† Round Trip Airfare from San Francisco
*Fares from other US Airports available: please contact 206 Tours † All Airport Taxes & Fuel Surcharges † 7 Nights at centrally located Hotel accomodations:
~ April 4-6 | 2 nights in Hotel Universal Montreal
~ April 6-7 | 1 night in Les Suites de Laviolette
~ April 7-8 | 1 night in Saint Anthony’s Ermitage
~ April 8-10 | 2 nights in Hotel Repotel
~ April 10-11| 1 night in Hotel Days Inn Downtown Montreal † Transfers as per itinerary † Continental Breakfast Daily
† Two (2) Lunches † Seven (7) Dinners including one dinner in an authentic sugar shack † Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach † Tour Escort throughout † Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary † Mass daily & Spiritual activities † Luggage handling (1 piece per person) †Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Day 1, Apr. 4 | Mon, Montreal
Departure from San Francisco for our flights to Montreal. the second largest French-speaking city in the world. Upon arrival meet your bilingual tour escort. and transfer to your hotel located downtown Montreal. We enjoy a city tour by bus. We'll make a stop high atop Mount Royal from which the surrounding view is spectacular. You will have a guided visit of the city of Montreal with a stop to Visit of the Notre Dame Basilica. This Basilica plays a significant part in Montreal’s religious heritage. Built between 1824 and 1829, it dominates Old Montréal with its imposing structure. Its neo-gothic architecture and the richness of its decoration, both interior and exterior, make it stand out like a jewel from the modern buildings surrounding it. Dinner and overnight in Montreal.
Day 2, Apr. 5 | Tue, Montreal
Breakfast at your hotel. Visit St Joseph’s Oratory, the world’s largest Shrine dedicated to St Joseph, which was built at the instigation of brother André. Each year, this pilgrimage centre receives over two million visitors who come to meditate, pray or just find solace in this haven of peace. Lunch on your own. Afterward, visit the Cathedral Marie-Reine-du-Monde. Afterward, visit the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum and the Chapelle-Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours. Have some free time in the city center. Dinner and overnight in Montreal.
Day 3, Apr 6 | Wed, Montreal - Our Lady of the Cape Shrine
Breakfast prior to your departure for Kanawake to visit St. Xavier Church. Here we will see the tomb of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. We'll continue to Shawinigan. Lunch on your own. Afterward, we’ll visit Trois-Rivières Chapel. We'll continue on to the Pilgrim House La Madone at Our Lady of the Cape and later visit of Our Lady of the Cape Shrine and outdoor stations of the cross. After dinner, participate in an an evening prayer march and a torch-lit procession (weather permitting). This holy site is located on the shores of the St Lawrence River. It is a haven of peace which inspires rest and meditation. Devotion to the Virgin Mary is an important aspect of this site.
Day 4, Apr. 7 | Thu, Our Lady of the Cape Shrine - St. Anthony's Ermitage
Breakfast at your accommodation, and afterward travel through the forest toward St-Anthony's Ermitage. We should arrive lunchtime and enjoy our lunch at the Ermitage. A few minutes away from the majestic Lac-St-Jean, on wooden grounds located at Lac-Bouchette, the Ermitage Saint-Antoine is a destination appreciated by those seeking natural beauty and tranquility. Founded in 1907 and animated by the Capuchin’s religious order, this national Shrine offers quality logging, a restaurant and many more activities and services: guided tour, heritage buildings, museum and works of art, walking trail, the famous Kapatakan (trail) of Our Lady (a 215 kilometers Compostela-style pilgrimage) and so much more. In the afternoon, you will discover the Ermitage with your guide. Dinner and overnight
Day 5, Apr 8 | Fri, St Anthony's Ermitage - Quebec
After breakfast, we will travel to Quebec, the cradle of French culture in North America. After lunch, you’ll enjoy a city tour of Québec city on the theme of the "Three Founders of Québec city" where you will learn more about the preponderant role of religion in the history of Quebec. You will visit: The Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame de Québec ( including the crypt and the François de Laval Center), the Ursulines Monastery and the Marie-de-l’Incarnation Center, the Augustines Monastery and the Catherine de Saint-Augustin Center. Dinner and overnight in Quebec.
Day 6, Apr. 9 | Sat, Quebec
After breakfast, visit Montmorency Falls Park. Later visit the Museum of Art Albert Gilles Copper. Upon arrival at Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré enjoy lunch on your own, and afterward visit the national Shrine of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré which welcomes each year over a million visitors from all over the world. Visit national Shrine of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, and learn its fascinating history through artistic masterpieces such as its mosaics, stained-glass windows, stone and wood sculptures and its numerous Chapels. Visit of St. Anne museum. Enjoy free time to explore the Shrine: Old stoned Church, outdoor tour of the way of the cross, Scala Santa. Mass followed with a prayer march and a torch-lit procession (weather permitting). We'll return to Quebec and enjoy a dinner in an authentic sugar shack. Overnight.
Day 7, Apr 10 | Sun, Quebec - St. Benoit du lac - Montreal
Breakfast prior to your departure to teh region of the Eastern townshiops, south of Montreal. It's a beautiful region with small hills, lovely villages, lots of farms and vineyards. Lunch on your own in Magog. In the afternoon, visit the St-Benoit-du-Lac Abbey, with it's beautiful views on the Memphrémagog Lake. Continue on to Montréal. Stop at the Co-Cathedral St-Anthony de Padou in Longueuil. Dinner and overnight in Montreal.
Day 8, Apr. 11 | Mon, Transfer for departure.
Time permitting, we'll visit the Grey Sisters of Montreal. Transfer to the airport for your departure home.