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The Capitals & Eastern Canada

  • Toronto
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec City
  • Niagara Falls
  • 10 nights from
  • £3,529 per person
  • Trip Code: RT-561

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Holiday Overview

Experience the vibrancy of Canada’s east coast cities in this itinerary that reflects the amazing diversity of this awe-inspiring country.

Start your journey in Toronto, Canada’s largest city which has it all then on to the capital, Ottawa, a city steeped in culture and Quebec the only walled city North of Mexico. End your trip with a 2-night stay in the incredible Niagara Falls, one of the wonders of the world.

This is one of our luxury trips with economy flights (ask about upgrading to premium economy or business), top hotels and business class on VIA Rail included.  

"We have just returned from a fantastic 'My Canada Trips' holiday in Eastern Canada, and wanted to thank you sincerely for organising what was a really wonderful experience. We visited three cities (Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec City), taking the Business Class train between cities, and we also did the Niagara Falls trip during our stay in Toronto.

The hotels were perfect - all in very central locations, as we requested, and very comfortable and friendly - and the train journeys were a brilliant surprise to us (great service, comfortable, spacious, on time, etc.). The Niagara trip was also very enjoyable throughout and we appreciated the very entertaining driver/guide.

All in all, it was a very memorable holiday, which has left us both so impressed with Canada and the Canadians. I would certainly recommend your service to anyone interested in visiting Canada.

Thank you again." - Mr & Mrs Woolliams

The Capitals & Eastern Canada includes:

  • Hotel accommodation throughout
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Business Class VIA rail travel Toronto to Ottawa (lunch included)
  • Business Class VIA rail travel Ottawa to Quebec City (lunch included)
  • Business Class VIA rail travel Quebec City to Toronto (breakfast & lunch included onboard VIA Rail)
  • Coach Transfers - Toronto hotel to Niagara Falls hotel and Niagara Falls hotel to Toronto Airport
  • Included Excursions/Admission :-
  • Toronto - CN Tower (admission) & Hop on Hop off City Tour
  • Ottawa - City Tour & Cruise
  • Niagara Falls - Adventure Pass with WEGO

Day 1 - Fly UK to Toronto

Fly UK to Toronto. Transfer by UP Express train from the airport to downtown Toronto (not included). This service runs every 15 minutes and only takes 25 minutes.

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Royal York


Day 2 - Sightsee Toronto

Today you get to explore Toronto using the Hop on Hop off City Tour pass.

Enjoy the fun and informative commentary of the live guides and take in the city’s sights as you relax aboard our double-deckers or trolleys. There are 20 official stops to choose from and the bus ticket is valid for 2 days, allowing you to explore Toronto at your own pace.

A harbour and islands cruise is included in the tours, the cruise is weather dependent and runs from May - October.  Also included today is admission to the Toronto's top attraction - CN Tower. 

Standing 553.33 metres tall, this symbol of Toronto and Canada not only offers sweeping panoramic views but also a world of entertainment. Venture back in time and travel from the mid-70s to the present where you discover the architectural secrets behind the tower. Then ride the glass-fronted elevators to the top of North America’s tallest structure (main deck). Dare to walk the glass floor, sample the exquisite cuisine at the revolving restaurant or relax in the Horizon’s Café. The views of Toronto, Lake Ontario and the distant U.S. are unforgettable. Back on earth, browse through the Marketplace and shop for authentic Canadian and First Nations merchandise, sports memorabilia or souvenirs.

Your ticket includes your general admission including the glass floor, films, a motion theatre ride and other special exhibits available at the CN Tower.

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Royal York

Unmissable Experiences

Toronto Experiences


Day 3 - Toronto

Day at leisure to enjoy all that Toronto has to offer, your Hop on Hop off Sightseeing pass is also valid today.  

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Royal York

Unmissable Experiences

Toronto Experiences


Day 4 - Toronto to Ottawa

Enjoy the facilities of the Business Class Lounge before boarding instructions. Complimentary newspapers and non alcoholic beverages are available in the lounge. Follow the shores of Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes of North America, to Trenton Junction, where the St. Lawrence River flows from the lake. From Trenton Junction to Ottawa, the landscape is dotted with small villages, surrounded by maple forests and rich pasture land. The journey is approximately four hours. Ottawa was named as the capital of Canada in 1867 with the signing of Confederation by the then Canadian Provinces, establishing an independent Canada. The VIA Rail station in Ottawa is a short taxi ride (not included) to downtown Ottawa hotels. (lunch is included today)

