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 to Quebec City
Enjoy a morning at leisure before making your way independently to the train station. Ride the rails and enjoy a meal on board (included) as you wind through the pastoral countryside of rural Quebec to the charming Quebec City. Upon your arrival, make your way independently to your downtown hotel and enjoy a free evening exploring the picturesque scenes of Canada's oldest city.
DAY 4 – Exploring Quebec City
Learn about the fascinating city of Quebec with a morning sightseeing tour. Tour highlights include the historic Plains of Abraham, the Ramparts, the Latin Quarter, National Assembly, Palace Royale and City Hall. During the evening, indulge in an authentic Quebecois dinner at the delectable Aux Anciens Canadiens restaurant (included).
DAY 5 – Quebec City and VIA Rail to Halifax
Today is free to explore the cobblestone streets, towering church spires, museums and more of Quebec City, the first French settlement in North America. Visit Maple Delights for a self-guided tour and at the Maple Museum (included) complete with a tasting of mouthwatering, naturally sweetened desserts. During the evening, board a shuttle to Sante-Foy and board VIA Rail's overnight train to Halifax.
DAY 6 - 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 7 - Exploring Halifax
Today 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 8 - Departing Halifax
Your memorable winter tour concludes with a morning check-out from your hotel.