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9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
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Itinerary for Jul 26 — Aug 3, 2015

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Type: Hotel

Description: This all-suites hotel is situated in the heart of historic Old Montréal. It is within walking distance of Notre Dame Basilica, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The rejuvenated Old Port of Montréal is just a few steps away. The underground Metro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown. .

Contact info:
445 rue St-Jean Baptiste
Montreal, QC H2Y 2Z7 Canada
phone: 514-875-4333
web: www.springhillsuites.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, microwave fridge and self-laundry facilities. complimentary wireless highspeed internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call or book online - Code SNU
Call the Marriott SpringHill Old Montreal Office: Local number (514) 875-4333 or 1-866-875-4333 or E-Mail: shsreservations@marriott.com . Use code SNU for your individual reservation to get SN Tourisme/Road Scholar's rate. You could also book on line at www.springhillmontreal.com/en, 1. Click on Marriott.com. 2. Put your date request 3.Click on special rates. 4.Click on senior discount box or use the special SNU in the corporate/promotional code box and confirm your reservation. Thanks.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 26 - Orientation and Registration
Note: Registration from 5:30 PM to 5:45 in the lobby.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the popular steak house restaurant Le Vieux Port, located on rue St-Paul, the oldest street in Montreal.

Evening: After dinner, presentation of program details, general information and a few other useful tips to enhance your stay in French America.

Lodging: Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This all-suites hotel is situated in the heart of historic Old Montréal. It is within walking distance of Notre Dame Basilica, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The rejuvenated Old Port of Montréal is just a few steps away. The underground Metro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown. .

Contact info:
445 rue St-Jean Baptiste
Montreal, QC H2Y 2Z7 Canada
phone: 514-875-4333
web: www.springhillsuites.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, microwave fridge and self-laundry facilities. complimentary wireless highspeed internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call or book online - Code SNU
Call the Marriott SpringHill Old Montreal Office: Local number (514) 875-4333 or 1-866-875-4333 or E-Mail: shsreservations@marriott.com . Use code SNU for your individual reservation to get SN Tourisme/Road Scholar's rate. You could also book on line at www.springhillmontreal.com/en, 1. Click on Marriott.com. 2. Put your date request 3.Click on special rates. 4.Click on senior discount box or use the special SNU in the corporate/promotional code box and confirm your reservation. Thanks.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 27 - Exploring Montreal, history and architecture in O...
Exploring Montreal, history and architecture in Old Montreal district. Private jazz concert.

Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast, including waffles and fruit.

Morning: Attend an engaging talk on the history of Quebec and Canada and the role of Montreal in their social, economic and cultural development. We then depart for a guided tour of Old Montréal, focusing on its history and architecture.

Lunch: Montreal is known for its abundant cafés, which are well attended by Montrealers at lunchtime. We will select one for a light yet fulfilling meal.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, you will be invited to independently explore Old Montreal; the port, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology (built on the very foundations of the city), Marché Bonsecours and a popular street known for its art galleries.

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Evening: Jazz in Montréal, private commented concert with Jennifer Bell (saxophone) and Cordell Henebury (guitar).

Lodging: Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: This all-suites hotel is situated in the heart of historic Old Montréal. It is within walking distance of Notre Dame Basilica, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The rejuvenated Old Port of Montréal is just a few steps away. The underground Metro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown. .

Contact info:
445 rue St-Jean Baptiste
Montreal, QC H2Y 2Z7 Canada
phone: 514-875-4333
web: www.springhillsuites.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, microwave fridge and self-laundry facilities. complimentary wireless highspeed internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call or book online - Code SNU
Call the Marriott SpringHill Old Montreal Office: Local number (514) 875-4333 or 1-866-875-4333 or E-Mail: shsreservations@marriott.com . Use code SNU for your individual reservation to get SN Tourisme/Road Scholar's rate. You could also book on line at www.springhillmontreal.com/en, 1. Click on Marriott.com. 2. Put your date request 3.Click on special rates. 4.Click on senior discount box or use the special SNU in the corporate/promotional code box and confirm your reservation. Thanks.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 28 - Explore Montreal and Discover Canadian Art
Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast, including waffles and fruit.

Morning: Guided tour of Montreal in a private coach to get to know the different neighborhoods and sample their culinary specialities

Lunch: Lunch on your own. Suggestions will be made.

Afternoon: Tour the impressive Canadian art collection in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Dinner: Dinner at the restaurant Les Pyrénés in Old Montreal.

Evening: Free evening suggestions will be made.

Lodging: Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hôtel Manoir Victoria is a European-style hotel, situated inside the walls and in the heart of historic Old Québec. It is within walking distance of the Château Frontenac and the funicular to lower town.

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

Room amenities: The hotel offers hair dryer, ironing board and iron, coffee maker, minibar, pay movies, complimentary high speed internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, spa and offers dry cleaning and laundry services (non-holiday weekdays only).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call for availability
Call Hotel Manoir Victoria and indicate that you are with Road Scholar Program.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Four: Wednesday, July 29 - Basilica de Notre-Dame de Montréal
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: An unforgettable visit to the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal featuring an exclusive presentation of the fabulous organ by the Basilica's titular organist. The visit is followed by a transfer to Quebec City by train (train ride is 3.25 hours).

Lunch: Lunch on the train.

Afternoon: Check-in at the Hotel Manoir Victoria.

Dinner: Dinner in a renowned Pub in Old Quebec followed by a nice walk in the strets of the Old City to the famous Chateau Frontenac.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hôtel Manoir Victoria is a European-style hotel, situated inside the walls and in the heart of historic Old Québec. It is within walking distance of the Château Frontenac and the funicular to lower town.

