Duration
15 Nights
Travel Type
Self Drive
 

Let Quebec charm you with its diversity and romanticism on this program which combines the exciting pace of urban touring with the natural beauty of provincial parks set amidst tranquil waterways. From cosmopolitan Montreal and heritage-rich Quebec City to the scenic coastal routes of the Gaspé peninsula, you’ll find yourself immersed in this unique and beautiful province where cultures meet and enchantment abounds in its attractions, attitude and all-season appeal.

Inclusions

• 14-night accommodation in the selected hotels
• Day 2: 1.5-hour Montreal guided cruise
• A personalized Canada Roadbook containing essential travel
information featuring overview notes of the area of travel,
local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights,
provincial maps with city guides, hotel vouchers and
customized day-by-day routing maps
• Provincial and Federal Taxes

Exclusions

Flights – Airport transfers and other transfers – Car rental, Fuel for car, taxes and insurance – Meals – Gratuities – Beverages – Optional excursions – Entry fees to the parks – Attractions unless otherwise specified

Additional Information

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS ($):

• Lac St. Jean – Admission to St. Felicien Zoo – STFELI
• Percé – Excursion around Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island
– BATPBIC
• Tadoussac – 2-hour Tadoussac Whale-watching by Zodiac –
CROAMLZK9 – (08:00 departure) & CROAMLZK17 (16:30
departure)

1

ARRIVAL IN MONTREAL

Arrive at Montreal Trudeau International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick-up your Exotik Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this unique and vibrant French-Canadian city.
Accommodation: Montreal for 1 night
Economy: Les Suites Labelle 3* or Hotel Place Dupuis Downtown 3*
Standard: Hotel Faubourg Montreal 3* or Best Western Ville Marie 3,5*
Auberge: Auberge Le Pomerol 3* or Chateau Versailles 4*

2

MONTREAL - QUEBEC CITY (259 KM)

Get to know this French-speaking city on a cruise. Accompanied by a guide, discover the many facets of Montreal from the comfort of a cruise boat on the St. Lawrence River. You will explore 25 km of history and attractions along the St. Lawrence River: Old Port, Ste-Helen’s Island, the unspoiled landscape of the Boucherville Islands and much more!
Accommodation: Quebec City for 2 nights
Economy: Hotel Universel Sainte-Foy 3* or Travelodge Quebec 3*
Standard: Hotel Le Concorde Quebec 3,5* or Hotel Champlain 3*
Auberge: Le Saint Pierre 3,5* or Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec 4*

3

QUEBEC CITY (146 KM)

Enjoy a full day exploring North America’s only walled city. Not to be missed are the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, the Upper and Lower towns, the Notre Dame Basilica, and the National Assembly and Parliament Buildings. In the evening, stroll through the city’s pedestrian-friendly streets and savour the European feel that gives Quebec City such special distinction. Overnight in Quebec City.

4

QUEBEC CITY - RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP (210 KM)

Today’s drive takes you along the St. Lawrence River to Rivière-du-Loup, a major administrative and service center set on a terrace above the coastal plain with an appealing and distinctively Québécois atmosphere. The prosperity of the early 19th-century and the early 20th-century is reflected in its splendid homes and public buildings, including city hall and St. Patrick’s Church and Presbytery. From the Park of the Luminous Cross, you will enjoy a wide-reaching view of the town’s center, the St. Lawrence and the five islands called Les Pèlerins, home to thousands of seabirds and shorebirds.
Accommodation: Rivière-du-Loup for 1 night
Economy: Hotel Levesque 4* or Hotel Universel 3,5*
Standard: Hotel Levesque 4* or Hotel Universel 3,5*
Auberge: Auberge Sur Mer 2,5* or Hotel Universel 3,5*

5

RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP – BAIE DES CHALEURS (298 KM)

Uncover the scenery and maritime lore of the Gaspé Peninsula as your route today takes you to Baie des Chaleurs which lies at the inlet of the Gulf of St. Lawrence between northern New Brunswick and eastern Quebec. Discovered and named by Jacques Cartier in 1534, Baie des Chaleurs is a famous fishing ground for cod, herring, mackerel, and salmon, with many Acadian fishing villages on its shores.
Accommodation: Baie des Chaleurs for 1 night
Economy:Hostellerie Baie Bleue 3* or Hotel Le Francis 3,5* or Riotel Bonaventure 3,5*
Standard: Hostellerie Baie Bleue 3* or Hotel Le Francis 3,5* or Riotel Bonaventure 3,5*
Auberge: Hotel Le Francis 3,5* or Auberge Du Parc Inn 3*

