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Program #20512RJ
9 Days | 8 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 Aug 25 — Sep 2, 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.

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: Call for availability.
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: Sunday, August 25 - 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: 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.

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: Call for availability.
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: Monday, August 26 - 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: 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.

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: Call for availability.
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: Tuesday, August 27 - 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 in the landmark restaurant Chez Queux, in Old Montreal

Evening: Free evening suggestions will be made.

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: Wednesday, August 28 - Basilica de Notre-Dame de Montréal
Note: The limit for the luggage is one big piece and a carry-on.

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 a restaurant of 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, August 29 - 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.

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. Suggestion: Attend a free outside performance of Cirque du Soleil.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast
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, August 30 - 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.

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. Free time to explore Quebec City. (We will provide suggestions of places to explore.)

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

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 31 - Train "Le Massif" to Charlevoix/Discover Baie St-...
Note: For the night of Saturday August 31, it will be possible to leave your luggage in consigne at Hotel Manoir Victoria in Quebec and bring only a carry-on for the overnight stay in Charlevoix.

Breakfast: Travel by scenic train with gourmet breakfast from Quebec City to Charlevoix along the St. Lawrence River. Travelling nearly 100 miles between Quebec City and La Malbaie, the train of Le Massif de charlevoix offers a singular rail cruise experience between mountains and seashore, an incomparable reverside scenery.

Morning: Transfert to the train station at the Montmorency Falls.

Afternoon: 11:45 am - 2:15 pm Stopover in the lovely Baie St-Paul Village, renowned for its numerous art galleries and artisan workshops. 4:15 pm Check-in at Fairmont Manoir Richelieu a vision of historical splendor perched high above the St Lawrence in Charlevoix in La Malbaie.

Dinner: Dinner in 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, September 01 - Discover La Malbaie/ Farewell dinner on the Sceni...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

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

Lunch: Musical Brunch at the Domaine Forget, the International Music & Dance Academy. An Unforgatable Musical Interlude.

Afternoon: Departure for the train station.

Dinner: On the return trip to Quebec City, travel by scenic train for a unique gastronomic Farewell dinner with the best local products.

Evening: Check-in at Hotel Manoir Victoria.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Nine: Monday, September 02 - Individual departure.
Morning: Early Morning Departures At Leisure – Hotel Check out by Noon


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8 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
3 Performances

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