Halifax to Toronto Eastern Rail Experience 8 Days
Embark on a captivating historic rail route starting in the
bustling maritime city of Halifax, travelling through Quebec
and Ontario along the path of the mighty St. Lawrence
River into the bountiful Great Lakes region.
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN HALIFAX
Arrive at Halifax International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown
hotel. Pick-up your Jonview Canada Travel Kit at the front desk as you check-in.
Remainder of the day is at leisure to perhaps sample some of the local delicacies at one
of the many portside restaurants and eateries. Overnight in Halifax.
DAY 2 - HALIFAX
A full day is yours to independently explore Halifax’s proud maritime heritage. The city is
a centre for East Coast arts and culture, boasting galleries and local artists that capture
the essence of Canadian Maritimes life. You may decide to visit the restored Historic
Properties, the Citadel that has guarded the city since the 18th-century, the Public
Gardens or perhaps arrange a day cruise around the harbour for an oceanside perspective
of the city. Overnight in Halifax.
DAY 3 - VIA RAIL/THE OCEAN - HALIFAX TO SAINTE-FOY
Transferring independently to the Halifax rail station, board VIA Rail’s The Ocean and
depart early afternoon on your rail passage to Sainte-Foy. Enjoy lunch. Wind across Nova
Scotia and New Brunswick before passing by the rolling hills of the Baie des Chaleurs.
The evening offers long shadows over the landscape to accompany your delicious
on-board dinner, and the rock and sway of the train ensures a restful sleep on your
overnight journey. Overnight on board VIA Rail.
DAY 4 - VIA RAIL / THE OCEAN - QUEBEC CITY (SAINTE-FOY)
The sun rises as you follow the shores of the might St. Lawrence River into Quebec City
where you debark to begin the next chapter of your holiday. Proceeding independently
to your hotel and checking in, the rest of the day is yours to discover why this historic city
draws thousands of visitors each year . We suggest visiting some of the most popular
destinations and attractions such as the Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham, the
Fortifications, the National Assembly, Place Royale or the Basilica. Overnight in Quebec
City. Breakfast included.
DAY 5 - VIA RAIL / THE CORRIDOR - QUEBEC CITY TO MONTREAL
Departing on VIA Rail’s Corridor service to Montreal, follow the shoreline of Canada’s
busiest waterway along the St. Lawrence River to arrive in the bustling metropolis of
Montreal. As the second-largest French-speaking urban centre after Paris, the city is
renowned for its love music, art and hospitality. Walk down lively St. Catherine Street
with its numerous shops and cafes, or once the sun sets, sample the fine cuisine at one
of hundreds of restaurants and perhaps take in a session at a lively jazz club. Overnight
DAY 6 - MONTREAL
Today, you will be going on a 3.5-hours sightseeing tour of Montreal. You will 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 Mont Royal.
Overnight in Montreal.
DAY 7 - VIA RAIL / THE CORRIDOR - MONTREAL TO TORONTO
Depart on the last rail journey of your package, travelling through the small
townships and communities of Quebec and Ontario en route to Canada’s largest
city, Toronto. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and take the rest of the evening to
either enjoy the amenities of your hotel, or search out one of the city’s hundreds of
restaurants and nightspots. Overnight in Toronto.
DAY 8 - END OF TOUR
Today you check out of your hotel and proceed independently to Toronto Pearson
International Airport for your flight home.