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Ontario Holidays

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The New York Times has named Ontario as its Number 1 holiday destination, and who can blame them?

On a holiday to Ontario, you can combine the history of the capital city Ottawa with the cosmopolitan charm of Toronto. Explore multiple iconic landmarks such as the CN Tower and the thundering Niagara Falls. Or wander into the rural areas and admire the 4000,000 lakes, rivers and streams and over 280 national and provincial parks.

With a new experience around every corner all year-round, Ontario has a talent for making our customers speechless. At Barrhead Travel we offer a range of holidays to this stunning part of the world, with packaged holidays that will guide you down the many scenic roads that this beautiful province has to offer.

Ontario Holiday Highlights

CN Tower

This architectural marvel is a must when visiting Toronto. Enjoy a gourmet meal with the best view of the city skyline, or if you’re feeling brave do the Edge Walk for the ultimate thrill. No matter which activity you choose, breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline and beyond are a guarantee.

Toronto City Tour

Tour departs from all downtown hotels Experience an exciting 2-hr Toronto City Tour. Come and see the sights of Canada’s largest and most diverse city. Tour highlights include: the Eaton Centre, Chinatown, CN Tower, and Old and New City Halls with opportunity for pictures along the way. Optional drop off at the Harbour & Island Boat Tour and the CN Tower.

Niagara Falls Tour

Departing from individual hotels in Toronto. Travel on our air-conditioned motorcoach for a breathtaking, full-day tour through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world.

Tours include:

• Hornblower Cruises (mid-April - mid-November) or Journey Behind the Falls

• Meal overlooking Niagara Falls,

• Free time in Niagara on the Lake

• Winery tour including a wine tasting.

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Niagara Falls Helicopter

Departing from the Niagara Helicopter Base This helicopter flight allows you to experience a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding region. This tour is an exciting combination of magnificent scenery and the thrill of a helicopter ride. Highlights include the Niagara River, Whirlpool Rapids, Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls, the American Falls and, of course, the unrivalled Horseshoe Falls. A certificate of flight is provided for all passengers as a souvenir of this high flying adventure.

Niagara and Niagara on the Lake Tour

Departing from all Niagara Region Hotels An insightful comprehensive guided tour of Niagara Falls. You will visit: The Upper Rapids, Niagara Horseshoe Falls (Canadian Side), the Falls up close from Table Rock and enjoy a cruise aboard Hornblower Niagara. After the cruise, your tour features lunch at the Penthouse Restaurant atop the Sheraton on the Falls. Lunch includes a six course buffet offering, fish, crab, roast beef, chicken, vegetarian, pasta, fresh salads, soup, fresh fruit and tasty desserts as well as coffee, tea or juice. Following lunch, you journey the scenic Niagara Parkway with stops at: Floral Clock, Botanical Gardens, Queenston Heights, and Niagara Gorge, before you have free time in Niagara on the Lake

Jet Boating

The excitement begins as the powerful jetboat speeds up river for a unique, 29-kilometre tour – making its way into the breathtaking 50-metre-high, stone-walled canyon of the Niagara Gorge. Hang on as the boat splashes into the white water of Devil’s Hole Rapids and makes its way to the famous Whirlpool Rapids – just a few kilometres below the tumbling waters of Niagara Falls. This awe-inspiring excursion will bring you face to face with one of Canada’s most spectacular sights. The trip is in a craft with an open deck giving passengers the full experience of a ride on the rushing Niagara River.

Discover the Capital Tour

Experience Ottawa’s original and most comprehensive Hop-on-Hop-off City Tour aboard one of our London Style open top Double Deckers or turn of the century Trolleys. Tour officially starts on the corner of Sparks and Metcalf Streets, however one can hop on at any of over 15 stops located throughout the National Capital Region. Your ticket is valid for two days, which allows you to tour our Nation’s Capital at your own pace, or join us for a two hour fully narrated tour. The City Tour runs in a continuous circle daily, from 10:00am until 3:00pm. Tour highlights include: Parliament Hill, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Notre Dame Basilica, Rideau Hall, RCMP Museum and Stables, Canadian Aviation Museum Byward Market.

Ottawa Walking Tours

This historical private walking tour provides visitors with a great overview of the capital and offers an opportunity to learn more about the people and locations that make Ottawa an important world capital. Stops on the tour include the National War Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, The Prime Minister’s Offices, Sparks Street, the Bank of Canada, Parliament Hill, the Chateau Laurier, the Rideau Canal, Sussex Drive and By Ward Market, to name but a few. Rates include guide gratuity.

Culinary Adventure Company

Toronto is renowned for its fantastic foodie scene, so indulge your senses with a culinary experience. We recommend you take a tour through Toronto’s 11 unique neighbourhoods, sampling cuisine from around the world. Alternatively, you can combine an adrenaline rush with fantastic food by embarking on a canoe trip followed by a 5-course gourmet picnic lunch.

Visit Toronto Islands

Take the ferry over on a nice day and walk around. Alternatively, hire a bike and see the best of the islands on two wheels. We suggest you pack a picnic and enjoy a day unwinding on the sandy beach.

Discover the Museums

Toronto is known for its rich history and there is nowhere better to discover the city’s vibrant past than in one of the many museums. We recommend the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario Science Centre for fascinating exhibits and interactive experiences.

Hockey Hall of Fame

A visit to Toronto would not be complete without experiencing the national game – for what is Canada without hockey? Choose your team and tour the halls to discover how Canada’s winter sport became a worldwide phenomenon. Maybe make a stop at the gift shop to begin your own hockey career!