Itinerary Highlights
    • Road trip your way along the shores of Quebec’s idyllic St. Lawrence River
    • Make unforgettable family memories at every turn, with bike rides, whale-watching and iconic Canadian food
    • Top and tail your adventure with time spent soaking in the cosmopolitan delights of Montreal and Quebec City

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From Montreal to Quebec City, past azure lakes and thick forests, and all the way to the serene shores of the St. Lawrence River, this journey takes you through the heart of the Belle Province (the ‘Beautiful Province’). Your adventure begins in magical Montreal, where you’ll have a few days to explore the tree- and cafe-lined avenues, immersive museums and trendy neighbourhoods, before getting out into nature. Spend the next nine days road tripping along the St. Lawrence River and making unforgettable memories with the family. Gondola rides, whale-watching boat cruises, wildlife-watching hikes and lake canoe rides are just some of the adventures that await. Round off your family holiday with two days in the beautiful historic centre of Quebec City,
where you can enjoy strolls along the old city walls, visits to fascinating battlegrounds and plenty of trips to the local French bakery.


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Your summer getaway to Quebec starts today. Once you’ve made sure that every family member is packed and ready to go, head to the airport, whizz through security and enjoy refreshments in the airport lounge pre-departure. The flight time to Montreal is around seven-and-a-half hours, so be sure to fully-charge your iPads and have some tasty snacks on hand for the younger members of your entourage. On arrival, a private driver will be waiting to welcome you all and whisk you off to your first hotel: a contemporary guesthouse situated in the centre of picturesque Old Montreal. The rest of today is yours to spend at your own leisure. Head out for a gentle walk around the neighbourhood to get a taste for local life, or simply kick back and enjoy the facilities at your hotel after a busy day of travelling.

DAYS 2 & 3


Spend the next two days soaking in the delights of Montreal at your own pace. There’s plenty to keep you busy here; head to the banks of the St. Lawrence to experience the hustle and bustle of the port, learn more about the city’s history and heritage at the Pointe-à-Callière museum, admire the grand architecture of the Notre-Dame Basilica, shop for souvenirs at Bonsecours Market, soak in the creative energy in the trendy Mile End district and climb to the top of Mont Royal for beautiful views across the city. At some point over the next two days, you’ll head out for a private bike ride around the city in the company of a local guide. This is a great way to admire the tree-lined avenues of the city and visit some lesser-known neighbourhoods, while learning more about local life and the different communities that have shaped the city’s melting-pot identity.



Today you’ll be swapping the bright lights of the city for some peace and quiet in the countryside. Your next destination is Montebello, a charming village nestled along the banks of the Ottawa River, an hour-and-a-half drive away. Stop for lunch along the way at a lovely little restaurant specialising in local dishes. This is a great opportunity to sample some of Quebec’s traditional cuisine, such as pea soup, Tourtière (a French Canadian meat pie dish), ham, baked beans, omelette and pancakes drenched in locally-produced maple syrup. On arrival in Montebello, check in to a historic hotel surrounded by nature, which will be your home for the next three nights, and spend the rest of the day lazing in the beautiful garden.



On today’s agenda is a wildlife-watching drive through Omega Park. This delightful safari park features a 7.5-mile route, which passes through lakes, meadows and rocky hills full of impressive wildlife. Bison, elk, bears, deer and wolves all call this idyllic sliver of Canadian countryside home. As you drive, listen out for the radio broadcasts outside, which deliver fascinating stories and information about the animals. If the youngsters still have some energy in the tank after all the excitement of wildlife watching, you could also opt to head out along one of the park’s many safe and well-marked hiking trails.



Today is dedicated to visiting another of the region’s enchanting parks: Mont-Tremblant Park, which is home to an array of protected lakes, rivers, waterfalls, mountains and, of course, plenty of wildlife, including deer and moose. On foot or by bike, head out along one of the many family-friendly hiking trails to sample the delights of the Canadian wilderness. Make sure to stop at the picturesque village of Mont-Tremblant and ride a gondola up to the highest peak of the Laurentian Mountains. The rising views across Tremblant Lake and the surrounding valleys are breathtaking, and the king-of-the-mountain feel at the top never fails to delight young and old alike. The town itself is home to a collection of friendly traditional restaurants, perfect for hearty meal after a day of outdoor adventures.

