Eastern Canada Express Self Drive Discovery

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8 Days
Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City

Your journey begins in Toronto, the province of Ontario's capital city, Canada's largest metropolitan area, and it is also home to the world's third tallest tower, the CN Tower with it's glass floor looking 1122-feet straight down. You will then continue onto Montreal, the province of Quebec's largest city, Canada's second largest metropolitan area, and it also has the fourth largest French-speaking population in the world. Concluding your Canadian vacation, you will experience Quebec City, the province of Quebec's capital city, the second oldest city in Canada after St. John's, Nefoundland and Labrador, and home to the world's most photographed hotel, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac.

On this 9-day/8-night package, you will self-drive from Toronto to Quebec City. You will visit Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City. Should you wish to travel in the reverse direction, please contact one of our travel consultants.


  • Rental vehicle with outlined inclusions
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance telephone line
  • Accommodations of your choice


  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Rental vehicle gas, parking, tolls, and all other items not listed as included
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • One-way fee for rental car




Arrival - Toronto

Welcome to Toronto! Upon arrival at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, you will pick up your rental vehicle and drive approximately 30-minutes into downtown Toronto.




Toronto, Ontario's capital, is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, which forms part of the border between Canada and the United States, it is home to 250 ethnic groups that speak more than 180 languages; it is no surprise that the city's motto is "Diversity, Our Strength." It is a national and international hub for finance, communications, and cultural life. Toronto’s multicultural roots are also deliciously reflected in its food scene where you can sample culinary experiences for every taste from sunrise to way past sundown. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a sumptuous multi-course tasting menu, the city’s kitchens are renowned. Not to be missed, is its bar, lounge, and club culture, buzzing cafes, and craft breweries. Highlights include the Bata Shoe Museum, Casa Loma, the CN Tower, For York National Historic Site, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Ontario's Parliament Building, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum, or enjoy a cruise on Toronto Harbour.




"Today you may choose to enjoy an optional day tour to Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls was carved during the ice age more than 12,000 years ago. It is a wonder of the world so spectacular that 14 million people a year come to experience its power, strength, and beauty. In the Niagara region, you can explore an award-winning wine region, enjoy excellent shopping, dining to match every palette or play a round of golf on a championship course. Niagara offers fun and entertainment for the whole family, a myriad of outdoor adventures, and rich cultural history. Highlights include the Niagara Parks Botanical Garden, the Whirpool Aero Car, the Niagara Falls History Museum, Old Fort Erie, Journey Behind the Falls, a visit to Skylon Tower, or enjoy a helicopter ride above the falls, a cruise on the Niagara River to the base of the falls, a Zipline to the Falls adventure or a whirlpool jet boat ride."



Toronto - Montreal

Today you will drive approximately 6-hours from Toronto to Montreal. Your journey follows the Saint Lawrence River where you can enjoy spectacular vistas of the river and its many islands. Ensure to stop in Kingston, a city with a fascinating history dating back more than 300 years. While in Kingston you can enjoy a 1000 Islands cruise or visit Fort Henry National Historic Site. You may also choose to visit Upper Canada Village with its more than 40 historical buildings, costumed staff, and demonstrations depicting rural Canadian life in 1886.




Montreal was founded in 1642 as Ville-Marie, or the City of Mary, it is named after Mount Royal the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city, and is centered on the Island of Montreal in the Saint Lawrence River. French is the city's official language and the city is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the developed world, after Paris. Blessed with one of the most exciting food scenes in North America it is a foodie's dream come true while making sure to try Poutine, a local Quebecois dish made with fries covered in cheese curds and gravy. Montreal is known as Canada's cultural juggernaut and hosts more than 90 festivals every year. It is part old European charm mixed with contemporary design and dotted with a wealth of heritage churches. Highlights include Parc du Mont-Royal, Museum of Fine Arts, Notre-Dame Basilica, Jardin Botanique, Place d'Armes, Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, Old Montreal & Port, Biodome, Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Insectarium.



Montreal - Quebec City

Today you will drive approximately 3-hours from Montreal to Quebec City. If you would like to properly experience rural Quebec, ensure to take the scenic route instead through its quaint villages, farmland, and forests. Activities en route include the Strom Nordic Spa and the Gault Nature Reserve of McGill University in Mont-Saint-Hilaire or Village Quebecois d'Antan, in Drummondville, a replica Quebec Village circa 1810-1930 with many vintage buildings and customed actors.



Quebec City

Explore the historic treasures of Canada’s only walled city and UNESCO World Heritage site, which is capped by the soaring turrets of the historic Chateau Frontenac that overlooks the Saint Lawrence River from its cliff-top position. Quebec City is North America's oldest French-speaking city and was founded in 1608. Old Quebec located just below the Chateau Frontenac resembles a European fairy-tale village with its cobblestone streets, manicured squares, historic architecture, charming boutiques, classic bistros, and sidewalk cafes. During the summer, musicians, acrobats, and actors in period costumes take to the streets, while fantastic festivals fill the air with fireworks and songs. Highlights include the National Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec's Legislature, The Citadelle, Battlefields Park, Museum of Civilisation, Terrasse Dufferin, Artillery Park, Plains of Abraham Museum, Quebec Aquarium, and the Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site.



Quebec City

"Today you may choose to enjoy an optional day tour to the Beaupre Coast. Running through Beaupre Coast's picturesque countryside is one of North America's oldest roads. Avenue Royale (Route de la Nouvelle-France) winds itself along the banks of the Saint Lawrence River. The route travels through a region steeped in heritage and culture where you will discover magnificent homes from the 18th and 19th centuries, 200-year-old churches, historic family farms, and adventure activities abound. Highlights include Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum & Studio, Saint-Anne-de-Beaupre Shrine, Park de la Chute-Montmorency, Canyon Sainte-Anne, Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, or Mont-Saint-Anne."



Quebec City - Departure

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and drive approximately 30-minutes to the Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport where you will return your rental vehicle and check-in for your onward flight.

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