Fall Splendour of Quebec, Mountains, Culture, and Gastronomy

Small Group Tours (2021) / by Minivan or Van
6 Day
  • Itinerary

    Fall Splendour of Quebec, Mountains, Culture, and Gastronomy
    Travel Date: 1 - 6 OCT 2021
    Tour's duration: 6 days / 5 nights 
    Group size: Maximum 10

    There is a good reason why Quebec is known as “La Belle Province”, especially during Fall Colour Season!

    DAY 1, FRI 01 OCT 2021) Toronto >> Rougemont >> Bromont, QC - (600 km, about 6 hours drive) - (Overnight at Hotel Domaine Château-Bromont)
    DAY 2, SAT 02 OCT 2021) Visit Le Musée du chocolat Bromont + Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac + “Foresta Lumina” in Coaticook, QC + (Overnight at Hotel Domaine Château-Bromont)
    DAY 3, SUN 03 OCT 2021) Enjoy cruising aboard "Le Grand Cru" over the waters of magnificent Lake Memphremagog + Mont-Orford National Park, The Five Lookouts, and Panoramic Gondola Ride (Overnight at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Quebec City)
    DAY 4, MON 04 OCT 2021) City tour of Quebec City + Montmorency Falls + (Overnight at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Quebec City)
    DAY 5, TUE 05 OCT 2021) Quebec City >> Parc Oméga >> (Overnight at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, QC)
    DAY 6, WED 06 OCT 2021) Montebello, QC >> Ottawa >> Toronto (460 km, about 5 hours drive)

    ROUTE MAP

    Price & Inclusions

    · Per person: $2150 + 13% HST
    · Per person in single room: $2900 + 13% HST
    **All prices are per person, in Canadian dollars.
    **Children 8+ are welcome on this tour, the same price as adults.

    NOTES ABOUT SHARING ROOM:
    If you are a solo traveler and would like to share the room with someone the same gender, please choose the "DOUBLE" Room option. We will match you with another person, the same gender.
    The standard rooms in the hotels have a maximum of 2 double beds. Therefore, if you are 3 or 4 people using a standard room, you need to know that two people will need to sleep in 1 double bed, as the hotel does NOT provide any extra bed/cot.
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    What’s Included:
    • Air-Conditioned Private Transportation (Minivan or Van)
    • 5-nights’ Accommodation at the best hotels in Quebec regions (2 nights at Hotel Domaine Château-Bromont, 2 nights at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Quebec City, and 1 night at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, QC)
    • 5 hot breakfasts
    • Cruising aboard "Le Grand Cru" over the waters of magnificent Lake Memphremagog
    • Visit the following amazing attractions:
    • Mont-Orford National Park, The Five Lookouts, and Panoramic Gondola Ride
    • Le Musée du chocolat Bromont
    • The famous Cider house of "Cidrerie Michel Jodoin" in Rougemont, QC
    • Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac with Cheese tasting and apple picking
    • Magical forest “Foresta Lumina” in Coaticook, QC
    • Parc Oméga (Safari park) in Montebello, QC
    • Guided tour of Quebec City with local tour guide
    • The Historic District of Old Québec
    • The impressive Montomorency Falls, Quebec City
    • Accompanying Tour guide
    • All gratuities

    What’s NOT included:
    • Personal expenses
    • Lunch and Dinner

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    NEW in 2020 - End Plastic Pollution
    Effective January 1, 2020, Toronto Fun Tours will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles, many of which end up in our land fills, lakes, oceans, and rivers. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle. We will continue to offer our usual array of snacks.

    Pickup

    4 Pick-up locations: Mississauga Carpool, York Mills Station, Scarborough, and Whitby

    8.00 AM: 1st pick-up location: Mississauga Carpool (Carpool Parking 401/ Hurontario)
    Entrance into the carpool lot is on the west side of Hurontario, between the ramps to Hwy 401 East and Hwy 401 West. This parking lot is not easily visible from Hurontario and can be easily missed so please carefully follow the P Carpool signs. Detailed instructions from all four directions are given below. This is a Government of Ontario, Ministry of Transportation parking lot. Cars may be left here for up to 5 days, parking is free. This parking lot does not have a street address. The GPS location is 43.6300490, -79.6861980
    Our VAN stops in the parking area on your left-hand side.
    Mississauga Carpool MAP

    8.30 AM: 2nd pick-up location: York Mills Station. The VAN will stop on Yonge St., directly outside the Starbucks at 4025 Yonge St. This is the York Mills Centre office building on the North-East corner of Yonge St. & York Mills Rd. The York Mills subway station is in the basement of this building. If it is raining or snowing, you are welcome to wait either in Starbucks or in the lobby of the office tower until you see the VAN stop in front of Starbucks.  Click here to see on map
    FOR PARKING: For overnight and multi-day trips, cars cannot be left in the TTC parking lot or the Green P parking lot. Parking is allowed in the covered parking of the York Mills Centre. The parking lot has two entrances, one on York Mills Rd and one on Yonge St. Please note that the parking cost is $25 per day (2017 rates). Street address is the same as our bus pickup location, 4025 Yonge St. 

