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Quebec

New Year at Château Frontenac: Holiday Splendor in Québec City

Bring in the New Year in timeless fashion at the Château Frontenac, where you’ll enjoy seasonal charms as well as fireworks, a scenic carriage ride, lectures and traditional cuisine.
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Program No. 21226RJ
Length
5 days
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At a Glance

In all of North America, there are few places more special to ring in the New Year than the winter wonderland of Québec City. Among the snow-dusted cobblestones and monuments and centuries–old neighborhoods, experience the holiday customs, food, song and dance of French Canada, all while based in the heart of the Old Town at the incomparably grand Château Frontenac and with plenty of independent time to make your own discoveries. Enjoy a special lecture on the history of Québec and view the prestigious collection of Inuit Art at the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily over uneven terrain, sometimes snow covered. Standing, stairs and cobblestones.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend four nights at historic Château Frontenac, and count down to midnight in a jubilant outdoor party as musicians and fireworks provide the entertainment.
  • Enjoy a scenic carriage ride illustrating daily life in Québec, and enjoy several meals on your own to experience the varied and exciting Québec City culinary scene.
  • An expert discusses the fascinating history of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and its impressive collections, including 35,000 works dating from the 17th century to the present.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials. A companion to this program is also available: "Christmas at the Chateau Frontenac in Québec" (#19228).
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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.

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

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Andrée Girard
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