Tour the highlights of Quebec, from the lighthouses and wildlife found along the coast to the pretty cobbled streets of Montreal and Quebec City. The tour includes a cruise in search of whales along the St Lawrence estuary and the chance to go hiking in Quebec’s national parks. This self-drive itinerary allows you to travel at your own pace through the stunning scenery, allowing for stops as and when you like.
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Upon arrival make your way to Le Westin Montreal for 2 nights. Time at leisure to explore the sights (see page 81 for information on Montreal). (N)
Collect your car hire this morning and follow the St Lawrence river north towards Quebec City and stay at Le Manoir Victoria for 2 nights. The following day is at leisure to explore the old streets of Quebec City (see page 81 for infiormation on Quebec City). (N)
Continue to La Malbaie. We recommend a stop at the charming town of Baie-Saint-Paul to explore the art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Overnight at Auberge des Falaises. (N)
Continue along St Lawrence river then take a ferry across Saguenay river to Tadoussac for a 1-night stay at Hotel Tadoussac. This afternoon join a 3-hour whale watching cruise in search of humpback, fin and blue whales. (N)
Take the ferry across the St Lawrence river before stopping at Bic National Park for a walk to see harbour and grey seals. Arrive in Matane and stay overnight at Riôtel Matane. (B)
Drive to Gaspé, stopping at the Forillion National Park for breathtaking views. Wildlife that can be seen in this park includes black bears, beavers, sea birds, seals and whales. Stay 2 nights at Hotel des Commandants. (N)
Drive to the sheer Percé rock formation where it is possible to take a cruise to see the colony of 110,000 northern gannets. (N)
Travel to the gateway of Parc de la Gaspésie and stay 2 nights at Gîte du Mont Albert. The park is home to the high peaks of the Chic-Chocs and McGerrigle mountains as well as moose and over 150 species of birds (N)
Travel south along the St Lawrence river with the possibility of making a stop at Rimouski, where you can climb to the top of Canada’s second tallest lighthouse. Take the boat to L’Eau de Vie lighthouse and overnight. (D)
Pass through rural countryside on the way to Trois-Rivières, one of the first European settlements dating back to 1634. Tonight you will stay at Auberge du Lac St Pierre. (N)
Drive the final leg of your journey to Montreal. Return your car at the airport and fly home or continue your holiday. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. Transfers are also not included in this itinerary as taxis are easy, reliable and affordable in Canada. For flight and transfer options and prices, please speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
For a price quote including flights or alternative accommodation standards, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Overlooking the St Lawrence river the Auberg des Falaises offers family run boutique accommodation. Each of the guest rooms has individual decor and facilities include wireless internet access, television and air conditioning.Services at the property include a swimming pool, jacuzzi and a...
Located less than 10 minutes' drive from the town of St Anne des Monts, Gite du Mont Albert offers comfortable 4 star accommodation in the heart of Parc National de la Gaspesie. The property has 60 rooms, all with views of Mont Albert and modern amenities including wireless internet access. Facilities include a restaurant and car...
The 4-star Hotel des Commandants offers an oasis of peace and relaxation in the heart of Gaspe. The property has 70 rooms, each with contemporary décor and modern amenities. Facilities include a restaurant, fitness centre and car...
Located in Old Quebec near the culturally vibrant Latin Quarter and renovated in 2013, the Hotel Manoir Victoria has 156 contemporary rooms and suites. The attached Chez Boulay - Bistro Boréal serves nordic-inspired cuisine featuring seasonal regional products.
Features: 156 rooms, restaurant; bar, pool, spa.
Room amenities: Television, safe, hot drinks, Iron/Ironing board,...
Overlooking Tadoussac Bay and the St Lawrence river, Hotel Tadoussac was built in 1864 and remains an iconic building in town, with whitewashed walls, a bright red roof and maritime colours. Many of the guest rooms overlook the picturesque Tadoussac Bay and all have modern amenities including complimentary wireless internet. Facilities include car parking, a swimming pool, a restaurant and a...
L'Auberge du Lac Saint-Pierre has a peaceful setting approximately a 15-minute drive from Trois-Rivieres with spectacular views over St Lawrence river and direct access to the beach. This modern property has a restaurant that serves imaginative cuisine using local produce.
Features: 30 rooms, sauna, outdoor pool, restaurant, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, hairdryer, bathrobes, coffee & tea facilities, air...
Located in the heart of old Montreal, Le Westin Montreal is a modern hotel that is close to many of the city's historic sites, galleries, restaurants and shops. This modern property opens directly onto cobblestone streets. A unique feature is the indoor glass-bottom pool that is located over the main entrance. The onsite restaurant has chic decor and promotes the farm-to-table slow food movement, using locally sourced cuisine that captures the essence of Quebec.
Features: 455 rooms, restaurant, bar, sauna, fitness centre, indoor pool, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, tea & coffee facilities, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, air...
Many of the St. Lawrence lighthouses are more imposing, but few have more charm than Phare du Pot a l'Eau-de-Vie Lighthouse. Abandoned in 1964, 102 years after it was first commissioned, the property was restored in 1989, turning it into a cosy inn with three attractive rooms furnished in the spirit of the 19th century. It is a classified federal heritage building. Your stay will include return boat transfers with wildlife spotting from Riviere du Loup to the island, accommodation on a half-board basis and access to the Pot du Phare walking trails (some trails will only be open once the birds have completed nesting in early July). Facilities at the lighthouse include three rooms with double bed, sink in two of the rooms and a shared upstairs bathroom. A telescope for observing marine birds and lighthouse tours are...
Situated in the town of Matane at the confluence of the St Lawrence and Matane rivers, the Riotel Matane provides a quiet and restful atmosphere with a unique, modern design, featuring contemporary furnishings and materials. During the summer, a large outdoor fireplace is lit every evening to enjoy the tranquil summer nights. Located directly next to the beach, and just 500 feet from the main building, the Seafront Pavilion offers an incredible view of the St Lawrence river.
Features: 99 rooms, restaurant, bar, indoor heated pool, gym, sauna, hot tub, spa, outdoor heated pool, tennis court (summer months only), Wi-Fi, parking.
Room amenities: Coffee maker, air conditioning, television, hairdryer,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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YGA2018: 13 Nights