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Eastern Highlights by Rail
Place Jacques-Cartier | © Eva Blue Tourism Montreal
VIA Rail Corridor Train | Credit: VIA Rail
Toronto | Credit: Destination Toronto
Niagara Falls | Credit: Niagara Falls Tourism
Lake Ontario
Quebec City | Credit: Tourism Quebec
Rideau Canal Ottawa | Credit: Destination Ontario
Corridor VIA Train | Credit: VIA Rail
Corridor VIA Train | Credit: VIA Rail
Montreal | Credit: Eva Blue Tourism Montréal
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal | Credit: Eva Blue Tourism Montreal

Eastern Highlights by Rail (Tour code: 11622)

Starts and Ends
Toronto to
Travel Periods
20 Nov 23 - 27 Oct 24
Travel Style
Rail Holiday Packages
Prepare to fall in love with Canada's eastern cities, where you can admire the history and culture on this exciting 10-day rail journey.


Enjoy a full-day tour to the Niagara Peninsula, including the Hornblower Cruise at Niagara Falls.

Discover the culinary delights of French Canadian cuisine

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

Explore the numerous museums, galleries and boutiques in charming Ottawa

10 days
AUD 4,461
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If you want to see the major points of attraction in Eastern Canada and experience the different lifestyles in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, then this is the programme for you. VIA Rail’s train system connects Toronto, Ottawa, 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 ambiance of multicultural Toronto before you visit world-famous Niagara Falls to marvel at its natural spectacle.

Soon you will be on your way through rural Ontario to see the nation’s capital. Don’t miss the numerous museums, galleries and boutiques in charming Ottawa! Then hop back on the train and head for the Laurentians and the provincial capital. 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 a historic flair. 

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3 nights in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Hotel
2 nights in Ottawa at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel
2 nights in Quebec City at the Hotel Chateau Laurier
2 nights in Montreal at the Sens Hotel Montreal
Business Class Rail from Toronto to Ottawa
Business Class Rail from Ottawa to Quebec City
Business Class Rail from Quebec City to Montreal
Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
Full day excursion to Niagara Falls
Ottawa 1-Day City Pass
2-hour sightseeing tour of Quebec City
3-hour sightseeing tour of Montreal
Meals as per itinerary

Day 1 Toronto

Arrive in Toronto’s International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel for a three-night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Canada’s commercial and cultural centre.

Overnight in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Hotel (or similar).

Toronto | Credit: Destination Toronto

Day 2 Toronto

Enjoy the freedom of a hop-on-hop-off city tour conducted by a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, educating you on the fun facts and history of Toronto with stops at/near all major hotels in the downtown area with this 1-day pass. 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 Sheraton Centre Hotel (or similar).

Nathan Phillips Square Toronto | Credit: Destination Toronto

Day 3 Toronto Niagara Falls Toronto

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 Niagara City Cruises by Hornblower 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 Sheraton Centre Hotel (or similar).

Toronto → Niagara Falls → Toronto
Niagara Falls

Day 4 Toronto Ottawa | VIA Rail

This morning, transfer independently to Union Station to board VIA Rail’s The Corridor train to Ottawa. You will be passing quaint little towns along Lake Ontario, the historic city of Kingston and the Thousand Islands region. As of Brockville, you’ll be travelling straight north into the direction of the capital region. Upon arrival in Ottawa, the remainder of the day is free to explore the charms of Canada’s capital city. Take a stroll along the famous Rideau Canal (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site) or discover what the bustling Byward Market has to offer.

Overnight in Ottawa at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel (or similar)

Toronto → Ottawa  |  VIA Rail
Rideau Canal Ottawa | Credit: Destination Canada

Day 5 Ottawa

Enjoy a hop-on/hop-off panoramic sightseeing tour of Ottawa today. You will see theParliament Buildings, Embassy Row, the Royal Canadian Mint, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Aviation Museum, the residence of the Prime Minister and Governor-General, the RCMP Museum and Stables, the National Arts Centre and much more. You will drive through scenic gardens and parklands and along the Rideau Canal. This comprehensive sightseeing tour is special as it allows you to step on and off at any of the stops along the route to fully experience the charming nation’s capital If the sightseeing tour is not operating, it will be substituted with admission to the Canadian Museum of History and War. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city’s many museums, galleries and boutiques

Overnight in Ottawa at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel (or similar)

Canadian Museum of History | Credit: Ottawa Tourism

Day 6 Ottawa Quebec City | VIA Rail

Today is your departure from Ottawa to Quebec City on board VIA Rail’s The Corridor. You’ll be leaving the capital region of Ottawa behind and heading for the Laurentians. 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 fascinating Quebec City and experience its energetic nightlife.

