Follow the St. Lawrence

Charlevoix Train, Upper Canada Village, Lake Menaud

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Morrisburg, ON

From local joining points we gather at the motor coach and travel eastward, first catching glimpses of the mighty St. Lawrence River after passing the city of Kingston. We make a late afternoon stop to tour the Doran Model Ship Museum. A newer attraction located on the shores of the St. Lawrence, the museum boasts one of the finest private model ship collections in the world. Crafted with intricate details and using exotic woods, each model comes with a story and a relation to history. Tonight, we are at the McIntosh Country Inn, at Morrisburg.

Day 2 Quebec City, QC

Our day begins with a tour of Upper Canada Village, one of the finest examples of a historic village, providing a glimpse into the lifestyles of the 1860’s. We have an included lunch at the village before we move on to Quebec City, a romantic favourite for every Canadian. (B,L)

Day 3 Malbaie, QC

Free morning to enjoy Quebec City. Early afternoon, the motor coach will take us to Montmorency Falls, where we board the Charlevoix Train and begin a very unique excursion along the St. Lawrence River. For most of the journey, you will be travelling along the shore line passing rock cliffs, marsh lands and featuring a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence. The train makes stops in seven small shoreline communities before reaching Malbaie early evening. Once we disembark the train, we will be taken to the local hotel where we check in for the next two nights. (B)

Day 4 Malbaie, QC

Here in Charlevoix you are on the edge of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve and today we journey deeper into this incredible region, revealing some of the most rugged and highest peaks, east of the Rockies. We enter the Hautes Gorges De La Riviere Malbaie Provincial Park and wind our way through a series of valleys cut deep into the high mountains. At Lac a Menaud we board a boat cruise and tour around the lake with a Naturalist to talk about the significance of the region while you view incredible cliffs and waterfalls. Before we return to the hotel, we include a visit to the Charlevoix Museum. (B)

Day 5 Cornwall, ON

Today we make our way back through Quebec City and cross to the south shore and follow the highway towards Cornwall. On the way we tour Daniel Sequin Gardens, a beautiful setting on 4.5 hectares. We check into our hotel for a final night, that also includes a farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 6 Home

Our final day has us travelling west enjoying the company of our travelling companions as we make our way home. (B)