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BEST OF EASTERN CANADA 9 DAYS

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General Information

Canada Flag

CANADA

 

Capital City: Ottawa
Continent, geographical location : North AmericaIt is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean and Alaska, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean,to the northeast by Greenland (across the Nares Strait), and to the south by the ‘Lower 48’states of the USA. The polar ice cap lies to the north.
Area : 9,984,670 sq km
Population : ‘34,780,000
Official Language: English and French
Religion : Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (including United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%
Currency : Canadian Dollar (CAD) – $
Time difference from India : Canada is 13:30 hrs. behind India. During daylight saving time (DST) behind by 12.30 hrs.For 2012 DST begins on 11th March and ends on 4th Nov (DST varies every year).
ISD code : + 1 and phone number
Government : Constitutional monarchy▪  Prime Minister : Stephen Harper
Independence Day / National Day : 1st July is celebrated as National day or Canada Day,
Public Holidays : ▪  1 Jan            New Year’s Day▪  6 Apr            Easter▪  21 May          Victoria Day▪  3 Sept           Labour Day▪  11 Oct           Thanksgiving Day▪  11 Nov          Remembrance Day▪  25 Dec          ChristmasAdditional holidays may be observed regionally
Known for : James Naismith – invented basketball and wrote the original basketball rulebook, Bryan Adams,Jim Carry, Pamela Anderson, Canadian Rockies,
National Landmark : Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park,
National Airline with Code : Air Canada (AC)
National Flower : Maple Leaf
National Animal / Bird : Beaver and Canadian Horse
Main Trade : Motor vehicles and parts, machinery and equipment, crude petroleum, natural gas and high-technology products.

Custom Rules :

Free import

•       As a visitor, you can bring certain goods into Canada for your own use as “personal baggage”. Personal baggage includes clothing, camping and sports equipment, cameras and personal computers. It also includes vehicles, private boats and aircraft.

•       You must declare all goods when you arrive at the first CBSA port of entry. Border services officers do conduct examinations of goods being imported or exported to verify declarations. If you declare goods when you arrive and take them back with you when you leave, you will not have to pay any duty or taxes. These goods cannot be:

• used by a resident of Canada;

• used on behalf of a business based in Canada;

• be given as a gift to a Canadian resident; or

• disposed of or left in Canada.

•       The border services officer may ask you to leave a security deposit for your goods, which will be refunded to you when you

export the goods from Canada. Should this occur, the officer will issue a Form E29B (PDF, 507 KB), Temporary Admission Permit, retain a copy and give you one for your records. When you leave Canada, present your goods and your copy of Form E29B to the officer who will give you a receipt copy of the form and your security deposit will be refunded by mail.

Gifts

•       You can import gifts for friends into Canada duty- and tax-free as long as each gift is valued at CAN$60 or less. If the gift is worth more than CAN$60, you will have to pay duty and taxes on the excess amount. You cannot claim alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or business-related material as gifts.

•       International events in Canada

You can find information on streamlined border processes by going to the International Events section of the A-Z Index of the
CBSA Web site at www.cbsa.gc.ca. These streamlined border processes facilitate the entry and exit of people and goods
temporarily entering Canada to participate in conventions, international sporting competitions, political summits, research expeditions, meetings, trade shows and incentive travel.

•       Alcohol and tobacco

As a visitor or a temporary resident, you may import, free of duty and taxes, the following amounts of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, as long as these items are in your possession when you arrive in Canada.

•       Alcoholic beverages

Alcoholic beverages are products that exceed 0.5% alcohol by volume. If you meet the minimum age requirements of the

province or territory where you enter Canada, you can include limited quantities of alcoholic beverages in your personal

entitlement. Minimum ages for the importation of alcoholic beverages, as prescribed by provincial or territorial authorities, are as follows: 18 years for Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec; and 19 years for the remaining provinces and territories.

 

You are allowed to import only one of the following amounts of alcoholic beverages free of duty and taxes:

•       1.5 litres (53 imperial ounces) of wine; or

•       a total of 1.14 litres (40 ounces) of alcoholic beverages; or

•       up to 8.5 litres of beer or ale.