Overnight in Quebec City at the Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

Ottawa → Quebec City  |  VIA Rail
Old Quebec | Credit: Tourism Quebec

Day 7 Quebec City

Today you will explore 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 many fine restaurants.

Overnight in Quebec City at the Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

Quebec City
Quebec City | Credit: Tourism Quebec

Day 8 Quebec City Montreal | VIA Rail

Hop on the train today for a short ride to Montreal. This time, you’ll be travelling along the northern shore of the St Lawrence River passing historic Trois-Rivières and charming Cap-de-la-Madeleine with its national shrine to the Virgin Mary. 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 Sens Hotel Montreal (or similar)

Quebec City → Montreal  |  VIA Rail
Montreal | Credit: Stéphan Poulin Tourism Montréal

Day 9 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.
*For departures on or after Nov 20, 2023, the Montreal city tour will be replaced with admission to La Grande Roue sightseeing ‘Ferris’ wheel attraction.

Overnight in Montreal at the Sens Hotel Montreal (or similar)

Montreal | Credit: Eva Blue Tourism Montréal

Day 10 Montreal

Your journey comes to an end today after your hotel check out. 


Sheraton Centre Hotel

Centrally located across from City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is surrounded by Toronto’s top attractions and dining venues. Experience the unbeatable comfort of the guest rooms and suites, work out in the 24-hour fitness centre or relax in the waterfall garden. The Hotel is directly connected to the PATH, a 15-mile underground network of shops, restaurants and services. Spend an afternoon shopping at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, a 5-minute walk from our hotel. Sweeping views of the city, all-day refreshments, and free Wi-Fi keep you fueled and connected throughout your day.

Ottawa Marriott Hotel

Experience modern style and sincere service at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel, set in the lively downtown district of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The hotel is located right by the new Lyon station and is two stops from the Rideau Shopping Centre, Shaw Centre and ByWard Market. Explore Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and the National Gallery of Canada, all within walking distance from the hotel. Additional perks include the health club with an indoor pool and gym and the hotel's family-friendly Kid's Club and Game Room. Make yourself at home in the smartly designed rooms and suites, featuring complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bedding, a Keurig™ coffee maker and downtown Ottawa views.

Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

Quebec City
The Hotel Château Laurier Québec, a third-generation family business, is an award-winning four-star establishment located in the front row of the nation's capital. The hotel has 271 rooms, 17 meeting rooms, the restaurant at St. Hubert, an indoor saltwater pool, a Finnish sauna, 2 outdoor spas year-round (scheduled according to the seasons), a fitness room, a treatment room, and a four-season indoor garden. Classic, luxurious and contemporary, the hotel's rooms and suites will be that peaceful space, conducive to the rest that you are looking for.

Sens Hotel Montreal

Uncover downtown Montreal in style at Le Méridien Versailles. At this classic yet modern boutique hotel near College de Montreal, McGill University, Concordia University, and the University of Montreal, feed your passion for discovering local art, culture and cuisine. Step outside to find yourself surrounded by the glitz and glamour of the Golden Square Mile, with cultural gems, chic shops and restaurants and beautiful architecture beckoning from all directions. Guest rooms and suites blend trendy yet true-to-their-locale décor with carefully considered luxuries like plush, pillowtop bedding, thoughtfully stocked minibars and Pharmacopia bath amenities. Infuse your Montreal Canada visit with an element of surprise at a hotel offering something more than meets the eye.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars
  • Blackout dates may apply during festive season. Departures are not available due to Ottawa Race Weekend, Grand Prix in Montreal, Osheaga Festival in Montreal and Canada Day blackouts.
  • Sightseeing tours are seasonal and may be replaced with alternative options depending on the chosen departure date.


  • 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


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
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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.

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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.
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