Discover the largest winter carnival in the world with Tours of Distinction. Spend 4-days in Quebec City in 4-star accommodations. This tour includes local tours of Quebec City and the Beaupre Coast, VIP access to the night parade, a visit to the ice hotel and most meals.
Day 1 - Home - Quebec City
This morning we depart on a journey that takes us north into the St. Lawrence River Valley and the city of Quebec, Canada, which will be buzzing with the excitement of the Winter Carnival. 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.
Day 2 - Quebec City - Beaupré Coast
Following breakfast at the hotel, we will be joined by a local guide as we visit Old Québec City, stroll through the center of the first permanent colony in New France, marvel at the immense Fresque de Québéçois, and be charmed by the Quartier Petit Champlain. There’s a lot of history here. We’ll then head to the Québec Observatory to admire Québec City from 221 meters up, the highest point in the city! Lunch today is included at the Restaurant le Parlementaire, a stunning beaux arts dining room with a menu prepared using produce and honey gathered from the Parliament gardens and beehives. Our sightseeing continues this afternoon with a visit to the Beaupré Coast, the Route de la Nouvelle France, St. Anne de Beaupre Basilica, and Montmorency Falls. Dinner tonight is included at the Café de Paris in the historic Walled City.
Day 3 - Quebec City - Winter Carnival
Today, after breakfast, we’ll be visiting the Winter Carnival with our local guide! Our day will start at the enchanting Hôtel de Glace, a full hotel constructed from ice. After free time for lunch, our guide will take us to stroll on the Boardwalk at Dufferin Terrace by the Château Frontenac, the world’s most photographed hotel. The rest of the afternoon will be given over to free time to explore the Winter Carnival – be sure to check out the Snow Sculptures and Bonhomme’s Ice Palace! This evening we’ll enjoy the Winter Carnival’s Night Parade from the VIP Section, seated on a front stage. Witness a world of fantasy and imagination as winter celebrations take over the streets of Quebec City.
Day 4 - Quebec City - Home
This morning, following breakfast at the hotel, we’re headed for home, so we’ll have to say bonjour et adieu to Quebec City! We’ll stop for bargain shopping at Duty Free. It’s been a magical four days and an experience we will never forget! Return home in the evening.