2024 Ranney Quebec Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2024 Ranney Quebec Cultural Journey! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting opportunity: this first page, the Pre-Enrollment Page, is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that potential travelers will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment Page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we hope you are excited for all Quebec has to offer!!
Travel Dates: June 4, 2024 - June 11, 2024
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Program Tuition: $2,590 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Confirmed Airfare: $639

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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!

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

Tour McGill University

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
June 4MontréalAfter a short flight to Montreal, the group will settle into Carrefour Sherbrooke, a McGill University student residence. We’ll take the Metro (subway) to the Basilica of Notre-Dame and take our first glimpse of the city’s big attractions and get acquainted. We’ll have our orientation meeting at dinner tonight and discuss the days ahead. McGill Dorms / Carrefour Sherbrooke
June 5MontréalToday we’ll start with walking tour of Old Montréal and lunch in Chinatown. From there, we’ll ride bicycles around the port and Lachine Canal. If time allows, we may get to ride La Grande Roue, the biggest Ferris Wheel in Canada. After dinner in the Old Port, we’ll catch a thrilling performance by Cirque du Soleil.McGill Dorms / Carrefour Sherbrooke
June 6Montréal to
Quebec City
After breakfast at Carrefour Sherbrooke, we’ll take a bus to Quebec City and stop for lunch in Trois-Rivieres. Our accommodations for the rest of the trip will be at Hotel Champlain. Nestled in the historic part of Quebec City, it’s an easy walk to all the major sights and activities. After settling in, we’ll explore Porte Saint-Jean, one of the gates of the walled city, and Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac, the most photographed hotel in the world! Dinner will be on Dufferin Terrace. Hotel Champlain
June 7QuébecThis morning, we'll visit the Citadel and the Parliament Building. La Citadelle is the oldest military building in Canada. L’Hotel du Parlement is home to l’Assemblee Nationale (National Assembly), the elected body of the provincial government. After lunch, we’ll visit the exhibitions at the Musee de la Civilisation and some nearby historical sites. Dinner tonight will be a typical Quebecois feast!Hotel Champlain
June 8QuébecAfter a walking tour of Old Québec City, we'll take a bus to Wendake, where we’ll have amazing indigenous lunch at La Traite. Throughout the afternoon, we’ll learn more about Huron-Wendat culture. We’ll visit their museum, longhouse and church, and enjoy a workshop in which we’ll make our own talking sticks, the traditional tool used by the First Nation to moderate group discussions. These may come in handy when we’re back home with our families! After a delicious crepe dinner, we’ll return to our hotel.Hotel Champlain
June 9QuébecAfter breakfast, we'll travel to Montmorency Falls, a few minutes from Quebec City. The cable car, panoramic staircase, and suspension bridges all offer magnificent views of Quebec’s natural wonder that stands 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls. Our bus will then take us to the Grand Marche de Quebec, where we’ll practice our French with vendors as we choose from their fresh products for lunch. Later that afternoon, weather permitting, we’ll drop by the beach at Baie de Beauport on the St. Lawrence River on the way to a creative chocolate factory and a kitty cafe. On the table tonight: French-Canadian comfort foods such as poutine (fries covered in gravy and cheese curds), pate chinois (shepherd’s pie), and tourtiere (meat pie). Hotel Champlain
June 10QuébecToday’s the day to shop for goodies to take home. First, we’ll explore Petit-Champlain, one of the oldest commercial streets in North America, now known for its quaint boutiques offering Quebec-made maple syrup, fudge and moccasins, and fun-filled Quebec-branded souvenirs. After lunch at Cafe Boulangerie Le Paillard, we’ll head off to Rue du Tresor, where local artists who create and sell landscapes, portraits, and caricatures in an open-air gallery. Our farewell dinner will be at La Buche. Here we’ll enjoy a sugar shack experience in June – complete with pulling taffy on snow. As the sun sets, we’ll take a ghost walk of Old Quebec with a costumed guide to lead us through the city's macabre history. Then we’re back to Hotel Champlain to prepare for tomorrow’s departure. Hotel Champlain
June 11Québec - USAThe group leaves Quebec City 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. 
McGill Dorms

The McGill dormitories provide our students with an opportunity to experience college style accommodations while studying French at the university. There are a wide variety of downtown residences that make up the dorms, 13 undergraduate downtown residences that include 3 hotel-style residences, 6 dorm-style residences, and 4 apartment-style residences. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and 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. 

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

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!!!

Erika
Parent of John, traveler on Peru Service Adventure

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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