•       The CBSA classifies “cooler” products according to the alcoholic beverage they contain. For example, beer coolers are considered to be beer and wine coolers are considered to be wine. Beverages not exceeding 0.5% alcohol by volume are not considered to be alcoholic beverages.

•       The quantities of alcohol you can bring in must be within the limit set by the province or territory where you enter Canada. If the value of the goods is more than the free allowance, you will have to pay duty and taxes, as well as provincial/territorial assessment on the excess amount. In Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, you cannot bring more than the free allowance.
For more information, check with the appropriate provincial or territorial liquor control authority before your arrival to
Canada.

 

Tobacco products – You are allowed to bring all of the following amounts of tobacco into Canada free of duty and taxes:

• 200 cigarettes;

• 50 cigars;

• 200 grams (7 ounces) of manufactured tobacco; and

• 200 tobacco sticks.

In addition, the Excise Act, 2001 also limits the quantity of tobacco products that can be imported (or possessed) by an individual for personal use if the tobacco product is not packaged and stamped “CANADA DUTY PAID ● DROIT ACQUITTÉ.” The limit is currently five units of tobacco products. One unit of tobacco products consists of one of the following:

• 200 cigarettes;

• 50 cigars;

• 200 grams (7 ounces) of manufactured tobacco; or

• 200 tobacco sticks.

 

Currency and monetary instruments

If you are importing or exporting monetary instruments equal to or greater than CAN$10,000 (or the equivalent in a foreign currency),
you must report the amount to the CBSA when you arrive or before you leave Canada. This applies to either cash or other monetary
instruments. For more information, please refer to the publication called Crossing the border with $10,000 or more? that is available on the CBSA Web site at www.cbsa.gc.ca under “Publications and forms.”

Prohibited

• Obscene material

• Hate propaganda

• Child pornography

• Used or second-hand mattresses

• Health products (prescription drugs)

• Cultural property

 

Restricted

• Firearms and weapons must declare at the CBSA port of entry when you enter Canada.

• Explosives, fireworks and ammunition have to imported with written authorization and permits to bring explosives, fireworks and certain types of ammunition into Canada.

• U.S. residents are allowed to operate aircraft, marine, amateur, citizens’ band (CB), General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) and Family
Radio Service (FRS) radios as well as cellular and PCS (personal communications service) mobile radio telephones in Canada without
explicit permission from Industry Canada. If you are not a U.S. resident, you will need permission from Industry Canada to use this
equipment.

Items imported for commercial use

 If you import vehicles, farm equipment or other capital equipment to use in construction, contracting or manufacturing, or other goods to use or to be used in a trade, you have to pay the goods and services tax (GST) and any applicable duty on these items.

Goods subject to import controls.

Itinerary

1N Toronto 2N Ottawa 2N Montreal 2N Quebec 1N Toronto

 

Day 01

Toronto
Arrive in Toronto and proceed for your transfer to your hotel. You have the rest of the day at leisure to explore this beautiful city on your own. Overnight in Toronto.

Day 02

Toronto – Ottawa (By Rail)
Today follow the shores of Lake Ontario, one of the five great lakes of North America, to Trenton Junction, where the ST Lawrence River flows from the lake. From Trenton Junction to Ottawa, the landscape is dotted with small villages, surrounded by maple forests and rich pasture land. The journey is approximately 4 hrs. On arrival make your own way to your hotel in Ottawa.(The VIA rail station in Ottawa is a short taxi ride to downtown hotels in Ottawa).Overnight in Ottawa.(L)

Day 03

Ottawa-Day at leisure
Ottawa is one of the most diverse cities in the world, offering everything from world class events and shopping adventure to museum and family activities. Ottawa is a unique mix of old and new, history and technology, excitement and relaxation. You have the day at leisure to explore the many Museum of Civilisation, Rideau Hall, RCMP Museum and stables, National Aviation Museum, Royal Canadian Mint, National Gallery, By ward Market, Museum of nature on your own. Overnight in Ottawa

Day 04

Ottawa-Montreal (By Rail)
Today proceed on your rail journey to Montreal this morning which takes you into rural Ontario, with maple forests and pasturelands, crossing into Quebec at Coteau where the rail line joins the Toronto-Montreal before line. Cross the Ottawa River to Dorval Station where a short stop is made before proceeding to central station in downtown Montreal. On arrival at Montreal station make your own way to your hotel. Overnight in Montreal.(B)

Day 05

Montreal-City Sightseeing
Today proceed on a 3 hour tour of the city, including a stop at Notre Dame Basilica, residential and financial districts, Old Montreal, French Quarter, outside view of Olympic site, McGill University and a panoramic view from an observation point on top of Mt Royal. The balance of the day is yours to enjoy Montreal. Overnight in Montreal.

