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Trip Overview

Classic Canada Coast to Coast is a once-in-a-lifetime journey across picturesque Canada! Experience the quaint seaside community of Halifax, explore the historic, multi-cultural streets of Montreal and visit Toronto, the country’s largest city. Enjoy a full-day tour out to Niagara Falls and the surrounding area before you journey west for an incredible train ride through the Canadian plains and Rocky Mountains. Your journey ends in vibrant Vancouver, also known as the “Hollywood of the North.”

Highlights

  • History tour of Quebec City
  • Sightseeing city tour of Montreal
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Halifax to Quebec City, Quebec City to Montreal, Montreal to Toronto; Toronto to Jasper and Jasper to Vancouver on The Ocean®, Capitol Corridor® and The Canadian®
  • 11 nights’ accommodations; 5 nights’ onboard VIA Rail
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner)
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAY 1              YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN HALIFAX
Welcome to Canada! Enjoy the town’s charming seaside areas.  Find a great restaurant for dinner by the water. (Overnight in Halifax)

DAY 2              OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
You have some of the morning free to complete your visit to Halifax.  Head over to the VIA Rail station to depart for Quebec City.  The train winds its way north and west through the Canadian Maritimes.  You’ll be treated to some delightful views of the rocky and forested coast and inlands of the region.  During the summer, there are frequently presentations and experiences onboard to participate in giving passengers a chance to learn more about local history and culture. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)
           
DAY 3              QUEBEC CITY
Today you will reach Quebec City.  You arrive early with a full day to explore this fascinating destination.  The city’s early colonial roots are everywhere from its centuries old defensive walls, its continental-flavored Old Port district, to the historic waterfront.  (Overnight in Quebec City)

DAY 4              QUEBEC CITY
Enjoy an engaging history tour of the city with a guide. Explore the Latin Quarter, the Chateau Frontenac, City Hall, The Basilica, Place Royal, and so much more! Dinner tonight is included at a classic Quebecoise restaurant. (Overnight in Quebec City) D

DAY 5              QUEBEC CITY > MONTREAL
Included today is a guided tour of Quebec City.  Your guide will provide some amazing stories and background on the town while riding past popular and historic points of interest such as the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, the Ramparts, the world-famous Château Frontenac hotel, Place-Royale, and the Citadelle.  Later today, you will board the train and continue to Montreal. (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 6              MONTREAL
Today you will explore a city that is an interesting blend of the Old World and the New, the historic and modern: Montreal!  Your included tour will provide an excellent experience of the city.  Included in the guided sightseeing experience are famous attractions like Notre Dame Basilica, the hip Place des Arts, Place Jacques Cartier, the Hotel de Ville, and Old Montreal.  Spend some time exploring this amazing city on your own. (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 7              MONTREAL > TORONTO
Take the train over to Toronto, Canada’s largest city.  This metropolis is not only the most populous urban center in Canada, it is arguably its most culturally diverse with a wealth of colorful neighborhoods such as Yorkville, Cabbagetown, and The Annex.  Toronto is also Canada’s commercial capital and the hustle and bustle of business and daily life are everywhere! (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 8              TORONTO > NIAGARA FALLS > TORONTO
After exploring the great city of Toronto, Niagara Falls will impress in a completely different way.  Your tour will depart the city and head out to one of Canada’s greatest natural wonders.  Carved by the glaciers of the last ice age and mighty flow of the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes, the falls roar with as much as six million cubic feet of water pouring over the edge every minute! (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 9              OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Today wake up and have a free morning to explore Toronto. Use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to take in the fascinating landmarks and neighborhoods of Canada’s largest city.  Your guide will point out important attractions and points of interest and you can get off at any stops that interest you and explore at your own pace.  In the evening, travel on your own to the Via Rail station and board the iconic Canadian Line for your exciting three-day trip across Canada. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)
           
