Splendid Nature of Quebec
Canada Fly-Drive | 14 Nights
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Holiday Highlights
  • A Personalised Canada Roadbook
  • Montreal - 1.5 hour Stories of an Explorer Cruise
  • £200 per person discount
Overview

Let Quebec charm you with its diversity and romanticism on this programme which combines the exciting pace of urban touring with the natural beauty of provincial parks set amidst tranquil waterways.

From cosmopolitan Montreal and heritage-rich Quebec City to the scenic coastal routes of the Gaspé peninsula, you’ll find yourself immersed in this unique and beautiful province where cultures meet and enchantment abounds in its attractions, attitude and all-season appeal.

What's Included
  • All Flights Included
  • All Airport Fees & Taxes
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST
  • Montreal - 1.5 Hour Stories of an Explorer Cruise
  • Compact Car for Full Duration
Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN MONTREAL

Arrive at Montreal Trudeau International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick-up your Jonview Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this unique and vibrant French-Canadian city. Overnight in Montreal.

DAY 02: MONTREAL TO QUEBEC CITY ( 255 KM )

Get to know this French-speaking city on a cruise. Accompanied by a guide, discover the many facets of Montreal from the comfort of a cruise boat on the St. Lawrence River. You will explore 25 km of history and attractions along the St. Lawrence River: Old Port, Ste-Helen’s Island, the unspoiled landscape of the Boucherville Islands and much more! Overnight in Quebec City.

DAY 03: QUEBEC CITY

Enjoy a full day exploring North America’s only walled city. Not to be missed are the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, the Upper and Lower towns, the Notre Dame Basilica, and the National Assembly and Parliament Buildings. In the evening, stroll through the city’s pedestrian-friendly streets and savour the European feel that gives Quebec City such special distinction. Overnight in Quebec City.

DAY 04: QUEBEC CITY TO RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP ( 205 KM )

Today’s drive takes you along the St. Lawrence River to Rivière-du-Loup, a major administrative and service centre set on a terrace above the coastal plain with an appealing and distinctively Québécois atmosphere. The prosperity of the early 19th-century and the early 20th-century is reflected in its splendid homes and public buildings, including city hall and St. Patrick’s Church and Presbytery. From the Park of the Luminous Cross, you will enjoy a wide-reaching view of the town’s centre, the St. Lawrence and the five islands called Les Pèlerins, home to thousands of seabirds and shorebirds. Overnight in Rivière-du- Loup.

DAY 05: RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP TO BAIE DES CHALEURS ( 410 KM )

Uncover the scenery and maritime lore of the Gaspé Peninsula as your route today takes you to Baie des Chaleurs which lies at the inlet of the Gulf of St. Lawrence between northern New Brunswick and eastern Quebec. Discovered and named by Jacques Cartier in 1534, Baie des Chaleurs is a famous fishing ground for cod, herring, mackerel, and salmon, with many Acadian fishing villages on its shores. Overnight in Baie des Chaleurs.

DAY 06: BAIE DES CHALEURS TO PERCÉ ( 120 KM )

As you travel along the coast you’ll pass Port-Daniel, a community of Scottish, Acadian and Irish descent. Take the Capitaine Fournier road which provides a good view of a railway tunnel that crosses Cap de l’Enfer - Cape of Hell. The tunnel measures 190 m in length and is the only one of its kind in Quebec. From the ‘Côte de Surprise’ (Surprise Coast) highway by the small fishing port of L’Anse-à-Beaufils you’ll have a magnificent full on view of Percé Bay and Percé Rock. Overnight in Percé.

DAY 07: PERCÉ

Once the largest fishing port in the Gaspé Peninsula, Percé is now the gem of the entire Gaspé region as a resort and tourist town and renowned for the extraordinary beauty of its surroundings. Its prominent geological feature is a great rock pierced with a hole, from which the community derived its name. The town has a terrific selection of restaurants and cafes, some of the best in the region. There is a summer theatre and a boardwalk that stretches along the south beach. At the wharf you can watch the fishermen cleaning their daily catch. Overnight in Percé.

Activity

EXCURSIONS AROUND THE PERCE ROCK AND THE BONAVENTURE ISLAND ( at additional cost )

You are invited to join a discovery cruise of the majestic Percé Rock and the seabird sanctuary on Bonaventure Island. The cruise boats allow you to get up close to the rock and the island to admire the scenic beauty and observe the fascinating wildlife. You will have the opportunity to visit Bonaventure Island and experience the 150,000 birds from up close. The tour is in English and French only. The tour is 1 hour for cruise only; 3 hours if cruise is coupled with a Bonaventure Island visit.

DAY 08: PERCÉ TO PARC DE LA GASPÉSIE ( 280 KM )

As you pass the eastern most tip of the peninsula, take some time to visit Forillon National Park, Apart from its towering vertical cliffs, the area’s most prominent landmark is the lighthouse at Pointe-au- Pere National Historic Site, which rises 30 m above the St. Lawrence. See the many wild rose bushes which lend the nearby community of Cap-des-Rosiers its name and make a photo stop at Gros Morne with its magnificent cliffs and lovely bay area. Continue on to the heart of the Gaspé Peninsula where a wondrous mountainous spectacle awaits you in the Parc de la Gaspésie. Overnight in Parc de la Gaspésie.

