2021 Mountain Ridge Quebec Cultural Journey
|Travel Dates:||June 16, 2021 - June 26, 2021|
Airfare not included in program tuition
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow the option which works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $2,490
Pay in Full
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 provide deep insight into the history, culture, and natural heritage of our host countries through authentic immersive experiences. Students will explore ancient ruins, sample new foods, and develop valuable leadership skills.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
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
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.
|1||Québec||The 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|
|2||Québec||After 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|
|3||Québec||French 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|
|4||Québec||After 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|
|5||Québec||After 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|
|6||Québec - Montréal||We'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|
|7||Montréal||We 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|
|8||Montréal||After 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|
|9||Montréal||We'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|
|10||Montréal||The group leaves Montreal to head for the U.S.||Your own bed!|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for travelers, 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, safe and wifi-enabled.
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
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
I was very concerned about my daughter who has a peanut allergy travelling to a foreign country for the first time without us. Walking Tree was very sensitive to my concerns and reassured me that this is something they could handle and they did! I would send her again in a heartbeat. Thank you Walking Tree.
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Your Adventure Includes
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. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.
Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
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