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GASPE BAY & QUEBEC CITY 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.
Enjoy spectacular sea and mountain scenery as far as the eye can see!
GASPE BAY & QUEBEC CITY
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.
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|7:00 am||We will depart Kingston Shine Club 3260 Princess St. at Collins Bay Rd. Today we travel along the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City. Early afternoon check in at the Hotel Clarendon www.hotelclarendon.com, inside the fortification walls and a block from the Chateau Frontenac. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy the ambience of this historical city, have dinner and browse the quaint shops.|
|Following our full American Breakfast this morning we depart at 8:00 am. The Gaspe Peninsula is a mostly coastal region of Eastern Quebec surrounded by the St. Lawrence waterways as well as by the Bay of Chaleur. Today we will cross the Gaspe 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 route 132 north travelling along the Gulf of St. Lawrence, overnighting in Matane, a maritime town located along the majestic St. Lawrence River and at the mouth of the Matane River. On the way we will visit the Metis 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 3 & 4|
|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 Perce for our two-night stay. Included lunch today will be at Auberge Le Caribou. Out hotel for the next two evenings is the picturesque Hotel Riotel Perce, located right on the beach with a stunning view of Perce Rock and Bonaventure Island! (418) 782-2166. Riotel Perce. The highlight of the Gaspe Peninsula! Without a doubt, Perce 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 Perce Rock and neighbouring Bonaventure Island, which together make up one of Canada’s most beautiful national park. Exceptional Location, admire the stunning view of Perce Rock from our patio, your room, our La Bonaveture sur Mer restaurant or our outdoor spa! You will be delighted with the enchanting setting and the fishermen on the docks as well as Perce’s cultural life and tourist attractions. A full American Breakfast is included each morning.
On Monday, sightseeing includes a boat ride around the famous Perce 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 Perce. Although Perce now has a mainly tourist vocation, it used to be an important fishing center. It reigns as one of Quebec’s most important natural tourist attractions. Dinner is included tonight
at the hotel.
|Enjoy your full American breakfast before we board our coach at 8:00 am to depart Perce. Today we will choose 132 south to continue around the Gaspe 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 Coulee Douce. We check into the Hotel Universal, (418) 862-9520. Relax and freshen up before we enjoy our farewell dinner together!|
|Full American breakfast is included before we board our coach at 8:00 am 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 6:30 pm arrival at the Kingston Shrine Club.|
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|PRICE PER PERSON|
- $100 deposit due at time of booking
- Balance is due 60 days prior to depature
- Acceptable forms of payment are cash, cheque, debit, Visa or Mastercard.
- Refunds are not available within 45 days of travel date.
- Bookings are transferable.
|5:30 am||Depart Belleville: Maple Leaf Tours Office, 81 Millennium Parkway (parking)|
|6:00 am||Depart Napanee: Flying J Northeast Corner|
|7:00 am||Depart Kingston: Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. at Collins Bay Rd.|
|7:15 am||Depart Gananoque: Hwy 2 Carpool Lot|
|7:45 am||Depart Brockville: Food Basics Jefferson Dr|
|6:45 am||Depart Ottawa: Robbies Italian Restaurant, 1531 St. Laurent Blvd|
|7:10 am||Depart Ottawa: All Saints Lutheran Church, 1061 Pinecrest Rd.|
|7:40 am||Depart Kemptville: Stinsons Gas Bar Hwy 43|
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.
Many rooms provide fantastic views of Old Québec while other face a small courtyard for assured tranquility. For added comfort and space, select one of our superior rooms with a convenient den.
Distinctive comfort, modern facilities, breathtaking views … The spaces were designed to be open on the river and the horizon in order to offer a hotel adapted to the needs of our customers, in the heart of a calm and inspiring environment.
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, 301-rooms hotel in Riviere-du-Loup including 81 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. Our extensive facilities include a state-of-the-art convention centre equipped with the latest in high-tech equipment; our excellent team of experienced lodging and food service professionals will ensure that your activities are an unqualified success.
Perce Boat Ride
Admission to Metis Garden
Guided Tour of Perce
BEFORE YOU GO
- For the comfort of fellow travelers, kindly refrain from using scented products such as perfume, cologne and other fragrances.
- Tipping for driver and tour director is voluntary depending on quality of service
- Refunds are not available within 45 days of travel.
- Important: Maple Leaf Tours strongly recommends purchasing out of province Medical Insurance. Allianz Insurance is available through Maple Leaf Tours.
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