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Independent Quebec City and Montreal: People, Places, Culture

Program Number: 20338RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/6/2014 - 9/14/2014; 5/17/2015 - 5/25/2015; 5/31/2015 - 6/8/2015; 7/5/2015 - 7/13/2015; 7/12/2015 - 7/20/2015; 8/1/2015 - 8/9/2015; 8/9/2015 - 8/17/2015; 9/6/2015 - 9/14/2015; 9/20/2015 - 9/28/2015; 10/1/2015 - 10/9/2015; 10/11/2015 - 10/19/2015;
Duration: 8 nights
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Price starting at: $2,165.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Independent City Discoveries Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 10; 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Enjoy French Canada’s two very different cities — cosmopolitan Montreal and charming Quebec City — and revel in the fine cuisine, history and artistry of both cities, with plenty of cultural insights from longtime residents.




Highlights

• Discover Quebec, with its eclectic architecture, streets and monuments—eloquent, perfectly conserved testaments to its evolution.
• A day for food lovers will lead you on an adventure through the many flavors of Montreal, strolling along beloved Saint-Laurent Boulevard.
• Enjoy independent study time with the benefit of insight from our local expert guide, entry to five major museums and the Botanical Garden and a metro pass.



Activity Particulars

Urban walking of two miles or more over varied terrain; some stairs. Participants need to carry their own luggage and on the train each participant is restricted to one piece of baggage and one carry-on bag.



This program is an active exploration of Montreal and Quebec City and includes substantial free time and directions for self-guided excursions. A more inclusive approach with a lower activity level is program 10382, French Canada: An Artistic Journey.



Itinerary Summary

Independent arrivals. Montreal, 4 nights, train to Quebec City, 4 nights. Independent departures.




Montreal

Montreal is an intoxicating blend of Old World charm and big-city excitement, from the cobblestone streets of the Old Port to the concert halls and theaters of the Place des Arts. The second-largest French-speaking city after Paris, Montreal hosts world-class museums and galleries alongside centuries-old basilicas and family-owned restaurants.



Accommodations
Stylish, modern all-suite hotel with indoor pool in the heart of Old town Montreal and Hotel Manoir Victoria, a four-star European-style hotel located in the heart of Old Quebec.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Sylvie Nadeau

Born and raised in Montreal, Sylvie Nadeau loves Quebec's largest city, the province's vibrant, creative multicultural hub, which she has been exploring her whole life on foot, by subway and on her bike. A professional in the travel industry for over 30 years and a recipient of several awards honoring the quality of her work, Sylvie hosts and coordinates the activities of Road Scholar groups with competence and enthusiasm. Her funny French accent and infectious joie de vivre give all her programs and tours a very personal color. A sports enthusiast, Sylvie is offering a new series for active travelers in addition to the many programs she already coordinates, all highlighting the many colors of Quebec as presented by passionate Quebecers dedicated to sharing the richness of their unique Canadian Province.
 
Andree Girard

Andrée Girard has been an active figure on the arts scene in Québec and in Canada for over 25 years. She worked as a broadcaster for CBC radio and television before becoming programming director for CBC French radio’s Chaîne culturelle for several years. She was also a founding member and director of the Conseil québécois de la musique. Over the course of her career, she has been associated with the creation of the Opus Prize, as well as the development of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.
 
Sylvain Lacoursiere

Sylvain Lacoursière is a journalist, teacher and devoted history buff, in addition to his role as a Road Scholar instructor. With degrees in journalism and Canadian history, he has worked on three Quebec history television series and as a journalist in several media outlets. In the past 13 years, Sylvain has led more than 1,700 educational groups through the fascinating city of Montreal. Sylvain teaches history, tourism and German at the college level.
 
