Eastern Canada winter cities by train
11 days from £2,485pp
Cycle around Toronto, taking in its highlights, including the CN Tower and Kensington Market.
Admire the parliamentary architecture in Ottawa and skate on the frozen Rideau Canal.
Explore the cobbled streets, ice sculptures and culinary scene of old Québec.
Walk around old Montréal and visit the Notre-Dame Basilica.
Admire the wintry landscape between each city from the comfort of a train.
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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 Toronto
International outbound flight , Toronto
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Toronto. On arrival in Toronto make your way from the airport to your downtown hotel. After checking in, you have the rest of the day to relax or explore Canada's largest city. There are many museums, shops, galleries and restaurants to browse, or you can head to the top of the CN Tower to take photographs over the cityscape.
Day 2 Toronto
Join a guided small-group bicycle tour of Toronto. In addition to visiting some of the city's most iconic sights, your guide will take you to local neighbourhoods not often visited by visitors. On this gentle-paced tour you will find out where the locals eat, and get tips about which bars, bakeries and night spots to visit.
Day 3 Toronto
Enjoy a full day soaking up the sights and sounds of Toronto. You could explore the city's array of galleries and museums, or venture into its quirky, eclectic neighbourhoods. If you're a sports fan, we recommend a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame or the Rogers Center, home to the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team.
Day 4 Ottawa
This morning, make your way to Union Station to board your train to Ottawa. The journey takes around four and a half hours; you can admire the wintry views as the train cuts through Ontario's forested interior. On arrival in Ottawa, take a short taxi journey to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring Canada's capital city. It is possible to book a free 20 minute tour of Parliament Hill's government buildings locally, or you might prefer to visit the Peace Tower: a lift can take you up to the top for sweeping views over the city.
Day 5 Ottawa
Spend today further exploring the compact city of Ottawa. You may wish to don ice skates and join the locals on frozen Rideau Canal. There is a wide variety of museums and galleries to browse in Ottawa, including the Museum of History, which charts 1,000 years of Canadian history through interesting and atmospheric exhibits. We also recommend visiting the Byward Market, where you're spoilt for choice when it comes to cafes and restaurants.
Day 6 Québec City
Take a taxi to the train station and board your train to Québec City. The journey takes around three and a half hours and you pass some beautiful scenery, including snow-blanketed mountains. Upon arrival in Québec City, take a taxi to your hotel before heading out to take in this UNESCO World Heritage Site city's many sights. Enjoy a drink in one of the atmospheric cafes and visit the Citadelle with its old fortified walls.
Day 7 Québec City
Join a two hour guided, small group walking tour of old Québec. Your guide is an expert on the city's history and gives you a fascinating insight into its past. Highlights include strolling along Dufferin Terrace for views over the surrounding countryside and the St Lawrence River, walking through the Governor's Garden to see the Wolfe-Montcalm monument and learning about the last siege on the city at La Maison du General. After the tour you can spend the rest of the day exploring the city through new eyes, spending more time at its historical sites, enjoying a spot of shopping or tucking into the fine French cuisine served in many of the cafes and restaurants.
Day 8 Montréal
Board the train for the short journey to Montréal, then take a taxi to your hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring this cosmopolitan city, which blends French, British and Canadian cultures. You could browse the many chic shops and galleries.
Day 9 Montréal
Day 10 International return flight
Montréal , International return flight
Day 11 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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