Toronto and Montreal Like a Local

Toronto and Montreal Like a Local



starting from US $1,995per person

Star Rating 5

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Get all your transportation, hotels, and sightseeing arranged and coordinated.

Have your trip personalized to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.

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Note: All of our Canada vacation packages can be personalized to suit your time frame, budget, group size, and interests.

Day 1 – Your Canadian Adventure Begins – Arrive in Toronto
Welcome to Toronto! Enjoy a private transfer service from the airport directly to your hotel. The funky and colorful neighborhoods of Toronto are waiting to be explored. Discover what lies behind Toronto’s famous skyline. From a visit to the bustling St. Lawrence Market to the many vibrant neighborhoods of the city, there is no shortage of things to see!

Feature Dinner in Toronto
We want to make sure you eat at the best spot in Toronto – and what better location than the CN tower? Marvel at the spectacular views as you eat world class cuisine. Relax, because you’re travelling the Fresh Tracks Canada way – we have the inside scoop to ensure your vacation is off to a great start!

Overnight in Toronto.

Day 2 – Explore Toronto
You have
3 options to choose from today to explore the Toronto area:

• Option 1: Food Tour
For those who are curious, Toronto has a variety of culinary adventures to pick from. Try an Old Chinatown Food Tour or, venture to the Corktown, Canary and Distillery District, a neighbourhood that began in the 19
th century as home to Irish immigrants. Learn about the industrial Victorian architecture that surrounds you and hear tales of inhabitants past – and of course sample delicious food along the way.
Activity rating: Moderate

• Option 2: Toronto Island Twilight Tour by Bike
A short ferry ride across the harbor and you reach the beautiful Toronto Islands. By evening, the daytime crowds have retreated to the city, meaning you experience what few others do, the beauty of the islands after dusk!
Activity rating: Moderate

• Option 3: Niagara-On-The-Lake Winery Tour
Travel the lush Niagara Peninsula on this delightful wine tour. You will visit two renowned Niagara wineries and enjoy a wine tasting as well as a tour of each winery. This tour also includes lunch at a charming eatery on the Niagara Parkway.
Activity rating: Easy

Overnight in Toronto.

Day 3 – VIA Rail’s Corridor Train – Toronto to Montreal
As the train glides out of Toronto, you will notice more and more French words floating in the background. Journey towards the open farmland of eastern Quebec, chat with old friends and new, or dip into a book. This is what train travel in Canada is all about! Transfers to and from the train station are included today.

Arriving in bilingual Montreal, discover the cobbled streets of the Old Town, the shopping, and the entertainers outside sidewalk cafes.

Feature Dinner in Montreal
Staying in such a food centric city, we wanted to give you a chance to sample some of the best cuisine. We’ve selected one of our favourite restaurants for you in Montreal. With a menu created with a certain ‘French flair’, enjoy a showcase of the finest, freshest, regional products.

Overnight in Montreal.

Day 4 – Tour Montreal
You have
3 options to choose from to help you enjoy Montreal to its fullest:

• Option 1: Walking Food Tour
Discover the best of Montreal cuisine from French, British, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Latin American and North African heritage. Hear the story of these immigrants, their roots and the communities they formed in Montreal and visit landmarks, ethnic grocers, delis, and lunch counters along the way. Experience the city like a local and get off the beaten path.
Activity rating:

• Option 2: Old Montreal Walking Tour
Enjoy a semi-private walking tour of Old Montreal. With small group sizes, your guide will be able to personalize the tour to your interests. Visit Notre-Dame Basilica, the historical boroughs of place d’Armes, place Jacques-Cartier, Saint Paul Streets and Place Royale.
Activity rating: Moderate

• Option 3: Bicycle Tour
Enjoy a casual afternoon atop a comfortable dutch-style bike exploring the side-streets, laneways and parks of a beautiful and bike-friendly Montreal neighbourhood. Your tour sticks mostly to bike paths and provides interesting anecdotes about the unique history and urban culture of Montreal.
Activity rating:

Overnight in Montreal.

Day 5 – Depart Montreal
Say farewell to Canada's scenery, history, and culture, as you transfer from your Montreal hotel to the airport in time for your flight home.

