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Summer in Eastern Canada: Ontario to Quebec by Train

PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 5288

Private Tour Highlights

  • See Montreal from a unique perspective with a cruise along the St Lawrence river and a visit to Old Montreal to see historic sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica.
  • Enjoy a scenic rail journey through Canada's heartland on a train ride through quaint Canadian villages and farmlands between each city.
  • Take in the immense power of the largest waterfall in North America with an exhilarating cruise up to the base of Niagara falls.
  • Treat yourself to a behind the scenes experience of Old Quebec City, discovering its gastronomy and culinary history.
  • Learn about the First Nations People with an in depth exploration through Ottawa's Museum of History Grand Hall.
  • Soak in the unique culture and history of each major city for a true understanding of Canada's spirit.
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Tour Overview

Explore the United States’ friendly neighbor to the north with a Summer in Eastern Canada: Ontario to Quebec by train.

The eastern Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec are home to some of Canada’s most inspiring cultural centers. Visitors will experience a scenic rail journey while taking in the highlights of Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, learning of each city’s unique charm and history.

Starting in the world-class city of Toronto, visitors will take in the stunning beauty of Niagara Falls, the largest waterfall in North America. The tour takes explorers up close and personal to witness the immense power of the raging waters with an exhilarating ferry ride into the largest of the three waterfalls that form Niagara, the Horseshoe Falls.

Following Toronto, travelers will board a first-class train to Canada’s capital, Ottawa for day’s long introduction to the history, cultures, and beliefs of the First Peoples of Canada at the Museum of History Grand Hall. After an informative visit spanning 15,000 years of history, a 2-hour rail journey through Canada’s heartland will take visitors to the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, Montreal.

Named after Mount Royal in the city’s center, Montreal is a proud, multicultural city with a strong French heritage renowned for its fine restaurants, excellent shopping, lively nightlife, rich culture, and history. The tour takes travelers on a cruise along the St. Lawrence River and walk through the cobblestoned Old Montreal to witness historic sites including Notre-Dame Basilica and Bonsecours Market.

The tour comes to a delicious end with a stop in Quebec City, one of the oldest cities in North America for a gastronomic walking tour. While taking in hidden gems such as the Augustine’s Monastery, foodies will delight their tastebuds with typical and local specialties with food and wine pairings suggested by some of the top chefs of the region.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services, and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double N/A £$5288 N/A N/A
Single N/A £$8080 N/A N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International Flight to Toronto

Upon arrival to Toronto, you will be met at the airport by a Yampu guide, and privately transferred to your hotel.

Toronto is the heartbeat of Canadian urban life. It has everything you would expect from a world class city. Get dinner at a one of a kind restaurant in Queen Street West, shop at the posh Yorkville district, lose yourself in the variety of the Kensington Market, then visit one of Toronto's vibrant museums or galleries. Toronto has it all and all of it is in style.

Upon arrival to Toronto, you will be met at the airport by a Yampu guide, and privately transferred to your hotel.

Toronto is the heartbeat of Canadian urban life. It has everything you would expect from a world class city. Get dinner at a one of a kind restaurant in Queen Street West, shop at the posh Yorkville district, lose yourself in the variety of the Kensington Market, then visit one of Toronto's vibrant museums or galleries. Toronto has it all and all of it is in style.

Day
2

Group Full Day Niagara Tour

Sit back and relax aboard your air-conditioned coach (this tour is a group tour maximum of 12 people) as your expert guide will inform you of the sights of Southern Ontario. First stop is the Whirlpool rapids followed by the Horn blower Cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls before your lunch stop with more views of the Falls. Continue to Table Rock Complex for some free time to explore at your leisure, then it's on to Niagara-on-the-Lake where again you have free time to soak up the history of the town before a visit to a local winery. Return to your Toronto hotel in the evening. ...read less

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3

Train to Ottawa

At the appropriate time, you will make your own way to the train station to board a train to Ottawa. Sit back and enjoy a 4.5-hours scenic rail journey. For your comfort, included in your ticket is an upgrade to Via 1 Rail. Upon arrival to Ottawa, you will be privately transferred to your hotel.

