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Peggy's Cove | Credit: Tourism Nova Scotia / Acorn Art Photography
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Montmorency Falls | Credit: Mercedes Schulz
Lunenburg | Credit: Tourism Nova Scotia / Acorn Art and Photography
Dawn in Quebec | Credit: Ronald Joseph
Anne of Green Gables | Credit: Tourism Prince Edward Island | John Sylvester
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Peggy's Cove | Credit: Kyle Mulinder
Halifax | Credit: Tourism Nova Scotia / Acorn Art Photography
Ocean Train | Credit: VIA Rail
Ocean Train | Credit: VIA Rail
Canada

Atlantic Maritimes by VIA Rail (Tour code: 12551)

Starts and Ends
Montreal to
Halifax
Travel Periods
01 May 24 - 14 Oct 24
Experience
Travel Style
Rail Packages
Discover the rich history and cultural diversity of Montreal, Quebec, Halifax, and Charlottetown during an 8-day VIA Rail expedition that showcases the best of these vibrant destinations.

Highlights

Perfect for those seeking an authentic rail excursion in Eastern Canada, filled with stunning scenery and eclectic culture

Full day tour from Montreal to Quebec City & Montmorency Falls

Freedom of choice excursions in Montreal, Charlottetown, and Halifax

Learn and discover the wonders of historic Old Montréal

Cross the longest continuous multi-span Confederation Bridge in the world

Enjoy the bustling harbours along Green Gables Shore, the inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic books

8 days
From
AUD 5,275
per person, twin share
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Overview

Discover the wonders of Montreal, Quebec City, Charlottetown, and Halifax on this 8-day rail excursion. On a journey with VIA Rail through the provinces of Atlantic and Maritime, discover Canada in a way you've never experienced it before. Enjoy your choice of excursion in Montreal and Charlottetown as you observe the varied landscapes shift from metropolitan cities to eccentric communities. Every minute is as exciting as the next, whether walking through the neighbourhood grocery store or sailing about looking for lobster.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned

Inclusions

2 nights in Montreal at Le Germain Hotel
2 nights in Charlottetown at The Great George
2 nights in Halifax at the Hotel Halifax
1 night onboard VIA Rail in a Sleeper Plus Cabin
Meals as per Itinerary
Private van transfer between Moncton & Charlottetown
Private transfer between Charlottetown & Halifax
Quebec City & Montmorency Falls Sightseeing Tour
Island Drive & Anne of Green Gables Tour
National Park Fees
Freedom of Choice Days
Freedom of Choice

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days.

Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day, as follows:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 3
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 6
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 7

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Please note, if more than one room is selected during the booking process, our team will contact you afterwards to discuss options.

Day 1 Montreal

Upon arrival at Montreal International Airport transfer independently to your downtown hotel.

Overnight in Montreal at the Le Germain Hotel

Montreal
Old Town Montréal | Credit: Wissam Hajj

Day 2 Montreal

Today embark on a full-day sightseeing tour from Montreal to Quebec City, at 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 tour includes a photo stop at Montmorency Falls -- higher than Niagara Falls! Return this evening to Montreal.

Overnight in Montreal at the Le Germain Hotel

Montreal
Montmorency Falls

Day 3 Montreal Moncton

Today you can personalize your day by choosing from one of the three freedom of choice activities below.

Then this evening, board VIA Rail to Moncton. Enjoy the scenic vista through the rural communities of Quebec’s south shore.

Overnight onboard VIA Rail's Ocean Train in a private cabin

Dinner


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Montreal Half Day Sightseeing Tour:

    Enjoy a fully guided driving tour to all the "must-see" areas of Montreal such as Mont Royal, Old Montréal, and the city's picturesque riverfront.

OR

  • Walking Tour of Old Montreal:

    Explore the winding cobblestone streets of Old Montréal on a guided walking tour. Travel back in time to Fort Ville-Marie in 1642, to today’s modern city and find out more about all the eras that shaped Montreal.

OR

  • Beyond the Market Food Walking Tour:

    The city’s best food tour takes you to at least 6 of your local guide’s favourite eateries and watering holes. From artisanal charcuteries to thirst-quenching craft beers, discover the surrounding areas of Jean Talon, the largest food market on our walking tour!

Montreal → Moncton
Montreal | Credit: Stephan Poulin

Day 4 Moncton Charlottetown

Wake to views of the Atlantic Ocean, rolling hills, and quaint coastal villages that appear frozen in time. Upon disembarking the train take an included private transfer to Charlottetown via the Confederation Bridge.

