Day 1: Journey Northward (D)
Upon arrival in Quebec City, be welcomed with a refreshing reception, including a glass of beer or wine at the Four Points by Sheraton, your home for three nights. With exceptional mountain views, relax in the Resort Hotel’s well-appointed guestrooms.
Enjoy a welcome dinner at Restaurant le Dijon featuring regionally-inspired cuisine set against the mountains.
Day 2: Quebec City (B)
Step back in time at La Citadelle, one of the city’s most important landmarks. An active military garrison dating back to the mid-1700s, experience soldier life as you wander the fort’s bulwarks and bastions. Finish on the Citadel’s parade grounds for the awe-inspiring Changing of the Guard Ceremony. This colorful ceremony is a rare sight and a true, can’t-miss experience! Follow your local guide off the beaten path to Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Relive 400 years of action-packed history during stops at the Château Frontenac, Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica, Place d’Armes, the Place Royale and more! Tonight, stroll among the charming open air cafes and shops for dinner on your own in the Old City.
Day 3: Quebec City or St. Lawrence River Cruise (B)
Today, the choice is yours! Relax at the hotel, explore the city, make it your day. Or, choose an optional day cruising the majestic St. Lawrence River!
Enhance your Trip - ST.LAWRENCE CRUISE WITH LUNCH AND DINNER
$159 per person
Take to the water on a cruise on the St. Lawrence River to Grosse Île. With your Parks Canada Guide, experience village life, enjoy a Trolley ride and more. Enjoy a boxed lunch on board the boat and finish with dinner at the festive Cafe Paris in Old Quebec.
Day 4: Island of Orleans, then Bonjour Montreal (B, L, D)
With your local guide, tour the Island of Orleans, dating back to the 1500s. Delight in a magical lunch inside an old flour mill and visit a family-run Cider Mill. Wait until you taste their handcrafted items! Arriving in Montreal, check into the Holiday Inn Centre-Ville, a prime location close to Old Montreal. Savor dinner at Vieux Port Steakhouse!
Day 5: Montreal and Notre-Dame (B)
Get to know this old world city on a private tour! Discover the contrast of centuries-old homes and majestic new skyscrapers, Olympic Stadium, Sainte-Helene’s Island and the panoramic view atop Mt. Royal. And the highlight of highlights, step into one of the world’s grandest cathedrals - famed Notre Dame Cathedral! Tonight is yours to explore Montreal – sip a glass of wine with new friends, stroll the cobblestone streets of Montreal, relax in a quaint bistro – it’s all up to you! Or enhance your trip with an evening presentation of Aura, the light-filled spectacle presented on the soaring arches of Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica!
Enhance Your Trip - AURA - Spectacular Light Show Inside the Notre-Dame Basilica
$35 per person
Tonight, visit Montreal's iconic Notre-Dame Basilica and see it like never before as you witness Aura, a light-filled performance that illuminates the inside of the cathedral. Feel the magic of this unique show of light, music and architecture, a spectacular display presented on the church's soaring arches! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a limited time exhibit that ends this year. This incredible light and laser show unveils the history and heritage of the Basilica, inviting you to celebrate its beauty in the most unique way. We have goose-bumps already!
The show begins down a lighted pathway highlighting the artwork of the cathedral, before being called to your seats for the start of the light show. It will take your breath away!
Day 6: Au Revoir (B)
On the way home, stop at the duty free store to stock up on tax-free items. Find the perfect souvenir and head home with fond memories.