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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Ontario Explorer Self-Drive

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,065 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Discover the very best of Ontario's cities and landscapes on this tailor-made fly-drive

Highlights

  • Contrast Toronto's eclecticism with Ottawa's Gothic grandeur
  • Discover the emerging wine estates of the Niagara Peninsula
  • Explore Niagara Falls with an included Adventure Pass
  • Immerse yourself in Canada's great outdoors with stays in Muskoka and the Blue Mountains

In Brief

  • 1 Night Toronto
  • 2 Nights Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • 1 Night Kitchener
  • 2 Nights Blue Mountains
  • 2 Nights Huntsville
  • 2 Nights Ottawa
  • 2 Nights Toronto

About

Recommended for:
City | Natural world | Self-drive | Spring

Ontario is a region of delightful contrasts, from the vibrant city greats of Toronto and Ottawa – Canada's understated capital – to the shimmering beauty of Lake Ontario and the forested peaks of Algonquin Provincial Park and the Blue Mountains. You'll take it all in on this tailor-made fly-drive, which also includes a stay amid the region's fabled winelands and an adventure pass affording you unfettered access to the iconic wonders of Niagara Falls.  

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Toronto

Relax in style with included airport lounge access before your daytime flight to Toronto and transfer to your city-centre hotel. With its European spa, fine-dining restaurants and private art collection, it’s a stylish base from which to explore the city’s sky-piercing downtown and eclectic neighbourhoods, packed full of buzzy bars and world-leading restaurants.

Stay: The Ritz-Carlton Toronto (Deluxe)

Days 2-3
Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a scenic 90-minute drive from Toronto along the shores of Lake Ontario. It’s also just a short hop from Niagara Falls and a charming place from which to explore one of North America’s great natural wonders. A Niagara Falls Adventure Pass is included, giving you admission to the most popular attractions, including a Hornblower cruise and the iconic Journey Behind the Falls.

Stay: The Prince of Wales (Superior)

Day 4
Kitchener

Leave Niagara Falls today as you journey west, skirting the Niagara Escarpment to arrive into Grand River country. Your destination is Kitchener, the midway point between the great lakes of Ontario and Huron. If you’ve time, the nearby village of St. Jacobs, with its daily farmers’ market and more than 100 independent outlets, is well worth a detour.

Stay: Crowne Plaza Kitchener

Days 5-6
Blue Mountains

Head further north into the forested wilds of Ontario, towards the southern shores of Georgian Bay. The drive is relatively short, with ample opportunity to explore the picturesque towns and villages you’ll pass along the way. And, once you've arrived, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about, with hikes and cycling trails criss-crossing their spectacular Blue Mountains backdrop. Alternatively, you may wish simply to relax and enjoy your surroundings with a lazing stroll or picnic in the wilderness.

Stay: The Westin Trillium House, The Blue Mountains, Ontario (Deluxe)

Days 7-8
Huntsville

Travel east into Muskoka, a region that has long been a favourite haunt for southern Ontarians looking to escape the bustle of Toronto. Make the most of its outdoors, perhaps exploring the region’s lakes by canoe, or enjoying a self- guided day hike along one of the many walking trails.

Stay: Deerhurst Resort (Superior)

Days 9-10
Ottawa

Continue east via the pine and maple forests of Algonquin Provincial Park to Ottawa, watching out for any passing wildlife along the way; moose, deer, beaver and black bear area all resident. Then, spend two days enjoying the history, culture and architecture Canada’s capital. Take a cruise through the city’s central districts on the Rideau Canal, learn about Canada’s Mounties at their national training centre and head across the river to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau. There’s also the impressive neo-Gothic architecture of the city’s parliament buildings that provide a striking focal point to your day of independent exploration.

Stay: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa (Superior)

Days 11-12
Toronto

Leaving Ottawa you’ll head south towards the Thousand Islands region. If time allows, take a cruise through its maze of pretty waterways before continuing on to Toronto. After checking into your luxurious city-centre hotel, you’ll have time to head out to explore the city’s bustling waterfront, which provides a scenic backdrop for many of the city’s best attractions; the cn Tower is a must, as is a trip to the Royal Ontario Museum, which was recently named among the top 10 museums in the world.

Stay: The Ritz-Carlton Toronto (Deluxe)

Days 13-14
Depart for UK

Make your way to the airport for your overnight flight home, arrive back in the UK on day 14.

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,065 incl. flights

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