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Montreal

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Montreal, second only to Paris in the ranks of French-speaking cities, is the cultural capital of Quebec.
We will explore the Old Port District, Parc Olympique, Île Sainte-Hélene, and Little Italy.

Itinerary

Highlights of this itinerary include: The views from Mont-Royal; Pointe-à-Callière Archaeological Museum and Château Ramezay; Notre-Dame Basilica and Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours; The Biodôme, Botanical Gardens & Insectarium at Olympic Park; The Biosphere Environmental Museum on St. Helen's Island; a fabulous centrally located hotel; à la carte meals at wonderful restaurants; and… shopping!
Day City Overview
1 Montreal Meet our Program Director and enjoy the ride to Montreal. Check into hotel, then meet in lobby. Navigate to the nearby Old Port district for lunch, then to the Pointe-à-Callière Archaeological and History Museum where we'll start with a short movie that introduces Montreal then enjoy a guided tour of museum which digs deep onto Montreal's past. Navigate through McGill University to the base of Mont-Royal (after which the city is named) and enjoy the view over the city. Navigate back to the hotel, relax, and freshen up for dinner back in the Old Port district.
2 Montreal Navigate to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours for a guided tour that includes the steeple and archaeological excavations. Next, Château Ramezay - the first historic building in Quebec declared a national monument - where we'll step through 500 years of Montreal's history from the perspective of this home. Lunch & Shopping, then meet at Notre-Dame Basilica. Metro to Olympic Park where we'll visit the Biodome, Botanical Gardens, Insectarium, and Planetarium before taking pictures with the Tower Observatory as a backdrop. Navigate back to the hotel, relax, and freshen up for dinner back in the Old Port district.
3 Montreal Metro over to the Biosphere to explore the major environmental issues on our planet. Metro over to Little Italy district for lunch/shopping at Marché Jean Talon (one of the largest farmers markets in North America). Afternoon drive back home. Au Revoir Québec!