Montreal, Quebec City & Canadian Maritimes

Explore Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia with one night on VIA Rail’s The Ocean passenger train. Tour Montreal and Quebec City with time to explore their historic districts. Take a VIA Rail passenger train eastward overnight in first class Sleeper Plus cars and arrive at Prince Edward Island the following day. Enjoy a live performance of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ and travel along The Cabot Trail, one of North America’s most scenic roadways. Tour Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, and explore Peggy’s Cove, a fishing village known for its iconic lighthouses and views of the Atlantic Coast.

Hosted By: Jon Miskowski

Director of Television

WPT TV

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Tour Highlights
  • All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Expert local guides
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Rail transportation
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour
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Day 1 : Fly to Montreal

We begin our tour of Canada with a relaxing flight to Montreal.

Day 2 : Montreal

We kick off our Canadian getaway with a Montreal city tour led by a professional local guide. Enjoy lunch and free time in historic Old Montreal.

We travel by motorcoach to Quebec City for a two-night stay. At Érablière le Chemin du Roy, an authentic maple syrup “sugar shack” from the 1920s, learn about maple syrup production and enjoy an all-you-can-eat Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner with a sweet maple treat for dessert.

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Day 3 : Quebec City

A guided stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Historic District of Old Quebec feels like being transported to Europe complete with fortified walls, cobblestone paths, and French culture.

Lunch is served at the prominent Fairmont Le Château Frontenac overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

We have the afternoon and evening at leisure to explore this delightful city.

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Day 4 : Montmorency Waterfall

The morning is free to relax in Quebec City.

We gather in the afternoon for a visit to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre Shrine, a popular pilgrimage site dedicated to the grandmother of Jesus.

Learn about copper art and browse Albert Gilles’ copper masterpieces at the Copper Art Studio & Museum, then it’s time to get creative at the studio workshop as we make our own copper artwork to take home.

Next, we visit the impressive Montmorency Waterfall. At 272 feet it is almost 100 feet taller then Niagara Falls. An aerial tram transports us to the top where we can cross the suspension bridge over the falls before enjoying a delicious dinner at Manoir Montmorency.

Later, we board VIA Rail’s The Ocean passenger train and experience the thrill of rail travel as we continue our journey east. Enjoy top-notch service and private accommodations as first class passengers in Sleeper Plus cars.

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Day 5 : VIA Rail

Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the dining car as we roll by beautiful landscapes of New Brunswick. We disembark in Moncton, then travel by motorcoach to Prince Edward Island. Cross Confederation Bridge, which spans eight miles over the Northumberland Strait and is part of the Trans-Canada Highway.

We arrive in Charlottetown tonight and settle into our comfortable accommodations.

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Day 6 : Prince Edward Island

Begin the day exploring scenic Prince Edward Island.

Visit Green Gables Heritage Place, the 19th century farm that was the setting to Anne of Green Gables.

Take in stunning views of red sandstone cliffs and picturesque beaches in Prince Edward Island National Park before returning to enjoy time in Charlottetown.

Tonight we enjoy a performance of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ at the Confederation Center of the Arts. Based on L.M. Montgomery’s famous novel, this Canadian classic has the Guinness World Record for longest running annual musical theater production, performing continuously since 1965.

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Day 7 : Cape Breton Island

We depart Prince Edward Island by ferry to Nova Scotia.

Upon arrival in the city of Baddeck, take a tour through the life of its most famous resident at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. The exhibits showcase Bell’s many accomplishments and inventions including the telephone.

We check-in to our Baddeck accommodations for two nights.

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Day 8 : The Cabot Trail

Today we travel along one of North America’s most scenic roadways, The Cabot Trail. On the way we pass through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, whose unspoiled natural beauty sets the stage for dramatic landscapes and incredible coastal vistas.

We will make stops as we cruise the trail at the Les trois Pignons Cultural Centre, Museum & Gallery to learn about the area's Acadian history and rug hooking traditions, and The Gaelic College to experience the island’s Gaelic history.

We return to our hotel in Baddeck for our second night.

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Day 9 : Halifax

Enjoy an included breakfast at our hotel this morning before we depart Cape Breton Island and return to mainland Nova Scotia.

On our way to Halifax we tour the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre where we will learn about the First Nations people indigenous to Canada’s maritime provinces.

