Quebec In Depth With The Gaspe Peninsula
from $4195
Duration: 11 Days
Who says you have to cross the Atlantic to dive into European culture? Croissant-scented cobblestone avenues are much closer than you think. Follow your nose to the café-lined promenades of Québec City, your ears to the music-filled streets of Montréal, and your eyes to the sweeping views of the Gaspé Peninsula on this eleven-day tour of French Canada. Along the way, say bonjour to tiny fishing villages, giant beluga whales, and the grandest of views as you cruise around the imposing Percé Rock and the sensational Saguenay Fjord. From the banks of the St. Lawrence River to the cliffs of the gulf, your taste of the Old World awaits. Sip strawberry wine made from the fields by the sea, savour a “Taste the Gardens” lunch at the famous Les Jardins de Métis, and visit a family-owned fromagerie in the rolling-hill region of Charlevoix. On this flavourful holiday to French Canada, you’ll say “cheese” in more ways than one.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN MONTREAL
Welcome to Montreal! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2 MONTREAL
MONTREAL Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Notre Dame Basilica, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Montreal with a walk in the Old Montreal district on the Saint Lawrence River. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 3 MONTREAL-RIMOUSKI
MONTREAL Scenic drive along the St. Lawrence River through quaint villages en route to Rimouski. RIMOUSKI Free time this evening. (B)
Day 4 RIMOUSKI-MIGUASHA NATIONAL PARK-CARLETON-SUR-MER
RIMOUSKI Scenic drive on the Gaspe Peninsula and along the St. Lawrence River to Pointe-au-Pere Maritime Historic Site. Continue through the Matapedia Valley to Chaleur Bay and Miguasha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). MIGUASHA NATIONAL PARK Tour with Local Guide. Learn about the ‘Age of Fishes' at the world's best-preserved Devonian paleontological site having the highest number lobe-finned fish fossil specimens which gave rise to the first four-legged, air-breathing terrestrial vertebrates. CARLETON-SUR-MER Free time this evening. (B,D)
Day 5 CARLETON-SUR-MER-BANC-DE-PECHE-DE- PASPEBIAC NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE-PERCE
CARLETON-SUR-MER Free time this morning. Scenic drive along the Gase Peninsula to visit Ferme Bourdages Tradition Farm for a strawberry wine and liqueur tasting. BANC-DE-PECHE-DE-PASPEBIAC NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Visit the Banc-de- Peche-de-Paspebiac National Historic Site to learn about Gaspesie fishing history, shipbuilding, net-mending demonstrations, and a traditional village lunch. PERCE Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 6 PERCE. EXCURSION TO BONAVENTURE ISLAND & PERCE ROCK NATIONAL PARKS
PERCE Scenic cruise with a local Naturalist includes Perce Rock and Bonaventure Island National Parks. Dinner at a local restaurant this evening. BONAVENTURE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK Walk the trails, visit the heritage village, and visit the world's largest Northern Gannet colony of Perce National Park. (B,D)
Day 7 PERCE-FORILLON NATIONAL PARK-GRANDE VALLEE- MATANE
FORILLON NATIONAL PARK Visit to Gespeg Micmac Interpretation Site includes introduction to the Mi'gmaq (First Nations people) and their culture. Forillon National Park includes scenic drive by Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse and various photo stops. GRANDE VALLEE Lunch at a local restaurant in the Grand Vallee area. Scenic drive along the cliff-lined coast to Matane. MATANE Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 8 MATANE-QUEBEC CITY
MATANE Visit the historic 40-acre [LF] Les Jardins De Metis (also known as the Reford Gardens after creator and avant-garde gardener, Elsie Reford). Tour the many gardens, including the Linear Garden, the Stream Garden, the Garden Tool Museum, or the Contemporary Sculpture Walk. Then a special Taste the Gardens farm-to-table lunch at the historic Villa Estevan Lodge, once the Reford family fishing camp. Continue to Quebec City. QUEBEC CITY Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 9 QUEBEC CITY. EXCURSION TO THE SAGUENAY FJORD & CHARLEVOIX REGION
QUEBEC CITY Scenic drive along the St. Lawrence River to Saguenay Fjord. SAGUENAY FJORD [LF] Whale-watching cruise with a Naturalist Guide in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, one of the best places to spot whales who travel thousands of miles here for feeding and breeding and home to the unique St. Lawrence beluga whale. Scenic drive to the Charlevoix region. CHARLEVOIX REGION Visit a family-owned [LF] fromagerie (cheese factory) for a presentation and cheese tasting. Return to Quebec City. (B)
Day 10 QUEBEC CITY
QUEBEC CITY Sightseeing in Old Quebec with a Local Guide includes the Place d'Armes, the Laval Seminary, the Citadelle de Quebec, the Place Royale, Lower Town, and Plains of Abraham. Farewell dinner this evening is on the Ile D'Orleans. (B,D)
Day 11 QUEBEC CITY-MONTREAL
QUEBEC CITY Morning drive to Montreal. Your holiday ends at the Montreal Trudeau International Airport or the Montreal tour hotel for those with post-nights. Schedule departure flights from Montreal Trudeau International after 3:30 pm. (B)
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