Maple Explorer from Toronto

Experience a first class adventure through Central Canada. From the cosmopolitan city of Toronto to the historic town of Quebec City, this tour traverses through picturesque landscapes on Canada’s premier rail service. Your adventure begins with an unforgettable tour through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to one of the great wonders of the world: Niagara Falls.

Embark on the world renowned “Voyage to the Falls” boat tour for a journey into the mist of the thundering falls. Sit back, relax and enjoy all the comforts of business class as VIA Rail whisks you away to the beautiful city of Ottawa. An exclusive land and water tour will ensure you don’t miss any of the city’s most popular sights.

Continue by VIA Rail to the cultural mecca of Montreal. Enjoy a tour of significant scenic and historic attractions, with plenty of time to explore the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal. Set off on your next rail adventure through scenic countrysides to historic Quebec City.

Spend your final days getting acquainted with this beautiful city, and experience the European charm of Old Quebec, complete with horse drawn carriages, street entertainers, singers, and artists. A visit to the Observatoire de la Capitale to gaze upon the breathtaking Quebec City from above, is the perfect finale to this unforgettable nine-day journey.
9 Days/8 Nights
from $1,772.00
per person based on double occupancy

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Highlights

  • Smell the floral brilliance of the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula
  • Experience one of the great wonders of the world, Niagara Falls
  • Learn about the history of Canada’s capital on the Land and Water Amphibus
  • Visit the primary features and cultural attractions of Montreal
  • Experience the European charm of Old Quebec
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions

Accommodations

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation

 Sightseeing Excursions

  • Niagara Falls Day Tour
    • Includes lunch
  • Ottawa Amphibus Tour
  • Greater Montreal Tram Tour
  • Quebec Rendezvous with History Tour

Activities

  • Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour

Transfer

  • VIA Rail from Toronto to Ottawa
  • VIA Rail from Ottawa to Montreal
  • VIA Rail from Montreal to Quebec City

Extras          

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

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arriving in Toronto

Transfer (not included) to your Toronto hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring Canada’s most cosmopolitan city. Walk amongst the soaring glass and concrete towers, venture into the parks and gardens and take a stroll along the lakefront boardwalks. Visit one of the many great museums and galleries or indulge in some shopping at the boutiques in Yorkville. Relax and enjoy an overnight stay at your Toronto hotel.

DAY 2 – Visiting Niagara Falls

This morning, depart on a full day sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls. Travel through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Enjoy an indulgent buffet lunch (included) overlooking the spectacular scenic falls, followed by the famous “Voyage to the Falls” boat tour (included), which travels to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Experience breathtaking views as you journey along the beautiful River Road, winding your way along the Niagara Gorge. After a stop at the Floral Clock and historical community of Niagara-on-the-Lake, you will return to your Toronto hotel.

DAY 3 – VIA Rail Toronto to Ottawa

Today, depart Toronto on board the VIA Rail train bound for Ottawa. Indulge in a delicious meal and enjoy the spectacular scenery from the comfort of business class as you journey to the beautiful town. Upon arrival in Ottawa, you will transfer (not included) to your hotel and have the opportunity to explore the town at your leisure.

DAY 4 – Exploring Ottawa

Today, make the most of a full day to explore Ottawa. Enjoy the informative commentary on the Amphibus Land and Water Tour (included) as you tour the city’s most popular areas. Enjoy the picturesque scenery as you tour to Canada's Parliament Buildings, Embassies, Prime Minister's residence and Rideau Falls and Canal. The remainder of the day is yours to explore. Visit the museums and galleries, discover the ByWard Market and take a scenic stroll through one of the many beautiful parks.

DAY 5 – VIA Rail Ottawa to Montreal

Today, depart Ottawa on board the VIA Rail train bound for Montreal. Enjoy the short ride from the comfort of business class as you journey to the Canada’s most cosmopolitan city. Upon arrival in Montreal, you will transfer (not included) to your hotel and have the opportunity to explore the town at your leisure.

DAY 6 – Sightseeing in Montreal

Today, enjoy a tour of Montreal's most significant scenic and historic attractions. Highlights include Old Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica, Olympic Park and a visit to Mount Royal Park to witness the impressive view of the Montreal Harbour and St. Lawrence River. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your leisure. Discover the city’s cafes, boutiques, and extensive “underground" that is home to an array of shops and restaurants.

DAY 7 – VIA Rail Montreal to Quebec City

Today, depart the cosmopolitan city of Montreal on board the VIA Rail train bound for Quebec City. Witness the spectacular scenery as you journey to this historic city surrounded by gorgeous landscapes. Upon arrival in Quebec, you will transfer (not included) to your hotel and have the opportunity to explore the town at your leisure.

DAY 8 – Exploring Quebec

The day is yours to explore the beautiful historic city of Quebec. Experience the European charm of Old Quebec, where you’ll find horse drawn carriages, street entertainers, singers, and artists, and the unique open-air art gallery. Take the Quebec City–Levis ferry (not included) and cross between the North and South shores to take advantage of the excellent vantage point for taking gorgeous photographs of the skyline.

DAY 9 – Departing Quebec

Make the most of your free morning to enjoy this beautiful city. Visit Observatoire de la Capitale and experience the breathtaking panorama view of Quebec City, from 221 metres up. Return to your hotel to check out and complete your tour package.
prices

Prices

  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
1 May - 10 May $1,801 $1,594 $2,538 $897
11 May - 30 May $1,772 $1,557 $2,532 $897
1 Jun - 28 Jun $1,836 $1,609 $2,632 $897
29 Jun - 31 Aug $1,836 $1,609 $2,632 $897
1 Sep - 16 Oct $1,836 $1,609 $2,632 $897
 
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
1 May - 10 May $2,109 $1,864 $3,117 $897
11 May - 30 May $2,636 $2,198 $4,223 $897
1 Jun - 28 Jun $2,722 $2,265 $4,369 $897
29 Jun - 31 Aug $2,247 $1,948 $3,419 $897
1 Sep - 16 Oct $2,160 $1,890 $3,245 $897
 
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
1 May - 10 May $2,312 $2,052 $3,508 $897
11 May - 30 May $2,260 $2,000 $3,456 $897
1 Jun - 28 Jun $2,452 $2,137 $3,812 $897
29 Jun - 31 Aug $2,383 $2,091 $3,673 $897
1 Sep - 16 Oct $2,448 $2,134 $3,803 $897
 

Pricing available in US dollars
 

Daily departures available.

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
Toronto Best Western Primrose Courtyard By Marriott Fairmont Royal York
Ottawa Capital Hill Hotel The Lord Elgin Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Montreal Hotel Espresso Hotel Le Cantlie Suites Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
Quebec City Hotel Chateau Laurier Delta Quebec Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

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