Arrive in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, this afternoon and check-in to our hotel for two relaxing nights.

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Day 10 : Peggy’s Cove

After a tasty breakfast at our hotel we embark on a tour of Halifax with a local guide. Major highlights include the Halifax Citadel, a former military fortification with a distinctive star shape.

After leisure time along Halifax's Waterfront, we travel to Peggy’s Cove. This quaint fishing community is famous for its iconic lighthouse and views of the Atlantic Coast.

We visit Peggy’s Point Lighthouse and celebrate our vacation in Eastern Canada with a scrumptious Farewell Lobster Dinner at nearby Sou’Wester restaurant.

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Day 11 : Fly Home

We return home with treasured memories of our fantastic tour.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Expert local guides
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Rail transportation
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night at the Novotel Montreal Centre
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Pur in Quebec City
  • 1 night aboard VIA Rail's The Ocean
  • 2 nights at the Holman Grand Hotel in Charlottetown
  • 2 nights at the Inveraray Resort in Baddeck
  • 2 nights at the Courtyard by Marriott Halifax Downtown

Attractions & Highlights

  • Montreal guided city tour
  • Quebec City guided tour
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre Shrine
  • Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio & Museum
  • Montmorency Waterfall
  • Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • The Cabot Trail
  • Ferry from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia
  • Les Trois Pignons Cultural Centre, Museum & Gallery
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • The Gaelic College
  • Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre
  • Halifax guided city tour
  • Peggy's Cove

13 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner at Érablière le Chemin du Roy sugar shack
  • Lunch at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
  • Dinner at Manoir Montmorency
  • Farewell Lobster Dinner at Sou'Wester in Peggy's Cove

Tour Dates & Pricing

July 30th, 2020 - August 9th, 2020

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double

$5299

Single

$6199

Final Payment Date: 05/16/2020

Tour Map for Montreal, Quebec City & Canadian Maritimes

Departure Cities

WPT TV Pickup Locations:

Appleton, WI - Holiday Inn

Baldwin, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 55-02

Baraboo/Lake Delton, WI - McDonalds

Bayside, WI - McDonalds

Brookfield, WI - Best Western

Eau Claire, WI - Holiday Vacations Office

Fond Du Lac, WI - Holiday Inn

Germantown, WI - Country Inn & Suites

Green Bay, WI - Best Western Green Bay Inn

Hudson, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 55-05

Janesville, WI - Festival Foods

Johnson Creek, WI - Pine Cone Café

Kenosha, WI - McDonalds

Madison, WI - Baymont Inn

Madison, WI - Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

Manitowoc, WI - Holiday Inn

Marshfield, WI - Holiday Inn & Conv. Center

Mauston, WI - McDonalds

Merrill, WI - Walmart

Milwaukee, WI - Radisson Hotel Milwaukee Airport

Oconomowoc, WI - Pick N Save

Onalaska, WI - Holiday Inn Express

Oshkosh, WI - Perkins Restaurant

Osseo, WI - McDonalds

Portage, WI - Petro Iron Skillet

Racine, WI - Petro Station

Rockford, IL - Holiday Inn

Sheboygan, WI - McDonalds

South Beloit, IL - Flying J Travel Plaza

Sparta, WI - Country Inn & Suites

Stevens Point, WI - Dunham's Sports

Tomah, WI - McDonalds

Wausau, WI - The Plaza Hotel & Suites

Wauwatosa, WI - Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West

West Bend, WI - AmericInn

Wisconsin Rapids, WI - Walmart Supercenter

Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

Jon Miskowski

Jon is Director of Television at Wisconsin Public Television and currently leads the six-station WPT network.

He previously held the position of director of development for 15 years where he oversaw all of WPT’s fundraising activities. Jon has been instrumental in the creation and development of community projects including LZ Lambeau, Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories, Wisconsin Hometown Stories, Wisconsin World War II Stories and Wisconsin Korean War Stories series, Wild Places, Wisconsin’s Rustic Roads and Wisconsin Quilts.

Before returning to WPT, Jon worked at WGBY public television for Western New England in Massachusetts. He is the recipient of the 2009 C. Scott Elliott Development Professional of the Year Award from PBS.

Join Jon on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.