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Day trip to Eastern Townships (approx. 9 hrs)
Explore the beauty of the Eastern Townships region of Quebec as you make your way around its country-sides and towns. Your day will begin with a complimentary pick-up from your hotel in downtown Montreal. Once aboard the tour vehicle, you will embark on a 1.5 hour ride towards the Memphrémagog region.
After a short break, your adventure will begin with a stop at the Shore of the Lake from where you will be able to take pictures. Next you will be taken through scenic country roads in the Memphrémagog region to visit the Saint Benedict Abbey and admire the architecture of this jewel perfectly integrated in nature. You will also learn about monastic life and discover different products made by the monks.
After that you will reach Magog and visit the Park de Magog Bay and enjoy its marvelous scenery before heading to downtown for some free time where you can enjoy a quick lunch or a snack (on your own expense).
Later, journey along the country roads to the village of Ayer's Cliff a renamed retreat from city life. Here, you will have a stroll by Lake Massawipi and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. From here, you'll head towards the City of Sherbrooke via Hatley village and the borough of Lennoxville where you will see the only English speaking university in Quebec outside of Montreal, Bishop's University.
Next, you will have a chance to visit downtown Sherbrooke and stop for a picture of its City Hall and Saint-Michel Basilica-Cathedral. Admire the promenade de la gorge (the Magog River gorge) before venturing in the upper scale neighborhoods of Sherbrooke and see its Victorian style houses. Before heading back to Montreal, stop for a stroll in the Jacques-Cartier park and admire the view from there.