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Autumn in French Canada 2023
Air Holiday
 8 Days • 14 Meals

 

 

Spend two nights in vibrant and exciting Montreal, take a tour of Montreal including Old Montreal, St. Joseph’s Oratory and Jacques Cartier Square. Visit Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica and 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 Citadell.

 Highlights
  • 14 Meals: 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend two nights in vibrant and exciting Montreal
  • Take a guided tour of Montreal including Old Montreal, St. Joseph’s Oratory and Jacques Cartier Square
  • Visit Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica
  • 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
  • Marvel at the Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame de Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Marvel at the sacred St. Anne de Beaupre Shrine and tour Aux Trois Couvents
  • Visit the Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio
  • Enjoy dinner and entertainment in a real Quebec Sugar Shack
  • Marvel at the beautiful Montmorency Falls
  • 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 two nights 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 and take the Mont Orford Gondola for fantastic views
  • Enjoy a special gourmet dinner aboard the elegant Grand Cru on Lake Memphremagog
  • $40 in Mayflower Money

 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. Meals: B, D
Day 3  Ride VIA Rail and Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame
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 under the famed St. Louis Arch 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. In the heart of Quebec sits Basilica-Cathedral Note-Dame de Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meals: B, D
Day 4  St. Anne de Beaupre, Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio and Sugar Shack Dinner
Begin the day at St. Anne de Beaupre. This beautiful shrine is the oldest pilgrimage site in North America. 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. Stop at Aux Trois Couvents and learn about the first settlers who arrived here is the 17th century. 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 5  Montmorency Falls and Our Lady of the Cape Shrine
This morning travel 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 Trois-Rivieres, 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  Abbe Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Mount Orford and Grand Cru Lake 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. On the Mont Orford gondola, be whisked away to the top for breathtaking views of the surrounding autumn foliage. Tonight, the farewell dinner is aboard the Grand Cru vessel which sails on beautiful Lake Memphremagog and serves up a delicious gourmet meal. Meals: B, D
Day 8  Transfer to Montreal and Home
After breakfast your group transfer takes you to Montreal’s Dorval Airport for flights out after 1:00 p.m. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1 & 2  Marriott Chateau Champlain, Montreal, Quebec
Days 3 & 4  Chateau Laurier, Quebec City, Quebec
Days 5  Delta Hotel, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Days 6 & 7  OTL Hotel Gouverneur, Sherbrooke, Quebec
 

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