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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 Jun 23 — Jun 28, 2013

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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Delta Centre-Ville is a luxurious four-star hotel situated between historic Old Montreal and vibrant New Montreal. Centrally located, guests are mere moments from some of the area's most notable sites including the Old Port, Mount-Royal Park and the Convention Centre. Guests of the Delta Centre-Ville have fast, easy access to public transport and the hotel is set mere moments from Montreal's subway system. The hotel features the city's only revolving rooftop restaurant, which serves delicious, mouthwatering dishes whilst boasting unique, awe-inspiring views. The Centre-Ville also offers a fully equipped fitness centre and relaxing indoor swimming pool. The Centre-Ville is the perfect choice whether you are staying for either business or pleasure.

Contact info:
777 University Street
Montreal, QC H3C3Z7 Canada
phone: 888-890-3222
web: www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/quebec/delta-centre-ville/directions-and-local-events/

Room amenities: Guest rooms feature floor to ceiling panoramic windows, cable TV’s with in-house videos, voicemail, data ports, dial-up Internet access, AM/FM alarm clock radios, irons and ironing boards, mini-bars, coffee makers, and hairdryers.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include multilingual staff, 24-hour front desk, room service, dry cleaning, parking, wake-up calls, safe deposit box, Express Check-in/out, supervised children's club, indoor heated pool, sauna, seasonal sun deck, concierge, gift shop, business center, and a fully equipped fitness center with lockers and showers. Dining is available at two onsite venues, The Bistro Bar Chez Antoine, and The Tour de Ville, Montreal's only revolving rooftop restaurant.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Contact the hotel directly at 888-890-3222 for additional nights before/after the program. There is a special Road Scholar rate available using rate code RUL. Cost is $135 per night - based on availability. Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 23 - Arrivals and Orientation
Arrive To: ARRIVALS AND CHECK-IN: Independent arrivals and transfers to the program hotel after 3:00 pm. Please note that rooms are not generally available until mid to late afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: INTRODUCTIONS: 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: Delta Centre Ville Hotel Montreal

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Delta Centre-Ville is a luxurious four-star hotel situated between historic Old Montreal and vibrant New Montreal. Centrally located, guests are mere moments from some of the area's most notable sites including the Old Port, Mount-Royal Park and the Convention Centre. Guests of the Delta Centre-Ville have fast, easy access to public transport and the hotel is set mere moments from Montreal's subway system. The hotel features the city's only revolving rooftop restaurant, which serves delicious, mouthwatering dishes whilst boasting unique, awe-inspiring views. The Centre-Ville also offers a fully equipped fitness centre and relaxing indoor swimming pool. The Centre-Ville is the perfect choice whether you are staying for either business or pleasure.

Contact info:
777 University Street
Montreal, QC H3C3Z7 Canada
phone: 888-890-3222
web: www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/quebec/delta-centre-ville/directions-and-local-events/

Room amenities: Guest rooms feature floor to ceiling panoramic windows, cable TV’s with in-house videos, voicemail, data ports, dial-up Internet access, AM/FM alarm clock radios, irons and ironing boards, mini-bars, coffee makers, and hairdryers.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include multilingual staff, 24-hour front desk, room service, dry cleaning, parking, wake-up calls, safe deposit box, Express Check-in/out, supervised children's club, indoor heated pool, sauna, seasonal sun deck, concierge, gift shop, business center, and a fully equipped fitness center with lockers and showers. Dining is available at two onsite venues, The Bistro Bar Chez Antoine, and The Tour de Ville, Montreal's only revolving rooftop restaurant.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Contact the hotel directly at 888-890-3222 for additional nights before/after the program. There is a special Road Scholar rate available using rate code RUL. Cost is $135 per night - based on availability. Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 24 - History of Montreal/Exploring Old Montreal
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Morning: PRESENTATION: Discover the history of Montreal with an expert historian who will examine the architecture and cultural life of the city, as well as its intriguing history and development.

Lunch: Lunch at Fourquet Fourchette

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

Lodging: Delta Centre Ville Hotel Montreal

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

Description: The Delta Centre-Ville is a luxurious four-star hotel situated between historic Old Montreal and vibrant New Montreal. Centrally located, guests are mere moments from some of the area's most notable sites including the Old Port, Mount-Royal Park and the Convention Centre. Guests of the Delta Centre-Ville have fast, easy access to public transport and the hotel is set mere moments from Montreal's subway system. The hotel features the city's only revolving rooftop restaurant, which serves delicious, mouthwatering dishes whilst boasting unique, awe-inspiring views. The Centre-Ville also offers a fully equipped fitness centre and relaxing indoor swimming pool. The Centre-Ville is the perfect choice whether you are staying for either business or pleasure.

