Your perfectly-planned rail-cruise combination tour takes you by
sea from the historic city of Boston to Canada's cultural capital
of Montreal, infusing your travels with unique sightseeing to
historically significant landmarks along the way. Upon arrival in
Montreal, begin your travels by rail with visits to Canada's
capital of Ottawa and the great city of Toronto. This unique
vacation combines the best of the Eastern U.S. and Canada with two
exciting modes of transportation and optimal sightseeing to create
what is truly the trip of a lifetime.
Arrive in the historic city of Boston, where you board your
Holland America cruise ship. Your first port of call is Bar Harbor,
Maine - a coastal town filled with beautiful nature and
The next leg of your trip cruises north into the Canadian seas
where you will visit the maritime province of Nova Scotia and the
charming Prince Edward Island. You'll then take a daylong cruise
down the St. Lawrence River where you can relax onboard and enjoy
the many amenities of your ship.
Next, you'll visit French-speaking Quebec City, where the
European influence of this historic city full of cobblestone
streets awaits. Then it's time for the rail portion of your journey
as you head toward Montreal, where you will disembark the ship for
a 2-night stay. Travel to Ottawa by rail, and explore the beauty of
the Canadian capital. Finally, you reach your destination of
Toronto where you can explore the diverse city on your own.
Pre-Cruise Option: Many of our guests choose to
arrive in Boston a day prior to the cruise embarkation. Vacations
By Rail would be happy to make hotel and transfer arrangements for
you. Please contact a rail specialist for details.