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Program #10382RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
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Itinerary for Aug 19 — Aug 25, 2013

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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:
455 St-Jean Baptiste
Montreal, QC H2Y 2Z7 Canada
phone: 866-875-4333
web: www.springhillsuites.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, microwave, fridge, complimentary high-speed internet and self-service laundry facilities.Free Wi-Fi Access.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room, whirlpool and spa on-site, offering massage and treatments. Free Wi-Fi Access.

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.
Call the Marriott SpringHill Old Montreal Office: Local number (514) 875-4333 or 1-866-875-4333 or E-Mail: shsreservations@marriott.com . ask for the special rate program of: SN Tourisme/Road Scholar) You could 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.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, August 19 - Orientation and Registration
Note: Registration from 5:30 p.m. 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: SpringHill Suites Old Montréal

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:
455 St-Jean Baptiste
Montreal, QC H2Y 2Z7 Canada
phone: 866-875-4333
web: www.springhillsuites.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, microwave, fridge, complimentary high-speed internet and self-service laundry facilities.Free Wi-Fi Access.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room, whirlpool and spa on-site, offering massage and treatments. Free Wi-Fi Access.

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.
Call the Marriott SpringHill Old Montreal Office: Local number (514) 875-4333 or 1-866-875-4333 or E-Mail: shsreservations@marriott.com . ask for the special rate program of: SN Tourisme/Road Scholar) You could 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.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, August 20 - Exploring Montreal/Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast, including waffles and fruit.

Morning: Expert-led excursion of Montréal by deluxe motorcoach, focusing on the city's history, architecture, main neighborhoods and its astounding underground city, which features a 20-mile network of pedestrian walkways.

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: Visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts new Pavilion, featuring 600 works of its outstanding collection of Quebec and Canadian Art.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Evening: Free time to explore Montreal.

Lodging: SpringHill Suites Old Montréal

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:
455 St-Jean Baptiste
Montreal, QC H2Y 2Z7 Canada
phone: 866-875-4333
web: www.springhillsuites.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, microwave, fridge, complimentary high-speed internet and self-service laundry facilities.Free Wi-Fi Access.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room, whirlpool and spa on-site, offering massage and treatments. Free Wi-Fi Access.

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.
Call the Marriott SpringHill Old Montreal Office: Local number (514) 875-4333 or 1-866-875-4333 or E-Mail: shsreservations@marriott.com . ask for the special rate program of: SN Tourisme/Road Scholar) You could 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.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, August 21 - Explore Old Montreal/Private Jazz Concert
Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast, including waffles and fruit.

Morning: Enjoy an expert-led walking exploration of Old Montreal. Learn about the delicate transformations of public art and architecture, and why the importance of blending old and new is at the heart of this urban conversion to create the Montreal of today!

Lunch: Lunch in Old Montreal.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, you will be invited to independently explore Old Montreal, the port, the Botanical Garden. Suggestions will be made.

Dinner: Dinner in the landmark restaurant Chez Queux, in Old Montreal.

Evening: Private jazz concert performed by well-known musicians from the Montreal jazz scene. Meet Jennifer Bell saxophonist and jazz specialist. Learn about the history of jazz in Montreal and attend a demonstration of jazz improvisation with Jennifer and her accompanist, friend, musician and guitar player.

Lodging: SpringHill Suites Old Montréal

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 Four: Thursday, August 22 - 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 3.25 hours).

Lunch: Lunch on the train.

Afternoon: Check-in at the Hotel Manoir Victoria.

Dinner: Dinner in Old Quebec.

Evening: A local expert will tell you all about the history of Québec City — the birthplace of French America and the first settlement in Canada. This stimulating lecture will also highlight different aspects of the city's present-day social and economic reality.

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: Friday, August 23 - Quebec City: History and Architecture/Montmorency...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy an expert-led walking exploration 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: Enjoy lunch at Manoir Montmorency, featuring area specialities, and visit the astonishing Montmorency Falls Park, just a few minutes away from Québec City. Located between the river and the cliffs, it's one of the province's most spectacular sites.

Afternoon: Explore Quartier Le Petit Champlain on your return to the lower town, Old Quebec.

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

Evening: Attend the famous Quebec City Military Tattoo (reserved seat), an extraordinary set design, 700 musicians and participants deployed with spectacular choreography and powerful massed band musical performances. March in step as military bands from around the world join forces to delight spectators with their toe-tapping rhythms! Each year, with great pride, the Festival welcomes the world’s largest military music bands and brings them together for a music extravaganza called the Québec City Military Tattoo. You don’t want to miss this Tattoo, a whirling kaleidoscope of music and a dazzling display of pomp and ceremony featuring 700 musicians. The drums and pipes, the drill teams and the mass band performances enthrall spectators.

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: Saturday, August 24 - 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; a historic building housing an important collection of art and period furnishings.

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

Afternoon: Visit the Quebec National Fine Arts Museum. Discover its remarkable Inuit art collection, as well as works by some of Quebec's most prominent artists. Enjoy free time to explore Quebec City (we will provide suggestions of places to explore).

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Seven: Sunday, August 25 - Departures After Breakfast
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Independent departures after breakfast.

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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Included
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6 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
3 Performances

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4.9
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