Canadian Contrasts

Canadian Contrasts

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Canadian Contrasts

15 Days Starting in Toronto, ON, Canada and ending in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Visiting: Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Québec City, Montreal, Calgary, Banff National Park, Canmore, Kamloops, Whistler, Vancouver

Tour operator:

Omega Tours

Tour code:

1282

Recommended For:

50 plus, Couples, Singles, Women-Only

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 35

Physical rating:

Low, All Ages / Not applicable

Age range:

15-99

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Cultural

Activities:

Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

You’ll journey through snow-fringed mountains, rolling ranchland, and dramatic fjords to experience truly special Canadian moments. Become a cultural explorer in vibrant cities and encounter romance on far frontiers where native tribesmen hunted and cowboys, trappers and prospectors forged new lives. You’ll find wilderness adventures at the foot of Niagara Falls and on the back of glacial ice fields. Unique excursions, unrivaled attractions and unforgettable memories all beckon

Highlights

  • From the cobbled colonial towns of Quebec to the unspoiled frontiers of British Columbia’s Pacific Coast

  • You’ll journey through snow-fringed mountains, rolling ranchland, and dramatic fjords to experience special, quintessential Canadian moments

  • Become a cultural explorer in vibrant cities and see history and life on the far frontier

  • You’ll find wilderness adventures at the foot of Niagara Falls and on the back of glacial ice fields

  • Unique excursions, unrivalled attractions, and unforgettable memories all beckon

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival In Toronto
Location: Toronto
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Courtyard By Marriott, Toronto, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Arrive at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. After checking in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets of this dynamic city.

Discover the delights of Toronto’s colourful neighbourhoods, take a ride to the top of the CN Tower, experience the lively theatre district and indulge in one of the numerous restaurants. Overnight in Toronto.

Day 2 : Toronto/Niagara Falls Excursion
Location: Toronto, Niagara Falls
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Courtyard By Marriott, Toronto, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

An east-to-west Canada holiday isn’t complete without a Toronto tour and a Niagara Falls trip. Today, we do both!

This morning we meet our fellow travellers at breakfast before setting out to discover the many identities of Canada’s most cosmopolitan city. After seeing the provincial parliament buildings, the waterfront, the imposing CN Tower, and lively Chinatown, we leave the city and head for the Niagara Peninsula.

We pass through outlying communities and towns along the shores of Lake Ontario en route to Niagara Falls. Time is allocated to admire the falls and take part in some of Niagara Falls’s numerous activities. Overnight in Toronto.

Day 3 : Toronto To Ottawa
Location: Toronto, Ottawa
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Holiday Inn Parliament Hill, Ottawa, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

We leave the Toronto skyline behind and drive east toward Ottawa. Our route then winds through rolling farmland, following the rivers and lakes of the Rideau Waterway.

Upon arrival in the national capital, we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Ottawa. Defined by the Rideau Canal (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site) and the government buildings on Parliament Hill, the city offers many great sights including the public gardens, the Byward Market, and City Hall. Overnight in Ottawa.

Day 4 : Ottawa To Quebec City
Location: Ottawa, Québec City
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Hôtel Ambassadeur, Quebec City, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, we travel along the scenic Ottawa River to the French-speaking province of Quebec. We skirt the magnificent Laurentians and follow the Chemin du Roy past Quebecois villages and historic shrines.

Today’s journey ends in Quebec’s cultural heartland, Quebec City. We enjoy a tour of Quebec, venturing within the walls of the old city and taking in the ornate city gates, Lower Town, the Citadel, and Battlefields Park. Overnight in the region of Quebec City.

Day 5 : Quebec City
Location: Québec City
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Hôtel Ambassadeur, Quebec City, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

This day of your Canada tour is at your leisure, so you can further explore the sights of this charming World Heritage Site.

You can enjoy an optional full-day excursion to Tadoussac including 3 hours of whale-watching on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saguenay River. Step aboard a regular boat and go in search of the world’s largest mammals.

You will also visit the spectacular Montmorency Falls which are 30 metres higher than the world-famous Niagara Falls. Overnight in the region of Quebec City.

Day 6 : Quebec City To Montreal
Location: Québec City, Montreal
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Hotel Faubourg, Montreal, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Departing from Quebec City, we drive along the St. Lawrence River, following in the footsteps of the early settlers. Upon arrival, we embark on a tour of Montreal, the second-largest French-speaking city in the world.

