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Car rental round trip - Canada

The metropolises on Canada's east coast

Highlights

  • From Niagara Falls to Montmorency Falls by rental car

  • Experience the metropolis of Montreal underground and above ground

  • Discover the beauty of the Canadian east coast in 12 days

  • On the trail of history in all five major cities

  • Individual route customization according to your wishes

Description

Pulsating metropolises, unspoiled nature and the charm of North America - you will experience all this and much more on this rental car round trip through the cities of Eastern Canada. The versatility of the cities of Montreal and Toronto as well as the francophone flair of Québec City will captivate you. You will discover pure nature not only at Niagara Falls, but also at Lake Ontario.

Destination

North America

Toronto - Brockville - Montreal - Quebec - Ottawa - Huntsville - Toronto

Welcome to Toronto, one of Canada's most international cities, where over 140 languages are spoken. The scents, flavors, sights and sounds of nearly every nation flow peacefully together in the streets of Toronto. But Toronto is much more than that: it is Canada's largest city and the country's financial and manufacturing capital. On the shores of picturesque Lake Ontario, in the province's southwest region, Toronto has made a name for itself as the city of great change and growth.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will already pick up your rental car, which will take you to your first hotel. If you still have time in the evening, you can stroll through the streets and get a first impression of this diverse city.

Spend the rest of the first day as you wish, use it to find your way around. For example, discover the various districts such as the Fashion District or the Entertainment District, which bear their names for a reason and are well worth seeing.

Time spent traveling: approx. 30 km / 30 minutes

3 nights at the Holiday Inn Toronto Center*** (or similar) with breakfast in a standard room, Toronto

After breakfast, pack everything you need for an eventful day, because today you have a trip to Niagara Falls coming up. Make sure to wear waterproof clothing and sturdy shoes and bring your camera. The breathtaking waterfalls are a sight to behold, second to none. Experience the never-ending roar of the water as it plunges into the depths from a height of 58 meters. The larger of the two falls, Horseshoe Falls, is also the most famous, while the smaller America Falls are on the American side. Stroll along the banks and posted trails and admire the scale of this natural wonder.

The closer you get, the more you'll feel the fine spray on your clothes from the thundering water. From the Skylon Tower, which is 160 meters above the Niagara Falls, you have a fantastic view and you are guaranteed not to get wet.

One of the highlights of a visit to Niagara Falls is a ride on the Maid of the Mist. Once launched as a single ship, today an entire fleet brings curious visitors close to the falls. Experience a new perspective from here and marvel at the height and scale of this natural spectacle.

We recommend that you do not leave Niagara Falls before nightfall and wait until the spectacular light show begins. Colorful spotlights create a special atmosphere that literally makes the Niagara Falls glow.

In the evening, you are going to make your way back to Toronto and enjoy the breathtaking view of the city skyline.

Time spent traveling: approx. 130 km / 1 hour 15 minutes

After a hearty breakfast, you can spend today as you wish. Do you have an idea what you would like to visit first? Whatever you decide, we have some suggestions on how you can organize your day - boredom will not be a problem.

How about starting early in the morning with a boat tour on Lake Ontario? You will be amazed at how beautiful the city skyline is from this perspective - ideal for photography lovers. An evening trip is also worthwhile and can be recommended to anyone who likes unforgettable sunsets in a breathtaking scenery.

You have probably seen one of the city's landmarks over and over again from a distance in the last few days. The CN Tower, which is 553 meters hight, looks like a needle made of concrete iconically jutting out from the cityscape. Those who dare to make their way to the top are rewarded with a unique view of the city. For the brave, the glass floor of the observation deck is a special highlight - dare to walk across it?

To get to know the city from its historical and architectural side, don't miss the Distillery District. The site once belonged to the largest distillery in the world - Gooderham. Today, the old red industrial buildings house design studios, art galleries, cafes and many stores and are a magnet for both Toronto residents and visitors.

Another highlight is the longest road in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records, which runs through Toronto. At 1896 kilometers, Yonge Street is longer than any other.

For those who like museums, Toronto has plenty up its sleeve. Whether sports at the Hockey Museum, history at the Royal Ontario Museum or art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the list of museums is nearly endless.

Your destination today is Brockville, northeast of Toronto. The historic port city lies on the St. Lawrence River, which forms the border between Canada and the USA. Even if you are thousands of miles from home, you are going to feel like you are coming home. The small town welcomes each of its guests with open arms.

