CANADA in the WILD

Itinerary for September 17, 2016

Discover Toronto and Niagara Falls

Your August 17, 2019 Itinerary

Toronto skyline from Toronto islands
niagara falls
flatiron-pano
falls
Dundas Square

 Here is your detailed itinerary:

KEEP CONNECTED AND INFORMED

We have created a What's app group for all members attending the trip. Please  download the app if you don't have it and join this group:

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It is important to stay in touch while travelling; especially if there are any last minute changes to be announced by your guide (like bus pickup addresses), you become separated from the group or are going to be late for a rendezvous.

This what's app group will also be good for anyone in the trip to share photos, let others know of cool spots you've come across while exploring, restaurants recommendations and pretty much anything we want. 

HOTEL DETAILS.

 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot. Toronto Hotel
3299 Caroga Drive | Mississauga, ON L4V 1A3

WHAT TO BRING

  • Your camera 

  • water bottle

  • good walking shoes

  • Appropriate clothing (check the weather forecast). Bring something warm as it might get a little cool at night.

  • Snacks for the bus ride

  • Your adventurous spirit and extra money for food and souvenirs!

 

DAY ONE

6:45 am  Meet us at 90 University Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5. This is a residence building on the University of Ottawa campus [See our map below]. The building is right in front of a big parking lot where our bus will pick us up. Here you will have a chance to gather and get to know your fellow travellers before we set out.

7:00 am The bus departs at 7:00 am sharp. Don’t be late, we will not be able to wait for you and we do not want you to miss this awesome trip.

2:00 pm Arrive to Niagara Falls. We will drop you off at the beginning of Clifton Hill, one of the most visited streets in Niagara Falls. We will spend 3 hours in this amazing town. Your guide will show you around as you head to the Hornblower Cruise departure area.

3:00 pm Board the boat and enjoy a thrilling experience. You will get very close to the falls so be ready to get a little wet!  After the boat ride you have 1.5 hours to discover Niagara Falls. Make sure you leave enough time to get back to the meeting spot to go to Toronto.

Check our "Places of Interest in Niagara" section below to familiarize yourself with the city and the many interesting places you can visit.

 

5:00 pm Meet at the same spot where you were dropped off and board the bus to continue with your adventure. It is your responsibility to be on time. 

 

7:00 pm Arrive to downtown Toronto, Canada's largest city. We will spend 2 hours before heading to the hotel. We will explore a small area of downtown before going for dinner.

 

9:00 pm After dinner the bus will pick you up and take you to the hotel, where we will check in and rest. 

DAY TWO

7:00 am- 9:00 am  A hot breakfast buffet is included in the package. Go to the dining area of the hotel and enjoy a hearty breakfast. We will be checking out at 9.30 am to go to Downtown Toronto.

9:30 am Check out and board the bus. We will be dropped off at the base of the CN Tower, one of the most iconic landmarks of Toronto. From here we will set out on a walking orientation tour of Toronto, where you will get familiarized with the different neighborhoods and be able to see some of the most important buildings and areas of this city. 

After the orientation tour is over (approximately 1.5 h to 2 h) we suggest you take the ferry to the Toronto Islands where you will get the best views of Toronto's skyline (this is a great opportunity for amazing photos). The islands also host some of Toronto's beaches, a mini amusement park, an animal farm and a pedestrian village where no cars are allowed!

Alternatively you can go to the CN Tower and go up for also amazing views,  visit some of the many great museums or the Aquarium. 

We will spend a total of 6 hours in Toronto before we head back to Ottawa. 

3:45 pm Meet us at the base of the CN Tower (same spot we were dropped off) to board the bus.

4.00 pm Say goodbye to Toronto and let's start our return to Ottawa. We will be making a stop in the way back for dinner and to stretch our legs.

 

9:30 pm Arrive to 90 University, at the University of Ottawa

Places of Interest in Toronto

This is a map of downtown Toronto. Our drop-off and pick-up zone (The CN Tower) has been already marked for you.

