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Quebec Splendour Self Drive

  • Montreal
  • Quebec City
  • Tadoussac
  • Saguenay
  • Riviere du Loup
  • Knowlton
  • 9 nights from
  • £2,899 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-728

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Holiday Overview

Discover the splendour of Quebec on this adventurous 10 day road trip. Explore the cities of Montreal and the UNESCO heritage site of Quebec City. Discover the beautiful Charlevoix region, best known for its rolling hills, nature, culture and arts. Take a whale watching trip from Tadoussac, which is one of the best areas in the world. Travel onwards through the delightful Saguenay Fjord National Park and Lac St Jeans areas, before exploring the Eastern Townships prior to your return to Montreal.    

Quebec Splendour Self Drive includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Car Hire
  • 1 night Montreal hotel
  • 2 nights Quebec City hotel
  • 1 night La Malbaie
  • 2 nights La Baie hotel with 2 dinners and breakfast
  • 1 night Riviere du Loup hotel
  • 2 nights Knowlton hotel
  • Whale watching in Tadoussac (covered boat)

Day 1 - Fly UK to Montreal

Pick up your hire car from Montreal airport and make your way to your downtown hotel.

Featured accommodation

Delta Montreal


Day 2 - Montreal to Quebec City (164 mi)

Today you will trace the St. Lawrence River as you head north to Quebec City. The slower Route 138 takes you off the mundane highways in order to experience rural Quebec and the remaining farms from the seigneurial regime. Along the way, pass through Trois-Rivieres, one of the first European settlements dating back to 1634 and the point from which French explorers embarked on their North American discovery.

Featured accommodation

Le Saint Pierre


Day 3 - Quebec City

Experience the old world charm of Vieux Quebec with its cobblestone streets, fortified city wall (one of a kind in North America), and seventeenth century architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is complimented by artisan shops, Parisian cafes, landscaped parks, and numerous monuments. Take a stroll on the Plains of Abraham and visit the historic Fairmont Chateau Frontenac.

Featured accommodation

Le Saint Pierre

Unmissable Experiences

Quebec City Experiences


Day 4 - Quebec City to La Malbaie (87 mi)

Depart today to La Malbaie, in Quebec’s beautiful Charlevoix region. Take time to explore the scenic area, the beauty of which has inspired generations of artists. Along the way, you may stop to visit the Sainte Anne de Beaupré shrine. Arrival in La Malbaie.


Day 5 - Whale watching in Tadoussac and La Baie (106 mi)

This morning depart on a whale watching tour (included). 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 beautiful Saguenay fjord to the small city of La Baie. (dinner is included today)

Featured accommodation

Auberge des 21


Day 6 - Sightseeing Saguenay & Lac St Jean Areas

Visit the attractions of the region: The Zoo of Saint-Felicien, the Historical Village of Val-Jalbert and the many other cultural, outdoor and sports activities that this area has to offer (admissions not included). (breakfast & dinner included today)

Featured accommodation

Auberge des 21


Day 7 - Saguenay to Riviėre-du-Loup (94 mi + 1 ¼ hours ferry)

Departure from the Saguenay region to drive to Saint-Simeon to take the ferry from Saint-Siméon to Riviėre-du-Loup. The crossing of the St. Lawrence River will take 1 ¼ hours (not included). Overnight in Riviėredu-Loup. (breakfast included)

Featured accommodation

Best Western Plus Hotel Levesque


Day 8 - Riviėre-du-Loup to Eastern Townships (264 mi)

Today you will travel to Quebec’s Eastern Townships region. You have the opportunity to visit the small chocolate museum in Bromont along the way. Maybe you would like to stop at the L’Orpailleur Winery in Dumham, approximately 30 km south of Bromont. Continue to Knowlton, a Victorian style town. Check into your accommodation. In the evening, you may just walk around this lovely town & relax in one of the cafés or restaurants.

Featured accommodation

Auberge Lakeview Inn


Day 9 - Explore Eastern Townships

While visiting the Eastern Townships region, don’t miss a visit to the Abbey of St. Benoît du Lac, Magog, North Hatley, Coaticook with its canyon, park & suspension bridge and the Beaulne Museum where you can admire costumes and textiles, fine arts and decorative arts, as well as local heritage.

Featured accommodation

Auberge Lakeview Inn


Day 10 - Return to Montreal (66 mi),Fly to UK

Today you will return to Montreal. Your tour ends in Montreal upon returning your rental car and checking in for your return flight to the UK

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