The dynamic city of Montreal encapsulates the two founding cultures of Canada and boasts a curious blend of history and modernity. Touring the downtown area, we view the Olympic Complex, charming Old Montreal, McGill University, the residential streets of Mount Royal, and the bustling shopping streets.

Day 7 : Montreal To Toronto
Location: Montreal, Toronto
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, Toronto, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today’s journey takes us back to Toronto. En route, we stop in Rockport. Here, you have the option of enjoying an entertaining and relaxing cruise through the beautiful 1000 group of islands. Overnight in Toronto.

Day 8 : Toronto To Calgary (Flight)
Location: Toronto, Calgary
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel, Calgary, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

A transfer brings us to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport for a flight over the prairie grainfields of central Canada to Calgary. Upon arrival in Calgary, we make our way to our downtown hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 9 : Calgary To Banff National Park/Canmore
Location: Calgary, Banff National Park, Canmore
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Coast Canmore Hotel, Canmore, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

We set out early this morning on a sightseeing tour of Calgary. We admire such modern and historic landmarks as the Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary, and the skyscrapers of the commercial district.

Leaving Calgary behind, we set our sights on the Rocky Mountains, which can already be seen, far off in the distance. Experience the majesty of the mountains as we first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park. We embark on a tour of Banff, amidst snow-capped peaks, sparkling glaciers, and emerald-green lakes. We also see the landmark Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, and Tunnel Mountain. Overnight in Canmore.

Day 10 : Canmore/Banff National Park
Location: Canmore, Banff National Park
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Coast Canmore Hotel, Canmore, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

The entire day is at leisure to tour Banff and browse through the many boutiques and specialty shops along Banff Avenue.

An optional full-day tour is offered to the Columbia Icefield. The tour starts with a visit to the turquoise waters and spectacular glacier of Lake Louise, the jewel of the Rockies. From the unsurpassed beauty of Lake Louise, we enter a rugged wilderness as we travel up the world-famous Icefields Parkway. At the spectacular Columbia Icefield, we board an Ice Explorer that will take us onto the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. We return late in the afternoon. Overnight in Canmore.

Day 11 : Canmore To Kamloops
Location: Canmore, Kamloops
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Ramada Kamloops, Kamloops, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Our drive today is on the famed Trans-Canada Highway, following a route charted by the railroad engineers and fur traders of the mid-1800s.

Our Canadian holiday continues its tour of the national parks system as we cross the jagged Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia’s Yoho National Park.

From the highway, we are treated to a dazzling display of vast icefields, deep canyons, dense forests, and glacier-fed streams. One awe-inspiring landscape follows another en route to Glacier National Park.

We continue through the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges to the rugged interior town of Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 12 : Kamloops To Whistler
Location: Kamloops, Whistler
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Whistler Village Inn & Suites, Whistler, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when we drive through the ranchlands and head for the coastal mountains.

An optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over Garibaldi Park gives you an inspiring view of a natural preserve of volcanic peaks, alpine lakes, and meadows.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Whistler.

Day 13 : Whistler To Vancouver
Location: Whistler, Vancouver
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre, Vancouver, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

We drive south along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway through a dramatic landscape of jagged fjords and glaciated mountain peaks.

We then leave the countryside behind and explore the metropolis of Vancouver on a sightseeing tour. Highlights include Stanley Park, Prospect Point, English Bay, historic Gastown, bustling Chinatown, and much more.

The afternoon is free to discover more of this coastal gem. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 14 : Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: the Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre, Vancouver, or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

The Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains form the backdrop to your day at leisure in Vancouver. You might want to do some shopping down on Robson Street, relax in Vancouver’s playground Stanley Park or stroll through the markets of Granville Island.

If you prefer to explore the outdoors, take a gondola ride to the summit of Grouse Mountain. You can also go on an optional full-day tour to Victoria, the charming provincial capital that is proud of its maritime heritage. See the beautiful 19th-century landmarks and enjoy its lively atmosphere. Before taking the ferry back to Vancouver, you will visit Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays, set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 15 : Vancouver Departure
Location: Vancouver
Meals Included: Breakfast

The time has come for some last-minute shopping and to say farewell to Canada. Individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight.

