This multi-centre adventure starts in Toronto; gateway to the 553-metre tall CN Tower, Queen's Park, The Royal Ontario Museum, and Distillery District. Visit medieval Casa Lomas, get up close to indigenous animals at Toronto Zoo, see the new City Hall and Henry Moore's The Archer bronze sculpture, and shop until you drop at St Lawrence Market and the Eaton Center.
Next is the true highlight of the trip; an overnight stay at Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel) in Valcartier. Snuggle up in your wooden bed with its thermal insulated mattress, bed sheet, and pillow; and arctic winter sleeping bag. You'll also have access to the hotel's Nordic area with hot tubs and sauna under the stars.
The finale of your Canada stay is two nights in Quebec City on the Saint Lawrence River; home to the Old Town, Chateau Frontenac, Citadelle de Quebec, Musee de la Civilisation, and Observatoire de la Capitale. On Day 6 you'll transfer back to the airport for your flight back to the UK with many treasured memories of your stay.
2 nights - Bond Place Hotel - Toronto
Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is Canada's largest city and boasts a dynamic mix of sights and attractions. The 553-metre tall CN Tower is a must-visit to admire the panoramic views from the Sky Pod, 360 Restaurant, and the Edge Walk. The adjacent Rogers Centre hosts live football, baseball, and rock and pop concerts. Admire the exhibits at The Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Center, and Art Gallery of Ontario. Visit medieval Casa Lomas with its secret passages and 800-foot tunnel.
Get up close to pandas, grizzly bears, bison, polar bears, and penguins at Toronto Zoo. See the new City Hall and Henry Moore's The Archer bronze sculpture at Nathan Phillips Square. Go shopping at St Lawrence Market and the huge Eaton Center. Discover an eclectic mix of boutiques, galleries, artists' studios, and eateries at the restored, historic Distillery District. Take a boat trip to Centre Island to enjoy fun times at Centreville Amusement Park.
1 nights - Hotel de Glace - Valcartier
Transfer from Toronto to Valcartier where you'll check into the famous Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel) for an overnight stay. The only one of its kind in North America; Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel) opens from January to March and changes theme each winter. Fascinating art and winter splendour greet you as soon as you enter the Grand Hall, the rooms and themed suites are decorated with majestic sculptures, and the sumptuous chapel boasts a magical ambiance. To add a touch of warmth to your visit, top it off with a delicious cocktail served in a glass made of ice!
The on-site facilities include: a indoor water park, two restaurants, lunch area, sports bar/restaurant, three bars, chapel, spa, hot tubs, sauna, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, self parking, gift shop, reception, and digital games room.
The gourmet eatery O'Grill serves both a la carte and four-course meals; including fresh tartare, steaks, and seafood. Resto Safari is your go-to for mouth-watering rotisserie dishes, brunch buffet, children's menu, and meal and beer pairings. Terrasse du Matelot opens at lunchtime for gourmet sandwiches, salads, and tasty dishes made from seasonal produce. Chalet Sportif is a sports bar come restaurant, where you can enjoy food and drink as you admire views over the resort or watch a game on one of the 14 screens. Bar Tahiti is the place for tropical cocktails after time in Bora Park, Le Smash combines a lounge-like atmosphere and a menu of hot and cold drinks, and Yacht Club opens from 11:00 to 19:00 for refreshments.
The hotel has 42 ice-sculpted Rooms and Theme Suites; ranging from Hotel de Glace Rooms through to the Premium Deluxe Suite with Fireplace and Private Hot Tub and Sauna. Hotel de Glace Rooms offer a bed with solid wooden bed springs and comfortable thermal insulated mattress, bed sheet, and pillow; arctic winter sleeping bag, and ambient room temperature between 3°C and -5°C (27°F and 23°F).
The room package includes: a welcome cocktail served in an ice glass; room at the Hôtel Valcartier on the same night as your stay at the Hôtel de Glace for luggage, shower, etc; access to the Nordic area with hot tubs and sauna under the stars and the ice skating path; all gratuities; 10% discount on activity tickets bought on site at regular price; and 10% discount on thermal experience, aesthetic care, and massages at Aroma Spa.
2 nights - Clarendon Hotel - Quebec City
Quebec City sits proudly on the Saint Lawrence River at the heart of Canada's French-speaking Quebec province. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town (Vieux-Quebec) with its narrow, cobblestone streets, 17th and 18th-century buildings and churches, and the impressive Chateau Frontenac. Travel back in time at Musee de la Civilisation and La Citadelle de Quebec or gaze in awe at Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica and Place Royale.
Get a bird's eye view of the city from Observatoire de la Capitale. Step outside the city walls and discover the vibrant St Baptiste, Montcalm, St-Roch, and Colline Parlementaire neighbourhoods or take a walk on the battlefields of the Plains of Abraham (Champs de Bataille). Hop on the ferry at Vieux Port to Levis; explore Maison Alphonse-Desjardins and learn about military life at Levis Forts. Alternatively, venture further afield to the idyllic Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.