Quebec in Depth with the Gaspe Peninsula & Ocean Train to Halifax (CQE)

15 Day Tour from Montreal to Halifax

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Who says you have to cross the Atlantic to dive into European culture? Croissant-scented cobblestone avenues are much closer than you think. Follow your nose to the café-lined promenades of Québec City, your ears to the music-filled streets of Montréal, and your eyes to the sweeping views of the Gaspé Peninsula on this eleven-day tour of French Canada. Along the way, say bonjour to tiny fishing villages, giant beluga whales, and the grandest of views as you cruise around the imposing Percé Rock and the sensational Saguenay Fjord. From the banks of the St. Lawrence River to the cliffs of the gulf, your taste of the Old World awaits. Sip strawberry wine made from the fields by the sea, savor a “Taste the Gardens” lunch at the famous Les Jardins de Métis, and visit a family-owned fromagerie in the rolling-hill region of Charlevoix. On this flavorful vacation to French Canada, you’ll say “cheese” in more ways than one.

Wake up to the charming boats, buildings, and four-kilometer boardwalk in Novia Scotia’s capital after catching your Zzzs on the overnight Ocean Train from Montréal. A visit to Peggy’s Cove and its iconic lighthouse is another dream come true on this extension to your French Canadian vacation.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

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Quebec in Depth with the Gaspe Peninsula & Ocean Train to Halifax map

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic District of Old Quebec
  • Miguasha National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MONTRÉAL

Welcome to Montréal! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2 MONTRÉAL

MONTRÉAL Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Notre Dame Basilica, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal. Free time this afternoon and evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Montréal with a walk in the Old Montréal district on the Saint Lawrence River. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 MONTRÉAL–RIMOUSKI

MONTRÉAL Scenic drive along the St. Lawrence River through quaint villages en route to Rimouski.
RIMOUSKI Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 RIMOUSKI–MIGUASHA NATIONAL PARK–CARLETON-SUR-MÉR

RIMOUSKI Scenic drive on the Gaspé Peninsula and along the St. Lawrence River to Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site. Continue through the Matapédia Valley to Chaleur Bay and Miguasha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
MIGUASHA NATIONAL PARK Tour with Local Guide.
CARLETON-SUR-MÉR Free time this evening.

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Day 5 CARLETON-SUR-MÉR–BANC-DE-PÊCHE-DE-PASPÉBIAC NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE–PERCÉ

CARLETON-SUR-MÉR Free time this morning. Scenic drive along the Gaspé Peninsula to visit Ferme Bourdages Tradition Farm for a strawberry wine and liqueur tasting. A visit to the Banc-de-Péche-de-Paspébiac National Historic Site includes Gaspésie fishing history, shipbuilding, net-mending demonstrations, and a traditional village lunch.
PERCÉ Free time this evening.

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Day 6 PERCÉ. EXCURSION TO BONAVENTURE ISLAND & PERCÉ ROCK NATIONAL PARKS

PERCÉ Scenic cruise with a Local Naturalist includes Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island National Parks. Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
BONAVENTURE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK Visit the Northern Gannet colony of Percé National Park.

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Day 7 PERCÉ–FORILLON NATIONAL PARK–GRANDE VALLÉE-MATANE

PERCÉ Visit to Gespeg Micmac Interpretation Site includes introduction to the Mi’gmaq (First Nations people). Visit to Forillon National Park includes scenic drive to Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse, followed by lunch at a local restaurant in the Grand Vallée area. Scenic drive to Matane.
MATANE Free time this evening.

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Day 8 MATANE–QUÉBEC CITY

MATANE Visit to Les Jardins De Métis includes a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste the Gardens lunch at the historic Estevan Lodge.
QUÉBEC CITY Free time this evening.

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Day 9 QUÉBEC CITY. EXCURSION TO THE SAGUENAY FJORD & CHARLÉVOIX REGION

QUÉBEC CITY Scenic drive along the St. Lawrence River to Saguenay Fjord.
SAGUENAY FJORD Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Whale-watching cruise with a Naturalist Guide in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Scenic drive to the Charlevoix region.
CHARLÉVOIX REGION Visit a family-owned Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite fromagerie (cheese factory) for a presentation and cheese tasting.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 QUÉBEC CITY

QUÉBEC CITY Sightseeing in Old Québec with a Local Guide includes the Place d’Armes, the Laval Seminary, the Citadelle de Québec, the Place Royale, Lower Town, and Plains of Abraham. Farewell dinner this evening is on the Ile D’Orléans.

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Day 11 QUÉBEC CITY–MONTRÉAL

QUÉBEC CITY Morning drive to Montréal.
MONTRÉAL Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 MONTRÉAL–VIA RAIL’S THE OCEAN

MONTRÉAL Free time this morning.
VIA RAIL’S THE OCEAN Scenic overnight train ride along the St. Lawrence River en route to Halifax. Accommodations on the train are in private Sleeper Plus service.

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Day 13 VIA RAIL’S THE OCEAN–HALIFAX

VIA RAIL’S THE OCEAN Scenic train ride through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to Halifax.
HALIFAX Free time this afternoon and evening. Your Globus Local Host will be available to provide suggestions on how to spend your free time.

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Day 14 HALIFAX. EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S COVE

PEGGY’S COVE Guided sightseeing and free time. Return to Halifax.
HALIFAX Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 15 HALIFAX

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JAMES SAUNDERS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

Originally from London, I worked at a hotel in Germany and as a Local Guide in northern Italy before becoming a Tour Director. I have conducted tours all over Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, and all 10 provinces of Canada. Today, I call Toronto home. I love to cook, process the pictures I take on tour, and read. Every day, I wake up and have a wonderful, learning experience awaiting me.

Tour Director - JAMES SAUNDERS

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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No Excursions are available at this time.

 Know Before You Go

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