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Visit six extraordinary National Parks of the West by classic Vista-Dome train, including Mesa Verde, Canyonlands, Arches, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier.

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For decades, Canada has been our most popular foreign destination and we know Canada better than some Canadians. Whether it is where to get the best Montreal smoked meat sandwich in all of Quebec (Schwartz Deli on Boulevard St Laurent) or the best seafood in Vancouver (Joe Fortes on Thurlow St) we know Canada inside and out. This is why our annual Fall Royal Canadian Holiday with the Queen Mary 2 or our Springtime in the Canadian Rockies program always sells out.

Naturally, this knowledge extends to Via Rail Canada, Canada’s provider of excellent rail passenger service. We know the trains, the accommodations, the services and the stopover points. For superb Canadian holidays founded on decades of experience, we invite you to join us. All Aboard.

ITINERARIES IN CANADA

The Great Canadian Train Ride

2022 DATES:
April 29 – May 16
RATES:
18 Days from $6,395 per person

The ultimate Canada train trip. We travel across the Dominion from Montreal to Vancouver aboard Via Rail Canada with the highlight being a full week IN the Canadian Rockies en route. We begin with three nights in colorful Montreal before traveling onto Toronto for a two-night stay in this vibrant and exciting city. We then board the fabled vista-dome liner ‘Canadian’ for the storied trip west to the Canadian Rockies aboard this last great train in North America. All guests enjoy comfortable sleeping cars, great dining and the glorious vista-dome cars.

In the Rockies, we have four nights in Banff and two in Jasper along with complete sightseeing including Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, the Banff Gondola and the Snowcoach ride atop Athabasca Glacier. Finally, an overnight ride from Jasper to Vancouver (with daylight viewing of the Rockies) for the perfect tour.

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Springtime in the Canadian Rockies

2022 DATES:
April  3 – 18
RATES:
16 Days from $3,995 per person

For decades one of our most popular Springtime holidays, we begin with a brilliant Pacific Coastal cruise aboard Holland America Line from San Diego to Vancouver with a rare stops en route in Catalina Island, Santa Barbara, an unheard of overnight stay in San Francisco and Victoria BC on the way. Upon arrival in Vancouver, we enjoy two nights in this great city before boarding the last great train in North America, Via Rail Canada’s ‘Canadian,’ for the stunning journey to Jasper in the Canadian Rockies where we enjoy a two-night stay in quaint Jasper before traveling down the Icefields Parkway to Banff for a three-night stay in this magical setting.

With grand dining, glorious sightseeing including Maligne Canyon, Peyto Lake, Lake Louise and the gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain, this is an elegant stylish way to see the Canadian Rockies. Once only and certain to sell out.

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Elegant Canadian Rockies

2021 DATES:
June 18 – 25
July 23 – 30
September 10 – 17
RATES:
8 Days from $3,695 per person

This is another very special holiday only we can offer since it utilizes our very own private train, the Great Western Limited. Guests depart Seattle over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway bound for Glacier National Park in Montana. Onboard, all guests enjoy Pullman sleeping car accommodations, fine dining (all meals, wines & spirits are included naturally) as we roll east. The following day finds us enjoying Glacier National Park with the famed ‘Going to the Sun’ Road and a cruise on Lake McDonald.

The following day we drive north to begin our five-night stay in the Canadian Rockies with masterful sightseeing such as Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, the gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain and large blocks of free time to enjoy as you like. With fine dining, excellent well-chosen hotels and an intelligent pace, there is no finer tour to the Canadian Rockies.

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Royal Canadian Holiday

2022 DATES:
September 24 – October 7
RATES:
14 Days from $4,295 per person

We have combined four of our favorite Canadian destinations: Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City into a stylish vacation graced by a fifth stellar destination, Cunard’s magnificent RMS Queen Mary 2, the last great ocean liner in the world. Therefore, our guests enjoy two night stays in Niagara Falls, Toronto and Quebec City along with complete sightseeing, fine dining, ample free time and treats like a visit to historic Niagara on the Lake and travel aboard Via Rail Canada from Toronto to Montreal with a rare seven-night voyage from Quebec City to New York City aboard Queen Mary 2. All at the perfect time of the year for Fall Colors.

