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GENERAL INFORMATION

Tours are open to all congress participants, their families and guests. Advanced registration is recommended. Prepaid tickets will be included in your registration packet. All tours depart from and return to the congress registration area at the Palais des congres. The congress organizers reserve the right to cancel a tour if the minimum number of registrants is not met; registrants will receive a full refund.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008

Orientation Tour
The Palais des congrès provides entry to one of the world’s largest interior pedestrian networks. Travel along the walkways of this underground city, with its shops, eateries and access to many hotels. Above ground, visit Chinatown, walk the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal, and see the World Trade Center—a perfect integration of modern and old buildings.
Hours: 09.00–10:30
Includes: Professional guide
Price: CAD $25

City Tour: Montréal Mixes Trendiness and Tradition
Discover Montréal with its bi-cultural heritage on this comprehensive overview of the city. Guests will see examples of Old Montréal’s rich architectural and historical legacy and view the financial district and Montréal’s leading cultural and performing arts institutions. The tour includes a stop at the summit of Mt. Royal Park for a panoramic view of Montréal and a guided visit of Notre-Dame Basilica, an outstanding example of neo-gothic architecture.
Hours: 13.30–16.30
Includes: Transportation, professional guide
Price: CAD $50


Old Montréal Walk and the Museum Of Archeology
Pointe-à-Callière MuseumStarting at the Palais des congrès, guests will stroll through the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal. Sites include the Place d’Armes, Jacques Cartier Square and Montréal City Hall. Next is the Museum of Archeology, which sits atop Pointe-à-Callière, the very birthplace of Montréal. View the lives of Montrealers from the days when Natives camped here, right up to the present. A state-of-the-art multimedia presentation shows thousands of years of history in 18 fascinating minutes. Explore the excavation and underground museum at your own pace.
Hours: 13.30–16.30
Includes: Professional guide, admission fees
Price: CAD $55

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008

Botanical Garden and Biodome
Travel along the St. Lawrence River to the world’s second largest botanical garden: 20,000 species of flowers and plants in 30 outdoor gardens and ten greenhouses. Of special interest are the Chinese Garden, arboretum, and insectarium, as well as a remarkable collection of bonsai and orchids in the Japanese Pavilion. The next stop will bring guests to the Biodôme, a “living” museum of four full-scale natural ecosystems of the Americas: the Tropical Forest, the St. Lawrence Marine, the Laurentian Forest, and the Polar World.
Hours: 08.30–12.30
Includes: Transportation, professional guide, admission fees
Price: CAD $70


The Laurentian Mountains
One of the oldest mountain chains in the world starts just twenty miles north of Montréal. This picturesque region of lakes and rivers is a playground for Montrealers, a place for fishing, skiing and golfing while enjoying the beautiful scenery. The region has been developed to preserve its natural setting, huge forests, picturesque villages, cozy valleys, and crystal-clear lakes. Guests will see typical villages on the way to the region’s foremost resort, Mont-Tremblant. Lunch will be in a mountain resort.
Hours: 09.00–18.00
Includes: Transportation, professional guide, lunch
Rate per person: CAD $115


Tasting Tour ...À La Montréal
Marché Jean-TalonDiscover the smorgasbord of shops and eateries along lively Saint-Laurent Boulevard and enjoy a few local favorites like Québec cheeses, delicious ice wine, and bagels (said to be better than New York’s!). Guests will visit the open-air Jean-Talon Market, the biggest of its kind in North America, to savor the cornucopia of fruits and vegetables grown by Québec producers. The return trip along upscale Saint-Denis Street will give guests a glimpse of some of the hottest dining spots in town.
Hours: 10.00–14.00
Includes: Transportation, professional guide, tastings
Price: CAD $120

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008

Old Montréal Walk and Cruise on the Bateau-Mouche
Leaving from the Palais des congrès, guests will walk through Old Montréal and discover its colorful past. After approximately an hour, guests will board a Paris-style river boat, a glass-roofed boat called Bateau-Mouche, to relax and enjoy a magnificent view of Montréal and the St. Lawrence River. Le Bateau-Mouche will trace its way under Montréal’s bridges, then around St. Helen’s island in the Chenal Lemoyne and upstream against the St. Marie current.
Hours: 14.00–17.00
Includes: Cruise, professional guide
Price: CAD $65


The Richelieu Valley and Apple Region
The Richelieu Valley, also called the Apple Region, offers panoramic scenery coupled with an ideal climate for the gardening of market produce. The Monteregians hills are surrounded by huge orchards and apple industries. During the tour guests will visit a cider and vinegar plant, displaying products derived from apples. Lunch is served in the village of Chambly on the banks of the Richelieu River, followed by a visit to gourmet chocolate makers in Mont-Saint-Hilaire.
Hours: 09.00–16.30
Includes: Transportation, professional guide, lunch, tastings
Price: CAD $130

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2008

A Day in Québec City
Classified as an international heritage site in 1985 by UNESCO, the city of Québec is the capital of the Québec province and the only remaining entirely fortified city in North America. Québec was founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain and was the first permanent European settlement in New France. Renowned for its European flavour, the city offers a rich architecture. Guests will see the Plains of Abraham, Notre-Dame Basilica, Place Royale, the National Assembly, the Citadelle, and the famous Château Frontenac.
Hours: 08.00–20:00
Includes: Transportation, professional guide
Price: CAD $105


Old Montréal Walk and Cruise on the Bateau-Mouche

(see Friday, September 19)
Hours: 14.00–17.00
Includes: Cruise, professional guide
Price: CAD $65

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 (3 days)

The Charlevoix Region and Whale Watching Cruise

THIS TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Departing from Montréal early Sunday morning, guests will stop in Québec City for free time and lunch. Monday includes a whale watching cruise, where the Saguenay and the St. Lawrence rivers create an exceptional feeding ground for sea animals. Following lunch on board, guests will visit Baie-Saint-Paul, a charming village nestled in a valley and known for its art galleries. Guests will stay at the historic Manoir Richelieu Hotel, built in 1899 on the cliff of Pointe-au-Pic, overlooking the majestic St. Lawrence River. Tuesday includes a guided tour back through the area, a lunch stop near Québec, before returning to Montréal by 20.00.
Includes: Transportation, personal accompanying guide, 2 nights hotel, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, whale watching cruise, baggage handling at hotel,
Price: CAD $1,135 single occupancy; CAD $905 double occupancy

 


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