With steep granite fjords, tranquil birch forests, and charming historic towns, this journey through Quebec showcases the region’s natural beauty and European heritage. Gaze into the sapphire waters of the St. Lawrence River watching for beluga whales, and delight in a savory picnic lunch at a scenic lookoff in Charlevoix Valley. On a Quebec City walking tour, learn about the history of this walled city – one of the earliest settlements in North America. Enjoy French-influenced cuisine with fresh seasonal ingredients along with a generous serving of traditional Quebecois hospitality. Your accommodations include grand, historic hotels and quiet countryside retreats where you can relax in comfort each evening. Immerse yourself in spectacular landscapes and European charm, on a walking tour that is unmistakably Quebec.
This award-winning Relais & Chateaux property on the banks of the mighty Saint Lawrence River evokes comfort, ambiance, and warmth. Located in the lower town of Quebec City, the Auberge is perfectly situated only steps from the museums, galleries, and cafés of the Old Port.
Hotel Le Germain Charlevoix
With views of the St. Lawrence River and a working sheep farm, the Hotel Le Germain Charlevoix is a refreshingly modern rural escape near the artsy town of Baie-Saint-Paul. Rooms boast an award-winning contemporary design, with splashy details like vaulted ceilings, claw-foot bathtubs, and unique light fixtures. Amenities include a full spa, heated outdoor pool, pastry shop, fitness center, and two elegant restaurants.
A grand hotel in the 19th-century tradition, this historical complex overlooks the waters of sheltered Tadoussac Bay and offers extensive grounds, an outdoor swimming pool and spa. Simple but comfortable guest rooms compliment an inviting bar and patio area with views of Saguenay Fjord. Historic chapel on site; can walk from hotel to town, marina, boardwalk along beach, and other walks; beautiful sunsets from the large front lawn filled with Adirondack chairs.
Flight + Tour Combo
|One boutique accommodation, one park-style accommodation, and a landmark resort|
|12 on-tour meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners|
|Local guides with you throughout tour|
|Special events as noted in the itinerary|
|Emergency travel assistance hotline available 24/7|
|One extra night in Quebec City|
|Airport car service for arrival & departure|
|Business-class upgrades available|
Experience your destination like an insider with people who call it home.
Born and raised in Eastern Canada, Geneviève Gobeil speaks French, English, and Spanish, holds a degree in Communications, and has years of experience in adventure travel. Her love for the outdoors and contagious energy coupled with her friendly disposition makes her an ideal guide throughout her native Canada. Whether touring by bike – her favorite mode of transportation – or climbing to the top of a snow-covered peak, Geneviève has covered the globe, often traveling with her children. During the winter months she also runs her own life coaching company and teaches seminars, but, mostly, you’ll just find her skiing!
With a deep knowledge of local history and significant outdoors experience, Christopher Atkins is the ideal guide to lead visitors through Québec’s distinctive landscapes.Fluent in two languages (he grew up speaking French), he is also a proficient Spanish speaker. In his free time, Chris enjoys a number of active sports, ranging from basketball to paragliding and including, of course, hockey! He has traveled extensively around the world, from the Arctic Circle to the Andes, and is a certified open-water diver as well.
Educated as a teacher, Pierre Dunnigan’s passion for outdoor adventure eventually fueled his decision to pursue a career in photography as well as guiding. His favorite part of guiding is the pleasure of meeting new people and a love of sharing his knowledge of the geography and the profound history of his home country and province, which he refers to as “my Quebec”, a place he feels has beauty everywhere.
Traveling and outdoor activities have always been great passions for Carole Rasmussen. Her studies in tourism and later in teaching French and English have led to various guiding experiences throughout Canada and in Europe. She has been a high school teacher for many years and still takes advantage of her free time to discover and travel. She particularly enjoys trekking and has explored some of the most beautiful and challenging trails in New Zealand, Corsica, and Peru, to name a few. Always traveling extensively in her native Quebec, she enjoys its cultural diversity, its history, and its magnificent landscapes.
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