Beautiful 1000 Islands & Kingston
One Day / Bus Tour
Join us on a fabulous day trip to see the Beautiful 1000 Islands & Kingston
Tour's duration: about 14 hours
3 Pick-up locations: Mississauga, York Mills, and Scarborough
This tour is entirely in Canada and passports are NOT required.
7:00 AM: Our 1st Pick-up location is: 30 Courtney Park Drive East, Mississauga. (Please arrive 15 Min earlier)
7:30 AM: Our 2nd pick-up location is: York Mills Station
8:00 AM: Our 3rd pick-up location is: Scarborough Town Centre
9:00 – 9:30 AM: We have a short coffee/breakfast stop on the way.
11:30 – 12:30 PM: Enjoy a 1-hour tour of Historic Kingston, including City Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston Penitentiary, Bellevue House, St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Historic Homes in Sydenham Ward, and the Historic Downtown.
The 1-hour tour of Historic Kingston is not a walking tour, it's a bus tour.
12:30 PM: Drive towards the restaurant (41 km = 31 min drive)
1:00– 2:40 PM: Enjoy a 3-course lunch at a beautiful local restaurant. The main dish is Grilled Chicken with roasted potatoes and vegetables // OR// Salmon Fish Meal. Please see the full menu below *** Vegetarian option is available ****
2:40 PM: Drive towards 1000 Islands for a 1-hour cruise at the beautiful “saint Lawrence” River.
The cruise starts at 3.30 PM. We will experience the icons of the 1000 Islands such as Boldt Castle, the Statue of St. Lawrence, 1000 Islands International Bridge and Zavicon Islands containing the smallest International Bridge in the world, during this cruise in the heart of the 1000 Islands.
6:00 - 6:30 PM: On the way to Toronto, we will have a stop at the Big Apple, where you can buy fresh apple pies and apple bread, cakes, jams, ciders. It's a cool place to eat and shop featuring counter-serve dining, and a country store.
6:30 PM: We return home.
8:00 PM: drop-off @ Scarborough Town Centre
8:30 PM: drop-off @ York Mills Station
9:00 PM: drop-off @Mississauga
The drop off times are all approximate, and subject to change based on the Traffic.
Price & Inclusions
Per person: $149 + 13% HST
**All prices are per person, in Canadian dollars.
**Children 8 and older are welcome on this tour, same price as adults.
• Round trip transportation on an Air-conditioned Bus with washroom
• A 1-hour guided city tour of Kingston
• A 3-course lunch at a beautiful Gananoque Inn & Spa
• A 1-hour cruise in the heart of 1000 Islands
• Stop at the Big Apple
• Escorted tour by the tour director
• All Gratuities
To Start: Mixed green salad with house vinaigrette
Entree: Grilled Chicken- white sauce served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables // OR// Salmon Fish Meal
Dessert: Chef’s choice of homemade seasonal dessert served with coffee or tea
*** Vegetarian option: ALT Wrap (vegetarian) fresh avocado, lettuce, tomato, artichokes with a chickpea hummus and pesto and served with roasted potatoes
NEW in 2020 - End Plastic Pollution
Effective January 1, 2020, Toronto Fun Tours will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles, many of which end up in our land fills, lakes, oceans, and rivers. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle. We will continue to offer our usual array of snacks.
PARKING / PICK- UP Location
1st pick-up location: Mississauga. The address of the plaza is: 30 Courtneypark Dr E, Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y3. The bus will stop outside the plaza, right in front of the McDonalds. You can wait in the McDonalds until the bus arrives. The bus will be visible through the restaurant windows. Cars can be parked for the day in the plaza parking lot. Parking is free.
2nd pick-up location: York Mills Station. The bus will stop on Yonge St., directly outside the Starbucks at 4025 Yonge St. This is the York Mills Centre office building on the North-East corner of Yonge St. & York Mills Rd. The York Mills subway station is in the basement of this building. If it is raining or snowing, you are welcome to wait either in Starbucks or in the lobby of the office tower until you see the bus stop in front of Starbucks.
