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Trip Overview

Travel from Canada’s largest city to America’s Nations Capital on this 13-day journey. Travel by way of VIA Rail and Amtrak to visit several amazing and historic cities across Eastern Canada and the United States. Visit the majestic Niagara Falls, stop in Canada’s Capital of Ottawa, and enjoy the diverse culture of Montreal. From there you will head to the bright lights of New York City! After taking in all of the wonderful sites and fun of New York you will continue on to Philadelphia before ending in Washington, DC!

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Admission to the CN Tower
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Ottawa*
  • Sightseeing city tour of Montreal**
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • New York City CityPASS® including:
    - Empire State Building Experience
    - American Museum of Natural History
    - Top of the Rock Observation Deck OR Guggenheim Museum
    - Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR Guggenheim Museum
    - 9/11 Memorial and Museum OR Intrepid Air & Space Museum
  • The Philadelphia Pass - All-inclusive 1-Day including:
    - Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour
    - One Liberty Observation Deck
    - Philadelphia Museum of Art
    - Franklin Institute Science Museum
    - And many more!
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour of Washington, DC

Package also Includes:

  • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy from Toronto to Ottawa and Ottawa to Montreal on the Corridor Service®
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Montreal to New York; New York to Philadelphia; and Philadelphia to Washington D.C. on the Adirondack® and Northeast Regional®
  • 12 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 2 meals included (1 lunch, 1 dinner)

*Hop-on, hop-off tour of Ottawa is seasonal from late April to mid-October. Admission to the Canadian Museum of History will be included during the off season.
**Heart of Montreal tour operates daily late March to early November and on specific weekdays. Admission to the Olympic Tower will be included when the tour is unavailable.

Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 ARRIVE TORONTO
Welcome to Canada! Visit Maple Leaf Square to find some great dining experiences. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 2 TORONTO
Today there is a full day of sightseeing ahead of you. Your hop-on, hop-off tour will feature top Toronto sights such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, Toronto Harbourfront, Eaton Centre and Chinatown, among others. Admission to the CN Tower, with sweeping views of Toronto, is also included today. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 3 TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS
This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a full day tour to one of the wonders of the natural world, Niagara Falls. Highlights will include a meal overlooking the falls, and a ride on the Hornblower boat where you will get close enough to the Falls that you will feel the mist on your face. You will also have free time to explore Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake on your own. After your full day of touring, the tour will drop you back off at your hotel for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Toronto) L

DAY 4 TORONTO TO OTTAWA
Enjoy your last morning in Toronto before boarding VIA Rail's Corridor Service from Toronto to Ottawa early this afternoon. Enjoy your relaxing train ride before pulling into the Capital city of Canada, Ottawa, later this afternoon. (Overnight in Ottawa)

DAY 5 OTTAWA TO MONTREAL
Wake up this morning and board your hop-on, hop-off tour of Ottawa, highlighting all the major attractions of this capital city. With over 75 preferred sites on the route, you will have the opportunity to see the Museums, Parks, Embassies, Parliament Hill, Prime Minister's Residence, Rideau Hall, ByWard Market, the National Gallery of Canada and so much more during your tour! This evening, travel on your own to the VIA Rail station for your train east to Montreal. Check into your centrally located Montreal hotel for a good night's rest. (Overnight in Montreal).

DAY 6 MONTREAL
Today you will have a guided tour that will direct you all around Montreal. Your tour will bring you to such popular attractions as the Olympic Stadium, Basilica Notre Dame, and Place Jacques Cartier. Let the history and the culture of the city sink in as you enjoy your tour. (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 7 MONTREAL TO NEW YORK CITY
This morning, wake up and travel to the Amtrak Station in Montreal and board the Adirondack train for your trip across the Canadian border to New York City! Your trip through New York State will be scenic and relaxing, a great way to rest up before exploring the Big Apple! Arrive this evening into New York's Penn Station and travel to your hotel. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 8 NEW YORK CITY
The hustle and bustle of the city awaits you during these exciting days of exploration. Use your New York CityPASS to gain admission to New York's top attractions, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Top of the Rock and the Guggenheim Museum. Your hop-on, hop-off tour will help you navigate through the city while pointing out the famous landmarks you came here to see - including Times Square, Battery Park and the Brooklyn Bridge. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 9 NEW YORK CITY
Continuing using your CityPASS and your hop-on, hop-off tour to explore more of New York City. Head uptown to the Museum of Natural History and stroll through Central Park. Or go downtown and take the ferry out to Liberty Island for an up close and personal look at the Statue of Liberty. Tonight, enjoy a real treat while you dine at New York's only revolving restaurant with unparalleled views of Times Square! (Overnight in New York City) D

