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The Eastern Escapade Self-Drive
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Algonquin Provincial Park | Credit: Destination Ontario
Mont Tremblant
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St. George's Cathedral Church Kingston | Credit: Destination Ontario
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Lake Ontario
Niagara Falls | Credit: Destination Ontario Rizvi Rahman
Montreal
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Canada

The Eastern Escapade Self-Drive (Tour code: 11626)

Starts and Ends
in Toronto
Travel Periods
01 May 24 - 15 Oct 24
Experience
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Explore the diverse eastern provinces on this well-paced itinerary that offers a wealth of contrasts, all uniquely Canadian.

Highlights

Cruise along by the 1000 Islands of the St. Lawrence River

Explore the tranquil lakes of Algonquin Provincial Park

Experience the old world charm of Quebec City with a guided tour

Freedom of Choice Activities in Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal

Visit the European styled village of Mont Tremblant

Take in the majestic views of Niagara Falls

12 days
From
AUD 5,112
per person, twin share
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Overview

Start by exploring the cosmopolitan vibrant city of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Then travel along the shores of Lake Ontario, through the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula, heading towards Niagara Falls, one of the world’s natural wonders. Head north, past Toronto and into Ontario’s “cottage country” bound for Huntsville and Algonquin Park. Enjoy hiking, observing wildlife and canoeing whilst relishing the serenity of the Canadian wilderness.

Explore the nation’s capital city of Ottawa at leisure. Drive north east to the jewel of the Laurentians, Mont Tremblant, a European styled all season resort village. On the way visit the Omega Park in Montebello which features endemic wildlife or join a black bear observation tour in the Kenauk Reserve (not included). Explore Mont Tremblant at leisure perhaps partaking in some local activities such as hiking, biking or kayaking.

Navigate the intriguing Quebec City and experience the old-world charm with a guided tour of the old city on foot. This UNESCO World Heritage site is complemented by artisan shops, cafes, landscaped parks, and numerous monuments.

Choose to discover Montreal on a comprehensive sightseeing tour, navigating historical areas and unmissable sites or by exploring Old Montreal on a walking tour, featuring impressive architecture and uncovering the diverse districts of the city including Chinatown and the Red Light District, turned entertainment mecca.

On the way to Kingston visit Upper Canada Village, an 1860’s reconstructed village including heritage buildings, mills, farms and churches then stop at Gananoque to join an hour cruise of the Thousand Islands. Explore the city of Kingston at leisure. Kingston is noted for its handsome 19th century limestone architecture. Visit the Kingston Mills Lock station, which is the southern entrance to the Rideau Canal System, where visitors can view the four locks raising boats 14 metres. Return to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, where you return your rental car and your pakage comes to an end.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned

Inclusions

1 night in Niagara Falls at the Hilton Fallsview
2 nights in Huntsville at the Deerhurst Resort
2 nights in Ottawa at the Lord Elgin Hotel
1 night in Mont Tremblant at the Fairmont Tremblant
2 nights in Quebec City at the Hotel Manoir Victoria
2 nights in Montreal at Le Germain Hotel
1 night in Kingston at the Delta Waterfront
12 days intermediate size car hire including GPS
Hornblower Niagara Cruise
Niagara Falls Adventure Pass
Admission to Upper Canada Village
Original Heart of the Island Cruise of 1000 Islands
Freedom of Choice Days
Freedom of Choice

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

Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day, as follows:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 5
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 8
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 10

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Please note, if more than one room is selected during the booking process, our team will contact you afterwards to discuss options.

Day 1 Toronto Niagara Falls

Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario, and through the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula, arriving at Niagara-on-the-Lake - the first capital of Upper Canada and one of the best-preserved 19th Century towns in North America. Continue along the Niagara Parkway heading towards Niagara Falls, one of the world’s natural wonders. We have included the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass. This pass offers you admission to many of Niagara Falls most popular attractions while avoiding long wait times.

Overnight stay in Niagara Falls at Hilton Fallsview.

Toronto → Niagara Falls
Credit: Niagara Falls Tourism

Day 2 Niagara Falls 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 stay in Huntsville at Deerhurst Resort.

Niagara Falls → Huntsville
Algonquin Park | Credit: Destination Ontario

Day 3 Huntsville Algonquin Park 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 stay in Huntsville at Deerhurst Resort.

Huntsville → Algonquin Park → Huntsville
Algonquin Park

Day 4 Huntsville Ottawa

In the morning enjoy the park before departing for the nation’s capital, Ottawa. 

Overnight stay in Ottawa at Lord Elgin Hotel.

Breakfast
Huntsville → Ottawa
Ottawa Parliament House

Day 5 Ottawa

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of the below freedom of choice activities.

Overnight stay in Ottawa at Lord Elgin Hotel.


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Discover the Capital City Hop On Off Tour:

    Experience Ottawa’s original and most comprehensive Hop-on-Hop-off City Tour aboard one of our London Style open top Double Deckers or turn of the century Trolleys.
     

