On this exciting Canadian winter vacation, join the fun and festive atmosphere at the world’s largest winter carnival in Quebec City. Your Quebec Winter Carnival tour begins and ends in Montreal and includes overnights in Quebec City and Ottawa, Canada’s capital. In addition to sightseeing in Montreal, Quebec City, and Ottawa, Globus has included many fun and unique experiences on this Quebec Winter Carnival tour. Learn about Quebec’s history over dinner at a traditional Sugar Shack, where you’ll enjoy musical entertainment and a horse-drawn carriage ride. Visit North America’s only Ice Hotel, where you’ll learn how it was built and enjoy a cocktail served in one of the hotel’s famous homemade ice glasses. During your free time at your included admission to Quebec’s winter carnival, admire the snow sculptures at the international competition; enjoy the night parades; participate in numerous winter activities, such as ice skating or snow slides; and soak up the enchanting and joyous atmosphere that can only be enjoyed at Quebec’s winter carnival.All of this and more, including a train ride from Montreal to Quebec City, are included on this fabulous tour to Quebec’s winter carnival. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!
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|MONTRÉAL||Orientation tour with a Local Guide; Notre Dame Basilica; farewell dinner|
|VIA RAIL||Train from Montréal to Québec|
|QUÉBEC CITY||Dinner and entertainment at a traditional [LF] Sugar Shack; horse-drawn buggy ride; sightseeing with a Local Guide; [LF] tour and drink at the Ice Hotel; admission to Québec Winter Carnival|
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach.
Breakfast daily, 2 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Montréal
Day 1 ARRIVE IN MONTRÉAL.
Welcome to Montréal! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming winter adventure!
Day 2 MONTRÉAL–VIA RAIL–QUÉBEC CITY.
Enjoy a morning orientation tour of Montréal with a Local Guide. Visit the NOTRE DAME BASILICA, the first church of the Gothic Revival style in Canada and the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice. Later, board VIA RAIL and travel through the countryside to Québec City, home to the world’s largest winter carnival. Founded in 1894, the carnival attracts thousands of visitors each year. This evening, learn more about Québec and its rich history over dinner at a traditional [LF] SUGAR SHACK, complete with musical entertainment and a horse-drawn BUGGY RIDE
Day 3 QUÉBEC CITY.
This morning, enjoy an included guided tour of Canada’s only walled city with a Local Guide. Afterward, visit North America’s only ICE HOTEL, Hotel de Glace. Take a tour to learn how the hotel was built and is maintained. There’s also time to admire the beautiful ice sculptures and sip on a frosty [LF] COCKTAIL served in one of the hotel’s famous homemade ice glasses. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to participate in winter activities such as ice skating, snowshoeing, and more. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining
Day 4 QUÉBEC CITY.
Spend a full day on your own to explore more of QUÉBEC’S WINTER CARNIVAL. Your entrance fee gives you access to all events, which includes the International Snow Sculpture Competition, night parades, snow slides, shows, and numerous winter activities. You may even have the chance to meet the Carnival’s famous mascot, Bonhomme. (B) NOTE: Québec’s Winter Carnival activities vary from year to year. Your Tour Director will be able to confirm all activities that are available while you are in Québec
Day 5 QUÉBEC CITY–OTTAWA.
Travel to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. Upon arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour, seeing the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Canal. You’ll also stop at the city’s bustling Byward Market, where you may wish to try a Canadian specialty like a Beaver Tail, a pastry stretched out to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. This evening is at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city
Day 6 OTTAWA–MONTRÉAL.
There’s time this morning to explore more of Ottawa. You may wish to spend time at the National Gallery of Canada, shop for a favorite souvenir, or lace up a pair of skates and ice skate on the famous Rideau Canal (weather permitting). Return to Montréal this afternoon. Tonight, celebrate your winter adventure with a festive farewell dinner
Day 7 MONTRÉAL.
The tour ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules.
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
900 Blvd. Rene- Levesque West Montreal QC CanadaLocated in the heart of downtown Montreal, the hotel reflects the city’s elegance and charm and has welcomed dignitaries and celebrities alike in its 60 year history. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, spa, fitness center, gift shops, hair salon, several award winning restaurants, lounge, room service, business center, concierge service, and Internet access.
690, Boul. Rene Levesque East Quebec City QC CanadaThe hotel features The Bistro Bar, a health club, outdoor heated pool, and an outdoor terrace. Guestrooms are equipped with air-conditioning, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and cable TV.
Lord Elgin Hotel
100 Elgin Street Ottawa ON CanadaOne of Ottawa’s finest hotels and ideally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa. The hotel features 355 well-appointed guestrooms, and is perfectly located in the heart of Ottawa within walking distance of the Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill, Confederation Park, and many museums.