Combine the backroads of Quebec with some of the prettiest countryside that French Canada has to offer on this memorable 6-day Quebec road trip.
Traveling from the cosmopolitan city of Montréal to the pastoral Eastern Townships, you'll have a chance to enjoy the little towns of Lower Saint Lawrence and Charlevoix where you can indulge your senses and immerse yourself in classic Francophone culture.
At the end of an exciting day exploring, relax at luxury boutique hotels like Manoir Hovey and Le Germain Hotel Charlevoix.
Itinerary at a Glance
Montreal to Eastern Townships | 138km/86 mi
Eastern Townships | Exploring
Eastern Townships to Quebec City | 251 km/156 mi
Quebec City | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 Excursions
Option 1. Rendezvous with History Quebec City Tour
Day 1 Montreal to Eastern Townships | 138km/86 miToday travel east to North Hatley in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec. Stops can be made along the way at the small chocolate museum in Bromont, and L’Orpailleur Winery in Dumham, approximatey 30 km south of Bromont. Be sure to stop at Sherbrooke - the principal city of the townships. The Musee des Beaux Arts (admission not included) exhibits a fine collection of Quebec Art, focusing on the Eastern Townships. If time permits, stop in the town of Magog and enjoy one of the scenic cruises which afford splendid views of the snow-capped peaks around the lake. (Dinner included today)
Day 2 Eastern Townships | ExploringWhile visiting the Eastern Townships region, don’t miss a visit to the Abbey of St. Benoît du Lac, Magog, North Hatley, Coaticook with its canyon, park & suspension bridge and the Beaulne Museum (not included) where you can admire costumes and textiles, fine arts and decorative arts, as well as local heritage. (Breakfast & dinner included today)
Day 3 Eastern Townships to Quebec City | 251 km/156 miToday drive north through the Eastern Townships to Quebec City - the historical and political capital of la Belle Province. 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 complimented 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. (Breakfast included today)
Day 4 Quebec City | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 Excursions Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursionsOption 1. Rendezvous with History Quebec City TourThis is your chance to visit history firsthand. The Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, Ramparts, world famous Château Frontenac, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place-Royale, Citadelle and a glimpse of modern Quebec City are the perfect introduction to the city.Option 2. A Fabulous Country TourTravel back in time to rural Quebec along the Chemin du Roy to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Here you will be given time to see the world-famous Shrine and Montmorency Falls before visiting the Island of Orléans. Discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1535, the picturesque village of Sainte-Pétronille has a 19th century rural atmosphere waiting to be rediscovered.Option 3. Foodie Walking Tour of Quebec CityThroughout the years, the food of Quebec has been influenced by Amerindian, British and French cuisines. Treat yourself to a behind-the-scenes experience of Quebec City, discovering its gastronomy and culinary history by taking part in five exclusive tasting presentations.
Day 5 Quebec City to Baie Saint Paul | 93 km/58 miDepart today on a gastronomic adventure to Baie Saint Paul, located on the the ‘Flavour Trail’ in Quebec’s beautiful Charlevoix region. The region’s ciders, traditionally made beers, cheeses and exquisite chocolates, organic meat, well raised ducks and products from the farm all contribute to its renown as an international foodie destination. 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 Beaupré shrine. Cultural life is ever present in Baie Saint Paul, from museums and galleries to gourmet restaurants and corner bistros. Be sure to take a stroll down Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, home to one of the highest concentrations of art galleries in Canada.Tonight, dine on Charlevoix’s regional cuisine at Les Labours Restaurant, where chefs select the best local products to create delicious fresh seasonal menus. (dinner included)
Day 6 Baie Saint Paul to Quebec City | 93km/58 miToday you will return to Quebec City. Your tour ends in Quebec City upon returning your rental car.