Historical Cities Tour Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa
Join us for Canada’s 150th birthday and Montreal’s 375th Birthday
Historical city tour of Quebec, Montreal and Ottawa – 8 days and 7 nights flights included.
First class accommodations in old Quebec City, Old Montreal as well as close to the banks of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa.
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Day 1 – Edmonton to Ottawa.
Board our West-Jet Flight in Edmonton and stop in Calgary to change planes and pick up more passengers for our flight to Ottawa.
Meet our Coach driver upon arrival and take a driving tour en-route to our hotel for the next two evenings.
The Holiday Inn Ottawa East which is right beside St Laurent Centre, Ottawa’s Largest shopping center and only minutes from downtown Ottawa.
After checking in and refreshing walk next door for a complimentary welcome supper meet and greet before settling down for the night.
Indoor pool and whirlpool
Day 2 – Ottawa City tour.
Today we will enjoy a guided part Motor-coach, part walking tour of Ottawa.
The tour includes a drive by 24 Sussex Drive, Parliament Hill, Rideau Falls and the Canal.
Then head across the river to Gatineau for a fantastic view of the Parliament.
Next onto Byward Market for browsing and lunch on your own.
After lunch we will have a short journey to Carp The Diefenbunker.
Ottawa’s Most Unique Historical Site
The Diefenbunker is a four-story, 100,000 square foot underground bunker, built between 1959 and 1961. During the Cold War it was intended to house 535 Canadian government officials and military officers in the event of a nuclear war. It served as Canadian Forces Station Carp until 1994.
For years it protected us from 75 feet underground and we knew virtually nothing about it. Today, it operates as a not-for-profit, charitable museum and boasts award winning tours and programs.
Visit us to experience how close we came to a nuclear disaster. A lot has changed since 1961. There is no other museum like the Diefenbunker – we promise!
All of this!! as part of your day enjoying the history and beauty of our Nations capitol.
Day 3 – Ottawa to Montreal.
Today before we depart Ottawa we will have a Guided center block tour of the Parliament buildings.
Then we will stop at the Canadian War Museum
En-route to Montreal we will have lunch and a tour of Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello! The Worlds Largest Log Building
After our lunch it is onwards to our 2nd city of the tour, Old Montreal!!
Here we have three evenings at the Springhill Suites Marriott, in the heart of Old Montreal.
Everything you would want is within walking distance!
MONTREAL — Giant puppets, street parties and social media-savvy bridge lights are just some of the ways Montreal is planning to celebrate its 375th birthday.
The date coincides with the 150th anniversary of Canada’s founding and, to celebrate, the city is throwing itself a $100-million bash!! that includes cultural and historical events, festivals and shows to run throughout 2017.
Hotel offers hot and cold buffet breakfast & free hi speed internet.
As well as a restaurant on site but there are so many to choose from within a short stroll.
- PLEASE NOTE THAT PICTURE IS FOR EFFECT AND THERE MAY BE NO FIREWORKS WHEN WE ARE THERE.
Day 4 – Montreal guided city tour.
Today we will enjoy a guided Part Motor-coach, part walking tour of Montreal. Showing us the heritage of this rich historic city.
By foot we will see: Place D’Armes,St James Street(The former “Wall street” of Canada) Place Royal,World Trade centre and all in between.
Downtown by bus we will see the Entertainment district, (former red light district) and Place des festivals, Chinatown, the Golden Square mile and Mc Gill university. Mount Royal and its view point. Ste Catherine street, Place Ville Marie, Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile end district, Little Italy, St. Laurent Blvd and ending at Jean Talon Market for lunch on your own.
In the mid afternoon we have a tour of Saint Joseph’s Oratory and museum.
After our tour we will return to the Hotel where you can freshen up before meeting back at the Hotel for a Complimentary Italian Buffet
Evening on your own to discover Old Montreal!!
Day 5 – Montreal.
