Ontario Explorer (14 nights)
Day 1 Arrive Toronto
After clearing Canada customs, obtain your rental car from the airport. As the world’s most ethnically diverse city, Toronto also has distinctive shopping districts and markets that offer a wide range of unique shopping experiences.
Day 2 Toronto to Niagara Falls (130 km/ 81 miles)
Today, take a leisurely journey along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls.
Day 3 Niagara Falls
Spend the day exploring Niagara Falls and the various activities and attractions in the region. Your Niagara Falls Great Gorge Adventure Pass gives you access to Journey Behind the Falls, the White Water Walk and the Maid of the Mist.
Day 4 Niagara Falls to Kitchener / Waterloo (130 km/81 miles)
Leaving Niagara Falls today, you journey west into the Grand River country, skirting the Niagara escarpment. Your destination is Kitchener/Waterloo, located mid-way between Lake Ontario and Lake Huron, the farm belt of southern Ontario.
Day 5 Kitchener / Waterloo
The village of St. Jacobs is known for its farmers market and for shopping - both local crafts and local hand-made furniture. Spend the day strolling through over 100 one-of-a-kind shops, many houses in carefully restored 19th century buildings.
Day 6 Kitchener / Waterloo to Collingwood (230 km/142 miles)
Leaving Kitchener this morning, you head north towards Georgian Bay. Your destination is Blue Mountain Resort, outside Collingwood on the shores of this magnificent body of water. Take your time to explore villages and towns along the way.
Day 7 Collingwood
Spend the day on the shore, walking the miles of white sandy beaches, or perhaps play a round of golf at one of the many local courses. Overnight in Blue Mountain.
Day 8 Collingwood to Huntsville (200 km/124 miles)
Today, travel east into the magnificent Muskoka Country for sparkling clean lakes shimmering under brilliant blue skies, the whisper of warm breezes in majestic white pines, the haunting cry of loons - the essence of the north. This area has long been a favourite for the people of southern
Ontario for vacations and weekend getaways.
Day 9 Huntsville
Warm weather activities and amenities are yours to enjoy today: spend some time by one of the lakes in the area, rent a canoe or perhaps play a round of golf.
Day 10 Huntsville to Ottawa (298 km/185 miles)
Time to travel again, heading east into Algonquin Provincial Park. Take your time and enjoy the scenery, visit the interpretation centre, and watch out for wildlife. Your destination today is Ottawa, Canada’s capital. With unique history, geography and lifestyle, it offers a wide variety of urban attractions: many of Canada’s best museums and cultural facilities are here. There will be many special events in Ottawa this year as it celebrates its 150th Anniversary as Canada’s capital city.
Day 11 Ottawa
There are many different sites for you to visit in the Capital Region. Perhaps take a cruise on the Rideau Canal, or a journey on the Hull – Wakefield steam train. Other must sees include the training centre for the Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mountain Police and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau across the river from Ottawa.
Day 12 Ottawa to Kingston (283 km/175 miles)
Leaving Ottawa today, you head south towards the 1000 Islands. Along the way stop in at Upper Canada Village (included) along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, to view this living history museum of early life in Canada. Your destination today is Kingston, the first capital of the united
Upper and Lower Canadas before the National Seat of Government was moved to Ottawa in the 1840s. It’s renowned as the fresh-water sailing capital of North America and prides itself in being a major port for scenic entertainment cruises of the breathtaking Thousand Islands.
Day 13 Kingston
Today take a cruise with Gananoque Boat Lines through the 1000 Islands. Stroll the streets of Kingston and its turn of the century limestone buildings.
Day 14 Kingston to Toronto (261 km/162 miles)
Back in Toronto today, enjoy Toronto’s waterfront – one of North America’s largest recreational waterfronts, and a scenic backdrop for many popular and entertaining attractions including Harbourfront, Ontario Place, Skydome, the CN Tower, and the Toronto Islands. Downtown Toronto offers museums and art galleries galore.
Day 15 Depart Toronto
Return your rental car at the airport and check in for your flight home.