Canada: Montreal, Quebec City and a train that connects them

Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger

Spend five days exploring Montreal and Quebec City on a trip that would work in summer or in fall. By day, tour highlights of the two cities; by night, unwind at historic Fairmont hotels on the Gems of French Canada Luxury Tour from TruExperiences Tours. 

The Eastern Canada trip begins in Montreal where a half-day bus tour visits the old French Quarter, McGill University and the city’s high point at Mt. Royal Park. Participants then hop a train to Quebec City and later tour the Latin Quarter, City Hall and the historic fortress the Citadel. The tour features free afternoons in each city and ends in Quebec City.
When: Trips depart daily from Montreal through Oct. 20.

Cost: $803 to $1,131 per person, double occupancy, depending on when you go. (Prices online are listed in Canadian dollars; prices cited here are approximate conversions.) It includes train transportation from Montreal to Quebec City, daily breakfast, four nights in hotels and guided city bus tours. International airfare is extra.

Contact: TruExperiences Tours, (800) 228-6902, or call a travel agent.