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Tour Itinerary

8 days / 7 nights

Day One – Welcome to Montreal

Bonjour – Welcome to French Canada!  Upon arrival to Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, we’ll be met by our Professional Tour Guide and luxury motor coach and transfer to our downtown Montreal for a relaxing night’s stay.  After we take time to relax and freshen up, we’ll gather for a planned welcome dinner this evening.

Meals: Dinner

Day Two – Tour of Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica & Mount-Royal

This morning after breakfast, we’ll depart with our local Tour Guide for a guided touring Montreal. Highlights of the tour include Old Montreal, visit to Notre Dame Basilica, Mount Royal with a visit to St. Joseph’s Oratory. Following the tour, enjoy an independent lunch in Old Town Montreal before we depart for Quebec City! Québec is the only fortified city in North America north of Mexico.  We’ll arrive to Quebec hotel for a relaxing two night stay. Take some time to relax and freshen up before enjoying a gastronomique dinner in the Old City.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Three – Tour of Quebec City, Beaupre Coast, Saint Anne de Beaupre & Montmorency Falls

Enjoy breakfast before meeting our local Tour Guide and embarking on a wonderful tour of Quebec City. Discover beautiful cityscapes and see how Québec’s defenses developed under the French and English regimes. Cannons, loopholes, the Esplanade Powder Magazine, a star-shaped Citadel, Artillery Park, and fortresses are all part of this outstanding tour!  Following the tour, enjoy free time for an independent lunch and browsing the Old City (90 mins minimum). This afternoon, enjoy touring the Beaupre Coast along the Saint Lawrence River.  Enjoy a visit to the Albert Gilles Copper Museum. Follow the Gilles family and be entranced by the “art of repoussé”, masterfully interpreted by the craftsman Albert Gilles whose talent served prestigious people like pope Pius XII and Walt Disney.  Continue on for a visit to the magnificent Saint Anne de Beaupre Basilica and then off the day with a visit to Montmorency Falls Park for spectacular views of these falls which are higher than Niagara Falls.  Tonight, enjoy another delicious dinner in the old city.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Four – Travel along the St. Lawrence to Canada’s Capital

Enjoy breakfast this morning before departing for Canada’s Capital!  Enjoy the scenery as we travel along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, enjoying a lunch stop en route.  This afternoon, we’ll visit the renowned Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello resort, nestled in the heart of the scenic Montebello village. Historically founded as a private club in 1930, it’s known as the world’s largest log cabin! Here we’ll enjoy refreshments as we continue on to Ottawa and check into our hotel for the next two evenings.  Tonight, enjoy a planned dinner at one of the cities fine restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner