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Program #2755RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Sep 28 — Oct 3, 2014

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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This hotel offers direct underground access to the metro and Contemporary Museum of Art. It is within walking distance of Old Montréal, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The underground Métro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown.

Contact info:
1255 rue Jeanne Mance
Montréal, QC H5B 1E5 Canada
phone: 514-982-1234
web: www.montreal.hyatt.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, cable TV, and laundry/dry cleaning services.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room, sauna, Jacuzzi and sundeck. Shopping arcade, gift shops and bank nearby. On-site dining, lounge; room service available. Two large outdoor terraces and pavilion.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for rates.
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 28 - Arrivals and Check-In/Welcome Dinner/Orientation
Arrive To: Arrivals and transfers to the hotel in Montreal. Check-in is 3:00 pm. Meet your group leader between 4:00 - 5:00 and receive your final package. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel at 6:00 p.m.

Evening: Following dinner, you will meet for introductions, a review of the program and site orientation. Take the rest of the evening to become acquainted with your fellow participants or stroll around the local area. The hotel offers direct underground access to the Metro (public transit system) and is within walking distance of Old Montréal, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This hotel offers direct underground access to the metro and Contemporary Museum of Art. It is within walking distance of Old Montréal, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The underground Métro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown.

Contact info:
1255 rue Jeanne Mance
Montréal, QC H5B 1E5 Canada
phone: 514-982-1234
web: www.montreal.hyatt.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, cable TV, and laundry/dry cleaning services.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room, sauna, Jacuzzi and sundeck. Shopping arcade, gift shops and bank nearby. On-site dining, lounge; room service available. Two large outdoor terraces and pavilion.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for rates.
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 29 - Historic Montreal and the Fur Trade/Exploring Old...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Discover the history of Montreal and the importance of the fur trade. Examine the city's emergence as a commercial metropolis in the 19th century.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Explore Old Montreal on foot and discover its plazas, 18th- and 19th-century heritage architecture and fascinating history. Walk through Place d'Armes, with its fascinating historical remains, and Place Jacques Cartier, two beautiful squares in the center of the Old Town. Learn about the Chateau Ramezay Museum, a former Governor's residence built in the 18th century. Walk along the cobblestoned streets of Old Montreal and through the Marche Bonsecours, inaugurated in 1847, a wonderful example of the neo-classical style of the time.

Dinner: Enjoy classic French cuisine at Vieux Port located in the heart of Old Montreal

Evening: Free evening to enjoy and explore on your own or rest at the hotel.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This hotel offers direct underground access to the metro and Contemporary Museum of Art. It is within walking distance of Old Montréal, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The underground Métro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown.

Contact info:
1255 rue Jeanne Mance
Montréal, QC H5B 1E5 Canada
phone: 514-982-1234
web: www.montreal.hyatt.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, cable TV, and laundry/dry cleaning services.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room, sauna, Jacuzzi and sundeck. Shopping arcade, gift shops and bank nearby. On-site dining, lounge; room service available. Two large outdoor terraces and pavilion.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for rates.
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 30 - Montreal's Multi-Ethnic Neighborhoods/Jean Talon ...
Montreal's Multi-Ethnic Neighborhoods/Jean Talon Market/Exploring Montreal's Landmarks

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel

Morning: Explore the city's well known heritage landmarks including Saint Joseph’s Oratory, a stunning Basilica nestled in the Northern slope of Mount Royal. Learn about Brother Andre Bessette, the humble doorkeeper who initiated its construction in 1904 and was canonized in 2010. The Basilica is dedicated to Saint Joseph and attracts over two million pilgrims and visitors each year. Enjoy two island retreats, located in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. Drive through Jean Drapeau park, and visit St Helens Island with a wealth of discoveries including the impressive dome designed by Buckminster Fuller and admire several monumental public works of art, such as the imposing Man, sculpted in steel by artist Alexander Calder.

Morning: Discover the city’s cultural side as we explore some of Montreal’s multi-ethnic neighborhoods. From Little Italy and Little Portugal to the Orthodox Jewish District and Chinatown explore the diversity of the people, the cuisine and the architecture. Visit the Jean Talon Market where 300 vendors, mostly farmers from the countryside around Montreal, sell their products.

Lunch: Lunch on your own (at your own expense).

Afternoon: Enjoy some free time to explore Montreal independently, relax at the hotel or make plans with new friends.

Dinner: Dinner at Modavie offering a Mediterranean gastronomic experience with hints of international flavours in a warm, intimate ambiance of jazz and comfort.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This hotel offers direct underground access to the metro and Contemporary Museum of Art. It is within walking distance of Old Montréal, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The underground Métro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown.

