Québec & the Gaspé Peninsula

Resort: Québec & the Gaspé Peninsula
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Canada
Price From: £1695.00

Overview

Tour the highlights of Quebec, from the
lighthouses and wildlife found along
the coast to the pretty cobbled streets
of Montreal and Quebec City. The tour
includes a cruise in search of whales
along the St Lawrence estuary and the
chance to go hiking in Quebecs national
parks. This self-drive itinerary allows you
to travel at your own pace through the
stunning scenery, allowing for stops as
and when you like.

Itinerary

Day 1: Montreal

On arrival, make your way to Delta Montreal
for 1 night. Time at leisure to explore the sights. (N)

Days 2-3: Montreal Quebec City

Collect your car hire this morning and follow
the St Lawrence river north towards Quebec
City and stay at Auberge Saint Pierre for
2 nights. The following day is at leisure to
explore the old streets of Quebec City. (N)

Day 4: Quebec City Rivire du Loup

Continue along the scenic path of the St
Lawrence river to Rivire-du-Loup, the gateway
to the Gasp peninsula. On arrival, take
the boat to the charming Pot a lEau de Vie
Lighthouse for 1 night. (D)

Day 5: Rivire du Loup Matane

Take the boat back across the St Lawrence
river and continue towards Matane, stopping
at Bic National Park for a walk to see harbour
and grey seals. Arrive in Matane and stay
overnight at Hotel-Motel Belle Plage. (B)

Day 6: Matane Parc de la Gaspsie

Travel towards Parc de la Gaspsie, home
to the high peaks of the Chic-Chocs and
McGerrigle mountains as well as moose and over 150 species of birds. Stay at Gite du Mont
Albert for 2 nights. (N)

Day 7: Parc de la Gaspsie

Day at leisure to explore the national park and
surrounding area. (N)

Day 8: Gasp

Drive to Gasp, stopping at the Forillion
National Park for breathtaking views. Wildlife
that can be seen in this park includes black
bears, beavers, sea birds, seals and whales.
Stay 1 night at Hotel Baker. (N)

Day 9: Perc

Drive to the sheer Perc rock formation and take
a cruise to see the colony of 110,000 northern
gannets. Overnight at the Ritel Perc. (B)

Day 10: Perc Matapedia

Proceed along the Baie des Chaleurs, passing
through a number of picturesque fishing
villages before arriving in Matapedia. En route
visit the Gospel Chapel at Bonaventure, the
Arcadian museum and the Parc de Miguasha,
a Unesco world heritage site renowned for
fossils from the Devonian period. Stay at
Auberge La Coulee Douce for 1 night. (N)

Day 11: Matapedia Tadoussac

Take the high-speed catamaran from Rimouski to Forestville, then continue along the north
shore of the St Lawrence river to Tadoussac, a
popular area for whale watching. Stay 1 night
at Hotel Tadoussac. (B)

Day 12: Tadoussac La Malbaie

Today, enjoy a 3-hour whale-watching cruise
with the opportunity of seeing five or six species
of whale, including humpback, fin and blue
whales. Afterwards, take the 10-minute ferry
ride to Baie Sainte Catherine and proceed to
the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie
for 1 night. (N)

Day 13: La Malbaie Montreal

Drive the final leg of your journey to Montreal,
enjoying the incredible scenery as you drive
south through the Charlevoix region, stopping at Sainte Anne de Beaupres shrine and
Montmorency Falls. Stay at the Delta Montreal
for 1 night. (N)

Day 14: Montreal Onward travel

Return your car at the airport and fly home, or
continue your holiday in Canada. (N)

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