Day 1 – Monday, September 12–Arrival, Montreal, QC
Arrive MONTRÉAL. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Notre Dame Basilica, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal. Overnight in MONTREAL and enjoy a free evening at your leisure.
Day 2 – Tuesday, September 13 – Montreal to Rimouski, QC
MONTRÉAL Scenic drive along the St. Lawrence River through quaint villages en route to Rimouski. Overnight RIMOUSKI Free time this evening. Do as the locals do and breathe in the fresh sea air while strolling along the Promenade de la Mer. This seaside boardwalk gives you easy access to downtown Rimouski on one side and a breathtaking view of the ever-changing sea on the other side! Sunsets are particularly colourful…
Day 3 – Wednesday, September 14 – Rimouski to Miguasha National Park to Carleton- Sur-Mer, QC
RIMOUSKI Scenic drive on the Gaspé Peninsula and along the St. Lawrence River to Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site. Continue through the Matapédia Valley to Chaleur Bay and Miguasha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). MIGUASHA NATIONAL PARK Tour with Local Guide. CARLETON-SUR-MÉR Free evening.
Day 4 – Thursday, September 15 – Carleton-Sur-Mer-Banc-de-Peche-de-Paspebiac National Historic Site- Perce, QC
Travel from Carleton-Sur-Mer to Parc National de la Gaspésie this morning. The park was created in April 1937 to permanently protect the Gaspésie Caribou and the beauty of Mont Albert and the McGerrigle Mountains, as well as the Rivière Sainte-Anne salmon. The altitude of these mountains deeply influences the climate that shapes the landscape and creates a diversity of species unique to Québec, and even the world. Enjoy lunch in the park. Continue in the afternoon with a scenic drive along the Gaspé Peninsula to visit Ferme Bourdages Tradition Farm for a strawberry wine and liqueur tasting. A visit to the Banc-de-Péche-de-Paspébiac National Historic Site includes Gaspésie fishing history, shipbuilding, and net-mending demonstrations…Evening in PERCÉ
Day 5 – Friday, September 16 – Perce. Excursion to Bonaventure Island & Perce Rock National Parks, QC
PERCÉ Scenic cruise with a Local Naturalist includes Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island National Parks. Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
BONAVENTURE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK Visit the Northern Gannet colony of Percé National Park.
Day 6 – Saturday, September 17 – Perce- Forillon National Park – Grande Vallee Matane, QC
PERCÉ Visit to Gespeg Micmac Interpretation Site includes introduction to the Mi’gmaq (First Nations people). Visit to Forillon National Park includes scenic drive to Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse, followed by lunch at a local restaurant in the Grand Vallée area. Scenic drive to Matane. Overnight MATANE Free time this evening.
Day 7 – Sunday, September 18 – Matane- Quebec City, QC
MATANE Visit to Les Jardins De Métis (Reford Garden) one of Canada’s outstanding horticultural attractions. They were created between 1926 and 1958 by an avid gardener, Elsie Reford. includes a Taste the Gardens lunch at the historic Estevan Lodge. Arrive QUÉBEC CITY, the oldest city in Canada and the only walled city north of Mexico, enjoy your free evening exploring its friendly vibe!
Day 8 – Monday, September 19 – Quebec City. Excursion to the Saguenay Fjord & Charlevoix Region, QC
QUÉBEC CITY Scenic drive along the St. Lawrence River to Saguenay Fjord.
SAGUENAY FJORD Whale-watching cruise with a Naturalist Guide in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Scenic drive to the Charlevoix region.
CHARLÉVOIX REGION Visit a family-owned fromagerie (cheese factory) for a presentation and cheese tasting.
Day 9 – Tuesday, September 20 – Quebec City, QC
QUÉBEC CITY Sightseeing in Old Québec with a Local Guide includes the Place d’Armes, the Laval Seminary, the Citadelle de Québec, the Place Royale, Lower Town, and Plains of Abraham. Farewell dinner this evening is on the Ile D’Orléans.
Day 10 – Wednesday, September 21 – Quebec City homeward bound to USA
Depart QUÉBEC CITY to return Home.
Bidding a Fond Farewell