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Quebec

French Canada at a Slower Pace: Montréal & Québec City

Be immersed in the architecture, Francophone culture and culinary arts of Montréal and Québec City as you discover the joie de vivre that unites the Québecois, all at a leisurely pace.
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Program No. 22250RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,949
Quebec

French Canada at a Slower Pace: Montréal & Québec City

Be immersed in the architecture, Francophone culture and culinary arts of Montréal and Québec City as you discover the joie de vivre that unites the Québecois, all at a leisurely pace.
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,949
Program No. 22250 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & starting prices
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Aug 4 - Aug 10, 2021
Starting at
2,049
Sep 7 - Sep 13, 2021
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2,049
Sep 17 - Sep 23, 2021
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2,049
Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021
Starting at
1,949
May 17 - May 23, 2022
Starting at
1,999
Jun 7 - Jun 13, 2022
Starting at
2,149
Jul 5 - Jul 11, 2022
Starting at
2,249
Aug 2 - Aug 8, 2022
Starting at
2,249
Sep 6 - Sep 12, 2022
Starting at
2,249
Oct 4 - Oct 10, 2022
Starting at
2,249
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Aug 4 - Aug 10, 2021
Starting at
2,729
Sep 7 - Sep 13, 2021
Starting at
2,729
Sep 17 - Sep 23, 2021
Starting at
2,729
Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021
Starting at
2,579
May 17 - May 23, 2022
Starting at
2,579
Jun 7 - Jun 13, 2022
Starting at
2,779
Jul 5 - Jul 11, 2022
Starting at
2,979
Aug 2 - Aug 8, 2022
Starting at
2,979
Sep 6 - Sep 12, 2022
Starting at
2,979
Oct 4 - Oct 10, 2022
Starting at
2,979

At a Glance

In Québec — “la belle province” — immerse yourself in the evocative architecture, Francophone culture and artistic passion of Montréal and Québec City. Enjoy a sensuous taste of Europe right here in North America as you discover the visual, performing and culinary arts inspired by the joie de vivre that unites the Québecois. Explore world-class museums, stroll picturesque neighborhoods and interact with Québec natives, all at a relaxed pace that allows you to fully absorb the artistic expression, historic buildings and European charms of these two cities.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile on varied surfaces, occasionally encountering hills and cobblestones. Program features hotels and sites chosen for their ease of access, as well as for their historical and cultural significance.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Get expert perspectives on prestigious museum collections, including the Montréal Fine Arts Museum and the Ursulines Museum, right behind your Québec City hotel.
  • Hear from an expert about what it’s like living in Montréal today, with insights into the city’s cultural, social and economic climate.
  • Enjoy easy-paced walking excursions through Old Montréal and Old Québec, including visits to the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montréal and the Chute Montmorency in Québec City.
Featured Expert
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Michel Jutras
Originally from Montreal, Michel Jutras holds a master's degree in the management of cultural organizations and has extensive experience in leading educational excusions. Passionate about researching history, especially the history of the dietary and culinary traditions of Quebec, he is working on a large collection of ethnological texts, the first volume of which has already been published, while the second is currently being printed.

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

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Michel Jutras View biography
Originally from Montreal, Michel Jutras holds a master's degree in the management of cultural organizations and has extensive experience in leading educational excusions. Passionate about researching history, especially the history of the dietary and culinary traditions of Quebec, he is working on a large collection of ethnological texts, the first volume of which has already been published, while the second is currently being printed.
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Marie Legroulx View biography
Marie Legroulx, a native of Québec City, has a bachelor's in history and a master's in Québec literature. She taught French and Québec literature at local universities for over 20 years. In 2008, she returned to college to become a professional in the tourism industry, and has since been leading historical, architectural and literary explorations. Québec history and language are topics close to her heart since she is a twelfth-generation Québécoise whose ancestors settled on the St. Lawrence River in the mid-seventeenth century.
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Julie Bélanger View biography
A Montrealer by birth, Julie has diplomas in cultural animation and teaching. With her warm and dynamic personality, her prime objective is to share her passion and knowledge of Montreal and Québec City as well as little secrets of the living style of each community.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Montreal & Quebec City Guide – Lonely Planet
by Montréal-based author
Montréal and Québec City really serve it up. You've got old-world grandeur, new-world sensibilities and big-city charms - there's enough neighbourhoods, restaurants and festivals to keep you mon-dieu'ing for months. This guide, penned by a Montréal-based author, gets you straight to the action. Pick & Mix: buy and download individual chapters from this book You could download free: Introducing Montreal (Very interesting…)
A People’s History of Quebec
by Jacques Lacoursière
A People’s History of Quebec is a lively guide to a little-known part of North American history. It tells of the settlement of the St. Lawrence Valley, but also of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who travelled, mapped, and inhabited most of North America, and embrothered the peoples they met.
A short history of Quebec
by John Alexander Dickinson and Brian J Young
A Canadian classic, A Short History of Quebec offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the province from the pre-contact native period to present-day constitutional struggles. The authors bring a refreshing perspective to the history of Quebec, focusing on the social and economic development of the region and its diverse peoples.





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