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18 DAY WEST TO EAST ACROSS CANADA BY RAIL

CODE
18WTE
STARTING FROM
$6,159 USD
PLACES VISITED
Vancouver, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal, Québec...
TRIP DESCRIPTION
Rail is a relaxing way to view the spectacular changing scenery as you travel across each diverse province. You will experience varied landscapes and culture from the vibrancy of the Pacific Coast to the hospitality and lively music of the Atlantic Maritimes on the East Coast.
Start Location: Vancouver End Location: Halifax
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Full day Icefield Parkway tour
  • Ice Explorer ride
  • Glacier Skywalk pass
  • Toronto hop-on hop-off city tour
  • Ripley's Aquarium
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Full day tour to Niagara Falls including a boat ride
  • Ottawa hop-on hop-off city tour
  • Morning walking tour of Old Montréal
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Afternoon Montréal coach tour
  • Québec City walking tour
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Vancouver - Jasper overnight onboard VIA Rail

There's no better way to tour western Canada than aboard a train Enjoy breathtaking scenery every second of the journey between Canada's largest city and the Pacific coast on board the Canadian. In the space of four nights and three days, you'll get to see the lakes in Northern Ontario, the lush boreal forest, the western Prairies, and the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Onboard the Canadian, you'll discover the beauty of Canada's landscape and cities at a pace that allows you to be in-tune with the nature around you.
Day 2: Jasper

Arrive in Jasper and spend the afternoon perhaps taking a wildlife tour, going up the Jasper Tram or visiting the famous Maligne valley.
Overnight: Jasper
Day 3: Icefield Parkway and Columbia Icefield sightseeing (Small Coach)

Picture this. You are standing on a sheet of ice as thick as the Eiffel Tower is tall surrounded by glaciers that hang all about you! It's not hard to feel like the first person to set eyes on this awesome sight! A tour to the Columbia Icefields allows you to experience a moment in time when Ice was King and silence ruled the forest floor! Arriving at the Icefields, you will have time to take the Ice-Explorer up and on to the Athabasca Glacier for a 90 min tour or if you'd prefer you can enjoy the services and view from the Icefields Interpretive centre.
Overnight: Jasper
Day 4: Jasper - Toronto overnight on board VIA Rail

Whether it's breathtaking views, friendly service or world-class food, this train has been creating unforgettable moments for decades, for over a hundred thousand passengers every year.
Day 5 - 6: On board VIA Rail

Explore the forests, prairies, lakes and the majestic Rocky Mountains all within 2 days onboard VIA Rail. Witness the stunning landscapes while relaxing in the comfort of the train as you travel.
Day 7: Toronto

Join Toronto's original and most comprehensive fully narrated hop-on hop-off tour through the city, visiting the CN Tower, Skydome, Toronto Harbour front, Casa Loma Castle, the Eaton Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame and Yorkville. Included in your pass is an elevation ride to the top of the CN Tower and entrance to Ripley's Aquarium.
Overnight: Toronto
Day 8: Niagara Falls Day Tour (Coach)

This breathtaking full-day tour will take you through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls. Enjoy a buffet lunch overlooking the falls. Join a boat ride to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Stop at he observation deck of the Whirlpool Rapids and visit the Floral Clock. On your return discover the picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-lake, visiting a local country market and touring a winery.
Day 9: Toronto - Ottawa on board VIA Rail

The landscape is dotted with small villages and surrounded by maple forests and rich pasture land as you travel to Ottawa, the capital city of Canada.
Overnight: Ottawa
Day 10: Ottawa Sightseeing (Coach)

Sit back and relax on an open-top double-decker or historic trolley as your professional guide shows you the nation's capital with its many historical landmarks, scenic waterway and beautiful parks. Your ticket is valid for one day allowing you time to hop-on and hop-off at your leisure.
Overnight: Ottawa
Day 11: Ottawa - Montreal on board VIA Rail

