St. Lawrence Discovery ~ Featuring the Gaspe Peninsula

September 11-20, 2023  Sold out - waitlist available!

Discover Quebec By The Sea
Named “one of the top five coastal road trips in the world” by Lonely Planet and “One of the 20 Best Trips” by National Geographic

This Signature Tour is an off-the-beaten-path journey that explores Québec’s Maritime Regions including Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, and Côte-Nord, plus the Charlevoix Region. Discover both shores of the immense St. Lawrence Seaway and fall under the spell of this breathtakingly wild and vast territory - where nature is paramount, and life moves at a slower pace.

Highlights of this Signature Tour include:
Charlevoix Region: Travel along the Route du Fleuve (River Route) - connecting Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, this route offers magnificent views and travels through picturesque villages
• Visit the town of Baie-Saint-Paul, one of the most vibrant villages in the region
• Travel aboard the Train de Charlevoix along the St. Lawrence’s shore – a unique and beautiful coastal journey that reveals areas inaccessible by road
Côte-Nord (the North Coast): Travel along the Route des Baleines (Whale Route) - a vast, wild, and spectacular area known as one of the top whale watching sites in the world
Spend 2 nights at the Hotel Tadoussac – known for its history, charm, and views over Tadoussac Bay
• Cruise in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park - the best place to observe marine mammals along the St. Lawrence Estuary, where over a dozen species of whales come to feed each season
Gaspésie (the Gaspé Peninsula) and Bas-Saint-Laurent: The Gaspé Peninsula is a rugged and breathtaking area with a rich tapestry of maritime, lakeside, farming and forest landscapes
Spend 1 night in Matane – located on the St. Lawrence estuary at the gateway to Gaspésie
Spend 3 nights in Percé – be awed by the sight of Percé Rock and Gulf of St. Lawrence from your room
• Travel to the “Land’s End” in Forillon National Park – an area of staggering beauty
Cruise around Bonaventure Island – a natural bird sanctuary, home to over 300,000 seabirds, and Percé Rock - one of the world’s largest arches over water, regarded as both a historical and geological icon
• Travel along the Bay of Chaleur - a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club
Spend 1 night en-route to Tadoussac, Quebec, and 2 nights en-route on the return to NH
• Additional sightseeing/historic attractions TBA (Additional attractions will be determined once 2023 ferry schedules are confirmed)
• Luxury motorcoach transportation
• Services of a Professional Tour Director

Tour Departs from Concord, NH ~ Maximum of 30 passengers

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

All passengers MUST carry a valid U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card to travel between the United States and Canada.  Passengers without proper documentation will be denied boarding and refunds will not be given. Travelers convicted of a felony or misdemeanor will not be allowed to cross the border. PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION MAY BE REQUIRED TO ENTER CANADA

Duration

10 Days/9 Nights

Included Meals

9 B, 4 L, 4 D

Accessibility

Some hotels on this tour offer limited services, and rooms may be on the 2nd floor without elevator access; outdoor activities require walking on unpaved surfaces

TOUR COST

$3995 pp Double
$4895 pp Single
$3495 pp Triple/Quad

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Payment Terms:
$500.00 per person deposit, plus the cost of the optional travel protection, if purchased, required at time of reservation. Final Payment due 120 days prior to tour departure.