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2021 Mountain Ridge Quebec Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2021 Mountain Ridge Quebec Cultural Journey! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment, is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we can't wait to start our enriching adventure!
Travel Dates: June 16, 2021 - June 26, 2021
Group Organizer(s):
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Program Tuition: $2,490 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $400

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There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family.

Program Tuition: $2,490

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Payment Plan

Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$995.00

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed when your enrollment is processed.

All prices in United States Dollars.

Canada Cultural Journey

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.

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends!

Visit the Chutes Montmorency, a spectacular waterfall in Quebec

Take a ghost tour as costumed guides wander with lanterns through the streets of Old Quebec

Tour McGill University

Practice French with language classes and local interactions

Explore the oldest military building in Canada and other architectural wonders

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
1QuébecThe group will arrive from the USA to Québec City. After arrival, the group will settle into their hotel for the evening and have an orientation meeting.Québec Hotel
2QuébecAfter a morning tour of Old Québec, we'll have lunch at Paillard. In the afternoon we will have a photographic scavenger hunt through upper town.Homestay
3QuébecFrench classes will take place in the morning. Throughout your time in Quebéc, you'll have plenty of opportunities to put your French skill to use in a variety of everyday situations. We will then make a visit to the musée de la civilisation, where we will see exhibitions on Quebec's history. We'll visit Petit-Champlain, a picture perfect neighbourhood resembling a quaint riverside village, and some of the oldest houses in the province of Quebec and Marché du Vieux-Port.Homestay
4QuébecAfter French classes in the morning we'll visit the Chutes Montmorency a few minutes from Quebec City. It's one of the province's most spectacular sites, standing at 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls. We'll take a ghost tour where costumed guides will light their lanterns and take us on a 90 minute walking tour through the streets of Old Quebec, to hear 400 years of stories of haunting stories! The cobblestone streets and ancient buildings set the stage for a truly unique experience.Homestay
5QuébecAfter French classes in the morning, we'll visit the Citadel and Parliament buildings. The Citadel is the oldest military building in Canada and is part of the fortifications of Québec City. The Parliament building is home to the Parliament of Quebec, and here you will be introduced to the history and inner workings of Quebec's Parliament. Depending on the time of the visit, we may be able to see the changing of the guard, a ceremony in which sentries performing ceremonial guard duties at important institutions are relieved by a new batch of sentries.Homestay
6Québec - MontréalWe'll have French classes in the morning, followed by lunch at Musée des beaux arts with an amazing view on the St. Lawrence River. We'll then get on the road and head to Montreal.McGill Dorms
7MontréalWe will have a morning tour of Old Montréal and then have lunch in the old port. Afterwards we'll take a bicycle ride around the port.McGill Dorms
8MontréalAfter a relaxing morning, we will explore the Atwater market, shopping for fresh produce and practicing our French with the vendors. Later we will catch a thrilling performance by cirque du soleil if they are in town.McGill Dorms
9MontréalWe'll take a tour of McGill University, one of four renowned universities in Montreal. We will also go hiking on Mont-Royal for an incredible view of Montreal.McGill Dorms
10MontréalThe group leaves Montreal to head for the U.S.Your own bed!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe. 

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
McGill Dorms

The McGill dormitories provide our students with an opportunity to experience college style accommodations while studying French at the university. There are a wide variety of downtown residences that make up the dorms, 13 undergraduate downtown residences that include 3 hotel-style residences, 6 dorm-style residences, and 4 apartment-style residences. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Hotel Universel Quebec

Conveniently located, the hotel is close to Laval University and is minutes away from the business district of Sainte-Foy, downtown, and Old Quebec. What distinguishes the Hotel Universel from other hotels is undoubtedly its exotic indoor garden with heated pool and Nordic spa, not to mention the proximity of Laval University and PEPS. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

This was our daughter’s 2nd trip with Walking Tree. In 2016, she took her school’s first trip with Walking Tree to Ecuador, and absolutely loved it. Once again, the Walking Tree representative was excellent. My daughter said Ben really made the trip, and worked hard to keep the group happy. Other positives: communication before the trip, website outline, daily blogs and trip photos. Very professional organization. We feel very secure sending our student out into the world with Walking Tree.

Andrea
Parent of Olivia, traveler on California Cultural Journey

Your Adventure Includes

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. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel. 

Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

Need to Raise Money? We Have You Covered.

Our travelers are provided with funding opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling fair trade, organic, carbon-neutral coffee from a women’s collective in Peru. There is no limit to the amount you can earn, so get started now by clicking the link below!

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Resource center

Resource Center

Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

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