Passage to the Maritimes from Montreal

Every winter, Eastern Canada transforms into a snow-lover's sojourn. This Canadian winter vacation encompasses the highlights of Canada's East Coast, including the culture and delectable cuisine of Quebec and Atlantic Canada, locally known as the Maritimes. 

Stroll down historic cobblestone streets of French Canada in Montreal and Quebec City where chic boutiques and cafes are balanced by gothic European architecture and fascinating history. Delight in authentic French-Canadien cuisine while you explore these world-class metropolises.

Your winter adventure continues eastward, as you pass through scenic landscapes aboard VIA Rail, to the warm, laidback city of Halifax. This lively seacoast desitnation offers a perfect blend of lovely heritage buildings, fun outdoor activities and trendy cosmopolitan eateries, and home to some of the country's freshest seafood.
6 Days/5 Nights
from $1,005.00
per person based on double occupancy

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  • Explore the trendy streets and hip cafes in the country's ultra-chic European city
  • Delight in delicious authentic French-Canadien fare
  • Slow down on the quaint seaside city of Halifax
  • Dine on the freshest seafoods available to the country
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions


  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night on board VIA Rail "The Ocean"

Train Adventures

  • VIA Rail The Ocean from Quebec City to Halifax

Sightseeing Excursions        

  • Sightseeing tour of Montreal



  • Dinner at Auberge Saint Gabriel in Montreal
  • Montreal Tower Observatory
  • Dinner at the Five Fisherman Restaurant
  • Halifax Museum of Natural History


  • Itinerary, brochures, maps and vouchers
  • Hotel luggage handling


DAY 1 – Arriving in Montreal

Upon arrival at Montreal International Airport, make your way independently to your downtown hotel. The remainder of your day is free to enjoy this eclectic French-speaking city. 

DAY 2 –  Exploring Montreal

Today, join a morning sightseeing tour (included) and explore the highlights and distinctively different districts of this chic French city. Wander the snow-covered cobblestone streets of Old Montréal, take in the stretching views form Mount Royal Lookout or visit the campus of McGill University and modern Place Des Arts. Enjoy a tour of the impressively ornate Notre Dame Basilica (included) and the stunning architecture of the Notre-Dame du Sacre-Coeur Chapel.Other tour highlights include Olympic Park, Montreal Harbour, St Joseph's Oratory and City Hall. Complete your day with a delicious, authentic French-themed dinner at the Auberge Saint Gabriel restaurant (included).

DAY 3 – Montreal and VIA Rail

Enjoy the views from Montreal Tower Observatory (included), the highest inclined tower in the world. This 175 metre tower stands at a 45 degree angle, and provides visitors with a spectacular view of the city and Laurentian Mountains. In the afternoon, make your way independently to the train station where you will board VIA Rail's overnight train service headed east to the coastal city of Halifax. 

DAY 4 –  Arriving in Halifax

Enjoy some relaxation with lunch on board the train (included) as you continue your rail journey through the Maritimes, Canada's easternmost provinces. Following a late afternoon arrival in Halifax, make your way independently to your downtown hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

DAY 5 –  Exploring Halifax

oday is free to enjoy the sights of Halifax. This East Coast gem of a city is full of character, and colourful personalities. Stroll along the ocean front walking paths, and check out the unique Maritime architecture and downtown shops. Continue your exploration with a stop at the Halifax Museum of Natural History (included). Discover the natural wonders of Nova Scotia all under one roof in the heart of Halifax city. During the evening, indulge in the freshest seafood in the country as you enjoy a delicious dinner at Five Fisherman restaurant (included). 

DAY 6 - Departing Halifax

Your memorable East Coast adventure concludes with a morning check-out from your hotel.


  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
2 Nov - 25 Mar $1,005 $921 $1,385 $467
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
2 Nov - 25 Mar $1,052 $971 $1,470 $467
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
2 Nov - 25 Mar $1,157 $1,075 $1,667 $467

Pricing available in US dollars

Departure dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

All prices quoted are per person and shown in CAD funds. Rates are for 2016 and do not include taxes. All prices include administration, planning, and operational expenses. All prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to international exchange rate fluctuations. Infants (less than 2 years old) travelling with an adult and not occupying a seat may travel free of charge. For children 2-11 years old, we provide reduced rates – please contact one of our vacation planners at 1-877-791-5500 for more information. A deposit of $200 per person is due at time of booking (unless otherwise stated at the time of booking). Final payment is due 45 days prior to tour departure. Tours booked within 45 days of departure require full payment before reservations can be confirmed.

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Accommodation Options

Accommodation Selection

Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Montreal Hotel Espresso Hotel Le Cantlie Suites Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
VIA Rail Cabin with showers Cabin with showers Cabin with showers
Halifax Atlantica Hotel Halifax Atlantica Hotel Halifax Delta Barrington

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