Ultimate Quebec Winter Escape (5 Days/4 Nights)

Small Group Tours (2021) / by Air and Land
5 Day
  • Itinerary

    Ultimate Quebec Winter Escape (5 Days/4 Nights)
    Tour's duration: 5 days / 4 nights 
    Travel Date: February 11-15th, 2021
    Group Size: Maximum 8 participants
    Booking deadline: ASAP (the space is limited and registration will close once sold out)

    OVERVIEW

    DAY 1) TORONTO >> QUEBEC CITY (Flight)
    Flight from Toronto to Quebec City. Transfer from Quebec City Airport to the hotel.

    DAY 2) QUEBEC CITY & WINTER CARNIVAL – BREAKFAST & LUNCH INCLUDED 
    VISITS: the Old Quebec, Place D'Armes, Place Royale, the Château Frontenac, and the Terrasse Dufferin, the Quartier Petit Champlain, Parliament, the Plains of Abraham, A traditional Lunch in Old Quebec, Quebec Winter Carnival, and enjoy the best Hot Chocolate served in the Capital.

    DAY 3) QUEBEC CITY & AREA – BREAKFAST & LUNCH INCLUDED
    VISITS: Discover the picturesque countryside of the Côte de Beaupré, travel 40 kilometers on the Chemin du Roy, famous Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine, Montmorency Falls, a tour of Île d'Orléans, Lunch on the island for a traditional Sugar Shack experience, winter activities at the Plaines d’Abraham, and a beer tasting at one of the local microbreweries.

    DAY 4) QUEBEC CITY & AREA – BREAKFAST & LUNCH INCLUDED
    VISITS: Station Touristique Duchesnay, Dog Sledding, Lunch at a Bistro-bar overlooking the Saint-Joseph Lake, discover the Valcartier Vacation Village (the largest winter resort in the world), the unmissable Ice Hotel, and enjoy an exotic cocktail served in an ice glass.

    DAY 5) QUEBEC CITY >> TORONTO (Flight) – BREAKFAST INCLUDED
    Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out at 11:00 am. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Toronto.

    Price & Inclusions

    · Per person in double occupancy: $1799 + 13% HST
    · Per person in a single room: $2199 + 13% HST
    **All prices are per person, in Canadian dollars.
    **Children 8+ are welcome on this tour, the same price as adults.

    • ONLY a $100 Deposit is required to reserve your spot
    • Balance is due 30 days prior to departure
    • 100% full refund if you cancel at least 30 days before the trip departure date.

    NOTES ABOUT SHARING ROOM:
    **If you are a solo traveler and would like to share the room with someone of the same gender, please choose the "DOUBLE" Room option. We will match you with another person of the same gender.
    **The standard rooms in the hotels have a maximum of 2 double beds, and the hotel does NOT provide any extra bed/cot.

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    INCLUDED IN THE RATE:

    • * 4 nights at the Hotel Palace Royal 4* or similar
    • * 4 full American breakfast at the hotel
    • * 3 lunches as specified in the itinerary
    • * Private transportation by a Deluxe Van 
    • * Airport Transfers in Quebec City
    • * Fully escorted tour, led by your accompanying Tour director from Toronto + English speaking Quebecers (Québécois) Tour Guide & Driver during the whole trip
    • * All gratuities
    • * All the visits mentioned in the itinerary including:
    • >> Quebec City Tour including Old Quebec, Place D'Armes, Place Royale, the Château Frontenac, and the Terrasse Dufferin, the Quartier Petit Champlain, Parliament,... with a traditional Lunch in Old Quebec
    • >> Toboggan Terrasse Dufferin w/Hot Chocolate
    • >> Access to Quebec Winter Carnival
    • >> Côte de Beaupré with admission to Sainte-Anne Shrine
    • >> 2 activities at les Plaines d’Abraham (skating, skiing, snowshoeing, or snow tubing)  
    • >> A Beer Tasting at one of the local microbreweries 
    • >> Montmorency Falls
    • >> A tour of Île d'Orléans, with a Lunch on the island for a traditional Sugar Shack experience 
    • >> Station Touristique Duchesnay, Dog Sledding, with a Lunch at a Bistro-bar overlooking the Saint-Joseph Lake 
    • >> Village Vacance Valcartier with admission to Ice Hotel & drink 

    NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATE:

    • * Personal expenses
    • * The meals and paying activities not mentioned in the itinerary
    • * Flights (Toronto-Quebec City-Toronto) 

    IMPORTANT NOTES:

    • * The flights (Toronto-Quebec City-Toronto) can be either booked by yourself or us. The airfares are subject to availability at the time of booking. You can also travel by train if you are more comfortable. This is the VIARail Booking link: https://www.viarail.ca/en/plan-your-trip/book-travel. In this case, you will meet your tour director at the hotel in Quebec City. 
    • * If you book a flight other than the ones that are mentioned in the itinerary //OR// if you travel by train to Quebec City, you need to make your own transfer arrangements (from Airport or Train station to the hotel and vice versa).
    • * All the activities, restaurants, visits are subject to availability and wheater.
    • * The itinerary is subject to change depending on wheater conditions or any other events out of our control.
    FLIGHT DETAILS
    >>FEB 11, 2021: Flight from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) to Quebec City (YQB) @ 13.15 - 14.46 on Air Canada flight # AC 1792 (Non-stop)
    >>FEB 15, 2021: Flight from Quebec City (YQB) to Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) @ 15:45 - 17:27 on Air Canada flight # AC 1795 (Non-stop)
    It is recommended to arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to departure. This will ensure you have plenty of time to check-in, drop off your bags, and go through security screening.  After arriving at Quebec City Airport, we will pick up our luggage, and we will be transferred to the hotel.
     
    Cancellations & Refunds (Only Land Portion)
    • * 100% full refund if you cancel at least 30 days before the trip departure date.
    • * 14-8 days prior to departure - pay a penalty equal to 70% of the total purchase amount.
    • * Within 7 days - to departure day or no show: fully non-refundable - pay a penalty equal to 100% of the total purchase amount.
    • * In the event that a tour is canceled, the liability of FunTours.ca will be limited to providing a full refund of the original trip price. 
    • * No refunds or adjustments will be made for portions of the trip that you have not taken or used. If you have a problem with the services provided while on tour, inform your tour director or hotel immediately. They will do their best to correct the problem. Please do not wait until you return home to do something about it.
    • * Refunds are always given in the same method as the original payment. 

    Cancellations & Refunds (Air Portion): depends on the airline policy

    Pickup

    Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1 Ground Level
    We will meet at the "departure gate" about 1 hour prior to departure at around 12.15. The tour director will carry a sign of "FUN TOURS". So, just look for the sign when you get to the departure gate.

    Tour Attractions

    QUEBEC CITY

    Bask in the European charm of this UNESCO World Heritage treasure as you stroll and take in over 400 years of history in the birthplace of French North America. Slip-on some comfortable shoes and follow your own path through the only fortified city north of Mexico. Expect an awe‑inspiring journey through a collection of architectural treasures unlike anything outside Europe. Get ready to travel back in time.

    What is Old Québec
    Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, Old Québec is the most intact fortified town north of Mexico, retaining its colonial architecture for over 400 years. It is the historic and cultural heart of Québec City and the birthplace of French North America. Wander through Petit-Champlain, one of the oldest shopping streets in North America, and discover the historic gems found inside the walls, including the fortified walls and ramparts. Explore the shops and marina of Old Port, and soak in the atmosphere of the Plains of Abraham and Parliament Hill.

    Petit-Champlain
    With its many local shops and enchanting ambiance, this charming pedestrian street is sure to win you over. Known for its concentration of art galleries and fine bistros, Petit‑Champlain is a bona fide memory maker.

    Place Royale
    This historical gem is where Québec City was officially founded. The unique period architecture testifies to the combined French and British influences so characteristic of the city’s built environment.

    Plains of Abraham
    On September 13, 1759, this giant urban park was the site of the famous Battle of Québec, the confrontation that decided Canada’s fate when the French lost the city to the British.

    Château Frontenac
    Québec City’s most famous landmark is also the most photographed hotel in the world. Whether you’re just stopping by for a visit or staying for the night, it’s well worth a visit!

