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Eastern City Lights: Toronto to Quebec City by Rail

Convenient train access makes it easy to see 4 of Canada’s great cities in one compact trip

Embark on a rail journey through some of Canada’s most iconic cities. Travel from Toronto, the largest city in Canada, to Ottawa, the nation’s capital, and continue on to dynamic Montreal and charming Quebec City. 

With ample time at each stop, explore top attractions, museums, shops and restaurants at your leisure. Whether you are captivated by famous landmarks or simply want to enjoy warm summer days in an urban setting, this four-city tour promises to deliver. Sit back, relax and avoid all the traffic as your train quickly and conveniently connects one unforgettable city to the next.

9 Days from $2615/person CAD
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Day 1: Arrive in Toronto
Welcome to Toronto! Upon arrival at Pearson International Airport make your way to your hotel and settle in. Depending on your arrival time, you may wish to go for a walk around one of Toronto’s dynamic neighbourhoods. In the evening, do what the locals do in the summers and grab dinner and a drink at a restaurant with a patio.

Overnight: Chelsea Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Explore Toronto
Today is your free day to enjoy Toronto. Visit one of the city’s many museums and galleries, stroll through some of the fun neighbourhoods or enjoy a day at the waterfront (perhaps take a ferry to the Toronto Islands where you can rent a bike or just enjoy a nice walk). There are plenty of amazing restaurants and interesting shops throughout the city.

Alternatively, you can also join a full-day excursion to Niagara Falls to see Canada’s widest and most famous waterfall. While Niagara Falls may not be the world’s highest or widest falls, the sheer volume of water coming over this waterfall will astound you. This excursion includes transportation from Toronto to Niagara Falls, lunch and a Voyage to the Falls cruise.

Overnight: Chelsea Hotel (or similar)

Day 3: Toronto to Ottawa
Today, you will say good-bye to Toronto as you depart from Union Station on a scenic 4.5-hour train ride to the nation’s Capital. Upon arrival in Ottawa transfer independently to your hotel and settle in. Enjoy an evening exploring Ottawa’s lovely downtown.

Overnight: Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre (or similar)

Day 4: Ottawa
Enjoy a full day in Canada’s Capital City. Snap some pictures of Parliament Hill (warning, it is under construction), visit some of the world-class museums and stroll along the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. We highly recommend a visit to the Byward Market area.

Overnight: Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre (or similar)

Day 5: Ottawa to Montreal
Sit back and enjoy a 2-hour rail journey through Canada’s heartland, leaving behind Ottawa and heading to Montreal. Upon arrival in Montreal transfer independently by taxi to your hotel. After getting settled in, head out to enjoy this beautiful city.

Overnight: Sens Hotel Montreal (or similar)

Day 6: Montreal
Did you know that Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world? This delightful city is renowned for its fine restaurants, excellent shopping, rich culture and history. You won’t be able to see it all on this trip, but you’ll get a good taste of Montreal’s charms.
You’ll head out on a 1.5-hour walking tour of Old Montreal East to discover the major historical sites in the eastern sector of Old Montreal. Stroll through the charming cobblestone streets and winding alleys of this historical district. Sites include; Notre-Dame Basilica, St-Paul Street, Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall, Bonsecours Street, Chapel and Market. If you’d like to see the city from a different angle, you can also join an optional 90-min cruise.

Overnight: Sens Hotel Montreal (or similar)

Day 7: Montreal to Quebec City
Going through villages and farmlands, your 3 hour and 15min rail journey will take you to
Quebec City. Upon arrival in Quebec City, independently transfer to your hotel and settle in. Then head out to see the breathtaking sights of Old Quebec – you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Europe. The city is magical in the evening so make the most of your time there by enjoying a delicious dinner on an outdoor patio and strolling through the cobblestone streets.

Overnight: Manoir Victoria (or similar)

Day 8: Quebec City
Spend the day enjoying this charming historic walled city, the first French settlement in North America. There are many ways to explore the city, but the most practical is on foot. Enjoy the views from the Terrasse Dufferin at the foot of the famous Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, visit the fortifications, take a walk to the Plains of Abraham and leave time to visit the narrow streets and charming shops of historic Lower Town and the Old Port area.

Overnight: Manoir Victoria (or similar)

Day 9: Quebec City to Montreal Departure
Bid adieu to Quebec City as you board a VIA Rail train for your return journey to Montreal. Make your own way to the Montreal airport from the train station.

This package includes eight nights in 4-star accommodations. It is possible to upgrade this package to include stays at the legendary Fairmont Royal York (Toronto), Fairmont Chateau Laurier(Ottawa), Fairmont Queen Elizabeth (Montréal) and the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac (Québec City)

The Whitehorse Gateway package includes a return rail journey from Quebec City to Ottawa as well as two additional hotel nights. One in Toronto (Day 3), and one in Ottawa (Day 9)



  • 8 nights 4* hotel accommodation
  • VIA rail (economy class) from;
    • Toronto to Ottawa (one way)
    • Ottawa to Montreal (one way)
    • Montreal to Quebec City (return)
  • Old Montreal East Walking Tour
  • Applicable taxes

Whitehorse Gateway package includes:

    • Roundtrip Airfare: Whitehorse-> Toronto + Ottawa -> Whitehorse
    • Additional Hotel night in Toronto (Day 3)
    • VIA rail (economy class) extension from Montreal to Ottawa (Day 9)
    • Additional Hotel night in Ottawa (Day 9)

Not Included

  • Gratuities to drivers, on board train staff and porters
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses and insurance
Travel Details

Primary Location

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City


May - October

Pricing Details

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  • From rates are based on double occupancy and travel in low season
  • Rates are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Surcharge may apply for reservations corresponding with holiday long weekends
  • 25% non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking
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Optional Extras

  • 1st Class upgrade on VIA Rail services (includes complementary meals and beverages where applicable)
  • Activity Package:
    • Full Day excursion to Niagara Falls from Toronto including lunch & Voyage to the Falls Cruise
    • Montreal 90 min Cruise
  • Just For Laughs Montreal: two show passport (July 14-29)

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