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Heritage of Halifax - 100th Anniversary Rail Tour - Toronto Departure

Roundtrip from Toronto - 8 days -7 nights group tour
Saturday December 2 to Saturday December 9, 2017

Roundtrip from Toronto by rail this exclusive 8 day 7 night tour will feature rail travel roundtrip to the Maritimes and  the heritage of Halifax during the 100 th anniversary of the explosion that rocked this resilient and picturesque community on Canada's Atlantic Coast. Those on the tour will first travel by train to Montreal to overnight here and enjoy a heritage experience in Montreal te following day. The package also includes travel on modern sleeping cars on North America’s oldest name train THE OCEAN to enjoy 4 days & nights in Halifax.  Tour the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with its large collection of Titanic artifacts and displays on the Halifax Explosion.  Visits to the site of te explosion and  Titanic graves and churches where services were held with author of 1917 HALIFAX EXPLOSION AND THE AMERICAN RESPONSE - Blair Beed.  As well there will be visits to the Citadel, Pier 21, Maritime Command Museum and more.  There will also be a day trip to visit Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg for some great views of the Atlantic coastline before returning to Toronto by train.   Package includes hotel stays for a total of 5 nights, rail trips, transfers, heritage attractions and presentations, some meals, detailed tour information kit and more.


Day 1 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 02, 2017
Mid-morning meet and greet at Toronto’s Union Station before boarding VIA’s corridor service to travel east on the train while enjoying views of Lake Ontario and the region.  Arrive in Montreal and enjoy a special welcome dinner here before enjoying the night in Montreal at a 5 star hotel.

Day 2 – SUNDAY DECEMBER 03, 2017
Today the group will enjoy a heritage expwereince in Montreal.  After our day of enjoying Montreal early this evening we will board the sleeping car accommodation(s) on Canada’s oldest named train “The Ocean” to continue the group’s trip east.  Overnight on the train.

Day 3  - MONDAY DECEMBER 04, 2017
Awake to views of the passing countryside of New Brunswick including the impressive river crossings at Miramichi.  The scenery continues as the train travels through Nova Scotia in daylight arriving in Halifax late this afternoon.  Arriving in Halifax we transfer to one of Halifax’s grandest railway hotels - the Nova Scotian Westin Hotel. Once settled in we plan to have a special east coast welcome dinner before some time to enjoy the nearby Halifax Waterfront.  
Overnight Halifax.

The morning starts with a visit to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to view this great museum and larger collection of the artifacts from the Titanic and other great displays on the Halifax Explosion, Days of Sail WW II Conveys and more. This afternoon we will learn about the Halifax Explosian by viewing the site where this took place and visit to places like St Patricks Church and other places that were rocked by the explosian with Authour Blair beed.  .  The day plans to end with some heritage of a lighter nature as we tour the Alexander Keith’s Brewery.  Again overnight in Halifax.

Today those on the tour will have the opportunity to attend memorials on te 100th anniversary of te explosian on the 100th anniversary.  There will also be visits to the Maritime Command Museum, Halifax Citadel and Army Museum and more before again overnighting here in Halifax

A full day outside of Halifax in the Nova Scotia countryside begins at Peggy’s Cove and ends in historic Lunenburg. Visit to the Bluenose II rebuild site and other heritage of the town of Lunenburg. Return to Halifax for dinner and again overnight here.

The day begins the same way so many new citizens to Canada began with a visit to Pier 21 for a special group tour of this Canadian Historic Site.  Mid-day boarding in your sleeping car space of VIA Rail’s Ocean destined for Montreal. Overnight on the train after enjoying views of the maritimes from the train's dome car. 

Morning arrival in Montreal to transfer to the train that will return you to Toronto.

Let our knowledge of Canada’s world renowned rail journey work for you.  Those who reserve with us receive an industry leading detailed travel information kit with route guides, knowledgeable speakers, well located hotels, a variety of attractions, sights and activities, maps, travel info and more.  We look forward to sharing our passion for Canada by rail when you travel with us…


Per Person Double: $2,495
Single: $2,995

Call us to RESERVE your space by calling toll free 1-866-704-3528

•    A $250.00 per person deposit is required to hold space and can be processed with Visa, MasterCard or Cheque.
•    Balance of tour cost to be paid on OCTOBER 14, 2017
•    Price above is shown in Canadian Dollars prior to the 13% HST
•    The trip above can also be roundtrip from Kingston, Ottawa, Ontario or Montreal, QC
•    Additional pre-tour and post tour hotel stays in Toronto can be included.
•    Rail Travel Tours is not responsible for late bookings if train or hotel space is sold out, highly recommend reserving early guaranteeing your inclusion on the tour.  
•    Complete itineraries and travel info kit featuring will not be sent in advance.
•    Questions can be answered by emailing us or call toll free 1-866-704-3528.