DAYS 7 & 8


Your road trip along the beautiful shores of the St. Lawrence River continues today with a three-hour drive to Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, a serene village nestled along the banks of the Lac-à-l’Eau-Claire. On arrival settle into a family-friendly chalet overlooking the water, and spend the next two days exploring the splendid nature that surrounds you. Fish for trout in the nearby lakes and rivers, hike along the many well-marked trails, have a go at canoeing, learn about different local plant and tree species, and observe local wildlife. We could also arrange for you to enjoy a private seaplane flight over Maurice, followed by a picturesque lakeside picnic.

DAYS 9 & 10


Wave goodbye to the serene shores of the lake as you journey on to your next destination: a beautiful chalet surrounded by the pristine woodlands of Baie-Saint-Paul, a four-hour drive away. During the next two days, make sure to dedicate plenty of time for hikes in the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park, which takes its name from the collection of valleys slicing deep into towering emerald mountains. You can discover the park at your own pace, or we can arrange for you to hike in the company of a naturalist guide, who will teach you about the region’s rich flora and fauna.

DAYS 11 & 12


After breakfast this morning, hop back into your hire car and hit the road two hours northeast to Les Bergeronnes, a small town located north of Tadoussac. On arrival, check in to a historic and characterful inn for two nights and spend the rest of your day enjoying the delights of this riverside enclave. During your full day here, head out for an exciting whale watching cruise in the heart of the ocean trench; the waters here are deep and the food is abundant, making it the perfect spot to observe rorquals or belugas.

DAYS 13 & 14


Today you’ll be journeying to your final destination of Quebec City, which dazzles visitors with its historic French charm. The scenic drive takes around three-and-a-half hours, passing through the Côte de Beaupré and along the Route de la Nouvelle-France, one of the oldest routes in North America. Along the way, we recommend stopping to admire the gushing waters of Montmorency Falls, as well as the Sainte-Anne Canyon, with its network of gentle trails that are perfect for burning off some of the little ones’ energy. Continue on to the city and settle in for your final two nights at a stylish and family-friendly hotel, situated in Old Quebec. You’ll have the rest of today and tomorrow to explore Quebec City. Visit the old city walls and the charming historic centre; sample tasty sweets at the Jean-Alfred Moisan house; visit the citadel and Royal Museum; stroll through the fabulous Château de Frontenac; explore the contemporary Saint-Roch district and its dynamic, creative galleries; and learn about local history at the Plains of Abraham, in the heart of the Battlefields Parkor.

DAY 15


Sadly, the time has come to bid a warm farewell to the beautiful landscapes of Quebec and embark on your journey home. After one last delicious breakfast at a local French bakery this morning, bundle the family back into your hire car and drive three hours back to the airport in Montreal. On arrival, drop off your hire car, whizz back through security and relax in the airport lounge as you await the departure of your six-and-a-half hour flight back to the UK. Most direct flights depart in the evening, so you’ll spend tonight on board and touch down on home turf tomorrow morning.

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One of the best ways to admire the idyllic virgin forests of Mauricie is from the sky. Hop into a seaplane and savour every moment as you soar over one of Quebec’s most beautiful regions. Make a stop along the way at a serene lake surrounded by nature to enjoy a picnic and a chat with the pilot.


The Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park is named after the huge valleys that plunge deep into the mountains, which are among the highest cliffs east of the Rockies. Head out into the heart of the park, in the company of a knowledgeable naturalist guide, to admire the dramatic scenery and learn all about the region’s rich flora and fauna.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The cost for this trip starts from £2,505 to £4,170 per person.

The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote.

The average starting price for this trip is £3,100 per person.
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