Eastern Canada by Rail
Travel 01 Oct 2020 - 30 Nov 2020
Book by 31 Jan 2020
Saving £120 per person
- 3 nights The Anndore House, Toronto - Loft room
- 2 nights Albert at Bay Suite Hotel, Ottawa - One bedroom
- 3 nights Le Meridien Versailles, Montreal - Classic room
- 2 nights Hotel Pur, Quebec City - Chambre Pur
- Amtrak rail travel between cities
- Flights to Toronto and departing from Quebec with Air Canada, accommodation throughout, Via rail train travel between cities and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
More than a building, The Anndore House has a creative vibe and sits in a friendly neighbourhood, steps from shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
Big suites in the best location – right in the heart of Canada’s capital city. At Albert at Bay, the best of Ottawa is right at your feet.
Uncover downtown Montreal in style at Le Méridien Versailles. At this classic yet modern boutique hotel near College de Montreal and McGill University, feed your passion for discovering local art, culture and cuisine. Step outside to find yourself surrounded by the glitz and glamour of the Golden Square Mile, with cultural gems, chic shops and restaurants and beautiful architecture beckoning from all directions.
Dare to discover authenticity! Local, modern, and always stylish - Hotel PUR is situated in the heart of the Saint Roch District which celebrates the eclectic and colorful side of Quebec City. Everything that takes place inside or outside our walls is influenced by our Quebec roots and vibrates to the rhythm of our culture, history, and entertainment.
Flights to Toronto and departing from Quebec with Air Canada, accommodation throughout, Via rail train travel between cities and prepayable taxes.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
Explore Canada's largest and most exciting city, which enjoys a stunning location on the banks of Lake Ontario. Discover diverse neighbourhoods brimming with eclectic shops, restaurants serving cuisine from all corners of the globe, a vibrant nightlife, thrilling festivals and an abundance of attractions to enjoy whatever the season.
Toronto's most prominent attraction is the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere and it now includes EdgeWalk, a thrilling hands-free walk around the outside ledge of the tower! Standing at 1,815 feet tall and designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, this engineering marvel is a Canadian icon and an enduring symbol of the city.
In Old Town Toronto you'll discover St Lawrence Market, ranked by National Geographic as the world's best food market. So, be sure to take your taste buds on a stroll through its famous produce and food stalls, restaurants, art exhibits and cooking classes.
The Distillery Historic District is regarded as one of Toronto's most picturesque sites with its cobblestone laneways and Victorian era buildings. It was Toronto's first distillery but today the jigsaw of industrial warehouses is home to high-end boutiques, art galleries and artisanal food haunts. Another great shopping spot is the Toronto Eaton Centre, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Here, you'll find over 250 shops with something to satisfy every style and wallet, along with a range of eateries.
Other notable city attractions include Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, which is located at the base of the CN Tower and home to a stunning array of marine life; the Royal Ontario Museum is Canada's largest museum of world cultures and natural history; the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America; while those seeking thrills and spills should head to Canada's Wonderland amusement park just outside of the city.
Toronto is also a renowned sporting city with numerous professional teams including hockey, baseball, soccer and basketball. The outdoor life can be enjoyed at Rouge National Urban Park or High Park, while water enthusiasts can rent a canoe or kayak and paddle around the Toronto Islands.
The city doesn't disappoint when it comes to festivals, with all manner of musical options throughout the year, the world famous Toronto International Film Festival in September, and the sprawling Luminato arts festival in June, to name just a few.
Canada's capital and Ontario's second largest city is a dynamic showcase city, where you'll hear English and French spoken in the streets and where you can discover Canada's proud heritage at impressive national sites and famous landmarks. It's a city steeped in culture, there's a culinary community earning wide acclaim, unique shopping districts and an exciting nightlife all awaiting discovery.
Parliament Hill is home of Canada's national government and the setting for national celebrations the year round. Each morning during summer months, the front lawn is the setting of the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony and each evening witness an incredible Sound and Light show with spectacular light effects and stunning giant images projected onto the buildings.
The Rideau Canal is an historic waterway filled with boaters from spring through to autumn and in winter becomes the world's largest naturally frozen ice skating rink. This UNESCO World Heritage Site winds through downtown Ottawa before connecting with the Ottawa River through stepped locks right next to Parliament Hill and is a beautiful place to stroll, whatever the season.
