Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1 • Montreal, Canada
Your Canadian vacation begins. Fly into French speaking Montreal for a two night stay at the Hyatt Regency. Your hotel is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, on lively St. Catherine’s Street and adjacent to the Complexe Dejardins, an indoor mall with over 100 shops, boutiques and restaurants. The Contemporary Art Museum is across the street. Rooms are available for check in after 3:00 p.m. Join Caravan for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing.

Day 2 • Montreal
View Montreal highlights on a morning sightseeing tour. See Notre Dame Church, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Old Montreal and McGill University. Stop at Mount Royal for spectacular vistas. Your afternoon is at leisure. Dine in an historic building in Old Montreal. BD

Day 3 • Montmorency, Quebec
Follow the St. Lawrence Seaway to Quebec City this morning. Photostop overlooking majestic Montmorency Falls. Then, to French-speaking Quebec City for a relaxing two night stay. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage site. High above the Saint Lawrence River, you see the Plains of Abraham, the site of the historic battle in 1759 between the British and French armies. The British climbed the hill, surprised the French and won the decisive battle for the control of Canada. Next, see the starshaped Citadel, where Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt devised the winning strategy for World War II. Your sightseeing also includes the St. Louis Gate, the provincial Parliament Buildings, and a stop at Place Royale. Return to your hotel. Your hotel is ideally located on D’Youville Square, just steps from the walled city of Old Quebec. Dinner tonight. BD

Day 4 • Quebec City
Enjoy a leisurely day in Quebec to explore beautiful cobblestone lanes lined with outdoor cafes and shops. Quebec City is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Here you can enjoy a taste of European charm and cuisine in the New World. If you wish, join Caravan this morning for a free optional visit to the shrine of St. Anne de Beaupré, a world famous pilgrimage site, and a visit to Ile d’Orleans, a picturesque island in the St. Lawrence River. B

Day 5 • Quebec City, Ottawa
On your morning drive towards the province of Ontario, stop en route to join in a local Quebec tradition, a visit to a maple syrup “sugar shack.” Enjoy lunch. Next, enter Ontario and arrive at Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. Enjoy a sightseeing drive by the Royal Canadian Mint, the Prime Minister’s Residence, Rideau Hall, and the Parliament Building. Visit the Canadian Museum of Civilization, a striking architectural masterpiece set on the shore of the Ottawa River, with a panoramic view of Ottawa’s Parliament buildings. This is Canada’s most popular museum. The museum includes the largest indoor collection of totem poles in the world. Then, arrive at your hotel near Parliament, the four diamond Marriott Ottawa. You are one block from Sparks Street, Canada’s first pedestrian promenade and Ottawa’s most significant heritage street. BL

Day 6 • 1,000 Islands Cruise, Toronto
Drive to Gananoque, on the great St. Lawrence Seaway, for a lunchtime cruise through the 1,000 islands. The Islands vary from bare rocks to lush wooded isles with palatial summer estates. This 2,300 mile seaway connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Continue to cosmopolitan Toronto, nicknamed “Hollywood North” because of the many movies filmed here. Enjoy a two night stay at your centrally located hotel. Your hotel is adjacent to the Eaton Centre, the world-class indoor shopping mall. Renowned for its architecture, culture and shops, Eaton Centre is a popular tourist attraction in Toronto. BL

Day 7 • Toronto, Niagara Falls
This morning see the Ontario Parliament and the University of Toronto on a brief sightseeing tour of Toronto. Then, travel along Lake Ontario to romantic Niagara Falls, honeymoon capital of the world. Cruise on the Maid of the Mist for dramatic views of Niagara Falls (weather conditions permitting; otherwise a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted). Then, visit Table Rock, overlooking the falls, and make a stop at the Floral Clock. Return to Toronto. Farewell dinner tonight. BD

Day 8 • Toronto
Your tour ends after breakfast at your hotel in Toronto. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan. B

Caret DownCaret Up RedWhy Travel with Caravan?

Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

PanAm Jet
In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago

Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.

Meals

In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.

All-inclusive

Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).

ASTA, NTA, ABA, CLIA, and ACMA