Québec City and Gaspé Peninsula
A remarkable world of culture, history and natural beauty awaits you on this incredible journey from New Brunswick to the spectacular coastline on the Gaspé Peninsula, and on to world-class Québec City. Enjoy delightful company while experiencing the panoramic vistas of the St. Lawrence River, the charm of the French countryside, and the old-world ambience of Québec City.
COLOUR. CULTURE. CUISINE. COMMUNITY.
All inclusive 8 Day (9 Night) Tour through Québec City and Gaspé Peninsula includes stops in:
The cost is $2,495 per person (Canadian funds), double occupancy.
Early Bird Price: Register by February 25, 2024 to save $100 per person.
A $500 deposit is required and fully refundable until August 15, 2024. All fees must be paid in full by August 31.
THE TOUR ITINERARY
September 19-27, 2024
Day 1 – Enjoy an opening Dinner at Kingswood University at 6:00 PM and lodging the next two nights at Amsterdam Inn, Sussex, NB. (Shuttle available from Moncton or Saint John, New Brunswick, or Bangor, Maine. We are happy to help you arrange your travel to those airports.
Day 2 – Join students and staff for chapel service at Kingswood, followed by lunch on campus. Be inspired as students share their story of God’s call on their life and their plans to serve Him after they complete their degree at Kingswood University. Explore the world-famous red sea cliffs and sea caves in the seaside village of St. Martin’s and panoramic vistas of unspoiled beauty along the Fundy Trail Parkway.
Day 3 – Travel to the beautiful Gaspé Peninsula, traversing the scenic coastline of the Bay of Chaleur. The striking fall colors mixed with the splendor of the sea will make this a breathtaking drive. Enjoy dinner and lodging for the next two nights at Riotel Percé overlooking the majestic Percé Rock in the St. Lawrence River.
Day 4 – View the spectacular Percé Rock, Québec’s most iconic natural landmark and one of the largest natural arches in the world, measuring about 300 feet wide and high. Get close to Percé Rock at the tip of the Gaspe Peninsula on a boat ride around this huge island. Visit the shops and landmarks of Percé, known as one of the most beautiful villages in Québec, including the historic General Store which dates to 1928.
Day 5 – Visit some of the more than 40 lighthouses that line the shores of the St. Lawrence River, each completely unique with exceptionally gorgeous views. Cap-des-Rosiers, the tallest lighthouse in Canada, stands 112 feet tall. View one of North America’s largest wind farms as we drive through Cap-Chat, boasting the highest and most powerful vertical-axis turbine in the world. Enjoy the striking views of the majestic Chic-Choc Mountains, part of the Appalachian chain, and the St. Lawrence River on this gorgeous drive. Dinner and lodging this evening at Riotel Matane.
Day 6 – Continue our scenic drive toward Québec City, visiting more lighthouses and interesting points along the way. Learn about the tragedy of the Empress of Ireland in the museum at the Pointe-au-Pere National Historic Site. Pointe-au-Pere is the second tallest lighthouse in Canada built in 1909 (108 feet) and one of the few to still have its prism. You’re welcome to climb this lighthouse and enjoy a spectacular view. Lodging for the next three nights is at the Hampton Inn Beauport, just a few minutes from Quebec City.
Day 7 – Experience the charm of Old Québec City, the most European city outside of Europe, and the only walled city north of Mexico, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. See the precise location where Samuel de Champlain founded the city in 1608 at Place Royale, considered to be the birthplace of French North America. The original buildings were made of wood but after fire destroyed the city in 1682, owners were compelled to rebuild in stone. Learn about the history of the lower town as we walk the winding cobble streets and gaze at the stunning architecture. The historic neighborhood houses the Citadel and Notre-Dame des Victories Church, erected in 1688, the oldest stone church in North America, built on the ruins of Samuel de Champlain’s first home. Explore the Plains of Abraham, a 267-acre strip of land, site of the Battle of Quebec. Here the French were forced to cede New France to Great Britain in 1759.
Day 8 – Stand in awe as we tour the world-renowned Basilique de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré with magnificent medieval architecture and 240 stained glass windows. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and country charm of Île d’Orléans. Experience the majesty of the breathtaking Montmorency Falls. At 276 feet high, these falls are one and a half times the height of Niagara. Ride the cable car to the top and walk the suspension bridge to capture a great view of the falls and Québec City.
Day 9 – Discover the spectacular brilliant fall colours as we travel to Bangor, Maine. Enjoy our final delicious meal together as we share stories of all we’ve experienced on our trip together! Lodging at Four Points by Sheraton, Bangor, Maine or Amsterdam Inn, Sussex, New Brunswick.
Day 10 – Plan for your travels home – Best of God’s grace and blessings to all.
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