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A Journey up the St Lawrence

Montreal * Quebec City * Tadoussac/St Catherine * Matane * Perce/Gaspe * Bonaventure/Carleton-Sur-Mer * Caraquet * Shediac * Moncton * Tatamagouche * Margaree * Baddeck * Halifax

This Fly drive has it all! From modern Montreal to Canada'’s oldest settlement; from Caribou in the Gaspe to Beluga whales in the St. Lawrence; from quaint Atlantic fishing villages to crystal clear inland lakes and rivers hidden in the forests. Follow the mighty St. Lawrence River to its gulf –and the sea. Crossing the river by ferry, you visit the Gaspe Peninsula, where seabirds live in colonies of thousands, and descendants of Canada’'s early French settlers fish and farm in tiny villages clinging to the coast. Continuing to New Brunswick, you experience the Bay of Fundy, with the highest recorded tides in the world. Your journey ends at Halifax, Nova Scotia, a seaport from wooden ship days, where schooners can still be seen in the harbour next to the busy restored waterfront.

2018 - 17 Days from £2,302 per person twin share + flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Montreal
Your holiday along St Lawrence begins with a scheduled Air Canada flight from London Heathrow to Montreal - regional departures are available on request. On arrival you will be met and transferred by private car to your hotel. Welcome to the largest city in the province of Quebec! Montreall nestles between the majestic St. Lawrence River and the triple peaked hill “Mont Royal”. Canada’s most cosmopolitan city, is awaiting you. From the amazing underground city centre to the top of the Olympic tower, the excitement is everywhere. Explore lively Sainte-Catherine Street, or historic Old Montreal with the well-known Basilique Notre-Dame du Montréal.
Overnights (2): Montreal

Day 2 - Montreal
You have a free day to explore the city and its surroundings, including the Olympic stadium and botanical gardens. Modern shopping areas may claim your attention, or you can enjoy the peace of Mount Royal Park with its horse-drawn carriages. How about a boat ride on the Lachine Rapids... or dinner in a sidewalk café before you leave?

Day 3 - Montreal – Quebec City (390 km)
Collect your hire car today and enjoy a drive to Quebec City. A jewel of the Laurentian region is La Mauricie National Park, which preserves the best of the Laurentian hills. Canada’s most classical and historical city is welcoming you – Quebec City – the first in North America to be named a UNESCO world heritage site. Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, the city provides visitors with a wonderful blend of past and present.
Overnights (2): Quebec City

Day 4 - Quebec City
Quebec City’s cobblestone streets make an ideal setting for a walking tour to discover its beauty. Discover this charming city and walk alongside the majestic St. Lawrence River, one of Canada’s most important waterways. Explore the narrow streets of Old Quebec, the Upper and Lower towns, the Plains of Abraham, the National Assembly as well as the Parliament Building.

Day 5 - Quebec City – Tadoussac/St. Catherine (220 km)
Today your drive follows the north shore of the St. Lawrence River through the holiday region of Charlevoix. Travel past the wild cliffs of Baie-Des-Rochers and the resident Beluga Whale population on Baie-Sainte-Catherine to Tadoussac where the first 17th century “trading post” was established. In the evening you may wish to join a whale-watching tour.
Overnight (1); Tadoussac

Day 6 - Tadoussac – Matane (230 km)
Today you follow the coast which gradually becomes more rugged as the St. Lawrence River valley enters the Gulf, you then cross the majestic St. Lawrence River by ferry (included). The route provides a dramatic view of the St. Lawrence River wilderness.
Overnight (1): Matane

Day 7 - Matane – Percé/Gaspe (375 km)
The Chic-Choc Mountains (hills which “rise up like a wall at the edge of the world”), have an ecology much like Canada’s North with moose and caribou. Forillon National Park preserves wild coastal landscapes and quiet fishing villages. In the afternoon you arrive at “land’s end” where you find the giant Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island, home to great seabird colonies.
Overnight (1): Perce

Day 8 - Percé/Gaspé – Bonaventure/Carleton-sur-Mer (200 km)
Your trip continues around the Gaspe Peninsula and you will have time to enjoy beautiful surroundings with magnificent sea and mountain scenery. Take the time to relax on a beach or to go for a short hike in the area.
Overnight (1): Bonaventure

