Ottawa & Montréal Four Day Spring Tour

Ottawa & Montréal Four Day Spring Tour
See where Canadian money is made during a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint and visit the Supreme Court and the War Museum before heading to Montréal to walk through its Old Town and experience an authentic Sugar Shack feast.
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Day 1 Hello Ottawa
Travel to Ottawa, meet your tour director and check into hotel
Ottawa Animations walking tour
Visit to Parliament HillPeace MonumentRideau Canal
Dinner
Details: Ottawa Animations walking tour
Your tour director leads the students on a walking tour like no other, featuring our ONE OF A KIND Ottawa animations. Get ready to sing, play games and perform skits to bring the history of our nation's capital to life.
Details: Supreme Court guided visit
Walk in the footsteps of some of Canada's most influential decision-makers during a guided tour of the Supreme Court of Canada. And who better to lead the tour than a current law student? You'll learn all about our justice system and how decisions that affect all Canadians are made.
Day 2 Ottawa
Breakfast
Dinner
Details: Orienteering Rally on Parliament Hill
Explore the statues and learn about the monuments in Parliament Hill's open-air gallery by joining an orienteering rally.
Details: Royal Canadian Mint guided visit
Step inside the historic building where the Canadian Mint was first founded back in 1908. Discover the craftsmanship of coin production, learn about the new and improved technology associated with money making and see examples of hand-crafted commemorative coins, gold bullion coins, and medals.
Details: National Gallery guided visit
During this guided tour of the National Gallery of Canada, one of the architectural jewels of Ottawa, you’ll experience works by Vincent Van Gogh, the Group of Seven, and Pablo Picasso among other priceless works of art. Afterwards students explore the gallery independently.
Details: Shopping excursion
Now's your chance to check out the shops and chat with vendors. Take advantage of this time and get a feel for the pace and rhythm of local life.
Details: Canadian War Museum visit
The Canadian War Museum is a stunning masterpiece of architectural design and environmental engineering. There are over three million artifacts and items in its collections, and each exhibit is intended to emphasize the human experience of war. You'll quickly see why it's one of the world's most respected museums for the study of armed conflict.
Details: Canadian Museum of History visit
Open the doors to one of the most striking architectural masterpieces of our time. Start your journey in the Grand Hall, housing the largest collection of totem poles in the world, take a trip back through 1,000 years of Canadian history in Canada Hall, and come face to face with 27 fascinating people whose decisions and actions helped shape Canada into the nation it is today.
Day 3 Ottawa-Montréal
Breakfast
Travel to Montréal
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: Dinner and traditional entertainment at a sugar shack
Enjoy a hearty authentic Québecois meal complete with traditional music and entertainment.
Day 4 Au Revoir Montréal
Breakfast
Travel home
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: 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.
Map of Ottawa & Montreal 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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