Rail and River Cruise in Eastern Canada

Toronto • Niagara Falls • Brockville • Upper Canada Village • Montreal • Quebec

We present a discovery tour in the historic cradle of Canada with visits to colonial and present day capitals.
We have combined the excitement of the romance of rail travel and city tours with a captivating cruise from Kingston to Quebec City. This itinerary explores the St. Lawrence River from the wide decks of a comfortable, full service cruising vessel along the continent’s most significant waterway from its source to doorstep of the Atlantic Ocean. Green riverbanks, small villages and towering cathedrals decorate the shoreline while fascinating ports of call give passengers a taste of Canadian culture.
From €4239pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Ireland to Canada
  • 14 NIGHTS accommodation, including 6 NIGHTS on board ship (more details below)
  • Toronto to Kingston rail transfer on VIA Rail’s The Corridor (Economy class)
  • Transfer from Kingston VIA Rail station to the Kingston cruise docks
  • 7-day cruise Kingston to Quebec City on board St. Lawrence River Cruise ship - full board starting with dinner on Day 4 and ending with lunch on Day 10
  • Quebec City to Montreal rail transfer on VIA Rail’s The Corridor (Economy class)
  • Tour operates 03, 19 Jun, 15 Jul, 16 Aug, 01, 20 Sept
  • Quote Ref 1496092

Staff Tips

Toronto-One of the best ways to view the beautiful city of Toronto is dinner at the CN Tower in the revolving 360 restaurant. You can enjoy the amazing vista and a great meal simultaneously.

Jennifer Mulligan

Travel Expert

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

Your Adventure...

Arrival in Toronto
Toronto
Niagara Falls Excursion
VIA Rail/The Corridor Toronto to Kingston St. Lawrence River Cruises/Kingston
St. Lawrence River Cruises/Cruising-Brockville
St. Lawrence River Cruises/Cruising - Upper Canada Village
St. Lawrence River Cruises/Cruising - Coteau Landing
St. Lawrence River Cruises/Cruising - Montreal
St. Lawrence River Cruises/Cruising - Trois Rivières
St. Lawrence River Cruises/Cruising - Quebec City
Quebec City
Quebec City
VIA Rail/The Corridor Quebec City to Montreal
Montreal
Montreal - End of Package
  • Day 1 Arrival in Toronto

    Arrive in Toronto’s International Airport and 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 at the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre.

  • Day 2 Toronto

    Today you will 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 and 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. Near the base of the tower, enter the fascinating Ripley’s Aquarium with over 12,500 sq. metres of display space for hundreds of creatures from sharks to colourful and rare tropical fish. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration, shopping or simple relaxation.
    Overnight in Toronto at the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre.

  • Day 3 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 at the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre. Lunch included.

  • Day 4 VIA Rail/The Corridor Toronto to Kingston St. Lawrence River Cruises/Kingston

    This morning, transfer independently to Union Station to board VIA Rail’s 'The Corridor' train to Kingston. After the scenic journey that travels through the townships and villages north of the shores of Lake Ontario, you arrive in the historic city of Kingston and the 1000 Islands region. Afterwards, you are transferred to the port lands and board your cruising vessel for an early evening departure. After a welcome reception and refreshment, learn a little about the ship before enjoying delicious dinner and evening of entertainment. Dinner included.
    Overnight on board St. Lawrence River Cruises vessel in a St. Lawrence stateroom.

  • Day 5 St. Lawrence River Cruises/Cruising-Brockville

    This morning the ship raises anchor to cruise the 1000 Islands, Wanderer's Channel and Admiralty Group of Islands while en route to Gananoque . Passengers disembark at Gananoque for a tour of the Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands. Afterwards, board the ship and continue on to cruise Millionaires' Row across the United States border. Sail past Boldt Castle and St. Laurens Statue on the way to Ivy Lea and disembark for a coach transfer and visit to the 1000 Islands Tower. After returning to the ship and the cruise, the ship arrives in Brockville in the afternoon. Relax or stroll along the park walkways in evening after dinner.
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea (schedule permitting) included.
    Overnight on board St. Lawrence River Cruises vessel in a St. Lawrence stateroom.

