Day by Day
- Outbound Flight
- Train Journey
- Return Flight
Fly from the UK to Québec City, with a change of aircraft in Toronto to clear immigration. Upon arrival in Québec City, make your own way to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax after your flight.
Join a small guided walking your of old Québec, the perfect way to acquaint yourselves with the city's fascinating history and to find your bearings. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore on your own.
This morning you join a fine foods tour, tasting the delights of the province as you travel by rickshaw. The afternoon is free for you to walk the city walls, admire the many boutique shops or discover the pretty cobbled lanes of historic buildings.
Day 4Québec City - Ile-Aux-Coudres
Collect your hire car and, departing the city, you will soon pass the mighty Montmorency Falls as you follow the ever widening St. Lawrence River towards the Ile aux Coudres. You may wish to stop and admire the magnificent Basilica at Ste. Anne de Beaupré en route.
Ile aux Coudres is a delightful, quiet backwater that has many charms for you to discover. A lovely way of exploring is to hire a bicycle; the topography is relatively flat and there are lovely countryside and river views to admire as well as many historic buildings.
Day 6Ile-Aux-Coudres - Tadoussac
Take the short 15 minute ferry crossing over to the little mainland port of Saint Joseph de la Rive. Drive north, following the Route du Fleuve, through the pretty little town of La Malbaie with its artisan shops and cafés, to Tadoussac.
Join a thrilling three hour whale watching trip in the St. Lawrence river. Watch and listen as these magnificent mammals spout water and breech the surface.
Day 8Tadoussac - Chambord
Leaving the mighty St. Lawrence river behind, travel inland following the beautiful Saguenay Fjord. You may wish to visit the Site de la Nouvelle France, the place where Samuel de Champlain first landed in 1509. Your destination is Chambord, a little village that lies on the shores of Lac Saint Jean.
The claim to fame of this little village is the reconstruction of the 1920s village of Val Jalbert. Here you can wander round the reconstructed houses, village shops, church and school and learn about the former inhabitants and the lives they led here. You may also wish to drive along the shore of Lac Saint Jean to visit the highly reputed zoo at Saint Felicien.
Today, drive through the large expanse of the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve, keeping a look out for moose, black bears and white tailed deer. This route takes you past the beautiful Jacques Cartier National Park which is a great place to break your journey back to Québec City. Drop off your hire car at the airport prior to boarding your home-bound flight.
Arrive back in the UK.