The morning starts with a guided tour of Montreal’s major attractions which include the City Hall, Court House, Cartier Bridge, Chinatown, Notre Dame Basilica ($), and the once-walled old Montreal. Take in unparalleled city views from the top of St. Joseph Oratory* ($) and explore the five ecosystems of the Americas under one roof at the Montreal Biodome* ($) located at Olympic Park.*NOTE: All dates open to the public are subject to change and can become unavailable without notice.
The afternoon begins with a seasonal* visit to an old-world sugar shack that is reminiscent of pioneer life back in the day. A traditional lunch ($) is prepared with fresh produce picked from local farms. . After a full belly, the trip continues onward Old Quebec City. Enjoy a guided tour of Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the turrets of the most photographed hotel in the world, Le Chateau Frontenac. Until the British victory in 1759, Old Quebec was the center of New France; today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore this historical city during free time at a leisurely pace, and experience the change in language and tradition.
Winter Itinerary as follow: March 2-9
In the afternoon, head to Quebec City, the most European-like city in North America, and explore the historic district of Old Quebec. The city boasts over 700 picturesque 17th- and 18th-century European-style buildings, providing a charming experience reminiscent of a European town. Enjoy your time exploring the Upper Town with its historic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the ancient Dufferin Boardwalk, scenic views of the St. Lawrence River, and the Arts District. The Lower Town is a must-visit with attractions like Breakneck Stairs, the first commercial street in Canada, numerous bars and shops, cobblestone streets, the Royal Square, North America's first stone-built Notre-Dame Basilica, and a giant seasonal mural.Later, visit the world-famous and North America's only Ice Hotel. Explore the ice and snow lobby, ice and snow bar, ice and snow church, and admire exquisite ice sculptures in the art gallery. Taste authentic whisky cocktails, play on the all-ice constructed slide, and take pictures in the uniquely designed ice rooms. In the evening, check in at a local hotel in Quebec City.