Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail
starting from US $1,680per person
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Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.
This exciting five-day trip combines funky and cosmopolitan Montreal with elegant and historic Quebec City - two of French Canada’s largest cities. Start with two days in Montreal before boarding The Corridor train to Quebec City, where you will explore the cobblestone streets for another two days. This journey is the best way to get a taste of the culture and scenery of French Canada.
Trip at a glance
Arrive in Montreal
2 nights in Montreal
Rail trip to Quebec City
2 nights in Quebec City
Depart from Quebec City
Please note, like most of our Canada rail packages & tours, this eastern Canadian railroad vacation can be customized to your needs - just ask our local experts when you call.
Day 1 – Arrival in Montreal – Your Canada Train Trip Begins
Arrive in the exciting city of Montreal, where you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel. You’ll have a free day to explore this city at your leisure. Enjoy a cold beer in the sunshine on one of the patios of St. Catherine Street, watch the street performers or go out for the evening and enjoy the nightlife.
Feature Dinner in Montreal
Travelling can be tiring, and we want to make sure you don’t eat at the tourist trap restaurant across the street from your hotel. Sample the best food that Montreal has to offer; created with a certain ‘French flair’, showcasing the finest, freshest regional products. Relax – you’re in good hands with Fresh Tracks Canada. As an alternative option, upgrade to a Dinner Cruise for a unique dining experience along the St. Lawrence River.
Day 2 – Montreal
Bienvenue à Montréal! The city of Montreal features classic European charm with a Canadian twist. Spend today exploring the sights, including the gorgeous architecture and ornate interior of the Notre Dame Basilica. You’ll love the fascinating blend of old and new here in Montreal, from the stone buildings to the modern skyscrapers.
You have 3 options to choose from today to help you enjoy Montreal to its fullest.
• Option 1: Small Group Montreal Tour
Get a full overview of Montreal on a special small group tour, including dedicated driver and plus expert tour guide. This 6-hour tour gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the sights along the way, without being rushed.
Note: Small group tour runs on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday start days of this package. For alternate start days, please ask your vacation advisor for other sightseeing by vehicle options.
Activity rating: Easy
• Option 2: Montreal Highlights by Bicycle
A 3-hour tour by bike that takes in major sights and neighborhoods and learn about the history of the area. You’ll also have the chance to indulge in a delicious picnic at a farmer’s market.
Activity rating: Moderate
• Option 3: Private Walking Tour (choose from Sightseeing or Foodie Theme)
Sight-see or taste your way through Old Montréal to discover history, culture, and the company of a passionate local guide. As you follow the narrow and winding streets, you’ll see how Montreal is a perfect blend of old and new.
Activity rating: Moderate
Day 3 – VIA Rail Canada – Montreal to Quebec City
This morning, listen to the whistle calling as you board the comfortable and well-appointed Corridor train - bound for historic Quebec City. Settle into a cozy window seat and watch the scenery go by. You’ll travel along the northern shore of the St. Lawrence before crossing the Trois-Rivieres and then the picturesque town of Cap-de-la-Madeleine. When you arrive in historic Quebec City, you could be forgiven for thinking that you are in Europe - this place is filled with cobblestone buildings and French-inspired architecture.
Day 4 - Quebec City
Your Quebec train vacation continues with wonderful excursions exploring one of Canada’s most historic settlements - Quebec City.
Today you have 3 options to choose from to help you enjoy Quebec and its surrounding area to its fullest.
• Option 1: Quebec Bus Tour
Spend the day discovering Quebec City’s French Canadian culture. From your comfortable seat, marvel at the beautiful architecture of the fortified city, visit historic sites commemorating the battles between French and English, and enjoy a delightful sightseeing bus tour to experience this unique city.
Activity rating: Easy
• Option 2: Private Walking Tour
On a leisurely walking tour, explore the unique art, architecture, and history of Quebec City’s upper and lower towns. Your guide is equally passionate and knowledgeable about their home town.
Activity rating: Moderate
• Option 3: The Food Tour – Canadian Signature Experience
So confident are the folks that run this tour – that they simply called it ‘The Food Tour’ – the only food tour you will need to take! This tour covers seven different venues, and samples about 15 different products. Try food of French Canadian origin from crepes to organic wine.
Activity rating: Moderate
Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in a Quebec City hotel.
Day 5 – Depart from Quebec City
You’ve seen much of French Canada’s charms in only five days and now your journey has come to an end. We will transfer you from your hotel to the airport so that you can board your flight home with plenty of great stories to share from your Canadian vacation.
What we love about this trip
Embrace the ‘joie de vivre’ of Montreal - one of the most culturally vibrant and artistic cities in Canada
Fall in love with the old-fashioned elegance of Quebec City
Take the Corridor Train through the scenic Quebec landscape
Dine at award-winning restaurants and relax in fantastic hotels
Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.
An example of our Comfort Level hotel accommodations
The Auberge Bonaparte is offers historic charm in Old Montreal, with a rooftop terrace as well as an award-winning French restaurant. Enjoy a full complimentary breakfast during your stay.
Hotel Place d’Armes
An example of our Boutique Hotel accommodations
This hotel exemplifies the culture, charm and sophistication of Montreal, offering luxury and exceptional service. It boasts art galleries and boutiques and has a fascinating history that goes back three centuries.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
An example of our Deluxe accommodations
One of the most iconic buildings in Old Quebec City, the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac offers gorgeous views of the St. Lawrence River. Guests will feel pampered as they enjoy three restaurants, two lounges, a fitness room, a spa, shops and a whirlpool.
Prices & DatesDaily Departures from Montreal, Quebec*
* Surcharges and date restrictions may apply to Christmas holiday period, the Quebec City winter carnival, and the Montreal Grand Prix
Comfort Level Hotels
from US $1,680to US $1,814per person
Our Comfort Level vacations include our favorite 3 star hotels, in great locations. Combined with our unique sightseeing tours and personalized service, you’ll receive exceptional value, a step above what you might expect anywhere else.
Boutique Level Hotels
from US $2,080to US $2,247per person
Our Boutique Level provides amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Boutique Level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel. Private drivers and unique tours complete your itinerary.
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Deluxe Level Hotels
from US $2,499to US $2,698per person
On our Deluxe Level vacation, it's likely you'll be staying at one of the iconic Canadian Fairmont Hotels in a room with a view. Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 20th century, these hotels are luxurious and full of history – ensuring an experience you'll never forget. Enjoy unique sightseeing experiences and the insider detail that only Fresh Tracks Canada can provide.
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