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Quebec City & La Malbaie by Train

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Tour the best of Quebec City and La Malbaie on this vacation that includes a whale-watching excursion, a day trip to the Montmorency Falls and a relaxing ride on the Train de Charlevoix.

This tour is no longer on sale as an escorted tour. Alternative similar tours are listed below.

Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2022 Tour code: CC-QLTR-22

Itinerary

Day 1 - Quebec City

Arrive in Quebec City where you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel by private transfer. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the cobblestone streets, unique restaurants and cafes or the old city, and quaint shops. Overnight Quebec City.

Day 2 - Quebec City Sightseeing

This morning your guide will meet you at your hotel and you will set out on a private sightseeing tour of Quebec City. Over the next three hours, you will see both the historic and modern sites of this enchanting city during stops at the Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, the Fortifications, and Place Royale among many other points of interest. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the city at your leisure. Overnight Quebec City.

Day 3 - Quebec City Cruise

Use the morning to explore Quebec City on your own, then see Canada's oldest city from the deck of a cruise boat on the St. Lawrence River. As you cruise along the shoreline, a guide relates the story of "New France" and explains the origins of Quebec's most famous landmarks. Relax and take in the spectacular views of the Chateau Frontenac, Cap Diamant, Ile d'Orleans and Montmorency Falls. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight Quebec City.

Day 4 - Half-day Countryside Tour

Escape to the beautiful countryside around Quebec City on this half-day adventure to Montmorency Falls and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, then explore the spectacular landscape just outside Quebec City. Along the way, visit popular Beaupre Coast tourist attractions like the Chocolaterie de I'lle d'Orleans, the Cuivres D'Art Albert Gilles (copper art museum) and the Chez Marie bread oven. Overnight Quebec City.

Day 5 - Train de Charlevoix to Baie-St-Paul and La Malbaie

Take a private transfer from your hotel to the train station, where you will board the Train de Charlevoix for the scenic journey to La Malbaie. The train will stop at Baie-St-Paul, a quaint town known as much for its century-old homes as a haven for artists. The train continues its journey this afternoon, arriving in La Malbaie. Transfer to the elegant Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, located in the heart of Charlevoix. Overnight La Malbaie.

Day 6 - Whale-watching Cruise

Transfer from your hotel to the harbor (included), where you will board your AML Cruises boat for a half-day whale-watching excursion. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views as you cruise along the river, keeping an eye out for an array of marine life. This evening you may wish to visit the famous Casino de Charlevoix and try your hand at a game of chance. Overnight La Malbaie.

Day 7 – Train de Charlevoix to Quebec City

Today, transfer from your hotel to the rail station for your return journey to Quebec City. Upon arrival at the train station in Quebec City, enjoy a private transfer to your hotel with the remainder of the evening at your leisure. Overnight Quebec City

Day 8 - Conclusion

Your vacation comes to an end this morning with a private transfer from your hotel to the airport.