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Independent City Discoveries: Quebec City

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Program #18996RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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 25 — Sep 29, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec, the unique 4-star European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries. Elevator from lobby to room floors. 24 stone steps to lobby area from street - no ramps or alternate access.

Contact info:
44, cote du Palais
Quebec City, QC G1R 4H8 Canada
phone: 800-463-6283
web: www.manoir-victoria.com

Room amenities: Hairdryer (ll0 volts), Individual digital thermostat, Colour TV, Alarm clock, Direct access telephone, Movies($), Iron and ironing board, Free Wifi internet access, coffee-maker, mini-bar ($).

Facility amenities: Indoor pool and Sauna, Health Club, Internet Lounge in lobby gives you the opportunity to use the hotel equipment and software. Free Wi-fi access in the room.

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.
Call Hotel Manoir Victoria and indicate that you are with Road Scholar Program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, September 25 - Registration and Welcome Dinner
Afternoon: Independent arrival and check-in (3:00 PM).
Registration in the lobby at 5:30 PM.

Dinner: Enjoy a welcome dinner at a renowned restaurant in Old Quebec for its local gastronomy with introductions to fellow participants and your coordinator. The coordinator will act as your premier resource in making the most of independent study time, offering local knowledge and insider tips to ensure you discover Quebec City beyond the city's highlights.

Evening: After dinner, stroll with your coordinator through the streets of the Old City to the famous Château Frontenac to form your first impressions of Quebec and discover the city.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec, the unique 4-star European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries. Elevator from lobby to room floors. 24 stone steps to lobby area from street - no ramps or alternate access.

Contact info:
44, cote du Palais
Quebec City, QC G1R 4H8 Canada
phone: 800-463-6283
web: www.manoir-victoria.com

Room amenities: Hairdryer (ll0 volts), Individual digital thermostat, Colour TV, Alarm clock, Direct access telephone, Movies($), Iron and ironing board, Free Wifi internet access, coffee-maker, mini-bar ($).

Facility amenities: Indoor pool and Sauna, Health Club, Internet Lounge in lobby gives you the opportunity to use the hotel equipment and software. Free Wi-fi access in the room.

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.
Call Hotel Manoir Victoria and indicate that you are with Road Scholar Program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, September 26 - Old Quebec City/Architecture and History
Breakfast: Breakfast is on your own. There are many options from a simple pastry and coffee to a full cooked breakfast at nearby cafes. The hotel also offers breakfast for an additional charge.

Morning: Attend an illustrious lecture on Quebec highlighting the city's foundation and exceptional geographical location as well as its present-day social and economic facets. This first activity will allow you to understand how Quebec City's history contributed to the creation and development of Canada and why the city was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After the lecture, accompanied by our specialist guide, head off to discover Quebec, with its eclectic architecture, streets and monuments—eloquent, perfectly conserved testaments to its evolution. Enjoy the city's uniquely European atmosphere, enchanting setting and friendly inhabitants.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the famous Château Frontenac, one of the landmarks of Quebec City and the most photographed hotel in the world. The Château, which boasts a fascinating history, owes its name to a flamboyant French governor, the Count of Frontenac, who guided the destiny of New France from 1672 to 1698. Bon appétit!

Afternoon: In the afternoon, explore the lower part of Old Quebec near the river and enjoy Petit Champlain, one of the most appreciated neighborhoods in Quebec City, known for its architecture, street performers, boutiques, craftsmen, art galleries and the Museum of Civilization. 5:30 - 6:30 Cocktail in a local bistro.

Dinner: After meeting for cocktails at the bistro (optional) dinner is on your own to explore the varied and exciting Quebec City dining opportunities

Evening: After dinner, enjoy the excitement of more independent discovery. Our coordinator will have plenty of suggestions for where you can go and what you can do.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec, the unique 4-star European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries. Elevator from lobby to room floors. 24 stone steps to lobby area from street - no ramps or alternate access.