What's Included

  • • 14-nights accommodation as per the itinerary

  • • 14 breakfasts

  • • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout

  • • Transportation by modern tour coach with an experienced tour driver

  • • Toronto and Niagara Falls sightseeing tour

  • • Quebec sightseeing tour

  • • Ottawa sightseeing tour

  • • Toronto to Calgary flight (Day 8) on Westjet Airlines

  • • Montreal sightseeing tour

  • • Transfers between hotel and airport in Toronto and Calgary

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What's Not Included

  • • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary

  • • Laundry, optional excursions, and other items of a personal nature

  • • Travel Insurance

  • • Pre and Post Accommodation

  • • Meet and Greet airport transfer service

  • • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Check out our Q&As

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    The tour is a guaranteed departure

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    No

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Airfare is not included

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Airport transfers are not included

  • Company Instant Book

    Yes

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    CAD

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    No, solo travellers are required to book a Single (Private) room.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2005

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Electronic Vouchers. These will be provided and attached to your booking (within the Documents section) aprox. 2 weeks prior to travel.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, unfortunately that is not possible on our trips.

Reviews of this Operator

Janifer Harland (Google Reviewer)  

Easy booking, nothing was a...

28-Oct-2023

Easy booking, nothing was a problem, prompt reply to emails. We did the Pearls of Puglia Tour. Fantastic region to explore, tour guide Sabrina was excellent and our other local guides were also great.

Joe F  

Excellent Service!

01-Mar-2020

Received excellent service and suggestions for a tour we planned for our son and daughter when they toured the Amalfi Coast in August. Hotels were all in great locations close to the action and all excellent 4 or 5 star. Would definitely use or recommend Omega tours to friends or family.

Pinx O  

I had wonderful time

04-Oct-2022

Just came back from my 11 days Portugal tours I booked through Omega tours. And I had wonderful time. I joined a small group tours, which is really great. The tour guide Myriam is one of the best tour guide I ever had. I always travel solo( and sometimes join a group tours )and tried to travel every year if I can . I am surely looking forward to booked more tours with you.

Linette Logie (Google Reviewer)  

Was pleasantly surprised that there...

02-Jul-2023

Was pleasantly surprised that there were only 4 people on the Best of Portugal tour. Our guide Cristina was fabulous and was a wealth of information on everything Portugal. A great experience overall and would highly recommend.

Guido P  

Had a great time and an amazing experience!

01-Mar-2020

Had a great time and an amazing experience. The touring company was excellent, punctual with clean buses and friendly and well informed tour guides. Hotels were nice, clean with good location, great service and good breakfast. We are recommending it to everyone and hoping one day we can repeat it.

Adair R  

Very pleased with this well organized tour of Italy

30-Apr-2022

Very pleased with this well organized tour of Italy. A great balance of sightseeing and free time. Exceptional local guide and driver. I’m not sure I would consider the hotels chosen to be 4 star - with the exception of Hotel St Martin in Rome which was great - but the others were very clean and well located. Would definitely choose Omega tours again when booking group travel.

Lisa M  

Most beautiful trip I've ever taken.

07-Jun-2022

Most beautiful trip I've ever taken. Having all my hotels and pickup and drop- offs taken care of by Omega Tours made this trip so easy to enjoy! Michael was amazing. He was always available to answer all of our questions and he made sure we had everything we needed in order to travel internationally during a crazy pandemic!

Joseph L  

Everything we experienced was exactly as described

25-Oct-2022

We took the Italy Deluxe Tour in September of 2022. Everything we experienced was exactly as described. Exceptional accommodations, travel and guides were provided in each city. Michael, our booking agent, gave us complete confidence that we had chosen the right tour operator by his attention to detail and prompt correspondence. We are delighted with Omega Tours and have already recommended them to many friends.

William S  

Very responsive to our requests for tours and travel schedule

04-Apr-2022

Very responsive to our requests for tours and travel schedule. Guides provided were great, very informative, and attentive to our requests and questions.

Lorri Miller (Google Reviewer)  

Sadly we cannot recommend them...primarily...

02-Nov-2023

Sadly we cannot recommend them...primarily due to our tour leader. He was a nice enough young man, but a very poor communicator. Ask anyone in our group and they will tell you that we were in the dark on a daily basis. We had to ask about times to meet, schedule, dinner plans - answers were vague or he would say he would tell us later. The words "don't worry" are not what you want to hear when you are trying to get specific information. Several of the local tour guides were hard to understand - so we ended up touring most places on our own. The hotels were hit or miss. (Naples was the absolute worst). It had a beautiful view, but it was very isolated so it was difficult to get a cab to come up the street - even walking was dangerous.

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  • Low Deposit

    Omega Tours requires a minimum deposit of 500 CAD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 45 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of omega tours charges.

    Up to 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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