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Quebec to the Maritimes - 6 Days

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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.

  • Hotel accommodations for 5 nights
  • One-way rail transportation aboard VIA Rail's Corridor service in Business Class between Montreal and Quebec City
  • One-way rail transportation aboard VIA Rail's Ocean to Halifax including first-class overnight accommodations
  • Meals on train
  • Sightseeing in Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax
  • Private transfer from Quebec City to Charny
  • Halifax airport transfer
  • Hotel luggage handling and gratuities on included meals
Day 1 - Welcome to Montréal
Your exciting tour of Quebec and Canada's Maritimes begins in the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, the second largest city in Canada. Check into your hotel and spend the remainder of your day soaking in the history and culture of this engaging city, visiting the fashionable shops, and indulging in the city’s fine dining and entertainment. Overnight Montreal.

Day 2 - Discovering Montreal
This morning’s sightseeing excursion shows you more than 200 points of interest as you travel throughout the city. Highlights include Notre Dame Basilica, Mount Royal Park, Olympic Park, Old Montreal, and St. Joseph’s Oratory. The afternoon is yours to explore the city’s colorful neighborhoods, marveling at historic architecture dating back to the 17th century. Be sure to shop Montreal’s “underground.” This evening board your VIA Rail train for the 3-hour journey along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City. Enjoy a delicious dinner, chat with your fellow travelers and admire the passing scenery as you’re whisked to your next destination. Overnight Quebec City.  (D)

Day 3 - Quebec City Sightseeing and VIA Rail's Ocean
This morning’s sightseeing tour of Quebec City shows you both the modern and historic sides of the city. Highlights of your excursion include the Plains of Abraham, the Latin Quarter, the Citadel, the Fortifications, the National Assembly, and Place Royal among many other sights. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city on your own. Soak in the French Canadian culture, relax at a sidewalk café, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, or collect souvenirs as you visit the unique shops. Make sure to enjoy a delicious French meal this evening before transferring to the rail station for your overnight rail journey to Halifax aboard VIA Rail's Ocean. Settle into your first-class accommodations and bid adieu to Quebec as the train leaves the St. Lawrence River behind and speeds toward the Maritimes. Overnight train

Day 4 - Arrival in Halifax
Your relaxing day aboard the Ocean includes delicious meals, access to a comfortable lounge car offering panoramic views of the passing scenery, and ample time to meet your fellow travelers. You can even become a bit of an expert on the Maritimes—from Acadian tradition to regional lore—through presentations on the area from the onboard Learning Coordinator. At 12:30 pm, the Ocean pulls into Moncton for a short stop, signaling the last leg of your train journey. You’ll arrive in Halifax late this afternoon. Overnight Halifax. (B, L)

Day 5 - Exploring Halifax
The historic city of Halifax was founded in 1749 as a British garrison town. Embark on a sightseeing excursion this morning and visit the city’s important landmarks and popular sights including Citadel Hill, Point Pleasant Park and Bedford Basin. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city at your leisure. Downtown Halifax has so much to offer, from art galleries and unique shops to museums and historic sites. This evening you may wish to visit one of the town’s lively pubs. Overnight Halifax.

Day 6 - Departing Halifax
Your tour comes to a close today. You may elect to extend your stay in Halifax to relax in this seaside town and explore its many sights including Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, and Mahone Bay. Or, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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Superior Accommodations
Hotels include Hotel Maritime Plaza, Hotel Manoir Victoria, and Citadel Halifax Hotel. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Touring Class semi-private berth. Meals are included onboard the train along with exclusive access to the Park car with its lounges and 360-degree panoramic views.

Deluxe Accommodations
Hotels include Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac and Delta Barrington. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Touring Class in a private cabin. Meals are included onboard the train along with exclusive access to the Park car with its lounges and 360-degree panoramic views.

Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be of similar quality and amenities.
Departing Montreal

Vacation starts daily except Sunday
Season Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
May 1 - June 8 $1,458 $1,693
June 9 - September 3 $1,499 $1,835
September 4 - October 5 $1,475 $1,814

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single traveler and child prices are available upon request. All prices are subject to change without notice. All prices are in USD.
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