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3rd pick-up location: Scarborough Town Centre (Address: 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5) . The bus stops directly outside the Cineplex movie theatres at the Scarborough Town Centre. This pickup location is suitable for day trips. IF YOU NEED TO PARK YOUR CAR: Park anywhere near the movie theatres. Free parking all day. Cars cannot be left overnight after 2 AM.
As the gateway to the 1000 Islands, Kingston is a city rich in history, culture as well as critically claimed attractions. The highlights of this comprehensive city tour include Kingston City Hall and the Farmer’s Market, the Royal Military College, the historic Prince George Hotel, Kingston Penitentiary, the National Historic Sites of Fort Henry, Bellevue House and the Rideau Canal as well as many other historic buildings and inns that make this city so beautiful.
The 1000 Islands (pronounced “Thousand Islands,” not “One Thousand Islands”) is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (USA) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture. Vacationers have been coming to the 1000 Islands for more than 150 years to enjoy its breathtaking beauty.
Gananoque Inn & Spa
Set on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, this quaint 1896 hotel with several adjacent buildings is a 2-minute walk from the Thousand Islands Playhouse and a 4-minute walk from the Gananoque Boat Line offering 1000 Islands cruises. The traditionally furnished rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, cable TV, DVD players and coffeemakers. Some offer fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, river views and/or balconies. There's a waterfront restaurant and a bar/grill with patio seating, plus a full-service spa. Parking is free, and there's a private dock.
where you can buy fresh apple pies and apple bread, cakes, jams, ciders. It's a cool place to eat and shop featuring counter-serve dining, and a country store.
· You do NOT need to bring any Passport or ID, because we will not stop in US waters.
· Our tours are in ENGLISH language only.
· Appropriate clothing and footwear is highly recommended (based on the weather)
· We assign the seats based on first paid first served. In case you and your companion pay separately, to be seated together, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org after placing your order.
· If you are vegetarian, please select the "veggie" option at the time of booking. ***The vegetarian option is Veggie ALT wraps***. If you forgot to do so, please send an email to email@example.com maximum 2 days before the tour departure.
*** TTC Subway Hours of Operation on Sunday:
On Sundays, the subway run from about 8 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Therefore, you will have the following options for getting in York Mills Station:
1) If you bring your own car, the parking lot is right in front of York Mills Station, and Parking fee is approx. $10 for the day.
2) UBER: to get an uber, enter this address as your destination: Starbucks 4025 Yonge St, North York, ON M2P 2E3.
3) you can use the TTC blue night bus. You should google it to see the timing/schedules. We have the following links:
TTC Buses: https://www.ttc.ca/Routes/Buses.jsp
TTC Blue Night Network Map: https://www.ttc.ca/PDF/Maps/TTC_BlueNightNetworkMap.pdf
************* IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS *************
Reasonable Level of Fitness: In order to get the most from your travels and keep up with the group, a reasonable level of fitness is required. You will need to be able to walk for 1-2 hours at an Easy to Medium-pace (on an even/uneven surface), get on and off coaches, trains and boats unassisted. Therefore, we ask that anyone wanting to travel with us carefully consider whether any PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS prevent you from fully enjoying our trips.
Embrace the nature of Group Travel: To get the most out of your tour, pack a positive attitude and an open mind. These are most certainly valuable when travelling in a group. Our tours are packed with adventure, new experiences and feel-good moments. However, despite the very best intentions and planning, things can and do go wrong and occasionally we encounter problems beyond our control, such as adverse weather conditions, unexpected delays caused by traffic jams. In such situations, we ask for your patience and we will endeavor to keep as close to our scheduled itinerary as possible.
Traveling with children: Due to the activity level of our group tours, all children require adult supervision. Some of our more active excursions may not be suitable for children under the age of 8.