2024 Colorado Academy Upper School Quebec Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2024 Colorado Academy Upper 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 18, 2024 - May 25, 2024
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Program Tuition: $2,215 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Confirmed Airfare: $895

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There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.

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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 18 USA - Québec CityThe group will arrive from the USA to Québec City. After arrival, the group will settle into their hotel and have an orientation meeting.Hotel Champlain
May 19Québec CityAfter a morning walking tour of Old Québec with a knowledgable and dynamic local guide, we'll have lunch at Paillard. In the afternoon we will have a photographic scavenger hunt through upper town, using our French and interacting with locals as we criss-cross the neighborhood in search answers. Dinner in old town tonight. Hotel Champlain
May 20Québec CityThis morning we begin our French classes at a local language institute. 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.Hotel Champlain
May 21Québec CityAfter 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.Hotel Champlain
May 22Québec CityAfter 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. Hotel Champlain
May 23Québec City - MontrealWe'll have optional 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.Montreal Hotel
May 24MontrealWe 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 before enjoying a cirque du soleil performance this evening! Montreal Hotel
May 25Montreal - USADepart for the USA 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 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

I thought all in all it was a great experience and wonderful program!! My daughter speaks about her experience daily. She had a ball!!

April
Parent of Jaylah, traveler on 2017 Program to Costa Rica

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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