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Montreal & Quebec City

Old Québec - the fortified historical district of Quebec City - is one of the few historical areas in North America to have fully preserved it’s Francophone culture. Its European feel, history, culture and warmth have made it a favorite destination for French students. It’s narrow cobbled streets, 17th- and 18th- century houses, numerous historical buildings, universities, convents and churches, plazas and parks, shops and restaurants are a pleasure to explore on foot.

Old Montreal - the historic district of Montreal - is smaller than Old Quebec, but exhibits the same European charm. What makes Old Montreal exceptional is that the archeological evidence of the development of the city are so well preserved and accessible to students. There is no better place to become acquainted with life as a settler of New France and the history of Quebec.

Highlights of Quebec (All Programs)

  • Accommodations at the 4-Star Hotel Clarendon in the heart of Old Quebec's shopping/tourism district
  • Meals at renowned restaurants like Cosmos, Casse-Crêpe Breton and Le Cochon Dingue
  • Quebec’s Military History at the Musée due Fort (Interactive)
  • French/British military training on the Plains of Abraham (Interactive)
  • Life of a Prisoner experience at the Old Common Gaol (Interative)
  • Repoussé Workshop at Albert Gilles Copper Museum (Interactive - Take your copper art home)
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica
  • Montmorency Falls

Highlights of Montreal (All Programs)

  • Accommodations at 3-Star Hotel Zero 1 in the heart of Montreal shopping/tourism district
  • Meals at renowned restaurants like Bonaparte, Modavie, Gibby's, Taverne Gaspar, and Bevo
  • Pointe-à-Callière Archaeological and History Museum
  • Grand Tour of Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montreal
  • Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours and Bonsecours Market

