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The Capitals & Eastern Canada

  • Toronto
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec City
  • 9 nights from
  • £2,199 per person
  • Trip Code: 561

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 has it all and is close enough to Niagara Falls for a day’s sight-seeing to this natural wonder. Then on to the capital, Ottawa, a city steeped in culture and Quebec the only walled city North of Mexico.

Complimentary Upgrade to Business Class on VIA Rail Excursions: Toronto - Full day to Niagara Falls Ottawa- Discover the Capital Hop on/off city tour Quebec City – City sightseeing tour

"We have just returned from a fantastic 10-day '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
  • Business Class VIA rail travel Toronto to Ottawa (lunch included)
  • Business Class VIA rail travel Ottawa to Quebec City (lunch included)
  • Quebec City sightseeing tour
  • Business Class VIA rail travel Quebec City to Toronto (breakfast & lunch included onboard VIA Rail)
  • Included Excursions:-
  • Toronto - Full day to Niagara Falls
  • Ottawa- Discover the Capital Hop on/off city tour
  • Quebec City – City sight-seeing tour
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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.

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Hilton Toronto

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Chelsea Hotel

Fairmont Royal York

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Day 2 - Full day excursion to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Full Day Excursion: Travel on our air-conditioned motorcoach for a breathtaking, full-day tour through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Tours include: • Hornblower Cruises (mid-April - mid-November) or Journey Behind the Falls • Meal overlooking Niagara Falls, • Free time in Niagara on the Lake • Winery tour including a wine tasting.

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Hilton Toronto

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Chelsea Hotel

Fairmont Royal York

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Day 3 - Toronto

Day at leisure to enjoy all that Toronto has to offer

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Hilton Toronto

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Chelsea Hotel

Fairmont Royal York

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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)

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The Metcalfe

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Sheraton Ottawa Hotel

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

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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.\ Today is a free day to explore on your own.

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The Metcalfe

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Sheraton Ottawa Hotel

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

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Day 6 - Ottawa to Quebec City

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

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Hotel Manoir Victoria

Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac

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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 qualified guides will help you discover the enchanting sights which are part of Quebec City’s history. During the tour several stops are suggested. Should you wish to visit different sites, you may wish to get off and board at your convenience. This tour option offers you great flexibility.

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Hotel Manoir Victoria

Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac

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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) Transfer to hotel for 2 night stay

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Hilton Toronto

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Chelsea Hotel

Fairmont Royal York

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Day 9 - Toronto

Enjoy the delights of Toronto and relax, or time for some last minute shopping!

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Hilton Toronto

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Chelsea Hotel

Fairmont Royal York

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Day 10 - Fly Toronto to UK

Transfer from hotel to Toronto Airport for your return flight to the UK Transfer not included

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