Common Questions

Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

What are the best ways to travel around Canada on my vacation?

Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

Is it safe to drive in the mountains?

New visitors will drive with ease because of the wide and well maintained roadways. We'll ensure your trip includes the most spectacular and safest routes throughout your trip.

When is the best time to see wildlife?

That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

Are your tours escorted?

No, but you'll feel like it is with all your connections and experiences prearranged. Our clients love the freedom and flexibility it gives them. Some of our wildlife experiences are small group tours led by specialist guides.

What Clients Say

The kids had a blast!

The kids had a blast!

Star Rating 5

The Montreal bike tour was amazing and our tour guide was the best ! The people were friendly , the city was beautiful and the hotel superior. Everything about the Niagara falls tour was wonderful, from the bus driver to the winery, the boat ride and the meal.The kids had a blast!

What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

Dinner cruise along the Saint Lawrence River. - Dinner cruise along the Saint Lawrence River.
Dinner cruise along the Saint Lawrence River.
Business class onboard the train - Business class onboard the train
Business class onboard the train
Discovering the flavours of Montreal - Discovering the flavours of Montreal
Discovering the flavours of Montreal
Exploring Toronto on a choice of tours - Exploring Toronto on a choice of tours
Exploring Toronto on a choice of tours
• 4 nights of hotel accommodation

Train Experiences:
• Business Class on VIA Rail’s ‘Corridor Train’

Tour Inclusions:

Toronto Experiences:
Choose 1 of 3:
1. Food Tour
2. Toronto Island Twilight Tour by Bike
3. Niagara-On-The-Lake Winery Tour (additional cost)

Montreal Experiences:
Choose 1 of 3:
Walking Food Tour
Old Montreal Walking Tour
Bicycle Tour

Meal Inclusions:
• Feature dinner in Toronto
• Feature dinner in Montreal
• Lunch onboard the train in business class

Transfer Inclusions:
• Personalized pick up from your arrival airport
• Personalized drop off at your departure airport
• All train station transfers

Other Inclusions:
• Documentation package
• Gratuities for private transfer and tours (unless otherwise noted)
• Fresh Tracks Canada customer service – from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

Seasonal Restrictions:
• Toronto Food Tour varies by day of the week.
• Toronto Island Bike Tour operates from April to mid-October. From April to early June, the tour is only available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
• The Old Montreal Walking Tour is available from May to October. During the month of May the tour is only available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Not Included

• Airfare (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
• Meals, other than those mentioned 
• Gratuities for hotel, rail and tour & transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended – ask us for a quote)
• Canadian Sales Taxes



Customize this trip a little, or a lot...

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

Visiting Mont Tremblant resort town
Visiting Mont Tremblant resort town
Exploring charming coastal towns with a rental car
Exploring charming coastal towns with a rental car
Extend your stay with a visit to Quebec City
Extend your stay with a visit to Quebec City
Go whale watching in the Saguenay Fjord
Go whale watching in the Saguenay Fjord
• Spend a few days driving through the charming Eastern Townships of Quebec
• Add some extra time to visit the Laurentian Mountains near Montreal, including Mont Tremblant 
• Extend your stay and visit Quebec City to experience old world charm
• Add on a car rental and drive to the Saguenay Fjord for stunning views and whale watching experiences

Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer - Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer LobbyLe Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer - Classic King RoomLe Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer - Victor Restaurant and BarLe Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer - Hotel Terrace

Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer

An example of our Boutique accommodations

Le Germain Hotel Toronto is at the heart of the entertainment district and within minutes of the CN Tower, theatres and trendy restaurants.

Auberge du Vieux Port - Exterior of the Auberge du Vieux PortAuberge du Vieux Port - Hotel LobbyAuberge du Vieux Port - Deluxe Room with King BedAuberge du Vieux Port - Waterfront views from your roomAuberge du Vieux Port - Conveniently located in the Old Port

Auberge du Vieux Port

An example of our Boutique accommodations

Classic 19th-century architecture make up Auberge du Vieux-Port's luxury boutique hotel. Enjoy the view of the Rue de La Commune, the St. Lawrence River and the Old Port. Explore the cobblestone streets surrounding the hotel, providing charm for over 300 years. Ideally located seconds from top restaurants, boutiques, galleries and attractions.


