MONTREAL, QUEBEC & STOWE, VERMONT
September 22-October 1, 2016
Enjoy three overnights in Quebec's historic city (vieux-ville) with its European ambience. Explorer Jacques Cartier found Iroquois there when he arrived in the 16th century, but it was Samuel de Champlain in 1608, who founded Quebec for France. Sitting atop sheer cliffs rising above the mighty St. Lawrence River, Quebec reflects the heart and soul of French Canada with its old-world charm and grace. Quebec is the only walled city in North America north of Mexico. Visitors soon realize why UNESCO designated it a world heritage treasure! Visit Sainte Anne de Beaupre Shrine, a "place of miracles" for many for the past 350 years. Admire its Basilica with hundreds of stained glass windows. Higher than Niagara Falls, the Montmorency Falls is not to be missed!
You will travel through the beautiful and quaint villages of the Eastern Townships called the "Garden of Quebec" that stretches along the US border with Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. It originated in 1796 when the British granted land to Loyalists fleeing the United States after the American Revolution. The backdrop for Louise Penny's Inspector Armand Gamache mysteries takes place in Quebec and the villages of the Eastern Townships, which you will see. Spend three nights in Stowe, Vermont, at the height of fall foliage season due to the abundance of colorful maple trees in the Green Mountains. Enjoy a special Austrian Buffet Lunch at the Trapp Family Lodge. Tour and taste the flavor of the day at the home of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory in Waterbury. Just across the border in New Hampshire visit the home and museum of Poet Robert Frost. Nearby you'll see the spectacular foothills of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Spend three nights in Montreal, Canada, 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world outside of Paris and largest city in the province. Originally a mission called Ville-Marie, Montreal is located on an island on the St. Lawrence River and crowned by the hills of Mont-Royal from which it receives its name. A UNESCO City of Art, Montreal is a lively city of art, jazz, churches, culture and commerce. Though the city is bi-lingual, you are encouraged to greet the French Canadians with Bonjour or Bon Soir (hello/good morning or good evening), and Merci (thank you).
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Charlene & Oswald Lettrari, Sunflower Journeys experienced tour planners & guides since 1997. Contact them at 414.761.5848 or .
Limited to twenty persons.
$3,260 per person sharing a room, deposit per person: $300, single supplement: $899 additional. $150 from price of tour for deposits received by December 5th 2015. $100 off price of tour for deposits received after December 5th.
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