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Scenic Ontario Self-Drive

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Country
Canada
Travel Departs
Toronto
Travel Ends
Toronto
Travel Periods
02 May 22 - 11 Oct 22
Experience
Self-Drive
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Embrace a new adventure in Ontario! The cosmopolitan city of Toronto is the starting point of this 8 Day self-drive itinerary. Northbound from Toronto, explore the national parks in Ontario's interior. Ontario is home to countless waterways, trails, beaches and natural wonders, ready to be explored!

Highlights

Take a scenic cruise through the 1000 Islands.

Enjoy the scenery and watch out for wildlife at Algonquin Provincial Park

Enjoy the spectale of Niagara Falls with a Niagara Falls Adventure Pass

Discover unique history, geography and lifestyle in Canada's capital Ottawa

With over half a million freshwater lakes and rivers, and thousands of kilometres of coastline, it’s fitting that the name Ontario is derived from the Indigenous word for ‘Shimmering Waters’. Embrace new adventures and experiences on this 8 day self-drive itinerary through beautiful Ontario.

Commence in Toronto and head down to Niagara-on-the-Lake, passing the shores of Lake Ontario. Experience the spectacle of Niagara Falls, along with the historic charm of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Then travel east into the magnificent Muskoka Country with sparkling clean lakes shimmering under brilliant blue skies. Spend two nights in Huntsville enjoying an array of outdoor activties.

Leave Huntsville and venture into Ottawa, Canada's capital. With unique history, geography and lifestyle, Ottawa offers a wide variety of urban attractions: many of Canada’s best museums and cultural facilities,as well asthe Parliament Buildings and other historicalstructures and major institutions are located in the Capital area. As you head back to Toronto, take a cruise through the 1000 islands and stroll the streets of Kingston.

 

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Included

1 night in Niagara-on-the-Lake at the Pillar & Post
2 nights in Huntsville at the Deerhurst Resort
2 nights in Ottawa at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
2 nights in Kingston at the Delta Waterfront
8 days Intermediate car rental including GPS
Admission to Canadian Museum of History
Cruise of 1000 Islands (1 hour)
Niagara Falls Adventure Pass
Day 1
Toronto → Niagara on the Lake

Today, take a leisurely journey along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls, the honeymoon capital of the world. To many, Niagara is more than the spectacle of Niagara Falls: it’s the aroma of ripening grapes for wine and the taste of succulent fresh fruit, it’s theme parks, or to history buffs it’s the 20 historical museums, two reconstructed forts, along with the historic charm of Niagara-on-the-Lake. For sportsmen, there are over 40 golf courses, and the fishing on Lakes Ontario and Erie.

Overnight in Niagara-on-the-Lake at the Pillar & Post.

Day 2
Niagara on the Lake → Huntsville

Today, travel east into the magnificent Muskoka Country with sparkling clean lakes shimmering under brilliant blue skies. This area has long been a favourite for the people of Southern Ontario for vacations and weekend getaways to the cottage by the lake.

Overnight in Huntsville at the Deerhurst Resort.

Day 3
Huntsville

Warm weather activities and amenities are yours to enjoy today. Rent a canoe and spend some time by one of the lakes in the area, or perhaps golf is more to your taste - there are dozens of courses in the area.

Overnight in Huntsville at the Deerhurst Resort.

Day 4
Huntsville → Ottawa

Time to travel again, heading east into Algonquin Provincial Park. Take your time and enjoy the scenery, visit the interpretation centre, and watch out for wildlife. Your destination today is Ottawa, Canada’s capital. With unique history, geography and lifestyle, Ottawa offers a wide variety of urban attractions: many of Canada’s best museums and cultural facilities,as well asthe Parliament Buildings and other historicalstructures and major institutions are located in the Capital area.

Overnight in Ottawa at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

Day 5
Ottawa

There are many different sites for you to visit in the Capital Region. Perhaps you want to take a cruise on the Rideau Canal or a journey on the Hull – Wakefield Steam Train. Another must see would be the training centre for the Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau across the river from Ottawa. An evening’s fun and entertainment can be had at the Casino de Lac Leamy in Gatineau.

Overnight in Ottawa at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

Day 6
Ottawa → Kingston

Leaving Ottawa today, you head south towards the Thousand Islands. Along the way stop in at Upper Canada Village (included) along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, to view thisliving history museum of early life in Canada. Your destination today is Kingston, the first capital of the united Upper and Lower Canada’s before the National Seat of Government was moved to Ottawa in the 1840s. Kingston is renowned as the fresh-water sailing capital of North America and prides itself in being a major port for scenic entertainment cruises of the breathtaking Thousand Islands.