Itineraries

  • Classic Edition (5 Days)
  • Winter Edition (5 Days)
  • Summer Edition (5 Days)
DayCityHighlights
1MontrealArrive in Montreal and navigate to the hotel using public transportation. Enjoy a relaxed lunch at Place Jacques-Cartier before navigating to the peak of Mont-Royal. Navigate back to Old Montreal for the Grand Tour of Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montreal and then find Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours where we climb the steeple and explore the archaeological excavations beneath. Admire the architecture of Marché Bonsecours before strolling through it, then freshen up at the hotel for our Kickoff Dinner in the Old Port District.
2MontrealEnjoy a relaxed breakfast then navigate to the Pointe-à-Callière Archaeological and History Museum where we take in the audiovisual show before taking an elevator down into the remains of 17th century Montreal. Navigate out to Pointe-St-Charles to visit Maison Saint Gabrielle for an introduction to the King’s Daughters. Navigate to the Olympic Park where we visit the Biodôme, Botanical Gardens, Insectarium, and ascend the Tour Olympique for panoramic view of the city. Navigate back to the hotel and freshen up for a farewell Montreal dinner.
3Montreal
Quebec City
Breakfast in Old Montreal and then transfer to Quebec City, stopping along the way to enjoy a guided tour of Saint Anne of Beaupre Basilica and walk the suspension bridge over the Montmorency Falls. Lunch in Old Quebec’s Port District followed by a professionally guided orientation tour including the funicular and the Capital Observatory. Enjoy a presentation on the military history of Canada at the Musée du Fort before we freshen up for dinner on the Grande Allée.
4Quebec CityHearty breakfast of stuffed crêpes at Casse-Crêpe Breton in the Saint-Jean district followed by tours of the Ursulines Convent and the Old City Gaol at the Morrin Center. Lunch on the Grand Allée followed by a tour of the Citadel then head to Place Royale to compete in Avacture’s “L’heritier du lys” Adventure or explore the Musée de la Civilization Complex. All you can eat Farewell Banquet at La Pizz Gourmet French Pizza in Place Royale.
5Quebec CityHearty relaxed breakfast at immensely popular Le Cochon Dingue “The Crazy Pig” on Petit Champlain. Free time to do some last minute shopping with chaperones. It's time to leave Quebec - Au Revoir!
DayCityHighlights
1MontrealArrive in Montreal and navigate to the hotel using public transportation. Enjoy a relaxed lunch at Place Jacques-Cartier before navigating to the peak of Mont-Royal. Navigate back to Old Montreal for the Grand Tour of Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montreal and then find Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours where we climb the steeple and explore the archaeological excavations beneath. Admire the architecture of Marché Bonsecours before strolling through it, then freshen up at the hotel for our Kickoff Dinner in the Old Port District.
2MontrealEnjoy a relaxed breakfast then navigate to the Pointe-à-Callière Archaeological and History Museum where we take in the audiovisual show before taking an elevator down into the remains of 17th century Montreal. Navigate out to Pointe-St-Charles to visit Maison Saint Gabrielle for an introduction to the King’s Daughters. Navigate to the Olympic Park where we visit the Biodôme, Botanical Gardens, Insectarium, and ascend the Tour Olympique for panoramic view of the city. Navigate back to the hotel and freshen up for a farewell Montreal dinner.
3Montreal
Quebec City
Breakfast in Old Montreal and then transfer to Quebec City, stopping along the way to enjoy a guided tour of Saint Anne of Beaupre Basilica and walk the suspension bridge over the Montmorency Falls. Lunch in Old Quebec’s Port District followed by a professionally guided orientation tour including the funicular and the Capital Observatory. Enjoy a presentation on the military history of Canada at the Musée du Fort before we freshen up for dinner on the Grande Allée.
4Quebec CityHearty breakfast of stuffed crêpes at Casse-Crêpe Breton in the Saint-Jean district followed by tours of the Ursulines Convent and the Old City Gaol at the Morrin Center. Lunch on the Grand Allée followed by a tour of the Citadel then head to Place Royale to compete in Avacture’s “L’heritier du lys” Adventure or explore the Musée de la Civilization Complex. All you can eat Farewell Banquet at La Pizz Gourmet French Pizza in Place Royale.
5Quebec CityHearty relaxed breakfast at immensely popular Le Cochon Dingue “The Crazy Pig” on Petit Champlain. Free time to do some last minute shopping with chaperones. It's time to leave Quebec - Au Revoir!
DayCityHighlights
1MontrealArrive in Montreal and navigate to the hotel using public transportation. Enjoy a relaxed lunch at Place Jacques-Cartier before navigating to the peak of Mont-Royal. Navigate back to Old Montreal for the Grand Tour of Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montreal and then find Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours where we climb the steeple and explore the archaeological excavations beneath. Admire the architecture of Marché Bonsecours before strolling through it, then freshen up at the hotel for our Kickoff Dinner in the Old Port District.
2MontrealEnjoy a relaxed breakfast then navigate to the Pointe-à-Callière Archaeological and History Museum where we take in the audiovisual show before taking an elevator down into the remains of 17th century Montreal. Navigate out to Pointe-St-Charles to visit Maison Saint Gabrielle for an introduction to the King’s Daughters. Navigate to the Olympic Park where we visit the Biodôme, Botanical Gardens, Insectarium, and ascend the Tour Olympique for panoramic view of the city. Navigate back to the hotel and freshen up for a farewell Montreal dinner.
3Montreal
Quebec City
Breakfast in Old Montreal and then transfer to Quebec City, stopping along the way to enjoy a guided tour of Saint Anne of Beaupre Basilica and walk the suspension bridge over the Montmorency Falls. Lunch in Old Quebec’s Port District followed by a professionally guided orientation tour including the funicular and the Capital Observatory. Enjoy a presentation on the military history of Canada at the Musée du Fort before we freshen up for dinner on the Grande Allée.
4Quebec CityHearty breakfast of stuffed crêpes at Casse-Crêpe Breton in the Saint-Jean district followed by tours of the Ursulines Convent and the Old City Gaol at the Morrin Center. Lunch on the Grand Allée followed by a tour of the Citadel then head to Place Royale to compete in Avacture’s “L’heritier du lys” Adventure or explore the Musée de la Civilization Complex. All you can eat Farewell Banquet at La Pizz Gourmet French Pizza in Place Royale.
5Quebec CityHearty relaxed breakfast at immensely popular Le Cochon Dingue “The Crazy Pig” on Petit Champlain. Free time to do some last minute shopping with chaperones. It's time to leave Quebec - Au Revoir!

