Oh La La! Quebec City and… A UNESCO World Heritage treasure, Old Québec is the only fortified city north of Mexico. Bask in the European charm as you stroll through the old quarters and take in over 400 years of history in the birthplace of French North America.
The Spectacular Canada Goose Migration!
Oh La La! Quebec City and…
A UNESCO World Heritage treasure, Old Québec is the only fortified city north of Mexico. Bask in the European charm as you stroll through the old quarters and take in over 400 years of history in the birthplace of French North America.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
|DAY ONE: TUES, OCT 15|
|8:00 am||Depart Kingston: Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. at Collins Bay Rd.|
|12:00 pm||Lunch stop at St. Hubert’s (like Swiss Chalet) in Sainte Julie (on own)|
|3:30 pm||Arrival in Quebec City and check into the beautiful Delta Quebec City just outside the fortification walls between the St. Louis and Kent gates!|
|5:30 pm||We will have an included dinner together.|
|7:00 pm||Return to the hotel or stroll the quaint streets of Old Quebec at your leisure.|
|DAY TWO: WED, OCT 16|
|7:00 am||Enjoy breakfast at your leisure at the hotel.|
|9:00 am||Board the coach and with our local guide we leave for a guided tour of Quebec City. Including the Plains of Abraham, Cape Diamond, Joan of Arc Gardens, Grande Allee, Quebec City Parliament, Place D’Armes, Place Royale, Avenue Petite Champlain and more. Our morning of touring will finish in lower town where you are
free to wander the Petite Champlain for some shopping and lunch on your own.
|2:00 pm||We’ll board the AML Louis Jolliet to discover Quebec City from the river and weigh anchor for a fascinating guided cruise on the St. Lawrence River. Cruise from Old Quebec to the Montmorency Falls and Ile d’Orleans and enjoy breathtaking views of the Chateau Frontenac. With out guide, learn more about the only walled city in North America or relax on our outdoor terraces. The perfect combination of Quebec
City, the river and the surroundings;- Indoor bistro service as well as on the terraces. After our wonderful afternoon cruise, you’ll have time to relax and freshen up before an included dinner.
|5:30 pm||We’ll board our coach and travel to a Quebec Maple Sugar Shack for a traditional Quebec dinner and festive traditional folklore entertainment! After an enjoyable evening we will transfer back to our hotel.|
|DAY THREE: THUR, OCT 17|
|7:00 am||Enjoy breakfast once again at the hotel.|
|8:00 am||With our local guide, we depart from our hotel by motor coach and travel to the Beaupre Coast and explore the Quebec Countryside! Our first stop will be at Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area where we’ll witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of the greater snow geese gathering at the site by the tens of thousands during migration! Over the past 40 years, the population of Greater Snow Geese witnessed at Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area has increased from 3,000 birds to close to 1 Million. During their biennal
journey between the Atlantic coast and the Far North, Greater Snow Geese stop in this area to feed on American Bulrush rhizomes and also grain in the fields. Fall Migration -In October, the snow geese rest up along the St. Lawrence estuary before continuing the journey that will take them from the Great North to their winter habitat on the Atlantic seaside-a trek of some 8,000km. They feed on the rivers muddy banks
for about three weeks. The most impressive concentrations can usually be seen mid-month at Cap Tourmente, 60km east of Quebec City. We’ll be joined by a local naturalist and enjoy a personalized guided tour. We’ll continue with our Beaupre Coast tour including a visit to St. Anne’s Basilica, Montmorency Falls, Albert Gilles Copper Museum and a Stop at Maries Bread Oven! We’ll have lunch together at the Manoir Montmorency at the top of Montmorency Falls, which are higher than Niagara Falls.
|2:00 pm||After lunch we will return to our hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore and enjoy Quebec City at your leisure!|
|DAY FOUR: FRI, OCT 18|
|7:00 am||Breakfast at your leisure at the hotel.|
|9:00 am||The Museum of the Ursuline Nuns is an art and history museum whose mission is to preserve and present the rich heritage of the oldest teaching order in the province, based in Quebec City since 1639. With their first museum in 1936, the Ursulines revealed a treasure that had never before been shown to the general public. Through these summer exhibitions, we were seen through the grills of the monastery’s parlour, the sisters sought to present to Quebec’s population a heritage from a common past. First female teachers for girls in North America and the first occupants of Quebec City with the Augustine sisters, Jesuits and settlers, the Ursulines of Quebec have a collection whose value far exceeds the story of a religious order in
Quebec and Canada. Interesting and informative about the education of girls in times past. “who knew” was a reaction. The living, schooling and church facilities are all worth seeing.
|1:00 pm||Departure from Quebec City. A Stop for dinner (on own) will be made on the way home.|
|7:00 pm||Approximate return back to Kingston.|
**EARLY BOOKING BONUS! $50 OFF PER PERSON, IF PAID IN FULL BY JUL 15, 2019**
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
|6:30 am||Depart Belleville Maple Leaf Office at 81 Millennium Parkway (parking)|
|7:00 am||Depart Napanee Flying J Northeast Corner of the Parking Lot|
|8:00 am||Depart Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess Street (parking)|
|8:15 am||Depart Gananoque Carpool Lot Hwy 2|
|7:45 am||Depart Ottawa Robbies Italian Restaurant 1531 St. Laurent Blvd (parking)|
|8:10 am||Depart Ottawa All Saints Lutheran Church 1061 Pinecrest Rd. (parking)|
|8:40 am||Depart Kemptville Stinsons Gas Bar Hwy 43|
|8:45 am||Depart Brockville Food Basics|
Explore Canada’s oldest city from the comfort of Delta Hotels Quebec. Belonging to Quebec City’s downtown core, our contemporary hotel is a short walk to Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec) where historic monuments still stand. Make time to visit Battlefields Park, the Civilisation Museum and the National Museum of Fine Arts, along with the local crêperies and wine bars. Our city center location also places us next door to Quebec City Convention Center and the business district. During your stay, sit down to flavorful meals at Le Bistro, get active in our fitness center and swim all year in our outdoor pool. Host any size of event, from small gatherings to 600-person galas, inside our 14 light-filled event rooms. Whatever brings you to Quebec, spend your trip in a spacious room or suite, filled by modern decor, soft beds, a mini-fridge, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with premium cable. Delta Hotels Quebec welcomes families and business travelers to our warm haven in La Belle Province.
Guided sightseeing Cruise of the St. Lawrence
Dinner at a Sugar Shack
Guided motor coach tour of Quebec City, including Plains of Abraham, Cape Diamond, Joan of Arc Gardens, Grand Allee, Quebec City Parliament, Place D’ Armes and more.
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.