On the route between Kingston and Brockville is an insider's tip known to few. Thousand Islands is a group of 1864 small islands located on the Canada-US border. From Brockville, cruise ships sail down the river to the small islands from May to October. On some of the islands are small wooden houses more reminiscent of Scandinavia than Canada. This creates a special panorama against the wooded backdrop. Talk to your travel consultant about this excursion, we will be happy to advise you.

Time spent traveling approx. 340 km / 3.5 hours

1 night at Days Inn Brockville** (or similar) with breakfast in a standard room, Brockville.

At a distance of 250 kilometers, the megacity of Montreal welcomes you with a special charm. From a distance, you can see Mont Royal, a 233-meter-high hill that dominates the cityscape. Over 50% of the inhabitants here speak French, so you will feel as if you are walking through the streets of Paris.

Montreal has experienced freezing winters for many years, with several meters of snow and a collapse of infrastructure. But the city has found its own way to cope with this situation. An underground mall called RÉSO offers Montrealers the opportunity to go shopping in a T-shirt even in winter, allowing them to enjoy everyday life despite the intense cold above ground. With more than 32 kilometers of tunnel systems, this underground city is the largest in the world. 80% of all office space and 35% of all retail space downtown is now connected to the underground city. Experience Montreal from below!

It's not just underground that Montreal has to offer. There are also some sights at the top. You can get an unforgettable overview of the city from Mount Royal. From here you can look over the river, the mountains and the hustle and bustle of the city. In the numerous parks you can take leisurely walks and immerse yourself in the everyday life of Montrealers, who spend their leisure time here on warm summer days.

Time spent traveling: approx. 250 km / 2.5 hours

1 night in the Hotel Chrome*** (or similar) with breakfast in a standard room, Montreal.

Another 260 kilometers later, it's bienvenue à Quebec! The city that is aware of its charm and proudly displays it. The enchanting backdrop of the St. Lawrence River, the architectural heritage and a rich past are only topped by the city's warmth and special joie de vivre.

Discover the 4000-year-old history of the city, which was once a French colony and is still strongly influenced by European influences. Quebec's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to the Château Frontenac, the most photographed hotel in the world.

Recognized in 1985, the Hôtel du Parlement du Québec, the seat of the National Assembly and the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, is a popular landmark whose centuries-old architecture makes it an eye-catching landmark in the middle of the city.

The Chemin du Roy, the oldest highway in Canada, has connected Québec City with Montréal since 1737. The road crosses unique landscapes and runs along the quiet St. Lawrence River.

Time spent traveling: approx. 260 km / 3 hours

2 nights at the Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec**** (or similar) with breakfast in a standard room, Quebec.

Today you can spend the day as you wish and discover all the things you didn't manage to do yesterday. How about more nature today?

If the Niagara Falls weren't enough for you, visit the Montmorency Falls Park, home to an 83-meter-long waterfall - 30 meters higher than the Niagara Falls. At the St. Lawrence River, you'll have the best view of it and can get a sense of just how massive these waters are.

Located outside of Québec City, the Canyon Sainte Anne beckons you to climb the steep mountain walls or take a daring walk across the 60-meter-long, free-swinging bridge over the river.

A trip to the Ile d'Orléans, the cradle of French civilization in North America, is recommended. You are going to find several estates that invite you to taste their wines in this popular wine-growing region. The local stores are as popular with Québec residents as they are with visitors from around the world.

Today you are going to Ottawa! The capital is characterized by friendliness, as you know it from small villages. Immerse yourself in a city full of history, multiculture, art, Canadian tradition and politics.

The Gothic Parliament is a must-see on any visit to the dynamic capital. Like an anchor in the center of the city and with the tall Peace Tower on the main building, this building is a city landmark. Enjoy the view from high above, as the Peace Tower offers an unparalleled view of the city. In the evening, a light show highlights the building and bathes it in numerous different colors.

History and political background are omnipresent in Ottawa. Many famous buildings are not only sights for visitors, but important witnesses of milestones in Canada's history. The ByWard Market, for example: For 200 years now, it has been a place where artists, farmers and merchants sell their products.

The Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, meanders through the city and invites you to take leisurely strolls. Watch as numerous boats make their way through the canal. In winter, the world's largest natural skating rink is located here and attracts thousands of visitors with their skates onto the frozen water.

Time spent traveling: approx. 450 km / 4.5 hours

1 night at the Days Inn Downtown Ottawa** (or similar) with breakfast in a standard room, Ottawa.

The stretch from Ottawa to Huntsville will fly by as the scenery reels you in. Lonely stretches of road take you through Algonquin Park to Huntsville. In the midst of Ontario's Muskoka landscapes, this city was created by the booming lumber industry of 1860.

