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Quebec in Depth with the Gaspe Peninsula

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, savor a 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 flavorful vacation to French Canada, you’ll say “cheese” in more ways than one.

Highlights of Quebec in Depth with the Gaspe Peninsula

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CQ|Quebec in Depth with the Gaspe Peninsula
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Travelers Notes

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Headsets provided throughout the tour.

Price Details US

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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Quebec in Depth with the Gaspe Peninsula

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Quebec in Depth with the Gaspe Peninsula

UNESCO Sites

Historic District of Old Quebec|Miguasha National Park

Meals

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN MONTRÉAL Welcome to Montréal! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2

MONTRÉAL MONTRÉAL Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Notre Dame Basilica, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Montréal with a walk in the Old Montréal district on the Saint Lawrence River. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 3

MONTRÉAL–RIMOUSKI MONTRÉAL Scenic drive along the St. Lawrence River through quaint villages en route to Rimouski.
RIMOUSKI Free time this evening. (B)

Day 4

RIMOUSKI–MIGUASHA NATIONAL PARK–CARLETON-SUR-MÉR RIMOUSKI Scenic drive on the Gaspé Peninsula and along the St. Lawrence River to Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site. Continue through the Matapédia Valley to Chaleur Bay and Miguasha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
MIGUASHA NATIONAL PARK Tour with Local Guide. Learn about the ‘Age of Fishes’ at the world’s best-preserved Devonian paleontological site having the highest number lobe-finned fish fossil specimens which gave rise to the first four-legged, air-breathing terrestrial vertebrates.
CARLETON-SUR-MÉR Free time this evening. (B,D)

Day 5

CARLETON-SUR-MÉR–BANC-DE-PÊCHE-DE-PASPÉBIAC NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE–PERCÉ CARLETON-SUR-MÉR Free time this morning. Scenic drive along the Gaspé Peninsula to visit Ferme Bourdages Tradition Farm for a strawberry wine and liqueur tasting.
BANC-DE-PÊCHE-DE-PASPÉBIAC NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Visit the Banc-de-Péche-de-Paspébiac National Historic Site to learn about Gaspésie fishing history, shipbuilding, net-mending demonstrations, and a traditional village lunch.
PERCÉ Free time this evening. (B,L)

Day 6

PERCÉ. EXCURSION TO BONAVENTURE ISLAND & PERCÉ ROCK NATIONAL PARKS PERCÉ Scenic cruise with a local Naturalist includes Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island National Parks. Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
BONAVENTURE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK Walk the trails, visit the heritage village, and visit the world’s largest Northern Gannet colony of Percé National Park. (B,D)

Day 7

PERCÉ–FORILLON NATIONAL PARK–GRANDE VALLÉE-MATANE FORILLON NATIONAL PARK Visit to Gespeg Micmac Interpretation Site includes introduction to the Mi’gmaq (First Nations people) and their culture. Forillon National Park includes scenic drive by Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse and various photo stops.
GRANDE VALLÉE Lunch at a local restaurant in the Grand Vallée area. Scenic drive along the cliff-lined coast to Matane.
MATANE Free time this evening. (B,L)

Day 8

MATANE–QUÉBEC CITY MATANE Visit the historic 40-acre [LF] Les Jardins De Métis (also known as the Reford Gardens after creator and avant-garde gardener, Elsie Reford). Tour the many gardens, including the Linear Garden, the Stream Garden, the Garden Tool Museum, or the Contemporary Sculpture Walk. Continue to Québec City.
QUÉBEC CITY Free time this evening. (B)

Day 9

QUÉBEC CITY. EXCURSION TO THE SAGUENAY FJORD & CHARLÉVOIX REGION QUÉBEC CITY Scenic drive along the St. Lawrence River to Saguenay Fjord.
SAGUENAY FJORD [LF] Whale-watching cruise with a Naturalist Guide in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, one of the best places to spot whales who travel thousands of miles here for feeding and breeding and home to the unique St. Lawrence beluga whale. Scenic drive to the Charlevoix region.
CHARLÉVOIX REGION Visit a family-owned [LF] fromagerie (cheese factory) for a presentation and cheese tasting. Return to Québec City. (B)