  • Day 6 St. Lawrence River Cruises/Cruising - Upper Canada Village

    This morning disembark and transfer by bus for a tour of Fulford Mansion. Return to the ship for departure to Prescott with views of Windmill Point, the Blue Church, and Ogdensburg, New York. Disembark at Prescott for a tour of Fort Wellington (National Historic Site). Depart Prescott and arrive in the afternoon at Upper Canada Village for the evening. After dinner, perhaps take a stroll around the marina and grounds.
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea (schedule permitting) included.
    Overnight on board St. Lawrence River Cruises vessel in a St. Lawrence stateroom.

  • Day 7 St. Lawrence River Cruises/Cruising - Coteau Landing

    This morning after breakfast, disembark the ship and board a miniature train for a short journey before loading on to horse-drawn wagons for a tour Upper Canada Village. Afterwards, it’s back on the ship to continue on to Coteau Landing, Quebec. The scenic route passes through Eisenhower and Snell Locks on the American side of the marine border. Crossing back into Canadian waters, the ship arrives at Coteau Landing, Quebec in the afternoon. Enjoy some free time to relax or stroll along the park and old canal pathways after dinner.
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea (schedule permitting) included.
    Overnight on board St. Lawrence River Cruises vessel in a St. Lawrence stateroom.

  • Day 8 St. Lawrence River Cruises/Cruising - Montreal

    Today the cruise departs Coteau Landing bound for Port of Montreal. The route travels through Beauharnois Locks into Lake St. Louis. Looking down the river, Montreal grows larger in the distance as the ship passes through St. Catherine and St. Lambert locks. Embark on a short tour of the historic harbour. Disembarking at the Port of Montreal, take a fascinating bus tour of this city that blends English and French cultures. Afterwards, there is free time before and after dinner to further explore the port lands and charms of the city.
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea (schedule permitting) included.
    Overnight on board St. Lawrence River Cruises vessel in a St. Lawrence stateroom.

  • Day 9 St. Lawrence River Cruises/Cruising - Trois Rivières

    This morning depart Montreal bound for Trois Rivières, Quebec. Arriving at Trois Rivières, enjoy a brief bus tour including a visit the Shrine at Cap de la Madeleine. Returning to the marina, you may enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the historic "Old City" if time permits. After dinner, the entertainment for the evening includes an exciting ‘Big Band’ instrumental and vocal performance and night of dancing.
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea (schedule permitting) included.
    Overnight on board St. Lawrence River Cruises vessel in a St. Lawrence stateroom.

  • Day 10 St. Lawrence River Cruises/Cruising - Quebec City

    Depart Trois Rivières early morning and soon watch the shoreline transition to the scenic approach to romantic Quebec City. The ship sails past the dramatic spectacle of Montmorency Falls. Arrive in Quebec City where we enjoy a final gathering at the tour Closing Ceremonies in the Grand Saloon. Disembark the ship and transfer independently to your Quebec City hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure.
    Breakfast, lunch and morning tea (schedule permitting) included.
    Overnight in Quebec City at the Hotel Le Concorde.

  • Day 11 Quebec City

    Today you will explore the 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 the many fine restaurants.
    Overnight in Quebec City at the Hotel Le Concorde.

  • Day 12 Quebec City

    Today is at leisure to further explore the sights and sounds of Quebec City. The Old Walled City is pedestrian-friendly and is replete with history and cultural significance that helped shape modern Canadian society. This part of the city is not just an artifact to be studied, but continues to be a dynamic environment with shops, eateries and other contemporary businesses.
    Overnight in Quebec City at the Hotel Le Concorde.

  • Day 13 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 south shore of the St. Lawrence River. 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 at the Days Inn Montreal Downtown.

  • Day 14 Montreal

    Today, you are free to explore the sights and charms of Montreal. Included in your package is admission to the Grevin Montreal Museum. Celebrities, politicians, historical figures and other famous personalities come to life as realistic, accurate representations set amongst pop and modern art displays. Afterwards, you may wish to independently visit other highlights of the city such as the Notre Dame Basilica, the financial and residential districts, historic Old Montreal or the charming Latin Quarter.
    Overnight in Montreal at the Days Inn Montreal Downtown.

  • Day 15 Montreal - End of Package

    Transfer independently to Montreal International Airport in time to check-in for your flight home.

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