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Program #5455RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for Jun 29 — Jul 4, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: In 1865, Hôtel Tadoussac opened its doors, marking the beginning of a century of vacationing. In 1927, a ferryboat transporting cars began regular service between Tadoussac and Baie-Sainte-Catherine. For more than 150 years, visitors have been enjoying what is now known as the most famous landmark in Tadoussac, Hôtel Tadoussac. With its whitewashed walls, red roof, maritime colours, dormer windows and cupola, Tadoussac Hotel calls to mind an earlier era. Overlooking Tadoussac Bay and the St. Lawrence River the hotel offers sublime comfort in a stunning marine environment far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. As you look out from the hotel terrace, you will see sailboats anchored in the bay overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

Contact info:
165 rue Bord de l'Eau
Tadoussac, QC G0T 2A0 Canada
phone: 418-235-4421
web: www.hoteltadoussac.com

Room amenities: Many of our rooms overlook picturesque Tadoussac Bay, and display floral and nautical touches. All rooms come with iron and ironing board, hair dryer, free coffee in room, flat screen TV and free wireless high-speed Internet access.

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool, mini golf, tennis court, game room. There are a variety of dining options to at the hotel; our chef draws his inspiration from the fresh local seafood and savoury Charlevoix food products. Le William Restaurant: Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and stunning view of the St. Lawrence River, perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Le Coverdale Dining Room: The luxurious Le Coverdale truly captures Hôtel Tadoussac’s rich sense of history with its period woodwork and beautiful mural. Enjoy mouth-watering buffets featuring local specialties. Le Coquart Café Lounge Cocktail Bar: Start your day with a delicious coffee in a relaxing atmosphere. Take a healthy lunch or drink one of our cocktail in a breathtaking environment. Le Coquart Café Lounge is a comfortable and inviting spot featuring a full bar service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Contact hotel for rates and availability. Toll Free: 1-800-561-0718

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 29 - Arrival and Check-In/Welcome Dinner/Orientation
Arrive To: Check into Hotel Tadoussac after 2:00 p.m. Free time before dinner to explore the hotel and the village of Tadoussac

Dinner: Welcome Dinner at Le Bateau

Evening: Following dinner you will meet for introductions, a review of the program and site orientation. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lodging: Hotel Tadoussac

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: In 1865, Hôtel Tadoussac opened its doors, marking the beginning of a century of vacationing. In 1927, a ferryboat transporting cars began regular service between Tadoussac and Baie-Sainte-Catherine. For more than 150 years, visitors have been enjoying what is now known as the most famous landmark in Tadoussac, Hôtel Tadoussac. With its whitewashed walls, red roof, maritime colours, dormer windows and cupola, Tadoussac Hotel calls to mind an earlier era. Overlooking Tadoussac Bay and the St. Lawrence River the hotel offers sublime comfort in a stunning marine environment far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. As you look out from the hotel terrace, you will see sailboats anchored in the bay overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

Contact info:
165 rue Bord de l'Eau
Tadoussac, QC G0T 2A0 Canada
phone: 418-235-4421
web: www.hoteltadoussac.com

Room amenities: Many of our rooms overlook picturesque Tadoussac Bay, and display floral and nautical touches. All rooms come with iron and ironing board, hair dryer, free coffee in room, flat screen TV and free wireless high-speed Internet access.

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool, mini golf, tennis court, game room. There are a variety of dining options to at the hotel; our chef draws his inspiration from the fresh local seafood and savoury Charlevoix food products. Le William Restaurant: Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and stunning view of the St. Lawrence River, perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Le Coverdale Dining Room: The luxurious Le Coverdale truly captures Hôtel Tadoussac’s rich sense of history with its period woodwork and beautiful mural. Enjoy mouth-watering buffets featuring local specialties. Le Coquart Café Lounge Cocktail Bar: Start your day with a delicious coffee in a relaxing atmosphere. Take a healthy lunch or drink one of our cocktail in a breathtaking environment. Le Coquart Café Lounge is a comfortable and inviting spot featuring a full bar service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Contact hotel for rates and availability. Toll Free: 1-800-561-0718

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 30 - Whale Watching Safari/Whale Museum
Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel Tadoussac

Morning: We embark on a morning whale watching safari with an experienced naturalist to see Fin, Minke and Beluga whales perhaps Humpback, Blue whales. The Estuary of the St. Lawrence forms a kingdom for whales. They are like an open air laboratory for biologists fascinated by these giants. Since the beginning of the 1980's, the St. Lawrence has also become an incomparable destination for those wishing to attempt an encounter with whales. The onboard museum will also give you more insight on these magnificent creatures of the sea.

Lunch: Lunch at the Marina.

Afternoon: Visit CIMM Museum (Centre for Interpretation of Marine Mammals). There you'll discover the fascinating and mysterious world of the St-Lawrence whales with our Museum specialists. Where can one see them? How to recognize them? The Museum’s exhibitions, skeleton collection and reconstitutions of sea-mammals, films and slide-shows are not to be missed. Listen to the underwater sounds of the Saguenay River; see spectacular images and reproductions of whales, and more.

