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.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YGA2018: 13 Nights