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Christmas Markets of Montréal and Québec City

  • Starts in Québec City on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.  Ends Monday, December 7, 2020 in Montréal.
  • Price is $1899 per person, double occupancy.  Have your own room for $799 more.

Autumn in Montréal and Québec City

  • Starts in Montréal  on Friday, October 23, 2020.  Ends Wednesday, October 28, 2020 in Québec City.
  • Price is $1899 per person, double occupancy.  Have your own room for $799 more. 
  • This tour is SOLD OUT.  Contact us at info@travelingprofessor.com to get on our 2021 tour. 
What's Included?
Autumn in Montréal and Québec City:  2 nights at the luxury Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montréal.  3 nights in deluxe class rooms at the Fairmont Château Frontenac in Québec City.  All taxes, porterage, and hotel fees in hotels.  All breakfasts. Guided walking tour in Montréal. Private bus tour in Montréal.  Business class train between Montréal to Québec City with full breakfast.  Transfer from train station in Québec City to Château  Frontenac.  All tours in Québec City as described, with transportation, are included. 

Christmas Markets of Montréal and Québec City: 2 nights at the luxury Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montréal.  3 nights in deluxe class rooms at the Fairmont Château Frontenac in Québec City.  All taxes, porterage, and hotel fees in hotels.  All breakfasts. Guided walking tour in Montréal. Private bus tour in Montréal.  Business class train between Québec City and Montréal with full breakfast.  Transfer from train station in Québec City to Château Frontenac.  All tours in Québec City as described, with transportation, are included.

How to Book
  • Send and email to info@travelingprofessor.com letting us know you want to go on this trip.  We can hold a place for you up to 7 days.
  • Follow up with a $500 deposit made to TRAVELING PROFESSOR LLC.  Mail to TRAVELING PROFESSOR,  3965 COTTON GIN RD, FRISCO TX 75034.  Include all contact details (names of travelers, email, phone, address).  
  • Deposits are fully refundable, no questions asked, until January 15, 2020.  After that time, we will ask you to increase your deposit to $500.
About the Hotels
The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montréal is a luxury hotel located in the center of the city.  It reopened in 2017 after a $140 million renovation.  The hotel itself has a food hall, coffee shop, pool, and exercise room. It is near everything and in fact, it is located on top of the underground rail station.

  The Fairmont Château Frontenac is the most photographed hotel in the world, dramatically perched over the St. Lawrence River.  Travelers on our 2019 small group tour were just blown away by it's stature, luxury, location, and hospitality.  There is a pool, workout room, great bars and restaurants.  It is rich in history as in guests like Churchill, FDR, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Grace of Monaco and you.

Important Notes
  • A minimum of 2-4 hours per day are spent either walking or standing up. In order to fully enjoy your experience with us, we ask that our guests be able to walk and be on their feet for several hours at a time both inside and outside and in various weather conditions; be prepared to walk up ramps and slightly inclined terrain and/or several flights of stairs at a time; and carry or transport their luggage over cobblestone streets.  This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues. 
  • Dinners are not included in the cost of the trip.  However,  moderately priced restaurants are selected each night for dinner.  Please come and join us.  We split the bill and pay only for what you ordered.
  • Although every trip is different, we usually have a good mix of solo and accompanied travelers.  No one ever feels like a "third wheel".  If you are a solo traveler, you will instantly have several new travel friends.  We are happy to tell you beforehand how many solo travelers are on the trip.
  • The Professor welcomes your questions by email or phone (413.528.2125).  You will know what to expect and how to prepare for the tour.  The Professor will be happy to help you plan an air itinerary.
Christmas Markets of Montréal and Québec City

The Traveling Professor Presents an Inaugural Tour

Christmas Markets of Montréal & Québec City 

Starts Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in Québec City
Ends Monday, December 7, 2020 in Montréal

This is the Christmas fondly remembered, from years gone by.  The outdoor markets with hand-made wooden toys, ornaments and local crafts. The sound of carolers, brass bands and horse-drawn wagons clip-clopping their way on the snow-dusted cobblestones.  The beautifully decorated town squares are lined with glowing Christmas trees.  Enjoy a bratwurst, pretzel, or gingerbread cookie.  All of this and a cup of hot chocolate will warm your heart as it did when you were a child.  

The Traveling Professor is proud to present the Montréal & Québec City, full of nostalgia and holiday spirit. Top hotels, a delightful itinerary, fully guided with plenty of opportunity to shop and explore on your own.  This is the way to celebrate the yuletide season.  It’s here, waiting just for you.  

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

DAY 1:  Arrival in Québec City
Check in at the fabulous Fairmont Château Frontenac.   There will be no doubt in your mind that this is one of the world's great hotels.  We will have a professionally guided tour of the hotel to hear the stories of it's history and famous guests like Princess Grace, Queen Elizabeth, Charles de Gaulle, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Experience first-hand it's architectural delights and see the effects of the dramatic transformation it has undergone over the years. Let's get together for a dinner at a charming Québec restaurant this evening.
Hotel:  Fairmont Le Château Frontenac 

DAY 2: Québec City
This morning, follow  your  professional guide  off  the  beaten  paths  to be  charmed  by  Old  Québec, all dressed up for Christmas.  This  UNESCO  World  Heritage is the  site  of fine  old buildings and proud monuments line winding streets and picturesque places such as: the National Assembly  and  Parliament  Hill,  the  Battlefields  Park,  the  Citadel, Notre-Dame-de-Québec basilica and Place d’Armes.  A stop will also be made at Place Royale, the cradle of French  civilization  in  North  America,  in  the  heart  of  the  old  Lower  Town  along  the  St.  Lawrence river-front.   After lunch and later that evening, experience the charming Québec City Christmas Markets.  It's like going back in time to the Christmas you knew from long ago.
Hotel:  Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.