Program Fees

Classic Edition | 5 Days
  • Flights & Ground Transport
  • 2 Nights at 4-Star Hotel at heart of Old Quebec
  • 2 Nights at a 4-Star Hotel at heart of Montreal
  • Dedicated Program Director (Travels with the group from USA)
  • Professional Guides (Based in Canada)
  • Flexible Dining (Generous stipend, you pick the restaurant)
  • All Entrance Fees, Activities and Gratuities
  • Chaperones (Complementary teacher with every six students)
Winter Edition | 5 Days
  • Flights & Ground Transport
  • 2 Nights at 4-Star Hotel at heart of Old Quebec
  • 2 Nights at a 4-Star Hotel at heart of Montreal
  • Dedicated Program Director (Travels with the group from USA)
  • Professional Guides (Based in Canada)
  • Flexible Dining (Generous stipend, you pick the restaurant)
  • All Entrance Fees, Activities and Gratuities
  • Chaperones (Complementary teacher with every six students)
Summer Edition | 5 Days
  • Flights & Ground Transport
  • 2 Nights at 4-Star Hotel at heart of Old Quebec
  • 2 Nights at a 4-Star Hotel at heart of Montreal
  • Dedicated Program Director (Travels with the group from USA)
  • Professional Guides (Based in Canada)
  • Flexible Dining (Generous stipend, you pick the restaurant)
  • All Entrance Fees, Activities and Gratuities
  • Chaperones (Complementary teacher with every six students)

Itineraries

  • Montreal & Quebec City - Classic Edition
  • Montreal & Quebec City - Winter Edition
  • Montreal & Quebec City - Summer Edition

Additional Highlights of our Classic Program

  • Fortress tour at La Citadelle
  • Guided tour through the Convent of the Quebec Ursulines Museum
  • Avacture’s “L’heritier du lys” Adventure (Interactive)
  • Sugarshack evening (during sugaring season)
DayHighlights
1 Enjoy the ride to Montreal. Lunch at Reuben’s Deli (#1 Lunch Restaurant in Montreal!). Private tour of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (including a climb to the top of the steeple). Visit the Bonsecours Market. Fast-paced movie on the history of Montreal at the Pointe-À-Callière museum of archaeology followed by a guided tour of the excavations of Ville-Marie. Check into the hotel, relax and get ready for diner at your chosen restaurant (we recommend Taverne Gaspar, but there are loads of great restaurants!). Pictures at Place d’Armes.
2 Breakfast at hotel followed by Grand tour of Notre-Dame-de-Montreal Basilica. Enjoy the ride to Quebec City. Lunch (and shopping!) on Rue Saint-Jean. Private presentation of the Military History of Quebec at the Musée du Fort followed by an interactive game (prizes for the winners). Fortress Tour at Quebec’s Citadel. Military exercises on the Plains of Abraham. Check into the hotel, relax and get ready for diner at your chosen restaurant (we recommend hip and trendy Cosmos on Grand Allée).
3 Hearty breakfast of Breton-style stuffed Crepes at Casse-Crêpe Breton. Interactive “Life of a Prisoner” experience at the Old Common Gaol. Private tour of the Convent of the Quebec Ursulines. Lunch/Shopping. Avacture’s “L’heritier du lys” Adventure Race in Place Royale. Dinner (we recommend Lapin Sauté in Old Quebec’s lower town.
4 Hearty breakfast at immensely popular Le Cochon Dingue “The Crazy Pig”. Repousée Workshop at Albert Gilles Copper Museum. Guided tour of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica. Admire Montmorency Falls from the suspension bridge that crosses the river just as the water tumbles over the cliffs. Motor coach home!

Additional Highlights of our Winter Program

  • Guided Tour of the Hôtel de Glace
  • Guided Dog Sledding through a maple tree forest outside Quebec (the full-hour package!)
  • Sugarshack Evening in a maple tree forest outside Quebec
  • Valcartier Winter Park (home of the Tornado and Himalaya tubing runs!)
  • Bonhomme Effigy All-Access Pass (Carnaval de Québec)
DayHighlights
1 Enjoy the ride to Montreal. Lunch at Reuben’s Deli (#1 Lunch Restaurant in Montreal!). Private tour of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (including a climb to the top of the steeple). Visit the Bonsecours Market. Fast-paced movie on the history of Montreal at the Pointe-À-Callière museum of archaeology followed by a guided tour of the excavations of Ville-Marie. Check into the hotel, relax and get ready for diner at your chosen restaurant (we recommend Taverne Gaspar, but there are loads of great restaurants!). Pictures at Place d’Armes.
2 Breakfast at hotel followed by Grand tour of Notre-Dame-de-Montreal Basilica. Enjoy the ride to Quebec City. Lunch (and shopping!) on Rue Saint-Jean. Private presentation of the Military History of Quebec at the Musée du Fort followed by an interactive game (prizes for the winners). Interactive “Life of a Prisoner” experience at the Old Common Gaol. Military exercises on the Plains of Abraham. Check into the hotel, relax and get ready for diner at your chosen restaurant (we recommend hip and trendy Cosmos on Grand Allée).
3 Hearty breakfast of Breton-style stuffed Crepes at Casse-Crêpe Breton. Repousée Workshop at Albert Gille’s Copper Museum. Guided tour of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica. Lunch and time to explore at Montmorency Falls. Guided Tour of the Hôtel de Glace. Dog-sledding through a maple forest and an evening enjoying traditional food, music, and dance at a Sugar Shack.
4 Hearty breakfast at immensely popular Le Cochon Dingue “The Crazy Pig”. Spend the morning at Valcartier Winter Park experiencing as many of their thrill-inducing rides as possible (don’t miss Himalaya and Tornado). Lunch at Valcartier then drive back to your school.

