Discover the real Quebec! Visit the places of our history and of our cultural and natural heritage. Taste the different flavours of Quebec and of its traditional cuisine. Experience different outdoor and cultural activities! See what Quebec is all about while travelling with our local guide.
The Eco in EcoTour Quebec
To travel is also to try to understand the cultural and natural reality of the visited places. To understand it is to like it, to like it is to respect it. To travel respectfully is our most important value. To respect nature, to respect the culture and to respect the local communities visited are all equally important. In a world in which the touristic pressure is constantly increasing, we believe that it is essential for the travellers to change their travel habits for new ones.
To travel more responsibly and more ecologically is to make sure that our beautiful resources and attractions stays accessible for the futures generations.
That is why we are offering you this tour, which we are constantly trying to improve to a greener and more responsible level. Here are a few of the actions that we have put into place:
- Bio and local purchase (www.quebecvrai.org)
- cooking without disposable wrapping
- use of reusable containers
- recycling bins in the rooms
- environmental friendly cleaning products
- roller blades
- walk, trek
Activities introducing Ecotourism (optional)
- bird watching
- deer watching
- educative walk (wildlife)
- silent experience in nature
During our trips, we will try to encourage directly the local economy by choosing small regional companies and by visiting local product makers.
A local trained guide
Some of the activities (Amphibus, all visits in Montérégie and in the Eastern Townships, Olympic stadium, Montmorency Falls, whale watching excursion, Huron Village, etc.)
7 nights of accommodation (5 nights in Le Hameau des Marguerites – 1 night in Quebec City et 1 night in Tadoussac)
All meals except breakfast and lunch on the first day and dinner on the last day (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches (picnics) and 7 dinners (Quebec traditional cuisine)
Optional activities (free time)
Pointe à Callières (museum) 15$
Other museums 0-15$
Roller blades 9$ for an hour
Montréal / Quebec nightlife, clubs 5-10$ (cover) + drinks
Botanical garden 16$ (27$ botanical garden and biodôme)
Guided visit Château Frontenac 10$
Galerie de la Capitale (ice skating 7$, rides 1-10$, inside rock climbing 3$)
Information about the start and the end of the tour
On the first day of the tour, we will pick you up directly from your accommodation downtown Montreal between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. The exact pick up time will be confirmed to you depending on your accommodation location and those of the other travellers. So it is very important to confirm the name and address of your hotel or hostel at least 7 days prior to the departure. If you are arriving by plane on the first day of the tour, we ask you to book a flight landing before noon so that it won’t delay the beginning of the tour for all the other travellers. If you prefer you also have the option of staying at Le Hameau des Marguerites (which will be your main accommodation during the trip) for the night or nights preceding the tour. If you choose to do so, we can pick you up from the airport on the day of your arrival, and then you will be able to enjoy the many activities offered on the site as well as getting to know your hosts.
On the last day of the trip, we will drop you off around 7:00 pm in front of your accommodation. The exact time of arrival downtown Montreal can change depending on the traffic and other local conditions.
If you have any problems booking or choosing your pre and post tour accommodation, please let us know and we can assist you with the best of our knowledge. Furthermore, if you wish to get any help for the planning of the rest of your trip (Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Gaspesie, Sagnenay-Lac St-Jean, etc.), we will be glad to advise you.
EcoTour also offers the option of booking a private tour for you, your friends and family. To do so, you have to be a group of at least 8 travellers then contact us via email to set up a departure date to finally proceed to the booking. This option gives you the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of our tour as well as having a trip more suited to your needs and tastes.