DAY 09: PARC DE LA GASPÉSIE

With peaks of over 1,000 m, the park is the only place in Quebec where caribou, moose and whitetailed deer co-exist. Enjoy 140 km of hiking trails with far-reaching views or take a guided nature tour (not included). In addition to hiking, the park also offers mountain biking, canoeing, fishing and picnicking. An Interpretation Centre houses a permanent exhibit and souvenir shop. Audio-visual displays and special activities also provide opportunities to learn more about the park’s flora and fauna and its geological history. Overnight in Parc de la Gaspésie.

DAY 10: PARC DE LA GASPÉSIE TO TADOUSSAC ( 285 KM )

Today you will leave the Gaspé Region and drive to Tadoussac, a choice destination for those interested in marine wildlife, particularly whales. Some of the small towns along the way feature local art galleries displaying some of the finest artwork from eastern Quebec, an area known for its magnificent works of wood carving. You have several choices of ferry crossings: Matane to Baie Comeau/Godbout; Les Escoumins to Trois Pistoles; or Saint Simeon to Riviere Du Loup. Keep an eye out for whales and other wildlife as you cross the mighty St. Lawrence. Overnight in Tadoussac.

DAY 11: TADOUSSAC TO SAGUENAY ( 126 KM )

Today, take a short but scenic drive into Saguenay. An excellent view of the waters below the Saguenay Fjord can be found at the town of L’Anse-de-Roche. A stop at L’Anse-Saint-Jean, sometimes called Quebec’s ‘Little Switzerland’ because of the steep mountains flanking the town, offers a look at well-preserved traditional local fieldstone and log architecture. A covered bridge that was built in 1929 and spectacular views of the Saguenay River can also be found. Overnight in Saguenay.

Activity

TADOUSSAC WHALEWATCHING BY ZODIAC BOAT ( at additional cost )

Aboard a zodiac boat, the Dufour family invites you to join them for a whalewatching cruise on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saguenay River.

DAY 12: SAGUENAY TO LAC ST. JEAN ( 126 KM )

Explore Saguenay Provincial Park which preserves strips of land along the north and south shores of the Saguenay Fjord. The 105 km long fjord is up 250 m deep, resulting in dark amber to black coloured water. Cold salt water from the St. Lawrence pushes under warmer fresh water from the Saguenay, resulting in amazingly diverse marine life.Visit the park’s interpretative centre and learn about the formation of the fjord and its physical, hydrographic and oceanographic characteristics. Overnight in Lac St. Jean.

DAY 13: LAC ST. JEAN TO SAINT-ALEXIS-DESMONTS ( 273 KM )

You will have more time to enjoy this impressive area of the Sagueney Region. The region around the lake is known for its mining and lumbering and nature and recreation enthusiasts will enjoy boating, hiking, climbing, fishing for landlocked salmon, and horseback riding around this uniquely circular lake! End the day with a drive through Quebec’s wild nature and dense terrain as you make your way to Saint-Alexis-des-Monts. Overnight in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts.

DAY 14: SAINT-ALEXIS-DES-MONTS

If staying at Sacacomie Lodge or Lac à l'Eau Claire, you will have access to a wide variety of activities during your stay: forest walks and mountain biking on well-marked trails, access to the beach, boating, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing on the tranquil lake. Also available, at a surcharge, are river canoeing, seaplane flights, ATV-tours, fishing, waterskiing, diving and golf. Overnight in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts..

DAY 15: SAINT- ALEXIS-DES-MONTS TO MONTREAL / END OF TOUR ( 150 KM )

Return to Montreal Trudeau International Airport to check in for your return flight.

Things to do

We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.

You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.

Quebec

City Tour, £75 per person - Experience the European charm of the first French settlement in North America. This is a chance to visit history first hand. The Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, Ramparts of Quebec City, world famous Chateau Frontenac, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place-Royale, Citadelle and a glimpse of modern Quebec City are the perfect introduction to the city.

Quebec City by Land and by Sea, £73 per person - Treat yourself to this unique combination of the classic city tour and a guided cruise ("Stories of an explorer") along the Saint- Lawrence River. Now, you can see Québec City from a sailor's point of view. Discover the city and its surroundings: the Montmorency Falls, île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré, and the Laurentians. Experience a breathtaking view of Place Royale, the Chateau Frontenac and Old Québec as the waves kiss the side of the boat, tempting you to come closer.

City and Country Side Tour, £75 per person - This is the ideal way to see just what Quebec City has to offer. You can start by a complete visit through Old Quebec, the Plains of Abraham, the fortified city including the Citadelle and the Chateau Frontenac, the Place-Royale. You can enjoy as well a trip along Beaupre Coast where you can visit the Ste Anne De Beaupre Shrine, see the Montmorency Falls and the Islands of Orleans.

Maritime Guided Cruise, £25 per person - Board the Louis Jolliet and let yourself be captivated by our famous explorer bearing the same name. He will help you discover Quebec and its surroundings from the river, as did the first settlers. Learn about the social and economic aspects of Quebec City and its development through the years, taking in account the capricious and seasonal changes of the St. Lawrence River.A surprising and enriching visit revealing the secrets of this region, in an ideal maritime setting.

Quebec Country Tour, £42 per person - Travel back in time to rural Quebec and enjoy the view. As you ride along the 40 km of Chemin du Roy to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, you will pass through the many traditional villages of rural Quebec. In Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre you will be given time to visit the Shrine. You will also stop at the Montmorency Falls which in 1.5 times higher than Niagara Falls. Just as you think the day is over, you will be treated to a short visit on the Island of Orleans, discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1535, where the picturesque village of Sainte Petronille with its 19th century rural atmosphere waits to be rediscovered again.

 

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