The Tall Ship Festival Quebec City
In a celebration of the of the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, a fleet of 40 of the most majestic tall ships in the world will be sailing into Quebec City this July.
There will be ship tours, thematic activities on the docks and a host of other free family activities for the general public. The tallest of these “cathedrals of the sea” cannot go beyond Quebec as they will not clear local bridges. Thus, the focal point of this great spectacle will be in Quebec City.
Travac Tours has organized the perfect four day three night escape to enjoy this incredible display.
Attractively priced at only $669 per person based on double occupancy +HST (86.97) with a total price of $755.97 with taxes this once in a lifetime tour will sell quickly. Call early to ensure your seats for this adventure.
This morning we will depart for Quebec City and the Tall Ship Festival. Upon our arrival in Quebec City we will check into our hotel, the Clarendon. This magnificent hotel is located within the walls of the old city, making it the perfect location for exploring the old town. After unloading our luggage, we will embark on a short tour of Quebec City. The balance of your day will be free. A shuttle will be available to make your first trip to the Tall Ships.
There is no event in the world quite like it: the “Tall Ship Festival.” With 40 ships and a combined crew of over 3000 it is a spectacle that seldom visits the shores of Canada. Today you will be able to visit some of the ships and meet the crew. Street performers, music and fireworks will all be part of the festivities at the Tall Ship Festival. Transfers will be available from the dock to your hotel.
Often described as a beauty pageant on the sea some of the “superstar” tall ships visiting Quebec City will be the U.S. Coast Guard’s Eagle, a cutter built by Nazi Germany and seized by the U.S. as a war prize. Germany’s graceful Alexander von Humboldt II, distinguished by 24 green sails and El Galeon, a replica of the Spanish galleons that for three centuries linked Asia, the Americas and Spain.
The Tall Ships will be setting sail today in a grand spectacle and you will have a chance to see them under full sail as they leave Quebec City. The St. Lawrence gives you a perfect view of these “cathedrals of the sea”.
There will be a bit of free time before we begin our journey back to Ottawa. Expect to arrive in the early evening.
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