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£3,225 Per person
9 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This itinerary allows you to discover Montréal and Québec City as well as experiencing exciting winter activities at a wilderness lodge. Starting in Montréal, a historical walking tour will give you an in-depth understanding of the city’s history and architecture. A private driver will then take you on a scenic journey to Lac à L'Eau Claire in the Laurentian Mountains region north of the city. Here, you can admire the surrounding scenery, including the icy lake and snow-covered forest beyond, as well as embarking on a number of winter activities, including dog-sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Afterwards, travel to Quebec City to explore this magnificent walled city on a guided food and wine walking tour.

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore Montréal on a guided walking tour, visiting the Notre-Dame Basilica and many other highlights.

  • Enjoy exhilarating dog-sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling tours at Lac à l'Eau Claire.

  • Take in the cobbled streets, ice sculptures and colonial architecture of old Québec.

  • Try Québec City’s best food and wine on an immersive culinary tour.

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Canada in winter. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

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  • Montreal
  • Saint Alexis des Monts
  • Montreal
  • Quebec City

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Montreal

International outbound flight , Montreal

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Montreal. Upon arrival in Montréal, take a taxi transfer to your hotel in the heart of the city. The rest of the day is free to relax after your flight.

Day 2 Montreal

Montreal

Join a guided small-group walking tour of old Montréal, the perfect introduction to this lively and historic city. Your guide will tell you all about the city's fascinating history and, along the way, you will get some great tips and ideas for further sightseeing and plenty of restaurant recommendations. There is time afterwards to visit the Biosphere Museum, the Planetarium or some of the city's excellent museums and art galleries.

Day 3 Saint Alexis des Monts

Montreal , Saint Alexis des Monts

Take a private two hour transfer to Auberge Lac a L'Eau Claire in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts. As soon as you have checked in the rest of the day is free to explore the Auberge and enjoy its many facilities. During your stay breakfast, lunch and dinner is included each day. You can also take part in as much cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and ice-skating as you wish. Those that prefer a more sedentary stay can simply enjoy the indoor swimming pool or, for a charge, book a massage or a spa treatment.

Day 4 Saint Alexis des Monts

Saint Alexis des Monts

After breakfast today you have a thrilling one hour dog-sledding trip to look forward to. Under the skilful guidance of an experienced musher you will feel the excitement of encouraging your own team of sled dogs as they whisk you through the silent snow-laden forests around the lodge.

Day 5 Saint Alexis des Monts

Saint Alexis des Monts

Today you have a two hour guided ice fishing trip to enjoy. Ice fishing is a very Québecois activity and your friendly guide will drill a hole in the ice for you and teach you all about the correct techniques to catch trout. A cosy, colourful cabin will be set up on the lake near to your fishing hole to provide a place for you to warm up and enjoy a hot drink. The rest of the day is free to enjoy all the other activities and facilities at the Auberge.

Day 6 Quebec City

Saint Alexis des Monts , Montreal , Quebec City

After breakfast this morning your will be transferred by private vehicle back to Montréal. From there, board the train to Québec City. The afternoon is free for you to explore this beautiful and historic walled city at your own pace. Don't miss a visit to the Plains of Abraham to learn about the battle that decided the future of North America, see historic Place Royale, or simply stroll through the cobbled streets taking in the ambience of this captivating city.

Day 7 Quebec City

Quebec City

Join a two hour guided, small group walking tour of old Québec. Your guide is an expert on the city's history and gives you a fascinating insight into its past. Highlights include strolling along Dufferin Terrace for views over the surrounding countryside and the St Lawrence River, walking through the Governor's Garden to see the Wolfe-Montcalm monument and learning about the last siege on the city at La Maison du General. After the tour you can spend the rest of the day exploring the city through new eyes, spending more time at its historical sites, enjoying a spot of shopping or tucking into the fine French cuisine served in many of the cafes and restaurants.

Day 8 International return flight

Quebec City , International return flight

There may be time this morning for some last minute shopping and sightseeing before taking a taxi to Québec Airport for your onward flight.

Day 9 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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