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Fall Colours from Quebec to the Maritimes

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10 days / 9 nights

Time on train

1 night

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When to go

October

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Journey through Eastern Canada in fall

Enjoy two scenic train journeys and a range of small-group tours as you explore three provinces — Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia — and appreciate the beauty of Canada during the fall. Your route takes you through the Bay of Fundy region, home to the world’s highest tides.

Highlights of your trip

Includes a room with a view at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, overlooking the St. Lawrence River

Explore Nova Scotia's stunning coastline and small fishing villages, including Peggy's Cove

Travel onboard VIA Rail's Corridor and Ocean trains 

Discover New Brunswick's Fundy Trail, Hopewell Rocks and St. Andrews by-the-Sea

Take a ferry across the Bay of Fundy to Nova Scotia

Enjoy an exclusive small group experience in the Maritimes  

Top experiences and features

See the famous 'flowerpot rocks'

Walk on the ocean floor at low tide at Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park and marvel at these amazing sandstone rock formations.

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What’s Included

Hotel accommodation
Sleeper train experience in a private cabin
Train journey onboard the daylight Corridor train
Choice of unique guided activities
Airport and train station transfers
Selection of meals included (4 dinners, 4 lunches, 3 breakfasts)
Small group tour with professional driver and guide (Moncton to Halifax)
Electronic travel documentation package
Personalized Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Fall Colours from Quebec to the Maritimes trip features a mix of historic hotels and inns, including Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, as well as upscale, 4-star properties.

While our vacations are not typically 'escorted', our Fall Colours from Quebec to the Maritimes trip does include an exclusive small-group experience. Between Moncton, NB, and Halifax, NS, you will travel in a small group with a dedicated guide and explore hidden gems in these provinces.

Some meals are included on this trip. Enjoy a selection of the region's best dining experiences as well as meals on the train.

This trip includes Business Class on The Corridor train between Montreal and Quebec City. Business Class guests enjoy meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on the time of day) and full-bar service. You'll also get access to the in-station business class lounge before you board the train.

All of our overnight train journeys feature a private cabin on board the train. In addition, you'll typically enjoy the train's lounge and dining cars, where you can socialize with fellow travelers.

Your trip can be as rich as you’d like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can customize your trip and decide what you’d like to see and do.

If your trip is a special occasion, we’ll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you’re traveling with a group, we’ll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

Trip Itinerary

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Arrive in Montreal
Day 01

Arrive in Montreal

Your Canadian vacation begins in Montreal, the largest city in Quebec. Walk down the cobblestone streets of the Old Port, admire the city’s blend of heritage buildings and eye-catching skyscrapers, and take in the views of the St. Lawrence River. 

  • Private Transfer from Airport
  • Dinner in Montreal

    Try traditional French cuisine at one of our favourite Montreal restaurants.

Explore Montreal
Day 02

Explore Montreal

Discover the highlights of Montreal on a guided tour this morning. Then, choose how to spend the afternoon — you could visit one of the museums or art galleries, stroll through the botanical gardens, taste classic Montreal food, and more.   

  • Small Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal

    Admire the view from Mount Royal Park and see St. Joseph Oratory, one of the world's most significant pilgrimage sites. Stroll through the historic district of Old Montreal and visit the Notre-Dame Basilica. 

  • Suggested Evening Activity – Aura Lightshow at Notre-Dame Basilica

    If you have time this evening, discover the artwork of the Notre-Dame Basilica through multimedia installations. A combination of light, orchestral music, and stunning architecture provides an unforgettable experience. 

VIA Rail – Montreal to Quebec City
Day 03

VIA Rail – Montreal to Quebec City

Travel through some of French Canada’s most picturesque countryside as you head towards Quebec City. Step off the train and into a little bit of Europe — right here in Canada! This evening, enjoy a guided food tour or five-course dining experience. 

    You have 2 options to choose from today:
  • Gourmet Food and Historical Walking Tour
  • Dinner at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
  • Transfer to Train Station
  • The Corridor Train, Business Class

    Relax in your spacious business class seat as you follow the St. Lawrence River from Montreal to Quebec City. Meals and full-bar service are included onboard the train. 

  • Transfer from Train Station
Explore Quebec City, depart on VIA Rail
Day 04

Explore Quebec City, depart on VIA Rail

You have the whole day to explore Quebec City or the surrounding countryside. Late this evening, board The Ocean train and begin your eastward journey to Moncton.

    You have 4 options to choose from today:
  • Quebec Countryside Tour
  • Old Quebec City Walking Tour

    Feel the history of one of the oldest cities in North America as you walk the streets of Old Quebec. Visit top attractions in the Upper and Lower Town districts, such as Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Place Royale, Fortifications of Quebec, and Quartier Petit Champlain.  

  • Quebec City Sightseeing Bus Tour

    Discover Quebec City's history on a guided sightseeing bus tour. See the Plains of Abraham, the Château Frontenac, the Notre-Dame Basilica, and more.

  • Quebec City Sightseeing Cruise
  • Transfer to Train Station
  • The Ocean Train, Sleeper Plus Class

    Your private cabin features comfortable seating next to a large picture window. Hot meals are served in the dining car. 

Onboard VIA Rail, arrive in Moncton
Day 05

Onboard VIA Rail, arrive in Moncton

Awake in the province of New Brunswick and enjoy the countryside views as the train moves towards Moncton. After arriving in the city this afternoon, begin your guided small-group experience of the Maritimes.

  • Introductory Tour in Moncton
  • Dinner in Moncton
Bay of Fundy Coast to Saint John
Day 06

Bay of Fundy Coast to Saint John

See the famous Hopewell Rocks and travel along the Fundy Trail Parkway. This coastal wilderness area features craggy cliffs, isolated beaches, sea caves, waterfalls, and plenty of wildlife.

  • Sightseeing Transfer to Saint John
St. Andrews by-the-Sea and Ministers Island
Day 07

St. Andrews by-the-Sea and Ministers Island

Discover Ministers Island, a National Historic Site of Canada. The island can only be accessed during low tide, when you can drive across the ocean floor. Your second destination today is the quaint seaside town of St. Andrews.

  • Tour of St. Andrews and Ministers Island
Saint John to Nova Scotia's South Shore
Day 08

Saint John to Nova Scotia's South Shore

This morning, board the ferry in Saint John and cross the Bay of Fundy to Digby, Nova Scotia. Travel through Kejimkujik National Park then visit the colourful, historic town of Lunenburg.  

  • Sightseeing Transfer to Lunenburg
  • Lunenburg Walking Tour
  • Dinner in Lunenburg

Prices

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Accommodations

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Chateau Frontenac historic hotel, castle architecture, with gardens out front

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Example of a hotel in Quebec City

Said to be the world’s most photographed hotel, the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is an iconic landmark that overlooks the St. Lawrence River and Old Québec City. Experience the hotel’s enchanting history on a guided tour, then unwind with a relaxing spa treatment.

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