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Trip Overview

Take the train and spend time in five great Eastern Canadian cities! Start your adventure with two nights in Canada’s largest city, Toronto, taking in all the best landmarks and attractions, including a day-trip to adjacent Niagara Falls. Then, board the train and continue this 11-day journey by making your way to the nation’s capital of Ottawa for two nights. Next, journey northeast on the train and discover the European-influenced cities of Montreal and Quebec City, both an intoxicating blend of old-world and new. Finally, spend a relaxing night on the train before reaching your last stop – the unique seaside city of Halifax.

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Ottawa
  • Sightseeing city tour of Montreal
  • Sightseeing city tour of Quebec City
  • Sightseeing city tour of Halifax OR sightseeing tour of Peggy's Cove

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy from Toronto to Ottawa; Ottawa to Montreal; Montreal to Quebec City; Quebec City to Halifax on The Ocean®
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 meal included (1 lunch)

*Ottawa tour is seasonal and runs from May - October.

**For tours departing on Sunday or Monday from November 1-February 29, admission to the Montreal Olympic Park Tower will be substituted for the Montreal City Tour.

Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN TORONTO
Welcome to Canada! Begin exploring Toronto, Canada's largest city and one of the most culturally diverse, at your leisure. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 2 - TORONTO
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Visit popular sites such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto Harbourfront, Eaton Centre and Chinatown. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 3 - NIAGARA FALLS
Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake today. Highlights of your day include a boat cruise up close to the falls, exploring the caverns behind the falls and lunch overlooking the falls. Witness the beauty and majesty of the falls from all angles! (Overnight in Toronto) L

DAY 4 - TORONTO TO OTTAWA
Hop on board VIA Rail for a quick and comfortable ride to Ottawa today. Upon arrival in Ottawa, check in at your hotel and take advantage of your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour
to uncover the many sights of the Canadian capital. (Overnight in Ottawa)

DAY 5 - OTTAWA TO MONTREAL
Enjoy another quick rail journey to Montreal today, and after checking in at your hotel, spend some time getting acquainted with this bustling, European-influenced city. Be sure to take a stroll along the picturesque cobbled streets of Old Montreal, taking in the many architectural styles - a true juxtaposition of the old and the new. (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 6 - MONTREAL
Today, enjoy a guided tour that will take you all around Montreal. Your tour will bring you to such popular attractions as the Olympic Stadium, Basilica Notre Dame, and Place Jacques Cartier. Let the distinct history and the culture of the city sink in as you enjoy your tour. (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 7 - MONTREAL TO QUEBEC CITY
Today you will continue your Canadian Rail Journey and head further east to Quebec City. After checking in at your hotel, begin exploring this fascinating destination, also known for its European feel and French-Canadian history. (Overnight in Quebec City)

DAY 8 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Contine exploring Quebec City today at your leisure. Tonight, board VIA Rail's Ocean train line, passing distant lights marking small towns as you travel even further east to Halifax. Settle into your comfortable onboard accommodations and enjoy a good night's rest. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 9 - HALIFAX
Enjoy a relaxing day on the train. The scenery will be breath-taking as you enter rustic New Brunswick and then Nova Scotia. Descend the coast of the Baie-des-Chaleurs, and later this afternoon pass Moncton and arrive into maritime Halifax for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Halifax)

DAY 10 - HALIFAX
Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Peggy's Cove, a picture-perfect coastal village and artists' haven that is also home to the most photographed lighthouse in the world. (Overnight in Halifax)

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN HALIFAX

LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D -Dinner

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

A brand new design blending a contemporary decor with a vintage flair reminiscent of Montreal’s golden years. The authenticity of our building, a historic heritage monument, will be preserved.

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa, a 4 star hotel located in downtown Montreal, is within walking distance to the Bell Centre and Crescent Street and just a few minutes from the Casino and other major attractions. Our hotel in Montreal is proud to offer accommodations and amenities that make you feel at home, all in a fantastic Montreal location.

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is located in downtown Montreal, just minutes away from shopping, nightlife and great restaurants.

Lord Elgin Hotel

Lord Elgin Hotel

Lord Elgin is one of the most centrally located downtown Ottawa hotels, just a stone’s throw away from the Rideau Canal and Confederation Park. Stay with us and you’ll discover the most alluring and captivating parts of Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital city

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Ideally located inside the walls of Old Quebec, the iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac has undergone a multimillion dollar renaissance project that will reposition it as one of the world’s leading hotels.

Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

Hôtel Château Laurier Québec is ideally located in the heart of the city, on Parliament Hill, nestled between the Plains of Abraham, a vast urban park, the lively Grande Allée street and a few blocks from the Québec City Convention Center. Only a 35-minute drive from the Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB).

Hotel Manoir Victoria

The Hotel Manoir Victoria located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec. This hotel is just a 2-minute ride to Voyager Bus and Via Rail stations. This unique, European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries.

Chelsea Hotel Toronto

Canada's largest hotel with 1590 guest rooms, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just step's from the city's best shopping, theatres, nightlife and attractions.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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