Historic Cities of Eastern Canada with Ocean Train to Halifax (CCE)

13 Day Tour from Toronto to Halifax

2020 Tour Details

Vibrant cities, charming and historic small towns, stunning scenery, and special experiences await you on this Eastern Canada tour. Your tour starts in Toronto and ends with a 7-night Canada cruise with overnights also in Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal.

On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the residences of the Governor General and the Prime Minister in Ottawa; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal's Notre Dame Basilica, dating to the 19th century, where Globus has included an inside visit; and Toronto's 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower, where you'll enjoy lunch with incredible views. You'll also visit Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows.

But that’s not all…this Eastern Canada tour also includes beautiful scenery. A tour highlight is a cruise to see the thundering falls of Niagara Falls. You'll also take a cruise through the waterways of Ontario’s Thousand Islands National Park. Plus, more picturesque scenery awaits you on your 7-night cruise to some of Canada’s historic towns and beautiful places. Ports of call include Québec City; charming Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island; Sydney, originally settled by Highland Scots; Halifax; Bar Harbor, surrounded by Acadia National Park; and Boston.

Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your vacation unique. Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake and a special dinner in Old Town Québec featuring regional French cuisine. Additionally, Globus has arranged a guided tour and breakfast at a sugar shack in Québec City, where you'll learn the art of making maple syrup.

Continue your guided vacation on the Ocean Train from Montréal to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Settle in to your private sleeper car as you ride along the St. Lawrence River and views of New Brunswick. See the Citadel National Historic Site and the winding coastal highway to the Lighthouse Route to visit the tiny fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. A delightful ending to an Eastern Canada vacation of a lifetime.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

TORONTO
Sightseeing; special lunch at the CN Tower
NIAGARA FALLS
Sightseeing cruise
NIAGARA–ON–THE LAKE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Winery visit and tasting
THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Scenic waterways lunch cruise
OTTAWA
Sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a Beavertail pastry
CAP-DE-LA-MADELEINE
Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
QUÉBEC CITY
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special dinner in Old Town featuring regional French cuisine; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite breakfast at a traditional sugar shack
MONTRÉAL
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Notre Dame Basilica
HALIFAX–MONTREAL
Travel by Ocean train in Sleeper Plus class
HALIFAX
Sightseeing with Peggy’s Cove excursion

Headsets throughout your tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Notes:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of Ontario and Québec on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 11–27 (if Mother Nature permits).

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 including a traditional sugar shack breakfast, 3 lunches, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Old Town Montréal

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 ARRIVE IN TORONTO

Welcome to Toronto, Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director prepares you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 TORONTO

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Legislature Building; the ethnic neighborhoods; the University of Toronto; and Eaton Centre, the city’s number-one tourist attraction, with more than 300 stores for world-class shopping. The tour concludes with lunch atop the 1,815-foot-tall CN TOWER, where you’ll enjoy incredible views of the city and harbor below you.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 3 TORONTO–NIAGARA FALLS

Leave bustling Toronto and travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. For the adventurous, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the falls. Then, board a sightseeing CRUISE for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Later, visit picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, where there is time to browse the shops of Main Street and visit a local Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINERY for a tour and tasting. Tonight, you may wish to see the illumination of the falls as they are lit in every color of the rainbow. A special treat not to be missed!

NOTE:

The Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions normally exist from May to November. When conditions are unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 NIAGARA FALLS–THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK–OTTAWA

Travel this morning to Gananoque, where you’ll board your boat for a lunch CRUISE through the waterways of THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK. Continue to the nation’s capital of Ottawa, pleasantly framed by the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal, for a 2-night stay. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant.

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Day 5 OTTAWA

Morning sightseeing includes the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, and Parliament Hill. Enjoy a delicious Canadian specialty, a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BEAVERTAIL, a pastry stretched to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. The balance of the day is free. You may wish to visit the world-renowned Canadian Museum of History, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the National Gallery of Canada. For dinner, maybe visit lively and colorful Byward Market and choose from its array of specialty restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 OTTAWA–CAP-DE-LA-MADELEINE–QUÉBEC CITY

Drive north this morning to Cap-de-la-Madeleine for a visit to the BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, a national shrine famous for its fine stained-glass windows. Time to stroll through the grounds of the sanctuary and see the miraculous Madonna in the old chapel. Continue your journey to romantic Québec City, one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. This evening, enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite regional FRENCH CUISINE at a special dinner in Old Town Québec.

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Day 7 QUÉBEC CITY

This morning, enjoy an included guided tour of Canada’s only walled city. Until the British victory of 1759, Old Québec was the center of New France; today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls are Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, and ancient Place Royale. Also, see the old-world houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and historic Plains of Abraham. This afternoon is free for independent activities. Maybe explore the historic sites, take a carriage ride, or stroll the streets of Old Québec City. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. This evening, consider an optional dinner that includes a visit to 274-foot-high Montmorency Falls and takes you over to Ile d’Orléans, where you’ll enjoy a delightful dinner at Le Moulin de Saint-Laurent, a restored 17th-century flour mill.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 QUÉBEC CITY–MONTRÉAL

Before leaving Québec, we’ll stop at a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SUGAR SHACK for a guided tour to learn the art of making maple syrup and to enjoy a traditional sugar shack breakfast. On to Montréal, where sightseeing with a Local Guide takes in NOTRE DAME BASILICA, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panorama of the city. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in the heart of Old Montréal.

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Day 9 MONTRÉAL

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore exhilarating Montréal. Perhaps visit one of the many museums, the Biodome, or visit the Old Port and wander in the river breeze.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 MONTRÉAL–VIA RAIL OCEAN TRAIN TO HALIFAX

Enjoy your morning at leisure. This afternoon, transfer to the train station and board the overnight OCEAN TRAIN to Nova Scotia. Travel along the St. Lawrence River in the comfort of your private sleeper car.

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Day 11 VIA RAIL OCEAN TRAIN–HALIFAX

Enjoy a continental breakfast this morning and views of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Arrive in Halifax and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 12 HALIFAX. EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S COVE

Founded in 1749 to protect British interests in North America, Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia, is steeped in maritime history. En route to the seaside village of Peggy’s Cove, pass by the Halifax Public Gardens; see the Citadel National Historic Site, a fort perched high above the city; the Old Town Clock, as well as other notable landmarks. Afterward, journey along the winding coastal highway to the Lighthouse Route to the tiny fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Colorful houses, fishing shacks, and Peggy’s Point Lighthouse are perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13 HALIFAX

Your vacation ends this morning.

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

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