Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail

Explore Montreal and Quebec City by train

Discover the rich history and vibrant culinary scene in two of French Canada's largest cities - Montreal and Quebec City. Stay in elegant hotels and experience a journey on The Corridor train.

Suggested length

5 days / 4 nights


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When to go

May – October

Time on train

Half a day

Highlights of your trip

Embrace the ‘joie de vivre’ of Montreal

Fall in love with the old-world elegance of Quebec City

Take The Corridor train through the scenic Quebec countryside

Dine at award-winning restaurants and relax in upscale, boutique hotels

Choose from walking tours, foodie tours, sightseeing tours, and more

Discover Montreal

Montrealers embody 'joie de vivre'. They eat well, throw great parties, and are excited to share their city with the world. Renowned for its European feel with its rich history and architecture, Montreal is best explored on foot.

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What’s Included

Hotel accommodation
Train journey onboard the daylight Corridor train
Choice of unique guided activities
Airport and train station transfers
Feature dining experience at one of our favorite local restaurants
Electronic travel documentation package
Personalized Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support

Frequently Asked Questions

Our vacations are not typically ‘escorted.’ You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary but rather have the freedom of ‘independent’ travel.

This allows you, with the help of our Canadian Insiders, to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, timeframe and budget. We’ll guide you through the process and provide the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities tailored to your taste.

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.

Absolutely! We personalize all our clients’ trips to fit their exact tastes and needs. You can add days at locations that you’d like to explore and spend more time at. Or leave out certain areas that don’t interest you as much. Discuss your travel goals with our Canadian Insiders who make sure that your trip fits your needs and budget.

We partner with many hotels across the country that offer a variety of service levels and unique experiences. Choosing a hotel is based on local availability and personal preference, and our Insiders will help you find the perfect place to rest your head so that you can have the best experience possible.

On some of our trips, you’ll see that we categorize our hotel rooms by Comfort, Boutique, and Deluxe class, which generally translates into the traditional 3-, 4- or 5-star designation (equivalent to Best Western, Sheraton and Fairmont). However, sometimes we use the same hotel for more than one category and distinguish the room by size, floor level or view.

Our Comfort Level hotels include our favorite 3 star hotels, in great locations and with excellent service.

Our Boutique Level hotels provide amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. These are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel.

In Deluxe Level hotels, 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.

All our trips are personalized to fit our clients’ schedule and budget. The price of your trip generally depends on the travel season, train service, accommodations, and the sightseeing tours you take. When you request a quote you’ll be provided with the detailed information you need

Most of our trips include stops to get off the train to explore Canada’s beautiful locations, national parks and unique cities. However, if you’re keen to maximize your time onboard, we’ll pair you up with the perfect train experience.

Trip Itinerary

Speak to one of our Canadian Insiders about personalizing this trip. Some of our trips can be done in the reverse direction.
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Arrive in Montreal
Day 01

Arrive in Montreal

Your Quebec vacation begins with your arrival in Montreal. Spend your day exploring the cobblestone streets of the Old Port, or walk down lively St. Catherine Street, lined with shops and sidewalk cafés. Sample the fine cuisine and exuberant French Canadian nightlife.

  • 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 culture and architecture of Montreal — a juxtaposition of old and new. Venture out and discover its upscale shops, eateries and historic hidden gems. 

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Small Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal

    Explore Montreal's must-see areas and attractions on this fully guided tour. Visit Mount Royal, Old Montreal, the Notre-Dame Basilica, St. Joseph's Oratory and more.

  • Private Food Tour in Old Montreal
  • Private Walking Tour of Old Montreal

    Explore the winding cobblestone streets of Old Montreal on a privately guided walking tour. Learn how Montreal developed from Fort Ville-Marie in 1642 to today’s modern city.

  • 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

Board VIA Rail's The Corridor train, bound for Quebec City. 

  • 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
Discover Quebec City
Day 04

Discover Quebec City

Take to the cobblestone streets and explore the quaint neighbourhoods of Lower and Upper Quebec. With its rich history and ancient architecture, you will fall in love with this city. 

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Private Walking Tour of Old Quebec

    Explore the cobblestone streets of fortified Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

  • 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.

  • Old Quebec City Food Tour

    On this guided walking tour, treat yourself to a behind-the-scenes experience of Old Quebec City and discover its culinary history and gastronomy. 

Quebec City Departure
Day 05

Quebec City Departure

Too soon, your wonderful experience in French Canada comes to an end — to be relived in memory over many years. 

  • Private Transfer to Quebec City Airport

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Get your personalized quote as prices vary by departure date, train-service level and hotel class. Prices shown are our lowest rates per person, based on double occupancy, and exclude taxes.
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These are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.
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Hotel Bonaparte

Example of a Comfort hotel in Montreal

Built in 1886, Hotel Bonaparte is a historic gem in the centre of Old Montreal. The city’s bustling shops, restaurants, and museums are close by. Gaze out over cobblestone streets, church spires, and pretty gardens from one of the beautifully appointed guestrooms.

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Celebrate an occasion

Celebrate an occasion

Honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, or the fulfillment of a lifelong goal, our team is ready to make it a celebration to remember. From arranging a bottle of champagne to putting together a helicopter picnic for two on top of a mountain at sunset, we're ready to make your dreams a reality.

What Our Customers Say

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We could not have been more satisfied with our trip!

Wonderful planning and attention to detail. We didn't have to worry about a thing. Everything was organized down to the last detail. Everyone who was to meet us was there ahead of... 

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Insider Tips

Quebec is an extraordinary place. Deep-rooted culture and history, mixed with the love of good food make it the perfect destination. While most people visit Montreal and Quebec City, this province has so much more to offer! From small charming towns with quirky histories to popping fall colours and breath-taking natural beauty and biodiversity, mixed with a pride of place unique to the region, this is a province worth exploring in much more depth.

Anjuli B


Canadian Insider

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