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9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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Itinerary for Aug 10 — Aug 18, 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: Sunday, August 10 - Check-In / Orientation
Arrive To: Independent arrivals and check-in availableble from 3:00 p.m. Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk (at 5:30 p.m. at the Mezzanine Level) and pick up your arrival packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule we will review during Orientation, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet at the front desk when you check in.

Dinner: A welcome dinner in a gracious French restaurant introduces you to fellow participants and your coordinator. The coordinator will act as your premier resource in making the most of independent study time, offering local knowledge and insider tips to ensure you discover Montréal beyond the city's highlights. An introduction to Montréal's Museums Pass, which is included in the program cost and provides access to public transportation and the city's most important museums. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

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: Monday, August 11 - Old Montreal
Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style at the hotel.

Morning: Attend an engaging talk on the history of Québec and Canada and the role of Montréal in their social, economic and cultural development. We then depart for an expert-led exploration of Old Montréal, focusing on its history and architecture.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, you will be invited to independently explore Old Montréal; the port, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology (built on the very foundations of the city), the Bonsecours Market (Québec Arts & Crafts, featuring top-quality “made in Québec” creations) and a popular street known for its art galleries.

Dinner: From 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., we’ll enjoy cocktail hour. Early each evening, you're invited to join our coordinator 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 Montréal eateries. Our coordinator will offer guidance and suggestions. For this dinner, a reservation will be made by your coordinator in one of Montréal's fine restaurants for anyone who wishes to accompany her. (Optional)

Evening: After dinner, enjoy the excitement of more independent discovery. Our coordinator will have plenty of suggestions for where you can go and what you can do, from performances, festivals and events to discovering favorite Montréalais 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. 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: Tuesday, August 12 - “Underground City” / Golden Square Mile / Theater...
Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This second day of discovering Montréal will be dedicated to three of the city's star attractions: the surprising "Underground City", the Theater District and the Golden Square Mile, including the renowned 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: From 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., we’ll enjoy cocktail hour. Early each evening, you're invited to join our coordinator 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 Montréal’s restaurant scene. Our coordinator will offer suggestions and directions to local favorites.

Evening: After dinner, enjoy the excitement of more independent discovery. Our coordinator will have plenty of suggestions for where you can go and what you can do, from performances, festivals and events to discovering favorite Montréalais 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. 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 Four: Wednesday, August 13 - Food-Lovers' Guide to Montréal Boroughs / Farmers...
Food-Lovers' Guide to Montréal Boroughs / Farmers Market / Botanical Garden

Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast at te hotel.

Morning: This is a day for food lovers. Our specialized expert will lead you on an adventure through the many flavors of Montréal, strolling along beloved Saint-Laurent Boulevard. Here you'll discover many colorful 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' exploration at the Jean-Talon public market in Little Italy, a favorite meeting place of Montréalers. Savor the doughnuts found only in Chinatown... Jewish Bagels... Portugal's renowned egg tarts (Pasteis de nata)... true Italian coffee and an array of Québec products at the public market.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, you can continue exploring Montréal in the direction of the prestigious Botanical Garden. A popular oasis in the heart of the city, the Montréal Botanical Garden is recognized as one of the world’s largest. Explore the beauty of the garden through its 10 greenhouses, some thirty thematic gardens!

Dinner: Farewell to Montréal dinner in a landmark restaurant in Old Montréal. Review the day’s discoveries with fellow participants and enjoy local input from our coordinator.

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

Lodging: Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec, the unique 4-star European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries. Elevator from lobby to room floors. 24 stone steps to lobby area from street - no ramps or alternate access.

Contact info:
44, cote du Palais
Quebec City, QC G1R 4H8 Canada
phone: 800-463-6283
web: www.manoir-victoria.com

Room amenities: Hairdryer (ll0 volts), Individual digital thermostat, Colour TV, Alarm clock, Direct access telephone, Movies($), Iron and ironing board, Free Wifi internet access, coffee-maker, mini-bar ($).

Facility amenities: Indoor pool and Sauna, Health Club, Internet Lounge in lobby gives you the opportunity to use the hotel equipment and software. Free Wi-fi access in the room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Contact hotel for rates.
Call Hotel Manoir Victoria and indicate that you are with Road Scholar Program.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Five: Thursday, August 14 - Basilica de Notre-Dame de Montréal
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: Varied, buffet-style breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy an unforgettable field trip to the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal featuring an exclusive presentation of the fabulous organ by the Basilica's titular organist. The visit is followed by a transfer to Québec City by train (train ride 3.5 hours).

Afternoon: Check-in at the Hotel Manoir Victoria.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: After dinner, stroll with your coordinator through the streets of the Old City to the famous Château Frontenac to form your first impressions of Québec and discover the city.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec, the unique 4-star European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries. Elevator from lobby to room floors. 24 stone steps to lobby area from street - no ramps or alternate access.

Contact info:
44, cote du Palais
Quebec City, QC G1R 4H8 Canada
phone: 800-463-6283
web: www.manoir-victoria.com

Room amenities: Hairdryer (ll0 volts), Individual digital thermostat, Colour TV, Alarm clock, Direct access telephone, Movies($), Iron and ironing board, Free Wifi internet access, coffee-maker, mini-bar ($).

