Ontario Hike and Drive

from £830
excluding flights *
7 nights May-Oct


This leisurely paced self-drive holiday takes you right off the beaten track to the stunning Bruce Peninsula, a haven for hikers, bikers and kayakers. This region, on the edge of Lake Huron, is also a designated Dark Sky Preserve and relaxing under the starry skies is perfect after days out exploring. With plenty of leisure time at Blue Mountain and Tobermory, you can choose to be as active or as lazy as you wish! Time is also available to explore the walking trails of Niagara and the vibrant city of Toronto.


  • Hike along the pristine shoreline of Georgian Bay   
  • Sample a glass or two in the wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake   
  • Discover the shipwrecks of Tobermory by glass-bottomed boat   
  • Relax under incredible starry skies
  • Explore cosmopolitan Toronto

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Car rental throughout
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Full description

From the bustle of Toronto you will make your way to the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. An optional 10 kms riverside walk will take you right to Niagara Falls, the perfect way to avoid the traffic as you reach one of the great wonders of the world.

From Niagara head northwest to the spectacular Georgian Bay area, driving through rolling farmland, quaint towns and villages. A 2-night stay at Blue Mountain provides easy access to a wealth of mountain trails and coastal walks. Continuing to charming Tobermory, you will have time for a leisurely exploration of the many scenic highlights of the Bruce Peninsula – perhaps opting to hike Canada’s first marked hiking route, the Bruce Trail, cruising to nearby Manitoulin Island or marvelling at the shipwrecks of Fathom Five National Marine Park.

This itinerary provides ample time to explore one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions at your leisure, on foot, in the saddle or by boat, before returning to Toronto.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £550 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire. Prices for other combinations of passengers and rooms available on request. Other vehicle types also available.

Departure Duration Car Category Twin Prices (pp)
01 May - 09 Jun 2020 7 nights Intermediate £830
12 - 23 Jun 2020 7 nights Intermediate £873
26 Jun - 31 Aug 2020 7 nights Intermediate £972
01 Sep - 28 Oct 2020 7 nights Intermediate £830

Daily departures; except Wednesday & Thursday

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Car rental throughout
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

The itinerary shown is an example of this self-drive holiday. We have many other hotels and route recommendations which can be tailored to your requirements. Please discuss with our Travel Specialists who can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

Day 1: Toronto

On arrival in Toronto collect your rental car and make your way to your hotel. Overnight: Hilton Toronto.

Day 2: Toronto – Niagara-on-the-Lake (132 km)

Make your way to picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake this morning. The remainder of your day is at leisure – you may wish to take a hike along the Niagara River Recreation Trail to the mighty Niagara Falls, or join a guided tour of one of the many local wineries. Overnight: Pillar & Post Inn.

Day 3: Niagara-on-the-Lake – Blue Mountain (253 km)

Make your way north to Blue Mountain, located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay. After your long drive you may wish to stretch your legs this afternoon with a shoreline hike, or just head to the beach to relax. Overnight: Village at Blue Mountain Resort.

Day 4: Blue Mountain

Today is free to enjoy all that Blue Mountain and the surrounding areas have to offer. Spend the day exploring the miles of white sandy beaches that flank Georgian Bay, enjoy some of the many hiking and mountain-biking trails or take to the beautiful blue waters in a kayak. There are also picture-postcard towns and waterways to discover in the area, such as Lake Simcoe or further to Muskoka. Overnight: Village at Blue Mountain Resort.

Day 5: Blue Mountain – Tobermory (174 km)

Today you will continue your journey to the very tip of the Bruce Peninsula, to the attractive waterfront community of Tobermory. The Bruce Peninsula is also known for its incredible starry skies, and was designated a Dark Sky Preserve in 2009. Overnight: Tobermory Princess Hotel.

Day 6: Tobermory & the Bruce Peninsula

Spend a full day exploring this scenic corner of Ontario at your own pace. The Bruce Peninsula reaches out into beautiful Lake Huron and water-based activities are widely available. You may wish to kayak on Georgian Bay, marvel at the bizarre rock formations of Flowerpot Island or take a glass-bottomed boat on the crystal-clear waters to view the shipwrecks of Five Fathom National Marine Park. On shore, countless hiking trails await – visit the Grotto at Cypress Lake or follow the renowned Bruce Trail through Bruce Peninsula National Park. A short ferry ride away lies Manitoulin Island, well worth a visit for an insight into the region’s fascinating First Nations traditions. Overnight: Tobermory Princess Hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Tobermory – Toronto (298 km)

Today you will leave the picturesque beaches, quaint towns and villages of the Bruce Peninsula and retrace your route to Toronto. Overnight: Sheraton Centre Toronto. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Toronto

Drop off your rental car at Toronto airport and depart.

Pillar and Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake


Grade: Superior

Type: Unique And Boutique

This beautiful country inn was originally built in the late 1890s as a canning factory, and now provides an elegant and relaxing place to stay in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country.

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Blue Mountain Resort, Collingwood


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Found resting in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment and boasting open views out across Georgian Bay is the 450 room Blue Mountain Resort.

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