Lifestyle Tours presents…
Charming French Canada
featuring Montréal, Quebec City, Charlevoix and Montebello
August 31 – September 7, 2018
For more information contact
Tracy Wilson or Ken Meyer
8 Days ● 11 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
Book by 2/28/2018 & Save $50 Per Person:
For bookings made after Feb 28, 2018 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
**Alternate gateways are available upon request.
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $250 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EVV
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund. (See registration form for consent.)
|"Leisure Stays" are tours in which the itineraries are designed to allow for multiple-night stays
in two or more cities. This allows you a more leisurely pace and more time to explore the
destinations on your own.
Highlights: Montréal, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Charlevoix, Whale Watching, Montmorency Falls
Day 1: Friday, August 31, 2018 Montréal, Quebec - Tour Begins Your tour takes you on an in-depth exploration of the spectacular province of Quebec. Say “bonjour” to the second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montréal.
Day 2: Saturday, September 1, 2018 Montréal This morning, the choice is yours as you decide how you would like to explore Montréal: on a walking tour or a panoramic coach tour. If you choose the walking tour, you’ll join a local guide who will transport you back in time as you explore the streets of Old Montréal on foot; stroll through historic squares and by impressive architecture, hearing stories of days gone by. If you opt for the coach tour, it highlights Jacques Cartier Square, McGill University, views of Notre Dame Cathedral and St. Joseph’s Oratory; the tour concludes with a stop high atop Mount Royal, ascended by Jacques Cartier in 1535 and the jewel of Mount Royal Park, to soak in the spectacular view. The afternoon is yours to continue exploring the city independently. Sit in a sidewalk cafe, visit a museum, or browse some of the city’s many famous shops. This evening, experience a taste of Montréal during dinner at a local restaurant in the Old Port. (B, D)
Day 3: Sunday, September 2, 2018 Montréal - Quebec City Journey to historic Quebec City, a city with a romantic ambiance reminiscent of Paris. Experience the beauty and history of both Old and New Quebec on a fascinating sightseeing tour highlighting the provincial Parliament; the St. Louis Arch; and Place Royale, the site of the original settlement of the city of Quebec. Your day concludes at the city’s famous Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. Spend two nights in this grand castle-like hotel majestically overlooking the old city. This evening, enjoy dinner at a charming restaurant. (B, D)
Day 4: Monday, September 3, 2018 Quebec City Begin your day with breakfast at a local sugar shack nestled in the Quebec countryside. Learn about the custom of maple syrup-making and enjoy sampling delicious traditional foods made with this local product. Before leaving, try a favorite regional treat – maple taffy made in the snow! Return to Quebec City and spend the remainder of your day at leisure wandering the quaint streets and exploring this UNESCO World Heritage site. (B)
Day 5: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Quebec City - La Malbaie, Charlevoix Region Set off this morning for the breathtaking Charlevoix region. Board a ferry for a short ride to L’Isle-aux-Coudres, a tranquil island nestled in the lovely St. Lawrence River. Visit Les Moulins de l’Isle-aux-Coudres, a 19th-century flour mill, and join an expert for a tour of the grounds to see the working watermill and windmill built by the early settlers; learn about the traditional milling process. Later, we make our way to the luxurious Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, your home for two nights. (B, D)
Day 6: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Charlevoix Region Today you’ll take to the water and embark on a whale-watching expedition for a unique encounter with these fascinating and majestic creatures. Take in the beauty of the natural surroundings in the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. A naturalist guide will introduce you to the many species of marine mammals that reside in the St. Lawrence River. The remainder of the day is at leisure
to take advantage of
your resort’s many amenities such as golfing, hiking, the spa, or you may simply relax and soak up the views. (B)
Day 7: Thursday, September 6, 2018 La Malbaie, Charlevoix Region - Montebello Our drive this morning takes us to the magnificent Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupré. Explore the rich history and magnificent architecture of one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in North America at your own pace and be sure to spend time strolling the beautiful grounds. Then it’s on to Montmorency Falls where you will board a cable car that takes you up-close. Stand in awe as the river plunges 272 feet off the Canadian Shield, approximately 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls. Admire the stunning views from the many lookout points before heading back by cable car or by foot. Later, arrive at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello and luxuriate in the rustic elegance of the world’s largest log cabin set in a spectacular location surrounded by nature. Say “au revoir” to your fellow travelers at a special farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day 8: Friday, September 7, 2018 Montebello - Tour Ends Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories of your outstanding journey. (B)
|Itinerary at a
Days 1, 2 Le Centre Sheraton Montreal, Montréal, Quebec
Days 3, 4 Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Quebec
Days 5, 6 Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, Charlevoix
Day 7 Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, MontebelloOn some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Experience It! Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
The most famous hotel in Quebec is yours for two nights. Stay in luxury in a place that has attracted the rich and famous for over a century. From movie stars and sports figures to royalty and presidents, everyone wants to stay in this luxurious “castle” towering above charming Quebec City. Built in the late 19th century by William Van Horne, General Manager of Canadian Pacific Railway, as the grandest stop along the railway, it certainly delivers. The hotel is an architectural marvel with building styles that are reminiscent of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Grand architecture, grand service, and grand accommodations – that is the Chateau Frontenac.