20505
Quebec
French Canada: An Intergenerational Cultural Journey
Explore French Canada with your grandchild as you ride cable cars, visit the Québec Citadel and attend an organ performance in the Notre-Dame Basilica.
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Program No. 20505RJ
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7 days
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7 days
6 nights
14 meals
6 B 3 L 5 D
DAY
1
Orientation
Montreal, QC
D
Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Activity note: Registration from 5:30 PM to 5:45 in the hotel (mezz level).

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the popular steak house restaurant Le Vieux Port, located on rue St-Paul, the oldest street in Montreal.

Evening: After dinner, presentation of program details, general information and a few other useful tips to enhance your stay in French America.

DAY
2
Discover Montréal
Montreal, QC
B,L,D
Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast, including waffles and fruit.

Morning: Guided excursion of Montréal by deluxe motorcoach, focusing on the city's history, architecture, main neighborhoods and its astounding underground city, which features a 20-mile network of pedestrian walkways.

Lunch: Montreal is known for its abundant cafés, which are well attended by Montrealers at lunchtime. We will select one for a light yet fulfilling meal.

Afternoon: Visit an authentic archeological site revealing the birth and growth of Montreal over more than a thousand years, from the Amerindian period through the 20th century, at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum.

Dinner: Dinner in Old Montreal. Chez Suzette Crêperie.

Evening: With our local expert Kim join the festivities of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebration with a unique discovery of the streets of Old Montreal, which will be animated for the occasion with multi-media projections inspired by historical events.

DAY
3
Science Center Planetarium/Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
Montreal, QC
B,D
Marriott Springhill Suite Vieux Montreal

Breakfast: Varied, buffet-style breakfast, including waffles and fruit.

Morning: Discover the brand new Planetarium at Olympic Park. Attend a unique experience at the Chaos Theatre, which gives a fresh new look at the Universe. You will never get closer to the stars than this! Just next door, ride the famous Olympic tower (the tallest inclined tower in the world, which stands at a 45-degree angle) for an impressive view over the entire city. From the tower’s summit, visitors can admire the entire Greater Montreal region and up to 55 miles of the St. Lawrence River valley.

Afternoon: 1:00 pm Lunch on your own and free time to explore the Botanical Garden & the Insectarium located a few steps from the Olympic Park or some other places. Suggestions will be made. 4:00 pm Follow by an unforgettable visit to the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal featuring an exclusive presentation of the fabulous organ by the Basilica's titular organist.

Dinner: Dinner in Old Montreal.

Evening: After dinner explore Old Montreal and at 10:00 pm don't miss The Fireworks International. Guest country England.

DAY
4
Native Cultural Centre Ashukan
Quebec City, QC
B,L,D
Hotel Manoir Victoria

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: With a local expert at the Native Cultural Centre Ashukan, discover the art and beauty of Aboriginal creators through an exhibition, a tasting and a private performance. The visit is followed by a transfer to Quebec City by train (Duration 3.50 hours).

Lunch: Lunch on the train.

Afternoon: Check-in at the Hotel Manoir Victoria.

Dinner: Dinner in Old Quebec in Le Petit Champlain district.

Evening: Discover the street artists in the Old town.

DAY
5
Quebec City: history and Architecture/Quebec Summer Festival
Quebec City, QC
B,L
Hotel Manoir Victoria

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Walking guided tour of Quebec's historic district. You will be charmed by the very European atmosphere of its quaint streets as well as the historic value of its buildings.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at Manoir Montmorency featuring area specialities and visit the astonishing Montmorency Falls Park, just a few minutes away from Québec City. Located between the river and the cliffs, it's one of the province's most spectacular sites. Enjoy the trip in cable car to go on the top. Follow by a visit to the Plains of Abraham.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Evening: Enjoy street performances unique to Quebec City. Suggestions will be made.

DAY
6
Quebec Citadel/Music traditions
Quebec City, QC
B,D
Hotel Manoir Victoria

Breakfast: Buffet-style breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Visit to the Quebec Citadel, a military structure with an important connection to the history of the United States. But first attend the famous "Changing of the Guard".

Lunch: Lunch on your own. Suggestions will be made.

Afternoon: After lunch, take the opportunity to discover the Musée de la civilisation and the Today First nations exhibition Free time to explore Quebec City. (We will provide suggestions of places to explore.) Just before Farewell, join local musicians who will guide you in a discovery of Quebec through song, instrumental music, tales and jig. Explore our Quebec Musical traditions, learn about rhythm and song, experiment with musical instruments (including percussion) and explore dance forms and space.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel.

DAY
7
Independent departures
Quebec City, QC
B

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Independent departures after breakfast.






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