    Citadelle de Québec
    This National Historic Site is located atop Cap Diamant in Old Québec. Its walls enclose 300 years of history from the New France period to today. Known as "the Gibraltar of the Americas" on account of its strategic location, the Citadel has the star-shaped form characteristic of Vauban fortifications. Breathtaking view of the city and the St. Lawrence River. Guided tours year-round. Admission fee includes access to the museum exhibits.

    Basilica Cathedral Notre-Dame de Québec
    Located in the heart of Old Québec, this basilica cathedral was home to the first Catholic parish north of the Spanish colonies. Its important place in the city’s history is reflected in its exceptional architecture.Musée Royal 22e Regiment, where you can learn all about the history of the regiment and the fortress.

    Dufferin Terrace
    Take a stroll along Dufferin Terrace for a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River and Château Frontenac, as well as live entertainment in the summer and a toboggan run in the winter. Named in honour of Lord Dufferin, a governor-general of Canada who loved Québec City, the terrace is so eternally popular that it has been expanded twice since it was first built. While you’re there, hit up another historic site: the remains of the Saint‑Louis Forts and Châteaux, which lie beneath this iconic promenade.

    Old Port
    Experience the charm of the irresistible streets just steps from the St. Lawrence River
    The many antique shops on Rue Saint-Paul are living proof of Québec City’s closeness to history. You’ll also find art galleries, cafés, and restaurants that practically force you into the role of flâneur, the idle sophisticate of Europe’s Belle Époque. The river whispers to you. “Relax,” it says—why fight it? In Summer, some streets in the Old Port turn into terraces and allow visitors to live the unique experience of a huge open-air restaurant.

    Montmorency Falls
    Whether you’re riding the gondola, climbing the scenic stairway or crossing the suspension bridge, the views of the Montmorency Falls are simply breathtaking. Experience the power of nature, only 15 minutes from downtown. - Montmorency Falls in Winter
    The Montmorency Falls turn into a playground for ice climbers in the winter. As soon as the cold hits, the mist from the falls freezes into the famous “pain de sucre,” or sugar loaf, an impressive natural ice formation.

    Île d'Orléans
    Connect with local artisans on a day trip full of history and flavours
    Stop in at the many artisan outlets and farm stands around the island for a delicious sampling of local products and the tastiest shopping you’ve done in years! Driving around Île d'Orléans is like a trip back in time to 18th century rural Québec, complete with centuries-old villages, farms, churches, and heritage homes. As the birthplace of French North America, it’s ground zero for many of our ancestors—families that arrived from France and went on to make their homes throughout the continent. The island is also home to 5 of Québec’s prettiest villages.

    Québec Winter Carnival

    Come experience one of the world's largest winter carnivals in beautiful Québec City. Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the Québec Winter Carnival to enjoy a host of activities for all ages, including night parades, snow sculptures, shows, and skating. Bonhomme Carnaval is the ambassador of this winter celebration. The Carnival is a unique winter experience you won't want to miss! Come join the party February 5 to 14, 2021!

    Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine
    Spend a quiet moment at the oldest pilgrimage site north of Mexico
    Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who have been coming to this site, one of 5 national shrines in Québec, for over 350 years to pay homage to Saint Anne. Step inside and admire the glorious stained glass, paintings, mosaics, and stone and wooden sculptures that adorn the basilica. Attributed with miraculous healing powers, Saint Anne is a popular saint among people who are sick and handicapped. You’ll see many objects hung from the sanctuary columns in gratitude for Saint Anne’s favours.

    Village Vacances Valcartier
    Have fun at Eastern Canada’s largest theme park
    This gigantic complex boasts a huge outdoor waterpark and a brand new indoor waterpark that is open year-round! In the winter, you can go nuts in the biggest winter playground in the Americas and visit North America’s only ice hotel.

    The Ice Hotel
    From January to March, you can visit North America’s only ice hotel and even spend the night. This temporary work of art is built entirely out of ice and snow and features rooms, a chapel, and an ice bar.

    Note

    • * Our tours are in ENGLISH language only.
    • * Appropriate clothing and footwear is highly recommended (based on the weather)
    • * Vehicle Seat Configuration used in QUEBEC CITY & AREA, depending on the group size

    ** A 7-seater Minivan is used for the group size of (3-5 people) excluding the driver: 

    ** A 12-seater Van is used for the group size of (6-8 people) excluding the driver

    ************* 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