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Deluxe Eastern Splendours Railtour

Toronto * Niagara Falls * Ottawa * Montreal * Quebec City * Halifax
A multi centre holiday combining the best of the East with travel by VIA Rail to Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax including a full sightseeing programme including a whale watch cruise.
15 days from £2,896 sharing twin including scheduled flights

 
Departing Between 2016 Prices
Twin Share
       
20 - 25 Jul £3120       Quote
26 Jul - 16 Aug £3120       Quote
17 - 29 Aug £2779       Quote
30 Aug - 03 Sep £2779       Quote
04 - 08 Sep £2896       Quote
09 - 10 Sep £2896       Quote
12 - 18 Sep £2896       Quote
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Day 1 - UK – Toronto
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow o­n your Air Canada flight to Toronto. Transfer by private vehicle to your downtown hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Overnights(3): Toronto - Fairmont Royal York Hotel 

Day 2  - Niagara Falls
Departing from your hotel, The Niagara Falls full day tour will bring you to one of Canada’s most spectacular sights. You will make your way to Niagara through the towns of Hamilton, "the steel capital of Canada", St. Catharines "the fruit basket of Ontario", and the wine region of the Niagara Peninsula. An ample amount of time will be spent at the falls to give you every opportunity to take pictures and admire the thundering waters. Included is a thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower cruise* for a unique view of the spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Other highlights include a panoramic lunch at Sheraton on the Falls and a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge passing through the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, voted “Canada’s Prettiest Town”. *Prior to May 15 and after Oct 15, Hornblower cruise will be substituted with The Journey Behind the Falls.*

Day 3 - Toronto
Included is a Step-on Step-off sightseeing tour of Toronto. Build your own Toronto experience with the freedom of our Hop-On-Hop-Off City Tour aboard a London-Style Double Decker Bus or Trolley. Let the friendly and knowledgeable tour guides educate you on the fun facts and history of Toronto as they take you through the city with stops at / near all major hotels in the downtown area. The ticket also includes a free boat tour (available seasonally) of the Toronto Harbour and Islands. Let the tour company with over 100 years of experience introduce you the history and excitement that is Toronto!

Day 4 - Toronto – Ottawa
Depart today from the adjacent Union Station o­n a VIA Rail train in first class to Ottawa. Your journey takes you along the shores of Lake O­ntario, passing through the Thousand Islands region and the historic city of Kingston, the original capital of Canada before Ottawa became the seat of Government in the 1840s.
Overnights(3): Ottawa - Westin Ottawa Hotel 

Days 5-6 - Ottawa
Discover the Capital of Canada o­n your included sightseeing tour. Ottawa is an architecturally stunning city with a unique combination of urban and rural experiences. The city’s museums, heritage buildings, parks, (Ottawa’s springtime tulips are a sight to behold) and monuments paint a vivid picture of Ottawa’s colourful past while also allowing a glimpse of its future. Visit the Notre-Dame Basilica, Ottawa’s oldest surviving church with its famous collection of statues, stroll the shopping malls, and take an included cruise o­n the Rideau Canal as it meanders through this historic city.

Day 7 - Ottawa - Montreal
Take the VIA train today in first class to  Montreal, situated o­n an island in the St Lawrence River, this charming city has been referred to as the ‘Paris of North America’, its history a rich backdrop to its vibrant multicultural life. Montreal has numerous festivals, beautiful botanic gardens, street fairs and innumerable terrace cafés where locals and visitors alike gather to socialize. The lookout o­n top of Mount Royal presents a superb panorama of the city and the Underground City, linking many buildings and malls, is a shopper's paradise.
Overnights(3): Montreal - Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel 

Day 8 - Quebec City Tour
Discover the historical treasures and wonderful “joie de vivre” atmosphere of Quebec City during this full day excursion. Your expert guide provides narration as you tour through the only walled city in North America. Highlights include the Upper and Lower Towns, the Parliament Buildings, the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, Chateau Frontenac, Place d'Armes, Quebec National Assembly, the Notre Dame Basilica. A visit to Montmorency Falls, 30m higher than the world famous Niagara Falls, is also included in today’s tour. Tours are in English and French only. Complimentary shuttle to the departure booth is offered from all Montreal hotels featured in the Accommodation section. A 1.5 hour cruise from Quebec City can also be included for departures May 1 - Oct 20.

Day 9 - Montreal Tour
Some of the highlights of this fully-narrated tour are a stop at the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica (entrance not included), residential and financial districts, historic Old Montreal, an outside view of the Olympic Complex, the campus of McGill University and the panoramic view from an observation point o­n top of Mont Royal. The tour can be considered a complete tour of the city, as it will bring passengers by more than 200 points of interest.

Day 10 - Montreal – VIA's Ocean train - Halifax
Day at leisure before you board VIA's Ocean train bound for Nova Scotia. Settle down in a comfortable sleeper coach for your overnight rail journey travelling along the south shore of the St. Lawrence to Halifax.
Overnight(1): Bedroom on Train

Day 11 - Halifax
Awake in the dense forest of New Brunswick before stopping in Moncton on your way to a late afternoon arrival into Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. Transfer independently to your centrally located hotel.
Overnights(3): Halifax - The Prince George

Day 12 - Halifax
Today enjoy a city sightseeing tour through the historic streets of this fascinating city. Highlights include St. Paul's Church, the Historic Properties, the Titanic Burial Site, ocean terminals, the Historic Citadel National Historic Park and the Victorian Public Gardens. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 13 - Whalewatching
Your adventure begins as you depart Halifax Harbour for a memorable whalewatching cruise to Chebucto Head. Onboard the 200-passenger vessel, experienced naturalists will offer local history and geography information as you scan the ocean for the telltale flukes of whales and other marine wildlife.

Day 14 - Peggy's Cove Tour - Halifax to UK
Today's tour will travel along the shore to Peggy's Cove for an outstanding view of Nova Scotia's unique coastline, full of history and culture. The picture postcard village stands on a granite rock, high above the crashing Atlantic surf, an artists' and explorers' paradise. Afternoon at leisure before you are transferred by private car to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

Day 15 - Arrive UK

 BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS DOMESTIC ADD-ONS
Available in conjunction with your trans-atlantic Air Canada flights between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.

Air Canada Upgrade to Executive First
Designed to provide you with your own personal space that's ideal for a good night's sleep, each Executive First Suite* reclines into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. Armed with a comfy pillow and duvet and fully equipped with all the latest in-flight amenities, you'll arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day.

3 Star4 Star5 Star
TorontoFairmont Royal York Hotel
OttawaWestin Hotel Ottawa
MontrealFairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
HalifaxThe Prince George Hotel

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow to Toronto and Halifax to the UK
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 12 nights Hotel accommodation room only unless stated
  • Private transfer from Toronto Airport
  • Niagara Falls excursion with lunch
  • Sightseeing Tour of Toronto
  • Train journey from Toronto to Ottawa in 1st class
  • Ottawa City sightseeing tour
  • Train journey from Ottawa to Montreal in 1st class
  • Quebec City and Montmorency Falls tour with cruise and lunch
  • Montreal tour
  • Overnight train journey on VIA's Ocean from Montreal to Halifax
  • Bedroom accommodation on train with shower
  • Meals on Montreal-Halifax train Jun 09-Sep 20 deps.
  • Halifax City Tour
  • Whalewatching Cruise
  • Peggy's Cove Tour
  • Private transfer to Halifax Airport
  • Reserved aircraft seats
  • 24-hour customer service support within Canada

Not Included:

  • Meals unless stated
  • Transfers to and from railway stations
  • Weekend Flight Supplement(Friday-Sunday)£24 each way


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