Autumn in French Canada

2024 Montreal > Montreal | Price from $2899

8 DAYS  •  14 MEALS Wrap yourself in a fiery embrace of autumn in French Canada! Witness a breathtaking transformation as leaves erupt in a kaleidoscope of colors – crimson, ochre, and burnished gold. Hike through vibrant forests, take scenic drives along winding roads, or enjoy gondola rides for panoramic vistas of the Laurentian Mountains ablaze with color. Savor the crisp autumn air and indulge in delicious maple treats at a traditional sugar shack. Autumn in French Canada is a feast for the senses – a vibrant escape you won’t forget!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in French Canada

Arrive in Montreal, Canada today and settle into your conveniently-located hotel before meeting your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

Day 2: Montreal Sightseeing and Notre-Dame Basilica

Embark on a narrated tour of Montreal, one of Canada’s vibrant cities known for its rich French-Canadian heritage. Your local guide shows you Old Montreal with its narrow streets lined with a mixture of buildings dating from the 17th-century, Place d’Armes, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Mount Royal and Olympic Park, site of the 1976 summer Olympics. Also visit Montreal’s sacred Notre-Dame Basilica, one of the crown jewels of Quebec’s rich religious heritage. On the Mont Tremblant gondola, be whisked away to the top for breathtaking views of the surrounding autumn foliage. Meals: B, D

Day 3: Ride VIA Rail and Quebec Sugar Shack

This morning, Canada’s VIA Rail service takes you to Quebec  City. The only walled city in North America, Quebec’s Grande-Allee is alive with many quaint shops and sidewalk cafes. On your touring today, pass through the famed Saint Louis Gate which leads into old Quebec. We arrive at the banks of the St. Lawrence River and Place Royale, the oldest settlement in the region. See the majestic Parliament Buildings before arriving at the Plains of Abraham, the site of the famous battle of 1759. Tonight, a special Sugar Shack dinner will introduce you to Quebec’s unique culture complete with a maple syrup making tour, musical entertainment and traditional French Canadian cuisine. Meals: B, D

Day 4: Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame, St. Anne de Beaupre and Montmorency Falls

Begin the day at St. Anne de Beaupre. This beautiful shrine is the oldest pilgrimage site in North America. Continue to Manor Montmorency, once the summer home of the Duke of Kent, for a breathtaking view of Montmorency Falls. Higher than Niagara, Montmorency is Eastern Canada’s highest waterfall. In the heart of Quebec sits Basilica-Cathedral Note-Dame de Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meals: B, D

Day 5: Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio and Our Lady of the Cape Shrine

Learn the intricacies of copper art at the Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio with a tour and hands-on workshop to make your own copper work of art. In TroisRivieres, visit Canada’s National Shrine, Our Lady of the Cape. Built in 1714, it is one of the two oldest churches in Canada. With its magnificent stained-glass windows and unique 5,425-pipe Casvant organ, the shrine welcomes over 250,000 pilgrims a year. Meals: B, D

Day 6: Honey Bees, English Teas and Saint Michel

Begin at Miellerie Lune de Miel Honey Farm where this family-run business produces honey products. Learn its production and taste the sweetness. Then, stop for English High Tea in Quebec’s fashionable Eastern Townships. In Sherbrooke, a local guide conducts a tour of the city’s sites including the immense frescos highlighting the region’s rich heritage and visit the Basilica-Cathedral of Saint Michel, a Gothic masterpiece. Meals: B, D

Day 7: Abbey Saint-Benoit-du-Lac and Farewell Dinner Cruise

This morning visit beautiful Abbey Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, a Benedictine Monastery. Follow in Saint Benedict’s footsteps and learn about daily Monastic life, admire the beautiful architecture and understand how the monks support the needs of the community. Perhaps you will purchase some of the cheeses, cider and fruit compotes made here. Tonight, a special farewell dinner cruise on the St Lawrence River highlights this French Canada adventure. Meals: B, D

Day 8: Depart for Home

After breakfast depart to Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for flights out anytime today. Meal: B

Tour Highlights

  • 14 Meals: 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend two nights in Montreal, French Canada’s most vibrant city
  • Take a guided tour of Montreal including Old Montreal, St. Joseph’s Oratory and Jacques Cartier Square
  • Visit Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Take the Mont Tremblant Gondola for fantastic views
  • Ride Canada’s VIA Rail service from Montreal to Quebec
  • Spend two nights in Quebec and take a guided tour including Old Quebec, Place Royale and the Citadelle
  • Enjoy dinner and entertainment in a real Quebec Sugar Shack
  • Visit the sacred St. Anne de Beaupre Shrine and marvel at the beautiful Montmorency Falls
  • Marvel at the Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame de Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio hands-on experience
  • Travel the historic “King’s Road” along the St. Lawrence River
  • Visit Canada’s National Shrine, Our Lady of the Cape, with its magnificent stained-glass windows and 5,425-pipe Casvant organ
  • Spend one night in historic Sherbrooke and visit Lune de Miel Honey farm
  • Enjoy English High Tea in Quebec’s Eastern Townships and see the Basilica-Cathedral Saint Michel
  • Visit the grand Abbey de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac
  • Enjoy a special farewell dinner cruise on the St Lawrence River

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 2 – Delta Hotel by Marriott, Montreal, Quebec
Days 3 and 4 – Hotel Chateau Laurier, Quebec City, Quebec
Day 5 – Gouverneur Hotel, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Day 6 – Hotel OTL Gouverneur, Sherbrooke, Quebec
Day 7 – Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites, Montreal, Quebec

DATES & AVAILABILITY

September 6, 2024 | $2,999

Per Person Twin

$2,999

Single Room Add

+$1,039

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Montreal.

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Montreal is $339, and after the tour is $199, tax and breakfast included.

September 27, 2024 | $2,999

Per Person Twin

$2,999

Single Room Add

+$1,039

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Montreal.

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Montreal is $339, and after the tour is $199, tax and breakfast included.