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Strategically situated on an island in the St. Laurent River, Montréal is the cultural capital of Québec and the third-largest French-speaking city in the world. This sophisticated metropolis boasts a rich history and reputation as one of the liveliest cities in North America, with points of interest like the gothic revival-style Notre Dame Basilica, Mount Royal's magnificent St. Joseph's Oratory, Old Montréal, and Montréal Tower in Olympic Park (the highest inclined tower in the world). Other attractions include the Montréal Biodome, cruises on Montréal Harbour, and Montréal's "underground city," which links many major buildings and malls in the area.
To help you further personalize your Montreal vacation package, you'll have access to a toll-free Service On Call helpline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Customer service representatives are on call for anything you need to make your Montreal vacation worry free.
With 20 years of airline and hotel experience, Barbara is delighted to be working again in the tourism industry. Friendly, outgoing, and perfectly fluent in English, French, and German, she looks forward to meeting Monograms guests and showing them the best of Montréal.
A history buff? If you see only one museum in Montreal, make it this one. Pointe-à-Callière, a recognized national historical and archaeological site, leads visitors through centuries of history, from the early settler to modern day.
Climb for some great views. The Clock Tower is 45 meters high, and it marks the entrance to the port and is a memorial to sailors lost at sea in wartime. Classified as a federal heritage building since 1996, the tower provides spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River and the city for those willing to climb its 192 steps to the top.
If you love skating and can't wait to enjoy your favorite activity, you should know that you can skate year-round in Montréal, rain or shine! Lit by the sun that shines through the immense glass dome above it, this magnificent rink is located on the first floor of the Atrium Le 1000 de la Gauchetière — the tallest building in downtown Montréal and the entire province of Quebec.
If you love museums, Montréal is home to 38. You may purchase a 3-consecutive day pass that will open your eyes to the arts, history, architecture, and more. The pass also includes unlimited public transportation during the 3 days.
An architectural masterpiece and symbol of Expo 67, the Biosphère is a unique and spectacular structure. The Biopshère features interactive exhibits on major environmental issues.
See the Bonsecours Market. Inaugurated in 1847, Marché Bonsecours is acknowledged as one of Canada's ten finest heritage buildings and has become an essential stop on any visit to Old Montréal. A sparkling gem in Québec's heritage, the Marché has a contemporary interior design that includes a shopping concourse to explore.
Shop like a local. The Atwater Market has been open since 1933 and features a diverse range of merchants, caterers and specialty boutiques selling meats, fish, baked goods and fine foods all year round, in addition to its many vegetable and horticultural producers.
Get to know the city. The Centre d'histoire de Montréal is both a museum and a centre dedicated to preserving and disseminating the city's history and heritage. The Centre d'histoire is representative of the different neighborhoods of the city.
Perched on a cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence Seaway, French-speaking Québec City is the crowning jewel and capital of the Canadian province of Québec. Adding to the 400-year-old city's Old World ambiance is the charming historic district with its horse-drawn carriage rides along narrow cobblestone streets, 17th-century houses, and ramparts that are the only fortified city walls in the Americas north of Mexico. Must-see attractions in the city include breathtaking Château Frontenac, the most photographed hotel in North America; the Citadel with its daily Changing of the Guard ceremony; and Place-Royale, site of the first French settlement in North America. Meanwhile, outside the city, visits to magnificent Montmorency Falls, the pilgrimage shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, or a traditional sugar shack are appealing options.
Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Quebec City, Quebec in Canada. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Quebec City and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Quebec City insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.
Born and raised in Québec City, Lise's 30-plus years in the tourism industry have included work at the conventions and meetings levels, as well as with incentive programs through destination management companies. With a deep love for her hometown, she is very knowledgeable about what makes it so unique, and she looks forward to introducing passengers to this fascinating, historic walled city.
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