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
DAYS 1-2 - QUÉBEC CITY
We meet in Québec City (2 nights), 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. Montmorency Falls is higher than Niagara and we’ll get impressive views during a spectacular morning walk. We’ve also set aside time for Île d’Orléans—a tiny island renowned for its villas, gardens, quaint villages and boatyards. 

DAY 3 - BAIE-ST-PAUL
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, our friend Patrick gives us an unforgettable introduction to the local customs. We'll walk and picnic in the wildlife-rich national park that's home to peregrine falcons and a rare caribou herd, then drop in on friends who craft artisinal cheeses at their farm for a tasting. 

DAYS 4-6 - LA MALBAIE / QUÉBEC CITY
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. On our final morning, we return to Québec City and a chance to explore the city’s farmer’s market and antique district.
Québec & Charlevoix
Cultural Walking Adventure
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Québec City - 2:00 pm - Hotel Lobby

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

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Guest Reviews
“The food was exceptional—you definitely are foodies!”
Sally M., Lima OH

“Our guide made the trip a personal experience. He has a warm and upbeat personality and paid close attention to the needs of the travelers. He is an asset to your organization.”
Iris G., Austin, TX

“Traveling with Classic Journeys is the ideal way to see and immerse oneself in the local atmosphere.”
Nancy R.

“That phone call to Classic Journeys provided me with a great vacation, new friends, good food, fantastic memories and many possibilities of future travel.”
Melinda S.

“The location and scenery were stunning. Lucette, with her knowledge of the area, local contacts, and personality made the trip over the top, beyond our expectations. She made the trip seem like we were visiting a good friend who lived in Quebec.”
Beverly M., Virginia Beach, VA

Québec & Charlevoix
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6 Days / 5 Nights

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You can start any of our tours on any day of the year
Let us adapt any Classic Journeys itinerary as a private, custom tour to fit your schedule and special interests.
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We welcome solo travel on our walking and culinary tours with single supplements that are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere. 
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 5-10, 2016$3295.00$595.00
July 10-15, 2016$3395.00$595.00
August 7-12, 2016$3395.00$595.00
September 4-9, 2016$3395.00$595.00
June 4-9, 2017$3395.00$595.00
July 9-14, 2017$3495.00$595.00
August 6-11, 2017$3495.00$595.00
September 3-8, 2017$3495.00$595.00
  • 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 and dinners
Québec & Charlevoix
Cultural Walking Adventure
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 Québec

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.

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.

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.

Québec & Charlevoix
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6 Days / 5 Nights

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You can start any of our tours on any day of the year
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Travel solo in the best of company
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