North America's first and only ice hotel, Hôtel de Glace, is a work of art; from its bedrooms and corridors to the glasses used to serve drinks in its bar, everything here is made from ice. Experience its magic with an overnight stay in one of its immaculately carved ice rooms before transferring, via stay in Montréal, to Hotel Sacacomie in the heart of the Québec wilderness for three days of adventure. You'll also have time to take in the unique history of Québec city with a stay in its UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town.
Days 1-2: UK/Québec City
Depart the UK for Québec City, you'll be met and transferred to hotel with the rest of your first day free to explore the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Founded at the beginning of the 17th-century by French explorer Samuel de Champlain, Quebec is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. This rich history is reflected in the architecture, particularly in the old part of the city, which is characterised by its narrow winding streets and stone buildings and dominated by the imposing form of Chateau Frontenac.
Stay: Manoir Victoria (Superior)
Day 3: Hôtel de Glace
Transfer to Hôtel de Glace, North America's only ice hotel. Here, imposing ceilings as high as five meters in places, along with intricate ice sculptures and ice furniture make this a fascinating place to stay. The thick walls act as the perfect windbreakers, helping to keep the hotel at a constant temperature of between minus two and minus five degrees. Experienced guides will help you make the most of your ice-hotel experience and a welcome briefing will help to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay and the hotel provides all the bedding you need to keep you warm and toasty. And, as an overnight guest, you'll have access to a Nordic relaxation area, complete with outdoor spas and sauna.
Stay: Hôtel de Glace (Superior)
Days 4-5: Montréal
Today you'll transfer to Québec's railway station for the journey to Montreal. Travelling in VIA Rail Business Class, you'll enjoy an at-your-seat service and lounge access in Québec City before you depart. On arrival in Montréal, make your way to your hotel located in the heart of the old town. You're close to a wealth of excellent shops and restaurants, the underground city as well as the Notre Dame Basillica.
Days 6-8: Hotel Sacacomie
Today you'll be transferred deep into the Quebec countryside for a winter adventure at Hotel Sacacomie on the shores of Sacacomie Lake. You'll have 3 nights here to enjoy the wealth of complimentary winter activities which include ice skating, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and tobogganing. Snow mobiling and dog sledding adventures are also available for an additional charge.
Day 9: Depart for the UK
On your final morning you'll be transferred from Hotel Sacacomie to Montréal Airport for your return flight to the UK, arriving on day 10.
Valid for travel: 03 January – 15 March 2019
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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