Quebec- Gaspé Peninsula

August 12-17, 2024

The fabled Gaspé region of Quebec is a portrait of rugged coastlines, peaceful fishing havens and pleasant valleys.  Much of the region hasn’t changed a great deal since it was visited by Jacques Cartier in 1534.

Its appeal today is driven by tourists who come for its untouched natural beauty and the romantic charm of its villages and their residents.

Join Travac Tours as we explore this region of maritime Quebec.  Your holiday will include visits to fabled Perce Rock, Bonaventure Island and one of the most beautiful gardens in North America, Reford Gardens. This fantastic tour includes 4 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, guided tours including Perce Rock and the services of a Travac Tour Director.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

This morning you will depart Westgate Shopping Centre and make our way through Montreal and follow the
south shore of the St. Lawrence River to Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec. A lunch stop will be made enroute. Rivière-du-Loup has a proud history that dates back to 1673. Today, it is a great stopping point for our visit to Gaspé.

Expect to arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 2

This morning, we will begin our journey into the heart of the Gaspé Peninsula. Our travels will take us through
picturesque villages and pleasant maritime scenery. Gaspé itself is a peninsula along the south shore of the
Saint Lawrence River. Its name comes from a Mi’kmaq word meaning Land’s End. The actual size of the
Gaspé Peninsula is close to that of Belgium, but its population is less than 100,000. Today you will enjoy a visit to the Cascapedia Museum where you will learn about the history and foundation of the salmon fishing culture in the region. Expect to arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon. After you check in to your hotel, you will be free to enjoy the surrounds of the charming seaside village of Percé. (B)

Day 3

Your day will begin with a visit to Bonaventure Island by boat (weather permitting). The island is one of the
largest and most accessible bird sanctuaries in the world. It was also one of the most important fishing ports of New France in the 17th century. Your day will also include a tour of this part of the Gaspé region. You will have the opportunity to see Percé Rock up close. This rock formation was first named by Samuel de Champlain in 1607. From a distance the rock looks like a ship under sail. It is also one of the world’s largest natural arches and attracts tourists from around the world. After your tour, the remainder of your day will be free. (B)

Day 4

Today you will enjoy a free day to take in the beauty of the region. Your Travac Tours Director will have ideas of ways to fill your day. (B)

Day 5

Leaving Percé, we will travel through the Gaspé Peninsula following the north shore of the peninsula as we travel to Rimouski. Along the way, we will make a stop at Reford Gardens. Originally a fishing camp, Reford gardens has been transformed into one of the most beautiful gardens in Canada by the several generations of the Reford family. Today the gardens feature over 3,000 species and varieties of plants, all living in a picturesque setting that is assisted by an unusual area microclimate. The magic of these gardens will certainly be a highlight of our holiday. In the late afternoon, we arrive at our hotel for the evening. (B)

Day 6

We will begin our journey home after breakfast. Expect to arrive in Ottawa in the early evening. (B)

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Information

Auberge de la Pointe, or similar

Hotel Website

Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
10 Cartier Blvd
Riviere-du-Loup, QC
G5R 3Y7
(418) 862-3514

Riotel Perce, or similar

Hotel Website

Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
261 Rte. 132
Perce, QC
G0C 2L0
(418) 782-2166

The Hotel Rimouski, or similar


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
225 Boulevard Rene Lepage Est
Rimouski, QC

(418) 725-5000

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Important Information

Itinerary subject to change.

Please note that you are required to have valid photo-identification with you.

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