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Charms of Charlevoix

8 Days / 7 Nights
Montreal to Montreal
From USD$987 per person
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Eastern Canada Self Drive Tours Highlights: Montreal | Quebec City | Sainte Alexis des Monts | Saguenay Fjord | Tadoussac | Explore some of the most delightful and varied scenery in Quebec, including Quebec City, the St. Lawrence River, the Saguenay Fjord and Lac St. Jean.

  • Whale Watching at Tadoussac
  • Hotel Sacacomie
  • Saguenay Fjord

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Day 1 Arrival in Montreal Today arrive independently in Montreal. Pick up your rental car at Montreal Trudeau Airport or in Downtown Montreal (VIA Rail Station) 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 on your own.

Day 2 Montreal to Saint-Alexis-des-Monts (140 km/87 mi) Spend more time exploring Montreal before heading to Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, located in the heart of Quebec, and bordering Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve. Rest of the day at leisure to relax at beautiful Sacacomie Lodge or take part in one of the many outdoor activities that the Lodge offers, i.e. Hiking, Mountain biking, Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Rabaska Rafting, Motor Boat Rentals, Pedal Boat Rentals, ATV tours. Please note that many activities require reservations and will be at charge - Please inquire at the front desk upon check-in. (Dinner is included at Sacacomie Lodge.)

Day 3 Sacacomie Lodge The day is free to enjoy the many outdoor activities that the Lodge offers or to simply relax. (Breakfast & dinner at the Lodge is included.)

Day 4 Saint-Alexis-des-Monts to Lac Saint Jean (330 km/206 mi) This will be your longest day of travelling, but your destination makes it worthwhile. Around Lac St-Jean, a huge freshwater lake left from the Ice Age, lies an area offering many cultural, outdoor and sports activities. Don’t forget to visit the Historic Village of Val-Jalbert! (Breakfast at the Lodge is included)

Day 5 Visit of the Wild Zoo of Saint-Félicien and travel to Tadoussac (280 km/174 mi) This morning you will have the opportunity to visit the famous Zoo of Saint Félicien (admission included). In the afternoon depart for Tadoussac, located along the shores of the St-Lawrence River. Tadoussac is very popular for its whale watching opportunities. Take time to explore one of the province’s most scenic areas, Charlevoix, the beauty of which has inspired generations of artists.

Day 6 Whalewatching in Tadoussac and Quebec City (220 km/ 137 mi) This morning you are booked on a whale watching tour. 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 St-Lawrence River towards Quebec City - the historical and political capital of the Belle Province. After settling into your hotel or B&B, relax in one of the many cafés and stroll through the cobblestone streets of Quebec City.

Day 7 Explore Quebec City Quebec City is the heart of French Canada. Nowhere else in North America is the appearance and atmosphere of an old-world city so complete. Quebec City looks and feels very European; perhaps that is why the entire old section of the town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Today is free to discover the charm of the city on your own.

Day 8 Quebec City to Montreal (250 km/156 mi) Head back to Montreal, passing many historical sites, such as Fort Chambly (where you may make a stop). Your tour ends in Montreal upon returning your rental car.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including provincial taxes for 7 nights
  • MAP at Sacacomie Lodge (including 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners)
  • Admission to Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien
  • Whale Watching in Tadoussac (covered boat)
  • Exclusive travel documentation package including personalized maps, itinerary and driving directions, and a Lonely Planet Guide of Canada

Not included:

  • Rental Car
  • Road Tolls

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Montreal - Le Westin Montreal (Traditional Room)
  • Saint-Alexis-des-Monts - Sacacomie Lodge (Standard Room) (MAP)
  • Saint Felicien - Hotel du Jardin (Standard Room)
  • Tadoussac - Hotel Tadoussac (Guest Room)
  • Quebec City - Hotel Manoir Victoria (Standard Room)

Superior Grade

Le Westin Montreal

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Hotel Sacacomie

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Hotel du Jardin

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Saint Felicien

Hotel Tadoussac

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Departs from Montreal: Daily


All pricing is in United States of America USD$

Superior Grade

02 May - 07 May, 2016 08 May - 13 Jun, 2016 14 Jun - 20 Jun, 2016 21 Jun - 11 Jul, 2016 12 Jul - 17 Aug, 2016 18 Aug - 10 Oct, 2016 11 Oct - 25 Oct, 2016





Prices are per person and include all taxes.

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