This morning we will visit the Montreal Botanical gardens,
The Montreal Botanical Garden (French: Jardin botanique de Montréal) is a large botanical garden in Montreal, Quebec, Canada comprising 75 hectares (190 acres) of thematic gardens and greenhouses. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2008 as it is considered to be one of the most important botanical gardens in the world due to the extent of its collections and facilities.
Followed by a ride up the 45 degree Montreal tower.
The Montréal Tower
It will take your breath away!
At 165 metres, the Montréal Tower is the tallest inclined tower in the world! Its 45-degree angle is awe-inspiring, especially when you consider that the Leaning Tower of Pisa’s tilt is only 5 degrees!
From its summit, visitors can admire the entire Greater Montreal region and up to 80 kilometres of the St. Lawrence River valley.
In the mid afternoon we have a 60 minute guided Grand Tour of Notre-Dame Basilica that will take you in very private areas of the Basilica as the galleries and a part of the crypt (Please note there are a lot of steps)
If you feel you can not make the steps on the guided tour you are free to explore the Basilica on your own.
Free afternoon to explore all that you have learned about Montreal.
Browse, shop, dine and take in everything old Montreal has to offer.
Day 6 – Montreal to Quebec City
Today we will depart Montreal en-route to Old Quebec City, for our last 2 evenings.
We will sightsee along the way then go directly to Croisieres where we will enjoy a 90 minute boat tour on the St Lawrence River.
Set sail with a costumed guide, portraying the explorer Louis Jolliet !
- The perfect combination of nature and culture – Discover the history of Quebec City, the river and the surroundings – Navigate from the Cap Diamant to the Montmorency Falls.
After our boat cruise we will check in to our Hotel Clarendon for the next two evenings.
Your evening is free to explore old Quebec as we are in the heart of this historic city.
Day 7 – Quebec.
Today we will enjoy a 3 hour, guided Part Motor-coach, part walking tour of Quebec City.
The Unesco World Heritage Site, Upper and Lower town, Fortification of Quebec, the Parliament Buildings, Plains of Abraham, Joan of Arc Garden, Moncalm District, Petit Chanmplain Street, Royal Place, Quebecois Mural, Wolfe-Montcalm Monument, Place of Arms, Chateau Frontac, Camplain Monument, Ursulines Monastery, Price Building, City Hall, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Holy Door & Seminary of Quebec.l
So much to see!!
Then lunch on your own in a historic neighbourhood and end with a tour of The Citadel and Museum.
After the museum we will be having supper at the hotel for our last evening of the tour.
Day 8 – Fly home.
Feel free to wander around Old Quebec one last time before loading our luggage on the coach at 11:00 AM
Before heading to the airport we will stop for a complimentary farewell lunch and a tour of Le Chemin du Roy Maple Sugar shack.
The sugar shack Érablière le Chemin du Roy takes its name from the ancestral road (King’s road) that crosses it. This road, which the construction began in 1715 under the French Regime, was drawn up by Mr Pierre Robineau and connected Cap Rouge River to Neuville. In 1734, the link between Quebec and Montreal was completed. It took four days by horse-drawn carriage to cover 267 kilometres on the edge of the St. Lawrence River or in the hinterland. After more than three centuries, we still find a part of this ancestral road on the site of our maple grove.
Our sugar shack, where the maple water is transformed into maple syrup, was built in 1925. In 1989, the famous hockey player Guy Lafleur acquired the maple grove. In 1991, Mr. Real Boissonneault and Mr. Ghislain Vadnais became the new owners and gave another mission to the site : ’Érablière récréo-touristique’. Since 1999, Mr Boissonneault has been the sole owner.
In the heart of an ancient maple grove about 20 minutes’ drive west from Quebec City you have arrived to the fabled King’s Road country “chemin du Roy” which holds its own lore and distinction.
The historic road on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River was once considered the longest road in existence when completed in 1787