Michel Jutras

Originally from Montreal, Michel Jutras holds a master's degree in the management of cultural organizations and has extensive experience in leading educational excusions. Passionate about researching history, especially the history of the dietary and culinary traditions of Quebec, he is working on a large collection of ethnological texts, the first volume of which has already been published, while the second is currently being printed.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal
  Montreal, QC 4 nights
   Hotel Manoir Victoria
  Quebec City, QC 4 nights
 Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal
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 allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: 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

 Hotel Manoir Victoria
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 allowed: No
  Elevators available: 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


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Montreal - 3:00pm Hotel Check-In Time. 5:30pm Meet at the hotel (Mezz level) for Road Scholar registration. You will be staying at Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal that night.
  End of Program:
Quebec City-Early Morning Departures At Leisure – Hotel Check out by Noon. You will be staying at Hotel Manoir Victoria the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. A passport is required for all air travel to/from Canada. On June 1, 2009, a new US law known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) will require those traveling to/from the United States by land and sea to also have a passport or other appropriate secure document (NEXUS card). Passport requirements are subject to change. Visit www.travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html
  Parking availability:
$25.00 per day
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Montreal, QC
  Nearest city or town:  Montreal
  Nearest highway: Trans Canada Highway #40
  Nearest airport:  Pierre Elliot Trudeau Int'l Airport (formerly Dorval)
  From End of Program
  Location:  Quebec City, QC
  Nearest city or town:  Quebec City
  Nearest highway: Highway 20 (Trans Canada) and Highway 40
  Nearest airport:  Jean Lesage International Airport - Quebec City
Travel Details
 

Montreal - YUL

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$40.00 cost can be shared
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

25 minutes 

 

Montreal

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
747 Express Bus

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$10.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

40 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

25 miles

   

Public Transportation: 747 Express bus $10 per pers. You could buy your ticket right after you pick up your luggage.The 747 will bring you to the central bus station and from there, you could take a taxi to the hotel (8-9 minutes/ $8-9). Or you could stop at St-Laurent blvd and from there take a taxi to the hotel (5 minutes). Or you could walk South 4 blocks (last block is uphill). After crossing Notre-Dame St, you will turn left on Le Royer St. (small street) and you'll see the hotel entrance.

 

Montreal

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$9-10 cost can be shared
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10 minutes 

 

Montreal

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$9.00 cost can be share
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

7-8 minutes 

 

Quebec - YQB

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$34 cost can be shared
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

25 minutes 

 

Quebec City - Gare du Palais

 

To Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$5-6 cost can be shared
Prices are subject to change.

 

Distance:

 

1 mile

 

Quebec City - Gare du Palais

 

To Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$5-6 cost can be shared
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

5 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

1 mile

 

Quebec City to Montreal

 

 
 

Service:

 

Train
Via Rail
phone: 888-842-7245
Advanced Reservations Required

   

To return to Montreal downtown by train: Schedule and rate: www.viarail.ca or toll free 1 888 842-7245. We do not suggest to take the train back if you have to catch a flight mid-afternoon. The bus is more efficient.

 

Quebec City to Montreal airport

 

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Orleans Express

   

RETURN after the program - Individual departure. By Deluxe Motorcoach (no reservation needed) - Quebec City bus terminal is located half mile from the hotel. From Quebec City to Montral-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport YUL (One-way: for 60+ $58 / Adult $69 CAD) Duration 4 hours Departure from Quebec City every day at 06:30- 9:30 am 12:30, 3:30 pm,5:30 pm or 10:30 pm Orléans Express Customer Service 1-888-999-3977 (toll free) – Customer service press #1 then #2

 

Quebec City to Montreal downtown

 

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Orleans Express

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

60 plus - $49
Prices are subject to change.

   

RETURN after the program - Individual departure. From Qubec City to Montral downtown (not to the airport). Deluxe Motorcoach. Daily service between Qubec City and Montreal downtown living every hour (one-way: 60 +$49 / adult $57). Duration 3 hours.Starting at 5:30 am on weekdays and at 6:30 am on Saturday and Sunday. Orléans Express Customer Service 1-888-999-3977 (toll free) – Customer service press #1 then #2

