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Culinary Quebec and Ontario Wine Country - Fly & Drive

 

Overview

Hotel description:

13 days | 12 nights

Discover Eastern Canada's food & wine scene!

Start your culinary journey in Montreal, where the diversity of the population is reflected in its food diversity. Continue to Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto, with stops in smaller towns that will make you discover more gastronomical gems. End your journey by discovering different wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

If you love the freedom and adventure of the open road, then a Fly & Drive vacation is just what you need. Fly into Montreal and drive your way through the experience of discovering parts of Canada one kilometre at a time. The car rental and hotel stays are included in the package, along with a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun and unforgettable.

Age requirements: 19+

Location

Montreal, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls

What's included

Package Inclusions

  • Flight to Montreal; return from Toronto (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 12 nights of accommodation
  • 13-day mid-size car rental
  • Guided Culinary Walking Tour in Quebec City, St. Lawrence Market Walking Tour in Toronto, Wine Country Bus Tour of Niagara on the Lake and Illumination Tower Dinner Experience
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles

Suggested Itinerary

The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each town or city is completely up to you. Below is a suggested itinerary of things to do and see so you can get the most out of your adventure. The beauty of this trip is that you can explore the country the way you want to. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!

Day 1    Welcome to Montreal
Pick up your rental car at Montreal airport and make your way to the historic heart of Montreal. The city is renowned for its excellent shopping, fine restaurants, lively nightlife, rich culture and history.

Day 2    Montreal: At leisure
Highlights today may include Notre Dame Cathedral, old Montreal with its cobblestoned streets and outdoor restaurants, the old port, St Joseph Oratory and one of the best shopping streets in Canada, St. Catherine's. The diversity of the city's resident population is evident in the kitchens, chic restaurants and casual eateries. Bring-your-own-wine restaurants near Prince Arthur Street are especially popular.

Day 3    Montreal - Trois-Rivieres (141 km)
Your destination for tonight is Trois-Rivieres, the gateway to the Mauricie region at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers. In mid-August take a detour to Les fêtes gourmandes de Lanaudière held in Saint-Jacques. Under a big tent you will find food tasting, chefs at work, bistro, workshops, entertainment, and more. Otherwise you may wish to stop in the small town of Lanoraie where a public market of local farmers and artisans of the Lanaudière region is held between late June and early September.

Day 4    Trois-Rivieres - Quebec City (129 km)
For the true gourmet, Québec City is a rendezvous with fine cuisine and delights for all tastes. The wide variety of culinary specialties available and the high standards set by its chefs have given Québec City a reputation that goes far beyond its borders. Those who are entranced by history will be charmed by restaurants tucked into homes dating from the 18th and 19th centuries in Old Québec City and the Portneuf area, on the Beaupré Coast or in ancestral homes on Île d'Orléans. During spring, visitors can taste a typical Québec specialty at a sugar shack.

Day 5    Quebec City: At leisure
Today, you may wish to go to Ile d'Orleans situated 5 km down-river from Quebec City. Known as the "Garden of Quebec", the Island has for many years provided Quebec City with fresh produce, cereals, and maple products. Some of the many choices to visit are: The Cheese Dairy, Le Domaine Orleans/The Cider House, Poissonnerie Jos Paquet/The Fish Shop, Les Marches Pouliot & Filles Inc. Fresh fruits farm vegetables, Vignoble Isle de Bacchus & La Maison du Vignoble a winery producing white, rosé and red wine. Wine tasting in the cellar, tours of the vineyard and lastly, La Boulange/the Bakery.

Included Activity: Culinary Walking Tour:

Throughout the years, the food of Quebec has been influenced by the Amerindian, British and French cuisines. The Food Tour offers the opportunity to discover these different culinary and cultural traditions. During this walking tour, you will taste the typical and local specialties from a variety of shops. What's on the menu? Local wine and beer, chocolate, cheeses, pastries, crepes and vegetarian delicacies. (Tuesday to Saturday only)

Day 6    Quebec City - Sherbrooke (235 km)

Cross the St. Lawrence River and head south into the historic Eastern Townships of Quebec, where some of Canada's most picturesque countryside and communities await you, rich in Anglo-Saxon charm and Quebecois "joie de vivre". Duck is the specialty of this region and you may visit the breeding grounds to learn more about the cuisine.

Day 7    Eastern Townships: At leisure
Local wine producers are famous in this area. Several vineyards offer different activities such as guided tours and tasting of wine, cider and hydromel. The Eastern Township's history of Abenaki natives, America Loyalists and French Canadians weaves a fascinating heritage.