    9.00 AM: 3rd pick-up location: Scarborough Town Centre (Address: 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5). The VAN stops directly outside the Cineplex movie theatres at the Scarborough Town Centre. You are NOT allowed to park your car in this location for multi-day trips. If you wish to use this pickup location for a multi-day trip, please consider taking a taxi or public transit or have someone drop you off.

    9.30 AM: 4th pick-up location is: Whitby GO Station Parking Garage, Brock St. S & Victoria St. W
    Whitby Go Station Parking Garage - ​Brock St. South & Victoria St. West
    Our VAN will stop and pick up at the bus shelter in front of the Go Station Parking Garage. The garage is at the northwest corner of Brock St South and Victoria St West. This is a 4-level parking structure with large surface parking lots all around it. It is best to park in the covered multi-level parking garage. After parking your vehicle, please proceed, with your luggage if any, to the bus shelter in front of the parking garage. ​Parking is free. The official street address of this location is 1401 Henry St., Whitby, ON.

    Approximate Return Times: 
    Whitby 8:00 PM
    Scarborough 8:30 PM
    York Mills 9:00 PM
    Mississauga 9:30 PM

    Tour Attractions


    Mont-Orford National Park
    CLIMB ABOARD! With family or friends, enjoy a colorfully amazing show during "La Flambée des Couleurs". Reach the summit on foot or by gondola, and enjoy our five belvederes, the Altitude Circuit and a huge range of activities in a festive setting surrounded by breathtaking views.

    The Five Lookouts of Mont-Orford
    https://montorford.com/en-ca/summer/tips-from-the-locals/the-five-lookouts-montorford
    With the gondola tour, you will have access to all lookouts.
    They usually have some food-trucks on the resort during the "Flambée des Couleurs", so you will have access to lunch. Since our time is limited today, we will not have any other stop for lunch.

    PANORAMIC GONDOLA
    Jump on and enjoy a colourfully amazing ride! Either on a chairlift or in a gondola, the multicoloured treetops will roll by under your feet. At the summit, enjoy a spectacular panoramic view from the Altitude Circuit and its observation point, or from one of our five lookouts with picnic areas.
    In the event of a thunderstorm, the hybrid lift will be closed for security reasons. No dogs allowed on the lift.

    Abbaye de St-Benoit-Du-Lac, the icon of Easter Townships (Cantons-de-l'Est)
    Located in the Eastern Townships on the west shore of Lake Memphrémagog in Quebec, Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac is a Benedictine community founded in 1912 by French monks. The monks have a cheese factory, two orchards, a cider mill, and a shop where all their products are sold.
    Built by Benedictine monks from France in 1912, the haunting Gregorian Chant of the Eucharist echoes across Lac Memphrémagog every day at 11:00. Take home cheese, maple, and apple products from the Abbey – a special holiday gift! If all-natural plant-based vegan soaps are more your style, you’ll love visiting Savon des Cantons traditional soap-making cottage.

    In the Abbey, enjoy a 2-hour Guided Tour with tasting including:
    • The cloister to the church (description of monastic life)
    • Architectural overview (climb the stairs, balcony on 2nd floor, up to the rooftop; amazing Southside view, the church forecourt, and a complete view of Abbey’s architecture)
    • Monk’s work, cider and cheese making in images
    • Cider and cheese tasting
    • Discover our beautiful boutique!

    You will have the opportunity to pick-your-own Apples from the Abbey orchards, that are open every Saturday and Sunday during the apple-picking season (September-October). At the end of September, the available apples will, the Cortland, Spartan, Ginger Gold, and Empire.

    Escapades Memphremagog
    Enjoy an unforgettable cruise characterized by refinement and elegance aboard Escapades Memphremagog's new cruise boat. Sway aboard the Grand Cru over the waters of magnificent Lake Memphremagog, a natural wonder in the Eastern Townships. You'll be fascinated by the boat's luxurious interior, moved by its elegant setting, swept away by the poetry of the scenery… Discover or rediscover one of the most beautiful lakes in Quebec, and enjoy the beauty of the Eastern Townships.

    Magical forest “Foresta Lumina”
    Foresta Lumina offers 2.6 km of multimedia pathway taking place in 11 different zones each describing their own beautiful illuminated manuscripts. Running from the Garden of wishes to Margaret’s secret, visitors may experience this exceptional activity at their own pace.

