Historical Cities of Canada (02nd Aug – 09th Aug 2022)

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All about the Historical Cities of Canada (02nd Aug – 09th Aug 2022).

Explore Canada’s cosmopolitan cities,

Trace Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Seekers,

Discover French, Black, British History and Heritage,

Marvel the majestic Niagara Falls,

Wander through the beautiful streets of Ottawa,

Immerse yourself in the culture of Quebec City,

Walk the cobblestone streets of Montreal

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hotel accommodation as specified in the itinerary
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Applicable taxes
  • All sightseeing and transfers using private vehicle
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Admissions to attractions as specified in the itinerary
  • Services of English speaking tour director all through the tour
  • Services of English speaking African American tour guide during Black History tours.
  • Return airfare from Los Angeles [Please check with us for Pricing from Other departure Cities]
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • All other meals
  • All other sightseeing or Services
  • Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Visa fee
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls, and laundry
  • Any other services or Items not mentioned above as included
  • Local city taxes if applicable to be paid directly at hotels upon check out
  • Travel Insurance [For insurance details please click (GET AWAY FRIENDS’ CANADA TOUR INSURANCE DETAILS) [Note – Please refer to page 2 for Cancel For Any Reason – ( Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) is travel insurance coverage that reimburses up to 75% of Non-Refundable Trip cost. The lesser of 75% of the amount prepaid for the trip or up to the maximum of $20,000) if you have to cancel your trip for any reason not listed in the standard coverage.]
  1. Day 1 - 02 Aug, 2022 Toronto Arrival

    Today board your flight to Toronto. Upon Arrival at Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), you’ll be warmly received by our tour guide. You will then be transferred by private vehicle to your hotel located in the Downtown.

    Spend rest of the day exploring the downtown. Overnight in Toronto

  2. Day 2 - 03 Aug, 2022 Toronto [B/L/-]

    Black Loyalists and their families were among the first settlers in Upper Canada. As abolition movements and the Underground Railroad gained support, Black slaves and refugees flooded into Canada and Toronto determined to build new lives for themselves and their children.

    We will visit some of the buildings and sites of where blacks were involved in Toronto’s past. You’ll hear of notable Black Torontonians. Two black Doctor’s from Canada, Dr. A.T. Augusta and Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott served in the Union army. Thornton and Lucie Blackburn who established Toronto’s first taxicab. James Mink a successful businessman who married his daughter to white man who sold her into slavery. Mary Ann Shadd was a teacher and first woman editor in North America. She was also a recruiter for the Union Army. You will also hear of how successful blacks are in Canada today.


    Later we will visit the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a non-profit organization in Toronto, established in 1978 to preserve and promote the contributions of Black peoples in Ontario, and Canada at large. The Society provides research materials for professional development, as well as exhibits and Black History Speaker presentations to schools, organizations, and libraries to promote the understanding of Black heritage in Ontario

    Enjoy Lunch at a Jamaican Restaurant

    Post lunch continue to explore the great city of Toronto: Old and new City Hall; Parliament; University of Toronto; Chinatown; Rogers Center, originally named Sky Dome Stadium.

    Transfer back to the hotel.

    Rest of the evening is free at leisure. Overnight in Toronto

  3. Day 3 - 04 Aug, 2022 Toronto - Niagara Falls [B/L/-]

    Morning after breakfast, check-out and leave the bustling Toronto and travel along the Shores of Lake Ontario. Niagara region. Spend a day learning about the fascinating and impactful history of the Underground Railroad in Ontario, The Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century African-American slaves in the United States to escape to freedom with the help of abolitionists and allies who supported their cause. This path from slavery to freedom ran right through Niagara, where tens of thousands of people crossed over into Canada in search of a better life.

    On this tour, you will be taken on what was the second leg of the Underground Railroad. Visit various historical sites such as safe houses and crossing points on the Niagara River as you travel through the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara-On-The-Lake en-route to St. Catharines. We will stop at a winery for a quick wine sampling of Niagara’s famed Ice Wine.

    Prepare to go back in time to the 19th century when the Underground Railroad shuttled slaves to freedom across the border. The knowledgeable tour guides in period clothing emulate the “conductors” of the day — those people who transported the fugitives from station to station. Hear the stories and see the key sites in the area, like the Murphy Orchards Lockport – Erie Canal Historic Lewiston Historic Suspension Bridge Underground Railroad Interp. Ctr. over the Niagara River that led many slaves to a new life of freedom.