Contact info:
1255 rue Jeanne Mance
Montréal, QC H5B 1E5 Canada
phone: 514-982-1234
web: www.montreal.hyatt.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, cable TV, and laundry/dry cleaning services.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room, sauna, Jacuzzi and sundeck. Shopping arcade, gift shops and bank nearby. On-site dining, lounge; room service available. Two large outdoor terraces and pavilion.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for rates.
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 01 - Musee des Beaux Arts/Chateau Dufresne
Note: We will be using the Metro (Montréal transit system) today.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel

Morning: Founded in 1864, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is one of Canada's oldest art museums. Guided by an experienced docent, view the museum’s permanent collection of pre 1940 Canadian art, post 1960 contemporary Canadian art and Inuit and Amerindien art. The museum is also home to galleries featuring a collection of a hundred works and objects, some rare and unique, associated with Napoleon and the arts under the First Empire. Among the personal effects featured in the presentation is the famous cocked hat – the only one in North America – which Napoleon wore during the Russian campaign in 1812.

Lunch: Lunch is at Café des Beaux Arts. This elegant bistro offers a highly inventive and diversified menu. Guests enjoy the art of fine dining accompanied by courteous and attentive service.

Afternoon: Enjoy a guided exploration Chateau Dufresne Museum to view the works of painter and master stained glass artist Guido Nincheri (1885-1973). Learn the intriguing story of the murals and stained glass pieces, commissioned by the Dufresne family, painted over in the 1950’s and finally restored in the 70’s. Visit the stained glass studio that was established by Nincheri in 1925 and examine mock-ups and drawing used to create the pieces. Hear about different aspects of the artist’s work and the techniques used in making stained glass.

Dinner: Dinner on your own (at your own expense).

Lodging: Hyatt Regency

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This hotel offers direct underground access to the metro and Contemporary Museum of Art. It is within walking distance of Old Montréal, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The underground Métro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown.

Contact info:
1255 rue Jeanne Mance
Montréal, QC H5B 1E5 Canada
phone: 514-982-1234
web: www.montreal.hyatt.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, cable TV, and laundry/dry cleaning services.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room, sauna, Jacuzzi and sundeck. Shopping arcade, gift shops and bank nearby. On-site dining, lounge; room service available. Two large outdoor terraces and pavilion.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for rates.
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 02 - Notre Dame Basilica/Organ Recital/Pointe a Callie...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel

Morning: Visit the magnificent Notre Dame Basilica, a jewel of Montreal. This masterpiece of Gothic revival architecture is renowned for its interior, sculpted in wood, paint and gold leaf. See the boldly modern design of the Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur Chapel (or the Wedding Chapel) captivating thousands of visitors each year. Learn about the history of Notre Dame followed by a private recital with organist Pierre Grandmaison. More than 100 years old, the Basilica's organ is a world-renowned masterpiece.

Lunch: Lunch at L'Arrivage at Pointe a Calliere Museum. This Montreal museum of Archaeology and History is a national historic site as well as the birthplace of Montreal. Enjoy a lovely lunch, with views of the Old Port.

Afternoon: Visit Pointe a Calliere Museum of Archaeology and History. Built atop actual remains, the Museum offers an indepth archaeological tour of the original foundation of the first public square, the vaulted canalization of the St. Pierre River, the first Catholic cemetery, and much more. The museum is truly a unique and spectacular place. Its exhibition, "Where Montreal was Born" is a spellbinding trip into the past.

Dinner: Special farewell dinner Auberge Saint Gabriel, the first inn in North America, built in 1754.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 03 - Program Concludes/Departure
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel between 7:00 and 9:00 am.

Morning: Departures after breakfast as per individual travel plans. Check-out is 12:00 p.m.This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Montreal, QC
Château RamezayMontréal’s portal to its past, the Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum, was built in the 18th century as a prestigious residence. It was the first building in Quebec to be classified an historic monument. Relive more than 500 years of history through its numerous exhibits, its multimedia portrayals of historic figures and its French colonial style garden.
For additional information, visit: www.chateauramezay.qc.ca/museum/history/
McCord MuseumThe McCord Museum embodies the vision of a passionate collector, David Ross McCord, whose abiding wish was to shed light on the history and cultures of his country and thus bring its people together. The McCord Museum is a public research and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, study, diffusion and appreciation of Canadian history. The McCord Museum helps individuals connect with generations, cultures and communities, inspiring them to become informed, open-minded and engaged citizens.
For additional information, visit: www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Performances

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