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Toronto and Ottawa Fairmont Vacation

Toronto and Ottawa Fairmont Vacation

6

days

starting fromUS $1,640per person

  • Choose your own activities and experiences to make the most of your trip.
  • Have all the details of your trip organized and arranged for you.

Best of Ontario by Train

The spectacular countryside of Quebec and Ontario rolls past your train window as you travel to the metropolitan city of Toronto. Spend the next 5 nights exploring two of Ontario's largest cities - Toronto and Ottawa. Choose from a variety of tours to become familiar with the cities and surrounding areas. At the end of each day you can settle down to relax and enjoy the amenities of the historic Fairmont hotels.

Trip Outline

6 Days / 5 Nights

Montreal to Toronto 3 nights in Toronto Toronto to Ottawa 2 nights in Ottawa Ottawa to Montreal

Toronto and Ottawa Fairmont Getaway - Map

Availability

AugSepOctNov

Places Visited

TorontoOttawaMontreal

Accommodation Style

Hotel

Your Train Experience

VIA Rail

Activity Level

Easy

What you'll love about this trip

  • Exploring Toronto, the Niagara Region and Ottawa

  • Travel onboard VIA Rail train

  • Enjoying the amenities and services of Fairmont hotels

  • Daily train departures to accommodate your schedule

Common Questions

  • Is this an escorted tour?

    Our vacations are not typically 'escorted.' We combine the best of both worlds – the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities, plus the freedom of 'independent' travel. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary. This allows us to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, and timeframe.

  • Can this trip be made shorter or longer?

    Absolutely! We personalize all our clients' trips to fit their exact tastes and needs. You can add days at locations that you'd like to explore and spend more time at. Or leave out certain areas that don't interest you as much. Discuss your travel goals with our Canadian Insiders who make sure that your trip fits your needs and budget.

  • Can I customize this trip?

    Your trip can be as rich as you'd like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can get your FREE personalized trip plan and decide what you'd like to see and do.

    If your trip is a special occasion, we'll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you're traveling with a group, we'll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

  • Am I on the train the whole time?

    All of our trips include stops to get off the train to explore Canada's beautiful locations, national parks and unique cities. However, if you're keen to maximize your time onboard, we'll pair you up with the perfect train experience.

  • Where am I staying on this trip?

    You'll be staying at various local three to five star hotels or lodges along your route, some of which are very iconic properties with great locations, views and history. All our accommodations are carefully selected by our Canadian Insiders. We'll make sure that wherever you stay, you get the best value and comfort based on the seasonal availability.

  • What is the train experience like?

    Because most Canadians typically do not use the train for commuting (as in the US or Europe), the two main rail providers here are driven by tourism. You'll experience the romance of true trans-continental rail travel, with a wide selection of services, accommodation types, and great food.

    Featured train experiences:

      VIA Rail is Canada's national train provider, with routes running Coast to Coast and through remote parts of northern Canada. The type of train depends on your journey, and can vary from the classic trans-continental sleeper trains to daylight trains with overnight stops.

  • How much does my trip cost?

    All our trips are personalized to fit our clients' schedule and budget. The price of your trip generally depends on the travel season, train service, accommodations, and the sightseeing tours you take. Please request your personalized quote which will provide you with the detailed information you need.

  • What is included in the price?

    Typically we include and pre-book all your main trip components so you don't have to worry about your connections, places to stay, or activities on your trip. You'll receive your detailed digital travel documents, and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal throughout your trip to answer any questions.

  • What are the best ways to travel around Canada?

    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.

  • 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.

  • Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

    The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. 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). The interior of British Columbia, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer.

This Trip in Pictures

Get caught up in the exciting vibe and big city lights of Toronto.

Get caught up in the exciting vibe and big city lights of Toronto.

Visit the awe inspiring Niagara Falls, before returning to Toronto.

Visit the awe inspiring Niagara Falls, before returning to Toronto.

Travel on board the Via Rail 'Corridor' train from Toronto to Montreal.

Travel on board the Via Rail 'Corridor' train from Toronto to Montreal.

Stay in the historic Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Canada'a capital city, Ottawa.

Stay in the historic Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Canada'a capital city, Ottawa.

The UNESCO heritage site, the Rideau Canal connects to the Ottawa river.

The UNESCO heritage site, the Rideau Canal connects to the Ottawa river.

Recommended Itinerary

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized trip plan for you that matches your travel style, schedule and budget.

Day 1 – Welcome to Toronto
Travel by train to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. The funky and colorful neighborhoods of Toronto are waiting to be explored. Spend the next few days discovering what lies behind Toronto’s famous skyline. 

Overnight at the Fairmont Royal York.

 

Day 2 – Explore Toronto
Today you have 3
 options from which to choose from to get familiar with Toronto. Admission to  Ripley’s Aquarium is also included for you to enjoy at your leisure before or after today’s tours:

• Option 1: Private Sightseeing Tour of Toronto
Experience Toronto from its many vantage points on this private tour. Head up to the observation deck of the CN Tower, drive through the city as you visit the famous Casa Loma, and take in the city’s skyline onboard a Harbour Cruise.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Distillery District Walking Tour & Admission to the CN Tower
Strike out on foot with a knowledgeable guide and learn stories of business intrigue, a drunk city and the company that became the world’s largest distillery. Learn about the Victorian Industrial architecture and its transformation to the modern district it is today.
A visit to the CN Tower can’t be missed before or after your walking tour.
Activity rating:
Easy

• Option 3: Island Bike Tour & Admission to the CN Tower
Take a short ferry across the harbour to experience the beauty of the Toronto Islands either in the morning or after dusk, by bike. Car-free neighborhoods, parks, beaches and cottages are just a few of this tour’s highlights.
A visit to the CN Tower can’t be missed before or after your bike tour.
Activity rating:
Easy

Overnight at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

 

Day 3 – Discover the Niagara Region
The splendor of the Niagara Gorge and the rolling woodlands of wine country are yours to discover on this private full day tour. Spend more time in the Niagara-on-the-lake and it’s winery region with wine tour tastings, or visit the majestic falls and spend more time in this exciting town – the choice is yours.

