Autumn Delights

October 1 -10 2013
Visiting Eastern Canada’s Maritime provinces and Quebec

Treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Experience small-town Canada, fresh country air, delicious local food and fine scenery every day.  

This tour travels to the heart of Eastern and Maritime Canada - visiting the historic towns of Quebec City and Halifax. In between you’ll discover pristine, rugged nature and delightful small-town Canada. The tour meanders through gorgeous forests along the way and as you will see, in eastern Canada the sea is never far as well! This tour is ideal if you are looking for relaxing scenery and nature - and what we consider to be some of the best fall colors in the world.

Day one - Tuesday, October 1st, 2013– inbound to Halifax
This morning we cross the continent, flying to Halifax, Nova Scotia. We’ll arrive late in the evening and be met by our local guide and his assistant. You’ll travel about one hour and a half south to the town of Western Shore, Nova Scotia where we will spend the night. 

Day two—Wednesday, October 2nd - Peggy’s Cove, Halifax travel to Baddeck, NS
Rise and Shine! Our fall foliage adventure begins as we travel along the rugged Atlantic seashore to nearby Peggy’s Cove, one of the prettiest villages in all of Canada. By mid-day, we’ll be in Halifax for a quick orientation tour and free time for lunch. This afternoon, you’ll see plenty of beautiful fall scenery as we travel inland to Cape-Breton Island and to the charming village of Baddeck where we will spend the next two nights. A fine dinner awaits. (B, D)

Day three—Thursday, October 3rd - The Cabot Trail
A wonderful day of sightseeing begins as we travel north along the legendary Cabot Trail, one of Canada’s most famous scenic drives. The Cabot Trail loops around Cape Breton Island through the Cape Breton Highland National Park. You’ll experience beautiful seascapes, see pristine forests and pass through numerous small villages along the way. This afternoon, if time permits, we will visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum upon our return to Baddeck. Your evening is free. (B, L)

Day four—Friday, October 4th – Badeck to PEI
This morning we depart Cape Breton Island, traveling south to the town of Pictou where we will board a ferry for Prince Edward Island. PEI is Canada’s smallest province and is well known for it’s picturesque scenery. Sit back, relax as pretty farm fields, fine ocean views and tidy little villages glide by - on our route to our quiet country inn at Fortune Bay, where fine meal awaits! (B, D)

Day five – Saturday, October 5th – Green Gables House, PEI to Campbellton, New Brunswick
Today we’ll cross the breadth of PEI to visit the town of Cavendish and the world renown Green Gables House made famous by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel “Anne of Green Gables”. We’ll have a bit of free time to visit the homestead before continuing our route south to the nearby province of New Brunswick. We’ll leave PEI by the Confederation bridge, one of the longest over-the-sea bridges in the world. We’ll drive northward to the remote town of Campbellton where a rustic dinner awaits! (B, D)

Day six – Sunday, October 6th – Campbellton, NB to Saint-Anne-des-Monts via Gaspé 
Today we will cross into the neighboring province of Québec where you will be immersed in a unique culture. We’ll travel along the shores of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence, a vast inland sea, along parts of the Gaspé peninsula which is the most northerly reach of the Appalachian Mountains. The autumn scenery here is legendary. This afternoon, before heading into the heart of the peninsula to our remote Appalachian hideaway, the Gîte-du-Mont-Albert. You’ll enjoy a typical French meal in the heart of the Canadian forest. (B, D)

Day seven – Monday, October 7th - Depart Gîte for Métis-sur-Mer and Charlevoix
This morning we’ll travel to the shores of the Saint-Lawrence River and the picturesque town of Métis-sur-Mer where we will visit a famous local garden. This afternoon we’ll sail by ferry across the Saint-Lawrence River to the remote northern shore known as Charlevoix County. As we cross the majestic Saint-Lawrence, the Appalachians fade to our south and a new chain of mountains (hills), the Laurentians come into view to the north. Pretty villages cling to the hilly shoreline, tonight we will stay in one of the prettiest, the town of Pointe-au-Pic. You’ll enjoy a free evening and may wish to try your luck at the local casino. (B) 

Day eight – Tuesday, October 8th – Charlevoix and Québec
Today we will travel inland (westward) along the picturesque northern shore of the Saint Lawrence River. En route, you’ll see the towns of Baie-St-Paul (a well-known retirement community) and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré (where a famous church and religious pilgrimage site exists). This afternoon we will arrive in the provincial capital, Québec City, one of the most charming and historic cities in North America. To celebrate our return to civilization (after a week in the Canadian wilderness), we’ll take high tea together at the elegant Chateau Frontenac. A walking tour of the area around your hotel will follow. Tonight why not enjoy a nice meal in the historic district at your leisure? (B, High Tea)

Day nine – Wednesday, October 9th – Quebec City
Rise and Shine! This morning, something a bit different as you will have the opportunity to join Philippe for a typical Canadian breakfast off-property (outside the hotel). Then, a leisurely day begins as we explore Québec City together. A city tour will reveal all of the highlights of the oldest city in North America. You’ll see Notre-Dame Cathedral, Place d’Armes, The Plaines of Abraham and the impressive Citadel of Québec prior to free time for lunch. This afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Numerous shopping or cultural opportunities exist, as always, Philippe will be on hand to assist you and to provide you with suggestions should you need any. Tonight we’ll regroup for a fine farewell dinner in the heart of the old city. (B, D) 

Day ten – Thursday, October 10th - transfer to Montreal for your return flights home
Our adventure comes to an end as we travel to nearby Montreal (3 hours by motorway). Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a brief orientation tour of this fascinating city which has an unusual “dual personality”, having both North American and European characteristics. This afternoon we will transfer to the nearby airport where we will board our return flights home. (B)

Please note that the itinerary may vary depending on the flights in and out of Canada that you chose.  We are willing to modify the itinerary slightly if it enables you to benefit from cheaper flights - as airfares in and out of Canada can vary greatly.  Contact us for details.

Cost: $2900.00 double occupancy
              single occupancy supplement: $995.00

Rate includes:
- all your hotel accommodations (in 3 & 4*)
- all overland transportation in Canada 
- 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, high tea, 5 dinners 
- all land and ferry transportation
- entrance fees to all of the activities in the itinerary / and much more, call us for details!
- kindly note that these rates are “land-only” and do not include airfare.
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