Facility amenities: Indoor pool and Sauna, Health Club, Internet Lounge in lobby gives you the opportunity to use the hotel equipment and software. Free Wi-fi access in the room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Contact hotel for rates.
Call Hotel Manoir Victoria and indicate that you are with Road Scholar Program.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Six: Friday, August 15 - Old Québec City / Château Frontenac
Breakfast: Breakfast is on your own. There are many options from a simple pastry and coffee to a full cooked breakfast at nearby cafés. The hotel also offers breakfast for an additional charge.

Morning: Accompanied by our specialist expert, head off to discover Québec, with its eclectic architecture, streets and monuments: eloquent, perfectly conserved testaments to its evolution. Enjoy the city's uniquely European atmosphere, enchanting setting and friendly inhabitants.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the famous Château Frontenac, one of the landmarks of Québec City and the most photographed hotel in the world. The Château, which boasts a fascinating history, owes its name to a flamboyant French governor, the Count of Frontenac, who guided the destiny of New France from 1672 to 1698. Bon appétit!

Afternoon: In the afternoon, explore the lower part of Old Québec near the river and enjoy Petit Champlain, one of the most appreciated neighborhoods in Québec City, known for its architecture, street performers, boutiques, craftsmen, art galleries and the Museum of Civilization. Join us for cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in a local bistro (optional).

Dinner: After meeting for cocktails at the bistro (optional) dinner is on your own to explore the varied and exciting Québec City dining opportunities.

Evening: After dinner, enjoy the excitement of more independent discovery. Our coordinator will have plenty of suggestions for where you can go and what you can do.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec, the unique 4-star European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries. Elevator from lobby to room floors. 24 stone steps to lobby area from street - no ramps or alternate access.

Contact info:
44, cote du Palais
Quebec City, QC G1R 4H8 Canada
phone: 800-463-6283
web: www.manoir-victoria.com

Room amenities: Hairdryer (ll0 volts), Individual digital thermostat, Colour TV, Alarm clock, Direct access telephone, Movies($), Iron and ironing board, Free Wifi internet access, coffee-maker, mini-bar ($).

Facility amenities: Indoor pool and Sauna, Health Club, Internet Lounge in lobby gives you the opportunity to use the hotel equipment and software. Free Wi-fi access in the room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Contact hotel for rates.
Call Hotel Manoir Victoria and indicate that you are with Road Scholar Program.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Seven: Saturday, August 16 - Citadel / Plains of Abraham
Breakfast: Breakfast is on your own. There are many options from a simple pastry and coffee to a full cooked breakfast at nearby cafés. The hotel also offers breakfast for an additional charge.

Morning: Our second full day in Québec City is dedicated to an intimate field trip designed exclusively for our group. Strategically located on the heights overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, Québec City is the first major milestone on the road leading to the foundation of Canada. A visit to the Residence of the Governor General of Canada, within the walls of the Citadel, will help you understand the region's unusual geopolitical journey over the course of history as well as how the province functions today. This private exploration includes access to a unique exhibition of Canadian artists.

Lunch: Lunch is at the renowned restaurant Les Anciens Canadiens, which serves traditional Québec cuisine. This important landmark is situated in the historic Maison Jacquet, built in 1675-76 when it was one of the largest houses in the upper-town and now the oldest in the entire city.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, you can explore the famous Plains of Abraham, a magnificent 267-acre urban park composed of plains, woods and gardens. It is also the setting for the National Fine Arts Museum of Québec. Discover this exceptional museum that is dedicated to the works of the best artists of the region at your own pace, and continue on to its surprising annex, the former prison of Québec. Join us for cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in a local bistro (optional).

Dinner: After meeting for cocktails at the local pub, dinner is on your own to explore the varied and exciting Québec City dining opportunities.

Evening: The evening is free to stroll the Old Town or enjoy coffee and a digestif in a café or bar.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec, the unique 4-star European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries. Elevator from lobby to room floors. 24 stone steps to lobby area from street - no ramps or alternate access.

Contact info:
44, cote du Palais
Quebec City, QC G1R 4H8 Canada
phone: 800-463-6283
web: www.manoir-victoria.com

Room amenities: Hairdryer (ll0 volts), Individual digital thermostat, Colour TV, Alarm clock, Direct access telephone, Movies($), Iron and ironing board, Free Wifi internet access, coffee-maker, mini-bar ($).

Facility amenities: Indoor pool and Sauna, Health Club, Internet Lounge in lobby gives you the opportunity to use the hotel equipment and software. Free Wi-fi access in the room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Contact hotel for rates.
Call Hotel Manoir Victoria and indicate that you are with Road Scholar Program.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Eight: Sunday, August 17 - Quebec City Today
Breakfast: Breakfast is on your own. There are many options from a simple pastry and coffee to a full cooked breakfast at nearby cafés. The hotel also offers breakfast for an additional charge.

Morning: Meet a professional who has been involved for several years in Québec's political scene at a government level and who will situate you more firmly in the social universe of present day Québec to help you understand its health and educational systems, its nationalist leanings and the challenges that lie ahead for the province. It's a meeting that will surely spark some rewarding discussions among participants.

Afternoon: On the third day, you can continue exploring Québec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and what is known as New Québec. A list of suggestions for individual exploration and other activities will complement the program. Options include a walk on the Grande Promenade Samuel-De Champlain along the Saint Lawrence River and a visit to the Public Market.

Dinner: Farewell dinner. On our final evening we will enjoy dinner together with our Québecer friends at a renowned restaurant in Old Québec for its local gastronomy.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Dinner
Day Nine: Monday, August 18 - Independent Departures.
Morning: Early morning departures at leisure. Please note, hotel check out is by noon. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!


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