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Enjoy the beauty and taste the bounty of the lovely Portneuvois portion of the Chemin du Roy.
This tour takes place on the Chemin du Roy, the Old Kings Road running between Montreal and Quebec that is dotted with many small towns and villages. We will be visiting the region known as Portneuvois, known for its bounty of locally produced items.
The Chemin du Roy is the oldest road in all of Canada and to drive it is to travel through history. Running along the beautiful northern bank of the St. Lawrence River, the road passes through picturesque small towns and villages, bursting with charm and local products. Your knowledgeable guide will discuss history and architecture as you travel from place to place, stopping to taste regional favorites along the way.
We'll stop at Neuville, founded in 1684. Here you'll find a marina for pleasure craft and various historic buildings. We'll enjoy a guided tour of Domaine des 3 Moulin Winery and their archaeologically significant property as well as sample some of the fine vintages produced here.
A little farther on, Cap-Santé, whose name means "Cape Health" is known for the white wooden L'Eglise Saint Famille Church.
Deschambault-Grondines is home to the oldest windmill in Quebec. Built in 1674, it served for many years providing power to a flour mill before being converted to a lighthouse. This agricultural area offers many shops showcasing the region's products. We'll visit Fromagerie des Gondines to learn a little about the cheese making process and sample their delicious organic raw milk cheeses.
There will be time to stop and explore these areas as well as enjoy a lovely lunch at one of the local bistros in the area.
- The wine tasting is included in the price of the tour.
- The cost of meals/beverages is not included in the price of the tour or in the tasting fee. We will incorporate a lunch stop.
- Gratuities to the driver and guide are not included .
- The legal drinking age in Quebec is 18. You must have photo proof of age to enjoy alcoholic beverages on this tour.
- You must feel comfortable walking over uneven pavement, occasionally on an incline.
- This tour is not able to accommodate those with limited mobility.
Days offered: 7 days a week