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Quebec Splendour

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10 Days / 9 Nights
Montreal to Montreal
From USD$1,354 per person
Quebec Splendour La Malbaie
Quebec Splendour Montreal Quebec Splendour Quebec City Quebec Splendour Charlvouix Region Quebec Splendour Eastern Townships Quebec Splendour Whale Watching in Tadoussac Quebec Splendour La Malbaie
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Being a repeat customer attests to the quality

Annabelle , Delaware, United States

Departure dates

(Tour Code: SD32P) Departs form Montreal: Daily


All pricing is in United States of America USD$

Moderate Grade

01 May - 15 Jun, 2020 16 Jun - 09 Oct, 2020 10 Oct - 23 Oct, 2020




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Child age 10 yrs & under

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Discover beauty around every corner and over 400 years of history on this 9-night self drive in Quebec.


Visit the English Townships, Quebec City, the Saguenay region and more and enjoy a whale watching tour with an experienced naturalist.

 This is the perfect tour to familiarize yourself with Canada's French province.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Montreal
Day 2
Montreal to Quebec City
Day 3
Quebec City Sightseeing
Day 4
Quebec City to La Malbaie
Day 5
Tadoussac and La Baie | Whale Watching
Day 6
Saguenay & Lac St Jean Sightseeing
Day 7
Saguenay to Riviėre-du-Loup
Day 8
Riviėre-du-Loup to Eastern Townships
Day 9
Eastern Townships Sightseeing
Day 10
Return to Montreal

Day 1 Arrival in Montreal Today pick up your rental car at Montreal Trudeau Airport or in Downtown Montreal as pre-arranged. Drive to your Montreal accommodation and check-in. Your exclusive documentation package will be waiting at the Front Desk. The remainder of the day is free to explore Montreal.

Day 2 Montreal to Quebec City (263 km/164 mi) Today you will trace the St. Lawrence River as you head north to Quebec City. The slower Route 138 takes you off the mundane highways in order to experience rural Quebec and the remaining farms from the seigneurial regime. Along the way, pass through Trois-Rivieres, one of the first European settlements dating back to 1634 and the point from which French explorers embarked on their North American discovery.

Day 3 Quebec City Experience the old world charm of Vieux Quebec with its cobblestone streets, fortified city wall (one of a kind in North America), and seventeenth century architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is complimented by artisan shops, Parisian cafes, landscaped parks, and numerous monuments. Take a stroll on the Plains of Abraham and visit the historic Fairmont Chateau Frontenac.

Day 4 Quebec City to La Malbaie (140 km/87 mi) Depart today to La Malbaie, in Quebec’s beautiful Charlevoix region. Take time to explore the scenic area, the beauty of which has inspired generations of artists. Along the way, you may stop to visit the Sainte Anne de Beaupré shrine. Arrival in La Malbaie.

Day 5 Whalewatching in Tadoussac and La Baie (170 km/106 mi) This morning depart on a whale watching tour (included). In Tadoussac, at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord, you will board the vessel where an experienced naturalist will explain the habits of the Finback, Minke and Beluga whales that frequent this region during the summer. In the afternoon continue along the beautiful Saguenay fjord to the small city of La Baie. (dinner is included today)

Day 6 Sightseeing Saguenay & Lac St Jean Areas Visit the attractions of the region: The Zoo of Saint-Felicien, the Historical Village of Val-Jalbert and the many other cultural, outdoor and sports activities that this area has to offer (admissions not included). (breakfast & dinner included today)

Day 7 Saguenay to Riviėre-du-Loup (150 km/94 mi + 1 ¼ hours ferry) Departure from the Saguenay region to drive to Saint-Simeon to take the ferry from Saint-Siméon to Riviėre-du-Loup. The crossing of the St. Lawrence River will take 1 ¼ hours (not included). Overnight in Riviėredu-Loup. (breakfast included)

Day 8 Riviėre-du-Loup to Eastern Townships (425 km / 264 mi) Today you will travel to Quebec’s Eastern Townships region. You have the opportunity to visit the small chocolate museum in Bromont along the way. Maybe you would like to stop at the L’Orpailleur Winery in Dumham, approximately 30 km south of Bromont. Continue to Knowlton, a Victorian style town. Check into your accommodation. In the evening, you may just walk around this lovely town & relax in one of the cafés or restaurants.

Day 9 Explore Eastern Townships While visiting the Eastern Townships region, don’t miss a visit to the Abbey of St. Benoît du Lac, Magog, North Hatley, Coaticook with its canyon, park & suspension bridge and the Beaulne Museum where you can admire costumes and textiles, fine arts and decorative arts, as well as local heritage.

Day 10 Return to Montreal (107 km/66 mi) Today you will return to Montreal. Your tour ends in Montreal upon returning your rental car.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including provincial taxes for 9 nights
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners at the Auberge des 21
  • Whale watching in Tadoussac (covered boat)
  • Detailed Travel Documentation

Not included:

  • Rental Car
  • Road Tolls
  • Ferry Crossing

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Montreal - Delta Montreal (Guest Room)
  • Quebec City - Auberge Le Saint Pierre (Superior Room)
  • La Malbaie - Fairmont le Manoir Richelieu (Fairmont Room)
  • La Baie - Auberge des 21 (MAP) (Standard Room)
  • Riviere du Loup - Best Western Plus Hotel Levesque (Comfort Room)
  • Knowlton - Auberge Lakeview Inn (Standard Room)

Moderate Grade

Delta Montreal

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Auberge Le Saint Pierre

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Quebec City

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

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La Malbaie

Auberge Des 21

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La Baie

Best Western Plus Hotel Levesque

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Being a repeat customer attests to the quality

My planner this year was Paulina. I was very happy with her from start to finish. I did the same type of trip last year to Vancouver Sunshine Coast and Island and was very happy with the travel designer I had then too. Same with another trip earlier was to the Atlantic provinces. Being a repeat customer attests to the quality. On every trip we were very pleased with the outcome and the one or two tiny glitches that occurred were handled promptly and to a satisfactory conclusion. Being older our self drive touring days are probably over but I would definitely recommend this to anyone - but especially to young parents with families. It is a wonderful way to see the country and the team at Canada by Design seem very very competent in planning it out for maximum benefit. Thank you Paulina - I appreciate the extra care you took.

Annabelle , Delaware, United States