OR

  • Ottawa Express Bike Tour:

    Join this leisurely relaxed bike tour of Ottawa which is about 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) and explores many of downtown Ottawa’s major attractions on its beautiful and safe bicycle paths.
     

OR

  • Ottawa River Cruise:

    The cruise offers a spectacular view of the city and allows you to see the river as it was used long ago: as a highway to transport resources. You will also see the natural beauty of the region that captured the imagination of the first European explorer Samuel de Champlain.
     

Ottawa
Ottawa Locks

Day 6 Ottawa Mont Tremblant

Today head north east to the jewel of the Laurentians, Mont Tremblant, a European styled all season resort village. Should you have missed the wildlife in the Algonquin Park, we encourage you to visit the Omega Park in Montebello (on the way to Mont Tremblant) which features endemic wildlife, or join a black bear observation tour in the Kenauk Reserve (not included), also nearby Montebello. Take some time to enjoy local activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, horse riding, whitewater rafting, or a helicopter tour. This four-season resort has much to offer the traveller, including a number of spas if you care to indulge.

Overnight stay in Mont Tremblant at Fairmont Tremblant.

Ottawa → Mont Tremblant
Mont Tremblant

Day 7 Mont Tremblant Quebec City

Enjoy the pleasant scenery as you travel from Mont Tremblant to historic Trois Rivieres for a lunch stop and drive along the Chemin du Roy road to Quebec City.

Overnight stay in Quebec City at Hotel Manoir Victoria.

Mont Tremblant →  Quebec City
Credit: Tourism Quebec

Day 8 Quebec City

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of the below freedom of choice activities.

Overnight stay in Quebec City at Hotel Manoir Victoria.


Freedom of Choice Options

  • A Fabulous Country Tour:

    Travel back in time to rural Quebec along the Chemin du Roy to SainteAnne-de-Beaupré. Here you will be given time to see the world-famous Shrine and Montmorency Falls before visiting the Island of Orléans. Discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1535, the picturesque village of Sainte-Pétronille has a 19th century rural atmosphere waiting to be rediscovered.
     

OR

  • Foodie Walking Tour of Quebec City:

    Throughout the years, the food of Quebec has been influenced by Amerindian, British and French cuisines. Treat yourself to a behindthe-scenes experience of Quebec City, discovering its gastronomy and culinary history by taking part in five exclusive tasting presentations.
     

OR

  • Rendezvous with History Quebec City Tour:

    This is your chance to visit history firsthand. The Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, Ramparts, world famous Château Frontenac, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place-Royale, Citadelle and a glimpse of modern Quebec City are the perfect introduction to the city.
     

Quebec City
Credit: Tourism Quebec

Day 9 Quebec City Montreal

Following the St. Lawrence River, pass from city suburbs to the rural landscapes of forests and rich pastures, dotted with tiny villages that extend to Montreal. In Drummondville you may wish to visit the village Quebecois d’Antan (a faithful reconstruction of a French colonial village).

Overnight stay in Montreal at Le Germain Hotel.

Quebec City →  Montreal
Montreal | Credit: Eva Blue Tourisme Montréal

Day 10 Montreal

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of the below freedom of choice activities.

Overnight stay in Montreal at Le Germain Hotel.


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Beyond the Market Food Walking Tour:

    The city’s best food tour takes you to at least 6 of your local guide’s favourite eateries and watering holes. From artisanal charcuteries to thirst quenching craft beers, discover the surrounding areas of JeanTalon, our largest food market on our walking tour!
     

OR

  • Montreal Half Day Sightseeing Tour:

    Enjoy a fully guided driving tour to all the “must see” areas of Montréal such as Mont Royal, Old Montréal, and the city’s picturesque riverfront. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the Notre-Dame Basillica, taking in the 360-degree views from the Observatoire Place Ville Marie, and a scenic river cruise along the beautiful St. Lawrence River.

OR

  • Walking Tour of Old Montreal:

    Explore the winding cobblestone streets of Old Montréal on a guided walking tour. Travel back in time to Fort Ville-Marie in 1642, to today’s modern city and find out more about all the eras that shaped Montréal.

Montreal
Montreal Basilica

Day 11 Montreal Kingston

Travel south to the city of Kingston. On the way enjoy a visit to Upper Canada Village (included), located in Morrisburg, an 1860s reconstructed village. You’ll meet loads of friendly folks from the past as you visit over 40 heritage buildings including mills, trades shops, farms, churches, homes, factories and even a one-room schoolhouse. Before reaching Kingston, stop at Gananoque to join an hour cruise of the Thousand Islands (included). Affectionately known as ‘limestone’, Kingston is a city noted for its handsome 19th century limestone architecture. Once the capital of Canada (1841 to 1843), Kingston is located at the point where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River, and at the southern end of the Rideau Canal. Visit the Kingston Mills Lock station, which is the southern entrance to the Rideau Canal System, where visitors can view the four locks raising boats fourteen metres.