Day 9 - Bonaventure/Carleton-sur-Mer – Caraquet (240 km)
Drive along the north shore of the Baie des Chaleurs, one of the most beautiful bays in the world. You may also want to visit Miguasha Provincial Park which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1999 in recognition of its wealth of fossils. On leaving the Gaspe Peninsula, another French experience is just around the corner: l’Acadie and the Acadian coastline.
Overnight (1): Caraquet

Day 10 - Caraquet – Shediac/Moncton (240 km)
When leaving Caraquet you will travel through charming and enchanting small villages on the Acadian Peninsula before visiting Kouchibouguac National Park with its 238 sq.km of river estuaries, beaches, coastal forests and fields. In the afternoon travel along the Northumberland Strait to Shediac.
Overnight (1): Shediac

Day 11: Shediac/Moncton – Tatamagouche (225 km)
Visit the Maritimes’ newest UNESCO World Heritage Site at Joggins and explore the carboniferous era in a brand new visitor centre and along the cliffs. Here, of the Bay of Fundy has exposed the largest cache of fossil bones in North America. The fossilized footprints of creatures over millions of years can be seen along the shore. Amethyst and agate can also be found on the beaches.You pass through some of Nova Scotia’s wine-growing country on your way to your overnight stay.
Overnight (1): Tatamagouche

Day 12: Tatamagouche – Margaree/Glenville (290 km)
Drive through the scenic hardwood hills of Eastern Nova Scotia where is seems every little roadside stream has been dammed by beavers and cross to Cape Breton Island by the causeway. The Bras D’Or Lake, which occupies the island’s heart, is one of the most striking features of eastern Canada... a huge inland sea, perfect for swimming, sailing, and sightseeing.
Overnight (1): Margaree/Glenville

Day 13 - Margaree/Glenville – Baddeck (230 km)
The Cabot Trail is one of Canada’s best loved scenic drives and follows the impressive coastline from sea level up to an alpine plateau 500m above the sea. Waterfalls and swift running streams can be found near the road, and opportunities for seeing moose are excellent. Whales can often be spotted from the walking trails which overlook the coast. Baddeck, on the shores of the Bras D‘Or Lake, is one of Eastern Canada‘s best known resort villages. It has become famous due to its most distinguished summer resident, the inventor of the telephone - Alexander Graham Bell.
Overnight (1): Baddeck

Day 14 - Baddeck – Halifax (360 km)
The Marine Drive leads through the forest at the head of the harbours and over low hills towards the final chapter of your journey, Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia. Return your hire car this afternoon and check into your hotel. Smoked Salmon and other seafood can be purchased and be taken home. Halifax is Canada’s traditional gateway to the world combining charming old wooden homes and Victorian parks with modern shopping centres. Home of five universities and several colleges it has the ambience of a lively university town
Overnights (2): Halifax

Day 15 - Halifax
A day to explore this fine Maritime City. This morning why not explore the sights and smells of the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market Then spend your time at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and wait for the noon gun, this afternoon, take a walk through the streets of the city for those boutique shops before a night at the Casino or one of the many downtown bars.

Day 16 - Halifax - UK
Your flight home is late this evening so time today to visit a couple of museums, discover the history of the city by visiting the Canadian Museum of Immigration on Pier 21 or the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Have a fresh seafood lunch in one of the Harbourfront restaurants before your private car transfer to Halifax Airport to check in for your flight home. 

Day 17 - Arrive UK

 BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS DOMESTIC ADD-ONS
Available in conjunction with your trans-atlantic Air Canada flights between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.

Air Canada Upgrade to Executive First
Designed to provide you with your own personal space that is ideal for a good night sleep, each Executive First Suite* reclines into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. Armed with a comfy pillow and duvet and fully equipped with all the latest in-flight amenities, you will arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day.

