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14 Day Central and Eastern Rail Discovery

14 Days (13 Nights) | From $3369

Day 1: Toronto

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Arrive into Toronto and make your way to your downtown accommodation.

 

 


Day 2: Toronto sightseeing (coach)

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Join Toronto’s original and most comprehensive fully narrated hop-on hop-off tour through the city, visiting the CN Tower, Skydome, Toronto Harbour front, Casa Loma Castle, the Eaton Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame and Yorkville. Included in your pass is an elevation ride to the top of the CN Tower and entrance to Ripley’s Aquarium.


Day 3: Niagara Falls day tour (coach)

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This breathtaking full-day tour will take you through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls. Enjoy a buffet lunch overlooking the falls. Join a boat ride to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Stop at the observation deck of the Whirlpool Rapids and visit the Floral Clock. On your return discover the picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-lake, visiting a local country market and touring a winery.


Day 4: Toronto – Kingston on board VIA Rail

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Follow the shores of Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes of North America, by rail to Kingston, a UNESCO World Heritage Destination for its remarkable and well preserved 19th-century defense fortifications. Here you will join a 90 minute cruise in the spectacular Thousand Islands. The world-famous 1000 Islands begin in Kingston and span the St. Lawrence River for miles. On your cruise you will experience the unique sights and heritage of the 1000 Islands region and Kingston’s historic waterfront.


Day 5: Kingston – Ottawa on board VIA Rail

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The landscape is dotted with small villages and surrounded by maple forests and rich pasture land as you travel to Ottawa, the capital city of Canada.


Day 6: Ottawa sightseeing (coach)

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Sit back and relax on an open top double decker or historic trolley as your professional guide shows you the nation’s capital with its many historical landmarks, scenic waterway and beautiful parks. Your ticket is valid for one day allowing you time to hop-on and hop-off at your leisure. Included for use at your leisure is admission to the National Gallery of Canada. This is located in one of the most spectacular sites in Ottawa - along Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market, overlooking the Ottawa River and the Parliament Buildings. Its award-winning architecture, featuring the luminous Great Hall, spacious galleries, and interior gardens and courtyards, is in itself worth the visit.


Day 7: Ottawa – Montréal on board VIA Rail

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Travel through rural Ontario as you cross into Quebec at Coteau, where the rail line joins the Toronto – Montreal line. Cross the Ottawa River to Dorval and onwards downtown to the central station. Explore the west side of Old Montreal on a 90-minute walking tour showcasing its French heritage and rich architecture.


Day 8: Montréal sightseeing (coach)

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This morning take in over 200 points of interest including a photo stop of Notre Dame Basilica, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Old Montreal, the French Quarter and Mount Royal on a three hour coach city tour. This afternoon discover Montreal from a whole new perspective as you join a discovery cruise on the St Lawrence River.


Day 9: Montréal – Québec City on board VIA Rail

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Following the St. Lawrence River, pass from city suburbs to the rural landscapes of forests and rich pastures, dotted with tiny villages that extend to Quebec City, the oldest walled city in North America and hear to the French Canadian culture of Canada. This evening enjoy a 3 course dinner in the heart of Old Quebec.


Day 10: Québec City sightseeing (coach)

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This morning join a local guide for a leisurely walking tour where you will explore the architecture, historical sites and significant events in Quebec’s history. This afternoon travel by coach to the Beaupre Coast and Montmorency Falls. Taking the Avenue through the traditional villages and farms of the Beaupre Coast, your guide will help you relive the tranquil pace of bygone years. A 45 minute stop is scheduled at the Montmorency Falls and the shrine of Ste-Anne-Beaupre, with a short detour to the western tip of the Island of Orleans.


Day 11: Québec City – Halifax overnight on board VIA Rail

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This morning enjoy an unforgettable experience on a helicopter tour of Quebec City and surrounds. This evening board VIA rail’s Ocean train and settle into your cozy private Cabin. You’re rocked to sleep as you leave French Canada behind and travel to Halifax.


Day 12: Halifax

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Wake to views of the Atlantic Ocean, rolling hills, and quaint coastal villages that appear frozen in time as you travel into the Atlantic Maritimes, Arrive into Halifax in the early evening.


Day 13: Halifax sightseeing (coach)

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On a Halifax city tour, you will be introduced to one of North America’s most unique and captivating cities. View historic properties, such as the Spring Garden Road area, Old Town Clock, St. Paul’s Churchy, residential areas and much more. The tour includes the Titanic Burial Site and the Halifax Citadel National Historic Park. In the afternoon travel to Peggy’s Cove, which has been an artist and explorers paradise for well over 150 years. This picture postcard village, on the rugged Atlantic shoreline, stand on solid rock about the crashing surf.


Day 14: Halifax

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Your package ends with a check out from your hotel. We suggest an add-on package to Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. Canada’s birthplace is a very picturesque seaside city, rich in history, from here you can travel the island and visit the site of Anne of Green Gables. Pricing available on request.


Package Includes: 12 nights of accommodation, VIA Rail corridor service in economy class as listed, VIA Rail private cabin for two from Québec to Halifax, meals included on board the train (only on certain routes), sightseeing and attractions as listed below.

Highlights:

  • Toronto hop-on hop-off city tour
  • Ottawa hop-on hop-off city tour
  • Toronto harbour cruise
  • CN Tower elevation pass
  • Ripley’s Aquarium
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Full day tour to Niagara Falls
  • Niagara Falls cruise
  • Buffet lunch in Niagara Falls
  • Thousand Islands cruise
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Museum of Nature
  • Montréal coach tour
  • Montréal walking tour
  • Discovery cruise on the St. Lawrence River
  • Québec City walking tour
  • Afternoon tour to the Beaupre Coast
  • Québec City helicopter tour
  • Halifax city tour
  • Peggy’s Cove tour
14 Day Central & Eastern Rail Discovery
Style: Independent Touring Start: Toronto
Days: 14   End: Halifax
         
Moderate pricing from. $3,369.00
Superior pricing from. $3,799.00
Deluxe pricing from. $4,499.00
         
Pricing is per person
CAD (does not include applicable taxes)
 

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