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11 Day Premium Eastern Canada By Rail

11 Day Premium Eastern Canada By Rail

On these packages you will travel from city to city on your own, exploring at your own pace. We have arranged transportation in most cases and day tours for you to see the destination. Enjoy the time and flexibility to linger longer or pick up the pace and see as much as possible. The choice is yours.

Escorted Type
Independent

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Independent Tour
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✓ Incredible sightseeing! Travel in comfort with VIA Rail between cities, see Toronto's famous landmarks, witness the beauty and power of the Niagara Falls, discover Quebec's French-speaking cities, and explore Canada's capital city of Ottawa
✓ Enjoy the flexibility of independent travel
✓ 10 nights in centrally-located premium 4-star accommodation
✓ Travel between Eastern Canada’s historic cities with VIA Rail
✓ Full day trip to Niagara Falls including lunch and Journey to the Falls cruise
✓ Full day hop-on hop-off tour of Toronto including entry to the CN Tower observation deck
✓ Full day scenic hop-on hop-off tour of Ottawa 
✓ Tour Quebec City’s iconic attractions with an expert local guide
✓ Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour of Montreal’s numerous highlights

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
Sheraton Centre Hotel or Similar

Upon your arrival at Toronto International Airport (YYZ), make your own way to your downtown hotel for a three-night stay. You can collect your information kit from the hotel’s reception upon check-in. 

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy, allowing you to discover the vibrant heart of Canada, rich in commerce and culture.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Hotel
Sheraton Centre Hotel or Similar

Embrace the freedom of a one-day hop-on-hop-off city tour guided by an affable and knowledgeable tour guide. Discover intriguing facts and the history of Toronto as you visit major downtown hotels with this pass. Your admission to the CN Tower, which soars 335.33 metres into the sky, is already included. Ride the glass-fronted elevators to the tower's pinnacle, where you can enjoy unforgettable views of Toronto and Lake Ontario. 

Afterward, the day is yours to explore independently, go shopping, or simply unwind.

Hotel
Sheraton Centre Hotel or Similar
Meals
Lunch

Indulge in a captivating full-day journey to Niagara Falls. The route meanders through the bountiful fruit-growing district and the scenic wine region of the Niagara Peninsula. Be awestruck by the magnificent Niagara Falls and embark on the Hornblower Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour, also known as Niagara City Cruises, for an extraordinary voyage to the base of the Horseshoe Falls. You'll have plenty of time to capture photographs and marvel at the powerful cascades or take a leisurely stroll through the town. This adventure includes a delicious meal and a scenic drive along the enchanting Niagara Parkway, which winds its way along the stunning Niagara Gorge. You'll pass through the historic community of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto for the evening.

Hotel
Metcalfe Hotel or Similar

This morning, make your way to Union Station on your own to catch VIA Rail's The Corridor train heading to Ottawa. During your journey, you'll pass through charming small towns along Lake Ontario, the historically rich city of Kingston, and the picturesque Thousand Islands region. Once you reach Brockville, your journey continues northward towards the capital region. 

Upon arriving in Ottawa, the rest of the day is yours to explore the enchanting aspects of Canada's capital city. You can leisurely wander along the renowned Rideau Canal, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or explore the vibrant offerings of the bustling Byward Market.

Hotel
Metcalfe Hotel or Similar

Today, enjoy a hop-on/hop-off panoramic sightseeing tour in Ottawa. This tour will take you to various significant landmarks, including the Parliament Buildings, Embassy Row, the Royal Canadian Mint, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Aviation Museum, the Prime Minister and Governor-General's residences, the RCMP Museum and Stables, the National Arts Centre, and much more. Your journey will also lead you through scenic gardens, parklands, and along the picturesque Rideau Canal. This comprehensive sightseeing adventure is unique because it lets you hop on and off at any of the designated stops, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the charm of the nation's capital. In the event that the sightseeing tour is unavailable (Apr 6 - 26 2024 & Oct 28 2024 - Apr 21 2025 dates), it will be substituted with admission to the Canadian Museum of History and War. 

The rest of the day is yours to explore the city's numerous museums, galleries, and boutiques.

Hotel
Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec City or Similar

Today marks your journey from Ottawa to Quebec City aboard VIA Rail's The Corridor. You'll bid farewell to the capital region of Ottawa and set your course for the enchanting Laurentians. As you venture beyond Montreal, the train will trace the scenic southern shores of the St. Lawrence River, taking you through picturesque small towns and villages in the captivating French-Canadian countryside. 

The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace, allowing you to explore the intriguing facets of Quebec City and savour its vibrant nightlife.

Hotel
Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec City or Similar

Today, your day begins with a morning sightseeing tour, allowing you to explore the historical and contemporary aspects of Quebec City. Remarkably, Quebec City is the sole North American city fortified with city walls and gates, a distinction that led to its recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Delve into the city's historical treasures and experience the delightful "joie de vivre" atmosphere that defines Quebec. As you journey through the city, your guide will provide informative commentary, highlighting places such as the Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham, the Fortifications, the National Assembly, Place Royale, the Basilica, and numerous other points of interest. 

