The Grand tour of Quebec

The Province of Quebec occupies a huge area in North America – three times as big as France – and offers a wide selection of cultures and landscapes. Starting in Montreal, a big cosmopolitan city, this itinerary will allow you to discover beautiful Quebec City, the majestic St-Lawrence River, the Gaspé Peninsula, the whales of Tadoussac, the Saguenay Fjord, the Lac-St-Jean and the Mauricie regions, the Laurentian Mountains and so much more!  

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Montreal

    Montreal Pick-up your vehicle and rendez-vous in the thrilling and appealing city of Montreal. Second French speaking city in the world after Paris, Montreal combines old world influences with North American modernity in a very unique way!

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 2 Quebec City

    Quebec City Your destination: Beautiful Quebec City! Rich in culture, history and beauty, Quebec City has the appearance and the atmosphere of an old-world town. Indeed, its old section has kept its historic character and a “Vieille France” charm. (2 B in ECO) (B day 2 in STD) (B day 2 in INN)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 3 Quebec City

    Continuation of Quebec City and its surrounding discovery

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 4 Rimouski

    Rimouski After visiting Quebec City, the drive leads you on the scenic road that runs along the majestic St-Lawrence River. Your first stop: the magnificent Bas-St-Laurent region whose dramatic seascapes and rich maritime heritage are yours to discover. (B in ECO)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 5 Carleton

    Carleton Continue on towards the Gaspé Peninsula following a scenic road along the St-Lawrence. Heading towards the Baie-des-Chaleurs area, you’ll then drive across the spectacular Matapedia Valley. Don’t miss the Ristigouche Battle Historical Site in Pointe-à-la-Croix, and Miguasha Park whose fossiliferous cliff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B in INN)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 6 Percé

    Percé Continue on towards Percé, a charming town located near the legendary Rock. It’s also an excellent starting point for an excursion in the birdwatchers paradise that is the Bonaventure Island. Take also advantage of Percé’s rich cultural life. (B in ECO on Day 7) (B in SUP day 7) (B in INN day 7)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 7 Percé

    Continuation of the Percé area discovery.

    Option : Cruise to the Bonaventure Island and the Persé Rock.

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 8 Gaspé

    Gaspé A wonderful scenic drive along the Gaspesie rocky coast will lead you to Gaspe. This is where a French navigator named Jacques Cartier took possession of the land in 1534. This is also an excellent starting point from which you can explore the marvels of the Forillon National Park. (B in ECO) (B in SUP) (B in INN)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 9 Ste-Anne-des-Monts

    Ste-Anne-des-Monts Nestled in the midst of a cove between the mountains and the sea, this little town is the gate to the fabulous Gaspesie National Park. (B day 9 in INN ) (B day 9 in STD) (B day 9 in SUP) (B day 10 in ECO)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 10 Ste-Anne-des-Monts

    Continuation of the Park and its surrounding discovery

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 11 Tadoussac

    Tadoussac Board the ferry from Matane to cross the St-Lawrence River to the North-Shore. Tadoussac, maybe the best place in the world to observe the whales and the belugas awaits you! (B in ECO)

    Optional Excursions: Zodiac Whale Encounter

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 12 Saguenay

    Saguenay To reach Quebec’s “inland sea”, you will drive along the magnificent Saguenay Fjord. (B in INN)

    Optional Excursions : Explorama Cruise and Exhibition

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 13 St-Félicien

    St-Félicien With its 210 Km of shores and its many sandy beaches, the lake is an ideal place for nautical activities or for a lovely cruise. Take also the time to visit its main attractions: the Val-Jalbert Ghost Town, St-Félicien Zoo, Normandins Grands Jardins, etc.

    Optional Excursions : St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 14 Trois-Rivières

    Trois-Rivières On your way to the raftmen country, you’ll drive along the magnificent St-Maurice Valley. Definitely one of the most beautiful roads in Quebec. This is a wonderful place to truly experience the Canadian forest! The Mauricie region offers you the richness of its natural and cultural heritage. (B in INN) (B in ECO)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 15 Montreal - Return flight

    Montreal - Return flight Drop-off your vehicle. (B in ECO)

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Notes

The cost includes: 


- Ferry between Gaspésie and Côte-Nord (day 11)
- 9 meals in ECO, 7 meals in INN, 2 meals in STD or 3 meals in SUP (see abbreviations, please note that continental breakfasts are included in B&B accommodation)
- 14 nights accommodation
- Applicable taxes

The cost does not include:


- The personalized roadbook (OPTION : 70$ cdn)
- Air travel
- Car rental (see www.iglobe-trotter.com)
- Personal expenses
- Drinks (excluding coffee and tea with meals included)
- Private bathroom for B&B accommodation 

The posted price is based on an economic accommodation. This self-drive tour is also  available in standard accommodation, superior, Inn and B&B, for an additional charge. 

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