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Trip Overview

Take in the fabulous ‘Big Apple,’ then take to the rails and travel to two great Eastern Canadian cities on this week-long rail vacation! This exciting journey starts with one night in New York City – just enough time to get a taste of the best sights and attractions. Then board Amtrak for the scenic daytime journey to Montreal. Spend two nights in French-Canadian city, the second largest in Canada, discovering all the popular and historic sights of this fascinating destination. Then board VIA Rail for an especially picturesque and relaxing overnight journey on the train to Halifax. Spend the last two days of your vacation getting to know this charming seaside city.

Highlights

  • Montreal city tour*
  • Sightseeing city tour of Halifax OR sightseeing tour of Peggy’s Cove

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights' hotel accommodations
  • Standard class Amtrak® from New York City to Montreal on the Adirondack®
  • Economy class on VIA Rail® from Montreal to Halifax on the Ocean®

*Montreal city tour operates daily late March to early November and on specific weekdays in the remaining months. Olympic Tower Admission will be included when the tour is unavailable.

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 - ARRIVE NEW YORK CITY
Welcome to New York City! Check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and discover the city at your leisure today. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 2 - NEW YORK CITY TO MONTREAL
Board Amtrak’s Adirondack train in New York City and make your way up through New York state to Montreal. Upon arrival, check into your hotel for a two-night stay and explore all that this sophisticated French-Canadian city has to offer!  Perhaps tonight you will want to visit Montreal’s Underground City for a unique shopping experience. Take a stroll down Montreal’s historic Rue St. Paul as you take in the European charm of Old Montreal. The possibilities are endless! (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 3  - MONTREAL
Today you will tour Quebec’s largest city on your Heart of Montreal City Tour.  Your guided sightseeing tour will take you to Olympic Stadium, Montreal Harbor, the historic Hotel de Ville, Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, Golden Square Mile, and many more popular hot spots. (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 4 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Spend another day enjoying the sights of Montreal before boarding VIA Rail’s the Ocean route to Halifax. The train travels 836 miles through rural communities of the Lower Saint Lawrence, down the Matapedia Valley, across New Brunswick and on to Nova Scotia. Enjoy relaxing overnight accommodations and scenic views as you head toward Halifax. (Overnight onboard the Ocean)

DAY 5 - HALIFAX
Enjoy a relaxing day on the train traveling through the Canadian Maritimes and enjoying the coastal views. Later this afternoon, arrive into Halifax and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Enjoy the culture and history of this seaside town, perhaps strolling along the waterfront boardwalk and enjoying a meal of fresh seafood by the water before settling in to your hotel for the night. (Overnight in Halifax)

DAY 6 - HALIFAX
Spend your second day in Halifax choosing between a remarkable tour of the city itself and getting to know the provincial capital of Nova Scotia, or take a special detour out to Peggy's Cove, famous for Peggy's Point Lighthouse. As you make your way along the shoreline to Peggy’s Cove, you’ll find an amazing view of Nova Scotia’s unique coastline, full of history and culture. Peggy’s Cove has been an artist’s and explorer’s paradise for well over 150 years. This picture postcard village, on the rugged Atlantic shoreline, stands on solid rock above the crashing surf. (Overnight in Halifax)

DAY 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN HALIFAX
Check out of your hotel this morning and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, or spend additional time in a particular city, one of our Rail Specialists can help you with all the details.

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

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

A brand new design blending a contemporary decor with a vintage flair reminiscent of Montreal’s golden years. The authenticity of our building, a historic heritage monument, will be preserved.

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.

Holiday Inn New York City Times Square

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square is a 35-story high-rise hotel that makes it easy to enjoy New York’s incomparable attractions, restaurants and retail stores.

Marriott Marquis

Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at New York Marriott Marquis. One of the premier hotels in Times Square, our central location gives you easy access to NYC entertainment options and several subway lines to access any part of NYC.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is an upscale moderate hotel that’s just completed a $160 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting space. The hotel is just steps from the excitement of the Broadway theatres, prestige of Carnegie Hall and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue - this location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer.

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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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