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Carnival Cities & Winter Wilderness
Celebrate the captivating winter season on this magical journey encompassing festival fun, enchanting cities and winter adventures galore.
- Style: Winter Holiday
- Duration: 16 days/15 nights
- Starts in: Ottawa
Guide Price £2502
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello
- Hotel Sacacomie
- Québec City
- Hotel de Glace
Days 1-2 Ottawa
Arrive in Canada’s handsome capital city. For three weeks in February, Ottawa is host to one of North America’s greatest winter festivals – Winterlude. Admire the remarkable snow sculptures then rent some skates and glide on Rideau Canal, the world’s largest naturally frozen ice rink.
Day 3 Ottawa to Montebello
Pick up your car and an hour's drive brings you to the quaint town of Montebello, where the world's largest log cabin, the Fairmont le Château Montebello awaits.
Day 4 Montebello
Be as active or relaxed as you like today. Take to the frozen lake for some ice skating and ice fishing or glide across the snow on a sleigh ride or dogsled. Alternatively, relax in the tranquil spa. If there’s time, drive to nearby Parc Omega to see native animals in the small wildlife park.
Day 5 Montebello to Tremblant
Drive through the snow white Québecois countryside perhaps detouring via a traditional sugar shack to try their delicious maple syrup and enjoy a hearty lunch.
Days 6-7 Tremblant
This friendly pedestrian village is packed full of activities and charm. Whizz over the snowy countryside by helicopter, go snowshoeing or hit the slopes skiing or for an evening of tubing.
Day 8 Tremblant to Hôtel Sacacomie
Drive on to Hôtel Sacacomie where a plethora of activities awaits.
Days 9-10 Hôtel Sacacomie
Included in your stay is a half day dogsledding tour and a snowmobile trip plus snowshoeing on the surrounding forest trails and skating on the lake. Later, curl up by the fire or soak and relax at this stunning lodge in the outdoor steaming hot pools.
Day 11 Hôtel Sacacomie to Québec City
Leave the wilderness behind and drive north to historic Québec City, a fairy-tale scene of charming cobblestone streets and snow-covered gabled roofs.
Day 12 Hôtel de Glace
Explore the city this morning then make the short drive to the enchanting Hôtel de Glace. Reconstructed each year entirely from ice and snow, this is a unique and captivating environment of ice sculptures, inviting rooms, an Ice Bar and enticing outdoor spas and hot tubs.
Day 13 Québec City
After breakfast, walk across to Valcartier, North America’s largest winter playground. Whizz down the mountain on snow slides and toboggan runs or simply cosy up with a warming plate of poutine. Later, return to Québec City, perhaps timing your stay with the annual Winter Carnival in February.
Day 14 Québec City to Montréal
Drive past beautiful scenery and quaint towns to vibrant Montréal. Drop off your car at the downtown depot.
Day 15 Montréal
This cultured city embraces winter with a multitude of events and festivals and boasts a fantastic shopping and restaurant scene. Discover beautiful Old Montréal and visit Mount Royal Park to snowshoe, skate and watch the snowflakes sparkle against downtown’s glittering skyscrapers. The city’s many spas offer tempting treatments and outdoor hot pools, a perfect end to your winter escapade.
Day 16 Montréal
After a final morning in the city, head to Montréal airport for your flight home.
Optional Excursions:Pre-book These Unmissable Experiences:
Ottawa Walking Tour
Sugar Shack Experience
Tremblant Ski Lift Pass
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 12 days Alamo Gold Intermediate car hire including a free tank of fuel, 3 additional drivers, 24 hour Roadside Assistance and no surprise compulsory charges on pick-up. A one way drop off fee is payable locally
- 15 nights 3 to 4 accommodation including a stay at Hôtel de Glace and Hôtel Sacacomie
- 6 breakfasts & 3 dinners
- Valcartier Winter Playground
- Tremblant Helicopter Flight
- Half day dogsledding tour
- Half day snowmobiling tour
- Access to spa & outdoor hot pools (spa treatments payable locally)
- Cross country skiing
- Skating on the lake Ice Skating
- Curling lesson
- Cross country skiing
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