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Experience all the wonders of winter in Quebec in the midst of frozen lakes, picture perfect mountains and snow filled forests.
Destinations > Eastern Canada > Winter in Quebec
eight nights accommodation including one night at the Ice Hotel, meals as per itinerary, VIA Rail between Montréal – Québec, winter activities including snowshoeing and ice skating, and transfers as per itinerary
Daily, 29 Dec '18 – 11 Mar '19
Auberge Lac-a-l’Eau Claire is the ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts, fishermen and nature lovers. Framed by the Laurentian Mountains, the activities during this trip take place in the midst of frozen lakes and a forest dusted with white powder. You’ll also spend a night at The Ice Hotel. The hotel is made of ice and snow with high ceilings, ice sculptures, and furniture carved from ice blocks.
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Enjoy a dogsledding experience. Become familiar with the husky dogs and drive your sled over the snowy slopes.
Spend a night at the only Ice Hotel in North America and be impressed by the dazzling decor and unique experience.
Stay at Auberge Lac-a-l'Eau Claire, an ideal winter resort where you can enjoy numerous winter activities.
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Today a private transfer will pick you up from
downtown Montréal or the airport and take you to the Auberge Lac-a-l’Eau Claire near
St Alexis des Monts. Situated on 25,000 hectares of land and surrounded by 15 lakes, the
Auberge Lac-a-l’Eau Claire is a jewel in natures crown. Originally an outfitter, welcoming
hunters and fishermen, this resort has now become a destination in itself offering a variety
of accommodation and countless activities. Whatever you’re here for, you’ll undoubtedly
fall for the inn’s charm. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the many winter activities
at the lodge. In addition to the dog sledding and ice fishing you will enjoy over the next few
days, the inn also offers tubing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating and more. (D)
Today you will enjoy the thrill of a one hour dogsledding experience
under the skillful guidance of a musher. You will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself
with the husky dogs and drive your sled over the snowy slopes. Listen to the sleds sliding on
the snow and feel the cold crisp air and wind as you travel through the wild. (B)(L)(D)
This guided activity allows you to discover this northern fishing method
including its secrets and techniques. Your fishing hole will be drilled, instructions provided,
and you will be free to fish. (B)(L)(D)
A private return transfer is included to your
downtown Montréal hotel. (B)
Today is yours to spend at leisure discovering all that this exciting city has
to offer. Montréal is Canada’s cultural jewel with over 90 festivals and a fascinating medley
of neighbourhoods where artists, writers and musicians have helped shape the arts scene.
Winter in Montréal has many things to offer; cheer on the local ice hockey team, toboggan
in Parc du Mont-Royal, build ice hotels by the St Lawrence River or simply wander through
the underground city.
Travel by VIA Rail today from Montréal to Québec City.
Upon arrival in Québec City, make your own way to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at
your leisure to explore Québec City. Québec City is a winter wonderland. It is home to one
of the world’s largest winter carnivals, has over 2,000 kilometres of cross-country ski trails
close by, offers a number of Nordic Spas in which to relax after a hard day on the slopes and
ice skaters will love Place D’Youville’s rink for its Old Québec romantic atmosphere.
Join your scheduled transfer from Québec City to the Ice
Hotel where you will spend the night in its magical environment. Situated only 10 minutes
from downtown Québec City, the Ice Hotel is a must see and the ultimate Nordic adventure.
The only Ice Hotel in North America, it has seduced over a million people from around the
world since it opened. With its huge snow vaults and crystalline ice sculptures, the hotel will
impress you with its dazzling décor. While staying at the Ice Hotel, you will also have access
to the Nordic relaxation area with its outdoor spa and sauna. This place is peaceful and the
winter décor is amazing. 2015 will also see the hotel celebrating its 15th anniversary. Tonight
enjoy dinner at the nearby Sheraton hotel and a drink at the Ice Bar. (D)
Today is free to explore the Ice Hotel before transferring back to Quebec City. (B)
Your trip concludes upon check-out of hotel.
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12 Days / 11 Nights
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