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 by our knowledgeable Group Leader, 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. We will then take a short walk to the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal for an expert-led exploration followed by a presentation for our group of the fabulous organ by the Basilica's titular organist.
In Old Montréal, we will have a 3-course plated meal with appetizer (soup or salad), choice of entrée (chicken, fish, steak), dessert of the day, and beverage choices including coffee (regular/decaf), hot tea, water; other beverages are available for purchase from the bar.
Later in the evening, we’ll regroup in the hotel lobby and go out with a local expert to explore the Mémoire en histoire outdoor projection circuit. We’ll walk along the streets of Old Montréal that will be animated for the occasion with multi-media projections inspired by historical events.