Application Deadline: Application must be submitted by May 25, 2015
Please note that this trip will be limited to 12 persons.

Preliminary Itinerary | September 5 –8, 2015

Isabelle Cyr
Office: 514 844-3840 | Mobile: 438 863-8704

Please note that the scheduled appointments in this program are confirmed. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME. If you are running late, we ask that you get in touch with the contact person directly to inform them of the situation, as they have organized their schedule to meet you. Contact names and telephone numbers are indicated in the itinerary.

Make sure to visit the Tourisme Montréal website and blog for more travel
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Saturday, September 5

4:00 pm
Arrival in Montréal on the Maasdam.

A representative of Tourisme Montréal will greet you as you disembark from the ship and accompany you to your hotel.

Check into your Old Montréal Hotel (to be confirmed).
Guestroom & Continental breakfast courtesy of Tourisme Montréal

6:30 pm
Enjoy dinner tonight with a representative of Tourisme Montréal at the typical L’Orignal Restaurant.

Restaurant L’Orignal
479 Saint-Alexis Street
514 303-0479
Courtesy of Tourisme Montréal

You’d be hard pressed to spot a moose crossing the quiet cobbled streets of Old Montréal, but everything about L’Orignal (French for “moose”) renders homage to Canada’s wetland giant.

After dinner, check out the Montréal en histoires (Memory City) multimedia presentation on buildings in Old Montréal.
Projections begin at dusk

Memory City invites spectators of all ages to meet fascinating characters, both famous and lesser known, that formed part of our city’s rich and complex fabric throughout the years. Projected on existing or blind walls, on trees and even on the ground, these impressive works provide a fascinating glimpse into Montreal’s past.

In order to enjoy the unique experience that is Memory City, download the Montréal en Histoires mobile app on your smartphone or your digital tablet.

Sunday, September 6

10:00 am
Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast at your hotel.

Please meet your professional tourist guide in the hotel lobby for a tour of our city.

Stops along the way will include:

Old Montréal
There is no place more conducive to a dreamy return to yesteryear than the romantic district of Old Montréal. Its cobblestone streets have witnessed the passage of time for more than three and a half centuries.

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal

A masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture, Notre-Dame Basilica was built between 1824 and 1829. The magnificent interior in wood and the boldly modern design of the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur Chapel, captivate hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Quartier des Spectacles
Located in the heart of downtown, Quartier des spectacles is Montréal’s cultural heart. Within one square kilometre, there are more than 80 cultural venues offering an exceptionally diverse array of activities.

Mont-Royal – The Mountain
A true forest in the heart of the city, Mount Royal Park is a popular spot among Montrealers.

1:00 pm
Your guide will drop you off at the new YUL-EAT Food Festival in the Old Port of Montréal.
Organized by the Québec Street Food Association – Details to follow.

This long-anticipated food festival will take place at Montreal Old Port. The festival strives to both highlight local gastronomical talent and bring together leaders of the restaurant industry worldwide for a weekend of tasting, learning and networking. The three days of activities fall under three categories: “EAT”, “DISCOVER” & “HAVE FUN”, offering unique and exciting events for all to enjoy.
With food markets, workshops on local products, live chef demonstrations, outdoor concerts and friendly culinary competitions, this is a festival for foodie lovers, hosting over 50 food stalls, 100 artisanal food producers and 60 chefs and panelists.

5:00 pm
Late afternoon suggestions: Montréaler’s love outdoor music festivals and we have two every Sunday! Check out the Tam-Tam’s or Piknic Electronique and see for yourself!

Tam-Tam’s on Mont-Royal
Mont-Royal & bus #11 or 97 west
One of the most original musical events in Montréal, this free festival takes place on Sundays in Mont-Royal Park.
Piknic Électronik
Parc Jean-Drapeau

Piknic Electronik offers guests the chance to listen to quality electronic music from the idyllic setting of Parc Jean-Drapeau.
Your name will be on the media list.

For dinner: Head back to the YUL-EAT Festival. Coupons included in your press kit.

Evening suggestion: Catch a live jazz show at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill.
1254 Mackay Street
514 931-6808

The Upstairs is a happy blend of unique concepts. Live music, excellent food, impeccable service and a unique ambiance tickle all the senses.

Enjoy the longest Urban Zipline of North America at Montreal Old Port
Quai de l’Horloge / Hangar 16
Old Vieux-Port
514 947-5463

Using a zip line suspended between two towers, MTL Zipline have the chance to experience the thrill and enjoy a spectacular view flying over the Old Port of Montreal as a Super-Hero!

Monday, September 7
  Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast at your hotel.

Today: Participate in a Wine Country Tour in the Eastern Townships with Kava Tours!

A day discovering wineries and tasting wines sounds good? And what if we added a professional guide to drive you around, a blind tasting workshop and an outdoor meal? That’s exactly what Kava Tours has in mind, and even more, with our ultimate experience: the Full-Day Tour. Meet the producers and delve into the mysteries of wine, vine growing and winemaking. Relax and take full advantage of a day in the Wine Country, we’ll handle everything else.

8:30 am
Meet your guide in the hotel lobby.

5:00 pm
Return to Montréal in the evening.

Enjoy a Quebec dinner in Montreal. TBC

Tuesday, September 8
  Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast at your hotel.

9:00 am
This morning: participate in a walking tour of the Jean-Talon Market.

The multicultural flavours and sights of the Jean-Talon Market have been attracting crowds to Little Italy since 1933. In addition to the ubiquitous fruit, vegetable and flower stalls is a tasty array of specialty shops that feature spices, oils, cheeses, meats, pastries and exquisite products that are specific to Québec.

After your tour, enjoy lunch at one of our many foodtrucks with … from Tourisme Montréal!
To find a truck:

From May to October, food trucks rotate daily on fifteen sites around the city.

Once back in Montréal, check out the Rodin – Metamorphoses exhibit at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.

Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
1380 Sherbrooke Street West
514 285-2000

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has one the highest attendance rates among Canadian museums.

Rodin – Metamorphoses This exhibition features masterpieces like the 200 or so figures fleeing The Gates of Hell, a work Rodin was to draw from for the rest of his career, and The Walking Man.


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