Ottawa is the capital of Canada. Known for National sites, famous landmarks like the Rideau Canal, and museums housing stunning national collections. But Ottawa is also a vibrant, walkable, cosmopolitan with an incredible food scene created by local culinary schools and top chefs.
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4

Museum of History Grand Hall Tour

Today is a day to explore the Museum of History Grand Hall. This is a self-guided visit, entrance tickets have been included.

The spectacular Grand Hall offers an introduction to the history, cultures, and beliefs of the First Peoples of Canada's Pacific Coast. With its curving six-story window wall and unrivalled view of Parliament Hill, the Grand Hall is one of the country's most impressive indoor public spaces and the Museum's architectural centerpiece. You will discover six iconic Native houses connected by a Pacific Coast shoreline and boardwalk, the largest collection of totem poles in the world, the original plaster pattern for Spirit of Haida Gwaii by celebrated Haida artist Bill Reid, and Raven Bringing Light to the World, a gold on bronze sculpture by Robert Davidson. Behind the house facades and boardwalk are two exhibitions - First Peoples of the Northwest Coast and From Time Immemorial - Tsimshian Prehistory. Be Sure to visit the newly opened Canadian History Hall - 40 000 square feet of exhibit space spanning 15,000 years of history of what is now Canada!
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5

Train to Montreal

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the train station to board a train to Montreal. Sit back and enjoy this 2-hour rail journey through Canada's heartland. Upon arrival in Montreal, walk on your own to the hotel (the hotel is located directly above the Central Station; there is a hotel entrance from the train station).

Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world and renowned for its fine restaurants, excellent shopping, lively nightlife, rich culture and history.
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Day
6

Group Half Day Montreal Cruise & Walking Tour of Old Montreal

Today, you will come aboard and discover the metropolis like you've never seen it before! Relive a page of history with our famous explorer Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve who will fascinate you with his anecdotes and historical facts.

Then, depart to your walking tour of Old Montreal. On this tour, you will discover the major historical sites in the eastern sector of Old Montreal. Stroll through the charming cobblestone streets and winding alleys of this historical district. Sites include; Notre-Dame Basilica (exterior only), Cours le Royer, St-Paul Street, Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall, Bonsecours street and its chapel, ending at Bonsecours Market. ...read less

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7

Train to Quebec City

At the appropriate time, walk on your own to the train station to board a train for a 3.5-hour rail journey to Quebec City on upgraded Via 1 Rail class, going through villages and farmlands. Upon arrival to Quebec City, you will be privately transferred to your hotel.

Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America, and its landmarks have stood the test of time. With cobblestone streets that hold 400 years of history you can feel the old-world romance and European charm.

At the appropriate time, walk on your own to the train station to board a train for a 3.5-hour rail journey to Quebec City on upgraded Via 1 Rail class, going through villages and farmlands. Upon arrival to Quebec City, you will be privately transferred to your hotel.

Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America, and its landmarks have stood the test of time. With cobblestone streets that hold 400 years of history you can feel the old-world romance and European charm.

Day
8

Group Quebec City Gastronomic Walking Tour

Treat yourself to a behind the scenes experience of Old Quebec City, discovering its gastronomy and culinary history by taking part in five exclusive tasting presentations. Let the aromas and flavors transport you through the Historic Walled City! Catch a glimpse of hidden gems such as the Augustine's Monastery. Since 2011, the Food Tour is part of the Canadian Signature Experience Collection. During this 2.5-hour walking tour, you will taste the typical and local specialties from a variety of shops such as: "La Buche" (Traditional Quebec cuisine with a twist), "Sagamite" (First Nations Flavors), "Le Tournebroche" (Organic Farm to Table bistro), "Augustine's Monastery" (A retreat in the City-Tea & sweet). Some of these stops offer food and wine pairings. Chefs can vary the content of tastings. ...read less

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9

International Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight home.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Toronto, ON, Canada

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Montreal, QC, Canada

Quebec City, QC, Canada

Places You'll See

  • Toronto

    Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, a short distance from the US and Canadian Niagara Falls, Toronto is a fascinating metropolis with towering skyscrapers contrasting with lush green spaces throughout. Standing amongst the cityscape is the city’s iconic CN tower which held the title for tallest freestanding building for nearly 35 years, adorned with a revolving restaurant at its top.