The Algonquin Provincial Park covers 7,725 square kilometers with countless lakes, forests and rivers. After a few miles, you are going to drive through typical Canadian maple forests and pass lakes, campsites and cliffs that illustrate the scenic diversity of this park. 53 mammals have been counted within Algonquin Park, the largest of which are moose, black bears and wolves, whose encounters should be avoided but are not unlikely. Moose rank particularly high on the list of sightings. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to capture this encounter in a photo.

Drive: 350 km / 4,5 hours

2 nights at the Best Western Muskoka Inn** (or similar) with breakfast in a standard room, Huntsville.

After Huntsville, the rest of the route takes you back to Toronto. Today you can stroll through the city and catch up on what you didn't manage to do before. As the day draws to a close, you can look back on what you have experienced over the last few days in a relaxed atmosphere.

Time spent traveling: approx. 230 km / 2.5 hours

1 night at the Holiday Inn Toronto Centre*** (or similar) with breakfast in a standard room, Toronto

Have a last breakfast at the hotel. Today you are going to pack your bags and say goodbye. Take the rental car to the airport to drop it off. We hope you will remember this round trip.

Drive: approx. 30 km / 30 minutes

Holiday Inn Express Toronto Centre***, Toronto (4 nights)

Perfect location, easy access to major attractions and modern facilities - these three features describe the hotel best. Enjoy your stay and relax in your comfortable rooms. The spacious, modernly furnished rooms are equipped with a cable TV, an armchair as well as a desk. A coffee maker completes the amenities.

Days Inn Brockville**, Brockville (1 night)

This Brockville, Ontario hotel is well connected thanks to Highway 401. Look forward to the Kochi Sushi restaurant and rooms with free Wi-Fi here. All rooms at Days Inn Brockville include a microwave, refrigerator, cable TV and coffee maker.

Hotel Chrome Montreal***, Montreal (1 night)

Hotel Chrome in Montreal is centrally located with easy access to local transportation. Rooms feature cable TV, a desk and a refrigerator. A coffee maker and hairdryer are provided during your stay.

Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec****, Quebec (2 nights)

This elegant hotel in the heart of Old Quebec is minutes from the picturesque Saint Lawrence River. It features an indoor pool with salt water and a hot tub in the courtyard. All air-conditioned rooms offer free cable TV, a desk and an iron/ironing board. Some also feature a separate sitting area, a fireplace, a hot tub and a flat-screen TV.

Days Inn Downtown Ottawa**, Ottawa (1 night)

Not far from the major attractions and activities of exciting downtown Ottawa, this centrally located hotel welcomes you with friendly service and a variety of amenities. The Days Inn Downtown Ottawa is a short walk from the Parliament Buildings and the National Arts Gallery. Two blocks from the hotel, the Byward Market and Rideau shopping center invite you to take a stroll. Look forward to amenities like free high-speed Wi-Fi and an on-site fitness room with an exercise bike. Private parking is available for your convenience.

Best Western Muskoka Inn**, Huntsville (2 nights)

Best Western Plus Muskoka Inn welcomes you to Huntsville and offers an indoor pool, a hot tub and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Air-conditioned rooms are decorated in neutral tones with dark wood furnishings and each has a cable TV, coffeemaker, desk and iron/ironing board. A safe and daily newspapers are available for free in the lobby of this eco-friendly hotel.

Duration of the trip: 12 days / 11 nights

Included

  • 11 nights in a medium class accommodation
  • 11x breakfast
  • Rental car category Kia Rio or similar
  • Taxes and service charges

Car rental

  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Reimbursement of accident handling fee
  • Comprehensive cover (CDW) without deductible
  • Includes damage to tires, glass, underbody and roof
  • Reimbursement for damage to glass, roof, tires, underbody (including oil pan) and clutch
  • Reimbursement of towing costs in the event of an accident and reimbursement of the cost of loss/damage to vehicle keys and documents
  • Reimbursement of damage to car radio and navigation system in connection with burglary damage
  • Vehicle theft insurance (TP) without deductible
  • Liability insurance: according to the conditions of the country of rental
  • Additional liability insurance in the amount of min. 7.5 million EUR in case the usual coverage in the country is not sufficient
  • Local taxes on the rental price as well as on all listed inclusive services
  • Airport fees, provisioning and taxes
  • CFC (Customer Facility Charge)
  • Additional driver
  • First tank of gas free of charge: The car will be returned empty. If the vehicle is returned with a full tank of gas, no refund of the gasoline cost will be possible.

Not included

  • International flights, airport taxes
  • Parking fees
  • Excess baggage
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program
  • Guide or driver
  • Access to places of interest

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