Day 1 - Calendar House to Quebec City
This morning we depart on our journey at 7:00am, from Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St, Southington. We will head north into the St. Lawrence River Valley and the city of Quebec, Canada. Our hotel is the beautiful 4-star Palace Royal, located at the St. John Gate to the Walled City. Dinner this evening is included in the Steak House Restaurant at the Palace Royal this evening.
Day 2 - Quebec City to La Malbaie
With a local guide we will see the Quebec Citadel, stroll the Boardwalk at Dufferin Terrace by the Chateau Frontenac and visit Place Royal, where Samuel Champlain first settled over 400 years ago. We’ll visit the Plains of Abraham and the ornate Quebec Basilica. Shop, dine and explore. There’s a lot of history here. Our sightseeing continues with a visit to St. Anne de Beaupre, outdoor bread ovens and Montmorency Falls. After our guided tour, we will continue our journey north along the St. Lawrence to La Malbaie and check into our 5-star hotel, the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. Dinner is included this evening at the hotel.
Day 3 - La Malbaie to Baie Sainte-Catherine
This morning we continue north to Baie-Sainte Catherine where we will board the AML Grand Fleuve for a 3-hour whale watch. Located at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay Fjord, Baie-Sainte Catherine is one of the two main entrances for some of the most beautiful whale watching sights in the world! A box lunch is included while you are on board. After we will head back to the hotel where you will have the remainder of the evening on your own. Take advantage of the Casino de Charlevoix, which offers games for all players. From poker, to baccarat to slot machines, and is located on the Fairmont’s grounds, and accessible from the hotel by tunnel.
Day 4 - La Malbaie to Burlington, VT
This morning we will depart for the United States with a quick stop at Duty Free. Bonjour et adieu to Quebec City, La Malbaie and Canada! Later this afternoon we arrive at our hotel for the evening, the Hampton Inn Burlington. Dinner this evening is included on Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruise. Enjoy the beautiful sights of Lake Champlain.
Day 5 - Burlington, VT to Calendar House
After breakfast, included at the hotel, we head for home with wonderful memories of our tour to Quebec. Approximate return to Southington is 5:00 pm.