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

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20212022
6 days From $718 per person
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2022 Tour code: CC-MQHN-22

About the tour

Your 6-day tour begins in Montreal, the second-largest city in Canada, where you will spend two full days exploring the city. Montreal is an interesting mix of old and new; a cosmopolitan city with chic shopping, outstanding restaurants, and exciting nightlife, with a glimpse of the city's rich history around every bend. Canada's Cultural Capital is home to legendary sites like the gorgeous Notre Dame Basilica, the famous Olympic Complex and a stunning view on top of Mont Royal. Following Montreal, you will then travel by VIA Rail train to Quebec City where you will spend three days admiring its 17th-century architecture and uncovering its history, which can be found down every cobblestone walkway. Visit famed sites like the Latin Quarter, the Place Royale and the Basilica, or visit the quaint shops and excellent cuisine that surrounds the city. Quebec's proud heritage and European flair will make you forget you're even in Canada.

 

 

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Itinerary

Day 1- Bienvenue Montreal

Welcome to Montreal! Canada's Cultural Capital is bursting with historical architecture, impressive landmarks, fashionable shops, gastronomic delights, and endless entertainment options. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the day exploring the city. 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 VIA Rail train for the 3-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 Sightseeing

Make lasting memories of your time in Quebec City during this full-day at your leisure. Visit Parliament Hill with its impressive Parliament Building and the Fontaine de Tourny, Montmorency Falls Park, the Beaupre Coast, or Île d'Orleans. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, collect souvenirs as you walk through the unique shops, and appreciate a fantastic meal. Overnight Quebec City.

Day 6 - Quebec City

Your French Canadian vacation ends today. You may elect to spend additional time in Quebec City, visit another town along your train route, or transfer on your own to the airport for your trip home.

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Pricing Plans

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

Superior
Hotels included are Marriott Chateau Champlain, Montreal, and Hôtel Manoir Victoria, Quebec. Business-class rail aboard the train is reserved for the exclusive use of Business and Sleeper Plus class travelers, all our Business lounges are equipped for your comfort. Enjoy the services of dedicated personnel to help you with your travels, spacious seats, HD television screens, free non-alcoholic beverages, and Wi-Fi. VIA rail's renovated car has a 2-1 seat configuration: more space for every traveler thanks to a row of single seats. It also has new ergonomic seats, side tables and an electrical outlet available for each seat. Meals and cocktail service are also included.

Deluxe
Hotels included are the Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec. Business-class rail aboard the train is reserved for the exclusive use of Business and Sleeper Plus class travelers, all our Business lounges are equipped for your comfort. Enjoy the services of dedicated personnel to help you with your travels, spacious seats, HD television screens, free non-alcoholic beverages, and Wi-Fi. VIA rail's renovated car has a 2-1 seat configuration: more space for every traveler thanks to a row of single seats. It also has new ergonomic seats, side tables and an electrical outlet available for each seat. Meals and cocktail service are also included.

Please note

Additional departure dates are available upon request, please ask your Rail Specialist for more details. 

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

Child rates are available for travelers age 2-11. Triple rates available upon request. Departure dates on or within the seasons shown will determine the price per person based on double occupancy. Taxes are not included on rail portions 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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Patrick D, Riva, MD

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Submitted 10 Mar 2018

This was our second Vacations by Rail trip. Both were absolutely wonderful. Suzanne at VBR helped us both times and is a pleasure to work with!

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David M, Fletcher, NC

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Submitted 25 Dec 2017

Great destinations and Hotels. All details handled nearly perfectly. Great life experience. Efi provided a great experience in arranging all of our Rail trips and was a pleasure to deal with

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