During this trip you will discover natural and cultural pearls of Quebec province - a unique place among North American tourist destinations. Its French heritage does not only set the province apart from most of its English speaking neighbors, it is also one of the few historical areas in North America to have fully preserved its Francophone culture. Its European feel and its history, culture and warmth have made Quebec a favourite tourist destination both nationally and internationally.
In this trip our local guides will open you the best sides of day and night in Montreal and Quebec - 2 biggest cities in the region, we will also see and experience together the highlights of culture, traditions, history, cuisine and of course nightlife.
Fun-loving and cosmopolitan, Montreal is Quebec‘s largest city and the second biggest francophone population in the world. 250 kilometres to the east lies Quebec City, the province’s cultural and romantic capital. Both cities are celebrated for their festival atmosphere, history, artistic flare, and good food. At the time of the trip both cities will host jazz festivals:
Except those megapolices (we will stay 2 night in each of them), on our way we will visit a bunch of smaller but still very beautiful cities, towns and villages, each of them is remarkable and worth attention. Some of them are:
- Trois-Rivières: the second-oldest city in Quebec, founded in 1634, with its beautiful old city (vieille-ville).
- Saguenay: a city known as a gateway to Saguenay Fjord, its roots go ultimately to 1676 when it was first settled in as a French trading post in the fur trade.
- Tadoussac is a small town at the mouth of the Saguenay fjord, because the fjord and river are deep and narrow here, you can easily see whales from shore.
- Baie St. Paul: the birthplace of Cirque du Soleil, today a hub for artists and craftspeople.
Between urban vibes of Montreal and Quebec we will visit and pass by several national parks and natural reserves, among them are:
In total we will spend 8 nights in our trip - 5 in urban areas and 3 close to the nature:
All accommodations in urban areas (B&Bs, hotels, motels or rented private accomodation) will feature convenient location; double/twin (for couples or friends coming together), triple or quadruple (for solo travellers of same gender) occupancy; private facilities in each room. Accomodations in the nature might have higher occupancy (normally 4 people in a log cabin or yourt) and have outdoor facilities.
Breakfasts are included. For lunches and dinners we will bring the group (those who want to join) to local authentic places with good food and moderate prices. We will also organize evening hangouts (visiting bars, cafes, music places etc.) as much as we can in order to bring as much energy and positive mood to this trip as possible.
This road trip will be done in a comfortable van with AC, in cities we will take public transport, share a taxi or go on foot depending on the distance and convenience.
Our goal is to help you see and experience as much as possible during this 9-day trip, that is why we planned a detailed program for our group with interesting things to do in the morning, afternoon and evening. You can always join the group for all of them or take you own pace and choose activities that you like. In any case we will provide you with detailed information about destination, places to visit and things to do. Thus you are free to plan your day according to your taste and budget.
We will organize excursions from local guides in Quebec and Montreal, in the rest of places we will provide members or our group with sufficient information about destinations, places of interest and activities.
It is going to be mid-October in Quebec with average temperatures around 12ºC during the day and 6ºC during the night, in other words, an afternoon in the sun might be comfortable with only a shirt and blazer or windbreaker but as soon as the sun sets, a light jacket with scarf may be necessary. So don't forget to pack:
Due to our intensive program, high mobility and lots of movements with luggage (frequent check-ins and check-outs) we encourage you to take only essential things that you really need, backpack is highly recommended.
According to , in many ways, the fall months, particularly September and October, are the best time to travel, as the weather is frequently very pleasant, the crowds have dispersed, and accommodation prices are lower than summer. Except moderate weather September and October bring autumn foliage and great opportunities for photographers.
There are some discount codes available:
- "EARLY-BIRD" gives 10% discount for the first 6 subscribers;
- there is also 5-10% discount codes for group booking (at least 2 people; discount is applied to the whole group and depends on the group size) and 5% discount for full-time students (confirmation of the studies is required). For those discounts, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or just message us in Wetravel platform.
Note: it is not possible to use multiple discount coupons on a single order.
We will explore Montreal on foot and by public transport seeing best of its culture and history during the day as well as party and music scene in the night.