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Rendez-vous à Québec

 

The historic quarter of Québec City was made an international heritage site by UNESCO in 1985. The city of Québec, capital of the province bearing the same name, is the only entirely fortified city in North America. Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, Québec City was the first permanent European settlement in New France. A natural citadel, the site dominates the Saint Lawrence River. The city is renowned for its European charm, and offers a rich array of architecture, including Notre Dame Basilica, the National Assembly buildings, and the famous Château Frontenac. The tour includes a special visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, where a wine reception will be held, lunch in a picturesque, historic neighbourhood, and a guided tour of the city in the afternoon.

Date : Saturday, August 28, 2004
Duration : from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Includes : professional guide, transportation in a deluxe motorcoach, guided tour of Québec City, lunch, and admission fees
Cost : $120 per person (taxes included), minimum of 20 people per bus