The colors of French Canada’s Laurentian Mountain range during autumn foliage are the backdrop for the majesty of Quebec’s sacred Shrines and historic Cathedrals.
14 Meals: 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
Round trip airport transfers
Spend two nights in Montreal, French Canada’s most vibrant city
Take a guided tour of Montreal including Old Montreal, St. Joseph’s Oratory and Jacques Cartier Square
Visit Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica
Take the Mont Tremblant Gondola for fantastic views
Ride Canada’s VIA Rail service from Montreal to Quebec
Spend two nights in Quebec and take a guided tour including Old Quebec, Place Royale and the Citadelle
Enjoy dinner and entertainment in a real Quebec Sugar Shack
Visit the sacred St. Anne de Beaupre Shrine and marvel at the beautiful Montmorency Falls
Marvel at the Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame de Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio hands-on experience
Travel the historic “King’s Road” along the St. Lawrence River
Visit Canada’s National Shrine, Our Lady of the Cape, with its magnificent stained-glass windows and 5,425-pipe Casvant organ
Spend one night in historic Sherbrooke and visit Lune de Miel Honey farm
Enjoy English High Tea in Quebec’s Eastern Townships and see the Basilica-Cathedral Saint Michel
Visit the grand Abbey de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac and take the Mont Orford Gondola for fantastic views
Enjoy a special farewell dinner cruise on the St. Lawrence River
Itinerary Day 1 Arrive in French Canada Arrive in Montreal, Canada today and settle into your conveniently-located hotel before meeting your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D Day 2 Montreal Sightseeing & Notre-Dame Basilica Embark on a narrated tour of Montreal, one of Canada’s vibrant cities known for its rich French-Canadian heritage. Your local guide shows you Old Montreal with its narrow streets lined with a mixture of buildings dating from the 17th-century, Place d’Armes, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Mount Royal and Olympic Park, site of the 1976 summer Olympics.
Also visit Montreal’s sacred Notre-Dame Basilica, one of the crown jewels of Quebec’s rich religious heritage. On the Mont Tremblant gondola, be whisked away to the top for breathtaking views of the surrounding autumn foliage. Meals: B, D Day 3 Ride VIA Rail & Quebec Sugar Shack This morning, Canada’s VIA Rail service takes you to Quebec City. The only walled city in North America, Quebec’s Grande- Allee is alive with many quaint shops and sidewalk cafes. On your touring today, pass through the famed Saint Louis Gate which leads into old Quebec. We arrive at the banks of the St. Lawrence River and Place Royale, the oldest settlement in the region. See the majestic Parliament Buildings before arriving at the Plains of Abraham, the site of the famous battle of 1759. Tonight, a special Sugar Shack dinner will introduce you to Quebec’s unique culture complete with a maple syrup making tour, musical entertainment and traditional French Canadian cuisine. Meals: B, D Day 4 Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame, St. Anne de Beaupre & Montmorency Falls Begin the day at St. Anne de Beaupre. This beautiful shrine is the oldest pilgrimage site in North America. Continue to Manor Montmorency, once the summer home of the Duke of Kent, for a breathtaking view of Montmorency Falls. Higher than Niagara, Montmorency is Eastern Canada’s highest waterfall. In the heart of Quebec sits Basilica-Cathedral Note-Dame de Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meals: B, D Day 5 Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio & Our Lady of the Cape Shrine Learn the intricacies of copper art at the Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio with a tour and hands-on workshop to make your own copper work of art. In Trois Rivieres, visit Canada’s National Shrine, Our Lady of the Cape. Built in 1714, it is one of the two oldest churches in Canada. With its magnificent stained-glass windows and unique 5,425-pipe Casvant organ, the shrine welcomes over 250,000 pilgrims a year. Meals: B, D Day 6 Honey Bees, English Teas & Saint Michel Begin at Miellerie Lune de Miel Honey Farm where this family-run business produces honey products. Learn its production and taste the sweetness. Then, stop for English High Tea in Quebec’s fashionable Eastern Townships. In Sherbrooke, a local guide conducts a tour of the city’s sites including the immense frescos highlighting the region’s rich heritage and visit the Gothic Basilica-Cathedral of Saint Michel. Meals: B, D Day 7 Abbey Saint-Benoit-du-Lac & Farewell Dinner Cruise: This morning visit beautiful Abbey Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, a Benedictine Monastery. Follow in Saint Benedict’s footsteps and learn about daily Monastic life, admire the beautiful architecture and understand how the monks support the needs of the community.
Perhaps you will purchase some of the cheeses, cider and fruit compotes made here. Tonight, a special farewell dinner cruise on the St Lawrence River highlights this French Canada adventure. Meals: B, D Day 8 Transfer to Montreal & Home After breakfast depart to Montreal’s Dorval Airport for flights out anytime today. Meal: B
Accommodations Days 1 & 2 2023: Marriott Chateau Champlain, Montreal, Quebec | 2024: Delta Hotel by Marriott, Montreal, Quebec Days 3 & 4 Hotel Chateau Laurier, Quebec City, Quebec Days 5 Gouverneur Hotel, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec Days 6 Hotel OTL Gouverneur, Sherbrooke, Quebec Days 7 Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites, Montreal, Quebec
Dates and Rates Departure Dates Per Person twin Single Room September 22, 2023 $2,599 + $919 September 29, 2023 $2,599 + $919 September 6, 2024 $2,999 + $1,039 September 20, 2024 $2,999 + $1,039
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NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.