Journey to the land of maple trees by rail to discover Canada’s historic heartland. This holiday is especially spectacular when the maple trees turn red.
Start your holiday in Toronto, a vibrant multi-cultural city, close enough to Niagara Falls for you to take a day trip to this iconic landmark. In Canada’s capital, Ottawa, explore the national galleries, museums, historic sites, theatres, nightlife and shopping. Then travel on to Montreal and Quebec City to witness the French side of Canada. Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world, boasts fine cuisine and architecture, and is the birthplace of pure Canadian maple syrup! Quebec City is the only walled city in North America and its heritage is clear as you wander its streets.
This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days in one area, extend the holiday or maybe change the direction of travel. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.
Sue Garner - Travelled to Atlantic Canada
"The excursions were also perfect"
I would like to thank whoever put together the itinerary, chose the hotels and wrote the information for us to use en route. Everything was excellent! Each hotel was very good quality, but very different from the others. We saw such a variety of things. Our information led us to places we would never have found without it. The excursions were also perfect (canoeing, whale watching, sea kayaking), each of them very small businesses but with very friendly staff. Everything was very remote, which is what we expected, but we were so glad that we found it and were able to enjoy the essence of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Overall, we couldn't fault anything and we would be very keen to use your services again in the future.
Itinerary (9 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Spend the day exploring Toronto and all its attractions. Take a cruise and see the...
Spend the day exploring Toronto and all its attractions. Take a cruise and see the city from the water or head over to Toronto Island, go to the top of the CN Tower, visit the aquarium or just check out the shops, bars and restaurants.
Enjoy an all day excursion to world famous Niagara Falls. Lunch is included at Niagara...
Enjoy an all day excursion to world famous Niagara Falls. Lunch is included at Niagara Falls. Return to Toronto in the early evening via the scenic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Today, board VIA Rail’s corridor service to Ottawa, capital city of Canada. Transfer on your...
This morning, tour Canada’s Parliament Buildings, the Embassies, the Prime Minister’s residence, Rideau Falls and...
This morning, tour 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.
A short ride on VIA Rail takes you to Montreal, Canada’s most cosmopolitan city. You...
Set off on a morning city tour of Montreal. Visit Old Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica,...
Set off on a morning city tour of Montreal. 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.
We suggest an early morning departure from Montreal on the VIA Rail service to Quebec...
We suggest an early morning departure from Montreal on the VIA Rail service to Quebec City, which follows the St. Lawrence River to the beautiful walled city. Quebec City boasts ‘old world’ charm so enjoy a Quebec City tour before settling in to your chosen hotel.
2 nights in Quebec City.
Today is yours to enjoy the charm of Quebec City, the cradle of French culture...
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.