Contact info:
44, cote du Palais
Quebec City, QC G1R 4H8 Canada
phone: 800-463-6283
web: www.manoir-victoria.com

Room amenities: Hairdryer (ll0 volts), Individual digital thermostat, Colour TV, Alarm clock, Direct access telephone, Movies($), Iron and ironing board, Free Wifi internet access, coffee-maker, mini-bar ($).

Facility amenities: Indoor pool and Sauna, Health Club, Internet Lounge in lobby gives you the opportunity to use the hotel equipment and software. Free Wi-fi access in the room.

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.
Call Hotel Manoir Victoria and indicate that you are with Road Scholar Program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, September 27 - Distinctive Features of French America, The Polit...
Distinctive Features of French America, The Political and Social System.

Breakfast: Breakfast is on your own. There are many options from a simple pastry and coffee to a full cooked breakfast at nearby cafes. The hotel also offers breakfast for an additional charge.

Morning: The second day of our program is dedicated to an intimate visit designed exclusively for our group. Strategically located on the heights overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City is the first major milestone on the road leading to the foundation of Canada. A visit to the Residence of the Governor General of Canada, within the walls of the Citadel, will help you understand the region's unusual geopolitical journey over the course of history as well as how the province functions today. This private tour includes access to a unique exhibition of Canadian artists.

Lunch: Lunch in a vibrant neighborhood of Quebec City nearby the National Fine Arts Museum of Quebec.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, you can explore the famous Plains of Abraham, a magnificent 267-acre urban park composed of plains, woods and gardens. It is also the setting for the National Fine Arts Museum of Quebec. Discover this exceptional museum dedicated to the works of the best artists of the region at your own pace, continuing on to its surprising annex, the former prison of Quebec, home today to a remarkable and imposing collection of Inuit art. 5:30 - 6:30 pm Cocktail hour in a local pub (optional).

Dinner: After meeting for cocktails at the local pub dinner is on your own to explore the varied and exciting Quebec City dining opportunities.

Evening: The evening is free to stroll the Old Town or enjoy coffee and a digestif in a cafe or bar.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec, the unique 4-star European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries. Elevator from lobby to room floors. 24 stone steps to lobby area from street - no ramps or alternate access.

Contact info:
44, cote du Palais
Quebec City, QC G1R 4H8 Canada
phone: 800-463-6283
web: www.manoir-victoria.com

Room amenities: Hairdryer (ll0 volts), Individual digital thermostat, Colour TV, Alarm clock, Direct access telephone, Movies($), Iron and ironing board, Free Wifi internet access, coffee-maker, mini-bar ($).

Facility amenities: Indoor pool and Sauna, Health Club, Internet Lounge in lobby gives you the opportunity to use the hotel equipment and software. Free Wi-fi access in the room.

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.
Call Hotel Manoir Victoria and indicate that you are with Road Scholar Program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, September 28 - Quebec City Today
Breakfast: Breakfast is on your own. There are many options from a simple pastry and coffee to a full cooked breakfast at nearby cafes. The hotel also offers breakfast for an additional charge.

Morning: Meet a professional who has been involved for several years in Quebec's political scene at a government level and who will situate you more firmly in the social universe of present day Quebec to help you understand its health and educational systems, its nationalist leanings and the challenges that lie ahead for the province. It's a meeting that will surely spark some rewarding discussions among participants.

Afternoon: On the third day, you can continue exploring Quebec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and what is known as New Quebec. A list of suggestions for individual exploration and other activities will complement the program. Options include a walk on the Grande Promenade Samuel-De Champlain along the Saint Lawrence River and a visit to the Public Market.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at a renowned restaurant in Old Quebec for its local gastronomy

Evening: Enjoy the evening with new found friends or take the chance to revisit a favorite cafe

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Dinner
Day Five: Monday, September 29 - Wrap-Up Discussion with Quebecers/Independent Dep...
Breakfast: On our final morning we will enjoy breakfast together with our Quebecer friends at their favorite local bakery in Old Quebec for a final discussion of city life and local issues over coffee and croissants.

Morning: Independent Departures

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
5 meals: 1 breakfast,
2 lunches, 2 dinners

2 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips

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