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Journey to the land of maples trees, by rail and motorcoach, to discover Canada's historic heartland. The British influence on Ottawa's Parliament Hill, national galleries, museums, renowned architecture, historic sites, theatres, nightlife and shopping. Then on to Montreal's French-Canada with fine cuisine, and the birthplace of pure Canadian maple syrup! This vacation is spectacular when the maple trees turn red.

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • VIA Rail's 'VIA 1' first class between Toronto, Ottawa & Montreal
  • 3 lunches, Niagara Falls Excursion
  • Maid of the Mist Cruise (seasonal*)
  • Ottawa Nations Capital Tour
  • Montreal City Tour
  • Quebec City Tour
  • Toronto City Tour
  • Hotel luggage handling
  • Gratuities on included meals
Day 1 - Arriving in Toronto
An overnight stay in Toronto begins your vacation.
Overnight in Toronto

Day 2 - Visiting Niagara Falls
Enjoy an all day excursion to world famous Niagara Falls with its thundering waters and boiling cataracts. Lunch is included at Niagara Falls. Return to Toronto in the early evening via the scenic settlement of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Overnight in Toronto

Day 3 - Toronto to Ottawa
Today, board VIA Rail's first class service to Ottawa, capital city of Canada. Transfer on your own to your selected hotel to begin a two-night stay.
Overnight in Ottawa

Day 4 - Exploring Ottawa
This morning, tour the nation's 'Capital' highlighted by Canada's Parliament Buildings, the Embassies, the Prime Minister's residence, Rideau Falls and Canal. The remainder of the day is free to explore the National Arts Centre, take a stroll in one of the many parks, or return to further explore Canada's Parliament buildings (walking distance from hotel).
Overnight in Ottawa

Day 5 - Ottawa to Montréal
A short ride on VIA Rail's first class service takes you to Montreal, Canada's most cosmopolitan city. You'll have time to explore Old Montreal, or take an optional Gray Line sightseeing tour from the hotel.
Overnight Montreal.

Day 6 Montréal
Set off on a morning city tour of Montreal, the second largest French-speaking city in the world. Visit Old Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica, Olympic Park, and Mount Royal Park. View Montreal Harbour on the great St. Lawrence River - 1000 miles from the sea. The afternoon is free to shop and explore.
Overnight in Montreal

Day 7 Montreal to Quebec City Sightseeing
An early morning departure from Montreal follows the St. Lawrence River to the "Ancient Capital", Quebec City. The only walled city in North America, Quebec City boasts "old world" charm. Enjoy a Quebec City tour before arriving at your hotel for a two-night stay.
Overnight in Quebec City

Day 8 Sightseeing in Quebec City
Today is yours to enjoy the charm of Quebec City, the cradle of French culture in North America. Walk the Plains of Abraham where the fate of North America was decided in 1759. Enjoy sidewalk cafes and outdoor displays by Quebec artists, all set among 400 years of history, or take an optional sightseeing tour of the Quebec area.
Overnight in Quebec City

Day 9 Departing Quebec City
Departing Quebec City

* When day tours or attractions are not operational in the off-season, the price will be adjusted or there will an alternative excursion/attraction made available.
Moderate Accommodations


Courtyard By Marriott Toronto Courtyard By Marriott Downtown Toronto
575 rooms, dining, indoor pool, gym. Downtown location.
Lord Elgin Hotel Ottawa Lord Elgin Hotel Ottawa
355 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna and fitness room. Non-smoking floors available.
Hotel Gouveneur Montreal Hotel Gouveneur Place Dupuis
352 rooms, downtown location, dining, pool, spa.
Hotel Manoir Victoria Hotel Manoir Victoria Quebec City
148 rooms. Located within the walls of Old Québec. 2 restaurants, 1 lounge, indoor pool, steam room, sauna, spa facilities, fitness centre, beauty salon and gift shop. Non-smoking rooms available.
Deluxe Accommodations


The Fairmont Royal York Toronto The Fairmont Royal York Toronto
1365 rooms and suites. Close to theatres, shopping, entertainment, city attractions and across from the VIA Rail Station.
Fairmont Chateau Laurier Fairmont Chateau Laurier
28 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurant, 1 lounge, business centre, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, spa, fitness centre, gift shop, assorted boutiques and beauty salon. Non-smoking floors available.
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
1047 rooms and suites. Close to shopping, city attractions, nightlife and exquisite dining. Located at the VIA Rail Station.
The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Quebec City
618 rooms. Located within the walls of Old Québec. 4 restaurants, 1 lounge, indoor pool, children’s wading pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, massage services and fitness centre. Assorted shops and business centre. Non-smoking floors available.

Daily departures between May 1 – October 24, 2009.

May 1 – May 24 Twin Single Child
Moderate $1,623 $2,448 $545
Deluxe $2,052 $3,309 $545
May 25 – Sept 2 Twin Single Child
Moderate $1,792 $2,772 $545
Deluxe $2,294 $3,792 $545
Sep 3 – Oct 15 Twin Single Child
Moderate $1,677 $2,556 $545
Deluxe $2,338 $3,881 $545
Oct 16 – Oct 24 Twin Single Child
Moderate $1,550 $2,302 $545
Deluxe $1,983 $3,170 $545

Deluxe: An outstanding property offering high standards of accommodations and facilities. It is important to note though, that Deluxe accommodation refers only to the Hotel Class and not to the room category included in the package price. Some Deluxe hotels are heritage properties that possess historical elegance, but may not reflect current North American deluxe hotel standards. Room upgrades may be available at an additional cost.

Moderate: A property that offers limited hotel facilities and North American standard room features such as a television, telephone, one or two beds, private washroom with shower and/or bathtub (unless otherwise noted). Rooms may be smaller than Deluxe hotel rooms and the public areas may be also be smaller and simpler. Usually suitable for the cost-conscious traveller.
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