Itinerary for September 17, 2016

Discover Quebec during Carnival

Detailed Itinerary

Here is your itinerary:



7:00 am  Meet us at 90 University Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5. This is a residence building on the University of Ottawa campus [See our map below]. The Ottawa Residences Building is right in front of a big parking lot where our bus will pick us up. Here you will have a chance to gather and get to know your fellow travellers before we set out.

Noon Arrive to Quebec City. Let's stretch our legs and get ready for some walking. Explore  the old town with a guided orientation tour provided by our local expert tour guides. You will be amazed by both the beauty of this city and its history. You will be able to check out the Chateau Frontenac (considered the most photographed hotel in the world), Dufferin Terrance, Le Petit Champlain, Quebec's Parliament and much more. At the end of the tour will reconvene and head to the Plains of Abraham where we will get our passes to the amazing Carnival grounds.

At this point you are free to explore on your own and discover the many amazing activities offered during Carnival.

The bus will pick us back up around 8 PM and take us to the hotel. 


7-9 am The hotel comes with breakfast included. Have some food and check out.


10 am Get on the bus and let's head towards downtown where we will spend the rest of the day.  Explore the city on your own or head back to the carnival grounds for some more winter fun.

Places of Interest in Quebec City

Quartier de Petit Champlain


Petit Champlain is a neighbourhood in Quebec City. It is located in the district of Vieux-Québec near Place Royale. Its main street is the Rue du Petit-Champlain at the foot of Cap Diamant. It is the oldest commercial district in North America.

Ferry Cruise on the St Lawrence

This Ferry Cruise offers spectacular views of Old Quebec City, Cap-Diamant, the Château Frontenac and Dufferin Terrace from the water. At night, the reflections in the water’s surface of the buildings lighting up the skyline add a romantic touch to the crossing.

Terrasse Dufferin and Chateau Frontenac


Have you ever wondered what is the most photographed hotel in the WORLD?! You will be able to see it with your own eyes. Chateau Frontenac is a grand, castlelike hotel overlooking the St. Lawrence River. It is surrounded by the beautiful Terrasse Dufferin where you can admire the St Lawrence river and the lower part of town.

Place Royal


Place Royale is must see charming plaza in the heart of old Quebec City. It is like stepping back in time and visiting old Europe.

Basilique Cathedrale Notre Dame de Quebec

$2 suggested donation

The Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec ("Our Lady of Quebec City"), located at 16, rue de Buade, is the primatial church of Canada and the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec, the oldest in the Americas, north of the Spanish colonies in Florida and New Mexico
Located on this site since 1647, the cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries.

Observatoire de la Capital

Observatoire de la Capitale is Québec City’s highest lookout point. It offers visitors breathtaking panoramas from 221 m above sea level in the heart of the city center. Come take in 400 years of Québec City history in a single glance

Aquarium du Quebec


Aquarium du Québec is a public aquarium located in the former city of Sainte-Foy in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The 16-hectare facility is home to more than 10,000 animals representing more than 300 species.

Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec


The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is a museum in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada gathering approximately 25,000 works essentially produced in Quebec, or by Quebec artists, some of which date from the 18th century

La Citadel


La Citadelle, is an active military installation and official residence of both the Canadian monarch and the Governor General of Canada. The citadel is the oldest military building in Canada, and forms part of the fortifications of Quebec City, which is one of only two cities in North America still surrounded by fortifications, the other being Campeche, Mexico.

The Citadelle is a National Historic Site of Canada and forms part of the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada. The fortress is located within the Historic District of Old Québec, which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1985. The site receives some 200,000 visitors annually.

Hotel du Parlement (Parliament Buildings)


The Parliament Building (French: Hôtel du Parlement) is an eight-floor building in Quebec City and home to the Parliament of Quebec, composed of the Lieutenant-Governor and the National Assembly. The building was designed by architect Eugène-Étienne Taché and was built from 1877 to 1886. With the frontal tower, the building stands at 52 metres or 171 feet in height

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