2025: Ontario & French Canada with Ocean Train to Halifax (8334)
11 days from Toronto to Halifax
Exciting cities and breathtaking scenery await you on this eastern Canada tour. You'll spend two nights in Toronto, Ottawa, the Quebec City area, Montreal, and Halifax. You'll also overnight on Via Rail's Ocean train between Montreal and Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia. Enjoy views of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as you travel seamlessly in the comfort of your private sleeper car. On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower in Toronto, Canada's largest city; the Canadian Mint in Ottawa, Canada's capital; Quebec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; and Montreal's Mount Royal, designed by the same designer as New York City's Central Park. In Quebec, visit the Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap, with its fine stained-glass windows, and Cap de La Madeleine, made a national shrine in 1888. Enjoy time to explore Quebec City, Canada's only walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But that's not all?you'll enjoy beautiful scenery on this eastern Canada tour. Board a sightseeing boat for a thrilling ride to view breathtaking Niagara Falls. You've seen photos of Niagara Falls, and now's your chance to see it up close. These falls are nothing short of spectacular! Also enjoy a cruise that takes a scenic route through the many islands of Thousand Islands National Park. In Halifax, visit Peggy's Cove, with its historic lighthouse, stunning scenery, and quaint fishing village. Be sure to bring your camera! From the vibrant cities to the gorgeous scenery, this eastern Canada tour designed for the value-minded traveler is the perfect vacation!
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- Offer valid through 3/31/2024
- 11 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Welcome to Ontario's capital. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
|Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Board your Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls up close. Return to Toronto, where sightseeing includes the city's major landmarks, such as the banking district, City Hall, the CN Tower, the University of Toronto, and ultra-modern Rogers Centre. This evening, enjoy an optional outing to the top of the CN Tower for a delicious dinner and spectacular views.NOTE:Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable, ice-free weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions usually exist from May to October. When conditions are unfavorable, a visit to the Journey Behind the Falls will be substituted.
|Leave Ontario's capital and stop in Kingston, a city with an exciting history dating back more than 300 years. Proceed along the St. Lawrence River with splendid vistas of Thousand Islands National Park. At Rockport, board your boat for a cruise that takes a scenic route through the many islands that are sprinkled with charmingly simple to opulent summer homes. Next, head to Ottawa, Canada's beautiful capital.
|This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this lovely city on the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. See the Canadian Mint, the embassy district, and stately Parliament Hill. Suggestions for this afternoon include a visit to the magnificent Canadian Museum of History or the array of restaurants and shops at lively Byward Market.
|Quebec City Area
|Drive into the French-Canadian province of Quebec for a sudden change in language and tradition. Follow the historical King's Highway along the north shore of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Visit the Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap de la Madeleine before arriving in Quebec City, the heart of French Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, join a unique optional excursion to the Erabliere le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Quebec dinner, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction.
|Quebec City Area
|Enjoy a guided tour of Canada's only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Chateau Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Quebec was the center of New France; today, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls reside Place d'Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, and ancient Place Royale. Also, see the stone houses crowding the narrow streets of Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River. The afternoon and evening are free-your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
|This morning head south for sophisticated Montreal, one of Canada's largest cities. Major attractions on this afternoon's guided tour include once-walled Old Montreal, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, and modern Montreal.
|This evening, transfer to the train station and board the overnight Ocean train to Nova Scotia. Travel along the St. Lawrence River in the comfort of your private sleeper car. (D)
|Arrive in Halifax and transfer to your hotel. (B,L)
|The capital of Nova Scotia is steeped in maritime history. En route to the seaside village of Peggy's Cove, pass-by the Halifax Public Gardens; see the Citadel National Historic Site, a fort perched high above the city; as well as other notable landmarks. Afterward, journey along the winding coastal highway of the Lighthouse Route to the tiny fishing village of Peggy's Cove. Colorful houses, fishing shacks and Peggy's Point Lighthouse are perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic.
|Your vacation ends this morning.
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