Travel through rural Ontario as you cross into Quebec at Coteau, where the rail line joins the Toronto - Montreal line. Cross the Ottawa River to Dorval and onwards downtown to the central station. Explore the west side of Old Montreal on a 90-minute walking tour showcasing its French heritage and rich architecture.
Overnight: Montréal
Day 12: Montreal Sightseeing (Coach)

Take in over 200 points of interest including a photo stop of Notre Dame Basilica, St. Joseph's Oratory, Old Montreal, the French Quarter and Mount Royal on a three hour city tour. This afternoon join a discovery cruise on the St Lawrence River.
Overnight: Montréal
Day 13: Montreal - Quebec City on board VIA Rail

Following the St. Lawrence River, pass from city suburbs to the rural landscapes of forests and rich pastures, dotted with tiny villages that extend to Quebec City, the oldest walled city in North America and hear to the French Canadian culture of Canada. This evening enjoys a 3-course dinner in the heart of Old Quebec.
Day 14: Quebec City Sightseeing (Coach)

With a professional local guide, join a leisurely walking tour where you will explore the architecture, historical sites and significant events in Quebec's history. In the afternoon travel by coach for a tour to the Beaupre Coast and Montmorency Falls.
Overnight: Québec City
Day 15: Quebec City - Halifax overnight on board VIA Rail

This morning enjoy an un forgettable experience on a helicopter tour of Quebec City and surrounds. This evening board VIA rail's Ocean train and settle into your cozy private Cabin. You're rocked to sleep as you leave French Canada behind and travel to Halifax.
Day 16: Halifax

Wake to views of the Atlantic Ocean, rolling hills, and quaint coastal villages that appear frozen in time as you travel into the Atlantic Maritimes. Arrive into Halifax in the early evening.
Overnight: Halifax
Day 17: Halifax Sightseeing (coach)

On a Halifax city tour, you will be introduced to one of North America's most unique and captivating cities. View historic properties, such as the Spring Garden Road area, Old Town Clock, St. Paul's Churchy, residential areas and much more. The tour includes the Titanic Burial Site and the Halifax Citadel National Historic Park. In the afternoon travel to Peggy's Cove, which has been an artist and explorers paradise for well over 150 years. This picture-postcard village, on the rugged Atlantic shoreline, stand on a solid rock about the crashing surf.
Overnight: Halifax
Day 18: Halifax

Your package ends with a check out from your hotel. We suggest an add-on packaging to Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. Canada's birthplace is a very picturesque seaside city, rich in history, from here you can travel the island and visit the site of Anne of Green Gables.
DATES & PRICES
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ACCOMMODATION
START PLACE
END PLACE
PRICE FROM
Moderate
Vancouver
Halifax
$6,159 USD
Superior
Vancouver
Halifax
$6,530 USD
Deluxe
Vancouver
Halifax
$7,463 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.


Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 12 nights of accommodation
  • VIA Rail private cabin for two from Vancouver to Toronto
  • VIA Rail private cabin for two from Québec City to Halifax
  • Meals on board the train
  • Sightseeing and attractions as listed
EXCLUSIONS
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Pre/post accommodation
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary

Why Take A Custom Tour?

Private & Customizable You can see what you want, when you want, how you want. A trip that's perfectly timed and well organized.
Unique Experience Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way. Can combine your trip with our group tours. Advice to help you get the most out of your trip.
Freedom to Explore Time to enjoy and take in each place. Add days in places you want to explore. Do only the activities you want to do.
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Unique Experiences Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way.
Freedom To Explore Time to take in each place with only the tours you want to do.
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Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of accommodation for you before and/or after your fully escorted tour! Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.
Tour Questions

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your
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CLASSIC TOURS

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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TOURS OF DISTINCTION

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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CUSTOM TRIPS

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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Types of Bubble Tours: Independent Travel (FIT), Self-Drive Small Custom Groups limited to 12 persons

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