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Route Des Voyageurs Holiday

Enjoy the cosmopolitan delights of Toronto, the thunder of Niagara Falls, and Ottawa, the nation's capital. Then embark on a discovery of French Canada, cradle of Canada's beginnings. From historic Quebec City, travel to the top of the Gaspé Peninsula, where Jacques Cartier claimed New France in 1534. The mighty St. Lawrence River is a companion for several days, leading you back to vibrant Montreal.

What's included

• International flights with Air Transat
• Seat selection included
• Standard accommodation for 17 nights
• 18 Day Intermediate Car with Fully Inclusive Insurance
• Day 3, Rockport - 1-hour 1000 Islands Cruise
• A personalised Canada Roadbook, containing essential travel information

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Itinerary

Day 1 Toronto

Arrive at Pearson International Airport, Toronto, and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick-up your Jonview Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. Remainder of day is at leisure for shopping at the Eaton Centre or perhaps sampling the fine cuisine and nightlife of Toronto. Overnight in Toronto.

Day 2 Toronto / Niagara Falls Excursion 260KM

Explore the Niagara Peninsula today, skirting the shores of Lake Ontario and passing many vineyards and orchards. The region is known for its excellent wines and some of the wineries will offer tours and tastings. Stop in lovely Niagara-on-the-Lake, home of the Shaw Festival, which has carefully preserved its 19th-century charms. Then, follow the scenic Niagara Parkway to the spectacle waiting for you in Niagara Falls: the mighty Horseshoe Falls. Overnight in Toronto.

Day 3 Toronto to Kingston 265 KM

Drive east along Lake Ontario to Rockport, and embark on a comfortable river cruise to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the 1000 Islands on a relaxing one hour cruise as the ship weaves gracefully between the chain of small islets. Afterwards, arrive in historic Kingston, home to the grand halls of Queens University and dozens of magnificent limestone mansions and public buildings from the heights of colonial Canada. Overnight in Kingston.

Day 4 Kingston to Ottawa 197KM

Follow the path of the St. Lawrence River for a short time through the picturesque county of Gananoque, providing a stunning backdrop to the day’s travels. Turning northwest, arrive in the national capital of Ottawa, home to Canada’s federal government. Magnificent Neo-Gothic halls sit on acres of manicured grounds, stretching to the inviting parks and walkways along the Rideau Canal. Overnight in Ottawa.

Day 5 Ottawa to Trois Rivieres 315 KM

Follow the path of the St. Lawrence River for a short time through the picturesque county of Gananoque, providing a stunning backdrop to the day’s travels. Turning northwest, arrive in the national capital of Ottawa, home to Canada’s federal government. Magnificent Neo-Gothic halls sit on acres of manicured grounds, stretching to the inviting parks and walkways along the Rideau Canal. Overnight in Ottawa.

Day 6 Trois Rivieres to Quebec City 129 KM

Today’s adventure starts with a memorable drive on the "King's Highway", passing numerous small French-Canadian villages that are often the subject of some of Canada’s finest artists. Passing through the walls that encircle Quebec City, enter a magnificent UNESCO Heritage Site dominated by cobblestone streets, historic buildings and a lively arts-focused community. Overnight in Quebec City.

Day 7 Quebec City

Quebec City is Canada's oldest city and exhibits a strong French heritage. The Fortifications, a historic national park; Place Royale; and the Basilica are some of the suggestions. Outside the city are the spectacular Montmorency Falls and the beautiful Ile d'Orleans. Overnight in Quebec City.

Day 8 Quebec City to Charlevoix Region 140 KM

Today you depart Quebec City and journey up the north shore of the St. Lawrence River through small towns and villages until you enter the beautiful Charlevoix region. This area has been designated a biosphere by UNESCO and is dominated by imposing massifs carpeted in forest, meadows and small valleys nestled between the mountains and the St. Lawrence River. This grandiose and tranquil landscape has long attracted visitors from far and wide and has inspired generations of artists who have made Charlevoix their subject of choice. Overnight in the Charlevoix region.

Day 9 Charlevoix Region to Rimouski 260 KM

Heading east towards the river, travel through the small villages that are the spiritual heart of Quebecois culture. Take the ferry to Rivière-du-Loup on the south side of the St. Lawrence River, the jagged shoreline pleasantly dotted with islands and sandy beaches. Continue on to Rimouski and take some time to discover the charms of this small town. Overnight in Rimouski.

Day 10 Rimouski to Paspebiac / Bonaventure 345KM

This morning, leave the St. Lawrence behind and cross the base of the Gaspé Peninsula to the Baie des Chaleurs. The route follows the salmon-rich Matapédia River through the lush Matapédia Valley, flanked by vast forests and mountain ranges. Overnight in Paspébiac / Bonaventure.

Day 11 Paspebiac / Bonaventure to Percé 200KM

Before setting out, why not visit the seawater therapy centre for a rejuvenating experience? The winding coastal road offers a scenic drive past sheltered bays and traditional fishing communities. En route, stop to admire the sweeping panoramic views of the St. Lawrence before reaching the picturesque village of Percé. Overnight in Percé.

Day 12 Percé

Percé and its treasures beckon today. Visit one of Canada’s most recognisable natural attractions: the Percé Rock (at low tide, you can actually walk to this massive geological phenomenon). Among the other activities are coastal cruising, visiting the bird sanctuary on Bonaventure Island and touring Mont Ste-Anne where panoramic vistas of nearby villages and offshore islands can be seen. Overnight in Percé.

Day 13 Percé to Riviere-Du-Loup 615KM

Today, follow the coastal route along rugged northern coastline or cross Gaspésie Park in the remote heart of the Gaspé. The park’s serene woodlands, inhabited by herds of caribou, moose and deer, form a stark contrast to the forbidding backdrop of the towering Chic-Choc Mountains. In Matane, observe the salmon runs and sample the fine French-Canadian cuisine. Overnight in Rivière-du-Loup.

Day 14 Riviere-Du-Loup To Montreal 435KM

The drive passes Kamouraska and St. Jean-Port-Joli, the woodcarving capital of Quebec. The numerous islands in the St.‑Lawrence River are frequented by large colonies of seabirds and shorebirds. In Montreal, indulge in the French cafés and exuberant nightlife. Overnight in Montreal.

Day 15 Montreal

The day is at leisure for exploring Montreal, which boasts a vibrant, cosmopolitan flair and a unique combination of the founding cultures of Canada. Stroll through the Old Port, visit the Notre Dame Basilica, return to the 1976 Olympic Games at Olympic Park and relax in Mount Royal Park. Enjoy the joie de vivre in one of Canada’s most exciting cities. Overnight in Montreal.

Day 16 Fly back from Montreal

The day is at leisure for exploring the sights of Montreal before travelling to Montreal - Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport to check-in for your flight.

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Dates

Daily departure dates between 09th of May and 28th of September 2018

Price based on London Gatwick departure, please call for other departure airports

Please note prices and availability are subject to change

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15 nights, 16 days

  • 15 nights' accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 16 day Intermediate Car with Fully Inclusive insurance
  • 1-hour 1000 Islands Cruise
  • Available from London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary

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Winner of British Travel Awards 2016 - Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
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Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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At a glance


15 nights, 16 days

  • 15 nights' accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 16 day Intermediate Car with Fully Inclusive insurance
  • 1-hour 1000 Islands Cruise
  • Available from London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016 - Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully protected - We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA
Fully Protected

ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

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