|2||Montreal → Mont Tremblant National Park||132 km|
|3||Mont Tremblant National Park|
|4||Mont Tremblant National Park → Mauricie||260 km|
|5||Mauricie → Bas St-Laurent||350 km|
|6||Bas St-Laurent → Bic National Park||146 km|
|7||Bic National Park|
|8||Bic National Park → Tadoussac||207 km|
|10||Tadoussac → Charlevoix||124 km|
|11||Charlevoix → Quebec City||93 km|
|13||Quebec City → Eastern Townships||253 km|
|15||Eastern Townships → Montreal||126 km|
- 14 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
- Breakfasts where applicable
- Full board at Domaine Valga outfitter
- The Trois-Pistoles / Escoumins ferry
- Bedding and kitchen equipment if cottage stays
- Assistance from your Canadian travel specialist (before, during and after the trip)
- All applicable taxes
- Protection for foreign travellers through the Compensation fund for customers of travel agents
Add a GPS to your Travel Kit for $12 / day
Max. $120 per rental (€80)
Book before January 31st, 2018 and choose 2 of these 3 special offers:
1. FREE whale-watching safari
2. FREE lunch at the sugar shack
3. $50 discount per adult
* Certain conditions apply ( see general terms and conditions)
DAY 1 - Montreal
Welcome to the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris.
Like any great city, Montreal has 1001 attractions to offer visitors. Take the opportunity to experience the rhythm of its 5 main neighbourhoods: the Plateau Mont Royal, Old Montreal, Downtown, the Latin Quarter and Mont Royal Park.
Spend the morning exploring Quebec's metropolis. After picking up your car at the end of the morning, it's time to begin your discovery of Canada's great outdoors in all its colourful splendour.
On your way to the legendary Mont Tremblant National Park, make a stop for that most authentic of Canadian traditions: lunch at an authentic, family-run sugar shack.
There you will enjoy a typical meal of pea soup, omelette, pork rinds, tourtière (French-Canadian meat pie), pan browned potatoes, baked beans, homemade pickles, smoked ham, maple taffy on snow (even in the middle of summer!), pancakes and, of course, maple syrup... on everything!
DAY 3 - Mont Tremblant National Park
You have a full day to enjoy the exceptional natural environment of Mont Tremblant National Park. A vast universe of mountains looming over endless lakes and rivers, this park offers freedom and escape. We suggest that you bring a picnic lunch, to make the most of your day in nature.
Take a hike along one of the park's many hiking trails, or rent a canoe at the Lac-Supérieur Discovery Centre, in the La Diable Sector.
The La Roche and La Corniche trail offers breathtaking views of the the surrounding area. This 8-kilometre loop is accessible to all ages and abilities.
After a full day of adventure, you will be swept away by the undeniable charm of the pedestrian village of Tremblant. In the evening, Tremblant is transformed into a hive of nighttime activity. The mood is festive and the smiles are contagious!
Today your route across the Canadian Shield continues into the Mauricie region.
Covering an area of 536 km², Mauricie National Park gives off an air of serenity in keeping with its gently undulating terrain. On this wide plateau with its hills and valleys and network of lakes and rivers, life follows nature's rhythms.
A seaplane flight over this region with its magnificent autumn colours is an activity you won't want to miss.
Your next destination is Bas St-Laurent, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, a region known for its picturesque villages.
In Kamouraska, according to National Geographic, you will find "the second most beautiful sunsets in the world, after Hawaii".
In addition to its rich architectural and historical heritage, the Bas St-Laurent region is renowned for the quiet beauty of its scenery.
Enjoy a relaxing morning admiring the view as you take a stroll along the St. Lawrence River.
Then you set out for Bic National Park. Located in the St. Lawrence estuary, this national park proudly showcases its capes, bays, coves, islands and mountains, which have contributed to its renown.
We strongly recommend seal watching at Cap-Caribou or Pointe-aux-Épinettes (depending on the tides).
DAY 7 - Bic National Park
Today we invite you to discover Québec's backcountry in all its splendour.
Welcome to a region where coastal levees and hills give way to a land of forests, winding rivers and lakes, all carefully preserved over the years by the local inhabitants.
This morning you will take an unforgettable ferry ride to the north shore of the majestic St. Lawrence River!
Your destination: Tadoussac. Did you know that Tadoussac Bay is listed as one of the 50 most beautiful bays in the world?
Take the time to sample some typical local cuisine at Le Bateau restaurant, conveniently located in the heart of this historic village.
DAY 9 - Tadoussac
Spend the day exploring Tadoussac, the oldest village in Canada.
But above all, Tadoussac is one of the best internationally renowned whale-watching sites in the world. So you can hardly leave the area without going on a whale-watching safari!
Today you head for Charlevoix, one of the most picturesque regions in Quebec. The section of Route 362 between Malbaie and Baie St-Paul is one of the 5 most scenic drives in Quebec.
In the very the heart of the Canadian Shield, the oldest rock formation on earth, Charlevoix abounds in one-of-a-kind attractions. Mountain waters cascade down the majestic Laurentians into the salty depths of the St. Lawrence River.
This morning you leave nature behind and head for the beautiful and historic Quebec City, cradle of French culture in the Americas.
Perched on the cliffs of Cap Diamant and overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Quebec is proud to be a living museum and the only fortified city in North America.
Once you reach Quebec City, take the time to explore the city and its many historic sites. The entire old town is a UNESCO world heritage site.
DAY 12 - Quebec City
Take the time to explore the old capital and its many historic sites. From Place Royale and Petit Champlain to Dufferin Terrace and Château Frontenac, follow the winding alleys that will lead you to hidden places where you will have the impression that you are the first to discover them.
This is also a great opportunity to spend a day in Jacques-Cartier National Park, with its magnificent landscapes characterized by stunning contrasts: mountainous plateaus fractured by steep-sided valleys.
What about some moose-watching in the company of a naturalist guide? A must-see activity!
Your final destination is the Eastern Townships: an opportunity to experience Quebec's back country in all its splendour.
Driving through the heart of the Eastern Townships, you will discover picturesque villages and beautiful scenery, and the love and pride felt by the local inhabitants for their region.
Succumb to the charm of this authentic and welcoming corner of Quebec.
DAY 14 - Eastern Townships
The undulating hills of the Eastern Townships offer spectacular landscapes. You will leave the highway for the quieter country roads that crisscross the region.
One of the best ways to appreciate the region's beauty is a hike to the top of Mount Orford.
Wine lovers won't want to miss the Route des Vins: you could be in for a pleasant surprise! Vineyards such as l'Orpailleur, Le Domaine des Bromes and Côte d'Ardoise are beginning to enjoy an international reputation.
Enjoy the last moments of your Canadian vacation, before heading to the Montreal airport for your flight home.
It's time to say "au revoir" to the land of lakes and rivers, your hearts filled with beautiful and colourful memories that will last a lifetime!!!