Dinner: Dinner at Hotel Beluga.

Evening: A presentation will provide insight into the local culture and history. See a video on The Mighty River.

Lodging: Hotel Tadoussac

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: In 1865, Hôtel Tadoussac opened its doors, marking the beginning of a century of vacationing. In 1927, a ferryboat transporting cars began regular service between Tadoussac and Baie-Sainte-Catherine. For more than 150 years, visitors have been enjoying what is now known as the most famous landmark in Tadoussac, Hôtel Tadoussac. With its whitewashed walls, red roof, maritime colours, dormer windows and cupola, Tadoussac Hotel calls to mind an earlier era. Overlooking Tadoussac Bay and the St. Lawrence River the hotel offers sublime comfort in a stunning marine environment far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. As you look out from the hotel terrace, you will see sailboats anchored in the bay overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

Contact info:
165 rue Bord de l'Eau
Tadoussac, QC G0T 2A0 Canada
phone: 418-235-4421
web: www.hoteltadoussac.com

Room amenities: Many of our rooms overlook picturesque Tadoussac Bay, and display floral and nautical touches. All rooms come with iron and ironing board, hair dryer, free coffee in room, flat screen TV and free wireless high-speed Internet access.

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool, mini golf, tennis court, game room. There are a variety of dining options to at the hotel; our chef draws his inspiration from the fresh local seafood and savoury Charlevoix food products. Le William Restaurant: Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and stunning view of the St. Lawrence River, perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Le Coverdale Dining Room: The luxurious Le Coverdale truly captures Hôtel Tadoussac’s rich sense of history with its period woodwork and beautiful mural. Enjoy mouth-watering buffets featuring local specialties. Le Coquart Café Lounge Cocktail Bar: Start your day with a delicious coffee in a relaxing atmosphere. Take a healthy lunch or drink one of our cocktail in a breathtaking environment. Le Coquart Café Lounge is a comfortable and inviting spot featuring a full bar service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Contact hotel for rates and availability. Toll Free: 1-800-561-0718

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 01 - Whale Research Station/Saguenay-St Lawrence Marin...
Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel Tadoussac

Morning: Learn about the role and activity of the Whale research station at the CIMM Museum. A presentation on the Saguenay –St. Lawrence Marine Park will provide a snapshot of this unique natural environment: the majestic waters of the world’s largest estuary mingle here with those of the longest fjord in Eastern Canada. This encounter between the St. Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord produces exceptional oceanographic phenomena, such as cold waters welling up to the surface, that foster biological diversity. As well as a rich natural heritage, the marine park area has a significant cultural background and fascinating history. Physical traces of human life, as much as 8,000 years old, bear witness to their presence here. Walk Pointe a l'Islet to the mouth of the Saguenay with our youth coordinators.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: A highlight for grandchildren is to view and play in the sand dunes - descending 200 feet to the shore.

Dinner: Dinner at Café du Fjord

Evening: Evening activities for the grandparents and grandchildren.

Lodging: Hotel Tadoussac

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: In 1865, Hôtel Tadoussac opened its doors, marking the beginning of a century of vacationing. In 1927, a ferryboat transporting cars began regular service between Tadoussac and Baie-Sainte-Catherine. For more than 150 years, visitors have been enjoying what is now known as the most famous landmark in Tadoussac, Hôtel Tadoussac. With its whitewashed walls, red roof, maritime colours, dormer windows and cupola, Tadoussac Hotel calls to mind an earlier era. Overlooking Tadoussac Bay and the St. Lawrence River the hotel offers sublime comfort in a stunning marine environment far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. As you look out from the hotel terrace, you will see sailboats anchored in the bay overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

Contact info:
165 rue Bord de l'Eau
Tadoussac, QC G0T 2A0 Canada
phone: 418-235-4421
web: www.hoteltadoussac.com

Room amenities: Many of our rooms overlook picturesque Tadoussac Bay, and display floral and nautical touches. All rooms come with iron and ironing board, hair dryer, free coffee in room, flat screen TV and free wireless high-speed Internet access.

