Upon arrival in Ottawa, enjoy a guided tour of the city including Sussex Drive, Rideau Hall and the Foreign Embassies. After dinner, learn about ghost stories during a Haunted Walk of Ottawa.
First, follow a guided tour of the Parliament Building. Then cross the Ottawa River to Gatineau and visit the Canadian Museum of History. After some free time to lunch at the famous ByWard Market, visit the Canadian War Museum. In the evening, attend a feature presentation en français at the IMAX Theatre.
Discover the Peace Monument honouring Canadians who have served or are serving in the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces. Next, take part in a guided tour of Rideau Hall, the Governor General’s home followed by free time to lunch and shop at the Rideau Centre. After lunch, travel to Montreal. End your day with an orientation tour of Old Montreal and the Old Harbour historic areas.
Ride the cable car to the summit of the Olympic Stadium Tower, and then explore the four ecological zones recreated at the Biodôme. Leisure time to lunch in Montreal’s famed underground city is followed by a visit of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, a neo-gothic masterpiece. Explore Pointe-à-Callière, a national archeological and historic site built where Montreal was founded, showcasing remarkable ruins and numerous artefacts. After nightfall, see the Montreal skyline from the top of Mount Royal.
Travel to Quebec City. Discover the Quebec City's history as you take in a fascinating walking tour of the fortified city. Stroll down the narrow, colourful streets of Canada’s oldest neighbourhood during a walking tour of Place Royale and Quartier Petit-Champlain. After dinner, become a Soldat de la tour billeted in one of the Martello Towers and learn all about 19th century military lifestyle through interactive competitions and games.
Following a traditional breakfast at the Huron Village, learn about the Natives’ way of life through a visit, games and legends. Delight in some free time to lunch, shop and entertain yourself at the indoor amusement park in Les Galeries de la Capitale shopping centre. Then ride a cable car (seasonal) to the top of the MontmorencyFalls, and on to visit the CopperMuseum where tools await you to create your own repoussé work. In the evening, take part in the dinner, traditional dancing and games at an authentic sugar shack.
My students and I were blessed to travel with Immersion Tours. Our local tour guide was extremely passionate about the region and made the experience unforgettable. I saw my students faces lit up with joy, all day long from the educational tours, to the scenic views, and finally the interactive games in the evening. They learned so much about Quebec history and were so excited to practice their French. The competitive games to entice them to practice French were effective and I can say without a doubt that their motivation to improve their French has increased. I would, without hesitation, recommend Immersion Tours to any French teacher looking to take their students on an educational tour. Merci beaucoup pour l'expérience inoubliable!