Ottawa Tulip Festival & Quebec City
May 11 – 15th, 2019 (5 Days)
Ottawa Tulip Festival features over 300,000 Tulips
The Canadian Tulip Festival has grown to become the largest Tulip Festival in the world. It preserves the local heritage of Canada’s role in freeing the Dutch during World War II, and the symbolic tulip; a gift in perpetuity to the Canadian people for providing a safe harbour to the Dutch Royal Family at that time.
May 11: Today we will travel to Quebec City where we will book into the beautiful Hotel Lindbergh. I have arranged a delicious Group Dinner for you tonight. (Included)
May 12: After Breakfast at the Hotel this morning (Included) we will make our way to our Nation’s Capital City of Ottawa for the spectacular Tulip Festival! Upon arrival we will visit the grounds of the Parliament Buildings where you can take pictures of the Parliament and the beautiful tulips. Later this afternoon, I have arranged an awesome Boat Cruise for you on the Rideau Canal a signature Ottawa landmark, dividing the city’s downtown into eastern & western segments. This will give you an opportunity to view the 1000’s of beautiful Tulips and see our Capital City from a whole different angle before checking into our beautiful Hotel the Courtyard Marriot where we will make our home for the next 2 nights. The Hotel is conveniently located next to the By Ward Market ~ Canada’s oldest market operating since 1826. Tonight you will have time to explore on your own and top off your evening with Dinner at one of the 88 Restaurants to choose from.
May 13: After a full Breakfast this morning (Included) a local Costume Guide portraying a “Historical Character” will board our Coach and show us the Highlights of our Nation’s Capital including a “Special Stop” at the Home of the Governor General of Canada “Rideau Hall”. This has been the home of the Queen’s representative of Canada and home away from home for visiting dignitaries since 1867.To top off the morning Tour we will experience a living tribute to Canadian heritage & history and be charmed by the beauty and elegance of the thoroughbred horses as we visit the RCMP training ground & stables used in preparation for the famous Musical Ride.
Our last Stop will be “Commissioners Park” where you can view 300,000 Tulips in bloom!!! You will have ample time to stroll along and enjoy the colorful Tulips so be sure to have your camera ready!!
We will say our Good- Byes to our wonderful Tour Guide Carole (1:30 PM ) and then make our way to the Tucker’s Market Place for a delicious Group Dinner scheduled for 2:00 PM. You then will have the rest of afternoon & evening to explore the Old Market and the Historic downtown area of Ottawa. Enjoy!!
May 14: After another full Breakfast (Included) we will say good-bye to the beautiful Tulips and the awesome time we spent in Ottawa our Nation’s Capital!! We will make our way back to Quebec City arriving early afternoon in time for a Tour of Old Quebec. As we travel through the old streets you will enjoy the old architect of this beautiful City which will take you back in time. If time permits we will then make our way to St.- Anne- de-Beaupre for a visit of the area and a special afternoon treat awaits you. As the afternoon comes to an end we will book into Hotel Quebec for our last night away from home. I have arranged a Group Dinner for you tonight (included).
May 15: Today after Breakfast at the Hotel (included) we will depart for home with some wonderful memories and many new friendships.
Price per person includes: Motor Coach Transportation, 4 Night’s Accommodations, Baggage handling, 4 Breakfasts, 3 Group Meals, Ottawa City Tour with Step on Tour Guide, Rideau Canal Boat Cruise, Quebec City Tour & all taxes.
$200 per person required when booking and balance is due March 22, 2019. No refunds after March 22, 2019. Cancellation Insurance is recommended and available upon request.
Departs: Moncton, Petitcodiac, Sussex, Hampton, Quispamsis, Saint John, Fredericton, Woodstock and points along the way