4 day Montreal French School Trip

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4 day Montreal French School Trip

Bienvenue à Montreal


Your 4 day trip to Montreal will be an amazing opportunity to for your students to discover an incredible cosmopolitain city.

Montreal is a multicultural destination with a rich history. See the famous Notre-Dame Basilica, the Olympic Stadium that hosted the 1976 Olympics. Explore the famous underground city and walk the cobblestoned street of the Old city.

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  • Accommodation – Choose from our wide selection of hotels for every budget.
  • Transportation – Fly to Montreal if you are more than a 6 or 7 hour motorcoach drive.
  • Choose from our meticulously crafted itineraries – or customize your trip to your objectives 
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Your 4 day Montreal French School
Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Montreal

Arrive at Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport in the late
afternoon and meet your VISIT CANADA escort as you exit the baggage
claim or Customs and Immigration area.
Board your chartered motorcoach and depart for the Hotel Faubourg or
the Hotel Travelodge Montréal in the heart of downtown, not far from Old
Arrive at the hotel, check in and freshen up.

7:30pm Meet your guide in the hotel lobby then transfer to Place Jacques Cartier

(pictured at right, above) for a brief walking orientation tour.
Your walk will end with an 8:00pm dinner amidst the hand-hewnwooden
beams and ancient stone walls of the Restaurant du Vieux Port .
9:30pm Return to the hotel on the Métro and call it a day. You’ll have an early

wake-up call and a full day in the morning.

10:00pm Overnight security begins upon arrival at the hotel at about 10:00pm.

Day 2: Explore Montreal

Meet your guide in the lobby, then take the metro to Eggspectation, a
trendy bistro-style café in Old Montréal that has become quite popular for
it’s imaginative breakfast menu and eclectic architecture.

9:30am After breakfast, walk next door to Notre Dame Basilica , the "Jewel of
Montréal," (pictured below left) where you'll have a tour that you may
never forget of the most beautiful church in all the Americas .
10:45am 10:45am. After breakfast, you'll walk to the Musée d'archéologie et
d'histoire de Montréal , where you will descend into centuries-old ruins
dating back to the early days of the original French colony.

12:30pm After your tour, you'll walk to nearby Place Jacques Cartier , a gathering
place for Montréalers and visitors in the heart of Old Montréal.
There you'll have lunch on your own at one of the many European-style
restaurants, or in the food court at nearby Centre iSci in the Old Port of


After lunch, you’ll be free to explore the shops of
rue St-Paul then walk to an accredited French language school where upon
arrival at 3:00pm, you break down into groups of 15 or fewer and
participate in a 90-minute French survival course (calibrated to your
French skills level) or a Comparative French Cultures class taught by
university-degreed professional language teachers.

6:15pm Walk above- and underground via Montréal’s own World Trade Centre to
Complexe Desjardins where you’ll have dinner at the Restaurant Bâton


After diner, you take the Metro to the Amphithéâtre de Glace , said to be
an ice-skating pavilion without equal in North America, and there, under
the glass pyramids, you can skate for about an hour and a half on a
10,000 square foot skating rink.

9:30pm Return to the hotel at about 9:30pm. Overnight security begins at


Day 3: Explore Montreal

Full Canadian breakfast in the hotel dining room.
9:30am After breakfast, walk to the McGill Metro station and depart for Montréal's

Biodôme and Parc Olympique.

10:00am You will pause briefly outside the Biodôme for an optional group
photograph (at right), then walk down a 500-meter Nature Path
where, in a matter of minutes, you will visit the four major natural
environments found at the North and South Poles and in North, Central,
and South America.

11:15am Walk next door to the Olympic Stadium, where you will ascend 556 feet
on the funiculaire to the top of the world's tallest inclined tower.


Return to downtown Montreal on the Metro, then have lunch on your own
in the cavernous food court at the Eaton Centre. After lunch, you can
spend an hour and a half practicing your French in “ la Ville Souterraine ,” a
39-kilometer network of underground shops and passage-ways. Return to
the hotel at about 4:00pm.

5:00pm Depart for la Sucrerie de la Montagne , and a memorable evening of
French-Canadian folklore where, upon arrival, you will be driven to the
sugar shack, a 100-year old restored barn large enough to welcome 600
guests, in a hay wagon pulled by two 2000-pound Belgian horses.
6:00pm 6:00pm. After an all-you-can-eat dinner of Québécois fare, you'll learn
traditional dances and folk songs, and your evening will end with a
sugar-on-snow party, with real maple syrup and real snow (stored in the
winter and served every day of the year).

9:00pm You will board your bus at about 9:00pm and return to the hotel.
10:00pm Overnight security services begin at 10:00pm.


Day 4: Departure Day

Full Canadian breakfast in the hotel dining room.
9:00am After breakfast, return to your room and pack your bags for a quick check-

out at noon.

9:30am Take the Metro to the Musée McCord d'Histoire Canadienne , located
directly across rue Sherbrooke from picturesque McGill University’s main

10:00am Arrive at the McCord Museum of Canadian History, and begin your visit
with a guided Simply Montréal Tour that will introduce you to Montréal’s
early settlers, their hobbies and pastimes, and show you how they learned
to endure Montréal’s notoriously harsh winters.
After the tour, time permitting, you can view the museum’s renowned
permanent collection of objects and images reflecting the social history
and material culture of Montreal, Quebec and Canada.
Alternatively, take the Metro to Montréal's Musée des beaux-arts de
Montréal , the oldest museum in Canada, where upon arrival, you’ll be
taken on a guided tour that will introduce you to the Group of Seven,
Canada’s legendary school of landscape painters, and to the works of
Renoir, Sisley, Pissarro, Monet and Cézanne from the museum’s rich
collection of early to Modern International paintings and sculpture .
11:30am Return to the hotel by Metro, bring your bags to the lobby and place them

on the bus at about 12:15pm.

12:30pm Depart for Trudeau International Airport.
1:30pm Arrive at the Airport and check in at Air Canada and clear US Customs in

Montréal before boarding your airplane.

2:00pm Depart on the first leg of your journey home. (Departure times will vary.)

Day 2: Optional Activities

Evening Ice Skating

After dinner, meet the bus and transfer to a modern office building in downtown Montréal where your day will end with an hour and a half of ice skating at L’Atrium le 1000, an indoor, 10,000-square-foot ice-skating pavilion.


Trip Inclusions

Motorcoach Transportations from your town/city (within 350 miles)

Hotel accommodations 3 nights

Quad. Occ. for students

Double Occ. for Adult/Teachers (complimentary)

6 Meals – 3 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners

Selected Activities

All taxes and gratuities

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Your 4 Day Montreal French School Trip at a glance:

Montreal School Trip Inclusions

Selected activities based on your interests

Why We Love this Trip

Your 4 Day Montreal School Trip is one for the ages. Montreal is simply one of the friendliest places to explore. Many neighborhoods and very multicultural, Montreal is more than just a French metropolis. It is a cosmopolitain city full of energy, style and verve for all ages.

Students get to experience a new language and a very distinct and rich culture.