Welcome to Club Med Quebec Charlevoix the unique Canadian Resort. Facing the famous St Lawrence River and immersed in natural surroundings, the Resort offers an invitation to explore amazing landscapes. Whatever the season, the colours and the magic of the natural world offer the promise of a unique experience of both the river and the mountains. Contemporary architecture blended with traditional Native American culture make up a distinctive world filled with the best of history and modernity.
Who says you have to cross the Atlantic to dive into European culture? Croissant-scented cobblestone avenues are much closer than you think. Follow your nose to the café-lined promenades of Québec City, your ears to the music-filled streets of Montréal, and your eyes to the sweeping views of the Gaspé Peninsula on this eleven-day tour of French Canada. Along the way, say bonjour to tiny fishing villages, giant beluga whales, and the grandest of views as you cruise around the imposing Percé Rock and the sensational Saguenay Fjord. From the banks of the St. Lawrence River to the cliffs of the gulf, your taste of the Old World awaits. Sip strawberry wine made from the fields by the sea, savour a traditional lunch at Banc-de-Péche-de-Paspébiac National Historic Site, and visit a family-owned fromagerie in the rolling-hill region of Charlevoix. On this flavourful holiday to French Canada, you’ll say “cheese” in more ways than one.
Your Fly, Stay & Tour Package Includes:
- $3000 flight credit per person
- 5 nights accommodation at Club Med Quebec Charlevoix
- Return airport transfers
- All-day gourmet dining
- Premium open bar
- Over 60 sports & activities
- Day & night entertainment
- Wi-Fi access
- 10 night Quebec in Depth with the Gaspe Peninsula guided tour with Globus, Montreal return
- Superior accommodation
- 16 meals – 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
- Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi (where available)
- Highlights – Forillion National Park, Fromagerie, Notre Dame Montreal plus more
- Hotel taxes, porterage, tips & service charges
- Pre-paid gratuities
Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 12-27 June 2024
Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details
Day 1: ARRIVE IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC
Welcome to Montreal! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2: MONTREAL
Magical Montreal After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide. The rest of your day is free to explore this lively city on your own. Your Tour Director will be onsite to provide ideas for shopping, dining, and exploring. (B) TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL GEM Explore the cultural capital of Canada where the traditional Quebecois style is celebrated along its cobblestone streets and grand buildings in European flair. See the Basilique Notre-Dame with its stunning stained glass, the Plateau Mont-Royal and spectacular views of Vieux-Montreal.
Day 3: MONTREAL-RIMOUSKI
Maritime Marvels Follow the historic Navigator's Route along the St. Lawrence River into the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for an overnight stay in the maritime centre of Rimouski. Free time this evening - perhaps take in the sunset over the St. Lawrence River or stroll through downtown. (B) TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORY & HERITAGE Explore historic towns and maritime ports as you trace the historic path of the Navigators' Route - a 292-mile course along the southern half of the Saint Lawrence River through the beauty of the Quebec countryside and quaint Victorian villages.
Day 4: RIMOUSKI-MIGUASHA NATIONAL PARK-CARLETON-SUR-MER
Sea Legends & Ancient Creatures Start your grand tour of the spectacular Gaspe Peninsula featuring panoramic views of the sea, beaches, and cliffs. Continue along the St. Lawrence River to Pointe-au-Pere Maritime Historic Site, home of the Empress of Ireland Museum, to learn about the transatlantic liner's history and doomed fate. Travel through the Matapedia Valley for a guided visit to Miguasha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the Carleton-sur-Mer. (B,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS Explore the magnificent natural world of Miguasha National Park where pre-historic fossil fish and plants tell the story of the origin of the first terrestrial vertebrates, 380 million years ago, when strange creatures moved from water to land. The park's fossiliferous cliff reveals a world of fossil fish from the Devonian period known as the "Age of Fishes" for a fascinating look at ages of a natural world long past.
Day 5: CARLETON-SUR-MER-BANC-DE-PECHE-DE-PASPEBIAC NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE-PERCE
Shipbuilding, Seascapes & Strawberries After a morning at leisure, continue your adventure through the Gaspe Peninsula countryside to Ferme Bourdages Tradition Farm, the local experts in everything strawberries since 1821. Here, visit strawberry fields with sea views and discover the secrets behind the art of making strawberry wine and liqueurs before tasting them. Next, visit the Banc-de-Peche-de-Paspebiac National Historic Site. Later, continue to the seaside village of Perce. (B,L) TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL GEMS Visit the remarkable Banc-de-Peche-de-Paspebiac National Historic Site to explore the original buildings dating back to 1766, witness the Gaspesie fishing history, watch traditional shipbuilding, and net-mending demonstrations.
