La Belle Province Quebec

Join Poe Travel and Janet Carson

for a group tour of beautiful Quebec

September 21 - 26, 2019

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Day 1: Saturday, September 21, 2019 •  Departure/Montreal

We arrive into Montreal in the early afternoon. After collecting our luggage and meeting our guide, we take a tour of two of Montreal’s finest gems, Mount Royal and St Joseph’s Oratory. The sprawling park areas of Mount Royal were designed in 1876 by Frederick Law Olmstead, the highly talented architect of NY’s Central Park. We also pass by one of the oldest cemeteries in Canada, before arriving at St. Joseph’s Oratory. The Gardens of this Catholic basilica were designed in 1942 by the renowned architect Frederick Todd and include the artwork of Louis Parent. We continue along the plateau area to see homes with decorated and ornate staircases, porches and pocket gardens. We take a walk through one of the “green alleys” of the plateau, a series of communal living areas that connect backyards and parks into pedestrian/bicycle venues. We continue to the Old Port of Montreal to check into our hotel. This evening, we see the light & sound show “Aura” at the Basilica of Notre Dame, followed by a group dinner at a fun, local restaurant. D


 Day 2: Sunday, September 22, 2019 • Montreal

We start this morning with a walking tour of the Old Port of Montreal. This is where the city began, and has played an important role in the development of North America since the mid-1600’s. We tour the garden of the Chateau Ramezay, the former residence of the early governors of Montreal. We enjoy a visit to the Jardin Botanique. This impressive garden holds over 22,000 varieties of plants from all corners of the world in 10 exhibition green houses, 23 theme gardens and the Back-Tree Pavilion. We pass through the central shopping and entertainment district along St. Catherine’s Street.  Dinner is on our own tonight.  Perhaps you want to try Quebecquois classics- smoked meat and poutine. B

 

Day 3: Monday, September 23, 2019 •  Trois Rivieres – Quebec City

We check out of the hotel after breakfast to begin an excursion to the rural areas of the province. Our first stop is at Rose Drummond, where we tour their hydroponic greenhouses.  Then, we pass through Trois Rivieres, founded in 1634. We travel along part of the Chemin du Roy before arriving at a traditional sugar shack set among the brilliant red leaves of the maple forest.  This afternoon, our route takes us along the north shore of the St. Lawrence to the pilgrimage site of St. Anne de Beaupre and the Beaupre Village. We stop in the Copper Art Museum and Atalier Abert Gilles, a local copper artisan.  We check into our hotel and have a group dinner in Quebec City. B, L

 

Day 4: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 • Quebec City

After breakfast, we are on our way to Quebec’s “breadbasket”, Iles d’Orleans. This small island just outside of Quebec City is home to several vineyards, an award-winning Cassis maker, several charming parish churches, art galleries, and more. We are introduced to some of the local artisans, tour the lavender gardens, and let you have some time to shop the local wares. Then, we make the short trip to the Bois de Coulonge. This heritage house is typical of the Quebecois style of the 17th century. Dinner is on our own tonight. B, L

 

Day 5: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 • Quebec City

After breakfast, a local guide leads us on a tour of the life within the walls of Quebec City. Although the area is designated an UNESCO World Heritage Center, there are still many people who make their homes in these delightful buildings. You see children at play on their way to school and people going about their daily activities, weaving between tour groups and Instagram photo takers. We see the cobbled streets of the Petit Champlain Quarter, Place Royale, the funicular that links upper and lower towns, some of the oldest buildings in North America and small pocket parks. This afternoon, we are on our own. We meet up for a farewell dinner to say “Au Revoir” to this spectacular corner of Canada. B, D

 

Day 6: Thursday, September 26, 2019 • Return

The battles fought at the Plaines of Abraham decided whether we would all speak English or French. We start this morning with a guided tour of the battlefields and the gardens and park areas that intertwine with the historic legacy. Then, we tour the Parliament Building and the gardens and statues that circle it. We then head to the airport for our afternoon flights. B


TOUR COST: 

$2,265* Land only

per person, double occupancy 

 *Price is based on a minimum of 20 paying participants

Single supplement = $950

For those that prefer having a “roommate”, Poe Travel will do its best to locate one. However, if one is not found, a single supplement will be charged.

