IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2004,
Rio de Janeiro
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Tour Reservations

Congress Canada has designed an optional tour program specifically for accompanying persons. These exclusive tours – not available to the general public – will give tour participants an opportunity to orient themselves with Toronto and all it has to offer. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you register early.

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Optional Tour Program at a Glance

Tour Program

Tour Descriptions

Niagara FallsNiagara Falls

A trip to Toronto and Southern Ontario would not be complete without a visit to the most beautiful of the world's wonders!

At Niagara Falls, you will stand at the very edge of the Falls. Once aboard the Maid of the Mist, you'll feel the spray and see the Falls from the Whirlpool Rapids below. Lunch is included at a restaurant overlooking the Falls, followed by a tour of the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Cost: $115.00 CAD/person (Estimated at: $98.00 USD/person)

CN TowerToronto City Tour and CN Tower

This "get acquainted" tour will include many famous Toronto attractions and neighbourhoods. The highlight will be a visit to one of the most visible landmarks of the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower.

Cost: $62.00 CAD/person (Estimated at: $53.00 USD/person)

Harbour Cruise & Lunch at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club

Enjoy a unique harbour tour on the Tall Ship Challenge, as you manoeuvre between the islands of Toronto's wonderfully protected harbour. Lunch will be served at the wonderful Royal Canadian Yacht Club, known as the RCYC. Built in 1872, the RCYC is one of Toronto's most prestigious private clubs.

Cost: $135.00 CAD/person (Estimated at: $114.00 USD/person)

Evening Dinner CruiseEvening Dinner Cruise

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to the tranquillity of the island lagoons in less than thirty minutes! A Evening Dinner Cruise is a must for all visitors to Toronto. A fully licensed cash bar and a DJ will be available.

Cost: $111.00 CAD/person (Estimated at: $95.00 USD/person)

McMichael Art GalleryMcMichael Canadian Collection

Situated west of the Humber Valley, the McMichael Art Gallery is comprised of 15 rooms constructed out of hand-hewn timbers and native stone, providing an impressive setting for over 500 works by Canada's most famous artists including the historic Group of Seven.

Following the tour, you will be able to stroll down the main street of of the Town of Kleinburg. Here antiques, collectibles, early Canadian architecture and beautiful pine and maple furnishings all provide a flavour of early provincial living and values. Lunch will be served at The Doctor's House in Kleinburg.

Cost: $ 123.00 CAD/person (Estimated at: $ 105.00 USD/person)

St. Marie Among the HuronsHuronia: St. Marie Among the Hurons & 30,000 Island Boat Cruise

This is a unique time-travel adventure. Located on the shores of Lake Huron, Sainte Marie is a reconstruction of the 17th century French Jesuit mission that was Ontario's first European community.

The tour continues at the Midland dock, where you will board a 75-foot vessel for a 2 1/2 hour cruise through Huronia's legendary 30,000 islands. A boxed lunch will be provided.

Cost: $ 120.00 CAD/person (Estimated at: $ 102.00 USD/person)

Outlet Shopping at Vaughan MillsOutlet Shopping at Vaughan Mills

This new outlet shopping complex is comprised of 1.4 million square feet and featuring 200 retail stores, restaurants and amusements such as: Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Burlington Coat Factory, NASCAR SpeedPark, Lucky Strike Lanes and Hudson's Bay Company's designer Depot. The centre also features the world's largest Tommy Hilfiger Outlet. It is the second largest mall in Canada. Lunch on own.

Cost: $46.00 CAD/person (Estimated at: $39.00 USD/person)

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