Additional Highlights of our Summer Program

  • Fortress tour at La Citadelle
  • Avacture’s “L’heritier du lys” Adventure (Interactive)
  • Rafting on the Jacques-Cartier River (Class III-IV Whitewater)
    or Valcartier Waterpark (home of Everest and Turbo 6)
DayHighlights
1 Enjoy the ride to Montreal. Lunch at Reuben’s Deli (#1 Lunch Restaurant in Montreal!). Private tour of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (including a climb to the top of the steeple). Visit the Bonsecours Market. Fast-paced movie on the history of Montreal at the Pointe-À-Callière museum of archaeology followed by a guided tour of the excavations of Ville-Marie. Check into the hotel, relax and get ready for diner at your chosen restaurant (we recommend Taverne Gaspar, but there are loads of great restaurants!). Pictures at Place d’Armes.
2 Breakfast at hotel followed by Grand tour of Notre-Dame-de-Montreal Basilica. Enjoy the ride to Quebec City. Lunch (and shopping!) on Rue Saint-Jean. Private presentation of the Military History of Quebec at the Musée du Fort followed by an interactive game (prizes for the winners). Fortress Tour at Quebec’s Citadel. Military exercises on the Plains of Abraham. Check into the hotel, relax and get ready for diner at your chosen restaurant (we recommend hip and trendy Cosmos on Grand Allée).
3 Hearty breakfast of Breton-style stuffed Crepes at Casse-Crêpe Breton. Interactive “Life of a Prisoner” experience at the Old Common Gaol. Private tour of the Convent of the Quebec Ursulines. Lunch/Shopping. Avacture’s “L’heritier du lys” Adventure Race in Place Royale. Dinner (we recommend Lapin Sauté in Old Quebec’s lower town.
4 Early breakfast at Le Charles Baillairgé (at the Hotel Clarendon) and spend the morning rafting on the Jacques-Cartier River (Class III-IV Whitewater) with a guide who will explain the history, geology, and ecology of the valley. Alternatively your group can spend the morning at Valcartier Water Park (don’t miss Turbo 6 and Everest). If you have multiple chaperones you can split your students according to their interest. Lunch. Drive back to your school.

Program Fees

Classic Edition | 4 Days
  • Private Transport to/from Canada
  • 1 Night at Hotel Zero 1 (you're at the heart of Montreal!)
  • 2 Nights at Hotel Clarendon (you're at the heart of Old Quebec!)
  • Dedicated Program Director (Travels with the group from USA)
  • Professional Guides (Based in Canada)
  • Flexible Dining (Generous stipend, you pick the restaurant)
  • All Entrance Fees, Activities and Gratuities
  • Chaperones (Complementary teacher with every six students)
Winter Edition | 4 Days
  • Private Transport to/from Canada
  • 1 Night at Hotel Zero 1 (you're at the heart of Montreal!)
  • 2 Nights at Hotel Clarendon (you're at the heart of Old Quebec!)
  • Dedicated Program Director (Travels with the group from USA)
  • Professional Guides (Based in Canada)
  • Flexible Dining (Generous stipend, you pick the restaurant)
  • All Entrance Fees, Activities and Gratuities
  • Chaperones (Complementary teacher with every six students)
Summer Edition | 4 Days
  • Private Transport to/from Canada
  • 1 Night at Hotel Zero 1 (you're at the heart of Montreal!)
  • 2 Nights at Hotel Clarendon (you're at the heart of Old Quebec!)
  • Dedicated Program Director (Travels with the group from USA)
  • Professional Guides (Based in Canada)
  • Flexible Dining (Generous stipend, you pick the restaurant)
  • All Entrance Fees, Activities and Gratuities
  • Chaperones (Complementary teacher with every six students)