New France Festival

La chanson de Québec


As the largest French-speaking region in North America, and a region inspired from European-styled streets and architecture, this excursion of the Province of Quebec will take you on a romantic journey from Quebec City to Montreal. Along the way, visit the Resort at Laurentian and Charlevoix Region, a natural landscape that has escaped the undamaged from human exposure for hundreds of years. Explore the Saguenay Fjord, and watch whale tours, take on agritours, and be immersed to the French experience.

  • Product ID QC07YUL01
  • Vacation Style Canada, Fall, Quebec, Self-Drive, Summer
    • Activity Level Medium
    • Duration 10 Days 9 Nights
    All about the La chanson de Québec.

    – Place of Interest –

    • Mont Tremblant Gondola | Laurentians | Quebec City
    • Fairmont Chateau Frontenac | St. Lawrence River
    • Quartier de Petit Champlain | Canyon Sainte Anne | Island of Orléans
    • Charlevoix Reqion | Fairmont Le Minor Richelieu | Sherbrook
    • Montreal Tower | Olympic Park | Basilique Notre-Dame
    • Vieux-Port | Casino de Montreal | Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

    – Trip Dates –

    * This itinerary is a self-drive package, it can be created to suit your travel interests, time frame, and budget. Please contact our travel specialists for your customized package.

    Note: If you require a car rental, please let us know and we will be glad to assist you!

    – Trip Map –

    Montreal | Quebec City | Mount Tremblant | Montmorency Falls | Charlevoix Region | Saguenay Fjord | Sherbrook




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    1. Day 1 Arrive in Montreal

      Upon arrival at Montreal airport, pick up the rental car then head to tonight’s accommodation. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Fairfield by Marriott Montreal Downtown (3.5 ) or more selective

    2. Day 2 Montreal - Tremblant

      Today you are heading to Mont Tremblant; enjoy driving through the diverse scenery with soft rolling hills, rounded mountain tops, gleaming freshwater lakes and quaint European-style towns. At Mont Tremblant, walk in the emerging village with winding alleyways, elegant shops, and restaurants that seemingly bring you back to the Middle Age Century.

      You can then arrange for the various outdoor activities, such as golf, tennis, swimming, Kayaking, hiking, mountain- biking, taking the Panoramic Gondola up to the Summit of Tremblant where you will have breathtaking view of the Laurentians, Lac Tremblant and surrounding valleys, or just simply shop your way around town.

      Spend the day relaxing in this peaceful resort, enjoy your vacation!

        Accommodation suggestion
      Les Suites Tremblant (3.5 ) or more selective

    3. Day 3 Mount Tremblant - Quebec City

      This morning, driving east along the winding mountain highway, and through the small French-style villages, you will soon arrive at Quebec City; enjoy spending the time getting to know both the modern and historic parts of the old town; connected by cobbled streets and proudly a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the only fortified city of North America.

      Walk to Chateau Frontenac, a heritage urban resort that carries over 128 years of history, and it will seduce you with its breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River; continue to the famous Quartier du Petit Champlain that is filled with unique shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants & a theatre. Here, you will again feel like you are living amongst the medieval era.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Hotel Palace Royal (3.5 ) or more selective

    4. Day 4 Quebec City

      Today, head to rural Quebec City for more of its European flavour; first you will arrive at the world-famous Shrine with beautiful architecture; then continue the journey to Canyon Sainte Anne where you will see a spectacular, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Saint-Anne-du-Nord River; later, head to Montmorency Falls & Park which is 1 1/2 times higher than Niagara Falls.

      In the afternoon, you can cross the bridge into the Island of Orléans, which Jacques Cartier discovered in 1535, where the picturesque village of Sainte-Pétronille resides; stop by and enjoy the traditional a homemade meat pie with maple syrup, and soak in with its 19th-century rural experience.

    5. Day 5 Quebec City – Charleovix

      This morning, drive along the north St. Lawrence River into charming Charlevoix region, first you can drive pass by Lavender farm or stop over at Baie Saint-Paul area experience many of agricultural land and farm, later join whale watching tour, ride the exceptional comfort and panoramic views at the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park which the most beautiful whale observation site in the world, enjoy exciting encounters with seals and whales, including belugas! Overnight at Fairmont Le Minor Richelieu where you can overlook St. Lawrence River and enjoy facility of hotel ex. Golf or Spa.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu (4 ) or more selective

    6. Day 6 Charlevoix

      Continue your day exploring around the charming Charlevoix Region. Charlevoix is a natural and authentic tourist region which extends from the village of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to the mouth of the Saguenay, on the North shore of the St. Lawrence River. The region owes its name to the Jesuit, François-Xavier de Charlevoix, New France’s first historian.

      Select from the various types of activities such as Nature & Outdoors activities, Cultural & Heritage, Entertainment, or Drive around scenic routes.

    7. Day 7 Charlevoix - Sherbrooke

      Enjoy resort experience at Charlevoix in morning before continuing your journey to the south, along the St. Lawrence and through the many traditional Quebec agriculture lands. Later, you will arrive in Sherbrooke, where it is called the ”heart of Townships”, the city that confluence of the Saint-Francois and Magog rivers; it has a long history with known residents dating back some 8000 years ago.

      Here you will see many heritage sites, cultural sites, agriculture farmland, wineries, natural forests and lakes for you to enjoy hiking and other activates; during Fall season, the scenic of bright yellow, burnt orange and fiery red autumn leaves dotting trees will leave you mesmerised.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Delta by Marriott (4 ) or more selective

    8. Day 8 Sherbrooke

      Continuing your day at the ”Town of Townships”, and experience Sherbrooke, the 13th largest city in Canada, through the many fabulous activities it offers.

      Discover the nature side with ample of Natural Walks and Tours of the City; Learn about its history through its Museums and Heritage Centres; or visit the various Cathedrals and Chapels and discover its rich Religious Heritag. There is no shortage of activity in Sherbrooke to satisfy your curiosity.

    9. Day 9 Sherbrooke - Montreal

      Today, you will again be hitting the road and drive to Montreal. When arriving, you may visit Bio-Dome and ride the cable car up to the Montreal Tower for a panoramic view of the Olympic Park.

      Visiting Old town of Montreal, this is the site of the original City of Montreal; Vieux-Montréal is the hub of the city’s culture and you will see Horse-drawn carriages traverse cobblestone streets and meander past; visit the Basilique Notre-Dame, the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall), the Vieux-Port (Old Port) and the Marché Bonsecours (Bonsecours Market), and don’t forget to experience the never-ending nightlife on St. Catherine Street, or try your luck at Casino de Montreal.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth (4 ) or more selective

    10. Day 10 Montreal - Montreal Airport

      In the morning, have a cup of café at Roselys restaurant in Fairmont Queen Elizabeth or walking through ”RESO” the underground city to learn the life in Montreal; later on, farewell to Montreal, return the rental car at Airport, your trip concludes.

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