Contact info:
777 University Street
Montreal, QC H3C3Z7 Canada
phone: 888-890-3222
web: www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/quebec/delta-centre-ville/directions-and-local-events/

Room amenities: Guest rooms feature floor to ceiling panoramic windows, cable TV’s with in-house videos, voicemail, data ports, dial-up Internet access, AM/FM alarm clock radios, irons and ironing boards, mini-bars, coffee makers, and hairdryers.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include multilingual staff, 24-hour front desk, room service, dry cleaning, parking, wake-up calls, safe deposit box, Express Check-in/out, supervised children's club, indoor heated pool, sauna, seasonal sun deck, concierge, gift shop, business center, and a fully equipped fitness center with lockers and showers. Dining is available at two onsite venues, The Bistro Bar Chez Antoine, and The Tour de Ville, Montreal's only revolving rooftop restaurant.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Contact the hotel directly at 888-890-3222 for additional nights before/after the program. There is a special Road Scholar rate available using rate code RUL. Cost is $135 per night - based on availability. Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 25 - 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: FIELD TRIP: 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: FIELD TRIP: Montreal’s Multi-Ethnic Neighborhoods. 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: FREE TIME: 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 flavors in a warm intimate ambiance of jazz and comfort.

Lodging: Delta Centre Ville Hotel Montreal

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

Description: The Delta Centre-Ville is a luxurious four-star hotel situated between historic Old Montreal and vibrant New Montreal. Centrally located, guests are mere moments from some of the area's most notable sites including the Old Port, Mount-Royal Park and the Convention Centre. Guests of the Delta Centre-Ville have fast, easy access to public transport and the hotel is set mere moments from Montreal's subway system. The hotel features the city's only revolving rooftop restaurant, which serves delicious, mouthwatering dishes whilst boasting unique, awe-inspiring views. The Centre-Ville also offers a fully equipped fitness centre and relaxing indoor swimming pool. The Centre-Ville is the perfect choice whether you are staying for either business or pleasure.

Contact info:
777 University Street
Montreal, QC H3C3Z7 Canada
phone: 888-890-3222
web: www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/quebec/delta-centre-ville/directions-and-local-events/

Room amenities: Guest rooms feature floor to ceiling panoramic windows, cable TV’s with in-house videos, voicemail, data ports, dial-up Internet access, AM/FM alarm clock radios, irons and ironing boards, mini-bars, coffee makers, and hairdryers.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include multilingual staff, 24-hour front desk, room service, dry cleaning, parking, wake-up calls, safe deposit box, Express Check-in/out, supervised children's club, indoor heated pool, sauna, seasonal sun deck, concierge, gift shop, business center, and a fully equipped fitness center with lockers and showers. Dining is available at two onsite venues, The Bistro Bar Chez Antoine, and The Tour de Ville, Montreal's only revolving rooftop restaurant.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Contact the hotel directly at 888-890-3222 for additional nights before/after the program. There is a special Road Scholar rate available using rate code RUL. Cost is $135 per night - based on availability. Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 26 - Musee des Beaux Arts/Chateau Dufresne
Note: We will be using the Metro (Montréal transit system) today.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. 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: FIELD TRIP: Chateau Dufresne Museum. Enjoy a guided exploration of the 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 to explore one of the many dining options Montreal has to offer.

Lodging: Delta Centre Ville Hotel Montreal

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

Description: The Delta Centre-Ville is a luxurious four-star hotel situated between historic Old Montreal and vibrant New Montreal. Centrally located, guests are mere moments from some of the area's most notable sites including the Old Port, Mount-Royal Park and the Convention Centre. Guests of the Delta Centre-Ville have fast, easy access to public transport and the hotel is set mere moments from Montreal's subway system. The hotel features the city's only revolving rooftop restaurant, which serves delicious, mouthwatering dishes whilst boasting unique, awe-inspiring views. The Centre-Ville also offers a fully equipped fitness centre and relaxing indoor swimming pool. The Centre-Ville is the perfect choice whether you are staying for either business or pleasure.

Contact info:
777 University Street
Montreal, QC H3C3Z7 Canada
phone: 888-890-3222
web: www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/quebec/delta-centre-ville/directions-and-local-events/

Room amenities: Guest rooms feature floor to ceiling panoramic windows, cable TV’s with in-house videos, voicemail, data ports, dial-up Internet access, AM/FM alarm clock radios, irons and ironing boards, mini-bars, coffee makers, and hairdryers.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include multilingual staff, 24-hour front desk, room service, dry cleaning, parking, wake-up calls, safe deposit box, Express Check-in/out, supervised children's club, indoor heated pool, sauna, seasonal sun deck, concierge, gift shop, business center, and a fully equipped fitness center with lockers and showers. Dining is available at two onsite venues, The Bistro Bar Chez Antoine, and The Tour de Ville, Montreal's only revolving rooftop restaurant.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Contact the hotel directly at 888-890-3222 for additional nights before/after the program. There is a special Road Scholar rate available using rate code RUL. Cost is $135 per night - based on availability. Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 27 - Notre Dame Basilica/Organ Recital/Pointe a Callie...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Notre Dame Basilica. 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: FIELD TRIP: 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: FAREWELL DINNER: Special farewell dinner.

Lodging: Delta Centre Ville Hotel Montreal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 28 - Independent Departures
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel between 7:00 and 9:00 am.

Morning: Independent departures after breakfast. Check-out is 12:00 p.m.

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
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Performances

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