Participants will be welcomed by their group leader followed by a meet and greet. A program orientation will be delivered including detailed information regarding use of Toronto’s public transportation (buses and subways), and optional sites to explore while you are in Toronto.
Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.Lodging: Eaton Chelsea TorontoMeals Included: Dinner
We begin our urban adventure at Kensington Market. From there it’s a short walk to a bustling and colorful Chinatown, and into Kensington Market. Here, we’ll explore the history of the Chinese community in Toronto; Jewish and Eastern European immigration and history; fine art, graffiti art and murals, moose on rooftops, a famous King who lived here, and some of the best places to eat and shop. Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and celebrates over 100 different cultures with over 180 languages spoken.Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.Afternoon: Explore Toronto Harbour on a relaxing cruise and view the city's breathtaking skyline including Harbourfront, CN Tower, SkyDome, Air Canada Centre, Toronto Islands, and the fabled Gibraltar Point Lighthouse.Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.Evening: Enjoy the on-site facilities. Kids of all ages love the Eaton Chelsea! The Family Fun Zone features the Kid Centre, pool and the 130-foot "Corkscrew", downtown Toronto’s only indoor waterslide and other supervised activities. Or take this opportunity to take in a theatre performance, attend a sporting event, cruise the harbour or visit other points of interest.Lodging: Eaton Chelsea TorontoMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We end our foodie foray at historic St. Lawrence Market, considered by Food and Wine magazine to be one of the world's 25 best food markets, located in the heart of historic Old Town Toronto. The grandchildren will be asked to create a Canadian menu with the foods they have tasted and the list of items they have been given. This will be done on the bus on the way to Niagara Falls. The menu will be judged by the grandparents on the way back.Lunch: Lunch will be included in our market walk.Afternoon: Canada's first and largest theme park, Canada's Wonderland features over 200 attractions, 68 thrilling rides, North America's greatest variety of roller coasters, Splash Works, a 20-acre water park and live shows. Leviathan, one of the world's biggest and tallest roller coasters was unveiled in 2012. Dinosaurs Alive!, is a new interactive dinosaur park where over 40 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs are set in an outdoor Jurassic themed environment. We finish the evening with a starlight spectacular light show. NOTE: Waterpark closes at 7:00 p.m.Dinner: Dinner at Canada's Wonderland.Lodging: Eaton Chelsea TorontoMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A series of short, educational presentations reveal how dinosaurs may have walked and interacted, and feature fascinating overviews of more than 12 dinosaurs and other creatures. Then brave the Bat Cave! Kids will love discovering the real stories behind these mysterious creatures of the night. Highlights include an audio-visual show that explores cave formation, how bats use echolocation, a spectacular dramatization of bats in flight during a nightly exodus for food and more. Spend some additional time exploring the ROM independently or return to the hotel.
Lunch: Lunch on your own.Afternoon: FREE TIME: Take time to explore more of the city independently or join your group leader (and fellow participants). Options include the CN Tower, Art Gallery of Ontario, Fort York, Toronto Islands and a wide array of museums, galleries and historic sites. A list of free time options and information will be provided.Dinner: Dinner on your own to sample from the wide array of dining options Toronto has to offer. There is a restaurant to suit every taste. A list of restaurant options will be provided or visit www.dine.to for suggestions.
Lodging: Eaton Chelsea TorontoMeals Included: Breakfast
Drive through Queenston Heights and see some of the famous battlefields of the War of 1812. Learn about the history and experiences of the area, from wars, conflicts, rebellions, and threats that faced the city and the region in the course of its development. The first impression of Niagara-on-the-Lake is Old World charm and breathtaking pastoral beauty. We will stop at an ice cream shoppe to indulge in a treat. Free time to explore Niagara-on-the-Lake, the town that has won the award for “Prettiest Town in Canada” and taken second place as “Prettiest Town in the World.”Afternoon: Visit the Butterfly Conservatory, this magical place features over 2,000 colorful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight!
Dinner: Farewell dinner overlooking Niagara Falls before returning by coach to Toronto.Lodging: Eaton Chelsea TorontoMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Meals Included: Breakfast