Overnight at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

 

Day 4 – Canadian Train Journey – VIA Rail’s Corridor to Ottawa
Settle into your seat for a relaxing train journey in the company of fellow travelers. Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario, past the thick forests and over rivers. The train will travel through villages and farms, with grain towers gleaming in the sunlight, and red barns in various states of repair.

Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

 

Day 5 – In Ottawa – The Capital of Canada
Ottawa is a beautiful Canadian city, with countless attractions and hidden gems. This is the federal capital of Canada so museums abound – the Museum of Civilization, the Canadian War Museum and the National Art Gallery, all awaiting your visit.

You have 3 options to choose from today:

• Option 1: Byward Market Food Tour
There’s nothing quite like exploring a city on a culinary adventure! Your guide will weave you thru this bustling market zone, Canada’s oldest marketplace, of both local and international flavours. Bring an appetite as you sample plenty of tasty offerings.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Private Historical Walking Tour
Why not take a leisurely stroll around Ottawa on this guided walking tour. Visit Parliament Hilll, The National War Memorial, Sparks Street, The Byward Market and other major city highlights.
Activity rating: Moderate

• Option 3: Ottawa Bike Tour
Experience Ottawa in a slightly different way – hit all the highlights and enjoy fabulous vistas of the Rideau Canal and Ottawa River, cycling over the Portage Bridge and incredible views of Quebec’s Gatineau Hills.
Activity rating: Moderate

Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

 

Day 6 – Train to Montreal
As the train glides out of Ottawa, you will travel towards the open farmland of eastern Quebec. Upon arrival in Montreal your journey comes to an end as you head home.

Start Dates

Daily departures from Montreal

Pricing

Prices of this trip vary by departure date, hotel class and the choice of activities. Request your quote to check availability or to book this trip.

  • Train Experience

    Train Experience

    Learn more about the onboard service and look inside the trains you will be traveling on during this trip.

    Read about the VIA Rail train

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail trains take passengers across the vast country of Canada through some of the most amazing scenery in North America. The service includes sleeper cars, gourmet meals, and lounge and viewing areas.

  • Accommodations

    Accommodations

    Below are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.

    Fairmont Royal York

    Fairmont Royal York

    This deluxe historic Toronto hotel is located right across from Union station, and you don’t even have to go outside to get to one or the other. This hotel is centrally located and close to shopping and the theare district. Enjoy all of the amenities that Fairmont hotels have to offer.

    Fairmont Chateau Laurier

    Fairmont Chateau Laurier

    The prestigious Château Laurier is situated just across the water from Parliament Hill and overlooks both the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal. Find yourself within walking distance of some of Ottawa’s most well-known attractions including ByWard market, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, National Gallery of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mint. Dubbed “Ottawa’s Castle”, the luxury hotel features a health club complete with art-deco swimming pool, an elegant restaurant and lounge and on-site gift shops.

  • What's Included

    What's Included

    These are the places and experiences to look forward to on this trip.

    Accommodations:
    • 5 nights at Fairmont hotels

     

    Train Experiences:
    • Daytime journey onboard VIA Rail’s Corridor Train – Montreal-Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal


    Toronto Experiences:
    Day 2Choose 1 of 3:
    1. Private Sightseeing Tour of Toronto by vehicle
    2. District Distillery Walking Tour, plus admission to the CN Tower
    3. Toronto Island Bike Tour, plus admission to the CN Tower

    AND
    • Admission to the Ripley’s Aquarium

    Day 3 :
    • Private Sights
    eeing day tour to Niagara Falls with option to visit the falls and experience the Hornblower cruise or visit the winery region (with 3 tours/tastings)

     

    Ottawa Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 3:
    1. Byward Market Food Tour
    2. Private Historical Walking Tour
    3. Ottawa Bike Tour

     

    Transfer Inclusions:
    Private train station transfers in Ottawa

     

    Other Inclusions:
    • Digital Travel Documents
    • Gratuities for private transfers and tours (unless otherwise
    noted)
    • Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support – from the time you book, you will be assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator with whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

    Important Schedule and Trip Notes:
    • Train schedules are subject to change and delays may occur
    • Daily tour availability may vary based on the season and may not be available for all departures. For more information, please speak to your Vacation Advisor.


    Not Included

    • Meals, other than those mentioned
    • Transfers to/from train station in Montreal and Toronto
    • Trip Cancellation & Travel Medical Insurance (highly recommended)
    • Canadian Sales Taxes

    Ideas to customize your trip

    Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. These are some of the experiences you can add-on to personalize your trip.

    • Add on additional nights in either city
    • Spend a night at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal for ease of access to the train station to begin or complete your Ontario getaway
    • Upgrade to Gold Floor rooms throughout your stay

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
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