Introduction
We have a friend who says that when she's in the mood for France she just heads for Québec. Interesting advice—but it doesn’t do justice to the unique New World culture and landscape of this historic province. True, the first Frenchmen sailed up in 1535, and their influence is obvious everywhere in the food, language and architecture. As the only fortified city in North America, Québec City might seem equally at home on the Dordogne River as the St. Lawrence. The farmland may even remind you of Normandy. The most startling discovery, though, is that the rich European past thrives so near to home. The Charlevoix region, where we spend much of our time, was declared a Heritage Cultural Region by UNESCO. On a fascinating series of walks, we’ll learn why as we visit the villages, the tradespeople and the terrain which make this one of our favorite destinations anywhere. Join us and see how it feels to go to Europe without leaving the continent.
Picture yourself...
  • Exploring picturesque hamlets on a pastoral island
  • Rambling riverside trails with gorgeous views
  • Cruising spectacular fjords with whales for company
Itinerary at a glance
DAY 1 - QUÉBEC CITY
We meet in Québec City (1 night), the only fortified city in North America. A warm-up walk winds from the cobblestoned Lower Town up to Château Frontenac. Then a welcome aperitif and dinner takes us to two of the finest places in the city.

DAYS 2-3 - LA MALBAIE
We'll walk and explore in the wildlife-rich national park that's home to peregrine falcons and a rare caribou herd. From La Malbaie (2 nights), the highlight of the week may be Saguenay Fjord where we cruise between 1500-foot cliffs and watch for the many species of whales drawn to the plankton-rich waters.
 
DAYS 4-6 - BAIE-ST-PAUL / QUÉBEC CITY
We follow the river to the Charlevoix region to lose ourselves in its unique mix of history, rural culture and natural beauty. In the charming arts and crafts village of Baie-St-Paul (2 nights), our friend Patrick gives us an unforgettable introduction to the local customs. On our final day, we’ve set aside time for Île d’Orléans—a tiny island renowned for its villas, gardens, quaint villages and boatyards. Just across the bridge from Île d’Orléans is Montmorency Falls, where we’ll get impressive views during a spectacular walk. We return to Québec City and a chance to explore the city’s farmer’s market and antique district.
Québec & Charlevoix
Culture + Walking
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Québec City - 1:00 pm - Hotel Lobby

Ending Point: Québec City - 1:00 pm - Hotel Lobby

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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
June 17-22, 2018$3495.00$595.00
July 8-13, 2018$3595.00$595.00
August 5-10, 2018$3595.00$595.00
September 2-7, 2018$3595.00$595.00
  • Accommodations for 6 days and 5 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 4 dinners
Québec & Charlevoix
Culture + Walking
6 Days / 5 Nights
Québec has a comfortable, temperate climate. We suggest packing clothes that can be worn in layers, as early morning and evening can often have a chill that during the middle of the day is quickly replaced with warm sunshine.

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Hotels
Le Germain Hotel Quebec

Inside this 100-year-old property in Quebec City’s Old Port, the freshly updated interior is chic and very contemporary. The elegant and cozy rooms feature bold graphics. You’re only steps from streets that are recognized as a World Heritage Site.

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

Perching grandly over the St. Lawrence River, this expansive resort property offers spectacular views, loads of activities, and unique gastronomy. Rooms are spacious and comfortably appointed. Claim a chair on the long covered porch to enjoy the vista.

Le Germain Hotel Charlevoix

Nestled between the mountains and the St. Lawrence River, this charming country hotel has a surprising and appealing urban feel. The property has its own pastry shop, spa and heated outdoor pool. Rooms are decorated in contemporary rustic style.

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