19228
Quebec City
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.
Rating (5)
Program No. 19228RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
1,465
Getting There
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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
Active
Walking up to two miles daily over uneven terrain, sometimes snow covered. Standing, stairs and cobblestones.
Flex
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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Andrée 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.
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