VIA Rail’s train system efficiently connects Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, and is an easy and relaxed way to enjoy a multi centre itinerary on the East Coast of Canada. Starting in Toronto - marvel at the CN Tower: the tallest free standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. From here visit the magnificent Niagara Falls before continuing to Canada’s capital city - Ottawa. Enjoy the wonderful “joie de vivre” atmosphere of Quebec with stays in the beautiful Quebec City and cosmopolitan Montreal.
• International flights with Air Transat departing from London Gatwick in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 9 nights Accommodation
• 2-hour sightseeing tour of Toronto
• CN Tower admission
• Full day excursion to Niagara Falls including lunch and Hornblower Niagara Cruises substituted by Journey Behind the Falls in off season
• Toronto to Ottawa Via Rail train in economy class
• 2-hour sightseeing tour of Ottawa substituted with admission to Museum of civilization & War Museum with audio tour
• Ottawa to Quebec City Via Rail train in economy class
• 2-hour sightseeing tour of Quebec City
• Quebec City to Montreal Via Rail in economy class
• 3-hour sightseeing tour of Montreal
• Montreal to Toronto Via Rail train in economy class
• Travel and information kit
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Day 1 Fly from London to Toronto
Depart from London Gatwick to Toronto Airport. Transfer independently to your downtown hotel for a three night stay. Pick up your information kit at the front desk upon check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Canada’s commercial and cultural centre. Overnight in Toronto.
Day 2 Toronto
Discover the many identities of this cosmopolitan city on a sightseeing tour of Toronto. Highlights include the provincial Parliament Buildings, City Hall, the financial district, Chinatown, residential areas, the waterfront. Admission to the CN Tower, standing 335.33 metres tall, is included. Ride the glass-fronted elevators to the top and take in unforgettable views of Toronto and Lake Ontario. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration, shopping or simple relaxation. Overnight in Toronto.
Day 3 Toronto / Niagara Falls Excursion
Enjoy a full-day sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls. The route takes you through the lush fruit growing district and wine region of the Niagara Peninsula. Marvel at the spectacle of the famous Niagara Falls and step aboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruises Voyage To The Falls boat tour for a fantastic boat trip to the foot of the Horseshoe Falls. You will have ample time at the Falls to take pictures and admire the thundering waters or stroll into town. Highlights include a meal and a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway, which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge. Pass through the historic community of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto for the evening. Overnight in Toronto. Lunch included.
Day 4 VIA Rail / ‘The Corridor’ Toronto to Ottawa
This morning, transfer independently to Union Station to board VIA Rail’s The Corridor train to Ottawa. You will be passing quaint little towns along Lake Ontario, the historic city of Kingston and the Thousand Islands region. As of Brockville, you’ll be travelling straight north into the direction of the capital region. Upon arrival in Ottawa, the remainder of the day is free to explore the charms of Canada’s capital city. Take a stroll along the famous Rideau Canal (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site) or discover what the bustling Byward Market has to offer. Overnight in Ottawa.
Day 5 Ottawa
Enjoy a two-hour panoramic sightseeing tour of Ottawa today. You will see the Parliament Buildings, Embassy Row, the Royal Canadian Mint, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Aviation Museum, the residence of the Prime Minister and Governor-General, the RCMP Museum and Stables, the National Arts Centre and much more. You will drive through scenic gardens and parklands and along the Rideau Canal. This comprehensive sightseeing tour is special as it allows you to step on and off at any of the stops along the route to fully experience the charming nation’s capital. If the sightseeing tour is not operating, it will be substituted with admission to the National War Museum and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau including an audiotour commentary headset. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city’s many museums, galleries and boutiques. Overnight in Ottawa.
Day 6 VIA RAIL / ‘The Corridor’ Ottawa to Quebec City
Today is your departure from Ottawa to Quebec City on board VIA Rail’s ‘The Corridor’. You’ll be leaving the capital region of Ottawa behind and heading for the Laurentians. Past Montreal, the train will be riding along the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River passing charming little towns and villages in the beautiful French-Canadian countryside. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore fascinating Quebec City and experience its energetic nightlife. Overnight in Quebec City.
Day 7 Quebec City
Today you will explore historic and modern Quebec City on a morning sightseeing tour. Quebec City is the only city in North America with city walls and gates earning it a United Nations World Heritage Site distinction in 1985. Discover the historical treasures and wonderful “joie de vivre” atmosphere of Quebec. Your guide provides narration while you see the Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham, the Fortifications, the National Assembly, Place Royale, the Basilica and many more points of interest. The rest of the day is at your leisure to further explore the city or indulge at one of many fine restaurants. Overnight in Quebec City.
Day 8 VIA RAIL / ‘The Corridor’ Quebec City to Montreal
Hop on the train today for a short ride to Montreal. This time, you’ll be travelling along the northern shore of the St. Lawrence River passing historic Trois-Rivières and charming Cap-de-la-Madeleine with its national shrine to the Virgin Mary. Upon reaching the bustling metropolis of Montreal, prepare for an afternoon of exploring the second largest French-speaking city after Paris. Walk down lively St. Catherine Street with its numerous shops and cafés. Sample the fine cuisine and exuberant nightlife! Overnight in Montreal.
Day 9 Montreal
Today, you will be going on a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Montreal*. You will see numerous highlights, such as the Notre Dame Basilica, the financial and residential districts, historic Old Montreal, the charming Latin Quarter and much more. You will visit the Olympic Complex, travel through the campus of McGill University and savour the panoramic views from an observation point on top of Mont Royal. Overnight in Montreal.
*For departures after Oct 24, 2015, the Montreal city tour will be replaced with admission to the Grevin Montreal Museum.
Day 10 Fly from Toronto to London
Today is your departure from Montreal to Toronto on board VIA Rail’s ‘The Corridor’. Upon arrival at Toronto’s Union Station, your holiday has come to an end. Transfer independently to Toronto’s International Airport to check in for your flight home.Want to alter anything?
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Selected departure dates between 1st May and 25th Oct 2017
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