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Eastern City Lights Independent Rail Tour
Visit Eastern Canada\'s major cities, all of which offer very different experiences. Toronto is the largest and most cosmopolitan city with plenty of shopping, top notch restaurants and a vibrant theatre district. Ottawa, the nations capital, offers a touch of culture and plenty of ceremony whilst Montreal is brash but bold and offers history, culture and an explosive nightlife experience. Quebec City a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure offers the visitor plenty of sightseeing opportunities, excellent food, diverse culture and a rich history.Â
Day 1: Toronto
Upon arrival at Pearson International Airport make your way to your hotel.
Overnight in Toronto.

Day 2: Toronto

Enjoy a day at leisure in Toronto, which offers a vast array of museums and galleries, interesting ethnic neighbourhoods, a beautiful waterfront and excellent shopping.
Overnight in Toronto.

Day 3: Toronto - Ottawa
Make your own way to the train station for boarding of VIA Rail train. Sit back and enjoy a 4h30 scenic rail journey. Upon arrival in Ottawa transfer independently to your hotel.
Overnight in Ottawa.

Day 4: Ottawa
Free day to enjoy Canada’s Capital. Ottawa is a place where you can immerse yourself in Canadian culture.
Overnight in Ottawa.

Days 5: Ottawa - Montreal
Make your own way to the Ottawa rail station for boarding of VIA Rail train. Sit back and enjoy 2 hour rail journey through Canada’s heartland. Upon arrival in Montreal transfer independently by taxi to your hotel.
Overnight in Montreal.

Days 6: Montreal
Free day to explore Montreal, the second largest French speaking city in the world and renowned for its fine restaurants,
excellent shopping, lively nightlife, rich culture and history.
Included Activity: Montreal 1.5hr Day Cruise
Come aboard and discover the metropolis like you’ve never seen it before! Relive a page of history with our famous explorer Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve who will fascinate you with his anecdotes and historical facts.
Overnight in Montreal.

Day 7: Montreal - Quebec City
Make your own way to the Montreal rail station and boarding of VIA Rail train. Going through villages and farmlands, your 3 hour rail journey will take you to Quebec City. Upon arrival in Quebec City transfer independently to your hotel.
Overnight in Quebec City.

Day 8: Quebec City
Spend the day at leisure exploring this charming historic walled city, the first French settlement in North America.
Overnight in Quebec City.

Day 9: Quebec City - Montreal
Tour ends. Make your own way to the rail station for your return journey to Montreal and on to Montreal airport for your return flight.

You may extend your rail ticket to travel back to Toronto for an additional fee. This is a flexible itinerary which can be tailored to suit your requirements, please contact us for more information. 



Hotel (3 Star)

Hotel (4 Star)

Hotel (4.5 Star)

1 - 2


Strathcona Hotel

Eaton Chelsea

Fairmont Royal York

3 - 4


Quality Hotel

Delta City Center

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

5 – 6


Hotel Espresso

Delta Montreal

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

7 - 8

Quebec City

Hotel Clarendon

Delta Quebec

Fairmont Chateau Frontenac

What\'s Included:
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation.
  • VIA rail (economy class) from Toronto to Ottawa one way, Ottawa to Montreal one way, Montreal to Quebec City return.
  • Montreal 1.5 hour day cruise.
  • Document pack at hotel on arrival with maps and brochures.
  • Applicable taxes and GST rebates.
Not Included:
  • Car Hire: Check out our car hire rates.
  • Flights: Check out our flights page.
  • Gratuities to drivers, on board train staff and porters.
  • Meals.
  • Personal expenses and insurance.