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Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Old Quebec City
Covehead Harbour Lighthouse
Old Montréal ©Orlando G. Cerocchi
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
Departs: July 30th, 2020 Tour Dates & Pricing
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Hosted By: Jon Miskowski
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Day 1 : Fly to Montreal
We begin our tour of Canada with a relaxing flight to Montreal.
Day 2 : Montreal
We kick off our Canadian getaway with a Montreal city tour led by a professional local guide. Enjoy lunch and free time in historic Old Montreal.
We travel by motorcoach to Quebec City for a two-night stay. At Érablière le Chemin du Roy, an authentic maple syrup “sugar shack” from the 1920s, learn about maple syrup production and enjoy an all-you-can-eat Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner with a sweet maple treat for dessert.
Day 3 : Quebec City
A guided stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Historic District of Old Quebec feels like being transported to Europe complete with fortified walls, cobblestone paths, and French culture.
Lunch is served at the prominent Fairmont Le Château Frontenac overlooking the St. Lawrence River.
We have the afternoon and evening at leisure to explore this delightful city.
Day 4 : Montmorency Waterfall
The morning is free to relax in Quebec City.
We gather in the afternoon for a visit to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre Shrine, a popular pilgrimage site dedicated to the grandmother of Jesus.
Learn about copper art and browse Albert Gilles’ copper masterpieces at the Copper Art Studio & Museum, then it’s time to get creative at the studio workshop as we make our own copper artwork to take home.
Next, we visit the impressive Montmorency Waterfall. At 272 feet it is almost 100 feet taller then Niagara Falls. An aerial tram transports us to the top where we can cross the suspension bridge over the falls before enjoying a delicious dinner at Manoir Montmorency.
Later, we board VIA Rail’s The Ocean passenger train and experience the thrill of rail travel as we continue our journey east. Enjoy top-notch service and private accommodations as first class passengers in Sleeper Plus cars.
Day 5 : VIA Rail
Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the dining car as we roll by beautiful landscapes of New Brunswick. We disembark in Moncton, then travel by motorcoach to Prince Edward Island. Cross Confederation Bridge, which spans eight miles over the Northumberland Strait and is part of the Trans-Canada Highway.
We arrive in Charlottetown tonight and settle into our comfortable accommodations.
Day 6 : Prince Edward Island
Begin the day exploring scenic Prince Edward Island.
Visit Green Gables Heritage Place, the 19th century farm that was the setting to Anne of Green Gables.
Take in stunning views of red sandstone cliffs and picturesque beaches in Prince Edward Island National Park before returning to enjoy time in Charlottetown.
Tonight we enjoy a performance of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ at the Confederation Center of the Arts. Based on L.M. Montgomery’s famous novel, this Canadian classic has the Guinness World Record for longest running annual musical theater production, performing continuously since 1965.
Day 7 : Cape Breton Island
We depart Prince Edward Island by ferry to Nova Scotia.
Upon arrival in the city of Baddeck, take a tour through the life of its most famous resident at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. The exhibits showcase Bell’s many accomplishments and inventions including the telephone.
We check-in to our Baddeck accommodations for two nights.
Day 8 : The Cabot Trail
Today we travel along one of North America’s most scenic roadways, The Cabot Trail. On the way we pass through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, whose unspoiled natural beauty sets the stage for dramatic landscapes and incredible coastal vistas.
We will make stops as we cruise the trail at the Les trois Pignons Cultural Centre, Museum & Gallery to learn about the area's Acadian history and rug hooking traditions, and The Gaelic College to experience the island’s Gaelic history.
We return to our hotel in Baddeck for our second night.
Day 9 : Halifax
Enjoy an included breakfast at our hotel this morning before we depart Cape Breton Island and return to mainland Nova Scotia.
On our way to Halifax we tour the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre where we will learn about the First Nations people indigenous to Canada’s maritime provinces.
Arrive in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, this afternoon and check-in to our hotel for two relaxing nights.
Day 10 : Peggy’s Cove
After a tasty breakfast at our hotel we embark on a tour of Halifax with a local guide. Major highlights include the Halifax Citadel, a former military fortification with a distinctive star shape.
After leisure time along Halifax's Waterfront, we travel to Peggy’s Cove. This quaint fishing community is famous for its iconic lighthouse and views of the Atlantic Coast.
We visit Peggy’s Point Lighthouse and celebrate our vacation in Eastern Canada with a scrumptious Farewell Lobster Dinner at nearby Sou’Wester restaurant.
Day 11 : Fly Home
We return home with treasured memories of our fantastic tour.
July 30th, 2020 - August 9th, 2020
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 05/16/2020
PBS Wisconsin Pickup Locations:
Appleton, WI - DoubleTree
Baldwin, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 55-02
Baraboo/Lake Delton, WI - McDonalds
Bayside, WI - McDonalds
Brookfield, WI - Best Western
Eau Claire, WI - Holiday Vacations Office
Fond Du Lac, WI - Radisson Inn & Conference Center
Germantown, WI - Country Inn & Suites
Green Bay, WI - Best Western Green Bay Inn
Hudson, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 55-05
Janesville, WI - Festival Foods
Johnson Creek, WI - Pine Cone Café
Kenosha, WI - McDonalds
Madison, WI - Baymont Inn
Madison, WI - Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
Manitowoc, WI - Holiday Inn
Marshfield, WI - Holiday Inn & Conv. Center
Mauston, WI - McDonalds
Merrill, WI - Walmart
Milwaukee, WI - Radisson Hotel Milwaukee Airport
Oconomowoc, WI - Pick N Save
Onalaska, WI - Holiday Inn Express
Oshkosh, WI - Perkins Restaurant
Osseo, WI - McDonalds
Portage, WI - Petro Portage
Racine, WI - Petro Station
Rockford, IL - Holiday Inn
Sheboygan, WI - McDonalds
South Beloit, IL - Flying J Travel Plaza
Sparta, WI - Country Inn & Suites
Stevens Point, WI - Dunham's Sports
Tomah, WI - McDonalds
Wausau, WI - The Plaza Hotel & Suites
Wauwatosa, WI - Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West
West Bend, WI - AmericInn
Wisconsin Rapids, WI - Walmart Supercenter
Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Jon is Director of Television at Wisconsin Public Television and currently leads the six-station WPT network.
He previously held the position of director of development for 15 years where he oversaw all of WPT’s fundraising activities. Jon has been instrumental in the creation and development of community projects including LZ Lambeau, Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories, Wisconsin Hometown Stories, Wisconsin World War II Stories and Wisconsin Korean War Stories series, Wild Places, Wisconsin’s Rustic Roads and Wisconsin Quilts.
Before returning to WPT, Jon worked at WGBY public television for Western New England in Massachusetts. He is the recipient of the 2009 C. Scott Elliott Development Professional of the Year Award from PBS.
Join Jon on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.
Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.