As the gentle tide laps at the hull of your 27-foot yacht, sit back and soak up picturesque views of the Beaupre coastline and Island of Orleans as the mighty St. Lawrence River delivers you to an idyllic aquatic paradise.
Quebec’s Old Town is the only North American fortified city north of Mexico whose walls still exist and is a place of such rare beauty that it was named a World Heritage Site in 1985. Experience its architectural majesty and old-world charm on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the cobbled streets, and tour the rest of the city with a private guide who will reveal the rich history and legends of this cultural center. Explore the hinterlands and Beaupre Coast, with a stop at the soaring Montmorency Falls -- which out-stretch even the iconic Niagara Falls – and witness the dramatic vistas of Ste Anne’s Canyon from one of the highest pedestrian bridges in Quebec or on a thrilling zip line adventure. You’ll also sail the St. Lawrence River and Beaupre Coast on a 27-foot yacht and take in stunning views of the Island of Orleans.
With an experienced local guide at your side, and plenty of free time for optional activities, this extensive tour offers the best of both worlds. Whether you crave the thrills of paragliding, mountain biking and canyoning in a stunning natural playground, or prefer to sit back and enjoy the culinary traditions of the idyllic Island of Orleans, you can play it any which way you like. But whatever your choice, you can be assured of the finest accommodation in one of the city’s most elegant luxury hotels.
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You will be provided with a pre-departure package which will include all necessary information that you will need for your trip including materials such as vouchers, maps, train tickets (if relevant) etc.
Enjoy an airport transfer in a private vehicle with a professional driver.
There are lots of activities to keep you busy while you are in Quebec city. Consider a tour to experience an authentic sugar shack on the island and its traditional menu and cultural entertainment. Alternatively, consider a full day of whale watching. For the sports enthusiasts, an adrenaline-filled morning or afternoon para-gliding, downhill mountain biking or canyoning is available. You may like to do a day trip to Ste-Anne waterfalls and Canyon - an amazing attraction with 3 suspension bridges including one of the highest in Quebec, 60 meters above the gorge. There is an easy and accessible path and the tour would include a nature discovery of Mont-Ste-Anne featuring a panoramic ride in the gondola and lunch at the mountain. Whatever your fancy, Quebec City will not disappoint.
Enjoy a city tour of Quebec City, the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec and the largest city in eastern Quebec. Quebec’s Old Town (Vieux-Québec), the only North American fortified city north of Mexico whose walls still exist, was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1985 as the "Historic District of Old Quebec".
Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of Quebec City.
Today is a day for exploring the hinterlands of Quebec city. Accommpanied by your guide and private vehicle, head out to the Beaupre Coast and learn about this interesting region and how it influenced certain elements of the United states history. Enjoy a stop at The Montmorency Falls which cascades 83 metres down to the river below (30 metres more than Niagara Falls). The falls are situated on a historical site of natural beauty in the Montmorency Falls Park. A cable car runs up to the Manoir Montmorency which you can take if you are so inclined. The next place on the route is at the Atelier Paré Economuseum of wood Sculpture. Experience the interpretation of traditional Quebec legends through the art of wood sculpture; enjoy the personal contact with the artists and wander through a garden of colourful sculptures - this is truly a unique outdoor museum. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on to the Ste Anne de Beaupre Basilica. Your private guide will showcase this wonder of architecture as you wander through the stunning site. The present-day Basilica was built to replace the first Basilica that was destroyed by fire on March 29, 1922. The Basilica's central vault is completely covered with a series of mosaic dedicated to Saint Anne while an ensemble of 240 stained-glass windows adorn the Basilica. Fully sated, continue on to Ste Anne's Canyon and explore the imposing 74m high Sainte-Anne waterfall rumbling into its 1.2 billion year old notch. Go across one of the highest pedestrian bridges in Quebec, 55 meters high and discover the giant potholes and cascades. Try the thrilling vias ferratas and giant zip line. The site was used by John Travolta for the movie Battlefield Earth in 2000. Known by Natives, painted by artists such as Kreighoff, described by American ecologist and philosopher H.D. Thoreau. At the end of the day, you will be brought back to your hotel in Quebec city.
All along the way, take in the beautiful fall colors of this area.
The island of Orleans, located 30 minutes from Quebec city, has a strong artisanal culinary focus which is obvious from the number of small, quality producers present on the island. Consider taking a private half day tour to the island and visit the various artisanal producers such as Cassis Monna, a company which has mastered the art of transforming black currants - harvested on the Île of Orléans - into products of the highest quality, including a Crème de Cassis that earned the 1995 Gold Medal Award at the prestigious European contest in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The company also produces three aperitif wines as well as a wine jelly, a syrup, an onion jam, a black currant jelly, a mustard and other black currant delicacies. The Domaine Steinbach estate, is another place worth visiting. With an orchard of 4,000 apple trees, the owners have taken an organic farming approach for apple-processing purposes, which has led to the production of various ciders (one of which is an ice cider), cider vinegar and other varieties of aromatized vinegars, as well as mustards and various other food items such as jellies, preserves, and "confit" products. These are but a smple of the various producers that are on the island. Please speak with your Sales Advisor if you are interested in doing a culinary tour on the island.
Join your private skipper for a 3 hours of pure pleasure aboard a sailboat, sailing on the St Lawrence river by Quebec City, the Beaupre Coast and the Island of Orleans. Sit back and relax as you take in the views from a different perspective.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac (4.5*) is not only located high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River at the heart of Old Québec - it is the heart of Old Québec. Guests are guaranteed a memorable and inspiring stay in one of the most beautiful cities in the world with easy walking access to all of the wonderful sites and experiences that Old Québec has to offer. Offering newly renovated luxurious guestrooms, exquisite dining experiences through distinctive European charm, this stately luxury hotel stands above the United Nations World Heritage Site-Old Québec.
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