Food Focus: Quebec City and Charlevoix

Join Lori Chisholm for a fabulous foodie trip to Quebec City and the Charlevoix region. After Thanksgiving you’ll be tired of turkey and entertaining. Why not let Lori’s guides and producers entertain you and serve you some regional treats? Take some time to relax, mangez, buvez, and maybe purchase some foodie souvenirs. This tour is limited to 28 guests.

BOOKING INFORMATION

October 13 - 18, 2016

$1,325.00 per person

sharing twin accommodation + HST Single supplement: $375.00 The above price allows for credit card payment. If paying by cheque, deduct $60.00 from the tour cost.

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*If the tour is SOLD OUT, please contact us to be added to the waitlist.


ITINERARY

Day 1 - Thursday, October 13: (D)

Early morning departure from Brantford. Periodic stops along the route. Arrive at the chic, perfectly-situated Hotel Clarendon in Old Quebec City (http://www.hotelclarendon.com/hotel-clarendon-home-r1-en). Check in, settle in. If time permits, we’ll do a brief orientation walkabout. Group welcome dinner in a local restaurant. (The Clarendon is the home of a renowned jazz bar.)

Day 2 - Friday, October 14: (B)

After breakfast, we have the morning free to sight see, to wander, to shop. Have a light lunch because we will be embarking on a food tour (walking) of the upper town or the lower town (group will be split) in the afternoon with my friends from Voir Québec. Evening is free.

Day 3 - Saturday, October 15: (B, L, D)

After a leisurely breakfast and late morning check-out, we’ll enjoy lunch at the iconic Château Frontenac before boarding the coach for the Beaupré coast. We’ll make a brief stop at the Basilique de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, then arrive at the Château Mont Sainte-Anne (http://chateaumontsainteanne.com/en) We’ll check in, relax, perhaps take an aperitif in the bar. We will re-convene in the early evening, and head to our zany cooking competition- our version of Master Chef! (on site) with Chef David Ruel of Les Trois Becs.

Day 4 - Sunday, October 16: (B)

Today after breakfast, we’ll head to Île d’Orléans for a bit of shopping, a Québécois lunch, beer and cider tastings, and dégustations of local food products. We will be accompanied by an outstanding guide from Voir Québec who will share the history and culture of this island, the “microcosm of traditional Quebec”. On the way back to the hotel, we’ll stop at the Chutes Montmorency – those who wish to take the téléphérique up and back can do so! When we return to the hotel, you will have the opportunity to dine at the hotel restaurant or the bus will be available to take you to a craft brew pub down in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

Day 5 - Monday, October 17: (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we’ll take a drive up the coast to the foodie region of Charlevoix. We’ll make stops at a laiterie, a historic mill and bakery, a fromagerie and a basquais farm for tastings of cheese, bread, and duck products. To finish our afternoon, we’ll visit Baie-Saint-Paul for a bit of shopping (or window shopping!). We’ll meet up at a local artisanal pub for a tasting, then head back to Mont-Sainte-Anne for our farewell dinner. Pack tonight as we will have a fairly early departure tomorrow

Day 6 - Tuesday, October 18: (B)

After an early breakfast, we’ll board the bus for our long journey home. Several stops will make the ride a bit easier!

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INCLUDED

- Travel in a luxury coach (washroom-equipped, DVD player) - 5 nights’ accommodation in 4 star hotels - 5 breakfasts - Welcome dinner, competition dinner and farewell dinner - Cooking competition evening - Chateau Frontenac lunch, Île d’Orléans lunch - Food tour of Quebec City - Day tour of Île d’Orléans with all visits and tastings - Visit to the Chutes Montmorency and téléphérique - Day tour of Charlevoix with all visits and tastings - Treats on the bus!

NOT INCLUDED

- Transportation to departure and pick-up point - Meals during travel to and from Quebec - Meals not indicated in the itinerary - Beverages with meals - Items of a personal nature - Insurance – please call Pauwels Travel for rates

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