Ontario, Quebec & Maritimes by Rail

Toronto • Niagara Falls • Montreal • Quebec • Halifax

The best way to see Canada is by rail where you can sit back and let somebody else do the driving. You can enjoy the ever-changing scenery as you travel through Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and then into Nova Scotia.
You start off in Toronto with a 3-night stay. During your Toronto stay you take a breathtaking full-day tour to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. After your Toronto visit you head east along the north shore of Lake Ontario to the province of Quebec and the city of Montreal. During your stay you visit Quebec City in the heart of French Canada. After your stay in Quebec you travel on an overnight train to Halifax, Nova Scotia with accommodation and meals included on board where you stay for 2 nights. While in Halifax you can enjoy a city tour and also a tour to the picture postcard village on the rugged Atlantic shoreline, Peggy’s Cove.
From €2129pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Ireland to Canada
  • 8 NIGHTS hotel accommodation in tour hotels (more details below)
  • 1 NIGHT train accommodation
  • Train from Toronto to Montreal and on to Halifax
  • Tour departs Sundays, Tuesdays & Fridays from 25 June - 06 Oct 2017
  • Lonely Planet Guide of Canada
  • Quote Ref 1496094

Staff Tips

Montreal-In Montreal explore the city by embracing some of that French culture and cycling the streets. Bikes are easily picked up from one of the many Pixi stations and can be paid for using a phone app.

Angel Chua

Travel Expert

Quebec City-Maple syrup (French: sirop d'érable) is the sticky, drippy giant on Quebec's culinary landscape. No visit to Quebec is complete without at least one plate of poutine. This unique dish is a plate of French fries, drowned in gravy, and topped with chewy white cheddar cheese curds

Denise Walsh

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Arrive Toronto
Toronto City Tour
Niagara Falls Day Tour
Toronto to Montreal (Rail)
Quebec City Sightseeing Tour
Montreal City Tour, evening departure to Halifax (Rail)
On-board VIA Rail
Halifax City Tour and admission to the Museum of Natural History
Peggy’s Cove Tour
Halifax
  • Day 1 Arrive Toronto

    Upon arrival at Toronto’s International Airport transfer independently to your downtown hotel.
    Overnight in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel.

  • Day 2 Toronto City Tour

    Experience the sights of Canada’s largest and most diverse city. Tour highlights include: the Eaton Centre, Chinatown, CN Tower, and Old and New City Halls with opportunity for pictures along the way. Optional drop off is available at the Harbour Tour and the CN Tower.
    Overnight in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel.

  • Day 3 Niagara Falls Day Tour

    Travel by air-conditioned motorcoach for a breathtaking, full-day tour through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Tour includes: Hornblower Niagara Falls Cruise or Journey Behind the Falls, lunch overlooking Niagara Falls, free time in Niagara-on-the-Lake and a winery tour including a wine tasting.
    Overnight in Toronto at the Chelsea Hotel.

  • Day 4 Toronto to Montreal (Rail)

    Enjoy the facilities of the Business class lounge while waiting for boarding instructions. Complimentary newspapers and non-alcoholic beverages are available in the lounge. Follow 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. Passing the village of Napanee, look south as you cross the river to view a series of beautiful waterfalls. The city of Kingston is an historic Canadian city, being 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. Past Cornwall, the line enters the Province of Quebec. Approaching Montreal, cross the Ottawa River to Dorval, before arriving at Central Station in Montreal. The station is located below the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in the heart of downtown. Lunch is included today on the train journey.
    Overnight in Montreal at the Delta Montreal.

  • Day 5 Quebec City Sightseeing Tour

    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. The Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, Ramparts, world famous Château Frontenac, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place-Royale, Citadelle and a glimpse of modern Quebec City are the perfect introduction to the city. Should you wish to visit any of the sites, you are free to get off and board the sightseeing bus at your convenience. This tour option offers you great flexibility.
    Overnight in Montreal at the Delta Montreal.

  • Day 6 Montreal City Tour, evening departure to Halifax (Rail)

    This morning enjoy a comprehensive 3 hour tour of Montreal, taking in over 20 points of interest including the Notre Dame Basilica, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Old Montreal, the French Quarter, views of the Olympic Site and a panoramic view over the city from Mt. Royal. Later in the afternoon board VIA Rail to Halifax.
    Overnight on VIA Rail in a Sleeper Plus Private Bedroom with Dinner included.

  • Day 7 On-board VIA Rail

    Enjoy the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick landscapes before arriving in Halifax this afternoon. Spend the rest of the day exploring this small Atlantic coastal city. Breakfast & lunch are included on the train journey.
    Overnight in Halifax at the Lord Nelson Hotel.

  • Day 8 Halifax City Tour and admission to the Museum of Natural History

    This morning enjoy a “Halifax Highlights” and the “Tragedy & Triumph” tour for a comprehensive overview of what Halifax has to offer. These tours regale in tales of this historic city, stories of sadness, and the resilience of the residents to triumph over adversity. Travel through renowned areas, see beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture and hear accounts of its famous residents. Continue your exploration with a stop at the Halifax Museum of Natural History. Discover the natural wonders of Nova Scotia all under one roof in the heart of Halifax city.
    Overnight in Halifax at the Lord Nelson Hotel.

  • Day 9 Peggy’s Cove Tour

    This morning is free to explore Halifax before joining your tour. Peggy’s Cove has been an artist and explorers paradise for well over 150 years. This picture postcard village, on the rugged Atlantic shoreline, stands on solid rock above the crashing surf.
    The lighthouse is the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Enjoy some free time to explore the rocks, the trails, the village and the gift shops.
    Please note: Depending on departure date, days 8 & 9 may be switched around to work with day tour schedule.

  • Day 10 Halifax

    A check-out from your hotel and make your own way to Halifax Airport for your return flight to Ireland.

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