Walking up to 3 miles during the day.
This is a day for food lovers. Montreal, with the largest French-speaking population on the continent, is a cultural crossroads where cuisine from around the world and different ethnicities is part of daily life. With a local expert, we’ll set out on a walking field trip along Saint-Laurent Boulevard focusing on one of Montrealers’ favorite pursuits: food. We’ll see many colorful restaurants, brought to the city by the different ethnic communities that have settled along the length of the street over time. We’ll conclude at the Marché Jean-Talon in Little Italy, one of the oldest public markets in the city and one of the largest open-air markets in North America. There are doughnuts found only in Chinatown, the famous Schwartz’s smoked meat at Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen, Portugal’s renowned egg tarts (Pasteis de nata), true Italian coffee, and an array of Quebec products at the public market.
On your own to enjoy what you like at the Jean-Talon Market or any of the surrounding eateries. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.
Free time. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. You might also like to attend free Festival concerts. We will re-group at the hotel before going to dinner.
At a gracious French restaurant a short walk from the hotel, we’ll enjoy a 3-course plated meal with appetizer (soup or salad), 3 choices of entrée, dessert of the day, and beverage choices including coffee (regular/decaf), hot tea, water; other beverages available for purchase from the bar. Share favorite experiences with new Road Scholar friends during our farewell dinner.
Performance. We’ll attend the third and last of our included indoor concerts. When available, details will be posted on the Road Scholar website under this program number and will also be included in preparatory materials sent following enrollment. Prepare for check-out and departure following our closing event in the morning.