CANADA in the WILD
Itinerary for September 17, 2016
Discover Toronto and Niagara Falls
Detailed Itinerary - 2017
Here is your itinerary:
8:00 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 Ottawa Residences 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.
8:15 am The bus departs at 8:15 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.
1:00 pm Arrive to Downtown Toronto. The bus will drop us off right beside the CN Tower, Toronto's most iconic building. From here we will start our walking tour. Make sure you bring your water bottle and good walking shoes as we will be discovering the city by foot.
1:15 pm Your guided group walk of Downtown Toronto begins. This amazing walk will last approximately 2 to 3 hours and we will check out most of Toronto's coolest districts. You will discover: Yonge street, the Eaton Center, Nathan Phillip Square (Great group photo here!), the entertainment district, financial district, fashion district, Chinatown, and the bustling streets in between.
4:00 -6:00 pm At this time we suggest taking a break from all the walking. Grab a coffee or a lemonade from the many cafes in the city and put your feet to rest. Alternatively, you can go with one of our guides and visit certain Toronto attractions: CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium or any of the many museums.
Check our "Places of Interest in Toronto" section below to familiarize yourself with the city and the many interesting things to do.
6:00 - 8:00 pm We meet again at 6 pm and we will go for dinner.
8:00 pm Board the bus and we will head towards our hotel for a well deserved rest. We will be staying at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriot. This hotel has a heated swimming pool, hot tub, a gym and a bar-restaurant. Spend some time on your own and enjoy the evening.
7:00 am- 9:00 am Our hotel comes with a full hot breakfast buffet. Come and enjoy it from 7 am to 9 am.
10:00 am At this time we will check out of our hotel and head to downtown Toronto again. This time we will be dropped off at the Ferry Terminal for a cruise to the amazing Toronto Islands (not included in the price of tour) The cost of this boat is approximately $7.50 for a return trip (both ways). The Toronto Islands are a wonderful place where Torontonians go to escape the craziness of the city. There are beaches, nature and lovely tiny car-free town.
12:00 Let's get the boat back and check out Old Toronto. Here you will see the Cathedral, St Lawrence market (where you can grab some lunch) and we'll walk around King street and surrounding areas.
1:00 pm Hop on the bus once again and let's go to Niagara Falls. We will make a stop on the way on a beautiful and secret destination.
5:30 pm Arrive to Niagara Falls. We will check in to our hotel. This time we will be staying at CJS Inn a nice and typical north american motel. The motel is within walking distances of all attractions the city has to offer. We will take a break, refresh and get ready to head out again.
7:00 pm Let's go out and discover the town of Niagara Falls. We will start by going to a restaurant and having dinner.
8:30 pm After having some food we will explore the center of the city: Clifton Hill. This street is full of attractions that can be visited. Take your time and wonder around. There are horror houses, bowling alleys, a Dinosaur themed mini golf park, a ferry's wheel and many many other awesome destinations.
10:00 pm The Falls are illuminated at night, but only as of 10 PM. Make sure you check them out before returning to the hotel at your own pace.
Check our "Places of Interest in Niagara" section below to familiarize yourself with the city and the many interesting things to do.
7:00 am- 10:00 am Our hotel does not have breakfast included. However there is a cheap place nearby where for $6.99 you can eat as much food as you want. The price does not include drinks, which are priced separately.
11.00 am Check out of the hotel, put your bags in the bus and let's head to the falls. Here we'll board the 'Hornblower' boat cruise for a unique experience. The boat gets so close to the falls that you think it might actually go IN THEM.
11.30 am - 1:00 pm Get some free time to explore Niagara Falls on your own or take advantage of the many attractions offered.
1:15 pm Meet at the hotel once again, board the bus and let's head back to Ottawa.
8:00 pm Arrive to 90 University in Ottawa. It is customary to tip your bus driver at the end of the trip. We suggest $5 per person. Our guides will pass by your seats on the way back for those of you who would like to contribute to the bus driver tip.
What To Bring: Your camera, water bottles, good walking shoes, some changes of clothing including warm stuff, your adventurous spirit and extra money for food and souvenirs!
Places of Interest in Toronto
Places of Interest in Niagara Falls
Niagara has hundreds of attractions. Below is a small list of some of them. For more information visit Niagara Falls Tourism