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Montreal is the largest city in Canada’s Quebec province, known for its vibrant mix of North American and European cultures. A city of neighborhoods, Montreal is characterized by a blend of the historic and the modern. From the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, full of history and charm, to the modern downtown skyscrapers and the eclectic artistic community of Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal is a place where cultures, ideas, and histories intersect. The city is known for its culinary scene, which reflects its multicultural roots and is famous for its bagels and smoked meats.

The program

Day 1: Arrival in Montreal

Upon arrival at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, perhaps with a leisurely walk in your hotel’s neighborhood.

Day 2: Explore Old Montreal

Spend the day exploring Old Montreal, the historic heart of the city. Visit the iconic Notre-Dame Basilica, wander around the old port, and stroll down Saint-Paul Street with its art galleries, shops, and cafes. Finish the day with a ride on the Montreal Observation Wheel for spectacular views of the city.

Day 3: Visit Mount Royal Park

Climb (or bus) up to Mount Royal Park, where you can hike, picnic, or simply enjoy the great views of the city skyline. Visit the Mount Royal Chalet and the Saint Joseph’s Oratory, the largest church in Canada.

Day 4: Mile End Neighborhood and Botanical Garden

Start your day in the trendy Mile End neighborhood, known for its artsy vibes, quirky boutiques, and fantastic food scene. Be sure to try a Montreal-style bagel! In the afternoon, visit the Montreal Botanical Garden, one of the world’s largest and most spectacular botanical gardens.

Day 5: Museum Day

Visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the McCord Museum to immerse yourself in Montreal’s art and history. If you’re a fan of contemporary art, also check out the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Day 6: Explore Underground City and Quartier des Spectacles

Spend the morning exploring RESO, Montreal’s famous “Underground City” – a network of shops, restaurants, and venues linked by underground passages. Later, head to the Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal’s entertainment district, which is home to over 80 cultural venues.

Day 7: Biodome and Olympic Park

Visit the Montreal Biodome, where you can explore replicas of four ecosystems found in the Americas. Next, head to the nearby Olympic Park, where you can tour the stadium, ascend the Montreal Tower, or visit the Olympic Museum.

Day 8: Food and Culture in Little Italy and Jean-Talon Market

Spend your last full day in Montreal’s Little Italy, where you can savor Italian culture and cuisine. Also, visit the nearby Jean-Talon Market, one of the oldest public markets in Montreal, where you can sample a wide variety of fresh local produce and specialty products.

Day 9: Departure

After checking out from your hotel, transfer to Montreal-Trudeau International Airport for your departure, taking home the unique blend of North American and European experiences that Montreal offers.

This suggested itinerary can be adjusted according to your preferences, the season of your visit, and the length of your stay.