small group tours to canada
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Tour Dates and Pricing
  • Starts in Montreal on Friday, November 1, 2019.
  • Price is $1799 per person, double occupancy.  Have your own room for only $799 more.
  • WE EXPECT THIS TOUR TO SELL OUT QUICKLY.
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.  
  • Deposits are fully refundable, no questions asked, up until 21 days after the receipt of the payment. 
  • If the minimum number of travelers isn’t reached and the tour is canceled, all deposits and payments will be promptly refunded.  
  • Wait to book airline tickets until the trip is a confirmed “go”, meaning that the minimum number of 8 people has been reached.
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, Steve and Linda select a moderately priced restaurant 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.
Small Group Tour by Rail to Montreal and Quebec City

The Traveling Professor Presents a Special Preview Tour

Montréal & Québec City by Scenic Rail

Starts Friday, November 1, 2019 in Montréal
Ends Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Québec City

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 10-12 travelers on this specially priced inaugural 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.  The Hop On, Hop Off bus 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. There's plenty of time for shopping and strolling too.
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.  Steve and Linda will help you on your way to your next destination.

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

What's Included?  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. Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour in Montréal.  Business class train from Montréal to Québec City with full breakfast.  Transfer from train station in Québec City to Château  Frontenac.  All tours in Québec City as described, including transportation, are included.  Steve and Linda will be on this tour from start to finish.

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.  Linda and Steve stayed here and 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.

Why is the Price So Low?   Although The Traveling Professor has visited both cities and hotels, and spent much time and research in developing this tour, it is deeply discounted for the inauguration of this new Traveling Professor small group tour.