Upon arrival in Montreal, you will meet your Tour Manager who will be with you for the duration of your trip. Your first adventure will be a guided city tour of Montreal. You’ll start with a walk down St. Catherine Street through Montreal’s great shopping area and then you’ll head past McGill University. There, you’ll enter Montreal’s “Underground City.” You’ll exit near the financial district and Chinatown, and then you’ll continue to the Old City. There, you’ll see City Hall, Place Jacque Cartier, and the Old Port.
Next, you'll visit the magnificent Notre Dame Basilica. Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city.
After some free time and dinner, you'll have some fun ice skating at Atrium 1000.
Founded in 1904 by Saint Brother Andre (born Alfred Bessette, 1845-1937) of the
Congregation of Holy Cross, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal is the world’s
largest sanctuary dedicated to Saint Joseph. Located in the heart of Montreal, in
the lush and historic Mount Royal district, this internationally renowned pilgrimage
destination is steeped in history and culture. In 2004, on the 100th anniversary of
its founding, it was declared a National Historic Site by the Canadian Government.
Your next stop will be Mount Royal Park to see the fantastic views of the city from the Chalet. Inaugurated in 1876, the splendid Mount Royal Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the highly skilled designer behind New York's Central Park and many other major parks in the U.S.
You'll then visit the The Montreal Biodome, a facility located in Montreal that allows visitors to walk through replicas of four ecosystems found in the Americas. You’ll pass from the Laurentian Forest to the rivers and the rain forest and through the Arctic seeing tapirs, birds, fish beavers and more.
After lunch you head to the shopping malls on St. Catherine Street and you'll have time to explore the extended network of tunnels that connect the shopping areas downtown.
After dinner, you'll play a thrilling game of laser tag at Laser Tag Montreal.
This morning you'll enjoy free time to shop, eat and explore along Rue St. Denis. This avenue is lined with attractive town houses, today occupied by restaurants, art galleries and fashionable stores. The area became known as Montreal's Quartier Latin (Latin Quarter) when several institutions of higher education were established here during the early 20th century. The houses were divided into smaller apartments to accommodate the many students attending these institutions.
After lunch, you'll visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada's oldest and one of its most important art institutions. The museum was founded in 1860 and has been guided by a commitment to attract people from all walks of life. The museum has a large collection of decorative and ethnographic objects, 19th-century paintings, and Canadian paintings, prints and drawings, only a small fraction of which can be displayed at a time. It also hosts major traveling shows.
Your Montreal trip comes to a close as you depart on your return trip home.