Day 8    Sherbrooke - Ottawa (375 km)
As you travel back towards Montreal enroute to Ottawa you could take a detour to the Cidrerie-Michel-Jodoin located in Rougemont to visit the facility and enjoy a tasting. We also highly recommend a stop at the Chocolate museum / Chocolaterie La Cabosse d'Or located in Otterburn Park. Upon arrival in Ottawa enjoy the ByWard Market, a colorful outdoor farmers' market. The surrounding streets house cafés, restaurants and boutiques. Perhaps, take a lantern-lit evening walking tour of Ottawa.

Day 9    Ottawa - Toronto (420 km)
Before you depart Ottawa visit the parliament buildings, see the changing of the guard, stroll along the banks of the Rideau Canal. Depart in the early afternoon for Toronto, Canada's largest metropolis combining modern sophistication of a world-class city with the friendly charm of its multicultural neighbourhoods and colourful markets.

Day 10    Toronto: At leisure

After your included activity today you may wish to take in the waterfront, marvel at the famous Rogers stadium, or enjoy the view from the CN tower.

Included Activity: St. Lawrence Market Walking Tour:
This unique two hour tour includes a guided walk through St. Lawrence Market hearing about its fascinating 200 year history. Then after covering the Market we'll go walk around Old Town Toronto including stops at: St. Lawrence Hall, King Edward Hotel, St. James Cathedral as well as various historical sites along the way. (May 15-Oct 15 at 11:00, Tuesday to Saturday)

Day 11    Toronto - Niagara Falls (128 km)
Enjoy a leisurely drive around Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls, for your final 2 nights of the tour.

Day 12    Niagara Region
Further along the shores of Lake Ontario you will reach the historic town of Niagara-on-the Lake, home to many cottages and wineries. Leave the car at the hotel, and enjoy a bus tour to the wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake:

Included Activity: Wine Country Bus Tour:
Guided bus tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake wine region with tour and tastings at some of the finest Niagara wineries; Pilliteri Estates, Reif Estates, Inniskillin and Small Talk Vineyards. Free time for lunch and shopping in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Later in the evening enjoy a unique final night dinner:

Included Activity: Illumination Tower Dinner Experience:
Enjoy dinner at Elements on the Falls and afterwards proceed to the Illumination Tower in Queen Victoria Park where you will change the lights on Niagara Falls in real-time. Each guest receives a commemorative certificate.

Day 13    Niagara Falls - Toronto (128km) & Return home

Today drive back to Toronto International Airport. Drop off your car and check-in for your flight home.

 

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

3-Star and 4-Star Accommodation

3-star and 4-star Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip. The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:

  • Hotel in Montreal: 3-star Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Hotel in Trois-Rivieres: 3-star Hotel Gouverneur Trois-Rivieres (or similar) (1 night)
  • Hotel in Quebec City: 3-star Hotel le Concorde (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Hotel in Sherbrooke: 4-star OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Hotel in Ottawa: 3-star Capital Hill Hotel & Suites (or similar) (1 night)
  • Hotel in Toronto: 4-star Chelsea Hotel Toronto (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Hotel in Niagara Falls: 4-star Hilton Niagara Falls (or similar) (2 nights)

Occupancy: Maximum 2 persons

Important notes

2019 Departure dates:
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday departures from May 6 to October 15, 2019

Age requirements: 19+

Not included:
  • Meals; unless specified
  • Tour guide gratuities
  • Personal expenses and insurance


Car Rental:
Minimum age for car rental is 21 with a prepaid voucher. A valid driver's licence from country of origin must be presented at time of rental. All drivers under the age of 25 will be subject to a surcharge of CA $25.00 per day; subject to change. Certain car classes may not be available to drivers under age 25.

Inclusions: AVIS Mid-Size Category D (2 Door) or E (4 Door) for 13 Days. Time (24 hrs basis), Unlimited Kilometres, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), CAD 1 Million Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage, One (1) Additional Diver, Provincial & Other Taxes, Airport Contract Fees and air conditioning on all vehicles equipped with air conditioning.

Exclusions: Fuel, Personal Accident Insurance Plus (PAI Plus) & Personal Effects Protection (PEP), Other optional services such as refueling charges, applicable one-way service fees, extra additional driver's fee, GPS, baby seats, etc., Montreal Tire Free - Applicable Year-Round: $3.60 per day + applicable taxes/fees - payable at rental counter/subject to change, Extra Additional Drivers (third person & above): $10 per driver per day up to a maximum of $50 per driver per rental plus applicable taxes/fees - payable at rental counter, Anything not specifically noted above.