New Year at Château Frontenac: The Holiday Splendor of Quebec 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
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 Quebec 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 Quebec and view the prestigious collection of Inuit Art at the National Museum of Fine Arts.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily over uneven terrain, sometimes snow covered. Standing, stairs and cobblestones.
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

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 Quebec 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

A companion to this program is also available: #19228 - Fête de Noël: Christmas in Québec City. For details, see www.roadscholar.org/19228. This learning adventure is one of our FLEX programs. It offers a more flexible schedule than our traditional programs and includes ample independent time and several meals on your own. Suggestions for free-time activities are provided in preparatory materials, and your Group Leader will be happy to provide suggestions for self-directed excursions.
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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.
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