Day 06

Montreal- Quebec (By Rail)
Today board your train from Montreal to Quebec, where you pass from city suburbs to the rural landscape of forests and rich pastures, dotted with tiny villages that extend to Quebec City. your rail journey is just over 2 hrs to Quebec, the oldest walled city in North America and heart of the French Canadian culture of Canada. In Quebec arrive at gare du Palais, located near the harbour of old town. Steeped in history, Quebec is the most charming city in Canada. Overnight in Quebec.(L)

Day 07

Quebec-City Sightseeing
Quebec City is the heart of French Canada. Today discover the enchanting sights which are part of Quebec City’s history. Overnight in Quebec

Day 08

Quebec-Toronto (By Rail)
Depart Quebec from gare du Palais, cross mighty St Lawrence River to the south shore. Arrive in Montreal at Central station, change trains and board VIA Rail’s Toronto service. Departing Montreal, a brief stop is made at Dorval, from where the train route crosses the Ottawa River. Enter the province of Ontario, pass through small cities and villages including Kingston-the first capital of the “Province of Canada”. The rail line follows the shore of this “Great Lake” into Toronto, where you disembark at Union Station is downtown Toronto to end your rail journey. Overnight in Toronto.(B,L)

Day 09

Toronto – Hometown
Today morning checkout and board a flight from Toronto Airport to hometown or next destination. Tour Concludes!

Price / Inclusion

Hotel List

CITY NAME HOTEL NAME HOTEL NAME HOTEL NAME
Toronto Delta Chelsea Hotel Intercontinental Toronto Centre Fairmont Royal York
Ottawa Delta Ottawa City Centre (Delta Room) Fairmont Chateau Laurier (Fairmont Room) Fairmont Chateau Laurier (Fairmont View room)
Montreal Delta Centre Ville(Delta Room) Le Westin Montreal (Traditional Room) Fairmont Queen Lizabeth Hotel(Fairmont Room)
Quebec Delta Quebec or similar (Delta room) or similar Manoir Victoria (Standard Room) or similar Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac (Fairmont room) OR Similar


Inclusions

  • 8 nights accommodation as per the itinerary above
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary above
  • First Class Train Travel :Toronto to Ottawa ; Ottawa to Montreal; Montreal to Quebec
  • First Class Train Travel from Quebec City to Toronto on board VIA Rail
  • Transfers from Toronto Airport-Toronto Hotel-Toronto Airport on Seat in Coach Basis
  • Montreal City sightseeing (3 hrs) ; Quebec City Sightseeing Tour

Exclusions

  • Airfare and taxes
  • Visa & Insurance fees
  • Any meals other than specified above
  • Any sightseeing other than mentioned above
  • Any item of personal nature like mini-bar, portage, tips, laundry, telephone calls etc
  • All entrance fees and excursions not mentioned above.

Note

  • 1 Canadian Dollar=INR 52.
  • High Season surcharge applicable.
  • The prevailing Rate of Exchange of the day of payment will be applicable. Kindly note that drivers are not guide.
  • The passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure We are not holding any air seats and hotel bookings at this point of time
  • Approximate return airfare on economy class Ex Mumbai INR 60,500,Ex Delhi INR 61,000, Ex Bengaluru INR 64,500, Ex Hyderabad INR 65,500, Ex Ahmedabad INR 64,500, Ex Kolkata INR 64,000 on Emirates
  • Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability. You can upgrade to an alternate room category, hotels and air bookings by paying an extra cost Contact us to tailor-make this itinerary to suit your best

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