10-day/9-night Jonview Independent rail tour of Canada’s Capital Cities
Canada’s diverse and vibrant eastern cities linked by rail – a great way to travel between the cities of Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec and Montreal without the need for a car and with more freedom and independence than a coach tour. Enjoy these great cities, plus Niagara Falls at your own pace.
Day 1. Arrive Toronto Day 2. Toronto Day 3. Niagara Falls excursion, Toronto Day 4. Toronto, Ottawa Day 5. Ottawa Day 6. Ottawa, Quebec City Day 7. Quebec City Day 8. Quebec City, Montreal Day 9. Montreal Day 10. Montreal, Toronto
YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES:
√ 2-hour sightseeing tour of Toronto.
√ CN Tower admission.
√ Full day excursion to Niagara Falls including lunch and Hornblower Niagara Cruise ‘Voyage to the Falls’ boat tour (substituted by ‘Journey Behind the Falls‘ in the off season.
√ Toronto to Ottawa rail transfer on VIA Rails The Corridor (Economy class).
√ 2-hour sightseeing tour of Ottawa Hop-on/Hop-off Discover the Capital Tour (substituted with admission to History Of War Museum)***
√ Ottawa to Quebec City rail transfer on VIA Rails The Corridor (Economy class).
√ 2-hour sightseeing tour of Quebec City.
√ Quebec City to Montreal rail transfer on VIA Rails The Corridor (Economy class).
√ 3-hour sightseeing tour of Montreal or Grevin Montreal Museum (Oct 21- Dec 31).
√ Montreal to Toronto rail transfer on VIA Rails The Corridor (Economy class).
√ Accommodation for 9 nights.
√ Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST.
***Apr 24 – Oct 09: includes Discover the Capital tour (Hop-on/Hop-off) on day 5. Oct 10 – Dec 31 includes History of War Museum on day 5.
NOT INCLUDED: Flights, airport taxes, transfers, Airport Improvement Fee, meals and attractions unless specified.
Day 1. Arrive Toronto. Arrive in Toronto’s International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel for a three-night stay. Pick up your information kit at the front desk upon check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Canada’s commercial and cultural centre. Overnight in Toronto.
Day 2. Toronto. Discover the many identities of this cosmopolitan city on a sightseeing tour of Toronto. Highlights include the Provincial Parliament Buildings, City Hall, the financial district, Chinatown, residential areas, and the waterfront. Admission to the CN Tower, standing 335.33 meters tall, is included. Ride the glass-fronted elevators to the top of the world’s tallest structure and take in unforgettable views of Toronto and Lake Ontario. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration, shopping and simple relaxation. Overnight in Toronto.
Day 3. Niagara Falls excursion. Enjoy a full-day sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls. The route takes you through the lush fruit growing district and wine region of the Niagara Peninsula. Marvel at the spectacle of the famous Niagara Falls and step aboard the Hornblower Niagara Falls Cruises VIP Boat Tour for a fantastic boat trip to the foot of the Horseshoe Falls. You will have ample time at the Falls to take pictures and admire the thundering waters or stroll into town. Highlights include a meal and a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway, which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge. Pass through the historic community of Niagara-On-The-Lake before returning to Toronto in the evening. Lunch included. Overnight in Toronto.
Day 4. VIA Rail / The Corridor – Toronto to Ottawa. This morning, transfer independently to Union Station to board VIA Rail’s The Corridor train to Ottawa. You will be passing quaint little towns along Lake Ontario, the historic city of Kingston and the Thousand Islands region. Upon arrival in Ottawa, the remainder of the day is free to explore the charms of Canada’s capital city. Take a stroll along the famous Rideau Canal (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site), or discover what the bustling Byward Market has to offer. Overnight in Ottawa.
Day 5. Ottawa. Enjoy a two-hour sightseeing tour of Ottawa today. You’ll see the Parliament Buildings, Embassy Row, the Royal Canadian Mint, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Aviation Museum, the National War Museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, the residence of the Prime Minister and Govenor-General, the RCMP Museum and Stables, the National Arts Centre and much more. You’ll drive through scenic gardens and parklands and along the Rideau Canal. This comprehensive sightseeing tour is special as it allows you to step on and off at any of the stops along the route to fully experience the charming nation’s capital. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city’s many museums, galleries and boutiques. Overnight in Ottawa.
