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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 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.
Montréal: A walking tour of the bustling modern city into the Old Town is led by a licensed, professional guide. The next day is a private van tour to the surrounding areas to see markets, Mount Royal, the Olympic Stadium and the neighborhoods of this fascinating city. The Christmas Markets at the Old Port are a wonderful way to spend a holiday afternoon or evening.
Québec City: Le Château Frontenac is one of the most historic hotels in the world. A short guided tour tells the tales tales of royalty, tycoons, movie stars, and heads of state who stayed at this gilded age lodge. The next day a delightful walking tour of the Old City will make you think you are centuries and a world away. Another van tour into the countryside reveals gigantic waterfalls and markets and shops only to be found in this part of the world. The Christmas Markets, just steps from the hotel, will make you think of Christmas of days gone by.
Scenic Train: Reserved seat train transportation between Montreal and Québec City.