Québec & Montréal: Winter Wonderland

Québec & Montréal: Winter Wonderland
Explore Québec and Montreal when the rooftops sparkle with ice and the white powder snow crunches under your feet. Hop on a toboggan and slide down to the foot of Chateau Frontenac, visit the unique Ice Hotel and warm up with a steaming café au chocolat.
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Day 1 Bonjour Québec
Meet your tour director
Travel to Québec City
Québec city walk
La Terrasse DufferinOld Québec & Château Frontenac
Details: Québec city walk
French-speaking patrons enjoying croissants in cafes. Ornate church spires peeking out from within the city walls. Is this really North America? Explore the Old World grace of Quebec City with your Tour Director as you stride along 17th century cobblestone streets. Historical animation of Upper Town conducted by your Tour Director. Stops include the beautifully lit National Assembly, Dufferin Terrace, Chateau Frontenac, famous architecture such as Aux Anciens Canadiens, gates and walls of Vieux Quebec, rue du Tresor (artist’s street) and the most photographed cannon ball in Quebec.
Details: La Terrasse Dufferin
Navigate your way through the street performers, vendors and tourists on this landscaped promenade for one of the best views of the St. Lawrence River, Levis & Lower Town.
Details: Glissades de la Terrasse Dufferin
Enjoy an age-old tradition! Take a seat on a toboggan and slide all the way down to the foot of the Château Frontenac – an unforgettable experience. Warm up with a steamy cup of hot chocolate.
Details: Crêperie dinner
A Québec proverb claims that anyone who eats crepes on Candlemas (February 2) will have a full year of good luck, but any day of the year these flat pancakes are delicious. Top them with Gruyere cheese or spicy ground beef for dinner, and then drizzle some chocolate for dessert. Bon appetite!
Day 2 Québec City
Details: Dog sledding adventure
Arrive at the dog sledding site where students will be divided into teams to meet and harness their huskies. Then they are off! ... along the scenic, winding trails. Each group of students will be accompanied by an experienced Musher (husky leader). A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Details: Hôtel de Glace guided visit
Explore the unbelievable rooms, restaurants, and discos hidden inside North America's only hotel that is constructed entirely out of ice!
Details: Village Vacances Valcartier – Winter Playground visit
Who knew winter could be this much fun? Students choose from inner tubes, carpet slides, or snow rafting. Enjoy more than 30 snow trails including the exclusive “Tornado” which spirals as it descends. There are also ice skating trails at the base of the mountain. We recommend that students bring their own skates (skate rental available on site).
Details: Sugar shack excursion
Maple taffy rolled out onto sow, melting on your tongue. Ham roasted beneath a sweet glaze of hardened syrup. Beans baked in sauce of maple syrup and mustard, traditional French-Canadian Tourtiere drizzled in maple syrup. Sound good? Head out to a working maple syrup farm and learn all about the process of concocting the sweet stuff from tapping the tree to pouring the syrup on your pancakes. Stay for dinner, a traditional Quebecois feast in which each course features – what else? – Maple syrup as a main ingredient. Be entertained by traditional Quebecois music and maybe learn to play the spoons!
Day 3 Québec City
Optional  skiing excursion  $70
Details: Dinner
Enjoy a delicious meal inspired by the local cuisine.
Day 4 Québec--Montréal
Travel to Montréal along the St. Lawrence River
Montréal tour director-led sightseeing
Old MontréalMcGill UniversityPlace Ville MarieBell CentreMont Royal
Details: Montréal tour director-led sightseeing
Students experience the city’s highest points and lowest depths, and everything in between. At the highest point, Saint Joseph’s Oratory rises majestically on Mont Royal. The church’s dome is second only to St. Peter’s in Rome. On the other end of the spectrum, students witness the double-decker city of Montréal – an underground city comprised of a series of tunnels and galleries connecting shops and restaurants.
Details: Notre-Dame Basilica visit
When he saw his church completed, the Protestant architect of the Notre Dame Basilica was so inspired that he converted to Catholicism. The blue-and-gold interior certainly is inspiring—practically every inch of the immense church is covered in gold leaf. The imported stained-glass windows show the history of Montréal. This famous Basilica demonstrates how the church played a significant role in Canada’s history.
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: Dinner
Enjoy a delicious meal inspired by the local cuisine.
Day 5 Latin Quarter
Travel home
Details: Underground City shopping center
Find out why Montréal is often referred to as the Double-Decker City as students and teachers explore some of Montréal’s underground shopping malls and restaurants.
Map of Quebec & Montreal: Winter Wonderland Educational Student Tour and Trip
Tour Includes:
  • Round-trip transportation
  • 4 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms
  • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
  • Dinner daily (except departure day)
  • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
  • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks 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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