Overnight in Charlottetown at The Great George.

Breakfast
Moncton → Charlottetown
Charlottetown | Credit: Tourism PEI

Day 5 Charlottetown

Today enjoy views of rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes, tiny villages and bustling harbours along the Green Gables Shore (scenic drive) as we get ready to tour the North Shore area.

Overnight in Charlottetown at The Great George.

Charlottetown
Anne of Green Gables | Credit: Carl Campbell

Day 6 Charlottetown Halifax

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions. Then this afternoon depart on a private transfer back over the Confederation Bridge to Halifax.

Overnight in Halifax at the Hotel Halifax


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Morning Lobster Cruise:

    Morning Lobster Cruise Catch a buoy, haul a trap and band a claw as you learn about the world of lobster fishing on Prince Edward Island. Onboard feel the ocean breeze and watch for seabirds as Captain Mark explains the hard life of a lobster fisherman. Then head to the mouth of the harbour and into the Northumberland Strait, past Port La Joye/Fort Amherst, the Island’s oldest European settlement.

OR

  • Charlottetown Highlights Tour:

    Discover the history and charm of Canada’s Birthplace as you ride through the streets of Charlottetown.

Charlottetown → Halifax
Confederation Bridge | Credit: Tourism PEI

Day 7 Halifax

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions.

Overnight in Halifax at the Hotel Halifax


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Taste Halifax:

    Discover Halifax's vibrant food scene on a gastronomic journey across town. Sample fresh seafood, award-winning local wines, and Halifax's famed donair. Visit historic sites including the impressive Halifax Citadel and picturesque Hydrostone Neighborhood.

OR

  • Best of Halifax Peggy's Cove Tour:

    Immerse in Nova Scotia's beauty with scenic Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, explore Halifax Citadel's historic alleyways, witness Halifax's vibrant landmarks, and visit iconic Titanic cemetery.

OR

  • Lunenburg & Mahone Bay Tour:

    Immerse yourself in Nova Scotia's South Shore charm with a tour of historic Lunenburg. Uncover its UNESCO World Heritage status, engage with local expertise, explore preserved architecture and the Bluenose II. Dive into the fishing industry, vibrant waterfront, shops, distilleries and eateries while enjoying insightful local commentary.

Halifax
Peggys Cove | Credit: Tourism Nova Scotia / Acorn Art & Photography

Day 8 Halifax

A check-out from your hotel concludes this memorable rail journey to Atlantic Canada.

Accommodation

Le Germain Hotel Montreal

Montreal
Le Germain Hotel Montreal is a chic and intimate boutique-hotel located in Montreal’s trendy downtown district. This hotel occupies the former building of the Order of Engineers, constructed during one of the metropolis’ most iconic years: 1967, year of the Expo.
 

VIA Rail Ocean Train - Sleeper Plus Class Cabin

VIA Rail
Sleeper Plus provides everything you need to feel right at home in your cozy Cabin for two. Inside the dining car, enjoy fresh meals, regional specialties and Canadian wines while the landscape unfolds around you. Private washroom available inside each double bedroom. Mirror over sink with electrical razor outlet (110 vac.). Individual control for heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Limited space for baggage. Day time: two comfortable sofa chairs. Nighttime: upper and lower beds replace chairs. Large window with blind. Access to a shower room (one shower room per car). Shower towels and amenities provided. Other amenities: small closet, drinking water, and towels, pillows, sheets and blankets supplied.

 

VIA Rail Ocean Train - Sleeper Plus Class Cabin

The Great George

Charlottetown
The Great George is an award-winning, historic, boutique property unlike any other in downtown Charlottetown. Adjacent to St. Dunstan's Basilica on a tree-lined street, this refined hotel spans 17 buildings dating from 1846. It's a 2-minute walk from the Province House National Historic Site and a 5-minute walk from Confederation Landing riverside park.

Hotel Halifax

Halifax
Located in the heart of downtown the Hotel Halifax is connected through an indoor walkway to the sister property, The Barrington Hotel, with easy access to Casino Nova Scotia and the World Trade and Convention Centre.
 

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
  • Transfers other than as specified in our holiday package

FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

Entire Travel Group is celebrating over 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family-owned, award-winning business with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday experience.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of Entire Travel Group's attributes, we have settled on "When Experience Matters" as the quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. We have the experience to ensure your itinerary makes the dream holiday possible. Our continually enhanced technology allows our team to provide a quality customer service experience, and our partnerships with outstanding operators ensure we are confident of the on-ground experience for our customers.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.

What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?

  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.

How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?

  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.

How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

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