 

Your Tour Includes:

•           Land Transportation via private deluxe air conditioned motor coach 

•           Accommodations (double occupancy) in three star hotels

•           Meals per the itinerary 

•           Services of professional tour manager

•           Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions

•           Admission to all activities indicated in the itinerary except those listed as optional

•           All taxes and tips for provided services including end of tour gratuity for tour manager & coach driver

 

Your Tour Does Not Include:

•           Estimated Roundtrip airfare from Little Rock to Montreal and home from Quebec City (estimated at $750) including related taxes and fees. Final price will be adjusted up or down based on confirmed airfare. 

•           Meals not indicated on itinerary 

•           Beverages, except with breakfast

•           Items of a personal nature such as passport fees (Passport must be valid for 6 months beyond return date.)

•           Optional insurance for health, baggage and cancellation. (This insurance is available and offered by Ed-Ventures.)

 

Payment Schedule:

A deposit of $500 per person is due with reservation. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure date. Invoice will be sent out prior to final payment. Passengers may add after this date subject to air and land availability. Generally airlines do not increase the price of a ticket after it has been contracted. However, prior to the issuance of a ticket, airlines may (and regularly do) impose fuel, tax, or security surcharges. In the event a surcharge is imposed after EdVentures has received a final payment, Ed-Ventures will send an additional invoice for the surcharge amount. Early registration is encouraged.

 

Currency:

Currency exchange rates fluctuate constantly. In the event of a significant drop in the value of the dollar, we reserve the right to add a currency surcharge to the price of the tour.

 

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be in writing. The date of postmark will determine the amount of refund due. Refunds are based on the number of days prior to departure date. From the time of deposit to 99 days before departure a $100 administrative fee plus any airfare penalties will be assessed. From 99-14 days, a $300 cancellation penalty plus lost airfare deposits and any unrecoverable deposits to ground suppliers will be assessed. Airline tickets once purchased are nonrefundable. Anyone canceling less than 14 days prior to departure will receive

 

Purchase of health, baggage, and trip cancellation/ interruption insurance is strongly recommended.

Abbreviations for meals B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to cancel this trip due to lack of subscription. In the event of cancellation of the trip in its entirety, a full refund of all deposits will be made to passengers enrolled at the time of cancellation. Tour price is based on the value of the dollar and the cost of airfare and is subject to change without notice. Extensions are usually available, but must be requested when booking the tour. Any changes in airfare booking may result in a processing fee. It may be possible, that due to unforeseen events, conditions, or changes in airline schedules, the land portion of the trip may be extended or shortened. Any savings realized by such occurrences will be refunded, however any extra expenses incurred must be borne by the client. Trip cancellation insurance is available. This low-cost protection can save you money if you are forced to cancel or alter your trip for a medical reason only. You will be mailed trip cancellation insurance information with the brochure or upon receipt of your deposit.

 Responsibility: Poe Travel, Ed-Ventures, Inc., their officers and employees, tour hosts, or any other persons or vendors connected with the tour shall not under any circumstances be liable to the client under or by reason of this agreement directly or indirectly for any accidents, injury, delay, damage, or inconvenience caused to the client by negligence of others, by malfunctions of transportation systems or equipment, by acts of war, terrorism, or rebellion, strikes, theft, itinerary changes, extreme weather conditions, or cancellations, and the client hereby releases the above mentioned corporation and persons from any and all such liability. The airline(s) concerned are not held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time passengers are not on their planes or conveyances. The passenger's contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and the purchaser of this tour and/or passenger. Any and/or all transportation companies herein mentioned shall not have nor incur any responsibility to any traveler aside from their liability as common carriers. Air and land costs are subject to change without notice. Air transportation is via special, non refundable airfare. Any additional airfare assessments made by the airlines for any changes whatsoever shall be the responsibility of the client. Other rules may also apply. Services of any A.R.C. or I.A.T.A. carrier may be used in conjunction with this tour. If there is a change in air prices and/or currency exchange rates, we reserve the right to adjust prices.

 I grant Ed-Ventures, Inc and its agents the right to take photographs and videos of me during the tour and any meetings related to the tour before or after the tour. I authorize Ed-Ventures Inc, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use, and publish in print and/or electronically.

 I agree that Ed-Ventures may use such photographs or videos of me with or without my name for any lawful purpose, including publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.

Kelcey Towell