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10 DAY NEW FRANCE - HERITAGE OF QUEBEC WITH NEW BRUNSWICK'S ACADIAN TRAIL

CODE
NFAC
STARTING FROM
$3,260 USD
PLACES VISITED
Montréal, On Board VIA Rail, Bathurst,...
FRENCH CANADA TOUR
This is a new Anderson Vacations tour that links the many flavours of Québec with the Acadian Peninsula of New Brunswick. The descendants of the original French settlers have called the eastern part of the Canadian province of New Brunswick home since the 1600’s and the unique Acadian lifestyle has been shaped by the sea, against a backdrop of coastal islands, lighthouses and seaside cottages. This tour starts in cosmopolitan Montréal and ends in Moncton, the largest Acadian settlement.
Start Location: Montréal End Location: Moncton
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • National Acadian Day Festival (August departure only)
  • Acadian Coast and the Acadian Isles
  • VIA Rail On Board Overnight Sleeper Train
  • Québec City Tour and Old Town
  • Montréal City Tour
  • Prince Edward Island Tour
  • Confederation Bridge
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Shediac – the ‘Lobster Capital of the World’
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Montréal, QC

Arrive in Montréal and check in to your downtown hotel. This evening we have a welcome dinner with the rest of our fellow travellers and learn about the history of this city and its important place in Québec and within Canada. A stylish and elegant city with a distinctly European flair offering a vibrant mix of the old and new where you can immerse yourself in the French heritage of North America. If you arrive early this day, there will be time to stroll through narrow cobbled lanes with 17th century buildings, quaint shops, galleries and sidewalk cafés. Montréal is a city with a thousand different flavours, from award-winning restaurants to ethnic food stalls and locally grown products. We will enjoy the cuisine this city has to offer.
Overnight: Montréal
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Montréal - Québec City, QC

Today we enjoy a classic city tour with an expert local guide. Experience an overview of Montréal and its historical sites, where you will discover all of the characteristics this city has to offer. See the highlights of one of the world's largest French-speaking cities in the world with stops at the city's best attractions, where you can explore and have time to take pictures. You will visit the Notre-Dame Basilica, St. Joseph's Oratory, residential and financial districts, Old Montréal, French Quarter, McGill University and take in some panoramic views from an observation point on top of Mount Royal, from which Montréal gets its name. We board the 6:30 pm VIA Rail train from Montréal, and following the St. Lawrence River, pass from city suburbs to the rural landscapes of forests and rich pastures, dotted with tiny villages that extend to Québec City, the oldest walled city in North America and the heart of the French Canadian culture in Canada.
Overnight: Québec City
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Québec City - Bathurst, NB

Today we discover Québec City (the Upper and Lower Towns) through its history, architecture and culture. We explore the walled city and the historic Lower Town, but also travel outside the city walls to see Parliament Hill and the famous Plains of Abraham. Old Québec is a UNESCO designated World Heritage City. Many Québec historic sites such as the Québec fortifications, Chateau Frontenac, Québec Citadel, Plains of Abraham and Québec ÃŽle d'Orléans make up important landmarks of Old Québec City and the nearby region. Many different influences have shaped Québec's history over the past 400 years - the First Nations, the French, the Acadians, the British, the Americans, the Germans and the Irish, to name a few. There is a lot to discover here by foot. We plan to walk through some pedestrian areas like the Dufferin Terrasse, around Chateau Frontenac, Place-Royale (birthplace of the city), and the Petit-Champlain borough.There will be some free time this evening before we board The Ocean train at 10:50 pm tonight and head east towards the maritime provinces of Canada.
Overnight: On Board VIA Rail
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Bathurst, NB

We arrive in Bathurst late morning and do a brief drive tour of the town before checking into our hotel. There will time this afternoon to explore this quiet Acadian town on your own or accompany your Tour Leader to the Daly Point Reserve just northeast of Bathurst harbour. The Nature Reserve boasts some 100 acres of pristine salt marsh and wooded plots as well as trails and is alive with wildlife and especially birdlife which attracts bird-watchers by the hundreds. The park is dotted with deciduous and coniferous trees and is designated as part of the Acadian Forest Region.
Overnight: Bathurst
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Bathurst, NB

We drive east this morning to the Acadian Isles and the very tip of the Acadian peninsula. Our first stop will be the Village Historique Acadien. Originating from 17th century France, the Acadians were the first French settlers in North America. Le Grand Dérangement (the deportation) deprived them of their lands and scattered them throughout the world. The Acadian Village portrays the ingenuity and determination of the Acadians as they started a new life in a new continent.Recognized for the authenticity of the historic recreation, the Village Historique Acadien recalls the life of the region's Acadian ancestors from 1770 to 1949. More than 40 historic buildings with interpreters in period costumes, give an impression of going back in time in history. Each of the characters has a story to tell and a craft or custom or piece of history to share with you.We drive on to the tip of the Acadian Peninsula visiting Lamèque Island and remote Miscou Island where you will find wind-swept beaches, a unique lighthouse and peat bogs that turn fiery red every autumn.
Overnight: Bathurst
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Bathurst - Shediac, NB

