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20338
Quebec

Independent Québec City and Montréal: People, Places, Culture

Gain a comprehensive understanding of Montréal and Québec from experts, learning about the art, architecture, history and cuisine of these two great French Canadian cities.
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Program No. 20338RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
1,999
Quebec

Independent Québec City and Montréal: People, Places, Culture

Gain a comprehensive understanding of Montréal and Québec from experts, learning about the art, architecture, history and cuisine of these two great French Canadian cities.
Length
9 days
Starts at
1,999
Program No. 20338 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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itinerary
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The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 16 - May 24, 2021
Starting at
1,999
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be the SpringHill Suites in Old Montréal.

May 23 - May 31, 2021
Starting at
1,999
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be the SpringHill Suites in Old Montréal.

Jun 13 - Jun 21, 2021
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be Le Westin Montréal.

Jul 11 - Jul 19, 2021
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be Le Westin Montréal.

Aug 1 - Aug 9, 2021
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be Le Westin Montréal.

Sep 5 - Sep 13, 2021
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be the SpringHill Suites in Old Montréal.

Sep 12 - Sep 20, 2021
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be the SpringHill Suites in Old Montréal.

Oct 3 - Oct 11, 2021
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be the SpringHill Suites in Old Montréal.

Oct 10 - Oct 18, 2021
Starting at
1,999
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be the SpringHill Suites in Old Montréal.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 16 - May 24, 2021
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be the SpringHill Suites in Old Montréal.

May 23 - May 31, 2021
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be the SpringHill Suites in Old Montréal.

Jun 13 - Jun 21, 2021
Starting at
3,099
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be Le Westin Montréal.

Jul 11 - Jul 19, 2021
Starting at
3,099
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be Le Westin Montréal.

Aug 1 - Aug 9, 2021
Starting at
3,099
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be Le Westin Montréal.

Sep 5 - Sep 13, 2021
Starting at
3,099
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be the SpringHill Suites in Old Montréal.

Sep 12 - Sep 20, 2021
Starting at
3,099
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be the SpringHill Suites in Old Montréal.

Oct 3 - Oct 11, 2021
Starting at
3,099
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be the SpringHill Suites in Old Montréal.

Oct 10 - Oct 18, 2021
Starting at
2,799
Itinerary Note

On this date, the Montréal hotel will be the SpringHill Suites in Old Montréal.

At a Glance

Enjoy French Canada’s two very different cities — cosmopolitan Montréal and charming Québec City — and revel in the fine cuisine, history and artistry of both cities, with plenty of cultural insights from longtime residents.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
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.
Independent City Discoveries
Independent City Discoveries
Learn with a Group Leader and enjoy educational programming while also getting independent time to explore on your own. Most Independent City Discoveries include lectures, self-guided excursions and passes for public transit and museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

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

General Notes

This program is an active exploration of Montreal and Québec City and includes substantial free time and directions for self-directed excursions.
Featured Expert
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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.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Julie Bélanger View biography
A Montrealer by birth, Julie has diplomas in cultural animation and teaching. With her warm and dynamic personality, her prime objective is to share her passion and knowledge of Montreal and Québec City as well as little secrets of the living style of each community.
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Michel Jutras View biography
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.
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Judith C Lavoie View biography
In tune with her ancestors of the XVII century, Judith has explored every corner of the province, learning about the challenges of the first settlers and the role of nature in people’s traditions and culture. In a blend of history and cultural experience, Judith combines her passions to bring visitors in touch with the complex and diversified heritage of the region and extraordinary landscape around Quebec.
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Marie Legroulx View biography
Marie Legroulx, a native of Québec City, has a bachelor's in history and a master's 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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You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
A short history of Quebec
by John Alexander Dickinson and Brian J Young
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
by Montréal-based author
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…)
A People’s History of Quebec
by Jacques Lacoursière
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.





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