Eastern Canada Winter Adventure with Toronto (COE)

9 Day Tour from Montreal to Toronto

2020 Tour Details

Embark on a winter adventure on your guided tour of Eastern Canada. You’ll begin in Montréal with guided sightseeing of this dynamic city in the province of Québec, then board your VIA Rail® train bound for Québec City where you’ll be welcomed with a traditional dinner and horse-drawn buggy ride. Discover Old Québec, the historic heart of French Canada, with an evening walk through its German Christmas markets. Explore Montmorency Falls—1 ½ times higher than Niagara Falls! Visit an 1872 distillery in Île d’Orléans to sample blackcurrant spirits. In the Canadian capital city of Ottawa, visit a 140-year-old grist mill on the Ottawa River, and enjoy poutine and craft beer. Join in guided sightseeing at the Canadian Mint and a stop at the city’s Byward Market to sample Canadian specialties like a Beaver Tail pastry. Enjoy free time to explore Ottawa—from its National Gallery and Canadian Museum of History to its local cuisine. Celebrate your Eastern Canada vacation with a festive farewell dinner upon your return to Montréal.

Your Eastern Canada guided tour continues with a VIA Rail® train trip to Toronto! Enjoy a relaxing visit in Canada’s largest city and home to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Spend free time on an optional excursion of your choice. Discover the thunderous beauty of Niagara Falls, or tackle world-class shopping in Eaton Centre’s 300+ stores. The perfect ending to your guided vacation through Eastern Canada.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

MONTRÉAL
Orientation tour with a Local Guide; Notre Dame Basilica; farewell dinner
VIA RAIL
Train from Montréal to Québec
QUÉBEC CITY
Dinner and entertainment at a traditional Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Sugar Shack; horse-drawn buggy ride; sightseeing with a Local Guide; walking tour with Local Guide to visit the Christmas Markets; Montmorency Falls; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite sample local spirits at a distillery on Île d’Orléans
OTTAWA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste poutine and local craft beer in a historic grist mill; sightseeing
MONTREAL–TORONTO
by VIA Rail train

Free Wi-Fi available in most hotels.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic District of Old Quebec
  • Rideau Canal

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 2 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Montréal

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MONTRÉAL

Welcome to Montréal! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming winter adventure!

Day 2 MONTRÉAL–VIA RAIL–QUÉBEC CITY

Enjoy a morning orientation tour of Montréal with a Local Guide. Visit the NOTRE DAME BASILICA, the first church of the Gothic Revival style in Canada. Later, board VIA RAIL and travel through the countryside to Québec City. This evening, learn more about Québec and its rich history over dinner at a traditional Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SUGAR SHACK, complete with musical entertainment and a horse-drawn BUGGY RIDE.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel tonight is the famous Fairmont Chatéau Fronténac. Situated inside the walls of Old Québec, this landmark luxury hotel provides a touch of European ambiance featuring elegant and contemporary decor and abundant dining experiences. During the holidays, the resort comes alive with festive decorations and music celebrating Christmastime.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 3 QUÉBEC CITY

This morning, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour and experience the rich history, culture, and architecture of Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon is free to explore independently. This evening, a Local Guide to introduces you to the Québecois’ Christmas traditions brought by New France’s first settlers. Visit the German Christmas Markets and discover a magical European wonderland nestled right in the heart of Québec City. Pass by brightly decorated wooden kiosks, the perfect place to find a unique gift. Enjoy hot chocolate while listening to the local traditions and see where they come alive.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 QUÉBEC CITY

After a morning at leisure, travel to the breathtaking MONTMORENCY FALLS, one and a half times higher than Niagara Falls. Then onto the Île d’Orléans to visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DISTILLERY, dating back to 1872, to sample various spirits made from blackcurrants. Return to Québec City for an evening at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 QUÉBEC CITY–OTTAWA

Today, travel to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. Upon arrival, visit a 140-year-old grist mill located on the banks of the Ottawa River to taste a Canadian Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TREAT, poutine (a hearty dish of fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy) accompanied by local craft beer. Then, enjoy a sightseeing tour, seeing the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Canal. You’ll also stop at the city’s bustling Byward Market, where you may wish to try a Canadian specialty like a Beaver Tail, a pastry stretched out to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. This evening is at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 OTTAWA–MONTRÉAL

There’s time this morning to explore more of Ottawa. You may wish to spend time at the National Gallery of Canada or explore the Canadian Museum of History. Return to Montréal this afternoon. Tonight, celebrate your winter adventure with a festive farewell dinner.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 MONTRÉAL–VIA RAIL–TORONTO

This morning, board VIA RAIL and travel to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. The evening is free to explore.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 TORONTO

Today is yours to enjoy. Join an optional city tour taking in Toronto’s famous sights or a day trip to see Niagara Falls. Perhaps visit Eaton Centre, with over 300 stores for world-class shopping, visit the Hockey Hall of Fame, or admire spectacular views from atop CN Tower.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 TORONTO

The tour ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

HILLARY JOHNSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

During a summer in Ireland when I was 12, I was bitten by the "travel bug." I lived in Europe and became a Tour Director after graduating with a degree in European Languages. I am never as alive as when I am on the road. The haunting echo of a saxophone on a New Orleans street, the heady evening perfume of Jasmine in bloom, the sweet taste of a beignet, and the joyous "AA-eeeee!" of a Cajun dancer all need to be experienced... observing them from afar is not enough.

Tour Director - HILLARY JOHNSON

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

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