DAYS 10-11     OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
You will journey across Canada today travelling through a variety of beautiful landscapes and taking in sights only possible by train. As you are enjoying the pristine lakes, charming farm country, wide open plains, and rolling tree covered hills, also keep a look out for wildlife.  There is always the possibility of catching a glance at a bear, elk, deer, or any number of local species.  Your journey is an unforgettable ride through the heart of the Canadian countryside! (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 12            JASPER
After the train rides into the heart of the mountains, it will arrive in the picturesque mountain community of Jasper.  Travel on your own to your hotel and check in.  Enjoy the clear mountain air and beautiful surroundings of the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 13            JASPER
Picking you up from your hotel, today’s included sightseeing tour will take you to some of the most outstanding and breathtaking parts of Jasper National Park.  Included in the tour are places such as Maligne Canyon (with its disappearing lake), Medicine Lake, and the Athabasca Lookout. Travel in comfort as you learn the history, culture, and unparalleled beauty of the most rugged peaks in the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 14            OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Travel to the VIA Rail station today and board the Canadian once more.  As the train continues on toward Vancouver, witness the beautiful and very picturesque views of the Canadian Rockies from the comfort and convenience of the train. Crystal clear mountain lakes, majestic peaks, and ancient glaciers are all part of your adventure through the mountains! (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 15             VANCOUVER
Welcome to Vancouver! Today you can begin to explore the city with your multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour which will take you around to such popular sight as Stanley Park or the Vancouver downtown area. With the ability to get on and off at your leisure, there is no telling how much you can do and see today! (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 16            VANCOUVER
Today you can continue on with your sightseeing tour and experience the best of what Vancouver has to offer. Head over to the peninsula known as Granville Island, a popular shopping district in Vancouver. Stop by Chinatown for some delightful Asian cuisine. Visit the historic Gastown to take in the city’s past and quaint charm.  You can really take in all that makes Vancouver such a special place. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 17            YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN VANCOUVER

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa, a 4 star hotel located in downtown Montreal, is within walking distance to the Bell Centre and Crescent Street and just a few minutes from the Casino and other major attractions. Our hotel in Montreal is proud to offer accommodations and amenities that make you feel at home, all in a fantastic Montreal location.

Renaissance Montreal Downtown

Discover the beautiful design and ideal location of Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel, offering the perfect accommodations in Montreal for both rest and play.

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is located in downtown Montreal, just minutes away from shopping, nightlife and great restaurants.

Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium – home of the Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions.

Chateau Jasper

The newly renovated Chateau Jasper is a cozy hotel with a variety of accommodations and facilities.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Surrounded by captivating mountains and sparkling lakes, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort Hotel welcomes you to The True Rocky Mountain Experience. Situated in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort invites you to experience the unique accommodations and luxury Signature Cabins, sure to invoke memories that will last a lifetime.

Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge welcomes you to the Canadian Rockies. Recently renovated and conveniently located in the town of Jasper, you will experience a serene atmosphere in a majestic mountain setting.

Marmot Lodge

Marmot Lodge offers 107 guestrooms and suites with exterior entry. Large families and groups will love the convenience of our kitchen suites along with a separate bedroom. All guests have access to our heated indoor pool, sauna, and an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi.

The Crimson Jasper

The Crimson was inspired by true Canadian colours: Jasper's sunsets and fall foliage, our Canadian flag and the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Ideally located inside the walls of Old Quebec, the iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac has undergone a multimillion dollar renaissance project that will reposition it as one of the world’s leading hotels.

Hotel Chateau Bellevue

In the heart of Old Quebec, protected from the city’s agitation by the Chateau Frontenac and the Parc des Gouverneurs, Hotel Chateau Bellevue promises a quiet stay with an unrestricted view on the St. Lawrence River.

Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

Hôtel Château Laurier Québec is ideally located in the heart of the city, on Parliament Hill, nestled between the Plains of Abraham, a vast urban park, the lively Grande Allée street and a few blocks from the Québec City Convention Center. Only a 35-minute drive from the Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB).

Hilton Québec

Hilton Québec in Québec City offers a selection of spacious rooms with a light and airy atmosphere, perfect for couples and families alike. Each of them is stylishly decorated and boasts panoramic views of the city of Old Québec, Parliament Hill, and Laurent Ian Mountains. **The Hilton Quebec City will be closing in 2020 for renovations**

Hotel Manoir Victoria

The Hotel Manoir Victoria located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec. This hotel is just a 2-minute ride to Voyager Bus and Via Rail stations. This unique, European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver

For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.

Chelsea Hotel Toronto

Canada's largest hotel with 1590 guest rooms, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just step's from the city's best shopping, theatres, nightlife and attractions.

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Located in the financial and entertainment districts, the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Sheraton Centre Toronto is connected to PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services. Shopping, theatre, world-class dining and Toronto. Experience utmost comfort and style in an urban setting.

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Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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