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Montreal and Quebec City Christmas Markets Small Group Tour by The Traveling Professor

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Christmas Markets of Montréal and Québec City by Scenic Rail Tour

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. 

What's Included?
  • 3 nights at the famed Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.   2 nights in Montréal at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel.  Grand buffet breakfast is included.
  • Business class train transportation from Québec City to Montréal.
  • Transfers from hotel in Québec to Québec train station. Montréal hotel is located at train station.
  • Professional guide services.  A tour leader is with the group 24/7.
  • All tours and admission as described in the itinerary.
  • Rich, ambitious, and smartly planned itinerary.
What Makes this Tour So Special?
  • Everyone feels welcome with a small group of 8-14 friendly travelers.  We move about quickly and efficiently at our own pace.
  • Every traveler has input on what we see and do on this trip.
  • Solo travelers as well as those with travel partners welcome.  Each tour is different, but usually half of our travelers are solo women travelers.
  • Personal Service: The Professor makes sure you are well-prepared for the tour. We advise on all aspects of the trip such as air itineraries, money matters, packing, passports, and what to expect on this tour.  We are here to help - call us (413.528.2125) or email us with your questions.
  • Well-planned itineraries for those who like to see and do a lot.  We also know how to avoid the biggest crowds.
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Hotels and Important Info
  • Travelers depart from their home city and meet at the hotel in Québec City.  Depart from Montréal.  Airfare is not included.
  • Travelers must be able to walk 2-4 miles daily and have no mobility issues.
  • Hotels: In Québec City stay at the famed Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.  In In Montréal it is the prestigious Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel.  Additional nights available upon request.

2021-2022 Tour Dates and Pricing
  • Sorry, we just sold our our 2021 tour.  Get on our waiting list or get on our 2022 tour.
  • Starts in Montréal on Friday, December 2. Ends in Quebec City on Wednesday, December 7.  TWO places available.
  • Price: $2,299 per person, double occupancy.  Have your own room for $799 more.
  • Send a $50 no-risk, fully refundable deposit to schedule a place on our December, 2022 tour.