Montréal Three Day History Tour

Montréal Three Day History Tour
Learn about the vital role the fur trade played in Montréal’s economy back in the 1800’s with a tour of the Lachine Canal Fur Trade site, walk through Montréal’s Old Town to discover its impressive architecture and experience a 17th century New France feast.
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Day 1 Bonjour Montréal
Travel to Montréal and meet your Tour Director
Old Montréal walking tour
Place Jacques CartierMarche BonsecoursHotel de VilleVieux Port
Details: Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site guided visit
Students participate in a guided tour of the site and learn about the history of the Canadian fur trade in the 18th century.
Details: Notre Dame Basilica guided visit
Set in Old Montreal this gothic church is one of the most dramatic in the world. Wander through observing its intricate wooden carvings, religious statues and stain glass windows; and finally stand in awe of its magnificent pipe organ.
Details: Dinner
Enjoy a delicious meal inspired by the local cuisine.
Day 2 Back in Time
Montréal Driving Tour
Champlain BridgeOlympic ParkMont RoyalChinatownBusiness DistrictBell CentreMontréal Universities
Details: Montréal Driving Tour
Sit back and get comfortable as you begin your scenic journey through Montréal. Travel along the south shore of the Champlain Bridge to see Île Ste-Hélène, a man-made island where the actual Formula 1 Canada Grande Prix takes place, Habitat 67, the Biosphère, and La Ronde. Cross the Jacques-Cartier Bridge to see the Olympic Park, Downtown Montréal, Chinatown, and Mont Royal.
Details: Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal
Perched high atop Mont Royal, the giant green dome of Saint Joseph’s Oratory makes for an impressive sight. Climb the long flight of white stairs up to the great stone basilica for a chance to enter the place where Pope John Paul II deemed authentic miracles to have taken place.
Details: Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History guided visit
Visit the very site where Montréal was founded over 350 years ago, learn about Canada's archaelogical history and visit Pointe-a-Calliere where important archaeological remains and artifacts collected from archaeological digs at the site are displayed.
Details: 18th Century Pirate-Themed Dinner
Do you have what it takes to be a pirate? Find out when you join the crew of the infamous Balthazar la Moule and enjoy a dining experience that is truly out of the ordinary. While enjoying your delicious feast, musicians and a lively cast of characters will entertain you with songs and tales of adventure from the high seas.
Day 3 Au Revoir Montréal
Travel home
Details: St-Viateur Bagel Shop
This famous bagel shop in Montréal was first opened in 1957 by Myer Lewkowicz, who brought his now famous bagel recipe over from Eastern Europe. Sit inside this famous 50 year old bakery and sink your teeth into one of the deliciously doughy bagels loaded with cream cheese.
Details: Mont Royal and Beaver Lake visit
Overlooking the city of Montréal, Mont Royal boasts breathtaking views from the highest point in the city. Considered to be the oldest protected area in Québec, this large urban park was designed by celebrated landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Inspired by “the poetic charms of natural scenery,” the park would be his only creation in Canada. Students can experience the public sculptures, paintings and installations, explore Smith House, the Chalet and the Beaver Lake Pavilion, and see a cross originally erected in 1643 to give thanks to God for saving the colony from a flood.
Map of Montreal
Tour Includes:
  • Round-trip transportation
  • 2 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms
  • Hot Breakfast daily (note: Continental breakfast will be provided at Budget or Residence style hotels)
  • Dinner daily (except departure day)
  • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
  • Guided sightseeing and city walks as per itinerary
  • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
  • Overnight security chaperone
  • Tour Diary™
  • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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