Gaspé Peninsula

A loop around the iconic peninsula!

Start off in Quebec City and discover the wonderful Gaspé Peninsula, filled with maritime culture and history, breathtaking views and charming fishing villages. Travel at your own pace and loop through Matane, Gaspé, Percé, Carleton-sur-mer and Rimouski with suggested stops at viewpoints, great natural sites and incredible national parks.

If you love the freedom and adventure of the open road, then a Fly & Drive vacation is just what you need. Fly in to Quebec and drive your way through the experience of discovering parts of Canada one kilometer at a time. The car rental and hotel stays are included in the package, along with a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

Location:

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (YQB), Matane, Quebec, Canada, Gaspé, Quebec, Canada, Percé, Quebec, Canada, Carleton-sur-mer, Quebec, Canada, Rimouski, Quebec, Canada

8  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Quebec City (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7-day car rental
  • 1-hour cruise at Percé Rock
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Fly to Quebec City

Fly to Quebec City and pick up your rental car. Take the rest of the day to explore La Capitale Nationale.

Day 2

Quebec City - Matane (410 km)

Journey along the Saint Lawrence to Matane. Be sure to stop at the wonderful Reford Gardens, and don't miss out on fresh Matane shrimp and seafood.

Day 3

Matane - Gaspé (330 km)

Follow one of the most scenic drives in Quebec, through picturesque villages, on your way to the vast Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Stop as often as you like to try local products, or to visit a traditional smoke house. Stop in Forillon National Park to see the dramatic cliffs over the gulf and to stretch your legs on any number of hiking trails.

Day 4

Gaspé - Percé (55 km)

Enjoy the morning to discover the city of Gaspé, the largest city on the Gaspé Peninsula. Continue to Percé for a cruise to the famous Percé Rock, the greatest symbol of the Gaspé, as well as Bonaventure Island and its colony of Northern gannets. With over 120,000 birds, it's the largest colony in the world. In the evening, discover the handicrafts, restaurants and lively town centre of Percé.

Day 5

Percé - Carleton-sur-mer (210 km)

Head to Chaleur Bay on the southern side of the peninsula. On your way, you'll cross several salmon rivers; Bonaventure River is well worth a stop. As much as the north side of the peninsula offers a wild panorama, Chaleur Bay is peaceful and relaxing. The charming small villages continue up to Carleton-sur-mer, your destination for the night.

Day 6

Carleton-sur-mer - Rimouski (300 km)

Today, cross the peninsula from south to north through the beautiful valley of the Matapedia River. Rimouski is a thriving city, very much alive and connected to nature. Not far from the city centre, Bic National Park is ideal for a hike at sunset to discover capes, islands and mountains on the edge of the Saint Lawrence.

Day 7

Rimouski - Quebec City (320 km)

Head back to Quebec City on the south side of the Saint Lawrence. You'll pass through several charming towns along the way.

Day 8

Fly home

Drop your car off at the airport and board your flight home.

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (YQB)
Hôtel Universel Québec(or similar)
Matane, Quebec, Canada
Riotel Matane(or similar)
Gaspé, Quebec, Canada
Hôtel Baker(or similar)
Percé, Quebec, Canada
Riotel Percé(or similar)
Carleton-sur-mer, Quebec, Canada
Hostellerie Baie Bleue(or similar)
Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
Hotel Rimouski(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the Fly & Drive.
Room occupancy: Maximum 4 persons (4 adults or 2 adults + 2 children 0-11 years old)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from May 10 to October 18, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

Exclusions:

  • Meals
  • Parking Fees
  • Extra insurance with car rental
  • Tire management fee, payable at destination
  • Personal expenses and insurance

TRANSPORTATION

Car Rental

Inclusions: 7-day intermediate car rental (Hyundai Elantra or simila) with AVIS including: Time (24 hrs basis), Unlimited KM, GPS, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), CAD $1 Million Third Party Liability Insurance Couverage, One (1) Additional Driver, Provincial & Other taxes, Airport Contract Fees and air conditioning on all vehicles equipped with air conditioning

Exclusions: Tire management fee of $24.50CAD taxes included, payable on site at the rental counter.

Fuel; Personal accident insurance plus (PAI Plus) & Personal effects protection (PEP); Other optional services such as refueling charges, applicable one-way service fees, extra additional driver's fee, baby seats, ski racks, etc.; Additional driver fee is CA$10.00 per day per additional driver up to a max of CA$50.00 per rental, per driver, where applicable; All rates are subject to change without notice and are payable at rental counter. Anything not specifically noted above. Driver credit card required to collect rental car.

Minimum age for car rental is 21 with a prepaid voucher. A valid driver's license from country of origin must be presented at time of rental. All drivers under the age of 25 will be subject to a surcharge of CA$25.00 per day; subject to change. Certain car classes may not be available to drivers under age 25.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.