8 Days, 7 Nights
Fall Foliage & Whalewatching Discoveries October 2021 8 Days, 7 Nights Toronto (3) – Montreal (2) – Quebec City (1) -Tadoussac (3) – Ottawa (1)
When you hear the words leaf and whale next to each other, you may not be able to establish a connection at first.
Once you know about Academy Travel Service’s “Road and Nature” tours, we are confident that you will get excited to join the ride.
Reserve your space to ride in a coach bus with social distancing
In the northeastern parts of North America, a natural wonder called “the fall foliage” unfolds between mid-September and late October, with leaves of trees changing colours and creating a gorgeous colour harmony of shades of yellow, orange and red. Canada’s Ontario and Quebec states are among the best places to watch this nature feast the eyes.
Covering the best parts of Ontario and Quebec from Niagara Falls with the spectacular waterfalls to Tadoussac, with Saguenay Marine Park, at the Saguenay Fjord.
Could there be a better opportunity to get to know Canada?
Moreover, Toronto (where the tour starts) Montreal and Quebec City are included in the program as three important cities?
Services included in the price:
· Per person accommodation (including breakfast and taxes) with double occupancy
· at 4-star hotels in:
· Montreal (2), Quebec City (1), Tadoussac (3) and Ottawa (1). 7 nights in total
· Tur guiding services in English (or Turkish) throughout the program.
· Guided walking tours in Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa.
· 4 dinners in 4 different cities (three-course meal including water, tea, and coffee)
· Mont Morency Waterfall entrance fee (excluding cable car)
· Tadoussac Saguenay Fjord boat trip
· Tadoussac Whalewatching cruise by Zodiac
(*) The price above is for a minimum of 10 people. For the price of smaller groups please contact us.
Services not included in the price:
Health and travel insurance premiums
Drinks (except water, tea, and coffee) at meals included in the itinerary
Entrance fees to museums and parks, unless explicitly stated otherwise in the program
Programme Starting Dates:
September 25th, October 5th, 202
Early in the morning, we will hit the road for Montreal, Canada's second-largest city in Quebec. On our way, we stop by Kingston, the historic city 250 kilometres from Toronto and once the capital of Ontario, at the junction of Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River. After the lunch break and a walking discovery in the old Downtown, we will follow the St. Lawrence Parkway.
Our next “stop” is a two- and half-hour boat trip from Gananoque, 30 minutes northeast of Kingston after lunch. During this cruise (no landing) in the Thousand Islands Region of Lawrence River, (which forms the border between the USA and Canada.) you will enjoy the wonderful view of the islands including Boldt Castle.
After the boat tour, we will continue our drive to Montreal and arriving at our hotel in Montreal around 9 pm. Free time for rest and dinner.
Accommodation: In Montreal (1)
Places to see: In a walking tour in the historic Old Port Area, we will discover Place d'Armes (gun square) with the famous Notre Dame cathedral, Town Hall, Place Jacques Cartier, Bonseceurs Market, Sailors Church, and some other historic streets and venues. Ending with a lunch at a restaurant. In the afternoon, we will discover Sherbrook Street with the Golden Mile Area, McGill University and Mount Royal followed by free time in the evening.
Dinner and Accommodation in Montreal (2)
After breakfast, we leave the hotel move to Quebec City, the provincial capital.
Places to see: Plains of Abraham Park, landscape terrace next to Quebec Castle, Le Petit Champs Elysees, Place d'Armes, State Parliament, City Hall Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel, Dufferin Terrace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place Royale, Notre Dame de Victoires Church. Guided walking tour in the old city.
Dinner and Accommodation in Quebec City (1)
After breakfast, leave our hotel at 8.30 and move to Tadoussac by private bus.
Two-hour break on the way to Mont Morency waterfall. (For those who want, the cable car is at extra cost.)
Lunch break in Baie-St Paul, one of the most beautiful cities in the Charlevoix region.
Panoramic city tour in La Malbaie, the center of the region.
Arriving in Tadoussac and settling in our hotel, located at the point where St Lawrence River and Saguenay River meet in the evening. Along the way, you will accompany the colour spree in Quebec's magnificent forests, and you will not be able to leave your cameras.
Dinner and Accommodation: In Tadoussac (1)
After breakfast, check-out, and boat tour at 9 a.m. On this three-hour boat cruise, we get to know Saguenay, the most southern fjord in the northern hemisphere, with stunning views.
Free time in the afternoon.
For better planning, your guide will give you detailed information on the region and options.
Places to see:
Parc National du Saguenay (Saguenay National Park, walking by land)
You can learn more about the life of whales at Tadoussac Interpretive Center.
French Trading Post: Tadoussac fur trade center, the first settlement established by the French in Canada.
Accommodation in Tadoussac (2)
Another adventure awaits us again this time on our second day in Tadoussac.
On the three-hour zodiac boat tour, we will closely observe the whales and try to photograph the most memorable frames of our trip while getting to know the beauty of the St Lawrence River and the region.
In the time remaining from the whale tour, you will see the beauty of St Lawrence River and the region closely.
Accommodation in Tadoussac (3)
Departure from Tadoussac to Ottawa at 7.30 after early morning breakfast. Arrive in the Nation’s Capital in the late afternoon.
Dinner and Accommodation: In Ottawa (1)
Check out after breakfast. Walking discovery tour in Downtown Ottawa.
Places to see: Parliament Hill with the Federal Parliament Building, Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, Rideau Canal, ByWard Market.
Free time for the rest of the day and individual returns to Toronto.