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Cosmos Ontario & French Canada with Ocean Train to Halifax (8334)

12 days from Toronto to Halifax 
Exciting cities and breathtaking scenery await you on this eastern Canada tour. You'll spend two nights in Toronto, Ottawa, the Québec City area, Montréal, and Halifax. You’ll also overnight on Via Rail’s Ocean train between Montréal and Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia. Enjoy views of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as you travel seamlessly in the comfort of your private sleeper car.

On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower in Toronto, Canada’s largest city; the Canadian Mint in Ottawa, Canada’s capital; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; and Montréal's Mount Royal, designed by the same designer as New York City’s Central Park. In Ottawa, you’ll visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. In Québec, visit the Basilica of Notre Dame, dating to the 19th century, and Cap de la Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows. Enjoy time to explore Québec City, Canada’s only walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

But that’s not all…you’ll enjoy beautiful scenery on this eastern Canada tour. For a tour highlight, board a sightseeing boat for a thrilling ride to view breathtaking Niagara Falls. You’ve seen photos of Niagara Falls, and now’s your chance to see it up close. These falls are nothing short of spectacular! Also enjoy a cruise that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park. In Halifax, visit Peggy’s Cove, with its historic lighthouse, stunning scenery, and quaint fishing village. Be sure to bring your camera!

From the vibrant cities to the gorgeous scenery, this eastern Canada tour designed for the value-minded traveler is the perfect vacation!

Cosmos Highlights & Sightseeing

In Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal; Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, scenic cruise along the St. Lawrence River, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables, and Cap de la Madeleine.

Cosmos Hotels

TORONTO Chelsea Hotel, Toronto (F)
OTTAWA Capital Hill Hotel & Suites (MF)
QUÉBEC CITY AREA Hotel Classique (MF)
MONTRÉAL Best Western Ville-Marie (F)
VIA RAIL OCEAN TRAIN Sleeper Plus class
HALIFAX The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites (F)

Itinerary (2018)

Day 1TORONTO.
 Welcome to Toronto, Ontario’s capital. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2TORONTO. EXCURSION TO NIAGARA FALLS.
 Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Board your SIGHTSEEING BOAT for a thrilling ride to view the thundering falls. Sightseeing also includes the beautiful Floral Clock and the city’s major landmarks, such as the banking district, City Hall, the CN Tower, the University of Toronto, and ultra-modern Roger’s Center. This evening, enjoy an optional outing to the top of the CN Tower for a delicious dinner and spectacular views.

NOTE:
Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
Day 3TORONTO–KINGSTON–THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK–OTTAWA.
 Leave Ontario’s capital and stop in Kingston, a city with an exciting history dating back more than 300 years. Proceed along the St. Lawrence River with splendid vistas of Thousand Islands National Park. At Ivy Lea, board your boat for a CRUISE that takes a scenic route through the many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park. Next, head to Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital.
Day 4OTTAWA.
 This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this lovely city on the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. See the Canadian Mint; the embassy district; and stately Parliament Hill. Visit the ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE STABLES, a tribute to Canadian heritage and history. Suggestions for this afternoon include a visit to the magnificent Canadian Museum of History or the array of restaurants and shops at lively Byward Market.

NOTE:
Due to seasonal hours, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables will be closed and unavailable on the August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27, and October 4 departures.
Day 5OTTAWA–QUÉBEC CITY AREA.
 Drive into the French-Canadian province of Québec for a sudden change in language and tradition. Follow the historical King’s Highway along the north shore of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Visit the Basilica of Notre Dame and CAP DE LA MADELEINE before arriving in Québec City, the heart of French Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 6QUÉBEC CITY AREA.
 Enjoy a guided tour of Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the turrets of Château Frontenac. 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 resides Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, and ancient Place Royale. Also, see the stone houses crowding the narrow streets of Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River. The afternoon and evening are free—your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping and dining.
Day 7QUÉBEC CITY AREA–MONTRÉAL.
 This morning, join a unique optional excursion to the Érablière le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar cabin will enjoy a typical Québec breakfast, along with a guided visit and presentation to explain the process of maple extraction. Afterward, head south for sophisticated Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities. Major attractions on this afternoon’s tour include once-walled Old Montréal, the Seminary of St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, and modern Montréal.
Day 8MONTRÉAL.
 The next two days are at leisure to discover the city’s European charm, Canadian warmth, and small-world feel. Visit Saint-Denis Street with its boutiques featuring local and European-influenced designers, relax on an outdoor terrace, or explore Mount Royal and the park for great views of the city.
Day 9MONTRÉAL–VIA RAIL OCEAN TRAIN TO HALIFAX.
 This evening, 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. (D)
Day 10VIA 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 Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites. The balance of the day is at leisure. (CB,L)
Day 11HALIFAX. 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. The day begins with the Halifax Explosion, Titanic Graves, historic downtown, dockyards, Halifax Public Gardens, and Halifax Commons. On to famous Peggy’s Cove with its lighthouse and quaint fishing village.
Day 12HALIFAX.
 The trip ends today with guests departing on independent schedules. Transfers are provided to Halifax International Airport.

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Cosmos Pricing Details

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$580

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$110

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Cosmos Notes

Enjoy the fall colors of Ontario and Quebec on our special fall foliage departures: September 8 to October 5 (if Mother Nature permits).

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05/03/2018 $1,909.00
05/17/2018 $1,909.00
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05/24/2018 $1,958.00
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