    Visitors will enter the Salem Chapel where “the Moses of her people” worshipped ​,Discover the chapel’s connection to the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hear about some of the heroic and hairbreadth escapes that ended in St. Catharines, with and without Tubman, Learn about the first Black settler in St. Catharines, Discover Niagara’s leading white anti-slavery activist, Visit the crossing point where Harriet Tubman entered Canada​, Explore the city where the radical abolitionist John Brown met “General Tubman”  Discover what a small group of covert Southerners were doing in a British Canadian town that harboured hundreds of fugitives, ​​Learn about the early Black Baptist community

    Stop at the final resting place of a freedom seeker whose capture incited one of the largest anti-slavery riots in American history​

    Finally, stop at breathtaking Niagara Falls to gain a better understanding of how the mighty falls, too, played a role in the Underground Railroad network

    We will then proceed to Skylone Tower for Lunch.

    Post Lunch experience Niagara Falls up close on this boat ride. Beginning on the Canadian side of the falls, this exciting tour travels along the Niagara Gorge, past the American and Bridal Veil Falls to the base of the powerful Horseshoe Falls. Stand out on the deck and feel the spray of the water — poncho included — or stay dry inside behind a window. Either way, it is a journey to remember.

    Spend rest of the day exploring the Clifton Hill.  Overnight in Niagara Falls.

  4. Day 4 - 05 Aug, 2022 Niagara Falls – Thousand Island – Ottawa [B/L/-]

    Morning after breakfast, check-out and travel to Gananoque, where you’ll board your cruise taking you closer than any other cruise available in the 1000 Islands. The Natives knew this beautiful collection of Islands as Manitoana or the Garden of the Great Spirit.  See fifth and sixth generation family cottages. Cruise through the narrow channels of the Admiralty and Navy group of Islands in the most intimate tour the 1000 Island has to offer.

    Post Cruise enjoy your lunch and Continue to the nation’s Capital of Ottawa, Pleasantly framed by the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal.

    Arrive in Ottawa and check-in.  Overnight in Ottawa

  5. Day 5 - 06 Aug, 2022 Ottawa [B/-/-]

    Morning sightseeing includes Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, and Parliament Hill. Visit the ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE STABLES, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. Suggestions for this afternoon include a visit to the magnificent Canadian Museum of History or the array of restaurants and shops at lively Byward Market. Enjoy delicious Canadian Specialty, a BEAVERTAIL, a pastry stretched to the shape of a beaver tail with topping added.

    We will possibly meet with Greg Furgus (African American), Member of Parliament for Hull Aylmer in the House of Commons (This meeting will depend on his schedule of appointments)

    Spend rest of the day exploring the Capital City. Overnight in Ottawa

  6. Day 6 - 07 Aug, 2022 Ottawa - Montreal [B/L/-]

    Morning after breakfast, Leave Ottawa, relax and enjoy the ride to Montreal. Upon arriving in Old Montreal we will see the city as never seen it before. We will revisit local black history from the 18th and 19th century. Where slaves lived, who owned slaves, how they escaped etc. I will also give a brief history of the different neighborhood and the historical figures that gave life to those places

    We will go to Union United Church (oldest black congregation in Canada started in 1907) in the historical black neighborhood of Montreal, Little Burgundy. In the same name area (where Malcolm X’s parents met and Marcus Garvey held UNIA meetings) we’ll take a look at the birth of Canadian Jazz through Oscar Peterson and Oliver Jones’ mural.

    We will continue our tour visiting Marie-Joseph Angélique’s (a black slave who’s been accused of setting Old Montreal on fire in 1734) commemorative plaque. And also where enslaved african/black people lived in Old Montreal

    Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

    We will continue to explore Montreal. Enjoy a journey through time in Old Montréal, located between the St. Lawrence Seaway and the downtown skyscrapers. Founded in 1642, this old town is one of the most popular attractions for visitors and locals alike. It’s also the home of the Notre-Dame-Basilica, widely recognized as one of the most impressive landmarks in the world. The original stained-glass windows here paint a story of Montréal’s religious history. There’s also Olympic Stadium, created for the Summer Olympic Games in 1976. This architectural masterpiece features the tallest inclined tower in the world at 539 feet (165 meters). Mount Royal Park offers an impressive view of the city from its lookout location and St. Joseph’s Oratory is the largest Italian Renaissance-style basilica in Canada. Other points of interest include Chinatown, Old Port, Bonsecours Market Building, Place Jacques Cartier, City Hall, Place Ville-Marie, and much more.

