Christmas at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec
Come celebrate Christmas amid the tradition of Quebec City and iconic Château Frontenac, where you’ll enjoy a seasonal concert and ride a carriage across the city’s cobbled streets.
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Program No. 19228RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

In the narrow streets, the sound of hooves on snowy cobbles keeps time as you peer out from your carriage at a world of decorated windows lit warmly against the winter air. Christmas approaches in Quebec City, a 400-year-old gem of Old World ambiance right here in North America where you’ll enjoy four nights of yuletide learning. The city's most beloved landmark, the Chateau Frontenac, is your home as you discover traditional tastes of the season like "tourtière" meat pie and local delicacies made from maple, a fundamental Quebec ingredient.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily over uneven terrain, sometimes snow covered. Standing, stairs and cobblestones.
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience Quebecois Christmas music during a private concert and in the streets with locals caroling door to door.
  • Indulge in perhaps the grandest Christmas tradition in Québec City, the annual dinner-dance at the Chateau Frontenac.
  • Enjoy a scenic carriage ride illustrating daily life in Québec City.

General Notes

A companion to this program is also available: #21226 - New Year at Château Frontenac: The Holiday Splendor of Quebec City. For details, see www.roadscholar.org/21226. This learning adventure is one of our FLEX programs. It offers a more flexible schedule than our traditional programs and includes ample independent time and several meals on your own. Suggestions for free-time activities are provided in preparatory materials, and your Group Leader will be happy to provide suggestions for self-directed excursions.
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Marie Legroulx
Marie Legroulx, a native of Québec City, has a BA in history and an MA in Québec literature. She taught French and Québec literature at local universities for over 20 years. In 2008, she returned to college to become a professional in the tourism industry, and has since been leading historical, architectural and literary explorations. Québec history and language are topics close to her heart since she is a twelfth-generation Québécoise whose ancestors settled on the St. Lawrence River in the mid-seventeenth century.
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