Québec Winter Carnival (CI)

7 days from Montreal to Montreal

 2020 Tour Details »2019 Tour Details

On this exciting Canadian winter vacation, join the fun and festive atmosphere at the world's largest winter carnival in Quebec City. Your Quebec Winter Carnival tour begins and ends in Montreal and includes overnights in Quebec City and Ottawa, Canada's capital.

In addition to sightseeing in Montreal, Quebec City, and Ottawa, Globus has included many fun and unique experiences on this Quebec Winter Carnival tour. Learn about Quebec's history over dinner at a traditional Sugar Shack, where you'll enjoy musical entertainment and a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Visit North America's only Ice Hotel, where you'll learn how it was built and enjoy a cocktail served in one of the hotel's famous homemade ice glasses. During your free time at your included admission to Quebec's winter carnival, admire the snow sculptures at the international competition; enjoy the night parades; participate in numerous winter activities, such as ice skating or snow slides; and soak up the enchanting and joyous atmosphere that can only be enjoyed at Quebec's winter carnival.

All of this and more, including a train ride from Montreal to Quebec City, are included on this fabulous tour to Quebec's winter carnival. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

MONTRÉAL
Orientation tour with a Local Guide; farewell dinner

VIA RAIL
Train from Montréal to Québec

QUÉBEC CITY
Dinner and entertainment at a traditional [LF] Sugar Shack; horse-drawn sleigh ride; sightseeing with a Local Guide; [LF] tour and drink at the Ice Hotel; admission to Québec Winter Carnival

OTTAWA
Sightseeing

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 2 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Montréal

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN MONTRÉAL. Welcome to Montréal! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming winter adventure!

Day 2

MONTRÉAL–VIA RAIL–QUÉBEC CITY. Enjoy a morning orientation tour of Montréal with a Local Guide. Next, board VIA RAIL and travel through the countryside to Québec City, home to the world’s largest winter carnival. Founded in 1894, the carnival attracts thousands of visitors each year. This evening, learn more about Québec and its rich history over dinner at a traditional [LF] SUGAR SHACK, complete with musical entertainment and a horse-drawn SLEIGH RIDE.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

QUÉBEC CITY. This morning, enjoy an included guided tour of Canada’s only walled city with a Local Guide. Afterward, visit North America’s only ICE HOTEL, Hotel de Glace. Take a tour to learn how the hotel was built and is maintained. There’s also time to admire the beautiful ice sculptures and sip on a [LF] COCKTAIL served in one of the hotel’s famous homemade ice glasses. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to participate in winter activities such as ice skating, snowshoeing, dogsledding, and more. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

QUÉBEC CITY. Spend a full day on your own to explore more of QUÉBEC’S WINTER CARNIVAL. Your entrance fee gives you access to all events, which includes the International Snow Sculpture Competition, night parades, snow slides, shows, snow baths, the ice palace, and numerous winter activities. You may even have the chance to meet the Carnival’s famous mascot, Bonhomme.
Breakfast Breakfast

NOTE:
Québec’s Winter Carnival activities vary from year to year. Your Tour Director will be able to confirm all activities that are available while you are in Québec.

Day 5

QUÉBEC CITY–OTTAWA. Travel to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. Upon arrival, sightseeing includes the Canadian Mint, the residences of the Governor General and Prime Minister, Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Canal. You’ll also stop at the city’s bustling Byward Market, where you may wish to try a Canadian specialty like poutine, french fries with fresh cheese curds and gravy; or a Beaver Tail, a pastry stretched out to the shape of a beaver tail with toppings added. This evening is at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

OTTAWA–MONTRÉAL. There’s time this morning to explore more of Ottawa. You may wish to spend time at the National Gallery of Canada, shop for a favorite souvenir, or lace up a pair of skates and ice skate on the famous Rideau Canal (weather permitting). Return to Montréal this afternoon. Tonight, celebrate your winter adventure with a festive farewell dinner.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

MONTRÉAL. The tour ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JAMES SAUNDERS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

"Originally from London, I worked at a hotel in Germany and as a Local Guide in northern Italy before becoming a Tour Director. I have conducted tours all over Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, and all 10 provinces of Canada. Today, I call Toronto home. I love to cook, process the pictures I take on tour, and read. Every day, I wake up and have a wonderful, learning experience awaiting me."

Tour Director -  JAMES SAUNDERS

 Accommodations

MONTREAL

FAIRMONT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

OTTAWA

LORD ELGIN HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

QUEBEC CITY

DELTA QUEBEC

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi



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