This is a rare opportunity to do a short voyage on Queen Mary 2 and the addition of four of the greatest sights in Canada just makes this getaway even more enticing. This program is offered only once a year so book now.

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Canadian Sunset

2022 DATES:
August 27 – September 7
RATES:
12 Days from $4,595 per person

Late summer in Vermont on Lake Champlain, two nights in stunning Quebec City and a rare river voyage on a classic Canadian Riverboat, the ‘Canadian Empress’ from Quebec City to Kingston, Ontario, followed by two nights in Niagara Falls.

“What river is this” Jacques Cartier asked his Indian guide as he looked onto the majestic St Lawrence River. “A river without end” the Indian replied and it is with this inspiration we offer up one of the world’s great rivers.

We have always believed travel should offer splendid sites and comfort and this holiday does both. A daytime train trip to lovely Burlington Vermont with its beautiful setting on Lake Champlain. An overnight stay in Quebec City, the closest thing to Paris in North America. The massive ramparts of the Plains of Abraham with the backdrop of the storied Chateau Frontenac Hotel. Once aboard our riverboat, we will explore the scenic Thousand Islands, the unique living community of Upper Canada Village and historic Brockville. All of this before the final visual treat: Niagara Falls and charming Niagara on the Lake.

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Fall in the Canadian Rockies

2021 DATES:
September 10 – 25
RATES:
12 Days from $3,995 per person

Each year, sophisticated travelers look forward to hearing what we have planned for Fall in the Canadian Rockies and for September 2021, we have a remarkable holiday even by our standards. We begin in easy to get to Spokane, Washington (guests in the West may take the Empire Builder train from Portland or Seattle for the scenic day trip on day one if they like) and we proceed to lovely Invermere, the first of six nights in the Canadian Rockies, at the perfect time of the year. We offer a kaleidoscope of visual treats including Emerald Lake, Lake Louise, the Banff Gondola ride, the Icefields Parkway and Maligne Canyon to name a few, in addition to excellent hotels and fine dining. 

After a week in the Rockies, we board Via Rail Canada’s storied ‘Canadian’ vista-domeliner for the stunning passage from Jasper to Vancouver with daylight travel through the Rockies. And saving the best for last, at Vancouver we board the Grand Princess for a rare Pacific coastal voyage south to Los Angeles with great ports of call en route including Victoria, Astoria, San Francisco and Santa Barbara. But, this departure is offered just once and prompt reservations are wise. 

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French & Atlantic Canada with RMS Queen Mary 2

2022 DATES:
September 26 – October 7
RATES:
12 Days from $2,995 per person

No travel company in the country is more knowledgeable about Canada and the world’s last great Ocean liner Queen Mary 2 than we are. Over the decades, we have taken tens of thousands of happy travelers across Canada and for the Queen Mary 2, we know her designer and were among the few Americans in Southampton in January 2004 invited to see her named by HM the Queen. In short, no one in the USA knows more about this appealing combination than we do.

This fall, we have an elegant and leisurely holiday, departing from Chicago that allows our guests to enjoy Autumn in French and Atlantic Canada by train with no flying required aboard Amtrak and Via Rail Canada. We will take in Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City with fine hotels, complete sightseeing, all transfers and some excellent dining. All at prices that are a superb value. We invite you to join us.

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Fall in Canada & New England with the Queen

2022 DATES:
September 26 – October 7
RATES:
12 Days from $2,995 per person

For 25 years, this has been one of our most popular Fall holidays, combining a scenic train trip with three nights in Montreal and a short voyage aboard the most legendary Ocean Liner afloat, Cunard’s RMS Queen Mary 2. We begin with the beautiful train trip from New York City to Montreal via the Hudson River Valley and Lake Champlain that the BBC described as one of the ten prettiest train trips in North America. Guests then enjoy three nights to enjoy the style and joie de vivre of Montreal, the largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris.

