Quebec Winter Adventures Montreal, QC

Tour Code: DM MD-QUBWINADV
Duration: 7D/6N
Availability: 02 Jan to 18 March 2023
Place: Montreal, QC

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the magic of winter in Quebec.
  • Visit the Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal. Ice skate at Mount Royale.
  • Go tobogganing down a giant slide; ride the Montreal Ferris Wheel; go Ice Fishing in Old Montreal.
  • Take the train trip from Montreal to Quebec City to see the beauty of the winter landscape of Quebec.
  • Walk-through Old Quebec on a guided walking tour.
  • Learn about Maple Syrup production.
  • Stay at North America’s only ice hotel!

Winter in Canada and especially in Quebec is an enchanting time. The air is crisp, and the snow is freshly dusted on the ground. If you're looking for things to do, there's no shortage of fun things to experience. Take a trip on Montreal's Ferris wheel, go ice skating in Old Montreal, or visit Notre-Dame Basilica. For the adrenaline junkies, take a trip down the giant toboggan slide or go ice fishing in Old Montreal. Prefer to keep things low key? Spend an evening exploring Montreal's neighborhoods or sampling some of the city's best food on a food tour. For something truly unique, spend the evening at Igloofest, the world's coldest music festival. Take the train trip from Montreal to Quebec City to see the beauty of the winter landscape of Quebec. You can also learn about maple syrup production, go tobogganing down a giant slide, or walk-through Old Quebec on a guided walking tour. Whatever you do, you're sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. And of course, no winter trip to Quebec would be complete without a stay at the Hôtel de Glace, North America’s only ice hotel!


Itinerary

DAY 1 ‑ Arrive in Montreal.

Upon arrival in Montreal, head to your hotel to check in. Check-in starts at 4:00 pm, so you'll have plenty of time to explore the city before dark. Montreal is a foodie's delight, with countless restaurants and cafes to choose from. As night falls, discover why Montreal is known for its vibrant nightlife. Head to a local bar or club or enjoy a leisurely dinner at one of the city's many renowned restaurants. Whether you're looking for excitement or relaxation, Montreal has something to offer everyone.

Overnight in Montreal, QC.


DAY 2 ‑ Old Montreal Walking Tour – East & West.

Old Montreal is one of the most historic and interesting districts in North America. Founded in 1642, it has been through a lot of changes over the centuries, from being a French colony to an English one, and finally becoming the modern metropolis it is today. If you want to learn more about the district and all the eras that have shaped it, then there is no better tour than our Old Montreal Walking Tour. Each part of the tour takes 90 minutes with a one hour break in between.

Old Montréal East is one of the most historic and beautiful areas of the city. On this walking tour, you'll discover some of the major landmarks as well as some hidden gems. You'll see the exterior of Notre-Dame Basilica, Cours le Royer, St-Paul Street, Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall, Champ de mars, Bonsecours street and its chapel, and end near Bonsecours Market. This is a great way to learn about the history of the area and see some of the most beautiful architecture in the city.

Old Montréal West tour takes you beyond the usual tourist spots? On this walking tour of Old Montreal West discover the city's rich history dating back to the 19th century and see how it has transformed into a bustling metropolis today. Along the way, you'll see some of the city's most iconic landmarks, including Notre-Dame Basilica, Place d'Armes, St-Jacques Street, McGill Street, Place d'Youville, and Place Royale. The tour will end near Pointe-à-Callière Museum, where you can learn even more about Montreal's fascinating past. So come join us on this unique tour and get a different perspective on this great city!

Overnight in Montreal, QC.

DAY 3 ‑ Day free.

Montreal is a great city to explore, whether you're a local or a visitor. There's so much to see and do, and with a day free you can easily find yourself with a packed itinerary. Some of the best things to do in Montreal include playing in the snow on Mount Royal, taking a trip on the Ferris wheel, visiting Notre Dame Basilica, exploring the neighbourhoods, and spending the evening at a concert. If you're looking for something truly unique, why not try ice fishing in Old Montreal or take a ride down the giant toboggan slide? Whatever you choose to do, you're sure to have a great time in this vibrant city.

Overnight in Montreal, QC.

DAY 4 ‑ Transfer by VIA Rail from Montreal to Quebec City.

Today checkout from the hotel and proceed to the Montreal train station on your own.

There's something special about taking a train ride through some of the most beautiful countryside in Canada. You can sit back, relax, and take in the scenery as you roll through quaint villages and along the St. Lawrence River. The journey takes about four hours, which gives you plenty of time to truly enjoy the experience. Whether you're soaking up the sun on a warm summer day or watching the snowfall from your comfortable seat, it's an unforgettable way to see some of the best that Canada has to offer.

On arrival in Quebec City, transfer on your own to your hotel in downtown Quebec City.  Rest of the day free to explore Quebec City on your own.