Overnight in Kingston at the Delta Kingston Waterfront.

Day 7
Kingston

Today take a cruise (included) with Gananoque Boat Lines through the Thousand Islands. Stroll the streets of Kingston and its turn-of-thecentury limestone buildings. 

Overnight in Kingston at the Delta Kingston Waterfront.

Day 8
Kingston → Toronto

Back in Toronto today, enjoy Toronto’s waterfront – one ofNorth America’s largest recreational waterfronts, a scenic backdrop for many popular and entertaining attractions including Harbourfront, Ontario Place, Skydome, the CN Tower (included), and the Toronto Islands. Downtown Toronto offers museums and art galleries galore including The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), one of the top museums in the world; the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Canada’s oldest art gallery and the Ontario Science Centre. Package concludes upon arrival in Toronto, with the return of your rental car.

 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

Hotel options

Deerhurst Resort
Deerhurst Resort

Lakeside resort situated on Peninsula Lake in Muskoka, just a 5 minute drive to downtown Huntsville, and a 45 minute drive to the west gate of Algonquin Park and other recreational activities.

Number of rooms: 410

Accommodation: air conditioning, TV, telephone, WIFI internet access (free), clock radio, coffee maker, iron with board, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available.

Facilities: 4 floors with elevator, 3 restaurants, indoor pool, fitness centre, whirlpool, spa, parking free. Wheelchair accessible room(s). - Summer activities: outdoor pool, tennis courts, golf course, hiking, boating, canoes, activities at resort, beach.

Delta Kingston Waterfront
Delta Kingston Waterfront

In the heart of historic downtown Kingston, with memorable views of Confederation Harbour and Lake Ontario, Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront weaves the beauty of its surroundings through nearly every on property experience.

Number of rooms: 126

Accommodation: air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access in-room (free), coffee maker, rollaway bed not available , Green Key.

Facilities: 6 floors with elevator, restaurant, non smoking property, bar, indoor pool, fitness centre, hot tub, business centre, parking $30. Wheelchair accessible room(s).

Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Ottawa
Occupying a grand limestone property overlooking the Rideau Canal, this upscale hotel is a 7-minute walk from the National Gallery of Canada, and less than a kilometre from Parliament Hill. Amenities include a refined restaurant and a cocktail lounge, in addition to an indoor pool and a gym. 

Pillar & Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Pillar & Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake

This rustic but elegant spa and conference centre is situated in Niagara-on-the-Lake, just a 10-minute walk to shopping and theatre.

Number of rooms: 122

Accommodation: air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access (free), iron with board, in-room safe, bathrobe, hairdryer, Green Key.

Facilities: 3 floors with elevator, restaurant, bar, indoor pool, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, parking free, pet friendly property. Wheelchair accessible room(s).

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Canada
Toronto
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Self-Drive
Independent Holiday Packages
02 May 22 - 11 Oct 22

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
  • Fuel, road tolls, parking fees, as well as any extra charges associated with car rental.


FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Entire Travel Group is celebrating 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family owned, award winning business, with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday package.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

What are Entire Travel Group famous for?

Well, put simply - we’re famous for building things. We offer an exclusive range of pre-designed, purpose-built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences. The packages are delivered by our global network of handpicked suppliers, who also provide on ground travel support to our clients.

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is ATAS Accredited. ATAS, which stands for AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme is administered by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). AFTA is the industry body for the Australian retail travel industry. We are also a registered member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO).

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was awarded “Best Specialty Wholesaler” at the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA), which are held annually by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

The awards recognise quality and excellence in the Australian travel industry. We were extremely honoured to receive this recognition and we will continue to deliver the best service and value to our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.
What is an independent holiday package?

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of all the attributes Entire Travel Group offer - we have settled on “Experience” as the one quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. That’s how our tagline “When Experience Matters” came to life and encapsulates our business in three words, as experience does matter!

We have been operating for many years and have the experience to determine what sightseeing, duration and accommodation style makes a great itinerary. Our technology is continually enhanced, giving our team the ability to provide a great customer service experience. Our relationship with our operators is extremely strong, which ensures we are confident of the travel experience and on ground support for our clients.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.
What is the Safe Travels program?

This specially designed program allows travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols, so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.

For more details please visit - Safe Travels Stamp | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

What happens after Book Now?
  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.
What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?
  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.
How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?
  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Why do some packages not offer the ability to Book Now on the website?

If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.
How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

For more information please visit - Contact us | Entire Travel Group

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