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October 1-13, 2023

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July 1


With Fidelio (Värelä, Hilley, Ivashchenko, Lovell, Kränzle) and La bohème (Kiria, Hopkins, Ballerini) at the Canadian Opera Company. Plus Blithe Spirit, The Amen Corner, The Shadow of a Doubt, The Apple Cart and Gypsy at the Shaw Festival; King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Les Belles-sœurs, RENT and Frankenstein Revived at Stratford.

Three outstanding hotels: Queen's Landing (Niagara), The Bruce (Stratford) and the Royal York (Toronto).

There is no better time to be in Ontario than early October, and we will spend twelve nights marvelling at the autumn palette, four each at two world-class theatre festivals in two of Canada's most charming towns, and four in "Toronto the Good"—arguably the cultural capital of the nation.

Performances at the Shaw Festival in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake include Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, James Baldwin's The Amen Corner, Edith Wharton's The Shadow of a Doubt, Shaw's The Apple Cart, and Gypsy, the musical fable by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim. Our hotel will be the elegant Queen's Landing.

At the Stratford Festival, we see King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Michel Tremblay's Les Belles-sœurs, RENT, and Morris Panych and David Coulter's Frankenstein Revived. Our hotel will be the outstanding The Bruce.

In Toronto, we stay at the luxurious Royal York Hotel and hear two operas by the Canadian Opera Company: Beethoven's Fidelio and Puccini's La bohème.

We will include some informative touring in each city, including Niagara Falls, a Niagara winery tour, and superb visual arts touring in Toronto. 10 meals will be included in addition to full breakfast each day, and the cost of the tour will be

A detailed itinerary will be on our website soon, but we will begin taking registrations now (only 16 spaces are available).


Sunday, October 1

Arrive in Toronto and transfer (included) to the elegant Queen's Landing hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of the most charming and scenic towns in Canada. This evening we enjoy a cocktail reception before THE AMEN CORNER by James Baldwin (19.00).

Monday, October 2

Today we tour to Niagara Falls, and then enjoy a Niagara winery tour with a tasting and dinner at Pearl Morrisette (a winery voted 2022's #4 restaurant in Canada).

Tuesday, October 3


17.00 Afternoon Tea


Wednesday, October 4

14.00 GYPSY

17.00 Dinner at Treadwell 20.00 THE APPLE CART

Thursday, October 5

10.00 Depart for Stratford 13.00 Lunch at Cambridge Mill

Arrive in Stratford and check in at The Bruce.

19.30 Dinner at The Bruce

Friday, October 6

10.00 Backstage Tour


17.00 Dinner at Cafe Bouffon

8pm RENT

Saturday, October 7


17.00 Dinner at Revival House


Sunday, October 8


17.00 Depart for Toronto, Stopping for dinner at at Langdon Hall, Canada's #5 restaurant in 2022.

Monday, October 9

Day at leisure.

19.00 Dinner at Hy’s.

Tuesday, October 10

10.00 Highlights of Toronto tour.

13.00 Lunch is included at Terroni.

Wednesday, October 11

10.00 Today we visit the Art Gallery of Ontario for a guided tour.

13.30 Lunch at Bymark.

19.30 Fidelio by the Canadian Opera Company (Four Seasons Centre).

Thursday, October 12

Enjoy the final day at leisure.

1t.00 Early Dinner at Hotel before La bohème by the Canadian Opera Company (Four Seasons Centre).

Friday, October 13

Departures to the airport are included.



  • Premium seats for 11 plays and 2 operas

  • 12 nights Deluxe accommodation (4 each at the Queen's Landing Niagara, The Bruce in Stratford & the Royal York Hotel in Toronto)

  • Full breakfast daily, plus 10 additional meals 

  • Private tours as listed

  • Airport-hotel transfers 

  • On-site Tour Direction

  • Comprehensive Tour Guidebook


Flights are not included in tour pricing. Return flights should be booked to either Pearson International Airport (YYZ) or Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) for arrival no later than 15.00 on October 1, with departure on October 13.


We provide airport/rail station—hotel transfers for arrivals and departures within within 3 days of the start/end of our tour. We also provide transfers for group meals and performances that are beyond a 10 minute walk.


There is minimal walking with some stairs and eneven terrain during the guided tours. As for all of our tours, we are happy to accommodate you regardless of your mobility level. Please make clear your mobility concerns at the time of registration. We provide transfers for group meals and performances that are beyond a 10 minute walk.


We strongly recommend that all tour members purchase cancellation insurance upon registration. We can assist you with this, though you are welcome to purchase a policy at your own discretion. For more information about our travel insurance, click here.

Your Tour Director

Richard Koegl

Richard Koegl

For over three decades, Richard has journeyed to over 140 countries on all seven continents. His world is a daily immersion in cultural and educational realms which he passionately shares with fellow travelers and friends. An expert organizer and always engaging host, Richard has worked with Aria Tours since 2010.

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