 
Driving Directions
  From New York State From New York State: Take Highway 87 North to border / After the border you will be on Highway 15 North / Exit at Champlain Bridge / Cross the bridge to Montreal / Follow directions to Highway 10 (Centre-ville) / Take Exit 1 Notre-Dame/Rue Wellington / Keep right and go straight on Duke Street / At the fourth traffic light turn right on Notre-Dame St / Then turn right again on St-Jean-Baptiste St (1st street after St-Laurent St).Time of travel from the border: 1 hour. Quebec road are in French, and speed limits are in kilometres (100 k/h equals about 62 m/h).
  From Ottawa From Ottawa: Take Highway 417 East to Highway 40 East and to 15 South / Then take the 720 East / Take exit 6 (Vieux-Montreal, rue Berri / Blvd. St-Laurent.) / At the first traffic light make a right on Bonsecours St / Then make another right on Notre-Dame St / Finally make a left on St-Jean-Baptiste St. Time of travel: 2.5 hours.
  From Quebec City From Quebec City: Take Highway 20 West to Highway 132 West / Exit at Champlain Bridge / Cross the bridge to Montreal / Follow directions to Highway 10 (Centre-ville) / Take Exit 1 Notre-Dame/Rue Wellington / Keep right and go straight on Duke Street / At the fourth traffic light turn right on Notre-Dame St / Then turn right again on St-Jean-Baptiste St (1st street after St-Laurent St). Time of travel: 3 hours
  From Toronto From Toronto: Take Highway 401 East to Highway 20 East and to the 720 East Take exit 6 (Vieux-Montreal, rue Berri / Blvd. St-Laurent.) / At the first traffic light make a right on Bonsecours St / Then make another right on Notre-Dame St / Finally make a left on St-Jean-Baptiste St. Time of travel: 6 hours.
  From Vermont State From Vermont State: Take Highway 89 North to the border / After the border you will be on Highway 133 North / Then 133 North merges into 35 North / Exit at Highway 10 West (Montreal) / Drive until Champlain Bridge / Cross the bridge to Montreal / Follow directions to Highway 10 (Centre-ville) / Take Exit 1 Notre-Dame/Rue Wellington / Keep right and go straight on Duke Street / At the fourth traffic light turn right on Notre-Dame St / Then turn right again on St-Jean-Baptiste St (1st street after St-Laurent St). Time of travel from the border: 2 hours
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Check-In / Orientation
(Saturday, September 6)
   
 Arrive To: Independent arrivals and check-in available 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.
   
Accommodations: Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Old Montreal
(Sunday, September 7)
   
 Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast 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.
   
Accommodations: Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: “Underground City” / Golden Square Mile / Theater District
(Monday, September 8)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Food-Lovers' Guide to Montréal Boroughs / Farmers Market / Botanical Garden
(Tuesday, September 9)
   
 Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast at the 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.
   
Accommodations: Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Basilica de Notre-Dame de Montréal
(Wednesday, September 10)

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 concierge through the streets of the Old City to the famous Château Frontenac to form your first impressions of Québec and discover the city.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Manoir Victoria
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Old Québec City / Château Frontenac
(Thursday, September 11)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Manoir Victoria
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 7: Citadel / Plains of Abraham
(Friday, September 12)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Manoir Victoria
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 8: Quebec City Today
(Saturday, September 13)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Manoir Victoria
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 9: Independent Departures.
(Sunday, September 14)
   
 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!
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


A People’s History of Quebec


Author: Jacques Lacoursière


Description: A People’s History of Quebec is a lively guide to a little-known part of North American history. It tells of the settlement of the St. Lawrence Valley, but also of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who travelled, mapped, and inhabited most of North America, and embrothered the peoples they met.



A short history of Quebec


Author: John Alexander Dickinson and Brian J Young


Description: A Canadian classic, A Short History of Quebec offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the province from the pre-contact native period to present-day constitutional struggles. The authors bring a refreshing perspective to the history of Quebec, focusing on the social and economic development of the region and its diverse peoples.



Montreal & Quebec City Guide – Lonely Planet


Author: Montréal-based author


Description: Montréal and Québec City really serve it up. You've got old-world grandeur, new-world sensibilities and big-city charms - there's enough neighbourhoods, restaurants and festivals to keep you mon-dieu'ing for months. This guide, penned by a Montréal-based author, gets you straight to the action. Pick & Mix: buy and download individual chapters from this book You could download free: Introducing Montreal (Very interesting…)





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