    Post tour you will be dropped off at the hotel.  Overnight in Montreal

  7. Day 7 - 08 Aug, 2022 Montreal - Quebec City - Montreal [B/-/D]

    This morning after breakfast, we will proceed to Quebec City. En-route we will stop at the BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, a national shrine famous for its fine stained-glass windows.  Spend time strolling through the grounds of the Sanctuary and see the miraculous Madonna in the Old Chapel

    Post visit we will continue our journey to Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore Old Québec, the historic heart of French Canada and the capital of the province of Québec, with its narrow streets, stone buildings and European feel.

    Learn about the city’s history and culture while strolling past attractions like the Fortifications of Québec. See and learn about the important function of the city walls from centuries ago and gain a better understanding of the defense system of North America’s only remaining fortified city. Québec City is the only walled city north of Mexico.  There’s also the Citadelle of Québec, an active military installation and official residence of both the Canadian monarch and the Governor General of Canada; and Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, one of the oldest stone churches in Canada that stands on the very spot where Québec began.

    Visit Place Royale, often referred to as the birthplace of French America, and the beautiful Plains of Abraham, where the famous Battle of Québec between the French and English armies took place in the Seven Years’ War in 1759. Also, enjoy views of picturesque Place d’Armes and take photos of the towering Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Canada’s most-beloved hotel.  The tour concludes back in the Upper Town district.

    Later drive back to Montreal.

    To-night enjoy your farewell dinner. Overnight in Montreal.

  8. Day 8 - 09 Aug, 2022 Depart Montreal [B/-/-]

    Late Morning check-out and Meet your tour guide in the lobby and proceed to explore two iconic Underground City. Start with a jaunt in some of the more interesting tunnels, complexes and buildings connecting the world-famous underground pedestrian network. Admire art, architecture, atriums and learn about the importance and history of the ”RESO” tunnel system.

    Later you will be transferred to Montreal airport for your return flight home.

     END OF SERVICES

    (Note that at most hotels, the international standard for the check-out time is 11:00 Am. Should you depart later, baggage may be stored at the hotel. A late check-out depends on availability and may be subject to additional charges).
Hotel Accommodation
CITY Nights HOTEL
TORONTO 02 Courtyard by Marriott
NIAGARA FALLS 01 Sheraton on the Falls
OTTAWA 02 Ottawa Marriott Hotel
MONTREAL 02 Delta Hotels by Marriott Montreal
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Deposit:          Non-Refundable deposit US$ 150 per person in Twin Sharing

Deposit Date :  28th  Feb 2021

Full Balance:     By 91 Days before departure (04th May, 2022)

Prices do not include any other meals that is not specified in the tour price inclusions, gratuities and tips to Driver, Guides, Tour Director, baggage fees, phones, all items of a personal nature, food and beverages during the meals, not on the regular menu.

A well paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! Touring days begin and end at reasonable hours and include frequent stops. While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation

Considering the Covid-19 conditions, we will be limiting the passenger capacity to 30 passengers per departure.

We consider adequate travel insurance to be essential. Travel insurance is widely available to purchase. It is the personal responsibility of each traveler to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance cover. Please read the policy details carefully. It is each traveler’s personal responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover purchased is suitable and adequate for their particular needs. Voyages Hub will not be responsible or liable for any consequence of any nature arising from the failure to comply with the responsibility of providing for adequate travel insurance cover.

Please contact Jean to Purchase your Travel Protection –

[For insurance details please click (GET AWAY FRIENDS’ CANADA TOUR INSURANCE DETAILS)

[Note – (Please refer to page 2 for Cancel For Any Reason – (CFAR) is travel insurance coverage that reimburses up to 75% of Non-Refundable Trip Cost. The lesser of 75% of the amount pre-paid for the trip up to the maximum of $20,000) if you have to cancel your trip for any reason not listed in the standard coverage.]
  • Cancellations with 91 days or more prior to departure-full refund, (non-refundable deposit & the cost of trip cancellation & interruption insurance is retained),
  • Between 90 and 45 days 50% is retained,
  • Between 45 and 31 days 85% is retained, 
  • 30 days or less, or no show 100% of the package price is retained. 
  • Note: A person becoming a single as a result of the roommate’s cancellation must pay the single supplement. 

We use hotels that are closely monitoring COVID-19 updates and adhering to the guidelines that are set by the National Health Organization and WHO. Along with the Government directions  are preparing to safely reopen and accept guests with thorough precautionary standards set in place, to ensure a safe, healthy and welcoming environment!

