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Quebec & Maritime Discovery

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From the sparkling French culture to the easygoing charm of Atlantic seaside towns, sun-drenched beaches to sparkling coves and miles of rugged shoreline guarded by graceful lighthouses - this is a delightful introduction to Quebec and the Maritimes. This vacation includes day excursions, plenty of unstructured time and a romantic overnight rail journey.

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • VIA Rail's 'Ocean' (meals included)
  • VIA Rail's 'VIA 1' first class service (dinner onboard)
  • Montreal Sightseeing Tour
  • Casino de Montreal VIP Admission
  • Quebec City Sightseeing Tour
  • Museum of Civilization Admission
  • Casino Nova Scotia VIP Access
  • Halifax City Sightseeing Tour
  • Halifax Airport transfer
  • Hotel luggage handling
  • Gratuities on included meals
Day 1 - Arriving in Montreal
An overnight stay in Montreal begins your vacation.
Overnight in Montreal

Day 2 - Discovering Montreal and Quebec City
Notre Dame Basilica, Mount Royal Park, Olympic Park, Old Montreal and St. Joseph's Oratory highlight the morning 'Greater Montreal Tour'. The afternoon is free to wander through restored buildings dating from the 17th century and shop Montreal's 'underground', a myriad of stores and services connecting hotels and the subway. Board 'VIA 1' for your journey to historic Quebec City. Relax over dinner en route.
Overnight in Quebec City

Day 3 - VIA Rail's 'Ocean' from Quebec City to Halifax
This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Quebec City. Highlights include a tour aboard a trolley bus to the main historic sites of Quebec City, the only remaining walled city on the continent, as well as visiting the Plains of Abraham, Ramparts and Place d'Armes. The first part of the afternoon you will enjoy the Quebec Experience 3D multimedia show, a 30 minute voyage through the 400-year history of Quebec City. The rest of the afternoon and evening are free for you to explore the city's "old world" charm. Enjoy sidewalk cafes, outdoor displays by Quebec artists, and the unique French Canadian culture. This evening, transfer on your own to the Charny Station to begin your train journey to Halifax.
Overnight onboard VIA Rail

Day 4 - Arriving in Halifax
Your rail journey to Halifax continues on board. VIA Rail's 'Ocean' is the finest way to appreciate the splendid scenery of Canada's Maritime provinces. This morning enjoy a continental breakfast before arriving in Halifax. Feel free to explore the train and discover how train travel has come of age in Atlantic Canada. A late afternoon arrival and transfer to your hotel begins your stay in Atlantic Canada.
Overnight in Halifax

Day 5 - Exploring Halifax
With plenty of time to relax, you'll get acquainted with this historic city founded in 1749 as a British garrison town. Highlights of this morning's tour include Citadel Hill, Point Pleasant Park and Bedford Basin. The remainder of the day is free to discover the restaurants and boutiques housed in restored structures that represent the character of privateer days.
Overnight in Halifax

Day 6 Departing Halifax
Your Quebec to the Maritimes vacation concludes upon checkout from your Halifax hotel.
Moderate Accommodations

Moderate

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.
Citadel Hotel Halifax Citadel Hotel Halifax
267 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurant, 1 lounge, business centre, indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, steam room, fitness centre and gift shop. Non-smoking floors available.
Deluxe Accommodations

Deluxe

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.
Delta Barrington Hotel Delta Barrington Halifax
200 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurant, 1 lounge, spa services, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center and business centre. Non-smoking hotel.

Daily departures (except Sunday) between May 1 – October 10, 2009.

May 1 - June 11 Twin Single Child
Moderate $1,096 $1,517 $484
Deluxe $1,296 $1,888 $493
Jun 16 – Oct 10 Twin Single Child
Moderate $1,399 $1,900 $679
Deluxe $1,703 $2,472 $696

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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