CANADA | Québec, La Belle Province 

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

 

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: USA – MONTREAL 

  • Fly to Montreal. Upon arrival at the Montreal airport, your Forum Tour Manager will greet you and will remain with you for the duration of your trip.
  • Bienvenue dans La Belle Province! Follow your tour manager on a walking tour of Old Montreal and discover the picturesque charm of the Old Port.
  • Enter the Notre Dame Basilica and admire its majestic interior of sculpted wood, gold leaf and neo-gothic architecture.
  • Enjoy dinner with your group at a local restaurant.
  • After dinner, head to Montreal’s highest point Mount Royal and enjoy the amazing panoramic view of the city from the Belvédère.
  • Night accommodation in Montreal.

DAY 2: MONTREAL 

  • Breakfast at the hotel with your group.
  • Start your morning at the Pointe-à-Callière, a recognized national historical and archaeological site. The exhibits will take you back to the times when indigenous communities camped out in this area, up to the present day.
  • Later, head to the Maison Radio Canada (CBC), the broadcast headquarters for Radio-Canada. This is the French language branch of the CBC that serves as the master control point for radio and television networks and as the main studio for television and radio stations.
  • Next, go to Jean Talon open market, known for its locally produced fruits and vegetables, its diversity and most recently, a boutique featuring Québécois products. Pick up some supplies for a picnic lunch.
  • Later, visit the hydroelectric plant in Rivières des Prairies and learn how Quebec province has become a world leader in hydroelectric technology.
  • Have dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Night accommodation in Montreal.

DAY 3: MONTREAL – QUEBEC CITY 

  • After breakfast at your hotel, board your private bus and depart for Quebec City, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage City (approx. 3 hours).
  • Upon arrival, check into your hotel and drop your bags, then have some free time for lunch.
  • It’s time for an architectural and historical Scavenger Hunt in Old Quebec! Prizes for the winning team.
  • After, traverse the majestic St. Lawrence River by ferry. Enjoy a sailor’s view of Château Frontenac.
  • Back on shore, take the glass walled funicular to the top of the cliff for a great view from the Dufferin Terrace.
  • Dinner at a local bistro.
  • Night accommodation in Quebec City.

DAY 4: QUEBEC CITY 

  • Today, after breakfast at your hotel, head to the Plains of Abraham and partake in The Military, an interactive and informative workshop where you will revisit the living conditions of soldiers at the time of the 1759 and 1760 battles.
  • Make a stop at the Chez Marie Bakery where you’ll learn how bread is made and enjoy a maple butter tasting.
  • Prepare a Québécois style lunch during a cooking lesson with a professional chef.
  • Free time in the afternoon for souvenir shopping.
  • This evening, head to a traditional Cabane à sucre (sugar shack). Tour the sugar shack and savor an authentic lumberjack meal. After your meal, try maple taffy. A local musician will lead your group in song and dance after dinner.
  • Night accommodation in Quebec City.

DAY 5: QUEBEC CITY 

  • This morning enjoy breakfast at Cosmos.
  • After breakfast, head to the Copper Museum of Albert Gilles where you’ll see a demonstration of “Repoussé” work.
  • Continue to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré to visit its beautiful Basilica.
  • After, drive to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and see its waterfalls rising higher than those of Niagara Falls.
  • Have some free time for lunch.
  • After lunch, head to the “Onhoüa Chetek8e,” a Huron Indian village where you will discover the ancestral Huron lifestyle and see a reenactment of sacred ceremonial chants and dances. Enjoy a traditional Huron Indian dinner.
  • Night accommodation in Quebec City.

DAY 6: QUEBEC CITY – USA 

  • Today for breakfast, enjoy a hot chocolate and croissant at Le Cochon Dingue.
  • Board your private bus and head to the airport to catch your flight back to the USA.

Bon voyage et à bientôt!