Quebec City
and
Montreal
Montreal Quebec City
May 22-27, 2017
$1,250.00 Per Person, Twin Accommodations
$1,175.00 per person, Triple Accommodations
No Quads Available
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An historic 400 year old treasure, Quebec City, is an enchanting French monument in North America. A cultural hot spot and the provincial capital is one of Canada's well-known tourist destinations. Part of Quebec City's charm is the combination of history, culture and architecture. The only walled city in North America, it boasts winding streets with European flair and encompasses the Latin district, churches with bell towers that redesign the skyline, museums and interpretation centers, and busy commercial streets. This tour is a must for all North American history lovers. Montreal is also an international destination of choice. This compact island city is great for walking, with safe and vibrant neighborhoods. With more than 80 ethnic communities, Montreal enjoys an outstanding reputation worldwide for gourmet dining. Call for a detailed flyer of this amazing trip!
A deposit of $200.00 per person is required to confirm your reservation
The balance is due by March 30, 2017

Sample Itinerary Montreal & Quebec City

Day One - Monday, May 22

6:30am Depart Johnstown, PA for Ontario, Canada. Passports required for international border crossing. Comfort and meal stops will be made. Arrive at your hotel around 5:00 PM.

6:00pm Dinner cruise included this evening aboard the Gananoque Boat Lines. All aboard your boat for your 2½ hour sightseeing cruise through the beautiful 1000 Islands on the Gananoque Boat Lines, narrated tour, indoor and outdoor decks. Your buffet meal on board includes Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, Roasted Potatoes, 2 salads, hot vegetable medley, rolls, butter, dessert and beverage.

Day Two - Tuesday, May 23

Buffet Breakfast at your hotel.
Your coach departs for Montreal, QC. Lunch stop will be made. Meet your tour guide who will give suggestions for lunch on own in the Bonsecours market area, and Old Port.

After lunch, start a short walking tour in Old Montreal, before boarding your bus to continue your city tour of Montreal. Your city tour continues as you learn about Montreal's 350 year French-influenced history, which began with the founding of a Christian Mission. Walk through Ville-Marie, site of Montreal's original European settlement, and into the Old Port of Montreal Harbour. Your tour can include Old Montréal, Mont Royal, Jean-Drapeau Park (Saint Hélène and Notre-Dame Islands), site of 1967 World Fair, Expo 67. There you will see the beautiful floral park, the Gilles-Villeneuve Racetrack for the Formula 1 Canada Grand Prix, the Montréal Casino and La Ronde Amusement Park. City tour will include several stops to get off the bus, take photos. Your tour ends at the Montreal Tower Observatory for a unique view of the city.

5:00pm Guide drops as group arrives for dinner downtown. Restaurant du Vieux Port in Old Montreal offers three course meal with coffee/tea. Check into your hotel in suburban Montreal.

Day Three - Wednesday, May 24

Breakfast with hot items included at the hotel.

8:30am Meet your coach and depart for your first tour.

9:00am Notre Dame Basilica visit with guided tour here. The Notre-Dame Basilica is a masterpiece of Gothic revival architecture. Built between 1824 and 1829, the magnificent décor, in sculptured wood, paint and gold leaf captivates hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Paintings, sculpture and stained-glass windows illustrate biblical passages and parish history of Montreal society.

10:30am Depart for Quebec City with a lunch stop half way, on own. Suggestion will be given. Approximate three hour drive plus one hour lunch stop.

2:30pm Arrive in Quebec City. Depart with your local Quebec tour guide for your Quebec City Tour. Surrounded by great stone walls and massive gates, Quebec is the most European city on the continent, and the Old City is a designated World Heritage Centre by UNESCO. This is a driving tour through Old Quebec and Quebec City. There could be some stops to get out and take photos.

Quebec City is filled with statues commemorating its past heroes and cannons from battles long ago. Here you'll find the oldest shopping street in North America filled with unique items. You can walk the city to discover your own favorite views of the St. Laurence River and distant Laurentian Mountains, visit Place Royal, where New France was founded in 1608, perhaps the most European quarter in all of North America.

