5 Days - Tour Dates: November 30 - December 4, 2023
Day 1 - Thursday, 11/30/2023 - Arrive in Montreal
Upon arrival in Montreal meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay in Montreal. Although Montreal is one the world’s five largest French-speaking cities, most residents are bilingual. Montreal hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics, and played host to Expo 67, considered to be the most successful world’s fair of the 20th Century.
Day 2 - Friday, 12/1/2023 - Montreal
With its dual English and French cultures, Montreal is Canada’s most cosmopolitan city. This morning enjoy a Montreal City Tour highlighting Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Jacques Cartier Square, McGill University and a panoramic view of the city from atop Mount Royal. Stop to visit the warm Underground City (the RÉSO), featuring shops and restaurants, and is connected to subways, train stations, & hotels. Later stop to explore a Christmas Market. Whether it’s sipping mulled wine or walking in the changing landscape that gets you into the festive spirit, nothing says its the Holiday season like a Christmas Market. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a local restaurant in Old Town Montreal. The Old City features 17th and 18th century architecture, cafes, restaurants & cobblestone streets all contributing to a quaint European-like charm. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 3 - Saturday, 12/2/2023 - VIA Rail to Quebec City
This morning board VIA Rail Canada for the scenic and relaxing train ride to the “Paris of North America,” Quebec City. Carved into the bluffs overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City is the provincial capital and probably the best preserved city in North America. Upon arrival, check into your hotel for a two-night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore one of the oldest cities in Canada. Quebec city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has among its distinguishing characteristics narrow cobblestone streets, stone buildings, fortifications and rich French Canadian culture grounded in the French language.
Day 4 - Sunday, 12/3/2023 - Quebec City
This morning visit the Albert Gilles Copper Museum. See copper bearing rocks and then admire the fine artifacts collected from around the world. Then visit the historic Montmorency Falls, the highest falls in Eastern Canada--98 feet higher than Niagara Falls. Later enjoy a Quebec City Tour in North America’s only walled city. See the Plains of Abraham, The Citadel and St. Lawrence River views. Lights, decorations, and snow create an enchanting setting. No wonder CNN ranked Québec City among the world’s top 15 destinations for celebrating the Holidays! Visit the German Christmas Market in the heart of Old Québec, a market designed to recreate the atmosphere of the big European Christmas Markets. Visit the illuminated & decorated streets of the Quartier Petit Champlain under the Château Frontenac. Particularly magical in winter, the pedestrian streets are lined with shops and bistros offering a festive atmosphere during the holiday season. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers at local restaurant with holiday flair. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 5 - Monday, 12/4/2023 - Return Home
Transfer to the airport and fly home filled with wonderful memories of your Christmas Markets of Montreal & Quebec City experience. - Breakfast
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