Experience the rich history, beauty, and culture of this dynamic region
Join UW-Madison Continuing Studies as we experience the rich history and culture of Quebec, including the dynamic city of Montreal. Learn about its French settlements and first nations with our expert leaders. You’ll visit Notre-Dame Basilica, Saint-Joseph’s Oratory, Fort Stewart, Quebec City, Chateau Frontenac, and the Plains of Abraham. We’ll conclude our tour with Montmorency Falls, the Ile d’Orléans, and the scenic Beaupré Coast.
When: Sep 14-21, 2013
Where: Montreal and Quebec
Trip leaders: Sage Goellner, Christopher Bolander
Register by phone: 608-262-4873
About your trip leaders
Sage Goellner (PhD, French) teaches French courses for adult students at the University of Wisconsin. She has lived and worked and France and just completed a research fellowship in Quebec in summer 2012.
Christopher Bolander (PhD, French) lives and works in San Francisco. His chosen city, however, is Montreal. His dissertation is entitled Neither Here nor There: (De)Centered Portraits of Montreal in Five Texts from Quebec.
Originally known as “Ville-Marie,” Montreal is the second-largest city in Canada and a dynamic center for visual arts, theatre, music, dance, and more. Visits include the Biodome, the Olympic stadium, the Old Port, Notre Dame Basilica, Mont-Royal Park, the Latin Quarter, the Underground City, and St. Joseph’s Oratory.
Founded in 1608, the historic city is known for its fortified walls and ramparts and as the cradle of the Francophone population in North America. Visits include Old Quebec, Place Royale, the Château Frontenac, the Citadel, and the Ramparts.
This beautiful island was one of the first parts of the province to be settled by the French. Small hills and valleys are found on its pastoral shores; it typifies the traditional lifestyle of rural Quebec.
Almost 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls, these majestic waterfalls drop into the Saint Lawrence River, providing spectacular views from easily-navigable trails.
Heritage structures, wineries, root cellars, sugar shacks, small chapels and mountain streams dot this beautiful coastline, along with artisan farms and restaurants.
Cost: The price of this trip is $2,440. This includes: your roundtrip international airfare from Madison to Montreal, all lodging, all ground transportation, all entry fees, all guide services, daily breakfasts, and three group dinners. This price is based upon double occupancy; single supplement is $500 extra.
Early reservations are essential and a deposit of $500 per person is due upon registration. Your deposit is nonrefundable. We encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance to recover your costs if you must cancel your plans.
Travel Insurance: UW-Madison Continuing Studies expects all participants on our international travel programs to obtain travel Insurance to cover medical emergency, medical evacuation, repatriation, trip cancellation, etc. You may obtain travel insurance from your own insurance provider, travel agents and/or online. A good place to begin an online search is Squaremouth.com, which allows you to see many different policies from many different travel insurance companies.
Register: To register, call 608-262-4873.