2023 St Mary’s Academy Quebec Cultural Journey
|Travel Dates:||March 18, 2023 - March 26, 2023|
Airfare not included in program tuition
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $2,590
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 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.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Wander through the markets at the old port of Montreal
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
Practice French with language classes led by native speakers
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.
|March 18||USA - Québec||The group will arrive from the USA to Québec City. After arrival, the group will settle into their hotel and have an orientation meeting.||Le Concorde Hotel|
|March 19||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.||Le Concorde Hotel|
|March 20||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.||Le Concorde Hotel|
|March 21||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.||Le Concorde Hotel|
|March 22||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.||Le Concorde Hotel|
|March 23||Québec - Montreal||We'll have a final day of 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 visit the world famous sugar shack, Cabane du Pic Bois, to learn about the delicious process of producing maple syrup. We'll be sure to try our fair share of André's sweet products before heading onward to Montreal.||Chateau Versailles|
|March 24||Montreal||We will have a morning tour of Old Montréal and then have lunch in the old port. Afterwards we'll enjoy a fun and interactive graffiti workshop before checking out a performance by Cirque de Soleil.||Chateau Versailles|
|March 25||Montreal||Today we begin by exploring the Atwater market, shopping and practicing our French with the vendors. This afternoon we'll visit the Notre Dame cathedral before wandering Mt Royal Park. This evening we'll enjoy a celebratory dinner on our final night together.||Chateau Versailles|
|March 26||Montreal - USA||This morning we head to the airport ahead of our flight back to Denver.||Your own bed!|
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.
Hotel Le Concorde
This 3-star hotel is the ideal place for an urban getaway in Quebec City. Its imposing structure offers a beautiful view of the majestic fleuve Saint-Laurent, of Quebec City and of its numerous parks and green spaces. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
This cozy, boutique hotel in the heart of Montréal City provides unique accommodations and serves as the perfect base from which to explore the city. Among the elegant chambers, guests enjoy assorted artifacts from different chapters of the area’s vast history, which dates back to an order of distinguished French aristocrats known as the Gentlemen of St. Sulpice. The hotel itself has been around for over 100 years, but the interior has been renovated to include modern amenities.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
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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. 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.
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