The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace, offering the opportunity to delve deeper into the city's attractions or savour the culinary delights of one of its many excellent restaurants.

Hotel
Hyatt Place Montreal Downtown or Similar

Today, embark on a train journey for a brief trip to Montreal. During this ride, you'll follow the northern banks of the St. Lawrence River, passing through the historic town of Trois-Rivières and the delightful Cap-de-la-Madeleine, which is home to a national shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Upon your arrival in the vibrant city of Montreal, get ready for an afternoon of discovery in the second-largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris. Take a stroll down the bustling St. Catherine Street, adorned with a multitude of shops and cafes. Indulge in the delectable local cuisine and partake in the lively nightlife scene.

Hotel
Hyatt Place Montreal Downtown or Similar

Today, you'll embark on a 3-hour sightseeing excursion in Montreal. This journey will take you through a plethora of remarkable sights, including the renowned Notre Dame Basilica, the bustling financial and residential neighbourhoods, the historic enclave of Old Montreal, the delightful Latin Quarter, and many more attractions. You'll have the chance to explore the Olympic Complex, traverse the beautiful campus of McGill University, and relish the breathtaking panoramic vistas from an observation point atop Mont Royal. Your overnight stay will be in Montreal.

For departures on or after October 28, 2024, please note that the Montreal city tour will be substituted with an Oasis Immersion experience.

Hotel
Sheraton Centre Hotel or Similar

Today is your departure from Montreal to Toronto on board VIA Rail’s The Corridor. Upon arrival at Toronto’s Union Station, make your own way to your centrally located hotel. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure. 

The time has come to say goodbye to Eastern Canada. Make your own way to the airport for your onward flight.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Inclusions

  • Incredible sightseeing! Travel in comfort with VIA Rail between cities, see Toronto's famous landmarks, witness the beauty and power of the Niagara Falls, discover Quebec's French-speaking cities, and explore Canada's capital city of Ottawa
  • Enjoy the flexibility of independent travel
  • 10 nights in centrally-located premium 4-star accommodation
  • Travel between Eastern Canada’s historic cities with VIA Rail
  • Full day trip to Niagara Falls including lunch and Journey to the Falls cruise
  • Full day hop-on hop-off tour of Toronto including entry to the CN Tower observation deck
  • Full day scenic hop-on hop-off tour of Ottawa 
  • Tour Quebec City’s iconic attractions with an expert local guide
  • Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour of Montreal’s numerous highlights

  • Toronto - See Toronto's provincial parliament buildings, the waterfront, the imposing CN Tower and lively Chinatown
  • Niagara Falls - Marvel at the thunderous Niagara Falls and be awestruck by it's sheer power and beauty
  • Ottawa - Discover Canada's capital including Parliament Hill, the World Heritage-listed Rideau Canal and the iconic Byward Market
  • Quebec - Skirt the magnificent Laurentians and follow the Chemin du Roy Highway past rustic Quebecois villages and historic shrines
  • Quebec - Tour within the walls of the old Quebec City and view the ornate city gates, Lower Town, the Citadel and Battlefields Park
  • Montreal - Immerse yourself in the world's second-largest French speaking city in Montreal
  • Montreal - Travel in comfort across Eastern Canada with VIA Rail

VIA Rail Train Information
Hop onboard, experience the comfort of the train including complimentary Wi-Fi, and relax as the scenery of southern Ontario and Québec roll by. Discover iconic landmarks, enjoy beautiful panoramas around the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence river, and explore bustling urban centres including Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City and Montréal.

Business Class Upgrade - refer to upgrade options for pricing.
Locally sourced, well-crafted menus and beverages are offered throughout your peaceful journey, far away from traffic. Hop on, relax, and let yourself be carried to your destination in comfort. Your business class upgrade includes:

  • Priority boarding
  • One free additional suitcase
  • A hand-picked selection of top-quality meals to choose from
  • Breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on the time of day
  • Locally sourced beer & wine, plus soft drinks, tea and coffee
  • Business lounges at train stations including comfortable and spacious armchairs, free high-speed wireless internet access and free non-alcoholic drinks.

Business class upgrades and prices are subject to availability upon booking. 

 

Fine Print

This product requires full payment upfront to secure your booking.

Once you have created your booking you will be directed to your invoice to choose your preferred payment method.

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorized as a ”3”

3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with two options:

1 - Single Supplement
By paying an additional $2,327.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

2- Shared Room with a known friend
If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 

You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller’s Hub

During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Independent - On these packages you will travel from city to city on your own, exploring at your own pace. We have arranged transportation in most cases and day tours for you to see the destination. Enjoy the time and flexibility to linger longer or pick up the pace and see as much as possible.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

  • International airfares
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Departure airport transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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