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   Toronto to the Maritimes Tour

Toronto to Halifax - 7 Days or Longer

Delightful tour of Eastern Canada by train. Toronto through Olde Quebec and VIA Rail's "Ocean" train passage on to Halifax Nova Scotia. A train lovers delight which can be customized to your schedule, budget and desires.

     


Day 1  Our great journey starts in Toronto.  Check into your hotel, near to the downtown Union Station.

Day 2  Board the train at Union station and transfer to Montreal.  There are several departures daily that we can pre-book for you.  After arriving in the great cosmopolitan city of Montreal you have the afternoon/evening to sample Montreal's cuisine or famous nightlife.  You will think you are in Europe as you are in the second largest French speaking city in the World!

Day 3  Enjoy a great morning sightseeing tour of Montreal and then some free time in the afternoon for shopping or strolling the streets of Montreal.  Early evening you board VIA #1 for the train ride to Quebec City.  Enjoy VIA meal service en route and watch the Quebec scenery roll by.

Day 4  In the morning a tour of Canada's fortified city is provided.  Quebec city is a Unesco World Heritage Sight and is the only walled city in North America.  History abounds here including the Plains of Abraham where the fate of North America was decided by generals Wolf and Montcalm more than 3 centuries ago. Free time to visit Old Town and the quaint alleys and streets.  This evening board VIA's classic "Ocean" Train and check into your private bedroom for service to the East Coast.

Day 5  Arrive in lovely Halifax in the late afternoon and transfer to your hotel.  Have some free time and possibly visit the Titanic cemetery, or the sight of the massive First World War explosion and other historic sights.  The harbor here extends 26 kilometers (16 miles) inland.  Take a double decker bus, visit art galleries or Discovery Center.  Can we recommend Atlantic lobster, caught fresh nearby, for dinner this evening?

Day 6  A wonderful sightseeing excursion today includes the National Citadel hill, Point Pleasant Park, and Bedford Basin.  The afternoon is free to explore the city's harborfront and shopping districts.

Day 7  Your maritime adventure ends with a transfer to Halifax airport or we can pre-arrange additional nights accommodation to extend your stay.  Those staying a couple of extra days can visit historic Lunenburg (home of the infamous Bluenose, for years undefeated champion of the North seas), Peggy's Cover and the fishing village of Truro.  Those with the time can visit the Bay of Fundy to see the World's highest tides and possibly walk on the ocean floor at low tide.

Toronto to the Maritimes

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Most Tours can run in the reverse direction. Tours available mid-May through October. Trains sell out, don't delay to book. We arrange custom tours to meet your schedule and budget. We also arrange car rentals, transfers, airfares in Canada, travel insurance, sightseeing tours, hotels, guided tours and private tour guides.  We do it All and we do it Right!