Overnight in Quebec City, QC.


DAY 5 ‑ Old-Quebec Winter Walking Tour.

Winter is clearly in the DNA of Quebec City. Experiencing a winter in Quebec City is one of the best ways to really immerse yourself in our local culture and way of life. The nordicity, the cold, the way our people adapted to the ambient conditions, is what makes this city so unique. Accompanied by a historical character, tour the Old-Quebec in winter times and forge some unforgettable memories while learning a bit more about how it is for us, and how it has been for our ancestors to live through these harsh Canadian winters. From the Chateau Frontenac to the old city walls, there are plenty of opportunities to take in the winter scenery and learn a bit about Quebec history at the same time. So bundled up and go explore everything that Quebec City has to offer in the wintertime!

Overnight in Quebec City, QC.

DAY 6 ‑ Transfer from Quebec City to Valcartier. Cocktail Package & Self-Guided Tour Package.

After checking out of the hotel this morning, you will make your way to Valcartier on your own. Just outside of Quebec City, Valcartier is home to a large winter recreation center boasting a variety of winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. 

Upon arriving at the Hotel de Glace, you will be welcomed with a Cocktail. This one-of-a-kind hotel in all of North America is built entirely out of ice and snow. Each, over 50 builders and 18 sculptors join hands to create this one-of-a-kind hotel, built from 500 tons of ice and 30,000 tons of snow. Guests can choose to stay in one of the beautifully sculpted rooms or suites, and explore the stunning Grand Hall, Chapel, and Ice Slide. And no visit to Hotel de Glace is complete without a stop at the Ice Bar, where you can enjoy a delicious drink in sub-zero temperatures.

Your package includes a room at the Hotel Valcartier next door to Hotel de Glace available to you immediately on check-in from 4 PM and for the entire duration of your stay at the Hotel de Glace.  You can move back to your room at the Hotel Valcartier in case you feel uncomfortable staying the entire night in your room at the Hotel de Glace.  You will access to your room at Hotel de Glace only at 9 PM in the evening.

Overnight in Valcartier, QC.

DAY 7 ‑ Transfer to Quebec City VIA Rail Station and transfer to Montreal Airport (YUL).

It's hard to believe that your time in Quebec is already coming to an end. It feels like only yesterday that you arrived, eager to explore everything this beautiful province has to offer. But I've made the most of my time here, and I have some amazing memories to take home with me.

This morning, check out of your hotel and transfer on own to the VIA Rail Station in Quebec City.  Travel by VIA Rail back to Montreal with the choice of getting off in downtown Montreal at Montreal Central or at the VIA Rail Station at Pierre Trudeau International Airport (YUL).

End of your Quebec Winter Adventure. 


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Location

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Inclusions

  • 6 Nights accommodations.
  • Montreal - Old Montreal Walking Tour.
  • Old-Quebec Winter Walking Tour
  • Hotel de Glace - Cocktail Package & Self-Guided Tour Package.
  • Hotel de Glace - Access to Nordic area with hot tub and sauna under the stars.
  • Hotel de Glace - Bed with a solid wooden bed spring and comfortable thermal insulated mattress.
  • Hotel de Glace - Winter sleeping bag, insulated bed sheet and pillow.
  • Hotel de Glace - Ambient room temperature between -3° and - 5° Celsius, regardless of outdoor temperature.
  • Transfer by VIA Rail from Montreal to Quebec City
  • Transfer by VIA Rail from Quebec City to Montreal
  • Resort fees, Taxes & HST.

Exclusions

  • Airfare.  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Breakfast and other meals.
  • Transfer from Montreal Airport (YUL) to the hotel in downtown Montreal.
  • Transfer from hotel in downtown Montreal to Montreal VIA Rail Station.
  • Transfer from Quebec City VIA Rail station to Quebec City hotel.
  • Transfer from hotel in Quebec City to Valcartier
  • Transfer from hotel in Valcartier to Quebec City VIA Rail Station.
  • Park Fees.
  • Porterage at hotels. 
  • Bottled Water in hotel rooms.
  • Visa and Documentation Fees.
  • Telephone calls, Laundry, and other expenses.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Gratuities for hotel staff (optional).
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. We require clients to provide us a signed Waiver of Liability in the event you opt to decline our offer to sell Travel Insurance. Stars & Maple Holidays sells Manulife Travel Insurance to residents of Ontario.  Please check with us for rates. Residents of other provinces as well as those coming from overseas must purchase Travel insurance in the province/country where they reside. 
  • Optional Tours and activities.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out charges.  Charges will apply.
  • Gratuities for Tour Guides/Driver cum Guides (Expected)
  • If applicable, cost of any RTPCR/Antigen Test or costs related to quarantine.

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CA $ 2,119

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