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool, mini golf, tennis court, game room. There are a variety of dining options to at the hotel; our chef draws his inspiration from the fresh local seafood and savoury Charlevoix food products. Le William Restaurant: Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and stunning view of the St. Lawrence River, perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Le Coverdale Dining Room: The luxurious Le Coverdale truly captures Hôtel Tadoussac’s rich sense of history with its period woodwork and beautiful mural. Enjoy mouth-watering buffets featuring local specialties. Le Coquart Café Lounge Cocktail Bar: Start your day with a delicious coffee in a relaxing atmosphere. Take a healthy lunch or drink one of our cocktail in a breathtaking environment. Le Coquart Café Lounge is a comfortable and inviting spot featuring a full bar service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Contact hotel for rates and availability. Toll Free: 1-800-561-0718

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 02 - Archo-Topo at Bergeronnes/Escoumins Pilot Wharf/C...
Archo-Topo at Bergeronnes/Escoumins Pilot Wharf/Cap Bon Desir/Diving Centre

Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel Tadoussac

Morning: On a field trip to Archo-Topo at Bergeronnes, learn about the archeology and natural history of the area and the making of Indian Pottery. A guided bus excursion takes us through the Indian Reserve at Essipit. When settlement of the area first began, the community owed its survival—and lifestyle—to the use of natural resources. Essipit, established where traditional shipping routes intersected, took advantage of its enviable location to do business with travelers. The advent of the logging industry in the 19th century completely transformed life in the area, opening up navigable routes and making subsistence activities possible in outlying locales. It was at this time that the federal government created reserves, including Essipit, founded in 1892. Reserve residents developed new economies based on trade and crafts.

Lunch: Lunch at Le Bouleau restaurant.

Afternoon: Visit the Marine Environment Centre and learn how ships’ captains conquered the St. Lawrence over the years, in an exhibition on navigation on the river. Listen to the Cap-de-Bon-Désir lighthouse tell about its past and the lives of its keepers. Cap-de-Bon-Désir is also an excellent place from which to admire the St. Lawrence Estuary and the many species of marine mammals there, including minke, common and blue whales, belugas and many species of seals and seabirds.

Dinner: Dinner at Restaurant Chatmartin.

Evening: Whale Quiz.

Lodging: Hotel Tadoussac

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: In 1865, Hôtel Tadoussac opened its doors, marking the beginning of a century of vacationing. In 1927, a ferryboat transporting cars began regular service between Tadoussac and Baie-Sainte-Catherine. For more than 150 years, visitors have been enjoying what is now known as the most famous landmark in Tadoussac, Hôtel Tadoussac. With its whitewashed walls, red roof, maritime colours, dormer windows and cupola, Tadoussac Hotel calls to mind an earlier era. Overlooking Tadoussac Bay and the St. Lawrence River the hotel offers sublime comfort in a stunning marine environment far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. As you look out from the hotel terrace, you will see sailboats anchored in the bay overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

Contact info:
165 rue Bord de l'Eau
Tadoussac, QC G0T 2A0 Canada
phone: 418-235-4421
web: www.hoteltadoussac.com

Room amenities: Many of our rooms overlook picturesque Tadoussac Bay, and display floral and nautical touches. All rooms come with iron and ironing board, hair dryer, free coffee in room, flat screen TV and free wireless high-speed Internet access.

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool, mini golf, tennis court, game room. There are a variety of dining options to at the hotel; our chef draws his inspiration from the fresh local seafood and savoury Charlevoix food products. Le William Restaurant: Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and stunning view of the St. Lawrence River, perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Le Coverdale Dining Room: The luxurious Le Coverdale truly captures Hôtel Tadoussac’s rich sense of history with its period woodwork and beautiful mural. Enjoy mouth-watering buffets featuring local specialties. Le Coquart Café Lounge Cocktail Bar: Start your day with a delicious coffee in a relaxing atmosphere. Take a healthy lunch or drink one of our cocktail in a breathtaking environment. Le Coquart Café Lounge is a comfortable and inviting spot featuring a full bar service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Contact hotel for rates and availability. Toll Free: 1-800-561-0718

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 03 - Beluga Interpretation Centre/Whale Safari
Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel Tadoussac

Morning: At the Beluga Interpretation Centre, the St. Lawrence beluga and its habitat are at the heart of a permanent exhibit that is sure to delight park visitors. You will appreciate the many facets addressed and the dynamic nature of the presentation. Visit a wild animal farm and walk on the beach. Return to Tadoussac.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at Baie Ste Marguerite Beluga Interpretation Centre.

Afternoon: We embark on a morning whale watching safari with an experienced naturalist to see Fin, Minke and Beluga whales perhaps Humpback and Blue whales. The Gulf and Estuary of the St. Lawrence form a kingdom for whales. They are like an open air laboratory for biologists fascinated by these giants. Since the beginning of the 1980's, the St. Lawrence has also become an incomparable destination for those wishing to attempt an encounter with whales. The onboard museum will also give you more insight on these magnificent creatures of the sea.

Dinner: Dinner is at La Galouine restaurant.

Evening: Farewell celebration and activities.

Lodging: Hotel Tadoussac

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 04 - Whale Watching: Point-Noire/Program Concludes/Dep...
Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel Tadoussac

Morning: Pointe-Noire offers an impressive panoramic view of the Saguenay fjord and the St. Lawrence Estuary. From its strategic geographic location, you will be able to observe whales and other marine mammals, as well as other oceanic phenomena indigenous to the confluence of the Saguenay and St. Lawrence rivers.

Lunch: Picnic lunch followed by departures. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

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