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 The Grand Tour of Quebec   

Home > Summer > Driving Vacations > The Grand Tour of Quebec

You can easily customize this itinerary by changing the proposed accommodations and by choosing some optional extensions out of our wide selection of short packages. You also have the opportunity to spice up your holiday thanks to our unique choice of "à la carte" excursions. Please feel free to contact us if there's anything (activity, accommodation, length) you would like to change in the package (even if you cannot find it on our website). We are here to help create the holiday of your dream!

-Duration : 15 days and 14 nights
-Theme : Gaspésie and Lac St-Jean
-Begin : Montreal
-End : Montreal
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Description du forfaits

The Province of Quebec occupies a huge area in Nort America – three times as big as France – and offers a wide selection of cultures and landscapes. Starting in Montreal, a big cosmopolitan city, this itinerary will allow you to discover beautiful Quebec City, the majestic St-Lawrence River, the Gaspé Peninsula, the whales of Tadoussac, the Saguenay Fjord, the Lac-St-Jean and the Mauricie regions, the Laurentian Mountains and so much more!

Upon arrival at the hotel on day one, you’ll find your personalized Globe-Trotter roadbook at the front desk. This very complete package of travelling literature includes: the relevant road maps, a copy of your detailed itinerary, some useful travelling tips, the vouchers, the relevant travelling guides, a 24h/7d toll free emergency number as well as a few surprises !

Day 1 – Montreal
Pick-up your vehicle and rendez-vous in the thrilling and appealing city of Montreal. Second French speaking city in the world after Paris, Montreal combines old world influences with North American modernity in a very unique way.

Days 2 and 3 – Montreal / Quebec City (260 km)
Your destination: Beautiful Quebec City! Rich in culture, history and beauty, Quebec City has the appearance and the atmosphere of an old-world town. Indeed, its old section has kept its historic character and a “Vieille France” charm. (Breakfast included on day 2)

From Montreal (day 3), here are a few optional short stays that you could easily add to your package. Please refer to their duration in order to determine the number of nights each of these trips will add to the original route.
The Whitewater Experience

Duration :
2 days and 1 night
Theme :
Location :

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Auberge Duchesnay

Duration :
3 days and 2 nights
Theme :
Multi-activity and Bear
Location :

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City Escape - Ottawa

Duration: 2 days and 1 night
Theme: Discovery and Activities
Location: Ottawa

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Going With The Flows

Duration : 2 days and 1 night
Theme : Sea Kayaking
Location : Trois-Rives

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These are only a few samples of the short packages that are actually available. For additional ideas, please visit our short packages section.

Day 4 – Quebec City / Rimouski (295 km)
After visiting Quebec City, the drive leads you on the scenic road that runs along the majestic St-Lawrence River. Your first stop: the magnificent Bas-St-Laurent region whose dramatic seascapes and rich maritime heritage are yours to discover.

Day 5 – Rimouski / Carleton (255 km)
Continue on towards the Gaspé Peninsula following a scenic road along the St-Lawrence. Heading towards the Baie-des-Chaleurs area, you’ll then drive across the spectacular Matapedia Valley. Don’t miss the Ristigouche Battle Historical Site in Pointe-à-la-Croix, and Miguasha Park whose fossiliferous cliff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Days 6 and 7 – Carleton / Percé (225 km)
Continue on towards Percé, a charming town located near the legendary Rock. It’s also an excellent starting point for an excursion in the birdwatchers paradise that is the Bonaventure Island. Take also advantage of Percé’s rich cultural life.

Day 8 – Percé / Gaspé (61 km)
A wonderful scenic drive along the Gaspesie rocky coast will lead you to Gaspe. This is where a French navigator named Jacques Cartier took possession of the land in 1534. This is also an excellent starting point from which you can explore the marvels of the Forillon National Park.

Days 9 and 10 – Gaspé / Ste-Anne-des-Monts (208 km)
Nestled in the midst of a cove between the mountains and the sea, this little town is the gate to the fabulous Gaspesie National Park.

Day 11 – Ste-Anne-des-Monts / Tadoussac (284 km+ferry)
Board the ferry from Matane to cross the St-Lawrence River to the North-Shore. Tadoussac, maybe the best place in the world to observe the whales and the belugas awaits you!

From Ste-Anne-des-Monts (day 11), here are a few optional short stays that you could easily add to your package. Please refer to their duration in order to determine the number of nights each of these trips will add to the original route.
The King of the Canadian Forest

Duration : 3 days and 2 nights
Theme : Moose and Cottage
Location : Matane Wildlife Reserve

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Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge

Duration :
3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3 nights
Theme :
Lodge and Hicking
Location :
Matane Wildlife Reserve

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The Fjord Adventure

Duration :
2 days and 1 night
Theme :
Sea Kayaking
Location :

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Hôtel Tadoussac

Duration :
2 days and 1 night
Theme :
Whale and Culture
Location :

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These are only a few samples of the short packages that are actually available. For additional ideas, please visit our short packages section.