Jutting into the warm waters of the Gulf Stream current, this lively and historic region is filled with coastal charm and cultural significance. On our drive along the southern shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence we will discover the heart of L'Acadie. We will make many stops along the way as we drive south from Bathurst to Shediac, the "Lobster Capital of the World", visiting the towns of Miramichi and Bouctouche enroute. Depending upon local availability, we will aim to join a late afternoon cruise of Shediac Harbour in the Ambassador, a converted lobster fishing boat.
Overnight: Shediac
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Shediac - Charlottetown, PEI

Before we depart from Acadia and drive across the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island, we will stop in Cap-Pelé. The area is North America's largest exporter of smoked herring and we visit the Smokehouse Museum and later stop at by a working smokehouse where you will not only smell the smoked herring, but get to taste some. We will visit a fishermen's workshop to see how lobster traps are made, then the Aboiteau wharf lobster pound and see Sainte-Thérèse-d'Avila Church, built in the shape of a boat.We then cross the Confederation Bridge that connects the eastern Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The curved, 12.9 kms (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing a sometimes ice-covered stretch of water and it is one of Canada's top engineering achievements of the 20th century. After 60% of Prince Edward Islanders voted Yes to a bridge in 1988 and after four years of construction using more than five thousand local workers, the Confederation Bridge opened to traffic on May 31, 1997.
Overnight: Charlottetown
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Charlottetown, PEI

Charlottetown is the Birthplace of Confederation where in 1864 the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Québec met to form the new country of CanadaOn our full day tour of the island, we will see the rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes, tiny villages and bustling harbours along the Blue Heron Drive enroute to the North Shore. On arrival into Cavendish there will be time to visit Green Gables House - the old farm site inspired by LM Montgomery's first novel Anne of Green Gables. We will stop at Prince Edward Island Preserve Company located in one of Canada's prettiest villages and sample some of their locally made delicious jams and marmalades.
Overnight: Charlottetown
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9: Charlottetown - Moncton, NB

We drive back to the mainland and to the National Historic Site of the Monument-Lefebvre. Located in the Memramcook valley of southeastern New Brunswick, the Monument-Lefebvre building is the symbol of the renaissance of contempory Acadie and home to "Reflections of a Journey - the Odyssey of the Acadian People" exhibit where visitors can immerse themselves in all things Acadian.Before ending our tour in Moncton, Atlantic Canada's Entertainment Capital and a city deemed the "Most Polite City in Canada" by Readers Digest, we will aim to visit the Bay of Fundy's iconic Hopewell Rocks.
Overnight: Moncton
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Depart Moncton, NB

This morning after breakfast bid farewell to Québec and New Brunswick's Acadian Trail as your trip comes to an end.
Meals: Breakfast
DATES & PRICES
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Thu, 14 Jul 2022
Sat, 23 Jul 2022
$3,260 USD
$810 USD
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Sun, 11 Sep 2022
Tue, 20 Sep 2022
$3,260 USD
$810 USD
$100 USD
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 9 nights of accommodation (3.5—4 star)
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Transportation on deluxe motorcoach
  • 18 meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 dinners.
EXCLUSIONS
  • Transportation on deluxe motorcoach
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • 9 nights of accommodation (3.5-4 star)
  • 18 meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 dinners
  • Gratuities to driver (Recommend $3-$4 per person per day)
  • Gratuities to guide (Recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed
  • Attractions not listed
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Airfare — domestic and international (Unless Specified)
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)

Why Take An Anderson Tour?

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Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't

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Tour Questions

What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a 'Classic Tour', up to of 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. However, if the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction, only up to of 18 persons join the tour and many Tours of Distinction travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's Pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours. Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Select departures of many tours are 'Pre- Guaranteed'.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 – $60.00 CAD per day (with tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, but within reason. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can help with booking airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please ask for details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. Please inquire for further information and prices.

Can you assist with booking airline flights?

Yes! We can help with booking your flights for you. We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation from Anderson Vacations including specific confirmation that your tour is 'Guaranteed'. Please be aware that you may be liable for airline cancellation costs should your tour not become guaranteed and your travel dates need to be amended or cancelled.

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel rooms with another same gender traveller. No Single Supplement payment is charged to you in this case.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as prices and availability varies from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to travellers needs. Please ask us for details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate)and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.
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Seasoned Tour Guides Get a deeper understanding with storytelling tailored to your interests.
Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't
CLASSIC TOURS

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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TOURS OF DISTINCTION

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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CUSTOM TRIPS

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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BUBBLE TOURS

Types of Bubble Tours: Independent Travel (FIT), Self-Drive Small Custom Groups limited to 12 persons

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