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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 Jun 20 — Jun 26, 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:
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: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability.
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/Road Scholar) 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. Thanks.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Friday, June 20 - Orientation
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.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: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability.
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/Road Scholar) 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. Thanks.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, June 21 - Exploring Montreal/Science Center Planetarium
Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast, including waffles and fruit.

Morning: Discover Old Montreal and the downtown area through a walking guided tour given by our expert. Time to join the Montrealers and ride the Metro (subway) and have a glimpse on the underground city.

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: Discover the brand new Planetarium. Attend a unique experience at Chaos Theatre. A new universe You will never get closer to the stars than this!

Dinner: Dinner in Old Montreal

Evening: Free time to explore Montreal - Suggestions will be made.

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: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability.
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/Road Scholar) 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. Thanks.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Sunday, June 22 - Explore Les Iles de Boucherville/ Jazz with Jenni...
Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast, including waffles and fruit.

Morning: Explore the fascinating water world surrounding Îles de Boucherville (National Historic Site) by Rabaska (a large traditional bark canoe) to enjoy a trip back in time to learn about the history of the First Nations that spent time on the park's islands.

Lunch: Lunch on your own. Suggestions will be made.

Dinner: Dinner 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: 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: 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: Monday, June 23 - Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal/ Cirque du Soleil
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.

Lunch: Lunch on the train.

Afternoon: Check-in at the Hotel Manoir Victoria.

Dinner: Dinner in Old Quebec

Evening: Attendance of an outdoor performance in Quebec City of the popular Cirque du Soleil , a famous example of the vibrant cultural life in French Canada.

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: Tuesday, June 24 - Quebec City: history and Architecture/Quebec Summ...
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: 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. Enjoy the trip in cable car to go on the top. Follow by a visit to the Île d'Orléans, the great garden of Quebec City with its abundance of local produce, including a stop at a farm specializing in the production of organic, free-range poultry.

Dinner: Dinner on your own. Suggestions will be made.

Evening: Participate in the Quebec Summer Festival and enjoy street performances unique to Quebec 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: 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: Wednesday, June 25 - Quebec Citadel
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: Lunch on your own. Suggestions will be made.

Afternoon: Visit the Quebec National Fine Arts Museum located on Plaines d'Abraham. 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: Farewell dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Seven: Thursday, June 26 - Independent departures
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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
4 Performances

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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