2024 Colorado Academy Middle School Quebec Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2024 Colorado Academy Middle School Quebec Program!  To learn the basics about this once in a lifetime opportunity, you'll begin by using the Pre-Enrollment page, the purpose of which is to share exciting highlights and important info that participants will want to know before signing up. If you enroll, you'll move to the Post-Enrollment page which offers a greater level of detail.  Please be sure to review the information thoroughly and get excited for all that Quebec & Montreal have to offer!! 
Travel Dates: May 4, 2024 - May 11, 2024
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Program Tuition: $1,975 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Confirmed Airfare: $898

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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!

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

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers and given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
May 4Denver - Québec CityThe group will arrive from the USA to Québec City. You'll be met at the airport by our program leader and a bus which will transport you back to the hotel. The group will later on have dinner in a nearby restaurant in which we will also hold an orientation meeting. After dinner we will head back to the hotel for a good night's rest.Hotel Champlain
May 5Québec CityIn the morning we will have breakfast at the hotel and then take a guided walking tour around Old Québec. We will have lunch in the city and then visit the Museum of Civilization, where we will see exhibitions on Quebec's history. In the afternoon we will have some free time to explore the Place des Canotiers, a a beautiful park with ground-level fountains and a great view of the St. Lawrence River, Chateau Frontenac, and stone fortifications. We will then walk towards the hotel while also visiting on the way historical places such as the Mural of the Quebecois and Place Royale. We will have dinner and then return to the hotel to rest.Hotel Champlain
May 6Québec CityAfter breakfast, we will take a road trip to visit Montmorency Falls, a large waterfall on the Montmorency River. It's one of the province's most spectacular sites, standing at 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls. We will then have lunch and also visit The Great Market of Quebec, located in the heart of the city and is a must-see destination for those looking to try the local cuisine. In the evening we will head to Érico, a Traditional chocolate shop and small chocolate museum. Watch the chocolate makers at work and discover the history of chocolate. After dinner we will return to the hotel.Hotel Champlain
May 7Québec CityAfter breakfast at the hotel we'll walk to our first day of French classes at a nearby french school. The class will be exclusive to our students and run from 9-12. In the afternoon, we will tour the The Parliament Building of Quebec, home of the National Assembly, here you will be introduced to the history and inner workings of the province's government. We'll then visit the Citadel of Quebec in the evening, which is is the oldest military building in Canada and is part of the original fortifications of Québec City. Later on we'll have some free time to Explore Chateau Frontenac and Dufferin Terrace.Hotel Champlain
May 8Québec CityWe'll have French class again this morning. After classes, we will visit the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, which also boasts an amazing view on the St. Lawrence River. In the afternoon we will explore Rue du Tresor, a picturesque cobblestone street lined with local artists who create and sell landscapes, portraits, caricatures and more - It’s like an open-air gallery where you can practice speaking French – and buy a unique souvenir. At night we'll take a ghost tour of old Quebec where the cobblestone streets and ancient buildings set the stage for a truly unique experience. We'll also check out Petit-Champlain, a picture perfect neighborhood resembling a quaint riverside village, and some of the oldest houses in the province of Quebec and Marché du Vieux-Port. We will head back to our last night at Hotel Champlain.Hotel Champlain
May 9Québec City - MontrealThe group will head to their final day of french classes. Then we're off to Montreal! Along the way we'll stop at a 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. Upon arrival we'll check into our hotel and have dinner. Hotel 2170 Ave Lincoln
May 10MontrealToday in the morning we will do a walking tour of Montreal and after lunch we will have time to explore chinatown and the Bonsecours Market, home to artisan boutiques and galleries. In the afternoon, we'll hop on bikes and zip around the charming city streets going by The Old Port of Montreal and the Lachine Canal. We will have a celebratory dinner and then take the metro back to the hotel, to enjoy our last night.Hotel 2170 Ave Lincoln
May 11Montreal - DenverThe group leaves Montreal for the U.S. Your own bed, eventually!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.  We vet and inspect the accommodations to ensure they uphold the ethos of our programs, are great values for our travelers and nice places to rest after enriching days of travel.  

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
Hotel Champlain

Located within the walls of Old Quebec, this exceptional boutique hotel provides features an unrivaled location only steps from the area’s best restaurants, shopping centers and historical sites. This accommodation offers comfortable rooms equipped with a private bathroom and AC. Bathrooms are fully equipped and there is Wi-Fi available throughout the property.  Hotel Champlain offers a delicious breakfast and free cappuccinos and espresso, available 24-hours a day. 

Hotel 2170 Ave Lincoln

Located in downtown Montreal, Hotel 2170 Ave Lincoln is strategically located next to some of the city’s most important attractions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Mount Royal Park and McGill University. There is high speed Wifi available throughout the entire property, air conditioning, kitchenettes in each room and meeting spaces.

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 a great opportunity for [my daughter]. Thank you for being so professional and for teaching her things we never could. It was awesome to work beside Smithsonian scientists and learn. Travel is such an education that cannot be taught in a classroom.

Kim
Parent of Emily, traveler on 2017 program to Panama

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: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

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