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Visit two of Canada's most popular cities, Montreal and Quebec City, on this enchanting vacation by rail.

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20212022
5 days From $987 per person

2021 Tour code: CC-MQGN-21

About the tour

Your five-day tour begins in Montreal, where you will spend two days exploring this dynamic city. Enjoy the old-world influence of its gothic architecture and the modern flair of its exciting nightlife. This cosmopolitan city has chic shopping, exquisite cuisine and a glimpse of the city's rich history around every bend. Your time here includes a guided tour of the city's highlights followed by a free day to explore on your own.

Next, travel along the St. Lawrence River by VIA Rail train to Quebec City. Settle into your hotel and get to know this French-speaking city. Admire the 17th-century architecture and uncover its history as you stroll along cobblestone walkways. Enjoy a guided tour to learn more about the city's heritage, culture, and hotspots. The final day is free to discover your favorite parts of Quebec City on your own.

This vacation is also available from Quebec to Montreal-based on your travel preference.

Highlights

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Montreal

The day is yours to explore the city at your leisure. Spend time in Old Montreal to visit the Bonsecours Market, the Old Port, City Hall, and the Montreal Science Centre. You won't want to miss underground Montreal with its fabulous shopping. Overnight Montreal.

Day 2 - Montreal Sightseeing

Embark on your Montreal sightseeing tour to more than 200 points of interest throughout the city. Highlights include Notre Dame Basilica, historic Old Montreal, the Olympic Complex, McGill University, and a breathtaking view from the top of Mont Royal. Spend the remainder of the day exploring Montreal's colorful neighborhoods on your own. Overnight Montreal.

Day 3 - Montreal to Quebec City

Bid adieu to Montreal and prepare to say bonjour to Quebec City! Board your comfortable VIA Rail train for the three-hour journey along the St. Lawrence River to this charming city steeped in history. Transfer to your centrally located hotel and spend the remainder of the day getting acquainted with the city on your own. Stroll the cobblestone streets, visit the unique shops, and delight in the city's sidewalk cafes and street entertainers. Overnight Quebec City.

Day 4 - Quebec City Sightseeing

Today embark on a sightseeing tour of Quebec City. You'll see both the historic and modern sides of this enchanting city during visits to the Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, the Fortifications, the National Assembly, Place Royale, and the Basilica among many other points of interest. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the city at your leisure. Overnight Quebec City.

Day 5 - Quebec City

Your vacation through Quebec concludes upon checkout of your hotel. 

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Pricing Plans

Moderate Accommodations
Hotels include Delta Montreal and Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec. VIA Rail accommodations are in economy class and include a seat with picture window. Light meals, snacks, and beverages are available for purchase.

Superior Accommodations
Hotels include Marriott Chateau Champlain and Hotel Manoir Victoria. VIA Rail accommodations are in business class and include a seat with picture window, access to the in-station Panorama Lounge (where available), priority boarding and complimentary newspapers, and a delicious meal including wine.

Deluxe Accommodations
Hotels include Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and Fairmont Chateau Frontenac. VIA Rail accommodations are in business class and include a seat with picture window, access to the in-station Panorama Lounge (where available), priority boarding and complimentary newspapers, and a delicious meal including wine.

Please Note

Taxes are not included in the rail portions of this vacation and are subject to change.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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SYLVIA

5 stars

Submitted 14 Aug 2019

Competent, knowledgable, timely help scheduling, receiving travel documents. Very nice moderate hotels.

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Lori Lyn D, Austin, TX

4 stars

Submitted 12 Dec 2018

The hotels, train ride and tours were excellent. All logistics were well managed without issue.

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Elizabeth W, University Heights, OH

4 stars

Submitted 13 Nov 2018

We were very happy with the location of the hotels in Montreal & Quebec City. We could easily walk to many attractions

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Donna M, Folsom, PA

5 stars

Submitted 17 Oct 2018

The accommodations were wonderful, the tours were very well done and informative, the VIA Rail trip was exceptional.

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Patricia F, Oakley, CA

5 stars

Submitted 06 Feb 2018

The tour exceeded my expectations. It was a great trip for a great value

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Jill K, Rockford, IL

5 stars

Submitted 12 Jan 2018

The very nicest accommodations, great attentive staff, well organized itinerary and good destinations!!

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