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Québec & the Gaspé Peninsula

Private Travel | Self-drive 14 Days & 13 Nights Lead-in price: £1695 Current prices from: £1695
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay in a restored 19th-century lighthouse
  • Explore the forested Gaspésie National Park
  • Visit the impressive gannet colony at Percé Rock National Park
  • Join a whale-watching cruise on the St Lawrence river
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Montreal

On arrival, make your way to Delta Montreal for 1 night. Time at leisure to explore the sights. (N)

Days 2-3: Montreal • Quebec City

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)

Day 4: Quebec City • Rivière du Loup

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)

Day 5: Rivière du Loup • Matane

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)

Day 6: Matane • Parc de la Gaspésie

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 7: Parc de la Gaspésie

Day at leisure to explore the national park and surrounding area. (N)

Day 8: Gaspé

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)

Day 9: Percé

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)

Day 10: Percé • Matapedia

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)

Day 11: Matapedia • Tadoussac

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)

Day 12: Tadoussac • La Malbaie

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)

Day 13: La Malbaie • Montreal

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)

Day 14: Montreal • Onward travel

Return your car at the airport and fly home, or continue your holiday in Canada. (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Standard tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Flights & transfers:

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.

Tailor-made travel:

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 enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • The Hotel Tadoussac
    The Hotel Tadoussac

    Overlooking Tadoussac Bay and the St Lawrence river,The Hotel Tadoussac was built in 1864 and remains an iconic building in town, with whitewashed walls, a bright red roof and maritime colours. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Tadoussac Marina, and many of the guestrooms overlook the picturesque Tadoussac Bay.

  • The Baker
    The Baker

    The Baker offers an oasis of peace and relaxation in the heart of Gaspe, close to Jacques- Cartier promenade and the beach. Rooms have subtle décor with contemporary style and facilities. The hotel's restaurant offers a mix of surf and turf, reflecting the region.

  • Gîte du Mont-Albert
    Gîte du Mont-Albert

    Located less than 10 minutes' drive from the town of St Anne des Monts, Gite du Mont Albert offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of Parc National de la Gaspesie. Accommodation is available in 48 rooms in the main hotel, and 10 rooms and two suites in the adjacent Caribou Lodge. All of the rooms are set at an angle to provide views of Mont Albert

  • Auberge Saint-Antoine
    Auberge Saint-Antoine

    Part of the Relaix & Chateaux group of hotels, the Auberge Saint-Antoine is a boutique property conveniently located along the St Lawrence river with the bustling streets of the Petit Champlain district, fortifications and museums all nearby. This luxury property has hundreds of archaeological artefacts found during construction on display throughout the building.

Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices

YGA2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £1695 per person

High season from £1995 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 3- & 4-star accommodation
    • 13 days’ car hire based on an Intermediate Automatic (Volkswagen Golf or similar, including GPS)
    • Guided excursions as specified

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