Once upon a time in Acadia

Come and feel the Acadian “joie de vivre”! Perched on Canada's east coast along the Atlantic Ocean, the Gaspé Peninsula and the Acadian coast are home to some of the most incredible Marine Wonders of the World. After visiting Montréal and Québec City, your drive towards the Gulf of St. Lawrence will be flavoured with spectacular panoramas, amazing marine wildlife, swim-perfect beaches, eco-treasured sand dunes and scrumptious seafood!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Montreal

    Montreal Rendez-vous in the thrilling and appealing city of Montreal. (B day 2 in STD) (B day 2 in SUP)

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 2 Montreal

    Continuation of the Montreal discovery.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 3 Quebec City

    Quebec City Your destination: Beautiful Quebec City. (B day 3 in STD) (B day 3 in SUP)

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 4 Quebec City

    Continuation of the Quebec City and its surrounding discovery.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 5 Tadoussac

    Tadoussac You will drive along Charlevoix’s coastline where mountains are plunging spectacularly in the salt waters of the St. Lawrence River. The area where the fjord’s waters meet those of the St. Lawrence River is one of the best in the world to observe sea mammals. As many as 13 species, including the famous blue whales, can be observed on this specific site during summer.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 6 Matane

    Matane Before leaving Tadoussac, you’ll live the unforgettable experience of a whale watching cruise (3h). In the afternoon, a ferry will take you to the Gaspé Peninsula.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 7 Percé

    Percé A wonderful scenic drive along the Gaspesie rocky coast will lead you to Percé, a charming town located near the legendary rock. It’s also an excellent starting point for an excursion in the birdwatchers paradise that is the Bonaventure Island. (B day 8 in STD) (B day 8 in SUP)

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 8 Percé

    Enjoy this second day to discover the beautiful landscapes of the Percé area.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 9 Bonaventure

    Bonaventure Continue on towards the Baie des Chaleurs. (B in STD) (B in SUP)

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 10 Caraquet

    Caraquet The drive now leads you to New Brunswick where you’ll first stop in the charming Acadian town of Caraquet, the 2009 cultural capital of Canada.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 11 Caraquet

    Caraquet Today you will visit the Acadian Historical Village who strives to portray the lives of Acadians between 1770 and 1939. (B in STD)

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 12 Richibucto

    Richibucto As a starter, you will Visit the largest public aquarium in Atlantic Canada where the wonders of the local marine life are displayed. More than 100 species of fish and invertebrates can be observed on the premises. You will then continue along the scenic Acadian Coast which is sprinkled with several quaint fishing villages. You’ll spend the next 2 nights in a cozy chalet situated in an area featuring magnificent sandy beaches and some of the last great dunes on the East Coast. (B in STD)

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 13 Richibucto

    Richibucto Today you can simply relax by the beach and the swimming pool, or rather decide to explore the vicinities of the resort (cycling, kayaking, hiking on the dunes, etc.). In late afternoon, you’ll take part in a guided bear watching activity (2h).

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 14 Moncton

    Moncton Take advantage of these two days to discover the Fundy National Park. You will also have the opportunity to visit Shediac and the Magnetic Hill. Moreover, a visit in this region wouldn’t be complete without including a tour of the famous Hopewell Rocks which are literally sculpted by the highest tides in the world. (2B, D in STD) (D in B&B) (D in SUP)

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 15 Moncton

    Continuation of the area discovery.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 16 Halifax

    Halifax Discover the thrilling region of Halifax and its surroundings. This charming harbour city boasts the relaxed and joyful atmosphere of its many pubs and of its animated streets featuring magnificent Georgian houses.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 17 Halifax

    Halifax We recommend you to explore the scenic Lighthouse Road. This itinerary is famous for the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, its rugged coastline, its quaint fishing villages as well as for the historic towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 18 Return flight

    Drop-off your vehicle before your return flight.

Dates & prices

Departures for French-speaking groups:

No departure for now

Trip code: 9

Notes

The cost includes:


- Whales Watch cruise (3h) (day 6)
- Ferry between Cote-Nord and Gaspesie area (day 6)
- Bonaventure Island Cruise (day 8)
- Entrance to the Acadian Historical Village (day 11)
- Entrance at New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre (day 12)
- Black bear watching (2h)
- Access to the Chalets du Havres  amenities (inground heated pool, hot tub, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks)
- Boat shuttle to Sand Dunes from July 1 to Aug 2 (beaches) (day 13)
- « Lobstertails » cruise including a lobster meal (day 15) (2h30)
- Entrance to Hopewell Rocks (day 15)
- 17 nights accommodation
- 9 meals in STD or 5 meals in SUP and 16 meals in B&B (see abbreviations, please note that continental breakfasts are included in B&B accommodation, except days 13 and 14)
- Applicable taxes 

The cost does not include:


- The personalized roadbook (OPTION: 70$ cdn)
- Air travel 
- Car rental (see www.iglobe-trotter.com)
- Personal expenses
- Private bathroom for B&B accommodation 

Practical info

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Destination
Les provinces maritimes Quebec
Activity
Summer Trekking and hiking
Duration
18 days
Group
1 to 20 people
Code
9
Price
From C$1,100
Level
1/5
Comfort
4/5
Language(s)
French

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