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The Laurentians are one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges. In October they blaze in bright autumn hues. Walk cozy Ville de Mont Tremblant’s cobblestone streets to alpine inspired chalet shops. Cruise beautiful Lac Tremblant, surrounded by a carpet of crimsons this time of year.
Continue to Gatineau with a stop at Parc Omega. Twelve kilometres of lakes, meadows, and rocky outcrops are a sanctuary to elk, wolves, bison, and bears. The log Park House has sculptures and souvenirs. Stay at Gatineau’s Casino du Lac-Leamy and try your hand at roulette, craps, or one of the 1,700 innovative slot machines!
In Ottawa, enjoy some free time and perhaps visit the National Gallery of Canada. Its glass architecture is a work of art itself and it holds the world’s largest collection of classic, contemporary, and indigenous Canadian art. Browse the Byward market, four square blocks of artisan shops and culinary excess.
Journey home with a stop for lunch in the Thousand Islands region, an island paradise of pines, castles, lighthouses, and history.
Mont Tremblant is a year-round resort in the Laurentian Mountains.It is best known as a ski destination, but also features Lake Tremblant suitable for swimming and two golf courses in the summer months. The name of the mountain, Mont Tremblant, was derived from the Algonquin indigenous people, who called it the “trembling mountain.” The summit is at an elevation of 875 m (2,871 ft), which makes it one of the tallest peaks in the Laurentians. The resort is owned by Alterra Mountain Company.
The mountain and resort are part of the Mont-Tremblant National Park and are both located near the village of Mont-Tremblant.
Aboard Le Grand Manitou II on the magnificent Lac Tremblant, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Laurentians while listening to stories and legends about the surrounding mountains.
Discover Canada’s wildlife such as moose, elk, bison, wolves and bears all within their natural environment.Every day, activities, fun and imperishable memories await you at Omega Park. Come admire the animals and experience a unique adventure in the midst of wildlife. You can visit a local artist’s workshop and watch a video about his particular art form. The trail head offers a reconstructed trading post of New France and Indian tip is that will take you back to the history of Quebec. The First Nations trail, either winter or summer you may stroll and enjoy the history of 11 of the First Nations of Quebec, visualizing totems made by a Native American artist. Throughout your visit it will be possible to observe wild deer. They are not shy and will wait impatiently for our carrots.
Canada’s capital, is a cosmopolitan city on the Ottawa River, it has at its centre Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and renowned museums such as the glass-and-granite National Gallery, with noted collections from Canadian and Indigenous artists. The park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters in winter.
The ByWard Market
The market neighbourhood is within walking distance from all downtown hotels. The most vibrant neighbourhood in Ottawa. A farmers’ market, restaurants, buskers, horse-drawn carriages, rickshaws, shopping. At the corner of George Street and William Street is the BeaverTails stand. BeaverTails are a hot pastry treat that was born in Ottawa in the ByWard Market.
Gananoque Inn & Spa
The historic Gananoque Inn is nestled on the banks of the St. Lawrence River deep in the heart of the Thousand Islands. Discerning travelers have found it an idyllic setting with warm hospitality at the Inn since 1896. In summer, the grounds are resplendent with flowers in numerous gardens, flower boxes and hanging baskets.
Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 4 nights accommodation, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, all highlights listed, Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and include HST & TVQ.
• Narrated cruise on Lac Tremblant
• Parc Omega
• Guided tour of Ottawa
• Byward Market
• Thousand Islands lunch
• Mont-Tremblant, QC: Residence Inn by Marriott (2 nights)
• Ottawa, ON: Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa Downtown (2 nights)
Watch the fall colours slip by as you travel to picturesque Mont-Tremblant. Enjoy a delicious welcome dinner with your fellow travellers before settling into your hotel for the next two nights.
Stay: Residence Inn by Marriott, Mont-Tremblant
Lac Tremblant Cruise, Mont-Tremblant Casino
Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before a narrated sightseeing tour of beautiful Lac Tremblant. Then head to the dazzling Mont-Tremblant Casino. Spend as much time as you wish playing classic games as well and modern slots. Spend the evening on your own either at the casino or soaking in the natural surroundings.
Parc Omega, Travel to Ottawa
Parc Omega is a delightful destination in the heart of Gatineau. The scenery, trails and captivating wildlife make this one of the region’s top attractions. Enjoy lunch here before heading to Ottawa for a guided tour of the Canadian Museum of History. Then we’ll check into our centrally located hotel for the next two nights. Enjoy a free evening to explore and have dinner on your own.
Stay: Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa Downtown, Ottawa
Meals: B, L
Ottawa Sightseeing, Free Time
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head out for a guided tour of the nation’s capital. Enjoy lunch on your own at the famous Byward Market and then visit the Canadian War Museum for a guided tour. Return to your hotel for a free evening to do as you wish.
After breakfast at the hotel, board the coach and travel to the heart of the Thousand Islands. Enjoy lunch at the historic Gananoque Inn, overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Travel home in comfort and relaxation.
Meals: B, L
- Sunscreen is an essential product to have, regardless of the climate. Since UV exposure is unavoidable, a hat and sunglasses are also suggested for your protection, even in the winter.
- Mosquito repellent can prove useful in wooded areas or in the evenings in some regions.
