Canada - Old Montreal

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Montreal | Quebec City

Europe in North America, Cultural immersion, Charming Old Quebec

DAY 1: DEPART 

After arriving in Montreal you will meet your KIconcerts Tour Manager and have an orientation tour of Montreal, the third largest French-speaking city in the world. We will then arrive at our hotel for check in and dinner. Overnight Montreal 

DAY 2: MONTREAL 

We will awaken to the beauty of Montreal and enjoy the first of our daily breakfasts. We board our tour bus and explore Old Montreal passing through a maze of streets and historic buildings that take us on a trip back in time. We will see Pointe-a-Calliere, the birthplace of Montreal and a national historic site; Jacques-Cartier Square with its open air restaurants and performing peddlers; Palace Royale; Place d’ Armes; Sulpician Seminary founded in 1657; the Bank of Montreal; City Hall; Chateau Ramezay with over 500 years of Quebec history on display; the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel built in 1771 and the patron church of sailors made even more renowned by Leonard Cohen; and Bonsecours Market, a two-story domed public market which for more than 100 years was the main public market in the Montreal area. There is the possibility of an exchange with a local ensemble (tbd) and then a CONCERT. Overnight Montreal

DAY 3: MONTREAL

We start our day touring Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica which was built in the Gothic Revival style. The church is highly decorated with vaults that are colored deep blue and decorated with golden stars. The rest of the sanctuary is decorated in blues, azures, reds, purples, silver, and gold. The Basilica is considered one of the crown jewels in Quebec’s rich religious heritage. We will then visit Mount Royal for a panoramic daytime view of Montreal from the Belvedere Apartment Hotel and continue on to the Montreal Tower Observatory with a funicular-type elevator that brings visitors to the top three observation floors. We will be treated to another unique view of Montreal from the Observatory located in the highest inclined tower in the world. We then prepare for a CONCERT and overnight Montreal.

DAY 4: QUEBEC CITY

We board our tour bus and depart for Quebec City. Upon arrival we will enjoy a guided walking tour of Old Quebec with a local tour guide. Quebec City is distinctively European with mellowed stone buildings, horse-drawn carriages, and narrow winding streets. Your tour will take you past Place d’Armes, the Basilica, City Hall, Parliament, Plains of Abraham, the Citadelle, Quartier Petit-Champlain, and Place Royale. Overnight Quebec City

DAY 5: QUEBEC CITY

We start the day with a guided tour of the Traditional Huron-Wendat site. This village, located in a natural environment, will enable you to explore the First Nation’s traditions and be treated to a Huron dance and song show. We return to Quebec City in time to prepare for a CONCERT and a farewell dinner. Overnight Quebec City

DAY 6: DEPART

After breakfast we will transfer to the airport and return home