Ottawa's national museums tell the country's story in art, history, nature, at war, in aviation and space, agriculture and food, science and technology, plus attractions that focus on Canada's Aboriginal peoples. Just across the Ottawa River, you will find the famous Canadian Museum of History, in the downtown core is the delightful Canadian Museum of Nature, while at the smaller Bytown Museum you can trace the city's history.
For nearly 200 years the ByWard Market has played host to artisans, farmers and craft merchants who converge year round to sell their wares. Just a short walk from Parliament hill, this rollicking public market also houses numerous cafes and some of the city's best pubs and restaurants. After dark, it's one of the top spots in Ottawa to grab a late night drink and catch some live music.
There's an extensive network of scenic recreational biking paths, hiking trails and golf courses for outdoor enthusiasts, along with whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Ottawa River. There's a year round calendar of festivals and special events along with a thriving local theatre scene, while unique neighbourhoods offer distinctive shopping, dining and nightlife experiences across the city.
Creative, cosmopolitan, cutting-edge and chic, Montreal has blossomed from small beginnings into one of the world's most modern and dynamic metropolises. Its juxtaposition of French and British influences give rise to an exuberant creativity, reflected in its rich and festive cultural life.
The city takes its name from Mont-Royal, the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city. Affectionately called 'the mountain' by locals, this 761 foot high hill, which also houses the Mont-Royal Park, provides impressive views of the city and surrounding area.
Within the city itself, not to be missed is Old Montreal with its cobbled streets and remarkable collection of buildings dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Best explored on foot, or by horse-drawn carriage, there's a delightful Parisian-style feel to the district along with wonderful attractions like Place Jacques-Cartiers, Place d'Armes and the iconic Notre Dame Basilica.
The city's busiest neighbourhood is Downtown, where modern skyscrapers sit alongside historic buildings. The area is a shopper's heaven with more than 3,000 shops and boutiques, with many around Ste-Catherine Street, or for a truly unique experience, visit Montreal's Underground City. This incredible network underneath the streets has hotels, restaurants, galleries, shops, cinemas and nightclubs.
Other notable attractions within the city include Atwater Market, Bonsecours Market, Montreal Botanical Garden, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Planetarium and the Biosphere. Whatever the season, there's often a festival taking place, even during the cold winter months. Among the most popular are the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the International Fireworks competition and the Just for Laughs Festival.
A beautiful North American city with European flair, Quebec City offers 400 years of history and a thousand and one things to experience. With bustling streets, numerous museums and festivals, eclectic architecture, not to mention nature on its doorstep, Quebec City will amaze you.
Designated a World Heritage treasure by UNESCO, Old Quebec is the only walled city north of Mexico. As the cradle of French civilization in North America, it's a living history lesson with a remarkable mix of architecture, heritage, art and culture.
Sights within Old Quebec include the grandiose Chateau Frontenac, which has stood overlooking the St Lawrence River and Dufferin Terrace for over 100 years. There's also legendary Place Royale, home to the first permanent French settlement and Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, the oldest stone church in North America. The French influence is evident in the Quartier Petit-Champlain, a scenic district with narrow streets housing artisan boutiques and restaurants. A stroll along rue Saint-Jean is another must, with a string of shops, eateries, churches and historic buildings all creating a unique and eclectic ambience.
In the heart of Old Quebec overlooking the St Lawrence River, La Citadelle is the largest military fortification in North America. It was started by the French in 1750, but much of what can be seen today was constructed by the British between 1820-1850. Daily military spectacles are staged during the summer months.
Also within Old Quebec is Parliament Hill, an architectural treasure where Quebec's National Assembly convenes. This district also includes the Plains of Abraham, an oasis of greenery in the heart of the city; and la Grande-Allee where a bevy of restaurants, patios and entertainment venues attract locals and visitors alike.
If time allows, museums include the Musee de la Civilisation and Museee National des Beaux-arts due Quebec; at the Observatoire de la Capitale there are bird's eye views of the St Lawrence River and beyond; experience the breathtaking Montmerency Falls just 15 minutes from downtown; and all the family will have fun at the Aquarium du Quebec or at the indoor and outdoor waterparks of Valcartier Vacation Village.