Cleanliness and hygiene standards at hotels are of high importance and they have implemented additional measures that meet the latest guidance on hygiene and cleaning, to ensure the safety of our guests and team daily. The hotels are using cleaning & environmentally friendly products and protocols that are effective against viruses.  They are conducting enhanced training and corona virus awareness, updating our team in response to the new standards COVID -19 has set for our well-being, onward

A post signage on entrance door that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 will be permitted in the hotel Public spaces. They will perform cleaning and disinfection in all public spaces with increased frequency; Hand sanitizers have been placed at all areas  and team facilities including lobby, dining outlets and reception desk, bathrooms and offices. The hotels will provide  surgical masks and gloves to guests and staff according to the new guidelines . Designated signage at all public areas, notifying guests of keeping social distance, wearing masks, use hand sanitizers.

Elevators, must be used by one passenger at a time, or guests sharing the same room. Still, we encourage you to use the stairs.

Rooms. Key prevention protocols are followed to clean the rooms with particular attention paid to high touch items. A rigorous cleaning after guest depart and before the next arrival.  More detailed information is provided in each room

Back of House.  Screening of all teams, in each shift before entering  the Hotel, for symptoms to  Immediately exclude anyone. In the spaces where  Hotels team is working we are increasing the frequency of cleaning and focusing on high-touch areas like  entrances, locker rooms, laundry rooms and  offices

The hotels will ensure to follow Food Safety Policies as well with daily cleaning and disinfection of the kitchen and other food preparation areas, surfaces, proper cooking and storage of food and hygiene practices.

(Please visit individual Hotel Website for Covid-19 related information)

Our suppliers use transport companies, those have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you peace of mind when you are travelling during these new times.

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the transport companies  have taken additional measures to elevate our hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations.

The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis.

All our guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitizing when required.

Hand sanitizer will be available on board for your use throughout the day.

Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitizer to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries.

Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

The health and safety of our passengers and employees is our top priority. As questions and concerns arise as a result of COVID-19, our group of companies has taken a number of precautionary measures to provide the highest level of protection for our customers and team.

Our COVID-19 measures include:

  • The vehicles interiors are completely cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • Drivers now perform a thorough cleaning of the vehicle’s interior surfaces with disinfectant wipes between each trip.
  • Drivers have been issued protective disposable rubber gloves and masks.
  • With the exception of dispatcher, office staff are now working remotely, from home.
  • All employees have been instructed to self monitor, self isolate and seek immediate medical attention if they show any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Under no circumstance will we allow sick employees to report for work.

At this time we don’t know what the exact future effects of Covid-19 will be on tourism in Canada. We hope that all attractions and hotels included in this offer will reopen and will continue to operate in 2021 but we may have to look for alternatives where this is not the case and we do appreciate your flexibility. We also do not know if social distancing restrictions will continue and so reserve the right to limit numbers on coaches and review prices if appropriate if these restrictions are applied by the governments.

Covid-19 Reschedule: Your tour qualifies from a reschedule to a future date based on government advisories. A mutually agreed date with the tour leader will be announced and all the deposits will be retained for future travel for the same trip.

  • In order to enter Canada, U.S. citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact your destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
  • Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your round-trip flights to and from tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
  • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • To ensure you’re comfortable for outdoor sightseeing during spring and fall departures, we recommend packing a warm coat, hat, and gloves. Avoid wearing cotton whenever possible as it is an ineffective insulator.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to this region.
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • During the summer months, take proper care with sun exposure and heat.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Voyages Hub at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
  • Canadian cuisine closely resembles British cuisine, with elements that will be very familiar to Americans as well. While in Canada, you may want to try local favorites like butter tarts, poutine, and anything with maple syrup.
  • North America operates on 110-120 volts and uses Type A or B plugs with two flat pins or two flat pins and one round pin, respectively.
  • The majority of the hotels on this tour will have air conditioning.
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
  • For the majority, the provinces of Ontario and Quebec operate on Eastern Time (ET).
  • Please note: Small eastern portions of Quebec operate according to Atlantic Standard Time, but you will not visit those portions of the province on tour.
  • When it’s noon in New York City, it’s noon on tour.
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
  • You will use Canadian dollars on this tour tour.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • Many banks and businesses now primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.

Voyages Hub reserves the right to levy a surcharge commensurate to the fuel increase at the time of operation of this movement.

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