Day 10

QUÉBEC CITY QUÉBEC CITY Sightseeing in Old Québec with a Local Guide includes the Place d’Armes, the Laval Seminary, the Citadelle de Québec, the Place Royale, Lower Town, and Plains of Abraham. Farewell dinner this evening is on the Ile D’Orléans. (B,D)

Day 11

QUÉBEC CITY–MONTRÉAL QUÉBEC CITY Morning drive to Montréal. Your vacation ends at the Montréal Trudeau International Airport or the Montréal tour hotel for those with post-nights. Schedule departure flights from Montréal Trudeau International after 3:30 pm. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2022-08-24 2022-08-24 2022-09-03 $3037 $0 $3037 CQ20824 Please Call
2 2022-08-31 2022-08-31 2022-09-10 $3037 $0 $3037 CQ20831 Please Call
3 2022-09-07 2022-09-07 2022-09-17 $3037 $0 $3037 CQ20907 Please Call
4 2022-09-14 2022-09-14 2022-09-24 $3289 $0 $3289 CQ20914K Please Call
5 2023-06-19 2023-06-19 2023-06-29 $3337 $333.7 $3003.3 CQ30619 Available
6 2023-06-26 2023-06-26 2023-07-06 $3405 $340.5 $3064.5 CQ30626 Available
7 2023-07-03 2023-07-03 2023-07-13 $3834 $383.4 $3450.6 CQ30703K Available
8 2023-08-21 2023-08-21 2023-08-31 $3454 $345.4 $3108.6 CQ30821 Available
9 2023-08-28 2023-08-28 2023-09-07 $3386 $338.6 $3047.4 CQ30828 Available
10 2023-09-04 2023-09-04 2023-09-14 $3386 $338.6 $3047.4 CQ30904 Available
11 2023-09-11 2023-09-11 2023-09-21 $3386 $338.6 $3047.4 CQ30911 Available
12 2023-09-18 2023-09-18 2023-09-28 $3765 $376.5 $3388.5 CQ30918K Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Delta Montreal Hotel Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the Delta Montreal soars above President Kennedy Avenue, showcasing unique Canadian artwork in the lobby, a wealth of superior amenities, and exceptionally comfortable accommodations. The Delta Montreal features 456 guestrooms with angular layouts that lend a spacious feel. Sleek, dark mahogany furniture complements earth-toned carpets and draperies, and all rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, and plush bedding. All of this is topped off with fantastic dining options and world-class service. Montreal 475 Avenue President Kennedy Superior First-Class
2 Hotel Rimouski & Convention Centre Situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, Hotel Rimouski features spacious guestrooms, on-site restaurant and bar, health center, indoor pool and water slide, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Rimouski 225 Blvd Rene Lepage Est Superior First-Class
3 Hostellerie Baie Bleue Located in the heart of Baie-des-Chaleurs, the Hostellerie Baie Bleue offers stunning views of the bay and surrounding environment. The hotel complex is divided into four main buildings and features cozy guestrooms, on-site restaurant and bar, outdoor pool, and picnic area. Carleton 482 Boul Perron Moderate First-Class
4 Riotel Perce Overlooking Perce Rock and Bonaventure Island, the rustic Riotel Perce features spectacular views, cozy guestrooms, on-site restaurant, spa, and access to the beach. Perce 261 Route 132 Superior Tourist-Class
5 Riotel Matane Riotel Matane offers guests modern amenities and breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River. The hotel features a riverside fire pit, on-site restaurant, fitness center, indoor heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Matane 250 Avenue du Phare Est Superior First-Class
6 Hotel Pur Quebec Local, modern, and stylish, Hotel Pur is situated in the heart of the Saint Roch District of Quebec City. The hotel features an urban design with amenities that include an on-site restaurant and bar, indoor heated pool, dry sauna, and fitness center. Quebec City 395 rue de la Couronne Superior First-Class
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