2024 Clifford Smart Quebec Cultural Journey
|May 23, 2024 - May 27, 2024
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.
Program Tuition: $1,590
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!
Improve your French speaking with locals
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
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.
|The group will arrive from the USA to Québec City. After arrival, the group will settle into their hotel and have an orientation meeting. We'll take a tour of Old Québec, a UNESCO world Heritage site and the only fortified city in North America.
|We'll start the day with a photographic scavenger hunt (upper and lower town), then have lunch at Paillard. We will visit the Citadel, the oldest military building in Canada which is part of the fortifications of Québec City. Depending on the time of the visit, we may be able to see the changing of the guard, a ceremony in which sentries that are performing ceremonial guard duties at important institutions are relieved by a new batch of sentries. 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 haunting stories! The cobblestone streets and ancient buildings set the stage for a truly unique experience.
|This evening we will visit the Huron Traditional Site and discover the history, culture and lifestyle of the Hurons from yesterday to today. Later we will take a visit to the Chutes Montmorency a few minutes from Quebec City. It's one of the province's most spectacular sites, standing at at 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls. We will then get on the road and head to Montreal.
|After a morning tour of Montréal's old quarter, we'll have lunch at the city's port and take a bicycle ride around this hip part of town. In the afternoon we will explore the Atwater market, shopping for fresh produce and practicing our French with the vendors. We'll go hiking on Mont-Royal, where you will see the best view of Montreal.
|The group will leave Montreal for the U.S.
|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.
Hotel M Montreal
Located less than 2 minutes’ walk from Sainte-Catherine Street and a 10 minute walk from Montreal’s Latin Quarter, Hotel M Montreal offers a private rooms and dorms with private and shared bathrooms. This hotel also offers a shared kitchen and common dining area and terraces with different amenities available to all guests. All rooms offer free WiFi. Students will be accommodated according to gender.
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Communication was excellent! We had absolutely all the info we needed from the moment we signed up. LOVED the blog with photos. The prep and follow up activities on culture shock, re-entry, etc. were fantastic!!! Thank you!!!
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Your Adventure Includes
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on the itinerary.
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