  • Ottawa

    Serving as the capital of Canada, Ottawa is a city rich in history and provides endless opportunities to visitors. Located along the Ottawa river, the capital city is adorned with grand Victorian architecture and numerous museums in science, art, agriculture, and history. No matter the season, Ottawa has something for everyone. In the winter, visiors can skate the world’s largest skating rink,  Rideau Canal Skateway, while summertime is filled with festivals, farmers’ markets and concerts.

  • Montreal

    Located on an island in the St. Lawrence River, Montreal has long served as an important trading area for the region’s First Nations people. The island later became an important port for European settlers, beginning with the French. Today, the city is a mosaic of different cultures, holding strongly to its French history and serving as the world’s second-largest Francophone city after Paris. No matter the season, Montreal has endless experiences for art lovers, historians, foodies, and nature buffs alike. Though winters can be harsh, Montreal is bustling in its warm underground pedestrian network of shopping malls and restaurants and with exhilarating outdoor activities such as sledding Mont Royal, the mountain that earned it its name.

  • Quebec City

    Just north of Montreal, located on the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City is the capital of the French-speaking Canadian Province of Quebec. Often referred to as the Cradle of French America, the capital and its province hold tightly to the region’s colonist history with pride. Being the only fortified city on the continent north of Mexico, Quebec is a walking air museum. Visitors can step back in time while touring the cobblestoned old town, which is particularly charming under a blanket of winter snow. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the city’s location with the outstanding wilderness just outside the city lines with rolling rivers, vast lakes, and glacial valleys of the nearby  Jacques-Cartier National Park.

Hotel Options

Featured Accommodation

Fairmont Royal York

o Toronto’s landmark hotel is the gateway to your essential Toronto experience. Located in the downtown core, Fairmont Royal York is minutes from the city’s biggest events and attractions including: The CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, the Eaton Centre, and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. The hotel offers modern downtown comfort, in a historic Toronto luxury hotel. The newly re-designed rooms are a fresh, modern addition to the regal elegance that is synonymous with the hotel. Hotel amenities also include a pool and health club complete with exercise equipment; HDTV’s in every room with upgraded services on demand; satellite iPad check-in during peak hours; paperless checkout; and digital path-finding monitors. The EPIC Restaurant provides guests with an unmatched culinary experience mixed with the musical talent of local artists and at the Benihana Japanese Steakhouse you can experience the fun of Teppanyaki and enjoy the best sushi and sake you’ll find in Toronto . There is also no better place to indulge in a classic Fairmont Royal York tradition than with an Afternoon Tea at The Library Bar every Saturday and Sunday.

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Featured Accommodation

Fairmont Chateau Frontenac

Standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is the heart of Old Quebec. Offering exquisite dining opportunities, superior meeting facilities, and a distinctive Gallic charm, this stately hotel stands above historic Old Quebec, a United Nations World Heritage Site. The four restaurants of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac provides travelers with a choice of gourmet cuisines. Activities at the hotel include an indoor pool, whirlpool and steam rooms, a state-of-the-art health club with a full-service massage therapy salon, a fully equipped business center, a selection of boutiques, concierge, and child-minding services. The 618 guestrooms offer elegantly styled château furnishings and regal décor and Fairmont rooms have either two double or one queen or one king bed that can accommodate up to quad occupancy based on sharing existing beds.

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4 Star Properties

Ottawa : Le Germain

Montreal : Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

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