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Grand Eastern Rail Journey

11 day Rail Holiday - from £1349

With flights from £1768

Experience five great Eastern Canadian cities by rail. Explore Toronto and Niagara Falls, then board the train to Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax.


  • Spend two nights in Canada’s largest city
  • Feel the spray of the mighty Niagara Falls
  • Visit the nation’s Capital, Ottawa
  • Stroll the cobbled streets of Old Montreal
  • Explore the history of Quebec City
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Toronto

On arrival in Toronto, transfer from the airport to your hotel and check in for a three-night stay. Begin exploring Canada’s largest city, and one of the most culturally diverse, at your leisure.

Hotel: Chelsea Hotel Toronto or similar

Day 2 - Toronto

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing with your hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Visit popular sites such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto Harbourfront, Eaton Centre and Chinatown. Admission to the CN Tower, with sweeping views of Toronto, is also included today.

Hotel: Chelsea Hotel Toronto or similar

Day 3 - Toronto

Today, you will partake in a full day sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. With as much as six million cubic feet of water pouring over the edge every minute, it is sure to impress! Highlights of your day include a boat cruise up close to the falls, exploring the caverns behind the falls and lunch overlooking the falls. Witness the beauty and majesty of the falls from all angles!

Hotel: Chelsea Hotel Toronto or similar
Meals: Lunch

Day 4 - Ottawa

Hop on board VIA Rail for a quick and comfortable ride to Ottawa today. While on board, enjoy business class service including free wifi and a delicious meal. Upon arrival in Ottawa, check in at your hotel and take advantage of your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to uncover the many sights of the Canadian capital.

Hotel: Lord Elgin Hotel or similar

Day 5 - Montreal

Enjoy another quick rail journey to Montreal today, and after checking in at your hotel, spend some time getting acquainted with this bustling, European-influenced city. Be sure to take a stroll along the picturesque cobbled streets of Old Montreal, taking in the many architectural styles – a true juxtaposition of the old and the new.

Hotel: Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth or similar

Day 6 - Montreal

Today, enjoy a guided tour that will take you all around old and new Montreal. Your tour will bring you to such popular attractions as the Olympic Stadium, Basilica Notre Dame, and Place Jacques Cartier. Let the history and the culture of the city sink in as you enjoy your tour.

Hotel: Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth or similar

Day 7 - Quebec City

Today you will continue your Canadian Rail Journey and head further east to Quebec City. After checking in at your hotel, begin exploring this fascinating destination, also known for its European feel and French-Canadian history.

Hotel: Hotel Manoir Victoria or similar

Day 8 - Quebec City to Halifax

Continuing exploring Quebec City today at your leisure. Tonight, board VIA Rail’s Ocean train line, passing distant lights marking small towns as you travel even further east to Halifax. Settle into your comfortable onboard accommodations and enjoy a good night’s rest.

Hotel: Overnight onboard the train

Day 9 - Halifax

Enjoy a relaxing day on the train. The scenery will be breathtaking as you enter rustic New Brunswick and then Nova Scotia. Descend the coast of Chaleur Bay, and later this afternoon pass Moncton and arrive into maritime Halifax for a two-night stay.

Hotel: Delta Barrington by Marriott or similar

Day 10 - Halifax

Today, choose between a remarkable tour of Halifax itself and get to know the provincial capital of Nova Scotia; or take a special detour out to Peggy’s Cove, famous for Peggy’s Point Lighthouse.

Hotel: Delta Barrington by Marriott or similar

Day 11 - Depart Halifax

Check out of your hotel this morning and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

11 day Rail Holiday - from £1349

With flights from £1768

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Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability Seasonal variations may apply – call or enquire now for more details. Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2022 onwards.

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Tour departs Sunaday, Wednesday and Friday year round.

Grand Eastern Rail Journey


Discover Canada on an exciting independent rail adventure. All rail journeys can be booked as they are or you can choose to add extra days to extend your stay in Canada.

Your rail holiday includes:

  • Superb sightseeing and activities
  • Comfortable travel by rail
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night onboard the train
  • Meals: 1 lunch
  • Option to add extra nights

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Tour departs: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday year round.

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