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Canada's Maple Leaf Trail

  • London
  • Montreal
  • Quebec City
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto
  • Niagara Falls
  • Toronto
  • London
Tour Pace:

9 DAYS from £1819pp

Tour Highlights
  • City tours of Toronto, Quebec and Montreal.
  • Tour of Niagara Falls, including Hornblower Cruise at the base of the falls.
  • Wine tasting at Konzelmann Winery.
  • Sightseeing Tour of Ottawa, Canada's Capital City.
  • 1000 Island Cruise on the St Lawrence River in Rockport

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Canada's Maple Leaf Trail

This fascinating tour will take you on a delightful journey experiencing the diversity and contrast of four unique cities, from beautiful Montreal and charming Quebec, to historic Ottawa and cosmopolitan Toronto.

Tour Itinerary

UK to Montreal

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Montreal. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.


A morning tour unveils the city's delightful warren of cobblestone alleys, packed with Victorian stone houses, small boutiques and trendy eateries. Visit the famous landmark of Notre Dame, and then on to Place Jacques Cartier filled with street musicians.

  • Breakfast
Montreal to Quebec City

Depart this morning for Fort Chambly National Historic site. The fort once protected New France from British attacks and stands as an invaluable witness to the French presence in North America. After a leisurely lunch, follow the Maple Leaf trail through the picturesque landscapes, villages and vineyards of the Eastern Townships before arriving in Quebec City.

  • Breakfast
Quebec City

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Quebec City, the crown jewel of French Canada. Explore UNESCO - listed Vieux Quebec, with its cobbled streets, ancient city walls and colourful Victorian facades. Your tour will also include the colonial citadel and the majestic Chateau Frontenac, as well as the imposing 19th Century parliament buildings. Rest of day at leisure.
Optional excursion (payable locally): View Quebec from the air in a 15-minute Helicopter tour including Old Quebec and the magnificent St. Lawrence River.

  • Breakfast
Quebec City to Ottawa

Following breakfast, you will stop en route at the delightful 'Sugar Shack'. Here, in the heart of the beautiful Mauricie region, you will enjoy a sumptuous true Quebecois feast, live music and a guided tour explaining how maple syrup used to be produced. Continue to Ottawa with the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

Embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of Canada's capital. Visit the National Art Gallery and Sparks Street, a pedestrianised shopping area before continuing to the ByWard Market, a trendy area home to many bars and restaurants. Next stop is Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Canadian Monarch and the Governor General. Visit the impressive Rideau Canal, which runs throughout the city and becomes the world's longest skate rink in winter.

  • Breakfast
Ottawa to Toronto

Today leave Ottawa to travel into Toronto. En route, stop in Rockport for a picturesque '1000 Island Cruise' on the St Lawrence River. Lunch will be at a local restaurant before arriving in Toronto.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

The tour leaves Toronto for what is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the trip: Niagara Falls. We've organised a boat trip here to experience the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist of this natural wonder. Journey back to Toronto stopping at the quaint little town of Niagara-on-the-lake followed by a wine-tasting experience at the stunning Konzelmann Winery.

  • Breakfast
Toronto to the UK

Before your flight back to the UK, explore Toronto on a guided tour. Visit the Parliament building and University, wander around the indoor food stalls at St Lawrence Market, visit the iconic CN tower, and finish with some shopping along Yonge Street.

  • Breakfast

Important Information


British passport holders are not currently required to obtain a visa in order to travel to Canada. Further visa advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you to check with your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding required passport validity.


We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight to Montreal and returning from Toronto is with Air Transat (TS) departing from London Gatwick. Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage and one item of hand baggage (Max 10kg - 23x40x51cm) in addition to one small personal item on-board the aircraft. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 10, and the maximum will be 35. If in the unlikely event there are less than 10 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival by your national guide who will remain with you for the duration of the tour, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar and we recommend you change some currency before you leave the UK. Cash machines will also be available throughout the tour in order to withdraw money in your local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £300 - £400 will be sufficient for the durations of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!
It is customary to tip your tour escort who will be with you throughout your journey approximately CA$4.00 per person per day, and for your driver CA$3.00 per person per day. This will be collected on the last day of your tour. We also recommend for you to tip your local guide in Montreal and Quebec approximately CA$4.00 per person per day, this can be given at the end of your sightseeing tour. It is not mandatory but it is courteous to tip in the local currency.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
2021 Dates
28 Sep 202106 Oct 2021SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
12 Oct 202112 Oct 2021SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
2022 Dates
03 May 202211 May 2022£2049.00Book Now
14 Jun 202222 Jun 2022£2069.00Book Now
27 Sep 202205 Oct 2022£2039.00Book Now
11 Oct 202219 Oct 2022£1899.00Book Now
2023 Dates
02 May 202310 May 2023£2099.00Book Now
13 Jun 202321 Jun 2023£2139.00Book Now
26 Sep 202304 Oct 2023£2099.00Book Now
10 Oct 202318 Oct 2023£1949.00Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Local English-speaking Guides
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary

What to expect

Fact File

Canadian Dollar

Min/Max temperature

-3 °C / 27 °C

When to go

Weather can vary quite considerably throughout the year, so please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.


Quebec City


What to pack
  • Warm clothing and thermals in winter
  • Waterproof lightweight jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • Binoculars
  • A plug adaptor
  • Leave plenty of space in your case for shopping!
Customer Rating:
P Utting
25th Jun 2019

Excellent apart from breakfast on the first day was poor at the Best Western.

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Customer Rating:
Gordon Waller
2nd Nov 2017

The Chelsea Hotel in Toronto was the best hotel of the tour, The Royal William In Quebec I would rank 4th.

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Customer Rating:
Margaret Brown
5th Jun 2017

All hotels were very good no complaints at all.
Position in the cities was also excellent.

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Customer Rating:
Brian Macmillan
28th Jun 2016

hotels were good

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