Your French Canadian tour begins in Montreal, the second largest French-speaking city in the world and home to a rich tradition of jazz music. You'll visit the captivating Notre Dame Basilica and the Old Port, see the amazing view from the top of Mont Royal and have your first performance. Next, it's on to Quebec City with its fortified walls and cobblestones streets that will make you feel like you're in Europe! You'll love exploring the history of this 400-year-old city and venturing just outside of town to see the famous Shrine of Sainte Anne de Beaupre and the Montmorency Waterfalls. A fabulous Quebecois Feast at the Sugar Shack completes your time here before returning to Montreal for a final concert and farewell dinner complete with live jazz.
Depart from the US on your 6-day tour of "La Belle Province"! Arrive in Montreal, the second largest French speaking city in the world and a city rich in culture and the tradition of jazz music. Meet with your Tour Manager who will assist you with check-in to your hotel. After an arrival briefing to discuss the details of your tour, enjoy dinner this evening at a local restaurant followed by a panoramic drive to the top of Mont Royal for a view of Montreal by night.
After breakfast, enjoy a morning city sightseeing tour of Montreal with a local guide, including a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica. Your Tour Manager will then bring you to Montreal's Old Port area for lunch on your own or to Underground Montreal. Today's highlight is your debut concert! Dinner tonight is at a local French bistro.
This morning, travel to Quebec City for a guided tour of Greater Quebec City including Parliament Hill, the Plains of Abraham, Upper & Lower Quebec, the Latin Quarters and much more. Later today, prepare for your second Canadian performance.
Today's excursion takes you along the Beaupre Coast to the Shrine of Sainte Anne de Beaupre, stopping en route for a visit to the Albert Gilles Copper Museum. Continue along the Old King's Road to Marie's Bread Ovens, and visit the 17th century home to sample fresh farmer's bread covered with Marie's famous maple butter. On your way back to the city, stop for a view of the stunning Montmorency Waterfalls. This evening, travel to the "Cabane a Sucre" (Sugar Shack) to visit the Maple Museum and Canadian rapper's Museum before enjoying a Quebecois Feast with live entertainment.
After breakfast, transfer to the Palais Montcalm - official residence of Les Violons du Roy. Upon arrival, a guided tour of one of the finest concert halls in the region includes a presentation of the building's history, architecture, and innovative technology. Following your visit, return to Montreal to prepare for your final concert! Celebrate your successful performance tour this evening with a farewell dinner with live jazz!
Depart for the USA.
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