Getting on/off a motorcoach. Walking up to 2 miles throughout the day.
At the hotel, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as a hot dish, waffles, cereal, fruit, bread and pastries, milk, juices, coffee (regular/decaf), hot tea, water.
With a local expert, we will go for a city field trip via motorcoach, focusing on the city's history, architecture, main neighborhoods, and its astounding underground city that features a 20-mile network of pedestrian walkways. Among the highlights are the Underground, Mont-Royal, and Ste-Hélène Island that was the site of Expo 67 (1967 International and Universal Exposition).
At one of the city’s numerous cafés, we’ll have a light yet filling buffet lunch.
For our next field trip, we’ll walk to the Pointe-à-Callière Museum that was inaugurated in 1992 during the city’s 350th anniversary. This designated national archaeological and historic site is located on the very place where Montréal was founded. The museum presents centuries of history from the settlements of Indigenous People to the present. In addition to permanent and changing exhibitions, there are remarkable ruins of national significance. Museum staff will lead our exploration.
In Old Montréal, we will have a 3-course plated meal with appetizer, choice of entrée, dessert of the day, and beverage choices including coffee (regular/decaf), hot tea, water; other beverages are available for purchase from the bar.
We will gather to experience La Grande Roue de Montréal — the tallest Ferris wheel in Canada. We will be able to see the city and its surroundings from nearly 200 feet (60 meters) in the air, the equivalent of a 20-storey building!. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give you the information for an independent exploration of the Mémoire en histoire outdoor projection circuit. You could walk along the streets of Old Montréal that will be animated for the occasion with multi-media projections inspired by historical events.