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8 DAY BRILLIANT AUTUMN COLOURS OF QUEBEC

CODE
8BACQ
STARTING FROM
$1,470 USD
PLACES VISITED
Montréal, Québec City
QUEBEC TOUR
Explore the cities of Montréal and Québec City onboard convenient hop-on, hop-off city tours before venturing out to Mont Saint-Anne and then the Charlevoix region to discover the spectacular fall colours. On route, you'll see the pastoral farmlands on the romantic île d'Orléans and the vivid fall colours on the riverside slopes and onto Baie-Saint-Paul. Explore Baie-Saint-Paul, a quintessentially Quebecois town, nestled in the heart of a scenic valley with ever-present cultural life has museums, art galleries, gourmet restaurants and corner bistros.
Start Location: Montréal End Location: Québec City
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Montréal city tour
  • Montréal river cruise
  • Québec City tour
  • Montmorency Falls
  • Charlevoix region self-drive touring
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Montréal, QC

Arrive in Montréal and check in to your downtown hotel. There will be free time this evening to explore the heart of historic and friendly Montreal and its cobbled streets. When it comes to the fundamentals of getting to know Montréal, several attractions like the Place d' Armes, Basilica Notre-Dame, Place Jacques-Cartier and the cobbled streets of Old Montreal stand out and all can easily be done on foot.
Overnight: Montréal
Day 2: Montréal sightseeing

This morning take Hop on Hop off tour to over the main points of interest including a photo stop of Notre Dame Basilica, St. Joseph's Oratory, Old Montreal, the French Quarter and Mount Royal on a three-hour coach city tour. Bask in the glory of the Notre Dame Basilica, stroll through Chinatown, and walk streets of the Old Port. Plan your evening and scope out the best bars and restaurants along Crescent Street. With 10 different places to hop-on or hop-off, there is no shortage of things to do and places to see. This hop-on hop-off tour is a unique and informative way to experience Montreal! This afternoon discovers Montreal from a whole new perspective as you join a discovery cruise on the St Lawrence River.
Overnight: Montréal
Day 3: Montréal — Québec City by train

Following the St. Lawrence River, travel from city suburbs through rural landscapes to the oldest walled city in North America. Old Québec is a UNESCO World Heritage treasure and a walkable and safe destination to explore on foot. Stroll and discover the only fortified city north of Mexico with its cobblestone streets and fortified walls. Admire the view from many different vantage points and visit notable historical sites, such as Petit-Champlain District, Place Royale, the Plains of Abraham and the Parliament Building. As you stroll along the Dufferin Terrace, be sure to take a picture of world-famous Château Frontenac, the most photographed hotel in the world.
Overnight: Québec City
Day 4: Québec City sightseeing

The best way to discover and explore historic Quebec City is on the Hop on Hop off the bus. Hop on and hop off the red loop bus service as often as you please and see Quebec City at your own pace. This afternoon travel by coach to the Beaupre Coast and Montmorency Falls. Taking the Avenue through the traditional villages and farms of the Beaupre Coast, your guide will help you relive the tranquil pace of bygone years. A 45 minute stop is scheduled at the Montmorency Falls and the shrine of Ste-Anne-Beaupre, with a short detour to the western tip of the Island of Orleans.
Overnight: Québec City
Day 5: The spectacular autumn colours near Québec City

Pick up your included rental car this morning. The changing of the leaves each autumn during late September and into October is due not so much to the cooler temperatures as to the decreased light resulting from shorter days. In the maple tree, the accumulation of sugar in the sap is what accounts for the brilliant red of the leaves, whose hue varies depending on the soil composition. The autumn colours are at their best in Mont Saint-Anne and in nearby Parc National de la Jacques Cartier, both within easy drive distance from Quebec City. Keep your cameras at the ready as this will be a day of stunning images.
Overnight: Québec City
Day 6: Quebec City and the Charlevoix Region by road

Today depart Québec City and travel the scenic Charlevoix region following the mighty St. Lawrence River to the picturesque Charlevoix region and the quaint town of Baie-Saint-Paul. On the way, you will see the pastoral farmlands on the romantic ÃŽle d'Orléans and the vivid fall colours on the riverside slopes. We suggest driving an additional 90 km to the town of La Malbaie and onwards to Baie St Catherine to see the stunning beauty of the Charlevoix region during autumn. During this time of the year, Charlevoix's landscapes take on their dazzling colours in the autumn. We suggest joining a 3 hrs long whale watching cruise from Baie St Catherine to meet the giant marine mammals in the Gulf of St Lawrence or else bike alongside the St. Lawrence River, to enjoy this scenery of unparalleled beauty.
Day 7: Charlevoix, QC and Quebec City

Explore the quintessentially Quebecois town of Baie-Saint-Paul today. Baie-Saint-Paul is nestled in the heart of a scenic valley and cultural life is ever-present, from museums and art galleries to gourmet restaurants and corner bistros. The streets are lined with century-old homes and are reserved for pedestrians, musicians, painters and street artists. The famous show of Cirque du Soleil took its first steps here in the early '80s. Take a stroll down Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, home to one of the highest concentrations of art galleries in Canada. After spending the day in this quaint town, drive back to Quebec City. Return your rental car.
Overnight: Québec City
Day 8: Depart Quebec City

Our introduction to the highlights of Quebec during the best time of the year comes to an end. OPTION: Extend your stay in Montreal or Quebec and experience the diverse attractions that these beautiful French Canadian cities have to offer.
DATES & PRICES
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ACCOMMODATION
START PLACE
END PLACE
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Moderate
Montréal
Québec City
$1,470 USD
Superior
Montréal
Québec City
$1,630 USD
Deluxe
Montréal
Québec City
$1,720 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 3-day mid-size car rental (conditions apply)
  • Sightseeing and attractions as listed
EXCLUSIONS
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Pre/post accommodation

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Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

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

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

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 pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.
Tour Questions

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+

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

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

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

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour 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 this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please 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 the 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 Tours 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 (includes tipping).

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

Yes! 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 and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your
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