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Charming French Canada (Fall Foliage)

8 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Montréal, QC, Canada.

Day 2 Montréal, 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, Montréal.

Day 3 Montréal
This morning, the choice is yours as you decide how you would like to explore Montréal: on a walking tour or 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 Montréal on foot; stroll through historic squares and by impressive architecture, hearing stories of days gone by. If you opt for the coach tour, it highlights Jacques Cartier Square, McGill University, views of Notre Dame Cathedral 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 to continue exploring the city independently. Sit in a sidewalk cafe, visit a museum, or browse some of the city’s many famous shops. This evening, experience a taste of Montréal during dinner at a local restaurant in the Old Port. (B,D)

Day 4 Montréal - 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; the St. Louis Arch; and Place Royale, the site of the original settlement of the city of Quebec. 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 5 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. (B)

Day 6 Quebec City - La Malbaie, Charlevoix Region
Set off this morning for the breathtaking Charlevoix region. Board a ferry for a short ride to L’Isle-aux-Coudres, a tranquil island nestled in the lovely St. Lawrence River. Visit Les Moulins de l’Isle-aux-Coudres, a 19th-century flour mill, and join an expert for a tour of the grounds to see the working watermill and windmill built by the early settlers; learn about the traditional milling process. Later, we make our way to the luxurious Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, your home for two nights. (B,D)

Day 7 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 golfing, hiking, the spa, or you may simply relax and soak up the views. (B)

Day 8 Montebello - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories of your outstanding journey. (B)
All This Included
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.
  • 11 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
  • 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 Beaupré.
Montréal, QC: Le Centre Sheraton (days 2 - 3)
Quebec City, QC: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac (days 4 - 5)
La Malbaie, QC: Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu (days 6 - 7)
Montebello, QC: Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello (day 8)
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre Night Hotel:
  • Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
  • Hotel Omni Mont Royal
  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.