Senior Women's Travel

Dynamic Duo

Toronto & Montreal, two Canadian cities that have everything going for them.  Toronto, defiantly English; Montreal celebrating its French heritage.
Enjoy the culture of each with emphasis on theatre in Toronto, history and fine dining in Montreal.

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Toronto and Montreal:  Two of Canada's Most Exciting Cities

September 2012

Our Itinerary:

CN Tower, Toronto's "Eiffel Tower"

Day 1
Arrive in Toronto, transfer on your own to our 3-star hotel in the Entertainment District.  Our hotel is right across the street from the venerable Royal York, a great place for afternoon tea, a simple dinner of fish and chips, or a quick breakfast.

An activity will be planned for the afternoon depending on the arrival times of the group.

Cocktails at twilight at CN Tower, the best time to enjoy the view.  The CN Tower is Toronto’s “Eiffel Tower,” a landmark visible from many vantage points in the city.  Dinner at Jamie Kennedy’s Wine Bar, one of Toronto’s “hot” restaurants.



Day 2
Morning:  City bus tour of the city.

Afternoon: Tour of the harbor including the Toronto islands.

If time allows, we will visit one of the many fascinating redeveloped areas of Toronto such as the Distillery District, formerly the site of the largest brewery in the British Empire.  It is now a pedestrian-only area with a theatre, shops, restaurants, and a microbrewery.

Ultimate platform shoes at the Bata Museum

Day 3
We visit Yorkville, Toronto’s upscale neighborhood, with its boutiques, cafes and outdoor dining options.  The Bata Shoe Museum, is a “must see,” quirky and fun with crazy shoes you can try on plus magnificent shoes from different periods and countries.

After the Bata, we recommend you visit the Royal Ontario Museum at your own pace.  This is Canada’s largest museum with a unique presentation of science, art, and archaeology exhibits under one roof.  (A $200 million addition is expected to be completed in late 2006.  Architect Daniel Libeskind has designed the addition, an ultramodern edifice called “The Crystal.”)  

The rest of afternoon is free for shopping or a visit to the recently reopened Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, just across from the Royal Ontario Museum.  Enjoy the museum's rare collection of ceramic art from 17th & 18th centuries plus rare pre-Colombian ceramics.

Early dinner and attend one of Toronto’s leading theatre productions.  Play selection will be announced close to our departure date.

Rooftop Bar in Montreal

Day 4…
Morning departure for Montreal, a 4 hour train ride. Check in at our hotel, the Embassy Suites.
Each single room has a living room area and a kitchen.  Location is excellent, just a few minute
Walk from Vieux Montreal .

After check in, walk to Vieux Montreal. Visit a few of its magnificent buildings including the Cathedral
Of Notre Dame. A stroll through the boutique lined streets to Marche Bonsecours, a small upscale mall in a architecturally stunning building.

Day 5
9:30am walk to Pointe-a-Calliere..the Museum of archaeology and history.
18 minute video presentation chronicling the founding of Montreal, then see interesting ruins underneath the building.
Musuem of Fine Arts optional visit or free time Gourmet Presse lunch and cooking class…fun, cooking, lunch all in one hour.
After lunch, visit one of Montreal’s interesting neighborhoods

Day 6
City sightseeing tour , a 3 hour bus tour that includes drive bys of Montreal’s most famous landmarks
Including Olympic Park,Montreal Harbor ,University of Montreal, etc.
Lunch at Schwartz’s…no  trip to Montreal is complete without a trip to Schwartz’s to eat smoked meats.
Their brisket is the star of the menu. This is a small storefront where we will  probably have to wait on line.

Day 7… Leave for home

Cost:  Under review for all 2012 trips. To be posted soon.