VIA Rail’s train the Ocean from Montreal to Halifax
- City tours of Montreal & Halifax
- Visit Prince Edward Island, Oak Island, and Cape Breton Island
Day 1 — Montreal
Arrive into Montreal and transfer to hotel today. Montréal is an ideal combination of old-world charm and big city excitement, a dynamic and modern region that was able to preserve its architectural heritage and is situated on an island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. Overnight Montreal
Day 2 — Montreal
Morning sightseeing tour of Montreal. Experience an overview of Montreal with its diverse culture and historical sites where you will discover all of the charm this city has to offer. Stops include Old Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica, Saint Helens Island, Place Ville Marie and more. Overnight Montreal
Day 3 — Montreal / VIA Rail
Today is a free day to explore Montreal on your own. Early evening transfer to the rail station for departure aboard VIA Rail’s train the Ocean in Sleeper Plus Class. Enjoy meal service in the dining car, and access to the Park Car including dome seating and lounge. A lovely way to meet with old friends and new. Tonight, settle in to your private cabin for a restful night sleep. Dinner served aboard VIA Rail. Overnight VIA Rail
Day 4 — VIA Rail / Halifax
Spend the day enjoying the views from your large private window within your cabin. As a Sleeper Plus Class passenger, you are also free to move about the train. Take advantage of the dome seating located in the Park Car for excellent views of the landscapes. Travel through the rugged countryside of Quebec and into the province of New Brunswick, continuing on into Nova Scotia late afternoon. Upon arrival into Halifax transfer to your hotel. Breakfast & lunch served aboard VIA Rail. Overnight Halifax
Day 5 — Halifax
Today you can enjoy a deluxe city tour with Gray Line Halifax. Visit the local area and hear stories and historical facts about the city. Halifax is steeped with history including pirates and privateers. Stop at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery where 121 victims of the Titanic disaster are buried and hear their stories. Stops also include the Victorian Public Gardens and Citadel National Historic Site. This evening meet with your tour director and fellow travellers with a Welcome Reception at your hotel. Overnight Halifax
Day 6 — Halifax / Oak Island
Discover the rustic charm and famous fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Continue on with a visit to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the towns famous seafaring heritage. Enjoy free time in Lunenburg. Tonight you stay on the Western Shore by legendary Oak Island. Oak Island is famous for the long running search for lost treasure. Your ocean-side resort provides a peaceful and serene stay with views overlooking Mahone Bay. Breakfast & lunch included. Overnight Oak Island
Day 7 — Oak Island / Charlottetown
Travel over the Confederation Bridge today, the worlds longest bridge on your way to Charlottetown, PEI. Stops along the way include the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum. Enjoy a traditional hall style lobster dinner this evening at hotel. Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight Charlottetown
Day 8 — Charlottetown
The morning is free for you to explore on your own or take part in a walking tour. This afternoon includes a drive tour of PEI. Stops include Prince Edward Island National Park, and Green Gables Heritage site. This evening you may be able to take in a theatre performance by local entertainers. (A substitution will be made if unavailable). Breakfast included. Overnight Charlottetown
Day 9 — Charlottetown / Baddeck
Continue your touring today with travel by ferry back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island — the Scotland of the North. Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic site in Baddeck and learn about his many accomplishments. Tonight you arrive to your hotel accommodation on Bras d’Or Lake for a two night stay. Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight Baddeck
Day 10 — Charlottetown / Baddeck
You’re off to experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateau of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. View the rugged coastline, and rocky formations. A whale watching tour may be available to you (weather permitting). Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner included. Overnight Baddeck
Day 11 — Baddeck / Halifax
Continue your holiday with a visit to The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically dressed guides. Proceed along the shore of the Bra d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for your last night in the Maritimes. Guests planning to fly home tomorrow have the option to stay at an accommodation close to the airport. Breakfast is included. Overnight Halifax
Day 12 — Halifax
Your journey comes to an end with private transfer service from hotel to airport today. Guests staying near the airport can take advantage of complimentary shuttle service to airport.
Want more time in Halifax? Or prefer to return to Montreal by train? Our professional Tour Consultants are pleased to assist with additional reservations to make your holiday perfect.
- 10 nights’ accommodation in hotels.
- 1 night accommodation aboard VIA Rail.
- Transportation and transfers, as described.
- Select sightseeing, activities, and admissions, as described.
- 15 meals as described.
- Not included — any items not listed such as but not limited to Goods & Service Tax and/or Harmonized Sales Tax; meals (other than listed); baggage handling; gratuities; travel insurance; personal expenses; custom tour add-ons.