Gaspe Bay Recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime, Gaspésie gives you the opportunity to discover four national parks; famous Percé Rock; the world’s most accessible northern gannet colony; a UNESCO World Heritage Site; moose; summits over 1000 metres (3300 feet); lighthouses; Chaleur Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the world; remarkable historic sites and much more. Early Booking Bonus of $50 if paid in full by May 24, 2019!
Recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime, Gaspésie gives you the opportunity to discover four national parks; famous Percé Rock; the world’s most accessible northern gannet colony; a UNESCO World Heritage Site; moose; summits over 1000 metres (3300 feet); lighthouses; Chaleur Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the world; remarkable historic sites and much more.
Early Booking Bonus of $50 if paid in full by May 24, 2019!
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
|DAY ONE – AUG 24|
|7:00 am||Depart from Kingston Shrine Club. Today we travel along the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City. Early afternoon check in at the Hotel Clarendon, inside the fortification walls and a block from the Chateau Frontenac. The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to enjoy the ambiance of this historical city, have dinner and browse the quaint shops.|
|DAY TWO – AUG 25|
|Following our full American breakfast this morning at the hotel. 8:00 am- We depart for the Gaspé Peninsula, a mostly coastal region of Eastern Quebec surrounded by the St. Lawrence Waterway as well as by the Bay of Chaleur. Today we will cross Gaspé at its narrowest spot, travelling through the picturesque Matapedia Valley. Route 132 splits at Riviere du Loop to form a loop. We will go along the Gulf of St. Lawrence, overnighting in Matane, a maratime town located along the majestic St. Lawrence River
and at the mouth of the Matane River. On the way we will visit the Métis Gardens located
near Matane. You will have lunch on your own and tour this internationally renowned horticultural achievement, which resulted from Elsie Redford’s passion for gardening. This gardener’s paradise is home to over 3,000 species and varieties of native and exotic plants. There will be plenty of time for photo
opportunities. Check in to Hotel Riotel Matane, our seaside hotel. (418-566-2651). Dinner is included tonight.
|DAY THREE – FOUR – AUG 26-27|
|After a wonderful included breakfast, we depart at 8:00am taking a leisurely trip north and east following 132 with the Gulf of St. Lawrence on our left all the way to Percé for our two-night
stay. Included lunch today will be at Auberge Le Caribou. Our hotel for the next two evenings is
the picturesque Hotel Riotel Percé, located right on the beach with a stunning view of Perce Rock and Bonaventure Island! (418-782-2166). THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE GASPE PENINSULA! Without
a doubt, Percé is the highlight of any visit to the Gaspe Peninsula. Every year, this small village
attracts visitors from all over the world who come to admire imposing Percé Rock and neighboring
Bonaventure Island, which together make up one of Canada’s most beautiful national parks.
Exceptional Location, admire the stunning view of Percé Rock from your patio, your room, or La
Bonaventure sur Mer restaurant or the outdoor spa! You will be delighted with the enchanting
setting and the fishermen on the docks as well as Percé’s cultural life and tourist attractions. A full American Breakfast is included each morning. On Tuesday, sightseeing includes a boat ride around the
famous Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island, home to a world-renowned Northern Gannet colony.
You will also see puffins, cormorants and murres. This afternoon we are free to enjoy and explore the
village of Percé. Although Percé now has a mainly tourist vacation, it used to be an important fishing
center. It reigns as one of Quebec’s most important natural tourist attractions. Dinner is included this
evening at the hotel.
|DAY FIVE – AUG 28|
|Enjoy your full American breakfast. We board our coach at 8:00am to depart Percé.
Today we will choose 132 south to continue around the Gaspé Peninsula, hugging the shoreline along the Bay of Chaleur. On our journey homeward we are sure to find the most diversified and picturesque bays and coastlines, valleys, and mountain landscapes. Included lunch will be at Auberge La Coulée Douce. We check into the Hotel Universel (418-862-9520). Relax and freshen up before we enjoy our
|DAY SIX – AUG 29|
|Full American breakfast is included before we board our coach for the trip back to Kingston. In the morning we will pause to visit St. Jean-Port-Joli and the wood carvers. We estimate a 9:00 pm arrival at the Kingston Shrine Club.|
***EARLY BOOKING BONUS! $25 OFF PER PERSON, IF PAID IN FULL BY MAY 24, 2019***
• Roundtrip Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation
PRICE PER PERSON
• A deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking
• The balance is due 60 days prior to departure
• Refunds are not available within 30 days of travel
• For the comfort of fellow travelers, kindly refrain from using scented products
• Must have valid passport to travel across the border
• Tipping for driver and tour director is voluntary
• Please note that cancellation and travel insurance is not covered in your package but is strongly recommended for out of province travel
• Two bags are required per person, 1 small bag for on route stays 1 large bag for final destination
|5:30 am||Depart Belleville Maple Leaf Office at 81 Millennium Parkway (parking)|
|6:00 am||Depart Napanee Flying J Northeast Corner of the Parking Lot|
|7:00 am||Depart Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess Street (parking)|
|7:15 am||Depart Gananoque Carpool Lot Hwy 2|
|6:45 am||Depart Ottawa Robbies Italian Restaurant 1531 St. Laurent Blvd (parking)|
|7:10 am||Depart Ottawa All Saints Lutheran Church 1061 Pinecrest Rd. (parking)|
|7:40 am||Depart Kemptville Stinsons Gas Bar Hwy 43|
|7:45 am||Depart Brockville Food Basics|
Our accommodations pay tribute to the past with antique furniture, elegant décor and classic drapery. You’ll also enjoy contemporary touches such as free high-speed wireless Internet access, premium cable HD TV and Keurig coffee maker.
Comfortable, modern amenities, breathtaking views… Every effort has been taken to make sure we meet our guests’ needs with calm and inspiring open spaces, and breathtaking views of the horizon.
Located in the centre of the village, right on the water’s edge and opposite the Parc National de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé, Riôtel Percé has unbeatable views! You can see the sea from everywhere, whether your in our restaurant, on the terrace, in the spa, or on your balcony. Breathe in the fresh sea air and relax, whether you’re here for business or pleasure.
Welcome to Hotel Universel Riviere-du-Loup Hotel Universel in Riviere-du-Loup is pleased to welcome you to its brand-new, 220-room hotel in Riviere-du-Loup including 51 newly-built units. Hotel Universel offers a complete range of services specially designed to accommodate all the needs of its clientele, both business and tourist. Hotel Universel is your choice hotel in Riviere-du-Loup. We pride ourselves in being able to meet the expectations of all types of travelers with our variety of services and amenities, which is unique for a hotel in Riviere-du-Loup.
BEFORE YOU GO
Cancellation & Medical Insurance is strongly recommended for overnight tours and out of country travel. Travel Insurance is available for purchase through Maple Leaf Tours.
- Portage of 1 large suite case per person, you may also bring 1 carry-on per person
- Please keep all medication with your person not in luggage
- Cancellation and Medical insurance is not covered in your package but is strongly recommended for out of province travel
- Insurance is available through Maple Leaf, please call to inquire today!
- There are regular stops made for comfort breaks
- Tipping for tour director and driver is voluntary depending on quality of service
- For the comfort of fellow travellers, kindly refrain from using scented products