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Eastern cities & winter activities

9 days from £3,105pp

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Tour 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.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Montréal. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Montréal
 
Saint-Alexis-des-Monts
 
Québec City
 

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