gems of french canada premium tour: montreal + quebec city
There's no better way to experience the French culture of Canada than a trip to the two most popular cities in the province of Quebec. The Gems of French Canada Premium Tour will see you immersed in an atmosphere that will leave you feeling like you've been to France. You'll be charmed by Quebec City's old-world atmosphere with its narrow streets, steep hills, and numerous historical treasures on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. You'll spend a few days enjoying all the activities you can manage to squeeze in, including a guided tour by luxury motor coach of the first French settlement in North America.
Then you'll board the train for the three hour ride to Montreal to experience all the sights and sounds of one of Canada's most vibrant cities. You'll embark on a guided tour of the city on a luxury motor coach that will take you to all the most popular points of interest with plenty of stops along the way for photo ops. After the tour the rest of the time is yours to explore the city, with its unique blend of modern city dynamics mixed with historic charm, on your own. Perhaps you'd like to do some shopping on Sainte-Catherine Street where you'll find all the world's most prominent department stores or visit a museum or historical landmark and then discover a quaint café to enjoy a delicious meal. There is no shortage of things to do in the largest French-speaking city in Canada, it's up to you to choose what you want to experience, just decide and then enjoy.
|Type:||Independent Rail Tour, Premium|
|Highlights:||Montreal, Quebec City|
DAY ONE: QUEBEC CITY
Upon arrival in Quebec City, you'll be met by one of our friendly drivers at Quebec City Airport for the private transfer to your hotel located in the heart of Old Quebec. Overnight stay in Quebec City at Hotel Manoir Victoria, an Old Quebec landmark built in 1830 that features two restaurants, a spa and indoor pool. Decorated with rich wood furnishings and warm colors, the guest rooms at Hotel Manoir Victoria offer complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, minibars and iPhone players/chargers.
DAY TWO: QUEBEC CITY
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Quebec City by luxury motor coach. On the tour you will experience the European charm of the first French settlement in North America. This is your chance to visit history first hand: The Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham, the Battlefields park that is one of Canada's most important historical parks, the Chateau Frontenac, designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980, the National Assembly, the Basilica, City Hall, Place-Royale and the Citadel. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Quebec City on your own.
Another overnight stay in Quebec City at Hotel Manoir Victoria
DAY THREE: QUEBEC CITY - MONTREAL
This morning, enjoy some last minute shopping or sightseeing in Quebec City before departing Quebec City and traveling by train to Montreal, a three hour trip.
Overnight stay in Montreal at the InterContinental Montreal or Delta Centre-Ville.
DAY FOUR: MONTREAL
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Montreal by bus, taking in many points of interest, including a photo stop at the Notre Dame Basilica, St. Joseph's Oratory, residential and financial districts, Old Montreal, French Quarter, outside view of the Olympic site, McGill University and a panoramic view of the city from an observation point on top of Mt. Royal.
The afternoon is at leisure to explore Montreal on your own. We recommend a stroll down Sainte-Catherine Street, the heartbeat of the city and home to many of Montreal's prominent department stores, outstanding restaurants and cafes or a visit to the Musée D`Art Contemporain de Montreal, a contemporary art museum in the Place des Arts complex with a collection that includes over 7,000 works of art by more than 1,500 artists. Perhaps a stop at the world famous Schwartz`s Delicatessen on Saint Laurent Boulevard, home of the original Montreal smoked meat sandwich.
Another overnight stay in Montreal at the InterContinental Montreal or Delta Centre-Ville.
DAY FIVE: MONTREAL
Today, you will receive a private transfer by one of our friendly drivers from your hotel to Montreal Airport.
The hotel is ideally located at the gateway of Old Montreal and the downtown core, twenty minutes from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Rooms feature a unique atmosphere and set of amenities including rich color palettes, large windows and four-fixture marble bathrooms.
Discover one of the finest Montréal downtown hotels.
Located in the heart of the city where Old Montréal and new Montréal blend seamlessly, Delta Centre-Ville offers an excellent location adjacent to the shops, boutiques and galleries of Old Montréal. The hotel's convenient amenities include a heated indoor pool, a revolving rooftop restaurant and much more.
HOTEL MANOIR VICTORIA
Located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant and romantic Old Quebec, this unique European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome with an inviting décor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries.
- Private transfer from Quebec City Airport to your hotel
- Daily breakfast
- 2 nights hotel in Quebec City at Hotel Manoir Victoria
- Guided tour of Quebec City by bus (2 hours)
- Train from Quebec City to Montreal
- 2 nights hotel in Montreal at the InterContinental Montreal or Delta Centre-Ville
- Guided tour of Montreal by bus (3 hours)
- Private transfer from your hotel to Montreal Airport
- Telephone support
- Provincial and city taxes
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Are meals included?
Breakfasts are included. Lunches and dinners are not included.
Is food available on the trains?
Yes. Light snacks and sandwiches are available for purchase aboard the trains. You may also bring food aboard all trains.
Is the tour escorted?
No. This tour is an independent rail tour with locally guided tours, and all of your travel arrangements are expertly managed by Canada Travel Geniuses based in our Toronto office.
Will I receive the Canadian visitor tax rebate for booking a tour package with you?
Yes. By booking a complete tour package with TruExperiences Tours, you will qualify for the Canadian visitor tax rebate. The tax rebate is only available for tour packages. You do not qualify for the rebate if train and hotel are purchased separately.
- May 1 - October 31, 2013
$929.00 per person, double occupancy plus federal tax of $23.23 per person (includes tour package tax rebate for non-residents)
- November 1 - December 20, 2013
$795.00 per person, double occupancy plus federal tax of $19.88 per person (includes tour package tax rebate for non-residents)
Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
DAILY DEPARTURES ARE AVAILABLE
FAIRMONT LE CHATEAU FRONTENAC - QUEBEC CITY
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY - QUEBEC CITY
FORTIFICATIONS - QUEBEC CITY
SAINT JOSEPH'S ORATORY - MONTREAL
OLD PORT - MONTREAL
OLYMPIC STADIUM - MONTREAL
NOTRE-DAME BASILICA - MONTREAL