Québec

Québec Town and Country: History, Arts, Landscapes, Flavors

Program No. 20512RJ
Discover the story of French Canada by train, learning about renowned artists, unusual politics, stunning vistas and world-class cuisine as you voyage from Montréal to Québec city.

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At a Glance

Learn about French Canada's history and way of life as you visit three of its most fascinating destinations by train: the multicultural metropolis of Montréal, the historic capital of Québec city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the rural Charlevoix region along the St. Lawrence River, a World Biosphere reserve. Find an amazement of art, history and culture as you take in the views of Québec’s rustic countryside on this remarkable journey by bus and train.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
I like to spend much of the day exploring. Whether walking through historic neighborhoods at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, I prefer to keep my days full. Stairs don’t bother me, and I love to keep up with the group.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Journey along the spectacular mountains and seashore of Québec on a scenic train ride from bustling Québec City to the rural charms of Charlevoix.
  • Discover great Canadian artists, Inuit and modern, while exploring the region’s museums and art galleries, and attend a classical music concert.
  • Learn about Canada’s unique “shared monarchy” at the residence of the Governor General.
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Meals
18 Meals
8 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
6 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Aug 20, 2023 - Aug 28, 2023
  • Aug 20, 2023 - Aug 28, 2023
3 nights
Montreal
This all-suites hotel is situated in the heart of historic Old Montréal. It is within walking distance of Notre Dame Basilica, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The rejuvenated Old Port of Montréal is just a few steps away. The underground Metro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec, the unique 4-star European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries. Elevator from lobby to room floors. 24 stone steps to lobby area from street with hand railing - no ramps or alternate access.
1 night
La Malbaie
Nestled majestically between the sea and the mountains, the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Quebec Resort in Charlevoix is a vision of historical splendor. Experience the magnificent landscape surrounding Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, a source of inspiration for artists.





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