Twin Cultures Rail and Road Independent Tour

Toronto • Niagara Falls • Quebec City • Montreal

This programme gives you the chance to visit large points of attractions in the neighbouring provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
VIA Rail’s train system connects Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City, and you will see Canada’s most populous region by travelling comfortably in VIA Rail’s modern rail cars. You will experience the exciting flavour of multi-cultural Toronto before visiting North America’s honeymoon capital Niagara Falls to marvel at the natural spectacle of the Falls. Soon you will be on your way through rural Ontario to see the charming province of Quebec. You will discover Quebec City with its historic heart, European flavour and distinct French-Canadian character. Your final destination will be bustling Montreal for an unforgettable impression of the modern French-Canadian lifestyle with an historic flair. You will return to the cosmopolitan setting of Toronto for your return flight.
From €1480pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Ireland to Toronto
  • 7 NIGHTS Accommodation in tour hotels (more details below)
  • Toronto to Quebec City rail transfer on VIA Rail’s The Corridor (Economy class)
  • Quebec City to Montreal rail transfer on VIA Rail’s The Corridor (Economy class)
  • Montreal to Toronto rail transfer on VIA Rail’s The Corridor (Economy class)
  • Travel and Information kit
  • Price based on travelling November 2017. Tour operates daily year round.
  • Quote Ref 1496079

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

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

Paddy Dunne

Travel Expert

Montreal-Take a guided bike tour through Montreal for a great alternative way to see the city. You will be led by a tour guide who will give you a great overview of Montreal, its history and all it has to offer. The tour starts at the Old Port, continues to the Latin Quarter and you end at Mont Royal Park. After the tour you are allowed to keep your bicycle for the rest of the day to explore on your own.

Kristin Skinner

Travel Expert

Arrival in Toronto
Niagara Falls Excursion
VIA Rail/The Corridor Toronto to Quebec City
Quebec City
VIA Rail/The Corridor Quebec City to Montreal
VIA Rail/The Corridor Montreal to Toronto
  • 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, 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 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. This is substituted by Journey Behind the Falls in the off Season ( 25 October to 30 April)
    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 Quebec City

    This morning, transfer independently to Union Station to board VIA Rail’s The Corridor train to Quebec City. You will be passing quaint little towns along Lake Ontario, the historic city of Kingston, the Thousand Islands region and ride close to the American border before crossing into the province of Quebec. 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 the fascinating Quebec City and experience its energetic nightlife.
    Overnight in Quebec City at the Hotel Le Concorde.

  • Day 5 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 6 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 Downtown.

  • Day 7 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. The rest of the day is at your leisure to further explore the city.
    Overnight in Montreal at the Days Inn Downtown.

  • Day 8 VIA Rail/The Corridor Montreal to Toronto

    Today is your departure from Montreal to Toronto on board The Corridor. Upon arrival at Toronto’s Union Station, your holiday has come to an end.
    Transfer independently to Toronto’s International Airport in time to check-in for your flight home.

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