Discover the many charms of the Canadian province of Quebec. This tour introduces you to natural and historic wonders while staying in some of its most luxurious hotels. You’ll spend two nights each in European style grandeur at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac and at the regal Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in the Charlevoix region. Decide how you want to tour Montreal: by foot or by coach. Discover the tradition of maple syrup making at a local sugar shack. Tour Quebec City’s old and new treasures. Embark on a whale-watching expedition with a naturalist guide. Ferry to a 19th century mill that lies on an island in the St. Lawrence River. Visit the magnificent Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupré and behold the spectacular Montmorency Falls. Your French-Canadian adventure awaits.

Day 1: Friday, July 5, 2019 Montreal, Quebec – Tour Begins
Your tour takes you on an in-depth exploration of the spectacular province of Quebec. Say “bonjour” to the second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montreal.

Day 2: Saturday, July 6, 2019 Montreal
This morning, it’s your choice! You decide how you would like to explore Montreal: on a walking tour – or – on a panoramic coach tour. If you choose the walking tour, you’ll join a local guide who will transport you back in time as you explore the streets of Old Montreal on foot; stroll through historic squares and pass impressive architecture, hearing stories of days gone by. If you choose the coach tour, highlights include Jacques Cartier Square, McGill University and St. Joseph’s Oratory; the tour concludes with a stop high atop Mount Royal, ascended by Jacques Cartier in 1535 and the jewel of Mount Royal Park, to soak in the spectacular view. The afternoon is yours. Sit in a sidewalk café, visit a museum or browse some of the city’s many famous shops. This evening, experience a taste of Montreal during dinner at a local restaurant in the old Port. (B, D)

Day 3: Sunday, July 7 2019 Montreal – Quebec City
Journey to historic Quebec City, a city with a romantic ambiance reminiscent of Paris. Experience the beauty and history of both Old and New Quebec on a fascinating sightseeing tour highlighting the provincial Parliament and the St. Louis Arch. Your day concludes at the city’s famous Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. Spend two nights in this grand castle-like hotel majestically overlooking the old city. This evening, enjoy dinner at a charming restaurant. (B, D)

Day 4: Monday, July 8, 2019 Quebec City
Begin your day with breakfast at a local sugar shack nestled in the Quebec countryside. Learn about the custom of maple syrup-making and enjoy sampling delicious traditional foods made with this local product. Before leaving, try a favorite regional treat –maple taffy made in the snow! Return to Quebec City and spend the remainder of your day at leisure wandering the quaint streets and exploring this UNESCO World Heritage site. Hop on the funicular for a scenic ride between lower and upper Old Quebec. (B)

Day 5: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Quebec City – La Malbaie, Charlevoix Region
This morning we head to the Albert Gilles Cooper Museum to learn about the art of copper and enjoy a demonstration on the detailed work involved in each creation. Then set off for the breathtaking Charlevoix region, stopping en route at a cheese farm. Learn how cheddar cheese is made in the artisanal traditional before sampling it yourself. Later, we make our way to the luxurious Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, your home for two nights. (B, D)

Day 6: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Charlevoix Region
Today you’ll take to the water and embark on a whale-watching expedition for a unique encounter with these fascinating and majestic creatures. Take in the beauty of the natural surroundings in the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. A naturalist guide will introduce you to the many species of marine mammals that reside in the St. Lawrence River. The remainder of the day is at leisure to take advantage of your resort’s many amenities, such as the spa, golfing and hiking. Or, simply relax and soak up the views! (B)

Day 7: Thursday, July 11, 2019 LaMalbaie, Charlevoix Region – Montebello
Our drive this morning takes us to Montmorency Falls where you will board a cable car that takes you up-close. Stand in awe as the river plunges 272 feel off the Canadian Shield, approximately 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls. Admire the stunning views from the many lookout points before heading back by cable car or by foot. Later, arrive at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello and luxuriate in the rustic elegance of the world’s largest log cabin, set in a spectacular location surrounded by nature. (B)

Day 8: Friday, Jul 12, 2019 – Montebello
Enjoy a full day at leisure to independently explore on your own and enjoy your resort’s many amenities. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to offer suggestions. Perhaps you’ll enjoy an optional day trip to Ottawa for a scenic cruise on the Rideau Canal and free time in the Byward Market. Later this evening we gather to say “au revoir” to our fellow travelers at a special farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 9: Saturday, July 13, 2019 Montebello – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories of your outstanding journey. (B)

Hotels:
Days 1-2:  Le Centre Sheraton Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
Days 3,4:  Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Quebec
Days 5,6:  Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, Charlevoix
Days 7, 8:  Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, Montebello
*On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.

Important conditions: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund.

Experiences:

  • Learn how artisanal cheese is made before sampling it yourself.
  • Embark on a whale-watching cruise with a naturalist guide.
  • Visit the Albert Giles Copper Museum.

Must-See Inclusions:

  • Tour Quebec City’s old and new treasures.
  • Spend two nights in the European-style grandeur of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac.

Culinary Inclusions:

  • Discover the tradition of maple syrup-making at a local sugar shack.
  • Dine at a local restaurant in Montreal’s Old Port

Included:

  • Ferry to a 19th-century mill that lies on an island in the St. Lawrence River.
  •  Embark on a whale-watching cruise with a naturalist guide.
  • Visit the magnificent Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre.
  • Tour Quebec City’s old and new treasures.
  • Spend two nights in the European-style grandeur of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac.
  • Choose your tour of Montreal; by foot or by coach
  • Ferry to a 19th-century mill that lies on an island in the St. Lawrence River.
  • Discover the tradition of maple syrup-making at a local sugar shack.
  • Dine at a local restaurant in Montreal’s Old Port
  • Transportation to STL from Southern Illinois
  • 12 Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Air from STL
  • Fully escorted by Jane’s Journeys

Pricing:

Double $4,679  – a savings of $150 until 1/5/19

Triple $4,629 – a savings of $150 until 1/5/19

Single $6,079 – a savings of $150 until 1/5/19.

For bookings made after January 5, 2019, please call for rates.