Overnight stay in Kingston at Delta Kingston Waterfront.

Montreal → Kingston
Gananoque

Day 12 Kingston Toronto

Take the time to visit Fort Henry National Historic Site (admission not included) near Kingston. The flash of scarlet uniforms, the beating of the drums and the sudden crack of musket fire echoing off the limestone battlements send visitors reeling back in time. A living museum of military life, Fort Henry was built between 1832 and 1834 to repel an American invasion that never came. The fort, once the largest military establishment in Upper Canada, now offers visitors a glimpse of the soldier’s life of those days, through guided tours, soldier’s parades and drills. The highlight and most colourful feature is the internationally renowned Fort Henry Guard: a precision trained unit of Canadian university students performing daily 19th century infantry drills. Stop in the city of Peterborough, which boasts the worlds highest lift locks, literally lifting pleasure crafts, along with the water they float in, 20 metres straight up. Visit the Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre (admission not included), and view the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock, and slides and films about the Trent-Severn Waterway. You will also see a working model, and experience the sights and sounds of Lift Lock construction at the turn-of-the-century. This afternoon, your Eastern Canada Road Trip comes to an end in Toronto upon dropping off your rental car.

Kingston → Toronto
Credit: Destination Toronto

Accommodation

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

Niagara Falls
Rooms overlooking both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Connected to Fallsview Casino Resort by an indoor glass walkway, this polished high-rise hotel is 8 minutes' walk from the Skylon Tower and 1 km from Niagara Falls. There's a rooftop restaurant/lounge with Falls views, as well as a steakhouse, an Italian eatery, a trendy bar and a cafe.

Deerhurst Resort

Huntsville
Lakeside resort situated on Peninsula Lake in Muskoka is just a 5-minute drive to downtown Huntsville and a 45-minute drive to the west gate of Algonquin Park and other recreational activities. With a wide range of cozy rooms and resort home vacation rentals, Deerhurst Resort offers the ideal accommodation choices for families, couples and groups. Over 20 different accommodation buildings are nestled into neighbourhoods throughout the rolling resort landscape, each within walking distance to the lake and main Pavilion. A mix of traditional with contemporary yet rustic interior design aesthetic offers Muskoka comfort along with a good night’s sleep on comfy beds topped with cozy duvets and pillows.

Lord Elgin Hotel

Ottawa
Lord Elgin Hotel is one of the most centrally located downtown Ottawa luxury hotels, just a stone’s throw away from the Rideau Canal, Confederation Park, the Shaw Centre, and Parliament Hill. Stay with one of the 355 elegant guestrooms, and you’ll discover the most alluring parts of Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital city. Immerse yourself in vibrant festivals, museums, galleries, eclectic dining, and a world of shops and boutiques. Lord Elgin’s extraordinary location puts bountiful delights within easy walking distance. Constructed in 1941, Lord Elgin is a piece of Ottawa’s history. Independent and thoroughly Canadian, this historic landmark is a leader among hotels in downtown Ottawa.

Fairmont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant
Spectacular by nature, Tremblant’s landmark ski-in ski-out hotel provides the best setting for a perfect alpine getaway any time during the year. Perfectly located at the foot of the majestic Tremblant peaks, Fairmont Tremblant resort is the best destination for a balanced combination of relaxation and adventure

Hotel Manoir Victoria

Quebec City
Built in 1830, this grand, Victorian hotel in historic Old Quebec is an 11-minute walk from the Museum of Civilization and 15 km from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. Upscale rooms feature contemporary or traditional decor. There's a stylish bistro restaurant and a chic breakfast room. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna and a spa, as well as an exercise room. 

Le Germain Hotel Montreal

Montreal
Le Germain Hotel Montreal is a chic and intimate boutique-hotel located in Montreal’s trendy downtown district. This hotel occupies the former building of the Order of Engineers, constructed during one of the metropolis’ most iconic years: 1967, year of the Expo.
 

Delta Kingston Waterfront

Kingston
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. Guest rooms overlook the water and include complimentary Wi-Fi, ergonomic workstations and cozy beds. Soak in the serene setting on the treadmill in our 24-hour fitness centre or between laps in the indoor rooftop pool. 

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

Due to dates for special events in Montreal not being available prior to 31 January 2024, all reservations made prior to this date will be subject to a price change if the dates fall on a special event. Special events include: Grand Prix, la Nouvelle France, Labour Day.

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

FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

Entire Travel Group is celebrating over 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 experience.

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.

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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 both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of 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.

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 Entire Travel Group's attributes, we have settled on "When Experience Matters" as the quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. We have the experience to ensure your itinerary makes the dream holiday possible. Our continually enhanced technology allows our team to provide a quality customer service experience, and our partnerships with outstanding operators ensure we are confident of the on-ground experience for our customers.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | 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.

  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
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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.

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.

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