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MONTREAL, QUEBEC

Independent City Discoveries: A Taste of Montreal

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Program #18521RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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 9 — May 13, 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:
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.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for current prices.
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 culturel (the local Road Scholar's coordinator) 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: Thursday, May 09 - Check-In and Orientation
Arrive To: Independent arrivals and check- in.

Dinner: Welcoming-dinner in a gracious French restaurant and introduction to fellow participants and your concierge. The concierge will act as your premier resource in making the most of independent study time, offering local knowledge and insider tips to ensure you discover Montreal beyond the city's highlights. An introduction to our Museums Pass, which is included in the program cost and provides access to public transportation and 6 of the city's most important museums.

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.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for current prices.
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 culturel (the local Road Scholar's coordinator) 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: Friday, May 10 - Montreal Architecture, History and Old Montreal d...
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 Montreal, focusing on its history and architecture with Sylvain Lacoursiere.

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), the remarkable Notre-Dame Basilica and a popular street known for its art galleries.

Dinner: 5:00 - 6:00 Cocktail Hour: (optional) Early each evening, you're invited to join our concierge for drinks (Dutch Treat), to share the highlights of your day, and plan your evening.

Dinner is on your own to explore the multitude of Montreal eateries. Our concierge will offer guidance and suggestions. For this dinner, a reservation will be made by your concierge in one of Montreal's fine restaurants for anyone who wishes to accompany her. (Optional)

Evening: After dinner, enjoy the excitement of more independent discovery. Our concierge will have plenty of suggestions for where you can go and what you can do, from performances, festivals and events to discovering favorite Montrealais hangouts

Lodging: Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for current prices.
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 culturel (the local Road Scholar's coordinator) 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: Saturday, May 11 - Facets of Daily Life in Montreal: Yesterday and T...
Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast, including waffles and fruit.

Morning: This second day of discovering Montreal will be dedicated to two of the city's star attractions: the surprising "Underground City" and the Golden Square Mile, including the renown McGill University and the magnificent Museum of Fine Arts.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to further acquaint yourself with the Golden Square Mile, exploring its impressive art galleries, imposing 19th century houses, and grand museums, including the stately McCord Museum.

Dinner: 5:00 - 6:00 Cocktail Hour: Early each evening, you're invited to join our concierge for drinks (optional), to share the highlights of your day, and plan your evening.

The hotel is ideally located as a base to explore the wonders of Montreals restaurant scene. Our concierge will offer suggestions and directions to local favorites.

Evening: After dinner, enjoy the excitement of more independent discovery. Our concierge will have plenty of suggestions for where you can go and what you can do, from performances, festivals and events to discovering favorite Montrealais hangouts

Lodging: Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for current prices.
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 culturel (the local Road Scholar's coordinator) 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 Four: Sunday, May 12 - Food-Lovers' Guide to Neighborhoods/History of im...
Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast, including waffles and fruit.

Morning: This is a day for food lovers. Our specialized guide will lead you on an adventure through the many flavours of Montreal, strolling along beloved Saint-Laurent Boulevard. Here you'll discover many colourful restaurants, brought to the city by the different ethnic communities that have settled along the length of the street over time. We will finish our food lovers' tour at the Jean-Talon public market in Little Italy, a favourite meeting place of Montrealers. Savour the doughnuts found only in Chinatown... Jewish Bagels... Portugals' renowned egg tarts (Pasteis de nata)... true italian coffee and an array of Quebec products at the public market.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, you can continue exploring Montreal in the direction of the prestigious Botanical Garden and the renown and surprising Biodome—a museum that recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas.

Dinner: Farewell dinner in a landmark restaurant in Old Montreal. Review the days discoveries with fellow participants and enjoy local input from our concierge.

Evening: After dinner, enjoy a last chance to explore or revisit a favorite cafe with new friends. Our concierge will have plenty of suggestions for where you can go and what you can do, from performances, festivals and events to discovering favorite Montrealais hangouts

Lodging: Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Five: Monday, May 13 - Wrap Up Discussion.
Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast, including waffles and fruit.

Morning: Coffee and farewell discussion on city life and local issues with our Montreal friends in one of their favorite local Café.

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
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4 nights of accommodations
6 meals: 4 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 2 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips

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