Quebec City - 3 day - 2 night
Double ~ $379/pp
Single ~ $569
Triple/Quad ~ $339/pp
Nestled on the great banks of the St Lawrence River, Quebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. Popular for its European charm, narrow cobblestone streets, incredible food and night life. We'll be staying at the legendary Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in the heart of Old Quebec (vieux-Quebec) which is the only North American fortified city north of Mexico whose walls still exist.
Last year's Itinerary
6:15am~ We’ll depart from our parking lot at the Keene Airport (80 Airport Rd Keene, NH). You’ll want to arrive early to check in (we suggest you arrive between 5:45-6:00am).
9:00am ~ Arrive at Duty Free store in Derby Line, VT. S-T-R-E-T-C-H break! For anyone that needs to exchange currency you may do so here. Keep in mind there will only be 1 person working at the store. If you have the resources to exchange currency at your local bank we ask that you do so to avoid a traffic jam at the store.
9:45am~ Depart Duty Free store and cross into Quebec.
1:45pm~ Arrive in Quebec City. We’ll check into hotel and you’ll have the afternoon and evening to explore the city.
7:45am ~ Depart the Chateau for breakfast at Cosmo’s Café which is on the skirts of the Plains of Abraham. You’ll have a choice of 4 options:
2 eggs, meat & toast
Bagel accompanied with a “fruit mountain”
3 pancakes & custard
Poached eggs with cottage cheese
All options include coffee and juice.
After breakfast you can choose to explore the city on your own. For people interested I will offer transportation to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre & Montmorency Falls about 20 miles outside of the city.
9:00am ~ Bus departs Cosmo’s Cafe and will drop guests who choose to be on their own for the day at Chateau Frontenac.
9:45am ~ Arrive at Basilica Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
11:15am~ Depart Basilica
11:25am~ Arrive at Montmorency Falls
12:00pm ~ Depart Montmorency Falls
12:20pm ~ Arrive back in Old Quebec
For people that opted to explore the Basilica and Water Fall you’ll now have the remaining day to explore Old Quebec. If anyone has questions about things to do while in Quebec please do not hesitate to reach out to me. We’ll have the official Quebec visitors guide available in the office. TripAdvisor.com is also a great tool to use for ideas on things to do.
7:15am ~ Depart the hotel for breakfast at Paillard. Here we’ll have a choice of a breakfast sandwich w/ coffee and their chocolate croissant. If you have extra Canadian cash in your pockets you may want to unload it here for they are they #1 rated bakery in Quebec city (per trip advisor). We will be having a late lunch stop on the way back so snack accordingly
8:15am ~ Return to the Hotel. You’ll have roughly 90 minutes to pack or take in some last minute photographs of the Chateau and the neighboring Citadel.
10:00am~ We Depart Quebec City for our return home. We will be taking an alternate route home that should provide us with some scenic views.
1:00pm ~ 20 minute stop at Duty Free store prior to crossing back into the states. Please be mindful of anything purchased in Quebec before crossing back into the States. Here is a good site for information on US Customs policy https://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/packing-light/clearing-customs
3:00pm ~ Arrive in downtown Littleton, NH. This classic main street is rich in history and rated #6 best small town downtown in America. It is a great stop for lunch (on your own) The downtown has a restaurant/brewery, 2 cafes, deli, and a diner.
4:30pm~ Depart Littleton, NH.
7:15pm ~ Arrive in Keene, NH
This trip was initially designed as transportation/ hotel accommodation's only. We included breakfast last year due to the favorable exchange rate. We hope to do the same this year but breakfast is subject to available funds.