DAY 3:  Québec City
After breakfast, board a private van to discover the  Parc-de-la-Chute-Montmorency:  the  most  spectacular  falls  in  the  province,  one  and  a half times  higher than  Niagara  Falls!  Enjoy  the  outstanding  view  from the  suspended bridge overlooking the St. Lawrence River!  Before returning to the city stop at la Chocolaterie de l’Ile d’Orléans then explore the charming and breathtaking landscapes of the island.  The afternoon and evening is free to explore Québec City on your own.
Hotel:  Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

DAY 4:  Québec City to Montréal via High-Speed Luxury Rail
This morning, board the high-speed luxury train from Québec City to Montréal.  Gare Central (Montréal Central train station) is located directly under the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and accessible to us by private entrance. Once travelers arrive and get checked in, we'll do a 2-hour walking tour of Old Montréal with our professional guide.  View the Old Port sector, Place d’Armes, the Notre-Dame Basilica, bank street, and much more!   That evening, the wondrous Christmas Village in Old Montréal will delight you to no end. 
Hotel: Fairmont The Hotel Queen Elizabeth

DAY 5:  Montréal
A full day in this fascinating city.  Our private van tour allows the traveler to delve deep into this sprawling city.  Dorchester Square, Square Victoria, Mount Royal, Place Ville Marie, Chinatown, Latin Quarter, Quartier des Spectacles, Fine Arts Museum, and Saint Joseph’s Oratory are some of the sites to see at your own pace. After the tour,do some shopping on your own or return to the Old Town Christmas Markets.
Hotel: Fairmont The Hotel Queen Elizabeth

DAY 6:  Depart from Montréal 
We will help you on your way to your next destination.

How much is it?   $1,899 per person based upon double occupancy.  Have your own room for only $799 more.

Autumn in Montréal and Québec City

The Traveling Professor Presents

Autumn in Montréal & Québec City

Starts Friday, October 23, 2020 in Montréal
Ends Wednesday, October 28, 2020 in Québec City

See Photos from Our November 2019 Small Group Tour HERE

This Tour is SOLD OUT.  Thank You Travelers
Now Taking Deposits for Our 2021 Trip.  Email us at info@travelingprofessor.com

The antiquated charm of France and Europe is alive and well in Montréal and Québec City.  These two delightful cities have an enchanting past waiting for you to experience now.  Their rich French heritage is ever-present, from the language to the food to the cobblestone streets.  Cosmopolitan Montréal features pockets of old-world France scattered about. The only walled-in city in North America, Québec City seems to be more European than almost any city across the Atlantic.

Join our small group of 12-16 travelers on this magical Traveling Professor small group tour to Montréal and Québec City.

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

DAY 1:  Arrival in Montréal
Once travelers arrive and get checked in, we'll do a 2-hour walking tour of Old Montréal with our professional guide.  View the Old Port sector, Place d’Armes, the Notre-Dame Basilica, bank street, and much more!
Hotel: Fairmont The Hotel Queen Elizabeth

DAY 2:  Montréal
A full day in this fascinating city.  Our private van tour allows the traveler to delve deep into this sprawling city.  Dorchester Square, Square Victoria, Mount Royal, Place Ville Marie, Chinatown, Latin Quarter, Quartier des Spectacles, Fine Arts Museum, and Saint Joseph’s Oratory are some of the sites to see at your own pace. After the tour, there's plenty of time for shopping and strolling on your own.
Hotel: Fairmont The Hotel Queen Elizabeth

DAY 3:  Arrival in Québec City
Gare Central (Montréal Central train station) is located directly under the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and accessible to us by private entrance.   Board a luxury business class train for the 4 hour scenic train excursion north to Québec City.  Full breakfast is served on board. Arrival is about 1:00 pm in Québec City.  Transfer to the iconic Fairmont Château  Frontenac for check-in.   There will be no doubt in your mind that this is one of the world's great hotels.  We will have a professionally guided tour to hear the stories of it's history and famous guests.  Experience first-hand it's architectural delights and see the effects of the dramatic transformation it has undergone over the years.
Hotel:  Fairmont Le Château Frontenac 

DAY 4: Québec City
This morning, follow  your  professional guide  off  the  beaten  paths  to be  charmed  by  Old  Québec.  This  UNESCO  World  Heritage is the  site  of fine  old buildings and proud monuments line winding streets and picturesque places such as: the National Assembly  and  Parliament  Hill,  the  Battlefields  Park,  the  Citadel, Notre-Dame-de-Québec basilica and Place d’Armes.  A stop will also be made at Place Royale, the cradle of French  civilization  in  North  America,  in  the  heart  of  the  old  Lower  Town  along  the  St.  Lawrence river-front.   After lunch, the day is free to explore on your own.
Hotel:  Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.

DAY 5:  Québec City
After breakfast, board a private van to discover the  Parc-de-la-Chute-Montmorency:  the  most  spectacular  falls  in  the  province,  one  and  a half times  higher than  Niagara  Falls!  Enjoy  the  outstanding  view  from the  suspended bridge overlooking the St. Lawrence River!  Before returning to the city stop at la Chocolaterie de l’Ile d’Orléans then explore the charming and breathtaking landscapes of the island.  The afternoon is free to explore Québec City on your own or with the guidance of Linda and Steve.
Hotel:  Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

DAY 6: Depart from Québec City.  We you on your way to your next destination.

How much is it?   $1,899 per person based upon double occupancy.  Have your own room for only $799 more.