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Byward Market, Ottawa CN Tower at sunset Fort Henry Fortifications, Kingston Gooderham building in the night, Toronto Niagara Niagara Parkway Ottawa city skyline St Lawrence Market, Toronto Ottawa

Ontario by Rail

Toronto 4 nights
Kingston 2 nights
Ottawa 3 nights

Day 1: Fly to Toronto and on arrival transfer to your hotel. 

Day 2 Toronto: A two hour Toronto City Tour is included today and highlights include St Lawrence Market, New City Hall and much, much more. The remainder of the day is at leisure to perhaps visit the CN Tower or you may prefer the Royal Ontario Museum.

Day 3 Toronto: Enjoy a full day tour to Niagara Falls, one of the most spectacular sights in Canada. You'll take a thrilling boat ride for a unique view of the Horseshoe Falls before lunch at the Fallsview Restaurant. Continue with a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway and visit the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Day 4 Toronto: At leisure to continue your explorations or shopping. This evening watch the sunset and experience the sights and sounds of the city's waterfront and breathtaking skyline during a dinner cruise of Toronto's harbour.

Day 5 Toronto/Kingston: Make your way to the train station and travel onwards to Kingston. The VIA Rail journey takes around 2¼ hours allowing you to sit back and relax as the scenery unfolds. On arrival at Kingston, which is Canada's first capital and one of Ontario's oldest cities, make your way to your hotel.

Day 6 Kingston: Steeped in history, yet constantly evolving, Kingston is full of fun, interesting and unique attractions whilst also being the gateway to the Thousand Islands region. A boat cruise is included which meanders by small cottage islands and grand estates that attract visitors from around the world. Back in Kingston, sights not to be missed include Fort Henry, which is Ontario's only UNESCO World Heritage Site; Lake Ontario Park; Kingston City Hall, Bellevue House and Kingston Waterfront.

Day 7 Kingston/Ottawa: Make your way to the train station for the journey by VIA Rail to Canada's capital city, Ottawa, which takes just over two hours. On arrival make your way to your hotel.

Day 8 Ottawa: Begin with a two hour city cycling tour which provides an opportunity to see and experience the diversity of the city. You'll see Ottawa's most popular sights including fantastic vistas of the Rideau Canal and Ottawa River, before cycling over the Portage Bridge and enjoying the incredible views of Québec's Gatineau Hills. Also included today is a 1½ hour cruise along the Ottawa River, which gives a further perspective of the city and its many magnificent landmarks.

Day 9 Ottawa: The day is free to explore and discover more of the city's impressive national sites and famous landmarks. Head to Parliament Hill and you may catch the Changing of the Guard ceremony (summer months only), take a stroll beside Rideau Canal, visit one of the many fascinating museums or enjoy the sights and sounds of ByWard Market. This evening join a Haunted Walk tour and hear ghost stories from the area as you walk by lantern light to some of the city's favourite haunted spots.

Day 10 Ottawa: Time for last minute sightseeing or shopping before you transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

What you need to know

Departures: Daily between 15 May-30 Sep 18.

Accommodation :3* Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown; 3* Four Points Sheraton Kingston & 3* Albert at Bay Suite Hotel, Ottawa.

Meals: Room only.

Tour Price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes international flights, onward travel by VIA Rail between Toronto and Kingston plus Kingston and Ottawa, accommodation as outlined, Toronto city tour, Niagara Falls tour, Toronto dinner cruise, Thousand Islands cruise, Ottawa city cycling tour, Ottawa river cruise and Ottawa haunted walk tour.

9 nights independent rail tour from £1945pp

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