The energetic city of Montreal is combined with Quebec City for a wonderful French-Canadian experience.Visit the old and new centres of Montreal, Canada's French-speaking metropolis, during a half-day sightseeing tour. Transfer by train along the St.Lawrence River to Quebec City, Canada's oldest city. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of this provincial capital, the only walled city in North America, where the centuries-old French-Canadian heritage is still very much alive.
Montréal the metropolis has everything a big city can offer. But Montréal is also one-of-a-kind, a multicultural city that blends its French accent with that of over 80 other ethnic communities and charms visitors with its Euro-American ambiance. Montréal is also innovative and invigorating, offering a whirlwind of cultural creations, both traditional and modern. Its downtown bustles with life at the foot of its mountain, while history is rooted in the old quarters near the river. With its year-round party atmosphere, Montréal beats to the rhythm of its festivals: jazz, comedy, cinema, fireworks and more! The city beckons you to discover its fashionable boutiques and famed cuisine, over 30 km (18 mi.) of indoor pedestrian walkways, and its lively casino. Stroll through its colourful streets and typical neighbourhoods representative of a mosaic of nations, take a ride along one of its many bicycle paths (over 660 km / 400 mi. in the region), party in its inviting bars... Montréal? Oui, s'il vous plaît!
Québec City is the rather European-flavoured capital of Québec province. The city is divided between an Old Town bristling with historic ramparts, churches, narrow lanes and former battlefields, and districts revamped with museums, cafes, bars, restaurants and all the other mod-cons of international tourism.
Although some districts have been painstakingly restored to give tourists as seductive an introduction to Québec as possible, this is an authentically and profoundly French city: 95 percent of its 600,000 population are French-speaking, and it is often difficult to remember which continent you are in as you tuck into a croissant and a steaming bowl of coffee in a Parisian-style café. Moreover, despite the fact that the city's symbol is a hotel, the Château Frontenac , the government remains the main employee, not tourism, and some of the more impressive buildings are government-run and off-limits.
Day 1ARRIVE Montreal
After arriving in Montreal, transfer independently
to your hotel for a two-night stay. The rest of the
day is at leisure to further explore cultural Montreal.
Overnight in Montreal.
Take a sightseeing tour of Montreal today. Highlights
of this fully-narrated tour area include: a photo
stop at the beautiful Notre Dame (entrance not
included), the residential and financial districts,
historic Old Montreal, an outside view of the Olympic Complex, St
Joseph Oratory (photo stop), a view of the campus of McGill University
and a panoramic view from an observation point on top of Mont Royal.
The tour will bring passengers by more than 200 points of interest.
Overnight in Montreal.
Day 3Quebec City
Depart for Quebec City on board VIA Rail. Your train
journey to Quebec City will be approximately 31/2
hours. Upon arrival in Quebec City, the rest of the
day is at leisure to explore the charm of Quebec's
vibrant and dynamic culture. Overnight in Quebec City.
Day 4Quebec City
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Quebec City, Canada's
oldest city. The tour provides a comprehensive
orientation of historic and modern Quebec City. You
will see the Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham,
the Citadel, the Fortifications, the National Assembly, Place Royale, the
Basilica and other points of interest within Quebec City. Overnight in
Day 5End of package
Depart back to Montreal on board VIA Rail. Your
train journey to Montreal will be approximately 31/2
hours. Your time with us comes to an end upon
arrival in Montreal. Transfer independently to the
Packages starting from CAD 638 per person Your package includes
Accommodation for 2 nights in Montreal and 2 nights in Quebec City
3-hour sightseeing tour of Montreal
Return VIA Rail service (economy) between Montreal and Quebec City
2-hour sightseeing tour of Quebec City
Travel and Information kit
Provincial taxes and federal GST, less tour package rebate