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    Romance in Quebec City

Quebec City . . . Let’s Fall In Love – 6 Days / 5 Nights

 

Bonjour!! Quebec City…Let’s Fall In Love! Let us entice you to visit the most European City on this continent! Quebec City has it all!! With its romantic settings, excellent restaurants and cafes, historical architecture, beautiful scenery and French charm, this city makes for the perfect getaway. We have designed this package to include some of the cities most exciting sightseeing options, but allowing you the time to explore and enjoy!

 

Day 1 – Arrive Quebec City
Today you arrive in the exquisite and historic Quebec City. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the Hotel Manoir Victoria, where the staff will assist you with your check in. Quebec City is a great walking city, and your hotel is conveniently located to all the cities highlights.
Overnights – Hotel Manoir Victoria

Day 2 – Quebec City
Today, visit the major sightseeing attractions and learn of her fascinating history. You may be surprised to discover that the Plains of Abraham while rich in historic significance may be just the place for a picnic lunch or a bike ride. See Grand-Alee, the Parliament building, the old Military Drill Hall, The Place d’Armes, the Notre Dame de Quebec Basilica and Cathedral, City Hall, the Fortifications, St. John Street and Place Royal. Today would be a good day to explore the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac. As you enjoy the hotel’s luxurious ambience and history, you will realize why this hotel has been a symbol of Quebec City for more than 100 years.

Day 3 – Quebec City
This may be a hard choice to make! Whale watching or dinner on the St. Lawrence; we know you will be pleased with whichever tour you choose. Should you decide to whale watch, plan on a full day. To discover the whales’ kingdom, you will take one of the most beautiful roads of the province towards Charlevoix and its enchanting sites and landscapes. You will cross wonderful villages like Baie St-Paul and Pointe-au-Pic. You will stop to eat at a family type restaurant at Baie Ste-Catherine by 12:30 and will board a ship designed specially for marine mammals watching. A naturalist guide invites us to discover the beluga and finback environment. Should you decide to dine along the St. Lawrence; you will board Le M/V Louis Jolliet as the sun sets, cruise past Old Quebec and view the magic of Quebec City by night! After a delicious 3 course meal prepared by a Quebec chef , make your way to the exterior deck where you can dance the night away as the stars glisten over romantic Quebec City.

Day 4 – Quebec City / Countryside Tour
This tour takes you outside the city, back in time to rural Quebec as you ride in the countryside along the historic Avenue Royale, the oldest route in La Nouvelle-France, and a stop at the famous basilica in Sainte Anne de Beaupre. You will also stop at the Montmorency Falls, a waterfall 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls. On your return to Quebec City, you will visit the Island of Orleans, discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1535.

Day 5 – Quebec City
Today is yours to do as you please. Quebec City is an authentic piece of Europe. Old Quebec abounds with architecural treasures, and the Quartier Petit Champlain is right out of a fairy tale. The city invites you to stroll the streets and visit the many shops and boutiques; all just steps away from your hotel.

Day 6 – Quebec City /Home
We hope you have enjoyed your trip, and that this will be one of several visits to this lovely country. Merci for choosing Cartan Tours.

Tour Highlights:

  • Arrival transfer – Quebec City Airport to hotel
  • 5 nights – *Hotel Manoir Victoria
  • Quebec City sightseeing tour
  • Choice of full day whale watching excursion or dinner and dancing aboard Quebec City’s unique cruising restaurant
  • Quebec Countryside tour including Sainte-Ann-de-Beaupre Basilica
  • Departure transfer – hotel to Quebec City Airport
  • Maps and destination information
  • Hotel taxes, GST & service charges on included features

Dates & Rates – 6 Days / 5 Nights

  • Package is offered daily
  • Rates are in US Dollars, per person, double occupancy
Season Land Only
June 1 – September 26, 2018 $1,499

*Rate for an upgrade to Fairmont Chateau Frontenac available upon request

COMING SOON:  This section will include detailed information about the hotels in this tour, along with a PDF of the hotel brochure.

CUSTOMS/IMMIGRATION – PLEASE NOTE: ALL U.S. CITIZENS MUST HAVE A VALID U.S. PASSPORT FOR TRAVEL TO OR FROM CANADA AS OF JANUARY 08, 2007.
You clear Canadian Customs and immigration at your first point of entry into Canada. Customs and Immigration clearance is generally a quick and simple process. Please note that Non-citizens should carry a valid passport and check with their local Canadian Council for visa requirements.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS
If transfers are included in your tour package, vouchers have been provided. Present your vouchers to the bus driver.

GENERAL DRESS
Be casual and comfortable. Comfortable shoes are a must. We suggest flat shoes with rubber soles on the train, as this makes getting around easier and safer.

BEDDING REQUESTS
We are pleased to pass your requests to our hotels, but we cannot guarantee that the hotels will be able to accommodate these requests. Please keep in mind, that often hotels are filled to capacity.

VOLTAGE
Electricity is on the same current in Canada as in the states – 110 volts. If you are traveling on VIA Rail, bedrooms have a small sink and outlet for small appliance use like razors.

HOTEL CHECK-IN TIMES
When planning your daily activities, please keep in mind that your hotels are generally not available for check in until mid afternoon. If you arrive and cannot check in, we suggest you leave your bags with the hotel bell desk and go off to explore the city!

UNUSED SERVICES
Based on your tour service selections, Cartan has reserved and paid for these tour services. Services, which you elect not to use, are not refundable. In the event a service cannot be used for reasons beyond your control, a refund will be issued provided the service supplier has agreed that they will refund or credit Cartan Tours. Based on the service suppliers’ refund to Cartan Tours, requests for qualifying refunds must be made in writing and will be processed less a $35.00 handling fee.

INCIDENTALS
Incidental charges such as valet, telephone calls, beverages, and room service must be cleared before leaving the hotel. If you have made calls with a credit card or called collect, you may still have charges to clear. The hotels will appreciate your clearing them before you leave.

CHANGING MONEY
Credit cards are widely accepted throughout Canada. To avoid carrying large amounts of cash, we suggest you use your credit cards. Change the amount of money you feel you will need for general day-to-day activities. We find you get the best rate of exchange when you exchange money at a bank. Most people find it convenient to change money at the airport bank when they arrive.

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX
Cartan Tours pays GST on all taxable inclusions; however, we are not required to pay GST on hotel stays for non-Canadian visitors. Thus, there is no GST rebate due on hotel rooms reserved and paid by Cartan Tours.

TIPPING 
Tipping percentages and policies are as in the States. A very acceptable tip for a meal is 15%. When dining, always check to ensure the service charge has not been added to your bill. You will see a tax charge that averages 12 – 17%. Service, if charged, should also be listed. Although menus frequently specify their policy on tipping, if unsure, feel free to ask.

It is customary in Canada to leave a small tip for the chambermaid. We suggest $1.00 per room per night. Baggage handling we suggest $1.00 – $2.00 per bag.