Capitals of Canada by Rail Deluxe 

A luxury rail holiday in Eastern Canada

Travel by VIA Rail in business class seats and unwind in beautiful Fairmont hotels between explorations of Canada’s captivating eastern cities

Sit back and relax on train journeys aboard Canada’s VIA Rail, travelling in business class seats to see the best of the scenery in comfort. You’ll begin in Toronto, staying at illustrious Fairmont hotels throughout, including Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, and Fairmont Château Frontenac in Quebec City. These large luxury hotels all command excellent addresses in the cities and have plush guestrooms, top restaurants, and beautiful indoor swimming pools.

The business class experience onboard VIA Rail begins in business lounges with comfy armchairs and refreshments. After priority boarding, you’ll have a wide ergonomic seat with meals and drinks included and served at your seat. None of the three railway journeys exceed five hours, and you’ll always travel in daylight to see the best of the scenery between cities.

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9 nights
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City

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Taking a relaxing and luxurious northbound journey through East Canada.

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Capitals of Canada By Rail - Deluxe

From £2,175 per person

  • tick9 nights
  • tickBoard Basis - Room Only
  • tickFly with Air Canada from London Heathrow
  • tick3 nights Fairmont Royal York Hotel - Toronto
  • tick2 nights Fairmont Chateau Laurier - Ottawa
  • tick2 nights Fairmont Queen Elizabeth - Montreal
  • tick2 nights Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac - Quebec City
  • tickBusiness Class VIA Rail tickets between cities
  • tickBased on 4th November 2024 departure

Recommended itinerary

Toronto

Start your trip in style

After your transatlantic flight, you’ll touch down in Toronto and transfer to the Fairmont Royal York. Spend a little time getting to know the city before you board the business carriage of VIA Rail to Ottawa on a journey that’ll take four and a half hours.

What to do in Toronto

How you can spend your time in Toronto

Indulge in a shopping spree in the upscale Yorkville neighbourhood, known for its high-end boutiques and designer brands. Alternatively, take a private sightseeing tour for a closer look at the waterfront and neighbourhoods, or visit the vertiginous CN Tower.

Where to stay in Toronto

Fairmont Royal York

This splendid hotel is one of the city’s finest, with plush guestrooms and top restaurants and bars, including CLOCKWORK Champagne & Cocktails in the lobby. Opt for a Fairmont Gold room for access to an exclusive 18th-floor lounge.

Ottawa

Good looks and grandeur

The prettiness of the turreted buildings of Parliament Hill is matched by the castle-like looks of the Fairmont Château Laurier – a landmark in itself. After exploring Ottawa, you’ll board the VIA train to Montreal, just two hours away.

What to do in Ottawa

Get to know the city

Stroll along the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which becomes the world’s longest outdoor ice-skating rink in winter. In spring and summer, exploring by bike comes highly recommended, pedalling through the parks and neighbourhoods and checking off the must-see highlights as you go.

Where to stay in Ottawa

Fairmont Château Laurier

Stay in style at one of Ottawa’s best addresses that also puts you within easy distance of the main highlights, thanks to its position between the Rideau Canal and ByWard Market. If you fancy a few lengths after city explorations, the hotel has an exquisite Art Deco swimming pool.

Montreal

Canada’s cultural heart

This French-speaking city is noted for its excellent food. But there’s plenty more than a superb restaurant in this riverside city. Festivals and sports, museums and galleries, shopping and nightlife – visitors can find a version of the city they’ll love. After Montreal, a final rail journey takes you to Quebec City, which is around three and a half hours away.

What to do in Montreal

Explore above and below ground

Take a guided tour that explores the city highlights, including what lies underground through the RESO, Montreal’s underground pedestrian network. There are shopping plazas and galleries, food markets and activities.

Montréal

Where to stay in Montreal

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

This storied luxury hotel has plenty of nods to its origins and 1960s style. It’s where John Lennon and Yoko Ono famously wrote Give Peace a Chance during their bed-in for peace in 1969.

Quebec City

Old world elegance

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its Citadel and lovely Quartier Petit-Champlain, cobblestone streets, winding alleys, and 17th-century architecture. This is a fairytale city that’s simply delightful.

What to do in Quebec City

Explore on foot or by bike

Choose from a walking tour to check off some city landmarks or cover more ground by taking a bike tour. Of course, a gourmet tour is a tempting option in this city, tasting the local flavours from Quebec’s artisans.

Where to stay in Quebec City

Fairmont Château Frontenac

A true icon of the city, the Fairmont Château Frontenac is an imposing sight with its grand turrets and castle style. The rooms are swish and contemporary, as is the Moment Spa. Don’t miss the elegant afternoon tea served in one of the three excellent restaurants.