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Eastern Highlights by Rail

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Discover the beauty, history and culture of Eastern Canada on this rail journey. Prepare to fall in love with stunning natural surroundings on route from bustling Toronto to the breathtaking Niagara Falls, picturesque Ottawa, historic Quebec City and vibrant Montreal on this epic 10 day getaway.
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Highlights

Niagara Falls cruise with wine tastings

Discover the culinary delights of French Canadian cuisine

Travel aboard VIA Rail in Business Class

3 Freedom of Choice Activities

Start this luxury rail journey by exploring Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Choose between touring the top highlights finishing up on an island tour or avoid the tourist hotspots and explore Chinatown and Kensington Markets.

Feel the mist and hear the thunder of the world-famous Niagara Falls then relax and enjoy a leisurely wine tour and tasting.

Enjoy the facilities of the business class lounge before boarding the train to the nation’s capital city, Ottawa. Along the way enjoy stunning scenery including incredible lakes, charming villages and rich pastureland.

Explore the diverse city of Ottawa at leisure, perhaps visiting museums, doing a bit of shopping or attending a world class sporting event.

In the luxury of business class, take in beautiful landscapes on your rail journey to Quebec city from rural pasturelands to exquisite maple forests that produce the great Canadian staple, maple syrup.

Discover an intriguing mix of old-world European charm and classic North American nature on a choice of three different tours in Quebec City, perfect for history buff’s, country lover’s or foodie’s.

Relax on the last leg of the business class rail journey to the vibrant Montreal, taking in the dramatic landscape of the Monteregian Hills.

Choose to discover Montreal on a “must see” sightseeing tour or by exploring Old Montreal on a walking tour, or by uncovering unique eateries and watering holes on a Market Food walking tour.

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Included

3 nights in Toronto at Fairmont Royal York
2 nights in Ottawa at Fairmont Chateau Laurier
2 nights in Quebec City at Hotel Manoir Victoria
2 nights in Montreal at Le Saint-Suplice
Private Transfer from Toronto Airport to Hotel
Private Transfer from Hotel to Montreal Airport
Business Class Rail from Toronto to Ottawa
Business Class Rail from Ottawa to Quebec City
Business Class Rail from Quebec City to Montreal
Meals as per Itinerary
Niagara Falls Sightseeing Tour
Freedom of Choice Days
Freedom of Choice Days

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
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 2
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 7
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 9

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.

Package Upgrades
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 stay in Toronto at Fairmont Royal York in a Fairmont Room.

Toronto
Toronto
Day 2
Toronto

It's time to explore the city! Enjoy one pre-selected tours from our Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight stay in Toronto at Fairmont Royal York in a Fairmont Room.


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Kensington Market & Chinatown Tour:

    Skip the generic, tourist-trap sights and join this Toronto tour to see two of the city’s coolest communities. Hit Chinatown to see where China and Canada collide, then visit the Kensington Market area for graffiti, vintage shops, coffee houses, comic book stores, and everything else decidedly hip.

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  • Toronto City Tour & Toronto & Island Boat Tour Combo:

    Come and see the sights of Canada’s largest and most diverse city. City Tour highlights include: the Eaton Centre, Chinatown, CN Tower, and Old and New City Halls with an opportunity for pictures along the way. After your City Tour see a different side of Toronto aboard one of our sightseeing boats. The tour consists of a one-hour commentary tour of Toronto harbour and islands with an optional stop on Centre Island.

Toronto
Toronto - Historic Site
Day 3
Toronto → Niagara Falls → Toronto

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. Your tour includes the Hornblower Cruise or Journey Behind the Falls, lunch overlooking Niagara Falls, free time in Niagara Falls, and a winery tour including a wine tasting.

Overnight stay in Toronto at Fairmont Royal York in a Fairmont Room.

Lunch
Toronto → Niagara Falls → Toronto
Niagara Falls
Day 4
Toronto → Ottawa | VIA Rail

Enjoy the facilities of the Business Class Lounge before boarding the VIA Rail train. 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.

From Trenton Junction to Ottawa, the landscape is dotted with small villages, surrounded by maple forests and rich pasture land. The journey is approximately four hours. Upon arrival into Ottawa, take a short taxi ride (not included) to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Overnight stay in Ottowa at Fairmont Chateau Laurier in a Fairmont Room.

Lunch
Toronto → Ottawa  |  VIA Rail
Ottawa
Day 5
Ottawa

Ottawa is not just the capital of the Canadian Government, it is also one of the most diverse cities in the world, offering everything from worldclass sporting events and shopping adventures, to museum and family activities. Ottawa has it all. Situated on the Ottawa River about 200 km (125 miles) west of Montreal, Ottawa is a unique mix of old and new, history and technology, excitement and relaxation.

Today is a free day to explore on your own.

Overnight in Ottawa at Fairmont Chateau Laurier in a Fairmont  Room.

Ottawa
Parliament in Ottawa
Day 6
Ottawa→ Quebec City | VIA Rail

Your rail journey to Quebec City this morning takes you into rural Ontario, with maple forests and pasturelands, crossing into Quebec at Coteau where the rail line joins the Toronto-Montreal line.

Then following the St. Lawrence River, pass from city of Montreal suburbs to the rural landscapes of forests and rich pastures, dotted with tiny villages that extend to Quebec City. Many of the trees you view are maple trees, producing the great Canadian staple, maple syrup.

