Spotlight on Montreal
5 days with Collette Vacations Rating:
Day 1 Montréal, Canada - Tour Begins
Discover one of North America’s best kept secrets – Montréal. The second largest French-speaking metropolis in the world, modern conveniences and European charm seamlessly converge in this historic city. From the comfort of your charming Vieux-Montréal (Old Montréal) hotel, get ready to embrace the Quebecois (the locals) and their joie de vivre (cheerful enjoyment of life)!
Day 2 Montréal
Join a local expert for a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Montréal highlighting Jacques Cartier Square, McGill University, and St. Joseph’s Oratory. Stop high atop Mount Royal and take in spectacular views of the sprawling city below. Enjoy a privately guided tour through one of Montréal’s most famous landmarks, the Notre-Dame Basilica. Then, put a modern twist on traditional Quebecois cuisine during an interactive cooking class at one of the city’s premier culinary institutions. Next, enjoy a walking tour of your new neighborhood, Old Montréal. Meander the narrow cobblestone streets dotted with galleries, boutiques and historic landmarks before returning to your hotel. (B,L)
Day 3 Montréal
Using your 3-day Metro pass, hop on Montréal’s efficient underground public transit system en route to the culturally-rich Mile End district. Meet up with a local foodie for a cultural adventure and explore the influences of Jewish, Italian and French cuisine on this corner of Montréal. This afternoon, enjoy time to explore this charming city on your own. Peruse the many shops and galleries surrounding your hotel, or perhaps visit one of the city’s many museums. (B,L)
Day 4 Montréal
This morning, it’s your choice! Enjoy a privately guided hike through iconic Mount Royal Park -OR- explore the city’s famous botanical gardens, a popular oasis in the heart of the city, followed by a visit to Montreal Tower. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant in the historic Old Port. (B,D)
Day 5 Montréal - Tour Ends
Your tour of this captivating city comes to a close today. (B)
All This Included
The charm of Europe and the hum of a cultural capital blend perfectly in Montréal. An idyllic retreat for the culturally curious and culinary inclined, Montréal is one of North America’s best kept secrets. On this quick escape in the heart of Old Port, give traditional Quebecois ingredients a modern twist during an interactive cooking class. Enjoy a privately guided tour of the breathtaking Notre Dame Basilica. Meander the cobblestoned streets of Old Montréal and enjoy time at leisure to explore its many cafes, galleries and boutiques. Join a local foodie on a gastronomic safari through the culturally diverse Mile End District. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the city your way.
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