Quebec City to Halifax

Spend 7 days in exploring two of Canada's iconic port cities. Discover the differences in culture and architecture as you explore their vibrant nightlife, charming cafes and renowned restaurants. Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, the city has a historic charm and is lined with cobblestone streets that will leave you smitten with la belle province. Enjoy the breathtaking vistas from the Dufferin Terrace, stroll along the waterfront in the Petit Champlain, and explore the Market in the Old Port. Take Via Rail's The Ocean train to Halifax, where you'll discover true East coast hospitality. Walk along the waterfront and explore the many galleries, shops and restaurants, all while enjoying views on the Halifax harbour.

With a country as vast and bountiful as Canada, traveling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city. The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

Location:

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (YQB), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (YHZ)

7  Days | 6  nights
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Travelling as a group of 10 or more?  Request a group quote.

INCLUSIONS

  • Flight to Quebec City; return from Halifax (if flight and hotel option is chosen)
  • 6 nights of accommodation (5 nights in a hotel, 1 onboard the train)
  • One-way train ticket from Quebec City to Halifax in selected category (see below for description)
  • 1-day Hop-On Hop-Off tour in Quebec City or a 2-hour Quebec City coach tour (based on travel period)
  • Admission to Halifax Citadel
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Quebec City

Upon arriving in at the airport, make your way to your centrally-located hotel for two nights in one of North America's oldest cities.

Days 2 & 3

Quebec City

Wander the narrow streets of Old Quebec and reconnect with the past. Embark on your Hop-On Hop-Off tour or your Quebec City coach tour and explore the city's history.

Outside of the city, be sure to visit beautiful Orleans Island, the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, and Montmorency Falls. Just 12 km from Old Quebec, these falls are 84 metres high, and have a suspension bridge hung across them, giving you an unexpected experience with a great view.

Make your way to the train station for your overnight train to Halifax.

Day 4

The Ocean by Via Rail - Halifax

Take the time to relax and enjoy breath-taking scenery the 360-degree in the upper observation deck. You'll pull into Halifax in the early evening. Make your way to your city-center hotel and head out to discover Halifax's renowned pubs and unique nightlife.

Days 5 & 6

Halifax

Right on the Atlantic, Halifax has had a long history with the sea. Boisterous, fun loving, creative, and inspiring, there isn't much you can't do here. Your package includes admission to the Halifax Citadel, a National Historic Site.

Outside Halifax, you're in the heart of the Maritimes. Head to famous Peggy's Cove for picture-perfect villages and the iconic lighthouse. And the Bay of Fundy is not far either. Be there at the right time and you can watch the world's highest tides come rushing in. And of course, you have to try a Halifax lobster roll: it's a delicious tradition.

Day 7

Return Home

Make your way to the airport for your return flight home.

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (YQB)
Hotel le Concorde(or similar)
The Ocean by Via Rail(or similar)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (YHZ)
Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown(or similar)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (YQB)
Hôtel le Concorde(or similar)
The Ocean by Via Rail(or similar)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (YHZ)
Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the Fly & Rail Tour.
Room occupancy: Maximum 4 persons (4 adults or 2 adults + 2 children 0-17 years old)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Sunday, Wednesday and Friday from November 1, 2019 to April 28, 2021

MORE TO KNOW

Not included in this package

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Car Rental
  • Transfers, unless noted

ACTIVITIES

Tour Option in Quebec City:

2-hour city tour of Quebec City (bilingual guide) or hop-on/hop-off pass. Hop-on/Hop-off pass is valid for the day on which it is booked and has audio-guides in both English and French. 

Passengers travelling April to October will receive the Hop-on/Hop-off. 

Passengers travelling November to March will receive the 2-hour city tour.

TRANSPORTATION

Train category options:
Sleeper Plus

  • Cabin for two with bunk beds
  • Access to the scenic dome
  • Meals included onboard

Economy Class

  • Seat reservation
  • Selection of meals, snacks and beverages for purchase in service car

Transfer between Quebec train station and Ste-Foy train station by taxi, departs Quebec City train station at 9:00 p.m.

Train departes Ste-Foy train station at 9:49 p.m. and arrives in Halifax at 5:51 p.m. the next day.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.