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Quebec Winter Carnival

Quebec Winter Carnival

Experience the magic of the Quebec Winter Carnival, where enchanting ice sculptures and lively festivities create unforgettable memories in a winter wonderland.

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Quebec Winter Carnival

Trip Duration: 5 Days



Trip Inclusions:

  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

  • Tour Director

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations



Trip Highlights:


Quebec Winter Carnival

Experience the magic of the Quebec Winter Carnival, an annual celebration that transforms Quebec City into a winter wonderland like no other. With nearly one million participants, it has earned the distinction of being the largest winter festival in the world. Bonhomme (which means "good man" in English) is the official ambassador of the festivities, a large snowman sporting a red cap, black buttons and a ceinture flechee. Activities include the snow bath, night parades, slide runs, outdoor cinema, giant table-soccer game, concerts, snow sculptures, Ice Tower, skating and much more! Please note no special access will be available for the mobility impaired because all sites will be outside. Nonetheless, to ensure security and site access, snow and ice will be cleared from all routes to the different activities. Restrooms will be available but are limited.


Hotel de Glace

Experience the wonder of the Hotel de Glace, where nature's magic meets architectural marvels in a Nordic event like no other. Marvel at the grandeur of our icy chandelier that sets the tone in the main lobby, just one of the many stunning features that have made Hotel de Glace famous. Explore their 36 rooms and themed suites, each adorned with breathtaking ice sculptures. Wander through the galleries and exhibitions at the Nordic Arts and Life Festival and gaze upon one-of-a-kind ice paintings. Discover the secrets behind the creation of this ice hotel and the unique experience of spending a night within its frosty walls. Take a thrilling ride down the popular ice slide, perfect for visitors of all ages. Step into the enchanting ice chapel, a magical setting where couples exchange vows each year. Round out your tour in the Ice Bar with a cocktail in one of their famous ice glasses.


Le Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack

Step into the past at 'Erabliere Le Chemin du Roy,' a quintessential sugar shack dating back to the 1920s that exudes authenticity at every turn. Whether you're seeking a traditional meal, a rustic dining experience, or simply a place to gather with loved ones, this charming establishment is the perfect choice. Guests will enjoy a personalized greeting with a presentation of the sugar shack, a typical Quebecois all-you-can-eat meal and maple taffy on snow - an iconic Canadian treat! Visit the souvenir shop showcasing items from Quebec and Canada and various maple products such as maple syrup, maple butter and many others. Handicapped accessible



Travel to Canada:

For travel to Canada, a Passport Book or Passport Card is always needed when leaving or returning to the U.S. by motorcoach. Children 16 and under can cross the Canadian border using only a U.S. Birth Certificate (original or copy) with both parents named listed. Children under 18 not traveling with both parents must have special notarized approval from both parents.


We strongly recommend that your passport be valid for six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. In addition, we recommend that you make at least two photocopies of your passport; one to be left with someone at home who will assist you in the event your documents are misplaced, lost or stolen and one to be kept in the safe in your room while traveling.


Special Notes: Anyone with a criminal record (including misdemeanors or Driving While Impaired/DWI) may be barred from entering or removed from Canada and must obtain a special waiver well in advance of any planned travel. To determine whether you may be inadmissible and how to overcome this finding, please refer to this website: or call the Canadian Consulate at 212-596-1600.


Those persons traveling to Canada, who are not U.S. citizens, may have additional requirements for border crossing.


Starr Transit Co. Inc. cannot accept liability for any passenger refused entry into any country due to failure of the passenger to prepare and carry correct documentation.


For further information on entry requirements, travelers may contact the Canadian Embassy at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20001, tel. (202) 682-1740; or the Canadian Consulate in New York at (212) 596-1600


Please dress accordingly for cold weather. We suggest heavy winter jacket, layers, scarf, gloves, hat and boots.



Need to Know:

Passengers with physical disabilities may find it difficult to participate in some of the activities on this tour.




Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

Day 1:

Travel to Montreal, Quebec
Stop at US/Canadian Border to clear customs
One overnight at Best Western Ville-Marie
Dinner on own

Day 2:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel to Quebec City, Quebec
Lunch on own
Travel to Quebec City
Two overnights at Hotel Chateau Laurier
Dinner on own

Day 3

Breakfast included at hotel
Travel to Valcartier, Quebec
Self Guided tour of Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel)
Tour ends with a cocktail at the Ice Bar
Attend the Annual Quebec Winter Carnival
Dinner on own

Day 4:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Free time on own
Travel to St-Augustin-de Desmaures, Quebec
Traditional Quebec meal at Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack
Travel to Montreal, Quebec
One overnight at Best Western Ville-Marie Hotel
Dinner on own

Day 5:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel home
Stop at US/Canadian Border to clear customs
Lunch on own

Subject to Change

Itinerary is subject to change

Accommodations Days 1 and 4: Best Western Ville-Marie, Montreal Canada

Enjoy the Best Western Ville-Marie Hotel, located in the heart of Montreal, beside famous Mount Royal park and steps from Ste-Catherine and Crescent Streets famous for their boutiques and nightlife.


The hotel features a restaurant, cafe and fitness room.


Guest rooms include coffee maker, mini refrigerator, iron/board, hairdryer.


Le Parmigiano features Italian specialties (pastas, veal, grills, fish) as well as Montreal favorites! Cafe Castel, a European style cafe offers guests a unique ambiance to enjoy some of the finest sandwiches and salads. There are also many restaurants just steps away from the hotel.


Accommodations Day 2 and 3: Hotel Chateau Laurier, Quebec City

The Hotel Chateau Laurier is conveniently located to Old Quebec, Grand Allee and the Plaines d'Abraham. 


The hotel features a restaurant, indoor pool, fitness room, sauna and outdoor spa.


Guest rooms include coffee maker, iron/board, hairdryer, and safe. 


There is a convenience store on site, however, it only accepts Canadian currency. The hotel front desk will exchange US dollars to Canadian dollars. Rollaways (based on availability) $15 per night



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available for this tour. Pick up points vary by departure date so to see which date(s) your preferred location(s) is available, click “view” below.

Note: Not all pick-up points are available for all tours or all departure dates. Also, with less than 3 people booked from a pick-up point, that pick-up point may be changed or eliminated. If so, we will alert you approximately 30 days prior to departure.

City, State Address
Bensalem, PA (MAIN) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
Cherry Hill, NJ (SHUTTLE) Cherry Hill Train Station Parking Lot (SHUTTLE)
Next to ShopRite at 2240 W Marlton Pike
Chester, PA (SHUTTLE) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino, Chester PA (SHUTTLE)
777 Harrah's Blvd
Hamilton, NJ (MAIN/HUB) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN/HUB)
800 Sloan Avenue
Iselin, NJ (MAIN/HUB) APA Hotel Woodbridge (MAIN/HUB)
120 S Wood Avenue Iselin, NJ
Phila (NE), PA (MAIN) Phila (Northeast) KleinLife (MAIN)
10100 Jamison Ave (at Red Lion Rd) Philadelphia PA
Phila(South), PA (SHUTTLE Oregon Diner 302 W Oregon Ave (at 3rd St) (SHUTTLE
Philadelphia, PA
Toms River, NJ (SHUTTLE) Toms River Park & Ride (SHUTTLE)
400 Highland Parkway S. Toms River, NJ
Wall Twnship NJ (SHUTTLE) Judy Blume Service Area (SHUTTLE)
100 Garden State Parkway Wall, NJ

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