Trip Start Dates

Daily departures from May 1 to October 15, 2018*

* Please note that limited availability and surcharges will apply during the Montreal Grand Prix in June.

Trip Prices

Prices listed may vary by departure date, hotel class and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our travel advisors to get a personalized quote.

Boutique Level Hotels
from US $1,995to US $2,154per person

Our Boutique Level provides amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Boutique Level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel. Private drivers and unique tours complete your itinerary.

What we love about this trip

Sampling some of the best wines in Canada

Staying in beautiful Old Montreal – ‘The Hub of French Canada’

Exploring Toronto from the seat of a bicycle or with your taste buds

Discovering Montreal through the eyes of a local with an expert guide

Choice of tour options through Eastern Canada

Take the stress out of planning your trip to Canada with:

  • Every detail and arrangement taken care of for a seamless trip.
  • Suggestions to get the most out of Canada based on local insider knowledge.
  • Your own personal contact in Canada you can call before or during your trip.


Get help with planning your trip
by calling a Canadian Insider toll-free:

1 877 395 5771

Explore Canada’s most exciting cities on this short, action packed adventure. You’ll tour the colourful and quirky neighbourhoods of Toronto, before traveling by train to historic French-Canadian Montreal. Gastronomic adventures, brewpubs, urban art, and bike tours fill up this unique experience.

Trip Outline

Arrive Toronto 2 nights Toronto 2 nights Montreal Depart Montreal

Toronto and Montreal Like a Local – Map Toronto skyline and the CN Tower Toronto Island bicycle tour Toronto food tour Niagara wine tour Complimentary service onboard VIA RAil Saint Lawrence river dinner cruise Montreal brewpub bicycle tour Montreal dining options are abundent Old Montreal Montreal
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Fresh Tracks Canada Vs. Others

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Independent Travel

Flexibility and freedom of a personalized tour to suit your travel goals.

Better Rates and Availability

You'll get better rates and availability because of our relationships with our suppliers (hotels, tour operators, etc.). Even when popular locations are booking up fast.

Personalized itineraries

Have everything pre-arranged and booked around you. (Hotels, transportation, tours, free-time, etc.)

Insider Knowledge

Get suggestions based on your interests from over 20 years of local knowledge. Our Insiders live and travel Canada so you'll know when to come, where to stay, which transportation to take, and lots more…

Local Support

Someone in Canada you can call before and during your trip, seven days a week.

No-one can be trusted more

You'll feel confident when booking your vacation with our accreditation and consumer protection through the following organizations.

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Pre-packaged Trips

One-size-fits-all approach.


Group Tours

Cheapest type of travel with rigid itineraries and crowds.


Customer Reviews & Testimonials

The kids had a blast!

Star Rating 5
August 21, 2017

The Montreal bike tour was amazing and our tour guide was the best ! The people were friendly , the city was beautiful and the hotel superior. Everything about the Niagara falls tour was wonderful, from the bus driver to the winery,... read more the boat ride and the meal.The kids had a blast!

Thank you so much for arranging such an enjoyable and stress-free trip

Star Rating 5
August 25, 2015

We had a wonderful trip. We loved every place we visited. We were particularly impressed with the hotels in Niagara on the Lake and Montreal. Shuttle, train, and city tour arrangements all ran very smoothly. Drivers/tour guides... read more were timely, friendly, and helpful. We consider our find (your service) a gem. We will definitely spread the word and recommend you to family and friends. Thank you so much for arranging such an enjoyable and stress-free trip. 

It was flawless

Star Rating 5
June 5, 2007

The trip was excellent. The logistics worked perfectly, the hotels were good and the service second to none. The sightseeing tours of Toronto and Quebec were fine and interesting. We knew Toronto quite well from previous visits,... read more but we learned quite a lot of the history etc. on this trip. We have a friend in Toronto and on our first day attended a D Day parade outside the new City Hall. Once again our thanks for a well done holiday. It was flawless.

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