7-Day Rail & Motor Coach Tour | February 7th, 2019

Tour Description

Your Quebec winter tour begins and ends in Montreal and include overnights in Quebec City and Ottawa, Canada's capital. In addition to sightseeing in Montreal, Quebec City, and Ottawa. Many fun and unique experiences are included on this Quebec Winter Carnival tour. Learn about Quebec's history over dinner at a traditional Sugar Shack, where you'll enjoy musical entertainment and a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Visit North America's only Ice Hotel, where you'll learn how it was built and enjoy a cocktail served in one of the hotel's famous homemade ice glasses. During your free time at you included admission to Quebec's winter carnival, admire the snow sculptures at the international competition; enjoy the night parades; participate in numerous winter activities, such as ice skating or snow slides; and soak up the enchanting and joyous atmosphere that can only be enjoyed at Quebec's winter carnival.

All of this and more, including a train ride from Montreal to Quebec City, are included on this fabulous tour to Quebec's winter carnival. It's a vacation of a lifetime!Highlights and Inclusions

  • VIA Rail from Montreal to Quebec
  • Breakfast daily, 2 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Montreal
  • Locally guided orientation tour of Montreal
  • Historic District of Old Quebec
  • Dinner and entertainment at a traditional Sugar Shack
  • Tour and drink at the Ice Hotel
  • Admission to Quebec Winter Carnival
  • Sightseeing in Ottawa
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motor coach

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Montreal
Welcome to Montreal! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming winter adventure!

Day 2 - Montreal & VIA Rail to Quebec
Enjoy a morning orientation tour of Montreal with a Local Guide. Next, board VIA Rail and travel through the countryside to Quebec City, home to the world's largest winter carnival. Founded in 1894, the carnival attracts thousands of visitors each year. This evening, learn more about Quebec and its rich history over dinner at a traditional Sugar Shack, complete with musical entertainment and a horse-drawn sleigh ride. (B, D)

Day 3 - Quebec City
This morning, enjoy an included guided tour of Canada's only walled city with a Local Guide. Afterward, visit North America's only Ice Hotel, Hotel de Glace. Take a tour to learn how the hotel was built and is maintained. There's also time to admire the beautiful ice sculptures and sip on a cocktail served in one of the hotel's famous homemade ice glasses. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to participate in winter activities such as ice skating, snowshoeing, dogsledding, and more. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)

Day 4 - Quebec City
A full day at leisure to explore more of Quebec’s Winter Carnival. Your entrance fee gives you access to all events, which includes the International Snow Sculpture Competition, night parades, snow slides, shows, snow baths, the ice palace, and numerous winter activities. You may even have the chance to meet the Carnival's famous mascot, Bonhomme. (B)

Note: Quebec's Winter Carnival activities vary from year to year. Your Tour Director will be able to confirm all activities that are available while you are in Quebec.

Day 5 - Quebec City to Ottawa
Travel to Canada's capital city of Ottawa. Upon arrival, sightseeing includes the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Canal. A stop is also made at the city's bustling Byward Market, where you may wish to try a Canadian specialty like Poutine, french fries with fresh cheese curds and gravy; or a Beaver Tail, a pastry stretched out to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. This evening is at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city. (B)

Day 6 - Ottawa to Montreal
There's time this morning to explore more of Ottawa. You may wish to spend time at the National Gallery of Canada, shop for a favorite souvenir, or lace up a pair of skates and ice skate on the famous Rideau Canal (weather permitting). Return to Montreal this afternoon. Tonight, celebrate your winter adventure with a festive farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 7 - Montreal
This tour ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)

Train and Hotel Accommodations

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal
In the heart of Montreal's thriving shopping and business district you will find Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth - a 1960s classic hotel that was transformed into a contemporary lifestyle space, complete with modern technologies and amenities. The full completion scheduled for fall of 2017 will create additional suites; expanded Fairmont Gold rooms and lounge; an inspiring new business hub and meeting space; a signature bar, restaurant and urban market; a Wellness Centre and indoor pool; an outdoor terrace; and a vibrant lobby event space.

Delta Quebec City Hotel, Quebec City
Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec welcomes you to one of Canada's most beautiful cities with contemporary sophistication, thoughtful amenities and a prime downtown location. The hotel is a short walk from the heart of Quebec City's Old Town district, near the Gare du Palais and an array of famous attractions. You can walk to the Quebec Parliament Building, tour the Plains of Abraham or watch a concert at the Videotron Centre, just a short distance away. Modern accommodations offer plush bedding, free Wi-Fi, abundant natural light and many helpful extras, including hooks for your keys and space to store your bags. Order room service, or work at your spacious desk during your visit. The property boasts a fitness facility and an outdoor pool.

Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa
Lord Elgin Hotel is one of the most centrally located downtown Ottawa hotels, just a stone’s throw away from the Rideau Canal, Confederation Park and Parliament Hill. You’ll discover the most alluring and captivating parts of Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital city. Immerse yourself in vibrant festivals, museums, galleries, eclectic dining and a world of shops and boutiques. Lord Elgin’s extraordinary location puts bountiful delights within easy walking distance. Originally constructed in 1941, Lord Elgin is a piece of Ottawa’s history. Independent and thoroughly Canadian, this historic landmark is a leader among downtown Ottawa hotels.

$1910 per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare not included.

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