Discover the many charms of the Canadian province of Quebec. This tour introduces you to natural and historic wonders while staying in some of its most luxurious hotels. You'll spend two nights each in European style grandeur at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, at the regal Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in the Charlevoix region and at the incredible Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello. Decide how you want to tour Montreal: by foot or by coach. Discover the tradition of maple syrup making at a local sugar shack. Tour Quebec City's old and new treasures. Embark on a whale-watching expedition with a naturalist guide. Visit a cheese farm and learn the process of making artisan cheeses. Behold the spectacular Montmorency Falls by cable car - the perfect vantage point to watch the falls thunder into the St. Lawrence. Your French Canadian adventure awaits.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2019
- 9 Days
|Day 1||Montreal||Montreal, Quebec - Tour Begins: Your tour takes you on an in-depth exploration of the spectacular province of Quebec. Say 'bonjour' to the second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montreal.|
|Day 2||Montreal||Montreal: This morning, it's your choice! You decide how you would like to explore Montreal: on a walking tour -OR- on a panoramic coach tour. If you choose the walking tour, you'll join a local guide who will transport you back in time as you explore the streets of Old Montreal on foot; stroll through historic squares and pass impressive architecture, hearing stories of days gone by. If you choose the coach tour, highlights include Jacques Cartier Square, McGill University, and St. Joseph's Oratory; the tour concludes with a stop high atop Mount Royal, ascended by Jacques Cartier in 1535 and the jewel of Mount Royal Park, to soak in the spectacular view. The afternoon is yours. Sit in a sidewalk cafe, visit a museum, or browse some of the city's many famous shops. This evening, experience a taste of Montreal during dinner at a local restaurant in the Old Port.|
|Day 3||Montreal||Montreal - Quebec City: Journey to historic Quebec City, a city with a romantic ambiance reminiscent of Paris. Experience the beauty and history of both Old and New Quebec on a fascinating sightseeing tour highlighting the provincial Parliament and the St. Louis Arch. Your day concludes at the city's famous Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. Spend two nights in this grand castle-like hotel majestically overlooking the old city. This evening, enjoy dinner at a charming restaurant.|
|Day 4||Quebec City||Quebec City: Begin your day with breakfast at a local sugar shack nestled in the Quebec countryside. Learn about the custom of maple syrup-making and enjoy sampling delicious traditional foods made with this local product. Before leaving, try a favorite regional treat - maple taffy made in the snow! Return to Quebec City and spend the remainder of your day at leisure wandering the quaint streets and exploring this UNESCO World Heritage site. Hop on the funicular for a scenic ride between lower and upper Old Quebec.|
|Day 5||Quebec City||Quebec City - La Malbaie, Charlevoix Region: This morning we head to the Albert Gilles Copper Museum to learn about the art of copper and enjoy a demonstration on the detailed work involved in each creation. Then set off for the breathtaking Charlevoix region stopping en route at a cheese farm. Learn how cheddar cheese is made in the artisanal tradition before sampling it yourself. Later, we make our way to the luxurious Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, your home for two nights.|
|Day 6||Charlevoix||Charlevoix Region: Today you'll take to the water and embark on a whale-watching expedition for a unique encounter with these fascinating and majestic creatures. Take in the beauty of the natural surroundings in the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. A naturalist guide will introduce you to the many species of marine mammals that reside in the St. Lawrence River. The remainder of the day is at leisure to take advantage of your resort's many amenities* such as the spa, golfing, and hiking. Or, simply relax and soak up the views.|
|Day 7||La Malbaie||La Malbaie, Charlevoix Region - Montebello: Our drive this morning takes us to Montmorency Falls where you will board a cable car that takes you up-close. Stand in awe as the river plunges 272 feet off the Canadian Shield, approximately 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls. Admire the stunning views from the many lookout points before heading back by cable car or by foot. Later, arrive at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello and luxuriate in the rustic elegance of the world's largest log cabin set in a spectacular location surrounded by nature.|
|Day 8||Montebello||Montebello: Enjoy a full day at leisure to independently explore on your own and enjoy your resort's many amenities. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to offer suggestions. Perhaps you'll enjoy an optional day trip to Ottawa for a scenic cruise on the Rideau Canal and free time in the Byward Market. Later this evening we gather to say 'au revoir' to our fellow travelers at a special farewell dinner.|
|Day 9||Montebello||Montebello - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories of your outstanding journey.|
- Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac Quebec City, Canada
- Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu La Malbaie, Canada
- Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Montreal, Canada
- Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello Montebello, Canada
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.