In Quebec, arrive at Gare du Palais, located near the harbour in the old town. 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 stay in Quebec City at Hotel Manoir Victoria in a Standard Room.

Breakfast, Lunch
Ottawa→ Quebec City  |  VIA Rail
Old city of Quebec
Day 7
Quebec City

Quebec City has a distinctive European atmosphere that visitors simply love. Explore ramparts, castles and museums or discover hidden gems, cafes and authentic French Canadian foods. Enjoy one pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight stay in Quebec City at Hotel Manoir Victoria in a Standard Room.


Freedom of Choice Options

  • A Fabulous Country Tour:

    Travel back in time to rural Quebec along the Chemin du Roy to SainteAnne-de-Beaupré, pass through the many traditional villages of rural Québec. In Sainte-Annede-Beaupré, you will be given time to visit the world famous Shrine and a stop at the Montmorency Falls. Just as you think your day is over, you will be treated to a short visit on the Island of Orléans, discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1535, where the picturesque village of Sainte-Pétronille, with its 19th century rural atmosphere, waits to be rediscovered again.

OR

  • Foodie Walking Tour of Quebec City:

    Throughout the years, the food of Quebec has been influenced by Amerindian, British and French cuisines. The Food Tours offer the opportunity to discover these different culinary and cultural traditions. Treat yourself to a behind the scene experience of Quebec City, discovering its gastronomy and culinary history by taking part in five exclusive tasting presentations.

OR

  • Rendezvous with History Quebec City Tour:

    This is your chance to visit history first hand. 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.

Quebec City
Quebec City's street
Day 8
Quebec City → Montreal | VIA Rail

Departing Quebec from Gare du Palais, cross the mighty St. Lawrence River to the south shore, which the rail line follows for almost the entire journey to Toronto. The landscape is dotted with tiny villages, all with church spires, maple forests and rich pasture land.

This fertile land stretches most of the way to Montreal. After the small city of Saint-Hyacinthe, there is a dramatic change in the landscape, as the Monteregian Hills seem to appear out of nowhere. These huge volcanic mounds were formed over 120 million years ago and there are seven of these large hills in a row, including Mont Royal in Montreal.

Overnight stay in Montreal at Le Saint- Suplice in a Superior Suite.

Breakfast
Quebec City → Montreal  |  VIA Rail
Canal de Lachine - Montreal
Day 9
Montreal

A slice of old Europe within Canada, Montreal is very different from everywhere else. A day’s wander might take you to the 18th-century facades of the old city, or cycling to the lovely Canal de Lachine. Take in the glittering shops and restaurants of downtown, or settle into the inviting terraced cafes of Plateau Mont-Royal. Enjoy one pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight stay in Montreal at Le Saint- Suplice in a Superior Suite.


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 Montreal, and the city's picturesque riverfront.​

OR

  • Walking Tour of Old Montreal:

    Explore the winding cobblestone streets of Old Montreal 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 JeanTalon, our largest food market on our walking tour!

Montreal
Basilica of Montreal
Day 10
Montreal

Your journey comes to an end today after your hotel check out. You will be transferred to Montreal Airport for your onward flight.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars
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Under our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, the deposit is refundable up to 7 days from payment.

Eastern Highlights by Rail

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01 May 2022 - 29 September 2022

Hotel options

Fairmont Royal York
Fairmont Royal York

Toronto
Occupying a circa-1929 building retaining original features such as hand-painted ceilings and travertine pillars, this upscale hotel is a 13-minute walk from the CN Tower and 1 km from the Harbourfront Centre. There are 4 restaurants and bars, including a refined lounge serving afternoon tea. There's also a spa with a 24/7 gym, an indoor pool and a whirlpool tub. 

Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Ottawa
Occupying a grand limestone property overlooking the Rideau Canal, this upscale hotel is a 7-minute walk from the National Gallery of Canada, and less than a kilometre from Parliament Hill. Amenities include a refined restaurant and a cocktail lounge, in addition to an indoor pool and a gym. 

Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel
Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel

Montreal
This high-end, all-suite hotel is adjacent to the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, and a 6-minute walk from both the Vieux-Port and Place-d'Armes Metro station. The elegant suites include living rooms and kitchenettes, and some have views of Notre-Dame. Amenities include a glass-enclosed restaurant, a lobby bar and a courtyard garden.

Hotel Manoir Victoria
Hotel Manoir Victoria

Quebec City
Built in 1830, this grand, Victorian hotel in historic Old Quebec is an 11-minute walk from the Museum of Civilization and 15 km from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. Upscale rooms feature contemporary or traditional decor. There's a stylish bistro restaurant and a chic breakfast room. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna and a spa, as well as an exercise room. 

Important notes

Due to dates for special events in Montreal not being available prior to 31 January 2022, all reservations made prior to this date will be subject to a price change if the dates fall on a special event. Special events included: Grand Prix, la Nouvelle France, Labour Day.

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

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What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
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  • 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.
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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.

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Looking for more flexibility? Entire Flex is an optional extra on certain packages. It allows you to change your mind right up to 35 days before departure with no change fees. Receive a 100% travel credit with up to 18 months to depart on another Peace of Mind package to any destination on our website.

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.

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Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

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.
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This specially designed program allows travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols, so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.

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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.

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Following customer feedback, we do not include international flights in our holiday packages.

We found that many customers may prefer:

  • To travel on specific airlines
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to the package start/end dates
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However, we are able to assist, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

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What should I do before travelling?

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