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1854

The Colors & Cathedrals of French Canada
September 21 - 28, 2018               $2129
                                                                Unsold Seats will be recalled by Mayflower Tours on 4/24/18

Trip # 1854
Deposit:  $200
Final Payment:  6/18/18
Single Sup. +$749
Round Trip Air from Dulles: +$750
Optional Insurance: +$150*

*Must be Paid with Deposit

Package Includes:
*Airport Transfers when Mayflower Tours porvided Flights
*Motorcoach Transportation
*7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 6 Dinners
*Business Class Rail from Montreal-Quebec
*Sightseeing Per Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arrive in French Canada  Arrive in Montreal today and settle into your conveniently-located hotel before meeting your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 – Montreal Sightseeing and Notre-Dame Basilica  We embark on a narrated tour of Montreal, one of Canada's vibrant cities known for its rich French-Canadian heritage. Our local guide shows us Old Montreal with its narrow streets lined with a mixture of buildings dating from the 17th century, Place d'Armes, St. Joseph's Oratory, Mount Royal and Olympic Park, site of the 1976 summer Olympics. We also visit Montreal's scared Notre-Dame Basilica, one of the crown jewels of Quebec's rich religious heritage. This evening, we venture back into the past and enjoy the fun, festivities and food at Le Festin du Gouverneur dinner and show. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 – Ride VIA Rail and Quebec Sugar Shack  After breakfast, Canada's VIA Rail service takes us to Quebec City. The only walled city in North America, Quebec's Grande-Allee is alive with many quaint shops and sidewalk cafes. On our touring today we pass under the famed St. Louis Arch which leads into old Quebec. We arrive at the banks of the St. Lawrence River and Place Royale, the oldest settlement in the region. See the majestic Parliament Buildings before arriving at the Plains of Abraham, the site of the famous battle of 1759.  Tonight, a special Sugar Shack dinner will introduce us to Quebec's unique culture complete with a maple syrup making tour, musical entertainment and traditional French Canadian cuisine. Meals: B, L

DAY 4 – Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame, St. Anne de Beaupre and Montmorency Falls  We depart this morning for a scenic drive along the "Old King's Road" passing beautiful Normandy and Brittany homes to St. Anne de Beaupre, for a visit to the beautiful shrine, the oldest pilgrimage site in North America. Continuing on, we arrive at Manor Montmorency,  once the summer home of the Duke of Kent for a breathtaking view of Montmorency Falls. Higher than Niagara, Montmorency is Eastern Canada's highest waterfall. In the heart of Quebec sits Basilica-Cathedral Note-Dame de Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Meals: B, D

DAY 5 – Val-Jalbert Company Town and Ermitage Saint-Antoine Shrine  Traveling into Quebec's colorful Laurentian Mountains we stop at the "authentic company town" of Val-Jalbert. Here, experience life as it was in a 1920s company town complete with forty or so original period buildings. Visit the convent-school, general store and the pulp mill. You experience powerful Ouiatchouan Falls, higher than Niagara, by stepping out onto a glass platform. Traveling into the majestic Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, we come to the Ermitage Saint-Bouchette, the national shrine founded by the Capuchin religious order in 1907. Our included dinner and overnight stay are on the grounds of the shrine. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 6 – St-Felicien Zoo and Old Perron Cheese Factory  Traveling to the shores of Lac St-Jean we come to the famed St-Felicien Zoo. Here we climb aboard the specially-designed caged train for a narrated tour through the natural wide open spaces of the grounds where numerous species of animals cohabitate in their natural environment.  We also visit the Old Perron Cheese Factory to learn how the Perron family has been making its distinguished cheeses since 1886. Back at Ermitage Saint-Bouchette, take time to visit the heritage buildings and museum, view the works of art or stroll the famous Kapatakan Trail.  Meals: B, D

DAY 7 – Our Lady of the Cape Shrine  Today we travel to the city of Trois-Rivieres where we visit the Borealis Center to explore the history of the pulp and paper industry in Quebec.  The lives of loggers, construction workers and paper producers come to life. We also visit Canada's National Shrine, Our Lady of the Cape. The historic chapel was built in 1714 and is one of the two oldest churches in Canada. With its magnificent stained glass windows and unique 5425 pipe Casvant organ, the shrine welcomes over 250,000 pilgrims a year. Tonight, our Tour Manager hosts a farewell dinner. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 8 – Transfer to Montreal and Home  After breakfast our group transfer takes us to Montreal's Dorval Airport for flights out after 1:00 p.m. Meal: B

This itinerary is approximate.  The exact times, days and destinations may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.

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