- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 580
DELUXE | TAILOR MADE: Joie de vivre lives in the city of Montréal. Experience many of its cosmopolitan highlights during a city tour and discover more of the province’s French heritage on a full day excursion to Québec City. Montréal is rightly famous for many things, its unique shopping opportunities, splendid museums, a vibrant culinary scene, fabulous cafés, bars, bistros, and jazz clubs and, of course, charming historic neighbourhoods, especially the narrow cobblestone streets of Old Montréal.
This 4-day trip plunges you into the cosmopolitan heart of Montreal, French-Canada’s largest city and bustling hub of arts and culture. Wander the city’s colourful neighbourhoods, taking in the European-influenced architecture and gothic cathedrals of its picturesque Old Town. Enjoy a half-day guided motorcoach tour of central Montreal, as well as deluxe accommodations for all three nights in the city. For the full Francophone experience, you’ll travel on a day excursion to historic Quebec City and the adjacent Montmorency Falls.
Your experience of Montreal will differ depending on the time of year you visit. In summer, expect non-stop arts and music festivals that take over parks and entire city blocks, with tons of picnicking opportunities and patio drinks to go around. That doesn’t mean Montreal’s energy dies in winter, but rather moves inside to its many atmospheric bars, underground music venues, and sprawling galleries as snow graces the sidewalks outside. Get a fresh dose of nature right in the city by climbing Mont Royal, offering you a view over the financial district and the tree-lined streets below.
There are plenty of international dining options throughout the city, which can be considered Canada’s culinary capital. There are the classic MTL institutions, like the juicy smoked meat sandwiches at Schwartz’s Deli or poutine and its many variations from La Banquise, but also a diverse range of flavours that you won’t find elsewhere in the country. You can of course expect French influences, but you won’t want to miss out on eateries representative of the city’s immigrant populations, hailing most notably from the Caribbean, Portugal, Northern Africa, and South and East Asia.
Montreal bagels are perhaps the city’s greatest success story, and deserve to be in a food category of their own. There’s plenty of bagel cafes offering you options to eat in or take away, whether you choose to top yours with smoked salmon or grab a bag of six to go. Fairmont and St-Viateur face off as the city’s most popular bagel stops, but there are plenty of other places scattered throughout the neighborhoods of Le Plateau and Mile End.
Let yourself be whisked away on a whirlwind excursion to Quebec City, whose historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the only fortified city north of Mexico. You’ll walk along the ancient city walls with an expert tour guide, who is well-acquainted with the stories that lie within its stones, taking you to highlights like the Upper and Lower Towns, Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, Notre Dame Basilica, and famous Chateau Frontenac, the world’s most photographed hotel towering over the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Enjoy a trip out to the pristine Montmorency Falls, whose waters tower 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls before plunging into the abyss below.
Your tour comes to an end after a final night in Montreal, where you’ll have the choice to continue on exploring Francophone Canada or transfer to the airport for your flight home.
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 580
Arrive at Montréal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this truly fantastic city. You can savor its French-Canadian flavor walking on its original cobblestones through historic Old Montréal, marvel at the architecture of Notre Dame Basilica or enjoy magnificent views of the city from the observation point at the top of triple-peaked Mont Royal. Add open markets, the unique boutiques of Saint Laurent Boulevard, the amazing Botanical Gardens, the nightlife of Crescent Street and, of course, an exceptionally vibrant culinary scene.
If there was no time to do any city exploring on your day of arrival, today’s official sightseeing tour of Montréal takes care of that. Highlights of this fully narrated tour include a photo stop at the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica (entrance not included), the residential and financial districts, historic Old Montréal, a photo stop at St. Joseph’s Oratory, a glimpse of the campus of McGill University and a panoramic view from an observation point on top of Mont Royal.
Montréal / Québec City Excursion
Today you embark on a full-day excursion to Québec City to explore Canada’s oldest city. Founded in 1608, it is the only walled city in North America and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, a treasure trove of historic landmarks and colonial grandeur. Your expert guide takes you around to see highlights such as the Upper and Lower Towns, the Parliament Buildings, the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, the famous Chateau Frontenac, Place d’Armes, the Québec National Assembly and the gorgeous Notre Dame Basilica. Also included is a visit to the towering Montmorency Falls - they are an impressive30 metres higher than Niagara Falls – located just twelve kilometres from the city. (Please refer to Your Package Includes section for departure dates).
Depending on your time of departure, you can enjoy a final morning in Montréal before making your way to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for your flight home unless you plan to extend your stay in Québec.
Daily: Feb 1, 2023 – April 28, 2024
- 3 nights deluxe accommodation in Montréal
- Shared 3.5-hour Heart of Montréal Motorcoach City tour (for departures May 1 - Nov 26 only)
- La Grande Roue De Montreal Admission (for departures Nov 27 - Apr 28 only)
- Shared Full-day sightseeing excursion to Québec City and Montmorency Falls (for departures May 1 - Oct 21 only. Departures do not include a cruise). For departures Oct 22 - Apr 28, passengers will have a free day in Montreal on Day 3).
- Travel and Information kit
- Provincial Taxes and Federal GST
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Entrances fees to sites not explicitly listed as included
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
- Visa fees if applicable
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.
1 Oct 2023