Signature City Montréal

Immerse yourself in Montréal’s European charm and jazz vibe as you discover its architecture and art, history and cuisine.
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Program No. 2755RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Walk the winding cobblestone streets and cosmopolitan boulevards of Montréal, soaking in the city’s unique mix of Old World flavor and New World diversity. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of French Canada’s largest city, and immerse yourself in the cultural atmosphere that has inspired so many musicians, writers and artists, including Leonard Cohen and Mordecai Richler. With local experts and academics, learn about the history of “two solitudes” of French and English and the forces at work in the city’s past and present.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily. Public transportation is used; some stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy a recital with organist Pierre Grandmaison at the magnificent Nôtre-Dame Basilica, a masterpiece of Gothic revival architecture in the heart of Old Montréal.
  • Bask in the illustrious history of McGIll University, home to Canada’s oldest law and medical schools, on an expert-led exploration of its historic campus in the heart of Montréal.
  • Taste you way through Montréal’s Mile End and Plateau neighborhoods, uncovering this city’s Jewish cultural history and tasting both well-loved and nearly forgotten delicacies.
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Jim Manson
In 1980, Dr. Jim Manson began his teaching career in Jamaica before returning to his native Canada, where he taught in the Quebec high school system for the next several years. He then served as a history professor at Concordia, McGill and Bishops Universities. Dr. Manson has been a Road Scholar instructor since 1992, and has journeyed by train, boat and coach with participants during numerous learning adventures across Canada.

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

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