13 Nights / 14 Days Exploring the best of Eastern Canada
With so much on offer, it is no wonder that Eastern Canada is a fabulous place to visit. But unlike most itineraries to this region, RASK Travel will take you on exclusive visits, private helicopter rides and to fabulous hotels. With a stay at the unforgettable Fogo Island this is a trip with a difference.
TORONTO – NIAGARA FALLS – HALIFAX – BAY OF FUNDY – FOGO ISLAND – QUEBEC – MONTREAL
Day 1 & 2 Toronto
After being greeted at the airport, a chauffeur will take you to the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Toronto. Settle in to the beautiful city from the comfort of this fabulous hotel.
The following day acquaint yourself properly with the city with a 3-hour private tour and climb to the top of the famous CN Tower.
In the afternoon discover the Old Town of York and its colourful market. After a long day touring, relax in the Ritz-Carlton’s divine indoor pool and spa.
Day 3 – Niagara Falls
Today, take a private helicopter tour of the famous Niagara Falls and capture their true splendour from above. Afterwards, be dropped off at one of the area’s award-winning vineyards for some wine-tasting at Chateau des Charmes.
To complete this gorgeous day, enjoy a gourmet picnic prepared by renowned chef Chris Smythe. Head back to the Ritz-Carlton hotel for your last night in Toronto.
Day 4 – Halifax
After an early breakfast head to Toronto Airport for a flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After being greeted at the arrivals hall, you will be transferred to your habour-view room at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Downtown Halifax.
Enjoy an afternoon tour of Halifax with your private guide. Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Halifax Citadel, two major attractions in Halifax and walk along the beautiful seafront promenade to admire beautiful Nova Scotia landscapes.
Day 5 – Bay of Fundy
Your day is dedicated to rafting expedition near Bay of Fundy. With your rafting guide you will discover this astonishing region. The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides on earth, the rarest whales in the world, semi-precious minerals and dinosaur fossils making it a unique geographical area.
After your expedition, you can go to the upper reaches of Minas Basin, where Bay of Fundy ends. Stay one more night in the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax.
Day 6-9 – Fogo Island
A morning flight awaits to take you from Halifax to Gander Airport where a helicopter will be waiting to take you on a gorgeous journey to Fogo Island.
On arrival to the island, check-in to your suite at the Fogo Island Inn with the most intense of ocean views. A half-day orientation tour will help you accustom yourself to your new surroundings on this remote island.
Amongst the ancient rocks of the Back Western Shore is where the Fogo Island Inn stands proud like a lighthouse, overlooking the Labrador Current.
Every one of the 29 guest suites has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet. Most suites have a wood burning stove; all are furnished with quiet luxuries, handmade furniture and quilts. Built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture, the award-winning Inn belongs to the community.
During your stay on this island full of natural wonders, you will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of excursions such as hiking, guided walks, whale watching, ocean fishing, cycling, foraging, art & textile workshops, culinary experiences, bread making and fish smoking.
Day 10 – Fogo Island to Quebec
After breakfast a helicopter will take you back to Gander Airport where you will fly to Quebec City via Halifax.
Upon arrival to Quebec City you will be taken to your hotel – the divine Fairmont Le Château Frontenac inside the walls of Old Quebec. With its breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and the architecture of the Old fortified City you will fall in love with this city instantly.
Day 11 – Quebec City
In the morning explore the UNESCO Heritage area of Quebec City. Perhaps pay a visit to the Musée National des Beaux-arts for its collections of Quebec art.
Exploring Old Québec on foot is like travelling back in time! Stroll its sloping streets, wander along the ramparts or the fortifications themselves and take in the breathtaking views of the river, port and the surrounding hills.
Day 12 & 13 – Montreal
After breakfast, a driver will collect you from the hotel and take you through the picturesque Route de la Nouvelle-France and then onwards to Montreal.
A private guided tour will take you around Old Montréal. Visit the Place Jacques-Cartier and Place d’Armes, right across from the Notre-Dame Basilica and its breathtaking interiors. The nearby museum of Pointe-à-Callière is the best way to get acquainted with the city’s history. The quays of the Old Port, in turn, whose star attraction is the Montréal Science Centre, welcome the majestic cruise ships that stop in Montréal—and also offer an array of activities, including the highly popular river cruises.
Throughout your visit to Montréal you will stay at the Hotel Le St-James in the heart of Old Montreal.
Day 14 – Departure day
After breakfast you will be taken to Montreal International Airport for you flight to your onward destination.