DAY 10 NEW YORK CITY TO PHILADELPHIA
This morning, wake up and travel on your own to Penn Station for a short trip on the Northeast Regional train line to the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia! Here you will be able to use your Philadelphia Pass for admission to the Franklin Institute and the One Liberty Observation Deck, with a hop-on, hop-off tour to transport you all around the city. (Overnight in Philadelphia)

DAY 11 PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON, DC
This morning, board Amtrak for your journey down to Washington, DC! Arrive at the picturesque Union Station and travel to your hotel. A multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour of the Nation's Capital will make stops at The White House, the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court and many more landmarks. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 12 WASHINGTON, DC
On your second day of touring in Washington, DC, continue to use your hop-on, hop off tour to get around the city. See the Capitol, the National Mall, and the many Smithsonian Museums. Tonight, board the Monuments by Moonlight tour, an experience not to be missed while in Washington, DC. See the monuments, such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the WWII Memorial, dramatically lit up in the evening. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 13 DEPART WASHINGTON, DC

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

A brand new design blending a contemporary decor with a vintage flair reminiscent of Montreal’s golden years. The authenticity of our building, a historic heritage monument, will be preserved.

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa, a 4 star hotel located in downtown Montreal, is within walking distance to the Bell Centre and Crescent Street and just a few minutes from the Casino and other major attractions. Our hotel in Montreal is proud to offer accommodations and amenities that make you feel at home, all in a fantastic Montreal location.

Renaissance Montreal Downtown

Discover the beautiful design and ideal location of Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel, offering the perfect accommodations in Montreal for both rest and play.

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is located in downtown Montreal, just minutes away from shopping, nightlife and great restaurants.

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Reflecting the confidence, dignity and style of Canada's capital city, Fairmont Château Laurier stands as a testament to this dynamic, thriving city. Located next door to the Parliament Buildings, the landmark Fairmont Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa is a magnificent limestone edifice with turrets and masonry reminiscent of a French château. This luxury hotel in Ottawa enchants guests with its charm and stateliness.

Lord Elgin Hotel

Lord Elgin is one of the most centrally located downtown Ottawa hotels, just a stone’s throw away from the Rideau Canal and Confederation Park. Stay with us and you’ll discover the most alluring and captivating parts of Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital city

Chelsea Hotel Toronto (formerly Eaton Chelsea hotel)

Canada's largest hotel with 1590 guest rooms, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just step's from the city's best shopping, theatres, nightlife and attractions.

Fairmont Royal York

Toronto’s landmark hotel, The Fairmont Royal York has everything you need for a memorable stay in Toronto – opulent surroundings, a knowledgeable Concierge team, fine dining, exercise facilities, plus so much more. We’re conveniently located across from Union Station at 100 Front Street West within the financial and entertainment districts.

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Located in the financial and entertainment districts, the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Sheraton Centre Toronto is connected to PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services. Shopping, theatre, world-class dining and Toronto. Experience utmost comfort and style in an urban setting.

The Stewart Hotel

Staying at the The Stewart Hotel puts New York City at your fingertips. Just steps from Penn Station and most subway lines, it's easy to explore the city's most exciting neighborhoods and attractions; Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and Fifth Avenue shopping. Or kick back and relax in your luxurious room. The comforts of technology await, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet.

Holiday Inn New York City Times Square

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square is a 35-story high-rise hotel that makes it easy to enjoy New York’s incomparable attractions, restaurants and retail stores.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is an upscale moderate hotel that’s just completed a $160 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting space. The hotel is just steps from the excitement of the Broadway theatres, prestige of Carnegie Hall and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue - this location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Discover one of the premier hotels in Philadelphia when you stay at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. This hotel in Philadelphia commands a towering presence in the heart of America's original capital.

Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Escape ordinary travel routines when you book at Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol hotel near Union Station DC and NoMa station.

Courtyard by Marriott Embassy Row

Elegant comforts and attentive service are found inside the Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, a prestigious hotel conveniently located in the inner circle of Washington, D.C.

The Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection has been a Washington, DC landmark since opening its doors over 90 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our hotel has been completely refreshed, offering a host of modern amenities, while still maintaining a sense of iconic luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our sweeping marble lobby before getting comfortable in our redesigned guestrooms.

Phoenix Park Hotel

Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the luxury of Irish country estate in the heart of Washington, DC's Capitol Hill. With traditional oil paintings, opulent marble staircase and traditional décor. The Phoenix Park Hotel also embraces the charisma and magic of one of the most established dining and entertainment restaurants in the area, The Dubliner.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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