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4 Day Quebec's Christmas Market (Friday Departure)

4 days with Gate 1 Travel   Rating: First Class

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DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Canada
Arrive in quaint Quebec City, the only walled city in North America, acclaimed as the "most French" city outside of France. Balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Time to settle in before tonight's orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a Welcome Drink. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 PM on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible.

DAY 2, Saturday - Evening Christmas Market Tour
Spend the morning at leisure, or participate in the optional Quebec City Tour by bus. Experience the European charm of the first French settlement in North America. Learn about the history, culture and architecture of Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Old Quebec, the historic heart of French Canada and the capital of the province of Quebec. See the fortifications that surround the cobblestone streets, old stone buildings, and many small churches. Continue to the beautiful Plains of Abraham, where the famous Battle of Quebec between the French and English armies took place in the Seven Years’ War in 1759. Enjoy views of picturesque Place d'Armes and admire Le Château Frontenac, one of Canada's grand railway hotels, perched elegantly atop Cape Diamond. This afternoon is free to explore independently. In the evening, join your Tour Manager for an orientation tour of the Christmas Market. Discover a magical European wonderland nestled right in the heart of Quebec City. Pass by the brightly decorated wooden kiosks, they are the perfect place to find that unique gift. (B)

Optional: Half Day Quebec City Tour (AM).

DAY 3, Sunday - Full Day in Quebec City
Full day at leisure to discover the city's many old world shops, arcades and cafes. In the afternoon, join the optional Countryside Tour. Travel back in time to rural Quebec, as you pass by the many traditional villages on your way to the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in North America. Stop at breathtaking Montmorency Falls, one and a half times higher than Niagara Falls. Visit the Island of Orléans, discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1535 and view the picturesque village of Sainte-Pétronille, with its 19th century rural atmosphere. Conclude the tour with a stop at the Island Chocolate Shop that offers a wide variety of chocolates made from only the finest ingredients imported from Belgium. (B)

Optional: Half Day Quebec Country Tour (PM).

DAY 4, Monday - Depart Canada
Your vacation ends today after breakfast. (B)

All This Included
  • 3 nights accommodations
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Breakfast daily
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Embark on an evening tour of the beautiful Christmas Market, nestled right in the heart of Quebec City
Quebec City: Palace Royal
  • Passengers arriving to Quebec City should select flights that arrive no later than 5 PM
  • Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.
  • This value program, provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customization. This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Proper winter clothing and footwear are essential for your safety and comfort. This is a Value program. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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