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

Room amenities: The hotel offers hair dryer, ironing board and iron, coffee maker, minibar, pay movies, complimentary high speed internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, spa and offers dry cleaning and laundry services (non-holiday weekdays only).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call for availability
Call Hotel Manoir Victoria and indicate that you are with Road Scholar Program.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Five: Thursday, July 30 - Quebec City: History and Architecture
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Walking guided tour of Quebec's historic district. You will be charmed by the very European atmosphere of its quaint streets as well as the historic value of its buildings.

Lunch: In Old Quebec

Afternoon: Explore Quartier Le Petit Champlain and discover Musee de la Civilisation.

Dinner: Dinner on your own. Suggestions will be made.

Evening: Free time to explore the city.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Hôtel Manoir Victoria is a European-style hotel, situated inside the walls and in the heart of historic Old Québec. It is within walking distance of the Château Frontenac and the funicular to lower town.

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

Room amenities: The hotel offers hair dryer, ironing board and iron, coffee maker, minibar, pay movies, complimentary high speed internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, spa and offers dry cleaning and laundry services (non-holiday weekdays only).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call for availability
Call Hotel Manoir Victoria and indicate that you are with Road Scholar Program.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Six: Friday, July 31 - Official Residence of the Governor General of Can...
Official Residence of the Governor General of Canada/Quebec National Fine Arts Museum

Breakfast: Buffet-style breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Visit the Official Residence of the Governor General of Canada, located within the Citadelle of Quebec and overlooking the majestic St. Lawrence River. An historic building housing an important collection of art and period furnishings.

Afternoon: Visit the Quebec National Fine Arts Museum. Free time to explore Quebec City. (We will provide suggestions of places to explore.)

Dinner: Dinner in Old Quebec

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Nestled majestically between the sea and the mountains, the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Quebec Resort in Charlevoix is a vision of historical splendor. Experience the magnificent landscape surrounding Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, a source of inspiration for artists.

Contact info:
181, rue Richelieu
La Malbaie, Charlevoix, QC G5A1X7 Canada
phone: 866-540-4464
web: www.fairmont.com/richelieu

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Saturday, August 01 - Train to Charlevoix/Discover Baie St-Paul and the...
Train to Charlevoix/Discover Baie St-Paul and the International Music & Dance Academy

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Afternoon: 12:30 pm Depart by motor coach to the train station at the foot of the Montmorency Falls (a 10 minute bus ride). Cascading down 275 ft – 98 ft more than Niagara Falls – this imposing waterfall dominates the landscape. Day or night, the place is simply magical. Travel by scenic train from Quebec City to Charlevoix along the St. Lawrence River. The train offers a singular experience of a journey by rail between mountains and seashore, along incomparable riverside scenery. 3:45 pm Arrive at the lovely Baie St-Paul Village, renowned for its numerous art galleries and artisan workshops. Explore on your own with list of suggestions.

Dinner: Dinner in a local Bistro in the heart of Baie St-Paul Village.

Evening: After dinner we will travel by motor coach (30 minute ride) to the Domaine Forget International Music & Dance Academy for an unforgettable musical interlude with Orchestre des Jeunes D'Amériques. Music program: Chavez-Prokofiev et Dvorak. 10:45 pm Check-in at the Fairmont Manoir Richelieu, a vision of historical splendor perched high above the St Lawrence River in Charlevoix’s La Malbaie.

Lodging: Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hôtel Manoir Victoria is a European-style hotel, situated inside the walls and in the heart of historic Old Québec. It is within walking distance of the Château Frontenac and the funicular to lower town.

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

Room amenities: The hotel offers hair dryer, ironing board and iron, coffee maker, minibar, pay movies, complimentary high speed internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, spa and offers dry cleaning and laundry services (non-holiday weekdays only).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call for availability
Call Hotel Manoir Victoria and indicate that you are with Road Scholar Program.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Eight: Sunday, August 02 - Discover La Malbaie/ Train to St-Joseph de la Riv...
Breakfast: Buffet-style breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Tour the Charlevoix Museum and attend a talk on the history of art in the region.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: 1:00 pm Departure from the hotel to the train station by motor coach (5 minute ride) 1:30 pm Travel by train from La Malbaie to St-Joseph de la Rive along the St Lawrence River to experience more the magnificent view along the shore. 2:50 pm Arrive at St-Joseph de la Rive With a local expert, we’ll discover two local landmarks. First, a visit to the Papeterie St-Gilles (a papermaking Economuseum® and a sanctuary of Quebec culture since 1965) will give you a close up look at the intricate process of crafting traditional handmade paper. See unique patterns, water-colours and binding, or browse among the silk-screen prints and original decorative objects by masters of their crafts. Our second stop will be at the Seigniorial Mill of Les Éboulements. Built in 1790 by Seigneur Jean-François Tremblay atop a 90 ft waterfall on the Rivière du Moulin, the traditional stone-ground flour mill has remained unchanged over the centuries. With its original equipment and seigniorial manor just next door, it’s one of the last authentic examples of this type of mill still in operation in Québec. A steady succession of millers has always resided in the adjacent quarters – a tradition that continues there today. 5:00 pm Return to Quebec by motor coach (90 minute ride). Check-in at the Manoir Victoria

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Nine: Monday, August 03 - Individual departure.
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 over coffee and croissants.

Morning: Early Morning Departures At Leisure – Hotel Check out by Noon

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.

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17 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
3 Performances

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