May 17-21, 2024
“Experience” your own 1 Night on the town in Old Quebec and guided tour the next day, including Montmorency Falls, St-Anne de Beaupre, with a visit to the Saint-Anne Basilica, Plains of Abraham, Place Royale, Grande-Allee, Joan of Arc Gardens and much more
A Full Day guided tour of Ottawa during the “World Famous Tulip Festival”, see our Nation’s Capital in all its spring beauty, Museum of History, visit “Rideau Hall”, Byward Market, the Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm and of course …. LOTS & LOTS of Tulips
A 2 hour cruise in the uniquely beautiful 1000 Islands on the mighty St Lawrence River with buffet lunch provided after which a tour of the “1000 Island Parkway”
Fri May 17:
Leaving Fredericton Frex parking lot at 8AMwe proceed up the Saint John River valley on one of the most picturesque drives in our part of this country we pass through the forests and farmlands through York and Carleton Co’s past
Woodstock and Hartland and further on up the valley, The French Fry capital of the world, Florenceville, Pert-Andover and Grand Falls arriving at Edmundston for our first “comfort stop” of the day at “Grey Rock”, a good “Tims” and clean restrooms.
After this brief stop we will continue heading north very soon entering the hills od Quebec passing by familiar towns to some, remember St Louis de Ha Ha? and arriving at River de Loupe for a lunch stop with a very good variety to help ease those hunger pangs creeping in. Tims, Thai Express, KFC, A&W, pizza, Subway and of course no stop complete without a McDonalds.
After lunch we turn west on Hgwy A20 and parallel the mighty St Lawrence River until we arrive at Quebec City where we will check into the Econo Lodge at the north end of the “bridge”and take some time to rest up before heading down town to “Old Quebec City for a “free time night” for you to explore and or visit your fav eating establishment for evening meal on your own and basically do whatever you want to do, returning to the hotel at 9:30 to rest up for A full day of guided tour of the city and surrounding area.
Sat 18 8AM:
Check out and breakfast as we will not be returning to the hotel our tour guide for the day arriving at 9AM. Our tour today will include Montmorency Falls, St-Anne de Beaupre, with a visit to the Saint-Anne Basilica, Plains of Abraham, Place Royale, Grande-Allee, Joan of Arc Gardens with lunch on your own.
Saying goodbye to our tour guide and old QC we continue west on A20 passing by Drummondville with a comfort stop on the way skirting around the south side of Montreal and entering ON shortly after crossing over the St Lawrence Seaway canal, keep your eyes open as ships from all over the world can be seen in this canal. Shortly we will be arriving at our hotel in Cornwall, the Best Western for 3 nights which has a good restaurant and pub environment as part of their complex and a lot of other choices variety within a short walking distance.
Sun May 19:
Breakfast buffet is served at 7:30 and we leave for Ottawa in about 1 hr away through the the heart of the farm land of south east ON arriving at the famous Byward Market to meet our tour guide for the day that will take us around Ottawa during its world famous Tulip Festival with stops at Museum of History, visit “Rideau Hall”, Byward Market, the Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm and of course …. LOTS & LOTS of Tulips, Lunch on your own. Supper will be on our way back to the hotel at a very popular ON buffet the very popular “Mandarin”. Arriving back at the hotel at approx. 8:30 for a relaxing evening.
Mon May 20:
Starts off with another complimentary sit-down buffet breakfast at the hotel at 7:30AM. No need to check out as we will be returning later today. We will be heading further west to Rockport in the heart of 1000 Islands for a 2 hr cruise in the one of the most beautiful waterways for pleasure craft and commercial boat traffic. This 2 hour cruise features the Canadian Palisades where a statue of St. Lawrence watches over the river that bears his name and is one of Canada’s Signature Experiences. Sail under the 1000 Islands International Bridge and discover a stretch of cottage country called Millionaire’s Row. Cruise around magnificent Boldt Castle, built as a tribute to George Boldt’s wife who tragically passed away before construction was completed. Watch for Zavikon Island, Casablanca on Cherry Island, a grand estate built in 1892 as well as many other beautiful homes in this photographer’s paradise, followed by a complimentary buffet lunch dockside back at the marina. After which we will be bus touring some of the sights from the land side on the 1000 Islands Parkway, the land where my ancestors arrived 250 years ago and my birthplace, arriving at Gananoque for another great meal, on your own. For those that want there will be time available to try your luck, before returning to the hotel, arriving at 9PM.
Tues May 21:
Arrives too early and starts with our last buffet breakfast and after 4 days we will beheading east at 9AM with a comfort stop in about 2.5 hrs, and lunch around 1 PM, Arriving back in Freddy after seeing the sights in QC, and ON, including our nation’s capital, Ottawa, and 1000 Islands.
Price per person includes:
ALL PRICES ARE per-person IN CANADIAN DOLLARS WITH TAXES INCLUDED
Quad: $829 Triple: $869 Double: $1049 Single: $1579
For Reservations call: 506-460-8018