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Hornblower Niagara Cruises™ boat tour
Niagara Parks' Journey Behind the Falls
Uncle Sam Boat Tour
Royal Botanical Gardens
Parliament Hill in Ottawa
Departs: July 18th, 2021 Tour Dates & Pricing
Escape to defining cities and marvel at natural wonders on this extensive tour of Eastern Canada. Fly into Buffalo, New York and travel to Niagara Falls along the picturesque Canadian side. Traverse the epic waterfalls, explore, and go on a Niagara Cruise. Travel to Toronto, North America’s fourth largest city. Tour this extraordinary cosmopolitan center with free time for your own discoveries in its diverse neighborhoods. Enjoy a boat tour on Alexandria Bay and visit Boldt Castle. Journey to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, for a dose of history with a visit to Crownland and have a walking tour of the island city of Montreal. In 1881, Mark Twain nicknamed Montreal “the city of a hundred steeples,” a comment on its many beautiful churches. Located in the Saint Lawrence River, appreciate the island’s distinct boroughs such as the city center with its gorgeous Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica, the bohemian Plateau, and the historic cobblestoned French colonial neighborhoods of Vieux-Montréal.
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Hosted By: Mike Bracciano
KQ2 Chief Meteorologist
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Day 1 : Travel to Canada
Begin with a pleasant flight to Buffalo, New York. From there, travel across the border to Niagara Falls, taking in unique beauty on the Canadian side of the grand waterfalls. We check-in to our hotel for a three-night stay and have the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 2 : Niagara Falls
Embark on a guided tour of the Niagara Falls area, exploring its unique oasis of natural wonder and capturing a stunning sample of Ontario geography including the Whirlpool Rapids among other remarkable natural phenomena.
An included lunch follows, a warm welcome from Holiday Vacations as we mingle with new friends.
Journey Behind the Falls with a special experience at the Niagara Parks, taking an elevator down to get close-up views of the waterfall. Feel the power of the falls on the outdoor deck.
Later, take a serene stroll with a self-guided White Water Walk along the park’s boardwalk. Dinner and the evening is at leisure.
Day 3 : Niagara Boat Tour
Today begins with a thrilling Hornblower Niagara Cruises™ boat tour. Sail as close as possible to the powerful falls as we journey through the Niagara Great Gorge, and cruise past famous Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls, and into the heart of Horseshoe Falls for an exhilarating experience.
After, enjoy the IMAX® Theatre presentation Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic presented on Canada’s largest movie screen!
Lunch today is a treat in the revolving restaurant atop Skylon Tower, 775 feet above Niagara Falls! Enjoy delectable food and marvelous views.
There is free time this afternoon to explore more of the Niagara area, purchase any last souvenirs, or relax at the hotel. After dark, discover lights that make the falls glow with rich colors in gorgeous hues.
Day 4 : Scenic Queen Elizabeth Way
This morning, depart Niagara Falls and travel north towards Toronto, driving around the western tip of Lake Ontario along the scenic Queen Elizabeth Way. Halfway there, stop in Burlington to witness the lovely Royal Botanical Gardens. After lunch, continue on to Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America.
Then, check-in to our Toronto accommodations with the evening at leisure. Your Tour Director will help identify good options for dinner in the city.
Day 5 : Toronto
Seize the day with a tour of the eclectic, animated metropolis that is Toronto. Comparable to New York City in size and diversity, the lively Canadian cosmopolitan center delights and intrigues with its varied neighborhoods including Old Town, the Main Square, the Garden District, the University of Toronto, Little Italy, Chinatown, Cabbagetown, Little Portugal, Liberty Village, Greektown, The Beaches, abundant parks and more!
Enjoy an included lunch in the city.
In the Entertainment District near Inner Harbour, we ascend the CN Tower. Standing at nearly 2,000 feet, this observation and communications tower held the world’s record for tallest freestanding structure until 2007.
Day 6 : Alexandria Bay
Enjoy a leisurely morning before making our way to Alexandria Bay where we grab lunch on our own before our afternoon excursion.
We then embark on a delightful Uncle Sam Boat Tour. Marvel at deep green waters of the St. Lawrence River. Get a glimpse of the water boundary line between the United States and Canada!
We check-in to our Alexandria Bay accommodations for one night and savor an included dinner.
Day 7 : Boldt Castle & Parliament Hill
Before we travel back into Canada, we enjoy New York State's Thousand Islands region some more with a tour of Boldt Castle, located on an island in the St. Lawrence River. This fortress of a mansion began as a frame cottage before its grand expansion by George Boldt in 1900 who oversaw the construction of what would be one of the biggest private homes in America in its day.
We stop for lunch and journey back into Canada to Ottawa, its capital city.
Witness Parliament Hill in Ottawa’s Crownland located downtown along the serene riverbanks. Originally the site of a military base, the gorgeous Gothic revival style edifice sits atop lush greenery with spires, miniature towers, and other evocative architecture that symbolize Canada’s national identity.
Our accommodations are in Ottawa for two nights.
Day 8 : Ottawa: Canada’s Capital
This morning, we stop at the Canadian War Museum to learn about Canada’s military history.
Have a pleasant included lunch in Ottawa before an evening at leisure to relax and find your own discoveries in Canada’s Capital.
Day 9 : Montreal
Bid Ottawa goodbye this morning and travel towards Montreal with a detour at Sucrerie de la Montagne, a traditional sugar shack offering tours, entertainment, and handcrafted sweets. Tour the delightful shack and indulge in artisan fare during a special Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch with new friends.
Before parting ways, our final tour destination is Montreal. Have a lovely walking tour of this charming island city that blends rich history with natural beauty and contemporary city life.
We stay overnight in Montreal.
Day 10 : Fly Home
Fly home with sublime memories of our time in Eastern Canada.
July 18th, 2021 - July 27th, 2021
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 05/04/2021
KQTV Pickup Locations:
Kansas City, MO - Kansas City International Airport
St Joseph, MO - Walmart
KQ2 Chief Meteorologist Mike Bracciano keeps busy by volunteering as a co-chairperson for the Allied Arts Fund Drive. He also coaches a YMCA basketball team, volunteers for the American Red Cross, and speaks at local schools.
During his free time he loves to play softball. Mike is one of ten children and enjoys spending time with his family. He likes St. Joseph because “it’s not too big and not too small.”
Mike has previously hosted several Holiday Vacations tours.
He invites you to join him and KQ2 viewers on this wonderful vacation.
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Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.