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French Canada: An Artistic Journey

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Program #10382RJ
7 Days | 6 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 May 20 — May 26, 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.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yulsh-springhill-suites-old-montreal

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.

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

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market Price
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. You could also contact your coordinator Sylvie at snadeau@quebecculture.travel or 1 888 569-4040 to get a registration form for the additional nights. Thanks

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, May 20 - Check-In to Hotel/Welcome dinner/Orientation
Afternoon: Check-In to hotel after 3:00 PM. Registration from 5:30 to 5:45 PM 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.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yulsh-springhill-suites-old-montreal

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.

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

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market Price
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. You could also contact your coordinator Sylvie at snadeau@quebecculture.travel or 1 888 569-4040 to get a registration form for the additional nights. Thanks

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, May 21 - Exploring Montreal/Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast, including waffles and fruit.

Morning: Guided 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 in Old Montreal.

Evening: Free time to explore the city.

Lodging: SpringHill Suites Old Montréal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, 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.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yulsh-springhill-suites-old-montreal

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.

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

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market Price
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. You could also contact your coordinator Sylvie at snadeau@quebecculture.travel or 1 888 569-4040 to get a registration form for the additional nights. Thanks

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, May 22 - Explore Old Montreal/Montreal Chamber Music Festi...
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 on your own follow by free time. Suggestions will be made.

Afternoon: 4:30PM Meet Cellist Denis Brott who is also the Montreal Chamber Music Festival’s Artistic Director and founder.

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

Evening: Concert at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival at the St-James United Church located in the theatre district. Bach Week: Solo with Stradivarius etc with the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank Winners 2012. For the first time in the history of the Canada Council, we are proud to present 16 winners of the 2012 competition. This concert features each performer in a solo work by Bach. An historic event!

Lodging: SpringHill Suites Old Montréal

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: Thursday, May 23 - Basilica de Notre-Dame de Montréal
Note: Note: Please note participants need to carry their own luggage and on the train each participant is restricted to one price of baggage and one carry-on bag.

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 (Ride 3.25 hours).

Lunch: Lunch on the train.

Afternoon: Check-in at the Hotel Manoir Victoria.

Dinner: Dinner in a renowned pub in the heart of 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, May 24 - Quebec City: History and Architecture/Montmorency...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: 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: 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: Saturday, May 25 - 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, May 26 -
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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6 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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