Quebec Splendour Self-Drive

Quebec Splendour Self-Drive

10 Days / 9 Nights Roundtrip Montreal

Price from$1,976

• Montreal • English Townships • Quebec City • Tadoussac • Lac st Jean • Riviere du Loup

Discover beauty around every corner and over 400 years of history on this 9 night self-drive tour through Quebec. Visit the English Townships, originally part of Lower or English Canada, then make your way to the heart of the province, Quebec City, where you'll be enchanted by the old world charm of the area - a truly Europe-inspired region! You'll witness the stunning fjords of the Saguenay region and embark on a guided whale watching experience.

Quebec Splendour Self-Drive map

Day 1: Arrival in Montreal Today pick up your rental car at Montreal Trudeau Airport or in Downtown Montreal as pre-arranged. Drive to your Montreal accommodation and check-in. The remainder of the day is free to explore Montreal.

Overnight at: Delta Montreal - Guest Room

Day 2: Montreal > Quebec City (263 km) Today you will trace the St. Lawrence River as you head north to Quebec City. The slower Route 138 takes you off the mundane highways in order to experience rural Quebec and the remaining farms from the seigneurial regime. Along the way, pass through Trois-Rivieres, one of the first European settlements dating back to 1634 and the point from which French explorers embarked on their North American discovery.

Overnight at: Auberge Saint Pierre - Superior Room

Day 3: Quebec City Experience the old world charm of Vieux Quebec with its cobblestone streets, fortified city wall (one of a kind in North America), and seventeenth century architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is complemented by artisan shops, Parisian cafes, landscaped parks, and numerous monuments. Take a stroll on the Plains of Abraham and visit the historic Fairmont Chateau Frontenac.

Overnight at: Auberge Saint Pierre - Superior Room

Day 4: Quebec City > La Malbaie (140 km) Depart today to La Malbaie, in Quebec's beautiful Charlevoix region. Take time to explore the scenic area, the beauty of which has inspired generations of artists. Along the way, you may stop to visit the Sainte Anne de Beaupre shrine. Arrive in La Malbaie.

Overnight at: Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu - Fairmont Room

Day 5: Tadoussac > La Baie (170 km) (D) This morning depart on a whale watching tour (included). In Tadoussac, at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord, you will board the vessel where an experienced naturalist will explain the habits of the Finback, Minke and Beluga whales that frequent this region during the summer. In the afternoon continue along the beautiful Saguenay fjord to the small city of La Baie.

Overnight at: Auberge des 21 - Standard Room

Day 6: Sightseeing Saguenay & Lac St Jean Areas (B,D) Visit the attractions of the region: The Zoo of Saint-Felicien, the Historical Village of Val-Jalbert and the many other cultural, outdoor and sports activities that this area has to offer (admissions not included).

Overnight at: Auberge des 21 - Standard Room

Day 7: Saguenay > Riviere-du-Loup (150 km + 1.15 hour ferry) (B) Depart from the Saguenay region to drive to Saint-Simeon to take the ferry to Riviere-du-Loup. The crossing of the St. Lawrence River will take 1 1/4 hours (not included).

Overnight at: Best Western Plus Hotel Levesque - Comfort Room

Day 8: Riviere-du-Loup > Eastern Townships (425 km) Today you will travel to Quebec's Eastern Townships region. You have the opportunity to visit the small chocolate museum in Bromont along the way. Maybe you would like to stop at the L'Orpailleur Winery in Dumham, approximately 30 km south of Bromont. Continue to Knowlton, a Victorian style town. Check into your accommodation. In the evening, you may just walk around this lovely town and relax in one of the cafes or restaurants.

Overnight at: Auberge Lakeview Inn - Standard Room

Day 9: Explore Eastern Townships While visiting the Eastern Townships region, don't miss a visit to the Abbey of St. Benoit du Lac, Magog, North Hatley, Coaticook with its canyon, park and suspension bridge, and the Beaulne Museum where you can admire costumes and textiles, fine arts and decorative arts, as well as local heritage.

Overnight at: Auberge Lakeview Inn - Standard Room

Day 10: Return to Montreal (107 km) Today you will return to Montreal. Your tour ends in Montreal upon returning your rental car.

• 9 nights accommodation • 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners at the auberge des 21 • Whale watching in Tadoussac (covered boat)

Pricing (per person) $NZD


2020 Departures

3 1/2 Star - 4 Star

1 May - 15 Jun

16 Jun - 9 Oct

10 Oct - 23 Oct












2020 Departures Daily 1 May - 23 Oct

Booking conditions

• Special Events Terms and Conditions: Due to dates for special events in Montreal not being available prior to 31 January 2020, all reservations made prior to this date will be subject to a price change if the dates fall on a special event. Special events: Grand Prix, la Nouvelle France, Labour Day.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Hotel early check /late check out • Rental Car • Petrol • Road Tolls • Ferry Crossing • Gratuities