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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 in 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.

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The Great Canadian Train Ride

2021 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

2021 DATES:
April  24 – May 9
RATES:
16 Days from $3,695 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

2021 DATES:
October 2 – 15
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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A Journey to Atlantic Canada

2021 DATES:
September 25 – October 4
RATES:
10 Days from $2,995 per person

For 30 years, this short but sweet 10 day holiday has been one of our most popular trips ever. It begins with a seven-night Canada & New England cruise from Boston aboard Holland America Line with terrific ports of call including Bar Harbor, Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and magical Quebec City before arrival in Montreal. There are 1000 miles of travel in the sheltered waters of the St. Lawrence River.

Guests then have two full nights to enjoy Montreal with breakfast daily, a city sightseeing tour and plenty of free time. The last day is perhaps the most unique and only we offer this, a special vintage train from Montreal to New York City, our very own Montreal Limited with comfortable club seating, fine dining with all meals, wines & spirits and some of the prettiest scenery in North America including Lake Champlain and the Hudson River Valley.

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Canada & New England with the Queen

2021 DATES:
October 4 – 15
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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Canadian Sunset

2021 DATES:
September 3 – 15
RATES:
12 Days from $4,295 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

2021 DATES:
October 4 – 15
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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