Quebec Winter Carnival

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Eastern Canada

  • Steady pace

  • Platinum escorted tours

A unique opportunity to experience the biggest Winter Carnival in the world - set in one of Canada's most beautiful and historic cities.

At a glance


  • Montreal Orientation Tour, Traditional Sugar Shack visit
  • Quebec City VIA Rail Montreal to Quebec, Winter Festival
  • Ottawa City sightseeing including the Royal Canadian Mint, Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

UK - Montréal

Day
1

Fly to Montreal where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

This evening join the Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome drink.

Montréal - Quebec City

Day
2

Enjoy a morning orientation tour of Montréal with a local guide. Next, board VIA Rail and travel through the countryside to Québec City, home to the world’s largest winter carnival. Founded in 1894, the carnival attracts thousands of visitors each year. This evening, learn more about Québec and its rich history over dinner at a traditional sugar shack, complete with musical entertainment and a horse-drawn sleigh-ride.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Québec City

Day
3

This morning, enjoy an included guided tour of Canada’s only walled city with a local guide. Afterward, visit North America’s only Ice Hotel, Hotel de Glace. Take a tour to learn how the hotel was built and is maintained. There’s also time to admire the beautiful ice sculptures and sip on a cocktail served in one of the hotel’s famous homemade ice glasses. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to participate in winter activities such as ice skating, snow-shoeing, dog-sledding, and more. Your tour director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Québec City

Day
4

A full day at leisure to explore more of Quebec's Winter Carnival. Your entrance fee gives you access to all events, which includes the International Snow Sculpture Competition, night parades, snow slides, shows, snow baths, the ice palace, and numerous winter activities. You may even have the chance to meet the Carnival’s famous mascot, Bonhomme.

NOTE: Québec’s Winter Carnival activities vary from year to year. Your Tour Director will be able to confirm all activities that are available while you are in Québec.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Quebec City - Ottawa

Day
5

Travel to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. Upon arrival, sightseeing includes the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Canal. A stop is also made at the city’s bustling Byward Market, where you may wish to try a Canadian speciality like Poutine, french fries with fresh cheese curds and gravy; or a Beaver Tail, a pastry stretched out to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. This evening is at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Ottawa - Montréal

Day
6

There’s time this morning to explore more of Ottawa. You may wish to spend time at the National Gallery of Canada, shop for a favourite souvenir, or lace up a pair of skates and ice skate on the famous Rideau Canal (weather permitting). Return to Montréal this afternoon. Tonight, celebrate your winter adventure with a festive farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Montréal - UK

Day
7

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
8

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Montreal: Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
  • Quebec City: Delta Quebec
  • Ottawa: Lord Elgin Hotel

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