Quebec in Depth with the Gaspe Peninsula and Canada & New England Discovery Cruise


  • 18 days

  • Quebec

tour : CQI

Save 10% on 2021

Was from

£3,170pp

Now from

£2,889pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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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, savor 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 flavorful vacation to French Canada, you’ll say “cheese” in more ways than one.

There’s so much more to see when you add the seaside adventure of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New England to your tour of French Canada. All aboard for more maritime merriment as you cruise without a care from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to historic Beantown.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 17 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners

ARRIVE IN MONTRÉAL

Day
1

Welcome to Montréal! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

MONTRÉAL

Day
2

MONTRÉAL 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.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Montréal with a walk in the Old Montréal district on the Saint Lawrence River. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MONTRÉAL–RIMOUSKI

Day
3

MONTRÉAL Scenic drive along the St. Lawrence River through quaint villages en route to Rimouski.
RIMOUSKI Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

RIMOUSKI–MIGUASHA NATIONAL PARK–CARLETON-SUR-MÉR

Day
4

RIMOUSKI Scenic drive on the Gaspé Peninsula and along the St. Lawrence River to Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site. Continue through the Matapédia Valley to Chaleur Bay and Miguasha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
MIGUASHA NATIONAL PARK Tour with Local Guide. CARLETON-SUR-MÉR Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CARLETON-SUR-MÉR–BANC-DE-PÊCHE-DE-PASPÉBIAC NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE–PERCÉ

Day
5

CARLETON-SUR-MÉR Free time this morning. Scenic drive along the Gaspé Peninsula to visit Ferme Bourdages Tradition Farm for a strawberry wine and liqueur tasting. A visit to the Banc-de-Péche-de-Paspébiac National Historic Site includes Gaspésie fishing history, shipbuilding, net-mending demonstrations, and a traditional village lunch.
PERCÉ Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

PERCÉ. EXCURSION TO BONAVENTURE ISLAND & PERCÉ ROCK NATIONAL PARKS

Day
6

PERCÉ Scenic cruise with a Local Naturalist includes Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island National Parks. Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
BONAVENTURE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK Visit the Northern Gannet colony of Percé National Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PERCÉ–FORILLON NATIONAL PARK–GRANDE VALLÉE-MATANE

Day
7

PERCÉ Visit to Gespeg Micmac Interpretation Site includes introduction to the Mi’gmaq (First Nations people). Visit to Forillon National Park includes scenic drive to Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse, followed by lunch at a local restaurant in the Grand Vallée area. Scenic drive to Matane.
MATANE Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

MATANE–QUÉBEC CITY

Day
8

MATANE Visit to Les Jardins De Métis includes a LF Taste the Gardens lunch at the historic Estevan Lodge.
QUÉBEC CITY Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

QUÉBEC CITY. EXCURSION TO THE SAGUENAY FJORD & CHARLÉVOIX REGION

Day
9

QUÉBEC 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. Scenic drive to the Charlevoix region.CHARLÉVOIX REGION Visit a family-owned LF fromagerie (cheese factory) for a presentation and cheese tasting.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

QUÉBEC CITY

Day
10

QUÉBEC CITY Sightseeing in Old Québec with a Local Guide includes the Place d’Armes, the Laval Seminary, the Citadelle de Québec, the Place Royale, Lower Town, and Plains of Abraham. Farewell dinner this evening is on the Ile D’Orléans.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MONTRÉAL (EMBARKATION)

Day
11

MONTRÉAL Free time this morning. This afternoon, embark on a 7-night cruise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

QUÉBEC CITY

Day
12

QUÉBEC CITY (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Free day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE

Day
13

GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE Scenic cruise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Day
14

CHARLOTTETOWN Free day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SYDNEY

Day
15

SYDNEY Free day on Cape Breton Island.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

HALIFAX

Day
16

HALIFAX Free day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

BAR HARBOR, US

Day
17

BAR HARBOR Free day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

BOSTON (DISEMBARKATION)

Day
18

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Schedule flights departing from Boston Logan International Airport after Noon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

At least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

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