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Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Old Quebec City
Covehead Harbour Lighthouse
Old Montréal ©Orlando G. Cerocchi
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
Departs: September 10th, 2020 Tour Dates & Pricing
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.
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Hosted By: Jeff Oechslein
WTOV9 AM Meteorolgist
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 11 : Fly Home
We return home with treasured memories of our fantastic tour.
September 10th, 2020 - September 20th, 2020
Category - Occupancy
Price (Per Person)
Final Payment Date: 06/27/2020
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You can see Jeff Oechslein’s forecast weekday mornings on NEWS9 Sunrise and NEWS9 Midday. Working NEWS9 Sunrise means waking up at 3 a.m. every morning, but he loves his job and more importantly, loves weather.
Jeff became fascinated with the weather at an early age growing up in nearby Bethel Park, PA. He made his own weather maps and turned the family basement into a TV studio. His dream and goal was to become a TV meteorologist.
Jeff pursued his goal by attending Penn State University in 1993, studying meteorology. While in college, he interned at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. He graduated from Penn State in 1998 and the very next day delivered his first forecast on WTOV9.
When Jeff’s not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Amber and son, Declan. Amber and Jeff actually met at WTOV9 and wed in May 2007. Amber and Jeff previously hosted several Holiday Vacations tours NEWS9 viewers. They have traveled to Italy, Ireland, Canadian Rockies, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, California, New England, Hawaii, Alaska, and Germany/Austria.
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