Winter in Quebec and 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.
8 Days/7 Nights
from $1,382.00
per person based on double occupancy

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  • Discover old-European charm and old cobblestone streets in Canada's oldest city 
  • Wander the trendy streets and hip cafes in the country's ultra-chic European city
  • Slow down on the quaint seaside city of Halifax
  • Dine on the freshest seafoods available to the country
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions


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

Train Adventures

  • VIA Rail Business Class from Montreal to Quebec City
  • VIA Rail The Ocean from Quebec City to Halifax

Sightseeing Excursions        

  • Sightseeing tour of Montreal
  • Sightseeing tour of Quebec City



  • Dinner at Auberge Saint Gabriel in Montreal
  • Montreal Tower Observatory
  • Dinner at Aux Anciens Canadiens
  • Self-guided tour and tastings at Maple Delights Museum and Store in Quebec City
  • 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 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.


  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
02 Nov - 25 Jan $1,534 $1,414 $2,087 $720
27 Jan $1,572 $1,439 $2,162 $720
30 Jan - 01 Feb $1,534 $1,414 $2,087 $720
03 Feb $1,604 $1,460 $2,225 $720
06 Feb $1,534 $1,414 $2,087 $720
08 Feb - 10 Feb $1,635 $1,481 $2,288 $720
13 Feb - 26 Mar $1,534 $1,414 $2,087 $720
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
02 Nov - 21 Dec $1,594 $1,482 $2,197 $720
23 Dec - 30 Dec $1,672 $1,535 $2,354 $720
02 Jan - 25 Jan $1,594 $1,482 $2,197 $720
27 Jan $1,702 $1,555 $2,414 $720
30 Jan - 01 Feb $1,594 $1,482 $2,197 $720
03 Feb $1,718 $1,460 $2,446 $720
06 Feb $1,594 $1,482 $2,197 $720
08 Feb - 10 Feb $1,734 $1,576 $2,477 $720
13 Feb - 26 Mar $1,594 $1,482 $2,197 $720
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
02 Nov - 26 Dec $1,793 $1,651 $2,579 $720
28 Dec - 30 Dec $1,934 $1,746 $2,862 $720
02 Jan - 01 Feb $1,793 $1,651 $2,579 $720
03 Feb $1,911 $1,730 $2,815 $720
06 Feb $1,793 $1,651 $2,579 $720
08 Feb - 10 Feb $2,046 $1,820 $3,085 $720
13 Feb - 26 Mar $1,793 $1,651 $2,579 $720
2015/16 Winter Departures: Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

All prices are quoted per person in CAD funds. A deposit of $200 per person is due at the time of booking (unless otherwise specified). Final payment is due at 70 days prior to tour departure. Tours booked within 65 days require full payment before reservations can be confirmed. Infants (less than 2 years old) travelling with an adult (and not occupying a seat) travel free of charge on most services. Reduced pricing is available for children 2 – 11 years old, please contact one of our vacation planners at 1-877-791-5500.  Additional pricing information: prices subject to taxes and applicable rebates. Prices include administration, planning, and operational expenses. Prices are subject to change without notice, and subject to international exchange rate fluctuations. 
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Accommodation Options

Accommodation Selection

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

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