Eastern Canada Concerto

Eastern Canada Concerto


Canada was inhabited by indigenous tribes for centuries before the French and English made claim to its territories. The influence of all three cultures is still strong today throughout the country. Canada is rich in natural resources, which have helped the country grow into a economic power while also retaining the unique beauty most commonly associated with it provinces. Canada offers rugged natural landscapes as well as cosmopolitan cities that closely resemble historic European and modern international capitals.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Travel to Montreal
  • Arrive in Montreal Relax and enjoy our scheduled flight from North America. Our 24-hour Tour Director will meet us at the airport and remain with us until our final airport departure. We will have use of a private coach and driver, while touring for the next seven day(s). Montreal is the second largest city in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, or ‘City of Mary’ the city takes its present name from Mont-Royal, the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city. It is consistently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities, and has been named an UNESCO City of Design.
  • Hotel check in For the next two night(s), our base will be in Montreal (area). Breakfast will be included at the hotel.
  • Dinner We will dine in a local restaurant.
Day 2 Explore Montreal
  • Guided City Tour During the course of our tour we will gain from the knowledge and insight of three half-day local guides while we are here in Canada. Enjoy a Walking Tour of Montréal’s Old Town and Port, along the old town's riverbank.. Explore the sights around the Place d’Armes, and view the well preserved colonial mansions such as the Château Ramezay, Bonsecours Market and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel.
  • Notre-Dame Basilica Visit the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal, the first Gothic Revival style church to be built in Canada, and, at the time of its inauguration in 1829, the largest house of worship of any religious denomination in North America.
  • Biodôme de Montréal Visit the Biodôme de Montréal, which was originally built as the velodrome for the 1976 Olympics. It has been refitted to house replications of four distinct ecosystems. The biodome houses 230 animal species, as well as 750 plant species, with displays focusing on biodiversity and interactive touchscreen terminals.
  • Dinner We will dine this evening in a local restaurant.
  • First Concert Performance Your concert performance will be today. Venue options include Montréal’s Underground City, St. Patrick’s Basilica, and St. Joseph’s Oratory. Notre-Dame Basilica, located in the heart of Old Montréal, would be ideal for orchestral or choral groups. Additional venues include: the Atrium Le 1000; the SITQ Buildings; Le complexe sportif de l'Université de Montréal (CEPSUM); Christ Church Cathedral; Le Complexe Desjardins, which is best suited for classical and ambient music; Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral, which has welcomed many international touring groups; the McCord Museum of Canadian History; the Stewart Museum; and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. Ideal outdoor venues include Olympic Park (which was created for the 1976 Olympic Games), and one of Montréal’s four public markets.
Day 3 Move through Montreal
  • Explore the City... Spend some Free Time in Montréal exploring and shopping. Perhaps also take the opportunity to try some smoked meat, one of Montréal’s specialties.
  • The Underground City Check out the Underground City. Located in Downtown Montreal, it is the set of interconnected complexes (both above and below ground). It is also known as the indoor city (ville intérieure) and is the largest underground complex in the world.
  • Travel to St-Alexis-Des-Monts Saint-Alexis-des-Monts is one of the largest rural municipalities in the Québec province. It is set within a forested area in the Laurentian Mountains, and boasts outstanding natural scenery, including a fishing lake in the very heart of the village.
  • Hotel check in We will continue to the St Alexis Des Monts (area), which will be our base for the next one night(s). While here, we will enjoy breakfast and dinner at the hotel.
  • Second Concert Performance Your concert performance is today is St. Alexis des Monts.
Day 4 Travel to Roberva
  • Scenic Driving Tour Today we will travel from St Alexis des Monts to Robervale. En route we will stop in La Tuque. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a scenic driving tour.
  • Hotel check in We will continue to Roberval (area), our base for the next two night(s). Breakfast will be included at the hotel.
  • Dinner We will dine this evening in a local restaurant.
Day 5 Roam Roberval
  • Zoological Garden Visit the Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien, a zoological garden providing a unique ecosystem to learn about and enjoy.
  • First Nation Cultural Museum Visit the Native Museum of Mashteuiatsh, which was built in 1977 on the shores of the Pekuakami (Lake St-John). The museum is a window of contemporary creations for Ilnu and Indian cultures. Take a journey into a legacy of living memories and share the richness of a culture in full evolution.
  • Dinner Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
Day 6 Travel to La Malbaie
  • Sainte-Rose-du-Nord On our way to La Malbaie, we will stop at Sainte-Rose-du-Nord which is situated in a valley along the Saguenay Fjord. It is one of Québec’s most picturesque villages, set amidst wooded mountains and boasting capes with stunning panoramic views. It consists of three coves: the High Cove, the Theophile Cove and the Women’s Descent Cove, and offers opportunities for hiking, sea kayaking, cruises, ice fishing in the winter, and many other activities.
  • Whale-Watching Boat Cruise Take a Whale and Fjord River Cruise and enjoy the striking natural scenery of the Saguenay Fjord. Its marine depths are home to around 60 species of fish and some mammals, including the famous beluga whale.
  • Arrive in La Malbaie La Malbaie is located on the St. Lawrence River in the Charlevoix region, and encompasses five communities: Cap-à-l’Aigle, Pointe-au-Pic, Rivière-Malbaie, Sainte-Agnès, and SaintFidèle. La Malbaie boasts magnificent scenery and was one of Canada’s first tourist resorts.
  • Hotel Check in La Malbaie (area) will be our base for the next one night(s). Breakfast and dinner will be included at the hotel.
Day 7 Travel to Quebec
  • Baie-Saint-Paul On our way to Quebec, we will stop in Baie-Saint-Paul, a large town in the Charlevoix region, 60 miles from Québec City, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. It was established in 1678 and is one of the province’s oldest settlements. The town’s natural beauty and stunning views attracted many of Québec’s famous artists. Enjoy some Free time at explore the quaint village of Baie-St-Paul, which is filled with boutiques and art galleries, as well as numerous historic homes.
  • Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Visit the Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. The basilica is a wonderful treasure, featuring spectacular stained glass windows and excellent statues of religious figures.
  • Montmorency Falls See the spectacular Montmorency Falls, which plunge from a height of 272ft. The falls, which were named by Samuel de Champlain for his patron the Duke of Montmorency, are 98ft higher than Niagara, and are surrounded by the provincial Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. Walk across the suspension bridge above the thundering falls, from the panoramic stairs to the battery and redoubt.
  • Arrive in Quebec Quebec City is the capital city of the province of Quebec, and one of the oldest cities in North America. It was founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, and retains a distinctly European atmosphere and a unique character.
  • Hotel check in Our base for the next two night(s) will be Quebec (area), where breakfast will be provided at the hotel.
  • Dinner This evening, dinner will be provided in a local restaurant.
Day 8 Explore Quebec
  • City Tour Take a City Tour of Québec, the only fortified city in North America. The tour includes sights such as Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, the Battlefields, Place Royale, Quartier Petit Champlain, Parliament Hill, La Citadelle, and much more.
  • Lunch Enjoy Lunch at the Revolving Restaurant L’Astral, which offers amazing views of Québec City and its surroundings.
  • Free Time Spend some Free Time discovering the charm of Québec City, or simply relaxing on the terrace of one of the many street cafés.
  • Farewell Dinner Enjoy a Farewell Dinner in the Québec City suburb of Sillery.
  • Third Concert Performance Your concert performance will be today. Venue options include L’Église de Notre-Dame-des- Victoires and Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral.
Day 9 Final Farewell
  • Departure from Quebec Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day.