5:30pm Enjoy a 3 course Italian dinner (Soup of the day; choice of 5 oz filet of beef, salmon entree or vegetarian pasta entrée; bread; dessert; tea or coffee) in the city. 2017 menus are subject to change.

7:00pm Check in to your 3 Diamond, hotel The Palace Royal in downtown Quebec City, just one block outside of the walls of the Old City, walk to restaurants and shops. Hotel has indoor pool and restaurant on site. Enjoy the evening at the hotel or explore the streets of Old Quebec.

Day Four - Thursday, May 25

Buffet Breakfast included at the hotel.

8:45am Meet coach and local tour guide at the hotel and travel north to Beaupre countryside.

9:15am Stop at Marie's Bread Oven, a quaint French Country family business that is over 160 years old. Here you will enjoy a piece of homemade bread with maple butter.

In the village of Sainte-Anne, 10018 Avenue Royale, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, QC tour one of the country's most beautiful cathedrals, Basilica St. Anne de Beaupre. Sainte-Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary and the grandmother to Jesus. Visitors come from all over the world to visit the shrine, with its ornate paintings, stained glass and statues. You will have a guided tour here.

11:30am Lunch included at a picturesque and quaint French country restaurant, L'Auberge Baker, an authentic 1840's family dining room with fireplace. Note: this is really a beautiful and quaint dining spot and the food is very good!

1:00pm Arrive on the island - Isle D'Orleans to savour the island's bounty. For centuries, the island has provided Quebec City with fresh fruit and vegetables, grain and maple products. The foodstuffs made with this bounty capture the essence of Île d'Orléans and enjoy a growing reputation for quality and authenticity. Your tour of the island will include three stops at local producers who will share the fruit of their harvest. Savour the flavours during your visit… your tour here will include a winery, a visit to a chocolatier and a cheese maker. Substitutions may be made, depending on availability of suppliers.

Depart from the island and visit the beautiful Montmorency Falls, and ride the cable car here to get different views of the one of Quebec's most spectacular sites. Montmorency Falls (83 m) is twice as high as Niagara Falls and dominates the landscape. It can be discovered on foot, by cable car, or from the restaurant.

5:15pm Arrive back in Quebec City. Relax at the hotel before dinner.

Dinner included this evening downtown Quebec City in the Gare du Palais at the L'Aviatic Club, located in the beautifully restored train station.

Return to your hotel after dinner.

Day Five - Friday, May 26

Buffet Breakfast included at the hotel.

8:00am Depart for New York state today. Comfort and lunch stop will be made.

2:45pm Arrive at international bridge crossing at Thousand Island Bridge, Ontario, have passports ready.

3:30pm Proceed to Auburn NY

5:30pm Dinner included at the Springside Inn, in Auburn

7:00pm Arrive at the Holiday Inn Auburn for your overnight stay. Hotel features indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant and pub, free wi-fi. Rooms offer mini fridge, coffee maker, newspaper, cable TV, triple sheeted bedding.

Day Six - Saturday, May 27

Buffet Breakfast included at the hotel.

9:00am Start your tour at Strawberry Fields. With the advancements of hydroponic farming, strawberries and other fruits and vegetables can grow in mediums other than soil providing a unique picking experience for you and an unmatched taste that will keep you coming back for more. The sign in their quaint little store reads, "Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends" and that is the philosophy they live and work by. Your visit to Strawberry Fields will be more than just a visit, it will be an experience. Guests will enjoy a guided tour of the hydroponic strawberry field and fresh herbs, lettuces, tomatoes, and veggies, all grown hydroponically and up off the ground PLUS: Guests can even pick their own strawberries (at individual expense/$4.50 per pound).

10:00am Depart for Corning.

11:45am Upon arrival at The Corning Museum of Glass, start with Lunch here on your own before your tour.

1:00pm Start your 2 hour guided tour of the world's largest glass museum, featuring 35 centuries of glass artistry. Your tour will include the live hot glass show. After the tour, and visit the gift shop too before departing.

3:30pm Depart for home. Dinner and comfort stops will be made.

8:00pm Approximate arrival back to Lodestar