Quebec in Depth with the Gaspe Peninsula & Ocean Train to Halifax


  • 15 days

  • Quebec

tour : CQE

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£2,949pp

Now from

£2,654pp

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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.

Wake up to the charming boats, buildings, and four-kilometer boardwalk in Novia Scotia’s capital after catching your Zzzs on the overnight Ocean Train from Montréal. A visit to Peggy’s Cove and its iconic lighthouse is another dream come true on this extension to your French Canadian vacation.

Highlights

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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:

  • 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 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

QUÉBEC CITY–MONTRÉAL

Day
11


QUÉBEC CITY Morning drive to Montréal.MONTRÉAL Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MONTRÉAL–VIA RAIL’S THE OCEAN

Day
12

MONTRÉAL Free time this morning.
VIA RAIL’S THE OCEAN Scenic overnight train ride along the St. Lawrence River en route to Halifax. Accommodations on the train are in private Sleeper Plus service.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

VIA RAIL’S THE OCEAN–HALIFAX

Day
13

VIA RAIL’S THE OCEAN Scenic train ride through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to Halifax.
HALIFAX Free time this afternoon and evening. Your Globus Local Host will be available to provide suggestions on how to spend your free time.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

HALIFAX. EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S COVE

Day
14

PEGGY’S COVE Guided sightseeing and free time. Return to Halifax.
HALIFAX Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

HALIFAX

Day
15

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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