Walking up to 3 miles throughout the day; city streets and sidewalks.
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 a local expert, we will go on a walking field trip in Old Montréal and the Old Port to learn about the history of the city and its present-day life. We will pass by museums, restaurants, shops, and observe everyday activities in this vibrant landscape including musicians and other street performers. This introductory walk will also suggest ideas for independent free time exploration.
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.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.
We will gather at the hotel with our Group Leader and set out for a ride on La Grande Roue de Montréal — the tallest Ferris wheel in Canada, almost 200 feet (60 meters) high — the equivalent of a 20-storey building! The 42 gondolas have ultra-clear tempered glass panes surrounding the comfortable seats. We will be able to see the city and its surroundings as lights twinkle around us.