6

BAIE DES CHALEURS - PERCÉ (250 KM)

As you travel along the coast you’ll pass Port-Daniel, a community of Scottish, Acadian and Irish descent. Take the Capitaine Fournier road which provides a good view of a railway tunnel that crosses Cap de l’Enfer - Cape of Hell. The tunnel measures 190 m in length and is the only one of its kind in Quebec. From the ‘Côte de Surprise’ (Surprise Coast) highway by the small fishing port of L’Anse-à-Beaufils you’ll have a magnificent full on view of Percé Bay and Percé Rock.
Accommodation: Percé for 2 nights
Economy: Hotel Motel Le Mirage 3,5* or Rodeway Inn Gaspe 3*
Standard: Hotel Motel Le Mirage 3,5* or Riotel Perce 3*
Auberge: Hotel Motel Le Mirage 3,5* or Riotel Perce 3*

7

PERCÉ

Once the largest fishing port in the Gaspé Peninsula, Percé is now the gem of the entire Gaspé region as a resort and tourist town and renowned for the extraordinary beauty of its surroundings. Its prominent geological feature is a great rock pierced with a hole, from which the community derived its name. The town has a terrific selection of restaurants and cafes, some of the best in the region. There is a summer theatre and a boardwalk that stretches along the south beach. At the wharf you can watch the fishermen cleaning their daily catch. Overnight in Percé.

8

PERCÉ - PARC DE LA GASPÉSIE (231 KM)

As you pass the eastern most tip of the peninsula, take some time to visit Forillon National Park, Apart from its towering vertical cliffs, the area’s most prominent landmark is the lighthouse at Pointe-au-Pere National Historic Site, which rises 30 m above the St. Lawrence. See the many wild rose bushes which lend the nearby community of Cap-des-Rosiers its name and make a photo stop at Gros Morne with its magnificent cliffs and lovely bay area. Continue on to the heart of the Gaspé Peninsula where a wondrous mountainous spectacle awaits you in the Parc de la Gaspésie.
Accommodation: Parc de la Gaspésie for 2 nights
Economy: Motel à la Brunante 2* or Hotel Et Cie 3,5*
Standard: Gite Du Mont Albert 4* or Hotel Et Cie 3,5*
Auberge: Gite Du Mont Albert 4* or Hotel Et Cie 3,5*

9

PARC DE LA GASPÉSIE

With peaks of over 1,000 m, the park is the only place in Quebec where caribou, moose and white-tailed deer co-exist. Enjoy 140 km of hiking trails with far-reaching views or take a guided nature tour (not included). In addition to hiking, the park also offers mountain biking, canoeing, fishing and picnicking. An Interpretation Centre houses a permanent exhibit and souvenir shop. Audio-visual displays and special activities also provide opportunities to learn more about the park’s flora and fauna and its geological history. Overnight in Parc de la Gaspésie.

10

PARC DE LA GASPÉSIE - MATANE (125 KM)

Today you will leave the Gaspé Region and drive to Tadoussac, a choice destination for those interested in marine wildlife, particularly whales. Some of the small towns along the way feature local art galleries displaying some of the finest artwork from eastern Quebec, an area known for its magnificent works of wood carving. You have several choices of ferry crossings: Matane to Baie Comeau/Godbout. Keep an eye out for whales and other wildlife as you cross the mighty St. Lawrence.
Accommodation: Matane for 1 night
Economy: Riotel Matane 3.5*or Hotel Motel Belle Plage 3.5*
Standard: Riotel Matane 3.5*or Hotel Motel Belle Plage 3.5*
Auberge: Riotel Matane 3.5*or Hotel Motel Belle Plage 3.5*

FERRY DETAILS
Schedules are included in passenger documents. Please be advised that ferry crossings are not included in the package cost and cannot be pre-booked. The ferry has to be booked and paid directly with the ferry company. Prices are estimated for 2022.
Matane to Baie Comeau/Godbout
Crossing time: 2 hours and 20 minutes
Car: $59 and $24 per passenger

