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French Canada: An Intergenerational Cultural Journey

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Program #20505RJ
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 Jul 21 — Jul 27, 2014

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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: Monday, July 21 - Orientation
Note: Registration from 5:30 PM to 5:45 at the hotel mezzanine level.

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: Tuesday, July 22 - Discover Old Montréal / Jazz with Jennifer
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Discover Old Montreal on a walking tour given by our expert guide. Time to join the Montrealers and ride the metro (subway) then have a look at the underground city.

Lunch: Lunch in Old Montreal

Afternoon: Visit an authentic archeological site revealing the birth and growth of Montreal over more than a thousand years, from the Amerindian period through the 20th century, at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum.

Dinner: Dinner at restaurant Les Trois Brasseurs in Old Montreal.

Evening: 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: Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

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:
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: Wednesday, July 23 - Science Center Planetarium
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Discover the brand new Planetarium at Olympic Park. Attend a unique experience at the Chaos Theatre, which gives a fresh new look at the Universe. You will never get closer to the stars than this! Just next door, ride the famous Olympic tower (the tallest inclined tower in the world, which stands at a 45-degree angle) for an impressive view over the entire city. From the tower’s summit, visitors can admire the entire Greater Montreal region and up to 55 miles of the St. Lawrence River valley.

Lunch: 1:00 pm. Lunch on your own and free time to explore the Botanical Garden and the Insectarium, a few step from the Olympic Park (voucher included).

Dinner: Dinner at a french restaurant in Old Montreal.

Evening: Free time to explore Montreal - Suggestions will be made. 10:00 pm From the Old port (a bloc from the hotel) watch the International Fireworks Competition (optional).

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: Yes
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, July 24 - Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
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 - 3.5 hours).

Lunch: Lunch on the train.

Afternoon: 4:45 pm Check-in at the Hotel Manoir Victoria.

Dinner: Dinner in the renowned Pub Dorsay in Old Quebec followed by a nice walk to the famous Chateau Frontenac in the streets of the Old City. Enjoy the street performers!

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: Yes
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, July 25 - Quebec City: history and Architecture/Cirque du S...
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: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: After lunch, take the opportunity to discover the Musée de la civilisation and the Today First nations exhibition Free time to explore Quebec City. (We will provide suggestions of places to explore.)

Evening: 4:00 pm. - Attend the new show Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities from the popular Cirque du Soleil, a famous example of the vibrant cultural life in French Canada. Reserved seat - Under the Chapiteau.

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: Yes
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, July 26 - Quebec Citadel/Montmorency Falls
Breakfast: Buffet-style breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Visit to the Quebec Citadel, a military structure with an important connection to the history of the United States.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at Manoir Montmorency featuring area specialities.

Afternoon: 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. Enjoy the trip in cable car to go on the top.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Sunday, July 27 - Independent departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Independent departures after breakfast.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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6 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
3 Performances

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