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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location: Quebec City, Canada
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Board Le Massif de Charlevoix train in Quebec City and ride to the town of Baie-Saint-Paul, passing along the banks of stunning St Lawrence River! Admire Charlevoix’s seductive mountain and river panoramas while traveling, and relax with a gourmet breakfast that’s as delectable as the views. After arriving in Baie-Saint-Paul, enjoy free time to sightsee independently, and then ride back to Quebec City while feasting on a tapas lunch. Both meals were created by chefs at the Charlevoix's esteemed Fairmont Le Manoir Richelou Hotel.

Highlights

  • Round-trip ride on Le Massif de Charlevoix train from Quebec City to Baie-Saint-Paul
  • Travel along the banks of St Lawrence River, soaking up Charlevoix’s dramatic mountain and river vistas
  • Enjoy a gourmet breakfast served by a friendly on-board host
  • Spend leisure time in Baie-Saint-Paul's at art galleries and boutiques
  • Return to Quebec City and relax with a tapas lunch, featuring the best-quality local ingredients

What You Can Expect

Round-Trip Gourmet Train Ride from Quebec City to Baie-Saint-Paul

Comfy Seating and Gourmet Dining

Hop aboard your train at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Station in Quebec City and then sit back and relax as you travel northeast into the spectacular countryside of Charlevoix. Hugging the shoreline of St Lawrence River, your route takes in some of eastern Canada’s most breathtaking landscapes, with romantic mountains to one side of you and serene riverside vistas on the other.

Tear your eyes away from the scenery and feast them instead on your gourmet breakfast, served by your on-board host. Consisting of continental breads, cereal, a hot drink and fruit juice, the meal is sure to set you up perfectly for the day ahead!

The picture-perfect town of Baie-Saint-Paul is roughly two hours away from Quebec City, and once here you’ll have three hours to spend at leisure, doing just as you please. The station is a short walk from the town's top attractions and sites, so take a stroll into the center to discover its delights. Perhaps take a wander along Rue-St-Jean-Baptiste, the main street, to browse its quirky art galleries, boutique shops and candy stores. All entrance fees and activities in the town are at your own expense.

Return to Baie-Saint-Paul Station at the pre-arranged time, and then board your train for the journey to Quebec City. As you trace the same route back along the banks of St Lawrence River, your host will serve an artistically arranged plate of tapas for you to eat as you ride! Nibble on freshly baked breads, olives and cured meats --from Fairmont Le Manoir Richelou Hotel -- and then arrive back into Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Station in the late afternoon. Your train tour ends here.

Sample Menu
(Served between Québec and Baie-St-Paul)
1st course
Basket of mini croissants, mini danishes, mini muffins

2nd course
Frittata with Grand-Fonds oyster mushrooms and
Laiterie Charlevoix Hercule cheese, Roasted Italian tomatoes with pesto
Fieldberry fruit parfait ‒ Yogurt with Miel des Éboulements honey
French toast strata and maple caramel
Coffee, tea, orange juice

Afternoon Tapas
(Served between Baie-St-Paul and Québec)
1st course
Charlevoix Terroir Sampler Plate
Saint-Urbain prosciutto ‒ Damien’s chorizo
Jardins du Centre yellow beet cream shooter
Tapenade of eggplant and Ferme Basque de Charlevoix foie gras
Organic pork rillettes, Migneron flan ‒ crostini with truffle oil + fleur de sel

2nd course
Maple pot de crème ‒ apple crisp ‒ fleur de sel caramel ‒ biscotti

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We were so glad that we took this trip. As we were doing a big road trip, it was great to see and experience so many great things associated with a waterside ride along such a vast river as the St Lawrence, without having to drive - other than having to get to the station, which did prove more difficult than we expected ! The staff on the train were superb - not only serving food and drinks, but also stopping to spend time to talk to passengers to add to the enjoyment of the experience - the ambience and food most enjoyable, and the extra touches - such as individual tablets at each table providing information about the places we passed through, and the food and drink menus, mood lighting, tasteful background music - all provided a totally relaxing trip. The stop at Baie-Saint-Paul was plenty long enough to sample the delights of this pretty little town. We would certainly recommend the trip to anyone visiting the area with a day to spare, and, should we be lucky to find ourselves in Quebec again, we would definitely repeat the journey.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Loved it! Very relaxing way to see the St. Lawrence Seaway; food and service on the train was good as well. Had enough time to adequately tour Baie Saint Paul as well.

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