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Discover city landmarks, scenic countryside, and fabulous Canadian culture in two iconic Canadian cities – Ottawa and Quebec City. Spend your first night in the Nation’s Capital, where our downtown hotel offers easy access to the Byward Market and the shops of the Rideau. Then it’s on to La Belle Province.
Ride the train from La Malbaie to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré past magnificent farmsteads and picturesque rolling hills. Once in Quebec City, stroll the narrow streets and squat boutiques of Quartier PetitChamplain. Steps from our hotel, museums, galleries, and fabulous eateries fill your soul with old-world charm and Quebec’s joie de vivre.
While in Quebec City, we’ll visit the Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum, which showcases a century of renowned metal craftsmanship, and displays work by local artisans. Take the gondola above towering Montmorency Falls for breathtaking views. The quaint Île d’Orléans Bilodeau Cider House Orchard serves us cider and sparkling wine to taste and take home. We end with a sweet finale: an authentic maple sugar shack tasting and lunch at Sucrerie de la Montagne, a Quebec heritage site set in the heart of an ancient maple forest.
- Orientation tour of Ottawa and free evening
- Train de Charlevoix
- Albert Gilles Boutique et Musée
- Montmorency Falls: dinner and cable car ride
- Guided tour of Quebec City
- Île d’Orléans
- La Chocolaterie de I’lle
- La Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau tasting
- Sucrerie de la Montagne
Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 5 nights accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner, all highlights listed, a DeNureTours Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and include HST and TVQ.
- Ottawa, ON: Novotel Ottawa (1 night)
- La Malbaie, QC: Fairmont Chateau Richelieu (1 night)
- Quebec City, QC: Hotel Clarendon (3 nights)
Travel to Ottawa
Stay: Novotel Ottawa
Ottawa to La Malbaie
After breakfast, we make our way to La Malbaie with a stop for lunch in Trois Rivieres. Arrive and check into your five-star accommodation, the Fairmont le Manoir Richelieu. Perched high up on a cliff overlooking the majestic St. Lawrence River, you’ll have a free evening to take in your surroundings or perhaps try your luck at the Casino de Charlevoix accessible by an underground walkway from the hotel.
Stay: Fairmont Chateau Richelieu, La Malbaie
Charlevoix Train to Quebec City
Board the Charlevoix Train, get comfortable and enjoy the unique spectacle that presents itself to you: majestic landscapes that pass by the coastal villages. Running along the St. Lawrence from La Malbaie, crossing towns and coastal villages in a postcard-perfect setting before arriving at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré where you’ll enjoy a tour of the stunning Basilica. The main doors of the Basilica are hand-made of copper by artist Albert Gilles whos family museum is your next stop
Stay: Hotel Clarendon, Quebec City
Meals: B, L, D
Île d’Orléans, Free Time in Quebec City
Meals: B, L
Sugar Shack Lunch, Travel Home
Meals: B, L
Travellers will occasionally have to walk on uneven surfaces or get on and off boats or trains. Tours on the itinerary may include periods of up to an hour of walking at a gentle pace. There may also be a few one-night stays, but often the majority of your trip is spent in just a handful of hotels. Most of our North American sightseeing tours fall into this category.