Montreal & Quebec City Christmas Markets
November 30 – December 4, 2023

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Explore the wonder and charm of Montreal and Quebec City during the holiday season. This tour includes two nights each at the historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel and the famous Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel!

Christmas market in Quebec City

Highlights include:

  • Montreal City Tour
  • Underground City
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Via Rail Train – Montreal to Quebec
  • Quebec City Tour
  • Montmorency Falls
  • Montreal Christmas Market
  • Quartier Petit Champlain & German Christmas Market in Quebec City
  • Gilles Copper Museum

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Upon arrival in Montreal meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay at the historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Although Montreal is one the world’s five largest French-speaking cities, most residents are bilingual. Montreal hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics, and played host to Expo 67, considered to be the most successful world’s fair of the 20th Century.

Day 2: Enjoy a Montreal City Tour highlighting the Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Jacques Cartier Square, and a panoramic view of the city from atop Mount Royal. Stop to visit the Underground City (the RÉSO), which features shops and restaurants and keeps Montrealers warm during the winter months. Later stop to explore a Christmas Market. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers at a local restaurant in Old Town Montreal. The Old City features 17th and 18th-century architecture, cafes, restaurants & cobblestone streets all contributing to a quaint European-like charm.

Day 3: This morning board Via Rail Canada for the scenic and relaxing train ride to the “Paris of North America,” Quebec City. Carved into the bluffs overlooking the St. Lawrence River, it is the provincial capital and probably the best-preserved city in North America. Check into the famous Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel for a two-night stay and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has among its distinguishing characteristics narrow cobblestone streets, stone buildings, fortifications and rich culture grounded in the French language. It has a distinct old-world character and charm including its festive holiday decorations and lighting.

Day 4: This morning visit the Albert Gilles Copper Museum and discover the mysterious atmosphere of a copper mine and admire the fine artifacts collected from around the world. Then visit the historic Montmorency Falls, the highest falls in Eastern Canada – 98 feet higher than Niagara Falls & one of the most popular attractions in the region. Later enjoy a Quebec City Tour introducing you to Old & New Quebec, North America’s only walled city. The tour features the Plains of Abraham, The Citadel and St. Lawrence River views. Lights, decorations, and snow create an enchanting setting like no other within Old Quebec. Visit the German Christmas Market, designed to recreate the atmosphere of the European Markets, and the illuminated & decorated streets of the Quartier Petit Champlain. This district is located at the foot of the cliff under the Château Frontenac and recognized as one of the most beautiful areas of Old Québec City. Particularly magical in winter, the pedestrian streets are lined with shops and bistros offering a festive atmosphere during the holiday season. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers at local restaurant with holiday flair.

Day 5: Travel to Montreal for your flight home filled with wonderful memories of your Montreal & Quebec City Christmas Markets experience.

Price and What’s Included

Only $3,125 per person/double from Minneapolis/St Paul Intl (MSP) or $3,225 per person/double from Duluth International Airport (DLH). A $300 deposit per person is due upon reservation. Space is limited! Availability and tour price are subject to change after May 15, 2023.

Save $100 per person when final payment is made by check.

Included in price: Round trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, all lodging, hotel transfers, tour manager and local guides, all experiences/excursions unless noted, six meals.

Not included in the price: Travel protection plan/insurance of $350 per person (must be purchased with initial deposit), some meals, gratuity.

Single Supplement: $675. Air travel may be arranged from other airports as well. Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Deposit and travel insurance are fully refundable until 180 days prior to departure. Single Supplement: $675. Air travel may be arranged from other airports as well. Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Deposit and travel insurance are fully refundable until 180 days prior to departure.

Book Your Trip

Book online with web code #165534

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