    The famous Cider house of "Cidrerie Michel Jodoin"
    THE PERSONNEL WILL WARMLY GREAT YOU WITH THE OFFER OF OUR GUIDED TOURS OF THE INSTALLATIONS, WHERE YOU WILL DISCOVER HOW CIDER IS MADE AND END WITH A TASTING OF THE PRODUCTS THAT MADE US FAMOUS! STILL, SPARKLING, ICED, AND SPIRITS, A VISIT NOT TO BE MISSED!

    Le Musée du chocolat de la confiserie Bromont
    This Bromont confectionery has housed a chocolate museum since 1993. Discover the history of chocolate and other treats. You'll see various chocolate creations, including frescoes, sculptures and paintings. Chocolate is made on-site, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to sample and buy some goodies.

    Québec City sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Canada's mostly French-speaking Québec province. Dating to 1608, it has a fortified colonial core, Vieux-Québec and Place Royale, with stone buildings and narrow streets. This area is the site of the towering Château Frontenac Hotel and imposing Citadelle of Québec. The Petit Champlain district’s cobblestone streets are lined with bistros and boutiques.

    The Historic District of Old Québec - Quartier Petit Champlain


    Montmorency Falls 
    Located a few minutes from Old Quebec City, Montmorency Falls dominates the landscape with its 83 meters high! A must-see in Quebec City.

    Parc Oméga is a safari park in Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours, Quebec, Canada. Along a 12-kilometre nature route are lakes, meadows, small valleys, forests, and rocky hills. Discover Canada’s wildlife such as elk, bison, wolves foxes and bears all within their natural environment

    ACCOMMODATION

    Hotel Domaine Château-Bromont
    HÔTEL CHÂTEAU-BROMONT: Majestically set in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Eastern Townships, l'Hôtel Château-Bromont is located at the foot of Mount Bromont, where you will discover the charm of each season. Our 4-star hotel-spa welcomes you with warm and courteous personnel, an intimate decor, a relaxing atmosphere, and a selection of wonderful 4-season activities!



    Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City 
    This world-renowned icon dominates the Quebec City skyline with its unique architecture. Ideally located inside the walls of Old Quebec, the landmark luxury hotel has undergone a multimillion dollar renaissance project that has repositioned it as one of the world's leading hotels. This heritage urban resort will seduce you with its breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and the architecture of the Old fortified City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The elegant, European-style rooms of Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac offer a cable TV, Ironing facilities, and a coffee maker. Enjoy an indoor pool, 3 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges.


    Fairmont Le Château Montebello
    Escape from the ordinary and experience a delightful retreat at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the world's largest log cabin. Nestled in the heart of the scenic Montebello village, surrounded by nature, the resort is famed for its rustic yet luxurious accommodations, excellent service and refined gastronomy. Fairmont Le Château Montebello is located on the shores of the Ottawa River in the quaint village of Montebello, only 60 minutes from Ottawa and 90 minutes from Montreal. It offers many facilities & activities on site, including pools and restaurants. Located on 300-acres of land, Fairmont Le Château Montebello is one of eastern Canada's leading resorts. Step into our playground and enjoy everything from kayaking, golfing and swimming in the summer and cross-country skiing and skating in the winter. Surrounded by scenic landscapes and enhanced by its rustic charm, local shops and authentic gastronomy, the quaint Montebello village has a lot to offer. Located only minutes from Fairmont Le Château Montebello, discover the village by foot or bike.

    Note

    • Our tours are in ENGLISH language only.
    • Appropriate clothing and footwear is highly recommended (based on the weather)

    ************* IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS *************

    Reasonable Level of Fitness: In order to get the most from your travels and keep up with the group, a reasonable level of fitness is required. You will need to be able to walk for 1-2 hours at an Easy to Medium-pace (on an even/uneven surface), get on and off coaches, trains and boats unassisted. Therefore, we ask that anyone wanting to travel with us carefully consider whether any PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS prevent you from fully enjoying our trips.

    Embrace the nature of Group Travel: To get the most out of your tour, pack a positive attitude and an open mind. These are most certainly valuable when travelling in a group. Our tours are packed with adventure, new experiences and feel-good moments. However, despite the very best intentions and planning, things can and do go wrong and occasionally we encounter problems beyond our control, such as adverse weather conditions, unexpected delays caused by traffic jams. In such situations, we ask for your patience and we will endeavor to keep as close to our scheduled itinerary as possible.

    Traveling with children: Due to the activity level of our group tours, all children require adult supervision. Some of our more active excursions may not be suitable for children under the age of 8.

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    If you have any questions, please email to info@funtours.ca  - or call: 416-897-3020