 

 

Departure Dates

 

Twin Share
Standard Hotels

 

Twin Share
Premium Hotels
 

September 01 - 30  £2,277 £2,512
October 1 -10 £2,277 £2,512
     
2018    
     
May 05 - 31 £2,302 £2,513
June 01 - 21 £2,302 £2,513
June 22 - 28 £2,650 £2,860
June 29 - 30 £2,733 £2,943
July 01 - 31 £2,733 £2,961
August 01 - 16 £2,733 £2,961
August 17 - 31 £2,385 £2,613
September 01 - 30 £2,302 £2,530
October 01 - 10 £2,302 £2,488
 
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Standard HotelsPremium Hotels
MontrealMeridien Versailles MontrealChateau Versailles
Quebec CityALT Hotel Quebec City Hotel Manoir Victoria
TadoussacLe Vacancier - TadoussacHotel Tadoussac
MataneRiotel MataneRiotel Matane
PerceRiotel PerceRiotel Perce
BonaventureRiotel BonaventureRiotel Le Chateau Blanc Bonaventure
CaraquetAuberge De La BaieHotel Paulin
Shediac/SackvilleLittle Shemogue Country InnLittle Shemogue Country Inn
TatamagoucheTrain Station InnTrain Station Inn
Margaree ValleyAuberge Doucet InnGlenora Inn & Distillery Resort
BaddeckHunter Mountain ChaletAuberge Gisele's Inn
HalifaxAtlantica Hotel HalifaxThe Prince George Hotel

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow 
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 12 days hire of a "Fully Inclusive" Intermediate car with Unlimited Mileage, LDW, Taxes, 1 Extra Driver
  • 15 nights hotel accommodation room only unless stated
  • Ferry Crossing Baie Comeau to Matane for car and passengers
  • Private car arrival transfer in Montreal
  • Private car departure transfer in Halifax
  • Door-to-door driving imnstructions, including route description and maps
  • 24-hour customer service support from our local agent within Canada

Not Included:

  • Meals unless Stated
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Extra charge applies to hirers under 25 years of age
  • One way Drop off charge of CAD$250.00 plus tax payable locally
  • Hotel parking if applicable
  • Optional Excursions
  • Any additional items not stated
  • Weekend flight supplements (Friday-Sunday) £30 per person each way


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All offers are subject to availability. once a booking is confirmed your holiday price is 100% GUARANTEED against any increase in price such as currency exchange fluctuations or fuel surcharges. Other companies may surcharge you by up to 10% more!


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Meridien Versailles Montreal


Location: Elegant and charming hotel located on the famous Sherbrooke St. near shops, museums, and nightlife.

Number of Rooms: 108

Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), games (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access in-room (free), CD player, clock radio, coffee maker, mini bar, complimentary newspaper, iron with board, in-room safe, hair dryer, rollaway bed $18. Restaurant, bar, fitness centre, sauna, babysitting service (charge), parking $27. Wheelchair accessible room(s).

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Chateau Versailles


Location: Elegant and charming hotel located on famous Sherbrooke St., near shops, museums, and nightlife.

Number of Rooms: 65

Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access in-room (free), CD player, clock radio, coffee maker, mini bar, complimentary newspaper, iron with board, in-room safe, bathrobe, hair dryer, rollaway bed $18. Restaurant, bar, fitness centre, sauna, babysitting service (charge), children 11 and under eat free, parking $27.

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ALT Hotel Quebec City


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Hotel Manoir Victoria


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Le Vacancier - Tadoussac


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Hotel Tadoussac


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Riotel Matane


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Riotel Matane


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Riotel Perce


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Riotel Perce


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Riotel Bonaventure


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Riotel Le Chateau Blanc Bonaventure


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Auberge De La Baie


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Hotel Paulin


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Little Shemogue Country Inn


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Little Shemogue Country Inn


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Train Station Inn


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Train Station Inn


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Auberge Doucet Inn


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Glenora Inn & Distillery Resort


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Hunter Mountain Chalet


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Auberge Gisele's Inn


Location:  In the picturesque village of Baddeck, overlooking the spectacular Bras d‘Or Lake. Within walking distance of restaurants and shops.  Ideally located for trips to Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Fortress Louisbourg, or for enjoying the town of Baddeck.

Number of Rooms: 78

Accommodation: Air Conditioning, TV, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), iron with board, hair dryer, rollaway bed free. Restaurant, Bar, parking free, Wheelchair accessible Room(s)

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Atlantica Hotel Halifax


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The Prince George Hotel


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