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Classic Quebec

Reference WW38054
10 nights from
£1629 pp
May - October 2020
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What's Included

Return flight from UK
10 day car hire, intermediate with GPS
Accommodation including provincial taxes for 9 nights
MAP at the Auberge des 21 including 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
Whale watching in Tadoussac (covered boat)
PDF Travel Documentation

Overview

Explore the magnificent city of Montreal, a city of amazing architecture, ambience and great eats before you head out on your adventure around the St. Lawrence River.  Head to the old walled city of Quebec City, a UNESCO site and have a coffee at one of the Parisian cafes.  The rest of your adventure will take you to the Charlevoix region, the Eastern Townships and back to Montreal – a real taste of the Quebec cities and countryside.

Arrive Montreal and transfer to your hotel.  Your exclusive documentation package will be waiting at the front desk.  Evening free.

Complete day at leisure to explore Montreal.  Wander St. Catherine’s, stop off for smoked meat sandwich and try a Montreal bagel.  Wander Mount Royal, check out Notre-Dame and finish your evening dining in Old Montreal.

Today you will trace the St. Lawrence River as you head north to Quebec City. The slower Route 138 takes you off the mundane highways in order to experience rural Quebec and the remaining farms from the seigneurial regime. Along the way, pass through Trois-Rivieres, one of the first European settlements dating back to 1634 and the point from which French explorers embarked on their North American discovery.

Experience the old-world charm of Vieux Quebec with its cobblestone streets, fortified city wall (one of a kind in North America), and seventeenth century architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is complimented by artisan shops, Parisian cafes, landscaped parks, and numerous monuments. Take a stroll on the Plains of Abraham and visit the historic Fairmont Chateau Frontenac.

Depart today to La Malbaie, in Quebec’s beautiful Charlevoix region. Take time to explore the scenic area, the beauty of which has inspired generations of artists. Along the way, you may stop to visit the Sainte Anne de Beaupré shrine. Arrival in La Malbaie.

This morning depart on a whale watching tour (included). In Tadoussac,at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord, you will board the vessel where an experienced naturalist will explain the habits of the Finback, Minke and Beluga whales that frequent this region during the summer. In the afternoon continue along the beautiful Saguenay fjord to the small city of La Baie. (dinner is included today).

Visit the attractions of the region: The Zoo of Saint-Felicien, the Historical Village of Val-Jalbert and the many other cultural, outdoor and sports activities that this area has to offer (admissions not included).  (breakfast & dinner included today)

Departure from the Saguenay region to drive to Saint-Simeon to take the ferry from Saint-Siméon to Riviėre-du-Loup. The crossing of the St.Lawrence River will take 1 ¼ hours (not included). Overnight in Riviėredu-Loup. (breakfast included)

Today you will travel to Quebec’s Eastern Townships region. You have the opportunity to visit the small chocolate museum in Bromont along the way. Maybe you would like to stop at the L’Orpailleur Winery in Dumham, approximately 30 km south of Bromont. Continue to Knowlton, a Victorian style town. Check into your accommodation. In the evening, you may just walk around this lovely town & relax in one of the cafés or restaurants.

Today you will travel to Quebec’s Eastern Townships region. You have the opportunity to visit the small chocolate museum in Bromont along the way. Maybe you would like to stop at the L’Orpailleur Winery in Dumham, approximately 30 km south of Bromont. Continue to Knowlton, a Victorian style town. Check into your accommodation. In the evening, you may just walk around this lovely town & relax in one of the cafés or restaurants.

Today you will return to Montreal. Your tour ends in Montreal upon returning your rental car.  Return to the UK