Naturally, we have included sightseeing, fine dining and plenty of free time. Next, we travel to historic Quebec City aboard Via Rail Canada with a special Quebecois luncheon and sightseeing tour upon arrival. Guests enjoy a full 28 hours in this ancient walled city before sailing aboard Queen Mary 2 for New York City with the ship being our hotel in Quebec City. Once aboard this last great ocean liner, there are port visits to scenic Saguenay, Sept-Iles and Halifax before we arrive in New York City. In short, the perfect elegant Fall getaway.

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A Journey to Atlantic Canada

2022 DATES:
October 2 – 11
RATES:
10 Days from $2,795 per person

This colorful fall foliage journey begins with a scenic departure from Boston aboard a magnificent Dutch ocean liner, Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Statendam, where you can enjoy an array of restaurants and a wide variety of activities, including live music in a choice of venues such as Lincoln Center Live and BB Kings nightclub. Follow the steps of Paul Revere in Boston and sit down to fresh lobster in tony Bar Harbor. Learn the untold story of the Titanic in Halifax, soak in the beauty of the rugged coast in Sydney, and stroll the charming streets of Charlottetown.

After disembarking in Quebec City, experience the joie de vivre of this French jewel in the heart of Canada, taking in spectacular Montmorency Falls, the imposing Citadel and the enchanting Chateau Frontenac. Continue to dazzling Montreal for a two-night stay, where the world-class shopping on Sherbrooke Street is as enticing as the many cafes and galleries of the Old Town. Crown your journey on the rails aboard our private Streamliner train, the Montreal Limited, as you return to New York in grand style.

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East Coast Swing

2022 DATES:
October 28 – November 15
RATES:
14 Days from $3,695 per person

It is with special pleasure that we debut the 2022 East Coast Swing. Even by our standards, this is an epic vacation. The ms Insignia of Oceania Cruises is our perfect ‘small ship,’ carrying only 684 guests in an atmosphere of rich furnishings, supremely comfortable staterooms and suites, eight lounges and bars, a spa and the finest dining afloat in a choice of four open-seating restaurants. You’ll travel from French and Atlantic Canada through our northern neighbor’s Maritime provinces, continue down the East Coast of the USA with ports of call like tony Bar Harbor and Newport, before a great treat: two days in New York City, docked in midtown Manhattan.

Next you’ll visit the most perfect paradise on earth, the British Crown Colony of Bermuda, with three days to explore its pink sand beaches before our arrival in Miami. Since Oceania offers its guests more ‘choice’ in every aspect, we have done the same with this holiday. Before you board ms Insignia, choose between two very different but deluxe programs: Autumn in Vermont or our Canadian Interlude featuring Toronto and Montreal. Both are first class, with a professional tour host to manage the details, and are included in the ship fare. All Aboard!

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Fall Colors in Quebec & Vermont

2022 DATES:
October 10 – 17
RATES:
8 Days from $3,195 per person

Decade after decade, a sell-out program that features everything delightful and enjoyable in one vacation. We begin with our own private vintage train from New York City to Montreal, the Montreal Limited over the Canadian Pacific Railway, a day trip of epic beauty with the Hudson River Valley and Lake Champlain. Then three nights in colorful exciting Montreal with welcome dinner, breakfast daily, sightseeing, and plenty of free time before we travel east aboard Via Rail Canada to magical Quebec City for an overnight stay.

After Quebec, we travel to lovely Burlington VT for a three-night stay with visits to the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream as well as a visit to historic Stowe, VT. With excellent hotels, comprehensive sightseeing throughout, fine dining, and vintage train travel, this is one of our shortest yet most popular trips. All Aboard!

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