11

MATANE - SAGUENAY (375 KM)

Today, take a short but scenic drive into Saguenay. An excellent view of the waters below the Saguenay Fjord can be found at the town of L’Anse-de-Roche. A stop at L’Anse-Saint-Jean, sometimes called Quebec’s ‘Little Switzerland’ because of the steep mountains flanking the town, offers a look at well-preserved traditional local fieldstone and log architecture. A covered bridge that was built in 1929 and spectacular views of the Saguenay River can also be found.
Accommodation: Saguenay for 1 night
Economy: Hotel La Sagueneenne 3* or Hotel Le Montagnais 3,5*
Standard: Hotel La Sagueneenne 3* or Hotel Le Montagnais 3,5*
Auberge: Auberge Des 21 3,5* or Auberge de Battures 3,5*

12

SAGUENAY - LAC ST. JEAN (126 KM)

Explore Saguenay Provincial Park which preserves strips of land along the north and south shores of the Saguenay Fjord. The 105 km long fjord is up 250 m deep, resulting in dark amber to black colored water. Cold salt water from the St. Lawrence pushes under warmer fresh water from the Saguenay, resulting in amazingly diverse marine life. Visit the park’s interpretative center and learn about the formation of the fjord and its physical, hydrographic and oceanographic characteristics.
Accommodation: Lac St. Jean for 1 night
Economy: Hotel Du Jardin 3* or Hotel de la Borealie 3* or Chateau Roberval 3*
Standard: Hotel Du Jardin 3* or Hotel de la Borealie 3* or
Chateau Roberval 3*
Auberge: Auberge Des Îles 1,5* or Hotel Universel Alma 3,5*

13

LAC ST. JEAN - SAINT-ALEXIS-DES-MONTS (273 KM)

You will have more time to enjoy this impressive area of the Sagueney Region. The region around the lake is known for its mining and lumbering and nature and recreation enthusiasts will enjoy boating, hiking, climbing, fishing for landlocked salmon, and horseback riding around this uniquely circular lake! End the day with a drive through Quebec’s wild nature and dense terrain as you make your way to Saint-Alexis-des-Monts.
Accommodation: Saint-Alexis-des-Monts for 2 nights
Economy: Lac À L’Eau Claire 4* or Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc 3,5*
Standard: Lac À L’Eau Claire 4* or Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc 3,5*
Auberge: Lac À L’Eau Claire 4* or Baluchon Eco Villegiature 4*

14

SAINT-ALEXIS-DES-MONTS

If staying at Sacacomie Lodge or Lac à l’Eau Claire, you will have access to a wide variety of activities during your stay: forest walks and mountain biking on well-marked trails, access to the beach, boating, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing on the tranquil lake. Also available, at a surcharge, are river canoeing, seaplane flights, ATV-tours, fishing, waterskiing, diving and golf. Overnight in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts.

15

SAINT-ALEXIS-DES-MONTS - MONTREAL - END OF TOUR (139 KM)

Return to Montreal Trudeau International Airport to check in for your return flight.

Rates per person, in CA$, starting from Land package
Daily departure 2022: Twin  Single Triple Quad Child (0-10)
ECONOMY – FMQG15          
May 27 -Jun 26 1529 2829 1129 929 69
Jun 27 – Oct 6 1649 3099 1229 999 69
           
STANDARD – FMSG15          
May 27 – Jun 9 1559 2999 1209 999 69
Jun 10 – Oct 6 1859 3589 1399 1149 69
           
AUBERGE – FMAG15          
May 27 – Jun 16  1899 3499  1629  1349  199 
Jun 17 – Oct 6  2119 3929  1769  1449  199 
           

– For All Categories: Departures from June 16 to 19 are not available due to Grand Prix in Montreal.
– Departures from July 29 to 31 are not available due to Osheaga Festival in Montreal.
– Restrictions for flexied programmes: minimum 2 nights stay is required on bookings arriving to Lac A L’eau Claire on Fridays and Saturdays.
– Due to occupancy restrictions Triple and Quad bookings may receive 2 rooms at: Hotel Champlain, Chateau Versailles, Auberge le Pomerol, Le Baluchon Eco Villegiature.

Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to special events, operation hours/days and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.