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Quebec City: Classic

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Old Quebec City is one of the few historical areas in North America to have fully preserved its Francophone culture. It's European feel, history, culture and warmth have made it a favorite destination for French students.
This program will give your students a taste of France, reinforce their knowledge of early North American history, provide them with opportunity to hone their French language skills, and take them home with memories of a lifetime.

Itinerary

This trip explores Old Québec - the historical district located at the heart of the city.
With its narrow cobbled streets, historical buildings, universities, convents and churches, plazas and parks, shops and restaurants, it feels like an old European city and is a pleasure to explore on foot. We’ll stay at the oldest (and best located) hotel in Old Québec, breakfast and dine at some of the best restaurants, walk the most significant streets with a professional guide, and tour inside some of the most interesting buildings. Then we’ll head outside Québec City to tour the stunning Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, and marvel at the Montmorency Falls from its observation decks and the suspension bridge that spans the Montmorency.
Day City Overview
1 Quebec Meet your Program Director and enjoy the ride straight to the heart of Old Québec City. Check into 4-Star Hotel Clarendon conveniently located in the heart of the old town at Place de l’Hotel de Ville. Navigate to Place d'Armes, where the historic battles for Quebec City are played out on a massive scale model of the city at the the Musée du Fort. À la carte dining at the hip and trendy Cosmos on Grand Allée followed by a Ghost Tour of the old city.
2 Quebec Hearty breakfast of Breton-style stuffed Crepes at Casse-Crêpe Breton. Experience life as a prisoner in the Old Common Gaol while touring the Morrin Center. Compare French and British Military Strategy, participate in Artillery and Infantry drills then help conduct Field Medical Procedures at the Plains of Abraham Discovery Center. Lunch and shopping on Rue Saint-Jean. Guided tour of the Citadel of Quebec followed by time to explore the Paratrooper Museum (the museum of the Royal 22e Regiment, colloquially referred to as “The Vandoos”). Form teams to compete in Avacture’s “L’heritier du lys” (am Adventure Hunt around historic Place Royale) or explore the Museum of Civilization if the weather is not suitable. Board motor coach to experience a traditional Quebecois food and entertainment at a Sugar Shack (Dine in Quebec if it’s outside Sugaring season).
3 Quebec Hearty breakfast at immensely popular Le Cochon Dingue “The Crazy Pig”. Scenic drive along the St. Lawrence River to Beauport. Create your own work of art at Albert Gilles’ Copper Embossing Workshop. Continue along the river to Beaupré. Explore the Saint Anne of Beaupré Basilica (don’t miss the copper entrance doors, embossed by Albert Gilles). Admire Montmorency Falls from the suspension bridge that crosses the river just as the water tumbles over the cliffs. Au Revoir Québec!