Day 6: PERCE. EXCURSION TO BONAVENTURE ISLAND & PERCE ROCK NATIONAL PARKS
Peninsula Discoveries Today, discover the iconic gems of the Gaspe Peninsula. Take a scenic cruise around the famous Perce Rock, also known as the "Pierced Rock" and Bonaventure Island to observe the stunning seabird colony and marine wildlife that frequent the region. Visit [LF] Perce Rock and Bonaventure Island National Parks. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) LOCAL FAVOURITE WILD & WONDERFUL Explore Perce Rock and Bonaventure Island National Parks, home to one of the largest migratory bird refuge in North America. Its colony of 116,000 northern gannets is the most accessible in the world. Wander the hiking trails or enjoy the heritage trail to learn about the rich natural, historic, and geological wonders of the island.
Day 7: PERCE-FORILLON NATIONAL PARK-GRANDE VALLEE-MATANE
Native Traditions Visit Forillon National Park, the official beginning to the International Appalachian Trail. The park is home to traditional fishing villages, pebble beaches and quiet coves. Follow the peninsula road to old Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse. Enjoy [LF] lunch at a local restaurant in the charming Grand Vallee area, home to quaint fishing communities. The catch-of-the day comes highly recommended! This afternoon's drive provides some of the best scenery of the peninsula with soaring cliffs, lighthouses, and expansive views of the St. Lawrence River. Late afternoon arrival in Matane, the hub of Gaspe's thriving shrimp industry. (B,L,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITIONS The village of Grande-Vallée has an exceptional geographic location. Discover this picturesque village, tied to an ever present natural world. Nestled between sea and mountains, Grande-Vallee will surprise you with its grandiose panorama and excite your taste buds with local flavors at your included lunch.
Day 8: MATANE-QUEBEC CITY
A Walk in the Garden Visit the famous [LF] Les Jardins De Metis, better known as the Reford Gardens. Continue your journey to romantic Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognised for being one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. Tonight, explore Quebec's Parisian ambiance by visiting the shops in the Petit-Champlain district or enjoying the French inspired cuisine at one of the many restaurants. (B) LOCAL FAVOURITE BEAUTIFUL BY NATURE Few gardens have been built under such adverse atmospheric conditions as the stunning Les Jardins De Metis. These thoughtfully designed gardens (also called Reford Gardens) were built from 1926 to 1958 by innovator and horticulturist Elsie Reford, who spent thirty years transforming a fishing camp on the Metis River into a vast 40-acre estate garden brimming with bold and innovative character. Stroll amid some 3,000 plant varieties, including the famous Himalayan blue poppy, as part of 15 gardens in a naturally beautiful botanical wonderland. Spend time exploring the many areas of the gardens, such as the Linear Garden, the Stream Garden, or Bird Garden specifically designed to attract many varieties of birds.
Day 9: QUEBEC CITY. EXCURSION TO THE SAGUENAY FJORD & CHARLEVOIX REGION
Whale Tales & Traditional Tastes Travel along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River to the breathtaking Saguenay Fjord to embark on a [LF] whale-watching cruise in the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. En route back to Quebec City, stop in the Charlevoix region, known as a thriving culinary destination. Here, visit a family owned traditional [LF] fromagerie, or cheese factory, to learn the delicate art of cheese making, followed by a tasting. (B) LOCAL FAVOURITE WILD BEAUTIES Embark on a fantastic adventure on the spectacular waters of Saguenay Fjord. Board your whale-watching cruise in the stunning Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, known for having the greatest variety of whale species on earth. On board, a naturalist guide will introduce you to the marine mammals of the area including the endangered species: the blue whale and the St. Lawrence beluga whale.
Day 10: QUEBEC CITY
French-Canadian Treasures Tour the only walled city north of Mexico with a Local Guide. Tonight, travel to Ile D'Orleans to enjoy a delightful farewell dinner at a fine restaurant housed in a restored 17th-century flour mill. (B,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHT CITY SIGHTS Explore the beautiful city of Quebec to see the Place d'Armes, the Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, and the Place Royale. Also see the Old-world houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River, and the historic Plains of Abraham in the French-founded city, port, and capital of Canada's Quebec province. One of the oldest cities in Canada- Quebec City retains more than 400 years of tradition, architecture, and Old-World charm in the only remaining walled city in North America. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a romantic city of narrow cobblestone streets, stone buildings, fortifications, and rich French-Canadian culture and cuisine. Take in the city's splendid views of the surrounding landscape and unique character, which prompted Charles Dickens to call it the "Gibraltar of North America."
Day 11: QUEBEC CITY-MONTREAL
Safe travels until we meet again! Morning drive to Montreal. Your holiday ends at the Montreal Trudeau International Airport or the Montreal tour hotel for those with post-nights. Schedule departure flights from Montreal Trudeau International after 3:30 pm. (B)
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Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 27 April 2023 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions.