MONTREAL & QUEBEC
August 12-16 ... August 19-23, 2018
Day 1: Upon arriving in Montreal, we transfer to our hotel where we have accommodations for the evening. We take a short ride to Place Jacques-Cartier, the popular park near the waterfront where, on summer evenings, artists, musicians, acrobats and jugglers perform. It is adjacent to Old Montreal, where we are treated to a delicious welcome dinner in one of the city's better restaurants. (Dinner)
Day 2: After breakfast we drive north to Quebec City, the French speaking city located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, whose aging fortifications still stand. Our tour includes seeing the Old Walled City, the Plains of Abraham, Place Royale, the Parliament Buildings and the residential section of Sillery. Always enjoyable is spending time on Dufferin's Terrace, adjacent to the famous Chateau Frontenac and overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Tonight is highlighted by a delicious, authentic French Canadian dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3: Our day begins with a visit to the architecturally magnificent Ste. Anne de Beaupre. The shrine contains the Cyclorama, which depicts events in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus' crucifixion. We then drive to see Montmorency Falls, which are actually 90 feet higher than Niagara Falls. A short ride takes us to the Ile d'Orleans where we are afforded wonderful views of Quebec City, country cottages, strawberry fields and orchards. Our evening is free to enjoy Quebec on our own; to dine in one of its many restaurants, visit its many shops or just relax on Dufferin's Terrace. (B)
Day 4: Leaving Quebec City, we drive south to Montreal. Upon arriving, we take a tour of this bilingual cosmopolitan city, where French and English are freely spoken. Montreal combines the architecture and culture of modern Canada with a more traditional Old World Canada flavor. On our tour of the city we'll get a good feel for the joie de vivre for which Montreal is known as we see, among other things, Mount Royale, the French Quarter, Old Montreal, the financial district, Westmount, the Old Port and Notre Dame Cathedral. We will even take a ride on the Metro - Montreal's super clean, modern undergound subway system that connects so many of the fabulous "underground cities" with each other. We are treated to a wonderful Farewell Dinner to top off our delightful tour of these great cities of Canada. (B,D)
Day 5: Following breakfast we transfer to the airport for our return flight home. (Depending on return flight times, we may be able to include additional sightseeing.) (B)
Our tour package includes deluxe accommodations for 4 evenings (2 in Montreal, 2 in Quebec City), 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners, gratuities for the included meals, the services of a professional tour escort, sightseeing, admissions, baggage handling and transfers in Canada and tax.
Price: $1,579 per person, double occupany; single supplement: $335
Airfare is additional.
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