2024 Colorado Academy Quebec Program
May 4, 2024 -
May 11, 2024
Dates are tentative
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
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:
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 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.
|May 4||New York - Québec City||The group will arrive from the USA to Québec City. You'll be met at the airport by your program leader and a bus which will transport you back to the hotel for a good night's rest.||Le Concorde Hotel|
|May 5||Québec City||In the morning we'll hold an orientation meeting to better prepare travelers for the days ahead. Afterwards we'll have lunch and then take a walking tour around Old Québec.||Le Concorde Hotel|
|May 6||Québec City||After breakfast at the hotel we'll walk to our first day of French classes at a school just a 15 min stroll from the hotel along the St Lawrence River. The class will be exclusive to our students and run from 9-12. We'll have lunch at or nearby the school and then visit the Musée de la Civilisation, where we will see exhibitions on Quebec's history. 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.||Le Concorde Hotel|
|May 7||Québec City||We'll have French class again this morning. After lunch, it's off to the Chutes Montmorency which is located just outside the city center. It's one of the province's most spectacular sites, standing at 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls. Back in the city, we'll take a ghost tour where costumed guides light their lanterns and regale groups with 400 years of haunted fables! The cobblestone streets and ancient buildings set the stage for a truly unique experience.||Le Concorde Hotel|
|May 8||Québec City||After our final French class this morning, we'll visit the Citadel and Parliament buildings. The Citadel is the oldest military building in Canada and is part of the original 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 the province's government.||Le Concorde Hotel|
|May 9||Québec City - Montreal||This morning we'll tour the Musée des beaux arts which also boasts an amazing view on the St. Lawrence River. 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.||Montréal Hotel|
|May 10||Montreal||After breakfast we'll explore the Atwater market, shopping for snacks and souvenirs and practicing our French with the vendors. Afterwards we'll hop on bikes and zip around the charming city streets before a final celebratory dinner!||Montréal Hotel|
|May 11||Montreal - New York||The group leaves Montreal for the U.S.||Your own bed, eventually!|
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
My daughter’s experience in Morocco was extraordinary!! I really enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing the stories about her adventures, but what brought me the most joy was the relationships she formed with the chaperones from her school and with Stafford and Said (Walking Tree’s Moroccan Country Directors and Program Leaders). She spoke of their characters and spirits which let me know these wonderful people went over and beyond the basics of the program. I am forever grateful for the love and care all four of you gave to her.
Parent of Jadah, traveler on Morocco Cultural Journey
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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