March 15, 2013 ─ Many operators use Montréal as a starting point for their cruises along the Saint-Lawrence River. As the North America’s largest French-speaking city, Montréal is understandably a lot more than just a port. Find out why you should discover it for yourself!
Montréal Gourmet Adventure
Begin your stay at one of Old Montréal’s beautiful boutique-hotels. Stroll along the cobblestone streets towards the Accords Bar à vin wine bar and restaurant, whose charming concept assures the perfect food-wine pairing, everytime. The next day, fuel up on a gourmet breakfast before heading out on a culinary tour of Old Montréal. Be sure to sample a famous smoked-meat sandwich from Schwartz’s, a Montréal specialty from Canada’s oldest delicatessen. Next it’s off to visit the Jean-Talon Market where the sights, smells and flavours from the market stalls will titillate your senses. For a perfect end to a delicious day, indulge in the gastronomic experience of Europea. Before you leave, steal away to the boutiques for a few hours of shopping fun, including a stop at Les Délices de l'Érable bistro-boutique to stock up on sweet maple products.
Get Jazzed Up
In the Quartier des spectacles (Entertainment District), you’ll immediately see a wide range of nearby festivities. Jump into the thick of it all with supper in one of the place des Festivals brasseries. Afterwards, enjoy the panopoly of free street entertainment. The next day, visit Old Montréal on foot. Learn more about Montréal at the Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History. In the afternoon, head over to the Clock Tower Beach for some downtime before an exciting evening out in downtown Montréal. On your last day in town, take some time to stroll along the Old Port and discover its many available activities.
Get to know the Old Montréal as you blithely clip-clop along cobblestone streets on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride. The next day, you’ll see the city sights during a guided bus tour. For lunch, indulge in a local Montréal favourite, a traditional bagel with cream cheese and lox, before continuing on to the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district (nicknamed HoMa) to visit the Montréal Tower, the Biodôme and the Botanical Garden. End your afternoon with a breathtaking multimedia show at the Notre-Dame Basilica. Come evening, venture into the Latin Quarter for a delicious supper. On your last day, take a few hours to explore the Underground City and stock up on souvenirs before your return home.
Luxury and Wellness, Montréal-style
Looking for upscale pampering while in Montréal? Begin your deluxe experience at the Hôtel Ritz-Carlton, one of the city’s most elegant and prestigious hotels. Its restaurant, La Maison Boulud managed by internationally-renowned French chef Daniel Boulud, is one of the city’s best tables and an absolute must for your evening meal. Why not treat yourself to a spa at either Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal or at Bota Bota, two urban spas nestled at the heart of Old Montréal. After this rejuvenating break, it’s time for tea at the Birks Café. A tour of the many designer boutiques scattered across the city will surely provide you with a host of wonderful discoveries before your cruise departs from Montréal.
Guided tours: a wide range of choices are available to help you discover the city.
VDM Global DMC
From organizing activities to welcoming you to arranging accommodation and excursions.
Discover the historical district during a guided walking tour, available in several languages.
Fitz & Folwell
In addition to bicycle rental, this company offers a variety of guided bike tours.
Local Montréal offers a walking tour of the city’s cultural and gourmet hotspots, including microbreweries.
Sweet Deal Package
Discover our seasonal Sweet Deal, offered all year long in close to 30 participating hotels (2 to 5 stars) and get an exclusive coupon booklet with discounts worth up to $500.
o Winter-Spring Package: from January 1 to May 31, 2013 – 2nd night at half-price, starting at $99 CAD
o Summer Package: from June 1 to October 15, 2013 – 3rd night at half-price, starting at $118 CAD
o Fall Package: from October 16 to December 31, 2013 –2nd night at half-price, starting at $99 CAD