Day 12 – Tadoussac / Saguenay (182 km)
To reach Quebec’s “inland sea”, you will drive along the magnificent Saguenay Fjord.

Day 13 – Saguenay / St-Félicien (84 km)
With its 210 Km of shores and its many sandy beaches, the lake is an ideal place for nautical activities or for a lovely cruise. Take also the time to visit its main attractions: the Val-Jalbert Ghost Town, St-Félicien Zoo, Normandins Grands Jardins, etc.

Day 14 – St-Félicien / Trois-Rivières (338 km)
On your way to the raftmen country, you’ll drive along the magnificent St-Maurice Valley. Definitely one of the most beautiful roads in Quebec. This is a wonderful place to truly experience the Canadian forest! The Mauricie region offers you the richness of its natural and cultural heritage.

Day 15 – Trois-Rivières / Montreal (137 km)
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You can use the scroll-down menu in order to select in wich currency the prices will be featured in the table below.
Departures dates
Daily departures depending on availability from June 1 to October 1, 2009.
Price per person:
Standard Accommodation
1106 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
2146 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
827 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
692 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
child (under 10)
143 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.

Your accommodation (Standard):
Day 1
Travelodge Montréal Centre, Montreal Days 9 and 10 Gîte du Mont Albert, Ste-Anne-des-Monts
Days 2 and 3 Gouverneur, Quebec City Day 11 Hôtel Georges, Tadoussac
Day 4 Gouverneur, Rimouski Day 12 Auberge des Battures, Saguenay
Day 5 Hostellerie Baie Bleue, Carleton Day 13 Le Jardin, St-Félicien
Days 6 and 7 Riôtel Percé, Percé Day 14 Gouverneur, Trois-Rivières
Day 8 Hôtel des Commandants, Gaspé  


As you probably have been in position to appreciate, this package features standard accommodation. However, please note that, upon request, we can also offer most of our itineraries with economic, superior, high-end, B&B and chalet accommodation. Please feel free to contact us if you want to change the type of accommodation.


The cost includes:
The cost does not include:
· The personalized roadbook of the perfect Globe-Trotter:road map, detailed itinerary, useful infos, touristic guides, etc.

· The assistance of your travel adviser in Canada who can be reached with a toll-free emergency number

· Ferry between Gaspésie and Côte-Nord (day 11)

· 14 nights accommodation

· 1 meal

· The applicable taxes and the contribution to the compensation Fund

· Air travel (available for this program, please see the quote request form or purchase your airline tickets our website)

· Car rental ( you can easily add a car rental to your package using the table below)

· The travel insurance

· Personal expenses

· Drinks (excluding coffee and tea with meals included)

Car rental - Airport pick-up!
TIP: Please note that these prices include a pick up directly at the airport. Considering how expensive taxi transfer can be and the fact that you'll only have to park your vehicle in downtown (city centre) the first night, we truly belive that it's the easiest way to proceed. If for whatever reason you would like to proceed otherwise by rather piking-up the car in a downtown location on day 2, we'd be more than happy to quote it for you.
By clicking on the links, you’ll obtain the profile of each vehicle
Rental car type / Duration
Low Season
from 04-01 to 30-06 and
from 28-08 to 19-12
High Season
from 01-07 to 27-08 and
from 20-12 to 03-01
602 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
702 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
628 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
739 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
730 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
800 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
759 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
860 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
1167 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
1268 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
959 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
1059 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
853 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
941 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
1086 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
1190 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.
Your car rental with Globe-Trotter includes: Unlimited mileage in Canada and the USA, excluding the Whitehorse (200 km per day) and Jasper (100 km per day) locations, LDW insurance for the 25 years old and more (between 21 and 24, some fees apply), 1 million$ third party liability insurance, 24h/7d emergency service, a wide network of locations throughout Canada, several opportunities to return the vehicle in a different location than the one where it was picked up, airport pick up or drop off fees and taxes, car registration and the applicable taxes


The table below features a selection of optional activities you can add to your basic package. The featured prices (adult and children) include all the activities. By choosing this option, all the activities featured in the table will be added to your package.

The GTT's favorite excursions
Zodiac whale encounter - Exploramer Cruise and exhibition - Zoo of St-Félicien - Bonaventure Island and Roché Percé Cruise

Adult: 182 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.

Children: 110 $ CAD- Tx. Incl.

Please note that this table only features a slight portion of the excursions that are actually available. We invite you to check the complete list of our Quebec and Atlantic Canada “à la carte” excursions. You’ll also find a complete description for each activity.


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