QUEBEC IN DEPTH WITH THE GASPE PENINSULA – 11 Days | September 9, 2024
- Double $4,601*
- Single $5,816*
Included Meals: • 10 Breakfasts • 2 Lunches • 4 Dinners
* LAND ONLY, plus applicable taxes and gratuities
Day 1 – ARRIVE IN MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC
At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2 – MONTRÉALMAGICAL MONTRÉAL
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide. The rest of your day is free to explore this lively city on your own. Your Tour Director will be onsite to provide ideas for shopping, dining, and exploring.
Day 3 – MONTRÉAL–RIMOUSKI
Follow the historic Navigator’s Route along the St. Lawrence River into the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for an overnight stay in the maritime center of Rimouski. Free time this evening – perhaps take in the sunset over the St. Lawrence River or stroll through downtown.
Day 4 – RIMOUSKI–MIGUASHA NATIONAL PARK–CARLETON-SUR-MÉR
Start your grand tour of the spectacular Gaspé Peninsula featuring panoramic views of the sea, beaches, and cliffs. Continue along the St. Lawrence River to Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site, home of the Empress of Ireland Museum, to learn about the transatlantic liner’s history and doomed fate. Travel through the Matapédia Valley for a guided visit to Miguasha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the Carleton-sur-Mér.
Day 5 – CARLETON-SUR-MÉR–BANC-DE-PÊCHE-DE-PASPÉBIAC NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE–PERCÉ
After a morning at leisure, continue your adventure through the Gaspé Peninsula countryside to Ferme Bourdages Tradition Farm, the local experts in everything strawberries since 1821. Here, visit strawberry fields with sea views and discover the secrets behind the art of making strawberry wine and liqueurs before tasting them. Next, visit the Banc-de-Péche-de-Paspébiac National Historic Site. Later, continue to the seaside village of Percé.
Day 6 – PERCÉ. EXCURSION TO BONAVENTURE ISLAND & PERCÉ ROCK NATIONAL PARKS
Today, discover the iconic gems of the Gaspé Peninsula. Take a scenic cruise around the famous Percé Rock, also known as the “Pierced Rock” and Bonaventure Island to observe the stunning seabird colony and marine wildlife that frequent the region. Visit Globus Local Favorite Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island National Parks. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 7 – PERCÉ–FORILLON NATIONAL PARK–GRANDE VALLÉE-MATANE
Visit the Gespeg Micmac Interpretation Site for a guided introduction to the Mi’gmaq, a First Nations people, to discover their history, culture, and traditions. Then, into Forillon National Park and follow the peninsula road to old Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse. Enjoy Globus Local Favorite lunch at a local restaurant in the charming Grand Vallée area, home to quaint fishing communities. The catch-of-the day comes highly recommended! This afternoon’s drive provides some of the best scenery of the peninsula with soaring cliffs, lighthouses, and expansive views of the St. Lawrence River. Late afternoon arrival in Matane, the hub of Gaspé’s thriving shrimp industry.
Day 8 – MATANE–QUÉBEC CITY
Visit the famous Globus Local Favorite Les Jardins De Métis, better known as the Reford Gardens. Continue your journey to romantic Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized for being one of the most historic and best-preserved cities in North America. Tonight, explore Québec’s Parisian ambiance by visiting the shops in the Petit-Champlain district or enjoying the French inspired cuisine at one of the many restaurants.
Day 9 – QUÉBEC CITY. EXCURSION TO THE SAGUENAY FJORD & CHARLÉVOIX REGION
Travel along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River to the breathtaking Saguenay Fjord to embark on a Globus Local Favorite whale-watching cruise in the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. En route back to Québec City, stop in the Charlévoix region, known as a thriving culinary destination. Here, visit a family owned traditional Globus Local Favorite fromagerie, or cheese factory, to learn the delicate art of cheese making, followed by a tasting.
Day 10 – QUÉBEC CITY
Tour the only walled city north of Mexico with a Local Guide. Tonight, travel to Ile D’Orléans to enjoy a delightful farewell dinner at a fine restaurant housed in a restored 17th-century flour mill.
Day 11 – QUÉBEC CITY–MONTRÉAL
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.