Quebec Winter Carnival
Holiday Ref: TCM2018
On this exciting Canada winter holiday, 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 sleigh 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 holiday of a lifetime!
Exclusive departure – 7th February 2019
Fly to Montreal where on arrival transfer to your hotel.
Welcome to Montréal! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming winter adventure!
Enjoy a morning orientation tour of Montréal with a Local Guide. Next, 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 SUGAR SHACK, complete with musical entertainment and a horse-drawn SLEIGH RIDE. Breakfast, Dinner
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 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, dogsledding, and more. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Breakfast
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, snow baths, the ice palace, and numerous winter activities. You may even have the chance to meet the Carnival’s famous mascot, Bonhomme. Breakfast
NOTE: Québec’s Winter Carnival activities vary from year to year. Your Tour Director SNOWSHOEING will be able to confirm all activities that are available while you are in Québec.
Travel to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. Upon arrival, sightseeing includes 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 Poutine, french fries with fresh cheese curds and gravy; or 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. Breakfast
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 favourite 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. Breakfast, Dinner
The tour ends this morning after breakfast and then transfer to Airport - Breakfast.