Quebec in 4 days

Jun 12th, 2005, 01:08 PM
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Quebec in 4 days

Hi, All!

Wonder if anyone might suggest an itinerary for our 4 day vacation to Quebec from July 25-29. We'll be flying into Burlington, VT and will have a car. Suggestions for routes and really nice places to stay would really be appreciated. We definitely want to hit Montreal and Quebec City.

Also, one crucial question: Is it realistic to drive from Canada (either Montreal or Eastern Townships) to Burlington for an 11:30 AM flight on Friday? Is there any border crossing delay or anything else to be concerned about? We are REAL early risers, so we can leave at any time.

Thanks so much for any input!
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Jun 13th, 2005, 10:18 AM
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Just to add to your post above. A day-trip to Charlevoix from Quebec City is a good idea. If you have the time, after Île d'Orléans, drive up to Baie Saint-Paul (about 1 hour east on Rte 138). Very nice little town and spectacular views.
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Jun 13th, 2005, 10:38 AM
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HI Kallie

I can't comment on the drive to Burlington but its about 3 hours between Montreal and Quebec City. We have been Montreal and Quebec City on numberous occasions and love both cities. 4 days gives you enough time to get a flavour of them both but I'm quite sure you'll want to go back. In Montreal we stay at the Hotel Nelligan which is a nice boutique hotel in the Old Port. The rooms are well equipped and you get a (small) glass of wine and cheese board each evening aswell as a good breakfast. A terrific bistro to go to for duck confit is called Au Petit Extra on rue Ontario. Not touristy and off the beaten path. Stop into the Cheval Blanc microbrewery for a beer on the way. In Quebec City we stay at Hotel des Coutellier. Very nice hotel - small and by the old port. They bring you your breakfast in a picnic hamper (take some of your own coffee though as theirs is terrible). Also try Lapin Saute for dinner - if you are in to rabbit you can't beat it. All of the places mentioned above have websites.

The drive between the two is very straight forward and a bit dull. Getting in and out of Montreal is a bit hair raising (lots of on/off ramps) but once you master it you will be fine.

Hope this helps.
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Jun 13th, 2005, 11:05 AM
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To make the drive between Montréal and Québec more enjoyable, take Chemin du Roy (highway 138), which runs alongside the river and passes though a number of old villages. For an example, see
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Jun 13th, 2005, 01:04 PM
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Thank you all very much. Looks like I ended up on 2 threads, so I appreciate all the responses to both.
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