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Chateau Laurier


Day 5 - Ottawa

Ottawa is not just the capital of the Canadian government, it is also one of the most diverse cities in the world, offering everything from worldclass sporting events and shopping adventures, to museum and family activities. Ottawa has it all. Situated on the Ottawa River about 200 km (125 miles) west of Montreal, Ottawa is a unique mix of old and new, history and technology, excitement and relaxation. Among the many historic sights in Ottawa are the Canadian War Museum, Parliament Hill, Museum of Civilization, Rideau Hall, RCMP Museum and Stables, National Aviation Museum, Royal Canadian Mint, National Gallery, Byward Market, Rideau Canal, Dow’s Lake, Experimental Farm and the Museum of Nature. To help you take in some of the best of Ottawa we have included a Hop on Hop off City tour pass and cruise today.

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Unmissable Experiences

Ottawa Experiences


Day 6 - Ottawa to Quebec City

Make your own way to Ottawa VIA Rail Station for your journey to Quebec City. 

Featured accommodation

Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac


Day 7 - Explore Quebec City

Québec City is the heart of French Canada. Nowhere else in North America is the appearance and atmosphere of an old-world city so complete. Québec City looks and feels very European; perhaps that is why the entire old section of the town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Today we include included a Hop on Hop off City tour to help you get around the city and take in some of the incredible sights. The best excursion to discover and explore the Quebec City you have been looking for. Historical, romantic, fashionable, fun and shopper friendly. Hop on and hop off the red loop as often as you please and see Quebec City on your own time and at your own pace. Enjoy fantastic views from the open top deck, it’s unique, it’s le Bus rouge!


14 stops at Quebec City’s top tourist sites: 1. Place d’Armes 2. Quartier Nouvo St-Roch 3. Musée de la Civilisation 4. Place Royale 5. Marché du Vieux-Port 6. Centre des Congrès 7. Observatoire de la Capitale 8. Manège Militaire 9. Plaines d’Abraham 10. Musée des Beaux-arts 11. Avenue Cartier 12. Quartier St-Jean Baptiste 13. Place d’Youville 14. Citadelle de Québec

Featured accommodation

Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac

Unmissable Experiences

Quebec City Experiences


Day 8 - Quebec City to Toronto

Enjoy the facilities of the Business Class Lounge before boarding instructions. Complimentary newspapers and non alcoholic beverages are available in the lounge. Departing Quebec from Gare du Palais, cross the mighty St. Lawrence River to the south shore, which the rail line follows for almost the entire journey to Toronto. The landscape is dotted with tiny villages, all with church spires, maple forests and rich pasture land. This fertile land stretches most of the way to Montreal. After the small city of Saint-Hyacinthe, there is a dramatic change in the landscape, as the Monteregian Hills seem to appear out of nowhere. These huge volcanic mounds were formed over 120 million years ago and there are seven of these large hills in a row, including Mont Royal in Montreal. Arriving in Montreal at Central station, change trains and board VIA Rail’s Toronto service. The change is seamless, in the same station, with a short connection wait. Departing Montreal, a brief stop is made at Dorval. From Dorval, the train route crosses the Ottawa River, a major tributary of the St. Lawrence River. In the distance to the north, you may view the Laurentian Highlands. Less than an hour out of Montreal, the train passes from the Province of Quebec into the Province of Ontario. Following the St. Lawrence, pass through the small cities and villages, including Kingston, the first capital of the “Province of Canada” from 1841 to 1867, when the capital was moved to Ottawa. Passing through Trenton Junction, the St. Lawrence widens into Lake Ontario. The rail line follows the shore of this “Great Lake“ into Toronto, where you disembark at Union Station in downtown Toronto to end your rail journey. (breakfast & lunch included today). Make your way across the road to the Fairmont Royal York for your 1-night stay.

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Royal York


Day 9 - Toronto to Niagara Falls

This morning you will be picked up from your Toronto hotel and transferred to Niagara Falls for a spectacular 2-night stay. We have included the Niagara Falls Adventure pass with Wego transportation to help you take in some of best attractions in the area.

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Fallsview

Unmissable Experiences

Niagara Falls


Day 10 - Explore Niagara Falls

Today is yours at your leisure to continue using your adventure pass to take in the best of Niagara Falls.

Alternatively ask our Canada Experts if you want to add on the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass. Providing you will access to Niagara Falls top attractions including Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Parks Power Station, White Water Walk, Whirlpool Aero Car, Niagara’s Fury.

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Fallsview


Day 11 - Fly Toronto to UK

This morning is at leisure before your coach transfer to Toronto Airport for your flight back to the UK.

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