Day 6. VIA Rail / The Corridor – Ottawa to Quebec City. Today depart from Ottawa on board The Corridor to Quebec City. You’ll be leaving the capital region of Ottawa and heading for the Laurentians. Past Montreal, the train will be riding along the southern shore of the St Lawrence River, passing charming little towns and villages in the beautiful French-Canadian countryside. The remainder of the day is free to explore fascinating Quebec City and experience the energetic nightlife. Overnight in Quebec City.
Day 7. Quebec City. Today you will explore historic and modern Quebec City on a morning sightseeing tour. Quebec City is the only city in North America with city walls and gates earning it a United Nations World Heritage Site distinction in 1985. Discover the historical treasures and wonderful “joie de vivre” atmosphere of Quebec. Your guide provides narration while you see the Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham, the Fortifications, the National Assembly, Place Royale, the Basilica and many more points of interest. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city or indulge at one of the many fine restaurants. Overnight in Quebec City.
Day 8. VIA Rail / The Corridor – Quebec City to Montreal. Hop on the train today for a short ride to Montreal. This time, you’ll be travelling along the northern shore of the St. Lawrence River passing historic Trois-Rivieres and charming Cap-de-la-Madeleine with its national shrine to the Virgin Mary. Upon reaching the bustling metropolis of Montreal, prepare for an afternoon of exploring the second largest French-speaking city after Paris! Walk down lively St.Catherine Street with its numerous shops and cafes. Sample the fine cuisine and exuberant nightlife. Overnight in Montreal.
Day 9. Montreal. Today, you will be going on a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Montreal. You’ll see numerous highlights, such as the Notre Dame Basilica, the financial and residential districts, historic Old Montreal, the charming Latin Quarter and much more. You will visit the Olympic Complex, travel through the campus of McGill University and savour the panoramic views from an observation point on top of Mount Royal. Overnight in Montreal.
Day 10. VIA Rail / The Corridor – Montreal to Toronto. Today is your departure from Montreal to Toronto on board VIA Rail’s The Corridor. Upon arrival at Toronto’s Union Station, your tour ends. Transfer independently to Toronto’s International Airport and check in for your homebound flights. Alternatively, you may wish to fly home from Montreal, Just America will be pleased to assist with this or onward flights to other destinations, additional nights in Toronto or Niagara Falls etc.
Just America provides a full tailor-made holiday service and will be pleased to quote for transatlantic flights, additional accommodation and upgrades on the VIA Rail Service, please enquire at the time of booking.
Standard Hotels £ £ £ £ Prices in £’s per person Single Double Triple Quad 24 Apr-31 Oct Prices on request Superior Hotels £ £ £ £ Prices in £’s per person Single Double Triple Quad 24 Apr-31 Oct Prices on request Deluxe Hotels £ £ £ £ Prices in £’s per person Single Double Triple Quad 24 Apr-31 Oct Prices on request NA
All categories: May 20-23 not available due to Ottawa Race Weekend.
All categories: 29 May-02 Jun & 05 Jun-09 Jun & 12 Jun-16 Jun not avail due to Grand Prix in Montreal.
All categories: 25 Jul-28 Jul not available due to Osheaga Festival in Montreal
All categories: Jun 26-28 Jun not available due to hotel contract blackout in Ottawa (Canada Day).
Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Standard Superior Deluxe Toronto Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown or Courtyard By Marriott Chelsea Hotel or Sheraton Centre Hotel Fairmont Royal York Ottawa Delta Hotels By Marriott City Centre or Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites Lord Elgin or Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill Fairmont Chateau Laurier Quebec City Hotel Le Concorde or Hotel Chateau Laurier Delta Hotels By Marriott Quebec or Hotel Chateau Laurier Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac Montreal Lord Berni or Hotel Faubourg Montreal Delta Hotels By Marriott Montreal or Marriott Chateau Champlain. Fairmont Queen Elizabeth or Le Saint Sulpice Hotel.