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Hidden highlights of Québec self-drive tour

12 days from £3,345pp

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Tour highlights

  • Stay in the buzzing cosmopolitan city of Montréal, discovering its history, chic shops and many excellent restaurants.

  • Enjoy lots of varied outdoor activities or simply relax and contemplate the sublime scenery in the Laurentian Mountains.

  • Discover the charm, history, bistros and artists' shops of Québec City.

  • Explore the grand estates, antiques shops and art galleries in the Eastern Townships.

12 days from £3,345pp

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • Fully insured vehicle hire
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Travel that's shaped around you

We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

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

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Montréal. On arrival in Montréal make your own way to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax.

  • Enjoy a one and a half hour walking tour of old Montréal this morning, learning all about its fascinating history. The afternoon is free to continue to explore at your own pace.

  • Collect your hire car from downtown Montréal and drive south, out of the city and into the undulating rural landscape of the Eastern Townships. This is a short drive of an hour and a half and takes you past many scenic villages en route to North Hatley.

  • Spend a full day at leisure in the Eastern Townships, known for its uniquely Anglophone heritage. The pace of life is slower in this picturesque pocket of Québec, and is filled with orchards, lakes and maple sugar shacks. Take a scenic drive through charming historic towns and villages, hire a bike, or a join relaxing cruise on Lake Massawippi.

  • Drive this morning from North Hatley to Québec City. Upon arrival the afternoon is free for you to acquaint yourself with this delightful historic city.

  • This morning enjoy a guided food tour of old Québec, taking in its principal attractions whilst tasting the best of Québecois cuisine.

  • The day is yours to continue exploring the city. You can walk along its ancient walls, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, enjoy a sumptuous meal in one of the many superb restaurants or take a cruise on the river.

  • Today, drive along the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River and into the Laurentian Mountains to Saint Alexis des Monts. Located in Québec's Mauricie region, there are over 600 lakes in the area, offering plenty of scenic stopping points en route.

  • Spend the day relaxing at Hotel Sacacomie — a beautiful lodge-style retreat in Québec's forested wilderness, bordering the Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve. There are plenty of activities on offer (which can be booked locally), including wildlife viewing, hiking, fishing, kayaking, scenic floatplane trips, or simply relaxing in the hotel's excellent spa.

  • Enjoy a further day at leisure in the Saint Alexis des Monts region — you may like to spend the day at your hotel, or venture out and explore. There are several attractive, traditional villages in the area, and Mauricie National Park is a short drive away.

  • Today drive from Saint Alexis des Monts back to Montréal to drop off your hire car prior to boarding 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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