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The Grand Canadian East

Duration:20 days 19 nights
Tour Type:Self Drive Tours
Tour Activity:Culture, Heritage and History
Tour Region:Canada

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The Grand Canadian East

Duration:20 days 19 nights
Tour Type:Self Drive Tours
Tour Activity:Culture, Heritage and History
Tour Region: Canada

Tour Information

The Grand Canadian East tour begins in Toronto and ends in Halifax.

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Day 1

Toronto

Arrive at Toronto Lester B. Peterson International Airport. Pick up your rental car and transfer to your hotel.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Toronto

Day 2

Toronto – Niagara Falls / driving distance: 82 mi / 132 km

Today travel to the magnificent Niagara Falls.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Toronto – Niagara Falls / driving distance: 82 mi / 132 km

Day 3

Niagara Falls – Thousand Islands – Ottawa / driving distance: 353 mi / 568 km

This morning, journey along the St. Lawrence River to the popular resort of Gananoque. The next stop is Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. The Parliament Buildings are a key sight in this elegant city.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Niagara Falls – Thousand Islands – Ottawa / driving distance: 353 mi / 568 km

Day 4

Ottawa – Mont Tremblant / driving distance: 146 mi / 235 km

Visit charming Mont Tremblant, the Gateway to the Laurentians, which offers a wealth of recreational activities.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Ottawa – Mont Tremblant / driving distance: 146 mi / 235 km

Day 5

Mont Tremblant – Montréal / driving distance: 84 mi / 136 km

Travel to Montréal, the second largest French speaking city in the world. Entering Montréal, see beautiful Mont Royale, the city’s namesake, a striking park-covered mountain.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Mont Tremblant – Montréal / driving distance: 84 mi / 136 km

Day 6

Montréal

Explore the cobblestone streets of Montréal’s old precinct, which are lined with stone houses, Parisian style cafés, and architectural marvels. The city’s downtown boasts a trove of colossal European-style cathedrals and fine museums.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Montréal

Day 7

Montréal – Trois-Rivière – Québec City / driving distance: 165 mi / 266 km

Leave Montréal and drive along the Saint Lawrence River to ancient Trois-Rivière. Continue along the St. Lawrence River and notice its virtually intact European appearance.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Montréal – Trois-Rivière – Québec City / driving distance: 165 mi / 266 km

Day 8

Québec City

Travel down narrow streets past old stone buildings, and see the Citadel and the old port. The old section of Québec City is North America’s only walled city.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Québec City

Day 9

Québec City – Rivière-Du-Loup / driving distance: 128 mi / 206 km

Explore the three-level city of Québec with its Old Town. Travel to Rivière-du-Loup, known for its eight beautiful waterfalls. Overnight in Rivière-du-Loup.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Québec City – Rivière-Du-Loup / driving distance: 128 mi / 206 km

Day 10

Rivière-Du-Loup – Rimouski – Mont Joli Matane / driving distance: 112 mi / 180 km

Travel on to beautiful Le Bic Park, a rugged coastal park. Then continue on to Rimouski, the administrative capital of eastern Quebéc and Musée de la mer de Pointe-au-Père. Continue on to the town of Matane via Mont Joli for the night.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Rivière-Du-Loup – Rimouski – Mont Joli Matane / driving distance: 112 mi / 180 km

Day 11

Matane – Sainte-Anne-Des-Monts – Gaspé – Percé / driving distance: 166 mi / 266 km

The rugged coastline unfolds before you as you drive from Matane to Perce, your home for the next two nights.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Matane – Sainte-Anne-Des-Monts – Gaspé – Percé / driving distance: 166 mi / 266 km

Day 12

Percé

This is an important fishing port where numerous attractions, activities, and scenic wonders await such as Île Bonaventure and Percé Rock Park.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Percé

Day 13

Percé – Carleton / driving distance: 121 mi / 194 km

Continue along the scenic seacoast to Carleton where you will overnight.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Percé – Carleton / driving distance: 121 mi / 194 km

Day 14

Carleton – Kings Landing Historic Settlement – Saint John / driving distance: 378 mi / 609 km

Travel across the province of New Brunswick to Kings Landing Historical Site. This is a meticulous restoration of a typical village in the Saint John River Valley dating back to the 1800s. Then continue on to Saint John.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Carleton – Kings Landing Historic Settlement – Saint John / driving distance: 378 mi / 609 km

Day 15

Saint John – Fundy National Park – Hopewell Cape – Moncton – Magnetic Hill – Shediac – Charlottetown / driving distance: 270 mi / 435 km

Explore charming Downtown Saint John with its cobblestone streets and quaint old gas lamps before traveling to Fundy National Park to see its charming covered bridges. In Moncton, view the Tidal Bore and visit Magnetic Hill. In Shediac, continue on to the Confederation Bridge, for the eight mile ride across the Northumberland Straight onto beautiful Prince Edward Island.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Saint John – Fundy National Park – Hopewell Cape – Moncton – Magnetic Hill – Shediac – Charlottetown / driving distance: 270 mi / 435 km

Day 16

Charlottetown

Prince Edward Island is a striking land featuring bright carpets of green grass leading to bright red cliffs, and provides many unique attractions and sights.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Charlottetown

Day 17

Charlottetown – West Bay (via car ferry) / driving distance: 185 mi / 303 km

Leave Charlottetown and enjoy a ferry ride across from Prince Edward Island to Caribou, Nova Scotia. From there, travel to the northernmost part of Nova Scotia, cross over the Canso Causeway and enter beautiful Cape Breton Island. Continue on to Baddeck, home of the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Charlottetown – West Bay (via car ferry) / driving distance: 185 mi / 303 km

Day 18

West Bay (Cape Breton Island, Cabot Trail)

Travel on the Cabot Trail, the East Coast’s answer to California’s Pacific Coast Highway. As this scenic drive makes a giant horseshoe around the northernmost part of Cape Breton Island, see stunning seascapes of giant cliffs and high mountains as they tumble down in to the ocean from high above the sea. Return to Baddeck.

Tours and holidays in Usa - West Bay (Cape Breton Island, Cabot Trail)

Day 19

West Bay – Halifax / driving distance: 100 mi / 647 km

This morning drive through mainland Nova Scotia and continue on to the capital city of Halifax where you may want to enjoy a trip to beautiful Peggy’s Cove, a lobster fishing village, and a walk on the giant white granite boulders to the picturesque lighthouse perched on them.

Tours and holidays in Usa - West Bay – Halifax / driving distance: 100 mi / 647 km

Day 20

Halifax Departure

Return you rental car back to the location at Halifax International Airport prior to your return flight.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Halifax Departure

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NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1 Toronto Bond Place Hotel
2 Niagara Falls Days Inn Clifton Hill Casino
3 Ottawa Holiday Inn & Suites
4 Mont Tremblant Country Inn & Suites
5-6 Montreal Hotel Travelodge Montreal Centre
7-8 Quebec City Clarion Quebec
9 Riviere Du Loup Gouverneur Hotel Rimouski
10 Matane Quality Inn Matane
11-12 Perce Hotel Le Mirage
13 Carleton Hostellerie Baie Bleue
14 Saint John Comfort Inn Saint John
15-16 Charlottetown Comfort Inn Charlottetown
17-18 West Bay Dundee Resort
19 Halifax Citadel Halifax Hotel