for tours.
Being a capital city also means that it has its fair share of festivals taking place throughout the year. One of the most popular is Bluesfest which takes place in the summer and draws visitors from all over the globe. In winter, check out the Winterlude Festival for amazing ice sculptures, the Snowflake Kingdom and skating on the Rideau Canal.
Your luxury stay here for two nights is the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, a magnificent landmark property set next door to the Parliament Buildings on the banks of The Rideau Canal.
Room category in The Fairmont Chateau Laurier - Fairmont Room
Distance: 52 miles
Set in scenic Montebello village on the edge of the Ottawa River, is the world’s largest log castle, and your home for the next two nights.
Once a private member’s club dating back to 1930, The Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello has recently undergone renovation and offers rustic yet luxurious accommodation, beautiful serene surroundings and year-round activities including golf, spa, curling and a Land Rover off-road driving experience.
When you’re not enjoying the hotel’s facilities consider a picnic at Plaisance Falls, wine tasting in the Vignoble Mont-Vezeau vineyard on the slope of Mont Vezeau, or a boat trip from one of the two marinas in Montebello.
Room category at The Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello - Fairmont Room
Distance: 227 miles
Returning east along the St Lawrence River, with the Laurentian Mountains in the distance, head towards historic Quebec City. Founded in 1608, this capital province of Quebec is the only walled city in North America and a designated United Nations World Heritage Site.
Located along the joining rivers of St Lawrence and St Charles, most of the city is flat. Add in the pedestrianised streets in Old Quebec and this is one easy area to explore on foot. You'll adore the grand Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, perfectly located just minutes from Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec, boutiques and cafes in Quartier Petit Champlain.
On your Grand Tour of Quebec City you'll learn about its colourful past beginning in 1608 and continuing into the present day. Tours are designed to give visitors a general sense of the history of the fortress and hub that is Quebec City, as well as an understanding of the lives of the people that have inhabited it throughout the centuries. You'll also have the advantage of being in a small group led by guides who are always open to questions, favouring a more relaxed and personal sightseeing excursion.
Then spend the rest of your time in this delightful city exploring the Plains of Abraham, the Fortifications, the National Assembly, Place Royale, the Basilica and more.
Room category in The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac - Fairmont View
Distance: 158 miles
Arrive in Montreal, a centre of arts and culture, amidst the wide swirling water of the St. Lawrence River. Located in the heart of Montreal, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, is your home away from home. The prime location allows you to discover this intriguing city by foot.
Explore the wonders and delights of Canada's largest French-speaking metropolis and savour the city’s French-Canadian flare on your included tour. Visit the impressive Notre-Dame Basilica, the residential and financial districts, Historic Old Montreal, the Olympic Complex, the campus of McGill University and Mont Royal with its panoramic views.
Discover the small shops and cafes in Rue St-Paul where you can submerge yourself in limitless restaurants, from fine dining to simple tastings rooms and wonderful cuisines from around the world. The waterfront is a great place to take a stroll or visit The Montreal of Fine Arts, Canada's oldest museum.
The old city with its cobbled streets and gas lamps play host to many festivals, making this one lively city by day or night.
Room category in Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth - Fairmont View Room
Last chance for a spot of sightseeing or retail therapy before your flight home.
Your holiday doesn't have to end here. What about extending your stay in this region? Or a visit to a East Coast city in the USA?
Call the travel specialists at Bon Voyage on (0800) 316 3012 to discuss your ideal Canadian experience.