Code: HS006
Duration: 8 Days
Base Price: 1400 CAD
All tours are fully customized for each group.

Quebec Language & Cultural Tour

Quebec Language & Cultural Tour

Students and staff will have the opportuntity of testing their language skills en Francais et en Englais in la Belle Province.

After an overnight in the bustling city of Montreal, students will travel to historic Quebec City for a week-long tour.  Highlights will include: Place Royale, Saint-Anne-de-Beaupre Bascilica, Copper Museum, Bee Museum, Parc Canada Odysee, Plaines of Abraham, l'Assemble Nationale, a Huron village and many other sites and activities.

Some special events planned will include a GHOST tour of Old Quebec (at night!), a visit to an 18th Century farmhouse for dinner, a visit to a local high school in Quebec City - and back in Montreal...the Olympic Tower, Biodome, CineRobotheque and Cabaret Du Roy. 

Of course no tour to Quebec would miss the incredible foods of the area and cultural activities such as music and historic theatrical demonstration.

All of this will be recorded on a provided digital camera and reproduced into a memory DVD for each student and staff member courtesy of Innovative Group Travel and Create A Video.


Inclusions
Exclusions

  • All Motor-Coach transportation as per the itinerary including airport transfers
  • Quad accommodation at lodging as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B & D daily)
  • Tours and admissions to venues as indicated in the itinerary
  • Baggage tags for all participants
  • All local taxes and gratuities
  • Trip Cancellation and Medical Coverage with Bon Voyage Insurance
  • A full-time bilingual tour guide to handle all tour arrangements with concern and care for the needs of the group
  • A personal photo DVD of the group tour for each participant following the tour. (digital camera, memory card and instructions provided to the group leader)

  • Air transporation from city of departure (quote provided prior to booking)
  • Gratuities to tour guides or drivers (can be included in price upon request)
  • Health, trip cancellation/interruption or baggage insurance: Recommended and available at very competitive rates from IGT
  • Meals not itemized in itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, phone calls etc.)
  • Items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary

 

Itinerary

Quebec:8 Day Montreal & Quebec City

DAY 1

Arrival at Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International airport in Montréal

Upon arrival you will be greeted by your local tour director which will orientate the group on their stay in ‘La Belle Province’ as we will meet our local guide for a tour of Montreal Metropolitan. Our tour will terminate at your 3-4* hotel in downtown Montreal.

Dinner in Montréal will be at BRISKET'S, Montreal's famous smoked meat delicatessen near the hotel.  The group will return to the hotel after dinner.

DAY 2

08:00 - Check-out of accommodation and Full Breakfast (TBA) and depart for historic Québec City
11:30 - Upon arrival in Québec City we will do a brief orientation tour of this historic city. Our tour will terminate at Place Royale in the historic lower town where we will have time to have lunch own our own.
13:00 - Board motor coach where we will go to the local countryside for a sightseeing tour of the Beaupré Coast and Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica. En route we will visit the Copper Museum of ‘Albert Gilles’ and experiment with copper engravings.
16:00 - Guided tour of the Bee Museum
17:00 - Tonight we are in for a traditional French Canadian dinner in an 18th Century French Canadian farmhouse.
20:00 - Arrive and Check-in to our 3-4* hotel in the heart of old Québec City
22:00 - Lights out

DAY 3

08:00 - Breakfast in Old Québec
09:00 - Walking tour of Old Québec
11:00 - Visit Québec City’s tallest building ‘L’Observatoire de la Capitale’
12:00 - Free time for lunch on own on la Grande-Allée.
13:30 - Visit Parc’s Canada ODYSEE an interactive museum in Québec City.
15:00 - Wolfe-Moncalm re-enactment of the Battle of the Plaines of Abraham.
17:30 - Dinner at Les Voutes du Cavour in the historic vaults of Place Royale
19:30 - Ghost tour of old Québec

DAY 4

08:00 - Breakfast at Restaurant Le Parlementaire
09:30 - Visit of l’assemblé Nationale de Québec
10:45 - Musée de la Civilisation
12:00 - Free time for lunch on own in Old Québec.
13:30 - Visit of the Musée de l’Amérique Française (the old campus of Laval University 1658)
15:30 - Shopping in Old Quebec.
17:00 - Dinner in old Québec at the historic Maison Jacquet restaurant
20:00 - Visit of the Martello tower and relive the War of 1812
21:00 - Walk back to the Hotel
21:30 - Lights out

DAY 5

08:00 - Breakfast at Restaurant Le Cosmos on la Grande-Allée
10:00 - Visit of Saint Patrick’s High School in the Québec City. (TBA)
12:00 - Lunch will be to each his/her own.
15:00 - Visit of North America’s largest Citadel
16:30 - Students will return to the hotel to change for dinner
17:30 - Depart for dinner at the LA CABANE À PIERRE in a traditional French Canadian sugar shack with entertainment.
18:30 - Arrival at sugar shack
21:30 - Return to our hotel
22:30 - Lights out

DAY 6

08:00 - Check out of the Hotel
08:30 - Breakfast at the Huron Village ‘ONHOÜA CHETEK8E’ after breakfast we will visit the reserve and learn their way of life as well as a fur workshop.
11:45 - Depart for Montreal a stop en route for lunch (own)
15:15 - Arrive and check-in at your hotel in downtown Montreal which will be our home for our last two nights. Upon arrival time will be allocated to settle in prior to dinner.
17:00 - Dinner tonight will be at the BRISKET’S  Montreal’s famous smoke meet near the hotel. After dinner some time will be given for shopping in downtown Montreal  prior to returning to our hotel.

DAY 7

08:00 - Full Continental Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 - Animation Workshop at CineRobotheque
Discover the animation techniques that have made the National Film Board of Canada world-renowned. Participate in a mini film shoot and a sound effects exercise.
12:00 - Lunch (own expense) and visit of Montréal’s Biodome
14:30 - Escalate Montreal’s Olympic Tower
15:30 - Visit of Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal.
17:45 - Farewell dinner at CABARET DU ROY in Old Montréal
10:30 - The Cabaret’s ambiance animation will transport the group to the heart of the eighteenth-century for an enlightening experience about their French forefathers’ customs. The innkeeper and his staff will share bits and pieces of their experience and ancient gastronomy know-how in an interesting manner during the course of the meal: from the way our ancestors used to serve bread up to their drinking habits, they will describe to the group each dish they present and it’s history too.
19:30 - Evening disco dancing cruise on the M/V Cavalier Maxim on the St-Lawrence River
22:30 - Lights out

DAY 8

08:00 - Full Continental breakfast at the hotel and Check-out of accommodation.
09:00 - Walk to Old Montreal.
10:00 - Visit of National Historic site – Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier residence.
11:30 - Free time for lunch in Old Montreal (on own)
12:30 - Board Coach for Cosmodome in Laval
13:00 - Visit of Cosmodome
17:00 - Board motor coach for Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International airport
18:00 - Arrival at Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International airport for your flight home.