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Gaspe Peninsula
August 25-September 1, 2020 | Perce, QC
Gaspe Peninsula
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DAY 1:  AUGUST 25, 2020

Old Québec will delight and amaze you.  The foundation of French America, it’s the only fortified city on the continent north of Mexico.  Accommodations tonight will be at Le Concorde.  Located in the heart of beautiful Quebec City, this hotel is within walking distance to activities, attractions, and restaurants.  Upon arrival the remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free to enjoy at your leisure.  Stroll through the cobblestone streets and soak in the city’s magnificent heritage.

DAY 2:  AUGUST 26, 2020

This morning you will check out of the hotel for your travel to Rimouski, situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.  Here you will visit the Empress of Ireland Museum.  While passing through four major zones, you will discover the history of this steamship: the diving expeditions to the wreck, the testimony of passengers and their descendants, its terrible sinking in 1914 which made 1012 victims in only 14 minutes, along with objects from the past attesting to life on board and to the construction of the ship in 1906.  A multisensory show will immerse you into the atmosphere of its last voyage.  While in Rimouski you will have time at your leisure to explore this major marine centre city.  Accommodations will be at the Comfort Inn Rimouski or similar.  (B)

DAY 3:  AUGUST 27, 2020

Continue to Pointe-à-la-Croix where you will visit the Battle of the Restugouche National Historic Site.  Following the capture of Québec in 1760, France dispatched a fleet to rescue its North American colony.  On July 8, in Chaleur Bay Gaspésie, the last naval battle between the French and English took place, sealing the fate of New France.  Today, an interpretation centre built in front of the battle site exhibits the vestiges of an 18th-century French frigate recovered during underwater archeological excavations.  Many original objects are on display in a setting that recreates life aboard a ship.  Next you will visit Miguasha National Park.  Here fish and plant fossils tell the story of life, recounting the origin of the first earthly vertebrae, some 380 million years ago, when strange species began their move from water to land.  The park’s fossil-rich cliff is registered on the list of UNESCO World Heritage, making Miguasha the best place on earth to discover the fish fossil worlds of the Devonian period in an entertaining, dynamic, and scientific way.  Tonight, you will overnight at Riotel or similar.  (B, D)

DAY 4:  AUGUST 28, 2020

Enjoy a morning visit to Bioparc Wildlife Park.  Get up close and personal with forty, native to Gaspésie and Québec, species in five major ecosystems!  See numerous amphibians, reptiles, 20 species of live insects and over a thousand mounted specimens.  Don’t miss the famous animal feeding and discover the barnyard animals within the Little Farm.  This afternoon you will enjoy time at your leisure in Percé.  As soon as you set foot in Percé, you will fall in love with this charming village.  You will be in awe by the sight of Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island, just off the coast.  The village offers a bustle of activities where boutiques, studios, restaurants and cafés beckon with their colourful facades.  Accommodations for the next two nights will be at the Riotel Percé, or similar.  (B, D)

DAY 5:  AUGUST 29, 2020

Today you will set sail for the vast majority of the day.  Enjoy a morning cruise around the National Park of l’Ȋle-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé.  The National Park of l’Ȋle-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé stands out with its rich natural, historic, and geological heritage.  Sculpted by time and the sea, at the Gaspé Peninsula’s tip, it has the fortress of Bonaventure Island and the magnificent stone vessel of Percé Rock-Québec’s tourism emblem.  Its outstanding flora and fauna, including its famous colony of Northern Gannets make it a must-see for visitors, as do the island’s old homes-the last witnesses to the way the islanders lived a century ago.  This afternoon you will enjoy a whale watch cruise around l’Ȋle-Bonaventure.  Experience pure joy and observe a variety of whales and magnificent dolphins in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  (B)

DAY 6:  AUGUST 30, 2020

Continue your journey to Gaspé where you will enjoy a Gaspé orientation tour and a quick stop at the Birthplace of Canada monument.  This granite monolith was sculpted in a quarry in Rivière-à-Pierre, in the Portneuf region.  This monument is a gift from the Canadian government to Gaspé for the 400th anniversary celebrations of Jacques Cartier’s arrival in 1934.  You will have time at your leisure in Gaspé before continuing to Forillon Park.  Forillon Park’s rich history is as fascinating as its wildlife and plant life which includes Eastern Canada’s largest colony of Atlantic kittiwakes.  As seen at the Grande-Grave heritage site, commercial cod fishing prospered from the 18th century to the mid 20th-century.  Forillon is also the site of the only World War II coastal battery that is fully preserved and publicly accessible in Quebec, at Fort Peninsula.  You will have time at your leisure in Ste. Annes des Monts, nestled in a hidden cove and well illustrating the union between the sea and the mountains.  Accommodations tonight will be at Riotel, located in Matane, Québec.  (B)

DAY 7:  AUGUST 31, 2020

This morning you will visit one of the wonders of Québec and ranked among Canada’s garden destinations, the Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens.  This is a lush paradise on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, a national historic site, these gardens were created by a passionate gardener and plant lover, Elsie Reford, between 1926 and 1958.  Visitors to this historic domain of more than 200 acres can admire the splendours of some 3,000 species and varieties of native and exotic plants displayed in fifteen gardens.  This afternoon you will continue to Parc National du Bic, located in the St. Lawrence Estuary.  The park proudly showcases its capes, bays, coves, islands, and mountains.  The park’s atmosphere is unique.  Think of the sounds and smells of the sea or the caress of a maritime breeze.  Visitors are delighted by seals basking in the sun near the shore.  It’s beautiful, peaceful and relaxing.  Accommodations tonight will be in Lévis, Quebec.  Dinner theatre entertainment will be included this evening.  (B, D)

DAY 8:  SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Check out of the hotel and depart for your travel home with many fond memories of the Gaspé Peninsula.  (B)

1: Double - $1,739.00
1: Transportation
2: Accommodations
3: Luggage Handling
4: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
5: Admissions & Entertainment as Mentioned
6: Guided Tours as Mentioned
7: Tax
1: *Please ask and agent for triple, quad, and single occupancy pricing.