Lighthouses & Whales of the Gaspé

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Lighthouses & Whales of The Gaspé

SELF DRIVE TOUR

MONTRÉAL | QUÉBEC CITY | RIVIÈRE DU LOUP | MATANE | GASPÉSIE NATIONAL PARK | GASPÉ | PERCÉ | MATAPEDIA | TADOUSSAC | LA MALBAIE

The vibrancy of Montréal and the charms of historic Québec City contrast with the scenic beauty and wild landscapes of the Gaspésie National Park, a haven for nature and wildlife lovers.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy Montréal’s thriving dining scene and spectacular architecture
  • Wander down the beautiful cobblestone streets of historic Québec City
  • Discover Gaspésie; scenic, beautiful and full of wildlife
  • Cruise the Charlevoix coastal area on a whale watching tour
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15 Days
From £2219 Per Person

Including International Flights. Price valid for travel on 5 Sep 19.

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Lighthouses & Whales of The Gaspé
From £2219 Per Person

Your Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
  • Day 14-15

Day 1 : UK - Montréal

On arrival in Montréal collect your car and drive to your hotel. Montréal plays host to fantastic shopping, spectacular architecture, culinary delights and a great nightlife.

Day 2 : Montréal - Québec City (164 miles)

Today you will trace the St. Lawrence River as you head to Québec City. Along the way, pass through Trois-Rivières, one of the first European settlements dating back to 1634.

Day 3 : Québec City

A free day to experience the old world charm of Vieux Québec with its cobblestone streets, fortified city wall and seventeenth century architecture. 
 

Day 4 : Québec City - Rivière du Loup (118 miles)

Follow the St. Lawrence River bound for the Riviere-du-Loup, gateway to the Gaspé Peninsula. Kamouraska with its quaint architecture offers a pretty place to stop for lunch.

Day 5 : Rivière du Loup - Matane

Drive past beautiful Cacouna village before reaching the Parc Bic, a magical spot for sea excursions. Further on, Rimouski is home to the Musée de la Mer, a maritime museum presenting the history of the Empress of Ireland and its sinking. Climb the 128 steps to the top of Canada’s second tallest lighthouse.

Day 6 : Matane - Parc de la Gaspésie (69 miles)

Bound for Gaspésie National Park, soak in the splendours of the Chic-Choc and McGerrigle mountains and keep an eye out for wildlife. The Park, also known at a hiker’s paradise in Québec, contains the highest peaks of the Appalachian Mountains in Québec. The arctic-alpine plants and tundra landscape mean the park is home to the only caribou herd south of the St. Lawrence.
 

Day 7 : Parc de la Gaspésie

Enjoy a day at your leisure.

Day 8 : Parc de la Gaspésie – Gaspé area (125 miles)

Explore the Forillon National Park, full of forests, flora and hundreds of bird species. Discover magnificent views and observe abundant wildlife including black bears.

Day 9 : Gaspé to Percé (49 miles)

Drive to Percé and its famous “Rocher Percé”. Enjoy an included boat trip to l’Île Bonaventure to see the bird refuge.

Day 10 : Percé - Matapedia (165 miles)

Drive along the Baie des Châleurs, one of the world’s most beautiful bays, through numerous picturesque fishing villages to Matapedia.

Day 11 : Matapedia - Tadoussac (168 miles + ferry)

In Rimouski board a catamaran for the included 55-minute crossing to Forestville then proceed along the North shore of the Lawrence River to Tadoussac.

Day 12 : Tadoussac - La Malbaie (49 miles)

Enjoy a whale watching cruise; five or six species feed in the Charlevoix coastal area. Catch a 10 minute free ferry ride across to Baie Ste Catherine, an environment teeming with wildlife and marine mammals, and on to la Malbaie.

Day 13 : La Malbaie - Montréal (249 miles)

Drive south through the Charlevoix Region, stop to visit picturesque Baie St. Paul and take a stroll along its narrow streets and stop at Montmorency Falls, one of Québec City’s most spectacular sights, before reaching Montréal.

Day 14-15 : Montréal - UK

Return your car at the airport.

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