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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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On arrival, make your way to Delta Montreal
for 1 night. Time at leisure to explore the sights. (N)
Collect your car hire this morning and follow
the St Lawrence river north towards Quebec
City and stay at Auberge Saint Pierre for
2 nights. The following day is at leisure to
explore the old streets of Quebec City. (N)
Continue along the scenic path of the St
Lawrence river to Rivière-du-Loup, the gateway
to the Gaspé peninsula. On arrival, take
the boat to the charming Pot a l’Eau de Vie
Lighthouse for 1 night. (D)
Take the boat back across the St Lawrence
river and continue towards Matane, stopping
at Bic National Park for a walk to see harbour
and grey seals. Arrive in Matane and stay
overnight at Hotel-Motel Belle Plage. (B)
Travel towards Parc de la Gaspésie, home
to the high peaks of the Chic-Chocs and
McGerrigle mountains as well as moose and over 150 species of birds. Stay at Gite du Mont
Albert for 2 nights. (N)
Day at leisure to explore the national park and
surrounding area. (N)
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 1 night at Hotel Baker. (N)
Drive to the sheer Percé rock formation and take
a cruise to see the colony of 110,000 northern
gannets. Overnight at the Riôtel Percé. (B)
Proceed along the Baie des Chaleurs, passing
through a number of picturesque fishing
villages before arriving in Matapedia. En route
visit the Gospel Chapel at Bonaventure, the
Arcadian museum and the Parc de Miguasha,
a Unesco world heritage site renowned for
fossils from the Devonian period. Stay at
Auberge La Coulee Douce for 1 night. (N)
Take the high-speed catamaran from Rimouski to Forestville, then continue along the north
shore of the St Lawrence river to Tadoussac, a
popular area for whale watching. Stay 1 night
at Hotel Tadoussac. (B)
Today, enjoy a 3-hour whale-watching cruise
with the opportunity of seeing five or six species
of whale, including humpback, fin and blue
whales. Afterwards, take the 10-minute ferry
ride to Baie Sainte Catherine and proceed to
the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie
for 1 night. (N)
Drive the final leg of your journey to Montreal,
enjoying the incredible scenery as you drive
south through the Charlevoix region, stopping at Sainte Anne de Beaupre’s shrine and
Montmorency Falls. Stay at the Delta Montreal
for 1 night. (N)
Return your car at the airport and fly home, or
continue your holiday in Canada. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YGA2020: 13 Nights