Day 1: Depart Chicago
Quebec Wilderness West and Midwest tour members will meet in Chicago Union Station this afternoon. At 8:30 p.m. we’ll board the eastbound Lake Shore Limited. Departure is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Relax in your comfortable coach seat with leg rest. Roomettes and Bedrooms are available for an additional cost.
Day 2: En Route / Montréal
Midwestern members will arrive in Syracuse around 11:18 a.m. where they will board a motorcoach for Montréal.
Located above the train station, at the center of Montréal’s vibrant cultural and commercial district sits the city’s grandest and most gracious hotel, The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, our home for the night. Montréal is the world’s second-largest French-speaking city. But, most people you encounter speak English.
Eastern and Mid-Atlantic travelers will travel independently to Montréal and meet the group at the hotel.
(*Depending on time of boarding)
Day 3: Montréal / Jonquire
This morning we’ll take an elevator down to the VIA Rail station where we’ll board train #601 for the 8:15 a.m. departure for Jonquire.
We’ll travel over 200 miles northeast through the regions of Lanaudière to La Mauricie and Portneuf, Haute-Mauricie, Saguenay, Lac-Saint-Jean and the heart of the rugged Quebec wilderness.
We will enjoy a boxed lunch en route. Our arrival into Jonquire is scheduled for 5:10 p.m.
Upon arrival we will transfer to our home for the evening, the Delta Saguenay. The Tour Director will host a Welcome Dinner this evening.
Meal(s): L & D
Day 4: Saguenay Fjord / Pointe-au-Pic
This morning we will board our motorcoach for the short drive to La Baie.
At 9:15 a.m. we’ll board the Croisieres du Fjord for a spectacular two-and-a-half hour cruise!
We will arrive in l’Anse St. Jean around noon. We’ll board out motorcoach for Pointe-au-Pic. An “on-your-own” lunch stop will be made.
Our home for tonight is the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. Perched above the St. Lawrence River, this elegant 1929 chateau is nestled majestically between the sea and the mountains, the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is a vision of historical splendor blending the quiet charm of the countryside with the sophistication of a world-class resort.
Day 5: En Route / Quebec City
Enjoy a full American Breakfast Buffet at the hotel this morning.
We’ll board our deluxe motorcoach and travel 84 miles along the magnificent St. Lawrence River to Quebec City.
En route we will visit Montmorency Falls. The falls are at the mouth of the Montmorency River where it drops over the cliff shore into the Saint Lawrence River 275 feet below.
We will also visit the renowned Shrine of Sainte Ann de-Beaupre set along the Saint Lawrence River.
Founded in 1608, Quebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America.
We’ll spend the next two nights at the stately, historic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.
Standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, Le Château Frontenac is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec, it is the heart of it! For more than a century this luxurious hotel has been treating guests to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. All of the wonderful sites and experiences that Old Québec has to offer are within easy walking distance.
Day 6: Quebec City
This morning we’ll embark on a “Rendezvous with History” tour including all points of interest in Quebec City: the Old Quebec section, the fortifications, Battlefields Park, Place Royale, the Basilica and much more. A lunch stop at Côtes-à-Côtes is included.
Following the tour we will return to the hotel. You’re free to wander through the narrow cobblestone streets and visit many interesting museums, art galleries and shops.
Day 7: Montréal
This morning we’ll transfer to the VIA Rail station where we’ll board train #35 for the 8:05 a.m. departure for Montréal. Arrival is scheduled for 11:22 a.m.
There will be time for an “on-your-own” lunch. We’ll board our deluxe motorcoach and embark on a sightseeing tour of Montréal including Notre Dame de Montréal, Old Montréal, the French Quarter, McGill University and a view of this great city atop Mont Royale.
We’ll once again enjoy the beautiful Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and an evening in Montréal.
Day 8: En Route / Schenectady
This morning we’ll descend into the VIA Rail Station and prepare to board Amtrak’s Adirondack for our 10:20 a.m. departure. The Adirondack has been nominated by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of the world’s ten best rail trips. Lake Champlain, America’s sixth largest lake will begin to dominate the scenery to the east with the famed Green Mountains of Vermont providing a scenic backdrop. As we pass Fort Ticonderoga; we may get a glimpse of a battle reenactment. Relax in your comfortable reclining coach seat. Further south we’ll pass through Saratoga Springs, onetime retreat for the rich and famous.
Feel free to explore the train. You’ll find sandwiches, snacks and beverages in the Café Car.
Midwest tour members will disembark in Schenectady; East tour members will disembark in Albany.
Midwest tour members will board the Lake Shore Limited and enjoy the same accommodations and amenities as on their eastbound trip. Dinner is included on the Lake Shore Limited.
Eastern and Mid-Atlantic tour members will continue to home destinations or spend the night in Albany and continue home tomorrow.
Day 9: En Route to Chicago
Midwesterners will arrive into Chicago at 9:45 a.m. on the Lake Shore Limited. They’ll continue on to home destinations throughout the morning and afternoon.
*Midwest tour members only.
A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR
Sat., July 29 to Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
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- Saguenay Fjord
- Quebec City
- The Wilderness
- This tour features three world class, luxury hotels: the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Fairmont Château Frontenac, and the Fairmont Le Manoir Richlieu.
- Embark on a sightseeing tour of Montréal where you’ll see Notre Dame de Montréal, Old Montréal, the French Quarter and more. Enjoy more than 1000 boutiques, department stores, restaurants, galleries and more, in the underground city.
- Founded in 1608, Quebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. You’ll enjoy a “Rendezvous with History” tour.
- Travel by train 200 miles through the heart of the rugged Quebec wilderness between Montréal and Jonquière.
- Round-trip transportation by Amtrak, VIA Rail Canada and motorcoach.
- Reclining coach seat with leg rest on Amtrak for two nights (Midwest).
- First class hotel accommodations for six nights.
- Seven meals (Midwest); four (East).
- Sightseeing tours of Montréal and Quebec.
- Boat ride on the Saguenay Fjord.
- Baggage handling, taxes and tips.
- Services of a professional America by Rail Tour Director.
Begins / Ends Chicago
$2,695 - 9 Days
Upgrades: Roomette + $495
Bedroom + $945
Upgrade: Roomette + $990
EAST & FLY OPTION Begin in Montréal / end in Albany
$2,495 - 7 Days
Fly Option - America by Rail will be happy to arrange your flights. Air is not included in above price.
All prices are per person/double occupancy unless otherwise stated.
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