Montréal & Québec City Four Day Spring Tour

Montréal & Québec City Four Day Spring Tour
Explore these two great cities just as the snow is melting to reveal impressive architecture and beautiful landscapes. Visit Montréal’s Notre Dame Basilica and Beaver Lake before heading to Québec’s Musée du Fort and impressive Lower Town.
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Day 1 Hello Montréal
Travel to Montréal and meet your Tour Director
Old Montréal walking tour
Place Jacques CartierMarche BonsecoursHotel de VilleVieux Port
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: 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.
Details: Dinner
Enjoy a delicious meal inspired by the local cuisine.
Day 2 Montréal--Québec City
Breakfast
Travel to Québec City from Montréal
Historical Animation of Walled Upper Town
La Terrasse DufferinChâteau Frontenac photo stopCap Diamant overviewRue du TrésorNational AssemblyPlace des Armes
Details: Montréal Science Centre visit
If you’re intrigued by science and technology, passionate about ecology or conservation, then a visit to the Montreal Science Center is a must. The Centre offers several interactive exhibits and workshops where you need to use your knowledge, imagination and creativity to find solutions to improve our world including the interactive news room (idTV) and the game room that has you find solutions to real life ecological issues (Mission Gaia).
Details: Historical Animation of Walled Upper Town
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: Cap Diamant overview
Standing on the highest edge of the Citadelle with the city of Québec below, learn about the history of Québec, the significance of Cap Diamant, and the military fortress, the Citadelle.
Details: Musée du Fort visit
During a sound-and-light diorama at Musee du Fort, students experience the famous sieges that led to the battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759.
Details: Dinner
Enjoy a delicious meal inspired by the local cuisine.
Day 3 Rural Quebec Experience
Breakfast
Spirit of Lower Town
l’Escalier casse-cou (breakneck steps)Notre-Dame-des-VictoiresQuartier du Petit ChamplainFresque des Québecois
Details: Spirit of Lower Town
Explore the Old World grace of Québec City with your tour director as you walk along 17th-century cobblestone streets and past famous sights such as Place Royale, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, Batterie Royale and the Quartier Petit Champlain.
Details: Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré guided visit
Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre is an insight into understanding the importance of religion on the history of Québec. See the sight where thousands of pilgrims journey to pay homage to Ste-Anne every year.
Details: Picture stop at Montmorency Falls
Located just minutes from Québec City, the water at Montmorency Falls plummets 84m and makes for a spectacular sight.
Details: Dinner
Enjoy a delicious meal inspired by the local cuisine.
Details: One-hour “musical extravaganza” (only available in May & June)
Get your creative juices flowing during a one-hour musical extravaganza where students, teachers and tour directors get to sing, dance and act.
Day 4 Goodbye Québec City!
Breakfast
Travel home
Map of Montreal & Quebec Spring Educational Tour
Tour Includes:
  • Round-trip transportation
  • 3 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 tours 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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