- Comfort is important when on vacation. Bring comfortable walking shoes. And loose, casual clothing is suggested to keep you cozy.
- Pack extra batteries and memory cards for your camera.
- Always pack an extra jacket or sweater in case of inclement weather or cooler evenings. DeNureTours recommends you dress in layers, so you can add or remove layers if the temperature rises or drops.
- Use every corner, nook and cranny of your suitcase when packing. Rolled sweaters and bulky clothing occupy less space, but clothing that wrinkles easily should be laid flat. Roll socks or underclothing and pack them into shoes, and slip smaller items into side pockets.
- Use sample-sized toiletry items and always transport containers of creams and liquids in a sealed plastic bag.
- Keep an extra set of keys for your luggage.
- Always prepare for the possibility of rain. An umbrella, or rain jacket will easily fit in your luggage, and could prove to be the most useful article you pack. When travelling as a couple, bring two so neither person gets half wet.
- Pack your bathing suit.
- Pack a good book, or a deck of cards to keep you busy during free time.
- Leave items of monetary or sentimental value at home. Costume and faux jewelry always travels well.
- If you require corrective lenses, pack an extra pair of glasses or contacts.
- If you wear dentures, and have a second set, pack them just in case. You’d be surprised how often these important items end up where they shouldn’t.
- Not all hotel rooms are equipped with alarm clocks. While most hotels offer wake-up calls, a small travel alarm clock might prove useful.
- Couples travelling together may find it wise to split their belongings between two suitcases. If one suitcase should go missing, neither person is left without a change of clothes.
- Remember to pack any medications or prescriptions in your carry-on and not in your suitcase in case of emergency or luggage misplacement. Medications should be packed in their original containers for security reasons.
- Keep a listing of your recent medical history with you, including medications you currently take, prescription or otherwise, as well as allergies you suffer from, and any medical conditions you have. Carry the listing in your wallet, and leave a copy with your emergency contact person at home.
- Identify your luggage with an identification tag as well as your DeNureTours luggage tags.
- If you carry travellers’ cheques, record the numbers of the cheques and keep this list in a separate location. When travelling as a couple, put some cheques in your partner’s name so you both have access to funds.
- Always carry your travel insurance policy with you, and read it carefully before you leave.
- Always carry your passport, or other important identification on your person. Make a photocopy to keep in your suitcase.
- Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your return date. This is a requirement for entering certain countries.
- Always check the spelling of your name on all documentation you receive. Often, your travel documents must match your passport or birth certificate. It is imperative that your legal name be listed correctly on your documents. Failure to comply may result in your being denied entry to a country, or boarding on an airplane or cruise ship. Name changes on documents may be subject to a change fee.
- Use extra copies of your travel itinerary and hotel listing to distribute to friends or relatives, so you can be reached in case of emergency.
- Keep a log of your purchases, including what you paid in foreign currency and the equivalent in Canadian dollars. This will assist you in filling out customs forms. Keep all receipts.
- Secure your home before you leave. Arrange for a friend or neighbour to pick up mail and check in periodically. Have someone cut your lawn (or shovel your driveway) and care for your property. Set automatic timers on the lights and television. Empty the refrigerator of perishables. Lower your thermostat to save on energy.
- When flying, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and limit your intake of caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
- To avoid circulatory problems on a plane or coach, walk up the aisle every hour or so. Periodically, stretch your legs, arms, shoulders and neck.
- Arrive early for flights. DeNureTours recommends to check-in 90 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights, or 2-3 hours prior for international flights.
- An inflatable travel pillow can make you more comfortable on long coach rides or flights. The U-shaped pillow keeps your head from rolling during travel, reducing the risk of neck pain.
- Avoid the use of perfume or scented sprays on the coach or an airplane. These are confined spaces, so be courteous to your fellow travellers who may be allergic or sensitive to scents.
- Get as much rest as possible before you leave.
- Try your best to be flexible. Unexpected things can happen. Your holiday will be more enjoyable if you are open-minded.
Tips to waiters, taxi drivers, step-on guides, tour directors and drivers are a tangible way for you to express your appreciation for jobs well done. This practice, though customary, is voluntary and is not included in tour prices. As a guide to the amounts to tip, the following amounts are suggested:
- Taxi Drivers – Drivers should be tipped 10% of the taxi fare.
- Waiters – For meals that are not included in the tour price, tip waiters between 15% and 20% of your bill, but never less than $1.
- Tour Directors and Drivers – A gratuity of $4 per person per day is suggested.
The pace of a tour varies by itinerary, as each destination, its sightseeing and the activities are unique. Pacing is often subject to personal interpretation, but our trip pace indicator on each tour page may assist you in determining if a tour is suitable for you.
Day-by-day itinerary descriptions can be found on our website or requested from our office. Generally, the more activities included, distance travelled in a day, or number of hotel changes, will increase the pace of a tour.
Some of the most unique sightseeing is found in locations that can be a challenge for motorcoaches, especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend packing walking shoes so you fully enjoy every aspect of your holiday.
Tours with the highest “On-the-go” ratings require a level of activity that is not suitable for those who use either walkers or wheelchairs. If a trip pace is not ideally suited for you, our reservations team will be happy to help you find your perfect vacation.