Eastern Canada by Rail

Eastern Canada by Rail

9 Days / 8 Nights Toronto to Quebec City

Price from$3,288

Explore Toronto before an excursion to spectacular Niagara Falls and the quaint settlement of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Then on to Kingston, a lovely historic Canadian city for a 1000 Islands cruise. Visit Montreal for some of North America's oldest and most spectacular architecture including the fabulous Notre Dame Basilica. Finish with the enchanting Quebec city, the heart of French Canada. Nowhere else in North America is the appearance and atmosphere of an old-world city so complete. Quebec City looks and feels very European!

Eastern Canada by Rail map

Day 1: Toronto Upon arrival in Toronto transfer to your downtown hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the sights of Canada's largest city.

Overnight at: 4 Star: Hilton Toronto Hotel - Hilton Room 4 1/2 Star: Fairmont Royal York Hotel - Fairmont Luxury Room

Day 2 Niagara Falls & Niagara on the Lake Today, enjoy a full-day tour to the Niagara Peninsula: Canada's fruit belt and major wine-producing region, home of the spectacular Niagara Falls - one of the great wonders of the world. Tour includes: Hornblower Cruises or Journey Behind the Falls, lunch overlooking Niagara Falls, free time in Niagara Falls, and a winery tour including a wine tasting.

Overnight at: 4 Star: Hilton Toronto Hotel - Hilton Room 4 1/2 Star: Fairmont Royal York Hotel - Fairmont Luxury Room

Day 3: Toronto > Kingston (L) Enjoy the facilities of the Business Class Lounge before boarding the train. Complimentary newspapers and non-alcoholic beverages are available in the lounge.

Once on your way, the train follows the shores of Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes of North America, to Trenton Junction, where the St. Lawrence River flows from the lake. Just past Napanee, look south as you cross the river to view a series of beautiful waterfalls, before arriving into Kingston. This historic Canadian city, was the early capital of the "Province of Canada" (1841-1867) and is the birthplace of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Here, you cross the Rideau Canal, built in 1832 to connect Kingston with Ottawa and was originally designed after the War of 1812 to guarantee a supply route north of the US border in the event of another war.

Overnight at: 2019 season Residence Inn by Marriott - Studio Suite with breakfast 2020 season Delta Kingston Waterfront - Guest Room

Day 4: Kingston 1000 Island Cruise (L) Spend the morning visiting Fort Henry which still watches the approach from Lake Ontario and the UNESCO recognized Rideau Canal system; discover the many museums or simply explore the lakefront town where winding cobblestone paths give a European feel. Today's lunch is taken in a beautiful setting on a 1000 Islands cruise. Enjoy a three course meal while gliding past small cottage islands and grand estates and listening to commentary about the history and folklore of the region.

Overnight at: 2019 season Residence Inn by Marriott - Studio Suite with breakfast 2020 season Delta Kingston Waterfront - Guest Room

Day 5: Kingston > Montreal (L) The morning is yours for some final explorations of Kingston before you travel by VIA Rail along the magnificent St. Lawrence River to Montreal where your day ends.

Overnight at: 4 Star: Le-Saint-Sulpice - Superior Suite Loft Style 4 1/2 Star: Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel - Fairmont View Room

Day 6: Montreal Montreal offers a number of unique attractions. From some of North America's oldest and most spectacular architecture to professional sports and botanical treasures. Enjoy a 3-hour tour of the city, taking in more than 20 points of interest including: a stop at the Notre Dame Basilica, residential and financial districts, Old Montreal, French Quarter, outside view of Olympic Site, McGill University and a panoramic view from an observation point on top of Mont Royal. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy Montreal.

Overnight at: 4 Star: Le-Saint-Sulpice - Superior Suite Loft Style 4 1/2 Star: Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel - Fairmont View Room

Day 7: Montreal > Quebec (L) Enjoy the facilities of the Business Class Lounge before boarding instructions. Complimentary newspapers and non alcoholic beverages are available in the lounge.

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. For the first hour, you will note the rugged Monteregian Hills that seem to loom up from nowhere; these huge volcanic mounds were formed over 120 million years ago. There are seven of these hills in a row, including Mont Royal in Montreal, ending with Monte Rouge near the tiny village of Boloeil. Many of the trees you view are maple trees, producing the great Canadian staple, maple syrup.

Your rail journey is just over two hours to Quebec, the oldest walled city in North America and heart of the French Canadian culture of Canada. In Quebec, arrive at Gare du Palais, located near the harbour in the old Port, Quebec. Steeped in history, Quebec is the most charming city in Canada, almost 400 years old and most of the original architecture and buildings have been lovingly preserved.

Overnight at: 4 Star: Hotel Manoir Victoria - Standard Room 4 1/2 Star: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac - Fairmont Room

Day 8: Quebec City Quebec City is the heart of French Canada. Nowhere else in North America is the appearance and atmosphere of an old-world city so complete. Quebec City looks and feels very European; perhaps that is why the entire old section of the town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Today, qualified guides will help you discover the enchanting sights which are part of Quebec City's history. During the tour several stops are suggested. Should you wish to visit different sites, you may wish to get off and reboard at your convenience. This tour option offers you great flexibility.

Overnight at: 4 Star: Hotel Manoir Victoria - Standard Room 4 1/2 Star: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac - Fairmont Room

Day 9: Quebec Check out from your hotel where your journey ends.

• Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 8 nights • Private transfer Toronto Airport to hotel • Niagara Falls sightseeing tour (lunch included) • Business Class rail travel Toronto to Kingston (lunch included) • Shuttle transfers in Kingston • 1000 Islands Lunch Cruise • Business Class rail travel Kingston to Montreal (Lunch included) • Montreal city sightseeing tour (3 1/2 Hours) • Business Class rail travel Montreal to Quebec City (lunch included) • Quebec city sightseeing tour • 5 lunches

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2019

4 Star

1 Jul - 11 Oct

4 1/2 Star

1 Jul - 11 Oct

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-

$3,459

-

$4,097

-

-

$5,331

-

$6,606

2020

4 Star

1 May - 8 Jun

8 Jun - 9 Oct

4 1/2 Star

1 May - 24 May

25 May - 9 Sep

10 Sep - 19 Sep

20 Sep - 9 Oct

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-

$3,288

$3,363

-

$3,810

$4,028

$4,155

$4,038

-

-

$4,977

$5,129

-

$6,012

$6,446

$6,702

$6,476

Departs

2019 Departures Daily 1 Jul - 11 Oct 2020 Departures Daily 1 May - 9 Oct

Booking conditions

• Ask your Travel Agent or World Journeys for Triple and Child rates.

Special Events Terms and Conditions: Due to dates for special events in Montreal not being available prior to 31 Jan 2020, bookings made prior to this date will be subject to a price change if the dates fall on a special event. Special events: Grand Prix, la Nouvelle France, Labour Day

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Hotel early check in/late check out