Discover Canada as you've never seen it before on this Atlantic Canada train tour with VIA Rail through the Maritimes to Quebec.
Witness the dynamic landscapes change from cosmopolitan cities to quirky towns and enjoy your choice of tours in Halifax, Charlottetown and Montreal.
Enjoy an Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place tour and choose to cruise to picturesque lighthouses, fish for fresh lobster, wander the local food market or sightsee in the city – this trip is entirely yours to create, so enjoy making it your own.
Itinerary at a Glance
Halifax | Arrival
Halifax | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 Excursions
Option 1. Taste Halifax | Eat Halifax Tour
Option 2. Best of Halifax Peggy's Cove Tour
Option 3. Lunenburg & Mahone Bay Tour
Halifax to Charlottetown | Private Transfer | Island Drives & Anne of Green Gables Tour
Charlottetown | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 Excursions
Option 1. Morning Lobster Cruise
Option 2. Morning Charlottetown Highlights Tour
Charlottetown to Moncton| Evening Departure VIA Rail
Arrive Montreal | VIA Rail Montreal | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 Excursions
Day 1 Halifax | ArrivalOn arrival into Halifax transfer (own cost) to your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring on your own.
Day 2 Halifax | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 ExcursionsToday you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions.Option 1. Taste Halifax | Eat Halifax TourDiscover Halifax's vibrant food scene on a gastronomic journey across town. Sample fresh seafood, award-winning local wines, and Halifax's famed donair. Visit historic sites including the impressive Halifax Citadel and picturesque Hydrostone Neighborhood.Option 2. Best of Halifax Peggy's Cove TourImmerse in Nova Scotia's beauty with scenic Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, explore Halifax Citadel's historic alleyways, witness Halifax's vibrant landmarks, and visit iconic Titanic cemetery. Option 3. Lunenburg & Mahone Bay TourImmerse yourself in Nova Scotia's South Shore charm with a tour of historic Lunenburg. Uncover its UNESCO World Heritage status, engage with local expertise, explore preserved architecture and the Bluenose II. Dive into the fishing industry, vibrant waterfront, shops, distilleries and eateries while enjoying insightful local commentary.
Day 3 Halifax to Charlottetown | Private Transfer | Island Drives & Anne of Green Gables TourDepart Halifax early this morning on a private transfer to Charlottetown via the Confederation Bridge. This 13 km bridge connects Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick with Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and is the longest bridge in the world crossing ice-covered water. Upon arrival, connect with your Island Drives Tour and enjoy views of rolling farmland, stunning seascapes, tiny villages and bustling harbors along the Green Gables Shore.
Day 4 Charlottetown | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 ExcursionsToday you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursionsOption 1. Morning Lobster CruiseCatch a buoy, haul a trap and band a claw as you learn about the world of lobster fishing on Prince Edward Island. Onboard feel the ocean breeze and watch for seabirds as Captain Mark explains the hard life of a lobster fisherman.Option 2. Morning Charlottetown Highlights TourDiscover the history and charm of Canada’s Birthplace as you ride through the streets of Charlottetown.
Day 5 Charlottetown to Moncton | Evening Departure VIA RailThis morning is yours to explore and relax in Charlottetown before an afternoon private transfer back over the Confederation Bridge to Moncton to board VIA Rail. From Moncton, New Brunswick journey overnight in the comfort of ‘Easterly Class’ through the rural communities of Quebec’s south shore to Montreal, Quebec. (dinner is included today)
Day 6 Arrive Montreal | VIA Rail Montreal | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 ExcursionsBreakfast is included on the train this morning before your arrival into Montreal, then you can personalize your day by choosing your excursion.Option 1. Montreal Half Day Sightseeing TourEnjoy a fully guided driving tour to all the "must see" areas of Montréal such as Mont Royal, Old Montréal, and the city's picturesque riverfront.Option 2 Walking Tour of Old MontrealExplore the winding cobblestone streets of Old Montréal on a guided walking tour.Option 3 Beyond the Market Food Walking TourThe city’s best food tour takes you to at least 6 of your local guide’s favourite eateries and watering holes.
Day 7 Montreal | Quebec City & Montmorency Falls TourToday embark on a full day sightseeing tour from Montreal to Quebec City, at the heart of French Canada. Nowhere else in North America is the appearance and atmosphere of an old-world city so complete. Quebec 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. The tour includes a photo stop at Montmorency Falls -- higher than Niagara Falls! Return this evening to Montreal.
Day 8 Montreal | DepartureA check-out from your hotel concludes this memorable rail journey from Atlantic Canada.
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Atlantic Maritimes Explorer by Rail | Halifax to Montreal
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