- Explore Montréal and the Old Port
- Sucrerie de la Montagne, an authentic sugar shack
- Resort mountain town of Mont Tremblant
- View the Hôtel de Glace as you drive into Québec City
- Montmorency Falls
- Discover Old Québec and Québec City
- 5 nights of accommodation (3-4 star)
- Private group transportation
- Services of a professional driver/guide
- Attractions and sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Daily Breakfast
- Gratuities to guides (recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
- Items of a personal nature
- Meals not listed above
- Credit card payment fees, where applicable
- Airfare and Travel Insurance
Minimum 6 passengers
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Welcome to Montréal, a stylish and elegant city with a distinctly European flair offering a vibrant mix of the old and new. Here you can immerse yourself in the French heritage of North America. 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.
Find out more about all the eras that shaped Montréal on today’s walking tour with an expert local guide, from the foundation of Fort Ville-Marie in 1642 to today’s modern city. The historic heart of the city and its adjacent Old Port will help illuminate the story of one of the greatest cities in the Americas. We will explore the birthplace of this metropolis and experience a special voyage back in time! This afternoon, we will take a short drive to Sucrerie de la Montagne, an authentic Québec “sugar shack”. Designated an official “Site du Patrimoine Québécois” (Québec Heritage site), the sugar shack, located in the midst of a 120-acre forest of century-old maples atop Mont Rigaud, will transport you back in time, providing you with a momentary glimpse of life as it truly was for Québec and Canadian pioneers. Activities vary by time of year, but you’re sure to enjoy the rustic charm any time you go. We suggest enjoying a hearty traditional Québec dinner while you’re here.
Today, we’ll take a scenic drive through the towering Laurentian Mountains, and arrive in the stunning alpine resort town of Mont Tremblant. We’ll check into our accommodation then go for a stroll to explore the beautiful European-style village. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy as you please.
This morning, we depart Mont Tremblant and make our way north along the Beaupre Coast , passing through traditional villages and farms along the way. As we approach Québec City we’ll stop to see the Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel), the only one of its kind in North America. Fascinating art and winter splendour greet you as soon as you enter the Grand Hall. You'll be awestruck by the hotel's rooms and themed suites which are decorated with majestic sculptures. Make sure to stop by the sumptuous chapel, where people from all over the world are immediately amazed by its magical ambiance. To add a touch of warmth to your visit, top it off with a delicious cocktail served in a glass made of ice! Québec is magical in winter time, and the same is true for Montmorency Falls, our next destination. In very cold weather, the fine splashes projected by the waterfall eventually freeze and form, at the foot of the falls, the famous Sugarloaf, a very impressive natural ice cone. Finally we will arrive in Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure. The city lies on the St. Lawrence River and is the oldest European settlement in Canada. The old quarter is the only walled city in North America. The remainder of the evening may be spent at leisure.
Overnight: Québec City
Accompanied by a professional local guide, today’s walking tour will take us through the streets of Quebec City. We’ll enjoy a leisurely descending path, passing by the important sites of Old Quebec. The detailed and comprehensive information provided by our visits will spark interest in anyone who’s eager to learn about Quebec’s past. Our tour covers the architecture, the major events and introduces us to Quebec’s people by discussing their culture and heritage. It meanders next to Quebec historical sites such as the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec fortifications, Place Royale and uncovers many hidden Quebec sites!
Overnight: Québec City
Today we bid farewell to Québec City, as we make our way to the airport to begin the journey home.