The CN Tower

from 38$

Discover spectacular views, from the Look Out Level at 346 m (1,136 ft.), including Edge Walk viewing dare to walk on air on the world famous Glass Floor at 342m (1,122 ft.) with outdoor Sky Terrace, informational displays and more.

Book ONLINE 24hours in advance for discounts

Toronto Islands

$7.50 return trip

Take a Ferry at the Jack Layton Terminal and go to the Toronto Islands. From here you will get the best skyline photos of Toronto.

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

from $27

This incredible aquarium is located at the base of the CN Tower and features 13,500 different species of sea animals. Showcasing both marine and freshwater habitats from around the world, Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto is home to popular animals including sharks, jellyfish, green sea turtles and rays. Visit the 12,500-square-meter aquarium for an awe-inspiring experience, and get personal with sea creatures in the Touch Tank gallery.

BOOK ONLINE for discounts and timed entrance

Queen St, King St

Wanna go shopping? Queen st and King st are full of commerce and stores!

Provincial Parliament

Check these majestic buildings where the Ontario Government is seated

Chinatown

Looking for souvenirs? Chinatown has some of the best deals you can find in Toronto. This is also one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city

Kensington Market

Toronto's most unique neighbourhood, Kensington Market retains its charm and wonderful diversity through its eclectic mix of vintage clothing stores, Latin American grocers, fresh produce, cafes and watering holes

City Hall

Toronto's Old City Hall was home to its city council from 1899 to 1966 and remains one of the city's most prominent structures. The building is located at the corner of Queen and Bay Streets, across Bay Street from Nathan Phillips Square and the new City Hall in the centre of downtown Toronto. The heritage landmark has a distinctive clock tower which heads the length of Bay Street from Front Street to Queen Street as a terminating vista.

Old City Hall was designated a National Historic Site in 1984.

The Eaton's Centre

Free unless you shop!

Toronto Eaton Centre is Toronto’s most unique and iconic shopping centre. Its spectacular glass galleria soars above a premium selection of more than 230 retailers, restaurants and services. Toronto’s top tourist destination, located in the heart of the city, it is an exciting shopping experience with 47 million plus visitors per year. In 2016, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue opened their doors ushering in a new chapter at Toronto Eaton Centre 

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Places of Interest in Niagara Falls

SkyWheel

This ferris wheel is just the ticket for people who want to escape the crowds. Its pods were precision-engineered in Switzerland to withstand year-round use. Take a breather and give it a whirl – you’re guaranteed heavenly views of the American and Horseshoe falls. Then, come back to earth with a bump at the nearby Nightmares Fear Factory. Warning: it’s not for the squeamish!

 

Price: $11.99 CAD

Clifton Hill

This is one of the major tourist promenades in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Here you can find restaurants, bars, clubs, pubs, cinemas, museums, amusement parks etc. One stop shop for all your entertainment  needs. 

AlMacs Restaurant

All you can eat buffet restaurant. 5435 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1R5 

 

Price: from $6.99 CAD

Upside down house

Disorient yourself in Niagara Falls. This dizzy destination is both flipped and crooked, the floor will leave you wondering how far you need to tilt to stay straight. The disorientation continues as your group parades through this unique attraction.

Price: $7.99 CAD

Journey behind the falls

Visitors descend 150 ft. by elevator, where a short tunnel (150 ft.) gives access to two outdoor observation decks and two portals located directly behind the Falls. At Journey Behind the Falls, you`ll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below

Price: $16.75 CAD

Niagara's Fury

The temperature will drop 20 degrees. Water will bubble and spray while snow falls all around. Standing in the mist on a massive platform you will feel the full wrath of Mother Nature as the floor trembles beneath you. Incredible images produced with technology previously used only in satellites and medicine will immerse you in a “4D” Universal Studios-style attraction.

Price: $14.25

The Skylon Tower

This observation tower overlooks both the American Falls, New York, and the larger Horseshoe Falls in Ontario, from the Canadian side of the Niagara River

Price: $15.02

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Get in touch with us!

info@roundtours.ca

2013 Olympia Cres, Ottawa. ON

K1G 2B3

1-888-535-7775

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