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Canada Francais: A Perfect Autumn Trip

Quebec City skyline (Quebec, Canada).

Get away from it all on the perfect autumn trip to one of North America’s most attractive cities – Quebec City, Canada. This historic walled city overlooks the valley of the St. Lawrence River. With vivid maple leaf fall foliage coupled with charming European inspired architecture, the quaint streets of Quebec will take you back to medieval France.

Tour Highlights:

  • Old Town Quebec City
  • Plains of Abraham
  • Grand Allee
  • Citadelle
  • St. Anne-de-Beaupre Basilica
  • Montmorency Falls
  • Montreal
  • Notre Dame Basilica
  • St. Lawrence River
  • Isle d’Orleans
  • St. Joseph’s Oratory
  • Chez Dany Maple Syrup
  • Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
  • Fairmont Chateau Frontenac
  • Au Sommet Place Ville Marie

Day 1

Flight to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Visit Au Sommet Place Ville Marie — a 360 degree observation deck overlooking Montreal and the St. Lawrence River. Arrive in exciting Montreal at the world-class Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel for a 2-night luxury stay. This landmark hotel is located in the center of Montreal and has easy access to Place Ville Marie — Montreal’s underground city of shops, galleries & restaurants. Dinner.

Day 2

Breakfast. Guided tour of Montreal including Old Montreal and a tour inside Notre Dame Basilica. Montreal is made up of two parts: the Old City with its narrow streets and the modern Montreal with its many skyscrapers and museums. Free time in Montreal’s Old City Square. Tour St. Joseph’s Oratory — Roman Catholic Basilica and National Shrine on the west slope of Mount Royal. Dinner.

Day 3

Breakfast. Scenic travel to Trois Rivieres to visit Chez Dany Maple Sugar Shack. Learn about the important maple syrup industry. Full lunch including Canadian specialties such as maple taffy while folk musicians entertain. Scenic travel to Quebec City. Arrive at the stunning Fairmont Chateau Frontenac for a luxurious 3-night stay. This iconic building is one of the most photographed hotels in the world. This impressive turreted castle with a copper roof is in the old walled city. Free evening in Quebec City.

Day 4

Breakfast. Step into a culture reminiscent of 15th century France with a guided tour of Old Town Quebec. Within the extensive walled city of Old Quebec, all the buildings are historic. Quebec is antique, medieval, and the only walled city in North America. Tour highlights include: the Ramparts surrounding the old city, the Plains of Abraham — site of the French- English battle in 1759, the Grand Allee, the Parliament Building and more. Free time for lunch & shopping in Quebec City. Dinner.

Day 5

Breakfast. Tour the Citadelle — a National Historic Site of Canada. This fort was built in the 17th century. Guided tour of the Beaupre Coast including Ste. Anne-de- Beaupre Basilica. This breathtaking Canadian masterpiece is highlighted by 240 stained glass windows. Also see Montmorency Falls — an impressive natural wonder that is one and a half times the height of Niagara Falls — and enjoy scenery along the St. Lawrence Seaway. The tour also includes the village of Ste. Petronille on the Island of Orleans. Free evening in Quebec City.

Day 6

Breakfast. Flight home.

Source: americanclassictours