A school trip to Toronto, Canada is the perfect choice for an unforgettable cross-curricular trip!
A fun-packed city with a great range of activities and museums covering an array of subjects, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which to include in your itinerary.
Canada's most populous city, Toronto is home to world-class science and art museums, as well as the Hockey Hall of Fame and the amazing CN Tower, which offers views over Toronto and beyond. And let’s not forget that just a short drive away is the stunning Niagara Falls, which you’ll see up close as you enjoy a cruise into the mist!
Suggested Itinerary (6 days, 4 nights)
See Niagara Falls
Located on the border between Canada and the USA, the iconic Niagara Falls are a must-see for any visitor to Toronto!
Niagara Falls is actually a group of three waterfalls located on the Niagara River, where Lake Erie drains into Lake Ontario.
The Horseshoe Falls sits on the border between Canada and the US, and is the largest of the three, while the smaller American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls sit entirely within the US.
Take a boat trip to see the Falls up close, walk behind them and visit the museum to learn about the many daredevils who have attempted to navigate the Falls in various different vessels!
Did you know?
At the current rate of erosion, scientists have predicted that the Niagara Falls will disappear in around 50,000 years!
Visit the CN Tower
An icon of the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is the western hemisphere’s largest free-standing structure!
For over three decades, it was actually the tallest free-standing structure in the world, until it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
One of the main attractions of the tower is its famous glass floor, which allows visitors to look down at the city below them from 342m up!
Did you know?
The CN Tower boasts an LED illumination system which means the tower can be lit up in various colours. Throughout the year, the tower is illuminated to promote various charities and national awareness days. Lighting usually begins at sunset and ends at sunrise, except during autumn, when it finishes at midnight so as not to affect the migration of birds.
Visit the Ontario Science Centre
One of the first interactive science museums in North America, the Ontario Science Centre was designed specifically to spark people’s interest in the science around them!
Learn all about space at Toronto’s only planetarium and discover how your body deals with danger. Find out what you might look like when you’re older and take a walk through a rainforest.
And make sure you visit the ‘Question of Truth’ exhibit, where you’ll learn all about how beliefs and prejudices can influence science.
There’s also a hydraulophone outside the entrance to the centre. This hydraulic-action pipe organ is made up of 57 water jets – to play the instrument you just have to block the flow of water from the jets!
Did you know?
More than 53 million people have visited the Ontario Science Centre since it opened in 1969.
Flight to Toronto
On arrival, transfer to accommodation
Visit to Niagara and take a Hornblower cruise to the Falls
Transfer to Clifton Hill for free time to explore
Possibility to take a ride on the Skywheel
Transfer back to Toronto with a stop at Niagara on the Lake
Arrive back in Toronto
Visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame
Visit CN Tower for spectacular views of the city and lake
Free time to explore the historic Distillery District and St. Lawrence Market area
Evening meal in historic area
Visit to the Royal Ontario Museum
Walking tour of the University of Toronto St. George campus (subject to availability and authorisation)
Free time for shopping at the Eaton Center
Evening meal at Denny's or similar
Visit to Ontario Science Center
Transfer from hostel to airport
Overnight return flight to London
Arrive back in the UK
- 4 nights' half-board hostel accommodation
- Airport tax and passenger duty at current rates
- Airport transfers in resort
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance I.P.T.
- Day trips by coach to Niagara Falls with local guide, including Hornblower boat cruise to the Falls
- Detailed information pack
- Entry to the Hockey Hall of Fame, the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Ontario Science Center
- Free itinerary planning service
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Return flights from London
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
Educational activities and visits
Niagara Falls is far more than a natural phenomenon, it is a world-class destination with something for everyone. Take in… Read More
Ontario Science Centre
Themission at the Ontario Science Centre is "to delight, inform and challenge visitors through engaging and thought-provoking experiences in science… Read More
Royal Ontario Museum
The collections and research are the basis of the Royal Ontario Museum's international reputation. Numbering almost six million objects, the… Read More
Cultural activities and visits
Defining the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is Canada's most recognisable and celebrated icon. At a height of 553.33m, it… Read More
Hockey Hall of Fame
Home of the Stanley Cup and the best of hockey, you can DO IT ALL...AT THE HALL! Guests can take… Read More
By far the best way to see the Niagara Falls is on a Hornblower Niagara Cruise. Tourists have been visiting… Read More
The hostel offers both shared accommodation and private rooms with 154 beds in total. There is a 24 hour reception and, at the front desk, you can purchase travel products and find information on nearby attractions, packages and activities.
Facilities include internet access, coin-operated laundry, TV lounge, shared kitchen and an on-site café that is open for breakfast and dinner.
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