Quebec & Its Wildlife Self Drive Tour
Departs daily from Montreal between 4th May - 21st October 2015
This 7 night tour offers stays in Montreal, and historic Quebec City where you will be able to enjoy a memorable Whale Watching Excursion on the Saguenay Fjord in search of Finback, Minke and Beluga whales. You will also stay at the famous Sacacomie Lodge.
Contact one of our Canada specialists to check availability for your specific dates and to add flights from your local airport. We can also book additional nights either pre or post tour allowing you to extend your holiday. Contact us today and start to plan the trip of a lifetime.
Day 1 Arrival in Montréal
Today arrive independently in Montréal. Pick up your rental car at Montréal Trudeau Airport or in Downtown Montreal as pre-arranged. Drive to your Montréal accommodation and check-in. Your exclusive documentation package will be waiting at the Front Desk. The remainder of the day is free to explore Montréal on your own.
Day 2 Montréal to Saint-Alexis-des-Monts
Spend more time exploring Montréal before heading to Saint-Alexisdes-Monts, located in the heart of Quebec, and bordering Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax at beautiful Sacacomie Lodge or take part in one of the many outdoor activities that the Lodge offers, i.e. hiking, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, rabaska rafting, motor boat rentals, pedal boat rentals, ATV tours. Please note that many activities require reservations and will be at charge. - Please inquire at the front desk upon check-in. (Dinner included)
Day 3 Sacacomie Lodge
The day is free to enjoy the many outdoor activities that the Lodge offers or to simply relax. (Breakfast & dinner included)
Day 4 Saint-Alexis-des-Monts to Lac Saint Jean
This will be your longest day of travelling, but your destination makes it worthwhile. Around Lac St-Jean, a huge freshwater lake left from the Ice Age, lies an area offering many cultural, outdoor and sports activities. Don’t forget to visit the Historic Village of Val-Jalbert!
Day 5 Visit of the Wild Zoo of Saint-Félicien and travel to Tadoussac
This morning you will have the opportunity to visit the famous Zoo of Saint Félicien (admission included). In the afternoon depart for Tadoussac, located along the shores of the St-Lawrence River. Tadoussac is very popular for its whale watching opportunities. Take time to explore one of the province’s most scenic areas, Charlevoix, the beauty of which has inspired generations of artists.
Day 6 Whalewatching in Tadoussac and Quebec City
This morning you are booked on a whale watching tour. In Tadoussac, at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord, you will board the vessel where an experienced naturalist will explain the habits of the Finback, Minke and Beluga whales that frequent this region during the summer. In the afternoon continue along the St-Lawrence River towards Quebec City - the historical and political capital of the Belle Province. After settling into your hotel or B&B, relax in one of the many cafés and stroll through the cobblestone streets of Quebec City.
Day 7 Explore Quebec City
Quebec City is the heart of French Canada. Nowhere else in North America is the appearance and atmosphere of an old-world city so complete. Quebec City looks and feels very European; perhaps that is why the entire old section of the town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Today is free to discover the charm of the City on your own.
Day 8 Quebec City to Montréal
Head back to Montréal, passing many historical sites, such as Fort Chambly (where you could make a stop). Your tour ends in Montréal upon returning your rental car.