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TransCanada Rail Express (eastbound)7 days from $2539CAD per person - Independent Tour

This tour features overnight stays in two of Canada’s largest cities – Toronto and Vancouver. In between you’ll experience Canada’s incredible geographic diversity from the comfort of a train.

2018 Package Start Dates:
Starts Vancouver (Eastbound)
Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Jan 01 - Dec 31

Eastbound
Day Activities Overnight
1 Arrive in Vancouver Vancouver 
2 Sightseeing tour. VIA Rail train from Vancouver to Toronto VIA Rail
3 VIA Rail train VIA Rail
4 VIA Rail train VIA Rail
5 VIA Rail train VIA Rail
6 Arrive Toronto Toronto
7 *Complimentary Toronto hop on hop off bus tour pass to use at your leisure. End of Tour  

2018 Package Start Dates:

Starts Vancouver (Eastbound) Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Jan 1 4 8 11 15 18 22 25 29
Feb 1 5 8 12 15 19 22 26
Mar 1 5 8 12 15 19 22 26 29
Apr 2 5 9 12 16 19 23 26 28 30
May 3 5 7 10 12 14 17 19 21 24 26 28 31
Jun 2 4 7 9 11 14 16 18 21 23 25 28 30
Jul 2 5 7 9 12 14 16 19 21 23 26 28 30
Aug 2 4 6 9 11 13 16 18 20 23 25 27 30
Sep 1 3 6 8 10 13 15 17 20 22 24 27 29
Oct 1 4 6 8 11 15 18 22 25 29
Nov 1 5 8 12 15 19 22 26 29
Dec 3 6 10 13 17 20 24 27 31

Package Includes

• 2 nights hotel accommodation
• 4 nights private bedroom accommodation onboard VIA Rail ‘Canadian’ train
• Meals onboard train each day: breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour of Vancouver (2 day pass)
• Complimentary Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour of Toronto

Not Included

• Rail station transfer Toronto
• Rail station transfers between VIA Rail station and Vancouver hotel
• Airport transfers in Vancouver and Toronto
• Luggage handling
• Meals, other than onboard VIA Rail
• Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
• Canadian sales tax

2018 Vacation Prices

Vacation start days Popular hotels Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Single Double Single Double Single
01 Jan-31 Mar $2689 $3179 $2939 $3689 $3089 $3989
01 Apr-31 May $3099 $3659 $3289 $4039 $3439 $4339
01 Jun-31 Oct $3869 $4399 $4059 $4769 $4249 $5149
01 Nov-27 Dec $2539 $2859 $2879 $3539 $3029 $3839

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Vacation start days Popular hotels Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Single Double Single Double Single
01 Jan-31 Mar $2097 $2479 $2292 $2877 $2409 $3111
01 Apr-31 May $2417 $2854 $2565 $3150 $2682 $3384
01 Jun-31 Oct $3017 $3431 $3166 $3719 $3314 $4016
01 Nov-27 Dec $1980 $2230 $2245 $2760 $2362 $2994

United States Dollar (USD) prices are subject to currency market fluctuation — CAD price is actual cost.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Vacation start days Popular hotels Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Single Double Single Double Single
01 Jan-31 Mar £1586 £1875 £1734 £2176 £1822 £2353
01 Apr-31 May £1828 £2158 £1940 £2383 £2029 £2560
01 Jun-31 Oct £2282 £2595 £2394 £2813 £2506 £3037
01 Nov-27 Dec £1498 £1686 £1698 £2088 £1787 £2265

British Pound (GBP) prices are subject to currency market fluctuation — CAD price is actual cost.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Vacation start days Popular hotels Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Single Double Single Double Single
01 Jan-31 Mar €1801 €2129 €1969 €2471 €2069 €2672
01 Apr-31 May €2076 €2451 €2203 €2706 €2304 €2907
01 Jun-31 Oct €2592 €2947 €2719 €3195 €2846 €3449
01 Nov-27 Dec €1701 €1915 €1928 €2371 €2029 €2572

Euro (EUR) prices are subject to currency market fluctuation — CAD price is actual cost.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Vacation start days Popular hotels Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Single Double Single Double Single
01 Jan-31 Mar $2662 $3147 $2909 $3652 $3058 $3949
01 Apr-31 May $3068 $3622 $3256 $3998 $3404 $4295
01 Jun-31 Oct $3830 $4355 $4018 $4721 $4206 $5097
01 Nov-27 Dec $2513 $2830 $2850 $3503 $2998 $3800

Australian Dollar (AUD) prices are subject to currency market fluctuation — CAD price is actual cost.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Itinerary

Day 1 Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver, make your way to your downtown hotel. Use your sightseeing pass to experience Vancouver at your own pace. The tour bus accesses  all of the city’s top attractions including Chinatown, Stanley Park, Gastown, English Bay Beach, and the Robson Street Shopping District.

Days 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Vancouver to Toronto

You’ll have all day to continue touring Vancouver with your “Hop on, Hop Off” bus pass, before boarding a VIA Rail "Canadian" train for an evening departure. Basic sleeping quarters are provided aboard the train in a private cabin for 1 or 2 people. From Vancouver you’ll travel north into British Columbia’s interior, before entering the famed Canadian Rockies in the early afternoon of Day 3. Here, you’ll pass towering snow-draped peaks, cascading streams and earth-carving glaciers. After the Rockies, the geography levels out as you enter Saskatchewan and then Manitoba – Canada’s breadbasket. Both provinces feature endless horizons dominated by swaying grasslands and golden fields of wheat. Your train then huffs into Ontario, scooting just north of the Great Lakes, before reaching Toronto on Day 6. Enjoy a night in your hotel in Toronto.

Day 7 Toronto

We recommend booking a late flight or an extra day to enjoy Canada’s largest city. We've included a Toronto hop on hop off bus pass to explore the city. These passes are complimentary to enjoy at your leisure. We've also included a complimentary CN Tower pass to use as time permits. Enjoy a bus tour that combines the city's landmarks with the scenery of the waterfront. On land, you will see the CN Tower, legislative buildings, and much more. The continuous commentary en route is topical as well as historical and focuses on the heritage of the city. Your tour ends upon checking out of your Toronto hotel.

This itinerary is also available in reverse on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.

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