Canada 

Don’t want to fly cross the ocean to experience Europe? Quebec is the answer! Canada’s largest province is also the most multicultural. It has the most unique mixes of old-world meets new-world, English meets French, and history meets today in all of North America. People from just about every walk of life can be found in Quebec, and the province boasts a multi-faceted geography, gorgeous landscapes and diverse climate. Four very distinct seasons put their stamp on this vast territory, and no matter what time of year you come, this friendly, romantic province is full of festivals and appeal.

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Erin’s Quebec Program

Walking Tree Travel specializes in customized group travel. The itinerary below is from a recent program and is provided here as an example of just one of many experiences that are possible in this destination.

Today we fly to the only walled city in North America! Upon our arrival in Quebec City we'll head to our hotel, enjoy our first group dinner together and hold a short orientation meeting to prepare for the adventure ahead.

Lodging: Concorde Hotel

We will begin our morning with a traditional breakfast before walking to the center of Quebec City's famous old town. We will enjoy a guided tour as we stroll the cobble stone streets between towering classical French architecture. We will also begin to learn about the settlement of Quebec City and it's unique history. In the afternoon, we will do some shopping in the old town, have a homestay orientation and meet our host families. The evening will be spent with our host families where students will be placed two to a home.

Lodging: Homestays

We will begin our day with our host families as we eat breakfast with our kinds hosts and get ready for our first day of French classes. We will meet at our partner language school and be divided into groups based French level. After class we will go to Galeries de la capital to ice-skate with local youth then watch an IMAX movie in French. We will return to our family's houses for the evening.

Lodging: Homestays

We will have breakfast with our host families and return to our partner school for French classes. In the afternoon, we will visit the Musée de la Civilisation in the old town to formally learn the history of the province. We will continue to Marché du Vieux-Port, a beautiful market along the St. Lawrence River where we can buy local good and practice French. We will spend the evening with our homestay families

Lodging: Homestays

After breakfast with our families, we will go to Village des Huron a cultural site honoring the history of the first people of the region. We will enjoy a hand on educational experience and a traditional lunch. We will continue on to the Chutes Montmorency, the iconic and thundering waterfalls just north of the city. Afterwards, we will return to our host families for our final night together.

Lodging: Homestays

This morning we will say goodbye to a wonderful hosts and make the pretty drive to Mont Tremblant, the crown jewel of the Laurentian Mountains. This is our chance to experience the a Quebecois ski resort and have some adventure after our time in the city. Along the way, we will fuel up with a sugar shack menu, where we will sample maple butter and other local delicacies. Upon arrival to Mont Tremblant, we will unpack at our local hostel, then head out for dinner. After dinner, we will gather around a camp fire to eat smores and reflect on the homestay experience.

Lodging: Le Grand Lodge

We will start the day with a private yoga class (in French!), then gear up for an exciting zip line adventure after lunch. Afterwards, we will return to the hostel to canoe and relax at a local pond, then have dinner at our lovely hotel.

Lodging: Le Grand Lodge

After an early breakfast we had back to Quebec City for our flight back to the USA.

Lodging: Your own bed, eventually!

Teacher Spotlight

Erin
French Teacher, Colorado

"It was an incredible trip; everyone had a wonderful time! We also really enjoyed our group leaders, they were fabulous."

All-Inclusive Program Tuition

$2,790 + Plane and world iconInternational Flight

Program Types in this Destination

Service AdventuresConservation ExpeditionsCultural Journeys

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Program Tuition Includes

All accommodations

Three meals per day

Ground transportation

Drinking water

Full time leadership team

Group activity and entry fees

Taxes and tips

Estimated airfare*

Not included: Baggage fees, Airline minor fees, Passport/visa fees, Laundry, Souvenirs, Activities not listed on the itinerary.

*Estimated airfare: In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Families will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the best airfare for the group.

Global Leadership Activities

Walking Tree Travel has developed tools that will help our travelers mature as global leaders before, during, and after their travel program. These simple, engaging activities are meant to spark discussion, frame the group’s experience, and prepare participants to travel ethically and effectively on our programs now and on their own into the future. Our activities also encourage students to take initiative as leaders in their local communities to make a difference at an immediate level, helping them to understand the impact they can have when they combine cultural understanding with personal and social responsibility.

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